Call for Participation

Join us...

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

AAAI-MAKE 2019 brings together researchers and practitioners from various communities of machine learning and knowledge engineering working together on joint AI that is explainable, compliant and grounded in domain knowledge.


The symposium involves presentations of accepted full and position papers, and posters, (panel) discussions, demonstrations, plenary sessions with breakouts (if required), to foster interaction and contribution among the participants.

AAAI Spring Symposium Series

«The AAAI Spring Symposium Series is typically held during spring break (generally in March) on the west coast [and] is an annual set of meetings run in parallel at a common site. It is designed to bring colleagues together in an intimate forum while at the same time providing a significant gathering point for the AI community. The two and one half day format of the series allows participants to devote considerably more time to feedback and discussion than typical one-day workshops. It is an ideal venue for bringing together new communities in emerging fields.» (


Among relevant topics are:

  • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
  • Ontologies
  • Rule-based systems
  • Semantic Web
  • Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning
  • Neural Networks
  • Knowledge Engineering and Management
  • Causal Explainability
  • Learning and Cause & Effect Relationships
  • Learning Ontologies
  • Using Knowledge to Guide Machine Learning


We solicit full papers, position papers, and poster abstracts on topics related to the above and can include recent or ongoing research, surveys, and business/use cases. Furthermore, proposals for (panel) discussions and demonstrations are very welcome too.

  • Full papers (up to 12 pages) and position papers (3 to 5 pages) will be peer-reviewed.
  • Posters can be proposed by submitting an extended abstract (1 to 2 pages).
  • Discussion proposals (1 to 2 pages) should contain a description of the specific topic with a list of questions and a discussion moderator. For a panel discussion, a list of agreed panel-members should be mentioned.
  • Demonstration proposals (1 to 2 pages) should have a focus on research and business related to the symposium excluding undesired product presentation and advertising.

All submissions should reflect the AAAI formatting instructions provided in the Author Kit, will be handled through EasyChair and peer reviewed by the program committee to ensure academic integrity.

Accepted and camera-ready papers shall be published on the established open access proceedings site CEUR-WS. Authors must grant a publication permission prior symposium and present the paper at the symposium to get it published.