Semantic Web

Interoperability, Usability, Applicability

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impact factor 2017 2.889
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9; 6 issues
Last issue (9:2) online on 26 January 2018
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9:3 scheduled for March 2018
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Artificial Intelligence, Linked Data, Semantic Web
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The Semantic Web journal relies on an open and transparent review process.

Also of interest: the Studies on the Semantic Web book series.

The journal Semantic Web – Interoperability, Usability, Applicability is an international and interdisciplinary journal bringing together researchers from various fields which share the vision and need for more effective and meaningful ways to share information across agents and services on the future Internet and elsewhere.

As such, Semantic Web technologies shall support the seamless integration of data, on-the-fly composition and interoperation of Web services, as well as more intuitive search engines. The semantics – or meaning – of information, however, cannot be defined without a context, which makes personalization, trust and provenance core topics for Semantic Web research.

New retrieval paradigms, user interfaces and visualization techniques have to unleash the power of the Semantic Web and at the same time hide its complexity from the user. Based on this vision, the journal welcomes contributions ranging from theoretical and foundational research over methods and tools to descriptions of concrete ontologies and applications in all areas. Papers which add a social, spatial and temporal dimension to Semantic Web research, as well as application-oriented papers making use of formal semantics, are especially welcome.

The journal is co-published by the Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft AKA.



Prof. Dr. Pascal Hitzler
Director of the Data Semantics (DaSe) Laboratory
Department of Computer Science and Engineering 
College of Engineering and Computer Science 
Wright State University
Dayton, OH
Tel.: +1 937 775 4879
Fax:+1 937 775 5133
Email: contact[@]
Prof. Dr. Krzysztof Janowicz
Associate Professor Geographic Information Science and Geoinformatics
Department of Geography
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA
Tel.: +1 805 893 3663
Fax:+1 805 893 2578
Email: contact[@]

Editorial Board

Claudia d’Amato
University of Bari

Lora Aroyo
Free University of Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Boyan Brodaric
Geological Survey of Canada

Philipp Cimiano
Bielefeld University

Oscar Corcho
Politechnic University of Madrid

Philippe Cudre-Mauroux
University of Fribourg

Bernardo Cuenca-Grau
Oxford University
United Kingdom

Michel Dumontier
Maastricht University
The Netherlands

Jerome Euzenat
INRIA Grenoble Rhône-Alpes

Mark Gahegan
University of Auckland
New Zealand

Aldo Gangemi
Université Paris 13

Frank van Harmelen
Free University Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Rinke Hoekstra
University of Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Aidan Hogan
Universidad de Chile

Andreas Hotho
Würzburg University

Eero Hyvönen
Aalto University

Werner Kuhn
University of California, Santa Barbara

Freddy Lecue
Accenture Tech Labs

Jens Lehmann
University of Leipzig

Thomas Lukasiewicz
Oxford University
United Kingdom

Axel Polleres
Siemens AG

Guilin Qi
Southeast University

Marta Sabou
MODUL University Vienna

Christoph Schlieder
University of Bamberg

Tania Tudorache
Stanford University

Ruben Verborgh
Ghent University - iMinds

GQ Zhang
University of Kentucky

Editorial Assistant
Kunal Sengupta
Wright State University

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