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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Description Logics (DL'07)

     *20th* International Workshop on Description Logics (DL'07)
                           CALL FOR PAPERS
           Brixen-Bressanone (near Bozen-Bolzano), Italy
                           8-10 June 2007


	      Paper submission DEADLINE: 23 MARCH 2007.

The 2007  edition of the DL workshop  will take place from  the 8th to
the  10th  of June  2007  in  Brixen-Bressanone (near  Bozen-Bolzano),
Italy.  This is 80 Km south of Innsbruck (where the ESWC-07 conference
will  take place  immediately  before); direct  train connections  run
every hour between Innsbruck and Brixen-Bressanone.  Arrived this year
to its 20th  edition, DL is the major annual  event of the description
logics  research community.  The  workshop is  thought as  a gathering
forum to meet, discuss and  exchange experiences among all those, both
in the academy and industry,  who are interested in description logics
and in all their broad range of applications.

Participants in the workshop will enjoy the invited talks by:

    * Hector Levesque
    * Alex Borgida
    * Renee J. Miller

Moreover, Ron Brachman, John Mylopoulos  and others will join us for a
special event to celebrate  the *20th* edition  of the Description Lo-
gics workshop!

Students with accepted papers  may apply  to grants supporting travels
within Europe (300 EUR) or from outside Europe (500 EUR).



Paper submission deadline:   23 March 2007
Notification of acceptance:  27 April 2007
Camera ready papers due:     18 May 2007
DL'07 Workshop:              8-10 June 2007



We invite contributions on all aspects of description logics.
Possible subjects include:

-- Foundations   of  description   logics,   including  distinguishing
   features of  description logics  with respect to  other formalisms,
   expressive power of description logics, decidability and complexity
   of reasoning, and novel inference problems and reasoning techniques
   for solving these problems.

-- Extensions of  description logics,  including, but not  limited to,
   closed world reasoning, defaults, epistemic reasoning, temporal and
   spatial reasoning, procedural knowledge, and query languages.

-- Integration of  description logics  with other formalisms,  such as
   object-oriented representation languages, database query languages,
   constraint-based  programming,  logic  programming, and  rule-based

-- Use of description logics in  applications or areas such as natural
   language,  planning,   learning,  databases,  document  management,
   semistructured data, ontology  design, ontology languages, ontology
   engineering, semantic web, and grid computing.

-- Building systems based on description logics, with special emphasis
   on optimization and implementation techniques.

-- Tools that  exploit description  Logic reasoning, such  as ontology
   editors,  database  schema  design,  query optimization,  and  data
   integration tools.



We invite submissions  of technical papers as extended  abstracts of 8
pages,  and submissions  of statements  of interest  of 2  pages.  The
technical papers will be judged according to their scientific quality,
while the  statements of  interest will be  judged according  to their
scientific  relevance.   Accepted  papers  will  be  included  in  the
workshop proceedings  as extended  abstract (8 pages),  regular papers
(12  pages), or  as statements  of  interest (2  pages). The  workshop
proceedings will  be distributed  in paper form  at the  workshop, and
will be made available electronically in the CEUR Workshop Proceedings
series.  Papers should follow the formatting and submission guidelines
to be found at the workshop submissions web page, and should arrive by
the paper submission deadline stated above.



Area chairs:

Volker Haarslev (chair of the Systems and Tools area)
Domenico Lembo (chair of the Database and Information Systems area)
Boris Motik (chair of the Ontologies and Semantic Web area)
Anni-Yasmin Turhan (chair of the Foundations and Theory area)

PC members:

    * Aditya Kalyanpur
    * Alessandro Artale
    * Alex Borgida
    * Andrea Cali'
    * Bernardo Cuenca Grau
    * Bijan Parsia
    * Birte Glimm
    * Carlos Areces
    * Carsten Lutz
    * David Toman
    * Evren Sirin
    * Francesco Donini
    * Frank Wolter
    * Franz Baader
    * Grant Weddell
    * Ian Horrocks
    * Luciano Serafini
    * Luigi Palopoli
    * Maarten Marx
    * Maurizio Lenzerini
    * Michael Zakharyaschev
    * Peter F. Patel-Schneider
    * Ralf Kuesters
    * Ralf Moeller
    * Riccardo Rosati
    * Rob Shearer
    * Stefan Schlobach
    * Thomas Eiter
    * Thorsten Liebig
    * Ulrike Sattler
    * Umberto Straccia
    * Yevgeny Kazakov



Alessandro Artale   
Raffella Bernardi   
Andrea Cal         
Diego Calvanese     
Jos de Bruijn       
Enrico Franconi     
Rosella Gennari     
Davide Martinenghi  
Werner Nutt         
Sergio Tessaris     
David Toman         



The  workshop  will  take  place  in  the  charming  town  of  Brixen-
Bressanone,  near Bozen-Bolzano  in South  Tyrol at  the heart  of the
Dolomites  - the  pink  mountains of  the  Alps.  Like  Bozen-Bolzano,
Brixen-Bressanone has always been a crossroads of various cultures and
it  is  distinguished  by  its  mediaeval  Gothic  architecture.   The
mediaeval alleys and the wealth  of historical references are an ideal
starting point for excursions  into the countryside and for practising
a whole  variety of sports  and leisure activities.   Leaving directly
from the town  centre delegates can set off on their  bikes or on foot
for   excursions   into   the   surrounding   hills   and   mountains.
Brixen-Bressanone is on the main arterial road between Austria/Germany
and Italy and  it is easily accessible from  everywhere by train, car,
bus or plane.