Call for Papers: Recently Published Research Track

The 19th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, KR 2022, invites submissions of abstracts of papers previously published in journals and conference proceedings for the Recently Published Research Track. The track is designed to provide a forum to discuss recent research on topics related to KR that may not be immediately familiar or easily accessible to the KR community.

The track seeks papers that fall into one or both of the following two categories:

1) Papers that

  • bridge KR to other areas of AI, computer science, or to other disciplines for which an interface with KR exists (this includes database theory, game theory, social choice, logic and philosophy, etc.);
  • bridge KR to areas that make use of KR, such as multi-agent systems, planning, natural language understanding, machine learning, explainable AI; or
  • go beyond the commonly-understood boundaries of KR.

2) Papers that are tightly related to KR and

  • have been published in journals but have not been presented at workshops or conferences;
  • have been presented at conferences that are not typically attended by the KR community; or
  • have been accepted at general high-profile AI conferences such as IJCAI, ECAI, or AAAI, where the time allotted has not allowed for a full discussion of all key aspects of the paper.

Submitted papers need only be of interest to a sub-community in KR (e.g. DL, argumentation, NMR, etc.). However, they need to be made friendly to a KR audience.

Submission Guidelines and Evaluation Criteria

Submission materials:

  • A cover page (single page) listing the title, the authors, a complete reference to the original paper, and a public or privately accessible URL from which the paper can be downloaded. A list of keywords is also expected. Finally, the cover page must contain a statement that the work the submission is based on has not been already presented to a KR audience in a major forum.
  • A one-page (preferred) and no more than two-page extended abstract of the paper following the format for regular paper KR 2022 submissions. The abstract should present the main contributions of the paper, discuss the relevance of the paper to KR, and explain the significance of the results.

A single pdf file with the materials should be submitted according to the instructions detailed on the submission page.

Submissions must meet the following criteria:

  • Candidate papers must have been published in a journal or conference proceedings in 2020 or later.
  • Papers that are in press may be submitted as long as the final camera-ready version is available.
  • Extensions of papers that have been previously presented at a KR conference are not eligible for this track.

Extended abstracts of the accepted papers will be linked from the conference web site. Authors of accepted papers will present their work at the KR conference, focussing on its significance and relevance to KR. Significant time will be allocated for discussion of the interdisciplinary aspects of the work and its potential impact on future research opportunities for KR.

Recently Published Research Track Chairs

  • Sebastian Rudolph TU Dresden, Germany
  • Ivan Varzinczak Université d’Artois and CRIL, France

Important Dates

The key dates are as follows:

  • Submission: March 27, 2022
  • Notification: April 29, 2022


For any questions regarding suitability of a submission or any other aspect of the track, please email the special track program co-chairs:

  • Sebastian Rudolph
    (sebastian.rudolph _[AT]_
  • Ivan Varzinczak
    (varzinczak _[AT]_