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[CFP] IJSWIS Special Issue on Stream Reasoning

From: Emanuele Della Valle <emanuele.dellavalle@polimi.it>
Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2012 07:28:07 +0200
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             IJSWIS Special Issue on Stream Reasoning

The International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems
seeks contributions to a Special Issue on Stream reasoning.



Editors: Emanuele Della Valle, Stefano Ceri, Frank van Harmelen


We live in a “streaming world”. For an increasing number of modern Web 
applications, ranging from sensor networks to social media analysis, the 
assumption that the world is only evolving slowly no longer holds. The 
time has arrived for the Semantic Web community to pick up the work done 
on stream and complex event processing in the data base community. This 
special issue seeks to build upon a call in [1] to start investigating 
the abstractions, foundations, methods, and tools for Stream Reasoning – 
reasoning upon rapidly changing information.

Several independent groups have picked up the agenda set in [1]. Several 
different forms of deductive and inductive Stream Reasoning have been 
investigated. The foundations have been established for reasoning “on 
the fly” on data streams while they pass by. Alternative abstractions 
for representing and querying semantic stream arose. The exploitation of 
the temporal order of data streams has been recognizing as a key 
optimization method for reasoning on streams. Parallelization and 
distribution techniques for Stream Reasoning have recently received also 
the attention they deserve.

This IJSWIS special issue on Stream Reasoning aims at presenting new 
theory and and showcasing technical innovation for Semantic Web 
technologies that can process heterogeneous data streams in a 
knowledge-intensive environment. We solicit high quality, original 
research contributions on all aspects of Stream Reasoning, including but 
not limited to the following topics of interest, in order to capture the 
state of the art and to stimulate further developments in this and 
related areas.


* Theory
   - Formalization of Stream Reasoning
   - Notions of soundness and completeness
   - Abstractions for modelling semantic streams
   - Query languages for semantic streams (syntax and semantics)
* Stream Reasoning methods
   - Incremental updates of deductive and inductive materializations
   - Query rewriting techniques for ontology-base access to 
heterogeneous streams
   - Combining semantic streams with massive data collections
   - Inductive materialization of incomplete and noisy streams
   - Usage and evolution of semantic models while processing data streams
* Distribution and parallelization of Stream Reasoning
   - Scalability and high throughput issues
   - Distribution techniques and load balancing
* Stream reasoning engineering
   - Protocols for interconnecting distributed stream reasoners
   - Interoperability of stream reasoners
   - Reliability and adaptability
   - Benchmarks
* Applications of stream reasoning
   - Sensor Networks
   - Social Media
   - Situation awareness


Please submit paper at http://ijswis.org. After submitting the paper, 
please also inform the guest editors by email, indicating the paper ID 
assigned by the submission system. Papers must be of high quality and 
should clearly state the technical issue(s) being addressed as related 
to Stream Reasoning. Research papers should present a proof of concept 
for any novel technique they are proposing. Wherever possible, 
submissions should demonstrate the contribution of the research by 
reporting on a systematic evaluation of the work. If a submission is 
based on a prior publication in a workshop or conference, the journal 
submission must involve substantial advance (a minimum of 30%) in 
conceptual terms as well as in exposition (e.g., more comprehensive 
testing/evaluation/validation or additional applications/usage). If this 
applies to your submission, please explicitly mention relevant previous 
publications along with the value addition in the extended manuscript 
being submitted.

All papers must be submitted by June 15, 2012. The recommended length of 
submitted papers is around 8,000 words (Editors may allow longer papers 
if necessary). All papers are subject to peer review performed by at 
least three established researchers drawn from a panel of experts 
selected for this special issue. Accepted papers will undergo for a 
second cycle of revision and reviewer feedback. Please submit 
manuscripts as a PDF file using the online submission system.

IJSWIS is the first Semantic Web journal to be included in the Thomson 
Scientific (formerly ISI) citation index, is one of the highly cited 
journals in WWW (http://bit.ly/www-j1) and is included in all major 
indices; see http://www.ijswis.org.

* Submission Deadline: 15th June 2012
* Notifications: 31st July 2012
* Camera-ready papers due: 1st September 2012
* Publication: Last quarter of 2012

Emanuele Della Valle
Politecnico di Milano
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