German Journal of Artificial Intelligence - Organ des Fachbereichs "Künstliche Intelligenz" der Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.
CfP Special Issue: Ontologies and Data Management
Special Issue Guest Editors:
* Thomas Schneider (University of Bremen, Germany) * Mantas Šimkus (TU Wien, Austria)
Submission deadline: October 31, 2019
This special issue focuses on the theory and practice of applying ontologies in data management (ODM), which is a research topic of significant interest in Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR&R) and Database Theory. Modern data-centric software systems need to handle data that is often heterogeneous, sensitive, very large, and even incomplete or inconsistent. Moreover, it often has very complex structures. Thus, the development of proper tools and techniques to handle this complexity is a pressing task. Ontologies in combination with automated reasoning are acknowledged as a promising tool to address some of these challenges, and thus are receiving significant attention both among researchers and industry. For instance, the prominent data integration paradigm called ontology-based data access (OBDA) suggests the use of ontologies to provide a conceptual view of a problem domain, where various possibly heterogeneous data sources can be linked to the same ontology using mappings, enabling users to pose queries using the ontology vocabulary. For query answering in OBDA, automated reasoning is used to compile information from the sources, possibly employing the domain knowledge in the ontology to infer new information. The special issue welcomes contributions on all aspects of ontologies and data management, including but not limited to: • Query answering: standard semantics, bag semantics, inconsistency-tolerant semantics • Further inference tasks in the presence of data: learning, materialization, nonmonotonic reasoning • Decidability and complexity analyses • Ontology languages and extensions: description logics (DLs), rule-based languages, first-order logic • Combinations of ontology languages with other formalisms such as temporal logic, probabilities, action formalisms • Applications related to ODM • Systems and tools related to ODM
If you are interested in contributing to this special issue, please contact the guest editors: