CFP: 9th Int. WS on Scalable SW Knowledge Base Systems (SSWS 2013)

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                               CALL FOR PAPERS

                              SYSTEMS (SSWS2013)


    At the 12th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2013), Sydney,
      Australia, October 21-25, 2013



The  series of  SSWS workshops  aim 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  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  as demonstrated  by  the excitement  around the  billion
triples challenge.

We expect that the above issue is going to challenge the Semantic Web for a
long period of time and significant effort is needed in order to tackle the
problem.  This half day 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.  Topics of interest  for the workshop include, but are
not limited to:

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

We expect that  the outcome of the workshop will  benefit not only Semantic
Web  developers but also  Semantic Web  evaluators and  end users.  We also
welcome   participants  from   related  disciplines   such   as  Artificial
Intelligence, Databases and Information Integration.


Abstract Submission Deadline     July 8, 2013 (11:59PM Hawaii Time)
Paper Submission Deadline        July 12, 2013 (11:59PM Hawaii Time)
Acceptance Notification          August 9, 2013
Workshop Day (full or half day)  October 21 or 22, 2013


Thorsten Liebig (Contact Person)
derivo GmbH, Germany

Achille Fokoue
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, NY, USA


Mike Dean - BBN Technologies, USA
Raúl García Castro - Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Anastasios Kementsietsidis - IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Pavel Klinov - Ulm University, Germany
Ralf Möller - Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
Jeff Z. Pan - University of Aberdeen, UK
Padmashree Ravindra - North Carolina State University, USA
Mihaela Bornea - IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Spyros Kotoulas - IBM Research, Ireland
Bijan Parsia - University of Manchester, UK
Takahira Yamaguchi - Keio University, Japan
Oscar Corcho - University of Manchester, UK
Mariano Rodriguez-Muro - Free University of Bolzano, Italy
Pascal Hitzler - Wright State University, Ohio, USA
Volker Haarslev - Concordia University, Canada

Dr. Thorsten Liebig
Tel. +49 731 502 4207

derivo GmbH <>
James-Franck-Ring, D-89081 Ulm
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Geschäftsführer: Dr. Thorsten Liebig

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