Call for Papers KB&KS'95 (Paul van der Vet)
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 94 11:08:53 +0200
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Subject: Call for Papers KB&KS'95

                            KB & KS '95

        Second International Conference on Building and Sharing of
                   Very Large-Scale Knowledge Bases

                          April 10-13, 1995

                        University of Twente
                          The Netherlands


Following the success of KB&KS'93, the First International Conference
on Building and Sharing of Very Large-Scale Knowledge Bases, in Tokyo,
Japan, a second conference with the same charter will be held at the
much acclaimed campus of the University of Twente, Enschede, the

This is a first announcement. The electronic version of the general
information brochure will be updated regularly. See below, under
"Further information", for ways to access the information.

                          CALL FOR PAPERS

Like the first conference, the Second International Conference on
Building and Sharing of Very Large-Scale Knowledge Bases solicits
papers relevant to the subject. Papers reporting experimental work are
particularly invited. The charter of the conference is exemplified by:

- Knowledge representation systems for large knowledge bases
  o Computational complexity (both theoretical and empirical) in
    relation to scaling
  o Standardisation; sharing and reuse

- Contents of large knowledge bases
  o Knowledge acquisition for large knowledge bases
  o Reuse of resources
  o Standardisation; sharing and reuse; ontologies

- Applications of large knowledge bases, with particular emphasis on
  scientific and engineering applications. There will be a special
  track on large knowledge bases for materials science.

Authors are invited to submit a paper as either a flat ASCII file or a
self-contained standard PostScript file by email to:

Upon acceptance, authors will be required to deliver their final paper
using a special LaTeX style file that will be made available in due
time. If you have difficulties in complying with these standards,
please notify the organisers (address can be found below, under
"Further information").

December 1, 1994 - Deadline for paper submissions
January 10, 1995 - Notification of acceptance/rejection to authors
March 1, 1995 - Deadline for final paper
April 10, 1995 - Start of conference


Nicolaas J.I. Mars (University of Twente), chair

Jean-Paul Barthes (IIA, France)
Ronald J. Brachman (AT&T Bell Labs, USA)
Su-Shing Chen (NSF, USA)
Jose Cuena (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain)
Thomas R. Gruber (University of Stanford, USA)
Nicola Guarino (LADSEB-CNR, Italy)
James A. Hendler (University of Maryland, USA)
Otto Kuehn (DFKI, Germany)
Jean-Pierre Laurent (Universite de Savoie, France)
Douglas B. Lenat (MCC, USA)
Robert Meersman (University of Brabant, the Netherlands)
Riichiro Mizoguchi (Osaka University, Japan)
Robert Neches (DARPA, USA)
Toyoaki Nishida (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
Louis F. Pau (Digital Equipment, European Technical Center, France)
Francois Rechenmann (INRIA Rhone-Alpes and IMAG/LIFIA, France)
Reind van de Riet (Free University, the Netherlands)
Oliviero Stock (Istituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica,
Hans Voss (GMD, Germany)
Toshio Yokoi (Electronic Dictionary Project, Japan)

                         FURTHER INFORMATION

The campus of the University of Twente can be reached from Schiphol
International Airport by train (two and a half hours, service every
half hour) and by a shuttle plane to Twente airport. Local
organisation is handled by Paul E. van der Vet, Nicolaas J.I.  Mars
(both University of Twente), and Janny Spierenburg (Basics
International Conference Services).

The information will be updated regularly. It can be obtained in
several ways.

(1) WWW
The URL of the dedicated WWW site is

(2) FTP
A flat ASCII file with most (currently, all) information can be
obtained by anonymous ftp from

in file /pub/doc/kbks95/info.text

(3) Email
Sending an email to

will return a flat ASCII autoreply (no matter what the subject line
and contents are) containing the same information as is given at that
time in the ftp-file.

Other useful email addresses are:

for any questions not covered by the present information, and

for paper submissions and (later) final papers.

PLEASE NOTE that all sender names of incoming email will be logged. We
may use these addresses for mailings concerning KB&KS'95 but will not
use them for any other purpose.

Nicolaas J.I. Mars
Paul E. van der Vet

Knowledge-Based Systems Group
Dept. of Computer Science, University of Twente
P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands