Call for Papers: Special Issue on Event-centric Open Analytics

Call for papers: Special Issue on

Event-centric Open Analytics

The modern society faces an unprecedented number of events that impact countries, communities and economies around the globe, across language, country and community borders. Recent examples include terrorist attacks, political shake-ups such as Brexit, worldwide pandemic outbreaks as well as ongoing and evolving topics such as the migration crisis in Europe that regularly spawn events of global importance affecting local communities. These developments result in a vast amount of event-centric, multilingual information available from heterogeneous sources on the Web, in the Web of Data, within knowledge graphs, in social media, inside web archives and in the news sources. Such event-centric information differs across sources, languages and communities, potentially reflecting community-specific aspects, opinions, sentiments and bias.

Topics relevant to this special issue include - but are not limited to - the following:

  • Representing and Storing Web of Data
  • Event extraction, coreference and linking
  • Relation extraction and linking
  • Cross-lingual event analysis
  • Sentiment analysis
  • Fact verification, especially in connection with events
  • Knowledge graph population with event-centric information
  • Detection of fake news related to events
  • Event representation in knowledge graphs
  • Vocabularies for events
  • Image-text relations for event analysis
  • Event-centric question answering
  • User interaction with multilingual event-centric data
  • Human computation methods for multilingual data
  • Propagation of event-centric information
  • Language-specific bias
  • Application of knowledge graphs in event analytics
  • Use of knowledge graphs in cross-lingual and cross-cultural analytics
  • Visualization techniques for event analysis
  • Case studies for cross-lingual / cross-cultural event-centric analytics


  • Submission deadline: 30th of June 2021 (extended!). Papers submitted before the deadline will be reviewed upon receipt.

Author Guidelines

Submissions shall be made through the Semantic Web journal website at Prospective authors must take notice of the submission guidelines posted at

We welcome four main types of submissions: (i) full research papers, (ii) reports on tools and systems, (iii) application reports, and (iv) survey articles. The description of the submission types is posted at While there is no upper limit, paper length must be justified by content.

Note that you need to request an account on the website for submitting a paper. Please indicate in the cover letter that it is for the "Event-centric Open Analytics" special issue. All manuscripts will be reviewed based on the SWJ open and transparent review policy and will be made available online during the review process.

Also note that the Semantic Web journal is open access.

Finally please note that submissions received after the new Open Science Data requirements are imposed (around 1st of May 2021) must comply with these requirements, which are detailed on the corresponding blog post.

Guest editors

The guest editors can be reached at .

Elena Demidova, University of Bonn, Germany and L3S Research Center, Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany

Sherzod Hakimov, TIB, Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology, Germany

Anna Fensel, University of Innsbruck, Semantic Technology Institute Innsbruck, Austria

Marko Tadić, Department of Linguistics, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Guest editorial board

to be determined