Call for Workshops and Tutorials

The International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-CAP) 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, e-business, natural language processing, intelligent information integration, and so on.

The focus of the 7th edition of K-CAP will be on “Knowledge Capture in the Age of Massive Web Data”. Besides a research and an application track, K-CAP will host a number of workshops and tutorials on topics related to the theme of the conference.

K-CAP workshops provide an informal setting where the participants have the opportunity to discuss specific technical topics in an atmosphere that fosters the active exchange of ideas. Our aim for the workshop program is to promote and collect multidisciplinary research directions that contribute to knowledge capture from a variety of sources.

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 falls in the general scope of K-CAP 2013, from traditional knowledge acquisition techniques to more computational approaches.

In particular, we encourage the submission of workshop and tutorial proposals related to the special focus “Knowledge Capture in the Age of Massive Web Data”

Submission Guidelines for Workshops
Workshop proposals should be submitted via EasyChair at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=kcap2013workshopstut as a single PDF file of no more than 5 pages, specifying “Workshop Proposal” in the title of the PDF and selecting the “workshop” category in EasyChair.

Proposals should contain the following information:

  • Title.
  • 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 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, including URLs as well as submission and acceptance counts.
  • Data of the organizers (name, affiliation, email address, homepage) and short CV.

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.

Submission Guidelines for Tutorials
Tutorial proposals should be submitted via EasyChair at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=kcap2013workshopstut as a single PDF file of no more than 5 pages, specifying “Tutorial Proposal” in the title of the PDF and selecting the “tutorial” category in EasyChair.

Proposals should contain the following information:

  • Title.
  • Abstract (200 words)
  • Motivation on why the topic is of particular interest at this time.
  • Relation to the 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).
  • Data of the presenters (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.

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
  • assure workshop participants are informed they have to register to the main conference and the workshop schedule, attend and coordinate their entire workshop

K-CAP will be responsible for the following:

  • Providing publicity for the workshop series as a whole
  • Providing logistics support and a meeting place for the workshop

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 will be responsible for the following:

  • Providing publicity for the tutorials as a whole
  • Providing logistics support and a meeting place for the tutorial

Submission Dates and Details
Event: June 23, 2013 (Provisional)
Extended Proposal due date: February 12, 2013
Notifications: February 28, 2013

Suggested Timeline for Workshops
Workshop website up: March 15, 2013
Workshop Call for Papers out (suggested): March 15, 2013
Deadline to submit Papers to Workshops: Individual deadline
Acceptance of Papers for Workshops: April 30, 2013
Publication of Workshop programme: May 15, 2013
Deadline for camera-ready workshop notes: May 15, 2013
Workshop day: June 23, 2013

Suggested Timeline for Tutorials
Tutorial website up: April 30, 2013
Deadline for tutorial material: May 15, 2013
Tutorial day: June 23, 2013

Programme Committee

  • Claudia d’Amato, University of Bari
  • Bonaventura Coppola, IBM Research
  • Isabel Cruz, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Krzysztof Janowicz, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Jens Lehmann, Universitšt Leipzig
  • Valentina Tamma, University of Liverpool
  • Tania Tudorache, Stanford University