8 October 2018

ISWC2018 workshop on Decentralizing the Semantic Web

A workshop that focuses on clients

All 7 accepted contributions are available in the workshop proceedings.

Purpose and scope

Like the Web, the Semantic Web is often reduced to a centralized story: we rely on large-scale server-side infrastructures to perform intense reasoning, data mining, query execution, etc. Therefore, we urgently need research and engineering to put the “Web” back in the “Semantic Web”, aiming for intelligent clients instead of intelligent servers. The DeSemWeb2018 workshop focuses on decentralized and client-side applications to counterbalance the centralized discourse of other tracks. While we recognize the value in all subfields of the Semantic Web, we see an urgent need to revalue the role of clients, continuing last year’s edition.

Contribute to this workshop and help put different topics on the Semantic Web community’s research agenda, which will lead to new inspiration and initiatives to build future Semantic Web and Linked Data applications.

Decentralization changes the perspective for Semantic Web technologies, and increases the scale at which we need to apply them.

Topics of the DeSemWeb workshop series

This workshop features these topics and related subjects:

Check out last year’s contributions for inspiration.

Your creative input is needed to make this happen!

Share your research, clients, and vision at the DeSemWeb2018 workshop.

Come and join us in Monterey in October at ISWC2018 to discuss about the Web.