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Re: [public-URW3][semanticweb] [DIGLIB] CALL FOR PAPERS: 2nd International Workshop on "New forms of reasoning for the Semantic Web"

From: Ken Laskey <klaskey@mitre.org>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2008 10:32:17 -0400
Cc: public-xg-urw3@w3.org
Message-Id: <59550D34-D215-4074-9F59-8BBAC7941A03@mitre.org>
To: Mitch Kokar <mkokar@vistology.com>
I guess I was more drawn to the

>> robustness of reasoning on the Web, and furthermore to investigate
>> alternative reasoning methods


Ken

On Jun 24, 2008, at 10:24 AM, Mitch Kokar wrote:

> 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
>>
>> Begin forwarded message:
>>
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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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>>
>> Ken Laskey
>>
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>>
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>>
>


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Ken Laskey
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