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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The 9th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context (CONTEXT 2015)

*** Preliminary Call for Papers and Call for Workshop Proposals ***
2–6 November 2015, Golden Bay Beach Hotel, Larnaca, Cyprus

The CONTEXT conferences are the world’s prime forum for presentation and exchange of insights and cutting-edge results from the wide range of disciplines concerned with context.

The main theme of CONTEXT 2015 is “Back to the roots”, focusing on the importance of interdisciplinary cooperations and studies of the phenomenon. Context, context modeling and context comprehension are central topics in linguistics, philosophy, sociology, artificial intelligence, computer science, art, law, organizational sciences, cognitive science, psychology, etc. and are also essential for the effectiveness of modern, complex and distributed software systems.

CONTEXT 2015 invites high-quality contributions from researchers and practitioners in foundational studies, applications and evaluations of modeling and use of context in all relevant fields. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the role of context seen from different perspectives in:

• Agent-based architectures
• Ambient intelligence
• Cognition and perception by humans and artifacts
• Context-aware and situated systems
• Context modeling tools
• Communication and dialogue
• Data analysis and visualization
• Decision making
• Discourse comprehension and representation
• Engineering, e.g., in transport networks, industrial plants etc.
• Experimental philosophy and experimental pragmatics
• (Formal) models of context
• Human-computer interaction
• Knowledge representation
• Language acquisition and processing
• Learning, knowledge management and sharing
• Logic and reasoning
• Machine learning
• Ontology/ies
• Semantics and Pragmatics
• Smart and interactive spaces
• Understanding art, images, music and theatre


Accepted papers and poster abstracts will be published in a volume of the Springer LNAI series.

Submission format

Submissions may be either full papers of up to 14 pages (in Springer LNCS format) or poster abstracts of 4–6 pages. Full papers may be accepted as such with oral presentation, or their authors may be invited to prepare a poster abstract. Detailed formatting and submissions instructions will be provided.

Conference events

CONTEXT 2015 will include paper presentation sessions, a poster and demonstration session, two days of workshops, and a doctoral consortium as well as keynote talks and a panel discussion. Workshops and the doctoral consortium will circulate separate calls for papers and participation, which will also be available at the conference web site. All accepted authors will have the option of presenting a system demonstration at the poster session.

Important dates

Full papers and posters:
• Submission deadline: June 1, 2015
• Notification: July 13, 2015
• Final version: August 17, 2015


CONTEXT 2015 workshops will provide a platform for presenting novel and emerging ideas in the use and the modelling of context in a less formal and possibly more focused way than the conference itself. The format of each workshop is to be determined by the organisers, but it is expected that workshops will contain ample time for general discussion and engagement by all participants - not just those presenting papers. Workshops that foster collaboration, discussion, group problem-solving and community-building initiatives are particularly encouraged. Researchers and practitioners from all relevant fields are invited to submit proposals for review.

Proposals for workshops should contain:

1. A title and brief (2-page max) description of the workshop topic and content.
2. The desired workshop length (one day, two days or a half day) and an estimate of the number of attendees.
3. The names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of the organisers, with one-paragraph statements of their research interests and areas of expertise.
4. A list of potential members of the program committee, with an indication of which members have already signed up.
5. A description of any shared tasks associated with the workshop.
6. A description of special requirements for technical needs.
7. An indication of whether posters are likely to be included in the workshop program.

Please submit proposals in plain text in the body of an email to the workshop organiser Samia Oussena (samia.oussena AT uwl.ac.uk) no later than March 20, 2015.

Notification of acceptance of workshop proposals will occur no later than April 1, 2015.

Organisers of accepted workshops will be responsible for publicising and running the workshop, including reviewing submissions and producing the camera-ready workshop proceedings and a possibly printed version; the conference website may link to online workshop proceedings. It is crucial that organisers commit to all deadlines.

Workshop organisers cannot accept for publication papers that will be (or have been) published elsewhere, although they are free to set their own policies on simultaneous submission and review. At least one organiser of an accepted workshop is expected attend and lead the workshop; any participant and speaker must register for the conference. The CONTEXT 2015 organisers will set the workshop fees, provide rooms, equipment, technical support,coffee and lunch breaks.

Workshop timeline

• Submission of proposals: March 20, 2015
• Notification: April 1, 2015
• Submission deadline, workshop papers: August 1, 2015
• Notification for workshop papers: September 1, 2015
• Final version of workshop papers: October 1, 2015

Doctoral Consortium


Look for updates and more details at:
- http://cyprusconferences.org/context2015
- https://www.facebook.com/context.conference

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