Background and Motivation
Workshops provide members of a community a forum to discuss common interests in a focused way. If you are working in an emerging area in Knowledge Acquisition, Knowledge Engineering and/or Knowledge Management, consider organizing a workshop. They are a chance to meet mind-alike researchers and discover what others are doing. A workshop offers a good opportunity for young researchers to present their work and to obtain feedback from an interested community. Successful workshops may result in edited books or special issues in international journals.
EKAW 2010 is looking for exciting proposals for half-day or full-day workshops to be held. Each workshop should generate discussions that give the EKAW community a new, organized way of thinking about the topic, or ideas that suggest promising directions for future research. A successful workshop can move the field forward and help in building community.
EKAW 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 management and engineering. Members from all research areas related to knowledge are invited to submit workshop proposals.
Workshop @ EKAW 2010
The 17th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management is concerned with all aspects of eliciting, acquiring, modelling 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, etc.
We seek high quality proposals for workshops about topics related to the conference. Of particular interest are proposals that address one of the following areas:
- Knowledge Management
- Knowledge Engineering and Acquisition
- Knowledge In Use
- Social and Cognitive Aspects of Knowledge Engineering
- Special focus knowledge management and engineering by the masses
- Human-machine synergy in knowledge acquisition
- Incentives for knowledge creation and semantic annotation
- Enhancing human productivity (e.g. knowledge workers)
- Social and human factors in knowledge management
- Collective and collaborative intelligence in knowledge management
- Social tagging and folksonomies, social networks
- Web2.0 approaches to KM (including semantic wikis, folksonomies, etc.)
- Games with a Purpose and KM
- Linked Open Data / Web of Data
Each workshop should have one or more organizers and an international program committee. Proposals for workshops should be a maximum of 1000 words, and should contain the following information to judge the importance, quality, and benefits for the research community:
A cover page including:
- Workshop title
- Name, affiliation, full postal address, homepage and e-mail address for each organizer
- Identification of the primary contact person(s)
- One-paragraph biography for each workshop organizer
Motivation and Objectives:
This section is about a brief description of the workshop topic and goals, its relevance to EKAW 2010 and significance for the research field.
- Motivation: What is the overall topic of the workshop? Relation to the topic of the conference, including a brief discussion of why and to whom the workshop is of interest.
- A tentative list of PC members, clearly stating those that have already accepted
- The tentative dates (submission, notification, camera-ready deadline, etc.)
Workshop intentions and proposals should be submitted via email to the EKAW 2010 workshop chair and selection committee:
with a subject line of:" EKAW 2010 Workshop Proposal"
The proposal should be send as a PDF file, the intention to submit can be sent in plain text.
Submission Dates and Details
- Intention to sumbit (email with general details): 2nd of April 2010
Submission: 23th of April 2010 Notification: 30th of April 2010 Workshop CFP & Setup of workshop's web site: 07th of May 2010
- Camera Ready Workshop Notes: 1st of September 2010
The organizers of accepted workshops are expected to:
- Define, produce and distribute the workshop's call for participation (following deadlines guidelines provided by the workshop chair, intended to ensure informal publication of workshops proceedings at EKAW 2010).
- Gather and review submissions, and decide upon final program content and report the number of submissions and accepted papers to the workshop chair.
- Assure workshop participants are informed they have to register to the main conference and the workshop.
- Set up and maintain a website linked to the official EKAW website that contains information about the workshop and the materials from the workshop.
- Producing a single printable PDF with workshop material to allow printing of workshop proceedings.
- Schedule, attend and coordinate their entire workshop.
The proposals will be reviewed and evaluated by the workshop chair and a workshop selection committee. The following criteria will guide the review: relevance to EKAW, interesting for the audience, quality, and organization.
Siegfried Handschuh , DERI, NUI Galway
Workshop Selection Committee
Heiner Stuckenschmidt, University of Mannheim
Michael Sintek, DFKI