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International Workshop MSEPS 2013

MSEPS 2013 – Call for Papers

Workshop for

20th International Conference on Conceptual Structures

January 12, Mumbai, India

http://iccs2013.hbcse.tifr.res.in

 

Modeling States, Events, Processes and Scenarios (MSEPS 2013)

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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.

Topics

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
  • Promising areas and tasks for MSEPS
  • Semantic science applications
  • Event-driven reasoning
  • Ontological modeling
  • Process mining

 

 

Preliminary Schedule
Saturday, January 12, 2013
09:00 – 10:00 ICCS Session 6
10:00 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 13:00 Workshop on Modeling States, Events, Processes and Scenarios
  • Doji Lokku and Anuradha Alladi Engineering of Knowledge Structures: Perspectives from Traditional Disciplines and Systems Principles
  • Cyril A. Pshenichny, Roberto Carniel and Paolo Diviacco Engineering of Dynamic Knowledge in Exact Sciences: First Results of Application of the Event Bush Method in Physics
  • Cyril A. Pshenichny Adjustment of the Event Bush Method to Chemical and Related Technological Tasks
  • Meena Kharatmal and Nagarjuna G. Representing Change Using Concept Maps
  • Nataly Zhukova, Oksana Smirnova and Dmitry Ignatov Dynamic Information Model for Oceanographic Data Representation
  • Free Discussion
13:00 – 15:00 Lunch
15:00 – 17:00 Closing ICCS Session

 

 

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 https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mseps2013.
Authors are requested to follow the formatting instructions for the Springer LNCS style, see http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html.

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

 

Venue

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, cpshenichny@yandex.ru, National Research University of Information Technology, Mechanics and Optics, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
  • Dmitry Mouromtsev, d.muromtsev@gmail.com, National Research University of Information Technology, Mechanics and Optics, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

 

Program committee

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

 

Papers presented at the Workshop on Modeling States, Events, Processes and Scenarios (Jan 12, 2013)

10:30 – 13:00 Workshop Modeling States, Events, Processes and Scenarios
Engineering of Knowledge Structures:Perspectives from Traditional Disciplines and Systems Principles Doji Lokku and Anuradha Alladi
Engineering of Dynamic Knowledge in Exact Sciences: First Results of Application of the Event Bush Method in Physics Cyril A. Pshenichny, Roberto Carniel and Paolo Diviacco
Representing Change Using Concept Maps Meena Kharatmal and Nagarjuna G.
Dynamic Information Model for Oceanographic Data Representation Nataly Zhukova, Oksana Smirnova and Dmitry Ignatov
A Method for Data Minimization in Personal Information Sharing Prima Gustiene and Remigijus Gustas




Free Discussion
13:00 – 15:00 Lunch