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[KGC 2021 Call for Presentations]


Call for Presentations is now open!

We’re looking for inspiring voices, ideas, and expertise from industry leaders and storytellers like yourself for the ultimate digital conference.


KGC2021 bridges the gap between industry, which is increasingly recognizing the necessity of integrated data, and academia, where semantic technologies have been developing for over twenty years. Our events, education, content, and community efforts facilitate meaningful exchange between diverse groups and increase awareness, development, and adoption of this powerful technology.

Connecting the dots is core to what we do, so show us how you’re connecting the dots through knowledge graphs. This year, we’ve expanded into different formats and are accepting submissions across five calls:


We encourage individuals of all backgrounds and levels of speaking experience to submit a proposal. If you’re selected as a speaker, you will receive a free digital pass and speaker support throughout your presentation development process. The selection process is competitive, but we have tips to help you submit a winning proposal.

Please note that we do not offer any paid opportunities to speakers, and these sessions are not for service and product pitches. If you’re interested in marketing your solutions, email

Proposal Review Process

Each proposal will be evaluated on an ongoing basis by the conference program committee, which consists of practitioners with a strong industry and academic background on knowledge graphs. We receive a large number of submissions, therefore it is not possible to accept all the presentations. we will prioritize presentations based on the following:

  • Concise abstract explaining what attendees will learn and why it is important
  • Impact of the underlying work


Upon acceptance, speakers will be invited to give a 20 minutes presentation. Coaching will be available to help presenters focusing their message and ensure the most impactful presentation can be delivered. Each talk will be pre-recorded and the video recording will be due a month after the latest acceptance notification was sent (please check Important Dates). The majority of the presentation should be focused on the solution, not overviews of common problems. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at

Important Dates

February 26, 2021 — Submission Deadline

February 27, 2021 — Final Notification of Acceptance

April 5th, 2021 — Submission of Recorded Presentations

April 5th — Workshops and Tutorials Website online

May 3–4, 2021 — Workshops and Tutorials Online

May 5–6, 2021 — KGC 2021 held digitally online

More information about…

Presentations are 20-min talks where you can share all topics related to knowledge graph technology. The following is a list of suggested topics. Other topics not included are also welcome:

  • Analytics
  • Machine Learning
  • NLP
  • Data-Centric Architectures
  • Data Governance
  • Data Literacy
  • Data Science
  • Data Engineering
  • Data Product Management
  • Knowledge Science
  • Data Quality
  • Data Fabric
  • Visualizations
  • Add your idea!


We are interested in emerging applications such as Personal Knowledge Graphs, Autonomous KG construction, Knowledge Infused Learning and KGs of data such as video.

Case study presentations are 20-min talks where you can share experiences and success stories of applying knowledge graph technology to solve a business problem. Preference will be given to submissions where the primary speaker is the user of knowledge graph technology instead of a vendor. Successful submissions will highlight

  • Clear business problem
  • Why status quo solutions were not sufficient
  • How knowledge graph technology was applied
  • How roadblocks were overcome
  • ROI


We are interested in case studies across different industries from Healthcare, Lifesciences, Finance, Manufacturing, Media, Tech, E-Commerce, IoT, Academia, Supply Chain, Real Estate, Sports, Law, Inventory Management, Digital Marketing which include small and also large knowledge graphs.

Open-source tool presentations are 20 min talks where you can share a knowledge graph software tool. Vendors are encouraged to submit open-source or community projects that they are involved in. For vendor showcases, please reach out to the Sponsorship chair. Successful submissions will highlight

  • What problem is the tool solving?
  • Why is the software needed?

The workshops are tailored for scientific communities working on highly specialized topics. They can range in formats, from formal (centering on presentation of refereed papers) to informal (centering on an extended roundtable discussion among the selected participants).

Proposal should include:

  • the workshop title and abstract
  • a statement of objectives for the workshop
  • a topical outline for the workshop
  • names and biographies of the organizers, as well as a tentative program committee
  • if you organized a similar workshop previously, please provide us with information about the earlier sessions (location, outcome and attendance, etc.)
  • no more than 2 pages


Upon acceptance, workshop organizers will expect to publicize the workshop and ensure the quality of its program through peer review of papers by the program committee. The conference will provide a venue for half a day or one day, as well as a page on the conference website to be edited by the workshop organizers. Workshop organizers and participants will also need to register for the conference.

Hands-on tutorials are designed to provide audiences with practical introductions to knowledge graphs related topics by practitioners. All levels are welcome, beginners and advanced alike. The format of tutorials will be a mix of lecturing and hands-on application of the techniques.

NOTE: Tutorials can not be a sales pitch by a vendor.

The tutorial proposal should include:

  • title and abstract
  • list of the topics that will be studied during the tutorial
  • names and biographies of the lecturers
  • software that will be required to perform the tutorial and the modality of availability (opensource software, limited licensing for the duration of the workshop, etc.)
  • no more than 2 pages


We are particularly interested in areas such as ontologies, standards development, beginners guides, developer tools, open-source & community projects.

Upon acceptance, tutorial organizers will commit to develop and teach a tutorial following the topics presented in the proposal. Instructors of tutorial sessions will be expected to take an active role in publicizing and recruiting attendees for their sessions. The conference will provide a venue for half a day or one day, as well as a page about the tutorial on the conference website to be edited by the tutorial organizers. Tutorial materials should be sent to the conference organizers by March 1st, 2021. Tutorial organizers and participants will be expected to register for the conference.

Mike Atkin, Agnos

Dan Brickley, Google

Anastasia Dimou, University of Ghent

Ying Ding, University of Austin

Ashleigh Faith, EBSCO

Anna Lisa Gentile, IBM Research

Rafael Gonçalves, Stanford University

Paul Groth, University of Amsterdam

Violeta Ilik, Adelphi University

Tom Plasterer, AstraZeneca

Tara Raafat, Mphasis

François Scharffe, KGC – Co-Chair

Oshani Seneviratne, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Juan Sequeda, – Co-Chair