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ICCS 2014 : International Conference on Conceptual Structures


Conference Series : International Conference on Conceptual Structures
When Jul 27, 2014 - Jul 30, 2014
Where Iaşi, România
Abstract Registration Due Mar 2, 2014
Submission Deadline Mar 9, 2014
Notification Due Apr 14, 2014
Final Version Due Apr 30, 2014
Categories    conceptual structures   knowledge representation   semantic web   graphs

Call For Papers

ICCS 2014 - Call for Papers

21st International Conference on Conceptual Structures: Graph-based Representation and Reasoning

27 - 30 July 2014, Iasi, Romania

Scope and Significance

The International Conferences on Conceptual Structures (ICCS) focus on the formal analysis and representation of conceptual knowledge with applications to artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, and related areas of computer science. The ICCS conferences evolved from a series of seven annual workshops on conceptual graphs, starting with an informal gathering hosted by John F. Sowa in 1986. Recently, graph-based knowledge representation and reasoning (KRR) paradigms are getting more and more attention. The aim of the ICCS 2014 conference is to build upon its long standing expertise in graph-based KRR and focus on providing modelling, formal and application results of graph-based systems.

ICCS 2014 will be held in Iasi, Romania at the Al. I. Cuza University, the oldest higher education institution in Romania. The university was founded one year after the establishment of the Romanian state in 1860. Iasi has a long tradition in higher education and has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Romanian social, cultural, academic and artistic life.

The conference welcomes contributions that address graph-based representation and reasoning paradigms (e.g. Bayesian Networks (BNs), Semantic Networks (SNs), RDF(S), Conceptual Graphs (CGs), Formal Concept Analysis (FCA), CP-Nets, GAI-Nets, Argumentation, Graph Databases, etc.) from a modelling, theoretical and application viewpoint:

- Modelling results will investigate concrete real world needs for graph-based representation, how certain use cases are of interest to the graph community, how using graphs can bring added (business) value, what kind of graph representation is needed for a given case etc.

- Technical results will include fundamental graph theory based results for novel structures for representation, extensions of existing structures for added expressivity, conciseness, optimisation algorithms for reasoning, reasoning explanation, etc.

- Papers reporting on application experience will be expected to demonstrate the benefits of the graph-based proposed solutions in the context of the use case studied with respect to other possible solutions.

The conference also welcomes papers on the following topics: Knowledge Management, Knowledge Architectures, Reasoning under Inconsistency, Knowledge Representation and Uncertainty, Contextual Logic, Metaphoric, Cultural or Semiotic Considerations, Ontologies, Semantic Web, Web of Data, Web 2.0, Conceptual Knowledge Acquisition, Data Mining, Text Mining, Natural Language Processing, Linguistics, Constraint Satisfaction, Decision Making, Resource Allocation and Agreement Technologies.

Submission and Publication

We invite scientific publications of up to fourteen pages. For each paper, an abstract must be submitted by March 2nd, 2014. Papers must be formatted according to Springer’s LNCS style guidelines ( and not exceed the page limit. The submission is to be done via EasyChair All submissions will be refereed, and the conference proceedings will be published by Springer in the LNCS/LNAI series - both online and printed. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference and present the paper there.

Important Dates

- Abstract Submission: March 2nd, 2014
- Paper Submission: March 9th, 2014
- Notification of Acceptance: April 14th, 2014
- Camera Ready Paper: April 30th, 2014
- ICCS 2014 Conference Date: 27 - 30 July, 2014

The conference will be hosted by the Al. I. Cuza University, Iasi, Romania. Further information is available at

- General Chair: Madalina Croitoru, University of Montpellier 2, France
- Program Chairs:
- Nathalie Hernandez, University of Toulouse, France
- Robert Jäschke, University of Hannover, Germany
- Local Chair: Cornelius Croitoru, Al. I. Cuza University, Iasi, Romania
- Local Co-Chair: Lenuta Alboaie, Al. I. Cuza University, Romania

ICCS Steering Committee

- Madalina Croitoru, University of Montpellier 2, France,
- Frithjof Dau, SAP Research Dresden, Germany,
- Ollivier Haemmerlé, University of Toulouse, France,
- Uta Priss, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, Wolfenbüttel, Germany,
- Sebastian Rudolph, Technical University Dresden, Germany,

Program Committee

- Simon Andrews, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
- Peggy Cellier, IRISA, Rennes, France
- Dan Corbett, Optimodal Technologies, Washington DC, USA
- Cornelius Croitoru, University Al. I. Cuza, Iasi, Romania
- Juliette Dibie-Barthelemy, INRA-Met@risk, Paris, France
- Pavlin Dobrev, ProSyst Labs EOOD, Sofia, Bulgaria
- Florent Domenach, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
- Jérôme Euzenat, INRIA Grenoble Rhône-Alpes, LIG, France
- Catherine Faron Zucker, Université de Nice, France
- Jerome Fortin, LIRMM, Montpellier, France
- Ollivier Haemmerlé, IRIT, Toulouse, France
- Siegfried Handschuh, DERI Galway, Ireland
- Jan Hladik, SAP Research, Dresden
- John Howse, University of Brighton, UK
- Jérôme Lang, Lamsade, Paris Dauphine, France
- Dickson Lukose, MIMOS BHD, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Pierre Marquis, CRIL-CNRS, Lens, France
- Philippe Martin, Université de La Réunion, Saint Denis, Réunion
- Tomasz Michalak, University of Oxford, UK
- Bernard Moulin, Université de Laval, Quebec, Canada
- Sergei Obiedkov, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
- Yoshiaki Okubo, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
- Nir Oren, University of Aberdeen, UK
- Nathalie Pernelle, LRI, Paris, France
- Uta Priss, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, Wolfenbüttel, Germany
- Marie-Christine Rousset, IMAG, Grenoble, France
- Sebastian Rudolph, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
- Fatiha Sais, LRI, Paris, France
- Eric Salvat, IMERIR, Perpignan, France
- Iain Stalker, University of Manchester, UK
- Gem Stapleton, University of Brighton, UK
- Heiner Stuckenschmidt, University of Mannheim, Germany
- Michael Thomazo, LIRMM, Montpellier, France
- Francisco Valverde-Albacete, Universidad Carlos III Madrid, Spain
- Srdjan Vesic, CRIL, Lens, France
- Martin Watmough, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
- Karl Erich Wolff, Hochschule Darmstadt, Germany
- Stefan Woltran, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
- Pierre-Henri Wuillemin, LIP6, Paris, France
- Gq Zhang, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA

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