COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AKBC 2020 is moving to a fully virtual conference including invited and contributed talks, poster sessions, workshops and hallway discussions. AKBC 2020 dates (originally June 22-24) will remain approximately the same: main conference will be June 22-24, while workshops will be on June 25.
Stay tuned for more details during the upcoming weeks!


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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 has become a conference, with its widely-acclaimed first instantiation last year in Amherst MA. Why a new stand-alone conference?

Latest news

Jun 24 2020: Best Papers announced.
Jun 4 2020: Registration is now open, only $30 for students, and $50 for non-students.
May 2020 : Final dates of the conference accounced: June 22-25.
May 2020 : List of workshops, with their websites, available now.
May 2020 : List of invited talks available now.
May 2020 : List of accepted papers available now.
Mar 2020 : Due to COVID-19, AKBC 2020 is moving to a fully virtual conference.
Feb 2020 : Abstract deadline extended.
Jan 2020 : Submission Site is live
Jan 2020 : LaTeX Style Files updated
Nov 2019 : Call for Workshop Proposals released
Sep 2019 : Call for Papers released

Key Dates

June 22-24, 2020: Main Conference
June 25, 2020: Conference Workshops
Notification of acceptance: April 20, 2020
February 13, 2020, Thursday: Paper submission deadline (11:59pm PST)
February 13, 2020, Thursday: Abstracts due (11:59pm PST)
December 18, 2020, Wednesday: Workshop proposals due (Midnight PST)

Previous Conferences / Workshops

AKBC 2019 in Amherst
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