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8th Reasoning Web Summer School (RW 2012) - Final Call for Applications

From: Thomas Krennwallner <tkren@kr.tuwien.ac.at>
Date: Wed, 2 May 2012 16:57:36 +0200
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		  CALL FOR APPLICATIONS/PARTICIPATION

			   REASONING WEB 2012
	     The 8th Reasoning Web Summer School (RW 2012)
		 Vienna, Austria, September 03-08, 2012
		   http://www.reasoningweb.org/2012/

co-located with the

- 6th Int'l Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR 2012),
  September 10-12, 2012
  http://www.rr-conference.org/RR2012/

- 4th Int'l Conference on Computational Models of Argument (COMMA 2012),
  September 10-12, 2012
  http://www.kr.tuwien.ac.at/events/comma2012/

- 2nd Datalog 2.0 Workshop, September 11-13, 2012
  http://www.dbai.tuwien.ac.at/event/datalog-2.0/

- 23rd Int'l Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications
  (DEXA 2012), September 03-07, 2012
  http://www.dexa.org/


The Reasoning Web Summer School 2012 is primarily intended for
postgraduate (PhD or MSc) students, postdocs, and other young
researchers investigating aspects related to Reasoning on the Semantic
Web and related issues.  The Summer School will also be open to senior
researchers wishing to learn about Semantic Web issues related to their
own fields of research.

For further details please visit http://www.reasoningweb.org/2012/

As in the previous years, we managed again to attract a distinguished
group of expert lecturers, the majority of which will - apart from their
lectures - also be present for the duration of the school to interact
with students.

Interaction with senior researchers and establishing contacts within
young researchers is a main focus of the school, which will be supported
through social activities and an interactive, amicable atmosphere.

This year's summer school will be co-located with a number of related
conferences and workshop, viz. Int'l Conference on Web Reasoning and
Rule Systems 2012, the Int'l Conference on Computational Models of
Argument 2012, the Int'l Conference on Database and Expert Systems
Applications 2012, and the 2nd Datalog 2.0 Workshop 2012 (dates and
links are given above).  This will be a great opportunity to attend
major conferences and workshops in the area directly subsequent to the
school.  Reasoning Web 2012 is part of the Vienna Logic Weeks 2012:
http://www.vcla.at/events/vienna-logic-weeks_2012/

As a further highlight, we want to point out the opportunity of PhD
students to present their research at the RR 2012 Doctoral Consortium.
Joint applications for the Reasoning Web Summer School 2012 and the RR
2012 Doctoral Consortium are explicitly encouraged.  More details are
given on the RR-DC 2012 website:
http://www.kr.tuwien.ac.at/events/rr2012/DoctoralConsortium.html


== IMPORTANT DATES ==

Application deadline:  May  4, 2012
Notifications:         May 21, 2012


== CONFIRMED LECTURES ==

- Federation and Navigation in SPARQL 1.1
  Marcelo Arenas (PUC Chile) and Jorge Pérez (U Chile)

- Semantic Wikis: Approaches, Applications, and Perspectives
  François Bry (U Munich), Sebastian Schaffert (Salzburg Research),
  Denny Vrandečić (KIT), and Klara Weiand (U Munich)

- Reasoning and Ontologies in Data Extraction
  Sergio Flesca (U Calabria) and Tim Furche (U Oxford)

- Linked Data Stream Processing
  Manfred Hauswirth, Danh Le Phuoc, and Josiane Xavier Parreira (DERI,
  NUI Galway)

- Data Models and Query Languages for Linked Geospatial Data
  Manolis Koubarakis, Manos Karpathiotakis, Kostis Kyzirakos, Babis
  Nikolaou, Michael Sioutis (U Athens)

- OWL 2 Profiles: An Introduction to Lightweight Ontology Languages
  Markus Krötzsch (U Oxford)

- Reasoning and Query Answering in Description Logics
  Magdalena Ortiz and Mantas Simkus (TU Vienna)

- Reasoning with Uncertain and Inconsistent Ontologies for the Semantic Web
  Guilin Qi (South Eastern U) and Jianfeng Du (Guangdong U Foreign Studies)

- Argumentation and the Web
  Francesca Toni (Imperial College London)

- Datalog and Its Extensions for the Semantic Web
  Georg Gottlob, Giorgio Orsi, Andreas Pieris (U Oxford) and Mantas
  Simkus (TU Vienna)


== APPLICATIONS ==

The number of attendees will be limited, applications for participation
have to be submitted via Easychair using the "Application" category:

https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=reasoningweb2012

The program of the school will include a poster session, where students
can present and discuss their ongoing research with lecturers and
colleagues.  Applicants who wish to participate in the poster session
shall tick the "Participation in poster session" group and include a
poster title and abstract with their application submission.

Applications must be submitted in PDF format not exceeding 2 pages
(min. font size 11pt) and contain the following information:

- Name, contact details
- Affiliation
- Motivation for participation
- Summary of profile
- Willing to present a poster? (if yes, add a poster title and abstract)
- Supervisor (if applicable)
- Publications (if applicable)


== GRANTS ==

The organizing committee is considering to offer scholarships to summer
school participants to partially cover registration and/or accommodation
fees, depending on available sponsorships.  There are further grants for
students participating in the RR 2012 Doctoral Consortium who would like
to extend their stay to also attend the summer school.


== REGISTRATION ==

Details of the registration process will be announced on the summer
school website, after the application deadline.  As in previous years we
will keep the registration fee moderate.


== LECTURE NOTES ==

The course material used during the summer school will be published with
Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.  A copy of
the proceedings will be included in the registration fees.


== PROGRAM COMMITTEE ==

- Grigoris Antoniou (FORTH Crete)
- Abraham Bernstein (U Zuerich)
- François Bry (U Munich)
- Thomas Eiter (TU Vienna, chair)
- Birte Glimm (U Ulm)
- Claudio Gutierrez (UC Santiago)
- Axel Polleres (Siemens)


== CONTACT ==

For further information including sponsorship opportunities, please
contact the local organizers:

- Thomas Eiter <http://www.kr.tuwien.ac.at/staff/eiter/>
- Thomas Krennwallner <http://www.kr.tuwien.ac.at/staff/tkren/>
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