Appel: 18th Int. Conf. on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management --EKAW 2012--

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Tue Mar 20 21:48:34 UTC 2012

Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2012 16:40:38 +0100
From: Annette ten Teije <annette at>
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NOTICE: deadline 18th of April  2012 (Abstract),  25th of April 2012 (Paper)

Call for Papers:

18th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW 2012)
National University of Ireland Galway Quadrangle
October 8-12, 2012.

The 18th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge
Management is concerned with all aspects of eliciting, acquiring,
modeling and managing knowledge, and its role in the construction of
knowledge-intensive systems and services for the semantic web, knowledge
management, e-business, natural language processing, intelligent
information integration, etc.

The special focus of the 18th edition of EKAW will be on "Knowledge
Engineering and Knowledge Management that matters". We are explicitly
calling for papers that have a potentially high impact on a specific
community or application domain (e.g. pharmacy and life sciences), as
well as for papers which report on the development or evaluation of
publicly available data sets relevant for a large number of
applications. Moreover, we welcome contributions dealing with problems
specific to modeling and maintenance of real-world data or knowledge,
such as scalability and robustness of knowledge-based applications, or
privacy and provenance issues related to organizational knowledge

In addition to the main research track, EKAW 2012 will feature a
tutorial and workshop program, as well as a poster and demo
track. Moreover, there will be a Doctoral Consortium giving new PhD
students a possibility to present their research proposals, and to get
feedback on methodological and practical aspects of their planned

The proceedings of the conference will be published by Springer Verlag
in the LNCS series. The LNCS volume will contain the contributed
research papers as well as descriptions of the demos presented at the
conference. Papers published at any of the workshops will be published
in dedicated workshop proceedings.

EKAW 2012 welcomes papers dealing with theoretical, methodological,
experimental, and application-oriented aspects of knowledge engineering
and knowledge management. In particular, but not exclusively, we solicit
papers about methods, tools and methodologies relevant with regard to
the following topics:

1) “Knowledge Management and Knowledge Engineering that matters”

- Real-world applications of methods for knowledge management and
  engineering in domains such as

   - e-Government and public administration
   - Life sciences, health and medicine
   - Automotive and manufacturing industry
   - Cultural heritage applications
   - Digital libraries

- Development and evaluation of publicly available knowledge
  repositories for new applications or domains

- Methods and methodologies addressing the challenges of real-world
  data, e.g.,

   - Scalability, robustness etc.
   - Maintenance costs and financial risks
   - Privacy and data security

- Lessons learned from case studies, e.g.,

   - Knowledge management in large organizations
   - Adoption of semantic web technologies
   - Maintenance of corporate knowledge repositories

2) Knowledge Management

- Methodologies and tools for knowledge management
- Knowledge sharing and distribution, collaboration
- Best practices and lessons learned from case studies
- Provenance and trust in knowledge management
- Methods for accelerating take-up of knowledge management technologies
- Corporate memories for knowledge management
- Evolution, maintenance and preservation of knowledge
- Web 2.0 technologies for knowledge management
- Incentives for human knowledge acquisition (e.g. games with a purpose)

3) Knowledge Engineering and Acquisition

- Tools and methodologies for ontology engineering
- Ontology design patterns
- Ontology localization
- Ontology alignment
- Knowledge authoring and semantic annotation
- Knowledge acquisition from non-ontological resources (thesauri,
  folksonomies etc.)
- Semi-automatic knowledge acquisition, e.g., ontology learning
- Mining the Semantic Web and the Web of Data
- Ontology evaluation and metrics
- Uncertainty and vagueness in knowledge representation
- Dealing with dynamic, distributed and emerging knowledge

4) Social and Cognitive Aspects of Knowledge Representation

- Knowledge representation inspired by cognitive science
- Synergies between humans and machines
- Knowledge emerging from user interaction and networks
- Knowledge ecosystems
- Expert finding, e.g., by social network analysis
- Trust and privacy in knowledge representation
- Collaborative and social approaches to knowledge management and
- Crowdsourcing in knowledge management

As last EKAW conference we will accept different types of papers. The
papers will all have the same status and follow the same formatting
guidelines in the proceedings but will receive special treatment during
the reviewing phase. In particular, each paper type will be subject to
own evaluation criteria. The PC will also make sure that there is a
reasonable balance of the paper types accepted. At submission time the
paper has to be clearly identified as belonging to one of the following

- Research papers: These are “standard” papers presenting a novel
  method, technique or analysis with appropriate empirical or other
  types of evaluation as proof-of concept. The main evaluation criteria
  here will be originality, technical soundness and validation.

- In-use papers: Here we are expecting papers describing applications of
  knowledge management and engineering in real
  environments. Applications need to address a sufficiently interesting
  and challenging problem on real-world datasets, involving many users
  etc. The focus is less on the originality of the approach and more on
  presenting systems that solve a significant problem while addressing
  the particular challenges that come with the use of real-world
  data. Evaluations should involve a representative subset of the actual
  users of the system.

- Position papers: We invite researchers to also publish position papers
  which describe novel and innovative ideas. Position papers may also
  comprise an analysis of currently unsolved problems, or review theses
  problems from a new perspective, in order contribute to a better
  understanding of these problem in the research community. We expect
  that such papers will guide future research by highlighting critical
  assumptions, motivating the difficulty of a certain problem or
  explaining why current techniques are not sufficient, possibly
  corroborated by quantitative and qualitative arguments.

Submissions of research and in-use papers should comprise a maximum of
15 pages formatted according to Springer Verlag LNCS guidelines and
uploaded using Easychair ( Position papers
are required to have at most 5 pages in the same format.

We will select the best papers from EKAW and invite the authors for a
special edition of Journal of Data Semantics.

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission: 18th of April  2012
Paper Submission: 25th of April 2012
Notification: 6th of June 2012
Camera Ready: 30 of June 2012

Organizing Committee:

General chair: Heiner Stuckenschmidt
Co-chair and local organizer: Siegfried Handschuh
Program chairs: Annette ten Teije, Johanna Voelker
Workshop and tutorials chairs: Claudia d’Amato, Krysztof Janowicz
Demo and poster chairs: Mathieu d’Aquin, Andriy Nikolov
Doctoral consortium chairs: Nathalie Aussenac-Gilles, Nathalie Hernandez
Sponsor chair: Christian Bizer

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