Student Travel Fellowships: 2012 Reasoning Web Summer School and the Web Reasoning and Rule Systems Conference


The project supporteds graduate student participation in the Sixth International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR 2012) Conference and the Reasoning Web Summer School, held in Vienna, Austria during September 10-12, 2012 and September 3-8, 2012 respectively. Specifically, the project provided funds to defray the cost of travel for students enrolled in doctoral programs at US institutions who might not otherwise be able to attend the conference or the summer school because of financial reasons. The Reasoning Web Summer School is designed to introduce graduate students to current research topics and recent advances in web reasoning, and is followed by the RR 2012 conference which included a scientific program of talks and a doctoral consortium that provided a venue for the students to have one-on-one discussions and receive mentoring from some of the leading researchers in semantic web and semantic technologies. The project offers natural integration of research and education and contributes to the training of a new generation of researchers in semantic technologies, an area of growing importance and impact in not only Computer Science but also many application domains that rely on advances in knowledge representation and reasoning on the web e.g., information retrieval, e-science, e-commerce, e-government, e-health, among others. Additional information about the RR 2012 conference and the Reasoning Web Summer School can be found at:

Funding Agency: 

National Science Foundation


February, 2012


January, 2013