AKBC 2019

May 20-22 2019

Early registration ends April 5!

Knowledge Base Construction

Knowledge gathering, representation, and reasoning are among the fundamental challenges of artificial intelligence. Large-scale repositories of knowledge about entities, relations, and their abstractions are known as “knowledge bases”. Most major technology companies now have substantial efforts in knowledge base construction, and related scholarly work spans many research areas, including machine learning, natural language processing, computer vision, information integration, databases, search, data mining, knowledge representation, human computation, human-computer interfaces, and fairness. The AKBC conference serves as a research forum for all these areas, in both academia and industry.

New Conference

Nearly ten years after the first AKBC workshop in Grenoble, France, AKBC is becoming a conference. Why a new stand-alone conference?

  • Long-standing and growing interest in the area, now with too much material for a one-day workshop. We have sufficient material for a two-day conference plus topical workshops.
  • We want to grow and connect the community beyond existing individual conference communities, bringing together ML, NLP, DB, IR, KRR, semantics, reasoning, common sense, QA, human computation, dialog, HCI.
  • We want to set our own culture, including reviewing practices, and meeting format. We have fond memories of the first AKBC 2010 in Grenoble: a two-day meeting that included an afternoon hike in the Alps with much great scientific discussion.
  • Why now? Growing interest across many areas. Disconnect among multiple relevant communities. Growing industry and government interest.

Latest news

14 Mar 2019 : Registration opens
25 Feb 2019 : Accepted papers announced
11 Jan 2019 : Workshops announced

Key Dates


November 16, 2018, Friday: Conference paper submissions due (Midnight PST)
January 11, Friday: Workshop topics announced
February 15, 2019, Friday: Conference notification
April 5, 2019, Friday: Early Registration Deadline.
May 20-21, 2019, Monday-Tuesday: Conference, UMass Amherst
May 22, 2019, Wednesday: Workshops, UMass Amherst

Previous Workshops

AKBC 2017 at NIPS 2017, Long Beach

AKBC 2016 at NAACL 2016, San Diego

AKBC 2014 at NIPS 2014, Montreal

AKBC 2013 at CIKM 2013, San Francisco

AKBC-WEKEX 2012 at NAACL 2012, Montreal

AKBC 2010 in Grenoble