DEADLINE is next Monday: January 22nd 2001. CFP - 11th EUROPEAN - JAPANESE CONF. ON IMKB



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Hannu Kangassalo (hk@cs.uta.fi)
Fri, 19 Jan 2001 16:59:26 +0200


Dear Colleague, In response to several requests, the deadline for 11th EJCIMKB has been extended till January 22nd 2001. It is next Monday. Sorry if you've receieved this notice once too often. *************************************************************************** CALL FOR PAPERS THE 11th EUROPEAN - JAPANESE CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION MODELLING AND KNOWLEDGE BASES Maribor, Slovenia, Hotel Habakuk May 29 - June 1, 2001 OBJECTIVE: Information modelling has been recognised to be an important topic for researchers, designers, and users in the information systems area because 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. 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 recognise and study new areas on modelling and knowledge bases to which more attention should be paid. Therefore philosophy and logic, cognitive science, knowledge management, as well as linguistics and management science are relevant areas, too. In the conference, there will be four categories of presentations, i.e. full papers, short papers, position papers and poster presentations. TOPICS: Modelling of information has become more and more important in developing information systems. Information is collected or acquired from many sources and backgrounds, by using various methods and tools. It must be conceptualised so that users can understand and use it. It must also be organised in an efficient way because databases, knowledge bases, and repositories in knowledge management systems are growing day by day. Modelling helps to understand, explain, organise, predict, and reason on information used in information systems, and to understand the conceptual content of 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 of abstraction, 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 which the application area is described, on an algorithmic level, or on several representation levels. On each level, the objects and structures used on them are different, and different rules govern the behaviour on them. Therefore the notions, rules, theories, languages, and methods for modelling on different levels are also different. The approaches and background theories for modelling in various application areas may differ considerably, too. However, it would be very useful if we could develop one or more extensive theories and methodologies for modelling which could be used in different situations. In this conference the interest is focused on modelling of information, and the development and use of models in information systems of various kinds. 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, conceptualisation, and ontologies in concept systems - Properties of concepts, systems of concepts, and theories of concept systems - Concept formation, descriptions of concepts, and conceptual change - Subjective concepts, collective concepts, concept integration - Human concepts vs. formal concepts in the design of information systems 2. Conceptual Modelling and Information Requirements Specification - Ontologies, conceptual modelling, and natural language in IRS - Conceptual information requirements specification for information systems - Languages, tools and methods for modelling in various environments for IRS - Knowledge managemet for conceptual modelling and IRS - Relationships between conceptual modelling and requirements engineering - Methods and systems for developing and using conceptual information 3. Models in Intelligent Activity - Types of conceptual intelligence and model construction - Relationships between conceptual modelling and problem solving - Architectures for multi-level conceptual models - Meta-modelling in the model building process - Human cognition, understanding, modelling, learning, and problem solving - Conceptual creativity as intelligent activity in model construction, problem solving, and construction of knowledge - Models of conceptual intelligence for problem solving 4. Collections of Data, Knowledge, and Descriptions of Concepts - Conceptual modelling for knowledge management - Conceptual modelling in spatial or temporal databases, or both - Active database systems and active knowledge base systems - Modelling methods, design methodologies and tools - Modelling in the design of object-oriented data bases - Collaborative Knowledge Management 5. Human-Computer Interaction and Modelling - Interfaces as models of systems, data bases and knowledge bases, - Ontology for human-computer interaction - Metadata for human-computer interaction - Cognition problems in large conceptual schemata - Modelling in multimedia information systems 6. Software Engineering and Modelling - Conceptual modelling vs. O-O modelling: similarities and differences - Design and use of concept definition libraries, design patterns, frameworks - Architectures of meta-models for information systems, - Modelling software engineering processes - UML, ORM, 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 - Conceptual modelling and management in enterprises - Modelling global information systems - Modelling for mobile applications and environments - Design of information systems for virtual organisations - Modelling in the WWW systems and conceptual models for web data FORMAT OF THE SUBMISSION: Send the paper electronically, in PS format (recommended) or MS-Word format (as the last alternative). Send your submission by January 22, 2001. You will find instructions for uploading your paper for evaluation on the page: http://www.pori.tut.fi/~hj/ejc/ejc-newpapersubmission.html Instructions for the format of your paper are under title "Author Guidelines" on the page: http://www.pori.tut.fi/~hj/ejc/index.html 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 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. SCIENTIFIC / TECHNICAL PAPER: You may submit your paper either as a full paper, (max. 20 double spaced pages), or as a short paper (of 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. POSTER: Send your poster hand-out material (max. 2 pages) and draft drawings of your poster. Research projects of any scale are invited to illustrate innovative concepts, theories, or prototypes. The acceptance letters for all types of contributions will be sent by 15th March, 2001. In the case of acceptance, you are expected to send your final paper for inclusion in the preprints to arrive no later than 27th April, 2001. The text must be ready for final publication in the book by the end of August 2001. Important! Please use only "English fonts" in your paper, and include all the fonts you used. 