[PlanetKR] 20th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, KR 2023: Special Session on KR & ML

Theofanis I. Aravanis taravanis at upatras.gr
Tue Jan 31 10:09:24 UTC 2023

20th International Conference on

Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, KR 2023

September 2 - September 8, 2023, Rhodes, Greece

First Call for Papers - Special Session on KR & ML

The last few years have witnessed a growing interest in AI methods that 
combine aspects of Machine Learning (ML) with insights and methods from 
the field of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR). This trend is 
motivated by the clear complementarity of ML and KR. For instance, the 
popularity and success of ML based systems has put issues such as 
explainability, bias, fairness, sustainability, symbol grounding and so 
forth, firmly in the spotlight, and addressing these issues naturally 
leads to systems in which symbolic representations play a central role. 
On the other hand, ML also offers solutions for long-standing challenges 
in the field of KR, for instance related to efficient, neurally-guided, 
noise-tolerant and ampliative inference, knowledge acquisition, and the

limitations of symbolic representations. The synergy between ML and KR 
has the potential to lead to new advancements in fundamental AI 
challenges including, but not limited to, learning symbolic 
generalisations from raw (multi-modal) data, using knowledge to 
facilitate data-efficient learning, speeding up inference, supporting 
interpretability of learned outcomes and integration of symbolic 
planning and reinforcement learning.

This year, for the third time, KR2023 will host a special session on 
"Knowledge Representation and Machine Learning", which aims at providing 
researchers and practitioners with a dedicated forum for the discussion 
of new ideas and research results at the intersection of these two 
fields. This special session will provide participants with the 
opportunity to make meaningful connections and develop a shared 
understanding of the challenges involved in developing innovative AI 
solutions that rely on a combination of insights and methods from ML and 

Expected Contributions

The Special Session on KR and ML at KR2023 invites submissions of papers 
that combine aspects of KR and ML research, including the use of KR 
methods for solving ML challenges (e.g. knowledge-guided or explainable 
learning), the use of ML methods for solving KR challenges (e.g. 
efficient inference, knowledge base completion), the integration of 
learning and reasoning at modeling or solving side, and the application 
of combined KR and ML approaches to solve real-world problems.

We welcome papers on a wide range of topics, including but not limited 

  	* Learning symbolic knowledge, such as ontologies and knowledge 
graphs, action theories, commonsense knowledge, spatial and temporal 
theories, preference models and causal models
  	* Logic-based, logical and relational learning algorithms
  	* Machine-learning driven reasoning algorithms
  	* Neural-symbolic learning
  	* Statistical relational learning
  	* Symbolic reinforcement learning
  	* Learning symbolic abstractions from unstructured data
  	* Explainable AI
  	* Expressive power of learning representations
  	* Knowledge-driven natural language understanding and dialogue
  	* Knowledge-driven decision making
  	* Knowledge-driven intelligent systems for internet of things and 
  	* Architectures that combine data-driven techniques and formal 

Submission Guidelines and Evaluation Criteria

The Special Session on KR and ML will allow contributions of both 
regular papers (9 pages) and short papers (4 pages), excluding 
references, prepared and submitted according to the authors guidelines 
in the submission page.

The special session welcomes contributions that extend the 
state-of-the-art at the intersection of KR and ML. Therefore, KR-only or 
ML-only submissions will not be accepted for evaluation in this special 

Submissions will be rigorously peer reviewed by PC members who are 
active in KR and ML. Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of the 
originality, soundness, relevance and significance of the technical 
contribution, as well as the overall presentation quality.

Important Dates

  	* Submission of title and abstract: March 3, 2023
  	* Paper submission deadline: March 14, 2023
  	* Author response period: May 1-3, 2023
  	* Author notification: May 18, 2023
  	* Camera-ready papers: June 9, 2023
  	* Conference: September 2-8, 2023

Submission Instructions

Each submission should be in English and must be submitted 
electronically (in .pdf format) via EasyChair:

  https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=kr2023 [1]


  	* Tias Guns | KU Leuven, Belgium
  	* Luciano Serafini | Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy

[1] https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=kr2021
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