[ecoop-info] [CFA] The 12th Reasoning Web Summer School (RW 2016)

Jeff Pan jeffpan.sw at googlemail.com
Thu May 26 21:46:05 CEST 2016

Application Deadline - June 24th, 2016

The 12th Reasoning Web Summer School (RW 2016)
Aberdeen, UK, September 5-9, 2016

co-located with:

- 10th International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR 2016),
  Aberdeen, UK, September 9-11, 2016

The purpose of the Reasoning Web Summer School is to disseminate recent
advances on reasoning techniques which are of particular interest to
Semantic Web, Linked Data and Knowledge Graph 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 2016, the theme of the school is:

        "Query Rules"

As in the previous years, lectures in the summer school will be given by a
distinguished group of expert lecturers. Apart from their lectures, most
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 RR2016, 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 24th, 2016
Notifications: July 8, 2016


see webiste for the list of lectures


and program



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 by email to Martin J Kollingbaum  (
http://www.abdn.ac.uk/ncs/profiles/m.j.kollingbaum/) and Jeff Z. Pan (

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 indicate
this and include a poster title and abstract with their application

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 2016. Students interested to be
considered in this selection process should indicate it in their

Students applying to RW are encouraged to submit also to the RR Doctoral
Consortium (http://www.abdn.ac.uk/events/rr-2016/doctoral-consortium/),
which will have proceedings and a mentoring lunch.

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 RR/RuleML 2015 Doctoral Consortium?
- Supervisor (if applicable)
- Publications (if applicable)


The fee for attending the school alone is £385. The fee for attending both
the school and the RR2016 confernece is £485.


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 and for the co-located RR2016 conference.


* Organising Chairs

Jeff Z. Pan (University of Aberdeen, UK)

* Scientific Advisory Board

Diego Calvanese (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)
Thomas Eiter (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
Ian Horrocks (Oxford University, UK)
Michael Kifer (Stony Brook University, USA)
Fangzhen Lin (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)

* Application Coordinator

Martin J Kollingbaum  (University of Aberdeen, UK)


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


Doctoral Consortium

We would also like to invite PhD students to submit PhD papers to the
collocated two Doctoral Consortium:

RR 2016 Doctoral Consortium

Submission deadline for PhD papers: June 15th 2016

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