Call for Papers:

26th International Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS 2021)

September 20th-23rd, 2021, Bolzano, Italy

Website: https://iccs-conference.org

Twitter: @iccs_confs

Contact us:  contact@iccs-conference.org



About ICCS:


The International Conferences on Conceptual Structures (ICCS) focus on
the formal analysis and representation of conceptual knowledge, at the
crossroads of artificial intelligence, human cognition, computational
linguistics, and related areas of computer science and cognitive
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. With the rise of quasi-autonomous AI, graph-based
representations provide a vehicle for making machine cognition
explicit to its human users. This year ICCS 2021 is a part of “Bolzano
Summer of Knowledge” (BOSK 2021,https://summerofknowledge.inf.unibz.it/)
which will take place in Bolzano, Italy during the month of September, 2021.
Scholars, students and industry participants from different
disciplines will meet for several weeks of conferences, workshops,
summer schools, and public events, to engage with the broad topics,
issues and challenges related to knowledge in the 21st century.

Submissions are invited on significant, original, and previously
unpublished research on the formal analysis and representation of
conceptual knowledge in artificial intelligence (AI). All papers will
receive mindful and rigorous reviews that will provide authors with
useful critical feedback. The aim of the ICCS 2021 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. 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, Graph
Databases, Diagrams, Knowledge Graphs, Semantic Web, etc.) from a
modelling, theoretical and application viewpoint.




Topics include but are not limited to:

Existential and Conceptual Graphs

Graph-based models for human reasoning

Social network analysis

Formal Concept Analysis

Conceptual knowledge acquisition

Data and Text mining

Human and machine reasoning under inconsistency

Human and machine knowledge representation and uncertainty

Automated decision-making and argumentation


Contextual logic


Knowledge architecture and management

Semantic Web, Web of Data, Web 2.0

Conceptual structures in natural language processing and linguistics

Metaphoric, cultural or semiotic considerations

Constraint satisfaction

Resource allocation and agreement technologies

Philosophical, neural, and didactic investigations of conceptual,
graphical representations


Important Dates:


- Abstract submission deadline: April 9th, 2021

- Full paper submission deadline: April 16th, 2021

- Poster submission deadline: April 16th, 2021
  (Posters do not require advance abstract submission)

- Paper Reviews Sent to Authors: May 28th, 2021

- Rebuttals Due: June 6th, 2021

- Notification to authors: June 6th, 2021

- Camera-ready papers due: June 25th, 2021


Submission Details:


We invite scientific papers of up to *fourteen pages*, short
contributions up to *eight pages* and extended poster abstracts of up
to three pages. Papers and posters must be formatted according to
Springer’s LNCS style guidelines and not exceed the page limit. Papers
will be subject to *double-blind peer review*, in which the reviewers
do not know the identity of authors, and the submission should be done
via EasyChair -> see conference website. All paper submissions will be
refereed and authors will have the opportunity to respond to
reviewers’ comments during the rebuttal phase. Accepted papers will be
included in the conference proceedings, which are expected to be
published by Springer in the LNCS/LNAI series. Poster submissions will
also be refereed but will not be included in the conference
proceedings. At least one author of each accepted paper or poster must
register for the conference and present the paper or poster
there. Proceedings will be submitted for indexation by DBLP (cf




General Chair:

Tanya Braun, Institute of Information Systems, University of Lübeck, Germany

Program Chairs:

Marcel Gehrke, Institute of Information Systems, University of Lübeck, Germany

Tom Hanika, Knowledge & Data Engineering, University of Kassel, Germany

Nathalie Hernandez, Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse, France