K-CAP 2005: Call for Papers
Third International Conference on Knowledge Capture

October 2-5, 2005, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada

Website: http://www.kcap05.org/
Submission deadline: May 6, 2005

Information in all forms is increasingly available, but using it effectively requires a range of technologies for acquiring, representing, reasoning, and manipulating 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 importance.

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 provides 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 2005, sponsored by ACM SIGART, follows on the success of two previous conferences in 2003 (Florida, USA) and 2001 (Victoria, Canada).

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


Paper submission deadline: May 6, 2005
Review results available: June 17, 2005
Camera-ready version due: July 16, 2005
Conference: October 2-5, 2005

Papers may be accepted as full papers or as posters.



May 6, 2005
Page Limit: 8 pages, using 10-point font, double column format
Templates: http://www.kcap05.org/templates/KCap05-Template.doc
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Please register as an author and submit papers (in PDF format only) at:


Pat Hayes (IHMC, Univ West Florida)
Carole Goble (University of Manchester, UK)


Banff is located in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, about 100 km west of Calgary. Banff is part of Banff National Park, which offers a multitude of outdoor activities. The Banff Centre was the traditional venue for the knowledge-acquisition workshops held between 1985-1996.

More information:

The Banff Centre:  http://www.banffcentre.ca/
Banff National Park: http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ab/banff/


Program Co-Chairs Peter Clark (Boeing)
Guus Schreiber (Free University Amsterdam)
Treasurer Jim Blythe (USC/ISI)
Local Arrangements Chair Rob Kremer (University of Calgary)
Workshop and Tutorial Chair   Marie desJardins (University of Maryland Baltimore County)
Publicity Chair Matthew Richardson (Microsoft Research)
Sponsorship Co-Chairs Yolanda Gil (USC/ISI)
David Leake (Indiana University)

Steering Committee
Ken Forbus (Northwestern University)
Yolanda Gil (USC/ISI)
Mark Musen (Stanford University)
Jude Shavlik (University of Wisconsin at Madison)
Derek Sleeman (University of Aberdeen)

Program Committee
Eugene Agichtein (Microsoft Research)
Ken Barker (University of Texas)
Larry Birnbaum (Northwestern University)
Guy Boy (Eurisco)
Vinay Chaudhri (SRI, International)
Paul Compton (University of New South Wales)
Rose Dieng (INRIA, France)
Adam Farquhar (The British Library)
Dieter Fensel (University of Innsbruck)
George Ferguson (University of Rochester)
Ken Ford (Institute for Human and Machine Cognition)
Aldo Gangemi (CNR Rome)
John Gennari (University of Washington)
Asun Gomez-Perez (Polytechnic University Madrid)
Udo Hahn (Jena University)
Rob Holte (University of Alberta)
Eric Horvitz (Microsoft Research)
Ed Hovy (USC/ISI)
Ross King (University of Wales, Aberystwyth)
Doug Lenat (Cycorp)
Henry Liebermann (MIT)
Daniel Marcu (USC/ISI)
Vibhu Mittal (Google)
Riichiro Mizoguchi (Osaka University)
Enrico Motta (The Open University)
Ken Murray (SRI International)
Natasha Noy (Stanford University)
Bruce Porter (University of Texas at Austin)
Alan Rector (University of Manchester)
Claude Sammut (University of New South Wales)
Nigel Shadbolt (University of Southampton)
Rudy Studer (University of Karlsruhe)
John Thompson (The Boeing Company)
Peter Turney (NRC, Canada)
Mike Uschold (Boeing)
Christopher Welty (IBM Research)
Bob Wielinga (University of Amsterdam)