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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 7 more indices
Published: Semi-Annually |Established: 2013
ISSN: 2166-7292|EISSN: 2166-7306|DOI: 10.4018/IJCSSA
Out of print.
Journal Metrics
Submission to Acceptance: Approx. 17 - 21 Weeks
Acceptance to Publication: Approx. 6 - 10 Weeks
Acceptance Rate: 31%
Description & Scope
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... Show More
Mission & 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... Show More
Coverage:
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
Editorial Board

Editorial Board

Editor in Chiefs
Simon Andrews, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Simon Polovina, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2961-6207
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, National Institute of Statistics and Applied Economic, 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, QED Software, 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, Hong Kong Metropolitan University, 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
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
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Contact
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

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