Consequences of the Covid19, this KR2020 Workshop is cancelled

(will hopefully be postponed in a future KR session)


Knowledge Representation for All Minds

Workshop held as part of KR 2020


Dr. Laurent M. Chaudron, Theorik-Lab, Provence, 13116 France

Tel.: +33 641 935 080


The KR 2020 Workshops allow a wide variety of knowledge representation topics to be explored. This workshop intends to propose a pragmatic oriented seminar dedicated to investigate how knowledge representation methods and models can help to describe and rebalance different cognitive disorders including hypo- and hyper- cognitive cases.


Cognitive Disorders, Hyper-cognition, Grounded Theories, KR Models, Rehabilitation, Meta-cognition, Cognitive Continuum


The “Knowledge Representation for All Minds” KR4AMinds Workshop intends to investigate how Knowledge Representation approaches can be relevant to the understanding and the recovery of various cognitive disorders related to reasoning. Indeed, among the KR community there exists a tremendous amount of models and formal tools; on the other hand, many cognitive disorders have been conceptualized by experts of applied domains but never integrated within formal models allowing comprehensive and predictive analyses. The purpose of KR4AMinds is to connect those two worlds through qualitative approaches so as to provide paths towards improvements of given reasoning problems.

Related Works

The Galitsky studies in [Galitsky(2016)] are prototypes of what is expected in this KR4AMinds workshop. Some recent workshops were close to the topic of KR4AMinds, eg [Dupont(2018)].

Common References

The Cognitive Continuum paradigms [Dhami and Thomson(2012)] should be considered as a common reference for the KR4AMinds workshop so as to assess the variability of how reasoning handicaps or pains can be reduced or replaced thanks to vicariance capabilities to be designed. Moreover, the metacognition approaches will clearly represent a relevant common concept to the participants [Al Banna and All.(2016)].

Workshop Sketch

Length and Format

The KR4AMinds workshop is expected to be one day long: regular papers should be presented on the basis of 5 per half-day, thus a total of 10 papers. Some additive posters could be presented during the two breaks if the number and the quality of acceptable proposals deserve additive presentations.

Call for Papers

Each contribution should describe two components: - the applied cognitive disorder (impairments or overworking function) which is addressed - and the proposed formal model. The methodology regarding the application remains flexible: it could be use cases, prototypic examples ...

The paper should present how the considered model could provide rehabilitation or at least improvement of the assessed disordered cognitive function.

The authors are invited to be creative and, to a certain extend, bold, so as to allow disruptive and innovative applications to be tested. Thus position papers are also encouraged.

The benefit of such a workshop for the KR community should rely on new directions of formal developments and at least new sets of justifications.


Formal tools

  • Logic

  • Models of reasoning

  • Symbolic theories

  • Conceptual models (UML..)

  • Intelligent Tutoring Systems

  • Linguistics

  • AI models

Domains and Cases

  • Didactics

  • Sport Education

  • Mental Health

  • Decision

  • Autism

  • Handicap

  • ADHD

  • Hypercognition

  • Intellectual Giftedness

  • Extreme environments

  • Depression


Submissions have to be formatted using the following style files:

Short (2pages) or full, the length of the paper should not exceed 9 pages, including abstract, figures, and appendices (if any).

Submission process:

follow the instructions in the Easy Chair page:

Important Dates

  • Workshops paper submission deadline: 8 June 2020.

  • Workshops paper notification: 13 July 2020.

  • Workshops registration deadline: TBA.

  • Tutorial and workshop dates: 12-14 September 2020.

Program committee

Dr Colette Faucher, Paris-Sorbonne University, France.

Pr Bernard Claverie, Bordeaux University, France

Dr Boris Galitsky, ANECA Associate Professor, USA.

Dr Olivier Bartheye, FAFA Research Center, France

Pr William Lawless, Paine College, USA.

Dr Anne-Lise Marchand, FAFA Research Center, France

Organizing committee

Dr Laurent Chaudron & Dr Olivier Bartheye


[Al Banna and All.(2016)] Mona Al Banna and All. “Metacognitive function poststroke: a review of definition and assessment”. In: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry 87.2 (2016), pp. 161–166. issn: 0022-3050. doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2015- 310305. eprint: full.pdf. url:

[Dhami and Thomson(2012)] Mandeep K. Dhami and Mary E. Thomson. “On the relevance of Cognitive Continuum Theory and quasirationality for understanding management judgment and decision making”. In: European Management Journal 30.4 (2012), pp. 316–326. issn: 0263-2373. doi: emj.2012.02.002. url: science/article/pii/S0263237312000047.

[Dupont(2018)] Jean Dupont. “AI for Aging, Rehabilitation and Independent Assisted Living”. In: Proceedings of the 27th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence. IJCAI. 13-18 July 2018.

[Galitsky(2016)] Boris Galitsky. Computational Autism. Jan. 2016. doi: 10.1007/978-3- 319-39972-0.