The First International Workshop on Information and Knowledge Management

EKNOW 2007

January 2-6, 2007 - Guadeloupe, French Caribbean

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This workshop is part of ICDS 2007.


Submit a Paper:

Submit a paper using the same page as the ICDS 2007 conference.

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Hotels and Travel:

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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.

The International Workshop on Information and Knowledge Management (EKNOW 2007) initiates a series of international events covering the latest achievements on the following topics:

Knowledge data systems
Linguistic knowledge representation
Knowledge acquisition, processing, and management
Cognitive science and knowledge agent-based systems
Knowledge modeling and virtualization
Context-aware and self-management systems
Imprecision/Uncertainty/Incompleteness in databases
Geographic and spatial data infrastructures
Information technologies
Optimization and information technology
Business process integration and management
Information management systems
Information ethics and legal evaluations
On-demand business transformation
Informational mining/retrieval/classification
Multi-criteria decision theory
Organizational information systems
e-Business, e-Science systems
Decision support systems
Zero-knowledge systems
Expert systems
Tutoring systems
Digital libraries
Databases and mobility in databases
Industrial 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 2007 Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services and on-line via IEEE XPlore Digital Library. IEEE will index the papers with major indexes.

Important deadlines:

Full paper submission August 15, 2006 September 8, 2006
Author notification September 10, 2006 September 30, 2006
Registration and Camera ready September 30, 2006 October 15, 2006

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received papers will be acknowledged via the EDAS system.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11" (two columns IEEE format), not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the IEEE CS Press 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.

Technical marketing/business/positioning presentations

The conference initiates a series of business, technical marketing, and positioning presentations on the same topics. Speakers must submit a 10-12 slide deck presentations with substantial notes accompanying the slides, in the .ppt format (.pdf-ed). The slide deck will be published in the conference’s CD collection, together with the regular papers. Please send your presentations to


Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals can be for half or full day tutorials. Please send your proposals to

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.


Technical Program Committee

Co-Chair: Krishna Kant, Intel, USA
Co-Chair: Heinrich C. Mayr, Alpen-Adria-Universitaet - Klagenfurt, Austria (to be confirmed)

Giles Hooker. McGill University, Canada
Krishna Kant, Intel, USA
Andrew Kusiak, The University of Iowa, USA
Kyoung Jun Lee, Kyunghee Univ, Korea
Ulriche Lechner, Universitat der Bundeswehr - Munchen, Germany
Omair Shafiq, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Olivia R. Liu Sheng, The University of Utah, USA
Heinrich C. Mayr, Alpen-Adria-Universitaet - Klagenfurt, Austria
Daniel E. O'Leary, University of Southern California, USA
Elena Paslaru Bontas Simperl, Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany
Roger A. Wallis, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden


Tutorials are available from the hosting conference page, ICDS 2007.

Preliminary Program:

Preliminary program is available from the hosting conference page, ICDS 2007.

Manuscript Preparation:

Manuscript preparation is available from the hosting conference page, ICDS 2007.

Registration Form:

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Statistics are available from the hosting conference page, ICDS 2007.


Photos are available from the hosting conference page, ICDS 2007.


Awards are available from the hosting conference page, ICDS 2007


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