[Conference] Call for Contributions: Information, Process, and Knowledge Management, February 2009, Cancun, Mexico

[Deutscher Titel: [Konferenz] Aufruf für Beiträge: Information, Process, and Knowledge Management, Februar 2009, Cancun, Mexico (Text übersetzen: Deutsch)]

eKNOW 2009 – International Conference on Information, Process, and Knowledge Management, February 1-6, 2009 – Cancun, Mexico

Submission deadline September 1, 2008

Call for Papers
The variety of the systems and applications and the heterogeneous nature of information and knowledge representation require special technologies to capture, manage, store, preserve, interpret and deliver the content and documents related to a particular target.
Progress in cognitive science, knowledge acquisition, representation, and processing helped to deal with imprecise, uncertain or incomplete information. Management of geographical and temporal information becomes a challenge, in terms of volume, speed, semantic, decision, and delivery.
Information technologies allow optimization in searching an interpreting data, yet special constraints imposed by the digital society require on-demand, ethics, and legal aspects, as well as user privacy and safety.
Nowadays, there is notable progress in designing and deploying information and organizational management systems, experts systems, tutoring systems, decision support systems, and in general, industrial systems.
Capturing, representing, and manipulating knowledge was and still is a fascinating and extremely useful challenge from both theoretical and practical perspective. Using validated knowledge for information and process management, and for decision support mechanisms raises a series of questions the conference is aimed at.
The International Conference on Information, Process, and Knowledge Management (eKNOW 2009) initiates a series of international events covering the latest achievements on the following topics (but not limited to):

Knowledge fundamentals

  • Knowledge acquisition, processing, and management
  • Linguistic knowledge representation
  • Knowledge modeling and virtualization
  • Types of knowledge: structural, behavioral, relationships, etc.
  • Knowledge representation: visual-picture, connectionist model, semi-structured [a la workflow], structured/formal
  • Knowledge acquisition status: potential new knowledge, guessed semantics, confirmed semantics, auditing confirmed semantics, etc.
  • Knowledge update: probable insertion, validated insertion, auditing the insertion periodically based on new knowledge, etc.

Knowledge identification and discovery

  • Mining for knowledge
  • Knowledge identification: semantic-ID, etc.
  • Knowledge discovery: how to express knowledge requests?, how to find knowledge?, etc.
  • Knowledge refinement: after many acquisitions, former knowledge can change semantically or structurally, etc.
  • Knowledge clustering

Knowledge management systems

  • Knowledge data systems
  • Industrial systems
  • Context-aware and self-management systems
  • Imprecision/Uncertainty/Incompleteness in databases
  • Cognitive science and knowledge agent-based systems
  • Databases and mobility in databases
  • Zero-knowledge systems
  • Expert systems
  • Tutoring systems
  • Digital libraries

Knowledge semantics processing and ontology

  • Dynamic knowledge ontology;
  • Collaborative knowledge ontology
  • Knowledge matching
  • Contextual reasoning
  • Tools for knowledge ontology
  • Context-based information extraction
  • Knowledge trading systems
  • Knowledge exchange portals;
  • Cognitive sytems and knowledge processing
  • Human aspects in knowledge processing

Process analysis and modeling

  • Analysis and development of business architectures
  • Data mining and information retrieval for business processes
  • Business process modelling
  • Business process composition
  • Analysis and management lifecycle
  • Reasoning on business processes
  • Optimization of business processes
  • Adaptive business processes
  • Business process reengineering
  • Integration of processes
  • Process discovery
  • Business process quality
  • Resource allocation

Process management

  • Criteria for measurement of business process models
  • Monitoring business processes
  • Business process visualization
  • Management of business process integration
  • On-demand business transformation
  • Performance measurement
  • Conformance and risk management
  • Prediction
  • Business transformation
  • Packaged industry applications
  • Industry solutions

Information management

  • Informational mining/retrieval/classification
  • Geographic and spatial data infrastructures
  • Information technologies
  • Information management systems
  • Information ethics and legal evaluations
  • Optimization and information technology
  • Organizational information systems

Decision support systems

  • Multi-criteria decision theory
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Adaptive design for decision support systems
  • Support technologies: knowledge-driven, data-driven, model-driven, and geographically-driven systems
  • Support methods: artificial neural networks, fuzzy logic, and genetic/evolutionary algorithms
  • Modeling, interfaces, and performance
  • Applications using decision support systems

We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.
The topics suggested by the workshop can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, standards, implementations, running experiments and applications. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited topic areas.
Industrial presentations are not subject to these constraints. We expect short and long presentations that express industrial position and status.
Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged.

The eKNOW 2009 Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press and on-line via IEEE XPlore Digital Library. IEEE will index the papers with major indexes. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to one of the IARIA Journals.

Important deadlines:

  • Submission deadline September 1, 2008
  • Notification October 5, 2008
  • Registration and camera ready November 1, 2008

For more information go to the conference website.