[sigtag-l] Second Call for Papers for ICCS and Call for Workshops

Heather D. Pfeiffer hdp at cs.nmsu.edu
Mon Jul 9 06:31:42 EDT 2012


ICCS'13: Conceptual Structures In Research and Education
10th - 12th January, Mumbai, India

The 20th International Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS 2013)
is the latest in a series of annual conferences that have been held in
Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America since 1993. The focus of
these conferences has been the representation and analysis of
conceptual knowledge for research and business applications. ICCS
brings together researchers in information technology, arts,
humanities and social science to explore novel ways that can
conceptual structures can be employed in information systems.

Arising originally out of the work of IBM in Conceptual Graphs, over
the years ICCS has broadened its scope to include a wider range of
theories and practices, among them Formal Concept Analysis,
Description Logics, the Semantic Web, the Pragmatic Web, Ontologies,
Multi-agent Systems, Concept Mapping, and more. Accordingly conceptual
structures represent a family of approaches that builds on the
successes of artificial intelligence, business intelligence,
computational linguistics, conceptual modeling, information and web
technologies, user modeling, and knowledge management.

ICCS 2013's theme is "Conceptual Structures For Knowledge
Representation In Research and STEM Education".  Science, technology,
engineering and mathematics (STEM) have, in recent decades, emerged as
lively new research areas. More and more data is being captured in
these areas (particularly through the Web) and how to represent this
data for useful research, searching and education is a real
challenge. This data now represents our business, economic, arts,
social, and scientific endeavors to such an extent that we require
smart applications that can discover the hitherto hidden knowledge and
how to represent that this mass of data. By bringing together the way
computers work with the way humans think, conceptual structures align
the productivity of computer processing with the ingenuity of
individuals and organizations in addressing this highly mathematical
data. The representation of this data can be used for both research
area and for collecting data for improved teaching t echniques in
these areas.

Papers for ICCS 2013 are invited but are not limited to the following

 *       conceptual structures (theory, applications, and experience
         with case studies) for STEM data;
 *       STEM data interplay with human or organizational
         experience and language, semantics and pragmatics;
 *       concept analysis and contextual logic within STEM
 *       capturing concepts through smart data and information
 *       modeling, representation, and visualization of
 *       conceptual knowledge acquisition of STEM data; and
 *       the theory and applications of formal ontologies for
         STEM data.

Comparisons of methods and representations on the basis of reasoning
ability, expressiveness, ease of use, and computational performance
are welcome. Integration of methodologies, user interfaces, semantic
web technologies, business intelligence, multi-agent systems,
knowledge use, reuse, and integration, and business productivity tools
are all of high interest.

Authors are invited to submit papers describing both theoretical and
practical research. Papers accepted or under review by other
conferences or journals are not acceptable as submissions to ICCS. The
language of the conference will be English.

Submission Details

Long papers are limited to 14 pages in Springer LNAI format. Short
papers are limited to 6 pages in Springer LNAI format. We recommend
the use of LaTeX2e for the final version. Visit
http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs for more details. Papers can be
submitted through the Easychair submission system:


* August 1, 2012: a one page abstract submitted via conference
	   website.  NB: Abstracts should clearly state the purpose,
	   results and conclusions of the work to be described in the
	   final paper.

* August 14, 2012: full paper in PDF format submitted via
           the conference website.

* October 1, 2012: notification of acceptance of papers.

* October 15, 2012: camera ready copies.

Final acceptance will be based on the full-length paper, which if
accepted, must be presented at the conference. Papers accepted for
publication will appear in the Lecture Notes in Artificial
Intelligence Series by Springer-Verlag (see
http://www.springeronline.com/lncs), and the best papers will appear
in a special issue of the IJCSSA <http://www.igi-global.com/journal/international-journal-conceptual-structures-smart/54917>
journal after the conference. A precondition for publication is that
the final version is in full compliance with Springer's format.

For the conference there will be a PhD paper competition. To enter the
PhD competition, the first author on the paper must be a current PhD
student and not directly connected with the conference (program
committee, EB, etc.). To be selected as the best PhD paper, the PhD
student must come present the paper at the conference.  The winning
student will get free registration and a cash price.

Conference Chairs

General Chair:
   G. Nagarjuna, PhD
   Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education,
   Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India.
   nagarjun at gnowledge.org

Program Chairs:
   Jonas Poelmans, PhD
   Faculty of Business and Economics, KULeuven, Belgium
   jonas.poelmans at econ.kuleuven.be

   Heather D. Pfeiffer, PhD
   New Mexico State University, USA
   hdp at cs.nmsu.edu

Workshop chair:
   Dmitrii I. Ignatov
   Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
   dmitrii.ignatov at gmail.com


We would like to invite proposals for workshops. Contributions to the
workshops can include novel ideas which are presented in a less formal
setting, possibly more focused on a particular topic than the regular
conference sessions.  The workshop proposal, in plain text or PDF,
should include the following information:

* Title, scope and topics *
Names, addresses, and affiliation of workshop organizers

* Program committee lists (organizers, steering committee if any, etc.)

*   Workshop format planned (papers, demos, panels, etc.)
*   Past history of the workshop (where held, number of
*   papers, number of participants)

* Rationale ? why is the topic current and important; why
*   would the workshop attract a significant number of
*   submissions of good quality (a 100-word description).

Please include a draft call for papers, if available.

Workshop organizers should send their workshop proposals on or before
August 14, 2012 to the Workshop Chair of ICCS 2013, Dmitry Ignatov
(e-mail: dignatov at hse.ru<mailto:dignatov at hse.ru>).  Notification of
acceptance for workshop proposals will be on August 18, 2012.

Notes on Workshop's Paper Submission and Proceedings

Each paper should be reviewed by at least two workshop Program
Committee members.  Papers accepted for publication will be published
in proceedings of ICCS 2013 workshops with ISBN and in CEUR-Ws series
electronically. Best papers may be published by Springer as part of
the ICCS 2013 proceedings in Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
series.  Papers submitted need to follow LNAI formatting guidelines
available from:
Papers shall not have more than 12 pages (including figures, tables
and appendices). Longer papers will not be included in workshop

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