[Elsnet-list] [CfP] ICCS 2014: 21st International Conference on Conceptual Structures @ UAIC, Iasi, Romania

Corina Forascu corinfor at info.uaic.ro
Fri Feb 7 18:31:32 CET 2014

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ICCS 2014: 21st International Conference on Conceptual Structures


Scope and Significance

The International Conferences on Conceptual Structures (ICCS) focus on 
the formal analysis and representation of conceptual knowledge with 
applications to artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, and 
related areas of computer 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. The aim of the ICCS 2014 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.

ICCS 2014 will be held in Iaşi, România at the Al. I. Cuza University 
(http://www.uaic.ro/ ), the oldest higher education institution in 
România. The university was founded one year after the establishment of 
the Romanian state in 1860. Iaşi has a long tradition in higher 
education and has traditionally been one of the leading centres of 
Romanian social, cultural, academic and artistic life.

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, Argumentation, Graph Databases, 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 with respect to other possible solutions.

The conference also welcomes papers on the following topics:
.    Knowledge Management,
.    Knowledge Architectures,
.    Reasoning under Inconsistency,
.    Knowledge Representation and Uncertainty,
.    Contextual Logic,
.    Metaphoric, Cultural or Semiotic Considerations,
.    Ontologies,
.    Semantic Web,
.    Web of Data,
.    Web 2.0,
.    Conceptual Knowledge Acquisition,
.    Data Mining,
.    Text Mining,
.    Natural Language Processing,
.    Linguistics,
.    Constraint Satisfaction,
.    Decision Making,
.    Resource Allocation and
.    Agreement Technologies.

Submission and Publication

We invite scientific publications of up to 14 pages. For each paper, an 
abstract must be submitted by *March 2nd, 2014*. Papers must be 
formatted according to Springer’s LNCS style guidelines 
(http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0 ) and not 
exceed the page limit.
The submission is to be done via EasyChair: 
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iccs20141 .

All submissions will be refereed, and the conference proceedings will be 
published by Springer in the LNCS/LNAI series - both online and printed.
At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the 
conference and present the paper there.

The accepted papers will be published in the Springer-Verlag Lecture 
Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) volumes.

Proceedings will be submitted for indexation by DBLP.


-   Abstract Submission: March 2nd, 2014
-   Paper Submission: March 9th, 2014
-   Notification of Acceptance: April 14th, 2014
-   Camera Ready Paper: April 30th, 2014
-   ICCS 2014 Conference Date: 27 - 30 July, 2014

*General Chair*
     Madalina Croitoru, University Montpellier 2, France

*Local Chairs*
     Chair: Cornelius Croitoru, University Al. I. Cuza, Romania
     Co-Chair: Lenuta Alboaie, University Al. I. Cuza, Romania
     Sponsorship: Corina Forascu, University Al. I. Cuza, Romania

*Program Chairs*
     Nathalie Hernandez, IRIT, France
     Robert Jäschke, University of Hannover

*Steering Committee*
     Madalina Croitoru, University of Montpellier 2, France
     Frithjof Dau, SAP Research Dresden, Germany
     Ollivier Haemmerlé, University of Toulouse, France
     Uta Priss, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, Wolfenbüttel, 
     Sebastian Rudolph, Technical University Dresden, Germany

*Program Committee*
     Simon Andrews, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
     Galia Angelova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
     Peggy Cellier, IRISA, Rennes, France
     Dan Corbett, Optimodal Technologies, Washington DC, USA
     Olivier Corby, INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, France
     Cornelius Croitoru, University Al. I. Cuza, Iasi, Romania
     Fithjof Dau, SAP
     Aldo De Moor, CommunitySense, Tilburg, The Netherlands
     Harry Delugach, University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA
     Juliette Dibie-Barthelemy, INRA-Met at risk, Paris, France
     Pavlin Dobrev, ProSyst Labs EOOD, Sofia, Bulgaria
     Florent Domenach, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
     Gerard Ellis
     Jérôme Euzenat, INRIA Grenoble Rhône-Alpes, LIG, France
     Catherine Faron Zucker, Université de Nice, France
     Jerome Fortin, LIRMM, Montpellier, France
     Cynthia-Vera Glodeanu, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
     Lea Guizol, LIRMM, Montpellier, France
     Tarik Hadzic, Cork Constraint Computation Centre, Ireland
     Ollivier Haemmerlé, IRIT, Toulouse, France
     Siegfried Handschuh, DERI, Galway, Ireland
     Jan Hladik, SAP Research, Dresden, Germany
     Rinke Hoekstra, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
     John Howse, University of Brighton, UK
     Dmitry Ignatov, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
     Adil Kabbaj, INSEA, Rabat, Morocco
     Mary Keeler, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
     Hamamache Kheddouci, LIRIS, Lyon, France
     Markus Krötzsch, University of Oxford, UK
     Leonard Kwuida, Université du Quebec Outaouais, Canada
     Jérôme Lang, Lamsade, Paris Dauphine, France
     Natalia Loukashevitch, Research Computing Center of Moscow State 
University, Russia
     Dickson Lukose, MIMOS BHD, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
     Pierre Marquis, CRIL-CNRS, Lens, France
     Philippe Martin, Université de La Réunion, Saint Denis, Réunion
     Carlo Meghini, CNR ISTI, Italia
     Tomasz Michalak, University of Oxford, UK
     Bernard Moulin, Université de Laval, Quebec, Canada
     Sergei Obiedkov, Higher School of economics, Moscow, Russia
     Peter Ohrstrom, Aalborg University, Danemark
     Yoshiaki Okubo, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
     Nir Oren, University of Aberdeen, UK
     Nathalie Pernelle, LRI, Paris, France
     Heather D. Pfeiffer, New Mexico State University, USA
     Simon Polovina Sheffield Hallam University, UK
     Uta Priss, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, Wolfenbüttel, 
     Marie-Christine Rousset, IMAG, Grenoble, France
     Sebastian Rudolph, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
     Fatiha Sais, LRI, Paris, France
     Eric Salvat, IMERIR, Perpignan, France
     Iain Stalker, University of Manchester, UK
     Gem Stapleton, University of Brighton, UK
     Heiner Stuckenschmidt, University of Mannheim, Germany
     Gerd Stumme, University of Kassel, Germany
     Nouredine Tamani INRA, Montpellier, Fance
     Dan Tecuci, Siemens Corporate Research, USA
     Annette ten Teije, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
     Michael Thomazo, LIRMM, Montpellier, France
     Francisco Valverde-Albacetem, Universidad Carlos III Madrid, Spain
     Srdjan Vesic, CRIL, Lens, France
     Martin Watmough, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
     Karl Erich Wolff, Hochschule Darmstadt, Germany
     Stefan Woltran, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
     Pierre-Henri Wuillemin, LIP6, Paris, France
     Gq Zhang, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA
(invitations pending)
Faculty of Computer Science,
Univ. Al.I. Cuza of Iasi
16, Gen. Berthelot,
URL: http://thor.info.uaic.ro/~corinfor/

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