CFP: 16th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning


*** KR 2018 ***

16th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

Tempe, Arizona (USA)
October 30-November 2, 2018

Co-located with DL 2018 [] and NMR 2018 [],
KR 2018 IMPORTANT DATES (Tentative)

  • Submission of title and abstract: 13 May 2018
  • Paper submission deadline: 20 May 2018
  • Author response period: 25-27 June 2018
  • Notification: 11 July 2018
  • Camera-ready papers due: 3-10 August 2018
  • Conference date: 30 October-2 November 2018

Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KRR) is an exciting, well-established field of research. In KRR a fundamental assumption is that an agent’s knowledge is explicitly represented in a declarative form, suitable for processing by dedicated reasoning engines. This assumption, that much of what an agent deals with is knowledge-based, is common in many modern intelligent systems. Consequently, KRR has contributed to the theory and practice of various areas in AI, such as automated planning, natural language understanding, among others, as well as to fields beyond AI, including databases, verification, and software engineering. In recent years KRR has contributed to new and emerging fields including the semantic web, computational biology, and the development of software agents.

The KR conference series is the leading forum for timely in-depth presentation of progress in the theory and principles underlying the representation and computational management of knowledge. Contrary to previous editions, KR 2018 will also feature an open call for workshop and tutorial proposals. The tentative deadline for submissions is 21 February 2018. Workshops and  tutorials will precede the KR technical program and will run on 27-29 October 2018. Please check the KR 2018 website for further information and updates.

We solicit papers presenting novel results on the principles of KRR that clearly contribute to the formal foundations of relevant problems or show the applicability of results to implemented or implementable systems. We also  welcome papers from other areas that show clear use of, or contributions to, the principles or practice of KRR. We also encourage “reports from the field” of applications, experiments, developments, and tests.

Papers must be submitted in AAAI style and PDF format. We invite two kinds of  submissions:

  • full papers of up to 9 pages including abstract, figures, and appendices (if any) but excluding references and acknowledgements, which may take up to one additional page; submission of additional material (e.g. proofs) as separate documents is allowed, but this material should not form an integral part of the submission and will only be consulted at the discretion of reviewers, PC members and (area and program) chairs, as appropriate;
  • short papers describing applications, systems and/or demos, of up to 4 pages including abstract, figures, and appendices (if any) but excluding references and acknowledgements, which may take up to one additional page.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Argumentation
  • Belief revision and update, belief merging, information fusion
  • Computational aspects of knowledge representation
  • Concept formation, similarity-based reasoning
  • Contextual reasoning
  • Description logics
  • Decision making
  • Explanation finding, diagnosis, causal reasoning, abduction
  • Inconsistency- and exception tolerant reasoning, paraconsistent logics
  • KR and autonomous agents: intelligent agents, cognitive robotics, multi-agent systems
  • KR and game theory
  • KR and machine learning, inductive logic programming, knowledge discovery and acquisition
  • KR and natural language processing
  • KR and the Web, Semantic Web
  • Logic programming, answer set programming, constraint logic programming
  • Multi- and order-sorted representations and reasoning
  • Nonmonotonic logics, default logics, conditional logics
  • Philosophical foundations of KR
  • Ontology formalisms and models
  • Preference modeling and representation, reasoning about preferences, preference-based reasoning
  • Qualitative reasoning, reasoning about physical systems
  • Reasoning about actions and change, action languages, situation calculus,  dynamic logic
  • Reasoning about knowledge and belief, epistemic and doxastic logics
  • Spatial reasoning and temporal reasoning
  • Uncertainty, representations of vagueness, many-valued and fuzzy logics


  • Frank Wolter (University of Liverpool, UK)


  • Michael Thielscher (The University of New South Wales, Australia)
  • Francesca Toni (Imperial College London, UK)

Local Organization:

  • Joohyung Lee (Arizona State University, USA)
  • Tran Cao Son (New Mexico State University, USA)

Doctoral Consortium:

  • Sebastian Rudolph (Technische Universit‰t Dresden, Germany)
  • Madalina Croitoru (University Montpellier II and INRIA, France)

Workshop/tutorial Chairs:

  • Sebastian Sardina (RMIT Melbourne, Australia)
  • Ivan Varzinczak (Univ. Artois & CNRS, France)

Sponsorship and Publicity:

  • Marcello Balduccini (Saint Joseph’s University, USA)
  • Marco Maratea (University of Genova, Italy)