K-CAP 2007: Call for Posters
The Fourth International Conference on Knowledge Capture
28-31 October 2007, Whistler, BC
Information in all forms is increasingly available, but using it effectively requires a range of technologies for acquiring and
representing that information. These technologies constitute knowledge capture, and involve the extraction of useful knowledge from
vast and diverse sources of information as well as its acquisition directly from users. Driven by the demands for knowledge-based
applications and the unprecedented availability of information on the Internet, the study of knowledge capture has a renewed
Although there has been considerable work in the area of knowledge capture, activities have been distributed across several distinct research communities, including knowledge engineering, machine learning, natural language processing, and the Semantic Web community. K-CAP 2007 will provide a forum that brings together disparate research communities such as these, whose members are interested in efficiently capturing knowledge from a variety of sources and in creating representations that can be useful for reasoning. We solicit high-quality research papers for publication and presentation at our conference. Our aim is to promote multidisciplinary research that could lead to a new generation of tools and methodologies for knowledge capture. K-CAP 2007 follows on the success of three previous conferences in 2005 (Banff, Canada), in 2003 (Florida, USA), and 2001 (Victoria, Canada).
The Fourth International Conference on Knowledge Capture, K-CAP 2007 will feature invited Talks, Technical Papers, Posters and Demos on a range of topics including:
- Knowledge Engineering & modelling methodologies
- Knowledge Engineering & the Semantic Web
- Mixed-initiative planning & decision-support tools
- Acquisition of problem-solving knowledge
- Knowledge-based markup techniques
- Knowledge extraction systems
- Knowledge acquisition tools
- Advice taking systems
|Workshops / Tutorials proposals due
||20 April 2007
|Technical papers deadline
||9 May 2007 at 11:59pm IDLW (UTC -12)
||1 July 2007 at 11:59pm IDLW (UTC -12)
|Workshops / Tutorials
||28 October 2007
||29-31 October 2007
Invited Speakers - Luis von Ahn and Oren Etzioni
About Luis von Ahn
Luis von Ahn is an assistant professor in the Computer Science
Department at Carnegie Mellon University, where he also received
his Ph.D. in 2005. Previously, Luis obtained a B.S. in mathematics
from Duke University in 2000. He is the recipient of a MacArthur
Fellowship, and was named one of Popular Science Magazine's “Brilliant
10” scientists of 2006. His research interests include encouraging
people to do work for free, as well as catching
and thwarting cheaters in online environments.
About Oren Etzioni
Oren Etzioni is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of
Washington's Computer Science Department, and the founder and director
of the university's Turing Center. He received his Ph.D. from Carnegie
Mellon in 1990, and his B.A. from Harvard in 1986. Etzioni has authored
of over 100 technical papers on topics ranging from intelligent agents
to data mining and Web search. In 2005, he was awarded the IJCAI
Distinguished Paper Award for "A Probabilistic Model of Redundancy in
Information Extraction". He received a National Young Investigator
Award in 1993, and was chosen as a AAAI Fellow a decade later.
Etzioni is the founder of three companies. Most recently, he is the
founder of Farecast (www.farecast.com), a company that utilizes data
mining to inform consumers about the right time to buy their air tickets.
His work has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal,
NPR, SCIENCE, The Economist, TIME Magazine, Business Week, Newsweek,
Discover Magazine, Forbes Magazine, Wired, and elsewhere.
Complete formatting instructions (including Microsoft Word and Latex templates) are available on the conference website. Briefly, submitted papers should be 2 pages, two columns, 10-point Times Roman (or equivalent), and "US letter" page-size. (Poster papers due 1 July 2007).
The corresponding papers for all accepted posters will be published in the main conference proceedings.
ABOUT THE VENUE
The conference will be held at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler (K-CAP 2007
has negotiated a Conference rate). Whistler is on the west side of the
Rocky Mountains, and is easily reachable from Vancouver in less than 2
hours by road (~ 75 miles). Van services operate from Vancouver airport.
Whistler is to be one of the sites of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
K-CAP 2007 ORGANISING COMMITTEE
||Derek Sleeman (University of Aberdeen)
||Ken Barker (University of Texas)
|Workshop & Tutorials Chair
||John Gennari (University of Washington)
||Rob Kremer (University of Calgary)
||Jeff Pan (University of Aberdeen)
||John Thompson (Boeing Company)
||Yolanda Gil (USC) &
David Leake (Indiana University)
||David Corsar (University of Aberdeen)
K-CAP STEERING COMMITTEE
Peter Clark (Boeing Company)
Ken Forbus (Northwestern University)
Yolanda Gil (USC)
Rob Kremer (University of Calgary)
Mark Musen (Stanford University)
Jude Shavlik (University of Wisconsin at Madison)
Derek Sleeman (University of Aberdeen)
Further information is available from http://www.csd.abdn.ac.uk/kcap07/
K-CAP 2007 is sponsored by ACM SIGART and held in cooperation with AAAI.
Other versions of this call for papers are also available: plain text, Microsoft Word, and pdf.