[DL] CFP Uncertainty Reasoning for the Semantic Web at ISWC 2007

Claudia d'Amato claudia.damato at di.uniba.it
Wed Jul 25 17:09:30 CEST 2007


                               FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

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                                 3rd Workshop on
                    Uncertainty Reasoning for the Semantic Web
                           http://c4i.gmu.edu/ursw2007
                             In conjunction with the
                    6th International Semantic Web Conference

                                  Busan - Korea
                                November 12, 2007
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You are invited to participate in the upcoming workshop on Uncertainty Reasoning
for the Semantic Web (URSW), to be held as part of the 6th International Semantic
Web Conference (ISWC) in November of 2007 in Busan - Korea.
ISWC is a major international forum for presenting visionary research on all
aspects of the Semantic Web. The Uncertainty Reasoning Workshop is an exciting
opportunity for collaboration and cross-fertilization between the uncertainty
reasoning community and the Semantic Web community.
Effective methods for reasoning under uncertainty are vital for realizing many
aspects of the Semantic Web vision, but the ability of current-generation web
technology to handle uncertainty is extremely limited. Recently, there has been
a groundswell of demand for uncertainty reasoning technology among Semantic Web
researchers and developers.
This surge of interest creates a unique opening to bring together two communities
with a clear commonality of interest but little history of interaction.
By capitalizing on this opportunity, URSW could spark dramatic progress toward
realizing the Semantic Web vision.

         AUDIENCE

The intended audience for this workshop includes the following
   * Researchers in uncertainty reasoning technologies with interest in Semantic
     Web and Web-related technologies
   * Semantic web developers and researchers
   * People in the knowledge representation community with interest in the Semantic
     Web
   * Ontology researchers and ontological engineers
   * Web services researchers and developers with interest in the Semantic Web
   * Developers of tools designed to support semantic web implementation, e.g.,
     Jena developers, Protege and Protege-OWL developers

        TOPIC LIST

We intend to have an open discussion on any topic relevant to the general subject
of uncertainty in the Semantic Web (including fuzzy theory, probability theory,
and other approaches). Therefore, the following list should be just an initial
guide.
   * Syntax and semantics for extensions to Semantic Web languages to enable
     representation of uncertainty
   * Logical formalisms to support uncertainty in Semantic Web languages
   * Probability theory as a means of assessing the likelihood that terms in
     different ontologies refer to the same or similar concepts
   * Architectures for applying plausible reasoning to the problem of ontology
     mapping
   * Using fuzzy approaches to deal with imprecise concepts within ontologies
   * The concept of a probabilistic ontology and its relevance to the Semantic Web
   * Best practices for representing uncertain, incomplete, ambiguous, or
     controversial information in the Semantic Web
   * The role of uncertainty as it relates to Web services
   * Interface protocols with support for uncertainty as a means to improve
     interoperability among Web services
   * Uncertainty reasoning techniques applied to trust issues in the Semantic Web
   * Existing implementations of uncertainty reasoning tools in the context of the
     Semantic Web
   * Issues and techniques for integrating tools for representing and reasoning
     with uncertainty
   * The future of uncertainty reasoning for the Semantic Web

        IMPORTANT DATES

July 25, 2007       Paper submissions due -> **EXTENDED TO AUG 01**
September 12, 2007  Paper acceptance notification
October 02, 2007    Camera-ready papers due
November 12, 2007   3rd Workshop on Uncertainty Reasoning for the Semantic Web

        SUBMISSION DETAILS

The URSW will be accepting submissions of technical papers and position papers.
Each submission will be evaluated for acceptability by at least three members of
the Program Committee. Decisions about acceptance will be based on relevance to
the above topic list, originality, potential significance, topicality and clarity.
Since all accepted papers will be presented at the workshop, we require that at
least one of the submitting authors must be a registered participant at the ISWC
2007 Conference, and committed to attend the URSW Workshop.
Submissions to the Workshop are only accepted in electronic format and should be
sent via the workshop's submission site:
https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/ISWC2007/default.aspx.
Papers must be submitted in PDF format, and follow the same submission format used
by the ISWC 2007 Conference, the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in
Computer Science (LNCS), available at
http://www.springeronline.com/sgw/cda/frontpage/0,11855,5-164-2-72376-0,00.html.
Technical papers submitted to the URSW Workshop must not exceed 12 pages, including
figures. Submissions exceeding this limit will not be reviewed.
Position papers consist of a summary of ideas, projects, or any research efforts
that are relevant to the URSW Workshop and must not exceed 2 pages.
Following the general acceptance rules of the ISWC 2007 conference, papers that,
at the time of submission, are under review for or have already been published in
or accepted for publication in a journal or another conference will not be accepted
to the URSW workshop.

          PRESENTATION AND PUBLICATION

All papers accepted to the URSW will be presented during the workshop and published
in the workshop proceedings, which will be available as a separate publication after
the Conference. Authors of accepted technical papers will have 20 minutes to present
their work, while authors of accepted position papers will have a 5-minute slot to
share their ideas.
In addition, both technical and position papers will be published in the URSW
Workshop proceedings, to be available after the ISWC 2007 Conference.

           PROGRAM COMMITTEE
The program committee is as follows (in alphabetical order):

   * Ameen Abu-Hanna - Universiteit van Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
   * Fernando Bobillo - University of Granada, Spain.
   * Paulo C. G. Costa - George Mason University, USA.
   * Fabio G. Cozman - Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil.
   * Claudia d'Amato - University of Bari, Italy.
   * Ernesto Damiani - University of Milan, Italy.
   * Nicola Fanizzi - University of Bari, Italy.
   * Francis Fung - Information Extraction & Transport, Inc., USA.
   * Linda van der Gaag - Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands.
   * Ivan Herman - C.W.I., the Netherlands. W3C Activity Lead for the Semantic Web.
   * Kathryn B. Laskey - George Mason University, USA.
   * Kenneth J. Laskey - MITRE Corporation, USA. Member of the W3C Advisory Board.
   * Thomas Lukasiewicz - Universit� di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy.
   * Anders L. Madsen - Hugin Expert A/S, Denmark.
   * M. Scott Marshall Ð Adaptive Information Disclosure, Universiteit van Amsterdam, the Netherlands
   * Trevor Martin - University of Bristol, UK.
   * Bill McDaniel - DERI, Ireland.
   * Matthias Nickles - Technical University of Munich, Germany.
   * Leo Obrst - MITRE Corporation, USA.
   * Yung Peng - University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA.
   * Michael Pool - Convera, Inc., USA.
   * Livia Predoiu - Universit�t Mannheim, Germany.
   * Dave Robertson - University of Edinburgh, UK.
   * Daniel S�nchez - University of Granada, Spain.
   * Elie Sanchez - Universit� de La M�diterran�e Aix-Marseille II , France.
   * Oreste Signore - Istituto di Scienza e Technologie dell'Informazione "A. Faedo",
     Italy. Manager of the W3C Office in Italy.
   * Nematollaah Shiri - Concordia University, Canada.
   * Sergej Sizov - University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany.
   * Pavel Smrz - Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic.
   * Umberto Straccia - Istituto di Scienza e Technologie dell'Informazione "A. Faedo",
     Italy.
   * Heiner Stuckenschmidt - Universit�t Mannheim, Germany.
   * Masami Takikawa - Cleverset, Inc., USA.
   * Peter Vojtas - Charles University, Czech Republic.

            ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
The organizing committee is as follows (in alphabetical order):

   * Fernando Bobillo - University of Granada, Spain.
   * Paulo C. G. Costa - George Mason University, USA.
   * Claudia d'Amato - University of Bari, Italy.
   * Nicola Fanizzi - University of Bari, Italy.
   * Francis Fung - Information Extraction & Transport, Inc., USA.
   * Thomas Lukasiewicz - Universita di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy.
   * Trevor Martin - University of Bristol, UK.
   * Matthias Nickles - Technical University of Munich, Germany.
   * Yung Peng - University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA.
   * Michael Pool - Convera, Inc., USA.
   * Pavel Smrz - Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic.
   * Peter Vojtas - Charles University, Czech Republic.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Busan!
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