Best paper award
Katrin Tomanek and Udo Hahn "Reducing Class Imbalance During Active Learning for Named Entity Annotation"

Best poster/demo award:
Mark Kröll, Markus Strohmaier "Analyzing Human Intentions in Natural Language Text"


K-CAP 2009

In today's knowledge-driven world, effective access to and use of information is a key enabler for progress. Modern technologies not only are themselves knowledge-intensive technologies, but also produce enormous amounts of new information that we must process and aggregate. These technologies require knowledge capture, which 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 Web, the study of knowledge capture has a renewed importance.

Researchers that work in the area of knowledge capture traditionally belong to several distinct research communities, including knowledge engineering, machine learning, natural language processing, human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence and the Semantic Web. K-CAP 2009 will provide a forum that brings together members of disparate research communities that are interested in efficiently capturing knowledge from a variety of sources and in creating representations that can be useful for reasoning, analysis, and other forms of machine processing. 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 2009 follows on the success of four previous conferences in 2007 (Whistler, Canada), in 2005 (Banff, Canada), in 2003 (Florida, USA), and 2001 (Victoria, Canada).

The Fifth International Conference on Knowledge Capture, K-CAP 2009 will feature Invited Talks, Technical Papers, Workshops, Posters and Demos on a range of topics including:

  • Knowledge acquisition tools
  • Authoring tools
  • Knowledge extraction systems
  • Knowledge management environments
  • Knowledge capture for the Semantic Web
  • Collaborative and social approaches to knowledge management and acquisition
  • Learning apprentices
  • Mixed-initiative planning and decision-support tools
  • Acquisition of problem-solving knowledge
  • Knowledge-based markup techniques
  • Advice taking systems
  • Knowledge engineering and modelling methodologies


Important dates

All deadlines are on 11:59PM Hawaii time.

Technical papers 

Extended deadline! Papers due: April 20, 2009
Papers due: April 15, 2009
Author notification: May 31, 2009
Camera-ready copy due: June 30, 2009


Workshop proposals due: March 1, 2009
Notification of workshop acceptance: March 15, 2009
Workshop papers due: Check workshop pages
K-CAP 2009 workshops: September 1, 2009


Tutorial proposals due: April 1, 2009
Notification of tutorial acceptance: April 25, 2009
K-CAP 2009 tutorials: September 1, 2009

Posters and demos

Poster and demo submissions: June 15, 2009
Author notifications: July 5, 2009


K-CAP 2009 is sponsored by ACM SIGART and held in cooperation with AAAI.