IJCAI '93 Workshop on Knowledge Sharing and Information InterchangePhilippe Gobinet <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Subject: IJCAI '93 Workshop on Knowledge Sharing and Information Interchange
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
IJCAI'93 Workshop on Knowledge Sharing and Information Interchange
August 28th, 1993 - Chambery, FR
Connecting Knowledge Based Systems (KBSs) with conventional
software or with other KBSs poses problems of knowledge
sharing and information interchange.
Possible solutions of knowledge representation problems are the
subject of intense discussions in the American AI Community and in
Europe through European Community ESPRIT funded research projects,
academic research, and the newly formed EuroKnowledge initiative.
This one-day Workshop during IJCAI'93 will confront the
different approaches on Knowledge Sharing and Information
Interchange and promote communication between researchers.
The following subtopics are of interest for the Workshop
(others can be considered):
* a common language for knowledge interchange (scope, semantics,
* translation/mapping from a formalism to the common language,
* generic ontologies,
* use of a single knowledge representation formalism for the
development of all KBSs,
* reuse of existing KBs (methodological issues, standards).
* potential of a standard query language/communication protocol.
The maximum number of attendees is 35. The language is English.
For each subtopic, several position statements will be made.
Follow up discussions are then planned. The aim of this workshop is
to promote an open exchange of ideas rather than a formal
A round table will be organized to conclude the day.
The Contact Person will assure the organization of minutes taking
and production of the synthesis of the Workshop.
Several overviews will be added to this report:
* the DARPA Knowledge Sharing Effort,
* the EuroKnowledge initiative,
* the IMKA effort.
People wishing to present a communication (about 15 minutes) at the
workshop should submit a short position paper (about 1700 words).
Other persons wishing to attend the workshop should submit a short
presentation paper (about 500 words) describing why their
contribution to the workshop would be of interest (i.e. the
research they have been conducting in the domain or in a related
Three copies (hard copy, Latex on e-mail or fax) have to be sent
to the contact person. Papers must include: author's name(s),
affiliation, main field of specialization, complete postal address,
phone and fax number, and e-mail.
position paper, intention of participation: April 23
Notifications: May 3
Final copies of position papers: July 2
According to the IJCAI'93 organization, each workshop attendee must
have registered for the main conference. The fee of the workshop are
an additional 300 FF (about 55 $)
Giuseppe Attardi, University of Pisa, Italy
Tim Finin, University of Maryland, USA
Mike Genesereth, Stanford University, USA
Douglas B. Lenat, MCC, USA
Ramon Lopez de Mantaras, Blanes Center of Advanced Studies, Spain
Don McKay, Paramax Systems Corporation, USA
Bob Neches, USC/ISI, USA
Catherine Peyralbe, Cap Gemini Innovation (chair), France
CAP GEMINI INNOVATION
86-90 rue Thiers,
92513 Boulogne Billancourt Cedex
Tel: +33 49 10 52 71
Fax: +33 49 10 06 15
For further information please contact the Contact Person at the above