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Deadline extended: K-CAP 2015 Workshop on Capturing Scientific Knowledge

From: Yolanda Gil <gil@isi.edu>
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2015 17:19:01 -0700
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FIRST INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON CAPTURING SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE

               http://www.isi.edu/ikcap/sciknow2015/
                             October 7, 2015
                            Palisades, NY, USA
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Collocated with the Eighth ACM International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-CAP)
                         http://www.k-cap2015.org/

In close proximity to the Fourteenth International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC)
                        http://iswc2015.semanticweb.org/

WORKSHOP GOALS

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers interested in representing and capturing knowledge about science so that it can be used by intelligent systems to support scientific research and discovery.

From the early days of Artificial Intelligence, researchers have been interested in capturing scientific knowledge to develop intelligent systems for science. There are a variety of formalisms used today in different areas of science. Ontologies are widely used for organizing knowledge, particularly in biology and medicine. Process representations are used to do qualitative reasoning in areas such as physics and chemistry. Probabilistic graphical models are used by machine learning researchers, for example in climate modeling. 

In addition to enabling more advanced capabilities for intelligent systems in science, capturing scientific knowledge enables knowledge dissemination and open science practices. This is increasingly more important to enable the reuse of scientific knowledge across scientific disciplines, and beyond that the reuse by businesses and the public. 

Although great advances have been made, scientific knowledge is complex and poses great challenges for knowledge capture. This workshop will provide a forum to discuss existing forms of scientific knowledge representation and existing systems that use them, and to envision major areas to augment and expand this important field of research.

The recent emphasis in open science has had a major focus on data sharing but it needs to encompass knowledge as well. There are many research challenges in open sharing and reuse of scientific knowledge that need to be addressed in future research.


SUBMISSIONS

Major topics of interest for this workshop include:

	• Successful knowledge capture and representation formalisms are used in a variety of scientific domains, what are their key features and merits?
	• Scientific knowledge is inherently complex and requires significant effort to capture. What are effective approaches to model and to acquire scientific knowledge?
	• Given the variety of representation formalisms for scientific knowledge, how can they be combined to enable more advanced capabilities?
	• What approaches can support the uncertainty and evolution inherent in scientific models?
	• What are open challenges for representation and capture of scientific knowledge?
	• What scientific breakthroughs would be enabled with improved approaches to capture scientific knowledge?
	• What are effective approaches to enable open sharing, dissemination, and reuse of scientific knowledge?

Submissions can be made in the following categories:

	• Report papers: Overviews or summaries of past work on approaches to represent and capture scientific knowledge.
	• Research papers: Novel results of research on scientific knowledge representation or capture.
	• Position papers: Discussion on issues concerning the representation, capture, and dissemination of scientific knowledge, particularly to facilitate cross-disciplinary integrative science.
	• Challenge papers: Specific scenarios that describe the benefits to science if the limitations identified are overcome.
Submissions should be up to 6 pages and in the format of the ACM SIG Proceedings template: http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates. Submissions should be emailed to sciknow2015@gmail.com.

Accepted papers will be made available on the workshop site.


IMPORTANT DATES

	• Submission deadline: July 24, 2015
	• Author notification: August 3, 2015
	• Workshop: October 7, 2015


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Peter Clark, AI2 
Tim Clark, Harvard University 
Imme Ebert-Uphoff, Colorado State University 
Yolanda Gil, University of Southern California 
Mark Musen, Stanford University

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Richard Boyce, University of Pittsburgh
Vinay Chaudhri, SRI International
James Fan
Daniel Garijo, Polytechnic University of Madrid
Michael R. Glass, IBM Research
Ashok Goel, Georgia Institute of Technology
Andrew Gordon, University of Southern California
Paul Groth, Elsevier Research
William Hayes, Selventa
Derek Sleeman, University of Aberdeen
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