Call for Papers

Aims and Scope

Big Knowledge deals with fragmented knowledge from heterogeneous, autonomous information sources for complex and evolving relationships, in addition to domain expertise. The 12th IEEE International Conference on Big Knowledge(ICBK-2021), provides a premier international forum for presentation of original research results in Big Knowledge opportunities and challenges, as well as exchange and dissemination of innovative, practical development experiences. The conference covers all aspects of Big Knowledge, including algorithms, software, platforms, and applications for knowledge graph construction, maintenance, and inference. ICBK 2021 draws researchers and application developers from a wide range of Big Knowledge related areas such as knowledge engineering, knowledge graph systems, big data analytics, statistics, machine learning, pattern recognition, data mining, knowledge visualization, high performance computing, and World Wide Web. By promoting novel, high quality research findings, and innovative solutions to challenging Big Knowledge problems, the conference seeks to continuously advance the state-of-the-art in Big Knowledge.

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society. Awards will be conferred at the conference on the authors of the best paper and the best student paper. High quality papers will be invited for a special issue of Knowledge and Information Systems Journal in an expanded and revised form.


Topics of Interest
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Foundations, algorithms, models, and theory of Big Knowledge processing.

  • Knowledge engineering with big data.

  • Machine learning, data mining, and statistical methods for Big Knowledge science and engineering.

  • Acquisition, representation and evolution of fragmented knowledge.

  • Fragmented knowledge modeling and online learning.

  • Knowledge graphs and knowledge maps.

  • Knowledge graph security, privacy and trust.

  • Knowledge graphs and IoT data streams.

  • Geospatial knowledge graphs.

  • Ontologies and reasoning.

  • Topology and fusion on fragmented knowledge.

  • Visualization, personalization, and recommendation of Knowledge Graph navigation and interaction.

  • Knowledge Graph systems and platforms, and their efficiency, scalability, and privacy.

  • Applications and services of Knowledge Graph in all domains including web, medicine, education, healthcare, and business.

  • Crowdsourcing, deep learning and edge computing for graph mining.

  • Rule and relationship discovery in knowledge graph computing.

You can also select the following Track Topics

  • Track01: Machine Learning and Knowledge Graphs.

  • Track02: Reasoning with Knowledge Graphs.

  • Track03: Knowledge Graph Analytics and Applications.

  • Track04: Knowledge Graphs and NLP.

  • Track05: Knowledge graphs for Explainable AI.

  • Track06: Multimodal Knowledge Graphs.

  • Track07: Social Network and Representation Learning.

  • Track08: Knowledge Graphs for Cultural Heritage.

  • Track09: Knowledge Graphs for Geospatial Information Systems.

  • Track10: Domain Knowledge Graphs.

  • Track11: Knowledge Graphs for Education.

  • Track 12: Operations Research, Optimisation and Machine Learning.


Submission Guidelines
Paper submissions should be no longer than 8 pages, in the IEEE 2-column format, including the bibliography and any possible appendices. Submissions longer than 8 pages will be rejected without review. All submissions will be reviewed by the Program Committee on the basis of technical quality, relevance to Big Knowledge, originality, significance, and clarity. You can choose to identify a Track Topic number in your submission title (e.g.,your_paper_title-Track01) during submission.

All manuscripts are submitted as full papers and are reviewed based on their scientific merit. The reviewing process is confidential. There is no separate abstract submission step. There are no separate industrial, application, short paper or poster tracks. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically in online submission system. We do not accept email submissions.

LaTeX and Word Templates

To help ensure correct formatting, please use the style files for U.S. Letter as template for your submission. These include LaTeX and Word.

Important Dates

All deadlines are at 11:59PM Pacific Daylight Time.

  • Paper submission: August 26, 2021

  • Notification of acceptance/rejection: September 26, 2021

  • Camera-ready deadline and copyright forms: October 16, 2021

  • Early Registration Deadline: October 16, 2021

  • Conference: December 7-8, 2021

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