The International Semantic Web Conference is the premier forum for Semantic Web research, where cutting edge scientific results and technological innovations are presented, where problems and solutions are discussed, and where the future of this vision is being developed. It brings together specialists in fields such as artificial intelligence, databases, social networks, distributed computing, Web engineering, information systems, human-computer interaction, natural language processing, and the social sciences.
The papers cover topics such as querying with SPARQL; querying linked data; linked data; ontology-based data access; ontology alignment; reasoning; instance matching, entity resolution and topic generation; RDF data dynamics; ontology extraction and generation; knowledge graphs and scientific data publication; ontology instance alignment; knowledge graphs; data processing, IoT, sensors; archiving and publishing scientific data; IoT and sensors; experiments; evaluation; and empirical studies.
Part 1 (LNCS 9366) contains a total of 38 papers which were presented in the research track. They were carefully reviewed and selected from 172 submissions.
Part 2 (LNCS 9367) contains 14 papers from the in-use and software track, 8 papers from the datasets and ontologies track, and 7 papers from the empirical studies and experiments track, selected, respectively, from 33, 35, and 23 submissions.
The core tracks of the research conference were complemented with new tracks focusing on linked data; machine learning; mobile web, sensors and semantic streams; natural language processing and information retrieval; reasoning; semantic data management, big data, and scalability; services, APIs, processes and cloud computing; smart cities, urban and geospatial data; trust and privacy; and vocabularies, schemas, and ontologies.
This book provides both a conceptual and practical view of this evolution, especially targeted at readers who are starting research in this area and as support material for their supervisors. From a conceptual point of view, it highlights and discusses key questions that have animated the research community: what does it mean to be a Semantic Web system and how is it different from other types of systems, such as knowledge systems or web-based information systems? From a more practical point of view, the core of the book introduces a simple conceptual framework which characterizes Intelligent Semantic Web Systems. We describe this framework, the components it includes, and give pointers to some of the approaches and technologies that might be used to implement them. We also look in detail at concrete systems falling under the category of Intelligent Semantic Web Systems, according to the proposed framework, allowing us to compare them, analyze their strengths and weaknesses, and identify the key fundamental challenges still open for researchers to tackle.
In 2017, the theme of the school was "Semantic Interoperability on the Web", which encompasses subjects such as data integration, open data management, reasoning over linked data, database to ontology mapping, query answering over ontologies, hybrid reasoning with rules and ontologies, and ontology-based dynamic systems. The papers of this volume focus on these topics and also address foundational reasoning techniques used in answer set programming and ontologies.