[DL] KR 2021: Call for Workshop and Tutorial Proposals (Applications due March 17th)

Thanh Dinh thanh.dinhvan at gmail.com
Tue Mar 2 15:46:08 CET 2021


Call For Tutorial And Workshop Proposals
18th Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning 
(KR2021)

November 6-12, 2021, Hanoi, Vietnam
https://kr2021.kbsg.rwth-aachen.de

The 18th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge 
Representation and
Reasoning (KR 2021) solicits proposals for its tutorial and workshop 
programme.
Tutorials and workshops will be held on the days of 6-8 November 2021, 
prior
to the KR main technical program. The attendance of tutorials is 
complimentary
to all KR registered participants. Workshop attendance will be subject to
payment of a workshop fee, which is separate from that of the main 
conference.


** 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 
methodologies
can still be useful to offer concrete examples and hands-on activities to
participants.

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 
address,
   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. Virtual presentation will be allowed.

Each accepted tutorial will entitle a discount on the KR registration 
fee for
one tutorial presenter.


** Submission Requirements for Workshop Proposals **

Workshops provide a place to exchange ideas in emerging fields in KR 
research
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 
estimating
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 
following
information:

- 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 
confirmed
   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.

We do not require workshop organizers to commit to physically attending
the conference and will work with them to find a suitable (hybrid or fully
virtual) format for each workshop.

Each accepted proposal will be waived two workshop registrations to be
used at the discretion of the organisers (e.g., to cover the registration
of an invited speaker).

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:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=kr2021

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


** Remote Participation Due to Covid-19 Pandemic **

We understand that the global public health situation may make it difficult
or impossible for some, if not all, participants to travel to Hanoi. For
this reason, we commit to allowing tutorial and workshop presenters to
present remotely, and we will work with workshop organizers to find a 
suitable
(hybrid or fully virtual) format for each workshop.


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

Markus Krötzsch and Yongmei Liu

kr21-workshops-tutorials at easychair.org



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