Rhodes, Greece. September 2-8, 2023.
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Circumscription is one of the main approaches for defining non-monotonic description logics (DLs) and the decidability and complexity of traditional reasoning tasks, such as satisfiability of circumscribed DL knowledge bases (KBs) are well understood. For evaluating conjunctive queries (CQs) and unions thereof (UCQs), in contrast, not even decidability had been established. In this paper, we prove decidability of (U)CQ evaluation on circumscribed DL KBs and obtain a rather complete picture of both the combined complexity and the data complexity, for DLs ranging from ALCHIO via EL to various versions of DL-Lite. We also study the much simpler atomic queries (AQs).