Due to some requests, we have decided to extend the deadline for workshop and
tutorial proposals until *April 2nd, 2021*.


Call For Tutorial And Workshop Proposals 
18th Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR2021)

November 6-12, 2021, Hanoi, Vietnam


The 18th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and
Reasoning (KR 2021) solicits proposals for its tutorial and workshop programme. 
Tutorials and workshops will be held on the days of 6-8 November 2021, prior 
to the KR main technical program. The attendance of tutorials is complimentary 
to all KR registered participants. Workshop attendance will be subject to 
payment of a workshop fee, which is separate from that of the main conference.

** Submission Requirements for Tutorial Proposals **

KR tutorials are half-day or (exceptionally) full-day events that introduce 
general or special topics in KR and relevant neighboring areas. They can be 
first introductions to an established area or an emerging field, but also 
advanced courses on specialised methods or new approaches. The content should be
adequately established and balanced, and not be limited to advertising an 
individual research work or product. A focus on specific tools and methodologies
can still be useful to offer concrete examples and hands-on activities to 

Each tutorial proposal should contain the following information:

- Short title, presenters and proposed length (half-day is recommended, but an 
argument can be made for a full-day tutorial)

- A half-page introduction to the tutorial's subject and relevance to KR

- A half-page on the target audience, prerequisite knowledge, and learning goals

- One page outline of the tutorial contents and intended structure

- A brief resume of each presenter including name, affiliation, email address, 
  and evidence of scholarship in the area, mentioning relevant publications or
  professional experience

The main duties of the tutorial organizers are:

- Setup a web-page for the tutorial, which should at least include the 
  information from the proposal, tutorial materials and related references.

- Deliver the tutorial at KR 2021. Virtual presentation will be allowed. 

Each accepted tutorial will entitle a discount on the KR registration fee for
one tutorial presenter.

** Submission Requirements for Workshop Proposals **

Workshops provide a place to exchange ideas in emerging fields in KR research 
and application. They can take many forms, including mini-conferences (with 
peer-reviewed publications), competitions, working sessions (discussions, 
hackathons, etc.), line-ups of invited contributions, or a mix of these. 
Innovative formats are welcome, but organizers must provide means of estimating
attendance and required length up-front (by number of submissions, invited 
speakers, or early registered participants).

Workshop proposals can use up to 4 pages, which should include the following 

- Title and acronym of the workshop,

- Workshop description: goals, format, and expected activities during the  
  workshop; proposed duration (half day, one day, ...),

- Audience: target audience, research groups in the area, planned or confirmed 
  speakers, expected number of submissions/participants,

- Related events: history of the workshop (if applicable), relationship to 
  recent similar events,

- Tentative list of PC members with their respective affiliations,

- A brief resume of each organizer including name, affiliation, contact 
  details, and evidence of scholarship in the area, mentioning relevant   
  publications or professional experience.

- Appendix: Tentative call for contributions

The main duties of the chair of each accepted workshop are:

- Set up a webpage for the workshop,

- Advertise the workshop and distribute its call for papers/participation,

- Coordinate the peer-reviewing of submitted contributions,

- If workshop proceedings are desired, it is the duty of the organizers to 
  produce and distribute their workshop proceedings,

- Organize a schedule for the workshop in collaboration with the local 
  organizers and the KR workshop co-chairs, and

- Coordinate and moderate the workshop participation and content. 

We do not require workshop organizers to commit to physically attending
the conference and will work with them to find a suitable (hybrid or fully 
virtual) format for each workshop. 

Each accepted proposal will be waived two workshop registrations to be 
used at the discretion of the organisers (e.g., to cover the registration 
of an invited speaker).

KR reserves the right to cancel a workshop if it does not have enough 
participants to cover its running costs.

** Submission Instructions **

Each proposal (tutorial or workshop) should be in English and must be submitted 
electronically to the Workshop and Tutorial track of KR 2021 via EasyChair:


For all accepted proposals, KR will take care of all local and/or 
virtual arrangements.

** Important Dates **

Proposal submission deadline: 2 April 2021 

Notification: 20 April 2021

Workshop paper submission deadline: 2 July 2021

Workshop paper notification: 6 August 2021

Workshop registration deadline: TBA

Tutorial and workshop dates: 6-8 November 2021

** Remote Participation Due to Covid-19 Pandemic **

We understand that the global public health situation may make it difficult 
or impossible for some, if not all, participants to travel to Hanoi. For 
this reason, we commit to allowing tutorial and workshop presenters to 
present remotely, and we will work with workshop organizers to find a suitable 
(hybrid or fully virtual) format for each workshop. 

Inquiries should be sent by email to the KR 2021 Tutorial and Workshop Chairs:

Markus Krötzsch and Yongmei Liu