[DL] Call For Papers - ICCS2004

Heather D. Pfeiffer hdp at cs.nmsu.edu
Sat Dec 13 17:57:07 CET 2003

HI.  This is the call for papers for ICCS2004.  Please feel free
to forward it to any and all people that you think would be
interested :-)

-Heather, Karl Erich and Harry

                                 CALL FOR PAPERS
                                    ICCS 2004
              12th International Conference on Conceptual Structures:
	                  Conceptual Structures at Work
                    July 19 - 23, 2004, Huntsville, Alabama 

* Aims and Scope

The International Conferences on Conceptual Structures (ICCS) has been
held annually in Europe, Australia, and North America since 1993. The
central focus is the formal representation and analysis of conceptual
knowledge with research and business applications focusing on
artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, and related areas
of computer science.
Historically, a group of researchers working on the theory and
applications of Conceptual Graphs founded the ICCS. Over the years,
they have broadened the scope to include a wider range of theories,
among them Formal Concept Analysis, Description Logics, Situation
Theory, Discourse Representation Theory, and related techniques.

Papers for ICCS 2004 are invited on the following topics: conceptual
structures (theory, applications, and experience with case studies);
their interplay with language, semantics and pragmatics; formal
methods for concept analysis and contextual logic, modeling,
representation, and visualization of concepts; conceptual knowledge
acquisition; and the theory and applications of formal
ontologies. 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, knowledge use, reuse, and integration, and business
product tools descriptions are all of high interest at ICCS
2004. Papers on the ICCS 2004 theme of "Conceptual Structures at Work"
are particularly encouraged. The conference will focus on applications
of conceptual structures in knowledge processing in practice oriented
fields, mainly in all kinds of industrial applications, with special
emphasize on practically successful conceptual formalizations.

Of special interest is the question to which extent formal
representations of conceptual structures can support human
communication and knowledge creation. Papers which discuss such
research or applications in the area of bringing together Formal
Concept Analysis and Contextual Logic, Conceptual Graphs, formal
ontologies within the Semantic Web or other areas are strongly
encouraged, as well as papers linking conceptual structures to other
fields or applications.
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.

* Authors' Information

Papers are limited to 14 pages in Springer's format. We strongly
recommend the use of LaTeX2e for the final version. For more details
see <http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html>.

Position papers (2 pages) are also welcome.

For all papers, a one page abstract in PostScript or PDF format must
be received by Monday December 29, 2003. Abstracts should clearly state
the purpose, results and conclusions of the work to be described in
the final paper.

The electronic submission of the full paper in Postscript or PDF
format must be received on or before Friday, January 9, 2004.  Submit
your abstract and your paper via email to Heather D. Pfeiffer
(hdp at cs.nmsu.edu) with ICCS2004 in the subject line. Please include
your name and your full address. In case you have problems with
electronic submission, contact Harry Delugach as early as possible. An
address is given below.
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. Position papers and papers
which are not included in the LNAI volume , but are of sufficient
quality and interest to the community, will be published in
supplementary proceedings. A precondition for publication (for all
papers) is that the final version is in full compliance with
Springer's format.

* Call for Workshop Proposals

Workshop proposals for ICCS 2004 are invited on any of the areas of
interest to the Conceptual Structures community, including specialized
sub-areas.  Previous workshops have included CG tools, PORT Pragmatic
Web and Concept lattice-based Knowledge Discovery. The deadline for
submission of workshop proposals to the Program Chair Heather
Pfeiffer, hdp at cs.nmsu.edu, is February 1, 2004.

* Conference Chairs and Editorial Board

General Chair: Harry Delugach (University of Alabama Huntsville, USA)
Program Chairs: Heather D. Pfeiffer (New Mexico State University, USA),
   Karl Erich Wolff (Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, Germany)

Editorial Board:
Galia Angelova (Bulgaria) 
Michel Chein (France) 
Dan Corbett (Australia) 
Aldo de Moor (Netherlands) 
Peter Eklund (Australia) 
Bernhard Ganter (Germany)
Mary Keeler (USA)
Sergei Kuznetsov (Russia) 
Lotfi Lakhal (France)
Wilfried Lex (Germany) 
Guy Mineau (Canada) 
Bernard Moulin (Canada) 
Marie-Laure Mugnier (France) 
Uta Priss (UK) 
John Sowa (USA) 
Gerd Stumme (Germany) 
Bill Tepfenhart (USA) 
Rudolf Wille (Germany)

* Further Information

This call for papers and the latest information regarding the
conference can be found on the World Wide Web at:

Harry Delugach, PhD.
Computer Science Department
Technology Hall N-351
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Huntsville, AL 35899

<delugach at cs.uah.edu> 
Phone:  1-256-824-6614
Fax:    1-256-824-6239

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