Appel: EKAW 2012 PhD Symposium, Oct. 12th, Galway (Ireland)

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Fri Mar 9 21:52:41 UTC 2012

Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2012 11:23:44 +0100
From: Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles <aussenac at>
Message-ID: <4F573730.9030203 at>

*EKAW 2012 PhD Symposium*

*October 12th 2012, Galway (Ireland)*



*CALL for papers*

The Symposium is open to all PhD students. Its aim is to provide PhD
students with an opportunity to have their work -- even in its early
stages -- presented to an international audience. Moreover, their work
will be reviewed by experienced researchers one of which will play the
role of a privileged advisor (a mentor).

PhD students at the beginning of their work should have at least a
defined problem statement and some ideas about the solution that they
want to discuss. More advanced students will have to present their
research plan, their evaluation protocol and their preliminary results.

*Important Dates:*

.Paper Submission: April 25th, 2012

.Notification: June 12th, 2012

.Camera-Ready paper: July 6th , 2012

.PhD Symposium: October 12th, 2012

.Symposium :*October 12th 2012: Galway*


*Paper outline*

Submissions should be structured around the following items which are
the key methodological components required for a sound research

. Problem: describe the core problem of the PhD and motivate its
  relevance for the knowledge management, knowledge acquisition and
  knowledge representation areas.

. State of the art: describe relevant related work and point out areas
  that need to be improved;

. Proposed Approach: present the approach taken and motivate how this is
  novel with respect to existing work;

. Methodology: sketch the methodology that is (or will be) adopted

. Evaluation protocol: the approach to be taken for evaluating the
  results of the work;

. Results: describe the current status of the work and any results that
  have been reached so far;

. Conclusions and future work: conclude and specify the major items of
  future work.

Submissions should be in the format of the EKAW conference (link). They
should be between 5 and 7 pages long.

Accepted papers will be published online as a CEUR workshop proceedings
volume ( <>).

*Topics :*

The symposium is intended for students doing their PhD in the same area
as the EKAW 2012 conference (knowledge management, knowledge acquisition
and knowledge representation)and in particular the following topics

1. Methodologies and tools for knowledge management

o Scalability, robustness, provenance and trust, privacy and data
  security in real-world data

o Adoption of semantic web technologies and Web 2.0 technologies

o Knowledge sharing and distribution, collaboration

o Methods for accelerating take-up of knowledge management technologies

o Corporate memories for knowledge management

o Incentives for human knowledge acquisition (e.g. games with a purpose)

2. Knowledge Engineering and Acquisition

o Tools and methodologies for ontology engineering

o Knowledge authoring and semantic annotation

o Knowledge acquisition from resources (texts, thesaurus, ...)

o Mining the Semantic Web and the Web of Data

o Dealing with dynamic, distributed and emerging knowledge

3. Social and Cognitive Aspects of Knowledge Representation

o Knowledge representation inspired by cognitive science

o Knowledge emerging from user interaction and networks

o Uncertainty and vagueness in knowledge representation

o Knowledge ecosystems, expert finding

Symposium chairs

Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles (IRIT, CNRS, Toulouse, France) aussenac at

Nathalie Hernandez (IRIT, Université de Toulouse, France) hernande at

Programme committee : Currently being defined

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