[DL] Final CFP URSW 2010
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CALL FOR PAPERS
6th International Workshop on Uncertainty Reasoning for the Semantic Web
In conjunction with the 9th International Semantic Web Conference
November 7, 2010
You are invited to participate in the upcoming workshop on Uncertainty
Reasoning for the Semantic Web (URSW), to be held as part of the 9th
International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) in November of 2010 at the
Shanghai International Convention Center, China.
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 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 is extremely
limited. Recently, there has been a groundswell of demand for
uncertainty reasoning technology among Semantic Web researchers and
This surge of interest creates a unique opening to bring together two
communities with a clear commonality of interest but little history of
interaction. By capitalizing on this opportunity, URSW could spark
dramatic progress toward realizing the Semantic Web vision.
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 developers and researchers.
* People in the knowledge representation community with interest in the
* Ontology researchers and ontological engineers.
* Web services researchers and developers with interest in the Semantic Web.
* Developers of tools designed to support semantic web implementation,
e.g., Jena developers, Protégé developers, OWL-API developers…
We intend to have an open discussion on any topic relevant to the
general subject of uncertainty in the Semantic Web (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 languages to
enable representation of uncertainty
* Logical formalisms to support uncertainty in Semantic Web 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
* Using fuzzy approaches to deal with imprecise concepts within ontologies
* The concept of a probabilistic ontology and its relevance to the
* Best practices for representing uncertain, incomplete, ambiguous, or
controversial information in the Semantic Web
* The role of uncertainty as it relates to Web services
* Interface protocols with support for uncertainty as a means to improve
interoperability among Web services
* Uncertainty reasoning techniques applied to trust issues in the
* Existing implementations of uncertainty reasoning tools in the context
of the Semantic Web
* Issues and techniques for integrating tools for representing and
reasoning with uncertainty
* The future of uncertainty reasoning for the Semantic Web
September 7 Paper submissions due
September 30 Paper acceptance notification
October 15 Camera-ready papers due
November 4 Presentations due
November 7 6th Workshop on Uncertainty Reasoning for the Semantic Web
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 2010
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:
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ursw2010. 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 2010. For complete details, see Springer’s Author
Technical papers submitted to the URSW Workshop must not exceed 12
pages, including figures. Submissions exceeding this limit will not be
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 2010 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 2010 will be a full-day workshop divided into three sessions. Two
of those sessions will be devoted to paper presentations, while the
remaining session will be planned in a format that invites an open
debate on the results, conclusions, recommendations, and follow-up work
of the URSW-XG group. We also plan to convey a work meeting after the
workshop, in case the last session need to be extended.
All papers accepted to the URSW will be presented during the workshop
and published in the workshop proceedings, which will be available as a
separate publication after the Conference. 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. Both technical and position papers will be published in the URSW
Workshop proceedings, to be available after the ISWC 2010 Conference.
In addition, technical papers accepted for presentation at the URSW 2010
will be eligible for participating in the selection to the planned LNCS
volume on Uncertainty Reasoning for the Semantic Web – Vol. II. This
will be the second volume of this series and will include selected
papers from the URSW 2008 to URSW 2010.
The organizing committee is as follows (in alphabetical order):
Fernando Bobillo - University of Granada, 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.
Ken Laskey – MITRE Corporation, USA.
Thomas Lukasiewicz - Oxford University, UK.
Trevor Martin - University of Bristol, UK.
Matthias Nickles - Technical University of Munich, Germany.
Michael Pool - Convera, Inc., USA.
The confirmed members of the program committee are the following (in
Fernando Bobillo - Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Rommel N. Carvalho - George Mason University, USA
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 - Oxford University, UK
Trevor Martin - University of Bristol, UK
Matthias Nickles - University of Bath, UK
Jeff Z. Pan - University of Aberdeen, UK
Michael Pool - Convera, Inc., USA
Livia Predoiu - Universität Mannheim, Germany
Guilin Qi - University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Dave Robertson - University of Edinburgh, UK
Daniel Sánchez - University of Granada, Spain
Sergej Sizov - University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Giorgos Stoilos - Oxford University, UK
Umberto Straccia – ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy
Andreas Tolk - Old Dominion University, USA
Johanna Voelker - University of Karlsruhe, Germany
We are looking forward to seeing you in Shanghai!
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