[DL] Final CFP: Applications and Systems Track of KR 2021 (Abstracts due March 24th)

Thanh Dinh thanh.dinhvan at gmail.com
Mon Mar 15 16:47:05 CET 2021


*Applications and Systems Track* of the
18th Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning 

November 6-12, 2021, Hanoi, Vietnam



Important Dates


Submission of title and abstract: March 24, 2021
Paper submission deadline: March 31, 2021
Author response period: May 24-26, 2021
Notification: June 15, 2021
Camera-ready papers: July 14, 2021
Conference dates: November 6-12, 2021




Systems and applications incorporating Knowledge Representation and 
(KR) have made tremendous progress over the last decades and become more and
more pervasive in scientific, industrial and everyday life. Popular 
representation formalisms range from databases, ontologies, classical,
probabilistic and non-monotonic logics to natural language, offering 
rich means
to describe a variety of static as well as dynamic phenomena. Automated
reasoning systems harness machine learning, combinatorial search and
optimization methods, planning, proving, design and diagnosis techniques to
provide powerful tools for analyzing and deriving conclusions from 
complex input
data. Novel, general and interdisciplinary approaches are thus vital
contributions at the intersection of science, industry and society, 
aiming to
enhance the capabilities and outreach of KR principles and technologies.

This year, for the second time, KR 2021 will host a track on 
"Applications and
Systems". This track aims at providing researchers and industrial 
with a dedicated forum for presentation and discussion of new ideas, 
experience and emerging results on topics related to applications of KR
formalisms and automated reasoning systems. This track provides the 
for fostering meaningful connections between researchers from both 
and theoretical areas of AI and, at the same time, offers participants the
possibility to learn about progress made on these topics, share their 
own views
and elaborate about approaches that could lead to effective 
among research in challenging KR applications and new innovative systems 
solving them.


Expected Contributions


The Applications and Systems Track at KR 2021 invites submissions of 
papers on
all aspects of the development, deployment, and evaluation of KR systems to
solve significant and challenging application problems, including

* case studies, including suitable descriptions of the problem setting, 
data and
tools used, and “lessons learnt”,

* use cases, including task specifications, related tasks/approaches,
challenges, and a sketch of possible KR solution,

* benchmarks, including suitable descriptions of the dataset, reasoning 
and ideally some “solution set” or gold standard,

* system descriptions, including descriptions of the algorithm, 
and empirical evaluation on a suitable dataset.

We welcome the above kinds of papers on a wide range of topics, including
classic KR tools/techniques as well as their usage for solving or 
tasks in a range of areas, for example:

* Computational Biology

* Computer Vision and Image/Video Recognition

* Creative Computing

* Cybersecurity and Blockchain

* Data Analytics

* Databases and Query Answering

* Diagnosis and Explanation

* Game Theory and Social Choice

* Intelligent Transportation and Logistics

* Intelligent User Interfaces

* Internet of Things

* Machine Learning

* Natural Language Processing

* Digital Forensics

* Robotics and Human Robot Collaboration

* Semantic Web and Knowledge Graphs

* Software Engineering

* System Design

We welcome submissions talking about interdisciplinary applications of 
KR, for
example in economics, education, life sciences, medicine, and pharmacology.


Submission Guidelines and Evaluation Criteria


The Applications and Systems Track will allow contributions of both
regular papers (9 pages) and short papers (4 pages), excluding references,
prepared and submitted according to the instructions on the KR2021 website.

The track emphasizes applications of KR and development of KR systems,
and welcomes contributions showcasing the impact of KR research as well as
driving future research by presenting challenging data, use cases and 
together with observations and insights gained.

Submissions will be rigorously peer reviewed by PC members, who are 
active in
applications of KR and/or development of KR systems. Submissions will be
evaluated on the basis of the overall quality of their technical 
including criteria such as originality, soundness, relevance, significance,
quality of presentation, and understanding of the state of the art.

In this track, the selection process of the highest quality papers will 
apply the following criteria:

- (for case studies) quality of the evaluation and significance of the 

- (for use cases) importance and novelty of these use cases for KR

- (for system descriptions) quality of the empirical evaluation and its

- (for benchmarks) reusability, coverage, and complexity of the datasets


Remote Participation Due to the 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 authors of accepted papers to present 
and will work hard to enable the best possible experience for all 




Martin Gebser (University of Klagenfurt & Graz University of Technology,
Austria) Martin.Gebser at aau.at

Uli Sattler (University of Manchester, UK) Uli.Sattler at manchester.ac.uk

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