[DL] 1st CfP: SHAPES 3.0, Cyprus, November 2-6, CONTEXT conference

Kutz Oliver Oliver.Kutz at unibz.it
Thu Jul 30 20:23:43 CEST 2015


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FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS:  

SHAPES 3.0 - THE SHAPE OF THINGS
at the Ninth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context
Larnaca, Cyprus, 2-6 November 2015

http://www.shapes-research.org/
IAOA supported event (www.iaoa.org)

Submissions due: September 15, 2015
Workshop date:  November 2 or 3, 2015 (to be confirmed)

- ORGANISING COMMITTEE:
Oliver Kutz (KRDB, Free University of Bolzano, Italy)
Mehul Bhatt (University of Bremen, Germany)
Stefano Borgo (LOA, ISTC-CNR, Trento, Italy)

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SHAPE, FORM, and STRUCTURE are some of the most elusive notions within many different disciplines ranging from the natural sciences through engineering to art. Several approaches have been proposed to study notions of shape, form and structure from different viewpoints, yet a comprehensive formal treatment of these notions is currently lacking and an interdisciplinary perspective has not yet been put forward. 

This workshop serves as an interdisciplinary platform for the discussion of all topics connected to shape (broadly understood): perspectives from psycho-linguistics, ontology, logic, computer science, mathematics, aesthetics, cognitive science and beyond are welcome to contribute and participate.

We seek to provide a forum to stimulate and facilitate an active exchange on interdisciplinary ideas, methods, and applications in the area of modelling shape, form, pattern and function. The format of the workshop will combine invited speakers, peer-reviewed full contributions, as well as short position papers and demos, and will allow ample time for open discussions amongst the participants.


TOPICS INCLUDE:


LINGUISTICS / PHILOSOPHY
 shape and form in natural language
 differences between shape, form, structure, and pattern
 shape in natural and artificial objects

COGNITION
 shape perception and mental representation
 gestalt vs. structuralist understanding of shape cognition
 perception and shape (e.g. identifying objects from incomplete visual information)
 affordances, dispositions, and shape 

LOGICS, SPATIAL REPRESENTATIONS
 formal characterisations of shape and form
 logics for shape: e.g. fuzzy, modal, intensional, etc.
 logics for topology, symmetry, shape similarity etc.
 design semantics, spatial semantics
 shape and 3D space
 shape and space in creative assistance systems

ONTOLOGY
 ontologies and classifications of shapes
 ontological relations among shape, objects and functions
 patterns as shapes of processes
 forms and patterns in ontology

APPLICATIONS
 biology & chemistry: 
 molecular shapes, shape in anatomy and phenotype definitions, shape in medical image analysis and annotation
 visual art and aesthetics; 
 shape in Film and Photography; 
	shape in computational creativity;
 naive physics and geography: e.g. qualitative classifications of shapes of geographic objects
 design & architecture: shape grammars; CAD, symmetry and beauty in architectural design
 engineering: formal shape analysis in engineering processes


KEY DATES:

Paper, Abstract, and Demo submissions:  September 15
Notification of paper acceptance:   October 10
Camera-ready copies:   October 20
Online papers/proceedings:   November 1
Workshop date:  November 2 or 3, 2015 (to be confirmed)


SUBMISSION POSSIBILITIES AND GUIDELINES:

http://www.shapes-research.org/


ONLINE SUBMISSIONS VIA:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=shapes30


SPECIAL STUDENT SESSION AND SCHOLARSHIPS: 

In addition to full paper contributions, extended abstracts or work-in-progress short papers are invited. Such papers may be allotted a regular or a short presentation slot. Please refer to the online submission guidelines. We especially encourage young students or doctoral researchers to make use of the short submission format. However, the short paper format is open to all researchers.

A limited number of student scholarships will be competitively made available to assist students to participate in the workshop. Awarded scholarships include a 1-year IAOA membership.


DEMOS: 

We also invite proposals to present a system demonstration. Proposals should address the relevance of the demo to the topics of the workshop. Demos are not restricted to scientific projects; interdisciplinary collaborations involving partnerships, e.g., between artists, designers, researchers, are welcome to apply too.


PROGRAM COMMITTEE:  TBA

For more information, the workshop website can be accessed at:

http://www.shapes-research.org/


Organisers can be contacted by email at: shapes.workshop at gmail.com
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