[DL] Deadline Extension: URSW 2011

N.Fanizzi fanizzi at di.uniba.it
Sun Aug 14 11:56:23 CEST 2011

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!! NEW SUBMISSION DEADLINE: August 18, 2011 !!

7th International Workshop on Uncertainty Reasoning for the Semantic Web

In conjunction with the
10th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2011)

Bonn, Germany
October 23-27, 2011

You are invited to participate in the upcoming workshop on Uncertainty
Reasoning for the Semantic Web (URSW), to be held as part of the 10th
International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) in October of 2011 at the 
Hotel Maritim Bonn, Germany.
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 
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.


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, Protégé developers, OWL-API developers.


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.


August 18, 2011		Paper submissions due
August 31		Paper acceptance notification
September 5		Camera-ready papers due
October 17		Presentations due
October 23 		7th Workshop on Uncertainty Reasoning for the
Semantic Web


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 2011 
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:

Papers must be formatted in the style of the Springer Publications 
format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). This is the very 
same format adopted by the ISWC 2011. For complete details, see 
Springer's Author Instructions 

Technical papers submitted to the URSW Workshop must not exceed 12 
pages, including figures. Submissions exceeding this limit will not be 
Position papers consist of a summary of ideas, projects, or any research
efforts that are relevant to the URSW Workshop and must not exceed 4 pages.
Following the general acceptance rules of the ISWC 2011 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.


URSW 2011 will be a full-day workshop divided into 4 sessions. The first
session will start with the workshop's keynote presentation, which will 
be followed by technical paper presentations. Sessions two and three 
will be devoted to presenting our selected technical and position 
papers, while the remaining session will be planned in a format that 
invites an open debate on the results, conclusions, recommendations, and 
follow-up work of the URW3-XG group. We plan to convey a work meeting 
after the workshop, if the last session needs to be extended.
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 10-minute slot to share their 
ideas. After each presentation, 5 minutes will be allocated to questions 
from the audience.Both technical and position papers will be published 
in the URSW Workshop proceedings, to be available after the ISWC 2011 
In addition, technical papers accepted for presentation at the URSW 2011
will be eligible for participating in an international journal special 
issue or in a post-proceedings book.


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

- Fernando Bobillo - University of Zaragoza, Spain
- Rommel N. Carvalho - George Mason University, USA
- Paulo C. G. Costa - George Mason University, USA
- Claudia d'Amato - University of Bari, Italy
- Nicola Fanizzi - University of Bari, Italy
- Kathryn Laskey - George Mason University, USA
- Ken Laskey - MITRE Corporation, USA
- Thomas Lukasiewicz - Oxford University, UK
- Trevor Martin - University of Bristol, UK
- Matthias Nickles - Technical University of Munich, Germany
- Michael Pool - Convera, Inc., USA


The confirmed members of the program committee are the following (in
alphabetical order):

- Fernando Bobillo - Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
- Silvia Calegari - University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
- Rommel N. Carvalho - George Mason University, USA
- Paulo C. G. Costa - George Mason University, USA
- Fabio G. Cozman - Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Claudia D'Amato - University of Bari, Italy
- Nicola Fanizzi - University of Bari, Italy
- Marcelo Ladeira - University of Brasilia, Brazil
- Kathryn B. Laskey - George Mason University, USA
- Kenneth J. Laskey - MITRE Corporation, USA
- Thomas Lukasiewicz - Oxford University, UK
- Trevor Martin - University of Bristol, UK
- Matthias Nickles - Technical University of Munich, Germany
- Jeff Z. Pan - University of Aberdeen, UK
- Rafael Peñaloza, Technical University Dresden, Germany
- Michael Pool - Convera, Inc., USA
- Livia Predoiu - Universität Mannheim, Germany
- Célia Ralha - University of Brasilia, Brazil
- David Robertson - University of Edinburgh, UK
- Daniel Sánchez  - European Centre for Soft Computing, Spain
- Thomas Scharrenbach - Swiss Federal Institute WSL, Switzerland
- Sergej Sizov - University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
- Giorgos Stoilos - Oxford University, UK
- Umberto Straccia - ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy
- Andreas Tolk - Old Dominion University, USA
- Peter Vojtas - Charles University, Czech Republic

We are looking forward to seeing you in Bonn!

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