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EKAW 2010 – Call for Workshop Proposals

From: Siegfried Handschuh <handschuh@acm.org>
Date: Sat, 06 Feb 2010 17:56:59 +0000
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*** Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management  EKAW - 2010 ***

11th October-15th October 2010 - Lisbon, Portugal

workshop call at:

*** Call for workshop proposals ***

Background and Motivation

Workshops provide members of a community a forum to discuss common
interests in a focused way. If you are working in an emerging area in
Knowledge Acquisition, Knowledge Engineering and/or Knowledge
Management, consider organizing a workshop. They are a chance to meet
mind-alike researchers and discover what others are doing. A workshop
offers a good opportunity for young researchers to present their work
and to obtain feedback from an interested community. Successful
workshops may result in edited books or special issues in international

EKAW 2010 is looking for exciting proposals for half-day or full-day
workshops to be held. Each workshop should generate discussions that
give the EKAW community a new, organized way of thinking about the
topic, or ideas that suggest promising directions for future research. A
successful workshop can move the field forward and help in building

EKAW workshops provide an informal setting where the participants have
the opportunity to discuss specific technical topics in an atmosphere
that fosters the active exchange of  ideas. Our aim for the workshop
program is to promote and collect multidisciplinary research directions
that contribute to knowledge management and engineering. Members from
all research areas related to knowledge are invited to submit workshop

Workshop @ EKAW 2010
The 17th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge
Management is concerned with all aspects of eliciting, acquiring,
modelling and managing knowledge, and 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.

We seek high quality proposals for workshops about topics related to the
conference. Of particular interest are proposals that address one of the
following areas:

1) Knowledge Management
2) Knowledge Engineering and Acquisition
3) Knowledge In Use
4) Social and Cognitive Aspects of Knowledge Engineering
5) Special focus knowledge management and engineering by the masses
   * Human-machine synergy in knowledge acquisition
   * Incentives for knowledge creation and semantic annotation
   * Enhancing human productivity (e.g. knowledge workers)
   * Social and human factors in knowledge management
   * Collective and collaborative intelligence in knowledge management
   * Social tagging and folksonomies, social networks
   * Web2.0 approaches to KM (including semantic wikis, folksonomies, etc.)
   * Games with a Purpose and KM
   * Linked Open Data / Web of Data

Submission Requirements
Each workshop should have one or more organizers and an international
program committee. Proposals for workshops should be a maximum of 1000
words, and should contain the following information to judge the
importance, quality, and benefits for the research community:

A cover page including:
- Workshop title
- Name, affiliation, full postal address, homepage and e-mail address
for each organizer
- Identification of the primary contact person(s)
- One-paragraph biography for each workshop organizer

Motivation and Objectives:

This section is about a brief description of the workshop topic and
goals, its relevance to EKAW 2010 and significance for the research field.

- Motivation: What is the overall topic of the workshop? Relation to the
topic of the conference, including a brief  discussion of why and to
whom the workshop is of interest.
- A tentative list of PC members, clearly stating those that have
already accepted
- The tentative dates (submission, notification, camera-ready deadline,

Workshop intentions and proposals should be submitted via email in PDF
format to the EKAW 2010 workshop chair and selection committee:
with a subject line of:" EKAW 2010 Workshop Proposal"

Submission Dates and Details

Friday 19 March -  Informal “intention to submit” email with general details
Friday   2  April - Submission of proposal by email to
Friday 16 April - Notification of workshop acceptance
Friday 23 April - Publication of Workshop's Call for Paper & Setup of
workshop web site
Wed 1 September - Deadline for camera-ready workshop notes and other

Organizer's Responsibilities

The organizers of accepted workshops are expected to:

- Define, produce and distribute the workshop's call for participation
(following deadlines guidelines provided by the workshop chair, intended
to ensure informal publication of workshops proceedings at EKAW 2010).
- Gather and review submissions, and decide upon final program content
and report the number of submissions and accepted papers to the workshop
- Assure workshop participants are informed they have to register to the
main conference and the workshop.
- Set up and maintain a website linked to the official EKAW website that
contains information about the workshop and the materials from the workshop.
- Producing a single printable PDF with workshop material to allow
printing of workshop proceedings.
- Schedule, attend and coordinate their entire workshop.

Review Criteria

The proposals will be reviewed and evaluated by the workshop chair and a
workshop selection committee. The following criteria will guide the
review: relevance to EKAW, interesting for the audience, quality, and
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