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Scope of the Conference

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 and ontologies underlying conceptual modeling, methods and tools for developing and communicating conceptual models, and techniques for transforming conceptual models into effective implementations.

Important Dates

  • March 19, 2012: Full paper submission (extended deadline)
  • May 14, 2012: Author notification
  • June 11, 2012: Camera-ready paper submission
  • June 25, 2012: Author registration

(All deadlines are strict, at 11pm GMT)

Topics of Interest

We solicit submission of original research, as well as experience and vision papers, from both researchers and practitioners. We welcome any topic where conceptual modeling is a or the major theme.

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

  • Information Modeling Concepts, including Ontologies
  • Logical, Cognitive, and Ontological Foundations of Conceptual Modeling
  • Conceptual Modeling for Web Information Systems
  • Quality and Metrics of Conceptual Models
  • Empirical Studies of Conceptual Modeling
  • Business Process Modeling
  • Conceptual Modeling for Enterprise Architectures and Service-Oriented Architectures
  • Conceptual Modeling and the Semantic Web
  • Semi-structured Data and XML
  • Management and Maintenance of Very Large Conceptual Models
  • 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
  • Conceptual Change and Schema Evolution
  • Management of Integrity Constraints
  • Active Concepts in Conceptual Modeling
  • Spatial, Temporal, and Multimedia Aspects in Conceptual Models
  • Conceptual Models at Runtime
  • Metadata, its Interpretation and Usage
  • Conceptual Models and Knowledge Management Systems
  • Data warehousing, Data Mining, and Business Intelligence
  • Other Advanced and Cross-Disciplinary Applications of Conceptual Models

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 2012 may not be under review for any other conference or journal during the time it is being considered for ER 2012. 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.

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Submission to ER 2012 will be electronically managed via EasyChair. Authors are asked to submit an abstract first, and then to upload the full paper. The link to the sign-in page for EasyChair is The submission page of ER-2012 is


Springer Verlag will sponsor two awards:

  1. Best Student Paper Award: to be given to the best paper whose first author is a student;
  2. Best Paper Award: to be given to the best paper, excluding papers authored or coauthored by PC members.

Program Committee Chairs

  • Paolo Atzeni (University of Roma 3) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • David Cheung (University of Hong Kong) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Sudha Ram (University of Arizona) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it