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Deadline Extension - 3rd int'l Workshop on Scalable Semantic Web Knowledge Base Systems

From: Yuanbo Guo <yug2@Lehigh.EDU>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2007 02:50:25 -0400
Message-ID: <20070712025025.k7nw0wd7sgok0sco@imp5.cc.lehigh.edu>
To: semantic-web@w3.org

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* New Paper Submission Deadlines:
Abstract:    July 20, 2007
Full Paper:  July 26, 2007

CALL FOR PAPERS

THIRD INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON
SCALABLE SEMANTIC WEB KNOWLEDGE BASE SYSTEMS (SSWS '07)

http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/fedconf/index.html?page=ssws2007cfp

ON THE MOVE FEDERATED CONFERENCES 2007 (OTM'07)
http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/fedconf

Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, Nov 25 - 30, 2007
Proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag

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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

This  workshop aims  at creating  a forum  for discussing  a critical  issue
for the Semantic Web, that is, scalability.  As the Semantic Web evolves,
scalability becomes increasingly important.   This workshop will   
focus on addressing of  the scalability issue with respect to the  
development and deployment of knowledge base systems on the Semantic  
Web. Typically, such systems deal with information described in  
Semantic Web languages  like OWL  and RDF(S),  and provide  services  
such  as  storing, reasoning, querying and  debugging. There are two   
basic requirements for  these systems. First,
they have to satisfy the  application's semantic requirements by providing
sufficient reasoning support.   Second, they must  scale well in   
order to be of
practical use. Given the sheer  size and distributed nature of the   
Semantic Web, these requirements impose  additional  challenges   
beyond  those  addressed by  earlier knowledge  base systems.  This   
has been well recognized by  the community. We expect  that the above  
issue  is  going to  challenge  the  Semantic  Web for  a  long  time  
of period  and significant effort is needed in order to tackle the  
problem.

This workshop  seeks to bring together  researchers and practitioners  to
share their recent ideas and progresses towards  building scalable  
knowledge base systems for the Semantic Web. The workshop will be  
centered on the discussion of three major aspects:

     1. foundations, methods and technologies for pushing forward the
state-of-the-art;
     2. performance evaluation and related principles, methodologies and
tools;
     3. identification of important issues and future research directions.


WORKSHOP TOPICS

TOPICS OF INTERESTS for the workshop include, but are not limited to:

* Reasoning mechanisms, techniques and systems
* Query evaluation and optimization
* Performance evaluation and benchmarks
* Large Semantic Web repositories
* Distributed and concurrent knowledge base systems and P2P systems
* Large scale knowledge base management
* Semantic Web-based information integration

In addition,  the workshop will include  a working session on  benchmarking
and other relevant topics solicited beforehand to participants. In  
order to be able to evaluate scalability,   the  existence  of    
agreed  benchmarking   datasets  is   of crucial importance. In many   
related domains such as databases  and theorem proving, standard  
benchmarks exist and  are ready to guide research on  optimization  
techniques. In the Semantic Web area,  such benchmarking shave only  
just started to  emerge and there is no commonly  agreed benchmark   
dataset for  RDF and OWL  reasoning and querying. The
workshop will  address this issue  in a special  working session on
benchmarking. In this session,  existing benchmarking initiatives   
will be presented and discussed by organizers and participants of the  
workshop.  The aim is to agree on a classification of the existing  
datasets and requirements for additional datasets.


IMPORTANT DATES

Abstract Submission Deadline   July 20, 2007
Paper Submission Deadline       July 26, 2007
Acceptance Notification            September 1, 2007
Camera Ready Due                  September 10, 2007
Registration Due                       September 10, 2007
OTM Conferences                   November 25 - 30, 2007


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

All submitted papers will be  carefully evaluated based on originality,
significance, technical soundness,  clarity of expression,  and  
relevance to SSWS.  All submissions must be in English, and will be  
refereed by a program committee comprising members of the  Working  
Group.  Research  submissions must  not  exceed 10  pages following   
the Springer  format. Submissions  should  be  made in  PDF  format.  
Detailed formatting instructions can be found at:  
http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html

The final proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag as LNCS. Failure
to commit to  presentation  at   the  conference  automatically   
excludes  a   paper from  the proceedings. The paper submission site  
is located at
http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/fedconf/ssws/2007/papers/


ORGANISATION COMMITTEE

Achille Fokoue
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, NY, USA (Contact Person)
(http://domino.research.ibm.com/comm/research_people.nsf/pages/achille.index.html,
achille@us.ibm.com)

Yuanbo Guo
Microsoft Corp
(http://www.lehigh.edu/~yug2, yug2@lehigh.edu)

Thorsten Liebig
Ulm University, Germany
(http://www.informatik.uni-ulm.de/ki/liebig.html,
thorsten.liebig@uni-ulm.de)

Bijan Parsia
University of Manchester, UK
(http://www.cs.man.ac.uk/~bparsia/, bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk)


Program Committee Members

Pascal Hitzler - University of Karlsruhe, Germany
York Sure - University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Kavitha Srinivas - IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Takahira Yamaguchi - Keio University, Japan
Raúl García Castro - Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Aditya Kalyanpur - IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Oscar Corcho - University of Manchester, UK
Jeff Heflin - Lehigh University, USA
Ralf Möller - Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
Ian Horrocks - University of Manchester, UK
Boris Motik - University of Manchester, UK
Pierre-Antoine Champin - Lyon 1 University, France
Ying Ding - University of Innsbruck, Austria
Marko Luther - DoCoMo Eurolabs Munich, Germany
Timo Weithöner - Ulm University, Germany
Andy Seaborne - Hewlett-Packard, UK
Ulrike Sattler - University of Manchester, UK
Jan Wielemaker - University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Volker Haarslev - Condordia University, Canada


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