CFP Reasoning on Data (RoD) Workshop at The Web Conference 2018

09 Jan 2018
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                         Reasoning on Data (RoD)
                   Workshop at The Web Conference 2018
                      Lyon, France, April 24, 2018
The workshop RoD, collocated with The Web Conference 2018 in Lyon,
France, on April 24, 2018, will gather people on a timely issue at the
crossroad on knowledge representation and reasoning, data management, and
the Semantic Web: How to use knowledge to make better use of data? The
workshop will more precisely focus on reasoning techniques that allow to
exploit domain knowledge in data access. By data we mean here structured
or semi-structured data, stored in data management systems provided with
a query language, rather than unstructured contents. Domain knowledge can
be encoded in ontologies, rules, or constraints. An emblematic task is
query answering, but knowledge can be exploited within the whole data
The goal of RoD is to bring together the developers and users of
reasoners whatever the knowledge representation language used, including
systems focusing on both intensional (ontology) and extensional (data)
query answering. The workshop will give developers a perfect opportunity
to promote their systems. We call for papers of different nature:
theoretical, system and applicative.
The RoD Workshop at The Web Conference 2018 welcomes submissions on all
topics related to reasoning on data, from researchers and practitioners
from all relevant fields: artificial intelligence, data management, data
science, knowledge representation, the Semantic Web, etc. Topics of
interest include but are not limited to:
  advanced data querying
  data exchange and integration
  dimension-dependent data
  mediation and federation of databases
  imperfect, contradictory, incomplete, uncertain data and trust in data
  information extraction
  reasoning on linked open data
  ontology-based data access
  reasoning techniques and tools
  semantic heterogeneity
  reasoning services
  reasoning on data streams
  structural heterogeneity of data
Important Dates
  Submission deadline: 17 January 2018
  Acceptance notification: 14 February 2018
  Final version due: 04 March 2018
  Workshop date: 24 April 2018
Submission instructions
Three categories of papers will be considered, with different page limits:
  Long papers (8 pages): traditional research articles describing novel,
    innovative, research
  Short papers (4 pages) describing work in progress, presenting a
    system, or proposing a vision
  Previously published articles in major venues (no limit) for oral
    presentation at the workshop (not included in proceedings). These works
    should be submitted as is, and the venue where they were published in
    should be indicated on the submission form.
Papers must be submitted in PDF. For long and short papers, they should
be formatted according to the new ACM format published in ACM guidelines
(, selecting the
generic “sigconf” sample and should not exceed four or eight pages
depending on paper category, including any diagrams, references, and
appendices. The PDF files must have all non-standard fonts embedded.
Submissions must be self-contained and in English. Submissions that do
not follow these guidelines, or do not view or print properly, may be
rejected without review. Submissions need not be double-blind.
Submissions should be done through the conference management system, by selecting
the “Reasoning on Data Workshop” track.
All accepted papers will be presented orally at the workshop. Long and
short papers will be included in the proceedings of the workshop, in a
companion volume to the proceedings of The Web Conference 2018.
Previously published articles will not be republished.
Concurrent submissions are not allowed. Papers that have been published
in or accepted to any peer-reviewed journal or conference/workshop with
published proceedings, are currently under review, or will be submitted
to other meetings or publications while under review may not be submitted
as long or short papers. Additionally, the ACM has a strict policy
against plagiarism and self-plagiarism
( All prior work
must be appropriately cited.
  Marie-Laure Mugnier, University of Montpellier, France
  Catherine Roussey, Irstea Clermont Ferrand, France
  Pierre Senellart, ENS, PSL Research University, France
Program Committee
* Elena *Botoeva*, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
* Laurence *Boudet*, CEA, LIFT, France.
* Alain *Bouju*, Université de La Rochelle, France
* Zied *Bouraoui*, Université d’Artois, France
* Jean-Paul *Calbimonte*, University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Western Switzerland, Switzerland
* David *Carral*, TU Dresden, Germany
* Pierre-Antoine *Champin*, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
* Catherine *Faron-Zucker*, Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
* Raùl *Garcia Castro*, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
* Matthew *Horridge*, Stanford University, USA
* Markus *Krötzsch*, TU Dresden, Germany
* Frederique *Laforest*, Télécom Saint-Étienne, France
* Freddy *Lecué*, Accenture, Ireland
* Odile *Papini*, Université d’Aix-Marseille, France
* François *Pinet*, Irstea, France
* Simon *Razniewski*, Max-Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany
* Federico *Ulliana*, Université de Montpellier, France
Catherine ROUSSEY
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