1998 International Workshop on Description Logics
(DL'98)

IRST, Povo -- Trento, Italy
Saturday June 6 - Monday June 8, 1998

(coordinated event with KR'98 -- Sixth International Conference on
Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning)

[DL]

Call for Participation

The 1998 International Workshop on Description Logics (DL'98) continues the tradition of international workshops devoted to discussing developments and applications of knowledge representation formalisms based on Description Logics. Demonstrations of systems and DL-based applications will be possible and people interested are encouraged to get in touch with the organizers.

[KR]
DL'98 will immediately follow KR'98 (Sixth International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning) which will be held in Trento, Italy, June 2-5, 1998.


PROGRAM

The workshop program is available.
A preliminary list of participants is available.

Friday, June 5
evening
Opening Reception
at the Wine Culture House
Saturday, June 6
morning
free time
afternoon
Technical Program
Sunday, June 7
morning
Technical Program
afternoon
Technical Program
evening
Visit to a wine cellar
and Social Dinner
Monday, June 8
morning
Technical Program
afternoon
Technical Program
joint session with FOIS'98
Tuesday, June 9
morning
Walk in the Dolomites
afternoon
Visit to wine cellars

The Opening Reception will be held at the Wine Culture House ``Casa della Cultura del Vino, Palazzo Trautmannsdorf'' (in the corner between Piazza della Mostra and via del Suffragio, in the historical center of Trento) on Friday evening, June 5, from 7.00-9.00 PM. We suggest to study in advance the peculiarities of the wines from Trentino, in order to better enjoy our social events. A workshop desk will be available for on-site registrations at the Opening Reception.

The technical sessions of the workshop will start at 2.00 PM on Saturday June 6, and will finish at 6.00 PM on Monday June 8. The lunch on Saturday at the IRST canteen is included, and it will start at 12.45 sharp. The workshop bus will arrive on time for lunch; check the bus schedule at the conference hotels.


PROCEEDINGS

The workshop material is printed as ITC-irst Proceedings Ref. No. 9805-03 to be distributed at the workshop and made available to other researchers on demand. The proceedings are also electronically distributed as a CEUR Publication on http://SunSITE.Informatik.RWTH-Aachen.DE/Publications/CEUR-WS/Vol-11/.


INFORMATION ON TRENTO

DL'98 will be held at IRST, Povo, a small outlying ward of Trento. Information about traveling to Trento and reaching IRST, together with tourist information and suggested restaurants, can be found at our page on Povo. Bus transportation from the conference hotels to the workshop location is included in the registration; check the bus schedule at the conference hotels.


SPONSORS


REGISTRATION AND ACCOMMODATION

Participation to the workshop is by invitation only. If you wish to participate and you have not already submitted a paper or a statement of interest, please contact the organizers at dl98@dl.kr.org.

Registration to the workshop is free, and it includes admittance to the workshop sessions, coffee breaks, three lunches at the canteen, the opening reception on Friday evening June 5, the visit to wine cellars on Tuesday afternoon June 9, and a copy of the workshop proceedings. The social dinner (with the visit to a wine cellar) on Sunday evening June 7 costs 65,000 Italian lire.
In order to register, DL'98 workshop participants should use the common KR'98 Registration form. Please read carefully the information brochure before compiling the form. KR'98 conference registration for DL'98 workshops participants is welcome but it is not mandatory.

We have reserved a block of rooms in Trento and surroundings at reduced conference rates. To qualify for these rates, reservations must be made using the common KR'98 Hotel-Banquet-Excursion form. Use the Hotel-Banquet-Excursion form also to register to the DL'98 social dinner. Please read carefully the information brochure before compiling the form.


DL SYSTEMS COMPARISON

DL'98 will host a DL systems comparison session. Systems will be compared on the basis of benchmarks which will be prepared in order to emphasize the best out of each system. This first round of the comparison at DL'98 will serve mostly as an evaluation of the benchmark testing set, and it is not intended to be the last word on a possible ranking.
We have four aims: For full details, check the DL'98 systems comparison home page at http://dl.kr.org/dl/dl98/comparison/.


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Enrico Franconi (chair)
Knowledge Representation and Reasoning group
Istituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica (IRST)
I-38050 Povo TN, Italy
franconi@irst.itc.it
Giuseppe De Giacomo
Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica
Università di Roma La Sapienza
Via Salaria 113, I-00198 Roma, Italy
degiacom@dis.uniroma1.it
Robert M. MacGregor
University of Southern California
Information Sciences Institute (USC/ISI)
4676 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292, USA
macgregor@isi.edu
Werner Nutt
German Research Center for AI (DFKI)
currently visiting:
Institute of Computer Science
Ross Building, Givat Ram Campu
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jerusalem 91904, Israel
nutt@cs.huji.ac.il
Christopher A. Welty
Vassar College Computer Science Dept.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604-0462, USA
weltyc@cs.vassar.edu
Fabrizio Sebastiani
Istituto di Elaborazione dell'Informazione (IEI)
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)
Via S. Maria, 46, I-56126 Pisa, Italy
fabrizio@iei.pi.cnr.it

DL systems comparison Committee:

Peter F. Patel-Schneider
Bell Labs Research
600 Mountain Ave, 2A-409
Murray Hill, NJ 07974; USA
pfps@research.bell-labs.com
Ian Horrocks
Department of Computer Science
University of Manchester
Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
horrocks@cs.man.ac.uk

Wine Committee:

Paolo Bresciani (chair)
(sommelier **)
Knowledge Representation and Reasoning group
Istituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica (IRST)
I-38050 Povo TN, Italy
brescian@irst.itc.it
Deborah L. McGuinness
AT&T Labs Research
180 Park Ave. Bldg 103, Room A215
Florham Park, NJ 07932-0971, USA
dlm@research.att.com


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