The International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER) is the leading international forum for presenting and discussing current research on conceptual modeling.
The topics of interest span the entire spectrum of conceptual modeling including research and practice in areas such as: theories of concepts underlying conceptual modeling, methods and tools for developing and communicating conceptual models, techniques for transforming conceptual models into effective implementations, and the impact of conceptual modeling techniques on databases, business strategies and information systems development.
We solicit submission of original research papers, as well as experience and vision papers from both researchers and practitioners.
Topics of interests include, but are not restricted to:
Foundations and Concept Formalization
NoSQL Databases and Enterprise Business Models
Semantic Web, Cloud Computing, and Web Information Systems
Enterprise Architectures and Service-Oriented Architectures
Quality and Metrics of Conceptual Models
Empirical Studies of Conceptual Modeling
Ontology Modeling and Deployment
Business Process Modeling
Semi-structured Data and XML
Integration of Conceptual Models and Database Schemas
Information Retrieval, Filtering, Classification, Summarization, and Visualization
Methodologies and Tools for Conceptual Design
Reuse and Patterns
Reverse Engineering and Roundtrip Engineering
Schema Evolution and Management of Database Constraints
Spatial, Temporal, and Multimedia Aspects in Conceptual Models
Metadata and Applications
Data Warehousing, Data Mining, and Business Intelligence and Analytics
Applications to Bioinformatics, Cyber Security, and Privacy
Data Semantics and Integrity Constraints
Advanced and Cross-Disciplinary Applications of Conceptual Models
Role of Conceptual Modeling Techniques in Emerging Areas (Social Networks, Mobile Computing, Cloud Computing, Internet of Objects, Deep Learning, Serious Games and Pedagogical Models, etc.)
Abstract submission: April 1, 2016
Full paper submission: April 8, 2016
Paper notification: June 13, 2016
Camera-ready Submission: July 8, 2016
Since the proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series, authors must submit manuscripts using the LNCS style.
The page limit for submitted papers (as well as for final, cameraready papers) is 14.
Manuscripts not submitted in the LNCS style or exceeding the page limit will not be reviewed and automatically rejected.
A paper submitted to ER 2016 may not be under review for any other conference or journal during the time it is being considered for ER 2016.
Submitted papers must demonstrate to be aware of the state-of-the art literature in conceptual modeling by properly citing relevant papers in the field.
All submissions should be submitted through EasyChair.
ER 2016 Awards and Special Issue
Springer Verlag will sponsor two awards:
Best Student Paper Award:
to be given to the best paper whose first author is a student.
Best Paper Award:
to be given to the best paper presented at the conference.
Selected papers may be invited to submit their extended version of their papers to a DKE special issue.