Call for Papers

*Recently Published Research Track* at the 
18th Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR2021)

November 6-12, 2021, Hanoi, Vietnam

Important Dates

Submission deadline: June 27, 2021,
Notification: July 30, 2021
Conference: November 6-12, 2021

The 18th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and 
Reasoning, KR 2021, invites submissions of abstracts of papers previously 
published in journals and conference proceedings for the Recently Published 
Research Track.

The track is designed to provide a forum to discuss recent research on topics 
related to KR that may not be immediately familiar or easily accessible to the
KR community.  

The track seeks papers that fall into one or both of the following 
two categories:

1) Papers that
-- bridge KR to other areas of AI, computer science, or to other disciplines for 
which an interface with KR exists (this includes database theory, game theory, 
social choice, logic and philosophy, etc.);
-- bridge KR to areas that make use of KR, such as multi-agent systems, 
planning, natural language understanding, machine learning, explainable AI; or
-- go beyond the commonly-understood boundaries of KR.

2) Papers that are tightly related to KR and
-- have been published in journals but have not been presented at workshops 
or conferences;
-- have been presented at conferences that are not typically attended by the 
KR community; or
-- have been accepted at general high-profile AI conferences such as IJCAI, 
ECAI, or AAAI, where the time allotted has not allowed for full discussion of 
all key aspects of the paper.

Submitted papers need only be of interest to a subcommunity in KR (like DL, 
argumentation, NMR, etc.). However, they need to be made friendly to a 
KR audience.

Submission materials:

— A cover page (single page) listing the title, the authors, a complete 
reference to the original paper, and a public or privately accessible url from 
which the paper can be downloaded. A list of keywords is also expected. 
Finally, the cover page must contain a statement that the work the submission
is based on has not been already presented to a KR audience in a major forum.

— A one-page (preferred) and no more than two-page extended abstract of the 
paper following the format for regular paper KR 2021 submissions. The abstract
should present the main contributions of the paper, discuss the relevance of 
the paper to KR, and explain the significance of the results.

— A single pdf file with the materials should be submitted to the KR submission 
site at EasyChair. The authors should mark the submission as Recently Published

Submissions must meet the following criteria:

a. Candidate papers must have been published in a journal or a conference
proceedings in 2019 or later.
b. Papers that are in press may be submitted as long as the final camera-ready
version is available.
c. Extensions of papers that have been previously presented at a KR conference
are not eligible for this track.

Extended abstracts of the accepted papers will be linked from the conference 

Authors of accepted papers will present their work at the KR conference,
focussing on its significance and relevance to KR. Significant time will be 
allocated for discussion of the interdisciplinary aspects of the work and its 
potential impact on future research opportunities for KR.

Due to the ongoing global Covid-19 pandemic, we understand that not all authors 
may be able to attend the KR 2021 physically, so we commit to allowing 
authors to give their talks and participate remotely. 

For any questions regarding suitability of a submission or any other
aspect of the track, please email the special track program co-chairs:

Vladimir Lifschitz,
Pierre Marquis,