Call for Tutorials

The 4th Asian Semantic Web Conference (ASWC 2009) will present the latest research and development of the Semantic Web and its related technologies. It will bring together researchers in relevant disciplines such as artificial intelligence, knowledge modeling, logic, databases, social networks, Web services, distributed computing, Web engineering, information systems, natural language processing, multimedia, and human‐computer interaction.

In addition to the regular research track, ASWC 2009 invites tutorials on relevant topics of interest. A tutorial should present the state of the art of a Semantic Web area and address the interests of a broad audience that includes (but not limited to) Semantic Web beginners, representatives of funding agencies, practitioners form the industrial community, and Semantic Web researchers. It may provide an introduction to technologies in Semantic Web or highly relevant areas (e.g., Artificial Intelligence, Database and Information Retrieval), the application of Semantic Web in a specific domain, or other current issues and trends in appropriate depth.


Tutorial proposals should not exceed 5 pages in LNCS format and contain the following information

  • Type: full day or half day.
  • Abstract: 200 words maximum, which will be published at the ASWC website.
  • Justification: Relevance to the conference and relations to similar tutorials presented at other events.
  • Description: goals, targeted audience with prerequisite knowledge, presentation method, software will be used, and hands-on session planning (if there will be one; such a session is encouraged).
  • Outline and schedule
  • Equipment requirements
  • Information of the presenters: names, affiliation, contact, homepage, expertise and teaching experiences.

The proposal should be submitted as a pdf file using the ASWC 2009 submission system on easychair (Please select the Tutorial Track):

Submitted proposals will be reviewed by the ASWC 2009 organizing committee based on its relevance to the conference, content and presentation method, and presenters’ expertise.

 Tutorial Organizer's Responsibilities

For accepted tutorials, the organizers should

  • Maintain a website that describes the tutorial, and provides relevant resources, e.g., slides, software and additional references. The website URL should be ready to review by the ASWC Tutorial Chair by 5th Nov 2009.
  • At the conference, handle the distribution of tutorial materials, except for the hard copies of the tutorial handouts which will be printed by ASWC. If software is required for participants for hands-on sessions, please make sure to have accessible media (e.g., CDs or USB sticks) for participants to install.

  Important Dates

  • 10 Sept 2009: Proposal submission due
  • 17 Sept 2009: Notification of proposal acceptance
  • 5 Nov 2009: Website URL and tutorial handouts, PDF preferred) to tutorial chair

 Tutorial Chair

Jie Bao - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA, baojie AT