[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] K-CAP2017 | Call for Workshops and Tutorials

Ilaria.Tiddi ilaria.tiddi at open.ac.uk
Wed May 24 00:48:16 PDT 2017


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K-CAP2017
The 9th International Conference on Knowledge Capture
Austin, Texas, December 4-6, 2017
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Twitter : @KCAP2017
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Call for Workshops and Tutorials

===== Important Dates =====

At 23:59 Hawaii Time (HAST) for all deadlines

Workshop/Tutorial proposals due:  July 7, 2017
Notification of accepted proposals: July 21, 2017

Workshop web-site and CfP published: August 1st, 2017
Workshop papers due: September 24, 2017
Notification of accepted workshop papers: October 1st, 2017
Publication of workshop proceedings: November 1st, 2017
Workshops held: December 4, 2017

Tutorial web-site: September 24, 2017
Tutorials held: December 4, 2017

===== Description =====

The Ninth International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-CAP 2017) provides a forum that brings together members of diverse research communities who are interested in efficiently capturing knowledge from a vast range of sources, including human experts, and in creating representations that can be useful for building knowledge-intensive services in a variety of fields, such as the semantic web, knowledge management, natural language processing, data quality, intelligent and automated information systems, and cognitive approaches.
Besides a research and an application track, K-CAP 2017 will host a number of workshops and tutorials on topics related to the theme of the conference.

K-CAP Workshops aim to provide opportunities for exchanging views, advancing ideas, and discussing preliminary results. Workshops are not an alternative forum for presenting full research papers and/or specific technical topics in an atmosphere that fosters the active exchange of ideas. Workshops will be held before the research track. Prospective workshop organizers are encouraged to contact the workshop chairs should any questions arise.

K-CAP Tutorials enable attendees to fully appreciate current issues, main schools of thought, and possible application areas.

===== Topics of Interest =====

We encourage the submission of workshops and tutorial proposals on all topics that fall in the general scope of K-CAP 2017, from traditional knowledge acquisition and processing techniques, information extraction, data quality, to computational and cognitive approaches.

Submission Guidelines for Workshops
Workshop proposals should be submitted to info at k-cap2017.org<mailto:info at k-cap2017.org> as a single PDF file of no more than 5 pages, specifying “Workshop Proposal” in the title of the PDF.

Proposals should contain the following information:

- Title.
- Description.
-- Abstract (200 words).
-- Motivation on why the topic is of particular interest at this time.
-- Relation to the main conference topics.
- Workshop format, discussing the foreseen 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.
- Past versions of the workshop, if applicable, including URLs as well as submission and acceptance rates.
- Organizers’ details (name, affiliation, email address, homepage) and short CVs.

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. A workshop summary will be included in the conference proceedings if accepted (as a 4-page ACM format).

=====  Workshop Organizers Responsibilities =====

The organizers of accepted workshops are expected to:

- prepare a workshop webpage (linked to the official K-CAP 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) and make them available to participants;
- ensure that workshop participants are informed they have to register to the main conference and the workshop schedule, attend and coordinate their entire workshop.

===== Submission Guidelines for Tutorials =====

Workshop proposals should be submitted to info at k-cap2017.org<mailto:info at k-cap2017.org> as a single PDF file of no more than 5 pages, specifying “Tutorial Proposal” in the title of the PDF.

Proposals should contain the following information:

- Title.
- Description.
-- Abstract (200 words).
  -- Motivation on why the topic is of particular interest at this time.
-- Relation to the main conference topics.
- If the tutorial, or a very similar tutorial, has been given elsewhere, explanation of the benefit of presenting it again to the K-CAP community.
- Overview of content, description of the aims, presentation style, potential/preferred prerequisite knowledge.
- Indication on whether the tutorial should be considered for a half-day or full-day.
- Intended audience and expected number of participants.
- Audio-visual or technical requirements and any special room requirements (for hands-on sessions, any software needed and download sites must be provided by the tutorial presenters).
- Presenters’ detail (name, affiliation, email address, homepage) and short CV including also their expertise, experiences in teaching and in tutorial presentation.

Additionally, tutorials should satisfy the following criteria:
- there is a clear focus on a specific technology, problem or application, and;
- there is a sufficiently large community interested in the topic.

Tutorials can include practical parts in terms of examples or exercises to be carried out by the participants. Ideally, a tutorial proposal should consist of a two-page description (to be included in the conference proceedings, if accepted) and an appendix (up to three pages) containing additional material, if appropriate. A tutorial summary will be included in the conference proceedings if accepted (as a 4-page ACM format).

===== Tutorial Organizers Responsibilities =====

The proposers of accepted tutorials are expected to prepare a tutorial webpage (linked to the official K-CAP website) containing detailed information about the tutorial, and to distribute material to participants.

===== K-CAP Responsibilities =====

K-CAP will be responsible for the following:
 Providing publicity for workshops and tutorials as a whole;
 Providing logistics support and a meeting place for the workshops and tutorials.
 Guaranteeing that the cost of workshop/tutorial attendance for attendees will be covered as part of the general registration fee of the conference.

===== Organising Committee ======

 * Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain (General chair)
* Krzysztof Janowicz, University of California, U.S.A. (Program chair)
* Giuseppe Rizzo, Istituto Superiore Mario Boella, Italy (Workshops/Tutorials chair)
* Ilaria Tiddi, The Open University, United Kingdom (Publicity chair)
* Daniel Garijo, University of Southern California, U.S.A. (Treasurer and sponsor chair)


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