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

Bressanone/Brixen, Italy
September 22-24, 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 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 link), and must be in PDF format. Submission will be done 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: June 8, 2010. May 22, 2010
Paper/poster/demo accept/reject decisions: July 1, 2010. 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 (Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy)
Natalya G. Keberle  (Zaporozhye National University, Ukraine)
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-Bolzano, Italy)
Dirk Vermeir (University of Brussels, Belgium)
Zhe Wu (Oracle, USA)