Last CfP: Applications of Logic Programming in the Semantic Web and Semantic Web Services (ALPSWS2006)

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************************ Last Call for Papers **************************
                       International Workshop on
                   Applications of Logic Programming
            in the Semantic Web and Semantic Web Services

co-located with the

    International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP2006),
    part of the Federated Logic Conference (FLOC2006),
    Seattle, Washington, August 10 - 22, 2006

Description of the Workshop Topic:
The advent of the Semantic Web promises machine readable semantics
and a machine-processable next Generation of the Web. The first step
in this direction is the annotation of static data on the Web by machine
processable information about knowledge and its structure by means of
Ontologies. The next step in this direction is the annotation of dynamic
applications and services invocable over the Web in order to facilitate
automation of discovery, selection and composition of semantically
described services and data sources on the Web by intelligent methods,
which is called Semantic Web Services. Many workshops and conferences
were dedicated to these promising areas mostly with generic topics and
bringing together people from a widespread variety of research fields
with different understandings of the topic. The plethora of these
workshops and conferences makes it hard to keep track of the various
approaches of a particular technology such as declarative logic
programming in our case.

In this workshop we want to advance the applications of Logic
Programming as a paradigm for declarative knowledge representation and
reasoning for the Web. The idea is to bring together the impressive body
of work related to applications of LP to Semantic Web and Semantic Web
Services. This brings the following major benefits:

     *  Bringing together people from different sub-disciplines of LP and
        focus on technological solutions and applications from LP to the
        problems of the Web.

     *  Promoting further research in this interesting application field.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

     * Logic Programming based approaches for reasoning about Semantic
       Web languages such as RDF, RDFS, WSML, OWL, OWL-S, RuleML
     * Logic Programming based rule languages for the Semantic Web
     * Ontology Modeling and Mediation using Logic Programming
     * Deductive query answering in a Semantic Web Context
     * Reasoning over large-scale Ontologies
     * Combinations of Logic Programming and Description Logics
     * Modeling of and Reasoning about Web Services
     * Applications of Reasoning about actions and dynamics in the
       context of Web Services Discovery and Composition
     * Interactions of Logic Programming with other technologies such as
       agents, constraint programming, etc. in a (Semantic) Web context
     * Applications, use cases, experimental results and benchmarks
     * Extensions of Logic Programming engines for Semantic Web
     * Paraconsistent reasoning on the (Semantic) Web

Important Dates
     * 12 May 2006, Submission of papers
     * 9 June 2006, Notification of acceptance
     * 23 June 2006, Camera-ready versions due
     * 16 August 2006, Workshop

Submission Format
Authors are invited to submit original research contributions in
English, following the LNCS format. Papers must not exceed 16 pages.

Besides full papers, we also encourage short paper submissions of up to
6 pages which present preliminary results, system descriptions or
practical real-world use cases and implementations.

Submitted papers will be reviewed by at least two members of the program
committee. Papers must be submitted electronically in either PDF
(preferred) or postscript format. For paper submission we use the
EasyChair conference management system:

For accepted submissions, at least one author must register for the
workshop in order for the paper to appear in the proceedings and to be
scheduled in the workshop program. The best papers in the workshop will
be published in a dedicated section of a special issue on 'Logic
Programming and the Web' in the journal Theory and Practice of Logic
Programming (TPLP), see

More information on the venue, registration, hotels, and related events
will be available at the conference web site.

Workshop Organization
The workshop deals with the area that is the intersection of Semantic
Web and Logic Programming. The workshop will be organized in part around
talks presenting research results in this area selected from the
accepted submissions. Another important part of the workshop will be to
identify challenges and open problems in this area and provide an
opportunity for new ideas and initiatives to bubble up and get the
attention they deserve.

In order to facilitate and enable a rich interaction environment a part
of the workshop will be dedicated towards discussion using the
open-space methodology. Open-space methodology facilities and enables
effective on site agenda building and execution.

The co-organizers of the workshop have successfully deployed open-space
agenda building in scientific workshops in the past - e.g., the
Semantics in P2P and Grid Computing Workshops at the World Wide Web
Conference 2004 and the Friend of a Friend Workshop in Galway, 2004.

There the workshop and especially the way the agenda was built in
interaction with the audience, enabled new initiatives to develop and
had impact on the future of these fields. We hope to achieve the same
within this workshop and to reconnect the Semantic Web and Logic
Programming field.

We further plan to set up an online platform to exchange information and
to keep the discussion alive even after the workshop.

Organizing Committee

     * Axel Polleres, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid
     * Stefan Decker, DERI, National University of Ireland, Galway
     * Gopal Gupta, University of Texas at Dallas
     * Jos de Bruijn, DERI, Leopold-Franzens Universitaet Innsbruck

Program Committee
     * Jürgen Angele, Ontoprise GmbH
     * Chitta Baral, Arizona State University
     * Robert Baumgartner, Lixto Software GmbH
     * Leopoldo Bertossi, Carleton University
     * Francois Bry, Ludwig Maximilians University
     * Thomas Eiter, Vienna University of Technology
     * Pascal Hitzler, University of Karlruhe
     * Giovambattista Ianni, University of Calabria
     * Sheila McIlraith, University of Toronto
     * David Pearce, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
     * Hans Tompits, Vienna University of Technology
     * Sebastian Schaffert, Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft
     * Andy Seaborne, HP
     * Gerd Wagner, Brandenburg University of Technology
     * Adrian Walker, Reengineering
     * Guizhen Yang, SRI

Dr. Axel Polleres
email:  url:

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