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From: Ken Laskey <klaskey@mitre.org>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2008 10:15:53 -0400
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There seems to be some overlap with what we are looking at but I'm not  
sure I recognize any of the names as having participated in URSW  
workshops.  We may at some point want to do some outreach.

Ken

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> Subject: [semanticweb] [DIGLIB] CALL FOR PAPERS: 2nd International  
> Workshop on "New forms of reasoning for the Semantic Web"
>
>
> ========================= CALL FOR PAPERS =========================
>
> Second International Workshop: "New forms of reasoning for the  
> Semantic
> Web: scaleable, tolerant and dynamic"
>
> http://nefors08.larkc.eu
>
> Co-located with the 3rd Asian Semantic Web Conference (ASWC 2008)
> http://www.aswc2008.org/
>
> Pathumthani, Thailand, 8th-11th December 2008
>
> ==============================
> =====================================
>
>
> Workshop Objectives
> ===================
> The Semantic Web is the vision of a Web of data usable for both humans
> but also machines. This web, consists of inter-connected instance data
> annotated with possibly expressive ontologies.  Therefore a tremendous
> amount of information becomes available that should be processed based
> on formal semantics attached to it. The Semantic Web community has
> developed a number of languages (such as RDF, RDF Schema, OWL) that
> deploy logic for this purpose. Impressive progress has been made on
> scalable storage, querying and inference for these languages, and they
> are successfully being deployed on large intranets and medium-scale
> web-applications.
>
> However existing reasoning techniques often fail to live up to the
> expectations put into them in this context. They can often neither  
> deal
> with high number of instances, the expressiveness of the ontologies
> describing them or the inherent inconsistency and incompleteness of  
> data
> on the Web.
>
> This workshop is intended to focus on these problems of scalability  
> and
> robustness of reasoning on the Web, and furthermore to investigate
> alternative reasoning methods, which take incompleteness and
> distribution of data and knowledge as inherent properties into  
> account.
>
> NeForS08 is the follow-up of the first international workshop on "New
> forms of reasoning for the Semantic Web: scalable, tolerant and
> dynamic", which took place in Busan, Korea in November 2007 and was
> co-located with the 6th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC
> 2007) and 2nd Asian Semantic Web Conference (ASWC 2007).
>
>
> Topics of Interest
> ==================
> We welcome all research contributions that address one or more of the
> following topics:
> * Reasoning for the Web
> * Querying and searching
> * Scalability to the Web level
> * Efficient storage of structured data that scale to a very large size
>
> We also aim to attract participants from scientific fields not  
> typically
> seen at Semantic Web events:
> * Economics can tell us about cost-benefit trade-off models, sunk-cost
> theory and the role of negotiation in obtaining near-optimal results
> under bounded resources
> * Cognitive Science can tell us about strategies of human memory and
> human reasoning which is so succesful in reaching good enough  
> conclusion
> in limited time-spans, using methods such as priming, attention  
> scoping,
> recency-based self-optimising memory, etc.
> * Computational Learning Theory has contributions to make with their
> notions of Probably Approximately Correct (PAC) computing, and
> strategies for abstraction and compression of information.
> * Combinatorial Search has made recent breakthroughs in handling  
> massive
> search-spaces with heuristics based on Monte Carlo simulations.
>
>
> Event Information
> =================
> The workshop will take place during the 3rd Asian Semantic Web
> Conference (ASWC2008) as a full-day event.
> It will be organized as a full day event and include an invited talk  
> by
> Kyung-il Tony Lee, president and CEO of Saltlux Inc. on the industrial
> view on semantic technologies and the need for large-scale reasoning.
>
> Please note that for every accepted paper at least one of the authors
> must attend the workshop and must register for the workshop and the  
> main
> conference.
> Submission of a paper is not required for attendance at the workshop.
> However, in the event that the workshop cannot accommodate all who  
> would
> like to participate, those who have submitted a paper will be given
> priority.
>
>
> Submissions
> ===========
> The workshop invites full papers (up to 15 pages) as well as short
> papers (up to 5 pages). All contributions will be peer reviewed by the
> program commitee (see http://nefors08.larkc.eu) and accepted  
> submissions
> will be published in a dedicated book. The number of accepted papers
> will be kept deliberately low in order to leave sufficient time for
> discussion after presentations.
> Additionally  we are considering a special issue in a journal on
> semantic computing for extended versions of selected, high quality
> submissions.
>
> Submitted papers must be written in English and one of the following
> format must be used for the first submission: PDF, PS, DOC. For
> submissions please follow LNCS formatting instructions (see
> http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-2-72376-0 for  
> details)
> to prepare your paper and consider using the camera ready format even
> for the first submission.
>
> Furthermore papers need to be submitted electronically through the
> EasyChair using the following link:
> http://www.easychair.org/conferences?conf=nefors08
>
>
> Important Dates
> ===============
> * September 15, 2008: Submission of papers
> * September 30, 2008: Notification of acceptance
> * October 15, 2008: Camera-ready version due
> * December 8, 2008: Workshop
>
>
> Organizers
> ==========
> Zhisheng Huang, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
> Uwe Keller, Semantic Technology Institute, University of Innsbruck,  
> Austria
> Ning Zhong, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan and The
> International WIC Institute/BJUT, China
>
> Program Committee
> =================
> Ruzica Piskac, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
> Stefan Schlobach, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
> Lael Schooler, MPI for Human Development, Berlin, Germany
> Pascal Hitzler, Institut for Angewandte Informatik und Formale
> Beschreibungsverfahren (AIFB), Karlsruhe, Germany
> Yue Pan, IBM Research Laboratory, Beijing, China
> Xiaoping Chen, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei,  
> China
> Emanuele Della Valle, CEFRIEL, Milano, Italy
> Stefania Galizia, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University,  
> Milton
> Keynes, United Kingdom
> Guilin Qi, Institut for Angewandte Informatik und Formale
> Beschreibungsverfahren (AIFB), Karlsruhe, Germany
> Michael Witbrock, Cycorp, Austin, Texas, USA
> Juanzi Li, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
> Ilya Zaihrayeu, University of Trento, Trento, Italy
>
> Steering Committee
> ===================
> Dieter Fensel, Semantic Technology Institute, University of Innsbruck,
> Austria
> Frank van Harmelen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
>
>
> Contact
> =======
> Florian Fischer
> Semantic Technology Institute, University of Innsbruck, Austria
> Technikerstr. 21a, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
> E florian.fischer@sti2.at
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