Uncertainty and Imprecision on the Web of Data

Short description:
Phenomena related to uncertainty and imprecision are common on the Web of Data. On the one hand, data published as linked open data are often incomplete and of variable quality; we are frequently faced to dealing with missing, imperfect, vague and imprecise data in many real-world applications. On the other hand, often these data's meta-models are of inherently uncertain or imprecise nature and dealing with these resources requires a suitable framework. Although active research addressing these issues has been conducted recently, handling uncertainty and imprecision is still an open problem in the context of the Web of Data.

The goal of this special session is to bring together researchers working in the field of imprecise/uncertain knowledge and data management and interested in linked open data technologies. The session will address problems related to handling imprecision and/or uncertainty of data and ontologies in the processes of publishing, interconnecting and querying data by following the Linked Data principles. Two major (partly intersecting) communities are targeted: (1) the community dealing with reasoning under uncertainty and (2) the community focusing on knowledge discovery, data mining, data integration and information retrieval when data are fuzzy, imperfect or imprecise.
The topics of interest can be articulated along the following axes (the list being non-exhaustive):

Zohra Bellahsene, Anne Laurent, François Scharffe, Konstantin Todorov
LIRMM - University of Montpellier 2, France
contact: {firstname.lastname}@lirmm.fr

Board of reviewers:
Jamal Atif Université Paris 11, France
Zohra Bellahsene University of Montpellier 2, France
Isabelle Bloch Télécom ParisTech – LTCI, France
Fernando Bobillo University of Zaragoza, Spain
Silvia Calegari University of Milano, Italy
Nicola Fanizzi University of Bari, Italy
Peter Geibel Charité Berlin, Germany
Celine Hudelot MAS - ECP, France
Souhila Kaci University of Montpellier 2, France
Anne Laurent University of Montpellier 2, France
Olivier Pivert IRISA, France
François Scharffe University of Montpellier 2, France
Umberto Straccia ISTI - CNR, Italy
Matthias Thimm Universität Koblenz, Germany
Konstantin Todorov University of Montpellier 2, France
Serena Villata INRIA, France