Summer School: REASONING WEB 2012

The 8th Reasoning Web Summer School (RW 2012)
Vienna, Austria, September 03-08, 2012

co-located with the

The Reasoning Web Summer School 2012 is primarily intended for postgraduate (PhD or MSc) students, postdocs, and other young researchers investigating aspects related to Reasoning on the Semantic Web and related issues.  The Summer School will also be open to senior researchers wishing to learn about Semantic Web issues related to their own fields of research.

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As in the previous years, we managed again to attract a distinguished group of expert lecturers, the majority of which will – apart from their lectures – also be present for the duration of the school to interact with students.

Interaction with senior researchers and establishing contacts within young researchers is a main focus of the school, which will be supported through social activities and an interactive, amicable atmosphere.

This year’s summer school will be co-located with a number of related conferences and workshop, viz. Int’l Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems 2012, the Int’l Conference on Computational Models of Argument 2012, the Int’l Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications 2012, and the 2nd Datalog 2.0 Workshop 2012 (dates and
links are given above).  This will be a great opportunity to attend major conferences and workshops in the area directly subsequent to the school.

As a further highlight, we want to point out the opportunity of PhD students to present their research at the RR 2012 Doctoral Consortium. More details are given on the RR 2012 website:

Application deadline:  May  4, 2012
Notifications:         May 21, 2012


  • Federation and Navigation in SPARQL 1.1 Marcelo Arenas (PUC Chile) and Jorge Pérez (U Chile)
  • Semantic Wikis: Approaches, Applications, and Perspectives François Bry (U Munich), Sebastian Schaffert (Salzburg Research), Denny Vrandečić (KIT), and Klara Weiand (U Munich)
  • Reasoning & Web Search Sergio Flesca (U Calabria) and Tim Furche (U Oxford)
  • Linked Data Stream Processing Manfred Hauswirth, Danh Le Phuoc, and Josiane Xavier Parreira (DERI, NUI Galway)
  • Query Processing and Reasoning for Linked Geospatial Data Manolis Koubarakis (U Athens)
  • OWL 2 Profiles: An Introduction to Lightweight Ontology Languages Markus Krötzsch (U Oxford)
  • Reasoning and Query Answering in Description Logics Magdalena Ortiz and Mantas Simkus (TU Vienna)
  • Reasoning with Uncertain and Inconsistent Ontologies for the Semantic Web Guilin Qi (South Eastern U, China)
  • Argumentation and the Web Francesca Toni (Imperial College)
  • Datalog and Its Extensions for the Semantic Web Georg Gottlob, Giorgio Orsi, Andreas Pieris (U Oxford) and Mantas Simkus (TU Vienna)

The number of attendees will be limited, applications for participation have to be submitted via Easychair using the “Application” category:

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 tick the “Participation in poster session” group and include a poster title and abstract with their application submission.

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)
  • Supervisor (if applicable)
  • Publications (if applicable)

The organizing committee is considering to offer scholarships to participants to partially cover registration and/or accommodation fees, depending on available sponsorships.  Details will be announced soon.

Details of the registration process will be announced on the summer school website, after the application deadline.  As in previous years we will keep the registration fee moderate.

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.


  • Grigoris Antoniou (FORTH Crete)
  • Abraham Bernstein (U Zuerich)
  • François Bry (U Munich)
  • Thomas Eiter (TU Vienna, chair)
  • Birte Glimm (U Ulm)
  • Claudio Gutierrez (UC Santiago)
  • Axel Polleres (Siemens)

For further information including sponsorship opportunities, please contact the local organizers: