Call for Papers: Special Issue on Conceptual Structures 2020

This Special Issue grew out of the International Conference on Conceptual Structures “Ontologies
and Concepts in Mind and Machine” (ICCS 2020) and focuses 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. 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. Conversely, graphical and graph-based models
can provide a rigorous way of expressing intuitive notions in computable frameworks. The aim of the
ICCS 2020 conference is to build upon its long-standing expertise in graph-based KRR and focus on providing modeling, formal, and application results of graph-based systems. The Special Issue
welcomes contributions from a modeling, application, and theoretical viewpoint.

Topics include but are not limited to:

Graph representations and analysis

  • Existential and Conceptual Graphs
  • Graph-based models for human reasoning
  • Social network analysis
  • Formal Concept Analysis
  • Philosophical, neural, and didactic investigations of conceptual, graphical representations

Knowledge acquisition

  • Conceptual knowledge acquisition
  • Data and Text mining

Beliefs, uncertainty and Inconsistency

  • Human and machine reasoning under inconsistency
  • Human and machine knowledge representation and uncertainty
  • Automated decision-making and argumentation
  • Preferences

Knowledge engineering

  • Contextual logic
  • Ontologies
  • Knowledge architecture and management
  • Semantic Web, Web of Data, Web 2.0
  • Conceptual structures in natural language processing and linguistics

Constraint Satisfaction and Optimisation

  • Constraint satisfaction
  • Resource allocation and agreement technologies

Important dates:
Deadline for paper submission: March 31, 2021

Submission Information:
Papers should be submitted through the Springer website for the journal by choosing article type: S706 Conceptual

Guest Editors:
Dr. Mehwish Alam, FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure, Karlsruhe, Germany

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

Dr. Bruno Yun, University of Aberdeen – Department of Computing Science, Scotland

Prof. Dr. Dominik Endres, Department of Psychology, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany

Author Resources

Authors are encouraged to submit high-quality, original work that has neither appeared in, nor is under consideration by other journals.  

All papers will be reviewed following standard reviewing procedures for the Journal. 

Papers must be prepared in accordance with the Journal guidelines:

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