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 Second International Conference on Knowledge Capture
                    K-CAP 2003

             Sponsored by ACM SigArt

                Oct 23-25th, 2003
    Sundial Resort, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA
         Submission deadline: May 2nd, 2003
      http://sern.ucalgary.ca/ksi/k-cap/k-cap2003/
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              http://www.k-cap.org/
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Information in all forms is increasingly available, but using it effectively requires a range of technologies for representing, manipulating, and reasoning with information.  These technologies comprise knowledge capture, the extraction of useful knowledge from vast and diverse sources of information and raw data.  Driven by the demands for knowledge-based applications, and the unprecedented availability of information on the Internet, the study of knowledge capture has a renewed importance.

Although there has been considerable work in the area of knowledge capture, activities have been distributed across several distinct research communities, principally knowledge engineering, machine learning, and natural-language processing. However, other fields study knowledge capture, too. For example, in planning and process management, mixed-initiative systems acquire knowledge about a user's goals by taking commands or accepting advice regarding a task.  In addition, recent research with the Semantic Web includes work that tries to capture the knowledge associated with appropriately annotated web pages.  All of these approaches are related in that they acquire information and organize it in knowledge structures that can be used for reasoning. They are complementary in that they use different techniques and approaches to capture different forms of knowledge.

K-CAP 2003 will provide a forum in which to bring together disparate research communities whose members are interested in efficiently capturing knowledge from a variety of sources and in creating representations that can be useful for reasoning. 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.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

**     Knowledge acquisition tools
**     Advice taking systems
**     Authoring tools
**     Learning apprentices
**     Knowledge engineering and modeling methodologies
**     Knowledge extraction systems
**     Knowledge management environments
**     Mixed-initiative decision-support tools
**     Knowledge-based markup techniques
**     Acquisition of problem-solving knowledge

Submission deadline:
May 2nd, 2003
Please email submissions (in PDF format only) to: kcap@cs.utexas.edu and gennari@u.washington.edu with subject "K-CAP03 submission". (Sending to both addresses will provide insurance against catastrophic email or computer problems.)
We are aiming for a quick reviewing turn-around and therefore late submissions will not be considered for review.

Submission format:
Please see the Word template at http://sern.ucalgary.ca/ksi/K-CAP/K-CAP2003/templates/KCAP-Examp03.doc. This template is based on the official ACM templates for conference proceedings. Latex style sheets are not yet available—we will post these to the web pages when ready.
In concordance with requirements of the ACM digital library, please include categories and subject descriptors that best describe your submission. The hierarchy of descriptors can be found at http://www.acm.org/class/1998/overview.html (For example, some submissions may fall under the category "I.2.4: Knowledge Representation Formalisms and Methods".) You may include optional keywords. Note that reviewer assignments will be based on the contents of the abstract, as well as these descriptors and keywords.

Our apologies if you receive duplicate copies of this announcement. Please forward this announcement to friends and collegues who may be interested.

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Organizing committee
 John Gennari, Universtiy of Washington, Co-chair
 Bruce Porter, University of Texas at Austin, Co-chair
 Yolanda Gil, USC/Information Sciences Institute, General chair
 Rob Kremer, University of Calgary, Registration chair
 Jeff Bradshaw, University of West Florida, Local arrangements
 Peter Clark, Boeing Corporation, Treasurer
 John Domingue, The Open University, Workshop chair

Steering committee
 Ken Forbus, Northwestern University
 Mark Musen, Stanford University
 Jude Shavlik, University of Wisconsin at Madison
 Derek Sleeman, University of Aberdeen

Program committee
 Ken Barker, University of Texas
 Larry Birnbaum, Northwestern University
 Jim Blythe, USC/ISI
 B. Chandrasekaran, Ohio State University
 Vinay Chaudhri , SRI, International
 Paul Compton, The University of New South Wales
 Marie DesJardin, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
 Rose Dieng-Kuntz, Inria, France
 Adam Farquhar, Schlumberger
 George Ferguson, University of Rochester
 Richard Fikes, Stanford University
 Udo Hahn, Universitat Freiburg
 Rob Holte, University of Alberta
 Eric Horvitz, Microsoft Research
 Anthony Jameson, International University, Germany
 Henry Kautz , University of Washington
Wendy Lehnert, University of Mass
 Daniel Marcu,  USC/ISI
 Vibhu Mittall, Google
 Enrico Motta, The Open University
 Tom Murray, Hampshire College
 Karen Myers, SRI, International
 Natasha Noy, Stanford University
 Mike Pazzani, National Science Foundation
 Alan Rector, University of Manchester
 Ellen Riloff, University of Utah
 Guus Schreiber, University of Amsterdam
 Nigel Shadbolt, University of Southampton
 Richard Sproat, AT&T Labs
 Rudy Studer, University of Karlsruhe
 Christopher Welty, IBM Research
 Qiang Yang, Hong Kong University