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Updated Call for Papers: KR 2008

From: Tommie Meyer <tommie.meyer@meraka.org.za>
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 15:16:03 +0200
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                          UPDATED CALL FOR PAPERS: KR 2008
                               Eleventh International Conference on
                Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

                        Sydney, Australia, September 16 - 19, 2008

                        Collocated with NMR-08, ICAPS-08, CP-08

                    The single registration fee includes attendance
                               to most events for all conferences


Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR&R) is a vibrant and  
exciting field
of human endeavour. KR&R techniques are key drivers of innovation in  
science, and they have led to significant advances in practical  
applications in a
wide range of areas from Artificial Intelligence to Software  

Explicit representations of knowledge manipulated by reasoning  
engines are an
integral and crucial component of intelligent systems. Semantic Web  
the design of software agents and Bio-Informatics technologies, in  
particular, provide
significant challenges for KR&R.

We intend KR2008 to be a forum for the exchange of new ideas, issues,  
and results
among the community of researchers in the principles and practices of  
systems. We encourage papers presenting substantial new results in  
the principles
of KR&R systems that clearly contribute to the formal foundations or  
show the
applicability of the results to implemented or implementable systems.  
We also
encourage ``reports from the field" of building knowledge bases,  
experiments, developments, and tests. Such papers should be  
explicitly identified as
reports from the field by the authors, to ensure appropriate  
reviewing, and should
include a section on evaluation.

Papers must be submitted in AAAI style (pdf only)


Paper length is 7 pages maximum including title, author information  
and references.
Authors may add to the paper an optional, clearly marked Appendix  
technical material (such as proofs, evaluation results etc.)  
supporting claims made
in the paper. The Appendix must not exceed 2 additional pages in AAAI  
style. The
evaluation of the submission will be based on the quality of the  
paper. The optional
Appendix will be used in case reviewers are in doubt about claimed  

Submission will be through the Easychair conference management system


Conference proceedings will be published by AAAI Press. Final  
versions of papers will
be considerably longer than the submissions: for each accepted paper  
11 pages in AAAI
style  will be allocated in the proceedings.

Topics of interest include:

- Exception tolerant and inconsistency-tolerant reasoning,  
Paraconsistent logics
- Nonmonotonic logics, Default logics, Conditional logics, Argumentation
- Temporal and spatial reasoning
- Causal reasoning, Abduction, Model-based diagnosis
- Reasoning about action and change, Action languages, Situation  
    Dynamic logic
- Reasoning, planning, or decision making under uncertainty
- Representations of vagueness, Many-valued and fuzzy logics
- Graphical representations for belief and preference
- Reasoning about belief and knowledge, Epistemic and doxastic logics,
- Multiagent logics of belief and knowledge
- Logic programming, Constraint logic programming, Answer set  
- Computational aspects of knowledge representation
- Concept formation, Similarity-based reasoning
- Belief revision and update, Belief merging, Information fusion
- Description logics, Ontologies
- Qualitative reasoning, Reasoning about physical systems
- Decision theory, Preference modelling and representation,
    Reasoning about preference
- KR & Autonomous Agents: Intelligent Agents, Cognitive Robotics
- KR & Multiagent Systems: Negotiation, Group decision making,
- Cooperation, Interaction, KR & game theory
- Natural language processing, Summarization, Categorization
- KR and machine learning, Inductive logic programming,
   Knowledge discovery and acquisition
- WWW querying languages, Information retrieval and web mining,
    Website selection and configuration
- Philosophical foundations and psychological evidence

KR Workshops:
Knowledge Representation Ontology Workshop
KROW 2008 @ KR 2008

Workshop on Knowledge Representation for Agents and Multi-Agent Systems
KRAMAS 2008 @ KR 2008

Doctoral Consortium

Conference Chairs:
General Chair: Patrick Doherty
PC Chairs: Gerhard Brewka, Jerome Lang
Local Chair: Maurice Pagnucco
Doctoral Consortium Chair: Carsten Lutz
Publicity Chair: Thomas Meyer

Important Dates:
Submission of title and abstract: April 3, 2008
Paper submission deadline: April 7, 2008
Notification of acceptance: May 25, 2008
Camera-ready papers due: June 16, 2008
KR-2008 Conference:  September, 16-19, 2008
Received on Thursday, 6 March 2008 13:17:28 GMT

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