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2018 Pacific Rim Knowledge Acquisition Workshop (PKAW 2018)

Welcome to the 2018 Pacific Rim Knowledge Acquisition Workshop (PKAW 2018) to be held at China on August 28-29, 2018. Over the past two decades, PKAW has provided a forum for researchers and practitioners working in the area of knowledge acquisition and machine intelligence (MI, also Artificial Intelligence, AI).

PKAW 2018 will be held as part of the 15th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI 2018). The purpose of this workshop is to provide a chance for intensive discussion on the aspects of knowledge acquisition and AI.
According to the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies 2017, AI is one of the top emerging technology mega-trends. Artificial intelligence is changing the way in which organizations innovate and communicate their processes, products and services.

In recent years, unprecedented data, called big data, has become available and knowledge acquisition and learning from big data is increasing in importance. Various knowledge can be acquired not only from human experts but also from diverse data. Simultaneous acquisition from both data and human experts increases its importance. Multidisciplinary research including knowledge engineering, machine learning, natural language processing, human computer interaction, and artificial intelligence are required. We invite authors to submit papers on all aspects of these area.

Another important and related area is applications. Not only in the engineering field but also in the social science field (e.g., economics, social networks, and sociology), recent progress of knowledge acquisition and data engineering techniques is realizing interesting applications. We also invite submissions that present applications tested and deployed in real-life settings. Those papers should address lessons learned from application development and deployment.
All papers will be peer reviewed, and those accepted for the workshop will be included in the Springer LNAI proceedings.


Proceedings of PKAW-2018 will be published by Springer as a volume of Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series. All papers should be submitted electronically using the conference management tool in PDF/DOC format and formatted using the Springer LNAI template. The paper should be between 10 to 15 pages long. For format templates, please see the Springer.

Submission page on Easychair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pkaw2018


Submission Due
Apr.7 2018 Apr.14 2018
NotificationJun.4 2018
Camera Ready Due Jun.11 2018
Workshop Date Aug.28-29 2018