Call for Papers ER 2018 : International Conference on Conceptual Modeling


The International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER) is the leading international forum for presenting and discussing current research on conceptual modeling. The topics of interest span the entire spectrum of conceptual modeling including research and practice in areas such ER 2018: 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.

Important Dates

Workshop proposal submission: January 22, 2018

Paper abstract submission: March 23rd, 2018

Full paper submission: March 30th, 2018

Tutorials, demos and panel proposals: May 18, 2018

Paper notification: May 25, 2018

PhD Colloquium submission: June 1, 2018

Camera-ready paper submission: June 15th, 2018

Author registration: July 27th, 2018

Conference: Oct 22-25, 2018

Target audiences and the scope

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

Domain Specific Conceptual Modeling Languages, Methods and Frameworks

Methodologies and Tools for Conceptual Design

Data Warehousing, Data Mining, Business Intelligence and Analytics

NoSQL and NewSQL Databases

Big Data

Semantic Web, Cloud Computing, and Web Information Systems

Ontological and Cognitive Foundations for Conceptual Modeling

Quality and Metrics of Conceptual Models

Patterns and Reuse

Data Semantics and Integrity Constraints

Interleaving Modeling and Development

Integration of Conceptual Models and Database Schemas

Schema Evolution and Management of Database Constraints

Metadata and Applications

Spatial, Temporal, and Multimedia Aspects in Conceptual Models

Semi-structured Data and XML

Empirical Studies of Conceptual Modeling

Requirements Engineering

Reverse Engineering and Roundtrip Engineering

Information Retrieval, Filtering, Classification, Summarization, and Visualization

Human-Computer Interaction

Advanced and Cross-Disciplinary Applications of Conceptual Models

Enterprise Business Models, Enterprise Architectures and Service-Oriented Architectures

Business Process Modeling

Industry 4.0, Factory of the Future and Internet of Things

Applications to Bioinformatics, Ambient Assistance, Cyber Security, and Privacy

Role of Conceptual Modeling in Social Networks, Mobile Computing, Deep Learning, Internet of Objects, Serious Games and Pedagogical Models, etc.

ER 2018 awards and Special Issue

Springer Verlag will sponsor two awards:

Best Student Paper Award: to be given to the best paper whose first author is a student.

Best Paper Award: to be given to the best paper.

Selected papers will be invited to submit their extended version of their papers to a DKE special issue.

As a novelty for this edition, another set of selected papers will be invited to submit their extended version of their papers to a fast track Journal of Data Semantics special issue.

Submission Guidelines

Since the proceedings will be published by Springer in the LNCS series, authors must submit manuscripts using the LNCS style. See 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 2018 may not be under review for any other conference or journal during the time it is being considered for ER 2018. Submitted papers must demonstrate to be aware of the state-of-the art literature in conceptual modeling by properly citing relevant papers in the field.

Submission Instructions

Submission to ER 2018 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-2018 is Submitted papers must demonstrate awareness of the state-of-the-art of the literature in conceptual modeling by properly citing relevant papers in the field.