Monday, November 29, 2021

CfP: Stream Reasoning

The Journal of Web Semantics invites submissions for a special issue on Stream Reasoning, to be edited by Albert Bifet, Emanuele Della Valle, Danh Le Phuoc, and Konstantin Schekotihin.

DEADLINE EXTENDED:  Submissions due by 31st May 2022

Our growing ability to collect, integrate, store, and analyze massive data fuels scientific breakthroughs and technological innovations. However, in a world where volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity are the new normal, making sense of historical data is no longer enough. First, in the 2020s’ the demand for storage will exceed the production capability by an order of magnitude. This exponential inflation will thus require analyzing almost 30% of global data in real-time. Second, when changes hit, those who employ historical data analytics discover that their models are no longer relevant. COVID-19 is one of those changes. In this special issue, we call researchers from the Knowledge Representation, Semantic Web, Artificial Intelligence, Streaming Machine Learning, and the Stream Processing communities for theoretical contributions, novel algorithms, artefacts, and tools to realize successful systems. Moreover, we invite practitioners from any application domain that deals with data streams to report their experiences, best practices, and insights.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest focused on data streams include, but are not limited to:

  • Continuous query answering
  • Complex event processing and recognition
  • Ontological query answering over data streams
  • Probabilistic reasoning for data streams
  • Rule- and logic-based knowledge representation and reasoning
  • Neural-symbolic and statistical relational learning approaches
  • Novelty, and concept drift detection
  • Learning to forget and resistance to catastrophic forgetting
  • Incremental, online, and continuous/lifelong machine learning
  • Trustworthy AI over streams
  • Reinforcement learning over streams
  • Handling incomplete and noisy data
  • Approximation approaches to data processing
  • Publishing and consuming data streams
  • Parallelization and distribution of data processing
  • Topologies for distributed processing
  • Implementation and evaluation experiences
  • Development concerns, including deployment, scalability and complexity
  • Proposals for datasets and benchmarks

The list of application domains includes, but is not limited to:

  • Internet and Web of Things
  • Industry 4.0
  • Online/Real-Time Planning and Scheduling
  • Evolving textual, multimedia, social media data streams
  • Evolving graphs in social networks, biological networks, cybersecurity
  • Adaptive recommender and filtering systems
  • Autonomous driving and robotics
  • Anomaly detection and diagnosis

Review Committee

  • Alexander Artikis, University of Piraeus, Greece
  • Maroua  Bahri, Télécom Paris – Institut Polytechnique de Paris, France
  • Albert Bifet, University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • Eva Blovmquist, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Jean-Paul Calbimonte, EPFL, Switzerland
  • José Campo Ávila, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
  • Oscar del Corcho, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Daniele Dell’Aglio, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Heitor Murilo Gomes, University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • Mark Greaves, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
  • Fredrik Heintz, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Yun Sing Koch, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Nicolas Kourtellis, Telefonica, Spain
  • Alessandro Margara, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Deborah McGuinness, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
  • Boris Motik, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Özgür Lütfü Özcep, University of Lübeck, Germany
  • Jeff Z. Pan, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
  • Josiane Xavier Parreira, Siemens AG, Austria
  • Patrik Schneider, TU Vienna and Siemens AG, Austria
  • Sabri Skhiri, Eura Nova, Belgium
  • Riccardo Tommasini, Tartu, Estonia
  • Trung Kien Tran, Bosch, Germany
  • Anni-Yasmin Turhan, TU Dresden, Germany
  • Jacopo Urbani, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Michael Zakharyaschev, Birbeck College, UK

Important dates

  • Call for papers:               09 Nov 2021
  • Submission deadline:     31 May 2022
  • Author notification:       30 Aug 2022
  • Publication:                    Q1 2023

Submission guidelines

For this special issue, we are seeking two types of papers:

  • Research papers describing novel and significant scientific contributions. Those papers are typically 15-20 pages long.
  • System papers that focus on the description of stream reasoning systems where the authors fully detail the design, construction, implementation and usage as well as demonstrate its usefulness. Those papers are expected to be 6-8 pages long. 

The Journal of Web Semantics solicits original scientific contributions of high quality. Following the overall mission of the journal, we emphasize the publication of papers that combine theories, methods and experiments from different subject areas in order to deliver innovative semantic methods and applications. The publication of large-scale experiments and their analysis is also encouraged to clearly illustrate scenarios and methods that introduce semantics into existing Web interfaces, contents and services.

Submission of your manuscript is welcome provided that it, or any translation of it, has not been copyrighted or published and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere.

Manuscripts should be prepared for publication in accordance with instructions given in the JWS guide for authors. The submission and review process will be carried out using Elsevier’s Web-based EM system. Please state the name of the SI in your cover letter and, at the time of submission, please select “VSI: SR” when reaching the Article Type selection.

Upon acceptance of an article, the author(s) will be asked to transfer copyright of the article to the publisher. This transfer will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information. Elsevier’s liberal preprint policy permits authors and their institutions to host preprints on their web sites. Preprints of the articles will be made freely accessible via JWS First Look. Final copies of accepted publications will appear in print and at Elsevier’s archival online server.