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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: Modeling and Using Context , 26-30 Sep 2011, GERMANY

7th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context, Karlsruhe, Germany

Fourteen years after the first Context conference in 1997 - and 60 years after Prior laid the 
foundation for the field -, the Seventh International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling 
and Using Context (CONTEXT'11) sets out to extend foundational research on context and to evaluate 
the status and consequences of context research, as well as to address new questions for the field.

CONTEXT'11 will provide a forum for presenting and discussing high-quality research and applications
on context. The conference will include paper, poster, and video presentations, system demonstrations,
workshops, and a doctoral consortium. The conference invites researchers and practitioners to share
insights and cutting-edge results from the wide range of disciplines concerned with context, including:
the Cognitive Sciences (Linguistics, Psychology, Philosophy, Computer Science, Neuroscience), the 
Social Sciences and Organizational Sciences, and all application areas, including Medicine and Law.

The motto of the CONTEXT'11 special track "Commercialising Context" was chosen to reflect both the 
fact that context research has found numerous successful applications in recent years and the fact 
that context itself has become a product that can be sold. Context-aware services can support their
users unobtrusively and offer promising revenues. However, when context is no longer something private 
but processed and shared through the web, profound questions are raised about privacy and the general
consequences of the technology.Yet, the new context-aware services can also be a scientific tool 
for context-research itself. Context-aware services offer new ways for studying social context and
its interaction with other types of context on a sociologically significant scale. For linguistic 
studies, context-aware mobile phones and chat programs, for instance, can be a tool to automatically 
obtain context-annotated dialogues, with which the influence of context on meaning can be empirically assessed.

Areas of interest include but are not limited to perspectives on context from:

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

CONTEXT'11 will include paper presentation sessions, poster, video and demonstration sessions, two 
days of workshops, and a doctoral colloquium as well as keynote talks and a panel discussion. 
Especially the interactive sessions provide researchers with opportunities to present their lates 
work in front of an interdisciplinary audience.

Posters can cover preliminary or exploratory work within the topics of the conference, report 
smaller projects or results not mature enough for a full paper, or present any other research that
would excite discussion and benefit from this open forum. Demos should demonstrate the use of 
context technology in all aspects of everyday life, especially in scenarios involving innovative 
and creative solutions. We particularly encourage demonstrations that include participation by 
conference attendees and provoke discussion about issues within the field of research.
Videos are ideally suited to demonstrate the practical application of research results, detail 
experiment procedures for ongoing research, visualize the outcome of development projects, or paint
the vision for future context aware systems that are grounded in today's reality.

contributions that advance the state of the art in their field. Because CONTEXT'11 will be an 
interdisciplinary forum, all submissions will be evaluated not only for their technical merit but 
also for their accessibility to an interdisciplinary audience. Works that transcend disciplinary 
boundaries are especially encouraged.

Submissions of poster abstracts should be at most four pages in Springer LNCS format. All accepted 
poster abstract submissions will be published in the proceedings which appear as a volume of 
Springer Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence. For a poster abstract to appear in the 
proceedings, at least one author must register for the conference by the deadline for camera-ready 
copy, to ensure that the work will be presented during CONTEXT.

All authors are encouraged to present their work in a multimodal way, therefore accepted papers 
and posters can be accompanied by demonstrations/videos which will be shown during the respective 
sessions. Authors wishing to present a demonstration/video without an accompanying paper must 
submit a demonstration/video abstract. The abstracts should describe cutting-edge research not 
described in paper submissions. Demonstration abstracts should summarize the system's behavior and
significance, and should include at least one descriptive picture. If desired, they may also 
include the URL of an informal video on the web. Video abstracts should provide an URL to a version
of the video accessible on the web. Demonstration/video abstracts should be at most two pages long. The abstracts associated with demonstrations and videos will be published in a brochure distributed to attendees

See detailed author instructions at

June 24th, 2011. . . . Posters, videos, demonstration abstracts July 3rd, 2011 . . . . Camera-ready deadline Sept 26th-30th, 2011 . Conference

Michael Beigl, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany Henning Christiansen, Roskilde University, Denmark Thomas R. Roth-Berghofer, University of Hildesheim, Germany

Hedda R. Schmidtke, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany Anders Kofod-Petersen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway Kenny R. Coventry, Northumbria University, United Kingdom