[DL] EKAW 2014 - Call for Participation

Patrick Lambrix patrick.lambrix at liu.se
Tue Oct 21 17:42:05 CEST 2014


Dear all,



The program for EKAW 2014 is now available at: http://www.ida.liu.se/conferences/EKAW14/program.html



The early registration deadline is on 24/11/2014.



Looking forward to see you in Linköping!



Patrick Lambrix

for the EKAW 2014 organization



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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
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EKAW 2014: Diversity in a Heterogeneous World

19th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW 2014).
November 24-28, 2014, Linköping, Sweden.

http://www.ida.liu.se/conferences/EKAW14

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The 19th 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, personal digital assistance systems, and so forth.

The special focus of this year's EKAW will be on diversity. In the recent past the amount and ease of availability of data has dramatically increased. While scale and complexity of information has always attracted attention, its heterogeneity in nature and usage are only now being investigated more systematically. Data-driven research is gaining increasing visibility in areas such as in eScience or eHumanities, but such distinct fields require diverse knowledge management and acquisition methods. Knowledge in the Cultural Heritage domain radically differs from what is required to run a global company or support projects in the developing world. The geosciences produce and consume data spanning a wide range of formats, topics, perspectives, and sources, and require the integration of such heterogeneous data to foster data sharing, access, retrieval, and reuse, without restricting semantic heterogeneity. EKAW 2014 will put a special emphasis on this diversity of knowledge and its usage.

In addition to the main research track, EKAW 2014 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 dissertation.


Invited speakers:
Arianna Betti, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Pascal Hitzler, Wright State University, US

Invited Speaker for the Doctoral Consortium:
Mathieu d'Aquin, Open University, UK

Tutorials:
K4D : Managing and sharing knowledge in rural parts of the world (Stefan Schlobach, Victor de Boer, Christophe Guéret, Stéphane Boyera and Philippe Cudré-Mauroux)
Language Resources and Linked Data (Jorge Gracia, Asuncion Gomez-Perez, Sebastian Hellmann, John McCrae, Roberto Navigli, Daniel Vila-Suero)

Workshops:

VISUAL2014 "International Workshop on Visualizations and User Interfaces for Knowledge Engineering and Linked Data Analytics"
EKM1 "First International Workshop on Educational Knowledge Management (EKM1)"
ARCOE-Logic 2014 "The 6th International Workshop on Acquisition, Representation and Reasoning about Context with Logic"



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General Chairs
  Patrick Lambrix, Linköping University, Sweden
  Eero Hyvönen, Aalto University, Finland

Program Chairs
  Krzysztof Janowicz, University of California, USA
  Stefan Schlobach, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Workshops and Tutorial Chairs:
  Eva Blomqvist  Linköping University, Sweden
  Valentina Presutti  STLab ISTC-CNR, Italy

Demos and Posters Chairs:
  Guilin Qi,  Southeast University, China
  Uli Sattler,  University of Manchester, UK

Sponsorship Chair:
  Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo,  Universität Leipzig, Germany

Doctoral Consortium Chairs:
  Ying Ding,  Indiana University Bloomington, USA
  Chiara Ghidini,  FBK, Italy

Local Organisation:
  Henrik Eriksson,  Linköping University, Sweden
  Patrick Lambrix,  Linköping University, Sweden

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