Co-Located with IEEE IRC 2018

Twelfth IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing

January 31 - February 2, 2018

The Hills Hotel Laguna Hills
25205 La Paz Road
Laguna Hills, California, 92653, United States


The IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing Workshop Chairs invite proposals for workshops to be co-located with ICSC 2018. Workshops can have different lengths ranging from 2 hours to a full day.

Content and Format

We welcome workshop proposals on topics within Semantic Computing, emerging research areas, multi-discipline topics, and other miscellaneous topics that are well suited to the flexibility that a workshop format provides and that are expected to be of interest to a significant proportion of ICSC 2018 attendees. Workshops may consist of any subset of invited talks, paper presentations, discussion panels, and other activities that the workshop organizers would like to propose. The rooms provided for the workshops will have capacities ranging from 30 to 60. Papers submitted to the workshops for peer review should consist of new unpublished work and papers accepted to the workshops will be published in the workshops section of the ICSC proceedings and archived by IEEE Xplore.

Organization and Responsibilities

Workshop organizers are largely autonomous in setting the schedule of events at their workshop. Workshop organizers are responsible for creating a website for their workshop, issuing a Call for Papers for their workshop, arranging a Program Committee of appropriate size and experience for the workshop, setting up the schedule of events for the workshop that is in accord with any ICSC constraints such as shared break times, and being present to moderate the workshop.

Submission Instructions

Submit a single PDF document containing the following:

  • Workshop Title;
  • Names and contact information for main organizers;
  • Brief description of workshop topic;
  • Brief motivation of why the workshop would be beneficial;
  • Desired length of the workshop;
  • Description of proposed workshop activities and balance between paper presentations, invited talks, panel discussions, etc.
  • Tentative list of Program Committee members (if the workshop will have peer-reviewed papers), indicating which members have already confirmed they would participate if the proposal is accepted;
  • Potential Invited Speakers (if the workshop intends to have invited speakers), indicating if there are any that have confirmed they would participate if the proposal is accepted;
  • Summary of any related workshops held in the past, including explicitly indicating whether this is a continuation of past workshops.
If the proposal is a continuation of past workshops, please give information about the previous workshops (websites, how many years it was held, and approximate #s of papers submitted/accepted).
The single PDF file should be submitted to

Selection Criteria

Workshops will be selected based on which ones the committee expects to be most valuable for ICSC attendees. Our goal is to have a diverse set of interesting and timely workshops that are well run and productive events.

Important Dates

September 24, 2017

Workshop proposals deadline

October 1, 2017

Paper Submision Deadline

December 1, 2017

Notification of Acceptance

December 15, 2017

Workshop Paper Submission Deadline

December 25, 2017

Camera-ready and Registration Deadline


Financial Sponsors

IEEE Computer Society