[DL] [EKAW 2012] Call for Workshop proposals

Claudia d'Amato claudia.damato at di.uniba.it
Mon Mar 12 16:31:28 CET 2012


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Call for Workshop Proposals  http://ekaw2012.ekaw.org/node/61
at the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management
EKAW 2012 http://www.ekaw.org/
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Introduction
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The International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW) is concerned 
with all aspects of eliciting, acquiring, modeling and managing knowledge, as well 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 focus of the 
18th edition of EKAW will be on "Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management that matters".
Besides a research track, EKAW will host a number of workshops and tutorial on topics related to the 
theme of the conference.

Workshops provide an informal setting where participants have the opportunity to discuss specific 
technical topics in an atmosphere that fosters the active exchange of ideas. We aim at promoting and 
collecting multidisciplinary research directions that contribute to knowledge management, retrieval, 
integration, and engineering.

Topics of Interest
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In order to meet these goals, workshops should address topics that satisfy the following criteria:

     - the topic falls in the general scope of EKAW 2012,
     - there is a clear focus on a specific technology, problem or application, and
     - there is a sufficiently large community interested in the topic.

In particular, we encourage the submission of workshop proposals on:

     - Knowledge Management
     - Knowledge Engineering and Acquisition
     - Social and Cognitive Aspects of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
     - Data-intensive science
     - Special focus "Knowledge Management and Knowledge Engineering that matters"
	a) Real-world applications of methods for knowledge management and engineering in domains such as, 
e-Government and public administration, Life sciences, geography, health and medicine, automotive 
and manufacturing industry, cultural heritage applications, digital libraries
         b) Development and evaluation of publicly available knowledge repositories for new 
applications or domains
         c) Methods and methodologies addressing the challenges of real-world data, e.g., 
Scalability, robustness etc., Maintenance costs and financial risks, Privacy and data security
         d) Lessons learned from case studies


Submission Guidelines
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Workshop proposals should be submitted via EasyChair 
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ekaw2012workshopandt as a single PDF file of no more 
than 5 pages, specifying “Workshop Proposal”, and should contain the following information:

     - Title.
     - Abstract (200 words).
     - Motivation on why the topic is of particular interest at this time and its relation to the 
main conference topics.
     - Workshop format, discussing the mix of events such as paper presentations, invited talks, 
panels, and general discussion.
     - Intended audience and expected number of participants.
     - List of (potential) members of the program committee (at least 50% have to be confirmed at 
the time of the proposal).
     - Indication of whether the workshop should be considered for a half-day or full-day.
     - The tentative dates (submission, notification, camera-ready deadline, etc.)
     - Past versions of the workshop, including URLs as well as submission and acceptance counts.
     - Data of the organizers (name, affiliation, email address, homepage) and short CV.

Additionally

     - we strongly advise having more than one organizer, preferably from different institutions, 
bringing different perspectives to the workshop topic.
     - we welcome workshops with creative structures and organizations that attract various types of 
contributions and ensure rich interactions.


Workshop Organizers Responsibilities
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The organizers of accepted workshops are expected to:

     - prepare a workshop webpage (linked to the official EKAW website) containing the call for 
papers and detailed information about the workshop organization and timelines.
     - be responsible for the workshop publicity
     - be responsible for their own reviewing process, decide upon the final program content and 
report the number of submissions and accepted papers to the workshop chair.
     - be responsible for publishing electronic proceedings (e.g., on the CEUR-WS website).
     - assure workshop participants are informed they have to register to the main conference and 
the workshop
     - producing a single printable PDF with workshop material to allow possibly printing of 
workshop proceedings
     - schedule, attend and coordinate their entire workshop


Submission Dates and Detail
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Important Dates
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Event	October 8-9, 2012
Workshops proposal due	April 30, 2012
Workshop Notifications	May 18, 2012

Suggested Timeline for Workshops
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Workshop website up	May 27, 2012
Workshop Call for Papers out (suggested)	June 1, 2012
Deadline to submit Papers to Workshops	August 15, 2012
Acceptance of Papers for Workshops	September 5, 2012
Workshop days	October 8-9, 2012

Chairs
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     Claudia d’Amato, University of Bari, Italy
     Krzysztof Janowicz, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
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