21.330 events: Service-Oriented Computing; Description Logics

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2007 11:35:01 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 330.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: Stuart Dunn <stuart.dunn_at_kcl.ac.uk> (88)
         Subject: Call for Participation: Second Workshop on Service-
                 Oriented Computing in the Humanities (SOCH)

   [2] From: Carsten Lutz <clu_at_tcs.inf.tu-dresden.de> (45)
         Subject: DL08 Call for Papers

         Date: Sun, 04 Nov 2007 11:28:36 +0000
         From: Stuart Dunn <stuart.dunn_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: Call for Participation: Second Workshop on
Service-Oriented Computing in the Humanities (SOCH)

Call for Participation: Second Workshop on Service-Oriented Computing in the
Humanities (SOCH)

Service-Oriented Computing in the Humanities (SOCH)
A joint workshop of the EPSRC Service-Oriented Software Research
Network (SOSoRNet) and the AHRC ICT Methods Network
King's College London, UK, 17-18 December 2007

A key message to emerge from the first SOCH workshop, held at King's
one year ago, is that communities of practice in the humanities are
increasingly turning to service-oriented approaches as their data
becomes ever more complex and dispersed. This second event will seek
to provide those researchers a forum for intensive discussion, framed
by a highly focused group of international speakers from the cutting
edge of service-oriented research as applied to the humanities (with
examples from music, archaeology and medieval history); as well as
from academics working with tools and resources that have the
potential to develop new research methodologies based around the
service-oriented approach.

The programme of invited speakers will include:

- David de Roure, University of Southampton
- mc schraefel, University of Southampton
- Michael Meredith, University of Sheffield
- Stuart Jeffrey, Archaeology Data Service
- Xavier Llora, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- J. Stephen Downie, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

We now invite participation in this workshop. It is likely to be of
interest to any humanist researcher working with, or interested in,
advanced network technologies, as well as to computer scientists who
are interested in learning more about this new and rapidly developing
area of application. Participation is free and open to all, but
registration is essential as numbers may be limited.

To register, please complete the registration form on the sosornet
website: <http://sosornet.dcs.kcl.ac.uk>http://sosornet.dcs.kcl.ac.uk
and email it to Connie Bao
(<mailto:haoying.bao_at_kcl.ac.uk>haoying.bao_at_kcl.ac.uk) before 1st December 2007.

About SOSoRNet
(<http://sosornet.dcs.kcl.ac.uk>http://sosornet.dcs.kcl.ac.uk) is an
EPSRC-funded network
to bring together people working in the various communities
associated with service-oriented software e.g. Grid, web services,
application service provision etc. The aim is to promote the
cross-fertilisation of ideas between these communities.

SOSoRNet is organised by:

     * Nicolas Gold, King's College London (network director)
     * Pearl Brereton, Keele University
     * Keith Bennett, David Budgen, Durham University
     * Christos Tjortjis, Nikolay Mehandjiev, John Keane, Paul Layzell,
       Manchester University
     * Jie Xu, Leeds University

To join SOSorNet please email
<mailto:nicolas.gold_at_kcl.ac.uk>nicolas.gold_at_kcl.ac.uk or

What is SOSoRNet for?
- To share best-practice and research in service-oriented software
- To bring together academic researchers and industrial practitioners
- To promote cross-fertilisation of ideas between communities

Who is it for?
Anyone involved in service-oriented software development and use e.g.
- Grid researchers
- Application service providers
- Users and developers of web services

About AHRC ICT Methods Network
The Methods Network is a multi-disciplinary partnership providing a
national forum for the exchange and dissemination of expertise in the
use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for arts and
humanities research. The aims of the Methods Network are: - To
promote, support and develop the use of advanced ICT methods in arts
and humanities research and to support the cross-disciplinary network
of practitioners from institutions around the UK. - To develop a
programme of activities and publications on advanced ICT tools and
methods and to ensure the broadest participation of the community by
means of an open call for proposals for Methods Network activities.

Further information about the Methods Network can be found at:

Dr Stuart Dunn
Research Associate
Arts and Humanities e-Science Support Centre

www.jiscmail.ac.uk/ahessc (mailing list)

Tel +44 (0)207 848 2709
Fax +44 (0)207 848 2980

Centre for Computing in the Humanities
King's College London
Kay House, 7 Arundel Street,
London WC2R 3DX

         Date: Sun, 04 Nov 2007 11:29:14 +0000
         From: Carsten Lutz <clu_at_tcs.inf.tu-dresden.de>
         Subject: DL08 Call for Papers

        21st International Workshop on Description Logics (DL'08)
                              CALL FOR PAPERS
                                Dresden, Germany
                              May 13-16, 2008


The DL workshop is the major annual event of the description logic
research community. The workshop is a gathering forum to meet,
discuss and exchange experiences among all those, both in academia
and industry, who are interested in description logics and their



Paper submission deadline: 15 February 2008
Notification of acceptance: 23 March 2008
Camera ready papers due: 13 April 2008
DL'07 Workshop: 13-16 May 2008 (3 or 4 days, to be decided)



* Bernhard Ganter, Dresden, Germany
* Georg Gottlob, Oxford, UK
* Maarten Marx, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
* Kent Spackman, Oregon, USA



We invite contributions on all aspects of description logics.
Possible subjects include:

* Foundations of description logics, including expressive power,
     decidability and complexity of reasoning, novel inference problems,
     and reasoning techniques for solving these problems.

* Extensions of description logics, including, but not limited to,
     closed world reasoning, defaults, epistemic reasoning, temporal and
     spatial reasoning, procedural knowledge, and query languages.

* Integration of description logics with other formalisms, such as
     object-oriented representation languages, database query languages,
     constraint-based programming, logic programming, and rule-based

* Use of description logics in applications or areas such as ontology
     engineering, ontology languages, databases, semi-structured data,
     document management, natural language, learning, planning, semantic
     web, and grid computing.

* Building systems based on description logics, with special emphasis
     on optimization and implementation techniques.

* Tools that exploit description Logic reasoning, such as ontology
     editors, database schema design, query optimization, and data
     integration tools.

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