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APCCM 2009 : Sixth Asia-Pacific Conference on Conceptual Modelling


Conference Series : Asia-Pacific Conference on Conceptual Modelling
When Jan 20, 2009 - Jan 23, 2009
Where Wellington, New Zealand
Submission Deadline Aug 31, 2008
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Call For Papers


Sixth Asia-Pacific Conference on Conceptual Modelling

(APCCM 2009)

January 20-23, 2009 -- Wellington, New Zealand

The Asia-Pacific Conferences on Conceptual Modelling provide an annual
forum for disseminating the results of innovative research in
information modelling and related areas.

The sixth conference of the series will be held in January 2009 as part
of the Australasian Computer Science Week (ACSW 2009), which will be
hosted by Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand.

Registration to APCCM will enable delegates to attend sessions in any
conference participating in the Australasian Computer Science Week.


- Keynote Speaker: Ronald Fagin (IBM Almaden Research Center, USA)
- Submission Due Dates: (abstract) Aug 31, 2008; (paper) Sep 06, 2008
- Awards: (best paper) NZ $500 sponsored by SIM, Victoria Univeristy, NZ
(best student paper) AUS $500 sponsored by CORE, Australia


The amount, complexity and diversity of information held in computer
systems are constantly on the increase, and so are the requirements and
challenges to be met for useful access and manipulation of this
information. Conceptual modelling is fundamental to the development of
up-to-date information and knowledge-based systems. The conference
series aims at bringing together experts from all areas of computer
science and information systems with a common interest in the subject.

APCCM invites contributions addressing current research in conceptual
modelling as well as experiences, novel applications and future
challenges. Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

* Business, enterprise, process and services modelling;
* Concepts, concept theories and ontologies;
* Conceptual modelling and user participation;
* Conceptual modelling for decision support and expert systems;
digital libraries; e-business, e-commerce and e-banking systems;
health care systems; knowledge management systems; mobile
information systems; user interfaces; and Web-based systems;
* Conceptual modelling of semi-structured data and XML;
* Conceptual modelling of spatial, temporal and biological data;
* Conceptual modelling quality;
* Conceptual models in management science;
* Design patterns and object-oriented design;
* Evolution and change in conceptual models;
* Implementations of information systems;
* Information and schema integration;
* Information customisation and user profiles;
* Information recognition and information modelling;
* Information retrieval, analysis, visualisation and prediction;
* Information systems design methodologies;
* Knowledge discovery, knowledge representation and knowledge
* Methods for developing, validating and communicating conceptual
* Philosophical, mathematical and linguistic foundations of
conceptual models;
* Reuse, reverse engineering and reengineering;
* Semantic Web; and
* Software engineering and tools for information systems development.


APCCM invites papers describing original contributions in all fields of
conceptual modelling and related areas. Papers should be no more than
10 pages in length conforming to the formatting instructions as outlined

Each paper will be judged on its originality, significance, technical
quality, relevance and presentation. The quality of accepted papers is
further strengthened by a low acceptance rate of under 30%.
A submission must not be under review at any other venue. In case a
double submission is discovered, the corresponding paper will be
rejected immediately. Furthermore, submission of a paper should be
regarded as an undertaking that, should the paper be accepted, at least
one author will attend the conference to present the work.

After the conference, authors of the best papers will be invited to
submit an extended version for publication in the Journal of Research
and Practice in Information Technology (JRPIT).

Formatting Guidelines

The proceedings of this event will be published by the ACS in the CRPIT
Series. The formatting requirements and resources for authors can be
found on the CRPIT Authors Page together with a list of all upcoming

Electronic Submission

Submission to APCCM 2009 will be electronically only. Authors are asked
to create a submission system account first. Subsequently, this account
can be used to submit one or more abstracts and upload corresponding
The online submission system will be available from late July 2008.


Abstract Submission: August 31, 2008
Full Paper Submission: September 7, 2008
Author Notification: November 3, 2008
Camera-ready Paper Submission: November 24, 2008
Author Registration: November 24, 2008
Early-bird Registration: December 8, 2008
Papers Available Online: December 22, 2008
ACSW 2009 Starts: January 19, 2009 (Powhiri, Reception)
ACSW 2009 Conferences: January 20-23, 2009


Best Paper Award

The best paper, as judged by the APCCM Program Committee, will receive
an award of NZ $500.- sponsored by the School of Information Management,
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Best Student Paper Award

The best student paper, as judged by the APCCM Program Committee, will
receive an award of AUS $500.- sponsored by CORE, Australia. However,
the best student paper award is given only if at least five student
papers are accepted at APCCM.

Papers are counted as student papers, if the major contribution is due
to a student author, who must be the first author of the paper. The
student should present the paper at the conference. Others (such as the
student's supervisor) can present the paper on the student's behalf only
under extreme circumstances.
Authors have to indicate to the program committee at the time of
submission that their paper is to be classified as a student paper. It
is OK to have the supervisor(s) as co-author(s). The supervisor or the
Head of Department must sign a statement to verify that the principal
author is a student at the time of submission (this letter must be sent
to the APCCM PC Chairs).


Program Committee Chairs

Markus Kirchberg (Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore)
Sebastian Link (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)

Program Committee Members

Boualem Benatallah (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Byron Choi Koon Kau (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Denise de Vries (Flinders University, Australia)
Gillian Dobbie (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Aditya K. Ghose (University of Wollongong, Australia)
Angela Eck Soong Goh (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Sven Hartmann (Clausthal University of Technology, Germany)
Annika Hinze (University of Waikato, New Zealand)
Carlos Hurtado (Universidad de Chile, Chile)
Dirk Labudde (Dresden University of Technology, Germany)
Chiang Lee (National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan)
Qing Li (City University of Hong Kong, China)
Jixue Liu (University of South Australia, Australia)
Pavle Mogin (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
James Noble (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Sudha Ram (University of Arizona, USA)
Michael Rosemann (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
Motoshi Saeki (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
Klaus-Dieter Schewe (Information Science Research Centre, New Zealand)
Il-Yeol Song (Drexel University, USA)
Stefano Spaccapietra (EPFL, Switzerland)
Nigel Stanger (University of Otago, New Zealand)
Markus Stumptner (University of South Australia, Australia)
Bernhard Thalheim (Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany)
Yanchun Zhang (Victoria University, Australia)


For further information refer to the APCCM 2009 Web-site at

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