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CONTEXT 2011 : The Seventh International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Context


When Sep 28, 2011 - Sep 30, 2011
Where Karsruhe, Germany
Submission Deadline May 22, 2011
Notification Due Jun 19, 2011
Final Version Due Jul 3, 2011
Categories    context   modelling   interdisciplinary   knowledge

Call For Papers

Fourteen years after the first Context conference in 1997 — and 60 years after Prior laid the foundation for the field —, the Seventh International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context (CONTEXT'11) sets out to extend foundational research on context and to evaluate the status and consequences of context research, as well as to address new questions for the field.

CONTEXT'11 will provide a forum for presenting and discussing high-quality research and applications on context. The conference will include paper, poster, and video presentations, system demonstrations, workshops, and a doctoral consortium. The conference invites researchers and practitioners to share insights and cutting-edge results from the wide range of disciplines concerned with context, including: the Cognitive Sciences (Linguistics, Psychology, Philosophy, Computer Science, Neuroscience), the Social Sciences and Organizational Sciences, and all application areas, including Medicine and Law.

The motto of the CONTEXT'11 special track "Commercialising Context" was chosen to reflect both the fact that context research has found numerous successful applications in recent years and the fact that context itself has become a product that can be sold. Context-aware services can support their users unobtrusively and offer promising revenues. However, when context is no longer something private but processed and shared through the web, profound questions are raised about privacy and the general consequences of the technology.

Yet, the new context-aware services can also be a scientific tool for context-research itself. Context-aware services offer new ways for studying social context and its interaction with other types of context on a sociologically significant scale. For linguistic studies, context-aware mobile phones and chat programs, for instance, can be a tool to automatically obtain context-annotated dialogues, with which the influence of context on meaning can be empirically assessed.

Areas of interest include but are not limited to perspectives on context from:

Analogy and Case-Based Reasoning
Knowledge Engineering and Ontologies
Autonomous Agents and Agent-based Systems
Language Understanding and Production
Cognitive Modeling
Concepts and Categorization
Context-Aware Services and Systems
Memory, Representation and Access
Multiagent Systems and Interagent Communication
Distributed Information Systems
Formal Semantics and Pragmatics
Formal Ontology of Context Domains
Formal Theories of Context
Organizational Theory and Design
Heterogeneous Information Integration
Human Decision-Making
Pervasive Computing and Decision Support Systems
Philosophical Foundations of Context
Human-Centered Computing
Problem Solving and Planning
Human-Computer Interaction
Psychological experiments
Information Management Reasoning
Intelligent Tutoring Systems
Relevance Computation and Relevance Theories
Intelligent User Interfaces
Sensor Networks and Sensing Systems
Intelligent/Semantic Web Systems
Situated and Distributed Cognition
Knowledge Representation
Ubiquitous Computing


CONTEXT'11 will include paper presentation sessions, a poster and demonstration session, two days of workshops, and a doctoral consortium as well as keynote talks and a panel discussion. Workshops and the doctoral consortium will circulate separate calls for papers and participation, which will also be available at the conference web site.

CONTEXT welcomes original, high-quality research contributions that advance the state of the art in their field. Because CONTEXT'11 will be an interdisciplinary forum, all submissions will be evaluated not only for their technical merit but also for their accessibility to an interdisciplinary audience. Works that transcend disciplinary boundaries are especially encouraged.

Submissions may be for full papers (14 pages in Springer LNCS format), videos with a video abstract, or demonstration abstracts. Full papers will be accepted either for oral presentation or for presentation at a poster session. All accepted full paper submissions will be published in the proceedings which appear as a volume of Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence. Accepted posters and demonstrations will be presented at the poster session. Videos will be presented as part of the conference program. The associated abstracts will be published in a brochure distributed to attendees.

See detailed author instructions and format templates on the conference Web Site.

For a paper to appear in the proceedings, at least one author must register for the conference by the deadline for camera-ready copy.

Papers must be submitted electronically as PDF files via the submission webpage. Submissions cannot exceed 14 pages in the Springer LNAI format. Detailed formatting and submissions instructions, as well as LaTeX and Word templates, can be accessed through the detailed author instructions page:

Authors are encouraged to submit a video illustrating their research (experiment procedure, system prototype, etc.) and all accepted authors will have the option of presenting a system demonstration at the poster session. Authors wishing to present a demonstration/video without an accompanying paper must submit a demonstration/video abstract. Demonstration/video abstracts should describe cutting-edge research not described in paper submissions. Demonstration abstracts should summarize the system's behavior and significance, and should include at least one screen shot. If desired, they may also include the URL of an informal video on the web. Demonstration/video abstracts should be at most 2 pages long.

See detailed author instructions at

CONTEXT'11 will not accept any paper which, at the time of submission, is under review for or has already been published or accepted for publication in a journal or another conference.

May 8, 2011 Full papers, posters, videos, and demonstration abstracts
June 5, 2011 Notification of authors
June 19th, 2011 Camera-ready papers
Sept. 26.-30, 2011 Conference

Hedda R. Schmidtke, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Anders Kofod-Petersen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

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