13th International Conference on Conceptual Structures
Conceptual Structures: Common Semantics for Sharing Knowledge

July 18-22, 2005, Kassel, Germany

Call for Papers

Papers for ICCS 2005 are invited on 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 performance are welcome. Integration of methodologies, user interfaces, semantic web technologies, knowledge use, reuse, and integration, and business product tools descriptions are all of high interest.

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. Papers on the ICCS 2005 theme of "Common Semantics for Sharing Knowledge" are particularly encouraged.

Of special interest is the question to which extent formal representations of conceptual structures can support human communication and knowledge creation. Papers which discuss such research or applications in the area of bringing together Formal Concept Analysis and Contextual Logic, Conceptual Graphs, formal ontologies within the Semantic Web or other areas are strongly encouraged, as well as papers linking conceptual structures to other fields or applications.

Authors are invited to submit papers describing both theoretical and practical research. Papers accepted or under review by other conferences or journals are not acceptable as submissions to ICCS. The language of the conference will be English.

Submission Details

Papers are limited to 14 pages in Springer's format. We strongly recommend the use of LaTeX2e for the final version. For more details see http://www.springeronline.com/lncs.

Position papers (2 pages) are also welcome.

For all papers, a one page abstract in PostScript or PDF format must be received by Monday January 10, 2005. Abstracts should clearly state the purpose, results and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper.

The electronic submission of the full paper in Postscript or PDF format must be received on or before Monday January 17, 2005. Submit your abstract and your paper via email to the program chairs at iccs05-submissions@cs.uni-kassel.de with ICCS2005 in the subject line. Please include your name and your full address. In case you have problems with electronic submission, contact Gerd Stumme as early as possible. An address is given below.

Final acceptance will be based on the full-length paper, which if accepted, must be presented at the conference. Papers accepted for publication will appear in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence Series by Springer-Verlag (see http://www.springeronline.com/lncs). Position papers and papers which are not included in the LNAI volume, but are of sufficient quality and interest to the community, will be published in supplementary proceedings. A precondition for publication (for all papers) is that the final version is in full compliance with Springer's format.