Announcement and call for papers: CONTEXT 2015


By Camilla Simonsen

DHT-researcher Henning Christiansen is General Chair and Program Co-chair along with Isidora Stojanovic at next year’s CONTEXT conference, which will be held in Larnaca, Cyprus, 2–6 November 2015.

The official conference webpage can be seen here: CONTEXT 2015

Some readers may recall that the CONTEXT conference of 2007 was held at CBIT, RUC, and since it is quite interdisciplinary, it might appeal to different researchers with an interest in the field of Designing Human Technologies.

First announcement and call for papers
The text below is taken directly from the official announcement and call for papers:

The CONTEXT conferences are the world’s prime forum for presentation and exchange of insights and cutting-edge results from the wide range of disciplines concerned with context.

The main theme of CONTEXT 2015 is “Back to the roots”, focusing on the importance of interdisciplinary cooperations and studies of the phenomenon. Context, context modeling and context comprehension are central topics in linguistics, philosophy, sociology, artificial intelligence, computer science, art, law, organizational sciences, cognitive science, psychology, etc. and are also essential for the effectiveness of modern, complex and distributed software systems.

CONTEXT 2015 invites high-quality contributions from researchers and practitioners in foundational studies, applications and evaluations of modeling and use of context in all relevant fields. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the role of context seen from different perspectives in:

• Agent-based architectures
• Ambient intelligence
• Cognition and perception by humans and artifacts

• Context-aware and situated systems
• Context modeling tools
• Communication and dialogue
• Data analysis and visualization
• Decision making
• Discourse comprehension and representation
• Engineering, e.g., in transport networks, industrial plants etc.
• Experimental philosophy and experimental pragmatics
• (Formal) models of context
• Human-computer interaction
• Knowledge representation
• Language acquisition and processing

• Learning, knowledge management and sharing
• Logic and reasoning
• Machine learning
• Ontology/ies
• Semantics and Pragmatics
• Smart and interactive spaces
• Understanding art, images, music and theatre

Accepted papers and poster abstracts will be published in a volume of the Springer LNAI series.

Submission format
Submissions may be either full papers of up to 14 pages (in Springer LNCS format) or poster abstracts of 4–6 pages. Full papers may be accepted as such with oral presentation, or their authors may be invited to prepare a poster abstract. Detailed formatting and submissions instructions will be provided.

Conference events
CONTEXT 2015 will include paper presentation sessions, a poster and demonstration session, two days of workshops, and a doctoral consortium as well as keynote talks and a panel discussion. Workshops and the doctoral consortium will circulate separate calls for papers and participation, which will also be available at the conference web site. All accepted authors will have the option of presenting a system demonstration at the poster session.

Important dates (provisional)

Full papers and posters:
• Submission deadline  June 1, 2015

• Notification July 13, 2015
• Final version August 17, 2015

• Submission of proposals  March 20, 2015; notification April 1, 2015

• Submission deadline, workshop papers August 1, 2015

• Notification for workshop papers September 1, 2015; final versions October 1, 2015

Doctorial Consortium: TBA

Program chairs
*Henning Christiansen, Roskilde University, Denmark
*Isidora Stojanovic, UPF, Spain & CNRS, France

Workshop chair
*Samia Oussena, University of West London, UK

Local arrangements
*George Angelos Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

General chair
*Henning Christiansen, Roskilde University, Denmark

Chairs of the Community of Context
*Patrick Blackburn, Roskilde University, Denmark
*Patrick Brezillon, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
*Henning Christiansen, Roskilde University, Denmark
*Richard Dapoigny, Université de Savoie, France
*Thomas R. Roth-Berghofer, University of West London, UK
*Hedda R. Schmidtke, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Look for updates and more details at


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