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RR 2010 : 4th International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems


Conference Series : Web Reasoning and Rule Systems
When Sep 22, 2010 - Sep 24, 2010
Where Bressanone/Brixen, Italy
Abstract Registration Due May 15, 2010
Submission Deadline May 22, 2010
Notification Due Jun 24, 2010
Final Version Due Jul 15, 2010

Call For Papers


4th International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR 2010)

Bressanone/Brixen, Italy
September 22-24, 2010

Co-located with the Italian Workshop on Semantic Web Applications
and Perspectives (SWAP) 2010.

The International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR) is
a major forum for discussion and dissemination of new results concerning
Web Reasoning and Rule Systems. RR 2010 builds on the success of the
first three International Conferences on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems
(see, held in Innsbruck, Austria (2007),
Karlsruhe, Germany (2008), and Chantilly, Virginia, USA (2009), which
received enthusiastic support from the Web Reasoning community. In 2010,
RR will continue the excellence of the new series and aim to attract
the best Web Reasoning and Rules researchers from all over the world.

Suggested topics include the following (but are not limited to):

* Representation techniques for Web-based knowledge
* Acquisition of rules and ontologies by knowledge extraction
* Combining open and closed-world reasoning
* Combining rules and ontologies
* Design and analysis of reasoning languages
* Efficiency and benchmarking
* Implemented tools and systems
* Foundations and applications related to relevant standardization
bodies such as the W3C Rule Interchange Format (RIF), Web
Ontology Language (OWL2) and SPARQL working groups, or the
W3C Uncertainty Reasoning for the WWW Incubator Group, etc.
* Ontology usability
* Ontology languages and their relationships
* Querying and optimization
* Rules and ontology management (such as inconsistency handling
and evolution)
* Reasoning with uncertainty and under inconsistency
* Reasoning with constraints
* Rule languages and systems
* Rule interchange formats and Rule markup languages
* Scalability vs. expressivity of reasoning on the Web
* Approximate reasoning techniques for the Web
* Integration of statistical methods and symbolic reasoning
* Stream reasoning
* Semantic Web Services modeling and applications
* Web and Semantic Web applications and experience papers


The proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes
in Computer Science (LNCS) series (acceptance pending) and will
be available at the conference. After the conference, there will
be a special issue of the (new IOS Press) journal "Semantic Web
- Interoperability, Usability, Applicability" with selected
papers from the conference.


Submissions must be typeset using the Springer LaTeX2e
style llncs for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (see, and
must be in PDF format. Submission is via EasyChair

The length should not exceed 15 pages for full papers,
9 pages for short papers, 4 pages for posters, and 6 pages
for system descriptions (for system demos at the conference).
The stated lengths include title, abstract, and references.
Short papers, posters, and system descriptions should be
clearly marked as such in the title and in the easychair
submission system. Submissions that deviate substantially
from these guidelines may be rejected without review.
Original research and application papers are welcome;
submissions will especially be judged for originality and
scientific quality. All accepted papers, posters, and
system descriptions will be included in the proceedings.


Abstract submission deadline: May 15, 2010
Paper/poster/demo submission deadline: May 22, 2010
Paper/poster/demo accept/reject decisions: June 24, 2010
Camera-ready due: July 15, 2010
Last day for early registration fee: July 15, 2010


Georg Gottlob (Oxford University, UK)


José Júlio Alferes (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)


Pascal Hitzler (Wright State University, USA)
Thomas Lukasiewicz (Oxford University, UK)


Diego Calvanese (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)
Mariano Rodríguez-Muro (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)


Krzysztof Janowicz (Pennsylvania State University, USA)


Grigoris Antoniou (University of Crete, Greece)
Marcelo Arenas (PUC Chile, Chile)
Jie Bao (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
Chitta Baral (Arizona State University, USA)
Leopoldo Bertossi (Carleton University, Canada)
Andrea Calì (Oxford University, UK)
Vinay Chaudri (Stanford Research Institute, USA)
Kendall Clark (Clark & Parsia, USA)
Claudia d'Amato (University of Bari, Italy)
Carlos Damasio (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)
Wlodek Drabent (IPI PAN Warszawa, Poland)
Sergio Flesca (University of Calabria, Italy)
Christine Golbreich (University of Versailles Saint-Quentin, France)
Claudio Gutierrez (University of Chile, Chile)
Stijn Heymans (TU Vienna, Austria)
Rinke Hoekstra (VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Giovambattista Ianni (University of Calabria, Italy)
Krzysztof Janowicz (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
Domenico Lembo (University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy)
Francesca A. Lisi (University of Bari, Italy)
Gergely Lukácsy (DERI Galway, Ireland)
Jan Maluszynski (University of Linköping, Sweden)
Wolfgang May (University of Göttingen, Germany)
Ralf Möller (TU Hamburg, Germany)
Boris Motik (Oxford University, UK)
Wolfgang Nejdl (LS3 and University of Hannover, Germany)
Matthias Nickles (University of Bath, UK)
Andrea Pugliese (University of Calabria, Italy)
Guilin Qi (Southeast University, China)
Sebastian Rudolph (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)
Alan Ruttenberg (ScientificCommons, Switzerland)
Michael Sintek (DFKI GmbH, Kaiserslautern, Germany)
Umberto Straccia (ISTI-CNR Pisa, Italy)
Heiner Stuckenschmidt (University of Mannheim, Germany)
Terrance Swift (SUNY Stony Brook, USA)
Sergio Tessaris (Free University of Bozen, Italy)
Dirk Vermeir (University of Brussels, Belgium)
Zhe Wu (Oracle, USA)


For further information refer to the RR 2010 web site at

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