Wednesday, March 21, 2018

CfP: JWS Special Issue on Knowledge Acquisition

Special Issue of the JWS on
Knowledge Acquisition

The Journal of Web Semantics seeks submissions for a special issue on Knowledge Acquisition to be edited by Axel Ngonga and Raphaël Troncy.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Submissions due 22nd October 2018.

Knowledge acquisition encompasses all technologies for gathering information from multimodal and multilingual data sources and using these pieces of information to create or populate knowledge graphs. Thus, the advancement of knowledge acquisition technologies goes hand in hand with bridging the gap between the Web of Data and other data sources. With this special issue, we aim to cover innovative research and engineering work pertaining to improving knowledge acquisition for the Web of Data. Topics of interest include but are not limited to novel approaches and tools for:
  • Novel methods and tools for entity recognition
  • Novel methods and tools for entity linking
  • Novel methods and tools for handling emerging entities
  • Novel methods and tools for relation extraction (incl. n-ary relations)
  • Knowledge base population
  • Knowledge extraction from tables, XML and other semi-structured data
  • Knowledge extraction from multimedia resources
  • Distributed knowledge acquisition
  • Scalable knowledge acquisition
  • Benchmark creation
  • Benchmarking knowledge extraction frameworks
  • Measuring the performance of knowledge extraction
  • Distant supervision for knowledge acquisition
For this special issue, we are seeking two types of papers:
  • Research papers describing well-identified scientific contributions which are thoroughly evaluated. Those papers are typically 15-20 pages long.
  • Tool papers that focus on the description of tools relevant to this special issue where the authors fully detail the tool design, implementation and usage as well as demonstrate its usefulness. Those papers are expected to be 8-10 pages long.

Guest editors

Contact for enquiries:
     Axel Ngonga, University of Paderborn, Germany,
     Raphaël Troncy, EURECOM, France,

Important dates

  • Call for papers: April 2018
  • Submission deadline: 22 October 2018
  • Author notification: 16 January 2018
  • Publication: Q3 2019

Submission guidelines

The Journal of Web Semantics solicits original scientific contributions of high quality. Following the overall mission of the journal, we emphasize the publication of papers that combine theories, methods and experiments from different subject areas in order to deliver innovative semantic methods and applications. The publication of large-scale experiments and their analysis is also encouraged to clearly illustrate scenarios and methods that introduce semantics into existing Web interfaces, contents and services.

Submission of your manuscript is welcome provided that it, or any translation of it, has not been copyrighted or published and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts should be prepared for publication in accordance with instructions given in the JWS guide for authors. The submission and review process will be carried out using Elsevier's Web-based EES system. Please select “SI:KAW” when reaching the Article Type selection.

Upon acceptance of an article, the author(s) will be asked to transfer copyright of the article to the publisher. This transfer will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information. Elsevier's liberal preprint policy permits authors and their institutions to host preprints on their web sites. Preprints of the articles will be made freely accessible on the JWS preprint server. Final copies of accepted publications will appear in print and at Elsevier's archival online server.