32nd International Conference on
Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases
30. May - 3. June 2022

Call for papers

Deadline for paper submission: January 17th, 2022 January 31st, 2022

EJC is organized as an academic society on Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases. The final paper version is published as a journal publication in the organization and the program committee.

The series of European Japanese Conference on Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases (EJC) originally started as a co-operation initiative between Japan and Finland in 1982. The practical operations were then organized by professor Setsuo Ohsuga in Japan and professors Hannu Kangassalo and Hannu Jaakkola in Finland (Nordic countries). Geographical scope has expanded to cover Europe and also other countries.
Workshop characteristic - discussion, time enough for presentations and limited number of participants (50) / papers (30) - is typical to the conference.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  1. Conceptual modelling: Modelling and specification languages; Domain-specific conceptual modelling; Concepts, concept theories and ontologies; Conceptual modelling of large and heterogeneous systems; Conceptual modelling of spatial, temporal and biological data; Methods for developing, validating and communicating conceptual models.
  2. Knowledge and information modelling and discovery: Knowledge discovery, knowledge representation and knowledge management; Advanced data mining and analysis methods; Conceptions of knowledge and information; Modelling information requirements; Intelligent information systems; Information recognition and information modelling.
  3. Linguistic modelling: Models of HCI; Information delivery to users; Intelligent informal querying; Linguistic foundation of information and knowledge; Fuzzy linguistic models; Philosophical and linguistic foundations of conceptual models.
  4. Cross-cultural communication and social computing: Cross-cultural support systems; Integration, evolution and migration of systems; Collaborative societies; Multicultural web-based software systems; Intercultural collaboration and support systems; Social computing, behavioral modeling and prediction.
  5. Environmental modelling and engineering: Environmental information systems (architecture); Spatial, temporal and observational information systems; Large-scale environmental systems; Collaborative knowledge base systems; Agent concepts and conceptualisation; Hazard prediction, prevention and steering systems.
  6. Multimedia data modelling and systems: Modelling multimedia information and knowledge; Content-based multimedia data management; Content-based multimedia retrieval; Privacy and context enhancing technologies; Semantics and pragmatics of multimedia data; Metadata for multimedia information systems.

EJC (European Japanese Conference on Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases) is defined as the selection process of the final journal-paper publication in "Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases" by the EJC Organization and Program Committee of "International Conference on Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases" .

The papers selected as journal papers are published in the Series of "Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence" by IOS Press (Amsterdam) after the conference for international distributions. The books "Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases Vol. n" are edited by the Editing Committee of the conference. Improved papers must be sent by next September, after the conference. Each of the position papers is reviewed in the presentation and the improved version by Program Committee, whether or not it can be accepted as the final journal print.

Important dates (new):

  • Submission deadline: January 17th, 2022
    January 31st, 2022
  • Acceptance letters: April 11st, 2022
  • Final paper for preprint: May 10th, 2022
  • Registration deadline:
    May 23rd, 2022
  • Final paper for IOS Journal print: September 2022

Local arrangements:

HAW Hamburg, Germany

Contact person:

Prof. Marina Tropmann-Frick


Submit the paper formatted according to the instructions in EJC Paper Portal (see details in “Author’s Instructions” section). The submission must be original, and must not be submitted anywhere else or already accepted by any other conference or journal. The selection of papers is made on the basis of review by the program committee. Acceptance of papers is based on the originality of work, on the suitability of the topic to the conference, and on the overall quality of the submission.
The final publication is listed at least by the following scientific citation index systems: Web of Science (submitted for evaluation, pending WoS approval), Scopus, DBLP, Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Search.

Important Dates


The conference follows the two phase process of publication. The local (e-)proceedings (ISSN / ISBN numbered) includes all accepted papers and it is available in the conference. After the conference the final journal print is edited by the Editing Committee. It is published in the Series of "Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence" by IOS Press (Amsterdam) and it includes the improved versions of the papers presented in the conference.


General Chair: Hannu Kangassalo, University of Tampere, Finland

Program Committee Co-Chairs:
· Yasushi Kiyoki (Keio University, SFC, Japan); email kiyoki(at)sfc.keio.ac.jp
· Bernhard Thalheim (Christian-Albrechts University Kiel, Germany); email thalheim(at)email.uni-kiel.de

Program Committee Members:

Program Coordination Team:
· Naofumi Yoshida, Komazawa University, Japan; email naofumi(at)komazawa-u.ac.jp
· Tatiana Endrjukaite, Transport and Telecommunication Institute, Latvia
· Tatjana Welzer-Druzovec, Maribor University, Slovenia; email welzer(at)um.si

General Organising Chair: Hannu Jaakkola, Tampere University of Technology, Finland; email hannu.jaakkola(at)tut.fi

Organizing Committee Chairs:
· Marina Tropmann-Frick, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany; email: marina.tropmann-frick(at)haw-hamburg.de
· Xing Chen, Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Japan; email: chen(at)ic.kanagawa-it.ac.jp

Local Organizing Committee:
· Marina Tropmann-Frick, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany; email: marina.tropmann-frick(at)haw-hamburg.de
· Martin Schultz, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany; email: martin.schultz(at)haw-hamburg.de