[Om-announce] RR2010 call for position papers and PhD proposals

Pascal Hitzler pascal.hitzler at wright.edu
Sat May 22 18:28:52 CEST 2010


4th International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR 2010)

Bressanone/Brixen, Italy
September 22-24, 2010


Co-located with the Italian Workshop on Semantic Web Applications
and Perspectives (SWAP) 2010.

The International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR) is
a major forum for discussion and dissemination of new results concerning
Web Reasoning and Rule Systems. RR 2010 builds on the success of the
first three International Conferences on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems
(see http://www.rr-conference.org), held in Innsbruck, Austria (2007),
Karlsruhe, Germany (2008), and Chantilly, Virginia, USA (2009), which
received enthusiastic support from the Web Reasoning community. In 2010,
RR will continue the excellence of the new series and aim to attract
the best Web Reasoning and Rules researchers from all over the world.

POSITION PAPERS submitted to the conference shall present a clearly 
defined and preferably controversial position concerning a topic of 
interest for the community. They shall stimulate discussion and critical 
assessment of the state of the art and of ongoing research trends.

PHD PROPOSALS can only be submitted by PhD students and should contain 
either a PhD plan (for students at the beginning of their PhD research) 
or a summary of results achieved for a dissertation (for students at the 
end of their PhD research). In either case, the goal is to stimulate 
discussion with established researchers in the field as fruitful 
feedback to the student.

Topics of interest include the following (but are not limited to):

*  Representation techniques for Web-based knowledge
*  Acquisition of rules and ontologies by knowledge extraction
*  Combining open and closed-world reasoning
*  Combining rules and ontologies
*  Design and analysis of reasoning languages
*  Efficiency and benchmarking
*  Implemented tools and systems
*  Foundations and applications related to relevant standardization
     bodies such as the W3C Rule Interchange Format (RIF), Web
     Ontology Language (OWL2) and SPARQL working groups, or the
     W3C Uncertainty Reasoning for the WWW Incubator Group, etc.
*  Ontology usability
*  Ontology languages and their relationships
*  Querying and optimization
*  Rules and ontology management (such as inconsistency handling
     and evolution)
*  Reasoning with uncertainty and under inconsistency
*  Reasoning with constraints
*  Rule languages and systems
*  Rule interchange formats and Rule markup languages
*  Scalability vs. expressivity of reasoning on the Web
*  Approximate reasoning techniques for the Web
*  Integration of statistical methods and symbolic reasoning
*  Stream reasoning
*  Semantic Web Services modeling and applications
*  Web and Semantic Web applications and experience papers


Submissions must be typeset using the Springer LaTeX2e
style llncs for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (see
http://www.springer.com/comp/lncs/Authors.html), and
must be in PDF format. Submission is via EasyChair

The length should not exceed 4 pages for position papers and PhD 
proposals. They should be clearly marked as such in the title and in the 
easychair submission system. Submissions that deviate substantially from 
these guidelines may be rejected without review. All accepted papers, 
posters, and system descriptions will be included in the proceedings.


Submission deadline: June 8, 2010
Sccept/reject decisions: July 1, 2010
Camera-ready due: July 15, 2010
Last day for early registration fee: July 15, 2010


Georg Gottlob (Oxford University, UK)


Axel Polleres (DERI Galway, Ireland)


José Júlio Alferes (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)


Pascal Hitzler (Wright State University, USA)
Thomas Lukasiewicz (Oxford University, UK)


Diego Calvanese (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)
Mariano Rodríguez-Muro (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)


Krzysztof Janowicz (Pennsylvania State University, USA)


Grigoris Antoniou (University of Crete, Greece)
Marcelo Arenas (PUC Chile, Chile)
Jie Bao (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
Chitta Baral (Arizona State University, USA)
Leopoldo Bertossi (Carleton University, Canada)
Andrea Calì (Oxford University, UK)
Vinay Chaudri (Stanford Research Institute, USA)
Kendall Clark (Clark & Parsia, USA)
Claudia d'Amato (University of Bari, Italy)
Carlos Damasio (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)
Wlodek Drabent (IPI PAN Warszawa, Poland)
Sergio Flesca (University of Calabria, Italy)
Christine Golbreich (University of Versailles Saint-Quentin, France)
Claudio Gutierrez (University of Chile, Chile)
Stijn Heymans (TU Vienna, Austria)
Rinke Hoekstra (VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Giovambattista Ianni (University of Calabria, Italy)
Krzysztof Janowicz (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
Natalya G. Keberle (Zaporozhye National University, Ukraine)
Domenico Lembo (University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy)
Francesca A. Lisi (University of Bari, Italy)
Gergely Lukácsy (DERI Galway, Ireland)
Jan Maluszynski (University of Linköping, Sweden)
Wolfgang May (University of Göttingen, Germany)
Ralf Möller (TU Hamburg, Germany)
Boris Motik (Oxford University, UK)
Wolfgang Nejdl (LS3 and University of Hannover, Germany)
Matthias Nickles (University of Bath, UK)
Andrea Pugliese (University of Calabria, Italy)
Guilin Qi (Southeast University, China)
Sebastian Rudolph (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)
Alan Ruttenberg (ScientificCommons, Switzerland)
Michael Sintek (DFKI GmbH, Kaiserslautern, Germany)
Umberto Straccia (ISTI-CNR Pisa, Italy)
Heiner Stuckenschmidt (University of Mannheim, Germany)
Terrance Swift (SUNY Stony Brook, USA)
Sergio Tessaris (Free University of Bozen, Italy)
Dirk Vermeir (University of Brussels, Belgium)
Zhe Wu (Oracle, USA)


For further information refer to the RR 2010 web site at

Prof. Dr. Pascal Hitzler
Dept. of Computer Science, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
pascal at pascal-hitzler.de   http://www.knoesis.org/pascal/
Semantic Web Textbook: http://www.semantic-web-book.org
Semantic Web Journal: http://www.semantic-web-journal.net

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