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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: 4th International Conference on Knowledge Science, Engineering and Management (KSEM`2010)

4th International Conference on Knowledge Science, Engineering and Management (KSEM`2010)
1-3 September 2010, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
*Invited speakers
Anthony Cohn (University of Leeds, UK)
Ian Horrocks (Oxford University, UK)
Thierry Denoeux (Universit de Technologie de Compigne, France)
*Important dates
Paper submission:  30 March, 2010
Author notification: 15 May, 2010
Camera-ready:     30 May, 2010
Early registration:  30 May, 2010
Call for special sessions: 25 January 2010
KSEM is an international conference for research on knowledge science, engineering and management, which attracts high quality,
state-of-the-art research papers from all over the world. The conference provides a forum for researchers, practitioners and developers
to present original work, to share their views, to exchange ideas and to develop new insights into KSEM-related areas.
KSEM2010 will be held in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and is the fourth in the conference series, following three successful
events in Guilin, China (KSEM'06), Melbourne, Australia (KSEM'07) and Vienna, Austria (KSEM09). You are invited to submit papers that are
original and not yet published. The topics of interest include but are not limited to:
*Special sessions
Theory and Practice of Ontology for the Semantic Web
Application of Data Mining to Seismic Data Analysis for Earthquake Study
*Knowledge science
Knowledge representation and reasoning
Logics of knowledge
Formal analysis of knowledge
Knowledge complexity and knowledge metrics
Reasoning about knowledge in the presence of inconsistency, incompleteness, context-dependency
Commonsense knowledge and uncertainty in knowledge
Cognitive foundations of knowledge
Knowledge in complex systems and multi-agent systems
Formal ontology           
*Knowledge engineering
Knowledge extraction
Knowledge integration
Knowledge fusion
Knowledge-based software engineering
Knowledge-based systems in life sciences
Conceptual modelling in knowledge-based systems
Semantic database systems and semantic Web
Content engineering and ontological engineering
Implementation issues in KBS
Knowledge-based systems in earthquake science
*Knowledge management
Knowledge creation and acquisition
Knowledge verification and validation
Knowledge dissemination
Knowledge management systems
Organizational ontology
Data mining and knowledge discovery
Organizational memory
Organizational learning
Knowledge management strategies and practices
Knowledge management applications
*Paper Submission:
Prospective participants are requested to electronically submit full papers of their work (12 pages). In accordance with the previous conferences the organisers
of KSEM2010 will publish the conference proceedings with Springer in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series.
*General conference co-chairs
Bryan Scotney, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, UK 
Zhi Jin, Peking University, China
*Programme co-chairs
Yaxin Bi, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, UK
Mary-Anne Williams, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
*Local organization committee (University of Ulster)
James Uhomoibhi (co-chair)
Hui Wang (co-chair)
Anna Jurek
Juan C Augsto
David Glass
Jun Liu
Shengli Wu
Nicola Burns
Jing Liao
Haiying Wang
*Steering committee members
David Bell, Queens University Belfast, UK
Cungen Cao, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Dimitris Karagiannis, University of Vienna, Austria
Zhi Jin, Peking Univeristy, China
Jrome Lang, University Paul Sabatier, France
Yoshiteru Nakamori, JAIST, Japan
Jorg Siekmann, DFKI, Germany
Eric Tsui, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Zongtuo Wang, Dalian Science and Technology University, China
Kwok Kee Wei, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Mingsheng Ying, Tsinghua University, China
Zili Zhang (Secretary), Southwest University, China
Ruqian Lu (Honorary Chair), Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Chengqi Zhang (Chair), University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
*Contact details
Organization committee of KSEM2010