Call for Papers

The 5th Joint International Semantic Technology Conference (JIST 2015)

November 11-13, 2015 (Wed - Fri) 

YiChang, China

Submission deadline extension: August 26, 2015


Recommendation to SCI Journals

The best (candidate) papers of JIST2015 will be invited to present at the Meet the Editor session of the following SCI indexed journals (more SCI indexed journal will be added soon):

1. International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems (IJSWIS)

2. Frontiers of Computer Science in China

3. International Journal of Web Services Research (IJWSR)

Selection criteria: for papers submitted to the research track and the in-use track, we will select 4-6 best paper candidates based on reviewers' recommendation. During the conference, authors of the selected papers will propose extensions of their JIST2015 papers and get feedbacks from journal editors (and possibly the PC chairs of JIST2015).


The Joint International Semantic Technology Conference (JIST) is a regional federation of Semantic Technology related conferences. The mission of JIST is to bring together researchers in Semantic Technology research community and other areas of semantic related technologies to present their innovative research results or novel applications of semantic technologies.

JIST 2015, under the theme "Big Data and Social Media", solicits the submission of original research papers on Semantic Web and other semantic technologies, as well as papers on applications of semantic technologies.


* Topics of Interest for Regular Technical Sessions

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 

** Ontology and Reasoning

- Ontology modeling, reuse, extraction, and evolution 

- Ontology mapping, merging, and alignment 

- Ontology evaluation 

- Searching and ranking ontologies 

- Reasoning over Semantic Web data 

- New formalisms (such as probabilistic approaches) 

- Lightweight semantics (linked data, microformats, etc.) 

** Knowledge Graph

- Graph representation of knowledge graph

- Relation extraction for knowledge graph

- Schema induction for knowledge graph

- Evolution of knowledge graph

- Applications of knowledge graph

** Management of Semantic Web Data 

- Languages, tools, and methodologies for Semantic Web data 

- Database, IR, and AI technologies for Semantic Web data 

- Robust and scalable knowledge management and reasoning on the Web 

- Machine learning and information extraction on the Web 

- Cleaning, assurance, and provenance of Semantic Web data, services, and processes 

** Linked Data 

- Publication of Linked Data 

- Consumption of Linked Data 

- Reasoning with Linked Data 

- Search, query, integration, and analysis on Linked Data 

- Integration and mash-up of Linked Data 

- Mining of Linked Data 

- Domain specific applications (eGovernment, disaster, life science etc.) 

** Big Data and Semantics 

- Ontology engineering for big data 

- Ontology based data integration 

- Big data verification using semantics 

- Mapping big data and ontology 

** Social Semantic Web 

- Semantics for social media data 

- Social network analysis with Semantic Web Technologies 

- Querying, mining and analysis of social semantic data 

- Social Semantic Web applications 

- Semantic Web technologies for collaboration and cooperation 

- Representing and reasoning about trust, privacy, and security 

** Semantic Social Media 

- Building ontologies for social networks 

- Emergent semantics of social networks 

- Semantics for sentiment/opinion analysis 

- Sentiment analysis techniques on social media 

- Applications of sentiment analysis 

** Semantics and NLP 

- Semantic Text Analysis 

- Pragmatic and Discourse Analysis 

- Syntactic and Semantic Mapping 

- Automatic Annotation 

** Semantic Multimedia 

- Semantic multimedia metadata, ontology and management 

- Multimedia content analysis and processing 

- Multimedia-enriched Semantic Web 

- Semantic multimedia applications 

- Semantic annotations and recommendations 

** Applications of the Semantic Web 

- Semantic Web for large scale applications 

- Semantic Web for desktops or personal information management 

- Semantic Web for multimedia, sensors, and situational awareness 

- Semantic Web for P2P, services, agents, grids, and middleware 

- Semantic Web for software and systems engineering 

- Mobile Semantic Web 

- Interface for Semantic Web 

* Submission 

Submissions to JIST 2015 should describe original, significant research on the semantic technologies. Submissions to JIST 2015 are expected to present their claimed contribution, with clear evidence to support their claims. All submissions will be critically reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. To assess submissions, reviewers will judge their relevance to semantic technologies, their originality, the technical soundness of their proposed approach and the readability of the submission. 

Submissions must be in PDF format, using the style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). Submissions must be no longer than *16* pages for REGULAR TECHNICAL SESSIONS. Accepted papers will be published in an LNCS post-proceedings

Submissions that exceed this limit may be rejected without review. JIST 2015 will not accept submissions that are under review for or have already been published in or accepted for publication in a journal or another conference. 

Papers can be submitted electronically via

* Important Dates 

- Submissions Deadline: 23:59 (Hawaii Time), August 7, 2015 August 17, 2015

- Notification of Acceptance: September 5, 2015

- Camera-ready Deadline: September 15, 2015 

- Conference: November 11-13, 2015 

General Chairs 

- Juanzi Li, Tsinghua University, China 

- Wendy Hall,University of Southampton, UK 

Program Chairs 

- Guilin Qi, Southeast University, China 

- Kouji Kozaki, Osaka University, Japan

Organized by: JIST Steering Committee 


JIST 2015 Local Organization Office:

Web and Intelligent Computing Research Team

College of Computer Science and Technology

Wuhan University of Science and Technology

Huangjiahu Campus, Hongshan Dist.

Wuhan 430064, Hubei, China

E-mail: simongu [AT]