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Notice

AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR WORKSHOPS & TUTORIALS: the 7th International Conference on Knowledge Capture, 23-26 June 2013. Banff, CANADA - EXTENDED DEADLINE

http://kcap2013.org/

KCAP 2013

The International Conference on Knowledge Capture (K-CAP) provides a forum that brings together 
members of diverse research communities who are interested in efficiently capturing knowledge 
from a vast range of sources, including human experts, and in creating representations that can 
be useful for building knowledge-intensive services in a variety of fields, such as the semantic 
web, knowledge management, e-business, natural language processing, intelligent information 
integration, and so on. The focus of the 7th edition of K-CAP will be on Knowledge Capture in 
the Age of Massive Web Data. Besides a research and an application track, K-CAP will host a 
number of workshops and tutorials on topics related to the theme of the conference. 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. K-CAP Tutorials enable attendees to fully 
appreciate current issues, main schools of thought, and possible application areas.


***Topics of Interest***

We encourage the submission of workshops and tutorial proposals on all topics that falls in the 
general scope of K-CAP 2013, from traditional knowledge acquisition techniques to more 
computational approaches. In particular, we encourage the submission of workshop and tutorial 
proposals related to the special focus Knowledge Capture in the Age of Massive Web Data


*** Submission Guidelines for Workshops***

Workshop proposals should be submitted via EasyChair at 

http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=kcap2013workshopstut 
as a single PDF file of no more than 5 pages, specifying Workshop Proposal in the title of 
the PDF and selecting the workshop category in EasyChair. 

Proposals should contain the following information:
-Title.
-Abstract (200 words).
-Motivation on why the topic is of particular interest at this time.
-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).
-Indication of whether the workshop should be considered for a half-day or full-day.
-Past versions of the workshop, including URLs as well as submission and acceptance counts.
-Data of the organizers (name, affiliation, email address, homepage) and short CV.

Additionally:
-we strongly advise having more than one organizer, preferably from different institutions, 
bringing different perspectives to the workshop topic.
-we welcome workshops with creative structures and organizations that attract various types of 
contributions and ensure rich interactions.


***Submission Guidelines for Tutorials***

Tutorial proposals should be submitted via EasyChair at 
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=kcap2013workshopstut 
as a single PDF file of no more than 5 pages, specifying Tutorial Proposal in the title of 
the PDF and selecting the tutorial category in EasyChair. 

Proposals should contain the following information:
-Title.
-Abstract (200 words)
-Motivation on why the topic is of particular interest at this time.
-Relation to the conference topics.
-If the tutorial, or a very similar tutorial, has been given elsewhere, explanation of the benefit 
of presenting it again to the K-CAP 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 full-day.
-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).
-Data of the presenters (name, affiliation, email address, homepage) and short CV including also 
their expertise, experiences in teaching and in tutorial presentation.

Additionally, tutorials should satisfy the following criteria:
-there is a clear focus on a specific technology, problem or application, and;
-there is a sufficiently large community interested in the topic.

Tutorials can include practical parts in terms of examples or exercises to be carried out by the participants.


***Workshop Organizers Responsibilities***

The organizers of accepted workshops are expected to:
-prepare a workshop webpage (linked to the official K-CAP website) containing the call for papers 
and detailed information about the workshop organization 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) and make them 
available to participants
-assure workshop participants are informed they have to register to the main conference and the 
workshop schedule, attend and coordinate their entire workshop

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


***Tutorial Organizers Responsibilities***

The proposers of accepted tutorials are expected to prepare a tutorial webpage (linked to the 
official K-CAP website) containing detailed information about the tutorial, and to distribute 
material to participants.

K-CAP will be responsible for the following:
-Providing publicity for the tutorials as a whole
-Providing logistics support and a meeting place for the tutorial


***Submission Dates and Details***

Event: June 23, 2013 (Provisional)
***Extended proposal due date: February 12, 2013***
Notifications: February 28, 2013


***Suggested Timeline for Workshops***

Workshop website up: March 15, 2013
Workshop Call for Papers out (suggested): March 15, 2013
Deadline to submit Papers to Workshops: Individual deadline
Acceptance of Papers for Workshops: April 30, 2013
Publication of Workshop programme: May 15, 2013
Deadline for camera-ready workshop notes: May 15, 2013
Workshop day: June 23, 2013


***Suggested Timeline for Tutorials***

Tutorial website up: April 30, 2013
Deadline for tutorial material: May 15, 2013
Tutorial day: June 23, 2013