The DL workshop is the major annual event of the Description Logic research community. It is the forum at which those interested in description logics, both from academia and industry, meet to discuss ideas, share information and compare experiences.

The 28th Description Logics Workshop will be held in Athens, from June 7th to June 10th, 2015.

Important Dates

Paper Registration Deadline: March 2, 2015 March 9, 2015
Paper Submission Deadline: March 9, 2015 March 16, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: April 17, 2015
Camera-ready Copies: May 8, 2015

Workshop Scope

We invite contributions on all aspects of description logics, including but not limited to:

  • Foundations like expressive power, decidability and complexity, novel influence problems and reasoning techniques.
  • DL extensions like closed-world and non monotonic reasoning, epistemic reasoning, temporal and spatial reasoning, procedural knowledge, reasoning over dynamic information, and query answering.
  • Integration with other object-oriented representation languages, database query languages, constraint-based programming, logic programming, and rule-based systems.
  • Applications like ontology engineering, ontology languages, databases, semi-structured data, graph structured data, linked data, document management, natural language, learning, planning, semantic web, and grid computing.
  • Tools like systems based on description logics, with special emphasis on optimization and implementation techniques, ontology editors, database schema design, query optimization, and data integration tools.


  • Submissions may be either full papers of up to 11 pages (excluding references) presenting original research or extended abstracts of at most 3 pages (excluding references). There is no page limit on the list of references.
  • All submissions must be formatted in the Springer LNCS style.
  • Extended abstracts are designed only for authors who wish to announce results that have been published elsewhere, or which the authors intend to submit or have already submitted to a venue with an incompatible prior / concurrent publication policy. Papers presenting original research should be submitted as regular submissions.
  • Extended abstracts of papers under review for a conference with a double-blind submission policy should be submitted anonymously.
  • A clearly marked appendix (e.g., with additional proofs or evaluation data) may optionally be appended. It will be read at the discretion of the reviewers and not included in the proceedings. It does not need to be in LNCS format.
  • thors submitting extended abstracts are encouraged to include such an appendix, with sufficient material (e.g. copy of the already published paper or technical report) to judge the scientific merit of the work described in the extended abstract.
  • Submission page: Easy Chair
  • Accepted papers and extended abstracts will be made available electronically in the CEUR Workshop Proceedings series.
  • Accepted submissions, be they full papers or extended abstracts, will be selected for either oral or poster presentation at the workshop. Submissions will be judged solely based upon their content, and the type of submission will have no bearing on the decision between oral and poster presentation.