[EKAW 2014] Call for Ph.D. Symposium - DEADLINE IN 48 HOURS

Call for Ph.D. Symposium *** DEADLINE IN 48 HOURS ***


The 19th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and
Knowledge Management


24-28 November 2014, Linköping, Sweden


The EKAW 2014 PhD Symposium will provide PhD students an opportunity
to present their research ideas and results in a stimulating
environment, to get feedback from mentors who are experienced research
scientists in the community, to explore issues related to academic and
research careers, and to build relationships with other PhD students
from around the world.

The Symposium is intended for students at each stage of their PhD. PhD
students at the beginning of their work should be able to submit at
least a well-defined problem statement and some ideas about the
proposed approach towards a solution. Students in their second or
third year of their PhD will have to submit their research plan, their
evaluation protocol and their preliminary results. All students will
be will have an opportunity to present their work to an international
audience, to be paired with a mentor, and to discuss their work with
experienced scientists from the research community.

All proposals submitted to the EKAW 2014 PhD Symposium will undergo a
reviewing process with a view to providing detailed and constructive
feedback. The international program committee will select the best
submissions for presentation at the PhD Symposium and inclusion in the
Symposium proceedings.


We ask the PhD students to submit a 5-8 page description of their
work. All proposals have to be submitted electronically via the
EasyChair conference submission System
athttps://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ekaw2014phd. Submissions
should be structured around the following items which are the key
methodological components required for a sound research narrative:

  1. Problem: describe the core problem of the PhD and motivate its
relevance for the knowledge management, knowledge acquisition and
knowledge representation areas;
  2. State of the art: describe relevant related work and point out
areas that need to be improved;
  3. Proposed Approach: present the approach taken and motivate how
this is novel with respect to existing work;
  4. Methodology: sketch the methodology that is (or will be) adopted;
  5. Evaluation protocol: the approach to be taken for evaluating the
results of the work;
  6. Results: describe the current status of the work and any results
that have been reached so far;
  7. Conclusions and future work: conclude and specify the major items
of future work.

Additional submission requirements:
All submissions must be single-author submissions. Please acknowledge
your PhD advisor(s) and other contributors in the Acknowledgements
Students accepted to present at the PhD Symposium must plan to attend
the Symposium for the whole day in order to gain as much value as
possible from the experience.
Submissions must be in pdf and be formatted according to Springer
Verlag LNCS guidelines.
Accepted papers will be published online as a CEUR doctoral symposium
proceedings volume. We are evaluating the possibility of publishing a
selection of original papers presented at the symposium in a Springer


The symposium focuses on the same topics of the main conference. See


  * Abstract Submission: July 20, 2014
  * Full Paper Submission: July 25, 2014
  * Notification: September 10, 2014
  * Camera-Ready: October 1, 2014
  * PhD Symposium: November 24 or 25, 2014


Ying Ding, Indiana University, USA
Chiara Ghidini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy.

Sören Auer
Eva Blomqvist
Stefano Borgo
Elena Cabrio
Michelle Cheatham
Paolo Ciancarini
Oscar Corcho
Mathieu d’Aquin
Mauro Dragoni
Aldo Gangemi
Giancarlo Guizzardi
Maria Keet
Juanzi Li
Diana Maynard
Marco Rospocher
Satya Sahoo
Guus Schreiber
Vojtech Svatek
Valentina Tamma
Jun Zhao

Received on Friday, 18 July 2014 08:33:21 UTC