Knowledge and Information Systems: Journal Announcement and CFP

Xindong Wu (
Mon, 2 Mar 1998 14:33:27 +0100 (MET)

Dear Colleague,

Starting early in 1999, Springer-Verlag will publish a new quarterly
journal called "Knowledge and Information Systems: An International
Journal." This journal has grown out of increasing demands of such a
rapidly growing field in Asia, Europe, and North America.

Please find attached the instructions for authors and the aims and
scope of the journal. We strongly encourage electronic submissions to
expedite processing, and Springer-Verlag will offer the journal in
both electronic as well as print form. The editors will emphasize
minimal delay in processing and publication, and plan to review papers
quickly and advise authors of their paper status with a target
turnaround time of 3 months from submission (4 to 6 weeks for short

Best regards,

Benjamin W. Wah Xindong Wu Ian Shelley
Honorary Editor-in-Chief Executive Editor Springer-Verlag
University of Illinois, Monash University


Knowledge and Information Systems: An International Journal

Home Page:

Aims and Scope:

Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS) provides an international
forum for researchers and professionals to share their knowledge and
report new advances on all topics related to knowledge systems and
advanced information systems. This quarterly peer-reviewed journal
publishes state-of-the-art research reports on emerging topics in
KAIS, reviews of important techniques in related areas, and
application papers of interest to a general readership.

The journal focuses on knowledge systems and advanced information
systems, including their theoretical foundations, infrastructure and
enabling technologies. We solicit submissions of original research,
and experience and vision papers that address this theme. Suggested
topics include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

- Knowledge and Information Processing: Theory, Techniques and

o knowledge and data engineering
o decision support
o active and dynamic systems

o data sharing and warehousing
o temporal and spatial database processing
o intelligent information retrieval

o learning and adaptation
o knowledge discovery and data mining
o artificial life

o modelling and object orientation
o software re-engineering
o co-operativeness, interoperability and software re-usability

o human-computer interaction
o hypertext, hypermedia and multimedia
o data and knowledge visualization

- Underlying Computational Techniques

o soft computing (including neural nets, fuzzy logic,
probabilistic reasoning, and rough set theory)
o evolutionary computing
o hybrid computing
o uncertainty management
o agent architectures and systems (including multi-agent

- Platforms

o high performance computing systems
o distributed intelligent systems
o mobile systems

- Application to Specific Problem Domains

for example:

o biomedical systems
o geographical systems
o software information systems
o emerging applications
(such as Internet technologies and digital libraries)

We publish critical review papers in each issue of the journal to
discuss the state of the art in particular areas, as well as
state-of-the-art research reports. Accepted papers are grouped for
publication so that individual issues focus on a small number of theme
areas. In addition to archival papers, the journal also publishes
significant on-going research in the form of Short Papers (limited to
3000 words). We conduct reviews in a timely fashion and inform authors
of decisions with a target turnaround time of 3 months (4 to 6 weeks
for short papers).

Special issues devoted to relevant conferences are welcome. Good
papers with high quality reviews from relevant conferences can be
accepted after the expansion and revision is verified by an Associate
Editor of the Editorial Board. Conference organizers are invited to
contact the Executive Editor for further information.

Editorial Structure:

Honorary Editor-in-Chief

Benjamin W. Wah
Coordinated Science Laboratory, MC228
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
1308 West Main Street
Urbana, IL 61801-2307
Phone: +1-217-333-3516
Fax: +1-217-244-7175

Executive Editor

Xindong Wu
School of Computer Science and Software Engineering
Monash University
900 Dandenong Road
Caulfield East, Melbourne 3145
Phone: +61-3-9903-1025
Fax: +61-3-9903-1077


Nabil R. Adam
CIMIC (Center for Information Management, Integration and
Rutgers University
180 University Avenue
Newark, New Jersey 07102
Phone: +1-973-353-5239
Fax: +1-973-353-5003

John A. Barnden
School of Computer Science
The University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT
United Kingdom
Phone: +44-121-414-3816
Fax: +44-121-414-4281

Ning Zhong
Department of Computer Science and Systems Engineering
Yamaguchi University
Tokiwa-Dai, 2557, Ube 755
Phone and Fax: +81-836-35-9949

Editorial Board (Associate Editors)

Gautam Biswas, Vanderbilt University, USA
Ivan Bratko, Ljubljana University, Slovenia
Nick Cercone, University of Waterloo, Canada
John Debenham, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Norman Foo, University of New South Wales, Australia
Matjaz Gams, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Ramamohanarao Kotagiri, University of Melbourne, Australia
Deyi Li, Beijing System Engineering Institute, China
T.Y. Lin, San Jose State University, USA
Hongjun Lu, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Hiroshi Motoda, Osaka University, Japan
Charles Nicholas, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA
Setsuo Ohsuga, Waseda University, Japan
Michael Papazoglou, University of Tilburg, The Netherlands
Niki Pissinou, University of Southwestern Louisiana, USA
Dave Robertson, Edinburgh University, UK
Heinz Schmidt, Monash University, Australia
Stephen F. Smith, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Lipo Wang, Deakin University, Australia
Joe Wigglesworth, IBM Toronto Lab, Canada
Xin Yao, Australian Defence Force Academy, Australia
Yiyu Yao, Lakehead University, Canada
Philip Yu, IBM Watson Research Center, USA
Chengqi Zhang, University of New England, Australia

Information for Authors:

Authors are invited to submit complete and original papers, which have
not been published elsewhere and are not currently under consideration
for another journal or conference. All submitted papers are thoroughly
reviewed for originality, soundness, significance, presentation, and
relevance. Manuscripts must include an abstract and a list of
keywords, and should be limited to 8000 words (3000 words for short

The journal emphasizes timely processing of submissions and minimal
backlogs in publication time. We review papers and advise authors of
their paper status with a target turnaround time of 3 months (4 to 6
weeks for short papers). We strongly encourage electronic submissions
in the form of postscript files. Authors can submit a postscript file
of their manuscript, including figures and tables, by ftp to the
following site:

login as anonymous
cd pub/kais/incoming

If electronic submissions are not possible, authors can submit
hardcopy papers by sending 5 copies to any one of the 3 Editors or the
Executive Editor.

In addition, an e-mail message must be sent to
(and copied to the chosen Editor if you are sending hardcopies),
containing the title, authors (names, postal and e-mail addresses, and
a fax number of the corresponding author), a 200-word abstract and up
to 5 keywords.

The journal is published quarterly, with the first volume published in
early 1999 by Springer-Verlag. An electronic server containing
accepted articles will be made available by Springer-Verlag, and will
be accessible by subscribers to the journal.