First international workshop on Nature inspired Reasoning for the Semantic Web (NatuReS) (NatuReS08)

Venue: Kongresszentrum

Location: Karlsruhe, Germany

Event Date/Time: Oct 26, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Jul 25, 2008
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The Semantic Web (SW) carries out the vision of a Web of data usable for both human and machines. This web, consisting of inter-connected instance data annotated with possibly expressive ontologies, promises a huge opportunity for Web-based applications in many domains. In this web the vision of distributed reasoning has replaced the myth of a commonly agreed upon ontology every data provider would rely on.

However, existing reasoning techniques often fail to this live up to this distributed vision of knowledge on the web. Reasoner may not be able to cope with the high number of instances and/or the expressiveness of the ontologies describing them (scalability problem) or fail to deal with a sometimes unreliable network, lack of maintenance of information or the variety in quality (robustness problem).

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers from the Semantic Web community with more Nature inspired communities, such as the people interested in Computational Intelligence (CI), Neural Networks and to discuss on current trends in Semantic Web. The workshop will feature invited talks from experts in the corresponding areas as well as contributed talks presenting submitted papers.