International Workshop on Knowledge Acquisition Reuse & Evaluation


The International Workshop on Knowledge Acquisition, Reuse and Evaluation aims to bring together researchers, scientists, engineers, and scholar students to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, and research results about all aspects of Knowledge, Ontology, Semantic Web or Knowledge Engineering. We will discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.

This workshop will focus on the theoreticians and practitioners concerned with developing methods and systems that assist the knowledge management process and assessing the suitability of such methods. Thus, the workshop includes all aspects of acquiring, modelling and managing knowledge, and their role in the construction of knowledge-based systems. Knowledge acquisition still remains the bottleneck for building a knowledge-based system. Reuse and sharing of knowledge bases are major issues and no satisfactory solutions have been agreed upon yet.

There is a wide range of research. Much of the work in this field has been knowledge acquisition. The advent of the age of digital information has brought the problem of knowledge reuse and knowledge evaluation. Our ability to analyse, evaluate and assist a user in reusing knowledge present a great challenge of the next years. A new generation of computational techniques and tools is required to support the acquisition, the reuse and the evaluation of useful knowledge from the rapidly growing volume of information. All of these are to be discussed in this workshop.

Topics for the workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • Tools and techniques for knowledge acquisition, knowledge update and knowledge validation
  • knowledge portals
  • Web-based approaches for knowledge management
  • Agent-based approaches for knowledge management
  • Software agents for semantic web
  • Semantic web-based knowledge management
  • Tools, languages, and techniques for semantic annotation
  • Semantic searching
  • Semantic brokering
  • CSCW and cooperative approaches for knowledge management
  • Agent-based approaches for knowledge management
  • Evaluation of knowledge acquisition techniques`
  • Information and knowledge structures
  • Languages and frameworks for knowledge and knowledge modeling
  • Ontology creation, evolution, reconciliation, and mediation
  • Ontology-based approaches for knowledge management
  • Knowledge delivery methods
  • Knowledge life cycle
  • Knowledge and information extraction and discovery techniques
  • Corporate Semantic Webs for knowledge management
  • Peer-to-peer approaches for knowledge management
  • Knowledge extraction from images/pictures
  • Intelligent knowledge-based systems
  • Decision support and expert systems
  • Re-usability of software/knowledge/information
  • Semantic web inference methodologies

Workshop Chair

Davy Monticolo, Polytechnical Institute of Lorraine (France)

Program Committee

Andrew Kusiak, The University of Iowa, USA
Anthony Masys, Centre for Security Science, Canada
Basim Alhadidi, Al Balqa’ Applied University, Jordan
Carlo Tasso , Università di Udine, Italy
Carsten Brockmann, Universität Potsdam, Germany
Cathal Gurrin, Dublin City University, Ireland
Céline Hudelot, MAS Laboratory, Ecole Centrale Paris, France
Daniel O’Leary, University of Southern California, USA
Dickson K.W. Chiu, Dickson Computer Systems, Hong Kong
Dirk Malzahn, OrgaTech GmbH, Germany
Dominique Decouchant, LIG de Grenoble – France & UAM Cuajimalpa – Mexico, Mexico
Elise Lavoué, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, France
Ernesto Exposito, LAAS/CNRS, Université de Toulouse, France
Ezendu Ariwa, London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Hiep Luong, Research Associate, University of Arkansas, USA
Jan Hidders, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Jan Martijn van der Werf, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Jiankun Hu, University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Australia
Kenji Saito, Keio University, Japan
M. Nasseh Tabrizi, East Carolina University, USA
Marie-Helene Abel, Unité Mixte de Recherche Heudiasyc, University of Compiègne, France
Marite Kirikova, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Martine Cadot, LORIA laboratory, University of Nancy1, France
Owen Molloy, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Paul Mc Kevitt, University of Ulster, Ireland
Quang Nhat Nguyen, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam
Theodore Trafalis, University of Oklahoma, United States
Xingquan Zhu, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Yonggang Zhang, Ingenuity Systems Inc., United States