Submission deadlines for full papers, posters, and demonstration abstracts: March 15, 2007 (passed)

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The Sixth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context (CONTEXT'07) will provide a forum for presenting and discussing high-quality research and applications on context. The conference will include paper and poster presentations, system demonstrations, workshops, and a doctoral consortium. The conference invites researchers and practitioners to share insights and cutting-edge results from a wide range of disciplines including:

Computer Science, especially
   Artificial Intelligence and Ubiquitous Computing
Cognitive Science Linguistics
Organizational Sciences Philosophy
Application areas such as Medicine and Law

Context affects a wide range of activities in humans and animals as well as in artificial agents and other systems. The importance of context is widely acknowledged, and “context” has become an area of study in its own right, as evidenced by numerous workshops, symposia, seminars, and conferences on this area. CONTEXT, the oldest conference series focusing on context, is unique in its emphasis on interdisciplinary research. Previous CONTEXT conferences have been held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (CONTEXT'97), Trento, Italy (CONTEXT'99, LNCS 1688), Dundee, Scotland (CONTEXT'01, LNCS 2116), Palo Alto, U.S.A. (CONTEXT'03, LNCS 2680), and Paris, France (CONTEXT'05, LNCS 3554). Each of these brought together researchers and practitioners from many disparate fields to discuss and report on context-related research and projects.


The following list illustrates sample research areas whose perspectives on context are solicited for the conference. This is not an exhaustive list, and contributions addressing context from other perspectives are welcome. The conference scope includes the contextual issues related to areas such as:

Analogy and Case-Based Reasoning Knowledge Engineering and Management
Autonomous Agents and Agent-based Systems Knowledge Representation
Cognitive Modeling Language Understanding and Production
Concepts and Categorization Learning
Context-Aware Applications and Systems Memory, Representation and Access
Databases Multiagent Systems and Interagent Communication
Distributed Information Systems Neuroscience
Formal Semantics and Pragmatics Ontology Management
Formal Theories of Context Organizational Theory and Design
Heterogeneous Information Integration Perception
Human Decision-Making
  and Decision Support Systems
Philosophical Foundations of Context
Human-Centered Computing Problem Solving and Planning
Human-Computer Interaction Reasoning
Information Management Relevance Computation and Relevance Theories
Intelligent Tutoring Systems Situated and Distributed Cognition
Intelligent User Interfaces Ubiquitous Computing
Intelligent/Semantic Web Systems


CONTEXT'07 will include paper presentation sessions, a poster and demonstration session, two days of workshops, and a doctoral consortium. Workshops and the doctoral consortium will circulate separate calls for papers and participation, which will also be available at the conference web site.


Because CONTEXT'07 will be an interdisciplinary forum, all submissions will be evaluated both for their technical merit and for their accessibility to an interdisciplinary audience. Works that transcend disciplinary boundaries are especially encouraged.

Submissions may be for full papers, poster abstracts, or demonstration abstracts. Full papers will be accepted either for oral presentation or for presentation at a poster session. All accepted full paper submissions will be published in the proceedings which appear as a volume of Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence. Accepted posters and demonstrations will be presented at the poster session, and the associated abstracts will be published in a brochure distributed to attendees.
See detailed author instructions.

For a paper to appear in the proceedings, at least one author must register for the conference by the deadline for camera-ready copy.


Papers must be submitted electronically as PDF files. Submissions cannot exceed 14 pages in the Springer LNAI format. Detailed formatting and submissions instructions, as well as LaTeX and Word templates, can be accessed through the detailed author instructions page.

All accepted authors will have the option of presenting a system demonstration at the poster session. Authors wishing to present a demonstration without an accompanying paper must submit a demonstration abstract. Demonstration abstracts should describe cutting-edge systems not described in paper submissions. Demonstration abstracts should summarize the system's behavior and significance, and should include at least one screen shot. If desired, they may also include the URL of an informal video on the web. Demonstration abstracts should be at most 2 pages long.
detailed author instructions.


CONTEXT'07 will not accept any paper which, at the time of submission, is under review for or has already been published or accepted for publication in a journal or another conference. This restriction does not apply to submissions for workshops and other venues with a limited audience.