Call for Workshop and Tutorial Proposals
Note that the submission deadline is already over. It was very early this year due to the necessity of synchronizing all submissions of FLoC workshop proposals.
The 19th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR 2022) solicits proposals for its tutorial and workshop programme. KR 2022 will be held as part of the Federated Logic Conference (FLoC 2022) in Haifa, Israel, from July 31 to August 12, 2022. The KR-affiliated FLoC tutorials and workshops will take place directly before KR, on July 31 – August 1. All events that are part of FLoC are currently planned to take place physically, but people can participate remotely in cases where travel is impossible.
Each proposal should be in English and must be submitted electronically to FLoC 2022 via EasyChair:
Submission of Workshop Proposals
Workshops provide a place to exchange ideas in emerging fields in KR research and application. They can take many forms, including mini-conferences (with peer-reviewed publications), competitions, working sessions (discussions, hackathons, etc.), line-ups of invited contributions, or a mix of these. Innovative formats are welcome, but organizers must provide means of estimating attendance and required length up-front (by number of submissions, invited speakers, or early registered participants).
Each workshop proposal should consist of the following two parts (see also https://floc2022.org/workshops/).
1. A short scientific justification of the proposed topic, its significance, and the particular benefits of the workshop to the community, as well as a list of previous or related workshops (if relevant).
2. An organisational part including:
- contact information for the workshop organizers,
- proposed affiliated conference (e.g. KR),
- estimate of the number of workshop participants,
- proposed format and agenda (e.g. paper presentations, invited talks, demo sessions, etc.),
- potential invited speakers,
- procedures for selecting papers and participants,
- plans for dissemination, if any (e.g. a journal special issue),
- duration (which may vary from one day to two days),
- preferred period (pre or post FLoC),
- virtual/hybrid backup plans (including platform preference).
The main duties of the chairs of each accepted workshop are:
- set up a webpage for the workshop,
- advertise the workshop and distribute its call for papers/participation,
- coordinate the peer-reviewing of submitted contributions,
- if workshop proceedings are desired, it is the duty of the organizers to produce and distribute their workshop proceedings,
- organize a schedule for the workshop in collaboration with the FLoC organizers and the KR workshop co-chairs, and
- coordinate and moderate the workshop participation and content.
All KR-affiliated FLoC workshops should have their paper submission deadline on May 10, 2022, and notify the authors by June 15, 2022.
For all accepted proposals, FLoC and KR will take care of all local and/or virtual arrangements.
FLoC and KR reserve the right to cancel a workshop or merge several workshops if they do not have enough participants to cover their running costs.
Submission of Tutorial Proposals
Tutorials are half-day or (exceptionally) full-day events that introduce general or special topics in KR and relevant neighboring areas. They can be first introductions to an established area or an emerging field, but also advanced courses on specialised methods or new approaches. The content should be adequately established and balanced, and not be limited to advertising an individual research work or product. A focus on specific tools and methodologies can still be useful to offer concrete examples and hands-on activities to participants.
Tutorial proposals should be submitted in the same way as workshop proposals (see above and https://floc2022.org/workshops/), excluding paper selection and dissemination plans. The duration of a tutorial should normally be half a day, but an argument can be made for a full-day tutorial.
The main duties of the tutorial organizers are:
- set up a web-page for the tutorial, which should at least include the information from the proposal, tutorial materials and related references, and
- deliver the tutorial at FLoC 2022.
Proposal submission: September 27, 2021 Notification: November 1, 2021 Paper submission for KR-affiliated workshops: May 10, 2022 Paper notification for KR-affiliated workshops: June 15, 2022 Workshop dates: July 31 – August 1, 2022
Inquiries about KR-affiliated tutorials and workshops should be sent by e-mail to the KR 2022 Workshop and Tutorial Chairs:
- Stefan Borgwardt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Maria Vanina Martinez (email@example.com)