[PlanetKR] 2nd Call for Papers KR 2014: 14th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

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                            SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

                                *** KR 2014 ***

                       14th International Conference on
             Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

                                Vienna, Austria 
                               July 20-24,  2014

Co-located with DL 2014 [http://www.dbai.tuwien.ac.at/dl2014/], 
NMR 2014 [http://www.kr.tuwien.ac.at/nmr14], 
Logic Colloquium 2014.

KR 2014 is part of Vienna Summer of Logic [http://vsl2014.at/]

*** See submission information at the bottom of this message ***

 *  Submission of title and abstract: November 28, 2013
 *  Paper submission deadline: December 5, 2013
 *  Author response period: January 11-12, 2014
 *  Notification of acceptance: January 27, 2014
 *  Camera-ready papers due: March 4, 2014
 *  Conference date: July 20-24, 2014

The reference time for all deadlines is 23:59 UTC-12.  
If you are "on time" anywhere in the world, you are "on time".

- Franz Baader, TU Dresden, Germany
- Georg Gottlob, University of Oxford, UK
- Sheila McIlraith,  University of  Toronto, Canada
- Anthony Cohn, University of Leeds, UK  

Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR&R) is a well-established and vibrant field of research. KR&R techniques are key drivers of innovation in computer science, and they have led to significant advances in practical applications in a wide range of areas from Artificial Intelligence to Software Engineering. The underlying approach of explicitly representing knowledge in a tangible form, suitable for processing by dedicated reasoning engines, is a fundamental component of many modern intelligent systems. Foundational and applied research in KR&R contributes to the principles of artificial intelligence. It also contributes to the foundations of longstanding fields including automated planning, databases, and software engineering. In recent years KR&R has also derived challenges from new and emerging fields including the semantic web, computational biology, and the development of software agents.

The KR conference series is a leading forum for timely in-depth presentation of progress in the theory and principles underlying the representation and computational management of knowledge. The 2014 edition will be held as part of the Vienna Summer of Logic together with the Federated Conference on Logic, Logic Colloquium and other related events. The Vienna Summer of Logic is expected to be the largest convention in the history of logic.

We solicit papers presenting novel results on the principles of KR&R that clearly contribute to the formal foundations of relevant problems or show the applicability of results to implemented or implementable systems. We also encourage "reports from the field" of applications experiments, developments, and tests.  Such papers should be explicitly identified as reports from the field by the authors, to ensure appropriate reviewing, and must include a section on evaluation. 

The best paper of the conference will receive the 2014 Ray Reiter Best Paper Prize, and the best student paper, whose main author is a student, will receive the 2014 Marco Cadoli Student Paper Prize. In addition, a few selected papers from KR 2014 will have the opportunity of fast-track publication in the AI Journal.  

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
 *  Applications of KR
 *  Argumentation
 *  Belief revision and update, belief merging, information fusion
 *  Computational aspects of knowledge representation
 *  Concept formation, similarity-based reasoning
 *  Contextual reasoning
 *  Description logics
 *  Explanation finding, diagnosis, causal reasoning, abduction
 *  Inconsistency- and exception tolerant reasoning, paraconsistent logics
 *  KR and autonomous agents, multi-agent systems, logical models of agency
 *  KR and data management, ontology-based data access, queries and updates 
    over incomplete data
 *  KR and decision making, decision theory, game theory and economic models
 *  KR and machine learning, inductive logic programming, knowledge discovery
    and acquisition
 *  KR and robotics, cognitive robotics
 *  KR and the Web, Semantic Web, formal approaches to knowledge bases
 *  KR in games, general game playing, reasoning in video games and virtual
    environments, believable agents
 *  KR in natural language understanding and question answering
 *  KR in image and video understanding
 *  Logical approaches to planning and behavior synthesis
 *  Logic programming, answer set programming, constraint logic programming
 *  Nonmonotonic logics, default logics, conditional logics
 *  Reasoning about norms and organizations, social knowledge and behavior
 *  Philosophical foundations of KR
 *  Ontology languages and modeling
 *  Preference modeling and representation, reasoning about preferences, 
    preference-based reasoning
 *  Qualitative reasoning, reasoning about physical systems
 *  Reasoning about actions and change, action languages, situation calculus,
    dynamic logic
 *  Reasoning about knowledge and belief, epistemic and doxastic logics
 *  Spatial reasoning and temporal reasoning
 *  Uncertainty, representations of vagueness, many-valued and fuzzy logics,
    relational probability models


Papers must be submitted in AAAI style and PDF format. The maximum length of a submission is 9 pages including abstract, figures, and appendices (if any) but excluding references. Reviewing will be non-blind.

AAAI author instructions:

AAAI author kit:

Papers must be submitted via EASYCHAIR using the following URL:

The conference proceedings will be published by AAAI Press.

For complete details, see the conference website: http://kr.org/KR2014/ [kr.org]

General Chair: Thomas Eiter (TU Vienna, Austria)
Program Chairs: Chitta Baral (Arizona State U, USA),  Giuseppe De Giacomo (U "La Sapienza", Italy)
Local Organization:  Michael Fink, Stefan Woltran (TU Vienna, Austria)
Doctoral Consortium: Birte Glimm (U Ulm, Germany), Adrian Pearce (U Melbourne, Australia)
Sponsorship: Marco Maratea (U Genova, Italy)

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