Patrick Lambrix patrick.lambrix at liu.se
Mon May 19 14:56:50 CEST 2014

*Apologies for cross-posting.*


EKAW 2014: Diversity in a Heterogeneous World

19th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW 2014).
November 24-28, 2014, Linköping, Sweden.


The 19th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management is concerned with all aspects of eliciting, acquiring, modeling and managing knowledge, and its role in the construction of knowledge-intensive systems and services for the Semantic Web, knowledge management, e-business, natural language processing, intelligent information integration, personal digital assistance systems, and so forth.

The special focus of this year's EKAW will be on diversity. In the recent past the amount and ease of availability of data has dramatically increased. While scale and complexity of information has always attracted attention, its heterogeneity in nature and usage are only now being investigated more systematically. Data-driven research is gaining increasing visibility in areas such as in eScience or eHumanities, but such distinct fields require diverse knowledge management and acquisition methods. Knowledge in the Cultural Heritage domain radically differs from what is required to run a global company or support projects in the developing world. The geosciences produce and consume data spanning a wide range of formats, topics, perspectives, and sources, and require the integration of such heterogeneous data to foster data sharing, access, retrieval, and reuse, without restricting semantic heterogeneity. EKAW 2014 will put a special emphasis on this diversity of knowledge and its usage.

In addition to the main research track, EKAW 2014 will feature a Tutorial and Workshop Program, as well as a Poster and Demo Track. Moreover, there will be a Doctoral Consortium giving new PhD students a possibility to present their research proposals, and to get feedback on methodological and practical aspects of their planned dissertation.

The proceedings of the conference will be published by Springer Verlag in the LNCS series.
Invited speakers:
Arianna Betti, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Pascal Hitzler, Wright State University, US

EKAW 2014 welcomes papers, posters, demos, workshops and tutorials dealing with theoretical, methodological, experimental, and application-oriented aspects of knowledge engineering and knowledge management. In particular, but not exclusively, we solicit papers about methods, tools, methodologies and application case studies relevant with regard to the following topics:

1) "Knowledge in a diverse world"

Methods and methodologies addressing the challenges of diversity, such as:
  Semantic heterogeneity
- Semantic interoperability
- Scalability, robustness, etc.
- Multi-perspective data
- Semantic mediation
- Ontology and vocabulary matching and alignment
- Data-driven ontology engineering
- Privacy and data security
- Data reuse
- Maintenance costs and financial risks

Lessons learned from case studies, e.g.:
- Knowledge management in large organizations
- Adoption of semantic web technologies
- Maintenance of corporate knowledge repositories
- Applications in domains such as
- eGovernment and public administration
- Life sciences, health and medicine
- Humanities and Social Sciences
- Automotive and manufacturing industry
- Cultural heritage
- Digital libraries
- Geosciences
- Knowledge in the developing world (ICT4D)

2) Knowledge Management

- Methodologies and tools for knowledge management
- Knowledge sharing and distribution, collaboration
- Best practices and lessons learned from case studies
- Provenance and trust in knowledge management
- Methods for accelerating take-up of knowledge management technologies
- Corporate memories for knowledge management
- Evolution, maintenance and preservation of knowledge
- Web 2.0 technologies for knowledge management
- Incentives for human knowledge acquisition (e.g., games with a purpose)

3) Knowledge Engineering and Acquisition

- Tools and methodologies for ontology engineering
- Ontology design patterns
- Ontology localization
- Ontology alignment
- Knowledge authoring and semantic annotation
- Knowledge acquisition from non-ontological resources (thesauri, folksonomies etc.)
- Semi-automatic knowledge acquisition, e.g., ontology learning
- Mining the Semantic Web and the Web of Data
- Ontology evaluation and metrics
- Uncertainty and vagueness in knowledge representation
- Dealing with dynamic, distributed and emerging knowledge

4) Social and Cognitive Aspects of Knowledge Representation

- Similarity and analogy-based reasoning
- Knowledge representation inspired by cognitive science
- Synergies between humans and machines
- Knowledge emerging from user interaction and networks
- Knowledge ecosystems
- Expert finding, e.g., by social network analysis
- Trust and privacy in knowledge representation
- Collaborative and social approaches to knowledge management and acquisition
- Crowdsourcing in knowledge management

For submission details for the different tracks we refer to: http://www.ida.liu.se/conferences/EKAW14/.

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission:    July 9, 2014
Full Paper Submission:  July 16, 2014
Notification:           September 3, 2014
Camera-Ready:           October 1, 2014
Event: November 26-28, 2014

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

Poster and Demo Submission: September 15, 2014
Poster and Demo Notification: October 10, 2014
Camera-Ready:           October 24, 2014
Event: November 26 or 27, 2014

Workshop Proposals: July 16, 2014
Workshop Notifications: August 6, 2014

Suggested Timeline for Workshops:
Workshop website up and calls: August 15, 2014
Deadline to submit Papers to Workshops: September 19, 2014
Acceptance of Papers for Workshops: October 17, 2014
Workshops: November 24-25, 2014

Tutorial Submission: July 30, 2014
Tutorial Notifications: August 20, 2014
Event: November 24-25, 2014

General Chairs
  Patrick Lambrix, Linköping University, Sweden
  Eero Hyvönen, Aalto University, Finland

Program Chairs
  Krzysztof Janowicz, University of California, USA
  Stefan Schlobach, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Workshops and Tutorial Chairs:
  Eva Blomqvist  Linköping University, Sweden
  Valentina Presutti  STLab ISTC-CNR, Italy

Demos and Posters Chairs:
  Guilin Qi,  Southeast University, China
  Uli Sattler,  University of Manchester, UK

Sponsorship Chair:
  Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo,  Universität Leipzig, Germany

Doctoral Consortium Chairs:
  Ying Ding,  Indiana University Bloomington, USA
  Chiara Ghidini,  FBK, Italy

Local Organisation:
  Henrik Eriksson,  Linköping University, Sweden
  Patrick Lambrix,  Linköping University, Sweden


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