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The Asia-Pacific Conferences on Conceptual Modelling provide an annual forum for disseminating the results of innovative research in information modelling and related areas.

The thirteenth conference of the series will be held in January 2017 as part of the Australasian Computer Science Week (ACSW 2017), which also includes the following conferences, symposium and workshops:

  • Australasian Computer Education Conference (ACE);
  • Australasian Computer Science Conference (ACSC);
  • Australasian Computing Doctoral Consortium (ACDC);
  • Australasian Conference on Web Information (ACWI);
  • Australasian Database Conference (ADC);
  • Australasian Information Security Conference (AISC);
  • Australasian User Interface Conference (AUIC);
  • Australasian Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing (AusPDC);
  • Australasian Workshop on Health Informatics and Knowledge Management (HIKM); and
  • Computing: Australasian Theory Symposium (CATS).

The Australasian Computer Science Week 2017 will be hosted in Geelong, Australia.

Registration for APCCM will enable delegates to attend sessions in any conference participating in the Australasian Computer Science Week.

Scope of the Conference

The amount, complexity and diversity of information held in computer systems are constantly on the increase, and so are the requirements and challenges to be met for useful access and manipulation of this information. Conceptual modelling is fundamental to the development of up-to-date information and knowledge-based systems. The conference series aims at bringing together experts from all areas of computer science and information systems with a common interest in the subject.

APCCM invites contributions addressing current research in conceptual modelling as well as experiences, novel applications and future challenges. Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

  • Business, enterprise, process and services modelling;
  • Big data modelling
  • Concepts, concept theories and ontologies;
  • Conceptual modelling and user participation;
  • Conceptual modelling for
    • Decision support and expert systems;
    • Digital libraries;
    • E-business, e-commerce and e-banking systems;
    • Health care systems;
    • Knowledge management systems;
    • Mobile information systems;
    • User interfaces; and
    • Web-based systems;
  • Conceptual modelling of semi-structured data and XML;
  • Conceptual modelling of spatial, temporal and biological data;
  • Conceptual modelling quality;
  • Conceptual models for cloud computing applications;
  • Conceptual models for supporting requirement engineering;
  • Conceptual models in management science;
  • Design patterns and object-oriented design;
  • Evolution and change in conceptual models;
  • Implementations of information systems;
  • Information and schema integration;
  • Information customisation and user profiles;
  • Information recognition and information modelling;
  • Information retrieval, analysis, visualisation and prediction;
  • Information systems design methodologies;
  • Knowledge discovery, knowledge representation and knowledge management;
  • Methods for developing, validating and communicating conceptual models;
  • Models for the Semantic Web;
  • Philosophical, mathematical and linguistic foundations of conceptual models;
  • Reuse, reverse engineering and reengineering; and
  • Software engineering and tools for information systems development.

Paper Submission and Publication

APCCM invites papers describing original contributions in all fields of conceptual modelling and related areas. Papers should be no more than 10 pages in length conforming to the formatting instructions as outlined below.

Each paper will be judged on its originality, significance, technical quality, relevance and presentation. The quality of accepted papers is further strengthened by a low acceptance rate of about 30%.

Accepted papers of APCCM will be in the ACSW Proceedings and published by ACM this year. Papers should be formatted according to ACM conference paper formatting guidelines ACM SIG Proceedings Templates. The following guidelines must be met for all submissions:

  • Submissions must be in English.
  • Submissions must not exceed 10 pages for full papers and 4 pages for short papers
  • Submissions must be in PDF format. Other formats will not be accepted.
  • Submissions must clearly state the problem being addressed, the goal of the work, the results achieved, and the relation to other work.
  • Submissions must be original contributions that have not been published previously, nor already submitted to other conferences or journals in parallel with this conference.
  • Authors must choose the appropriate satellite conference or workshop for your submission

Papers are to be submitted via the ACSW 2017 Easy Chair Submission Site. Upon logging into the system please select “New Submission” and proceed through the steps for submission.

Special Edition Journal Issues

Selected high quality ACSW 2017 submissions will be invited to perform solid extensions to submit to the following Special Edition Journal Issues:

  1. International Journal of Information, Communication Technology and Applications, Special Section for ACSW 2017
  2. Australian Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy, Special Section for ACSW 2017 http://telsoc.org/journal
    International Journal of Computers and Applications, Special Issue for ACSW17
  3. Future Generation Computer Systems, Special Issue on Social Networking Big Data Opportunities, Solutions, and Challenges
  4. IEEE Transactions on Big Data, Special Issue on Theoretical Foundations for Big Data Security and Privacy
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