[DL] [EJC] EJC 2007 Call for papers

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Wed Oct 25 16:22:23 CEST 2006


June 4-8, 2007

ORGANIZED by Tampere University of Technology, Pori. Below is the full 
version of Call for papers:

The conference is an annual forum introducing latest results in the 
research field of information modeling and knowledge bases. It is one of 
the important forums providing researcher level interaction between 
European and Japanese researchers in the field. 

Full Call for Papers is below the double asterisk line of this email. 
Please distribute this CFP to researchers and scientists around your 
scientific society. Papers are accepted based on the referee process, 
published in conference preprint and after the conference by IOS Press  
(Amsterdam) in the Series of the "Frontiers on Artificial Intelligence".

PAPER SUBMISSION BY January 15th, 2007

Conference home page: http://www.pori.tut.fi/ejc/

Organizing General Chair: Hannu Jaakkola, Tampere University of 
Technology (Pori), FINLAND; E-mail:   hannu.jaakkola at tut.fi 
<mailto:hannu.jaakkola at tut.fi>
Program General Chair: Hannu Kangassalo, Tampere University of 
Technology, FINLAND;  E-mail:  hk at cs.uta.fi <mailto:hk at cs.uta.fi>
Programme Co-Chair: Takahiro Tokuda, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 
JAPAN; E-mail: tokuda at cs.titech.ac.jp <mailto:tokuda at cs.titech.ac.jp>
Programme Co-Chair: Yasushi Kiyoki, Keio University, JAPAN, E-mail: 
kiyoki at sfc.keio.ac.jp <mailto:kiyoki at sfc.keio.ac.jp>

Best regards,

Hannu Jaakkola, Organizing General Chair



Pori, Finland
June 4-8, 2007

OBJECTIVE: Information modelling is becoming more and more important 
topic for researchers, designers, and users of information systems. The 
amount and complexity of information itself, the number of abstraction 
levels of information, and the size of databases and knowledge bases are 
continuously growing. Conceptual modelling is one of the sub-areas of 
information modelling. The aim of this conference is to bring together 
experts from different areas of computer science and other disciplines, 
who have a common interest in understanding and solving problems on 
information modelling and knowledge bases, as well as applying the 
results of research to practice. We also aim to recognise and study new 
areas on modelling and knowledge bases to which more attention should be 
paid.  Therefore philosophy and logic, cognitive science, knowledge 
management, linguistics and management science are relevant areas, too. 
In the conference, there will be threecategories of presentations, i.e. 
full papers, short papers and position papers.

TOPICS: Modelling of information is necessary in developing information 
systems. Information is acquired from many sources, by using various 
methods and tools. It must be recognised, conceptualised, and 
conceptually organised efficiently so that users can easily understand 
and use it. Modelling is needed to understand, explain, organise, 
predict, and reason on information. It also helps to master the role and 
functions of components of information systems. Modelling can be 
performed with many different purposes in mind, at different levels, and 
by using different notions and different background theories. It can be 
made by emphasising users' conceptual understanding of information on a 
domain level, on an algorithmic level, or on representation levels. On 
each level, the objects and structures used on them are different, and 
different rules govern the behaviour on them. Therefore the notions, 
rules, theories, languages, and methods for modelling on different 
levels are also different. It  will be useful if we can develop theories 
and methodologies for modelling, to be used in different situations, 
because databases, knowledge bases, and repositories in knowledge 
management systems, developed on the basis of models and used to 
technically store information, are growing day by day. In this 
conference the interest is focused on modelling of information, and one 
of the central topics might be modelling of time. Scientific or 
technical papers of high quality are sought on topics including, but not 
limited to the following. The highest priority will be given to papers 
which are strongly related to different aspects of modelling.

1.  Theoretical and Philosophical Basis of Concept Modelling and 
Conceptual Modelling
1.1. Information recognition, conceptualisation, and concept formation
1.2. Properties of concepts, systems of concepts, and theories of 
concept systems
1.3. Subjective concepts and collective concepts
1.4. Conceptual change and time, ontology of time
1.5. Concept integration and integration of modeling paradigms
1.6. Description of concepts, views, and viewpoint dynamics

2.  Conceptual Modelling and Information Requirements Specification (IRS)
2.1. Ontologies, conceptual modelling, and natural language in IRS
2.2. Conceptual information requirements specification for information 
2.3. Conceptual modelling for knowledge management
2.4. Languages, tools and methods for conceptual modelling
2.5. Methods and systems for developing and using conceptual information
2.6. Methodologies for ontology development, maintenance, and integration
2.7. Conceptual modelling of time

3.  Conceptual Models of Intelligent Activities
3.1. Cognitive strategies for model construction
3.2. Conceptual modelling and problem solving
3.3. Conceptual modelling of temporal constructs, identity and change
3.4. Meta-modelling in the model building process
3.5. Relationships between knowledge management and problem solving
3.6. The ontology of social reality and the modelling process of social 

4.  Collections of Data, Knowledge, and Descriptions of Concepts
4.1. Knowledge managemet for conceptual modelling and IRS
4.2. Conceptual modelling in spatial or temporal databases, or both
4.3. Active database systems and active knowledge base systems
4.4. Modelling methods, design methodologies and tools
4.5. Collaborative knowledge management
4.6. Modelling, Using and Managing Context
4.7. Context Computing

