Appel: KW4ED, Workshop K-CAP'2007

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at LIPN.UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Fri Jul 13 15:56:15 UTC 2007

Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 15:23:21 +0200
From: Hacene Cherfi <Hacene.Cherfi at>
Message-ID: <4694D9C9.3070406 at>

We apologize for multiple postings.

K-CAP'2007 Workshop on Knowledge Management and Semantic Web for
Engineering Design
28th October 2007
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

Call for Papers

Knowledge management becomes an important issue to "Small to Medium
Entreprises" (SMEs) since most part of the industrial engineering
innovations come from practical expertise in SMEs. The knowledge is
partly implicit and not formalised as in major companies where
production standards (norms, protocols, etc.) are very well
established.  In order to capture engineer' skills, and to ease their
industrial design process, support may be given by knowledge
management techniques.

The task consists of capturing explicit and tacit knowledge of an SME
in terms of access, sharing, and reuse of that knowledge as well as
creation of new knowledge and organisational learning. All the process
management must be transparent and generic enough to be used by
different user profiles of SME organisational departments: design
engineering, but also management, sales, production, etc. Underlying
techniques should deal with heterogeneous resources: including
documents, CAD drawings, relational databases, data warehouses, 3D
views, and virtual reality motion scenes.

FP6 European co-funded STREP project SevenPro (Semantic Virtual
Engineering Environment for Product Design) aims at addressing this
issue. The ongoing SevenPro project develops technologies and tools
supporting deep mining of product engineering knowledge from
multimedia repositories and enabling semantically enhanced 3D virtual
reality (VR) interaction with product knowledge in integrated
engineering environments. It combines both knowledge management and
semantic web approach based on semantic annotations of design memory.

This workshop is organised by the Sevenpro consortium, in order to
gather active research and industrial actors in the domain of design
engineering, in knowledge management, in semantic web, in data mining
and knowledge discovery in order to discuss all the issues linked to
combination of knowledge management and semantic web for management of
knowledge resources handled in engineering design.

Papers are welcome in any area related to one of the following questions 
(not exhaustive):

   * How to build and use an ontology useful for engineering?
   * How to build a semantically annotated and semantically accessible
     project memory?
   * How to annotate semantically a design memory: textual documents, 
     multimedia documents, CAD drawing, virtual reality objects?
   * How to browse and use an heterogeneous semantic design memory?
   * How to extract information and retrieval from a design memory?
   * How to mine a design memory?
   * How to discover design patters from a design memory?
   * How to integrate semantic descriptions and virtual reality?
   * How to reason about a design memory?
   * How to offer semantic web services for engineering design?
   * How to compare knowledge management approaches used in major 
     companies and in SMEs?
   * How to support cooperation among a designers' team intra or inter 
   * How to support skills management in engineering design?
   * How to support a community of designers?
   * How to combine standards used in design to those used in semantic

The workshop will be organized in three parts:

   * Selected papers submitted to the program committee;
   * A number of invited talks (for example, speakers from other
     relevant projects studying similar subjects);
   * A panel discussion with participants.

This session will foster the exchange of ideas, discussions,
clustering, or collaborations.

The workshop will be held on the 28th October 2007 at The Fairmont
Chateau Whistler. The main conference will be held on the 29th to the
31st of October 2007.

Program Committee

   * Rose Dieng-Kuntz (INRIA, France) - Chair
   * Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles (IRIT, France)
   * Jean-Paul Barthes (UTC, France)
   * Paul Buitelaar (DFKI, Germany)
   * Hacene Cherfi (INRIA, France)
   * Jessica Chen-Burger (University of Edinburgh, UK)
   * Olivier Corby (INRIA, France)
   * Martin Dzbor (Open University, UK)
   * Elod Egyed-Zsigmond (INSA-Lyon, France)
   * Fabien Gandon (INRIA, France)
   * Olivier Gerbé (HEC Montreal, Canada)
   * Parisa Ghodous (LIRIS, France)
   * Alonso Gutierrez (EPFL, Switzerland)
   * Knut Hinkelmann (University of Applied Sciences Solothurn, 
   * Stavros Perantonis (Computational Intelligence Laboratory, Greece)
   * Ulrich Reimer (Business Operations Systems, Switzerland)
   * Florence Sellini (Airbus, UK)
   * Carla Simone (University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy)
   * Matthias Strauchmann (IFF FRAUNHOFER, Germany)
   * Sylvie Szulman (LIPN, France)
   * Yannick Toussaint (Loria, France)
   * Vassilis Tzouvaras (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
   * Alain Zarli (CSTB, France)
   * Filip Zelezny (CTU, Czech Republic)

Organisation Committee:

   * Hacene Cherfi (INRIA, France)
   * Olivier Corby (INRIA, France)
   * Rose Dieng-Kuntz (INRIA, France)
   * Emmanuel Jamin (INRIA, France)

Technical Paper Submission Guidelines


Important Dates:

Paper submission deadline:   July 15, 2007 (probably extended to July 
31, 2007)
Acceptance notification:       August 20, 2007
Camera ready papers:          September 26, 2007
KW4ED workshop:            October 28, 2007

Enquiries to: kw4ed AT

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