Aim and Scope
The International Conferences on Conceptual Structures (ICCS) has
held annually in Europe, Australia, and North America since 1993. The
central focus is the formal representation and analysis of conceptual
knowledge with research and business applications focusing on
artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, and related areas
of computer science.
Historically, a group of researchers working on the theory and
applications of Conceptual Graphs founded the ICCS. Over the years,
they have broadened the scope to include a wider range of theories,
among them Formal Concept Analysis, Description Logics, Semantic Web,
Ontologies, and related techniques.
ICCS 2005 will address the following topics: conceptual
structures (theory, applications, and experience with case studies);
their interplay with language, semantics and pragmatics; formal
methods for concept analysis and contextual logic, modeling,
representation, and visualization of concepts; conceptual knowledge
acquisition; and the theory and applications of formal
ontologies; comparisons of methods and representations on the basis of
reasoning ability, expressiveness, ease of use, and computational
The conference will focus on the use of conceptual structures in
formalizing and processing semantical content
of ontologies, in particular in relation with the semantic web
technologies. Of special interest is the question to which extent
representations of conceptual structures can support human
communication and knowledge creation.
The title "Common Semantics for Sharing Knowledge" of this year's
conference was chosen to emphasize one hand the overall aim of any
knowledge representation formalism: to support the sharing of
knowledge; and on the other hand the importance of a common
semantics to avoid distortion of the meaning. We understand that
both aspects are of equal importance for a successful future of the
research area of conceptual structures within the next years. We are
thus happy that the papers presented at ICCS 2005 address both
applications and theoretical foundations.
``Sharing knowledge'' can also be understood in a separate sense.
Thanks to the German Research Foundation DFG we were able to invite
nine internationally renowned researchers from adjacent research areas.
In addition, out of 66 submitted papers,
23 papers were selected in a peer-reviewing process for publication in the Springer LNAI series
and 14 papers for publication in a supplementary volume.
We are looking forward to stimulating 46 presentations and lively
discussions, with the hope of bidirectional knowledge sharing.
Eventually even the ground can be laid for establishing
common semantics between the respective theories.
ICCS 2005 is supported by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft,
the Gesellschaft zur Förderung des technischen und kaufmännischen Führungsnachwuchses in Nordhessen - Informatik,
and the ErnstSchröderZentrum für Begriffliche Wissensverarbeitung.
The proceedings are now available:
Dau, Frithjof; Mugnier, Marie-Laure; Stumme, Gerd (Eds.): Conceptual Structures: Common Semantics for Sharing Knowledge.
Proc. 13th International Conference on Conceptual Structures, ICCS 2005, Kassel, Germany, July 17-22, 2005.
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 3596. Springer, Heidelberg 2005. 467 pages. ISBN 3-540-27783-8.
Frithjof Dau, Marie-Laure Mugnier, Gerd Stumme (Eds.): Common Semantics for Sharing Knowledge: Contributions to ICCS 2005.
13th International Conference on Conecptual Structures, ICCS 2005 Kassel, Germany, July 2005. kassel university press 2005. 217 pages. ISBN 3-89958-138-5.
All submission deadlines
have been passed.
Workshops: Sunday, July 17, 2005
ICCS 2005: Monday, July 18 - Friday, July 22, 2005
Prof. Dr. Gerd Stumme