[ISWC2015-L] September 2015 ISWC Newsletter

Juan Sequeda juanfederico at gmail.com
Wed Sep 2 19:05:15 EDT 2015

14th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2015)
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
October 11 - 15, 2015

In this announcement:

1) Semantic Web Challenge deadline is September 11
2) Cutoff date for reserving hotel is September 10
3) Traveling to Bethlehem with Airport Transfer Service. Reserve by Sept 25
4) Standard Registration deadline is Oct 5
5) Mentoring Lunch
6) Thanks to our Gold Sponsors


1) Semantic Web Challenge deadline is September 11

The 2015 Semantic Web Challenge is the premier event for demonstrating
practical progress towards achieving the vision of the Semantic Web.
The Semantic Web Challenge will consist of two tracks: the Open Track
and the Big Data Track. The key difference between the two tracks is
that the Big Data Track requires the participants to make use of
large-scale data sets. The Open Track has no such restrictions. The
Challenge is open to everyone from industry and academia. The authors
of the best applications will be awarded prizes and featured
prominently at special sessions during the conference.

Submission Deadline: Friday, September 11, 2015

For more information: http://challenge.semanticweb.org/2015/


2) Cutoff date for reserving hotel is September 10

ISWC 2015 has made arrangements for group rates with four local
hotels. The cutoff date for these rates are September 10, so there is
not much time left to book a room. Book ASAP to ensure you get a room
in your preferred hotel.

Please note that there no more Saturday rooms at the block rate at the
Sands. Nevertheless, the Sands has all other days open. Additionally,
the other three hotels have all days (including Saturday) open.

For more information: http://iswc2015.semanticweb.org/accommodations


3) Traveling to Bethlehem with Airport Transfer Service. Reserve by Sept 25

Getting to Bethlehem is easy! The conference organizers have organized
a shuttle service from both Newark Liberty International and
Philadelphia International to all of our conference hotels. The
shuttle service will take arrival and departure information directly
from travelers, and then schedule an appropriate vehicle and pickup
time considering all requests. There is a 5% discount to all ISWC
attendees and the cost will be divided equally among all passengers.
This service needs to be booked no later than Friday, Sep. 25.

For more information:


4) Standard Registration deadline is Oct 5

Standard registration deadline is October 5. Standard fees are:

- Regular $850 USD
- Academic Employee $750 USD
- Student $650 USD

Workshop, Tutorials and Doctoral Consortium are $70 per day, but only
available to those who have registered for the full conference.

For more information: http://iswc2015.semanticweb.org/attending/registration


5) Mentoring Lunch

The Mentoring Lunch brings together graduate students and early-career
researchers with experienced researchers from both, industry and
academia for a lively discussion and question-answering session on a
variety of topics. If you are a PhD student, a postdoc, or have just
started an independent research career and would like to get advice on
any of the round-table topics listed below, please join us at the
specially designated tables during the lunch break on Wednesday,
October 14, 2015. Our mentors are all volunteers from the speakers,
chairs, and other senior participants at the conference.

If you have questions and suggestions, please feel free to send an
email to iswc.mentoring.lunch at gmail.com.

For more information: http://iswc2015.semanticweb.org/program/mentoring-lunch


6) Thanks to our Gold Sponsors

We want to thank our Gold Sponsors: Google, Systap, Ontotext, iMinds,
Fujitsu, Yahoo Labs, and Oracle.

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