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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Inconsistency Robustness, Summer 2014, Stanford CA (U.S.A.)

At Stanford. 3 days in summer of 2014 (Exact dates to be determined before 
the end of this year)


Inconsistency robustness is information system performance in the face of 
continually pervasive inconsistencies---a shift from the previously 
dominant paradigms of inconsistency denial and inconsistency elimination 
attempting to sweep them under the rug.


This interdisciplinary symposium is conducted under the auspices of 
iRobustTM ([ 
The symposium is broadly based on theory and practice, addresses fundamental issues in 
inconsistency robustness is the follow-on symposium to Inconsistency Robustness 2011 

     Submissions will be refereed by the program committee and those 
accepted will be published in the proceedings. The symposium program will 
consist of presentations of accepted refereed submissions, panel 
discussions, and invited lectures that will be video-recorded, edited, and 
posted on the Internet after the end of the symposium.

     Topics of Interest include:  affect and sentiment, argumentation, 
authority and accountability, classifications and ontologies, 
collaboration, design, discretion, education, efficiency, finance, 
history, innovation, judgment, language, organizational management, 
prediction, provenance, risk management, repair, social structure, 
scalability, and timeliness.

Important dates

* October 31, 2013: Due date of extended abstracts and full technical 

o Extended abstracts must be at least 4 pages and no more than 6 excluding 
references in at least 10 pt. font.

o A hard limit on size will not be imposed because the proceedings will be 
produced electronically. So anything up to about 25K words would be 
possible. Of course, the length must be suitable to the subject matter.

     Refereed proceedings will be published in archival form. In addition, 
a PDF of the entire proceedings will be available to the public online 
without charge. Authors will retain copyright subject to the ability of 
Stanford to freely distribute.

* February 28, 2014:  Notification of acceptance, conditional acceptance, 
or non-acceptance.

Submissions should be made via the EasyChair website at: