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SWSA Ten-Year Award

The SWSA Ten-Year Award recognizes the highest impact papers from the ISWC proceedings ten years prior (i.e., in 2011 we honor a paper from 2001). The decision is based primarily, but not exclusively, on the number of citations to the papers from the proceedings in the intervening decade.

Eligibility: Papers published in the Research and In-Use tracks in the ISWC Proceedings ten years prior are eligible. For 2011, we consider the papers from the Semantic Web Working Symposium in 2001. For 2012, we consider the papers from the 1st ISWC in 2002, and so on. Papers from all conference tracks are eligible.

Criteria: The primary criteria will be the number of citations to the paper in ten years. We will use Google Scholar. While citation count will be the primary criteria, the panel will also consider other impact factors for the top-cited papers. If two or more papers are very close, more than one paper may be honored. The determination is done in the Spring of the calendar year for the conference.

Award committee: The award committee is chaired by the SWSA President and consists of the general chair and program chairs for the current ISWC.

Announcing and accepting the award: The award is presented at the ISWC Opening ceremony. The awardees are informed privately in the Spring preceding the conference to enable them to make travel arrangements. However, the public announcement is made at the conference. SWSA does not pay for the awardee travel. Awardees can give a 5-10 minute presentation highlighting the contribution of the paper and why they think it created so much impact. Awardees will be invited to write a short note for the Journal of Web Semantics reflecting on their work being honored and its impact on the field and their own research.

The award: Each winning paper will received the award of $1000. Each author gets a certificate.


2017ISWC 2007

Sören Auer, Christian Bizer, Georgi Kobilarov, Jens Lehmann, Richard Cyganiak, Zachary G. Ives. "DBpedia: A Nucleus for a Web of Open Data"

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2016ISWC 2006

Jorge Perez , Marcelo Arenas and Claudio Gutierrez. "Semantics and Complexity of SPARQL"

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2015ISWC 2005

Peter Mika, "Ontologies are us: A unified model of social networks and semantics"

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2014ISWC 2004Holger Knublauch, Ray Fergerson, Natalya Noy, Mark Musen "The Protégé OWL plugin: An open development environment for semantic web applications"read more
2013ISWC 2003Ian Horrocks, Peter F. Patel-Schneider "Reducing OWL Entailment to Description Logic Satisfiability"read more
2012ISWC 2002

Massimo Paolucci, Takahiro Kawamura, Terry Payne, Katia P. Sycara: "Semantic Matching of Web Services Capabilities."

Jeen Broekstra, Arjohn Kampman, Frank van Harmelen: "Sesame: A Generic Architecture for Storing and Querying RDF and RDF Schema"

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2011SWWS 2001

Anupriya Ankolekar, Mark H. Burstein, Jerry R. Hobbs, Ora Lassila, David L. Martin, Sheila A. McIlraith, Srini Narayanan, Massimo Paolucci, Terry R. Payne, Katia P. Sycara, Honglei Zeng
"DAML-S: Semantic Markup for Web Services"

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