[DL] KR 2021: Call for Workshop and Tutorial Proposals

Thành Đinh thanh.dinh at eaut.edu.vn
Thu Jan 7 14:54:43 CET 2021

Call For Tutorial And Workshop Proposals
18th Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning 

November 6-12, 2021, Hanoi, Vietnam


The 18th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge 
Representation and
Reasoning (KR 2021) solicits proposals for its tutorial and workshop 
Tutorials and workshops will be held on the days of 6-8 November 2021, 
to the KR main technical program. KR is currently planned to take place in
Hanoi, Vietnam, with additional options for attending virtually. Further 
on the attendance options for tutorial and workshop organizers will be 
in upcoming calls, as they depend on the pandemic situation.

** Submission Requirements for Tutorial Proposals **

KR tutorials are half-day or (exceptionally) full-day events that introduce
general or special topics in KR and relevant neighboring areas. They can be
first introductions to an established area or an emerging field, but also
advanced courses on specialised methods or new approaches. The content 
should be
adequately established and balanced, and not be limited to advertising an
individual research work or product. A focus on specific tools and 
can still be useful to offer concrete examples and hands-on activities to

Each tutorial proposal should contain the following information:

- Short title, presenters and proposed length (half-day is recommended, 
but an
    argument can be made for a full-day tutorial)
- A half-page introduction to the tutorial's subject and relevance to KR
- A half-page on the target audience, prerequisite knowledge, and 
learning goals
- One page outline of the tutorial contents and intended structure
- A brief resume of each presenter including name, affiliation, email 
    and evidence of scholarship in the area, mentioning relevant 
publications or
    professional experience

The main duties of the tutorial organizers are:

- Setup a web-page for the tutorial, which should at least include the
   information from the proposal, tutorial materials and related references.
- Deliver the tutorial at KR 2021. A future call will provide details on 
   presentation options.

** Submission Requirements for Workshop Proposals **

Workshops provide a place to exchange ideas in emerging fields in KR 
and application. They can take many forms, including mini-conferences (with
peer-reviewed publications), competitions, working sessions (discussions,
hackathons, etc.), line-ups of invited contributions, or a mix of these.
Innovative formats are welcome, but organizers must provide means of 
attendance and required length up-front (by number of submissions, 
invited speakers, or early registered participants).

Workshop proposals can use up to 4 pages, which should include the 

- Title and acronym of the workshop,
- Workshop description: goals, format, and expected activities during the
   workshop; proposed duration (half day, one day, ...),
- Audience: target audience, research groups in the area, planned or 
   speakers, expected number of submissions/participants,
- Related events: history of the workshop (if applicable), relationship to
   recent similar events,
- Tentative list of PC members with their respective affiliations,
- A brief resume of each organizer including name, affiliation, contact
   details, and evidence of scholarship in the area, mentioning relevant
   publications or professional experience.
- Appendix: Tentative call for contributions

The main duties of the chair of each accepted workshop are:

- Set up a webpage for the workshop,
- Advertise the workshop and distribute its call for papers/participation,
- Coordinate the peer-reviewing of submitted contributions,
- If workshop proceedings are desired, it is the duty of the organizers to
   produce and distribute their workshop proceedings,
- Organize a schedule for the workshop in collaboration with the local
   organizers and the KR workshop co-chairs, and
- Coordinate and moderate the workshop participation and content. A 
future call
   will provide details on the physical/hybrid/virtual options for running

KR reserves the right to cancel a workshop if it does not have enough
participants to cover its running costs.

** Submission Instructions **

Each proposal (tutorial or workshop) should be in English and must be 
submitted electronically to the Workshop and Tutorial track of KR 2021 
via EasyChair:


For all accepted proposals, KR will take care of all local and/or
virtual arrangements.

** Important Dates **

Proposal submission deadline: 17 March 2021

Notification: 20 April 2021
Workshop paper submission deadline: 2 July 2021
Workshop paper notification: 6 August 2021
Workshop registration deadline: TBA
Tutorial and workshop dates: 6-8 November 2021

Inquiries should be sent by email to the KR 2021 Tutorial and Workshop 

Markus Krötzsch and Yongmei Liu

kr21-workshops-tutorials at easychair.org

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