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Call for Workshop and Tutorial Proposals at the 8th International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-CAP 2015)

From: Tania Tudorache <tudorache@stanford.edu>
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:26:11 -0700
Message-ID: <55356EF3.1090702@stanford.edu>
To: semantic-web@w3.org
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Call for Workshop and Tutorial Proposals
at the 8th International Conference on Knowledge Capture
K-CAP 2015
http://www.k-cap2015.org/
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Introduction
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The International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-CAP) provides a 
forum that brings together members of diverse research communities who 
are interested in efficiently capturing knowledge from a vast range of 
sources, including human sources (such as experts, crowds and social 
contexts), and in creating representations that can be useful for 
building knowledge-intensive services in a variety of fields, such as 
the semantic web, knowledge management, e-business, natural language 
processing, intelligent information integration, and so on.

The 8th edition of K-CAP will host a number of workshops and tutorials 
on topics related to the theme of the conference.

K-CAP workshops provide an informal setting where 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 capture from a variety of sources.

K-CAP tutorials enable attendees to fully appreciate current issues, 
main schools of thought, and possible application areas.

Topics of Interest
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We encourage the submission of workshop and tutorial proposals on all 
topics that fall in the general scope of K-CAP 2015, from traditional 
knowledge acquisition techniques to more computational approaches:

* Knowledge Acquisition / Capture
* Knowledge Extraction from Text
* Knowledge Extraction from Structured Sources
* Knowledge Authoring
* Knowledge Discovery
* Knowledge Graph Construction (Curated, Automatic or Hybrid)
* Human Computation for Knowledge Capture
* Ontologies and Knowledge Capture
* Machine Reading
* Knowledge Capture and the Semantic Web/Web of Linked Data
* Knowledge Management
* Knowledge Publication
* Collaborative and Social Approaches to Knowledge
* Crowdsourcing for Knowledge Capture and Refinement
* Knowledge Capture from Social Environments and Contexts
* Mixed-Initiative Planning and Decision-Support
* Problem-solving Knowledge and Methods
* Knowledge-Based Markup Techniques
* Knowledge Engineering and Modelling Methodologies
* Narrative Intelligence
* Knowledge Capture through Storytelling
* Learning by Reading
* Provenance and Trust Issues in Knowledge Intensive Systems

Submission Guidelines
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Workshop and tutorial proposals should be submitted via email to 
rgarcia@fi.upm.es as 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).
- Indication of whether the workshop should be considered for a half-day 
or full-day.
- Past versions of the workshop, including URLs as well as submission 
and acceptance counts.
- Data of the organizers (name, affiliation, email address, homepage) 
and short CV.

Additionally
- We strongly advise having more than one organizer, preferably from 
different institutions, bringing different perspectives to the workshop 
topic.
- We welcome workshops with creative structures and organizations that 
attract various types of contributions and ensure rich interactions.

Tutorial proposals:

- Title.
- Abstract (200 words).
- Motivation on why the topic is of particular interest at this time.
- Relation to the conference topics.
- If the tutorial, or a very similar tutorial, has been given elsewhere, 
explanation of the benefit of presenting it again to the K-CAP 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).
- Data of the presenters (name, affiliation, email address, homepage) 
and short CV including also their expertise, experiences in teaching and 
in tutorial presentation.

Additionally, tutorials should satisfy the following criteria:

- There is a clear focus on a specific technology, problem or 
application, and
- There is a sufficiently large community interested in the topic.

Workshop Organizers Responsibilities
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The organizers of accepted workshops are expected to:

- Prepare a workshop webpage (linked to the official K-CAP website) 
containing the call for papers and detailed information about the 
workshop organization 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
- Producing a single printable PDF with workshop material to allow 
possibly printing of workshop proceedings
- Schedule, attend and coordinate their entire workshop

Tutorial Organizers Responsibilities
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The proposers of accepted tutorials are expected to prepare a tutorial 
webpage (linked to the official K-CAP website) containing detailed 
information about the tutorial, and to distribute material to participants.

K-CAP will be responsible for the following:

- Providing publicity for the workshop and tutorials as a whole
- Providing logistics support and a meeting place for the workshop or 
tutorial
- Printing working notes and distributing them to the participants

Submission Dates and Detail
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Important Dates for Workshops and Tutorials
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Proposal due: June 1st 2015
Notifications: June 15th 2015
Website published: June 22nd 2015
Workshops and Tutorials day: October 7th 2015

Suggested Timeline for Workshops
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Call for Papers sent: June 22nd 2015
Deadline for workshop papers: July 20th 2015
Notification of workshop papers: August 3rd 2015
Communication of number of accepted papers to Chair: August 10th 2015

Workshops and Tutorials Chair
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Raúl García-Castro, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
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