Semantic Web journal call: 2nd Special Issue for Linked Dataset Descriptions

Linked Data is a key enabler for the Semantic Web vision and one of the steps towards a truly "Semantic Web".

The Semantic Web journal calls for papers (5-8 pages) containing a concise description of a Linked Dataset. The paper shall describe in concise and clear terms key characteristics of the dataset as a guide to its usage for various (possibly unforeseen) purposes. In particular, such a paper shall typically give information, amongst others, on the following aspects of the dataset (if applicable).

  • Name, URL, versioning, licensing, availability
  • Topic coverage, source for the data
  • Purpose of the Linked Dataset, e.g. demonstrated by relevant queries or inferences over it
  • Applications using the dataset and other metrics of use
  • Creation, maintenance and update mechanisms as well as policies to ensure sustainability and stability
  • Quality, quantity and purpose of links to other datasets
  • Domain modeling and use of established vocabularies
  • Examples and critical discussion of typical knowledge modeling patterns used
  • Known shortcomings of the dataset

Papers will be evaluated along the following dimensions: quality of the dataset, usefulness (or potential usefulness) of the dataset, as well as clarity and completeness of the descriptions.

Papers should usually be written by people involved in the generation or maintenance of the dataset, or with the consent of these people.

Prospective authors must take notice of the submission guidelines posted at

This call builds on a successful previous special issue of the Semantic Web Journal.


Paper submission: March 7th, 2013
Notification: usually within 8 weeks of submission

Special Issue Editors:

Jens Lehmann, University of Leipzig, Germany
Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Guest Editorial Board:

Victor de Boer, VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Aba-Sah Dadzie, University of Sheffield, UK
Helena Deus, DERI Galway, Ireland
Fabien Gandon, INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, France
Raúl García-Castro, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Hugh Glaser, University of Southampton, UK
Alberto González Yanes, ISTAC, Spain
Christophe Guéret, VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Willem Robert van Hage, VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Aidan Hogan, DERI Galway, Ireland
Prateek Jain, Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University, Dayton, U.S.A.
Tomi Kauppinen, University of Münster, Germany
Michael Lutz, European Commission – Joint Research Centre, Italy
Michael Martin, University of Leipzig, Germany
Miguel Angel Martínez Prieto, University of Valladolid, Spain
Danh Le Phuoc, DERI Galway, Ireland
Axel Polleres, Siemens, Austria
Marta Sabou, MODUL University Vienna, Austria
Francois Scharffe, Université Montpellier 2, France
Raphaël Troncy, EURECOM, France
Emanuele Della Valle, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Pierre-Yves Vandenbussche, Fujitsu (limited), Ireland
Daniel Vila-Suero, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Boris Villazón-Terrazas, iSOCO, Spain
Amrapali Zaveri, University of Leipzig, Germany