Organizations wishing to host ISWC 2012 should contact SWSA President Professor James Hendler (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will work with the SWSA members who are co-ordinating the bidding process for ISWC 2012.
The process comprises two stages. During the first stage, statements of interest are solicited through an open call that request responses using a simple form. Once the first phase is complete, SWSA will shortlist a number of applications, who will be invited to submit a full proposal, using a standard form and budget template. More information about the ISWC Conference Series and the bidding process for hosting a conference in the series can be found in the ISWC Conference Guide.
The important dates for applying to host a Conference in 2012 are:
- September 30, 2010: Deadline for receiving statements of interest
- November 15, 2010: Notifications to shortlisted bids are sent out
- January 15, 2011: Formal applications received from shortlisted bids
- March 1, 2011: SWSA decides on location for the 2012 Conference