Journal Announcement

Semantic Web – Interoperability, Usability, Applicability

Publisher: IOS Press
ISSN: 1570-0844


The journal Semantic Web – Interoperability, Usability, Applicability brings together researchers from various fields which share the vision and need for more effective and meaningful ways to share information across agents and services on the future internet and elsewhere. As such, Semantic Web technologies shall support the seamless integration of data, on-the-fly composition and interoperation of Web services, as well as more intuitive search engines. The semantics – or meaning – of information, however, cannot be defined without a context, which makes personalization, trust, and provenance core topics for Semantic Web research. New retrieval paradigms, user interfaces, and visualization techniques have to unleash the power of the Semantic Web and at the same time hide its complexity from the user. Based on this vision, the journal welcome contributions ranging from theoretical and foundational research over methods and tools to descriptions of concrete ontologies and applications in all areas. We especially welcome papers which add a social, spatial, and temporal dimension to Semantic Web research, as well as application-oriented papers making use of formal semantics. The journal is peer-reviewed and will be published quarterly. IOS Press is a leading international publisher of scientific books and journals in many fields including computer & communications sciences and especially also the Semantic Web.


The journal invites submissions on all topics related to the Semantic Web. Submissions can fall in one of the following categories.

* Full papers – containing original research results. Results previously published at conferences may be submitted as extended versions.

* Survey articles – full-length papers surveying the state of the art on core Semantic Web topics.

* Descriptions of ontologies – short papers describing ontology modeling and creation efforts.

* Application reports – short papers describing deployed applications of Semantic Web technologies.

* Reports on tools and systems – short papers describing mature Semantic Web related tools and systems.

Review process

The journal uses an open and transparent review process. Submitted manuscripts are posted on the journal homepage and are publicly available. In addition to solicited reviews, public reviews can be made by any researcher. Reviews and review responses are posted on the journal homepage. All reviewers will be acknowledged in the final printed version. While we encourage reviewers to participate in the open and transparent review process, it is also be possible to submit anonymous reviews.

Editorial Board


Pascal Hitzler, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, USA
Krzysztof Janowicz, The Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA

Board of Editors:

Claudia d’Amato, Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy
Sören Auer, Universität Leipzig, Germany
Lora Aroyo, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Boyan Brodaric, Geological Survey of Canada, Canada
Philipp Cimiano, Universität Bielefeld, Germany
Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Bernardo Cuenca-Grau, Oxford University, UK
Michel Dumontier, Carleton University, Canada
Mark Gahegan, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Aldo Gangemi, ISTC-CNR Rome, Italy
Giancarlo Guizzardi, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil
Manfred Hauswirth, University of Galway, Ireland
Tom Heath, Talis, UK
Rinke Hoekstra, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Andreas Hotho, Universität Würzburg, Germany
Eero Hyvönen, Aalto University, Finland
Werner Kuhn, University of Muenster, Germany
Thomas Lukasiewicz, Oxford University, UK
Martin Raubal, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Marta Sabou, The Open University, UK
Christoph Schlieder, University of Bamberg, Germany
Paulo Pinheiro da Silva, The University of Texas at El Paso, USA
Jie Tang, Tsinghua University Beijing, China
Kunal Verma, Accenture, USA


Journal website:

Contact the Editors-in-Chief:
Pascal Hitzler: pascal.hitzler @ wright edu
Krzysztof Janowicz: jano @ psu edu