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Re: [semanticweb] [DIGLIB] CALL FOR PAPERS: 2nd International Workshop on "New forms of reasoning for the Semantic Web"

From: Mitch Kokar <mkokar@vistology.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2008 10:24:01 -0400
Cc: public-xg-urw3@w3.org
Message-Id: <86276123-6EBB-4D9E-AFF6-9EBFDE7DA5F2@vistology.com>
To: Ken Laskey <klaskey@mitre.org>

Does not look like much overlap to me. The issue of scale is pretty  
orthogonal to the issue of uncertainty, in my opinion.

==Mitch



On Jun 24, 2008, at 10:15 AM, Ken Laskey wrote:

> 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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