The Semantic Web Science Association (SWSA) is a non-profit organisation incorporated in Karlsruhe, Germany for the purpose of promoting and exchanging scholarly work in Semantic Web and related fields throughout the world. The association's activities are selfless; its main objectives do not concern any own economic interests.
Fulfilment of the association's objectives include, a.o.
- supervision of the organisation of the International Semantic Web Conference series (ISWC), see Call for Bids for further details.
- the organisation and support of workshops, tutorials, or summer schools in the field of the Semantic Web,
- co-operation with scientific journals related to the Semantic Web, see Elsevier's Journal of Web Semantics: Science, Services and Agents on the World Wide Web
In order to realise its objectives, the association is allowed to co-operate with other scientific associations, institutions or companies, including membership in other organisations having similar objectives.