Sebastian Rudolph rudolph at aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de
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=== Third Call for Papers -- DEADLINE EXTENDED BY 1 WEEK ===

ICCS'09 Conceptual Structures: Leveraging Semantic Technologies

26 - 31 July 2009, State University Higher School of Economics (SU  
HSE) , Moscow, Russia


The 17th International Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS 2009)  
is the latest in a series of annual conferences that have been held in  
Europe, Australia, and North America since 1993. The focus of the  
conference has been the representation and analysis of conceptual   
knowledge for research and practical application. ICCS brings together  
researchers and practioners in information and computer sciences as  
well as social science to explore novel ways that conceptual  
structures can be deployed.

Arising from the research on knowledge representation and reasoning  
with Conceptual Graphs, over the years ICCS has broadened its scope to  
include innovations from a wider range of theories and related  
practices, among them other form of graph-based reasoning systems like  
RDF or Existential Graphs, Formal Concept Analysis, Semantic Web  
Technologies, Ontologies, Concept Mapping and more. Accordingly, ICCS  
represents a family of approaches related to conceptual structures  
that build on the successes with techniques derived from artificial  
intelligence, knowledge representation and reasoning, applied  
mathematics and lattice theory, computational linguistics, conceptual  
modeling and design, diagrammatic reasoning and logic, intelligent  
systems and knowledge management. The activity of the field is  
witnessed by two recently published books ("Conceptual Structures in  
Practice", ed. by Hitzler and Schärfe and "Graph-based Knowledge  
Representation: Computational Foundations of Conceptual Graphs" by  
Chein and Mugnier) as well as by an ISO standard ("Common Logic", ISO/ 
IEC 24707) which orginated in this community.

The 2009 ICCS's theme "leveraging semantic technologies" hints to the  
large overlap of the research fields of semantic technologies and  
conceptual structures, and emphasizes the goal of closer connecting  
these two areas in order to obtain a mutual benefit.

Papers for ICCS 2009 are invited on, but not restricted to, the  
following topics:

* conceptual structures - theory and applications
* semantic technologies and conceptual structures
* the interplay of conceptual structures with language, semantics,  
semiotics and pragmatics
* conceptual data processing, analysis and conceptual logic
* modeling, representation and visualization of concepts
* conceptual knowledge acquisition
* knowledge representation and reasoning with conceptual structures
* applied conceptual structures including data mining and knowledge  
* theory and applications of formal ontologies
* graph-based knowledge representation and reasoning

Authors are invited to submit papers describing both theoretical and  
practical research outcomes. 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 ==

Mark Greaves, Vulcan Inc., USA
Marie-Laure Mugnier, LIRMM, France
John Sowa, VivoMind Intelligence Inc., USA
Rudi Studer, Universität Karlsruhe, Germany
Rudolf Wille, TU Darmstadt, Germany

== Accomodation and Estimated Registration Fee ==

For those interested, the organizing committee will help to find a  
cheap **-quality accomodation in the professor guesthouse of HSE  
(about 45 EUR per day). The conference fees will be between 200 and  
250 EUR.

== Submission Details ==

Papers are limited to 14 pages in Springer's LNCS format. We recommend  
the use of LaTeX2e for the final version. For more details see http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs 
. Position papers (up to 4 pages) are also welcome.

* Monday January 12, 2009: a one page abstract submitted via the  
submission sitehttp://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iccs2009
  (Abstracts should clearly state the purpose, results and conclusions  
of the work to be described in the final paper.)
* Monday January 19, 2009: full paper (not more than 14 pages) in PDF  
format submitted via the submission sitehttp://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iccs2009

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 (seehttp://www.springeronline.com/lncs) 
. A precondition for publication is that the final version is in full  
compliance with Springer's format.

== Conference Chairs ==

General Chair

     * Sergei Kuznetsov  (State University Higher School of Economics,  
Moscow, Russia) skuznetsov at yandex.ru

Program Chairs

     * Frithjof Dau (SAP Research CEC Dresden, Germany) frithjof.dau at sap.com
     * Sebastian Rudolph (Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe,  
Germany) rudolph at aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de

Editorial Board

     * Galia Angelova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
     * Frithjof Dau, SAP Dresden, Germany
     * Aldo de Moor, CommunitySense, Netherlands
     * Harry Delugach, University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA
     * Peter Eklund, University of Wollongong, Australia
     * Bernhard Ganter, Dresden Technical University, Germany
     * Pascal Hitzler, Universität Karlsruhe, Germany
     * Mary Keeler, USA
     * Sergei Kuznetsov, State University HSE, Moscow, Russia
     * Guy Mineau, Université Laval, Canada
     * Bernard Moulin, Université Laval, Canada
     * Marie-Laure Mugnier, LIRMM, France
     * Heather D. Pfeiffer, New Mexico State University, USA
     * Simon Polovina, University of Sheffield, UK
     * Uta Priss, Napier University, UK
     * Henrik Schärfe, Aalborg University, Denmark
     * John F. Sowa, VivoMind Intelligence Inc., USA
     * Gerd Stumme, University of Kassel, Germany
     * Rudolf Wille, Darmstadt Technical University, Germany
     * Karl-Erich Wolff, Hochschule Darmstadt, Germany
     * Peter Øhrstrøm, Aalborg University, Denmark

Programme committee (tentative)

     * Radim Belohlavek (USA)
     * Tru Cao (Vietnam)
     * Dan Corbett (USA)
     * Olivier Corby (France)
     * Madalina Croitoru (France)
     * Juliette Dibie-Barthélemy (France)
     * Pavlin Dobrev (Bulgaria)
     * Udo Hebisch (Germany)
     * Joachim Hereth (Germany)
     * Nathalie Hernandez (France)
     * Wolfgang Hesse (Germany)
     * Richard Hill (UK)
     * Jan Hladik (Germany)
     * Andreas Hotho (UK)
     * Adil Kabbaj (Morocco)
     * Markus Krötzsch (Germany)
     * Rob Kremer (Canada)
     * Leonhard Kwuida (Switzerland)
     * Michel Leclere (France)
     * Robert Levinson (USA)
     * Philippe Martin (Australia)
     * Claudio Masolo (Italia)
     * Sergei Obiedkov (Russia)
     * Daniel Oberle (Germany)
     * John Old (UK)
     * Anne-Marie Rassinoux (Switzerland)
     * Gary Richmond (USA)
     * Olivier Ridoux (France)
     * Eric Salvat (France)
     * Ulrik Sandborg-Petersen (Denmark)
     * Jeffrey Schiffel (USA)
     * York Sure (Germany)
     * Rallou Thomopoulos (USA)
     * Denny Vrandecic (Germany)
     * GQ Zhang (USA)

Dr. Sebastian Rudolph
Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, D-76128 Karlsruhe
rudolph at aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de    phone +49 (0)721 608 7362
www.sebastian-rudolph.de                 fax +49 (0)721 608 5998

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