Call for Papers

The Modelling and Reasoning in Context workshop series provides a forum to exchange and discuss issues and ideas in a friendly, cooperative environment. MRC aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from different communities, both in industry and academia, to study, understand, and explore issues surrounding context and to share their problems, techniques and success stories across different research and application areas. By considering modelling and reasoning approaches for contextualised systems from a broad range of areas, the workshop will facilitate the sharing of problems, techniques, and solutions. The workshop covers different understandings of what context is, different approaches to modelling context, mechanisms and techniques for (structured) storage of contextual information, effective ways to retrieve it, and methods for enabling integration of context and application knowledge.

MRC invites papers on different aspects of context, in particular with regard to modelling of and reasoning with context, as well as the role of context in various application domains. Following the theme of IJCAI 2017, we particularly invite contributions on topics of autonomy and context. Although hosted at the most prestigious AI conference, we explicitly invite contributions from other fields of study in order to further trans- and interdisciplinary approaches.

Areas of Interest

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Context and autonomy
  • Context and smart data
  • Generic and specific context models
  • Explicit representations of context
  • Context and visualisation
  • Trans- and interdisciplinary issues of context
  • Representation of and reasoning with uncertainty
  • Retrieval of context and context information
  • Socio-technical issues
  • Evaluation of contextualised applications
  • Explanation and context
  • Information ageing
  • Context focusing and context switching
  • Context management
  • Context awareness and context-sensitivity
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Submission Instruction

Submissions must be original, and should not have been formally published or accepted for publication elsewhere. We also invite longer versions of papers published in short form elsewhere. Papers have to be submitted on the 5th of June, 2017 at the latest.

Late and Breaking

We are also inviting late and breaking contributions. Papers have to be submitted on the 19th of June, 2017 at the latest. We will review those papers on an ongoing basis and notify authors of late and breaking contributions as quickly as possible. Please be aware that the deadline for early bird registration at IJCAI ends on June, 20th, so as an author of late and breaking contributions, you will most likely have to register at the late or on-site rates.

Formatting Guidelines & Submission Procedure

Submitted papers must be prepared according to the formatting guidelines, LaTeX Styles and Word template for IJCAI 2017, and submitted electronically in PDF format only through the EasyChair pages for MRC 2017. Authorship does not need to be anonymous, but you are free to submit papers with identifying information removed.

Long papers are allowed eight (8) pages. An additional page containing the list of references is allowed, as long as this ninth page contains only references. Short papers, not exceeding three (3) pages, may be submitted for short oral presentation. All accepted papers will be published online in the workshop proceedings.

Review Process

Three members of the program committee will review each submission. A review form will direct committee members to evaluate submissions for appropriateness, technical strength, originality, presentation, and overall evaluation, as well as recording the reviewer's confidence in the topic.

Accepted Papers

Author notification will be sent out on the 6th of June, 2017.

The proceedings of the workshop will be published electronically and made freely available. Depending on the nature of submissions, the proceedings will be published through a suitable channel such as the CEUR Workshop Proceedings. Authors of accepted papers might be invited to submit extended versions for inclusion in a special journal issue on contextualised systems, if justified by the quantity and quality of submissions.

The authors will be responsible for producing camera­-ready copies of papers in PDF format, conforming to the formatting guidelines, for inclusion in the published proceedings.

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the workshop to present the contribution.

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