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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: Description Logics (DL'08)

http://dl.kr.org/dl2008/

21st International Workshop on Description Logics (DL'08)
                            CALL FOR PAPERS
            		  Dresden,  Germany
                            May 13-16, 2008

                       http://dl.kr.org/dl2008/

The DL workshop is the major annual event of the description logic
research community.  The workshop is a gathering forum to meet, discuss and exchange experiences among all those, both in academia
and industry, who are interested in description logics and their
applications.

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IMPORTANT DATES

Paper submission deadline:   15 February 2008
Notification of acceptance:  23 March 2008
Camera ready papers due:     13 April 2008
DL'07 Workshop:              13-16 May 2008 (3 or 4 days, to be decided)

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INVITED SPEAKERS

* Bernhard Ganter, Dresden, Germany
* Georg Gottlob, Oxford, UK
* Maarten Marx, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
* Kent Spackman, Oregon, USA

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SCOPE

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

* 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,
   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
   systems.

* 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.

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

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SUBMISSION DETAILS

We invite submissions of papers in Springer LNCS style, see

 	http://www.springer.com/comp/lncs/Authors.html

to arrive no later than February 15, 2008.

The length of submissions is limited to 11 pages, including title and
abstract (if any), and list of references. Submitted papers must be in
PDF format. Submission is via EasyChair, see

 	http://www.easychair.org/DL08/

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

 	http://www.CEUR-ws.org/

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WORKSHOP CHAIRS

* Franz Baader, Dresden, Germany (General chair)
* Carsten Lutz, Dresden, Germany (PC Chair)

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PROGRAM COMMITTEE

* Carlos Areces, Nancy, France
* Alessandro Artale, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
* Alex Borgida, Rutgers, USA
* Sebastian Brandt, Machester, UK
* Diego Calvanese, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
* Giuseppe de Giacomo, Rome, Italy
* Volker Haarslev, Montreal, Canada
* Ian Horrocks, Oxford, UK
* Ulrich Hustadt, Liverpool, UK
* Pascal Hitzler, Karlsruhe, Germany
* Carsten Lutz, Dresden, Germany (Chair)
* Maja Milicic, Dresden, Germany
* Boris Motik, Oxford, UK
* Ralf Moeller, Hamburg, Germany
* Bijan Parsia, Manchester, UK,
* Peter Patel-Schneider, Alcatel Lucent, USA
* Riccardo Rosati, Rome, Italy
* Uli Sattler, Manchester, UK
* Umberto Straccia, Pisa, Italy
* David Toman, Waterloo, Canada
* Frank Wolter, Liverpool, UK
* Misha Zakharyaschev, London, UK

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RESOURCES

* Information regarding registration, travel information, hotels, etc
   will be made available on the DL2008 homepage

 		http://dl.kr.org/dl2008/

* Enquiries about the DL2008 workshop can be made by mailing to

 		lutz@tcs.inf.tu-dresden.de

* The general Description Logic home page is at

 		http://dl.kr.org/