Introduction

The LarKC PhD symposium is an annual event that the LarKC consortium organized. The main objectives of this symposium series is to provide a communication platform for young researchers (especially PhD students) on their recent progresses in the LarKC project, Web-scale reasoning and the Semantic Web in general. The seminar is open and free to everyone who is interested.

The 2010 LarKC PhD Symposium is the 2nd symposium in this series. The 1st symposium is jointly held with PhD Seminar 2009 in Berlin.

 
Important Dates
  • Submission: Please submit your one page abstract to yizeng@bjut.edu.cn before Nov 5th, 2010.
  • The symposium date is November 14th, 2010.
 
Program Chairs
 
  Zhisheng Huang is a senior researcher at Vrije University Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He got his PhD degree in University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He is the leader of Work Package 4 in the LarKC project. He is an adjuct professor at International WIC Institute/BJUT, Southeast University, Jiangsu University of Science and Technology. His research interests focus on: Logic Foundations of the Semantic Web, Intelligent Multi-agent Technology, Decision Support Systems, Reasoning about Actions, etc. He has published more than 100 papers in international conferences and journals. He has been PC members and chairs for several international conferences and workshops, including chair of the 2009 Chinese Semantic Web Symposium, the 2009 Asia Scalable Semantic Data Processing Workshop, etc.
 
  Yi Zeng is a Postdoctor at International WIC Institute (WICI), Beijing University of Technology. He got his Ph.D degree in Beijing University of Technology, China. His research interests focus on the unification of Web Intelligence and Cognitive Science, Semantic Web Search and reasoning, and user profiling. He is the leader of LarKC project WICI team. He used to be PC member in several national conferences and international workshops. He also chaired the 2010 International Workshop on Web-scale Knowledge Representation, Retrieval and Reasoning.
 
  Reto Krummenacher is the leader of the Intelligent Reasoning for Integrated Systems (IRIS) unit at STI Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck, Austria. He is the leader of Work Package 1 and 8 in the LarKC Project. He is also a member of the SOA4ALL project. His research interests focus on the Semantic Web, Web Services, etc.
 
Speakers
 
 

Title: Natural Language Interfaces to Ontologies

Danica Damljanovic is a Research Associate in the GATE team, Natural Language Processing (NLP) Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield. Her interests include applying NLP and Information Retrieval to semantic web applications, usability of Natural Language Interfaces, Question answering systems, and application of semantic web technologies to E-Tourism.

 
 

Title: Intelligent Segmentation of Large Datasets

Matthias Assel is from Department Intelligent Service Infrastructures, High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS). He is the leader of Work Package 5 in the LarKC Project. His actual research focus rests on scalable applications/algorithms for context-sensitive data access, distributed data and text mining, and contextual content search as well as intelligent infrastructures for next-generation computing systems.

 
 

Title: Interleaving reasoning and selection by knowledge summarization

Yan Wang is a PhD student at International WIC Institute (WICI), Beijing University of Technology. She is interested in medical literature search and reasoning. Her research interests include Semantic Web and Web Intelligence.

 
 

Title: Scalable and parallel reasoning in the Semantic Web

Jacopo Urbani is a PhD student in Distributed Systems and Semantic Web at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands. His current research focuses on large scale reasoning in the Semantic Web. He is the winner of ESWC 2010 best student paper award, IEEE SCALE 2010 challenge at CCGrid 2010.

 
 


Title: Contrastive Reasoning with Inconsistent Ontologies

Jun Fang is currently a lecture in the school of automation at Northwestern Polytechnical University, China. His current work focuses on Semantic Web and ontology reasoning, especially on scalable reasoning and reasoning with inconsistent ontologies.

 
 

Title: Relation prediction using machine learning in semantic domains

Yi Huang is a staff scientist at Siemens Corporate Research and Technology and is doing his PhD at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany. His research interests focus on statistical machine learning, text mining, information retrieval, and the Semantic Web.

 
 

Title: ANSWERS: A Novel Semantic Web-Enabled Recommender System

Daniele Dell'Aglio has been working since 2008 as junior researcher at CEFRIEL. His research activities focus on Semantic Web technologies, recommender systems, location-aware and mobile applications. He is currently participating in the Urban Computing research activities of LarKC FP7 project and in research activities related to Web service and recommender systems in SOA4All and Indenica FP7 projects. In the past he participated in the ended Service-Finder FP7 project.

 
Agenda
  • 9:00-9:05 : Opening (Chaired by Yi)
  • 9:05-9:35 Danica Damljanovich (USFD), Natural Language Interfaces to Ontologies (Chaired by Yi)
  • 9:35-10:05 Matthias Assel (HLRS), Intelligent Segmentation of Large Datasets (Chaired by Reto)
  • 10:05-10:35 Yan Wang (WICI), Interleaving reasoning and selection by knowledge summarization (Chaired by Reto)
  • 10:35-11:00 Tea Break
  • 11:00-11:30 Jacopo Urbani (VUA), Scalable and parallel reasoning in the Semantic Web (Chaired by Zhisheng)
  • 11:30-12:00 Jun Fang (NPU), Contrastive Reasoning with Inconsistent Ontologies (Chaired by Zhisheng)
  • 12:00-12:30 Yi Huang (SIMENS), Relation prediction using machine learning in semantic domains (Chaired by Zhisheng)
  • 12:30-13:00 Daniele Dell'Aglio (CEFRIEL), ANSWERS: A Novel Semantic Web-Enabled Recommender System (Chaired by Yi)
  • 13:00 : Closing Remark (Chaired by Yi)
 
Venue

The LarKC PhD symposium will be held in the Gongda Jianguo Hotel, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, China.

 

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