The ISWC2003 Organizing Committee invites proposals for the Tutorial Program of ISCW2003, the Second International Semantic Web Conference, to be held October 20-23, 2003 at Sanibel Island, Florida, USA. Tutorials will be held on Monday, October 20, immediately preceding the main ISWC2003 conference. We invite proposals for four or eight hour tutorials on topics related to the main topics of the conference.



Submission details

Proposals for tutorials should be no more than 5 pages. Proposals should contain:


·         A brief description of the tutorial, including: goals, detailed outline, justification of why the tutorial is important, background knowledge required and potential attendees.

·         For eight hour tutorial, kind of hands-on activities to be carried by the attendees, software needed for running the hands-on activities, procedure to allow the participants to install the software on their computers as well as all the technical requirements needed for running it. The software needed for running the hands-on activities will be provided by the Tutorial speakers.

·         Information about the tutorial speakers including name, address, affiliation, email, phone and fax.

·         A Short CV of the presenter(s), including background in the tutorial area, previous experiences held, references to published work in the area and evidence of teaching experience. Having more than one tutorial speaker is strongly advised. In that case, who will be the contact person.

·         A list of the support material to be given to tutorial attendees. Together with the power point slides used for the presentation, having a technical paper describing the content of the tutorial is strongly advised.

·         A list of audio-visual or technical requirements and any special room requirements.



Tutorial organizers will be responsible for the following:


Submit the URL for your Tutorial to the tutorial chair by May 12, 2003. The call must make it clear that the Tutorial is open to all members of the ISWC community. It should also mention that all tutorial participants must pay the ISWC2003 tutorial  registration fee, as well as the conference fee.


·         Providing a brief description of the tutorial for the conference web page.

·         Production of all the technical material before September 5 to be used for teaching the tutorial: tutorial notes, technical paper and CD for allowing the participants to install the software needed on their computers. Each tutorial organizer will provide to the tutorial attendees a CD with all the software required for doing the hands-on activities.

·         Tutorial proposals should be submitted in PDF, by February 28th, 2003, to the ISWC2003 tutorial chair:


                                          Asunción Gómez-Pérez

                                          Facultad de Informatica

                                          Universidad Politecnica de Madrid

                                          Campus de Montegancedo sn

                                          28660 Boadilla del Monte, Madrid, Spain



The ISWC2003 Organizing Committee will be responsible for the following:


·         Providing publicity for the tutorial as a whole on the conference's web page. The ISWC2003 page will provide a link to a tutorial's local page.

·         Providing logistics support and a meeting place for the tutorial.

·         In conjunction with the organizers, determining the tutorial date and time.




February 28, 2003 Tutorial proposals due

March 24, 2003 Notification of proposal acceptance

May 12, 2003 Deadline for receipt of URL for tutorial web page

September 3, 2003. Deadline for sending the tutorial chair the tutorial notes and the technical paper.

October 20, 2003 Tutorial day

October 21-23, 2003 ISWC2003 Technical Program.