last modified: 21 Mar 2021
The 18th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR 2021) solicits proposals for its tutorial and workshop programme. Tutorials and workshops will be held on the days of 6-8 November 2021, prior to the KR main technical program. KR is currently planned to take place in Hanoi, Vietnam, with additional options for attending virtually. Further details on the attendance options for tutorial and workshop organizers will be provided in upcoming calls, as they depend on the pandemic situation.
KR tutorials are half-day or (exceptionally) full-day events that introduce general or special topics in KR and relevant neighboring areas. They can be first introductions to an established area or an emerging field, but also advanced courses on specialised methods or new approaches. The content should be adequately established and balanced, and not be limited to advertising an individual research work or product. A focus on specific tools and methodologies can still be useful to offer concrete examples and hands-on activities to participants.
Each accepted tutorial will entitle a discount on the KR registration fee for one tutorial presenter.
Each tutorial proposal should contain the following information:
The main duties of the tutorial organizers are:
Workshops provide a place to exchange ideas in emerging fields in KR research and application. They can take many forms, including mini-conferences (with peer-reviewed publications), competitions, working sessions (discussions, hackathons, etc.), line-ups of invited contributions, or a mix of these. Innovative formats are welcome, but organizers must provide means of estimating attendance and required length up-front (by number of submissions, invited speakers, or early registered participants).
Workshop proposals can use up to 4 pages, which should include the following information:
The main duties of the chair of each accepted workshop are:
We do not require workshop organizers to commit to physically attending the conference and will work with them to find a suitable (hybrid or fully virtual) format for each workshop.
Each accepted proposal will be waived two workshop registrations to be used at the discretion of the organisers (e.g., to cover the registration of an invited speaker).
KR reserves the right to cancel a workshop if it does not have enough participants to cover its running costs.
Each proposal (tutorial or workshop) should be in English and must be submitted electronically to the Workshop and Tutorial track of KR 2021 via EasyChair:
For all accepted proposals, KR will take care of all local and/or virtual arrangements.
We understand that the global public health situation may make it difficult or impossible for some, if not all, participants to travel to Hanoi. For this reason, we commit to allowing tutorial and workshop presenters to present remotely, and we will work with workshop organizers to find a suitable (hybrid or fully virtual) format for each workshop.
Inquiries should be sent by email to the KR 2021 Tutorial and Workshop Chairs:
Markus Krötzsch and Yongmei Liu