Welcome to PKAW 2022

Welcome to the 2022 Principle and practice of data and Knowledge Acquisition Workshop (PKAW). It will be collocated with the 19th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI 2022) and held virtually in Shanghai, China in November 2022.

Over the past two decades, PKAW has provided a forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss the state-of-the-arts in the area of knowledge acquisition and machine intelligence (MI, also Artificial Intelligence, AI). PKAW2022 will continue the above focus and welcome the contributions on the multi-disciplinary approach of human and big data-driven knowledge acquisition, as well as AI techniques and applications.

AI is changing the way in which organizations innovate and communicate their processes, products, and services. Also, in our daily life, AI-embedded devices such as smart speakers are about to become widely used, which extends the possibility of acquiring knowledge from users’ behavior observed through the interaction between those devices and their users. Knowledge acquisition and learning from big data are becoming more challenging than ever. Various knowledge can be acquired not only from human experts but also from heterogeneous data. Multidisciplinary research, including knowledge engineering, artificial intelligence and machine learning, human-computer interaction, etc., is required to meet the challenge. We invite authors to submit papers on all aspects of these areas.

Furthermore, not only in the engineering field but also in the social science field (e.g., economics, social networks, and sociology), recent progress in knowledge acquisition and data engineering techniques is realizing interesting applications. We also invite submissions that present applications tested and deployed in real-life settings and lessons learned during this process.


(October 19) Program has been released.
(October 15) Keynote information has been released.
(October 12) The registration page has been released.
(August 1) The submission date has been extended to August 29, 2022 (11:59PM, UTC-12).
(June 24) "Organizing Committee" and "PC Members" have been released.
(May 16) "Call for Papers" has been released.