Call for Demonstrations

The demonstrations track of the ESWC2012 complements the overall program of the conference with demonstrations of real-world, proven-and-tested advances of semantic technologies. In addition to papers and posters presenting latest theoretical achievements, the ESWC2012 is seeking demonstrations of novel applications of semantics in various sectors, as well as innovative enabling technologies and deployment infrastructures relevant for the topics of interest of the main conference and the research and poster tracks.

Submissions to the demonstrations track must be in form of a textual description of the demonstration to be given at the conference (which may include screenshots and a sample script for the demo). The submissions must be at most 5 pages long (Springer LNCS style) and submitted as PDF. Decisions about acceptance will be based on relevance to the Semantic Web area, originality, potential significance, topicality and clarity. Papers that exceed the given page length or do not follow the LNCS guidelines will be rejected without a review.

  1. What is the research background and application context of the demonstration
  2. What is the key technology used, and how does the demonstrated system, application or infrastructure relate to pre-existing work
  3. What exactly will be demonstrated? What exactly will a visitor of the demonstration learn

Important Dates

Demo submission deadline (extended)February 29th, 2012 - 23:59 Hawaii Time expired
Notification of acceptance/rejectionApril 9th, 2012 - 23:59 Hawaii Time expired
Demo camera readyApril 15th, 2012 - 23:59 Hawaii Time expired


Submission will be through the Easychair system:

Important Notices

  1. Accepted full demo papers will be included in the Springer LNCS proceedings. More demos may be accepted for demonstration only.
  2. Participants with an accepted demo paper must register for the conference and present their system during the Demo Session. A space for demonstration will be allocated for each participant. Participants should use their own laptop for the demos. The organizers should be contacted in case of any special requirement.

Demonstration Session Chairs

  • Dunja Mladenić, Jožef Stefan Institute, SI
  • Barry Norton, Queen Mary University of London, UK