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Call for bids to host ISWC 2013

Natasha Noy
Initial Statements of Interest sought for
Hosting the 12th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2012)

Deadline = August 1, 2011.

The Semantic Web Science Association (SWSA - is seeking statements of interest from organizations or consortia interested in hosting the 12th International Semantic Web  Conference, ISWC 2013.

The conference series usually moves regularly between the Americas, Europe, and the Asia/Pacific region. For the 2013 edition, we will accept bids from all locations, but we will give preference to the bids from the Asia/Pacific region. We expect the conference to take place in late October or early November 2013.

Organizations wishing to host ISWC 2013 should contact SWSA Secretary Dr. Natasha Noy ([hidden email]) who will work with the SWSA members who are co-ordinating the bidding process for ISWC 2013.

The process comprises two stages:

During the first stage, statements of interest are solicited through an open call. The relevant form is available at

Once the first phase is complete, SWSA will shortlist a number of applications, who will be invited to submit a full proposal, using the form available at and the budget template available at The shortlisted applications will be expected to make a presentation at the SWSA meeting in Bonn, Germany during ISWC 2011.

More information about the ISWC Conference Series and the bidding process for hosting a conference in the series can be found at

The important dates for applying to host a Conference in 2013 are:
•         August 1, 2011:  Deadline for receiving statements of interest.
•         September 15, 2011:  Notifications to shortlisted bids are sent out.
•         October 20, 2011:  Formal applications received from shortlisted bids.
•         October 24 or 25, 2011: Presentation of the bid at the SWSA meeting in Bonn, Germany.
•         October 25, 2011: SWSA decides on the location for the 2013 conference.