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Call for Papers

Tenth International and Interdisciplinary Conference
on Modeling and Using Context

Paris, France, 20-23 June 2017

CONTEXT has for twenty years brought together researchers in a wide range of disciplines to present their work related to issues of context and contextual knowledge and to discuss commonalities across and differences between their disciplines’ approaches to the study of context. It is unique in focusing on context as a subject of study in its own right, and it has become one of the premier venues for context-related research.

This year is a milestone: CONTEXT-17 is the tenth conference in and the twentieth anniversary of the series. As such, with this conference we renew our focus on providing a truly interdisciplinary venue for context research. As usual, submissions are solicited from a wide range of disciplines, including artificial intelligence, computer science, context-aware applications, ubiquitous computing, cognitive science and psychology, social and organizational sciences, linguistics, philosophy, and various application areas, such as medicine and law. All accepted papers will need to be written in such a way that non-specialists can understand the work, for example, by providing accessible discussions of the disciplinary prerequisites to allow those outside the discipline to understand the work. However, this year we are explicitly soliciting papers that highlight how such work impacts and is related to other disciplines and that are written with a broad interdisciplinary audience in mind.

The conference will consist of paper sessions, invited presentations, a poster session, a doctoral consortium, panels, and workshops. Plenary paper sessions will be held for those papers of broad interdisciplinary interest. Other paper sessions will contain those papers of primarily disciplinary interest. A brief paper describing each poster will appear in the conference proceedings, and some of the participants of the doctoral consortium will be invited to also present a poster. Panels will bring together distinguished researchers in various fields to discuss interdisciplinary issues in modeling and using context. Best Paper and other awards, to be highlighted in the proceedings, will be conferred at the closing ceremony.

Important Dates for the conference and workshops
Workshop submission due:
30 December 2016
Notification to authors: 10 February 2017
End of early registration: 1st March 2017
Final paper versions due: 1st March 2017
Workshops: 20 June 2017
Doctoral consortium: 20 June 2017
Technical program: 21-23 June 2017

Submission Procedure

Papers will be submitted electronically using the EasyChair website. Papers cannot exceed 14 pages in the Springer LNAI format. Detailed formatting and submission instructions, as well as LATEX and Word templates, can be found in the author instructions at the conference website. Note that you will be asked to propose a type of session you think the more adapted to your submission. If it is not possible or the technical committee  decide that your submission can be accepted for another type of session, you will be informed at the notification moment.

CONTEXT-17 will not accept any paper, which, at the time of submission, is under review for, has been accepted by, or appears in any other journal or conference.

Submit a Paper

Registration Procedure

The registration fee covers: (1) all five days of the conference (including coffee-breaks and lunch at workshops and at the conference), (2) the proceedings, (3) the welcome cocktail session, (4) the social event, and (4) services needed for the organization of the conference.  It is not possible to register for only a portion of the conference.

Registration will be done online.  For late registration, other ways will be considered.  During the registration process, you will be able to any special needs (vegetarian meals, etc.).  The online registration will allow you to interact with the bank CrĂ©dit Mutuel, which will manage the financial aspects of the registration.

Early registration will be close at the time the final paper version is due (i.e., 1st of March).  Late registration is possible, including on-site registration at the conference during the first few days.  We strongly encourage early registration to facilitate booking  the social events, etc., that may require a deposit well in advance of the conference.