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October 22 - October 25

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ER 2018: 37th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, Oct 22-25, 2018

The International Conference on Conceptual Modeling has established itself as the premier research conference in conceptual modeling. The 37th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2018) provides a leading international forum for disseminating the latest research on conceptual modeling. It brings together academic and industrial scientists who conduct research in 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 etc.

ER 2018 will be held in Xi’an, the capital city of Shaanxi province in China. Xi’an is situated in the central part of Weihe Plain, with the Weihe River flowing in the north and the Qinling rising in the south. It is a living history book, which has recorded great changes of the Chinese nation. It was an ancient capital city for 13 dynasties such as Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang. It is the starting point of the Silk Road and home to the Terracotta Army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang.


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

-Foundations and Concept Formalization
-Domain Specific Conceptual Modeling Languages, Methods and Frameworks
-Methodologies and Tools for Conceptual Design
-Data Warehousing, Data Mining, Business Intelligence and Analytics
-NoSQL and NewSQL Databases
-Big Data
-Semantic Web, Cloud Computing, and Web Information Systems
-Ontological and Cognitive Foundations for Conceptual Modeling
-Quality and Metrics of Conceptual Models
-Patterns and Reuse
-Data Semantics and Integrity Constraints
-Interleaving Modeling and Development
-Integration of Conceptual Models and Database Schemas
-Schema Evolution and Management of Database Constraints
-Metadata and Applications
-Spatial, Temporal, and Multimedia Aspects in Conceptual Models
-Semi-structured Data and XML
-Empirical Studies of Conceptual Modeling
-Requirements Engineering
-Reverse Engineering and Roundtrip Engineering
-Information Retrieval, Filtering, Classification, Summarization, and Visualization
-Human-Computer Interaction
-Advanced and Cross-Disciplinary Applications of Conceptual Models
-Enterprise Business Models, Enterprise Architectures and Service-Oriented Architectures
-Business Process Modeling
-Industry 4.0, Factory of the Future and Internet of Things
-Applications to Bioinformatics, Ambient Assistance, Cyber Security, and Privacy
-Role of Conceptual Modeling in Social Networks, Mobile Computing, Deep Learning, Internet of Objects, Serious Games and Pedagogical Models, etc.


Workshop proposal submission: January 15, 2018.
Paper abstract submission: March 23, 2018.
Full paper submission: March 30, 2018.
Tutorials, demos and panel proposals: May 18, 2018.
Paper notification: May 25, 2018.
PhD Colloquium submission: June 1, 2018.
Camera ready paper submission: June 15, 2018.
Author registration: July 27, 2018.
Conference: Oct 22-25, 2018


Since the proceedings will be published by Springer in the LNCS series, authors must submit manuscripts using the LNCS style. See http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html 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 2018 may not be under review for any other conference or journal during the time it is being considered for ER 2018. 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 to ER 2018 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-2018 is http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=er2018.


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, excluding papers authored or coauthored by PC members.
Some selected papers will be invited to submit their extended version of their papers to a DKE special issue.


October 22
October 25


Zhanhuai Li


Xi’an, China
Xi'an, Shaanxi China