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, several research communities-like digital libraries, information retrieval, intelligent information integration, and Internet information access-developed methods and tools which seem to converge in some points which can also be found (or have their roots) in the knowledge-based systems, and knowledge sharing community, resp. Ontologies for automatically processable, knowledge-rich content characterization of information sources and metadata as the set of all meta-level characterizations easing information source description, evaluation, and access, play an outstanding role in all intelligent access scenarios. It also turned out that methods and tools coming from AI-like logic-based inferences, powerful representation mechanisms, case-based reuse, agent technology, etc.-are important enablers for these scenarios.
However, the diversity of goals, approaches, and achievements across these different research communities makes it difficult to get an overall picture of the current state of the art, and thus hinders reasonable reuse of results as well necessary "standardization" efforts to agree on generally accepted insights and techniques. Especially the issues of interoperability with and influence on existing and coming standards in the world-wide Internet business seem crucial for leveraging as well as killing of developments. So, our main aim in this Special Track is to promote sort of a "cross-fertilization" between different research communities working on the problem areas sketched.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
|Andreas Abeckerfirstname.lastname@example.org||DFKI, Kaiserslautern, GERMANY|
|Stefan Deckeremail@example.com||AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, GERMANY|
|Amit Shethfirstname.lastname@example.org||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 email@example.com. Alternatively, FTP a tar file to ftp://ksi.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/incoming (with an email note to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.