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[protege-discussion] 2nd CfP International Workshop on Uncertainty Reasoning for the Semantic Web (URSW 2013) @ ISWC 2013

Claudia d'Amato claudia.damato at uniba.it
Mon Jun 3 01:52:47 PDT 2013


[Apologies for multiple copies]

CALL FOR PAPERS
9th International Workshop on Uncertainty Reasoning for the Semantic Web (http://c4i.gmu.edu/ursw/2013)
In conjunction with the 12th International Semantic Web Conference
Sydney, Australia
October 21-22, 2013

You are invited to participate in the upcoming workshop on Uncertainty Reasoning for the Semantic
Web (URSW), to be held as part of the 12th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) in October
of 2013 at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Australia.

ISWC is a major international forum for presenting visionary research on all aspects of the
Semantic Web. The Uncertainty Reasoning Workshop is an exciting opportunity for collaboration and
cross-fertilization between the uncertainty reasoning community and the Semantic Web / Linked Data
community.

Effective methods for reasoning under uncertainty are vital for realizing many aspects of the
Semantic Web vision, but the ability of current-generation web technology to handle uncertainty
remains extremely limited. Thus, there is a continuing demand for uncertainty reasoning technology
among Semantic Web / Linked Data researchers and developers, and the URSW workshop creates a unique
opening to bring together two communities with a clear commonality of interest but limited history
of interaction. By capitalizing on this opportunity, URSW could spark dramatic progress toward
realizing the Semantic Web vision.


Audience

The intended audience for this workshop includes the following

  * Researchers in uncertainty reasoning technologies with interest in Semantic Web and
Web-related technologies;

  * Semantic web  / Linked Data developers and researchers;

  * People in the knowledge representation community with interest in the Semantic Web  /
Linked Data.

  * Ontology researchers and ontological engineers;

  * Web services and cloud computing researchers and developers with interest in the Semantic
Web  / Linked Data;

  * Developers of tools designed to support Semantic Web  / Linked Data implementation.


Topic List

We intend to have an open discussion on any topic relevant to the general subject of uncertainty in
the Semantic Web and Linked Data (including fuzzy theory, probability theory, and other
approaches). Therefore, the following list should be just an initial guide.

  * Syntax and semantics for extensions to Semantic Web  / Linked Data languages to enable
representation of uncertainty;

  * Logical formalisms to support uncertainty in Semantic Web  / Linked Data languages;

  * Probability theory as a means of assessing the likelihood that terms in different
ontologies refer to the same or similar concepts;

  * Architectures for applying plausible reasoning to the problem of ontology mapping;

  * Using fuzzy approaches to deal with imprecise concepts within ontologies;

  * The concept of a probabilistic ontology and its relevance to the Semantic Web;

  * Best practices for representing uncertain, incomplete, ambiguous, or controversial
information in the Semantic Web and Linked Data;

  * The role of uncertainty as it relates to web services and cloud computing;

  * Interface protocols with support for uncertainty as a means to improve interoperability
among web services;

  * Uncertainty reasoning techniques applied to trust issues in the Semantic Web and Linked
Data;

  * Existing implementations of uncertainty reasoning tools in the context of the Semantic Web
and Linked Data;

  * Issues and techniques for integrating tools for representing and reasoning with
uncertainty;

  * The future of uncertainty reasoning for the Semantic Web  / Linked Data.


Important Dates

  * July 10 Paper submissions due
  * August 9 Paper acceptance notification
  * August 31 Camera-ready papers due
  * October 21-22 9th Workshop on Uncertainty Reasoning for the Semantic Web


Submission Details

The URSW will be accepting submissions of technical papers and position papers. Each submission
will be evaluated for acceptability by at least three members of the Program Committee. Decisions
about acceptance will be based on relevance to the above topic list, originality, potential
significance, topicality and clarity. Since all accepted papers will be presented at the workshop,
we require that at least one of the submitting authors must be a registered participant at the ISWC
2013 conference, and committed to attend the URSW workshop.

