Call for Papers

Scope and Significance

The International Conferences on Conceptual Structures (ICCS) focus on the formal analysis and representation of conceptual knowledge with applications to artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, and related areas of computer 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. The aim of the ICCS 2014 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.

ICCS 2014 will be held in Iaşi, România at the Al. I. Cuza University, the oldest higher education institution in România. The university was founded one year after the establishment of the Romanian state in 1860. Iaşi has a long tradition in higher education and has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Romanian social, cultural, academic and artistic life.

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, Argumentation, Graph Databases, etc.) from a modelling, theoretical and application viewpoint:

  • Modelling results will investigate concrete real world needs for graph-based representation, how certain use cases are of interest to the graph community, how using graphs can bring added (business) value, what kind of graph representation is needed for a given case etc.

  • Technical results will include fundamental graph theory based results for novel structures for representation, extensions of existing structures for added expressivity, conciseness, optimisation algorithms for reasoning, reasoning explanation, etc.

  • Papers reporting on application experience will be expected to demonstrate the benefits of the graph-based proposed solutions in the context of the use case studied with respect to other possible solutions.

The conference also welcomes papers on the following topics: Knowledge Management, Knowledge Architectures, Reasoning under Inconsistency, Knowledge Representation and Uncertainty, Contextual Logic, Metaphoric, Cultural or Semiotic Considerations, Ontologies, Semantic Web, Web of Data, Web 2.0, Conceptual Knowledge Acquisition, Data Mining, Text Mining, Natural Language Processing, Linguistics, Constraint Satisfaction, Decision Making, Resource Allocation and Agreement Technologies.

Submission and Publication

We invite scientific publications of up to fourteen pages. For each paper, an abstract must be submitted by March 2nd, 2014. Papers must be formatted according to Springer’s LNCS style guidelines and not exceed the page limit. The submission is to be done via EasyChair. All submissions will be refereed, and the conference proceedings will be published by Springer in the LNCS/LNAI series - both online and printed. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference and present the paper there.

The accepted papers will be published in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) volumes.

Proceedings will be submitted for indexation by:


ICCS 2014 Call for Special Industry Session Contributions

This year ICCS 2014 is happy to announce a special industrial session. The aim of this session is to bring together participants presenting their current funded projects relevant to the ICCS community . Such session will encourage future academic - industrial collaborations and eventual future joint project proposals. It is an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to present their on-going projects and practical developements. Your submission should be formatted using the Springer LNCS template and be no longer than 6 pages. Please submit your contribution using Easychair. The title should clearly state the fact that the submission is within the Industrial Session (i.e. "Your_Contribution_Title":Industrial Session Submission). The contributions will be peer reviewed and, if accepted, included in the Springer volume. The deadlines for industrial submissions are the same as for regular papers (see below). Participants with an accepted industrial submission must register for the ICCS conference and present their paper during the industry session. The organizers should be contacted well in advance of the conference in case of any special requirement.

Important dates

  • Abstract Submission: March 2nd, 2014
  • Paper Submission:March 9th, 2014 ,Extended deadline: March 16th, 2014
  • Notification of Acceptance: April 14th, 2014
  • Camera Ready Paper: April 30th, 2014
  • ICCS 2014 Conference Date: 27 - 30 July, 2014

The conference will be hosted by the Al. I. Cuza University, Iaşi, România. Further information is available here .