Call for papers

Russian Workshop (with International Participation)


(talks and papers in English are welcome)

Location and Affiliation

One-day workshop Knowledge and Ontology *ELSEWHERE* (*ELSEWHERE*2009) will take place between Saturday, July 25, and Saturday, August 1, 2009 in affiliation with 17th International Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS'09), Moscow, Russia. It will be the second edition of the workshop. The first inaugural workshop took place October 03, 2008 in affiliation with 11th Russian National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (CAI-08) in Dubna near Moscow. This year the workshop will be open for international participation. Talks and papers in English are welcome!


Rapid growth of Semantic Web technologies in the New Millennium had some negative effect in mass-consciousness. In particular, "knowledge" and "ontology" became just technical terms of Description Logic (DL), Web Ontology Language (OWL), machine learning algorithms.

But "ontology" is not just a technical term of Semantic Web, and "knowledge" is not a content. Both terms have everlasting science and philosophy meaning. Ontology is a branch of philosophy that examines entities and their ties (relations), classes of entities and classes of their ties. Knowledge (in accordance with Plato) is true belief, and epistemology is another branch of philosophy that studies methodology of belief validation. Just due to these arguments "knowledge" and "ontology" are very important notions ELSEWHERE outside Semantic Web.

In particular, *ELSEWHERE*2009 scope includes (but is not limited to) the following topics.

  • Group and Common Knowledge in Multiagent Systems.
  • Belief, Knowledge and Behavior of (groups of) rational agents.
  • Epistemology of "ontology content", "data mining", and "machine learning".
  • Ontological approach to classification in Informatics and Computer Science.
  • Ontological approach to Semantics of Computer Languages and Systems.
  • Ontological problems of Informatics, Computer Science and AI.
  • Linguistic Ontologies and Computational Linguistics.
  • Epistemology and ontological modeling ELSEWHERE.

Program and Organizing Committee

  • Natasha Alechina, School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham, Great Britain
  • Nikolay V. Shilov (Chair) , A.P. Ershov Institute of Informatics Systems, Novosibirsk, Russia (
  • Elena G. Sokolova, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia
  • Yuri A. Zagorulko, A.P. Ershov Institute of Informatics Systems, Novosibirsk, Russia

Invited Speakers

  • Jack Stecher (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration) Knowledge and Backward Induction in Repeated Games (In English);
  • Konstantin Vorontsov (Institution of Russian Academy of Sciences - Dorodnicyn Computing Centre) Machine learning techniques based on rule induction (In Russian).

Paper Submission, Publication and Participation

Papers (in Russian and English) are solicited. The primary target group of *ELSEWHERE*2009 are original position and work-in-progress papers (but original research papers are also welcome). Submissions (in Russian or English) could be in DOC, RTF or PDF format and should be sent (as attachments) by e-mail to Program Chair ( with "ELSEWHERE09" in subject line. Length of submissions may be up to 15 pages plus up to 5 pages with technical appendixes (1.5 intervals, font 11 pt). Extended submission deadline is Sunday, April 19.

Accepted papers will be published (with ISSN or ISNB) and Proceedings will be available at workshop.

At least one author of every accepted paper should register at *ELSEWHERE*2009, pay registration fee (due date, amount and mode of payment will be announced later), and present a talk in the workshop.

Workshop will consist of two invited talks (45 minutes each) and 8-10 contributed talks (30 minutes each). Working languages of the workshop will be English and Russian (translation service will be provided).

*ELSEWHERE*2009 will co-locate with ICCS'09. Participants of the workshop will enjoy the same accommodation rates as participants of ICCS'09. It is assumed that *ELSEWHERE*2009 participants will be able to attend all sessions of '09 after registration on the site for special rate.

Important Dates

  • April 19, Sunday – *ELSEWHERE*2009 submission deadline (to;
  • May 15, Friday – *ELSEWHERE*2009 notification via e-mail;
  • June 5, Friday – final version due date (to;
  • July 26 – 31, Sunday to Friday – 17th International Conference on Conceptual Structures dates;
  • July 27, Monday, from 9:30 to 18:15 - Knowledge and Ontology *ELSEWHERE* date and time.

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