[Elsnet-list] Workshop on Imperfect Knowledge Modelings - 1st CfP

Pavel Smrz smrz at fit.vutbr.cz
Mon May 8 15:31:11 CEST 2006

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1st Call for Papers

Workshop on Imperfect Knowledge Modeling
EKAW 2006
Podebrady (near Prague), Czech Republic
October 6th, 2006

There is a long tradition of imperfect knowledge processing in the field of
knowledge engineering. Various approaches and methods have been proposed for
vague, imprecise, uncertain, incomplete, ambiguous or inconsistent knowledge
representation in last decades. This situation starkly contrasts to little
attention paid to imperfect knowledge in current technological solutions. 

The objective of the workshop is to bring together researchers and
practitioners from different communities, to discuss the current
state-of-the-art in imperfect knowledge modeling, and to identify key
requirements for the future in knowledge engineering and knowledge management.

Areas of interest include (but are not limited to):
* Bayesian and probabilistic methods for imperfect knowledge reasoning;
* possibility and utility theories;
* fuzzy extensions of knowledge representation languages;
* default reasoning and non-standard logics for imperfect knowledge;
* knowledge incompleteness and inconsistency;
* imperfection processing for Semantic Web ontologies;
* searching web services with incomplete or ambiguous information;
* models and implementations of uncertainty reasoning tools;
* the future of uncertainty reasoning for knowledge engineering.

The workshop will be held as a post-conference event of EKAW 2006
(the 15th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge
Management, http://ekaw.vse.cz), in Podebrady (near Prague), Czech Republic,
October 6th, 2006. It will feature a keynote speech, oral presentations and 
a poster session with sufficient time for discussions of the issues raised.
Authors are invited to submit a full paper not exceeding 8 pages formatted in
the Springer LNCS style. Accepted papers will be published in special workshop
proceedings published by a local publisher. They will have an ISBN number and
can be quoted as a peer reviewed publication. Papers will be presented either
orally or as posters. The decision about the presentation format will be based
on the recommendation of the reviewers.

Papers should be submitted electronically in the PDF format to:
Pavel Smrz <smrz_AT_fit.vutbr.cz>
Please use also this email address for any other queries regarding the

Important Dates:
Deadline for submission: June 15th, 2006
Notification of acceptance: August 7th, 2006
Camera-ready copy due: August 21st, 2006
Workshop: October 6th, 2006

Program Committee:
Paulo C. G. Costa, George Mason University, USA
Pascal Hitzler, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Thomas Lukasiewicz, Universita di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy, and Technische Universität Wien, Austria
Livia Predoiu, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Pavel Smrz, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Giorgos Stamou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Umberto Straccia, ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy
Peter Vojtas, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

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