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EJC 2010 : The 20th European-Japanese Conference on Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases


Conference Series : European-Japanese Conference on Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases
When May 31, 2010 - Jun 4, 2010
Where Jyväskylä, Finland
Submission Deadline Jan 18, 2010
Notification Due Mar 22, 2010
Final Version Due Apr 19, 2010

Call For Papers


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.


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 (IRS)

* 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, or both
* Active database systems and active knowledge base systems
* Modelling methods, design methodologies and tools
* Collaborative knowledge management
* Modelling, Using and Managing Context
* Context Computing

5. Multimedia Systems, Human-Computer Interaction and Modelling

* Conceptual models as interfaces of systems, data bases and knowledge bases
* 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
* Multimedia knowledge base systems
* Cross-cultural multimedia systems

6. Software Engineering and Modelling

* Design and use of concept definition libraries, design patterns, 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

Important Dates

* Paper submission deadline: 18 January 2010

* Review results: by 22 March 2010

* Submission of accepted papers: by 19 April 2010 (

* Registration opens: will be given later

* Registration deadline: 30 April 2010

* Confirmation of registrations: by 10 May 2010

* Confirmation of accommodation: by 10 May 2010

* Cancellation deadline for registration: will be given later

* Cancellation deadline for accommodation: 14 May 2010

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