Call for Papers

Scope of the Conference:

Paper Submission Deadline Extended: 28 March 2014
Due to several requests, the submission deadline for full papers has been extended to Friday, 28 March.

The International Conference on Conceptual Modeling is the leading international forum for presenting and discussing current research on conceptual modeling. for computer-supported and networked applications. 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.

Topics of Interest:

We solicit submission of original research, as well as experience and vision papers, from both researchers and practitioners, welcoming any topic where conceptual modeling is a major theme. We specifically encourage submissions on the application and role of conceptual modeling techniques in new and emerging areas such as large data repositories for business intelligence, cloud computing and NoSQL databases.

Specific examples of topics of interest include, but are not limited to, conceptual modeling as applied to:

  • Foundations and Concept Formalization
  • Big Data
  • 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
  • Development and Management of Conceptual Models for Big Data
  • Integration of Conceptual Models and Database Schemas
  • Information Retrieval, Filtering, Classification, Summarization, and Visualization
  • Methodologies and Tools for Conceptual Design
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Reuse, Patterns, and Object-Oriented Design
  • 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
  • Applications to bioinformatics, cyber security, and privacy
  • Data Semantics and Integrity Constraints
  • Advanced and Cross-Disciplinary Applications of Conceptual Models

Important Dates:

Paper abstract submission: 5 March 2014
Full paper submission: 19 March 2014 28 March 2014
Paper notification: 14 May 2014
Camera-ready paper submission: 11 June 2014
Author registration: 25 June 2014

Submission Guidelines:

Since the proceedings will be published by Springer in the LNCS series, authors must submit manuscripts using the LNCS style. See for style files and details. The page limit for submitted papers (as well as for final, camera-ready 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 2014 may not be under review for any other conference or journal during the time it is being considered for ER 2014. 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.

Submission Instructions:

Submission to ER 2014 will be electronically managed via EasyChair. Authors are asked to submit an abstract first, and then to upload the full paper. The submission page of ER-2014 is

ER 2014 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.

Program Co-Chairs:

Eric Yu, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Gill Dobbie, University of Auckland, Auckland,  New Zealand
Matthias Jarke, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany