Call for Workshop proposals

JIST 2015 will feature a number of co-located workshops that are intended to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners in Semantic technologies to discuss and exchange positions on current and emergent topics. Workshop attendants will exchange ideas and experience, establish common ground in research areas or practical problems, and hopefully identify new opportunities for collaboration and new directions for future activity. Proposals for workshops are invited for topics relevant and not limited to the themes of the main conference. All the workshop papers will be published in LNCS post-proceedings.

Preference will be given to timely topics that will favor highly interactive discussions and that fosters communication between various communities in the scientific field, between academia and industry and so on.

Submission format

A workshop proposal should include the following information:

  • Workshop title.

  • Names, affiliations and full contact information of the organizers.

  • Proposed duration of the workshop – half or full day.

  • A statement of the workshop: objective/goals.

  • A one to two-paragraph description of the workshop topics and themes.

  • If the workshop was conducted before, where and when was it conducted? Please include details such as number of attendees, number of submissions, and acceptance ratio.

  • A description of how workshop submissions will be evaluated, and a tentative PC list.

  • A short biography of each organizer, including a description of their qualifications relative to the topic area, and past experience in organizing/facilitating workshops or research meetings.

Workshop proposals, written in English, should be 1-3 pages in length, in PDF or plain unformatted text (.txt) abd submitted by email to : by September 25th, 2015.

Once accepted, the responsibilities of the workshop organizers include:

  • preparing the call for papers and publicizing it,

  • deciding the workshop program content; this may optionally include inviting speakers, inviting reviewers, selecting the papers through a peer review process delivering the notes to the press in time, and

  • delivering the final workshop program to the workshop chair in time.

Important dates

  • Workshop proposal submission deadline: Sep 25, 2015 (23:59 Hawaii Standard Time)

  • Workshop paper submission deadline: Set by organizers. Recommended date: Oct 11, 2015 (23:59 Hawaii Standard Time)

  • Workshop paper acceptance notification: Set by organizers. Recommended date: Oct 31, 2015

  • Workshops dates: Nov 11-13, 2015

Workshop chairs

Hong-Gee Kim, Seoul National University, Korea

Guohui Xiao, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

To contact the workshop chairs, please email


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]