[foaf-dev] CFP: 3rd Int. WS on Scalable SW Knowledge Bases (SSWS '07)

elw at stderr.org elw at stderr.org
Thu Jul 12 13:56:28 BST 2007




fascinating!  this sounds so awesome :-)



On Thu, 12 Jul 2007, Thorsten Liebig wrote:

> Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2007 10:00:14 +0200
> From: Thorsten Liebig <thorsten.liebig at uni-ulm.de>
> To: foaf-dev at lists.foaf-project.org
> Subject: [foaf-dev] CFP: 3rd Int. WS on Scalable SW Knowledge Bases (SSWS=
 '07)
> =

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> LAST CALL FOR PAPERS (WITH DEADLINE EXTENSION)
>
> THIRD INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON
> SCALABLE SEMANTIC WEB KNOWLEDGE BASE SYSTEMS (SSWS '07)
>
> http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/fedconf/index.html?page=3Dssws2007cfp
>
> ON THE MOVE FEDERATED CONFERENCES 2007 (OTM'07)
> http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/fedconf
>
> Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, Nov 25 - 30, 2007
> Proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag
>
> *********************************************************************
>
> WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
>
> This  workshop aims  at creating  a forum  for discussing  a critical  is=
sue  for the
> Semantic Web, that is, scalability.  As the Semantic Web evolves, scalabi=
lity becomes
> increasingly important.   This workshop will  focus on addressing of  the=
 scalability
> issue with respect to the development and deployment of knowledge base sy=
stems on the
> Semantic Web. Typically, such systems deal with information described in =
Semantic Web
> languages  like OWL  and RDF(S),  and provide  services such  as  storing=
, reasoning,
> querying and  debugging. There are two  basic requirements for  these sys=
tems. First,
> they have to satisfy the  application's semantic requirements by providin=
g sufficient
> reasoning support.   Second, they must  scale well in  order to be of  pr=
actical use.
> Given the sheer  size and distributed nature of the  Semantic Web, these =
requirements
> impose  additional  challenges  beyond  those  addressed by  earlier  kno=
wledge  base
> systems.  This  has been well recognized by  the community. We expect  th=
at the above
> issue  is  going to  challenge  the  Semantic  Web for  a  long  time of =
 period  and
> significant effort is needed in order to tackle the problem.
>
> This workshop  seeks to bring together  researchers and practitioners  to=
 share their
> recent ideas and progresses towards  building scalable knowledge base sys=
tems for the
> Semantic Web. The workshop will be centered on the discussion of three ma=
jor aspects:
>
>  1. foundations, methods and technologies for pushing forward the state-o=
f-the-art;
>  2. performance evaluation and related principles, methodologies and tool=
s;
>  3. identification of important issues and future research directions.
>
>
> WORKSHOP TOPICS
>
> TOPICS OF INTERESTS for the workshop include, but are not limited to:
>
> * Reasoning mechanisms, techniques and systems
> * Query evaluation and optimization
> * Performance evaluation and benchmarks
> * Large Semantic Web repositories
> * Distributed and concurrent knowledge base systems and P2P systems
> * Large scale knowledge base management
> * Semantic Web-based information integration
>
> In addition,  the workshop will include  a working session on  benchmarki=
ng and other
> relevant topics solicited beforehand to participants. In order to be able=
 to evaluate
> scalability,   the  existence  of   agreed  benchmarking   datasets  is  =
 of  crucial
> importance. In many  related domains such as databases  and theorem provi=
ng, standard
> benchmarks exist and  are ready to guide research on  optimization techni=
ques. In the
> Semantic Web area,  such benchmarking shave only just started to  emerge =
and there is
> no commonly  agreed benchmark  dataset for  RDF and OWL  reasoning and  q=
uerying. The
> workshop will  address this issue  in a special  working session on  benc=
hmarking. In
> this session,  existing benchmarking initiatives  will be presented and  =
discussed by
> organizers and participants of the workshop.  The aim is to agree on a cl=
assification
> of the existing datasets and requirements for additional datasets.
>
>
> IMPORTANT DATES
>
> Abstract Submission Deadline     July 20, 2007 (EXTENDED)
> Paper Submission Deadline        July 26, 2007
> Acceptance Notification          September 1, 2007
> Camera Ready Due                 September 10, 2007
> Registration Due                 September 10, 2007
> OTM Conferences                  November 25 - 30, 2007
>
>
> SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
>
> All submitted papers will be  carefully evaluated based on originality, s=
ignificance,
> technical soundness,  clarity of expression,  and relevance to SSWS.  All=
 submissions
> must be in English, and will be refereed by a program committee comprisin=
g members of
> the  Working Group.  Research  submissions must  not  exceed 10  pages fo=
llowing  the
> Springer  format. Submissions  should  be  made in  PDF  format. Detailed=
  formatting
> instructions can be found at: http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.ht=
ml
>
> The final proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag as LNCS. Failu=
re to commit
> to  presentation  at   the  conference  automatically  excludes  a   pape=
r  from  the
> proceedings.
> The paper submission site is located at
> http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/fedconf/ssws/2007/papers/
>
>
> ORGANISATION COMMITTEE
>
> Achille Fokoue
> IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, NY, USA (Contact Person)
> (http://domino.research.ibm.com/comm/research_people.nsf/pages/achille.in=
dex.html,
> achille at us.ibm.com)
>
> Yuanbo Guo
> Microsoft Corp
> (http://www.lehigh.edu/~yug2, yug2 at lehigh.edu)
>
> Thorsten Liebig
> Ulm University, Germany
> (http://www.informatik.uni-ulm.de/ki/liebig.html, thorsten.liebig at uni-ulm=
.de)
>
> Bijan Parsia
> University of Manchester, UK
> (http://www.cs.man.ac.uk/~bparsia/, bparsia at cs.man.ac.uk)
>
>
> Program Committee Members
>
> Pascal Hitzler - University of Karlsruhe, Germany
> York Sure - University of Karlsruhe, Germany
> Kavitha Srinivas - IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
> Takahira Yamaguchi - Keio University, Japan
> Ra=FAl Garc=EDa Castro - Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
> Aditya Kalyanpur - IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
> Oscar Corcho - University of Manchester, UK
> Jeff Heflin - Lehigh University, USA
> Ralf M=F6ller - Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
> Ian Horrocks - University of Manchester, UK
> Boris Motik - University of Manchester, UK
> Pierre-Antoine Champin - Lyon 1 University, France
> Ying Ding - University of Innsbruck, Austria
> Marko Luther - DoCoMo Eurolabs Munich, Germany
> Timo Weith=F6ner - Ulm University, Germany
> Andy Seaborne - Hewlett-Packard, UK
> Ulrike Sattler - University of Manchester, UK
> Jan Wielemaker - University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
> Volker Haarslev - Condordia University, Canada
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