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PRICAI 2004 Workshop 2
9th or 10th August 2004

The 2004 Pacific Rim Knowledge Acquisition Workshop

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Workshop Program

The focus of this workshop is on developing methods and systems that assist the knowledge acquisition process. It is designed for both theoreticians and practitioners, and therefore, all aspects of the knowledge acquisition process will be opened for discussion. The knowledge itself, its re-usability and sharing is also another issue that will be focused on at this workshop.

Bottleneck in building knowledge base systems is a problem. This is compounded by the explosion of the digital information. The availability of data far exceeds our ability to harness and process them. Existing techniques and tools can no longer support this vast amount of data and it is hoped that this workshop will fuel development in this area.

This workshop will also expand its traditional area to the business rule system area. Separation of knowledge (rules) from software developments was often discussed in Software Engineering (SE). However, little attention has been paid to the relationship between KA and SE. Business rules will be a new area of focus in addition to traditional topics in KA.

Papers are invited for consideration in all aspects of knowledge acquisition for knowledge-based systems, including (but not restricted to):

· Fundamental views on knowledge that affect the knowledge acquisition process and the use of knowledge in knowledge engineering
· Algorithmic approaches to knowledge acquisition
· Tools and techniques for knowledge acquisition, knowledge maintenance and knowledge validation
· Evaluation of knowledge acquisition techniques, tools and methods
· Knowledge acquisition and machine learning
· Languages and frameworks for knowledge and knowledge modelling information systems or decision support systems
· Methods and techniques for sharing and reusing knowledge
· Distributed knowledge acquisition through infrastructures such as the Internet
· Business Rules, Knowledge Acquisition and Software Engineering

We require on-line submission through PKAW 2004 website. http://www.comp.utas.edu.au/pkaw04/

We encourage submission in Springer Lecture Notes Series format.
The length of papers is recommended to be 10 to 15 pages long in this format.
For format templates, please see the Springer website: http://www.springeronline.com/sgw/cda/frontpage/0,10735,5-164-2-72376-0,00.html

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: 10th May 2004
Notification: 10th June 2004
Camera-ready papers Due: 10th July 2004
Workshop: 9th / 10th August 2004 or both days

Review & Publications
Each submission will be subjected to review by at least two members from the program committee. Acceptance is based on the basis of relevance, originality, significance, soundness and clarity. All accepted papers will be published in the Workshop Proceedings.

Workshop Honorary Chairs
Prof. Paul Compton
University of New South Wales, Australia

Prof. Hiroshi Motoda
Osaka University, Japan

Workshop Chair
Dr. Byeong Ho Kang
University of Tasmania, Australia

Workshop Co-Chairs
Prof. Achim Hoffmann
University of New South Wales, Australia

Prof. Takahira Yamaguchi
Shizuoka University, Japan

Program Committee

Ghassan Beydoun (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Mike Cameron-Jones (University of Tasmania, Australia)
Rob Colomb (University of Queensland, Australia)
John Debenham (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia)
Rose Dieng (INRIA, France)
Udo Hahn (Freiburg University, Germany)
Ray Hashemi (Armstrong Atlantic State University, USA)
Noriaki Izumi (Cyber Assist Research Center, AIST, Japan)
Myhae Kim (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Yasuhiko Kitamura (Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan)
Rob Kremer (University of Calgary, Canada)
Huan Liu (Arizona State University, USA)
Ashesh J. Mahidadia (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Rodrigo Martinez (University of Murcia,Okada Spain)
Tim Menzies (NASA, USA)
Toshiro Minami (Kyushu Institute of Information Sciences
& Kyushu University, Japan)
Enrico Motta (Open University, UK)
Masayuki Numao (Osaka University, Japan)
Takashi Okada (Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan)
Frank Puppe (University of Wuerzburg, Germany)
Ulrich Reimer (Business Operation Systems,Switzerland)
Debbie Richards (Macquarie University, Australia)
Masashi Shimbo (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
Derek Sleeman (University of Aberdeen, UK)
Einoshin Suzuki (Yokohama National University, Japan)
Takao Terano (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Shusaku Tsumoto (Shimane Medical University, Japan)
Takashi Washio (Osaka University, Japan)
Ray Williams (University of Tasmania, Australia)
Peter Vamplew (University of Tasmania, Australia)
Seiji Yamada (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)

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