Call For Tutorial And Workshop Proposals

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.

Submission Requirements for Tutorial Proposals

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:

  • Short title, presenters and proposed length (half-day is recommended, but an argument can be made for a full-day tutorial)
  • A half-page introduction to the tutorial's subject and relevance to KR
  • A half-page on the target audience, prerequisite knowledge, and learning goals
  • One page outline of the tutorial contents and intended structure
  • A brief resume of each presenter including name, affiliation, email address, and evidence of scholarship in the area, mentioning relevant publications or professional experience

The main duties of the tutorial organizers are:

  • Setup a web-page for the tutorial, which should at least include the information from the proposal, tutorial materials and related references.
  • Deliver the tutorial at KR 2021. A future call will provide details on the presentation options.

Submission Requirements for Workshop Proposals

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:

  • Title and acronym of the workshop,
  • Workshop description: goals, format, and expected activities during the workshop; proposed duration (half day, one day, ...),
  • Audience: target audience, research groups in the area, planned or confirmed speakers, expected number of submissions/participants,
  • Related events: history of the workshop (if applicable), relationship to recent similar events,
  • Tentative list of PC members with their respective affiliations,
  • A brief resume of each organizer including name, affiliation, contact details, and evidence of scholarship in the area, mentioning relevant publications or professional experience.
  • Appendix: Tentative call for contributions

The main duties of the chair of each accepted workshop are:

  • Set up a webpage for the workshop,
  • Advertise the workshop and distribute its call for papers/participation,
  • Coordinate the peer-reviewing of submitted contributions,
  • If workshop proceedings are desired, it is the duty of the organizers to produce and distribute their workshop proceedings,
  • Organize a schedule for the workshop in collaboration with the local organizers and the KR workshop co-chairs, and
  • Coordinate and moderate the workshop participation and content. A future call will provide details on the physical/hybrid/virtual options for running workshops.

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.

Submission Instructions

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.

Important Dates

  • Proposal submission deadline: March 17, 2021 April 2, 2021
  • Notification: April 20, 2021
  • Workshop paper submission deadline: July 2, 2021
  • Workshop paper notification: August 6, 2021
  • Workshop registration deadline: TBA
  • Tutorial and workshop dates: November 6-12, 2021

Remote Participation Due to Covid-19 Pandemic

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