[DL] CFP: 25th International Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS 2020) at Bolzano, Italy

Bruno YUN - LIRMM Bruno.Yun at lirmm.fr
Sun Nov 17 21:43:03 CET 2019

[Apologies for multiple postings.]

Call for Papers: 25th International Conference on Conceptual Structures 
(ICCS 2020)
September 18th-21st, 2020, Bolzano, Italy

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

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. This year ICCS 2020 is a part of “Bolzano Summer of 
Knowledge” (see https://summerofknowledge.inf.unibz.it/) which will take 
place in Bolzano, Italy during the month of September, 2020. Scholars, 
students and industry participants from different disciplines will meet 
for several weeks of conferences, workshops, summer schools, and public 
events, to engage with the broad topics, issues and challenges related 
to knowledge in the 21st century.

Submissions are invited on significant, original, and previously 
unpublished research on the formal analysis and representation of 
conceptual knowledge in artificial intelligence (AI). All papers will 
receive mindful and rigorous reviews that will provide authors with 
useful critical feedback. The aim of the ICCS 2020 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, Knowledge 
Graphs, Semantic Web, etc.) from a modelling, theoretical and 
application viewpoint.


- Topics include but are not limited to:
- Existential and Conceptual Graphs
- Graph-based models for human reasoning
- Social network analysis
- Formal Concept Analysis
- Conceptual knowledge acquisition
- Data and Text mining
- Human and machine reasoning under inconsistency
- Human and machine knowledge representation and uncertainty
- Automated decision-making and argumentation
- Preferences
- Contextual logic
- Ontologies
- Knowledge architecture and management
- Semantic Web, Web of Data, Web 2.0
- Conceptual structures in natural language processing and linguistics
- Metaphoric, cultural or semiotic considerations
- Constraint satisfaction
- Resource allocation and agreement technologies
- Philosophical, neural, and didactic investigations of conceptual, 
graphical representations

Important Dates:

- Abstract submission deadline: January 10, 2020
- Full paper submission deadline: January 17, 2020
- Poster submission deadline: January 24, 2020 (Posters do not require 
advance abstract submission)
- Paper Reviews Sent to Authors: March 20, 2020
- Rebuttals Due: March 27, 2020
- Notification to authors: April 03, 2020
- Camera-ready papers due: April 17, 2020

Submission Details:

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. Papers will be subject to 
double-blind peer review, in which the reviewers do not know the 
author's identity, and the submission should be done via EasyChair: 
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iccs20. 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.


General Chair:

- Mehwish Alam, FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information 
Infrastructure, Germany

Program Chairs:

- Tanya Braun,Institute of Information Systems, University of Lübeck, 
- Bruno YUN, University of Edinburgh, Scotland


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