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A picture is worth a thousand words, we often say, yet many areas are in demand of sophisticated visualization techniques, and the Semantic Web is not an exception. The size and complexity of semantic data—Ontologies, Linked Data and Knowledge Graphs—constantly grows and the diverse backgrounds of the users and application areas multiply at the same time. Providing users with visual representations and intuitive interaction techniques can significantly aid the exploration and understanding of the domains and knowledge represented by semantic data.

Visualizing Ontologies, Linked Data or Knowledge Graphs is not a new topic and a number of approaches have become available in recent years, with some being already well-established, particularly in the field of ontology modeling. In other areas of ontology engineering, such as ontology alignment and debugging, although several tools have been developed, few provide a graphical user interface, not to mention navigational aids or comprehensive visualization and interaction techniques.

In the presence of a huge network of interconnected resources, one of the challenges faced by the Semantic Web community is the visualization of multidimensional datasets to provide for efficient overview, exploration and querying tasks, to mention just a few. With the focus shifting from a Web of Documents to a Web of Data, changes in the interaction paradigms are in demand as well. Novel approaches also need to take into consideration the technological challenges and opportunities given by new interaction contexts, ranging from mobile, touch, and gesture interaction to visualizations on large displays, and encompassing highly responsive web applications.

There is no one-size-fits-all solution but different use cases demand different visualization and interaction techniques. Ultimately, providing better user interfaces, visual representations and interaction techniques will foster user engagement and likely lead to higher quality results in different applications employing semantics, and proliferate the consumption of Ontologies, Linked Data and Knowledge Graphs.

Topics, subjects, and contexts of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Topics:
    • visualizations
    • user interfaces
    • visual analytics
    • requirements analysis
    • case studies
    • user evaluations
    • cognitive aspects
  • Subjects:
    • ontologies
    • linked data
    • knowledge graphs
    • ontology engineering
  • Contexts:
    • classical interaction contexts (desktop, keyboard, mouse, etc.)
    • modern interaction contexts (mobile, touch, gesture, speech, etc.)
    • special settings (large, high-resolution, and multiple displays, etc.)
    • specific user groups and needs (people with disabilities, domain experts, etc.)

Paper submission and reviewing for this workshop are organized via EasyChair. The papers should be written in English, following the CEUR-WS one-column template. Abstracts should be submitted by July 7, 2024 while the paper in PDF should be submitted by July 11, 2024.
All deadlines are midnight Anywhere on Earth time.

For details on the PDF submission format, see The New CEURART Style.

The following types of contributions are welcome. The recommended page length is given in brackets. There is no strict page limit but the length of a paper should be commensurate with its contribution.
Note that according to the CEUR conditions, papers shorter than 10 pages will be marked as 'short papers'.

  • Full research papers (8-12 pages);
  • Experience papers (8-12 pages);
  • Position papers (6-8 pages);
  • Short research papers (4-6 pages);
  • System papers (4-6 pages).

It is recommended to include a (persistent) URI to a working implementation or an (annotated) screencast for submissions presenting interactive visualizations, user interfaces, tools, etc.

Accepted papers will be published as a volume in the CEUR Workshop Proceedings series, as in previous years.

For details concerning the conference and/or workshop registration, please refer to the ISWC registration page.

Bo Fu, California State University Long Beach, USA
Patrick Lambrix, Linköping University, Sweden
Huanyu Li, Linköping University, Sweden
Susana Nunes, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Catia Pesquita, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Mina Abd Nikooie Pour, Linköping University, Sweden
Ali Hasnain, Royal College of Surgeon, Ireland
Kārlis Čerāns, University of Latvia, Latvia
Anika Gross, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Mayank Kejriwal, University of Southern California, USA
Ying Li, Linköping University, Sweden
Declan O'Sullivan, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Evan Patton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Emmanuel Pietriga, INRIA, France
Harald Sack, FIZ Karlsruhe, Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure & KIT Karlsruhe, Germany
Ahmet Soylu, OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway
Markel Vigo, The University of Manchester, UK

Important Dates

  • Abstract: July 7, 2024
  • Submission: July 11, 2024
  • Notification: August 8, 2024
  • Camera-ready: August 22, 2024
  • Workshop: November 11 or 12, 2024
 (All deadlines are midnight Anywhere on Earth time.)

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