Many of us attended the 16th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) which was held on October 21-25 in the beautiful city of Vienna, and it turned out to be a very successful conference for us! Our contributions to the conference were in the co-organization of workshops (WOP 2017 and VOILA 2017), a tutorial (“Semantic Data Management in Practice”) and two tracks of the Ontology Alignment Evaluation Initiative, as well as two research papers (“Alignment Cubes: Towards Interactive Visual Exploration and Evaluation of Multiple Ontology Alignments” and “A Formal Framework for Comparing Linked Data Fragments”), a demo, and a poster. In addition to successfully running our aforementioned sub-events and presenting our research, we won a couple of awards:
- Valentina won a best reviewer award for the main research track,
- Olaf won the peoples’ choice best poster award, and
- together with Ian Letter and Jorge Pérez (both from the Universidad de Chile), Olaf also won the best research paper award! You may want to read a brief description of this work.