Call for industry Track Papers

The Industry Track at ISWC 2021 covers all aspects of innovative commercial or industrial-strength knowledge graphs and semantic technologies in order to showcase the state of adoption.

Knowledge graphs and semantic technologies are being used in various industries, including automotive, manufacturing, retail, e-commerce, media, finance, telecommunications, healthcare, life sciences, energy, government, intelligence, smart cities, cultural heritage among many others. It enables applications capabilities as varied as business intelligence, analytics, search, content management, knowledge management, recommendation systems, information extraction, master data management, data integration and more.

We welcome contributions about case studies of success stories, as well as discussion reports of obstacles that stand in the way of large-scale adoption of knowledge graph and semantic technologies. We also welcome experience reports in applying recent research advances to relevant industry problems.

Across all submissions, emphasis should be put on demonstrating the business value and impact created by using knowledge graphs and semantic technologies to address industry real-world problems.

We encourage results and ideas from companies small and large.

Each submission must include at least one author with a non-academic affiliation.

Come and join us at the ISWC 2021 Industry Track to share your experiences with the largest community of researchers and practitioners in the Knowledge Graph and Semantic Web domain!

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Case studies sharing successful experiences of applying knowledge graph and semantic technology to solve a business problem in specific industrial domains
  • Discussion reports about obstacles that stand in the way of large-scale adoption of knowledge graph and semantic technologies and proposals to overcome the obstacles
  • Experience reports in applying recent research advances of knowledge graph and semantic technology to relevant industry problems.

Successful submissions to this track will emphasize:

  • ● Concrete industry/business problem
  • ● Why traditional solutions were not sufficient
  • ● A clear description of the motivation for the need of knowledge graph and semantic technologies, and the impact in the respective industry
  • ● How knowledge graph technology was applied
  • ● How roadblocks were overcome
  • ● Quantitative measurements of the business value (ROI)
  • ● Discussion of scalability of the presented technologies
  • ● Best practices and lessons learned
  • ● Areas where further research (or research in novel directions) is required, positioning and outlining potential strategic applications and use cases of knowledge graph and semantic technologies

Review Criteria

The submissions will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

  • ● Quantitative and/or qualitative value proposition provided
  • ● Discussion of innovative aspects, experiences, impact, lessons learned and business value in the application domain.
  • ● Degree to which knowledge graph and semantic technologies are critical to the offering


We invite submissions as a 2-page extended abstract formatted in the style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), or in the CEURART style. For details on the LNCS style, see Springer’s Author Instructions. See also the Submission Guide for Authors and HTML Submission Guide.

Each abstract should describe the content of the proposed talk, which should be of a technical or strategic nature. Pure marketing/promotional material will not be accepted.

Submissions should be made via EasyChair and will be reviewed by a committee of practitioners from industry and academia. Accepted submissions will be offered a presentation slot at the conference. At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to attend the conference and present the material in person. Presentations are expected to last 20 minutes, including questions.

Accepted extended abstracts will be distributed to conference attendees and published with


Accepted extended abstracts will have a presentation at the main conference.

Important Dates - All deadlines are 23:59 AoE (anywhere on Earth)

Activities Due Date
Submissions Due 2 August 2021
Notifications Due 1 September 2021
Camera-Ready Papers Due 20 September 2021
Industry Track Day 26 October 2021

Program Chairs

Juan Sequeda, Austin, US ​

Lorena Etcheverry

Instituto de Computación, Universidad de la República, Uruguay