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 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