[CFP]ARea2008: International Workshop on Advancing Reasoning on the Web: Scalability and Commonsense colocated at ESWC2008

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International Workshop on Advancing Reasoning on the Web: Scalability 
and Commonsense (ARea 2008) located at the 5th European Semantic Web 
Conference ESWC2008


Submission Deadline for full paper: 7th of March, 2008 (12.00 AM, GMT)

Workshop Description
Semantic Web Technologies provide concepts, architectures, and tools for 
interconnected vocabularies and applications. One of the declared goals 
of Semantic Web research is to enable intelligent software agents to 
reason about information and knowledge which is pervaded on the Web. To 
realize this, Semantic Web reasoning research has to face two apparently 
contradictory challenges: On the one hand, scalability to web size is 
crucial. On the other hand, expressive knowledge representation 
capabilities are needed, as traditionally studied in the are of 
commonsense reasoning.

Workshop Objectives and Topics of Interest
We therefore seek to bring together researchers interested in scalable 
reasoning solutions for the Semantic Web as well as researchers in 
commonsense reasoning.

We invite technical contributions and short statements of interest 
concerning all aspects of scalable reasoning and commonsense reasoning 
on and for the semantic web.

These include:

   * new forms of reasoning
   * heuristic and approximate reasoning
   * querying and searching
   * scalability of reasoning to web level
   * nonmonotonicity for ontology languages
   * computational models of argumentation
   * dynamics of ontologies
   * contextualisation
   * temporal and spatial reasoning
   * inconsistency handling
   * rules and ontologies
   * uncertainty handling
   * planning and reasoning about action and change on the semantic web

Important Dates
Submission Deadline: 7th of March 2008
Notification: 4th of April, 2008
Camera-ready version: 18th of April, 2008
Workshop day: to be decided (between 1st and 5th of June, 2008)

We will accept full papers (up to 15 pages) as well as short statements 
of interest (2 pages) in LNCS format. Both of these will be reviewed by 
members of the programme committee.

Proceedings will be published in CEUR Workshop Proceedings (bearing an 
ISSN number).

Submissions should be sent to Guilin Qi, gqi@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de, no 
later than 7th of March 2008.

Frank van Harmelen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Andreas Herzig, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
Pascal Hitzler, AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Zuoquan Lin, Peking University, Beijing, China
Ruzica Piskac, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Guilin Qi, AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, Germany

Primary Contact: Guilin Qi, gqi@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de

Dr. Guilin Qi
Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe (TH)
Telefon: +49 (721) 608 6038
Fax: +49 (721) 608 5998
web: http://www.aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de/WBS/gqi/

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