[DL] [CFP] International Conference on Conceptual Structures 2019, Marburg, Germany

Mehwish Alam alammehw at gmail.com
Tue Sep 4 12:22:08 CEST 2018

[Apologies for multiple postings.]

Call for Papers: 24th International Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS 2019)
July 1st - July 4th, 2019, Marburg, Germany.

Website: https://iccs-conference.org 
Twitter: @iccs_confs
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/conceptualstructures/ 

About ICCS:

The International Conferences on Conceptual Structures (ICCS) focus on the formal analysis and representation of conceptual knowledge, at the crossroads of artificial intelligence, human cognition, computational linguistics, and related areas of computer science and cognitive science. The ICCS conferences evolved from a series of seven annual workshops on conceptual graphs, starting with an informal gathering hosted by John F. Sowa in 1986. Recently, graph-based knowledge representation and reasoning (KRR) paradigms are getting more and more attention.  With the rise of quasi-autonomous AI, graph-based representations provide a vehicle for making machine cognition explicit to its human users.  The aim of the ICCS 2019 conference is to build upon its long standing expertise in graph-based KRR and focus on providing modelling, formal and application results of graph-based systems.
The conference welcomes contributions that address graph-based representation and reasoning paradigms (e.g. Bayesian Networks (BNs), Semantic Networks (SNs), RDF(S), Conceptual Graphs (CGs), Formal Concept Analysis (FCA), CP-Nets, GAI-Nets, Graph Databases, Diagrams, etc.) from a modelling, theoretical and application viewpoint:

- Modelling results will investigate concrete real world needs for graph-based representation, how certain use cases are of interest to the graph community, how using graphs can bring added (business) value, what kind of graph representation is needed for a given case, etc.
- Technical results will include fundamental graph theory based results for novel structures for representation, extensions of existing structures for added expressivity, conciseness, optimisation algorithms for reasoning, reasoning explanation, etc.
- Papers reporting on application experience will be expected to demonstrate the benefits of the graph-based proposed solutions in the context of the use case studied. Where appropriate, the graph-based solutions are compared to other possible solutions.

General Chair: Dominik Endres, Philipps-University Marburg, Germany

Program Chairs: 
Mehwish Alam, ST-Lab, ISTC, CNR, Rome, Italy
Diana Sotropa, Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

The main research topics are: 

- Knowledge Management, 
- Knowledge Architectures, 
- Reasoning under Inconsistency, 
- Knowledge Representation and Uncertainty, 
- Contextual Logic, 
- Constraint Satisfaction, 
- Decision Making, 
- Argumentation, 
- Ontologies, 
- Semantic Web, 
- Web of Data, 
- Web 2.0, 
- Conceptual Knowledge Acquisition, 
- Data Mining, 
- Text Mining, 
- Natural Language Processing, 
- Linguistics, 
- Metaphoric, Cultural or Semiotic Considerations, 
- Resource Allocation and Agreement Technologies. 

- Abstract submission deadline: November 30, 2018
- Full paper submission deadline: December 7, 2018
- Poster submission deadline: December 21, 2018 (Posters do not require advanced abstract submission) 
- Paper Reviews Sent to Authors: January 18, 2019
- Rebuttals Due: January 25, 2019
- Notification to authors: February 1, 2019
- Camera-ready papers due: February 22, 2019

Submission Information

We invite scientific papers of up to fourteen pages, short contributions up to eight pages and extended poster abstracts of up to three pages. 

Papers and posters must be formatted according to Springer’s LNCS style guidelines and not exceed the page limit. The submission is to be done via EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iccs19 .
All paper submissions will be refereed and authors will have the opportunity to respond to reviewers’ comments during the rebuttal phase. Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings, published by Springer in the LNCS/LNAI series.
Poster submissions will also be refereed but will not be included in the conference proceedings. 
At least one author of each accepted paper or poster must register for the conference and present the paper or poster there.
Proceedings will be submitted for indexation by DBLP.

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