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International Journal of Conceptual Structures and Smart Applications (IJCSSA)

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ISSN: 2166-7292|EISSN: 2166-7306|DOI: 10.4018/IJCSSA|
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Polovina, Simon and Simon Andrews. "International Journal of Conceptual Structures and Smart Applications (IJCSSA)." (2013). Web. 28 Nov. 2014. doi:10.4018/IJCSSA


Polovina, S., & Andrews, S. (2013). International Journal of Conceptual Structures and Smart Applications (IJCSSA). doi:10.4018/IJCSSA


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The International Journal of Conceptual Structures and Smart Applications (IJCSSA) provides a forum for the role of Conceptual Structures (CS) and Smart Applications (SA) in arts, business, science and social applications. The journal brings together research that spans these domains to explore ways that CS and SA can enrich these human endeavors. Arising originally out of the research of IBM in conceptual graphs, the scope includes a wider range of theories and practices, including formal concept analysis, description logics, the semantic web, the pragmatic web, ontologies, multi-agent systems, concept mapping, and more. Accordingly, CS represents a family of approaches that builds on the successes of artificial intelligence, business intelligence, computational linguistics, conceptual modeling, enterprise architecture and modelling, information and web technologies, knowledge discovery, knowledge management, and user modeling.


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The mission of the International Journal of Conceptual Structures and Smart Applications (IJCSSA) is to harmonize the creativity of humans with the productivity of computers. CS recognizes that organizations work with concepts. The journal advances the theory and practice in connecting the user's conceptual approach to problem solving with the formal structures that computer applications need to bring their productivity to bear. The goal of the journal is to bring together the world's best minds in information technology, arts, humanities, and social science to explore novel ways that information technologies can be used to leverage tangible business and social benefits. The journal thus integrates the creativity of individuals and organizations with the productivity of computers for a meaningful digital future.


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Topics Covered

Topics to be discussed in this journal include (but are not limited to) the following:

Conceptual Structures: Theory, Applications, and Practices

  • Conceptual graphs
  • Formal concept analysis
  • ISO common logic

Knowledge Architectures

  • Enterprise knowledge systems
  • Mobile, ubiquitous, or embedded systems
  • Metaphoric, cultural or semiotic considerations
  • Multi-agent systems
  • Ontologies and the their effective implementation
  • Post-syntactic, semantic, or pragmatic interoperability
  • Requirements engineering
  • Security and trust
  • Semantic Enterprise Architectures
  • Standards and recommendations
  • Transaction-oriented architectures

Smart Applications: Science, Technology and Systems

  • e-Science
  • e-Medicine
  • Forensic computing
  • Grid computing
  • Natural language systems
  • Robotics
  • Semantic web
  • Pragmatic web
  • Topic maps
  • Web 2.0

Smart Applications: Enterprise, Education, Society and Government

  • Augmenting collective intelligence
  • Business intelligence
  • Discovering misuse and fraud
  • e-Learning, smart VLEs (Virtual Learning Environments)
  • e-Social science
  • Folksonomies
  • Government accountability and e-democracy
  • Intellectual property management
  • Legal analysis
  • Healthcare management
  • Knowledge discovery
  • Knowledge management
  • Managing ambiguity, nonsense or contradictions
  • Teaching and learning of logic
  • Supporting social action

Interaction Design, Visualization, Creative Industries

  • Cultural, localization and internationalization
  • Entertainment
  • Linguistics
  • Peirce's extential graphs logic
  • Portal development
  • Semiotics, signs and meaning making
  • Supporting sensory disabilities, dyslexia or other differently abled
  • Supporting alternative (e.g., lateral) thinking
  • Thinking with diagrams
  • User modeling
  • User personalization
  • Visual analytics

Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Dr. Simon Polovina engages in roles that draw upon his expertise in Enterprise Architecture and Conceptual Structures (CS), which harmonises the human conceptual approach to problem solving with the formal structures that computer applications need to bring their productivity to bear. Simon is a Reader in Business Computing at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. He was a Principal Investigator for the recently completed European Commission 7th Framework Programme project CUBIST (“Combining and Unifying Business Intelligence with Semantic Technologies”), where he applied CS and co-managed the project. Simon is the Enterprise Architect for CENTRIC (Centre of excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organised Crime Research). He is Co-Chairman of the Global University Alliance that partners with the LEAD (Leading Enterprise Architecture Development) practitioner community. Simon is a Steering Group Member of the University's CCRC (Computing and Communications Research Centre) and co-leads the CCRC's Conceptual Structures Research Group. His PhD was awarded in 1994 by the Department of Computer Science, Loughborough University, UK. Simon has many years of industrial experience in accounting and information and communication technologies (ICT), and has published widely with over 90 learned publications to date. Simon was the General Chair for the 15th International Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS 2007): "Knowledge Architectures for Smart Applications" and Program Chair for the 19th International Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS 2011): "Conceptual Structures for Discovering Knowledge". Simon’s interests include the use of Smart Applications and how they can detect novel or unusual transactions that would otherwise remain as lost business opportunities or represent illicit business or criminal activity. He has expertise in Enterprise Architecture, Service Oriented Architecture, Business Process Management, SAP technologies, Web technologies, Java, Object-oriented Analysis and Design, Conceptual Modelling of organisations as Multi-agent Systems, and in Interaction Design.
Dr. Simon Andrews is a Reader in Computer Science and is co-Leader of the Conceptual Structures Research Group at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. His PhD was awarded in 1996 by the Department of Computing, Sheffield Hallam University. Simon is the Technical Lead of CENTRIC (Centre of excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organised Crime Research), where his main roles are to provide technical visions for new project ideas and manage the technical work in on-going projects. Simon is an international expert on Formal Concept Analysis (FCA) and was Program Chair for the 19th International Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS 2011): "Conceptual Structures for Discovering Knowledge". He has presented his work on fast concept-mining algorithms world-wide, including at events in Moscow and Japan. As well as being a lead researcher for the prestigious European CUBIST project (Combining and Uniting Business Intelligence with Sematic Technologies), Simon has recently been involved in writing two successful bids for further major European projects that incorporate his FCA work, in the areas of crisis management through the use of social media (ATHENA) and environmental scanning for organised crime detection (ePOOLICE).

Editorial Board

International Advisory Board
Marie-Aude Aufaure, Ecole Centrale Paris, Paris
Ann Blandford, University College London, UK
Peter Eklund, University of Wollongong, Australia
Bernhard Ganter, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Ian Horrocks, Oxford University, UK
Sergei Kuznetsov, State University Higher School of Economics, Russia
Kecheng Liu, Henley Business School, UK
Dickson Lukose, MIMOS, Malaysia
Uta Priss, Ostfalia - University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Mark von Rosing, Global University Alliance, Denmark
John F. Sowa, VivoMind Intelligence, Inc., USA
Ronald Stamper, Measur, UK
Wiebe van der Hoek, University of Liverpool, UK
Rudolf Wille, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

Associate Editors
Babak Akhgar, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Nik Bessis, University of Derby, UK
Madalina Croitoru, University Montpellier II, France
Frithjof Dau, SAP Research Dresden, Germany
Tim French, University of Bedfordshire, UK
Nagarjuna G., Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, India
Richard Hill, University of Derby, UK
Dmitry Ignatov, National Research University - Higher School of Economics, Russia
Babak Khazaei, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Ivan Launders, BT, UK
Sergei Obiedkov, National Research University - Higher School of Economics, Russia
Jonas Poelmans, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Jeffrey Schiffel, The Boeing Company, USA

International Editorial Review Board
Charlie Abela, University of Malta, Malta
Ardavan Amini, Birmingham City University, UK
Galia Angelova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Ashiq Anjum, University of Derby, UK
Chris Bates, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Martin Beer, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Andrew Burrow, RMIT University, Australia
Jonathan Carter, Enterprise Architecture Solutions, UK
Marc Conrad, University of Bedfordshire, UK
Harry Delugach, University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA
Marin Dimitov, Ontotext, Bulgaria
Alexiei Dingli, University of Malta, Malta
Louis Fourie, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa
Boris A. Galitsky, University of Girona, Spain
Martin Gollogy, SAP, UK
Carsten Hahn, SAP, Germany
Ollivier Haemmerlè, Université de Toulouse le Mirail, France
Chris Hinde, Loughborough University, UK
Laurie Hirsch, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Pascal Hitzler, Universität Karlsruhe, Germany
Christopher Hookway, University of Sheffield, UK
Adil Kabbaj, INSEA, Morocco
Mary Keeler, VivoMind Intelligence, Inc., USA
Meena Kharatmal, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, India
Saliha Klai, Space Applications Services, Belgium
Nuwan Kodagoda, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Sri Lanka
Wim Laurier, Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles, Belgium
Kevin J. Lu, Brunel University, UK
Kenneth McLeod, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Cassio Melo, Flayr, France
Siavash Moshiri, Vistex, UK
Bernard Moulin, Laval University, Canada
Honour Nwagwu, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Peter Øhrstrøm, Aalborg University, Denmark
Constantinos Orphanides, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Heather D. Pfeiffer, New Mexico State University, USA
François Pinet, Cemagref - Clermont Ferrand, France
Jianjun Qi, Xidian University, China
Gary Richmond, City University of New York, USA
Dimitrios Rigas, University of West London, UK
Dominik Slezak, Infobright, Poland
Iain Stalker, University of Manchester, UK
Gerd Stumme, University of Kassel, Germany
Lucian Tipi, Sheffield University Business School, UK
Ants Torim, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Adam Vile, Excelian, UK
Martin Watmough, CIBER, UK
Ling Wei, Northwest University, China
Karl Erich Wolff, University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, Germany
Guo-Qiang Zhang, Case Western Reserve University, USA
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