Call for Contributions ESWC 2022

ESWC is a key academic conference for research results and new developments in the area of the Semantic Web and Knowledge Graphs. ESWC2022 marks the 19th edition, which will take place from 29 May to 2 June 2022, in Heraklion, Greece.

ESWC2022 features three main tracks:

Important dates for Research, Resources and In-Use Tracks

  • 2 December 2021: abstract submission
  • 9 December 2021: full submission
  • 28 January 2022: closing of rebuttal period
  • 21 February 2022: notification of acceptance
  • 28 March 2022: final submission

All deadlines are 23:59 anywhere on earth (UTC-12).

Submission guidelines

  • ESWC welcomes original research and application submissions dealing with all aspects of representing and using Semantic Web technologies and Knowledge Graphs. We encourage theoretical, methodological, empirical, and applications papers. Submitted papers should describe original work, present significant results, and provide rigorous, principled, and repeatable evaluation.
  • Abstract submissions are required.
  • Change of authors after acceptance is not allowed. 
  • We strongly encourage and appreciate links to datasets and other materials used for evaluation as well as to demos and software source code.
  • ESWC will not accept work that is under review or has already been published in or accepted for publication in a journal, another conference, or another ESWC track.
  • The proceedings of this conference will be published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. The preprints of the accepted papers will be available openly.
  • Abstracts need to be pre-submitted followed by a timely submission of the full work.
  • Papers must not exceed 15 pages (with unlimited references) and in English.
  • Submissions must be either in PDF or in HTML, formatted in the style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). For details on the LNCS style, see Springer’s Author Instructions. For HTML submission guidance, see the HTML submission guide.
  • The Research track follows a double blind reviewing process. 
  • The Resource and In-Use Track follow a single blind reviewing process.
  • Authors will have the opportunity to submit a rebuttal to the reviews to clarify questions posed by program committee members.
  • At least one author per contribution must register for the conference for presentation.
  • Submission is done through EasyChair ( When logging in select the appropriate track.

Open and Transparent Review Policy

The ESWC 2022 review process will follow a flexible policy. We encourage an open and transparent review process, while at the same time we acknowledge the wishes of members of our community to remain private.

The basic principles for the three main tracks are:

  • PC and SPC members will be asked to allow for their reviews, review updates and meta-reviews to be publicly posted on the ESWC 2022 website for accepted papers. They may opt-out of public posting of their reviews. 
  • PC and SPC members will remain anonymous. 
  • After notification, authors of accepted papers can opt-in to allowing the reviews of their submission published. 
  • We will publish statistics about transparent reviewing.

Program Chairs

Maria-Esther Vidal, Leibiz University of Hannover and TIB-Leibniz Centre for Science and Technology, Germany

Fabian Suchanek, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, France

Pedro Szekley, USC Information Sciences Institute, USA

Pavan Kapanipathi, IBM Research AI, USA

Catia Pesquita, LASIGE, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Hala Skaf-Molli, ​​Nantes University, France

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