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Web-KR 2012 : The 2012 International Workshop on Web-scale Knowledge Representation, Retrieval, and Reasoning (Web-KR 2012)


When Oct 29, 2012 - Oct 29, 2012
Where Hawaii
Submission Deadline Jun 29, 2012
Notification Due Aug 3, 2012
Final Version Due Aug 26, 2012
Categories    semantic web   knowledge representation   reasoning   artificial intelligence

Call For Papers

The World Wide Web has become the carrier for the largest human knowledge repository in history. As its knowledge bases are growing towards a practically ‘infinite’ volume, Web-scale Knowledge Representation, Retrieval, and Reasoning (Web-KR) is becoming a real issue and an urgent task. Although the Web community has developed a number of knowledge representation languages and reasoning methods, when the volume goes Web-scale, existing approaches meet many challenging problems, such as scalability, inconsistency, uncertainty and dynamics. Hence, a unified approach to Web-KR needs to be developed.

Following the successful 2010 and 2011 versions of the workshop under the same title in Toronto, Canada and Lyon, France. This workshop aims to bringing together researchers from Web research, Artificial Intelligence (AI), high performance computing, cognitive science, knowledge management, and machine learning to discuss all issues of Web-KR in a synergistic setting. The workshop will be co-located with the 2012 ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2012) in Maui Hawaii, the United States.

Topics of Interest

Research contributions should be related but are not limited to one or more of the following topics:
•Expressivity of Web-scale common sense knowledge.
•Parallelization and distribution techniques for Web-scale knowledge retrieval and reasoning.
•Inconsistency, uncertainty, and relevancy of Web-scale reasoning.
•Granularity of knowledge representation, retrieval and reasoning.
•Web enabled real-time retrieval and reasoning.
•New forms of inductive and deductive reasoning (e.g. cognitive and nature inspired methods).
•Ontology and rule interchange and integration.(e.g. via OWL 2, RIF, and RuleML)
•Spatial and Temporal reasoning methods for the Web.
•Dynamics of knowledge updating and forgetting on the Web.
•Distributed query answering over Web-scale data.
•Cross-fertilizing Web-KR with Distributed AI, Distributed Description Logic, and Distributed Logic Programming.

Submissions and Publication

Accepted workshop papers will be published in the CIKM workshop proceedings, which will be printed on CD only and indexed in the ACM digital library, together with the main CIKM 2012 proceedings.

All submissions for the Web-KR 2012 Workshop should be submitted through the Web-KR 2012 Workshop Paper Submission system. We invite authors to submit full research papers (no more than 8 pages). Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format only to the submission system. All submissions will be reviewed by at least two members of the Program Committee on the basis of :
•relevance to the workshop topic of interests.
•significance and technical quality
•format and clarity

Style Files for Paper Submission

the ACM SIG Proceedings templates format (

Important Dates
•Workshop paper submissions:June 29, 2012
•Notification of Workshop paper acceptance: August 3, 2012
•Camera-ready copies of accepted papers: August 26, 2012
•Workshop date: October 29, 2012

Workshop Co-Chairs
•Spyros Kotoulas,
The Smarter Cities Technology Center,
IBM Ireland Research Lab, Dublin, Ireland.
•Yi Zeng,
Institute of Automation,
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P.R. China.
•Zhisheng Huang,
Knowledge Representation and Reasoning Group,
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Program Committee
•Frank Van Harmelen (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
•Philippe Cudré-Mauroux (University of Fribourg, Germany)
•Zhichun Wang (Beijing Normal University, China)
•Thanh Tran (AIFB, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
•Jun Fang (Norwestern Polytechnical University, China)
•Manuel Salvadores (Stanford University, U.S.A)
•Alexey Cheptsov (High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart, Germany)
•Wei Hu (Nanjing University, China)
•Kavitha Srinivas (Thomas J. Watson Research Center, U.S.A)
•Gong Cheng (Nanjing University, China)
•Christophe Guéret (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
•Aidan Hogan (Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland)
•Andreas Harth (AIFB, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)

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