Webpage: https://www.springer.com/journal/10472/updates/18533194 
Deadline: March 31, 2021
Twitter: @iccs_confs

This Special Issue grew out of the International Conference on Conceptual Structures “Ontologies
and Concepts i n Mind and Machine” (ICCS 2020) and focuses on the formal analysis and
representation of conceptual knowledge, at the crossroads of artificial i ntelligence, human cognition,
computational l inguistics, and related areas of computer science and cognitive science. Recently,
graph-based knowledge representation and reasoning (KRR) paradigms are getting more and more
attention. With the rise of quasi-autonomous AI, graph-based representations provide a vehicle for
making machine cognition explicit to i ts human users. Conversely, graphical and graph-based models
can provide a rigorous way of expressing i ntuitive notions i n computable frameworks. The aim of the
ICCS 2020 conference i s to build upon i ts l ong-standing expertise i n graph-based KRR and focus on
providing modeling, formal, and application results of graph-based systems. The Special Issue
welcomes contributions from a modeling, application, and theoretical viewpoint.
Topics include but are n ot l imited to:
● Graph representations and analysis
	○ Existential and Conceptual Graphs
	○ Graph-based models for human reasoning
	○ Social network analysis
	○ Formal Concept Analysis
	○ Philosophical, neural, and didactic i nvestigations of conceptual, graphical representations
● Knowledge acquisition
	○ Conceptual knowledge acquisition
	○ Data and Text mining
● Beliefs, uncertainty and Inconsistency
	○ Human and machine reasoning under i nconsistency
	○ Human and machine knowledge representation and uncertainty
	○ Automated decision-making and argumentation
	○ Preferences
● Knowledge engineering
	○ Contextual l ogic
	○ Ontologies
	○ Knowledge architecture and management
	○ Semantic Web, Web of Data, Web 2.0
	○ Conceptual structures i n natural l anguage processing and l inguistics
	○ Metaphoric, cultural or semiotic considerations
● Constraint Satisfaction and Optimisation
	○ Constraint satisfaction
	○ Resource allocation and agreement technologies

Important dates:

Deadline for paper submission: March 31, 2021

Submission Information:

Papers should be s ubmitted through the S pringer website for t he j ournal
https://www.editorialmanager.com/amai by choosing a rticle type: S 706 Conceptual

Guest Editors:

Dr. Mehwish Alam, FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure, Karlsruhe, Germany
Dr. Tanya Braun, Institute of Information Systems, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany
Dr. Bruno Yun, University of Aberdeen – Department of Computing Science, Scotland
Prof. Dr. Dominik Endres, Department of Psychology, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany