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The International Workshop on Knowledge
Extraction and Semantic Annotation

KESA 2017
April 23 - 27, 2017 - Venice, Italy


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This workshop is part of ALLDATA 2017.

   
     

Publishing Information:

Published by IARIA XPS Press

Archived in the free access ThinkMindTM Digital Library
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a IARIA Journal
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

ISBN: 978-1-61208-552-4


Submit a Paper:

First, fill out the submission form with information about your paper. Please, fill it out only once for each paper, and do not resubmit it. Contact the address below if you run into any difficulties.

As the designated correspondence author, you will then receive a first e-mail message containing the paper ID. The information in the email will allow you to submit your paper.

If you have some problems send your paper via this e-mail (please report your paper ID in the text of your mail AND the name of the conference).

The conference staff will contact you only if the paper does not print properly or has other problems.

You can change information about your paper, submit brief corrections, view an email trail, and even edit your personal information by following the link in the initial confirmation email.

Touristic Information:

Touristic information is available from the hosting conference, ALLDATA 2017.

Hotels and Travel:

Hotels and travel information is available from the hosting conference page, ALLDATA 2017.

Call for Papers:

KESA is a venue for presenting innovative systems and research results related the exploitation of formal models and procedures for knowledge extraction and semantic annotation.

In recent times, research groups have being dealing with various aspects in the area of computational linguistic, machine learning, stochastic and rule-based reasoning for processing knowledge. One of the critical step in this area is the linguistic processing phase, due to the fact that a significant amount of human knowledge can be found in texts.

KESA aims at bringing together researchers from various disciplines and industry interested in theories, methods and applications of knowledge extraction and management, data mining and semantic annotation, as well as in recent advances on data and knowledge bases.

The purpose of the workshop is to exchange new ideas and application experiences related to the development of knowledge and information management systems.

The chairs of Knowledge Extraction and Semantic Annotation are seeking original papers on research and development topics in the field of the topics listed below. Prospective authors are cordially invited to submit original technical papers up to 6 pages of length. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

We solicit both academic, research, and industrial contributions. 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.

Industrial presentations are not subject to the format and content constraints of regular submissions. 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 topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. 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 to, topic areas.

All topics are open to both research and industry contributions

  • Shallow Parsing & Knowledge Extraction
  • Knowledge Discovery and Ontology Learning from unstructured sources
  • Knowledge Extraction based on (Linguistic) Linked Open Data
  • Data and text mining on (un)structured knowledge bases
  • Large-scale information extraction
  • Models for ontology engineering and resource integration
  • Tools in aid of NLP tasks and application
  • Machine learning for natural language
  • Semantic role labelling
  • Semantic search
  • Semantic Representation and Knowledge Acquisition
  • Cognitive, mathematical and computational models of language processing
  • Languages, methodologies and tools for representing and managing semantic annotations
  • Deep Language Processing
  • Linguistic and NLP Ontologies
  • Analysis of Ontology Models for Natural Language Texts

INSTRUCTION FOR THE AUTHORS

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to one of the IARIA Journals.

Publisher: XPS (Xpert Publishing Services)
Archived: ThinkMindTM Digital Library (free access)
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

Important deadlines:

Submission (full paper)

Dec. 5 January 18, 2017

Notification

February 20 February 22, 2017

Registration

March 5 March 7, 2017

Camera ready

March 15, 2017

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received submissions will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Contribution types

  • regular papers [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • short papers (work in progress) [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • ideas: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • extended abstracts: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • posters: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • posters: slide only [slide-deck posted on www.iaria.org]
  • presentations: slide only [slide-deck posted on www.iaria.org]
  • demos: two pages [posted on www.iaria.org]
  • doctoral forum submissions: [in the proceedings, digital library]

Proposals for:

FORMATS

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received submissions will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page. Helpful information for paper formatting can be found on the here. Latex templates are also available.

Slides-based contributions can use the corporate/university format and style.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of contribution acceptance, you will be provided by the publisher an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.

We would recommend that you should not use too many extra pages, even if you can afford the extra fees. No more than 2 contributions per event are recommended, as each contribution must be separately registered and paid for. At least one author of each accepted paper must register to ensure that the paper will be included in the conference proceedings and in the digital library, or posted on the www.iaria.org (for slide-based contributions).

CONTRIBUTION TYPE

Regular Papers (up to 6-10 page article -6 pages covered the by regular registration; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost- ) (oral presentation)
These contributions could be academic or industrial research, survey, white, implementation-oriented, architecture-oriented, white papers, etc. They will be included in the proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the appropriate contribution type. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Short papers (work in progress) (up to 4 pages long) (oral presentation)
Work-in-progress contributions are welcome. These contributions represent partial achievements of longer-term projects. They could be academic or industrial research, survey, white, implementation-oriented, architecture-oriented, white papers, etc. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as work in progress. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. For more details, see the Work in Progress explanation page. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Ideas contributions (2 pages long) (oral presentation)
This category is dedicated to new ideas in their very early stage. Idea contributions are expression of yet to be developed approaches, with pros/cons, not yet consolidated. Ideas contributions are intended for a debate and audience feedback. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Idea. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. For more details, see the Ideas explanation page. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Extended abstracts (2 pages long) (oral presentation)
Extended abstracts summarize a long potential publication with noticeable results. It is intended for sharing yet to be written, or further on intended for a journal publication. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Extended abstract. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Posters (paper-based, two pages long) (oral presentation)
Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. A two-page paper summarizes a presentation intended to be a POSTER. This allows an author to summarize a series of results and expose them via a big number of figures, graphics and tables. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Poster Two Pages. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. 8-10 presentation slides are suggested. Also a big Poster is suitable, used for live discussions with the attendees, in addition to the oral presentation.

Posters (slide-based, only) (oral presentation)
Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. The slides must have comprehensive comments. This type of contribution only requires a 8-10 slide-deck. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Poster (slide-only). The slide-deck will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.
8-10 presentation slides are suggested. Also a big Poster is suitable, used for live discussions with the attendees, additionally to the oral presentation.

Presentations (slide-based, only) (oral presentation)
These contributions represent technical marketing/industrial/business/positioning presentations. This type of contribution only requires a 12-14 slide-deck. Please submit the contributions following the submission instructions by using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Presentation (slide-only). The slide-deck will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.
12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Demos (two pages) [posted on www.iaria.org]
Demos represent special contributions where a tool, an implementation of an application, or a freshly implemented system is presented in its alfa/beta version. It might also be intended for thsoe new application to gather the attendee opinion. A two-page summary for a demo is intended to be. It would be scheduled in special time spots, to ensure a maximum attendance from the participants. Please submit the contributions following the submission instructions by using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Demos. The Demos paper will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.

Doctoral forum submissions: (up to 6-10 page article -6 pages covered the by regular registration; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost- ) (oral presentation)
There contributions refer to PhD dissertations, new PhD approaches, and PhD out-of-the-book thinking, etc. They will be included in the proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the appropriate contribution type Doctoral forum. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Tutorial proposals
Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for 2-3 hour long. Proposals must contain the title, the summary of the content, and the biography of the presenter(s). The tutorials' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA site.
Please send your proposals to tutorial proposal

Panel proposals
The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies. The panel's slide deck will be posted on the IARIA site.
Please send your proposals to panel proposal

Workshop proposals
See http://www.iaria.org/workshop.html

Mini Symposium proposal
See http://www.iaria.org/symposium.html

Committees:

IARIA Advisory

Dumitru Roman, SINDEF/University of Oslo, Norway

KESA 2017 Chairs

Maria Pia di Buono, University of Salerno, Italy
Annibale Elia, University of Salerno, Italy
Johanna Monti, University of Naples 'L'Orientale', Italy
James C.N. Yang, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan

