[Conference] Call for Contributions: Knowledge Engineering and Management Knowledge Patterns, September/October 2008, Italy

[German title: [Konferenz] Aufruf für Beiträge: Knowledge Engineering and Management Knowledge Patterns, September/Oktober 2008, Italien]

EKAW 2008 – 16th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management Knowledge Patterns, 29th September-3rd October 2008 – Acitrezza, Catania, Italy

Deadlines: April 1st, 2008 (tutorial proposals) and April 21st, 2008 (research/student abstract submissions)

Knowledge is considered as the most important asset in our modern society. It has now penetrated all facets of computing practice: from the rise of knowledge management to the semantic web and from the blog culture to the knowledge economy. This penetration has made proper knowledge engineering a most required feature.
The 16th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management is concerned with all aspects of eliciting, acquiring, modelling and managing knowledge, and their role in the construction of knowledge-intensive systems and services for the semantic web, knowledge management, e-business, natural language processing, intelligent integration information, etc.
This year we will also pay special attention to the topic of “knowledge patterns” that can be considered as good practices or models that are applied or reused throughout the knowledge engineering lifecycle. Hence, beyond traditional topics of EKAW, we solicit papers that cover research on how to describe, classify, model, extract, and apply knowledge patterns in the design of ontologies, applications and products. We regard highly the description of experiences that involve the application and identification of knowledge patterns in social network analysis, natural language processing, multimedia analysis, pattern recognition, etc.
EKAW 2008 will also feature a tutorial program, student papers track, posters and demos track, and an Industry Panel.

EKAW 2008 welcomes the submission of original research and application papers dealing with theoretical, methodological, experimental, and application aspects. In particular, but not exclusively, we solicit papers about methodologies, models, and tools for the following topics:


  • Ontology design patterns
  • Collaborative ontology design
  • Ontology dynamics
  • Ontology evaluation and selection
  • Automatic ontology construction


  • Ontology matching
  • Web semantics
  • Semantic social networks
  • Semantic Wikis, Semantic Blogs
  • Semantics in multimedia technologies
  • Contextual reasoning


  • Ontology learning
  • Knowledge-based information extraction
  • Reengineering conceptual models and schemas
  • Reengineering folksonomies, lexicons, thesauri
  • Hybridating Ontology Engineering and NLP techniques


  • Ontologies and agents
  • Semantic web services
  • Semantic portals and intrawebs
  • Semantic mashup
  • Semantic grid services
  • Knowledge Services for e-Science
  • Problem solving methods and semantic web services
  • Peer to Peer communication between semantic systems
  • Brokering systems


  • Human factors in knowledge management
  • Sustainability and cost analysis of knowledge engineering
  • Human-ontology interaction
  • Cognitive systems and knowledge engineering

Proceedings of the conference will be published by Springer Verlag in the LNCS Series. The LNCS volume will contain invited papers and contributed papers. Poster/demo notes and tutorial notes will be published separately by the organising agency.

Important Dates

April 1st, 2008

  • Deadline for tutorial proposals

April 14th, 2008

  • Deadline for research abstract submissions
  • Deadline for student abstract submissions
  • Notification about tutorial acceptance

April 21st, 2008

  • Deadline for research and student paper submissions

June 9th, 2008

  • Notification of acceptance for research paper submissions
  • Notification of acceptance for student paper submissions

June 16th, 2008

  • Deadline for poster submissions
  • Deadline for demo paper submissions

June 30th, 2008

  • Deadline for camera-ready research papers
  • Deadline for camera-ready student papers

July 7th, 2008

  • Notification of acceptance for poster submissions
  • Notification of acceptance for demo submissions

August 22nd, 2008

  • Deadline for camera-ready tutorial notes
  • Deadline for camera-ready poster abstracts
  • Deadline for camera-ready demo abstracts

September 29th- October 3rd, 2008

  • EKAW 2008 Conference

For further information go to the conference website.

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