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EJC 2009 : The 19th European-Japanese Conference on Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases


Conference Series : European-Japanese Conference on Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases
When Jun 1, 2009 - Jun 5, 2009
Where Maribor, Slovenia
Submission Deadline Jan 14, 2009
Notification Due Mar 18, 2009
Final Version Due Apr 16, 2009

Call For Papers



To be held in:
Maribor, Slovenia
June 1-5, 2009

IMPORTANT Information

Paper submission deadline: January 14th, 2009.
Acceptance notification: March 18th, 2009.
Finbal paper: April 16th, 2009.



The EJC conferences constitute a world-wide research forum for the
exchange of scientific results and experiences achieved in computer
science and other related disciplines using innovative methods and
progressive approaches. A platform has been established drawing
together researches as well as practitioners dealing with information
modelling and knowledge bases.

19th EJC Organizers:
Hannu Kangassalo, General PC chair, University of Tampere, Finland
Yasushi Kiyoki, PC co-chair,Keio University, Japan
Takeiro Tokuda, PC co-chair,Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Hannu Jaakkola, General Organizing Chair,Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Tatjan Welzer-Druzovec, Local Organizing Chair, Maribor University, Slovenia



Maribor, Slovenia
June 1-5, 2009

OBJECTIVE: Information modelling is becoming more and more important
topic for researchers, designers, and users of information
systems. The amount and complexity of information itself, the number
of abstraction levels of information, and the size of databases and
knowledge bases are continuously growing. Conceptual modelling is one
of the sub-areas of information modelling. The aim of this conference
is to bring together experts from different areas of computer science
and other disciplines, who have a common interest in understanding and
solving problems on information modelling and knowledge bases, as well
as applying the results of research to practice. We also aim to
recognize and study new areas on modelling and knowledge bases to
which more attention should be paid. Therefore philosophy and logic,
cognitive science, knowledge management, linguistics and management
science are relevant areas, too. In the conference, there will be
three categories of presentations, i.e. full papers, short papers and
position papers.

TOPICS: Modelling of information is necessary in developing
information systems. Information is acquired from many sources, by
using various methods and tools. It must be recognized,
conceptualized, and conceptually organized efficiently so that users
can easily understand and use it. Modelling is needed to understand,
explain, organize, predict, and reason on information. It also helps
to master the role and functions of components of information systems.
Modelling can be performed with many different purposes in mind, at
different levels, and by using different notions and different
background theories. It can be made by emphasising users' conceptual
understanding of information on a domain level, on an algorithmic
level, or on representation levels. On each level, the objects and
structures used on them are different, and different rules govern the
behavior on them. Therefore the notions, rules, theories, languages,
and methods for modelling on different levels are also different. It
will be useful if we can develop theories and methodologies for
modelling, to be used in different situations, because databases,
knowledge bases, and repositories in knowledge management systems,
developed on the basis of models and used to technically store
information, are growing day by day. In this conference the interest
is focused on modelling of information, and one of the central topics
might be modelling of time. Scientific or technical papers of high
quality are sought on topics including, but not limited to the
following. The highest priority will be given to papers which are
strongly related to different aspects of modelling.

1. Theoretical and Philosophical Basis of Concept Modelling and
Conceptual Modelling

Information recognition, conceptualization, and concept formation
Properties of concepts, systems of concepts, and theories of concept systems
Subjective concepts and collective concepts
Conceptual change and time, ontology of time
Concept integration and integration of modeling paradigms
Description of concepts, views, and viewpoint dynamics

2. Conceptual Modelling and Information Requirements Specification

Ontologies, conceptual modelling, and natural language in IRS
Conceptual information requirements specification for information
systems Conceptual modelling for knowledge management
Languages, tools and methods for conceptual modelling
Methods and systems for developing and using conceptual information
Methodologies for ontology development, maintenance, and integration
Conceptual modelling of time

3. Conceptual Models of Intelligent Activities

Cognitive strategies for model construction
Conceptual modelling and problem solving
Conceptual modelling of temporal constructs, identity and change
Meta-modelling in the model building process
Relationships between knowledge management and problem solving
The ontology of social reality and the modelling process of social reality

4. Collections of Data, Knowledge, and Descriptions of Concepts

Knowledge management for conceptual modelling and IRS
Conceptual modelling in spatial or temporal databases
Active database systems and active knowledge base systems
Modelling methods, design methodologies and tools
Collaborative knowledge management
Modelling Contexts and context Computing

5. Human-Computer Interaction and Modelling

Conceptual models as interfaces of systems, data bases and knowledge
Ontology for human-computer interaction, including time
Metadata and knowledge management for human-computer interaction
Cognition problems in large conceptual schemata Modelling in
multimedia information systems

6. Software Engineering and Modelling

Design and use of concept definition libraries, design patterns and frameworks
Architectures of meta-models for information systems
Modelling software engineering processes
UML, ORM, Petri-nets, and other formalisms as modelling tools
Modelling of multi-agent systems modelling in multi-agent systems

7. Applications

Enterprise modelling and strategic concept development
Business-process modeling
Modelling global information systems
Modelling for mobile information systems
Conceptual modeling of information systems for virtual organizations
Modelling in the WWW systems and conceptual models for web data



Submission deadline January 14th, 2009.

The acceptance letters for all types of contributions will be sent by
email by March 18th, 2009.

In the case of acceptance, you are expected to send your final paper
for inclusion in the conference pre-proceedings to arrive no later
than April 16th, 2009.

Final papers will be published as journal papers by IOS in the Series
of the "Frontiers on Artificial Intelligence". Improved papers for
this book must be sent by Aug. 31st in 2009, after the conference.



