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Call for Papers: International Conference on Conceptual Structures 2018
http://blogs.napier.ac.uk/iccs/
Conference dates: 20th - 22nd June 2018
Location: Edinburgh, UK

Co-located event:
10th International Conference on the Theory and Application of
Diagrams
http://www.diagrams-conference.org/2018/

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The International Conferences on Conceptual Structures (ICCS) focus on the
formal analysis and representation of conceptual knowledge, at the
crossroads of artificial intelligence, cognitive science, 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 2018
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 2018 will be co-located with Diagrams 2018, held in Edinburgh, at
Edinburgh Napier University. 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 with respect to other possible solutions,
where available.

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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.

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Submission Information
We invite scientific papers of up to fourteen pages and posters of
up to three pages.

Dates
For each paper, an abstract must be submitted by November 30, 2017,
with full papers being due on December 7, 2017.
Posters do not require advanced abstract submission and should be
submitted by December 22, 2017.
Paper Reviews Sent to Authors: January 15, 2018
Rebuttals Due: January 19, 2018

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=iccs2018.

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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Program Committee

Simon Andres, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Mouin Bernard, Laval University, Canada
Peggy Celier, IRISA/INSA Rennes, France
Dan Corbett, Optimodal Technologies
Olivier Corby, INRIA, France
Madalina Croitoru, Universite Montpellier II, France
Licong Cui, University of Kentucky, USA
Juliette Dibie-Barthelemy, AgroParisTech, France
Pavlin Dobrev, ProSyst Labs
Florent Domenach, Akita International University, Japan
Catherine Faron Zucker, Universite Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Olivier Haemmerle, Universite Toulouse le Mirail, France
Jan Hladik, DHBW Stuttgart, Germany
John Howse, University of Brighton, UK
Dmitry Ignatov, National Research University
Mateja Jamnik, University of Cambridge, UK
Adil Kabbaj, INSEA
Mary Keeler, VivoMind Inc.
Steffen Lohmann, Fraunhofer IAIS
Natalia Loukachevitch, Moscow State University, Russia
Pierre Marquis, Universite Artois, France
Franck Michel, Universite Cote d'Azur, France
Sergei Obiedkov, National Research University
Yoshiaki Okubo, Hokkaido University, Japan
Heather D. Pfeiffer, Akamai Physics, Inc.
Simon Polovina, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Uta Preiss, Ostfalia University
Sebastian Rudolph, Technische Universitat Dresden, Germany
Eric Salvat, IMERIR
Fatiha Sais, Unversite Paris-Sud, France
Iaian Stalker, University of Manchester, UK
Gem Stapleton, University of Brighton, UK
Michael Tomazo, INRIA, France
Serena Villata, CNRS, France
Martime Watmough, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Peter Ohrstrom, Aalborg University, Denmark

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Dr Peter Chapman
Lecturer in Computing
Programme Leader BEng/MEng Software Engineering
School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University

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