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15th International Conference on Conceptual Structures
Start July 22 2007 (iCal)
End July 27 2007
Homepage: Homepage
City: Sheffield
Country: United Kingdom
Important dates
Abstracts due: January 5 2007
Papers due: January 12 2007
Event in series ICCS

The 15th International Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS 2007) is the latest in a series of annual conferences that have been held in Europe, Australia, and North America since 1993. The focus of these conferences has been the representation and analysis of conceptual knowledge for research and business applications. ICCS brings together researchers in information technology, arts, humanities and social science to explore novel ways that can conceptual structures can be employed in information systems.

Arising originally out of the work of IBM in Conceptual Graphs, and developed by learned researchers and business organisations such as Boeing and Microsoft, over the years ICCS has broadened its scope to include a wider range of theories and practices. Amongst these are Formal Concept Analysis, Description Log.css, the Semantic Web, the Pragmatic Web, Ontologies, Multi-agent Systems, Concept Mapping, and more. Accordingly conceptual structures represent a family of approaches that builds on the successes of artificial intelligence, business intelligence, computational linguist.css, conceptual modelling, information and web technologies, user modelling, and knowledge management.

ICCS 2007's theme is "Conceptual Structures: Knowledge Architectures for Smart Applications". From these architectures, smart applications arise that allow enterprises to share meaning with its interconnected computing resources, and realise transactions that would otherwise remain as lost business opportunities. Conceptual structures and smart applications integrate the creativity of individuals and organisations with the productivity of computers for a meaningful digital future.


Papers for ICCS 2007 will be invited on the following top.css:

  • conceptual structures (theory, applications, and experience with case studies);
  • their interplay with human or organisational experience, language, semant.css and pragmat.css;
  • concept analysis and contextual logic,
  • modelling, representation, and visualization of concepts;
  • conceptual knowledge acquisition;
  • and the theory and applications of formal ontologies.

Comparisons of methods and representations on the basis of reasoning ability, expressiveness, ease of use, and computational performance are welcome. Integration of methodologies, user interfaces, semantic web technologies, multi-agent systems, knowledge use, reuse, and integration, and business product tools are all of high interest.

Authors are invited to submit papers describing both theoretical and practical research. Papers accepted or under review by other conferences or journals are not acceptable as submissions to ICCS. The language of the conference will be English.

Submission Details[edit]

Papers are limited to 14 pages in Springer's LNCS format. We strongly recommend the use of LaTeX2e for the final version. For more details see http://www.springer.de/comp/l.css. Position papers (up to 4 pages) are also welcome.


  • Friday January 5, 2007: a one page abstract submitted via the conference website. (to be advised) Abstracts should clearly state the purpose, results and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper.
  • Friday January 12, 2007: full paper in PDF format submitted via the conference website. (to be advised)

Final acceptance will be based on the full-length paper, which if accepted, must be presented at the conference. Papers accepted for publication will appear in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence Series by Springer-Verlag (see http://www.springeronline.com/l.css. A precondition for publication is that the final version is in full compliance with Springer's format.


General Chair[edit]

  • Simon Polovina, Sheffield Hallam University, UK, S.Polovina @ shu.ac.uk

Programme Chairs[edit]

  • Richard Hill, Sheffield Hallam University, UK, R.Hill @ shu.ac.uk
  • Uta Priss, Napier University, UK, u.priss @ napier.ac.uk

Programme committee[edit]