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KSEM 2014 : The 7th International Conference on Knowledge Science, Engineering and Management


Conference Series : Knowledge Science, Engineering and Management
When Oct 16, 2014 - Oct 18, 2014
Where Sibiu, Romania
Submission Deadline May 5, 2014
Notification Due Jun 25, 2014
Final Version Due Jul 10, 2014
Categories    artificial intelligence   knowledge engineering   knowledge management   knowledge representation

Call For Papers

KSEM is an international conference for research on knowledge science, engineering and management, which attracts numerous high quality, state-of-the-art research papers from all over the world. The conference provides a forum for researchers, practitioners and developers where they can share views, present ideas and original work, providing new insights into KSEM-related areas. KSEM 2014 will be held in Sibiu, Romania, and is the seventh in the conference series, following six successful events in Guilin, China (KSEM 2006), Melbourne, Australia (KSEM 2007), Vienna, Austria (KSEM 2009), Belfast, Northern Ireland (KSEM 2010), Irvine, USA (KSEM 2011) and Dalian, China (KSEM 2013).

Main Topics (not limited to)
Knowledge Science
- Knowledge representation and reasoning
- Logics of knowledge
- Formal analysis of knowledge
- Knowledge complexity and knowledge metrics
- Reasoning about knowledge in the presence of inconsistency, incompleteness, context-dependency
- Commonsense knowledge and uncertainty in knowledge
- Cognitive foundations of knowledge
- Knowledge in complex systems and multi-agent systems
- Formal ontology
Knowledge Engineering
- Knowledge extraction
- Knowledge integration
- Knowledge-based software engineering
- Knowledge-based systems in life sciences
- Conceptual modeling in knowledge-based systems
- Semantic database systems and semantic Web
- Content engineering and ontological engineering
- Implementation issues in KBS
- Service-oriented Knowledge Engineering
- Geo-knowledge Engineering
Knowledge Management
- Knowledge creation and acquisition
- Knowledge verification and validation
- Knowledge dissemination
- Knowledge management systems
- Organizational ontology
- Data mining and knowledge discovery
- Organizational memory
- Organizational learning
- Knowledge management strategies and practices
- Knowledge management applications
- Sustainable Knowledge Management
- Cloud Computing and Knowledge Management
- Green-IT Knowledge Management


The Seventh Edition of the International Conference on Knowledge Science, Engineering and Management will be hosted in Sibiu (
Situated in the heart of Transylvania, at the foothills of the Carpathians, Sibiu
is one of the most important cultural centres of Romania and one of the most beautiful medieval towns in Transylvania. Due to its cultural richness along with its history, traditional values, architectural and geographical beauty, Sibiu was designated The
European Capital of Culture for the year 2007 and, according to Forbes, it is one of Europe’s „most idyllic places to live.

Today, “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu is proud to offer over 15,000 students a wide range of subjects, going from foreign languages to engineering sciences, and from economics to medical sciences. Our goal is to link and interconnect this impressive range of assets to create surplus value in the fields we promote. We are privileged to encourage the wish of knowledge improvement of the new generations and to assist and guide them through this qualitative process.


In accordance with the previous conferences, the KSEM 2014 proceedings will be published by the Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series. The page limit is 12 pages in Springer LNCS format, including figures and references. The Author guidelines are available at

Conference Chairs

Ioan Bondrea, Rector of Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania
Dimitris Karagiannis, University of Vienna, Austria
Hui Xiong, Rutgers University, USA

Programme Chairs / Volume Editors

Claudiu Vasile Kifor, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania
Robert Buchmann, University of Vienna, Austria
Jian Yu, Beijing Jiaotong University, China

Steering committee

David Bell, Queen’s Univ. Belfast, UK
Cungen Cao, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Dimitris Karagiannis, Univ. of Vienna, Austria
Zhi Jin, Peking Univ., China
Jérome Lang, Univ. Paul Sabatier, France
Yoshiteru Nakamori, JAIST, Japan
Jorg Siekmann, DFKI, Germany
Eric Tsui, The Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ., Hongkong, China
Zongtuo Wang, Dalian Science and Technology Univ., China
Kwok Kee Wei, City Univ. of Hong Kong, Hongkong, China
Mingsheng Ying, Tsinghua Univ., China
Zili Zhang, Southwest Univ., China
Yaxin Bi, Ulster University, Belfast, UK
Ruqian Lu (Honorary Chair), Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Chengqi Zhang (Chair), Univ. of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Claudiu V. Kifor, Vice-rector
Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
10 Victoriei Blv., 550024, Sibiu, Romania
Tel / Fax: 004 0269 217278

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