Knowledge and Information Systems
An International Journal
ISSN: 0219-1377 (printed version)
ISSN: 0219-3116 (electronic version)
by Springer

Call for Papers

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 peer-reviewed archival 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, enabling technologies and emerging applications. We solicit submissions of original research, and experience and vision papers that address this theme. Survey papers on emerging topics will receive especially preferential and supportive reviews. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

We publish critical review papers 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 5000 words), and very short papers on "visions and directions" (no more than 3000 words, excluding bibliography). We conduct reviews in a timely fashion and inform authors of decisions with a target turnaround time of 3 months.

Selected papers from relevant conferences are welcome. Good papers with high quality reviews 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 Editor-in-Chief for further information.

Editorial Structure

Michael I. Jordan
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-1776
Benjamin W. Wah
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, NT
Hong Kong, China


Xindong Wu
Minginglamp Academy of Sciences
Mininglamp Technology
Beijing, China


Diane J. Cook
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Washington State University
EME 121 Spokane Street
Pullman, WA 99164-2752
Dacheng Tao
School of Information Technologies
University of Sydney
J12, 6 Cleveland Street
Darlington, NSW 2008

Editorial Board (Associate Editors)

Ajith Abraham

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Charu C. Aggarwal

IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA

Grigoris Antoniou

University of Huddersfield, UK

James Bailey

The University of Melbourne, Australia

Elena Baralis

Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Younes Bennani

University of Paris 13, France

Francesco Bonchi

ISI Foundation, Italy

Francisco Cantu

Monterrey Institute of Technology, Mexico

Rajmonda S. Caceres

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Longbing Cao

University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Keith C.C. Chan

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

Philip Chan

Florida Institute of Technology, USA

Nitesh Chawla

University of Notre Dame, USA

Yiu-ming Cheung

Hong Kong Baptist University, China

Jan Chomicki

University at Buffalo, USA

Frans Coenen

University of Liverpool, UK

Diane J. Cook

Washington State University, USA

Emilio S. Corchado

University of Salamanca, Spain

Bruno Cremilleux

Universite de Caen Normandie, France

Wei Ding

University of Massachusetts Boston, USA

Carlotta Domeniconi

George Mason University, USA

Josep Domingo-Ferrer

Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia

Ronen Feldman

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Joao Gama

University of Porto, Portugal

Minos Garofalakis

Technical University of Crete, Greece

Stephan Gunnemann

Technical University of Munich, Germany

Francisco Herrera

University of Granada, Spain

Andreas Holzinger

Medical University Graz, Austria

Jimmy Huang

York University, Canada

Anthony Hunter

University College London, UK

Jaap Kamps

University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Hisashi Kashima

Kyoto University, Japan

Vipin Kumar

University of Minnesota, USA

Tao Li

Florida International University, USA

Donato Malerba

University of Bari, Italy

Hiroshi Mamitsuka

Kyoto University, Japan

Nikos Mamoulis

University of Hong Kong, China

Rosa Meo

University of Torino, Italy

Dunja Mladenic

Joze Sefan Institute, Slovenia

Ralf Möller

Technical University Hamburg-Harburg, Germany

Katharina Morik

University of Dortmund, Germany

Siegfried Nijssen

Leiden University, The Netherlands

Daniel O'Leary

University of Southern California, USA

M. Tamer Özsu

University of Waterloo, Canada

Vasile Palade

Coventry University, UK

Jian Pei

Simon Fraser University, Canada

Claudia Plant

University of Vienna, Austria

Sanjay Ranka

University of Florida,, USA

Francesca Rossi

University of Padova, Italy

Arno Siebes

Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Andrzej Skowron

Warsaw University, Poland

Einoshin Suzuki

Kyushu University, Japan

David Taniar

Monash University, Australia

Vincent S. Tseng

National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Shusaku Tsumoto

Shimane University, Japan

Frank van Harmelen

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Jean Vanderdonckt

Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Paola Velardi

University of Roma, Italy

Haixun Wang

Google Research, USA

Jason Wang

New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

Takashi Washio

Osaka University, Japan

Michael Wooldridge

University of Oxford, UK

Hui Xiong

Rutgers University, USA

Blaz Zupan

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Submission 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 15,000 words (5,000 words for short papers).

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.

Paper files. Any format is acceptable for paper submissions. Only after your paper is accepted, the Editor-in-Chief will provide formatting instructions for the final manuscript submission.

Paper submissions: Please use the following link and follow the submission instructions at the Springer submission website:

Paper submissions by e-mail are not acceptable.

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