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Preliminary CFP: 5th Intl. Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-CAP 2009)

From: Natasha Noy <noy@stanford.edu>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2008 10:47:14 -0800
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Preliminary Call for Papers

K-CAP 2009:  The Fifth International Conference on Knowledge Capture

2-5 September, 2009, Redondo Beach, CA, USA

http://kcap09.stanford.edu

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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 modeling methodologies


IMPORTANT DATES

Technical papers
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Papers due: April 15, 2009
Author notification: May 31, 2009
Camera-ready copy due: June 30, 2009

Workshops
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Workshop proposals due: February 16, 2009
Notification of workshop acceptance: March 15, 2009
K-CAP 2009 workshops: September 2, 2009

Tutorials
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Tutorial proposals due: February 16, 2009
Notification of tutorial acceptance: March 15, 2009
K-CAP 2009 tutorials: September 2, 2009

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

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.

Posters and demo descriptions
Complete formatting instructions (including Microsoft Word and Latex
templates) are available on the conference website. Briefly, submitted
papers should be 2 pages, two columns, 10-point Times Roman (or
equivalent), and "US letter" page-size.


ABOUT THE VENUE

Redondo beach is located 7 miles from the Los Angeles Airport. The
conference will be held steps from the beach and the bike path that runs
along the South Bay in Los Angeles. Also within walking distance is a
marina that offers opportunities for fishing, sailing, and free outdoor
concerts.  The marina has many restaurants, a water park, and seal  
flocks.

K-CAP 2009 ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

General Chair: Yolanda Gil, USC Information Sciences Institute, USA
Program Chair: Natasha Noy, Stanford University, USA
Workshops and Tutorials Chair:  Andreas Hotho, University of Kassel,  
Germany
Technology Chair: Tania Tudorache, Stanford University, USA

K-CAP STEERING COMMITTEE

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)
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