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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 information integration, 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.
Student track will select the four best papers for presentation, which will be awarded with a scholarship sponsored by the EU NeOn Project .
Paper submission and reviewing for EKAW 2008 will be electronic via the EasyChair conference submissions site.
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:
A) ONTOLOGY DESIGN
- Ontology design patterns
- Collaborative ontology design
- Ontology dynamics
- Ontology evaluation and selection
- Automatic ontology construction
B) NETWORKED ONTOLOGIES OVER THE SEMANTIC WEB
- Ontology matching
- Web semantics
- Semantic social networks
- Semantic Wikis, Semantic Blogs
- Semantics in multimedia technologies
- Contextual reasoning
C) KNOWLEDGE REENGINEERING
- Ontology learning
- Knowledge-based information extraction
- Reengineering conceptual models and schemas
- Reengineering folksonomies, lexicons, thesauri
- Hybridating Ontology Engineering and NLP techniques
D) PROCESS KNOWLEDGE AND SEMANTIC SERVICES
- 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
E) SOCIAL AND COGNITIVE ASPECTS OF KNOWLEDGE ENGINEERING
- 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 LNCS/LNAI Lecture Notes in Computer Science/Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series. The LNCS/LNAI volume will contain invited papers and contributed papers. Poster/demo notes and tutorial notes will be published separately by the organising agency.