Call for Tutorial Proposals


The International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW) is concerned with all aspects of eliciting, acquiring, modeling and managing knowledge, as well its 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. The focus of the 18th edition of EKAW will be on "Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management that matters".

Besides a research track, EKAW will host a number of tutorials on topics related to the theme of the conference. Tutorials enable attendees to fully appreciate current issues, main schools of thought, and possible application areas.

Tutorial notes will be published separately in a companion booklet.

Topics of Interest

In order to meet these goals, tutorials should address topics that satisfy the following criteria:

  • the topic falls in the general scope of EKAW 2012,
  • there is a clear focus on a specific technology, problem or application, and
  • there is a sufficiently large community interested in the topic.

In particular, we encourage the submission of tutorial proposals on:

  • Knowledge Management
  • Knowledge Engineering and Acquisition
  • Social and Cognitive Aspects of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
  • User interaction, querying, and interfaces

Additionally, tutorials could also include:

  • practical parts in terms of examples or exercises to be carried out by the participants

Proposers of accepted tutorials have to prepare a tutorial webpage containing detailed information about the tutorial.

Submission Guidelines

Tutorial proposals should be submitted via EasyChair as a single PDF file of no more than 5 pages, specifying “Tutorial Proposal”. Tutorials 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 EKAW 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.

Important Dates

  • Event: October 8-9th, 2012
  • Tutorial Submission: May 16th, 2012
  • Tutorial Notifications: June 10th, 2012