[Elsnet-list] [CORRECTION] PKAW04 - Deadline Correction

Pauline Mak Pauline.Mak at utas.edu.au
Thu May 13 03:33:04 CEST 2004



The exteneded deadline was posted incorrectly.  The new deadline
should be Friday 21st 2004.

Most sincere apology for the incorrect posting!


PKAW 2004, The 2004 Pacific Rim Knowledge Acquisition Workshop

as part of

The Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence

held at

Sheraton Auckland Hotel
Auckland, New Zealand


The focus of this workshop is on developing methods and systems that
assist the knowledge acquisition process.  It is designed  for both
theoreticians and practitioners, and therefore, all aspects of the
knowledge acquisition process will be opened for discussion.  The
knowledge itself, its re-usability and sharing is also another issue
that will be focused on at this workshop.
Bottle- neck in building knowledge base systems is a problem.   This is
compounded by the explosion of the digital information.  The
availability of data far exceed our ability to harness and process
them.  Existing techniques and tools can no longer support this vast
amount of data and it is hoped that this workshop will fuel development
in this area.
This workshop will also expand its traditional area to the business rule
system area.  Separation of knowledge (rules) from software developments
was often discussed in Software Engineering (SE). However, little
attention has been paid to the relationship between KA and SE.  Business
rules will be a new area of focus in additional to traditional topics in

Topics of Interest:

Papers are invited for consideration in all aspects of knowledge
acquisition for knowledge-based systems, including (but not restricted
 o Fundamental views on knowledge that affect the knowledge acquisition
process and the use of knowledge in knowledge engineering
 o Algorithmic approaches to knowledge acquisition
 o Tools and techniques for knowledge acquisition, knowledge maintenance
and knowledge validation
 o Evaluation of knowledge acquisition techniques, tools and methods
 o Knowledge acquisition and machine learning
 o Languages and frameworks for knowledge and knowledge modeling
information systems or decision support systems
 o Methods and techniques for sharing and reusing knowledge
 o Distributed knowledge acquisition through infrastructures such as the
 o Business Rules, Knowledge Acquisition and Software Engineering

Instructions for Paper Submission:

Papers should ideally follow the Springer Lecture Notes format.   The
paper should be between 10 to 15 pages long.  For format templates,
please see the Springer
website	(http://www.springeronline.com/sgw/cda/frontpage/0,10735,5-164-2-72376-0,00.html).
Your paper can be submitted through the PKAW04 website

Important Dates:

 * Submission deadline:  21st May            
 * Notification of acceptance of paper:  10th June
 * Deadline for camera-ready papers: 10th July
 * Workshop: 9th or 10th of August 2004 or both days


Each submission will be subjected to review by at least two members from
the program committee.  Acceptance is based on the basis of relevance,
originality, significance, soundness and clarity.


All accepted papers will be published in the Workshop Proceedings. 

Workshop Honorary Chairs:
Prof. Paul Compton (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Prof. Hiroshi Motoda (Osaka University, Japan)
Workshop Chair:
Dr. Byeong Ho Kang (University of Tasmania, Australia)
Workshop Co-Chairs:
Prof. Achim Hoffmann (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Prof. Takahira Yamaguchi (Shizuoka University, Japan)

Program Committee:
Einoshin Suzuki (Yokohama National University, Japan)
Takashi Washio (Osaka University, Japan)
Derek Sleeman (University of Aberdeen, UK)
Shusaku Tsumoto (Shimane Medical University, Japan)
Seiji Yamada (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
Yasuhiko Kitamura (Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan)
Ashesh Jayantbhai Mahidadia (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Takashi Okada (Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan)
Enrico Motta (Open University, UK)
Rob Kremer (University of Calgary, Canada)
Huan Liu (Arizona State University, USA)
Rodrigo Martinez (University of Murcia,Okada Spain)
Ulrich Reimer (Business Operation Systems,Switzerland)
Rose Dieng (INRIA, France)
Toshiro Minami (Kyushu Institute of Information Sciences & Kyushu
University, Japan)
Masayuki Numao (Osaka University, Japan)
Mihye Kim (University of New South Wales, Australia)
John Debenham (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia)
Tim Menzies (NASA, USA)
Takao Terano (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Noriaki Izumi (Cyber Assist Research Center, AIST, Japan)
Debbie Richards (Macquarie University, Australia)
Mike Cameron-Jones (University of Tasmania, Australia)
Ray Williams (University of Tasmania, Australia)
Peter Vamplew (University of Tasmania, Australia)
Rob Colomb (University of Queensland, Australia)
Udo Hahn (Freiburg University, Germany)
Frank Puppe (University of Wuerzburg, Germany)
Ghassan Beydoun (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Masashi Shimbo (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
Ray Hashemi (Armstrong Atlantic State University, USA) 

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