[DL] Call for Papers: 4th International Workshop on New Forms of Reasoning for the Semantic Web (NeFoRS2010)

Zhisheng Huang huang at cs.vu.nl
Tue Mar 2 19:51:38 CET 2010


4th International Workshop on New Forms of Reasoning for the Semantic
Web: Scalable & Dynamic - NEFoRS2010

Website: http://nefors10.larkc.eu
30 May 2010, Heraklion, Greece

co-located with the 7th Extended Semantic Web Conference

1. Introduction
Initiatives like Linked Open Data have resulted in a rapid growth of the
Web of data, and this growth is expected to continue. While impressive
progress has been made in recent years in scalable storing, querying,
and reasoning with languages like RDFS and OWL, existing reasoning
techniques fail to perform when applied at Web-scale, due to the
quantities of instance data, expressiveness of the ontologies, or the
inherent inconsistency and incompleteness of data on the Web.

These problems of scale are increasingly compounded by the appearance of
highly dynamic data streams. Data streams occur in modern applications
such as traffic engineering, applications of RFID tags, telecom call
recording, medical record management, financial applications, and
clickstreams. On the Web, many sites distribute and present information
in real-time streams of semi-structured text. In many of these
application areas, the ability to perform complex reasoning tasks that
combine streaming information (both data and text) with background
knowledge would be of great benefit. Stream reasoning is a new
multidisciplinary approach for semantically processing high-frequency
high-volume streams of information in combination with rich background

This workshop is a joint continuation of earlier successful workshop on
scalable and dynamic reasoning for the Semantic Web, NeFoRS'07,
NeFoRS'08, and SR'09.

2. Event Information

We welcome all research contributions that address one or more of the
following topics:

* scalable reasoning for the Web
* web scale querying and searching
* reasoning with inconsistent ontologies
* stream reasoning in the Semantic Web
* efficient storage of structured data that scale to a very large size
* reasoning with large, expressive or distributed ontologies
* theory for stream reasoning
* management of semantic streams
* reasoning on streams
* semantic analysis of text streams
* on-line learning from streams
* distribution and parallelization for semantic streams
* cognitively-inspired approaches to deal with large and dynamic
* implementation and evaluation of scalable and dynamic reasoners
* applications of reasoning on large and dynamic datasets

The workshop will take place during the 7th Extended Semantic Web
Conference (ESWC2010) as a full-day event.

3. Important Dates

March 8, 2010 Submission of papers
April 13, 2010 Notification of acceptance
April 27, 2010 Camera-ready version due
May 30 or 31, 2010 Workshop

4. Organisation


* Stefano Ceri, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
* Emanuele Della Valle, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
* Jim Hendler, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
* Zhisheng Huang, Free University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Program Committee

* Daniele Braga, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
* Irene Celino, CEFRIEL, Italy
* Marko Grobelnik, Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
* Michael Grossnicklaus Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy and ETH
Zurich, Switzerland
* Pascal Hitzler, Wright State University, Ohio, USA
* Mihai Lupu, Information Retrieval Facility, Austria
* Marko Luther, DOCOMO Research Labs, Munich, Germany
* Vassil Momtchev, Ontotext, Bulgaria
* Jose Quesada, Max Planck Institute, Germany
* Angus Roberts, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
* Magnus Sahlgren, SICS, Sweden
* Anne Schlicht, University of Mannheim, Germany
* Stefan Schlobach, Free University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
* Lael Schooler, Max Planck Institute, Germany
* Volker Tresp, SIEMENS, Germany
* Giovanni Tummarello, DERI, Ireland
* Michael Witbrock, Cyc Europe

5. Submissions

The workshop invites full papers (up to 15 pages) as well as short
papers (up to 5 pages). Submissions should be formatted according to the
Lecture Notes in Computer Science guidelines for proceedings available
at http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-7-72376-0. Papers
should be submitted in PDF format.

Furthermore papers need to be submitted electronically through the
EasyChair system using the following link:


Zhisheng Huang (email: huang at cs.vu.nl)
Group of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning,
Free University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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