We want to thank all participants, speakers, sponsors and organizers for once again making ESWC2011 a successful conference. Impressions from the conference, as well as videos and video podcasts will soon made available online.


The Semantic Web: Research and Applications, ESWC 2011, LNCS 6643 is now available online. You can find information about it at (214) 564-0872 or access the online version at / provide the ESWC 2011 keynotes and many other speeches. They are available online at /

ESWC 2011 Award Winner


S-Match: an Algorithm and an Implementation of Semantic Matching

Fausto Giunchiglia, Pavel Shvaiko, Mikalai Yatskevich

7 Year Award Runner Up

Ontology Mapping – An Integrated Approach

Marc Ehrig, York Sure

Best Research Paper

Semantics and optimization of the SPARQL 1.1 federation extension

Carlos Buil Aranda, Oscar Corcho and Marcelo Arenas

Best Semantic Web In-Use Paper

miKrow: Semantic Intra-Enterprise Micro-Knowledge Management System

Víctor Penela, Guillermo Álvaro, Carlos Ruiz, Carmen Córdoba, Francesco Carbone, Michelangelo Castagnone, José Manuel Gómez-Pérez and Jesús Contreras

Best LOD Paper

SIHJoin: Querying Remote and Local Linked Data

Günter Ladwig and Thanh Tran

Best PhD Symposium Paper

Optimizing Query Answering over OWL Ontologies

Ilianna Kollia

Best Demo

wayOU – Linked Data-Based Social Location Tracking in a Large, Distributed Organisation

M. D´Aquin, F. Zablith and E. Motta.

Best Poster

A Semantic-based Pervasive Computing Approach for Smart Building Automation

Giuseppe Loseto

AI Mashup Challenge 2011

1st Prize

Daniele Dell´Aglio, Irene Celino, Emanuele Della Valle, Ralph Grothmann, Florian Steinke and Volker Tresp

2nd Prize

A. Elizabeth Cano, Gregoire Burel, Aba-Sah Dadzie and Fabio Ciravegna

3rd Prize

Milan Stankovic, Klemen Kenda, Carolina Fortuna, Blaz Fortuna, Marko Grobelnik

Keynote Speakers

We are proud to welcome following keynote speakers to the ESWC2011:

Abe Hsuan


Andraz Tori


Chris Welty


Jim Hendler


Jure Leskovec


Lars Backstrom


Prasad Kantamneni