Call for Workshops 2017

i-KNOW 2017 – International Conference on Knowledge Technologies and Data-driven Business
October 11-12, 2017 in Graz, Austria

The International Conference on Knowledge Technologies and Data-driven Business – i-KNOW – has a 16-year history of bringing together the best minds from science and industry. Together we have successfully shaped research and practice on how knowledge and data are best leveraged in business and industry, and how knowledge technologies shape this relationship. Knowledge Technologies have dramatically changed over this period. In order to pick up recent trends, and to allow i-KNOW to always be at the cutting edge of this development, we will give the opportunity to the scientific community to organize workshops dedicated to a specific topic connected to Data-driven Futures. These workshops focus on particular technological approaches, on new applications of data-driven techniques, or specific domains in which they are applied. In order to pick up recent trends, and to allow i-KNOW to always be at the cutting edge of this development, we are issuing this “Call for Workshops”.

Important Dates

  • Deadline Workshop Submission: May 22, 2017
  • Accept/Reject Notification of Workshop: May 29, 2017
  • Call for Workshop Papers: June 05, 2017
  • Deadline Workshop Papers: July 07, 2017 – EXTENDED
  • Accept/Reject Notification of Workshop Papers: July 31, 2017 – EXTENDED
  • Camera-ready Version of Workshop Papers: August 21, 2017
  • i-KNOW Conference in Graz: October 11-12, 2017

Workshop Topics

Workshops should address research at the intersection of disciplines such as knowledge discovery, visual analytics, web & data science, social, semantic and ubiquitous computing. The goal of integrating these approaches is to augment human intelligence by designing tools and services which interact naturally with humans, learn from their experiences and generate and evaluate evidence-based hypotheses – following the cognitive computing paradigm. That is, we interpret cognitive computing as the convergence of various knowledge technologies research fields. We are specifically interested in the integration of data-centric, e.g. data science, and user-centric approaches, e.g. ubiquitous computing, and welcome contributions from both ends of the spectrum.

We are specifically interested in examining the augmentation of human intelligence in the context of diverse application domains across all aspects of society. This includes in the business domain e.g. Industry 4.0 and Professional Learning 4.0, in the research domain e.g. Computational Life Sciences and Open Science, in the education domain e.g. Data-driven Education and Learning Analytics, and on societal level e.g. Digital Humanities and Computational Social Sciences.

The following workshops have already been selected:

Why Organize a Workshop at i-KNOW 2017?

i-KNOW has a special tradition of serving as a bridge between research and industry. Since its inception in 2001, more than 3000 participants from industry have participated at i-KNOW conferences. Large companies such as Infineon, Siemens, Kapsch, Magna Steyr, AVL, Austrian Press Agency as well as a multitude of SMEs from the DACH and Eastern European regions regularly participate in order to assess the newest trends and developments.
By encouraging the interaction between research and industry application, i-KNOW has served as Launchpad for a number of application oriented collaborative research projects (EU FP6, FP7) and specifically in Horizon 2020 research programmes.

Call for Workshop Contributions

We expect workshop organisers to be responsible for the organisation and preparation of their own workshop, for issuing call for papers and for making results available. Conference organisers will issue Conference Call for Papers that collects and distributes all workshop calls and disseminates them widely. There will be no call for papers for a main conference track, instead our aim is to organise two days of attractive invited talks that should draw a large number of participants from research and industry. Workshops will happen as parallel tracks and focus on a broad array of topics connected to the overall conference.
In case, you would like to propose an additional workshop to be held at i-KNOW 2017, please contact the workshop chairs at as soon as possible with the following information:

  • Organizers: names, emails and institutions of organizers
  • Workshop Title: proposed title for the workshop
  • Topic: a short description of the workshop topic and how the workshop relates to the overall conference theme and to the already accepted workshops
  • Goal: a short description of the goals and outcomes of the workshop
  • Duration: Workshop duration can be half a day or a full day.

We welcome workshops with creative structures and organisations that attract various types of contributions and ensure rich interactions.
Please note that the duration of a workshop might need to be adjusted based on the overall number of submissions received. Furthermore, workshops that receive less than 5 submissions or have less than 10 people registered for attendance might be cancelled.

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We offer workshops the opportunity to publish the best accepted workshop contributions as additional conference proceedings in the ACM digital library. Therefore acceptance of the papers will be either as full (regular) or short/demo papers with the corresponding presentation slots. Papers accepted as full will be published in the ACM Digital Library and papers accepted as short/demo can be optionally published in special online workshop proceedings.