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CFP (revised): RR 2008 - 2nd Int. Conf. on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems

  RR 2008

              The Second International Conference on
                  Web Reasoning and Rule Systems


        Karlsruhe, Germany, October 31 - November 2, 2008

                         Call for Papers

The International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR) aims to
be the major forum for discussion and dissemination of new results concerning
Web Reasoning and Rule Systems. RR 2008 builds on the success of The First
International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems RR 2007, which
received enthusiastic support from the Web Rules community. In 2008, RR will
continue the excellence of the new series and aim to attract the best
Web Reasoning and Rules researchers from all over the world.

The reasoning landscape features theoretical areas such as knowledge
representation (KR) and algorithms; design aspects of rule markup;
design of ontology languages; engineering of engines, translators,
and other tools; efficiency considerations and benchmarking;
standardization efforts, such as the Rules Interchange Format activity at W3C;
and applications. Of particular interest is also the use of rules
to facilitate ontology modeling, and the relationships and possible
interactions between rules and ontology languages like RDF and OWL, as well
as ontology reasoning related to RDF and OWL, or querying with SPARQL.

Suggested topics include the following, which is not to be considered as an
exhaustive list:

* Acquisition of rules and ontologies by knowledge extraction
* Combining open and closed-world reasoning
* Combining rules and ontologies
* Design and analysis of reasoning languages
* Efficiency and benchmarking
* Implemented tools and systems
* Standardization
* Ontology usability
* Ontology languages and their relationships
* Querying and optimization
* Rules and ontology management
     (such as inconsistency handling and evolution)
* Reasoning with uncertainty and under inconsistency
* Reasoning with constraints
* Rule languages and systems
* Rule interchange formats and Rule markup languages
* Scalability vs. expressivity of reasoning on the web
* Semantic Web Services modeling and applications
* Web and Semantic Web applications


The conference is co-located with ISWC 2008 (,
the International Semantic Web Conference.


RR 2008 welcomes original research and application papers dealing with
web reasoning and rule systems, with particular attention to the topics
listed above.  Submitted papers are limited in length to fifteen (15) pages,
including title, abstract, and list of references, and should be formatted
according to the Springer LNCS style
Submitted papers must be in PDF format.  The full paper submission must be
preceded by the submission of an abstract.  Submission is via EasyChair, at

Papers may be accepted as:
- full papers (15 pages in the proceedings)
- short papers (8 pages in the proceedings)
- posters (2 pages in the proceedings)

Accepted papers will be published by Springer Verlag in the LNCS series.
The best papers may also be considered for publication in a prestigious
international journal.


Abstract submission deadline:          June 14, 2008
Paper submission deadline:             June 21, 2008
Notification of acceptance decisions:  July 21, 2008
Camera-ready papers due:               Aug. 15, 2008
RR 2008 conference:           Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 2008


Thomas Eiter, TU Vienna (AT)


Diego Calvanese, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (IT)
Georg Lausen, University of Freiburg (DE)


Jose Alferes, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (PT)
Jrgen Angele, Ontoprise GmbH, Karlsruhe (DE)
Gregoris Antoniou, University of Crete (GR)
Marcelo Arenas, Pontificia Universidad Catolico de Chile (CL)
Uwe Assmann, Technische Universitt Dresden (DE)
Chitta Baral, Arizona State University (US)
Leopoldo Bertossi, Carleton University, Ottawa (CA)
Jos de Bruijn, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (IT)
Christoph Bussler, BEA Systems, Inc. (US)
Andrea Cali, University of Oxford (UK)
Mike Dean, BBN Technologies (US)
Hendrik Decker, Ciudad Politcnica de la Innovacin, Valencia (ES)
Jrgen Dix, Universitt Clausthal (DE)
Christine Golbreich, University of Versailles Saint-Quentin (FR)
John Goodwin, Ordnance Survey (UK)
Gianluigi Greco, Universit della Calabria (IT)
Claudio Gutierrez, University of Chile, Santiago (CL)
Giovambattista Ianni, Universit della Calabria (IT)
Manolis Koubarakis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (GR)
Domenico Lembo, Sapienza Universit di Roma (IT)
Francesca A. Lisi, Universit di Bari (IT)
Bertram Ludaescher, University of California, Davis (US)
Thomas Lukasiewicz, Sapienza University of Rome (IT)
Carsten Lutz, Technische Universitt Dresden (DE)
Jan Maluszynski, University of Linkping (SE)
Wolfgang May, University of Gttingen (DE)
Ralf Mller, Technische Universitt Hamburg (DE)
Boris Motik, University of Oxford (UK)
Wolfgang Nejdl, LS3 and University of Hannover (DE)
Daniel Oberle, SAP AG (DE)
P.F. Patel-Schneider, Bell Labs (US)
Axel Polleres, National University of Ireland, Galway (IE)
Guilin Qi, University of Karlsruhe (DE)
Dave Reynolds, HP Labs (UK)
Marie-Christine Rousset, University of Grenoble (FR)
Ulrike Sattler, University of Manchestor (UK)
Sebastian Schaffert, Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft (AT)
Roman Schindlauer, TU Wien (AT)
Michael Sintek, DFKI GmbH, Kaiserslautern (DE)
Giorgos Stamou, National Technical University of Athens (GR)
Umberto Straccia, ISTI - C.N.R Pisa (IT)
Heiner Stuckenschmidt, University of Mannheim (DE)
York Sure, SAP AG (DE)
Sergio Tessaris, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (IT)
Rodney Topor, University of Griffith (AUS)
Dirk Vermeir, University of Brussels (BE)
David Warren, SUNY at Stony Brook (US)
P.T. Wood, University of London (UK)
Guizhen Yang, SRI (US)


Sebastian Rudolph, University of Karlsruhe  (DE)