Call for Papers ESWC 2019 Research of Research: Semantic Representation, Analysis, and Visualization Track


The main goal of this research track is bringing together the communities relying on semantic approaches for representation, mining, analysis, and visualization of research outputs, such as papers, data, software, experiments, vocabularies, workflows, patents, and others, irrespective of the context of the research, whether academia, industry, or government. In broad terms, the themes of this Research of Research track are: (a) semantic representation of research outputs, i.e. how to semantically represent, categorise, connect, and integrate their representations, in order to foster reusability and knowledge sharing; (b) analysis of research outputs, i.e. approaches for information extraction and retrieval, discovering patterns and predictions through AI approaches, understanding research dynamics, forecasting trends, informing research policies, analysing and interlinking experiments, deriving new knowledge, recommending research outputs; (c) visualization of analytics about research outputs and interaction with scholarly data in order to provide novel user interfaces and applications for navigating and identifying patterns in scholarly outputs.

Topics of Interest

The following topics will be addressed:

Semantic Representation

  • Approaches for facilitating management lifecycle of scholarly outputs, metadata and information (creation, store, share, and reuse)
  • Knowledge descriptions (e.g., ontologies, vocabularies, schemas) of scholarly artefacts, knowledge graphs
  • Tools and methods for interlinking scholarly metadata
  • Virtual research environments, (semi-)automated scientific content creation (e.g., papers, reviews, events, calls for papers)
  • Research infrastructure
  • Description of citations and citation networks for scholarly articles
  • Data and software and their interrelationships
  • Theoretical models describing the rhetorical and argumentative structure of scholarly papers and their application in practice
  • Preservation and curation of scholarly metadata (e.g., wikis, crowdsourced data, citizen science)
  • Description and use of provenance information of scholarly data
  • From digital libraries of scholarly papers to Linked Open Datasets: models, applicability and challenges
  • Tools and approaches for facilitating scholarly metadata management
  • Definition and description of scholarly publishing processes
  • Modeling licenses for scholarly artifacts (e.g., documents, data and OpenCourseWare)
  • Workflows of scholarly artifacts
  • Blockchain for scholarly communication (data provenance, authorship, digital property, peer-review, etc.)


  • Natural language processing approaches for scholarly data
  • Automatic annotation of scientific research
  • Link discovery on scholarly metadata
  • Tools and methods for pattern discovery in scholarly metadata (e.g., discovering data and software used in similar publications)
  • Approaches for scholarly recommendation systems
  • Text/content analysis
  • Data mining for enhanced discovery, interpretation, and interlinking of scholarly artifacts
  • Science of Science
  • Validation of Open Science practices, mandates, policies
  • Assessing the quality and/or trust of scholarly artefacts
  • Citation analysis and prediction
  • Scientific claims identification from textual contents
  • New indicators for measuring the quality and relevance of research
  • Comparison of standard metrics (e.g., h-index, impact factor, citation counting) and alternative metrics in real-case scenarios
  • Automatic or semi-automatic approaches to making sense of research dynamics
  • Content- and data-based semantic similarity of scholarly papers
  • Citation generation
  • Quality and evaluation of digital libraries
  • Automatic semantic enhancement of existing scholarly libraries and papers
  • Reconstruction, forecasting and monitoring of scholarly data
  • Analytics on research impact using biblio-metrics and alt-metrics, indicators, impact factors, citation indexes, etc.
  • Learning Analytics, OpenCourseWare and Educational platforms
  • Science and citizen data crowdsourcing and analytics


  • Novel user interfaces for interaction with paper, metadata, content, software and data
  • Virtual research environments
  • Visualization of citation networks according to multiple dimensions (e.g., citation counting, citation functions, kinds of citing/cited entities)
  • Visualization of related papers or data according to multiple dimensions (semantic similarity of abstracts, keywords, etc.)
  • Applications for making sense of scholarly data
  • Usability studies on existing interfaces (e.g., Web sites, Web applications, smartphone apps) for browsing scholarly data
  • Scholarly data and ubiquity: accessing scholarly information from multiple devices (PC, tablet, smartphones)
  • Applications for the (semi-)automatic annotation of scholarly papers

Track Chairs

Alejandra Gonzalez-Beltran, Oxford e-Research Centre, Engineering Science, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Francesco Osborne, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
Sahar Vahdati, Smart Data Analytics, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

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