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Deadline extension: Uncertainty Reasoning for the Semantic Web (URSW'13)

From: Nickles, Matthias <matthias.nickles@deri.org>
Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2013 08:29:24 +0000
To: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>, "semantic-web@w3.org" <semantic-web@w3.org>
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CALL FOR PAPERS

9th International Workshop on
Uncertainty Reasoning for the Semantic Web
http://c4i.gmu.edu/ursw/2013

In conjunction with the
12th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC'13)

Sydney, Australia
October 21-22, 2013

*** Extended paper submission deadline:  July 24, 2013 ***
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ISWC is a major international forum for presenting visionary research on all aspects of the
Semantic Web. The Uncertainty Reasoning for the Semantic Web workshop (URSW) at ISWC'13 is an
exciting opportunity for collaboration and cross-fertilization between the uncertainty reasoning
community and the Semantic Web / Linked Data 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
remains extremely limited. Thus, there is a continuing demand for uncertainty reasoning technology
among Semantic Web researchers and developers, and the URSW workshop creates a unique opening to
bring together two communities with a clear commonality of interest but limited 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 / Linked Data 
  and Web-related technologies;
- Semantic Web and Linked Data developers and researchers;
- People in the knowledge representation community with interest in the Semantic Web / Linked Data.
- Ontology researchers and ontological engineers;
- Web services and cloud computing researchers and developers with interest in the Semantic Web 
  / Linked Data.

TOPIC LIST

We intend to have an open discussion on any topic relevant to the general subject of uncertainty in
the Semantic Web and Linked Data (including fuzzy theory, probability theory, and other
approaches). Therefore, the following list should be just an initial guide:

- Syntax and semantics for extensions to Semantic Web / Linked Data languages to enable
  representation of uncertainty;
- Logical formalisms to support uncertainty in Semantic Web / Linked Data 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;
- Using fuzzy approaches to deal with imprecise concepts within ontologies;
- 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 / Linked Data;
- The role of uncertainty as it relates to web services and cloud computing;
- 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 and Linked Data;
- Existing implementations of uncertainty reasoning tools in the context of the Semantic Web and
  Linked Data;
- Issues and techniques for integrating tools for representing and reasoning with uncertainty;
- The future of uncertainty reasoning for the Semantic Web and Linked Data.

IMPORTANT DATES

*** July 24, 2013 (extended): Paper submissions due ***
August 9: Paper acceptance notification
August 31: Camera-ready papers due
October 21-22: 9th Workshop on Uncertainty Reasoning for the Semantic Web

SUBMISSION DETAILS

URSW is 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 2013
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://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=ursw2013

Papers must be formatted in the style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in
Computer Science (LNCS). This is the very same format adopted by the ISWC 2013. For complete
details, see Springer's Author Instructions
(http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0).

Technical papers submitted to the URSW workshop must not exceed 12 pages, including figures and
references. 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 4 pages.

Following the general acceptance rules of the ISWC 2013 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

URSW 2013 will be a half-day workshop. All papers accepted to the URSW will be presented during the
workshop and published in the workshop proceedings. Authors of accepted technical papers will have
20 minutes to present their work, while authors of accepted position papers will have a 10-minute
slot to share their ideas. After each presentation, 5 minutes will be allocated to questions from
the audience. Both technical and position papers will be published in the URSW workshop
proceedings, to be available after the ISWC 2013 conference.

In addition, extended and revised versions of selected technical papers accepted for presentation
at the URSW 2013 will be eligible for participating in an international journal special issue or in
a post-proceedings book.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Fernando Bobillo - University of Zaragoza, Spain
Rommel N. Carvalho - George Mason University, USA
Paulo C. G. Costa - George Mason University, USA
Claudia d'Amato - University of Bari, Italy
Nicola Fanizzi - University of Bari, Italy
Kathryn Laskey - George Mason University, USA
Kenneth J. Laskey - MITRE Corporation, USA
Thomas Lukasiewicz - University of Oxford, UK
Trevor Martin - University of Bristol, UK
Matthias Nickles - DERI, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Michael Pool - Goldman Sachs, USA

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Fernando Bobillo - University of Zaragoza, Spain
Silvia Calegari - University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Rommel N. Carvalho - George Mason University, USA
Davide Ceolin - VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Paulo C. G. Costa - George Mason University, USA
Fabio G. Cozman - Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
Claudia d'Amato - University of Bari, Italy
Nicola Fanizzi - University of Bari, Italy
Marcelo Ladeira - University of Brasilia, Brazil
Kathryn B. Laskey - George Mason University, USA
Kenneth J. Laskey - MITRE Corporation, USA
Thomas Lukasiewicz - University of Oxford, UK
Trevor Martin - University of Bristol, UK
Alessandra Mileo - DERI, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Matthias Nickles - DERI, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Jeff Z. Pan - University of Aberdeen, UK
Rafael Peñaloz - Technical University Dresden, Germany
Michael Pool - Goldman Sachs, USA
Livia Predoiu - University of Oxford, UK
Guilin Qi - Southeast University, China
Célia Ralha - University of Brasilia, Brazil
Dave Robertson - University of Edinburgh, UK
Daniel Sánchez - University of Granada, Spain
Thomas Scharrenbach - Swiss Federal Institute WSL, Switzerland
Luciano Serafini - Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Sergej Sizov - University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Giorgos Stoilos - National and Technical University of Athens, Greece
Umberto Straccia - ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy
Andreas Tolk - Old Dominion University, USA
Matthias Thimm - Universität Koblenz, Germany
Peter Vojtas - Charles University, Czech Republic

We are looking forward to seeing you in Sydney!
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