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Category:   E-CFP
Subject:   DL Extension to Aug. 4! : WS on Scalable SW Knowledge Bases (SSWS 2008)
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Email:   thorsten.liebig_(on)_uni-ulm.de
Date received:   25 Jul 2008
Deadline:   04 Aug 2008
Start date:   26 Oct 2008

*************************************************************************** We apologize if you received multiple copies of this Call for Papers Please feel free to distribute it to those who might be interested *************************************************************************** *DEADLINE EXTENSION: AUGUST 4th* FOURTH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON SCALABLE SEMANTIC WEB KNOWLEDGE BASE SYSTEMS (SSWS2008) http://www.cse.lehigh.edu/~yug2/ssws08/home.htm At the 7th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2008) Karlsruhe, Germany, October 26-30, 2008 http://iswc2008.semanticweb.org/ *************************************************************************** WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION The series of SSWS workshops aim at creating a forum for discussing a critical issue for the Semantic Web, that is, scalability. As the Semantic Web evolves, scalability becomes increasingly important. This workshop will focus on addressing the scalability issue with respect to the development and deployment of knowledge base systems 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 systems. First, they have to satisfy the application's semantic requirements by providing sufficient reasoning support. Second, they must scale well in order to be of practical use. Given the sheer size and distributed nature of the Semantic Web, these requirements impose additional challenges beyond those addressed by earlier knowledge base systems. This has been well recognized by the community as demonstrated by the excitement around the billion triples challenge. We expect that the above issue is going to challenge the Semantic Web for a long period of time 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 systems for the Semantic Web. The workshop will be centered on the discussion of three major aspects: 1) foundations, methods and technologies for pushing forward the state-of-the-art; 2) performance evaluation and related principles, methodologies and tools; 3) identification of important issues and future research directions. Topics of interest for the workshop include, but are not limited to: * Semantic Web repositories * Reasoning mechanisms, techniques and systems * Query evaluation and optimization * Performance evaluation and benchmarks * Distributed knowledge base systems and P2P systems * Large scale knowledge base management * Semantic Web-based information integration We expect that the outcome of the workshop will benefit not only Semantic Web developers but also Semantic Web evaluators and end users. We also welcome participants from related disciplines such as Artificial Intelligence, Databases and Information Integration. IMPORTANT DATES Paper Submission Deadline August 4, 2008 *extended* Acceptance Notification September 12, 2008 Camera Ready Papers Due September 26, 2008 ORGANISATION COMMITTEE Achille Fokoue IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, NY, USA (Contact Person) Yuanbo Guo Microsoft Corp, USA Jeff Heflin Lehigh University, USA Thorsten Liebig Ulm University, Germany PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS Ian Horrocks - University of Oxford, UK Bijan Parsia - University of Manchester, UK Pascal Hitzler - University of Karlsruhe, Germany York Sure - University of Karlsruhe, Germany Ulrike Sattler - University of Manchester, UK Kavitha Srinivas - IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA Takahira Yamaguchi - Keio University, Japan Raúl García Castro - Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain Aditya Kalyanpur - IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA Boris Motik - University of Oxford, UK Oscar Corcho - University of Manchester, UK Ralf Möller - Hamburg University of Technology, Germany Ying Ding - University of Innsbruck, Austria Marko Luther - DoCoMo Eurolabs Munich, Germany Timo Weithöner - Ulm University, Germany Andy Seaborne - Hewlett-Packard, UK Jan Wielemaker - University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands Volker Haarslev - Condordia University, Canada _______________________________________________ Elsnet-list mailing list Elsnet-list_(at)_elsnet.org http://mailman.elsnet.org/mailman/listinfo/elsnet-list
 

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