International Workshop on Evaluation of Semantic Technologies (IWEST 2010)

Full-day Workshop at the 9th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2010)
November 8th, Shanghai, China

The consistent evaluation of semantic technologies is critical not only for future scientific progress but also for their widespread industrial adoption. Such evaluation needs to address development quality (correctness or robustness) as well as deployment qualities (interoperability or scalability).

While the community is evolving towards a more thorough evaluation of semantic technologies, the field's inherent dynamism makes the evaluation of semantic technologies a difficult task: as previous evaluation methods and techniques become obsolete, new ones have to be developed as fast as semantic technologies evolve.

IWEST workshop aims are twofold: (1) to discuss the current trends and future challenges of evaluating semantic technologies, and (2) to support communication and collaboration with the goal of aligning the various evaluation efforts within the community and accelerating innovation in all the associated fields as has been the case with both the TREC benchmarks in information retrieval and the TPC benchmarks in database research.

In line with the goals of the workshop, we will also incorporate the results of the 1st International Evaluation Campaign for Semantic Technologies - a wide-ranging evaluation campaign which has been organised by the Semantic Evaluation At Large Scale (SEALS) Initiative.



High quality papers are invited from researchers interested in all aspects of formal evaluation and benchmarking with reference to semantic technologies. In addition, we also invite papers from participants of the 1st International Evaluation Campaign for Semantic Technologies.

We invite contributions describing benchmarking approaches applied to semantic technologies including, but not limited to:

We encourage full papers (max 12 pages), short papers (max 6 pages) and short demo papers (max 2 pages) describing significant work in progress, late breaking results or ideas / challenges for the domain.

Submissions must be in PDF. Submissions must be formatted in the style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS).

Regular Papers and Evaluation Campaign Abstracts should be submitted using easychair no later than 23:59 GMT on August 27, 2010. Full Evaluation Campaign Papers should be also submitted using easychair no later than 23:59 GMT on September 17, 2010. Please note, submission of an Evaluation Campaign Paper is dependent upon submission of an Evaluation Campaign Abstract by August 27, 2010.

Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings.

Important Dates

Organizing Committee

Prof. Dr. Asunción Gómez-Pérez (Main contact)
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Prof. Fabio Ciravegna
University of Sheffield, UK

Prof. Dr. Frank van Harmelen
Vrije University Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dr. Jeff Hefflin
Lehigh University, USA

Evaluation Campaign Committee

Dr. Raúl García Castro
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Dr. Stuart Wrigley
University of Sheffield

Dr. Zhisheng Huang
Vrije University Amsterdam, Netherlands

Program Committee


This workshop is sponsored by the SEALS and the LarKC projects.