3720 The 7th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2008)

ISWC is a major international forum where visionary and state-of-the-art research of all aspects of the Semantic Web are presented.

ISWC News-Weblog

We have added the form for discounted ISWC hotel booking as well as an overview map of these hotels with respect to the conference location here. Please note that this offer is only valid until 4 weeks before the conference, so move quick to ensure you can stay in your preferred hotel.

You can access the registration page here: http://iswc2008.semanticweb.org/registration/.

Regarding payment you have the options of either choosing bank transfer or paypal.

You will get the option to choose how to pay after you click on the register button and your data is stored in our system. At this moment, the registration will be in the system with status “unpaid”.

To prevent circumventing registration deadlines, all unpaid registrations will be deleted after 7 days. We allow the grace period of 7 days to allow bank transfers to reach our bank account. When paying using paypal, the system recognizes your payment as soon as the transaction finishes and sets the status to paid. When paying by bank transfer, we count the transaction as paid, when we have received the money in our account. This is why we allow 7 days for payment, international money transfers can take some time.

Please note that you can only register for a workshop or tutorial when registering to the main conference at the same time.

This registration form is also used for registration to OWL-ED and RR.

Please read and follow the instructions on the registration form regarding the proof of eligibility for reduced registration (student and academic). In case of misuse (e.g. people selecting student registration without providing proof of enrollment) we will have to charge the difference at the registration desk).

See you at ISWC 2008 in Karlsruhe!

We will open ISWC Registration in the upcoming week and would like to share some information with you:
Payment will be possible by Bank Transfer and Paypal. So if you wish to use your credit card, you can do so using Paypal. In case you do not have a verified Paypal account yet, please create one here and validate it for credit card use. Doing so now will facilitate your registration process later. In case you use bank transfer, you do not have to worry about Paypal at all.

Even those wishing to register onsite or late, should already create verified paypal accounts to enable a smooth registration process.

The keynote speakers at this year’s ISWC will be:

  • Stefan Decker (Director DERI Galway)
  • John Giannandrea (CTO Metaweb Technologies Inc)
  • Ramesh Jain (Professor at UC Irvine)

Abstracts of their keynote talks and a short biography will follow shortly.

Please be reminded that the deadline for sending your application package is August 15th. Find all the information here.

ISWC 2008 has selected a strong program of eleven tutorials that includes two full-day and nine half-day tutorials to be held on October 26 and 27.

The list of the tutorials and links to pages with more information is available on the ISWC 2008 tutorials page.


We’ve changed the required format for posters and demonstration papers from LNCS to ACM format. This allows authors to include more content in the two page papers. The deadline for submissions remains July 25, 2008. See the ISWC 2008 poster and demonstration CFP for more information.

The Semantic Web Science Association (SWSA) has generously contributed 10,000€ for travel grants for Ph.D students to attend the 2008 International Semantic Web Conference. SWSA is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote scholarly work in Semantic Web and related fields throughout the world. This gift complements the $20,000 award from the US National Science Foundation for grants for students from US institutions. There will be a single application process for students to apply that will be available on the ISWC 2008 site in July.

The 7th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) has an exciting program of thirteen one-day workshops that will be held on October 26 and 27. The deadlines for submitting papers vary. See the individual workshop pages for detailed information on their scope and structure and for information on submitting papers and participating.