5.  Human-Computer Interaction and Modelling
5.1. Conceptual models as interfaces of systems, data bases and 
knowledge bases,
5.2. Ontology for human-computer interaction, including time
5.3. Metadata and knowledge management for human-computer interaction
5.4. Cognition problems in large conceptual schemata
5.5. Modelling in multimedia information systems

6.  Software Engineering and Modelling
6.1. Design and use of concept definition libraries, design patterns, 
6.2. Architectures of meta-models for information systems,
6.3. Modelling software engineering processes
6.4. UML, ORM, Petri-nets, and other formalisms as modelling tools
6.5. Modelling of multi-agent systems - modelling in multi-agent systems

7.  Applications
7.1. Enterprise modelling and strategic concept development
7.2. Business-process modeling
7.3. Modelling global information systems
7.4. Modelling for mobile information systems
7.5. Conceptual modeling of information systems for virtual organisations
7.6. Modelling in the WWW systems and conceptual models for web data


FORMAT OF THE SUBMISSION:  Send the paper electronically, in PDF format 
(recommended) or PS format.

by January 15th, 2007.

You will find instructions for formatting, registering and submitting 
your paper for evaluation on the page:


Instructions for the format of your paper are under title "Author 
Information" on the page:


The submission must be original, and must not be submitted anywhere 
else, or already accepted by any other conference or journal. The 
selection of papers is made on the basis of review, by the international 
program committee. Acceptance of papers will be based on the originality 
of work, on the suitability of the topic to the conference, and on the 
overall quality of your submission. Papers may be submitted in the 
following categories:

SCIENTIFIC / TECHNICAL PAPER: You may submit your paper either as a full 
paper, (max. 20 pages), or as a short paper (of max. 8 pages).

POSITION PAPER: Research projects of any scale are invited to illustrate 
innovative concepts, theories, prototypes, or experiences. Your position 
paper (work-in-progress) should be no longer than 5 pages.


- Submission deadline January15th, 2007.
- The acceptance letters for all types of contributions will be sent by 
email by March 15th, 2007.



In the case of acceptance, you are expected to send your paper revised 
for inclusion in the conference preprint to arrive no later than April 
15th, 2007. The pre-print will be distributed in the conference. The 
selected papers are published as the journal publication of "INFORMATION 
MODELLING AND KNOWLEDGE BASES" in the Series of the "Frontiers on 
Artificial Intelligence" by the IOS Press, Amsterdam.

The total number of participants at the conference is limited to 50. The 
authors present their papers at the conference. Only actually
presented and selected papers will be published in the final conference 



Hannu Kangassalo (General-PC-chair), University of Tampere, Finland
Takehiro Tokuda, (PC-co-chair), Tokyo Institute of Technology , Japan
Yasushi Kiyoki, (PC-co-chair), Keio University, Japan

Will be announced.


Hannu Jaakkola, Tampere University of Technology (Pori), Finland, 
(Organization Committee Chair)
Eiji Kawaguchi, Japan (Steering Committee member),
Ulla Nevanranta (Publication), Tampere University of Technology(Pori), 


Hannu Jaakkola, Organizing Committee co-chair,
Tampere University of Technology (Pori),
P.O. Box 300, FIN-28101 PORI, Finland
Tel. +358 2 627 2712; Fax. +358 2 630 0911
Email: hannu.jaakkola at tut.fi <mailto:hannu.jaakkola at tut.fi>

Hannu Kangassalo, General PC chair
University of Tampere
Department of Computer and Information Sciences
P.O.Box 607
FIN-33014 University of Tampere
Tel:  +358-3-2156778; Fax:  +358-3-2156070
E-mail:  hk at cs.uta.fi <mailto:hk at cs.uta.fi>

Yasushi Kiyoki, PC co-chair
Keio University
Faculty of  Environmental Information
5322 Endoh Fujisawa, Kanagawa 252-8520
Tel:  +81-466-47-5111; Fax: +81-466-49-1047
E-mail: kiyoki at sfc.keio.ac.jp <mailto:kiyoki at sfc.keio.ac.jp>

Takahiro Tokuda, PC co-chair,
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Dept. of Computer Science
2-12-1-W8-71 Ookayama, Meguro,
Tokyo 152-8552, Japan
Tel: +81-3-5734-3213; Fax: +81-3-5734-2912
E-mail: tokuda at cs.titech.ac.jp <mailto:tokuda at cs.titech.ac.jp>

Eiji Kawaguchi, Steering Committee member,
E-mail: e-kawagu at alto.ocn.ne.jp <mailto:e-kawagu at alto.ocn.ne.jp>

Ulla Nevanranta, Publication secretary
Tampere University of Technology (Pori)
P.O. Box 300, FIN-28101 PORI, Finland
Tel. +358 2 627 2710; Fax. +358 2 630 0911
Email: ulla.nevanranta at tut.fi <mailto:ulla.nevanranta at tut.fi>


Hannu Jaakkola
Tampere University of Technology, Pori
P.O.Box 300, FIN-28101 Pori, Finland
Tel: +358 2 6272712; Mobile +358 400 622942; Fax: +358 2 6300911

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