2009-07-24: The proceedings are online!

2009-07-23: The program for the workshop is online!

2009-05-11: Updated the important dates.

2009-01-21: The web page for the workshop is now online.

Important dates

  • Paper submission deadline: Tuesday, March 31 April 27th, 2009
  • Acceptance notification: Friday, May 22nd, 2009
  • Paper final version due: Tuesday, June 8th, 2009
  • Workshop: Sunday, July 26th, 2009

Vision and Applications

New challenges, problems and issues have appeared in the context of knowledge representation in AI that involve the visual manipulation of information by domain experts. Furthermore, such knowledge has to be manipulated with fast results within a logic based framework. In this context conceptual structure tools play a crucial role as their graph based foundations allow for (1) rigorous algorithmic reasoning and (2) user validation for both reasoning and representation. It is a unique environment for integrated research in discrete mathematics, human computer interaction, cognitive science and engineering.

The historical goal of this workshop is exploring the development, interoperability and evolution of conceptual structures tools. In particular, the focus of this year's workshop will be in demonstrating the potential of such tools from two viewpoints:

how visual graph based knowledge representation and reasoning concretely benefits user interaction and domain expert validation
how graph based knowledge representation and reasoning paradigms allow for better manipulation of knowledge and graph based optimisation

Our goal is to begin a fruitful discussion on the above mentioned questions and to raise the mutual awareness of ongoing research and existing technologies within the community and beyond. In particular, this year we strongly encourage the submission of demo papers: (preliminary) system demonstrations and relevant position papers.


Workshop Chairs

  • Madalina Croitoru, LIRMM, University Montpellier II, France ()
  • Jérôme Fortin, LIRMM, University Montpellier II, France ()
  • Robert Jäschke, University of Kassel, Germany ()

Program Committee (Alphabetical Order)

  • Oscar Corcho, Manchester University, Great Britain
  • Raúl García Castro, UPM Madrid, Spain
  • Harry Delugach, University of Huntsville, USA
  • Guy Mineau, Université Laval, Canada
  • Heather D. Pfeiffer, New Mexico State University, USA
  • Simon Polovina, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
  • Uta Priss, Edinburgh Napier University, UK
  • Gerd Stumme, University of Kassel, Germany


Submitted papers must be in English and not submitted for publication elsewhere. We invite the following types of contributions:

Full Papers:
These will concern novel work in progress and/or original research results. Maximum length: 12 pages (Springer format). Accepted papers will be presented orally at the workshop.
Short Papers:
These will be report preliminary work or will reflect on and discuss new trends and developments. Maximum length: 6 pages (Springer format). Short papers will be presented orally at the workshop.

Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed and selected on the basis of these reviews. Both long and short papers will be printed in the workshop proceedings (available online and as hardcopies).

We encourage authors to use the submission template according to Springer, as this will be the required format for accepted papers. Submissions should be done using the submission system at

Important dates

  • Paper submission deadline: Tuesday, March 31 April 27th, 2009
  • Acceptance notification: Friday, May 22nd, 2009
  • Paper final version due: Tuesday, June 8th, 2009
  • Workshop: Saturday, July 26th or 27th, 2009


The workshop will take place on Sunday, July 26th, 2009.

14:00 - 14:30 The FcaFlint Software for Relation Algebra Operations on FCA Contexts Uta Priss
14:30 - 15:00 Standard CGIF Interoperability in Amine Adil Kabbaj, Ivan Launders and Simon Polovina
15:00 - 15:30 Argumentation Map Generation with Conceptual Graphs: the Case for ESSENCE Aldo de Moor, Jack Park, Madalina Croitoru
15:30 - 16:00 Building Conceptual Graphs for Articles Abstracts in Digital Libraries Michael. Y. Bogatyrev, Olga A. Mitrofanova, Vitaliy V. Tuhtin
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:00 Integrated research environment “Graph Model Workshop” Victor Kokhov, Alexey Neznanov, Sergey Tkachenko
17:00 - 17:30 A Commentary on Standardization in the Semantic Web, Common Logic and MultiAgent Systems Doreen Mizzi, Wolfgang Browa, Jeremy Loke and Simon Polovina
17:30 - 18:00 Data Conversion and Interoperability for FCA Simon Andrews
18:00 - 18:30 RDF to Conceptual Graphs Translations: Calculating Shatterproof Transponds Jean Francois Baget, Michel Chein, Madalina Croitoru, Jerome Fortin, David Genest, Alain Gutierrez, Michel Leclere, Marie-Laure Mugnier, and Eric Salvat
18:30 Panel Discussion


The proceedings are available online as PDF.