The World Wide Web has become the carrier for the largest human knowledge repository in history. As its knowledge bases are growing towards a practically infinite volume, Web-scale Knowledge Representation, Retrieval, and Reasoning (Web-KR) is becoming a real issue and an urgent task. Although the Web community has developed a number of knowledge representation languages and reasoning methods, when the volume goes Web-scale, existing approaches meet many challenging problems, such as scalability, inconsistency, uncertainty and dynamics. Hence, a unified approach to Web-KR needs to be developed.

Following the successful 2010, 2011 and 2012 versions of the workshop under the same title in Toronto, Canada, Lyon, France, and Hawaii, USA (Here is a review on previous contributions of the Web-KR workshop during 2010-2012). This workshop aims to bringing together researchers from Web research, Artificial Intelligence (AI), high performance computing, cognitive science, knowledge management, and machine learning to discuss all issues of Web-KR in a synergistic setting. The main themes for Web-KR 2013 are construction of Web-scale knowledge bases, semantic search and reasoning (both deductive an inductive) over Web-scale knowledge bases. The workshop will be co-located with the 2013 ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2013) at San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront, Burlingame, CA, USA.

** Topics of Interests **

Research contributions should be related but are not limited to one or more of the following topics:

  • Knowledge extraction and construction of Web-scale knowledge bases.
  • Expressivity of Web-scale common sense knowledge.
  • Parallelization and distribution techniques for Web-scale knowledge retrieval and reasoning.
  • Inconsistency, uncertainty, and relevancy of Web-scale reasoning.
  • Granularity of knowledge representation, retrieval and reasoning.
  • Web enabled real-time retrieval and reasoning.
  • New forms of inductive and deductive reasoning (e.g. cognitive and nature inspired methods).
  • Ontology and rule interchange and integration.(e.g. via OWL 2, RIF, and RuleML)
  • Spatial and Temporal reasoning methods for the Web.
  • Dynamics of knowledge updating and forgetting on the Web.
  • Distributed query answering over Web-scale data.
  • Cross-fertilizing Web-KR with Distributed AI, Distributed Description Logic, and Distributed Logic Programming.



Web-KR 2013 Sponsors
and Organization Partners

Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Vrije University Amsterdam


Proceedings Publication

** The Web-KR 2013 Workshop Program **

Workshop Introduction [09:00-09:10]

Oral Presentation [09:10-11:10]

  • 09:10-09:40: Deepak Pai, Balaraman Ravindran, Shyam Rajagopalan and Ramesh Srinivasaraghavan. Automated faceted reporting for Web analytics.
  • 09:40-10:10: Xitong Liu and Hui Fang. Leveraging related entities for knowledge base acceleration.
  • 10:10-10:40: Wensheng Wu. The Deep Web: Woven to catch the middle ground.
  • 10:40-11:10: Snehasis Banerjee and Debnath Mukherjee. Windowing mechanisms for Web scale stream reasoning.

Panel on current trends in Web-scale Knowledge Processing [11:10-11:50]

  • 11:10-11:20: Wensheng Wu. Web-scale Deep Web Query Processing: A Proactive Perspective.
  • 11:20-11:30: Snehasis Banerjee. Web scale stream reasoning: Challenges and Future Directions.
  • 11:30-11:40: Deepak Pai. "I know what you did last summer" - Making sense out of knowledge from multiple channels.
  • 11:40-11:50: Discussion on current trends and collaboration opportunities.

** Pictures from Previous Workshops **

The 2012 Web-KR workshop at Hawaii, USA
The 2011 Web-KR workshop at Lyon, France
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The 2010 Web-KR workshop at Toronto, Canada

** Submissions and Publication [Enter] **

Accepted workshop papers will be published in the CIKM workshop proceedings, which will be printed on CD only and indexed in the ACM digital library, together with the main CIKM 2013 proceedings.

All submissions for the Web-KR 2013 Workshop should be submitted through the Web-KR 2013 Workshop Paper Submission system. We invite authors to submit full research papers (8 pages), short research papers (4 pages) and Demo/Position papers (2 pages). Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format only to the submission system. All submissions will be reviewed by at least two members of the Program Committee on the basis of :

  • relevance to the workshop topic of interests.
  • significance and technical quality
  • originality
  • format and clarity

Style Files for Paper Submission

the ACM SIG Proceedings templates format (

** Important Dates **

  • Workshop paper submissions:June 25th, 2013
  • Notification of Workshop paper acceptance: July 25th, 2013
  • Camera-ready copies of accepted papers: August 11, 2013
  • Workshop date: November 1, 2013

** Workshop Co-Chairs **

Yi Zeng,
Institute of Automation,
Chinese Academy of Sciences,
Beijing, P.R. China.
Spyros Kotoulas,
The Smarter Cities Technology Center,
IBM Ireland Research Lab,
Dublin, Ireland.
Zhisheng Huang,
Knowledge Representation and Reasoning Group,
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam,
Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

** Program Committee **

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