CfP: WWW06 workshop "Reasoning on the Web" RoW06

RoW06 - Reasoning on the Web
Workshop at WWW2006, Edinburgh, UK, May 2006

First Call for Papers

The advent of the Semantic Web marks a turning point in the development 
of the World Wide Web. As Web content is being annotated using 
ontologies, a huge amount of knowledge will become accessible for 
intelligent systems and agents on and off the Web. At the core of these 
developments are reasoning technologies for ontologies, inspired by 
research and technology stemming from automated deduction, artificial 
intelligence, and mathematical logic. While RDF and OWL have been 
established as standard ontology languages by the W3C, and W3C 
standardization efforts for a Semantic Web Rules Language are under way, 
both theory and practice of reasoning on the web are in rapid 
development. The quest for suitable ontology language paradigms, 
reasoning system, and the realization of application scenarios is 
ongoing and being pursued with frenzy.

With respect to the realization of practical reasoning support on the 
web, research is currently faced with serous challenges which need to be 
mastered, including the following.

     * Providing scalable reasoning support in the face of the amount of 
data on the Web.
     * Establishing reasoning technology which can deal with the 
heterogeneous nature of real data on the Web.
     * Realizing reasoning in a modular and distributed way suitable for 
Web applications.
     * Providing reasoning systems which can be utilized by non-experts.
     * Developing convincing use cases which show the added value of 
Semantic Web technology to a larger audience.

Aim and Scope

This workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners 
concerned with reasoning technology for the Semantic Web, in order to 
stimulate the exchange of ideas and results on Web reasoning.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

     * Scalability vs. expressivity of reasoning on the web
     * Reasoning with heterogeneous ontologies
     * Distributed reasoning on the web
     * Rule-based languages for the web
     * Ontology languages and their relationships
     * Reasoning systems for the Semantic Web
     * Web applications of reasoning technology


We invite the submission of original papers that have not been submitted 
for review or published elsewhere. Submitted papers must be written in 
English and should not exceed 8 pages in the case of research and 
experience papers, and 2 pages in the case of position papers. All 
submitted papers will be judged based on their quality, relevance, 
originality, significance, and soundness. Papers must be submitted 
directly by email in PDF format to Authors 
must adhere to the formatting instructions given for regular WWW2006 papers.


Selected papers must be presented at the workshop. At least one author 
of each paper must register for the main conference before the early 
registration deadline. The workshop will include extra time for audience 
discussion of the presentation allowing the group to have a better 
understanding of the issues, challenges, and ideas being presented.

Accepted papers will be published in official workshop proceedings, 
which will be distributed during the workshop. We intend to invite 
authors of the best papers to submit revised and extended versions of 
their papers for a special issue of a major Semantic Web journal.

Dates (preliminary!)

We currently expect that we can move the paper submission deadline for 
RoW06 until after the notification deadline of the main conference. If 
you would possibly like to submit a paper but the deadline January 10th 
is too early for submitting, please contact us and let us know!

January 10th, 2006: paper submission
February 1st, 2006: notification
February 8th, 2006: camera-ready versions
May 22nd-26th: WWW 2006
May 22nd or 23rd, 2006: workshop

Keynote Speaker

Ian Horrocks, Manchester


Pascal Hitzler, AIFB, Universität Karlsruhe, Germany
Holger Wache, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Thomas Eiter, Technische Universität Wien, Austria

Programme Committee

Jose Alferes, UN Lisboa, Portugal
Jürgen Angele, ontoprise GmbH, Germany
Anupriya Ankolekar, AIFB Karlsruhe, Germany
Sean Bechhofer, Manchester, UK
Alex Borgida, Rutgers, USA
Jos de Bruijn, DERI Innsbruck, Austria
Francois Bry, LMU Munich, Germany
Francois Fages, INRIA Paris, France
Benjamin Grosof, MIT, USA
Pat Hayes, IHMC Pensacola, USA
Anthony Hunter, London, UK
Markus Krötzsch, AIFB Karlsruhe, Germany
Carsten Lutz, TU Dresden, Germany
Deborah McGuinness, Stanford, USA
Ralf Möller, Hamburg, Germany
Boris Motik, FZI Karlsruhe, Germany
Daniel Olmedilla, Hannover, Germany
Jeff Pan, Aberdeen, UK
Bijan Parsia, Mindlab Maryland, USA
Peter Patel-Schneider, Bell Laboratories, USA
Axel Polleres, Innsbruck, Austria
Riccardo Rosati, Rome, Italy
Sebastian Schaffert, Salzburg Research GmbH, Austria
Stefan Schloebach, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Michael Sintek, DFKI Kaiserslautern, Germany
Giorgos Stamou, Athens, Greece
Umberto Straccia, CNR, Italy
Heiner Stuckenschmidt, Mannheim, Germany
Katia Sycara, CMU Pittsburgh, USA
Daniele Turi, Manchester, UK


Contact the organizers at for all 
information on the workshop.

Dr. Pascal Hitzler
Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, 76128 Karlsruhe
email:    fax: +49 721 608 6580
web:   phone: +49 721 608 4751

Received on Tuesday, 15 November 2005 14:37:53 UTC