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CFP: Nature inspired Reasoning for the Semantic Web (NatuResS09)

http://natures.few.vu.nl/2009

The second International Workshop on

              Nature inspired Reasoning for the Semantic Web
                             (NatuResS09)
                     http://natures.few.vu.nl/2009


October 26, 2009
@ 8th international Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2009), Washington, DC



BRIEF DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES
================================
The Semantic Web (SW) carries out the vision of a Web of data usable for
both
human and machines. This web, consisting of inter-connected instance data
annotated with possibly expressive ontologies, promises a huge opportunity
for
Web-based applications in many domains. In this web the vision of
distributed
reasoning has replaced the myth of a commonly agreed upon ontology every
data
provider would rely on.

However, existing reasoning techniques often fail to this live up to this
distributed vision of knowledge on the web. Reasoner may not be able to
cope
with the high number of instances and/or the expressiveness of the
ontologies
describing them (scalability problem) or fail to deal with a sometimes
unreliable
network, lack of maintenance of information or the variety in quality
(robustness problem).

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers from the
Semantic Web
community with more Nature inspired communities, such as the people
interested
in Computational Intelligence (CI), Neural Networks and to discuss on
current
trends in Semantic Web. The workshop will feature invited talks from
experts in
the corresponding areas as well as contributed talks presenting submitted
papers.


TOPICS OF INTEREST
================================
We encourage the submission of papers investigating the use of nature
inspired
techniques to address knowledge representation and reasoning problems.
Those
problems includes (but are not restricted to) the following topics :
* Data storage and retrieval: how to efficiently create and manage a
repository
of potentially billions of (RDF) triples.
* Data integration: how to find correspondences among the different
ontologies
(alignments).
* Complex reasoning: how to find implicit information efficiently in
large,
expressive, or distributed ontologies.
The suggested keywords are
* Neural Networks
* Evolutionary computing (EA and others)
* Swarm intelligence (Ants, PSO, flocking birds)
* Potential field methods
* Simulated annealing
* Artificial immune systems
* Epidemic protocols (Gossiping)
* Ontology alignment
* Reasoning
* Distributed Knowledge Management System
* Peer data management system (PDMS)
* Complex systems
* Data integration
* Semantic Web
* RDF


SUBMISSIONS
================================
Submitted paper should not exceed 16 pages and must be written in English.
Submissions must be formatted in the style of the Springer Publications
format
for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). Full instructions are
available at
http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-2-72376-0
All papers should be submitted in electronic format (pdf version) using the

following link: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=natures09


IMPORTANT DATES
================================
* Submission deadline: August 10
* Acceptance notification: August 30
* Camera ready papers: October 2
* Workshop: October 26


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
================================
* Christophe Guret, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
* Pascal Hitzler, Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
* Stefan Schlobach, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam


PROGRAM COMMITTEE
================================
* zalp Babaoglu, University Bologna, Italy
* Jrgen Branke, Universitt Karlsruhe (TH), Karlsruhe, Germany
* Bernardo Cuenca Grau, Oxford, UK
* Artur Garcez, City University London, UK
* Barbara Hammer, Clausthal, Germany
* Frank van Harmelen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
* Kai-Uwe Khnberger, University of Osnabrck, Germany
* Nicolas Monmarch, Polytech'Tours, France
* Axel Polleres, DERI Galway, Ireland
* Sebastian Rudolph, Universitt Karlsruhe (TH), Karlsruhe, Germany
* Christoph Schmitz, 1&1 Internet AG Karlsruhe, Germany
* Lael Schooler, MPI Berlin, Germany
* Martijn Schut, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
* Peter Tino, University of Birmingham, UK
* Spyros Voulgaris, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands


SPONSORS
================================
The second international workshop on Nature inspired Reasoning for the
Semantic
Web (NatuReS09) is sponsored by the EU funded Large Knowledge Collider
LarKC.
More information available on the LarKC website : http://www.larkc.eu/