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ISWC'09 2nd International workshop on Nature inspired Reasoning for the Semantic Web (NatuReS)

From: Christophe Guéret <christophe.gueret@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Aug 2009 18:01:20 +0200
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                               CALL FOR PAPERS

The second International Workshop on

               Nature inspired Reasoning for the Semantic Web

October 26, 2009
@ 8th international Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2009), Washington, DC

The Semantic Web (SW) carries out the vision of a Web of data usable for both
human and machines. This web, consisting of inter-connected instance data
annotated with possibly expressive ontologies, promises a huge opportunity for
Web-based applications in many domains. In this web the vision of distributed
reasoning has replaced the myth of a commonly agreed upon ontology every data
provider would rely on.

However, existing reasoning techniques often fail to this live up to this
distributed vision of knowledge on the web. Reasoner may not be able to cope
with the high number of instances and/or the expressiveness of the ontologies
describing them (scalability problem) or fail to deal with a sometimes
network, lack of maintenance of information or the variety in quality
(robustness problem).

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers from the Semantic Web
community with more Nature inspired communities, such as the people interested
in Computational Intelligence (CI), Neural Networks and to discuss on current
trends in Semantic Web. The workshop will feature invited talks from experts in
the corresponding areas as well as contributed talks presenting
submitted papers.

We encourage the submission of papers investigating the use of nature inspired
techniques to address knowledge representation and reasoning problems. Those
problems includes (but are not restricted to) the following topics :
 * Data storage and retrieval: how to efficiently create and manage a
 of potentially billions of (RDF) triples.
 * Data integration: how to find correspondences among the different ontologies
 * Complex reasoning: how to find implicit information efficiently in large,
 expressive, or distributed ontologies.
The suggested keywords are
 * Neural Networks
 * Evolutionary computing (EA and others)
 * Swarm intelligence (Ants, PSO, flocking birds)
 * Potential field methods
 * Simulated annealing
 * Artificial immune systems
 * Epidemic protocols (Gossiping)
 * Ontology alignment
 * Reasoning
 * Distributed Knowledge Management System
 * Peer data management system (PDMS)
 * Complex systems
 * Data integration
 * Semantic Web
 * RDF

Submitted paper should not exceed 16 pages and must be written in English.
Full papers and position papers are invited.
Submissions must be formatted in the style of the Springer Publications format
for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). Full instructions are available at
All papers should be submitted in electronic format (pdf version) using the
following link: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=natures09

 * Submission deadline: August 10
 * Acceptance notification: August 30
 * Camera ready papers: October 2
 * Workshop: October 26

 * Christophe Guéret, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
 * Pascal Hitzler, Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
 * Stefan Schlobach, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam

 * Özalp Babaoglu, University Bologna, Italy
 * Jürgen Branke, Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Karlsruhe, Germany
 * Bernardo Cuenca Grau, Oxford, UK
 * Artur Garcez, City University London, UK
 * Barbara Hammer, Clausthal, Germany
 * Frank van Harmelen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
 * Kai-Uwe Kühnberger, University of Osnabrück, Germany
 * Nicolas Monmarché, Polytech'Tours, France
 * Axel Polleres, DERI Galway, Ireland
 * Sebastian Rudolph, Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Karlsruhe, Germany
 * Christoph Schmitz, 1&1 Internet AG Karlsruhe, Germany
 * Lael Schooler, MPI Berlin, Germany
 * Martijn Schut, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
 * Peter Tino, University of Birmingham, UK
 * Spyros Voulgaris, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The second international workshop on Nature inspired Reasoning for the Semantic
Web (NatuReS09) is sponsored by the EU funded Large Knowledge Collider LarKC.
More information available on the LarKC website : http://www.larkc.eu/
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