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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Issue on Enabling Domain Experts to use Formalised Reasoning


Guest editors: Manfred Kerber, Christoph Lange, Colin Rowat

 We invite high-quality original research papers to a special issue of
 the Birkhaeuser/Springer journal Mathematics in Computer Science on the
 use of systems based on a formal, explicit, machine-verifiable
 representation of knowledge in application domains such as economics,
 engineering, health care, education. Examples include:

 * problems from application domains, which could benefit from better
   verification and knowledge management facilities, and

 * knowledge management and verification tools, which domain experts
   can use without a computer science background. (Read more about our
   topics of interest)

 For further examples, please see the Symposium on Enabling Domain
 Experts to use Formalised Reasoning
 held at the annual convention of the AISB (Society for the Study of
 Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour) in April 2013.

     Submission: 31 October 2013
     Notification: 15 December 2013
     Revised version due: 15 January 2014
     Final version due: 15 February 2014
     Publication (expected): April 2014

 Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

 * for domain experts: what problems in application domains could
   benefit from better verification and knowledge management
   facilities? Possible fields include:

   - Example 1 (economics): auctions, value-at-risk models, trading
     algorithms, market design

   - Example 2 (engineering): system interoperability, manufacturing
     processes, product classification

 * for computer scientists: how to provide the right knowledge
   management and verification tools to domain experts without a
   computer science background?

   -  wikis and blogs for informal, semantic, semiformal, and formal
      mathematical knowledge;
   -  general techniques and tools for online collaborative mathematics;
   -  tools for collaboratively producing, presenting, publishing, and
      interacting with online mathematics;
   -  automation and human-computer interaction aspects of mathematical
   -  ontologies and knowledge bases designed to support knowledge
      management and verification in application domains;
   -  practical experiences, usability aspects, feasibility studies;
   -  evaluation of existing tools and experiments;
   -  requirements, user scenarios and goals.

 Submissions should be approximately 20 pages long, should follow
 publishers' instructions and should be submitted via EasyChair.

 Potential contributors may contact the guest editors
 ( to discuss the suitability of topics and