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Call for Papers: MRC 2007 - Modeling and Reasoning in Context

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  • Joerg Cassens
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      Call for Papers

      MRC 2007

      Fourth International Workshop on Modeling and Reasoning in Context
      To be held at CONTEXT 07, Roskilde, Denmark, 20-24 August 2007

      Submission deadline: May 15, 2007

      http://mrc2007.workshop.hm/

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      Context sensitive processing plays a key role in many modern IT
      applications, with context-awareness and context-based reasoning
      essential not only for mobile and ubiquitous computing, but also for a
      wide range of other areas such as collaborative software, web
      engineering, personal digital assistants, information sharing, health
      care workflow and patient control, adaptive games,and e-Learning solutions.

      >From an intelligent systems perspective, one of the challenges is to
      integrate context with other types of knowledge as an additional major
      source for reasoning, decision-making, and adaptation and to form a
      coherent and versatile architecture. There is a common understanding
      that achieving desired behaviour from intelligent systems will depend on
      the ability to represent and manipulate information about a rich range
      of contextual factors.

      These factors may include not only physical characteristics of the task
      environment, but many other aspects such as the knowledge states (of
      both the application and user), emotions, etc. This representation and
      reasoning problem present research challenges to which methodologies
      derived amongst others from artificial intelligence, knowledge
      management, human-computer interaction, and psychology can contribute
      solutions.

      One specific problem is to deal with uncertainty on different levels,
      from interpretation of uncertain sensor input data up to identification
      of contexts with fuzzy borders. Another issue is how to integrate
      findings from the social sciences and psychology into the design of
      context aware systems and how to build psychologically plausible
      knowledge models. A third aspect is the ability of the system to use
      explanations, both as a part of its reasoning and as a means of
      communication with the user.


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      Workshop Objectives

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      The major goal of the workshop is to bring researchers from both
      industry and academia, and representatives from different communities
      together to study, understand, and explore issues of development and
      application of IT systems utilising context.

      MRC aims to provide a forum for scientists and practitioners exploring
      modelling and reasoning issues and approaches for context sensitive
      systems, from a broad range of areas, to share their problems and
      techniques across different research and application areas. The workshop
      will examine mechanisms and techniques for structured storage of
      contextual information, effective ways to retrieve it, and methods for
      enabling integration of context and application knowledge.

      Besides contributed papers, this workshop will offer organised and open
      spaces for targeted discussions. We note that the previous MRC meetings
      were all held in conjunction with conferences on artificial intelligence
      and computer science. Holding MRC 2007 at CONTEXT 2007 has the
      additional goal of reaching out to other relevant disciplines and will
      facilitate collaboration between different fields.


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      Topics of Interest

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      Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

      - Generic and specific context models
      - Explicit representations
      - Representation of and reasoning with uncertainty
      - Retrieval of context and context information
      - Context-based retrieval and reasoning
      - Socio-technical issues
      - Context awareness and context-sensitivity
      - Context awareness in applications
      - Evaluation of context-aware applications
      - Explanation and context
      - Mobile context
      - Information aging
      - Context focusing and context switching
      - Context management


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      Submissions

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      Workshop submissions will be electronic, in PDF format only, using the
      EasyChair submission system. Paper submission will be opened in the
      middle of March 2007. Paper length should not exceed 12 pages in the
      Springer LNCS format. Guidelines and templates are available on the web
      at: http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html

      Papers will be published in accompanying proceedings. Provided that the
      quantity and quality of submissions justifies a book or special journal
      issue on context aware systems, authors of accepted papers will be
      invited to submit extended versions for such a publication.

      All workshop participants must register both for this workshop and the
      main CONTEXT 07 conference. At least one author of each accepted paper
      must attend the workshop.


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      Organisation

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      Workshop Organisers

      Contact: mrc2007@...

      Anders Kofod-Petersen
      Department of Computer and Information Science
      Norwegian University of Science and Technology

      Joerg Cassens
      Department of Computer and Information Science
      Norwegian University of Science and Technology

      David B. Leake
      Computer Science Department
      Indiana University, USA

      Stefan Schulz
      The e-Spirit Company, Germany


      Program Committee

      - Agnar Aamodt, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
      - Steven Bogaerts, Indiana University, USA
      - Patrick Brezillon, University Paris 6, France
      - Hans-Dieter Burkhard, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
      - Lorcan Coyle, University College Dublin, Ireland
      - Mehmet H. Goeker, PricewaterhouseCoopers, USA
      - Dominik Heckmann, Saarland University, Germany
      - Eyke Huellermeier, University of Magedeburg, Germany
      - Ana G. Maguitman, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Bahia Blanca,
      Argentina
      - Marius Mikalsen, SINTEF, Norway
      - Sven Schwarz, DFKI, Germany
      - Enric Plaza, Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, Catalonia,
      Spain
      - Thomas R. Roth-Berghofer, DFKI, Germany
      - Santtu Toivonen, VTT, Finland


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      Submission deadline: May 15, 2007

      http://mrc2007.workshop.hm/

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