Submissions to the workshop are only accepted in electronic format and should be sent via the
workshop’s submission site: https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=ursw2013
<https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=ursw2013> . Papers must be formatted in the
style of the Springer Publications format for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). This is the
very same format adopted by the ISWC 2013. For complete details, see Springer’s Author Instructions
(http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0
<http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0> ).

Technical papers submitted to the URSW Workshop must not exceed 12 pages, including figures and
references. Submissions exceeding this limit will not be reviewed.

Position papers consist of a summary of ideas, projects, or any research efforts that are relevant
to the URSW workshop and must not exceed 4 pages.

Following the general acceptance rules of the ISWC 2013 conference, papers that, at the time of
submission, are under review for or have already been published in or accepted for publication in a
journal or another conference will not be accepted to the URSW workshop.


Presentation and Publication

URSW 2013 will be a half-day workshop.
All papers accepted to the URSW will be presented during the workshop and published in the workshop
proceedings. Authors of accepted technical papers will have 20 minutes to present their work, while
authors of accepted position papers will have a 10-minute slot to share their ideas. After each
presentation, 5 minutes will be allocated to questions from the audience. Both technical and
position papers will be published in the URSW workshop proceedings, to be available after the ISWC
2013 Conference.

In addition, selected extended and revised technical papers accepted for presentation at URSW 2013
will be eligible for participating in an international journal special issue or in a
post-proceedings book.


Organizing Committee

  * Fernando Bobillo - University of Zaragoza, Spain
  * Rommel N. Carvalho - George Mason University, USA
  * Paulo C. G. Costa - George Mason University, USA
  * Claudia d’Amato - University of Bari, Italy
  * Nicola Fanizzi - University of Bari, Italy
  * Kathryn Laskey - George Mason University, USA
  * Kenneth J. Laskey – MITRE Corporation, USA
  * Thomas Lukasiewicz – University of Oxford, UK
  * Trevor Martin - University of Bristol, UK
  * Matthias Nickles - DERI, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
  * Michael Pool - Vertical Search Works, Inc., USA


Program Committee

  * Fernando Bobillo – University of Zaragoza, Spain
  * Silvia Calegari - University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
  * Rommel N. Carvalho - George Mason University, USA
  * Davide Ceolin - VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
  * Paulo C. G. Costa - George Mason University, USA
  * Fabio G. Cozman - Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
  * Claudia d’Amato - University of Bari, Italy
  * Nicola Fanizzi - University of Bari, Italy
  * Marcelo Ladeira - University of Brasilia, Brazil
  * Kathryn B. Laskey - George Mason University, USA
  * Kenneth J. Laskey - MITRE Corporation, USA
  * Thomas Lukasiewicz - University of Oxford, UK
  * Trevor Martin - University of Bristol, UK
  * Alessandra Mileo - DERI, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
  * Matthias Nickles - DERI, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
  * Jeff Z. Pan - University of Aberdeen, UK
  * Rafael Peñaloza, Technical University Dresden, Germany
  * Michael Pool -Vertical Search Works, Inc., USA
  * Livia Predoiu - University of Oxford, UK
  * Guilin Qi - Southeast University, China
  * Célia Ralha - University of Brasilia, Brazil
  * Dave Robertson - University of Edinburgh, UK
  * Daniel Sánchez - University of Granada, Spain
  * Thomas Scharrenbach - Swiss Federal Institute WSL, Switzerland
  * Luciano Serafini - Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
  * Sergej Sizov - University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
  * Giorgos Stoilos - National and Technical University of Athens, Greece
  * Umberto Straccia - ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy
  * Andreas Tolk - Old Dominion University, USA
  * Matthias Thimm - Universität Koblenz, Germany
  * Peter Vojtas - Charles University, Czech Republic

We are looking forward to seeing you in Sydney!


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