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When Jan 12, 2013 - Jan 12, 2013
Where Mumbai, India
Abstract Registration Due Nov 20, 2012
Submission Deadline Dec 1, 2012
Notification Due Dec 7, 2012
Final Version Due Dec 14, 2012
Categories    process modeling   knowledge engineering   conceptual structures   process mining

Call For Papers

MSEPS 2013 – Call for Papers
Workshop for
20th International Conference on Conceptual Structures
January 10-12, Mumbai, India


Traditional knowledge representation tools operate over objects with heavy consideration on either classes or instances. This has proven to be efficient for a wide range of tasks utilizing the descriptions of the domain, in which their properties and relations are considered fixed – e.g., production units of a factory or biological species. Nevertheless, there are tasks in natural-scientific and technical domains that direct analysis not so much at the relations between the objects but the relationships between combined objects using forms of statements. These statements are believed to express events or states of objects, relations between them, individual processes, and chains of such processes, scenarios of evolution of a domain. Knowledge expressed in this way has been defined as dynamic knowledge, and dynamic knowledge engineering therefore should be considered as an emerging counterpart to the traditional “static” one. However, while the semantics of object-based methods is well defined, that of event-based ones remains quite loose and formality of the approaches ranges from perfect to naught. Moreover, methods that describe events, processes and scenarios have been scattered in many disciplines, from computer science to geology, and their discovery in various areas of science and practice is an important task itself. We welcome contributions on all event-based methods of knowledge representation regardless of area of application and type of method – be it Petri nets, event trees, event bushes, influence diagrams, sequence diagrams, implicational networks, flowcharts, activity diagrams, and any other method provided it is demonstrated to depict events, processes or scenarios. Moreover, authors who have no experience in representation of knowledge but consider that their domain may provide tasks and needed applications for these methods, are also highly welcome. Based on these “customer” contributions, we would like to investigate some test areas, in which dynamic engineering armory will be sharpened up. So far, the geosciences have become one such area, and therefore we particularly welcome contributions, however, informal, from open-minded geologists, geophysicists and geographers. Similarly, chemists, biologists and particularly systems biologists have been modelling the various dynamic phenomena, such as chemical reactions, biochemical pathways and dynamic systems respectively. We welcome contributions in these areas as well.


Main topics include, but are not limited to:
• Conceptual Structures for Modeling States, Events, Processes and Scenarios
• Promising areas and tasks for MSEPS (Geology, Chemistry, Biology, etc.)
• Logical tools for Processes Modeling (Description and Modal Logics, etc.)
• Dynamic knowledge engineering and process modelling
• Visual notations for knowledge representation
• Graph languages and graph semantics
• Semantic science applications
• Event-driven reasoning
• Ontological modeling
• Process mining

Submissions. We invite scientific publications on methodological aspects of dynamic knowledge engineering, particular methods and tasks proposing possible solutions. Papers of up to 12 pages may be submitted in Springer LNCS format. The submission is to be done via the conference EasyChair account at
Authors are requested to follow the formatting instructions for the Springer LNCS style, see
Accepted papers are expected to be presented at the workshop; therefore at least one author per paper has to register timely. All submissions will be refereed, and the workshop proceedings will be published by Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (TIFR) Mumbai and also will be available online in CEUR-ws series.
The most valuable contributions relating the field of geosciences, in addition, may be recommended for publication in special issue of Computers and Geosciences on knowledge engineering in geology and geography recently suggested for publication by Elsevier.

Important Dates

Submission of papers: December 1, 2012
Notification of acceptance: December 7, 2012
Camera-ready due: December 14, 2012
The Workshop: January 12, 2013


The workshop will be hosted by Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (TIFR) Mumbai, India, January 10-12, 2013 in conjunction with the 20th International Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS 2013) and in parallel with the Fifth International Conference to review research on Science, Technology and Mathematics Education.

Workshop chairs
• Cyril Pshenichny,, National Research University of Information Technology, Mechanics and Optics, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
• Dmitry Mouromtsev,, National Research University of Information Technology, Mechanics and Optics, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Program committee
• Yuri Zagorulko, Ershov Institute of Informatics Systems (IIS), Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
• Tatiana Gavrilova, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia
• Paolo Diviacco, Istituto di Oceanografia i Geofisica Sperimentale, Italy
• Nagarjuna G., Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR, Mumbai, India
• Michael Piasecki, The City College of New York, USA
• Jonas Poelmans, Kathoelike Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
• Heather D. Pfeiffer, Akamai Physics, Inc., USA
• Dmitry Ignatov, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia

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