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.

This workshop is a joint continuation of earlier successful workshop on scalable and dynamic reasoning for the Semantic Web, NeFoRS'07, NeFoRS'08, and SR'09.

Event Information

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.

Important Dates

March 22, 2010

Submission of papers

April 13, 2010

Notification of acceptance

April 27, 2010

Camera-ready version due

May 30 or 31, 2010


Invited Talk


Program Committee



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 Papers should be submitted in PDF format.

Furthermore papers need to be submitted electronically through the EasyChair system using the following link:


The Workshop Proceedings will be published as CEUR Workshop Proceedings.


Zhisheng Huang
Group of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning,
Free University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands