Call for Papers

In today's knowledge-driven society, effective access to and use of information is a key enabler for progress. Modern technologies not only are themselves knowledge intensive, but also they produce enormous amounts of new information that we must process and aggregate. These technologies require knowledge capture, which involves the extraction of useful knowledge from vast and diverse online sources as well as its acquisition directly from human experts. 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 who work in the area of knowledge capture traditionally participate in several distinct research communities, including knowledge engineering, machine learning, natural language processing, humancomputer interaction, artificial intelligence, and the Semantic Web. K-CAP 2011 will provide a forum that brings together members of disparate research communities who are interested in efficiently capturing knowledge from a variety of sources and in creating representations that can be useful for automated 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 multi-disciplinary research that could lead to a new generation of tools and methodologies for knowledge capture. K-CAP 2011 follows on the success of five previous conferences in 2009 (California, USA), 2007 (Whistler, Canada), in 2005 (Banff, Canada), in 2003 (Florida, USA), and 2001 (Victoria, Canada), and of the series of Knowledge Acquisition Workshops (KAW), the first of which took place in the same location (Banff, Canada) in 1986. K-CAP 2011 is particularly important in the history of our discipline, as it coincides with the 25th anniversary of the first Knowledge Acquisition Workshop at the Banff Centre.

The Sixth International Conference on Knowledge Capture, K-CAP 2011 will feature Invited Talks, Technical Papers, Workshops, Posters and Demos on a range of topics including:

  • Knowledge acquisition tools
  • Knowledge authoring tools
  • Knowledge extraction systems
  • Knowledge management environments
  • Knowledge capture for the Semantic Web and the Web of Linked Data
  • 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

There will be also a special session in the conference on "25 years of Knowledge Acquisition Research", in which presented papers and invited talks will review advances in the past 25 years in all the aforementioned areas.


Important dates

All deadlines are on 11:59PM Hawaii time.

Technical papers 

Paper abstracts due: February 8, 2011
Papers due: February 15, 2011
Author notification: March 31, 2011
Camera-ready copy due: April 24, 2011


Technical Paper Submission Guidelines

Technical papers must be submitted electronically through the EasyChair submissions website. Submissions must be in 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 papers to ACM.