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ENDORSE contribution guidelines - Endorse 2023
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Contribution guidelines

The ENDORSE 2023 Programme Committee seeks proposals for presentations, original unpublished papers and posters, as well as proposals for tutorials and demos. Commercial proposals will not be considered.

The online submission system for ENDORSE 2023 is open and will close on 20 September 2022 (extended).

How to submit Submit your proposal

You can contact us for any questions by email (to

Before submitting a proposal, please read carefully the instructions below.


The focuses of ENDORSE 2023

  • The use of reference data and semantics to provide a consistent way of interpreting data and to make it easier for users to access it directly in real time
  • The implementation of semantic technologies in our everyday lives, making them closer to the citizen in a painless manner and in socially beneficial ways
  • The interpenetration of semantic intelligence and multilingual intelligence

What to highlight?

  • Research activities
  • Innovation practices
  • Use cases
  • Issues for discussion


When submitting your proposal, select the format most conducive to showcasing your work.

  • You will have a limited amount of time to make your presentation – up to 15 minutes.
  • You should present summaries or overviews of your work (purpose, procedures, outcomes or product).
  • You should present summaries or overviews of your work (purpose, procedures, outcomes or product).
  • A focus on smart applications and solutions implemented in real processes and with valuable and meaningful results will be appreciated.
  • Presentations are grouped according to topic into themed sessions.
  • Visual supports may be used (computer slides or digital displays) to assist the delivery of your oral presentation.
  • How to submit a presentation, lightning talk or poster proposal.

  • Further to your presentation, we propose you to publish a paper with the same content.
  • Your paper must not have been submitted for publication elsewhere.
  • How to submit a paper proposal.

Lightning talks, posters and demos

You will proceed in two steps as follows

  • Lightning talk
    • 5 minutes will be allocated to speakers for a data blitz (oral session) to introduce a subject that will be discussed later during the conference or to promote your work and tempt attendees to watch the videos that will be made accessible during ENDORSE 2023. You should summarise information or research concisely and attractively to help inform people about it and generate discussion, to attract people’s attention and to serve as a conversation starter.
    • Visuals must be used (background information necessary to put your work into context, understand what you have done, etc.)
    • No more than 4 slides
    • How to submit a presentation, lightning talk or poster proposal.
  • Poster or demo

  • Maximum duration, 15 minutes
  • Empowering potential users must be in the focus of these tutorials meant to ease knowledge transfer and skill acquisition
  • You need to provide a videorecording of your tutorial(s); access will be provided to them during and after ENDORSE 2023.
  • There will not be any live tutorial during the event itself.
  • How to submit a demo or tutorial proposal.

Promotional conversations are permissible. However, products or services may not be sold at the conference.


Instructions and deadlines

Abstracts (long and short) and biographies must be submitted by 20 September 2022 (extended) at the latest. Relevant topics must be specified.

Presentations (maximum 8-10 slides) and videos must be submitted by 25 November 2022 at the latest.

Final papers (up to 5 000 words) must be submitted by 20 March 2023.

Accepted proposals will have to be presented by at least one author, who is expected to register for the conference. Accepted papers that cannot be presented during the conference will not be made available on the conference website.



The proposal must be submitted in English, as this will be the conference language.



Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract of the presentation they would like to give, together with a short abstract. A short biography of all authors is also requested (up to 350 words).

The long abstract (up to 750 words) should facilitate a deeper understanding of the submitted work and should consist of clearly written text, it can include a concise description of the purpose, methods, and implications of your work. This will be used to evaluate your work and place in the appropriate session. Presenters intending to have a paper included in the conference proceedings are invited to mention it clearly in their long abstract.

Short abstracts will appear in the conference programme and will help participants choose which sessions to attend (up to 250 words).

Data blitz proposals (up to 750 words) should describe the subject/goal of the tutorial, demo or discussion to follow.


Long abstract and focus

Indicate if your work has a practice, research or theory focus. Note the required components of the proposal for each focus area:

  • Domain and framework
  • Description of practical application
  • Outcomes
  • Implications

  • Thesis statement
  • Methodology
  • Results
  • Conclusions and implications

  • Statement of the hypothesis
  • Relationship to existing theories or perspectives in the field
  • How the proposed idea advances knowledge in the field or benefits society
Download long abstract template

Field selection

Field selections will be used to begin the process of organising presentations into sessions and to determine the structure of the conference proceedings, which will be published along with the presentations after the conference on the Publications Office’s web portal (EU Vocabularies website).

Multiple-authored formal papers and presentations are welcome but only one article may be included in the conference proceedings.

Fields in each area of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Geospatial data
  • Smart applications
  • Smart cities
  • Accuracy, trustworthiness, consistency
  • Relevancy, completeness, timeliness of data
  • Ease of understanding, interoperability
  • Accessibility, licensing, interlinking
  • Data ecosystems
  • Discovery from big data
  • Technologies
  • Eco-friendly data
  • FAIR data
  • Semantic interoperability, data exchange and sharing
    • Data models
    • Knowledge graphs
    • Business process management
    • Formats
    • Data mining and knowledge discovery in databases
    • Data interoperability, ontologies and meta-ontologies
    • Meta-knowledge graphs and linked open data
    • Indexing to ease the search, and beyond
  • Knowledge and language management
    • Multilingual terminology management NLPs
    • Machine learning and artificial intelligence
    • Disambiguation
    • Linguistic intelligence
  • Governance and collaborative activities
    • Means to learn about data initiatives and standards
    • Communities of practice
    • Collaborative work and activities
    • Best practices
    • Governance or guidance
    • Legal framework
  • Use cases
    • Concrete implementations
    • Smart applications
    • Collaborative activities

Biographical Information

This should include your organisation, institution, public service or company, your position or title and a short statement of interests.

Short abstracts and biographies of accepted papers/presentations will be used in the online programme and event advertising.



  • The call for presentation proposals opens on 30 June 2022.
  • The deadline for the submission of abstracts of presentation proposals prolonged to 20 September 2022.
  • The review of presentation proposals will take place in September - October 2022.
  • The decisions of the Programme Committee will be notified to all potential speakers by 21 October 2022.
  • Speakers must submit their presentations by 25 November 2022.
  • ENDORSE takes place on 14–16 March 2023.
  • All speakers who want their papers published must submit their final texts by 20 March 2023.