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[protege-discussion] K-CAP 2009: Call for Workshop and Tutorial Proposals

Tania Tudorache tudorache at
Thu Feb 12 10:47:02 PST 2009


                         K-CAP 2009:
            Call for Workshop and Tutorial Proposals

       The submission deadline for *workshop proposals* is
                       March 1st, 2009,

                and for *tutorial proposals* is
                       April 1st, 2009.


The K-CAP 2009 Program Committee invites proposals for the Workshop
Program and for Tutorials at K-CAP 2009. Workshops and Tutorials
will be held on Tuesday, September 1st, the day before the regular
conference technical sessions begin, at the conference hotel in
Redondo Beach, CA, USA.

                    ==== WORKSHOPS =====

K-CAP workshops provide an informal setting where the participants
have the opportunity to discuss specific technical topics in an
atmosphere that fosters the active exchange of ideas. Our aim for
the workshop program is to promote and collect multidisciplinary
research directions that contribute to knowledge capture from a
variety of sources. Members from all research areas related to
knowledge capture are invited to submit workshop proposals. We
particularly welcome workshops at discipline boundaries.

To encourage interaction and a broad exchange of ideas, each
workshop will be limited to 30 participants and ample time will be
allotted for general discussion.

Important Dates for Workshops:

    * March 1, 2009:     Proposal submission deadline
    * March 15, 2009:    Acceptance notification
    * March 20, 2009:    Publication of Workshop's Call for Paper
    * Workshops may set individual submission deadlines, our
      proposal is:
        * Workshop papers due: June 15, 2009
        * Author notification: July 15, 2009
    * July 27, 2009:     Publication of K-CAP 2009 workshop program
    * August 10, 2009:   Deadline for camera-ready workshop notes
                         and other information
    * September 1, 2009: K-CAP 2009 workshops

Submitting a Proposal:

Proposals for workshops should be between two and five pages in
length, and should contain the following information:

    * Contact information of the proposed workshop chair(s) (name,
      department, university, telephone, fax and e-mail).
    * A brief technical description of the workshop, specifying the
      workshop goals and the technical issues that will be its focus.
    * A description of the workshop format, emphasizing how the format
      will encourage discussion.
    * A brief discussion of why and to whom the workshop is of interest.
    * A description of the qualifications of the individual committee
      members with respect to organizing the workshop, including a list
      of workshops previously arranged by any members of the proposed
      organizing committee (if any).
    * A list of potential participants, ideally with an indication of
      which participants have expressed an interest in attending the
    * A preliminary call for papers.


All proposals should be submitted by email to hotho at
(preferably in PDF) by March 1, 2009.

Prospective organizers will be notified of the committee's decision
no later than March 15, 2009. Each workshop organizing committee
will be responsible for producing a Call for Papers for their
workshop by March 20, 2009. By August 10, workshop organizing
committees must provide the working notes to be printed for the
workshops (up to a maximum of 150 pages), and a list of audio-visual
requirements and any special room requirements. K-CAP will be
responsible for the following:

    * Providing publicity for the workshop series as a whole.
    * Providing logistics support and a meeting place for the workshop.
    * Printing working notes as described above and distributing them
      to the participants.


                      ==== TUTORIALS =====

K-CAP tutorials are half-day and should aim to address a specific
topic within the scope of conference or a topic which is of interest
for the conference participants. It should provide either a
introduction into the topic or a comprehensive overview of the topic
addressed. The audience will mostly be the conference participants.
The topic should be of sufficient relevance with respect to the
state of the art. The course can be educational in nature or give a
survey of state of the art techniques.

Important Dates for Tutorials:

    * April 1, 2009:     Proposal submission deadline
    * April 25, 2009:    Acceptance notification
    * July 3, 2009:      Deadline for camera-ready tutorial materials
    * September 1, 2009: K-CAP 2009 tutorial

Submitting a Proposal:

Proposals for tutorials should be between two and five pages in
length, and must include the following information:

    * Contact information of the proposed tutorial lecturer(s) (all
      names, department, university, telephone, fax and e-mail, short
    * Tutorial title
    * Aims and learning objectives including the scope (general topic
    * Relevance to K-CAP attendees
    * Length of course and estimated attendance
    * Tutorial abstract (1-2 paragraphs suitable for inclusion in
      conference registration materials)
    * Full description (1-2 pages to be used for evaluation)
    * Relevant publications of the proposer(s) with respect to the
      topic and tutorial history (if any)
    * Will tutorial materials be provided to attendees? If so, are
      there any copyright issues?

Please send your proposals and any inquiries to:

Andreas Hotho, hotho at

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