Send the paper electronically, in PDF format(recommended) or PS format
by January 14th, 2009. You will find instructions for formatting,
registering and submitting your paper for evaluation on the page:

The submission must be original, and must not be submitted anywhere
else, or already accepted by any other conference or journal. The
selection of papers is made on the basis of review, by the
international program committee. Acceptance of papers will be based on
the originality of work, on the suitability of the topic to the
conference, and on the overall quality of your submission. Papers may
be submitted in the following categories:

*SCIENTIFIC / TECHNICAL PAPER*: You may submit your paper either as a
full paper (max. 20 pages), or as a short paper (max. 8 pages).

*POSITION PAPER*: Research projects of any scale are invited to
illustrate innovative concepts, theories, prototypes, or
experiences. Your position paper (work-in-progress) should be no
longer than 5 pages.


Please use only ANSI/ASCII or utf-3 fonts in your paper. No extra
hidden codes, nor any other features that are specific to a special
computer (or language) environment should be included in any
form. Otherwise reviewers may not be able to open and read your
paper. Once a submitted paper is found to be unreadable, the reviewing
process may be stopped automatically without asking the second



The total number of participants is limited to 50.

The authors present their papers at the conference. The papers (both
full and short), position papers and poster outlines are included in
the preprints.

The final text of the full and short papers can be polished as journal
papers for publication after the conference.

The final text of the papers can be polished for publication after the

Only actually presented papers will be published as journal papers in
the book (journal).

The final book (journal) will be published * IOS* Press after the
conference in the Series of the "Frontiers on Artificial



General Program Chair:

Hannu Kangassalo, University of Tampere, Finland

Program committee Cairs:

Yasushi Kiyoki (co-chairman), Keio University, Japan
Takehiro Tokuda (co-chairman), Tokyo Institute of Technology

Program committee Members (Tentative):

Maria Bielikova, Slovak Univeristy of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia
Bostjan Brumen, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Pierre-Jean Charrel, Univesity of Toulouse and IRIT, France
Xing Chen, Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Japan
Alfredo Cuzzocrea,, University of Calabria, Italy
Daniela Durakova, VSB-Technical University Ostrava, Czech Republic
Marie Duzi, VSB-Technical University Ostrava, Czech Republic
Hele-Mai Haav, Institute of Cybernetics at Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Roland Hausser, Erlangen University, Germany
Anneli Heimburger, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Jaak Henno, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Yoshihide Hosokawa, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Hannu Jaakkola, Tampere University of Technology (Pori), Finland
Ahto Kalja, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Hannu Kangassalo, University of Tampere, Finland
Eiji Kawaguchi, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Mauri Leppanen, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Sebastian Link, Massey University, New Zealand
Tommi Mikkonen, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Jorgen Fischer Nilsson, Techinical University of Denmark, Denmark
Jari Palomaki, Tampere University of Technology (Pori), Finland
Ita Richardson, University of Limerick, Ireland
Hideyasu Sasaki, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Tetsuya Suzuki, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan
Bernhard Thalheim, Kiel University, Germany
Pasi Tyrvainen, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Peter Vojtas, Charles University Pragu, Czech Republic
Benkt Wangler, Skoevde University, Sweden
Yoshimichi Watanabe, University of Yamanashi, Japan
Naofumi Yoshida, Komazawa University, Japan

Programme Coordination Team:

Naofumi Yoshida, Komazawa University, Japan (Chairman)
Xing Chen, Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Japan.
Anneli Heimburger, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland,
Jari Palomaki, Tampere University of Technology (Pori), Finland,
Teppo Raisanen, University of Oulu, Finland,
Daniela Durakova, Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic,
Tomoya Noro, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Turkka Nappila, University of Tampere
Jukka Aaltonen, University of Lapland

General Organizing Chair:

Hannu Jaakkola, Tampere University of Technology

Organizing Committee:

Tatjan Welzer-Druzovec, Maribor University, Slovenia
Yukio Chen, Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Japan
Ulla Nevanranta (Publication), Tampere University of Technology(Pori), Finland

More information: See



Hannu Kangassalo, Programme General Chair

University of Tampere
Department of Computer and Information Sciences
P.O.Box 607
FIN-33014 University of Tampere
Tel: +358-3-2156778; Fax: +358-3-2156070
E-mail: hk[]

Yasushi Kiyoki, PC co-chair

Keio University
Faculty of Environmental Information
5322 Endoh Fujisawa, Kanagawa 252-8520, Japan
Tel: +81-466-47-5111; Fax: +81-466-49-1047
E-mail: kiyoki[]

Takehiro Tokuda, PC co-chair,

Tokyo Institute of Technology
Dept. of Computer Science
2-12-1-W8-71 Ookayama, Meguro, Tokyo 152-8552, Japan
Tel: +81-3-5734-3213; Fax: +81-3-5734-2912
E-mail: tokuda[]

Hannu Jaakkola, Organizing General Chair,

Tampere University of Technology (Pori),
P.O. Box 300, FI-28101 PORI, Finland
Tel. +358 2 627 2712; Fax. +358 2 630 0911
Email: hannu.jaakkola[]

Yukio Chen, Organizing Committee,

Department of Information & Computer Sciences,
Kanagawa Institute of Technology,
1030 Simo-Ogino, Atsugi, Kanagawa 243-0292, Japan
Email: chen[]

Ulla Nevanranta, Publication secretary
Tampere University of Technology (Pori)
P.O. Box 300, FIN-28101 PORI, Finland
Tel. +358 2 627 2710; Fax. +358 2 630 0911
Email: ulla.nevanranta[]

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