Fwd: CFP: Workshop on Principles and Practice of Semantic Web Reasoning - St Malo, France

From: Benjamin Grosof (bgrosof@mit.edu)
Date: 04/13/04

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    >>Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2004 10:05:06 -0500 (CDT)
    >>From: "Hans Juergen Ohlbach" <ohlbach@lmu.de>
    >>Subject: (DBWORLD) Workshop on Principles and Practice of Semantic Web 
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    >>X-DBWorld-Name: PPSWR04
    >>X-DBWorld-Start-Date: 6-Sep-2004
    >>X-DBWorld-Location: Saint-Malo; France; Europe
    >>X-DBWorld-Deadline: 15-May-2004
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    >>Workshop on Principles and Practice of Semantic Web Reasoning
    >>at <http://www.irisa.fr/manifestations/2004/ICLP04/>The 20th 
    >>International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP)
    >>Supported by the <http://www.rewerse.net>REWERSE Network of Excellence 
    >>and the <http://www.colognet.net>CoLogNet Network of Excellence
    >>St Malo, France, Sept. 6-10., 2004
    >>The Semantic Web is a major endeavor aiming at enriching the existing Web 
    >>with meta-data and processing methods so as to provide web-based systems 
    >>with advanced (so-called intelligent) capabilities, in particular with 
    >>context-awareness and decision support.
    >>The advanced capabilities striven for in most Semantic Web application 
    >>scenarii primarily call for reasoning. Reasoning capabilities are offered 
    >>by Semantic Web languages currently developped such as BPEL4WS, BPML, 
    >>ConsVISor, DAML-S,  JTP, Triple, and others. These languages, however, 
    >>are developed mostly from functionality centered (e.g. ontology reasoning 
    >>or access validation) or application centered (e.g. Web service retrieval 
    >>and composition) perspectives. A perspective centered on the reasoning 
    >>techniques (e.g. forward or backward chaining, tableau-like methods, 
    >>constraint reasoning, etc.) complementing the above-mentioned activities 
    >>appears desirable for Semantic Web systems and applications. The workshop 
    >>is devoted to such a perspective.
    >>Like the current Web is inherently heterogeneous in data formats and data 
    >>semantics, the Semantic Web will be inherently heterogeneous in its 
    >>reasoning forms. Indeed, any single form of reasoning turns out 
    >>irrealistic in the Semantic Web. E.g. ontology reasoning in general 
    >>relies on monotonic negation (for the meta-data often can be fully 
    >>specified), while databases, Web databases, and Web-based information 
    >>systems call for non-monotonic reasoning (for one would not specify in a 
    >>railways timetable non-existing trains); constraint reasoning is needed 
    >>in dealing with time (for time intervals are to be dealt with), while 
    >>(forward and/or backward) chaining is the reasoning of choice in coping 
    >>with database-like views (for views i.e. virtual data can be derived from 
    >>actual data by operations such as join and projections).
    >>The workshop on "Principle and Practice of Semantic Web Reasoning'' will 
    >>be a forum for discussing various forms of reasoning that are or can be 
    >>used on the Semantic Web. The workshop will address both, reasoning 
    >>methods for the Semantic Web and Semantic Web applications relying upon 
    >>various forms of reasoning.
    >>The <http://www.kbs.uni-hannover.de/~henze/ppswr03>first workshop in this 
    >>series took place in 2003 in Mumbai.
    >>Topics of interest include:
    >>    * Rule markup languages
    >>    * Constraint reasoning on the Semantic Web
    >>    * Default reasoning on the Semantic Web
    >>    * Fuzzy reasoning on the Semantic Web
    >>    * Inconsistency-tolerant reasoning on the Semantic Web
    >>    * Reasoning and querying on the Web
    >>    * Reasoning methods for Adaptive Web systems and applications
    >>    * Reasoning methods for Web-based decision support
    >>    * Reasoning methods for policy specification and conformance
    >>Important dates:
    >>Submission deadline: May 15, 2004, Notification to authors: June 12, 
    >>2004, Camera-ready version: June 26, 2004.
    >>Workshop Coordination
    >>    * <http://www.pms.informatik.uni-muenchen.de/mitarbeiter/ohlbach>Hans 
    >> Jürgen Ohlbach, (program chair) 
    >> <mailto:ohlbach@informatik.uni-muenchen.de>ohlbach@informatik.uni-muenchen.de
    >>    * <http://www.wastl.net>Sebastian Schaffert, (proceedings chair) 
    >> <mailto:schaffert@informatik.uni-muenchen.de>schaffert@informatik.uni-muenchen.de 
    >>Programm committee:
    >>    * <http://www.informatik.uni-muenchen.de/%7Ebry/>François Bry, 
    >> University of Munich, Germany
    >>    * <http://contraintes.inria.fr/~fages/>François Fages, INRIA 
    >> Rocquencourt, France
    >>    * <http://www.inf.unibz.it/~franconi/>Enrico Franconi, Free 
    >> University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
    >>    * <http://www.dbai.tuwien.ac.at/staff/gottlob/>Georg Gottlob, 
    >> University of Vienna, Austria
    >>    * <http://ebusiness.mit.edu/bgrosof>Benjamin Grosof, University of 
    >> Vienna, Austria
    >>    * <http://lat.inf.tu-dresden.de/~clu/>Carsten Lutz, Dresden 
    >> University of Technology, Germany
    >>    * <http://www.kbs.uni-hannover.de/%7Ehenze/>Nicola Henze, University 
    >> of Hannover, Germany
    >>    * <http://www.w3.org/People/Massimo/>Massimo Marchiori, W3C and 
    >> University of Venice, Italy
    >>    * <http://www.pms.informatik.uni-muenchen.de/mitarbeiter/ohlbach>Hans 
    >> Jürgen Ohlbach, University of Munich, Germany
    >>    * <http://www.wastl.net>Sebastian Schaffert, University of Munich, 
    >> Germany
    >>    * <http://www.soi.city.ac.uk/~msch/>Michael Schröder, Dresden 
    >> University of Technology, Germany
    >>    * <http://tmitwww.tm.tue.nl/staff/gwagner/>Gerd Wagner, Eindhoven 
    >> University of Technology, Netherlands
    >>    * <http://www.cee.hw.ac.uk/Databases/people/mhw.html>Howard Williams, 
    >> Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland
    >>    * <http://www.cse.buffalo.edu/faculty/gzyang>Guizhen Yang, University 
    >> at Buffalo, New York, USA
    >>Submission Guidelines:
    >>The proceedings of PPSWR'04 will be published by Springer in the Lecture 
    >>Notes in Computer Science (<http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/>LNCS). For 
    >>instructions on the LNCS format, see 
    >>Submissions must be formatted according to LNCS rules, and submitted 
    >>electronically as PDF or Postscript at the submission system at 
    >>Two submission categories are accepted for the PPSWR'04:
    >>    * Full papers:     10 - 15 pages
    >>    * Short papers:    3 - 5   pages
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