The 30th International Conference on
Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases

8-9 June 2020

Call for papers

Deadline for paper submission: January 12th, 2020 January 26th, 2020

Submission site:

Authors' instructions: See Author's Instruction section

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  1. Conceptual modelling: Modelling and specification languages; Domain-specific conceptual modelling; Concepts, concept theories and ontologies; Conceptual modelling of large and heterogeneous systems; Conceptual modelling of spatial, temporal and biological data; Methods for developing, validating and communicating conceptual models.
  2. Knowledge and information modelling and discovery: Knowledge discovery, knowledge representation and knowledge management; Advanced data mining and analysis methods; Conceptions of knowledge and information; Modelling information requirements; Intelligent information systems; Information recognition and information modelling.
  3. Linguistic modelling: Models of HCI; Information delivery to users; Intelligent informal querying; Linguistic foundation of information and knowledge; Fuzzy linguistic models; Philosophical and linguistic foundations of conceptual models.
  4. Cross-cultural communication and social computing: Cross-cultural support systems; Integration, evolution and migration of systems; Collaborative societies; Multicultural web-based software systems; Intercultural collaboration and support systems; Social computing, behavioral modeling and prediction.
  5. Environmental modelling and engineering: Environmental information systems (architecture); Spatial, temporal and observational information systems; Large-scale environmental systems; Collaborative knowledge base systems; Agent concepts and conceptualisation; Hazard prediction, prevention and steering systems.
  6. Multimedia data modelling and systems: Modelling multimedia information and knowledge; Content-based multimedia data management; Content-based multimedia retrieval; Privacy and context enhancing technologies; Semantics and pragmatics of multimedia data; Metadata for multimedia information systems.

Important dates:

  • Final paper for IOS Journal print:
    September 15th, 2020

Local arrangements:

HAW Hamburg, Germany

Contact person:

Prof. Marina Tropmann-Frick


Submit the paper formatted according to the instructions in EJC Paper Portal (see details in “Author’s Instructions” section). The submission must be original, and must not be submitted anywhere else or already accepted by any other conference or journal. The selection of papers is made on the basis of review by the program committee. Acceptance of papers is based on the originality of work, on the suitability of the topic to the conference, and on the overall quality of the submission.
The final publication is listed at least by the following scientific citation index systems: Web of Science (submitted for evaluation, pending WoS approval), Scopus, DBLP, Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Search.

Important Dates


The conference follows the two phase process of publication. The local (e-)proceedings (ISSN / ISBN numbered) includes all accepted papers and it is available in the conference. After the conference the final journal print is edited by the Editing Committee. It is published in the Series of "Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence" by IOS Press (Amsterdam) and it includes the improved versions of the papers presented in the conference.


General Chair: Hannu Kangassalo, University of Tampere, Finland

Program Committee Co-Chairs:
· Yasushi Kiyoki (Keio University, SFC, Japan); email kiyoki(at)
· Bernhard Thalheim (Christian-Albrechts University Kiel, Germany); email thalheim(at)

Program Committee Members:

Program Coordination Team:
· Naofumi Yoshida, Komazawa University, Japan; email naofumi(at)
· Tatiana Endrjukaite, Transport and Telecommunication Institute, Latvia
· Tatjana Welzer-Druzovec, Maribor University, Slovenia; email welzer(at)

General Organising Chair: Hannu Jaakkola, Tampere University of Technology, Finland; email hannu.jaakkola(at)

Organizing Committee Chairs:
· Marina Tropmann-Frick, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany; email: marina.tropmann-frick(at)
· Xing Chen, Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Japan; email: chen(at)

Local Organizing Committee:
· Marina Tropmann-Frick, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany; email: marina.tropmann-frick(at)
· Martin Schultz, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany; email: martin.schultz(at)
· Christian Bargmann, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany; email: christian.bargmann(at)