K-CAP 2007
The Fourth International Conference on Knowledge Capture

28-31 October 2007
Whistler, BC

K-CAP 2007 is sponsored by ACM SIGART and held in cooperation with AAAI

K-CAP 2007: Call for Papers

The Fourth International Conference on Knowledge Capture

28-31 October 2007, Whistler, BC

Website: http://www.csd.abdn.ac.uk/kcap07/

*Extended Deadline*

Due to the number of requests from authors, we have decided to extend the deadline for paper submissions. The new deadline is Wednesday, May 9 at 11:59pm IDLW (UTC -12).

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 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 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 extended to 9 May 2007 at 11:59pm IDLW (UTC -12)
Posters due 1 July 2007
Workshops / Tutorials 28 October 2007
Conference 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.

Technical Papers

Complete formatting instructions (including Microsoft Word and Latex templates) are available on the conference website. Briefly, submitted papers should be 8 pages, two columns, 10-point Times Roman (or equivalent), and "US letter" page-size. (Technical papers due 6 May 2007).


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.

More information


Conference Chair Derek Sleeman (University of Aberdeen)
Program Chair Ken Barker (University of Texas)
Workshop & Tutorials Chair John Gennari (University of Washington)
Local Arrangements Rob Kremer (University of Calgary)
Publicity Jeff Pan (University of Aberdeen)
Treasurer John Thompson (Boeing Company)
Sponsorship (Co-Chairs) Yolanda Gil (USC) &
David Leake (Indiana University)
Webmaster David Corsar (University of Aberdeen)


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.

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