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Call for Papers

ECAI 2004  Workshop on 

Agent-Mediated Knowledge Management (AMKM-04)

August 22-27, 2004, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain)

Deadlines & Submission Format

Submission of papers 01. April 2004
Author notification 01. May 2004
Camera ready papers
01. June 2004

We invite the electronic submission of technical papers adhering to the ECAI main conference layout instructions which can be found here:

Full papers should have a length of up to 10 pages and should be sent  in PDF format by e-mail to

Those interested in participating without a full paper should send a two-page extended abstract or statement of interest describing their AMKM-related work and areas of interest. Statements of interest may discuss work in any stage of  development, from concepts and future directions up to finished work. Please use the full paper template also for preparing extended abstracts.  We explicitly invite system demonstrations which might be announced / accompanied by either a full paper or an extended abstract.


Knowledge Management (KM) is a predominant trend in business in the recent years. It is not only an important field of application for AI and Semantic Web
technologies, such as CBR for Intelligent Lessons-Learned Systems, or Text Classification for Information Push services; it also provides new challenges to
the AI community, like context-aware knowledge delivery. Scaling-up research prototypes to real-world solutions usually requires an application-driven
integration of several basic technologies, e.g., ontologies for knowledge sharing and reuse plus collaboration support like CSCW systems, and personalized
information services. Typical characteristics of such an integration are:

Agent technology has already been successfully employed for many partial solutions within the overall picture: Agent-based workflow, cooperative information
gathering, intelligent information integration, or personal information agents, are established techniques in this area. In order to cope with the inherent complexity
of a more comprehensive solution, the concept of Agent-mediated Knowledge Management (AMKM) deals with collective aspects in an attempt to cope with the conflict  between desired order and actual behavior in dynamic environments.
AMKM introduces a social layer, which structures the society of agents by defining specific roles and possible interactions between them.

In this workshop we invite contributions which illustrate methodological, technical and application aspects of Agent-mediated Knowledge Management. Topics of interest include:

Predecessor Event

The first AMKM workshop (AMKM-2003) was organized as a AAAI Spring Symposium at
Stanford University. Revised and additional papers (including an introduction /
overview on AMKM) are available as Volume 2926 of the Springer LNAI Series.

Workshop Organizers

Andreas Abecker
Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI) Karlsruhe
Haid-und-Neu-Str. 10-14, D-76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
Phone: ++49 (0)721 9654 802
Fax: ++49 (0)721 9654 803

Ludger van Elst
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) GmbH
Knowledge Management Department
Postfach 2080, D-67608 Kaiserslautern, Germany
Phone: ++49 (0) 631 205 3474
Fax: ++49 (0) 631 205 3210

Virginia Dignum
University of Utrecht, Intelligent Systems Group
P.O. Box 80089, 3508 TB Utrecht, The Netherlands
Phone: ++31 (0) 30 253 4432
Fax: ++31 (0) 30 351 3791

(preliminary) Program Committee

Jürgen Angele, University of Innsbruck & Ontoprise GmbH
Paolo Bouquet, University of Trento
Rose Dieng, INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis
Fabien Gandon, INRIA Sophia Antipolis
Renata Guizzardi, University of Twente
Grigoris Mentzas, National Technical University of Athens
Pietro Panzarasa, Queen Mary University of London
Anna Perini, ITC-IRST
Thomas Roth-Berghofer, DFKI
Franz Schmalhofer, University of Osnabrück
Stefan Schulz, TU Berlin
York Sure, University of Karlsruhe
Walt Truszkowski, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Gerard Vreeswijk, University of Utrecht

Last update of this page: February 03, 2004