[PlanetKR] UniDL'10: Call for Papers

Thomas Lukasiewicz Thomas.Lukasiewicz at kr.tuwien.ac.at
Sat Dec 12 00:06:11 EST 2009

 Apologies for cross-postings

                       Call for Papers

First International Workshop on Uncertainty in Description Logics
             co-located with IJCAR 2010 at FLoC 2010

                        July 20, 2010

                        Edinburgh, UK


During the recent decade, handling uncertainty has started to play an
important role in ontology languages, especially in application areas
like the Semantic Web, biomedicine, and artificial intelligence.  For
this reason, there is currently a strong research interest in
description logics (DLs) that allow for dealing with uncertainty. The
subject of the workshop is how to deal with uncertainty and
imprecision in Description Logics (DLs).  This encompasses approaches
that enable probabilistic or fuzzy reasoning in DLs, but the workshop
is also open for approaches based on other uncertainty formalisms. The
workshop focusses on the investigation of reasoning problems and
approaches for solving them, including especially tractable ones. For
classical DL reasoning problems such as subsumption and
satisfiability, algorithms that can handle uncertainty exist, but they
are still less well-investigated than in the case of standard DLs
without uncertainty. For novel reasoning services, such as query
answering, computation of generalizations, modules, or explanations,
it is not yet clear how to realize them in DLs that can express


include but are not limited to:

    * Modeling of uncertain knowledge in DLs
    * Different formalisations of uncertainty for DLs
    * Formal semantics for uncertain information in DLs 
    * Extensions of DL reasoning problems to uncertainty
    * Reasoning algorithms for DLs with uncertainty, in particular
    * Tableau algorithms for probabilistic DLs or fuzzy DLs
    * Tractable DLs with uncertainty 
    * Complexity of uncertain reasoning
    * System descriptions for implemented reasoning algorithms 
      in uncertain DLs
    * Novel applications of DLs with uncertainty 
    * Open and future problems


Submission deadline: March 25, 2010
       Notification: April 28, 2010
      Final version:   May 26, 2010
           Workshop:  July 20, 2010


The workshop welcomes submissions in pdf format in Springer's LNCS
style. Submissions can be 
- technical papers not exceeding 10 pages,
- system descriptions not exceeding 6 pages, or 
- position papers on work in progress not exceeding 3 pages 
in LNCS. Submissions exceeding these limits will not be
reviewed. Submissions are via EasyChair at
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=unidl10 .


- Thomas Lukasiewicz,    Oxford University, UK
- Rafael Penaloza,       TU Dresden, Germany
- Anni-Yasmin Turhan,    TU Dresden, Germany


- Eyal Amir,   University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
- Fernando Bobillo,  University of Zaragoza
- Simona Colucci,  Technical University of Bari
- Fabio G. Cozman,  University of Sao Paulo
- Manfred Jaeger,  Aalborg University
- Pavel Klinov,  University of Manchester
- Ralf Möller,  Hamburg University of Technology
- Mathias Niepert,  University of Mannheim
- Stefan Schlobach,  Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
- Luciano Serafini,  IRS Trento
- Giorgos Stoilos,  Oxford University
- Umberto Straccia,  ISTI-CNR
- Guilin Qi,  Southeast University, China

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