[bull-ia] EKAW 2018: Call for Workshops and Tutorials (deadline 9 May)

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Call for workshops and tutorials

In conjunction with EKAW 2018 
November 12 – 16 Nancy, France  

UPDATE: Authors of the best workshop papers will be invited to
submit revised and extended versions to a special issue of Data
Science Journal (https://datasciencehub.net).

The International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and
Knowledge Management (EKAW) is concerned with all aspects of
eliciting, acquiring, modelling and managing knowledge, as well
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. This year, EKAW will pay special attention to topics related
to knowledge and artificial intelligence.

Besides the regular conference tracks, EKAW will host a number of
workshops and tutorials on topics related to the theme of the
conference. We hope our workshops to provide an informal setting
where participants have the opportunity to discuss specific
technical topics in an atmosphere that fosters the active exchange
of ideas; and tutorials to enable attendees to fully appreciate
current issues, main schools of thought, and possible application

Topics of Interest
In order to meet these goals, workshop/tutorial proposals should
address topics that satisfy the following criteria:

• the
falls in the general scope of EKAW 2018;
• there
is a clear focus on a specific technology, problem or
• there
is a sufficiently large community interested in the topic.

Submission Guidelines
Proposals should be submitted via EasyChair
at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ekaw2018wst Submissions
should be a single PDF file of no more than 5 pages, specifying
“Workshop Proposal” or “Tutorial Proposal”, and should contain the
following information.

Workshop proposals:

• Title.
• Abstract
(200 words).
• Motivation
on why the topic is of particular interest at this time and its
relation to the main conference topics.
• Workshop
format, discussing the mix of events such as paper
presentations, invited talks, panels, and general discussion.
• Intended
audience and expected number of participants.
• List
of (potential) members of the program committee (at least 50%
have to be confirmed at the time of the proposal, confirmed
participants should be marked specifically).
• Indication
of whether the workshop should be considered for a half-day or
• The
tentative dates (submission, notification, camera-ready
deadline, etc.)
• Past
versions of the workshop, including URLs as well as number of
submissions and acceptance rates.
• Details
of the organisers (name, affiliation, email address, homepage)
and short CV.
• We
strongly advise having more than one organiser, preferably from
different institutions, bringing different perspectives to the
workshop topic.
• We
welcome, and will prioritise, workshops with creative structures
and organisations that attract various types of contributions
and ensure rich interactions.

A special issue of Data Science Journal will be compiled with
revised and extended versions of the best workshop papers from
EKAW 2018. For more information on Data Science Journal, see: https://datasciencehub.net/.
Workshop organisers will be requested to nominate papers from
their workshops, whose authors will be invited to submit revised
and extended versions of their papers to this special issue.
Papers submitted to the special issue will go through the regular
Data Science review process.

Tutorial proposals:

• Title.
• Abstract
(200 words).
• Relation
to the conference topics, i.e. why it will be of interest to the
conference attendants.
• If
the tutorial, or a very similar tutorial, has been given
elsewhere, explanation of the benefit of presenting it again to
the EKAW community.
• Overview
of content, description of the aims, presentation style,
potential/preferred prerequisite knowledge.
• Indication
on whether the tutorial should be considered for a half-day or
• Intended
audience and expected number of participants.
• Audio-visual
or technical requirements and any special room requirements (for
hands-on sessions, any software needed and download sites must
be provided by the tutorial presenters).
• Details
of the presenters (name, affiliation, email address, homepage)
and short CV including also their expertise, experiences in
teaching and in tutorial presentation.

Workshop Organiser Responsibilities
The organisers of accepted workshops are expected to:

• prepare
a workshop webpage (linked to the official EKAW website)
containing the call for papers and detailed information about
the workshop organisation and timelines.
• be
responsible for the workshop publicity.
• be
responsible for their own reviewing process, decide upon the
final program content and report the number of submissions and
accepted papers to the workshop chair.
• be
responsible for publishing electronic proceedings (e.g. on the
CEUR-WS website).
• ensure
workshop participants are informed they have to register to the
main conference and the workshop.
• schedule,
attend and coordinate their entire workshop.

Tutorial Organisers Responsibilities
The proposers of accepted tutorials are expected to

• prepare
a tutorial webpage (linked to the official EKAW website)
containing detailed information about the tutorial
• prepare
the tutorial materials
• publicity
distribute materials to participants
• schedule,
attend and coordinate their tutorial.

Important Dates

• Proposals
due: 9 May, 2018
• Notifications:
23 May 2018

Suggested Timeline for Workshops

• Workshop
website up and calls: 1 June 2018
• Deadline
to submit Papers to Workshops: 8 September 2018
• Acceptance
of Papers for Workshops: 1 October 2018
• Workshop
days: 12 or 13 November 2018


• Manuel
Atencia, Université Grenoble Alpes & Inria, France
• Marieke
van Erp, KNAW Humanities Cluster, The Netherlands