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REMINDER: Web Semantics: Special Issue on Rules for the SW

From: Grigoris Antoniou <antoniou@ics.forth.gr>
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 10:50:48 +0200
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Cc: antoniou@ics.forth.gr, harold.boley@nrc.gc.ca

**This CFP is being posted to multiple lists; we apologise if you see
  it multiple times.**


The deadline for a special issue on rules for the Semantic Web is approaching 
fast. Please find attached the CFP with instructions for submission. 


                      JOURNAL OF WEB SEMANTICS 

                          Special Issue on
                     RULES FOR THE SEMANTIC WEB 


The Semantic Web is a major world-wide endeavour to advance the Web by 
enriching its content with semantic meta-information that can be 
processed by inference-enabled Web applications. Ontologies and automated
reasoning are key techniques in the Semantic Web initiative. 

Rules are considered to be a major issue in the further development of
the Semantic Web. On one hand, they can be used in ontology languages,
either in conjunction with, or as an alternative to, description logics. 
On the other hand, they are acting as a means to draw inferences, to 
express constraints, to specify policies, to react to events/changes, 
to transform data, etc. 

Finally, rule markup languages will allow to enrich web 
ontologies by adding definitions of derived concepts, to publish rules 
on the Web, to exchange rules between different systems and tools, etc. 

This special issue of the journal (http://www.semanticwebjournal.org/)
is soliciting highest-quality submissions on all topics related to
rule systems and rule markup languages for the Semantic Web.  

Guest Editors

Grigoris Antoniou  (antoniou at ics.forth.gr) 
Institute of Computer Science, FORTH
Vassilika Vouton, P.O.Box 1385
GR-711 10 Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Phone: +30-2810-391624
Fax: +30-2810-391638
URL: http://ics.forth.gr/~antoniou
Harold Boley  (harold.boley at nrc.gc.ca)
Institute for Information Technology - e-Business
National Research Council of Canada
46 Dineen Drive
Fredericton, NB, E3B 9W4
Phone: +1-506-444-0385
Fax: +1-506-444-6114
URL: http://www.cs.unb.ca/~boley 

Submission Procedure

Submissions should be sent by email to both guest editors in the form of a
*single PDF file*. Submissions should not exceed 30 (single column) pages. 
Please refer to the journal's instructions for authors: 



December 1, 2004  Submissions due
February 15, 2005 Selection decisions with recommendations for revision
March 15, 2005    Submission of revised papers
May 1, 2005       Final acceptance decisions
June 1, 2005      Final versions of accepted papers

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