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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: "Description Logics", 13-16 July 2011, SPAIN

24th International Workshop on Description Logics (DL 2011), Barcelona, Spain

The DL workshop is the major annual event of the description logic research community. 
It is the forum at which those interested in description logics, both from academia and
industry, meet to discuss ideas, share information and compare experiences. The workshop
will be held at the Edifici Imagina (Avinguda Diagonal 177, Barcelona) from July 13th to July 16th, 2011.


Paper submission deadline: May 1, 2011
Notification of acceptance: June 5, 2011 Camera ready papers due: June 19, 2011
Workshop: July 13-16, 2011


We invite contributions on all aspects of description logics,such as:

* foundations of description logics, including expressive power,
   decidability and complexity of reasoning, novel inference problems,
   and reasoning techniques for solving these problems;
* extensions of description logics, including, but not limited to,
   and nonmonotonic 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 ontology
   engineering, ontology languages, databases, semi-structured data,
   document management, natural language, learning, planning, semantic
   web, and grid computing;
* building systems based on description logics, with special emphasis
   on optimization and implementation techniques; and
* tools that exploit description logic reasoning, such as ontology
   editors, database schema design, query optimization, and data
   integration tools.


We invite submissions of papers in Springer LNCS style, see

to arrive no later than May 1, 2011. The length of submissions is limited to 11 pages, including
title and abstract (can be omitted if necessary), and list of references. Papers must be submitted
in PDF format via EasyChair; see

The workshop proceedings will be made available electronically in the CEUR Workshop Proceedings series; see

Accepted submissions
will be selected for either oral or poster presentation; however, no distinction will be made in 
the workshop proceedings: all accepted papers can be 11 pages long.


The best paper among the ones written solely by students (i.e. persons not holding a PhD) will be
awarded a prize of 500 euros. Authors of such papers are requested to indicate their eligibility 
upon submission at easychair.


Marcelo Arenas, Pontificia Universidad Catlica de Chile:
   "Exchanging more than Complete Data"
Gert Smolka, Saarland University:
   "Incremental decision procedures for modal logic with nominals and
Heiner Stuckenschmidt, Universitt Mannheim:
   "A Little Logic Goes a Long Way - Logical Reasoning in Web Data
    Integration and Ontology Learning"


Regular, early (before or on June 19, 2011): 300 Euros Regular, late (after June 19, 2011): 
370 Euros Student, early (before or on June 19, 2011): 200 Euros Student, late (after June 19, 2011): 250 Euros

Students must provide proof of full-time status (copy of valid student ID card or letter from their institution or program director)
and email it to The registration fee includes lunches for the first three 
workshop days and one ticket for the social dinner.


A limited number of student grants are available for participation in DL 2011. Each grant will 
cover the workshop registration fee and will provide a contribution to the accommodation costs. 
The students who are interested in applying for this grant must write an email to the workshop 
organizers at declaring their interest in the student grant and providing
(i) a proof of full-time student status (copy of valid student ID card or letter from their 
institution or program director), and (ii) a short justification confirming that the attendance 
to DL 2011 could not be financed by other means such as project funds.


* Riccardo Rosati, Sapienza Universit di Roma, Italy
   (Conference Chair)
* Sebastian Rudolph, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
   (Program co-Chair)
* Michael Zakharyaschev, Birkbeck College, London, UK
   (Program co-Chair)
* Peter Mika, Yahoo! Research Barcelona, Spain
   (Local Organization Chair)


Carlos Areces
Alessandro Artale
Meghyn Bienvenu
Alex Borgida
Andrea Cali
Diego Calvanese
Bernardo Cuenca Grau
Giuseppe De Giacomo
Achille Fokoue
Enrico Franconi
Birte Glimm
Rajeev Gore
Stijn Heymans
Pascal Hitzler
Ian Horrocks
Ullrich Hustadt
Yevgeny Kazakov
Boris Konev
Roman Kontchakov
Markus Krtzsch
Thomas Lukasiewicz
Carsten Lutz
Thomas Meyer
Maja Milicic
Boris Motik
Ralf Mller
Magdalena Ortiz
Jeff Z. Pan
Bijan Parsia
Peter Patel-Schneider
Riccardo Rosati
Ulrike Sattler
Stefan Schlobach
Luciano Serafini
Evren Sirin
Viorica Sofronie-Stokkermans
Giorgos Stamou
Umberto Straccia
David Toman
Anni-Yasmin Turhan
Grant Weddell
Frank Wolter


* Information about registration, travel information, accommodation,
   etc. is available on the DL 2011 homepage:
* Enquiries about the DL 2011 workshop can be made by contacting the
   organizing committee:
* The official Description Logic home page is at