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CfP - 1st International Workshop on Stream Reasoning at ESWC 2009

From: Emanuele Della Valle <emanuele.dellavalle@polimi.it>
Date: Mon, 09 Feb 2009 17:07:10 +0100
Message-ID: <499054AE.9000101@polimi.it>
To: semantic-web@w3.org, dbworld@cs.wisc.edu

Apologies for cross-postings

1st International Workshop on Stream Reasoning (SR2009)
May 31st, 2009
Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Collocated with the 6th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2009)

Data streams occur in a variety of modern applications, such as network 
monitoring, traffic engineering, sensor networks, RFID tags 
applications, telecom call records, financial applications, Web logs, 
click-streams. They have been studied since 2000 and today Specialized 
Stream Database Management Systems exist. While such systems proved to 
be an optimal solution for on the fly analysis of data streams, such 
systems suffers from several limitation. They cannot handle 
heterogeneous data streams originating from a variety of already 
deployed sensors. They cannot combine data streams with slowly evolving 
knowledge at query time. They cannot perform reasoning tasks.
At the same time, while reasoners are year after year scaling up in the 
classical, time invariant domain of ontological knowledge; reasoning 
upon rapidly changing information has been neglected or forgotten. Thus, 
we are assisting to the rising of a new trend, hereby named “Stream 
Reasoning” as an unexplored, yet high impact, research area; a new 
multi-disciplinary approach which will provide the abstractions, 
foundations, methods, and tools required to give answer to questions 
concerning reasoning over streaming data, such as: “is a traffic jam 
going to happen in this highway? And is then convenient to reallocate 
travellers based upon the forecast?” or “By looking at the clickstream 
coming from a given IP, can we notice the shifts of interest of the 
person behind the computer?” or “Are trends in medical records 
indicative of any new disease spreading in given parts of the world?”
We believe this is the right time to organize a workshop around Stream 
Reasoning. Starting from lesson learned in the database community, new 
foundational theories can be developed, rooted into formal disciplines 
such as logics and optimization theory. From these foundations, new 
paradigms for knowledge representation languages design and reasoner 
construction could be derived, and the consequent frameworks for stream 
reasoning oriented software architectures and their instrumentation 
could be deployed.
The workshop will welcome high-quality position and research papers 
about the identification of actual trends in how to combine Data Stream 
and Reasoning. Technologies as well as novel ideas, experiments, and 
application visions originating from multiple disciplines and viewpoints 
will be welcome. Topics of interest include:

TOPICS OF INTEREST (including but not limited to):
* Relation between data streams and reasoning techniques.
* Theory for stream reasoning.
* Notion of soundness and completeness for stream reasoning.
* Knowledge representation languages for streams.
* Computational paradigms for streams.
* Query language for stream reasoning.
* Integration of data streams with reasoning systems.
* Stream reasoning engineering.
* Scalability issues in stream reasoning.
* Implementation and evaluation of stream reasoners.
* Applications of stream reasoning.

We invite two kinds of submissions:
* Research papers. These should not exceed 15 pages in length.
* Position papers. Novel ideas, experiments, and application visions 
from multiple disciplines and viewpoints are a key incredient of the 
workshop. We therefore strongly encourage the submission of position 
papers. Position papers should not exceed 5 pages in length.

Submissions should be formatted according to the Lecture Notes in 
Computer Science guidelines for proceedings available at 
http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-7-72376-0. Papers 
should be submitted in PDF format. All submissions will be done 
electronically via the SR2009 web submission system 

At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the 
workshop. Information about registration will appear soon on the ESWC 
2009 Web page.

We expect the workshop proceedings to be published as CEUR Workshop 
Proceedings (see http://ceur-ws.org).

* Paper submission: March 8, 2009
* Notification of acceptance or rejection: April 4, 2009
* Camera ready version due: April 18, 2009

Stefano Ceri (Politecnico di Milano)
Emanuele Della Valle (Politecnico di Milano)
Dieter Fensel (STI-Innsbruck)
Frank van Harmelen (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Rudi Studer (University of Karlsruhe)
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