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CFP: Visualizing Information in Knowledge Engineering - VIKE '03

From: Neil Ernst <nernst@uvic.ca>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 14:33:27 -0700
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[Apologies for cross-postings]

            ******************CALL FOR PAPERS***********************
                            1st Workshop on 
            Visualizing Information in Knowledge Engineering (VIKE 03) 
                                at the 
          2nd International Conference on Knowledge Capture (KCAP)
             25-26 October 2003, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA 
             Workshop URL: http://www.cs.uvic.ca/~nernst/vike/

The goal of this workshop is to explore cognitive issues in knowledge
engineering processes and tools, and to examine where techniques from
the field of information visualization might help with these issues.
Knowledge engineering is often a complex area for end-user and engineer
alike. We anticipate the workshop will be of interest to several groups:

    * professionals interested in improving knowledge capture
technology, particularly in the areas of tool adoption and usability;
    * developers of information visualization solutions to knowledge
engineering domains;
    * people with interests in the area of cognitive support for complex

For example, a researcher who has created a knowledge sketching tool
will be interested to discover how this tool may be combined with
information visualization techniques in order to improve the usability
and utility of the tool for the end-user.

Knowledge engineering is seeing more and more interest from communities
outside AI, computer science, and logic, particularly due to emerging
Semantic Web technologies. To better support the various processes
involved in knowledge engineering, techniques from the field of
information visualization can be very helpful. Information visualization
techniques provide a means to make discoveries, make decisions, and
provide explanations about data, in a way which leverages innate human
spatial reasoning abilities. For example, humans can interpret
information represented as complex pictures much more easily than they
can lines of text. The workshop will be concerned with, but not
necessarily limited to, the following topics:

    * Visual support for knowledge engineering processes
    * Visual query creation
    * Knowledge discovery through interactive exploration
    * Information Visualization and the Semantic Web
    * Scalability of visual representations of complex data


    * Deadline for paper submissions: 0700 UTC July 14th, 2003
    * Notification of acceptance: August 29th, 2003
    * Camera ready deadline: September 16th, 2003
    * Workshop: October 25-26th, 2003

This will be a full-day workshop that combines interactivity with formal
presentations. We will begin with introductory remarks (and possibly a
yet to be determined keynote speaker or tutorial), followed by
presentations by accepted speakers. These talks will be organized into
distinct themes based on submissions. There will be plenty of
opportunity for discussion after each presentation and at breaks.

Workshop Committee
Margaret-Anne Storey, Assistant Professor, U. Victoria, Canada
Dr. Storey's main research interests involve understanding how people
solve complex tasks, and designing technologies to facilitate navigating
and understanding large information spaces. With her students, she is
working on a variety of projects within the areas of software
engineering, human-computer interaction, information visualization,
social informatics and knowledge management. Dr. Storey is part of the
program committee for Infovis 2003 and Softvis 2003, as well as general
chair of VisSoft 2003.

Vladimir Geroimenko, Senior Lecturer, U. Plymouth, England
Dr. Geroimenko's main research interests concern knowledge
representation and the Semantic Web; in particular, he is interested in
how information visualization might aid in delivering and designing
intelligent systems. Some other interests include visual interaction
with semantic web ontologies and interactive multimedia interfaces for
XML applications. He is the also the organizer for the Third
International Symposium on Visualisation of the Semantic Web, at the
IEEE International Conference on Information Visualisation - IV2003, in
London, July 2003.

Timothy Lethbridge, Associate Professor, U. Ottawa, Canada
Dr. Lethbridge is interested in knowledge-based reverse engineering,
user interface design, and knowledge engineering, particularly user
interfaces to allow the browsing of knowledge bases. He developed the
CODE4 knowledge management system and is the pedagogy co-chair of
IEEE/ACM Computing Curriculum / Software Engineering (CCSE), the
international effort to standardize software engineering curricula.

Heiner Stuckenschmidt, Post-doctoral Researcher, Vrije Universiteit,
Dr. Stuckenschmidt works in the Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
group at the VU, and is interested in ontologies and the Semantic web,
including approximate terminological reasoning, ontologies and
distributed systems, and knowledge management. He is organizer of the
IJCAI-03 Workshop on Ontologies and Distributed Systems and on the
program committee for the Semantic Web Track at WWW'03. His group
developed the Spectacle knowledge visualization tool.

Jennifer Golbeck, Ph.D. Candidate, Research Assistant, U. Maryland,
Ms. Golbeck is interested in complex systems and intelligent agents. She
is currently studying the graph properties of complex systems models,
particularly social networks, and their applications on the semantic
web. As part of her work with the Maryland Information and Network
Dynamics lab (MIND lab) she has co-authored a paper on the visualization
of semantic metadata and ontologies. She is the author of the
DAML-to-OWL ontology conversion tool.

Neil Ernst, M. Sc. Candidate, U. Victoria, Canada
Margaret-Anne Storey, Assistant Professor, U. Victoria, Canada

We invite short discussion papers, limited to 4-6 pages, which describe
ongoing work or new ideas within the scope of the workshop. Papers may
also be in the form of a position statement, indicating a writer's
particular opinion on a subject related to the workshop.
Thought-provoking papers are always welcome!

Submission procedure: Please email submissions, in PDF format only, to
nernst(at)cs.uvic.ca (note: spam protected) by midnight Pacific Daylight
Time July 14th 2003 (0700 July 15 UTC).

Submission format: Please use this Word template or the LaTex style
sheet file (.sty) (an example .tex file). This template is based on the
official ACM templates for proceedings. 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 here (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. Accepted papers will be published as
part of the KCAP 2003 workshops.

Related Work

    * International Symposium of Visualisation of the Semantic Web,
    * Jambalaya ontology visualization tool: http://shrimp.cs.uvic.ca
    * Touchgraph tab for Protege-2000:
    * Ozone - Zoomable ontology navigator:
    * Spectacle - Ontology information browser:
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