Call for papers

International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Semantic Web (KESW) is a top international event taking place in Russia and dedicated to discussing research results and directions in the areas related to Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Semantic Web, and Linked Data. Its aim is to bring together researchers, practitioners, and educators, in particular from ex-USSR, Eastern and Northern Europe, to present and share ideas regarding Semantic Web, and popularize the area in these regions.

As last year, all technical sessions (keynotes, paper presentations, posters, etc.) will be held in English.


For the research track we welcome novel papers addressing theoretical, analytical or empirical aspects of research related to KR and Semantic Web. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Ontology management

  • Logical and philosophical foundations
  • Merging and alignment, modularity
  • Collaborative engineering and exchange
  • Using ontologies for modeling scientific knowledge

Knowledge Representation and Reasoning:

  • Knowledge aquisition and management
  • Theory of automated reasoning
  • Practical algorithms and optimizations
  • Applications

Linked Data

  • Publishing and integration
  • Querying
  • Scalability aspects
  • Open Data

Natural Language Processing for Semantic Web

  • Information extraction and content analysis
  • Document clustering and classification
  • Opinion mining and sentiment analysis
  • Semantic-based information retrieval
  • Controlled natural languages

Semantic Databases

  • RDF and other NoSQL databases for managing Linked Data
  • Ontologies and databases
  • Query answering

Other Topics (not limited to)

  • Cognitive aspects of semantic technologies
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Semantic Social Web
  • Trust, Security, and Privacy
  • Knowledge Visualization
  • Semantic Web in Education


For the industry track we solicit papers that describe practical experience of using Semantic Web or KR-related technologies in practical projects. Descriptions of industrial deployments and production usage are especially invited but papers with preliminary experience are also welcome (as long as the authors are able to demonstrate, preferably with some quantitative data, practical utility of Semantic Web technologies in a particular domain). Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Applications of Semantic Web technologies in various industrial domains.
  • Applications of Semantic Web technologies in community, government and semantic smart city.
  • Industrial trends related to the usage of Linked Data and Semantic Web technologies
  • Description and analysis of concrete problems and user requirements for applying Semantic Web technologies in specific industry domains
  • Analysis and evaluation of usability, assessment of pros and cons of using Semantic Web technologies in real-world scenarios including models of investment justifications (ROI)


For educational track we welcome novel papers describing experience and analytics in opening and linking educational data as well as building applications for education based on semantic technologies. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Opening and linking educational data
  • Ontology models and semantic standards for educational data
  • Visual analytics for educational resources represented using semantic technologies
  • Teaching semantic technologies
  • System descriptions and best practices in linked learning

System Descriptions

We invite submissions which describe architecture, design, implementation, or experiments with existing systems which use semantic technologies. Preliminary reports describing research prototypes are welcome, too. The papers should explain how the use of semantic technologies helps to solve specific problems and/or is beneficial for the users. The authors will be given an opportunity to demonstrate their system during the poster and demo session at the conference.

Posters and Position Papers

In addition to oral paper presentations KESW 2014 encourages other forms of contributing to the conference, in particular, posters and position papers.

  • Posters is an opportunity to informally present your research approach and results during the poster session of the conference. It is great for discussing your research in free form with all attendants of the session. Lots of people will be stopping by your poster and you will have a chance to talk to them, explain what you are doing, and get feedback. Of course, the number of people who will stop depends on how well you design your poster!
  • Position papers are means of presenting preliminary research ideas or proposals. They are particularly suitable for early stage PhD students who would like to discuss their ideas and get feedback before they go deep developing them.

Submissions for both categories need to be 2 page abstracts describing the method and the results (for posters) or the preliminary ideas (position papers). Selected poster and position paper submissions will be allocated a short 5 minute talk slots during the conference.


All authors will be required to pre-submit abstracts of their papers. Both papers and abstracts should be submitted via Easychair.

The submission page is now CLOSED

Size restrictions

  • Research, industry, and educational tracks: 15 pages including references.
  • System description papers: 10 pages including references.
  • Posters: 2 page abstract.

We strongly encourage all authors to prepare their submissions according to the Springer LNCS format. This will be strictly enforced for all accepted papers. Contact Pavel Klinov if this becomes a show stopper.


Research papers, industry papers and system descriptions:

  • Abstract submission: May 2nd, 2014 May 12th, 2014
  • Full paper submission: May 9th, 2014 May 16th, 2014
  • Author notification: June 20th, 2014 June 29th, 2014
  • Camera-ready submission: July 4th, 2014 July 11th, 2014

Educational track papers:

  • Full paper submission: May 23rd, 2014
  • Author notification: June 20th, 2014
  • Camera-ready submission: July 4th, 2014

Posters and position papers:

  • Abstract submission: August 29th, 2014
  • Author notification: September 7th, 2014


At least one of the authors of accepted papers has to register for the conference and present the paper there for it to be included in the proceedings.