AAAI-MAKE 2020 – Call for Participation

AAAI Spring Symposium on Combining Machine Learning and Knowledge Engineering in Practice
March 23-25, 2020 @ Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA

Join us…

… and work together on a combined machine learning and knowledge engineering based AI!

AAAI-MAKE 2020 brings together practitioners and researchers from various companies, research centers and academia of machine learning and knowledge engineering working together on joint AI that is being explainable and grounded in domain knowledge.


Among relevant topics are:

  • Enterprise AI
  • Machine Learning
  • Knowledge Engineering and Management
  • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
  • Hybrid AI
  • Explainable AI
  • Conversational AI
  • Deep Learning and Neural Networks
  • Rule-based Systems
  • Recommender Systems
  • Scene Interpretation Systems
  • Ontologies and Semantic Web
  • Data Science

Use cases, application scenarios, and requirements from the industry would be highly beneficial and most welcome. Since AAAI-MAKE is a dedicated symposium on the combination of machine learning and knowledge engineering, the contributions shall address issues of both AI domains.

AAAI-MAKE 2020: Format

AAAI-MAKE 2020 is part of the AAAI Spring Symposium Series, which is an annual set of meetings run in parallel, and involves presentations of accepted position, full and short papers, side-tutorial events from industry, (panel) discussions, demonstrations, plenary sessions with breakouts (if required), to foster interaction and contribution among the participants.


We solicit papers that can include recent or ongoing research, business cases, application scenarios, and surveys. Furthermore, proposals for industrial side-tutorial events, demonstrations, (panel) discussions and posters are very welcome too.

  • Position and full papers (5 to 12 pages), short papers (2 to 4 pages) and poster abstracts (1 to 2 pages) will be peer-reviewed by the program committee to ensure academic integrity.
  • Industrial side-tutorial event or demonstration proposals (1 to 2 pages) should have a focus on business or research related to the symposium topics excluding undesired extensive product advertising.
  • Discussion proposals (1 to 2 pages) should contain a description of the specific topic with a list of questions and a discussion moderator.

All submissions must reflect the formatting instructions provided in the Author Kit and be submitted through EasyChair. Accepted and camera-ready papers shall be published on the established open-access proceedings site CEUR-WS. Authors must grant publication permission prior to the symposium and present the paper at the symposium to get it published.

Important Dates

  • Extended submission due: 17th of November 2019
  • Notification of authors: 9th of December 2019
  • Registration for authors and invitees: 14th of February 2020
  • Camera-ready: 21st of February 2020 (latest on 28th of February 2020)
  • Registration for others (FCFS): 28th of February 2020
  • Submission updated/revised papers due: September 7th, 2020.
  • Registration for fall symposium: tba
  • Symposium: November 11-12, 2020

Organizing Committee

Hans-Georg Fill, University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

Aurona Gerber, University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Knut Hinkelmann (co-chair), FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland.

Doug Lenat, Cycorp, Inc., Austin, TX, USA.

Andreas Martin (co-chair), FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland.

Reinhard Stolle, Autonomous Intelligent Driving GmbH, München, Germany.

Frank van Harmelen, VU University, Amsterdam, Netherlands.