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Conceptual Structures Tools and Interoperability Workshop 2016

Date: From Tuesday 05 July 2016 to Thursday 07 July 2016
Time: 12.00 AM to 12.00 AM
Venue: Annecy, France

Co-located at the 22nd International Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS 2016)

Proceedings Of The Workshop

Many tools have been developed in the Conceptual Structures (CS) community to model, represent and reason about conceptual structures such as Conceptual Graphs, Formal Concepts Analysis, and related techniques that align “information processing in mind and machine” (the sub-title of Sowa’s 1984 original text on CS). We need to demonstrate how these tools add value in building effective knowledge systems that are useful to individuals, communities and organizations in practice. The ICCS Conceptual Structures Tools and Interoperability workshop (CSTIW 2016) therefore invites submissions of between 5 to 8 pages in length. Tools that demonstrate i) the value of CS, ii) the interoperability between CS tools, or iii) between CS tools and other technologies will be particularly welcome. Indeed, the workshop sessions will be given over to the actual demonstration of the tools rather than presentations of the papers, which will document the tools as a record of the event. The accepted, peer-reviewed papers will appear in as that record of CSTIW 2016.

The workshop will focus on tools that address one or more of the following illustrative three main themes

Application Requirements

What types of applications do CS tools have in the real world?

What requirements do these applications impose on CS tools?

What are the barriers to the adoption of CS tools in the wider realm of smart applications?

How are CS tools being developed to deal with real world application requirements?

Knowledge Architectures

What is the role of CS tools in bringing about effective knowledge systems?

What components do CS tools add in these systems?

What architectural principles should guide CS tools design and implementation?

How do CS tools co-exist with standard information systems and software engineering methodologies?

Interoperability Standards

What are the most relevant official and de facto standards affecting CS tools and their interoperability?

How should these standards inform CS tools design, development and implementation?

How do we evaluate CS tools in the wider realm of interoperability standards?

How can the practical interoperability experiences from CS tools inform the wider standards setting process?

Please submit your paper to in Springer LNCS format, by Monday 20th June 2016.

View the full event schedule here.

We look forward to seeing you at the workshop!

Simon Andrews and Simon Polovina, CSTIW 2016 Co-Chairs

Conceptual Structures Research Group

Department of Computing

Sheffield Hallam University

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