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Asian Semantic Web Conference


The Asian Semantic Web conference is meanwhile recognized as the yearly conference on theoretical foundations, technological building blocks and practical applications of semantic technologies on the Asian continent. Targeted at both academia and industry, the conference presents the latest research and development of the Semantic Web and its related technologies.
It brings together researchers in relevant disciplines such as artificial intelligence, knowledge modeling, logic, databases, social networks, Web services, distributed computing, Web engineering, information systems, natural language processing, multimedia, and human-computer interaction. In contrast to the European Semantic Web state the Semantic Web in Asia is new and an emerging topic which marks the importance of an institutionalized and long-term event within the Asian region.

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Former Events

1st Asian Semantic Web Conference (ASWC 2006)
Location: Beijing, China
General Chair: Fausto Giunchiglia
Program Chair: Riichiro Mizoguchi

2nd Asian Semantic Web Conference (ASWC 2007)
colocated with the 6th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2007)
Location: Busan, Korea
General Chairs: Riichiro Mizoguchi, Guus Schreiber
Program Chairs: Karl Aberer, Key-Sun Choi, Natasha Noy

3rd Asion Semantic Web Conference (ASWC 2008)
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
General Chairs: Jerome Euzenat, R.K. Shyamasundar
Program Chairs: John Domingue, Chutiporn Anutariya

4th Asian Semantic Web Conference (ASWC 2009)
Date: December 2009
Location: Shanghai, China
General Chairs: James A. Hendler, Ruqian Lu
Program Chairs: Asuncion Gomez Perez, Yong Yu, Ying Ding

The Asian Semantic Web Conference (ASWC) was established in 2006 with the aim of emulating the success of the International and European Semantic Web Conference series, in Asia. The conference series was established as a direct result of the EASTWEB ( project, which aimed to foster cooperation between European and Asian Institutes, along with visionary leadership from Fausto Giunchiglia from the University of Trento who acted as the conferences 1st conference chair. The 1st ASWC was held in Beijing, China and was an instant success with over 250 submissions to the conference and an impressive acceptance rate of just 18%. In 2007, the conference was co-located with the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) in Busan, South Korea where there was an increase of 18% in the number of submissions, with no change in the acceptance rate. The 2008 Conference, scheduled for Bangkok, Thailand was sadly postponed to February 2009 due to the political situation in Thailand and the closure of the Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport. The conference program remains the same for the rescheduled conference.

Steering Committee
Chair: Riichiro Mizoguchi, Osaka University, JP

Witold Abramowicz, The Poznan University of Economics, PL
Dieter Fensel, University of Innsbruck, AT
Fausto Giunchiglia, University of Trento, IT
Jim Hendler, University of Maryland, USA
Hong-Gee Kim, Seoul National University, KR
Daniel Schwabe, PUB-Rio, BR
R.K. Shyamasundar, Tata Institute for Fundamental Research, IN
Rudi Studer, University of Karlsruhe, DE
Vilas Wuwongse, Asian Institute of Technology, TH
Li Juanzi, Tsinghua University, CN
Zhong Ning, Maebashi Institute of Technology, JP
Sung-Kook Han, Wonkwang University, KR






Universidad Politecnica

University of Innsbruck

Won Kwang University

University of Aberdeen

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

The Open University