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. In writing authors are easily making mistakes unconciously. Once a submitted paper is found to be unreadable, the reviewing process may be stopped automatically without asking the second submission. WORKING PRINCIPLES OF THE CONFERENCE: - 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 papers can be polished for publication after the conference. Only actually presented papers will be published in the book. - The final book will be published through an international publisher. CONFERENCE SITE: Maribor, Slovenia See detailed information / how to get there at http://lisa.uni-mb.si/ejc2001. Maribor is Slovenia's second largest city, located 18 kms (11 miles) south of Austrian border (distances to Vienna 250 kms / 155 mi, Venice 360 kms /225 mi, Budapest 320kms / 200 mi, Munich 450 kms / 280 mi). Detailed instructions how to get to Maribor are here. Some 160.000 people call Maribor their home town. The history of Maribor is rich and is reflected in many buildings dating way back to 13th century. The town has also a modern face - University, Theatre, shopping centers, recreation - all within a walking distance. Maribor is a proud owner of the world's oldest 400-year old vine-tree. Not surprisingly, the hills surrounding Maribor on the north and the east are all covered by the vineyards. On south, the Pohorje hill (1148 m) rises towards the sky, with excellent hiking, skiing, and mountaineering possibilities. Drava river flows through the town. At its banks called Lent, the youth (by age and by heart) of Maribor and vicinity socializes in many pubs and restaurants. Hotel Habakuk is the highest-ranking five-star hotel in Maribor, built in 1998. It is located in the recreational area at the foothils of Pohorje. The hotel has 91 top-class twin-bedded rooms, 6 appartments, and 4 suites, all elegantely furnished. In addition, there are excellent recreational facilities. CONFERENCE FEE: The registration fee of approx. USD 350 will include the preprints, lunches and dinners during the conference, refreshments in coffee breaks, and the cost for the final book. The room and breakfast is to be paid to the hotel directly by the participants. Price of a single room is about 93 USD/ night (including the breakfast). PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Eiji Kawaguchi (co-chairman), Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan Hannu Kangassalo (co-chairman), University of Tampere, Finland Setsuo Arikawa, Kyushu University, Japan Alfs Berztis, University of Pittsburgh, USA Pierre-Jean Charrel, Universite Toulouse 1, France Valeria De Antonellis, Politecnico di Milano, Universita' di Brescia, Italy Olga De Troyer, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium Marie Duzi, Silesian University, Czech Republic Maria Grazia Fugini, Politecnico di Milano, Italy Nicola Guarino, National Research Council LADSEB-CNR, Italy Jaak Henno, Tallinn Technical University, Estonia Wolfgang Hesse, University of Marburg, Germany Seiji Ishikawa, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan Yukihiro Itoh, Shizuoka University, Japan Manfred A. Jeusfeld, Tilburg University, The Netherlands Yasushi Kiyoki, Keio University, Japan Pavel Materna, Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic, Czech Republic Isabelle Mirbel-Sanchez, Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, France Yasuaki Nakano, Shinshu University, Japan Björn Nilsson, Astrakan Strategic Development, Sweden Setsuo Ohsuga, Waseda University, Japan Antoni Olivé, Universitat Politecnica Catalunya, Spain Jari Palomäki, University of Tampere, Finland Alain Pirotte, University of Louvain, Belgium Veikko Rantala, University of Tampere, Finland Colette Rolland, University of Paris I, France Michael Schrefl, University of Linz, Austria Klaus-Dieter Schewe, Massey University, New Zealand Arne Soelvberg, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway Yuzuru Tanaka, University of Hokkaido, Japan Bernhard Thalheim, Brandenburgian Technical University, Germany Takehiro Tokuda, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan Benkt Wangler, University of Skövde, Sweden Roel Wieringa, University of Twente, The Netherlands Esteban Zimanyi, Université Libre de Bruxelles(ULB), Belgium ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: Tatjana Welzer (Local organiser), University of Maribor, Slovenia Bostjan Brumen, University of Maribor, Slovenia Izidor Golob, University of Maribor, Slovenia Stefan Masic, University of Maribor, Slovenia Regina Stajnko, University of Maribor, Slovenia Hannu Jaakkola, Tampere University of Technology (Pori), Finland Ulla Nevanranta (Publication), Tampere University of Technology (Pori), Finland Addresses: Eiji Kawaguchi, Kyushu Institute of Technology Dep. of E.E. and Computer Engineering 1-1 Sensui-cho, Tobata, Kitakyushu, 804-8550 Japan Tel: +81-93-884-3254 Fax: +81-93-871-5835 E-mail: kawaguch@know.comp.kyutech.ac.jp Hannu Kangassalo University of Tampere Department of Computer and Information Sciences P.O.Box 607 FIN-33014 University of Tampere Finland Tel: +358-3-2156778 Fax: +358-3-2156070 E-mail: hk@cs.uta.fi Secretariat: Ulla Nevanranta Tampere University of Technology (Pori) P.O. Box 300, FIN-28101 PORI, Finland tel. +358 2 627 2710 fax. +358 2 630 0911 email: ullan@pori.tut.fi _________________________________________________________ Preliminary information about the conference can be seen on the page http://lisa.uni-mb.si/ejc2001/ . Information on previous European-Japanese conferences is on the page http://www.pori.tut.fi/~hj/ejc/index.html . _________________________________________________________ Hannu Kangassalo Tel: +358-3-2156778 E-mail: hk@cs.uta.fi Hannu Kangassalo Tel: +358-3-2156778 E-mail: hk@cs.uta.fi Hannu Kangassalo Tel: +358-3-2156778 E-mail: hk@cs.uta.fi Hannu Kangassalo Tel: +358-3-2156778 E-mail: hk@cs.uta.fi


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