[DL] ICCS 2003: call for papers

Frithjof Dau dau at mathematik.tu-darmstadt.de
Wed Oct 23 17:34:06 CEST 2002


11th International Conference on Conceptual Structures: 
Conceptual Structures for Knowledge Creation and Communication 

July 21 - 25, 2003, Dresden, Germany 


Aims and Scope 

The International Conferences on Conceptual Structures (ICCS) have
been held annually in Europe, Australia, and North America since
1993. Their central focus is the formal representation and analysis of
conceptual knowledge with applications to 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 2003 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 are all of high
interest at ICCS 2003.

Papers on the ICCS 2003 theme of "Knowledge Creation and
Communication" are particularly encouraged. ICCS 2003 will focus on
the interplay between meaning and formalization of conceptual
structures, and on the relation between data, information, and
knowledge. 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 Wednesday January 3, 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
5, 2003. See the conference website for further
details. (http://www.math.tu-dresden.de/~iccs/)

Submit your abstract and your paper via email to Aldo de Moor
(ademoor at uvt.nl) with ICCS2003 in the subject line. Please include
your name and your full address. In case you have problems with
electronic submission, contact Bernhard Ganter 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 2003 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 is February 1,

Conference Chairs and Editorial Board 

General Chair: Bernhard Ganter (TU Dresden, Germany)

Program Chairs: Aldo de Moor (Tilburg University, The Netherlands), Wilfried
Lex (TU Clausthal, Germany)

Editorial Board:

Galia Angelova (Bulgaria) 
Michel Chein (France) 
Dan Corbett (Australia) 
Harry Delugach (USA) 
Peter Eklund (Australia) 
Mary Keeler (USA)
Sergei Kuznetsov (Russia) 
Lotfi Lakhal (France) 
Guy Mineau (Canada) 
Bernard Moulin (Canada) 
Marie-Laure Mugnier (France) 
Heather Pfeiffer (USA) 
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:

Bernhard Ganter
Institut für Algebra
TU Dresden
D-01062 Dresden

<ganter at math.tu-dresden.de>
Phone: +49-351-463-35063
Fax: +49-351-463-34235

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