International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems (IJSWIS)

International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems (IJSWIS)

Editor-in-Chief: Miltiadis D. Lytras (The American College of Greece, Greece)
Indexed In: Web of Science Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), SCOPUS, Compendex (Elsevier Engineering Index), INSPEC and 19 more indices
Published: Quarterly |Established: 2005
ISSN: 1552-6283|EISSN: 1552-6291|DOI: 10.4018/IJSWIS
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The International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems (IJSWIS) promotes a knowledge transfer channel where academics, practitioners, and researchers can discuss, analyze, criticize, synthesize, communicate, elaborate, and simplify the more-than-promising technology of the semantic Web in the context of information systems. The journal aims to establish value-adding knowledge transfer and personal development channels in three distinctive areas: academia, industry, and government.

Topics Covered

  • Beyond Semantic Web (e.g., extending meaning with perception and experience)
  • Enterprise application integration
  • From e-government to e-democracy
  • Integration with other disciplines
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Metadata-driven (bottom-up) versus ontology-driven (top-down) SW development
  • New Semantic Web enabled business models
  • New Semantic Web enabled information systems
  • New Semantic Web enabled tools for the citizen/ learner/ organization/ business
  • Ontologies, folksonomies, and associated knowledge representation issues
  • Real world applications towards the development of the Knowledge society
  • Semantic enabled business intelligence
  • Semantic Web applications on the web, enterprises, desktops, personal and mobile devices, e-science and e-government applications, and associated issues of provenance, trust, privacy, security, quality, scalability, and performance
  • Semantic Web data management
  • Semantic Web issues, challenges, and implications in each of the IS research streams
  • Semantics and human computer interfaces including visualization and mashups
  • Semantics in business processes and distributed computing and services
  • Social Semantic Web and people web
  • Standards

Mission and Scope

The International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems (IJSWIS) is an archival journal that publishes high quality original manuscripts in all aspects of Semantic Web that are relevant to computer science and information systems communities. IJSWIS is an open forum aiming to cultivate the Semantic Web vision within the information systems research community. The main focus is on information systems discipline and working towards the delivery of the main implications that the Semantic Web brings to information systems and the information/knowledge society.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Volume 17: 4 Issues (2021): 1 Released, 3 Forthcoming
Volume 16: 4 Issues (2020)
Volume 15: 4 Issues (2019)
Volume 14: 4 Issues (2018)
Volume 13: 4 Issues (2017)
Volume 12: 4 Issues (2016)
Volume 11: 4 Issues (2015)
Volume 10: 4 Issues (2014)
Volume 9: 4 Issues (2013)
Volume 8: 4 Issues (2012)
Volume 7: 4 Issues (2011)
Volume 6: 4 Issues (2010)
Volume 5: 4 Issues (2009)
Volume 4: 4 Issues (2008)
Volume 3: 4 Issues (2007)
Volume 2: 4 Issues (2006)
Volume 1: 4 Issues (2005)
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Reviews and Testimonials

Today's Web is rich in data but poor in semantic. Semantic Web will help realize the true understanding of humans by computers. The International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems (IJSWIS) is the only international journal focusing on the intersection of the the Semantic Web and Information Systems areas. The journal aims to not only advance the state of Semantic Web technologies but also improve our understanding of the impact of Semantic Web technologies on individuals and organizations and our understanding of users' requirements for Semantic Web technologies.

– Lina Zhou, University of Maryland-Balitmore County, USA

The International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems is instrumental in stimulating research and practical debate on the technologies, applications and implications of the Semantic Web, providing a unique specialized forum for the publication of novel research in these topics.

– Nancy Pouloudi, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece


Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Dr. Miltiadis D. Lytras is an expert in advanced computer science and management, editor, lecturer, and research consultant, with extensive experience in academia and the business sector in Europe and Asia. Dr. Lytras is Research Professor at Deree College – The American College of Greece and Distinguished Scientist at the King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Dr. Lytras is a world-class expert in the fields of cognitive computing, information systems, smart cities research, technology enabled innovation, social networks, computers in human behavior, and knowledge management. In his work, Dr. Lytras seeks to bring together and exploit synergies among scholars and experts committed to enhancing the quality of education for all. Dr. Lytras has co-edited more than 50 special issues in top impact factor journals and more than 45 books in international publishers.

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief Emeritus
Amit Sheth, Wright State University, United States
International Advisory Board
Brij Gupta, National Institute of Technology,Kurukshetra, India
Ernesto Damiani, University of Milan, Italy
Mohamed Amine Ferrag, Guelma University, Algeria
Vijay Raghavan, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, United States
Managing Editor
Kwok Tai Chui, The Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Associate Editors
Aditya Kalyanpur, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, United States
Cornelio Yáñez-Márquez, Laboratorio de Cómputo Inteligente CIC-IPN, Mexico
Ernesto D'Avanzo, University of Salerno, Italy
Henry Kim, York University, Canada
Jalal Alowibdi, University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Jeff Pan, The University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Leyla Zhuhadar, Western Kentucky University, United States
Marco Spruit, Utrecht University, Netherlands ORCID
Maria Bermudez-Edo, University of Granada, Spain ORCID
Marie- Helene Abel, University of Technology of Compiegne, France
Maryam Haghshenas, Tehran University, Iran, Islamic Republic Of
Naif Aljohani, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos, University of Oviedo, Spain
Peiquan Jin, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Umberto Straccia, Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione-CNR, Italy
Wadee Alhalabi, Effat University, Saudi Arabia
Wen Liu, Wuhan University of Technology, China ORCID
Xi Zhang, Tianjin University, China
Yenchun Wu, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Editorial Review Board
Ai-Che Chang, Shih Hsin University, Taiwan ORCID
Amelie Gyrard, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Armando Stellato, University of Roma, Italy
Carsten Kessler, Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark ORCID
Christian Bizer, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Dora Melo, Coimbra Business School - ISCAC, IPC, Portugal ORCID
Eero Hyvönen, Helsinki University of Technology (TKK) and University of Helsinki, Finland
Eliot Bytyçi, University of Prishtina / Faculty of Mathematical and Natural Sciences - FSHMN, Kosovo ORCID
Farrukh Saleem, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia ORCID
Gottfried Vossen, University of Muenster, Germany
Irene Rodrigues, Department of Informatics, University of Évora, Portugal
Kanagasabai Rajaraman, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Marta Sabou, MODUL University Vienna, Austria
Miguel-Ángel Sicilia, University of Alcalá, Spain
Miljana Mladenović, University of Niš, Serbia ORCID
Nazli Farajidavar, King's College London, United Kingdom
Pasquale Lops, University of Bari, Italy
Pu Li, Zhengzhou University of Light Industry, China
Rishi Kanth Saripalle, Illinois State University, United States
Rob Brennan, Dublin City University, Iceland ORCID
Selver Softic, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Tianxing Wu, Southeast University, China ORCID
Vahid Jalali, Indiana University, United States
Victor de Boer, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
William Grosky, University of Michigan-Dearborn, United States ORCID


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