Workshop and Tutorial proposals

Call for workshops and tutorials

Authors of the best workshop papers will be invited to submit revised and extended versions to a special issue of Data Science Journal (https://datasciencehub.net).

Introduction

The International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW) is concerned with all aspects of eliciting, acquiring, modelling and managing knowledge, as well its role in the construction of knowledge-intensive systems and services for the semantic web, knowledge management, e-business, natural language processing, intelligent information integration, etc. This year, EKAW will pay special attention to topics related to knowledge and artificial intelligence.

Besides the regular conference tracks, EKAW will host a number of workshops and tutorials on topics related to the theme of the conference. We hope our workshops to provide an informal setting where participants have the opportunity to discuss specific technical topics in an atmosphere that fosters the active exchange of ideas; and tutorials to enable attendees to fully appreciate current issues, main schools of thought, and possible application areas.

Topics of Interest

In order to meet these goals, workshop/tutorial proposals should address topics that satisfy the following criteria:

  • the falls in the general scope of EKAW 2018;
  • there is a clear focus on a specific technology, problem or application;
  • there is a sufficiently large community interested in the topic.

Submission Guidelines

Proposals should be submitted via EasyChair at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ekaw2018wst Submissions should be a single PDF file of no more than 5 pages, specifying “Workshop Proposal” or “Tutorial Proposal”, and should contain the following information.

Workshop proposals:

  • Title.
  • Abstract (200 words).
  • Motivation on why the topic is of particular interest at this time and its 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, confirmed participants should be marked specifically).
  • Indication of whether the workshop should be considered for a half-day or full-day.
  • The tentative dates (submission, notification, camera-ready deadline, etc.)
  • Past versions of the workshop, including URLs as well as number of submissions and acceptance rates.
  • Details of the organisers (name, affiliation, email address, homepage) and short CV.

 

  • We strongly advise having more than one organiser, preferably from different institutions, bringing different perspectives to the workshop topic.
  • We welcome, and will prioritise, workshops with creative structures and organisations that attract various types of contributions and ensure rich interactions.

A special issue of Data Science Journal will be compiled with revised and extended versions of the best workshop papers from EKAW 2018. For more information on Data Science Journal, see: https://datasciencehub.net/. Workshop organisers will be requested to nominate papers from their workshops, whose authors will be invited to submit revised and extended versions of their papers to this special issue. Papers submitted to the special issue will go through the regular Data Science review process.

Tutorial proposals:

  • Title.
  • Abstract (200 words).
  • Relation to the conference topics, i.e. why it will be of interest to the conference attendants.
  • If the tutorial, or a very similar tutorial, has been given elsewhere, explanation of the benefit of presenting it again to the EKAW 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).
  • Details of the presenters (name, affiliation, email address, homepage) and short CV including also their expertise, experiences in teaching and in tutorial presentation.

Workshop Organiser Responsibilities

The organisers of accepted workshops are expected to:

  • prepare a workshop webpage (linked to the official EKAW website) containing the call for papers and detailed information about the workshop organisation 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).
  • ensure workshop participants are informed they have to register to the main conference and the workshop.
  • schedule, attend and coordinate their entire workshop.

Tutorial Organisers Responsibilities

The proposers of accepted tutorials are expected to

  • prepare a tutorial webpage (linked to the official EKAW website) containing detailed information about the tutorial
  • prepare the tutorial materials
  • publicity distribute materials to participants
  • schedule, attend and coordinate their tutorial.

Important Dates

  • Proposals due: 9 May, 2018
  • Notifications: 23 May 2018

Suggested Timeline for Workshops

  • Workshop website up and calls: 1 June 2018
  • Deadline to submit Papers to Workshops: 8 September 2018
  • Acceptance of Papers for Workshops: 1 October 2018
  • Workshop days: 12 November 2018

Chairs

  • Manuel Atencia, Universit√© Grenoble Alpes & Inria, France
  • Marieke van Erp, KNAW Humanities Cluster, The Netherlands

Contact:

ekaw2018wst@easychair.org

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