20th International Workshop on
Description Logics

Brixen-Bressanone (near Bozen-Bolzano), Italy
8-10 June 2007

    The 2007 edition of the DL workshop will take place in Brixen-Bressanone, Italy, from the 8th to the 10th of June 2007. Arrived this year to its 20th edition, DL is the major annual event of the description logics research community. The workshop is thought as a gathering forum to meet, discuss and exchange experiences among all those, both in the academy and industry, who are interested in description logics and in all their broad range of applications.

There were 142 participants to the workshop;
great success!

Invited speakers will be:

Moreover, Ron Brachman and others will join us for a special event to celebrate the *20th* edition of the Description Logics workshop!

The workshop will take place in the charming town of Brixen-Bressanone, near Bozen-Bolzano in South Tyrol at the heart of the Dolomites - the pink mountains of the Alps. This is 80 Km south of Innsbruck (where the ESWC-07 conference will take place immediately before); direct train connections run every hour between Innsbruck and Brixen-Bressanone. Brixen-Bressanone, a bishop's residence, is distinguished by its mediaeval Gothic architecture. Here you can still breathe the atmosphere of an academic, theological tradition that has lasted for centuries and today the city also houses the Faculty of Education of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, and a branch of the University of Padua. Like Bozen-Bolzano, Brixen-Bressanone has always been a crossroads of various cultures. Since the end of the Second World War Brixen-Bressanone has experienced a spurt in economic growth while consolidating its artistic and cultural vocation. Delegates who come to study here will find a comfortably-sized town of about 18,000 inhabitants, free of traffic problems. The mediaeval alleys and the wealth of historical references are an ideal starting point for excursions into the countryside and for practising a whole variety of sports and leisure activities. Leaving directly from the town centre delegates can set off on their bikes or on foot for excursions into the surrounding hills and mountains; a good example of a fine place for walking and biking is the Plose mountain, easily accessible by public transport, and which in the winter months becomes a favourite area for skiing and snowboarding. Brixen-Bressanone is on the main arterial road between Austria/Germany and Italy and it is easily accessible from everywhere by train, car, bus or plane.

Organised by: KRDB Research Centre at the Faculty of Computer Science of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano.

Enrico Franconi