To encourage vigorous interaction and exchange of ideas, the workshop will be kept small--to about 50 participants. The format is designed to develop extensive discussions and continuing collaboration on significant issues; thus, the majority of the workshop will be devoted to activities within small working groups that each will meet for one or two days, in parallel with other workshop activities over the course of the week. In plenary sessions, we will attempt to define the state of the art and future research needs. General attendance will be limited to those submitting their work, one author per paper.
The meeting is structured to support specialist subgroups that will
have their own working agendas, as well as plenary meetings for general
knowledge exchange. In addition to the submission of papers, we welcome
proposals for new specialist sessions and minitracks that may include a
small number of invited participants who can help investigators in the
area of knowledge acquisition to form bridges with other research communities.
On the other hand, it also turned out that methods and tools originally developed for formal knowledge-based systems---like logic-based inferences, powerful representation mechanisms, ontological structuring, case-based reuse etc.---can also be employed in much more general scenarios.
Thus, our main aim here is to promote sort of
a "cross-fertilization" between research communities grounded in different
roots and consisting of different people that nowadays converge to a similar
set of approaches and techniques:
digital libraries, Internet search, enterprise knowledge management, information retrieval, knowledge-based systems, information integration, etc.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
|Andreas Abeckeremail@example.com||DFKI, Kaiserslautern, GERMANY|
|Stefan Deckerfirstname.lastname@example.org||AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, GERMANY|
|Amit Shethemail@example.com||University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA|
Submission and review of papers, and coordination of all aspects of the meeting, will be through the Internet. The proccedings will be published on the World Wide Web and the preferred form of submission is HTML. The paper should be converted to a single HTML file, not split by section. For LaTeX use the switch: latex2html -split 0 to achieve this.
To submit a paper, simply e-mail the corresponding URL to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, FTP a tar file to ftp://ksi.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/incoming (with an email note to email@example.com when the paper is transferred). It is preferable if the submission is as close as possible in format to that required for the final proceedings. See the final submission format for details of formats for both web and paper versions.
Authors should indicate appropriate sessions/minitracks for each submission. If there is uncertainty regarding the optimum track for a paper, authors should contact the chairs of the track that seems closest, preferably in advance of the submission deadline. Depending on the range of papers received, some tracks may be collapsed whereas other tracks may be added in advance of the workshop.