International Journal of Conceptual Structures and Smart Applications (IJCSSA)

International Journal of Conceptual Structures and Smart Applications (IJCSSA)

Editors-in-Chief: Simon Polovina (Sheffield Hallam University, UK) and Simon Andrews (Sheffield Hallam University, UK)
Indexed In: INSPEC and 6 more indices
Published: Semi-Annually |Established: 2013
ISSN: 2166-7292|EISSN: 2166-7306|DOI: 10.4018/IJCSSA
Out of print.

Description

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.

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

Mission and Scope

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.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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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
Bernhard Ganter, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Dickson Lukose, GCS AGILE PTY LTD, Australia
Ian Horrocks, Oxford University, United Kingdom
John Sowa, VivoMind Intelligence, Inc., United States
Kecheng Liu, University of Reading, United Kingdom
Marie-Aude Aufaure, CentraleSupelec, France
Mark von Rosing, Global University Alliance, France
Peter Eklund, University of Wollongong, Australia
Ronald Stamper, Measur, United Kingdom
Sergei Kuznetsov, State University Higher School of Economics, Russian Federation
Uta Priss, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, Wolfenbüttel, Germany
Wiebe van der Hoek, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Associate Editors
Ardavan Amini, EsseSystems, United Kingdom
Babak Akhgar, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Babak Khazaei, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Dmitry Ignatov, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russian Federation
Harry Delugach, University of Alabama in Huntsville, United States ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4743-6568
Hind Lamharhar, INSEA-ADII, Morocco, Morocco
Jeffrey Schiffel, B/E Aerospace, United States
Jonas Poelmans, CareTechIQ, United Kingdom
Madalina Croitoru, University Montpellier II, France
Nagarjuna G., Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, India
Nik Bessis, Edge Hill University, United Kingdom ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6013-3935
Sergei Obiedkov, State University Higher School of Economics, Russian Federation
Editorial Review Board
Adam Vile, Excelian, United Kingdom
Adil Kabbaj, National Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics, Morocco
Alexiei Dingli, University of Malta, Malta
Ants Torim, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Ben Brewster, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Bernard Moulin, University of Laval, Canada
Bingyang Wei, Midwestern State University, United States
Cassio Melo, Flayr, France
Charlie Abela, University of Malta, Malta
Chris Bates, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Chris Hinde, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Constantinos Orphanides, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Dominik Slezak, Infobright Inc., Canada
Felix Hovsepian, United Kingdom
Galia Angelova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Gary Richmond, City University of New York, United States
Gerald Feldman, Birmingham City University, United Kingdom
Gerd Stumme, University of Kassel, Germany
Guo-Qiang Zhang, Case Western Reserve University, United States
Heather Pfeiffer, Akamai Physics, Inc, United States
Honour Nwagwu, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
Iain Stalker, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Ivan Launders, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Jamie Caine, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Jonathan Carter, EAS, United Kingdom
Karl Wolff, University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, Germany
Kwok Tai Chui, The Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Laurie Hirsch, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Lucian Tipi, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Luis Hernandez-Munoz, Birmingham City University, United Kingdom
Marc Conrad, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Martin Beer, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5368-6550
Martin Watmough, Cap Gemini, United Kingdom
Mary Keeler, VivoMind Intelligence, Inc., United States
Meena Kharatmal, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, India
Nuwan Kodagoda, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Sri Lanka
O. Haemmerle', Universite' Toulouse le Mirail, France
Pascal Hitzler, Universität Karlsruhe, Germany
Peter Øhrstrøm, Aalborg University, Denmark
Richard Fallon, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Richard Hill, University of Derby, United Kingdom
Saliha Klai, Space Applications Services, Belgium
Saurabh Ranjan, Chaibasa Engineering College, India
Siavash Moshiri, SAP, United Kingdom
Steve Mvalo, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Walter Schwaiger, Technische Universität Wien, Austria

Submission

Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished article manuscripts will be considered. Interested authors must consult the Journal Guidelines for Manuscript Submission at https://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/journal-guidelines-for-submission/?titleid=54917 PRIOR to submission. Any further questions may be answered at https://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/. All article manuscript submissions will be forwarded to at least three members of the editorial review board of the journal for a double-blind peer review. The final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers.

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

Dr. Simon Polovina and Dr. Simon Andrews
Editors-in-Chief
International Journal of Conceptual Structures and Smart Applications (IJCSSA)
E-mail: ijcssa@shu.ac.uk