Technical Program Committee

Afrand Agah, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, USA
Rodrigo Agerri, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)
, Spain
Ahmet Aker, University of Sheffield, UK
Flora Amato, University of Naples, Italy
Mehran Asadi, Lincoln University, USA
Se-Hak Chun, Seoul National University of Science and Technology, South Korea
Bojana Dalbelo-Bašić, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Maaike de Boer, TNO and Radboud University, Netherlands
Maria Pia di Buono, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing​, ​ University of Zagreb, Croatia
Antoine Doucet, University of La Rochelle, France
Goran Glavaš, University of Mannheim, Germany
Zhisheng Huang, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Chih-Cheng Hung, Kennesaw State University, USA
Cheonshik Kim, Sejong University, Republic of Korea
Hyunsung Kim, Kyungil University, South Korea
Kristina Kocijan, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Giuseppe Laquidara, X23 Ltd., Italy
Shuai Li, University of Insubria, Italy
Antonino Mazzeo, University of Naples, Italy
Johanna Monti, University of Naples 'L'Orientale', Italy
Thiago Pardo, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Francesca Parisi, Università della Calabria, Rende, Italy
Jan Radimsky, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic
Lukas Ruf, Consecom AG, Switzerland
Max Silberztein, University de Franche-Comté, France
Jan Šnajder, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Gary Weckman, Ohio University, USA
Ching-Nung Yang, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan

Tutorials:

Tutorials are available from the hosting conference page, ALLDATA 2017.

Preliminary Program:

Preliminary program is available from the hosting conference page, ALLDATA 2017.

Camera Ready:

The link below contains the details on how to upload the final version of your paper to the publisher. The upload should be done after registering your article via the Registration Form.

Publication Site for ALLDATA 2017 and KESA 2017

Publication details are in the Call for Papers, namely "Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost". The costs of additional pages are on the Registration Form.

If you have any questions about the paper upload process, please contact the proceedings production editor, Sandra.

Registration Form:

Each accepted paper needs at least one full registration, before the camera-ready manuscript can be included in the proceedings. The student rate is the lowest registration rate listed in the registration form.

One registration form covers the registration of the paper and the participation of one presenter. If an author has two (or more) accepted papers, each paper must be registered paid for with a separate form.

Every participant must register separately: if two co-authors attend, each of them has to register

Support letters for entry visa will only be issued to attendees who have successfully paid their registration fees in full.

 

Registration form (please make sure you follow the correct link):

The general registration form can be found here.

For special tracks only, the registration form can be found here.

Note: If you attend but do not have a paper to present, use paper number "guest" in the registration form.

Note: For any registration related questions, please contact christine@vicov.com or by fax at 1-302-397-2009

Support letters

It is solely the responsibility of the participants and their corporations/universities to obtain the necessary travel visa.
The association can only issue a support letter stating that a registered participant has an accepted paper and that the participant is expected to have an oral presentation.
For questions or requests related to entry visa support letters, please contact christine@vicov.com or by fax at 1-302-397-2009

Hotel information

For a group registration rate at the conference hotel, you can use this form. The booking is done directly to the hotel by the attendee; hotel contact information is on the form. If this is not a suitable option, you can book any hotel you decide.

 

Attendance guidelines:

During IARIA events, photos and recordings may be made. By registering to and/or attending IARIA events, you consent to allow IARIA to make and distribute such material for informational, publicity, promotional and/or reporting purposes in print or electronic media.

Video recording of presentations by attendees are not allowed without written permission from IARIA and the on-site OK of the presenter.

Copyrighted presentation material may be photographed or copied for personal use only, not for reproduction or distribution. Material labeled confidential or proprietary may not be photographed or copied.

Presence:

If for unforeseen reasons physical presence at the conference location is not  possible, proceedings will not be mailed as the articles are freely available from ThinkMind digital library, www.thinkmind.org

Statistics:

Statistics are available from the hosting conference page, ALLDATA 2017.

Photos:

Photos are available from the hosting conference page, ALLDATA 2017.

Awards:

Awards are available from the hosting conference page, ALLDATA 2017.

 
 

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