Call for Papers

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

Posters and demos

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


Technical Paper Submission Guidelines

Technical papers must be submitted electronically through the EasyChair submissions website. Submissions must be in postscript or pdf format.

Microsoft Word users please prepare your paper using the K-CAP Microsoft Word template. LaTeX users please use the K-CAP class file, sigproc-KCAPsample.tex example template file (please follow the instructions contained within when submitting), sigproc.bib example bibtex file used by sigproc-KCAPsample.tex, and example pdf of sigproc-KCAPsample.tex.

Papers must be no more than 8 unnumbered "US-letter" size pages (including references) using a 10-point Times Roman font for the main body text. All material on each page should fit within a rectangle of 18x23.5 cm (7"x9.25"), centered on the page, beginning 1.9 cm (.75") from the top of the page and ending with 2.54 cm (1") from the bottom. The right and left margins should be 1.9 cm (.75"). The text should be in two 8.45 cm (3.33") columns with a .83 cm (.33") gutter. Specific instructions for titles, headings, graphics and tables appear in the template files.

Papers that violate the guidelines may be rejected without review.

Authors will be required to transfer copyright of accepted papters to ACM.