Amit Sheth, LexisNexis Ohio Eminent Scholar, Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University.


Soren Auer University of Leipzig, Germany. Aditya Kalyanpur, IBM TJ Watson, USA.
Jeff Z. Pan, University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Umberto Straccia, ISTI-CNR, Italy.

The IJSWIS is an archival journal that publishes high-quality manuscripts covering all aspects of the Semantic Web with relevance for Computer Science and Information Systems communities. Papers describing original research, encompassing new algorithms, languages, computing techniques, architectures, frameworks, modeling, methodology, system development and evaluation, and path-breaking applications, are invited.

Semantic Web and information systems research is a multidisciplinary field that welcomes contributions for intelligently labeling, linking, integrating, analyzing, and making sense of data in all forms on the Web and networks, using theory and practice from such disciplines as artificial intelligence, natural language processing, soft computing, databases, information retrieval, social networks, distributed computing, web engineering, information systems, human-computer interaction, and economics.


The journal's area of interest is a superset of topics covered in such venues as the International Semantic Web Conference, the European Semantic Web Conference, the Asian Semantic Web Conference, the World Wide Web–Semantic Web track, and others. Thus the topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Ontologies, folksonomies, and associated knowledge representation issues including modeling, learning, representation, searching, reuse, extraction, evolution, mapping, merging, alignment, and evaluation
  • Real-world applications toward the development of the knowledge society
  • Semantic Web data management, including metadata extraction/annotation, representation, linking, searching, integration, querying, reasoning, analysis, and ranking
  • Semantics and human computer interfaces including visualization, mashups
  • Semantic Web applications in enterprises and on the Web, desktops, personal and mobile devices; e-science and e-government applications; and associated issues of provenance, trust, privacy, security, quality, scalability, and performance
  • Semantics in business processes, distributed computing and services (esp. Semantic Web services), including P2P, middleware, sensors, mobile, grid, and cloud computing
  • Social Semantic Web and People Web
  • Semantic Web issues, challenges, and implications in each of the IS research streams, including knowledge services and business models, business intelligence, e-services,and e-commerce
  • Beyond Semantic Web, e.g., extending meaning with perception and experience