[DL] CFP: ICCS 2005 - Intl. Conf. on Conceptual Structures

Gerd Stumme stumme at cs.uni-kassel.de
Wed Dec 22 19:03:01 CET 2004

                                ICCS 2005

        13th International Conference on Conceptual Structures:
                   Common Semantics for Sharing Knowledge

                     July 18 - 22, 2005, Kassel, Germany

* Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: January 10, 2005
Paper Submission Deadline: January 17, 2005
Workshop Proposal Submission Deadline: February 7, 2005
Paper author notifications:  March 3, 2005
Camera-Ready Copy Deadline: April 18, 2005

* 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,
Semantic Web, Ontologies, and related techniques.

Papers for ICCS 2005 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, ease of
use, expressiveness, and computational performance are welcome.
Integration of methodologies, user interfaces, semantic web
technologies, knowledge use, reuse, and integration, and business
product tools descriptions are all of high interest.

The conference will focus on the use of conceptual structures
in formalizing and processing semantical content of ontologies,
in particular in relation with the semantic web technologies.
Papers on the ICCS 2005 theme of "Common Semantics for
Sharing Knowledge" are particularly encouraged.

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.

* Invited Speakers

The following researchers have accepted to give an invited talk
at ICCS 2005:

Rose Dieng          INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, France
Norbert Fuchs       University of Zürich, Switzerland
Joseph Goguen       UCSD, San Diego, USA
Ian Horrocks        Manchester, UK
Eduard Hovy         ISI, Los Angeles, USA
Yannis Kalfoglou    University of Southhampton, UK
Aldo de Moor        Tilburg University, Netherlands
Ambjörn Naeve       KTH, Stockholm, Sweden
George Paliouras    NCSR, Athens, Greece

* 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.springeronline.com/lncs>.

Position papers (2 pages) are also welcome.

For all papers, a one page abstract in PostScript or PDF format
must be received by Monday January 10, 2005. 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 Monday January 17, 2005.
Submit your abstract and your paper via email to the program
chairs at iccs05-submissions at cs.uni-kassel.de with ICCS2005 in
the subject line. Please include your name and your full address.
In case you have problems with electronic submission, contact
Gerd Stumme 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 (see
<http://www.springeronline.com/lncs>). 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 2005 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
chairs at is February 7, 2005.

* Conference Chairs and Editorial Board

General Chair:  Gerd Stumme (University of Kassel, Germany)
Program Chairs:  Frithjof Dau (Darmstadt Technical University, Germany)
                 Marie-Laure Mugnier (LIRMM, France)

Editorial Board:

Galia Angelova (Bulgaria)
Michel Chein (France)
Aldo de Moor (Netherlands)
Harry Delugach (USA)
Peter Eklund (Australia)
Bernhard Ganter (Germany)
Mary Keeler (USA)
Sergei Kuznetsov (Russia)
Wilfried Lex (Germany)
Guy Mineau (Canada)
Bernard Moulin (Canada)
Heather D. Pfeiffer (USA)
Uta Priss (UK)
John Sowa (USA)
Rudolf Wille (Germany)
Karl Erich Wolff (Germany)

* Further Information

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

An overview for all previous conferences on conceptual structures
can be found at <http://www.kde.cs.uni-kassel.de/conf/iccs>

-- Gerd Stumme
Chair of Knowledge & Data Engineering
Department of Mathematics & Computer Science
University of Kassel
Tel. ++49 561/804-6251   Fax ++49 561/804-6259

Gerd Stumme, Chair of Knowledge & Data Engineering,
Department of Mathematics & Computer Science,
University of Kassel 0561/804-6251, Fax: -6259

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