[DL] URSW 2015 CFP

Fernando Bobillo fbobillo at unizar.es
Mon May 18 08:59:51 CEST 2015


URSW 2015 CALL FOR PAPERS

11th International Workshop on
Uncertainty Reasoning for the Semantic Web
http://c4i.gmu.edu/ursw/2015

In conjunction with the 14th International Semantic Web Conference
Bethlehem, PA - US
October 11 or 12, 2015


You are invited to participate in the upcoming workshop on Uncertainty 
Reasoning for the Semantic Web (URSW), to be held as part of the 14th 
International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) in October 11-15, 2015 
Bethlehem, PA - US
.
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 / 
Linked Data 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 remains 
extremely limited. Thus, there is a continuing demand for uncertainty 
reasoning technology among Semantic Web researchers and developers, and 
the URSW workshop creates a unique opening to bring together two 
communities with a clear commonality of interest but limited 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 uncertain reasoning technologies with interest in the 
Semantic Web and Linked Data
* Semantic Web and Linked Data developers and researchers
* People in the knowledge representation community with interest in the 
Semantic Web and Linked Data
* 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...



TOPIC LIST

We intend to have an open discussion on any topic relevant to the 
general subject of uncertainty in the Semantic Web and Linked Data 
(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 / Linked Data 
languages to enable representation of uncertainty
* Logical formalisms to support uncertainty in Semantic Web / Linked 
Data 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 / Linked Data
* The role of uncertainty as it relates to web services and cloud computing
* 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 and Linked Data
* Existing implementations of uncertainty reasoning tools in the context 
of the Semantic Web and Linked Data
* Issues and techniques for integrating tools for representing and 
reasoning with uncertainty;
* The future of uncertainty reasoning for the Semantic Web and Linked Data



IMPORTANT DATES

* July 1: Paper submissions due
* July 30: Paper acceptance notification
* August 16: Camera-ready papers due
* Oct 11 or 12: 11th 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 2015 
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 EasyChair submission site:
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ursw2015

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 2015. For complete details, see 
Springer’s Author Instructions 
(http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0).

Technical papers submitted to the URSW Workshop must not exceed 12 
pages, including figures and references. 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 4 pages.

Following the general acceptance rules of the ISWC 2015 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

URSW 2015 will be a half-day workshop.

All papers accepted to the URSW will be presented during the workshop 
and published in the workshop proceedings. 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 2015 
conference.


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

* Fernando Bobillo - University of Zaragoza, Spain
* Rommel N. Carvalho - Brazil's Office of the Comptroller General / 
University of Brasília, Brazil
* Davide Ceolin - VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
* 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
* Kenneth J. Laskey – MITRE Corporation, USA
* Thomas Lukasiewicz – University of Oxford, UK
* Trevor Martin - University of Bristol, UK
* Matthias Nickles – INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics, National 
University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
* Michael Pool - Vertical Search Works, Inc., USA



PROGRAM COMMITTEE (TBC)

* Fernando Bobillo - University of Zaragoza, Spain
* Rommel N. Carvalho - Brazil's Office of the Comptroller General / 
University of Brasília, Brazil
* Davide Ceolin - VU University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
* 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
* Alessandra Mileo - INSIGHT Galway, Ireland
* Matthias Nickles - INSIGHT Galway, Ireland
* Jeff Z. Pan - University of Aberdeen, UK
* Rafael Peñaloza, Technical University Dresden, Germany
* Michael Pool - Goldman Sachs, USA
* Livia Predoiu - University of Oxford, UK
* Guilin Qi - Southeast University, China
* Dave Robertson - University of Edinburgh, UK
* Daniel Sánchez - University of Granada, Spain
* Pavel Klinov - University of Ulm
* Giorgos Stoilos - National and Technical University of Athens, Greece
* Umberto Straccia – ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy
* Matthias Thimm - University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
* Peter Vojtas – Charles University, Czech Republic



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