[DL] ICCS '05- Intl. Conf. on Conceptual Structures - Call for Participation

Gerd Stumme stumme at cs.uni-kassel.de
Wed Jun 1 12:31:25 CEST 2005

                                ICCS 2005

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

                     July 17 - 22, 2005, Kassel, Germany

*********              Call for Participation             ****
*********   Early Bird Registration closing on June 3rd   ****

* 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.

Presentations will cover 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.
Of special interest is the question to which extent formal
representations of conceptual structures can support human
communication and knowledge creation.

* 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

* Workshops on July 17

- Formal and Semi-Formal Summaries
- Pragmatic Support for Collaborative Inquiry
- ICCS 2005 Tools Workshop

* Tutorial on July 17

- Mathematical Foundations of Conceptual Graphs

* Conference Chairs, Editorial Board, Programme Committee

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)

- Programme Committee:

Anne Berry (France)
Tru Cao (Vietnam)
Dan Corbett (Australia)
Olivier Corby (France)
Pavlin Dobrev (Bulgaria)
David Genest (France)
Ollivier Haemmerle (France)
Roger Hartley (USA)
Udo Hebisch (Germany)
Joachim Hereth Correia (Germany)
Richard Hill (UK)
Pascal Hitzler (Germany)
Kees Hoede (The Netherlands)
Julia Klinger (Germany)
Pavel Kocura (UK)
Robert Kremer (Canada)
Leonhard Kwuida (Germany)
M. Leclere (France)
Robert Levinson (USA)
Michel Liquiere (France)
Carsten Lutz (Germany)
Philippe Martin (Australia)
Engelbert Mephu Nguifo (France)
Simon Polovina (UK)
Anne-Marie Rassinoux (Switzerland)
Gary Richmond (USA)
Olivier Ridoux (France)
Dan Rochowiak (USA)
Sebastian Rudolph (Germany)
Eric Salvat (France)
Janos Sarbo (the Netherlands)
Henrik Schaerfe (Denmark)
Bill Tepfenhart (USA)
Thanwadee T. Sunetnanta (Thailand)
Sergiy Yevtushenko (Germany)
GQ Zhang (USA)

* Further Information

This call for Participation 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>

* Contact:

Prof. Dr. 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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