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2nd CFP for URSW 2007

From: Fernando Bobillo <fbobillo@decsai.ugr.es>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2007 18:44:43 +0200
Message-ID: <467FF0FB.2080207@decsai.ugr.es>
To: semantic-web@w3.org

CALL FOR PAPERS

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3rd Workshop on
Uncertainty Reasoning for the Semantic Web
http://c4i.gmu.edu/ursw2007

In conjunction with the
6th International Semantic Web Conference

Busan - Korea
November 12, 2007
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You are invited to participate in the upcoming workshop on Uncertainty 
Reasoning
for the Semantic Web (URSW), to be held as part of the 6th International 
Semantic
Web Conference (ISWC) in November of 2007 in Busan - Korea.
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 developers.
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.

AUDIENCE

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, Protege and Protege-OWL developers

TOPIC LIST

We intend to have an open discussion on any topic relevant to the 
general subject
of uncertainty in the Semantic Web. 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
* 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

IMPORTANT DATES

July 25, 2007 Paper submissions due
September 12, 2007 Paper acceptance notification
October 02, 2007 Camera-ready papers due
November 12, 2007 3rd 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
2007 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:
https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/ISWC2007/default.aspx.
Papers must be submitted in PDF format, and follow the same submission 
format used
by the ISWC 2007 Conference, the Springer Publications format for 
Lecture Notes in
Computer Science (LNCS), available at
http://www.springeronline.com/sgw/cda/frontpage/0,11855,5-164-2-72376-0,00.html. 

Technical papers submitted to the URSW Workshop must not exceed 12 
pages, including
figures. 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 2 pages.
Following the general acceptance rules of the ISWC 2007 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

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 
5-minute slot to
share their ideas.
In addition, both technical and position papers will be published in the 
URSW
Workshop proceedings, to be available after the ISWC 2007 Conference.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
The program committee is as follows (in alphabetical order):

* Ameen Abu-Hanna - Universiteit van Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
* Fernando Bobillo - University of Granada, Spain.
* Paulo C. G. Costa - George Mason University, USA.
* Fabio G. Cozman - Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil.
* Claudia d'Amato - University of Bari, Italy.
* Ernesto Damiani - University of Milan, Italy.
* Nicola Fanizzi - University of Bari, Italy.
* Francis Fung - Information Extraction & Transport, Inc., USA.
* Linda van der Gaag - Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands.
* Ivan Herman - C.W.I., the Netherlands. W3C Activity Lead for the 
Semantic Web.
* Kathryn B. Laskey - George Mason University, USA.
* Kenneth J. Laskey - MITRE Corporation, USA. Member of the W3C Advisory 
Board.
* Thomas Lukasiewicz - Universitą di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy.
* Anders L. Madsen - Hugin Expert A/S, Denmark.
* M. Scott Marshall – Adaptive Information Disclosure, Universiteit van 
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
* Trevor Martin - University of Bristol, UK.
* Bill McDaniel - DERI, Ireland.
* Matthias Nickles - Technical University of Munich, Germany.
* Leo Obrst - MITRE Corporation, USA.
* Yung Peng - University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA.
* Michael Pool - Convera, Inc., USA.
* Livia Predoiu - Universität Mannheim, Germany.
* Dave Robertson - University of Edinburgh, UK.
* Daniel Sánchez - University of Granada, Spain.
* Elie Sanchez - Université de La Méditerranée Aix-Marseille II , France.
* Oreste Signore - Istituto di Scienza e Technologie dell'Informazione 
"A. Faedo",
Italy. Manager of the W3C Office in Italy.
* Nematollaah Shiri - Concordia University, Canada.
* Sergej Sizov - University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany.
* Pavel Smrz - Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic.
* Umberto Straccia - Istituto di Scienza e Technologie dell'Informazione 
"A. Faedo",
Italy.
* Heiner Stuckenschmidt - Universität Mannheim, Germany.
* Masami Takikawa - Cleverset, Inc., USA.
* Peter Vojtas - Charles University, Czech Republic.

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

* Fernando Bobillo - University of Granada, Spain.
* Paulo C. G. Costa - George Mason University, USA.
* Claudia d'Amato - University of Bari, Italy.
* Nicola Fanizzi - University of Bari, Italy.
* Francis Fung - Information Extraction & Transport, Inc., USA.
* Thomas Lukasiewicz - Universita di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy.
* Trevor Martin - University of Bristol, UK.
* Matthias Nickles - Technical University of Munich, Germany.
* Yung Peng - University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA.
* Michael Pool - Convera, Inc., USA.
* Pavel Smrz - Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic.
* Peter Vojtas - Charles University, Czech Republic.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Busan!
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