International Journal of Conceptual Structures and Smart Applications (IJCSSA)

Submit a Paper to the International Journal of Conceptual Structures and Smart Applications (IJCSSA)

Published Semi-Annually. Est. 2013.

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.

ISSN: 2166-7292|EISSN: 2166-7306|DOI: 10.4018/IJCSSA
The Editors-in-Chief of the International Journal of Conceptual Structures and Smart Applications (IJCSSA) would like to invite you to consider submitting a manuscript for inclusion in this scholarly journal. The following describes the mission, coverage, and guidelines for submission to IJCSSA.


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.


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
  • 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


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished articles will be considered. INTERESTED AUTHORS MUST CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at PRIOR TO SUBMISSION. All article submissions will be forwarded to at least 3 members of the Editorial Review Board of the journal for double-blind, peer review. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers. All submissions must be forwarded electronically.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

All inquiries regarding IJCSSA should be directed to the attention of:

Dr. Simon Polovina and Dr. Simon Andrews
International Journal of Conceptual Structures and Smart Applications (IJCSSA)