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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   Deadline extension and Last CFP RuleML2006
Email:   jos.debruijn_(on)_deri.org
Date received:   21 May 2006
Deadline:   05 Jun 2006
Start date:   09 Nov 2006

Dear Colleague, This year's conference on Rules for the Semantic Web (RuleML-2006) has expanded its organisation and scope, and it is lead by well-known members of the scientific and industrial communities: - MICHAEL KIFER (Stony Brook), general chair; - THOMAS EITER (TU Vienna) and ENRICO FRANCONI (Univ. Bolzano), academic program chairs; - SUSIE STEPHENS (Oracle) and RALPH HODGSON (Top Quadrant), industrial track chairs. The program committee consists of top researchers and practitioners in the areas of rule-based language, semantic Web, and knowledge representation. We invite your contribution to the technical program RuleML 2006. We have revised the submission dates: you can now submit papers up to **the 5th of JUNE** Abstracts are due May 27th. RuleML-2006: Second International Conference on Rules and Rule Markup Languages for the Semantic Web http://2006.ruleml.org Athens, Georgia, U.S.A. 9-10 November 2006 Call For Papers Semantic Web technologies have matured to the point where they are being adopted by many organizations for applications as diverse as data integration, optimized search, and decision support. The increasing use of the technology has resulted from mainstream commercial software vendors providing solutions that support Semantic Web technologies, and W3C making RDF and OWL standard recommendations. It is widely recognized that rules are the next layer of focus within the Semantic Web technology stack, and consequently interest and activity in this area has grown rapidly over recent years. Semantic Web rules would allow the integration, transformation and derivation of data from numerous sources in a distributed, scalable, and transparent manner. The rules landscape features theoretical areas such as knowledge representation (KR) and algorithms; design aspects of rule markup; engineering of engines, translators, and other tools; standardization efforts, such as the recent Rules Interchange Format activity at W3C (http://www.w3.org/2005/rules/wg.html); and applications. Rules complement and extend ontologies on the Semantic Web. They can be used in combination with ontologies, or as a means to specify ontologies. In these settings, rules can be used either in conjunction with or as an alternative to description logics. Rules are also frequently applied over ontologies, to draw inferences, express constraints, specify policies, react to events, discover new knowledge, transform data, etc. Rule markup languages enrich Web ontologies by supporting publishing rules on the Web, exchange rules between different systems and tools, share guidelines and policies, merge and maintain rulebases, and more. Meeting Format The RuleML-2006 Conference is aimed to be the premier scientific forum for exchanging ideas on all aspects of rules for the Semantic Web. It follows on the heels of three successful workshops on the topic, in 2002, 2003, and 2004, and the first RuleML conference that took place in 2005. Like its precursors, RuleML-2006 will be held in collaboration with the International Semantic Web Conference (http://iswc2006.semanticweb.org/) and will be co-located with it. The RuleML-2006 Conference will consist of both an academic track and an industry track. - Academic Track Papers submitted to the academic track are expected to focus on research related to the development and advancement of rule formalisms for the Semantic Web. The work reported should be of foundational or conceptual nature and will be judged according to the usual criteria of novelty, significance, technical quality, etc. - Industrial Track The industrial track is designed to encourage participation from builders of rules engines and of practitioners who use rules for e-business, information integration, and other areas of the Semantic Web. It is not necessary for a Semantic Web rule engine to have been deployed, although preference will be given to systems that have adopted or are exploring the adoption of new rules technology such as SWRL, RuleML or hybrid approaches to using DL or Datalog with Semantic Technology. If systems have been deployed, preference will be given to papers that have determined and measured figures of merit. Topics of interest We encourage submissions on all topics related to rules and rule markup languages for the Semantic Web, including (but not limiting to) the following: o Rule-based policies: their specification, execution, and management o Combining rules (including active rules) with ontologies o Reactive rules for the Semantic Web o Complex event processing o Event-driven/action rule languages and models o Semantic Rule Management o Extraction of rules from unstructured data sources o Semantics of rule frameworks, which interoperate with RDF and OWL o Rules and nonmonotonic reasoning o Querying the semantic Web with rules o Complexity of reasoning problems involving rules o Languages, including standards (RuleML, SWRL, Jess, N3, F-logic, etc.) o Execution models, rule engines, and