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SEMANTiCS - 17th International Conference on Semantic Systems, September 6 - 9, 2021
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
https://2021-eu.semantics.cc/
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= Important Dates (specific track dates are given below)
* Abstract Submission Deadline:    March 22, 2021 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)
* Paper Submission Deadline:        March 29, 2021 (11:59 pm,Hawaii time)
* Notification of Acceptance:         May 17, 2021 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)
* Camera-Ready Paper:         		June 06, 2021 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)


= Read a detailed description of all available calls online: https://2021-eu.semantics.cc/calls

= Submission via Easychair on https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=sem21eu# 

Proceedings of SEMANTiCS 2021 EU are planned to be published by Springer LNCS & CEUR. All proceedings will be made available open access.

SEMANTiCS 2021 EU particularly welcomes submissions on the following key topics:
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
 
* Web Semantics & Linked (Open) Data
* Enterprise Knowledge Graphs, Graph Data Management, and Deep Semantics
* Machine Learning & Deep Learning Techniques
* Semantic Information Management & Knowledge Integration
* Terminology, Thesaurus & Ontology Management
* Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
* Reasoning, Rules, and Policies
* Natural Language Processing
* Data Quality Management and Assurance
* Explainable Artificial Intelligence
* Semantics in Data Science
* Semantics in Blockchain environments
* Trust, Data Privacy, and Security with Semantic Technologies
* Economics of Data, Data Services, and Data Ecosystems
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* Special Sub-Topic: Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
* Special Sub-Topic: LegalTech
* Special Sub-Topic: Distributed and Decentralized Knowledge Graphs


We especially encourage contributions that illustrate the applicability of the topics mentioned above for industrial purposes and/or illustrate the business relevance of their contribution for specific industries.

We invite contributions to the following tracks:

= Read a detailed description of all available calls online: https://20201eu.semantics.cc/calls

== Research and Innovation Track ==
The Research and Innovation track at SEMANTiCS welcomes papers on novel scientific research and/or innovations relevant to the topics of the conference. Submissions must be original and must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers must follow the guidelines given in the author instructions, including references and optional appendices. Each submission will be reviewed by several PC members who will judge it based on its innovativeness, appropriateness, and impact of results in terms of effectiveness at solving real problems.

= Important Dates:
* Abstract Submission Deadline:    March 22, 2021 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)
* Paper Submission Deadline:        March 29, 2021 (11:59 pm,Hawaii time)
* Notification of Acceptance:         May 17, 2021 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)
* Camera-Ready Paper:         		June 06, 2021 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)

Author instructions: Reviews will be carried out in a single-blind mode. Long papers should have a maximum length of 15 pages and short papers of 6 pages. Submissions should follow the guidelines of the Springer LNCS format. The detailed Call for Research and Innovation papers is available here: https://2021-eu.semantics.cc/calls

== Posters and Demos Track ==
The Posters and Demonstrations Track invites innovative work in progress, late-breaking research and innovation results, and smaller contributions in all fields related to the Semantic Web and Linked Data in a broader sense. These include submissions on innovative applications with impact on end users, such as demos of solutions that users may test or that are yet in the conceptual phase but are worth discussing, and also applications or pieces of code that may attract developers and potential research or business partners.

= Important Dates:
* Paper Submission Deadline:        May 24, 2021 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)
* Notification of Acceptance:         June 21, 2021 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)
* Camera-Ready Paper:         		July 05, 2021 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)

Author instructions: Proceedings are planned to be published via CEUR Workshop Proceedings and should follow the guidelines of the Springer
LNCS format.  The detailed Call for Poster and Demos papers is available online.

== Industry and Use Case Track ==
Focusing strongly on industry needs and ground breaking technology trends SEMANTICS invites presentations on enterprise solutions that deal with semantic processing of data and/or information. A special focus of Semantics 2019 will be on the convergence of machine learning techniques and knowledge graphs. Additional topics of interest are Enterprise Knowledge Graphs, Semantic AI & Machine Learning, Enterprise Data
Integration, Linked Data & Data Publishing, Semantic Search, Recommendation Services, Thesaurus and/or Ontology Management, Text Mining, Data Mining and any related fields. All submissions should have a strong focus on real-world applications beyond the prototypical stage and demonstrate the power of semantic systems!

= Important Dates:
* Presentation Submission Deadline:    April 26, 2021 (11:59 p.m.,Hawaii time)
* Notification of Acceptance:         May 17, 2021 (11:59 p.m., Hawaii time)
* Camera-Ready Presentation:    		 July 26, 2021 (11:59 p.m., Hawaii time)

Submit your presentations here:
http://2021-eu.semantics.cc/submission-industry-presentations

== Workshops and Tutorials ==
Workshops and Tutorials at SEMANTiCS 2018 allow your organisation or project to advance and promote your topics and gain increased visibility. The workshops and tutorials will provide a forum for presenting widely recognised contributions and findings to a diverse and
knowledgeable community. Furthermore, the event can be used as a dissemination activity in the scope of large research projects or as a closed format for research and commercial project consortia meetings.

= Important Dates for Workshops:
* Proposals  WS Deadline:        March 01, 2021 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)
* Notification of Acceptance:         March 15, 2021 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)


= Important Dates for Tutorials (and other meetings, e.g. seminars,
show-cases, etc., without call for papers):
* Proposals  Tutorial Deadline:        June 07, 2021 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)
* Notification of Acceptance:         	June 21, 2021 (11:59 pm, Hawaii time)

== Special Calls ==
Special calls or sub-topics are dedicated towards specific topics that are of special interest to the SEMANTiCS community. IN case we receive a sufficient amount of high quality submissions these topics will become special tracks within the conference program. For 2021 SEMANTiCS Amsterdam encourages submissions to the following sub-topics:

* Special Sub-Topic: Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
* Special Sub-Topic: LegalTech
* Special Sub-Topic: Distributed and Decentralized Knowledge Graphs

Each sub-topic is managed by a distinct committee and encourages submissions from the scientific or industrial domain. Scientific submissions will undergo a thorough review process and will be published in the conference proceedings in case of acceptance. Industrial
submissions will be evaluated and selected according to the quality criteria of the industry track. WE are looking forward to your submissions!

== SEMANTiCS 2021 EU Organizing Committee ==

The program committee is announced on the conference website
https://2021-eu.semantics.cc/committee 

= Read a detailed description of all available calls online: https://2021-eu.semantics.cc/calls

== About SEMANTiCS ==
The annual SEMANTiCS EU conference is the meeting place for professionals who make semantic computing work, understand its benefits, and encounter its limitations. Every year, SEMANTiCS attracts researchers and practitioners alike from a wide spectrum of
organisations ranging from universities, non-profit organisations, public administration bodies, to SMEs and the largest companies in the world.
SEMANTiCS is bound to continue a long tradition of building bridges between like minded but often separated communities of interest. To do so, the conference aims to explore the intersections, benefits and hurdles of various traditions in artificial intelligence, machine learning and semantic processing of graph data and information. SEMANTiCS invites latest scientific research as well as presentations on industry implementations, use case prototypes and best practices.

The SEMANTiCS program will provide a rich mix of technical talks, panel discussions on emerging topics and presentations of practical systems by people who make things work - just like you. In addition, attendees will have a unique opportunity to network with experts in a variety of fields. These relationships provide great value to organisations as they encounter technical challenges in any stage of implementation. The expertise gained by SEMANTiCS attendees has a long-term impact on their careers and organisations. These factors make SEMANTiCS the key event across Europe for a diverse community of industry leaders and academic experts alike.