ER 2018: 37th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling 2018

October 22, 2018-October 25, 2018 in Xian, China

Call for Papers

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
  • 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.

****** IMPORTANT DATES ******

Paper Abstract submission: March 23, 2018 Full paper submission: March 30, 2018 Author Notification: May 25, 2018 Camera-ready paper submission: June 15, 2018

Conference: October 22-25, 2018


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 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. Submitted papers must demonstrate awareness of the state-of-the-art of the literature in conceptual modeling by properly citing relevant papers in the field.

Submission is via EasyChair: