Workshop on NeFoRS: New Forms of Reasoning for the Semantic Web: Scalable & Dynamic
Initiatives like Linked Open Data have resulted in a rapid growth of the Web of data, and this growth is expected to continue. While impressive progress has been made in recent years in scalable storing, querying, and reasoning with languages like RDFS and OWL, existing reasoning techniques fail to perform when applied at Web-scale, due to the quantities of instance data, expressiveness of the ontologies, or the inherent inconsistency and incompleteness of data on the Web.
These problems of scale are increasingly compounded by the appearance of highly dynamic data streams. Data streams occur in modern applications such as traffic engineering, applications of RFID tags, telecom call recording, medical record management, financial applications, and clickstreams. On the Web, many sites distribute and present information in real-time streams of semi-structured text. In many of these application areas, the ability to perform complex reasoning tasks that combine streaming information (both data and text) with background knowledge would be of great benefit. Stream reasoning is a new multidisciplinary approach for semantically processing high-frequency high-volume streams of information in combination with rich background knowledge.
We welcome all research contributions that address one or more of the following topics:
The workshop will take place during the 7th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2010) as a full-day event.
Please note that for every accepted paper at least one of the authors must attend the workshop and must register for the workshop and the main conference. Submission of a paper is not required for attendance at the workshop. However, in the event that the workshop cannot accommodate all who would like to participate, those who have submitted a paper will be given priority.
March 22, 2010
Submission of papers
April 13, 2010
Notification of acceptance
April 27, 2010
Camera-ready version due
May 30 or 31, 2010
9:05 - 9:45 Davide Barbieri, Daniele Braga, Stefano Ceri, Emanuele Della Valle, and
Michael Grossniklaus (Invited talk)
Stream Reasoning: Where We Got So Far
9:45 - 10:20 Thorsten Liebig, Andreas Steigmiller and Olaf Noppens
Scalability via Parallelization of OWL Reasoning
10:45-11: 20 Aidan Hogan, Axel Polleres, Jurgen Umbrich and Antoine Zimmermann
Some entities are more equal than others: statistical methods to consolidate Linked Data
11:20-11:55 Raffael Stein and Valentin Zacharias
RDF on Cloud Number Nine
11:55 - 12:30 Nikolaos Papadakis, Polydoros Petrakis and Haridimos Kondylakis
A Solution to the Ramification Problem Expressed in Temporal Description Logics
The workshop invites full papers (up to 15 pages) as well as short papers (up to 5 pages). Submissions should be formatted according to the Lecture Notes in Computer Science guidelines for proceedings available at http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-7-72376-0. Papers should be submitted in PDF format.
Furthermore papers need to be submitted electronically through the EasyChair system using the following link: http://www.easychair.org/conferences?conf=nefors10
The Workshop Proceedings will be published as CEUR Workshop Proceedings.