The OWL Reasoner Evaluation Goes Mobile


The advantage of using semantic reasoners based on Description Logics (DL) for the development of intelligent systems is doubtless: They make easy the optimal management of knowledge (expressed as ontologies). Reasoning is a complex and computationally expensive task traditionally performed on powerful server and desktop computers. However, we should not discard reasoners from being used on mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets, as the increasing number of applications run on wireless environments demands that many intelligent tasks should be performed on mobile devices rather than on desktop or server computers. Although less powerful that their fixed counterparts, mobile devices are becoming more and more capable of running complex tasks, such as DL reasoning. In this paper we introduce the framework of a competition for reasoners on mobile devices, based on the OWL Reasoner Evaluation, with the main goal of promoting the development of reasoners adapted to mobile environments. We detail the format of such a competition including the kind of tasks that participating reasoners should execute, interesting results of such executions, and the kind of ontologies and devices that could be used to run such tests.

4th International Workshop on OWL Reasoner Evaluation (ORE 2015)
Roberto Yus
Assistant Professor

My research interests include Data Management, Knowledge Representation, the Internet of Things, and Privacy.