environments o Implemented tools and systems for rules on the Semantic Web o Active rules for Semantic Web Services o Uncertainty and fuzziness in rule-based systems o Modeling of business rules and event-driven/active rules o Rule-based software agents and the Semantic Web o E-contracting and automated negotiations with rule-based declarative strategies o Connecting event-driven and reactive rules to legacy knowledge bases o Distributed rule bases o Rule base validation, verification and exception handling on the Semantic Web Submission We invite articles of no more than 10 pages in length in IEEE two-column format describing original completed work, work in progress, or interesting problems or use cases. The page limit includes title, abstract, figures, references, etc. Submitted papers will be fully refereed based on the originality and significance of the ideas presented as well as on technical aspects. The proceedings will be published by IEEE. Submissions should be made online in PDF format on the conference submission site (http://www.easychair.org/RuleML2006/), by 5 June 2006 midnight Hawaii time. Multiple submission is not allowed. Submissions should clearly indicate the appropriate track (academic or industrial). Important Dates o 27 May 2006 -- Deadline for abstracts. o 5 June 2006 -- Deadline for paper submissions. o 15 July 2006 -- Notification of acceptance. o 21 August 2006 -- Final version of paper (camera-ready) due. o 16 September 2006 -- Early registration deadline for conference authors. o 9-10 November 2006 - RuleML 2006 Conference Program Co-Chairs o Academic track * Thomas Eiter, Technical University, Vienna, Austria * Enrico Franconi, Free University of Bolzano, Italy o Industrial track * Susie Stephens, Oracle, USA * Ralph Hodgson, TopQuadrant, Inc., USA Conference General Chair o Michael Kifer, State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA Conference Publicity Chair o Jos de Bruijn, DERI Innsbruck, Austria Steering Committee o Asaf Adi, IBM, Israel o Grigoris Antoniou, University of Crete, FORTH, Greece o Harold Boley, National Research Council and University of New Brunswick, Canada o Benjamin Grosof, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA o Mike Dean, BBN Technologies, USA o Dieter Fensel, Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Ireland and Austria o Michael Kifer, State University of New York at Stony Brook o Jeff Z. Pan, University of Aberdeen, UK o Steve Ross-Talbot, Pi4 Technologies, USA o Giorgos Stamou, National Technical University of Athens o Suzette Stoutenburg, The MITRE Corporation, USA o Said Tabet, RuleML Initiative and Macgregor Inc., USA o Gerd Wagner, Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus, Germany Program Committee o Academic track Jose Alferes, University Nova Lisbon, Portugal Chitta Baral, Arizona State University, USA Leo Bertossi, Carleton University, Canada Jos de Bruijn, DERI Innsbruck, Austria Andrea Cali, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy Tran Cao Son, University of New Mexico, USA Carlos Damasio, Universtiy Nova Lisboa, Portugal Juergen Dix, TU Clausthal, Germany Guido Governatori, University of Queensland, Australia Pascal Hitzler, AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, Germany Giovambattista Ianni, University of Calabria, Italy Georg Lausen, Freiburg University, Germany Nicola Leone, University of Calabria, Italy Thomas Lukasiewicz, University Roma La Sapienza, Italy Jan Maluszynski, Linkoping University, Sweden Massimo Marchiori, University of Venice, Italy Alberto Martelli, University of Torino, Italy Wolfgang May, University of Goettingen, Germany Boris Motik, University of Manchester, UK Marie-Laure Mugnier, LIRMM, France Wolfgang Nejdl, L3S, Germany Axel Polleres, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain Riccardo Rosati, University Roma "La Sapienza", Italy Marie-Christine Rousset, University of Grenoble, France Ulrike Sattler, University of Manchester, UK Sebastian Schaffert, Salzburg Research, Austria Michael Sintek, DFKI, Germany Umberto Straccia, CNR, Pisa, Italy VS Subrahmanian, University of Maryland, USA Terrance Swift, XSB, Inc., USA Hans Tompits, TU Vienna, Austria Dirk Vermeir, University of Brussels, Belgium Kewen Wang, Griffith University, Australia Guizhen Yang, SRI, USA o Industrial track Alain Leger, France Telecom, France Allen Ginsberg, Mitre, USA Bill Andersen, Ontology Works, USA Christian de Sainte Marie, ILOG, France Christine Golbreich, University Rennes, France Con Kenney, US FAA Agency, USA Eric Neumann, Teranode, USA Harold Solbrig, Mayo Clinic, USA Jeff Pollock, Cerebra, USA Jos De Roo, AGFA, Belgium Juergen Angele, Ontoprise, Germany Leo Obrst, Mitre, USA Michael Bodkin, Lockheed Martin, USA Ora Lassila, Nokia, USA Parsa Mirhaji, University of Texas Medical Center, USA Rachel Yager, Citigroup, USA Ralph Traphoener, Empolis, Germany Ruediger Klein, Daimer-Chrysler, Germany Sidney Bailin, Knowledge Evolution, USA Silvie Spreeuwenberg, LibRT, The Netherlands Yaser Bishr, Image Matters, USA _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(on)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list

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