Call for Papers

Camera-ready submission guidelines at this page
You can download the call for papers in PDF here

Scope of the Conference

The International Conference on Conceptual Modeling is a leading international forum for presenting and discussing current research and applications in which the major emphasis is on conceptual modeling. Topics of interest span the entire spectrum of conceptual modeling including research and practice in areas such as theories of concepts and ontologies underlying conceptual modeling, methods and tools for developing and communicating conceptual models, and techniques for transforming conceptual models into effective implementations. We encourage submissions relating to all aspects of conceptual modeling defined broadly, and particularly encourage work on topics of emerging interest in the research and development communities.

Topics of Interest

We solicit submission of original research, as well as experience and vision papers from both researchers and practitioners. We welcome any topic where conceptual modeling is a major theme. Specific examples of topics of interest include, but are not limited to, conceptual modeling as applied to:

ER 2009 proceedings will be published by Springer in the LNCS series.
  • Information Modeling Concepts, including Ontologies;
  • Ontological and Conceptual Correctness in Modeling;
  • Logical Foundations of Conceptual Modeling;
  • Web Information Systems;
  • Mobile information systems and pervasive computing;
  • Service-Oriented Computing and Enterprise Architecture;
  • The Semantic Web;
  • Semistructured Data and XML;
  • Information and Database Integration;
  • Information Retrieval, Organization, Summarization, and Visualization;
  • Design Methodologies and their Evaluation;
  • Software Engineering and Tools;
  • Requirements Engineering;
  • Reuse, Patterns, and Object-Oriented Design;
  • Reverse Engineering and Reengineering;
  • Quality and Metrics;
  • Empirical Studies of Conceptual Modeling;
  • Conceptual Change and Schema Evolution;
  • Maintenance of Information Systems;
  • Management of Integrity Constraints;
  • Active Concepts in Conceptual Modeling;
  • Spatial, Temporal, and Multimedia Aspects in Conceptual Models;
  • Metadata, its Interpretation and Usage;
  • User Interface Modeling;
  • Knowledge Management Systems;
  • Groupware and Workflow Management;
  • Data warehousing, data mining, and business intelligence;
  • E-Learning, E-Business and E-Government; and
  • Other Advanced and Cross-Disciplinary Applications.

Submission Guidelines

Since the proceedings will be published by Springer in the LNCS series, authors must submit manuscripts using the LNCS style. See this siteExternal link for style files and details. The suggested number of pages is 14, and the maximum number of pages is 16. Manuscripts not submitted in the LNCS style or having more than 16 pages will not be reviewed and thus automatically rejected. (The final, camera-ready version must not exceed 14 pages to avoid page charges.) A paper submitted to ER 2009 cannot be under review for any other conference or journal during the time it is being considered for ER 2009.

Submission to ER 2009 will be electronically only. Authors are asked to submit an abstract first, and then to upload the full paper. The online submissions should be made through the EasyChair system at this websiteExternal link.

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ER 2009 -- Gramado, Brazil -- 9-12 November.