The 11th Reasoning Web Summer School
The 11th Reasoning Web Summer School will take place at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany from September July 31 - August 4, 2015.
Further information: http://www.csw.inf.fu-berlin.de/rw2015/
The research areas of Semantic Web and Linked Data have received a lot of attention in academia and industry recently. Since its inception in 2001, the Semantic Web has aimed at enriching the existing Web with meta-data and processing methods, so as to provide Web-based systems with intelligent capabilities such as context-awareness and decision support.
Over the years, the Semantic Web vision has been driving many community efforts which have invested a lot of resources in developing vocabularies and ontologies for annotating their resources semantically (e.g., Dublin Core, biomedical ontologies etc.). Recently, the same vision has been prevalent in efforts such as schema.org by the four major search engines Bing, Google, Yahoo! and Yandex. schema.org makes available a collection of schemas that Web masters can use to markup their pages in ways that can aid search by these search engines.
Linked data is a related research area which studies how one can make RDF data available on the Web, and interconnect it with other data with the aim of increasing its value for everybody. The resulting "Web of data" has recently started being populated with many datasets especially given the recent emphasis on open government data and pioneer efforts such as the data.gov.uk.
Many advanced capabilities required by Semantic Web and Linked Data application scenarios call for Reasoning. Thus, a perspective centered on the reasoning techniques complementing other research efforts in this area is desirable. This Summer School series is devoted to this perspective.
The Reasoning Web series of annual Summer Schools was started in 2005 on behalf of the work package "Education and Training (ET)" of the Network of Excellence REWERSE.