Corpora: Deadline Extension for INFORMATION MODELLING AND KNOWLEDGE BASES 2002 to 22nd February

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                                                   Due to numerous requests,

                                                        has been extended to
                                                         February 22nd 2002.
                                                        CALL FOR PAPERS

                           THE 12th EUROPEAN - JAPANESE CONFERENCE ON

                                            Krippen, Swiss Saxony, Germany
                                                            28 - 31 May, 2002

    OBJECTIVE: Information modelling is coming more and more important topic
    for researchers, designers, and users of information systems. 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. Conceptual modelling is one of the sub-areas of information
    modelling. 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, 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 is necessary in developing information
    systems. Information is acquired from many sources, by using various
    methods and tools. It must be recognised, conceptualised, and conceptually
    organised efficiently so that users can easily understand and use it.
    Modelling is needed to understand, explain, organise, predict, and reason
    on 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, 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 an
    algorithmic level, or on 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. It will be
    useful if we can develop theories and methodologies for modelling, to be
    used in different situations, because databases, knowledge bases, and
    repositories in knowledge management systems, developed on the basis of
    models and used to technically store information, are growing day by day.
    In this conference the interest is focused on modelling of information, and
    one of central topics might be modelling of time. 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
    - Information recognition, conceptualisation, and concept formation
    - Properties of concepts, systems of concepts, and theories of concept
    - Subjective concepts and collective concepts
    - Conceptual change and time, ontology of time
    - Concept integration and integration of modeling paradigms
    - Description of concepts, views, and viewpoint dynamics
    2. Conceptual Modelling and Information Requirements Specification (IRS)
    - Ontologies, conceptual modelling, and natural language in IRS
    - Conceptual information requirements specification for information systems
    - Conceptual modelling for knowledge management
    - Languages, tools and methods for conceptual modelling
    - Methods and systems for developing and using conceptual information
    - Methodologies for ontology development, maintenance, and integration
    - Conceptual modelling of time
    3. Conceptual Models in Intelligent Activity
    - Cognitive strategies for model construction
    - Conceptual modelling and problem solving
    - Conceptual modelling of temporal constructs, identity and change
    - Meta-modelling in the model building process
    - Relationships between knowledge management and problem solving
    - The ontology of social reality and the modelling process of social reality
    4. Collections of Data, Knowledge, and Descriptions of Concepts
    - Knowledge managemet for conceptual modelling and IRS
    - Conceptual modelling in spatial or temporal databases, or both
    - Active database systems and active knowledge base systems
    - Modelling methods, design methodologies and tools
    - Collaborative knowledge management
    5. Human-Computer Interaction and Modelling
    - Conceptual models as interfaces of systems, data bases and knowledge bases,
    - Ontology for human-computer interaction, including time
    - Metadata and knowledge management for human-computer interaction
    - Cognition problems in large conceptual schemata
    - Modelling in multimedia information systems
    6. Software Engineering and Modelling
    - Design and use of concept definition libraries, design patterns, frameworks
    - Architectures of meta-models for information systems,
    - Modelling software engineering processes
    - UML, ORM, Petri-nets, 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
    - Modelling global information systems
    - Modelling for mobile information systems
    - Conceptual modeling 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 February 22, 2002. You will find instructions for uploading
    your paper for evaluation on the page:


    Instructions for the format of your paper are under title "Author
    Guidelines" on the page:


    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

    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 1st
    April, 2002. In the case of acceptance, you are expected to send your final
    paper for inclusion in the preprints to arrive no later than 2nd May, 2001.
    The text must be ready for final publication in the book by the end of
    August 2001.

      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. Once a submitted paper is found to be unreadable, the reviewing
    process may be stopped automatically without asking the second submission.

    - 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
    - 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.


                    Hotel Erbgericht, Krippen, Swiss Saxony, Germany.

    More detailed information can be found on:


    CONFERENCE FEE: The registration fee of approx. USD 400 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.

    Eiji Kawaguchi (co-chairman), Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
    Hannu Kangassalo (co-chairman), University of Tampere, Finland
    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
    Mariagrazia Fugini, Politecnico di Milano, 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
    Isabelle Mirbel, I3S Laboratory, Sophia Antipolis, France
    Yasuaki Nakano, Shinshu University, Japan
    Björn Nilsson, Astrakan Strategic Development, Sweden
    Setsuo Ohsuga, Waseda University, Japan
    Yoshihiro Okada, Kyushu 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
    Cristina Sernadas, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal
    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
    Esteban Zimanyi, Université Libre de Bruxelles(ULB), Belgium

    Bernhard Thalheim, Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus
    Thomas Feyer, Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus
    Karla Kersten, Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus
    Vojtech Vestenicky, Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus
    Heiko Wolf, Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus
    Roberto Kockrow, Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus
    Thomas Kobienia, Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus
    Hannu Jaakkola, Tampere University of Technology (Pori), Finland
    Ulla Nevanranta (Publication), Tampere University of Technology (Pori),

    Eiji Kawaguchi, PC co-chairman
    Kyushu Institute of Technology
    Dep. of E.E. and Computer Engineering
    1-1 Sensui-cho, Tobata, Kitakyushu, 804-8550

    Tel: +81-93-884-3254 Fax: +81-93-871-5835

    Hannu Kangassalo, PC co-chairman
    University of Tampere
    Department of Computer and Information Sciences
    P.O.Box 607
    FIN-33014 University of Tampere

    Tel: +358-3-2156778 Fax: +358-3-2156070 E-mail:

    Bernhard Thalheim
    Computer Science Insitute
    Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus
    PostBox 101344
    03013 Cottbus, Germany

    Phone: +49 355 692700, Fax: +49 355 692766,

    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
    Preliminary information about the conference can be seen on the page (will
    be given soon) . Information on previous European-Japanese conferences is
    on the page Information of
    conference books are on the page

    Hannu Kangassalo

    Tel: +358-3-2156778

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