Calls for papers


International Journal of Knowledge and Learning
International Journal of Knowledge and Learning


Special Issue on: "Knowledge Acquisition, Reuse and Evaluation"

Guest Editors:
Davy Monticolo, University of Lorraine, France
Paolo Ceravolo, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

The advent of the age of digital information has raised the problem of knowledge acquisition, reuse and evaluation. This is today a dynamic research area constantly subject to adaption to new application requirements. Reuse and sharing of knowledge bases are major issues and no satisfactory solutions have as yet been agreed upon as knowledge acquisition still remains the bottleneck for building a knowledge-based system.

Our ability to analyse, evaluate and assist users in reusing knowledge presents a great challenge for the coming years. A new generation of computational techniques and tools is required to support the acquisition, reuse and evaluation of useful knowledge from the rapidly growing volume of information.

This call is aimed at collecting both theoretical and experimental results concerned with developing methods and systems that assist the knowledge management process and assessing the suitability of such methods.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:

  • Tools and techniques for knowledge acquisition, knowledge updating and knowledge validation
  • Semantic web inference methodologies
  • Semantic knowledge portals
  • Web-based approaches for knowledge management
  • Agent-based approaches for knowledge management
  • Software agents for semantic web
  • Semantic web-based knowledge management
  • Tools, languages and techniques for semantic annotation
  • Semantic searching
  • Semantic brokering
  • CSCW and cooperative approaches for knowledge management 2
  • Evaluation of knowledge acquisition techniques
  • Information and knowledge structures
  • Languages and frameworks for knowledge and knowledge modelling
  • Ontology creation, evolution, reconciliation and mediation
  • Ontology-based approaches for knowledge management
  • Knowledge delivery methods
  • Knowledge life cycle
  • Knowledge and information extraction and discovery techniques
  • Knowledge extraction from images/pictures
  • Intelligent knowledge-based systems
  • Decision support and expert systems

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

Abstracts should be submitted by email to the Guest Editors:
Davy Monticolo:
Paolo Ceravolo:

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Full papers submission (online): 10 June, 2013 (extended)

Notification to authors: 30 July, 2013

Final versions due by: 15 September, 2013