32nd International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2013)
Hong Kong
Call For Papers

Scope of the Conference:

The International Conference on Conceptual Modeling is the leading international forum for presenting and discussing current research on conceptual modeling. for computer-supported and networked applications. The topics of interest span the entire spectrum of conceptual modeling including research and practice in areas such as: theories of concepts underlying conceptual modeling, methods and tools for developing and communicating conceptual models, techniques for transforming conceptual models into effective implementations, and the impact of conceptual modeling techniques on databases, business strategies and information systems development.

Topics of Interest:

We solicit submission of original research, as well as experience and vision papers, from both researchers and practitioners, welcoming any topic where conceptual modeling is a major theme. We specifically encourage submissions on the application and role of conceptual modeling techniques in new and emerging areas such as large data repositories for business intelligence, cloud computing and NoSQL databases.

Specific examples of topics of interest include, but are not limited to, conceptual modeling as applied to:

  • Foundations and Concept Formalization
  • Big Data
  • NoSQL Databases and Enterprise Business Models
  • Semantic Web, Cloud Computing, and Web Information Systems
  • Enterprise Architectures and Service-Oriented Architectures
  • Quality and Metrics of Conceptual Models
  • Empirical Studies of Conceptual Modeling
  • Ontology Modeling and Deployment
  • Business Process Modeling
  • Semi-structured Data and XML
  • Development and Management of Conceptual Models for Big Data
  • Integration of Conceptual Models and Database Schemas
  • Information Retrieval, Filtering, Classification, Summarization, and Visualization
  • Methodologies and Tools for Conceptual Design
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Reuse, Patterns, and Object-Oriented Design
  • Reverse Engineering and Roundtrip Engineering
  • Schema Evolution and Management of Database Constraints
  • Spatial, Temporal, and Multimedia Aspects in Conceptual Models
  • Metadata and Applications
  • Data warehousing, Data Mining, and Business Intelligence
  • Applications to bioinformatics, cyber security, and privacy
  • Data Semantics and Integrity Constraints
  • Advanced and Cross-Disciplinary Applications of Conceptual Models

Important Dates:
  • Paper abstract submission: April 8th, 2013
  • Full paper submission: April 16th, 2013
  • Paper notification: June 17th, 2013
  • Camera-ready paper submission: July 15th, 2013
  • Author registration: July 21st, 2013

Submission Guidelines:

Since the proceedings will be published by Springer in the LNCS series, authors must submit manuscripts using the LNCS style. See http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html for style files and details. The page limit for submitted papers (as well as for final, camera-ready papers) is 14. Manuscripts not submitted in the LNCS style or exceeding the page limit will not be reviewed and automatically rejected.

A paper submitted to ER 2013 may not be under review for any other conference or journal during the time it is being considered for ER 2013. Submitted papers must demonstrate awareness of the state-of-the-art literature in conceptual modeling by proper citations of relevant literature in the field.

Implications of Paper Submission:

Authors must ensure that (1) the paper has not been published elsewhere, (2) the paper is not and will not be submitted for publication elsewhere while under review, and (3) accepted papers will be presented at the conference by an author of the paper.

Submission Instructions:

Submission to ER 2013 will be electronically managed via EasyChair. Authors are asked to submit an abstract first, and then to upload the full paper. The submission page of ER-2013 is http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=er2013.

ER 2013 Awards and Special Issue:

Springer Verlag will sponsor two awards:

  1. Best Student Paper Award: to be given to the best student paper.
  2. Best Paper Award: to be given to the best conference paper.

A student paper must satisfy all of the following conditions:

  1. The paper's first author is a student.
  2. Students have done a majority of the research for the paper.
  3. Students have written a majority of the paper.

Authors of selected papers may be invited to submit an extended version of their papers to a special issue of Data and Knowledge Engineering.

Program Co-Chairs:
  • Wilfred Ng, HKUST (Hong Kong, China)
  • Veda C. Storey, Gerogia State Unviersity (USA)
  • Juan Trujillo, University of Alicante (Spain)