[DL] K-CAP 2009: Deadlines for research papers and tutorial proposals approaching (The 5th Intl. Conference on Knowledge Capture)

Tania Tudorache tudorache at stanford.edu
Wed Mar 25 20:25:17 CET 2009

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                     K-CAP 2009
   The 5th International Conference on Knowledge Capture
                  1-4 September, 2009
  Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach & Marina Hotel, California, USA


     Tutorial submissions: April 1, 2009 (1 week from today)
     Research paper submission: April 15, 2009 (3 weeks form today)

     See the call for tutorial proposals and call for papers below

     Professor Nigel Shadbolt (University of Southampton)
     Professor Daniel Weld (University of Washington)


Web version: http://kcap09.stanford.edu/cft.html

K-CAP tutorials are half-day and should aim to address a specific
topic within the scope of conference or a topic which is of interest
for the conference participants. It should provide either a
introduction into the topic or a comprehensive overview of the topic
addressed. The audience will mostly be the conference participants.
The topic should be of sufficient relevance with respect to the
state of the art. The course can be educational in nature or give a
survey of state of the art techniques.

Important Dates for Tutorials:

    * April 1, 2009: Proposal submission deadline
    * April 25, 2009: Acceptance notification
    * July 3, 2009: Deadline for camera-ready tutorial materials
    * September 1, 2009: K-CAP 2009 tutorial

Submitting a Proposal:

Proposals for tutorials should be between two and five pages in
length, and must include the following information:

    * Contact information of the proposed tutorial lecturer(s) (all
names, department, university, telephone, fax and e-mail, short bio-sketch)
    * Tutorial title
    * Aims and learning objectives including the scope (general topic area)
    * Relevance to K-CAP attendees
    * Length of course and estimated attendance
    * Tutorial abstract (1-2 paragraphs suitable for inclusion in
conference registration materials)
    * Full description (1-2 pages to be used for evaluation)
    * Relevant publications of the proposer(s) with respect to the topic
and tutorial history (if any)
    * Will tutorial materials be provided to attendees? If so, are there
any copyright issues?


All proposals should be submitted by email to hotho at cs.uni-kassel.de
(preferably in PDF) by April 1, 2009.

Please send your proposals and any inquiries to:
Andreas Hotho, hotho at cs.uni-kassel.de

Web version: http://kcap09.stanford.edu/cfp.html

In today's knowledge-driven world, effective access to and use of
information is a key enabler for progress. Modern technologies not only
are themselves knowledge-intensive technologies, but also produce
enormous amounts of new information that we must process and aggregate.
These technologies require knowledge capture, which involve the
extraction of useful knowledge from vast and diverse sources of
information as well as its acquisition directly from users. Driven by
the demands for knowledge-based applications and the unprecedented
availability of information on the Web, the study of knowledge capture
has a renewed importance.

Researchers that work in the area of knowledge capture traditionally
belong to several distinct research communities, including knowledge
engineering, machine learning, natural language processing,
human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence and the Semantic
Web. K-CAP 2009 will provide a forum that brings together members of
disparate research communities that are interested in efficiently
capturing knowledge from a variety of sources and in creating
representations that can be useful for reasoning, analysis, and other
forms of machine processing. We solicit high-quality research papers for
publication and presentation at our conference. Our aim is to promote
multidisciplinary research that could lead to a new generation of tools
and methodologies for knowledge capture. K-CAP 2009 follows on the
success of four previous conferences in 2007 (Whistler, Canada), in 2005
(Banff, Canada), in 2003 (Florida, USA), and 2001 (Victoria, Canada).

The Fifth International Conference on Knowledge Capture, K-CAP 2009 will
feature Invited Talks, Technical Papers, Workshops, Posters and Demos on
a range of topics including:

* Knowledge acquisition tools
* Authoring tools
* Knowledge extraction systems
* Knowledge management environments
* Knowledge capture for the Semantic Web
* Collaborative and social approaches to knowledge management and
* Learning apprentices
* Mixed-initiative planning and decision-support tools
* Acquisition of problem-solving knowledge
* Knowledge-based markup techniques
* Advice taking systems
* Knowledge engineering and modeling methodologies


Technical papers
Papers due: April 15, 2009
Author notification: May 31, 2009
Camera-ready copy due: June 30, 2009

Posters and demos
Poster and demo submissions: June 15, 2009
Author notifications: July 5, 2009

Technical papers
Complete formatting instructions (including Microsoft Word and Latex
templates) are available on the conference website. Briefly, submitted
papers should be 8 pages, two columns, 10-point Times Roman (or
equivalent), and "US letter" page-size.

