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CFP: 3rd Workshop on Uncertainty Reasoning for the Semantic Web

From: Ken Laskey <klaskey@mitre.org>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2007 18:10:22 -0400
To: semantic-web@w3.org, semanticweb@yahoogroups.com
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2nd CALL FOR PAPERS



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




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 - Università 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 Korea!


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Ken Laskey
MITRE Corporation, M/S H305     phone:  703-983-7934
7515 Colshire Drive                        fax:        703-983-1379
McLean VA 22102-7508
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