ER is the premier academic venue for the discussion of foundational aspects of conceptual modeling.

We are looking for submissions of original research, as well as experience and vision papers, from both researchers and practitioners, welcoming any topic where conceptual modeling is a major theme. The conference theme is “Conceptual Modeling in an Age of Uncertainty”. Conceptual modeling has never been more important. As individuals, organizations, and nations face new and unexpected challenges, software and data must be developed that can cope with and help address this uncertainty in an ever-faster changing world. Conceptual modeling can be used to describe, understand and manage increasing levels of uncertainty in our world.

Specific examples of topics of interest include, but are not limited to, conceptual modeling as applied to:

-	Ontological and Cognitive Foundations for Conceptual Modeling
-	Integration of Conceptual Models and Database Schemas
-	Big Data and Conceptual Modeling
-	Data Warehousing, Data Mining, Business Intelligence and Analytics
-	Service-Oriented Architectures
-	Agile Development
-	Requirements Engineering
-	Methodologies and Tools for Conceptual Design
-	Domain Specific Conceptual Modeling Languages, Methods and Frameworks
-	Modeling Distributed Ledger Systems
-	Enterprise Models and Architectures
-	Business Process Modeling
-	Economics and Conceptual Models
-	Conceptual Models and Machine Learning
-	Industry 4.0, Factory of the Future and Internet of Things (IoT)
-	Semantic Web, Cloud Computing, and Web Information Systems
-	Information Retrieval, Filtering, Classification, Summarization, and Visualization
-	Empirical Studies of Conceptual Modeling
-	Experience Applying Conceptual Modeling
-	and many others

Since the proceedings will be published by Springer in the LNCS series, authors must submit manuscripts using the LNCS style. The page limit for submitted papers (as well as for final, camera-ready papers) is 14. 

Submission Link:

Important dates:

Paper abstracts: March 31, 2021 
Full papers: April 7, 2021 
Author notification: June 9, 2021 
Camera-ready papers: June 23, 2021 

Workshop proposals: February 7, 2021 
Workshop papers: June 16, 2021 
WS author notification: July 15, 2021 
Camera-ready WS papers: July 31, 2021 

Tutorial/Panel proposals: June 16, 2021 
Forum/Demo/Poster papers: June 16, 2021 
F/D/P author notification: July 15, 2021 
Camera-ready F/D/P papers: July 31, 2021

About the location:

ER 2021 will be held as a blended conference, with participation both on-site in the beautiful and vibrant city of St. John's, Canada, as well as virtually from around the world.

Hosted by Memorial University of Newfoundland - Signal Hill Campus. St. John's is the easternmost city in North America, located on the Atlantic coast of Newfoundland. St. John's is the capital and largest city of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Its name has been attributed to the Nativity of John the Baptist, when John Cabot was believed to have sailed into the harbour in 1497. Existing on maps as early as 1519, it is one of the oldest cities in North America. 

Fun fact: Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi received the first transatlantic wireless signal in St. John's.

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Jeff Parsons (Conference Co-Chair)
Joerg Evermann (Conference Co-Chair)	
Aditya Ghose (Program Co-Chair)
Jennifer Horkoff (Program Co-Chair)
Vítor E. Silva Souza (Program Co-Chair)
Iris Reinhartz-Berger	(Workshop Co-Chair)
Shazia Sadiq (Workshop Co-Chair)
Roman Lukyanenko (Poster and Demo Chair)
Wolfgang Maass (Tutorial Chair)
Sudha Ram (Panel Co-Chair)
Il-Yeol Song (Panel Co-Chair)
Veda Storey (Doctoral Consortium Co-Chair)
Carson Woo (Doctoral Consortium Co-Chair)	
Arturo Castellanos (Publicity Co-Chair)
Renuka Sindhgatta (Publicity Co-Chair)
Eric Yu (Steering Committee Liasion)