Posters and demo descriptions
Complete formatting instructions (including Microsoft Word and Latex
templates) are available on the conference website. Briefly, submitted
papers should be 2 pages, two columns, 10-point Times Roman (or
equivalent), and "US letter" page-size.


The conference will be held in the beautiful Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach
& Marina Hotel, which is only 7 miles (11.2 km) away from the Los
Angeles International Airport (LAX). The location is only steps from the
Redondo Beach and the bike path that runs along the South Bay in Los
Angeles. Also within walking distance is a marina that offers
opportunities for fishing, sailing, and free outdoor concerts.  The
marina has many restaurants, a water park, and seal flocks.


General Chair: Yolanda Gil, USC Information Sciences Institute, USA
Program Chair: Natasha Noy, Stanford University, USA
Workshops and Tutorials Chair:  Andreas Hotho, University of Kassel, Germany
Technology Chair: Tania Tudorache, Stanford University, USA


Eugene Agichtein (Emory University, US)
Harith Alani (University of Southampton, UK)
Cecilia Aragon (Lawrence Berkeley Lab, US)
Lora Aroyo (Free University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Ken Barker (University of Texas, US)
Joachim Baumeister (University of Würzburg, Germany)
Bettina Berendt (K.U.Leuven, Germany)
Paul Buitelaar (DFKI, Germany)
Mark Burstein (BBN, US)
Vinay Chaudhri (SRI International, US)
Philipp Cimiano (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)
Peter Clark (Boeing, US)
Oscar Corcho (Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain)
Martin Dzbor (KMi, Open University, UK)
James Fan (IBM Research, US)
George Ferguson (University of Rochester, US)
Ken Forbus (Northwestern University, US)
Aldo Gangemi (Italian National Research Council, Italy)
John Gennari (University of Washington, US)
Asun Gomez-Perez (Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain)
Mark Greaves (Vulcan, US)
Bettina Hoser (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)
Jane Hunter (The University of Queensland, Australia)
Robert Jaeschke (University of Kassel, Germany)
Jihie Kim (USC/ISI, US)
Ross King (University of Wales at Aberystwyth, UK)
Tolga Konik (Stanford University, US)
Rob Kremer (University of Calgary, Canada)
Ugur Kuter (University of Maryland, College Park, US)
Juergen Lerner (University of Konstanz, Germany)
James Lester (North Carolina State University, US)
Henry Lieberman (MIT Media Laboratory, US)
Peter Mika (Yahoo, Spain)
Vibhu Mittal (Google, US)
Riichiro Mizoguchi (Osaka University, Japan)
Enrico Motta (The Open University, UK)
Claudia Müller (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
Mark Musen (Stanford University, US)
Karen Myers (SRI International, US)
Tomas Nordlander (University College Cork, Ireland)
Tim Oates (University of Maryland Baltimore County, US)
Alan Rector (University of Manchester, UK)
Charles Rich (Worcester Polytechnic Institute, US)
Harald Sack (University of Potsdam, Germany)
Gianni Semeraro (University of Bari, Italy)
Jude Shavlik (University of Wisconsin-Madison, US)
Candy Sidner (BAE Systems, US)
Richard Sproat (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US)
Markus Strohmaier (Graz University of Technology, Austria)
Gerd Stumme (University of Kassel, Germany)
Prasad Tadepalli (Oregon State University, US)
Valentina Tamma (University of Liverpool, UK)
Dan Tecuci (University of Texas, US)
Annette ten Teije (Free University Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Bob Wielinga (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Michael Witbrock (Cycorp, US)
Peter Yeh (Accenture, US)
Derek Sleeman (University of Aberdeen, UK)
Siegfried Handschuh (Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Ireland)


Peter Clark (Boeing Company)
Ken Forbus (Northwestern University)
Yolanda Gil (USC)
Rob Kremer (University of Calgary)
Mark Musen (Stanford University)
Jude Shavlik (University of Wisconsin at Madison)
Derek Sleeman (University of Aberdeen)

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