[DL] Last CFP: International Workshop on Fuzzy Logic on the Web - FLOW 2008

Stijn Heymans heymans at kr.tuwien.ac.at
Thu Jul 24 17:29:24 CEST 2008

*******Last Call for Papers - Submission deadline 30 July 2008 **********

                               FLOW 2008
           First International Workshop on Fuzzy Logic On the Web
                            Sydney, Australia

   in conjunction with the IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conferences
 on Web Intelligence  and Intelligent Agent Technology (WI-IAT 2008)


A lot of research on how to make the Web Intelligent is centered
around the question of how to introduce a form of automated reasoning
in Web-related activities.  For example, an intelligent search would
amount to posing queries that use deduction to obtain results instead
of queries that return results based on the keywords of the query.  An
important subgoal of establishing this kind of automated reasoning is
to make knowledge on the Web understandable by machines.

As witnessed by approaches like the Semantic Web the traditional
choice of establishing machine-understandability was obtained by
formalizing knowledge using two-valued logics like Description Logics
or Logic Programming. However, fuzzy logic is inherently better
suited for expressing knowledge on the Web, i.e., knowledge that is
uncertain, imprecise, and potentially inconsistent.  Nonetheless, the
take-up of fuzzy logic for making the Web more intelligent is a slow
one, and a major issue is the lack of cross-fertilization between the
world of fuzzy logic researchers and the world of Web researchers.
Hence, the workhop's main goal will be to bring these two worlds
closer together, and thus stimulate cross-over research between two
different areas that are trying to make the Web more intelligent.

The workshop will be an important part of events of the IEEE/WIC/ACM
 International Conferences on Web Intelligence and  Intelligent Agent
Technology which has been ranked at top 15 from 620 Artificial
Intelligence / Machine Learning  conferences in the following popular
rankings:  http://www.cs-conference-ranking.org/home.html


Applications of fuzzy logic to Web areas such as

	* Ontology languages
	* Intelligent Search
	* Knowledge management and reasoning
	* Ontology mapping, merging, and alignment
	* Web Service Description, Discovery, Composition
	* Information extraction / Multimedia retrieval
	* Collaborating agents
	* Social Network Analysis
	* Web-based recommender systems
	* Question answering systems
	* Geographic Information Retrieval
	* ...

Sumbission Details:

All submitted papers will be reviewed on the basis of technical
quality, relevance, significance, and clarity. All workshops are
required to use the WI-IAT 2008 Cyberchair system for on-line paper
submission and review process:

The length of accepted papers should NOT exceed 4 pages (IEEE-CS
format, extra payment is only available for one more extra page).
Accepted workshop papers will be published in the Proceedings of
WI-IAT08 Workshops by IEEE-CS Press.

Important Dates:

Deadline for Submissions: July 30, 2008
Notification of acceptance: September 3, 2008
Camera-ready versions: September 30, 2008
Workshop: December 9, 2008
WI-IAT 2008 Conference: December 9 - 12, 2008

Program Committee:

Paulo Cesar G. da Costa, George Mason University, USA
Ernesto Damiani, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Jos de Bruijn, Free University of Bolzano, Italy
Pieter De Leenheer, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
Cristina Feier, TU Vienna, Austria
Martin Hepp, Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany
Mustafa Jarrar, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Janusz Kacprzyk, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Anne Laurent, LIRMM, France
Jie Lu, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Thomas Lukasiewicz, Oxford University / TU Vienna, U.K. / Austria
Trevor Martin, University of Bristol, UK
Jose Angel Olivas Varela, Universidad Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Gabriella Pasi, University of Milano, Italy
Axel Polleres, DERI Galway, Ireland
Giorgos Stamou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Umberto Straccia, IST-C.N.R, Italy
Ankur Teredesai, University of Washington, USA
Peter Vojtas, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic


Stijn Heymans
Knowledge Based Systems Group
Institute of Information Systems
Vienna University of Technology

Martine De Cock
Computational Web Intelligence
Dept. of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
Ghent University

Dirk Vermeir
Theoretical Computer Science Lab
Dept. of Computer Science
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Elie Sanchez
Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale
Biomathematiques et Informatique Medicale
Faculte de Medecine (Universite Aix-Marseille II)

Dr. Stijn Heymans
Vienna University of Technology

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