[PlanetKR] Call for Applications: The 10th Reasoning Web Summer School (RW 2014)

Giorgos Stoilos gstoil at image.ece.ntua.gr
Fri May 23 20:12:37 EST 2014

The 10th Reasoning Web Summer School (RW 2014)
Athens, Greece, September 8-13, 2014

co-located with the:

- 8th International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR 2014),
   Athens, Greece, September 15-17, 2014

The purpose of the Reasoning Web Summer School is to disseminate
recent advances on reasoning techniques which are of particular
interest to Semantic Web and Linked Data applications. It is
primarily intended for postgraduate (PhD or MSc) students,
postdocs, young researchers, and senior researchers wishing to
learn about Reasoning on the Semantic Web and related issues.
In 2014, the theme of the school is:

     "Reasoning on the Web in the Big Data Era"

As in the previous years, lectures in the summer school will be
given by a distinguished group of expert lecturers. Apart from
their lectures, lecturers will also be present for the duration
of the school to interact and establish contacts with the students.

The summer school is co-located with RR2014, hence, there will be
a great opportunity for students to also attend a major event in
the area after the school. In addition, RR will also include a
Doctoral Consortium and students of RW are particularly encouraged
to also apply to the Doctoral consortium of RR - joint applications
are explicitly encouraged.


Application deadline: June 6, 2014
Notifications: June 15, 2014
Summer School Registration:  June 28, 2014


* Axel Ngonga (University of Leipzig)
   An Introduction to the Linked Data Web

* Philipp Cimiano, Christina Unger and André Freitas (Bielefeld University)
   Question answering over linked data

* Tasos Kementsietsidis (IBM Research New York) and
   Zoi Kaoudi (IMIS, Athena Research Center)
   Query Processing for RDF databases

* Josep Lluís Larriba Pey, Norbert Martínez Bazán
   (Polytechnic University of Catalonia)
   David Dominguez
   (Sparsity Technologies)
   Graph databases and their applications

* Roman Kontchakov (Birkbeck College)
   An introduction to description logics

* Marie-Laure Mugnier (University of Montpellier 2, France)
   Rules and Ontology-Based Data Access

* Özgür L. Özçep and Ralf Möller (Hamburg University of Technology)
   Ontology based data access on temporal and streaming data

* Spyros Kotoulas (IBM Research Ireland)
   Large-scale semantic and reasoning systems for cities

* Martin Theobald (University of Antwerp) and
   Iris Miliaraki (Yahoo Labs, Barcelona)
   Probabilistic Databases and Reasoning

* Danny Bickson (GraphLab)
   GraphLab: Large-Scale Machine Learning on Graphs


The number of attendees will be limited and participation will
depend on submitting an application which will undergo a
reviewing process.

Applications have to be submitted via Easychair using the
following URL and by selecting the "RW2014" track:


The program of the school will include a poster session, where
students can present and discuss their ongoing research with
lecturers and colleagues. Applicants who wish to participate
in the poster session shall tick the "participation in poster
session" group and include a poster title and abstract with
their application submission.

A selection of students attending RW will have the possibility to
also attend the RR Doctoral Consortium with the opportunity to
present their poster in a regular session of RR 2014. Students
interested to be considered in this selection process should
indicate it in their application.

Applications must be submitted in PDF format not exceeding 2
pages (min. font size 11pt) and contain the following information:

- Name, contact details
- Affiliation
- Motivation for participation
- Summary of profile
- Willing to present a poster? (if yes, add a poster title and abstract)
- Willing to be considered for RR2014 Doctoral Consortium?
- Supervisor (if applicable)
- Publications (if applicable)


The course material used during the summer school will be
published with Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science
(LNCS) series.  A copy of the proceedings will be included in
the registration fees.

== GRANTS ==

There will be a limited number of student grants available for
the summer school (8-13 Sept 2014) and for the co-located RR2014
conference (15-17 Sept 2014).


* Organizing Chairs
    Manolis Koubarakis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 
    Giorgos Stamou (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
    Giorgos Stoilos (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)

* Scientific Advisory Board
    Ian Horrocks (University of Oxford, UK)
    Phokion Kolaitis (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA)
    Georg Lausen (University of Freiburg, Germany)
    Gerhard Weikum (Max-Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany)


For further information including sponsorship opportunities,
please contact the organizing chairs.

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