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The Asia-Pacific Conferences on Conceptual Modelling provide an annual forum for disseminating the results of innovative research in information modelling and related areas.

The eighth conference of the series will be held in January/February 2012 as part of the Australasian Computer Science Week (ACSW 2012), which also includes the following conferences, symposia and workshops:

  • Australasian Computer Education Conference (ACE);
  • Australasian Computer Science Conference (ACSC);
  • Australasian Computing Doctoral Consortium (ACDC);
  • Australasian Database Conference (ADC);
  • Australasian Information Security Conference (AISC);
  • Australasian User Interface Conference (AUIC);
  • Australasian Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing (AusPDC);
  • Australasian Workshop on Health Informatics and Knowledge Management (HIKM); and
  • Computing: Australasian Theory Symposium (CATS).

The Australasian Computer Science Week 2012 will be hosted by RMIT University's School of Computer Science and Information Technology at Storey Hall on their city campus in Melbourne, Australia.

Registration for APCCM will enable delegates to attend sessions in any conference participating in the Australasian Computer Science Week.

Scope of the Conference

The amount, complexity and diversity of information held in computer systems are constantly on the increase, and so are the requirements and challenges to be met for useful access and manipulation of this information. Conceptual modelling is fundamental to the development of up-to-date information and knowledge-based systems. The conference series aims at bringing together experts from all areas of computer science and information systems with a common interest in the subject.

APCCM invites contributions addressing current research in conceptual modelling as well as experiences, novel applications and future challenges. Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

  • Business, enterprise, process and services modelling;
  • Concepts, concept theories and ontologies;
  • Conceptual modelling and user participation;
  • Conceptual modelling for
    • Decision support and expert systems;
    • Digital libraries;
    • E-business, e-commerce and e-banking systems;
    • Health care systems;
    • Knowledge management systems;
    • Mobile information systems;
    • User interfaces; and
    • Web-based systems;
  • Conceptual modelling of semi-structured data and XML;
  • Conceptual modelling of spatial, temporal and biological data;
  • Conceptual modelling quality;
  • Conceptual models in management science;
  • Design patterns and object-oriented design;
  • Evolution and change in conceptual models;
  • Implementations of information systems;
  • Information and schema integration;
  • Information customisation and user profiles;
  • Information recognition and information modelling;
  • Information retrieval, analysis, visualisation and prediction;
  • Information systems design methodologies;
  • Knowledge discovery, knowledge representation and knowledge management;
  • Methods for developing, validating and communicating conceptual models;
  • Philosophical, mathematical and linguistic foundations of conceptual models;
  • Reuse, reverse engineering and reengineering;
  • Semantic Web; and
  • Software engineering and tools for information systems development.

Paper Submission and Publication

APCCM invites papers describing original contributions in all fields of conceptual modelling and related areas. Papers should be no more than 10 pages in length conforming to the formatting instructions as outlined below.

Each paper will be judged on its originality, significance, technical quality, relevance and presentation. The quality of accepted papers is further strengthened by a low acceptance rate of about 30%.

APCCM proceedings will be published by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) in the CRPIT Series. Please note that it is CRPIT policy that at least one author of all accepted papers to the conferences and workshops in the series would both register and present at the event concerned. Failure to do so without a reason acceptable to the organisers of the event will result in the paper being retrospectively withdrawn from both the proceedings and all citation sources.
It is also CRPIT policy that all papers be original and not concurrently submitted elsewhere. Once again, we reserve the right to retrospectively withdraw a paper from the proceedings if we later find this not to be the case.

After the conference, authors of the best papers will be invited to submit an extended version for publication in the Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology (JRPIT).

Formatting Guidelines

The proceedings of this event will be published by the ACS as Volume 1??, Conceptual Modelling 2012 in the CRPIT Series. The formatting requirements and resources for authors can be found on the CRPIT Authors Page together with a list of all upcoming volumes.


Electronic Submission

Submission to APCCM 2012 will be electronically only. The online submission system is open for submissions now.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission: [extended] September 20, 2011 (23:59 GMT)
Full Paper Submission: [extended] September 20, 2011 (23:59 GMT)
Author Notification: [extended] October 20, 2011
Camera-ready Paper Submission: November 7, 2011
Author Registration: November 14, 2011
Early-bird Registration: December 5, 2011
ACSW 2012 Conferences: January 30 - February 2nd, 2012

Program Committee Chairs

Aditya K. Ghose   (University of Wollongong, Australia)
Flavio Ferrarotti   (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)

Publicity Chairs

Markus Kirchberg   (Hewlett-Packard Labs Singapore and National University of Singapore)
Lam-Son Le   (University of Wollongong, Australia)

Program Committee Members

Ross Brown, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Denise de Vries, Flinders University, Australia
Gillian Dobbie, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Georg Grossmann, University of South Australia, Australia
Sven Hartmann, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
Brian Henderson-Sellers, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Markus Kirchberg, Hewlett-Packard Labs and National University of Singapore, Singapore
Yasushi Kiyoki, Keio University, Japan
Ryan Ko, Hewlett-Packard Labs, Singapore
Aneesh Krishna, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
Lam-Son Le, University of Wollongong, Australia
Sebastian Link, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Jixue Liu, University of South Australia, Australia
Pavle Mogin, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Shamkant Navathe, Georgia Institute Of Technology, United States
Martin Necasky, Charles University, Czech Republic
Sudha Ram, University of Arizona, United States
Michael Rosemann, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Motoshi Saeki, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Michael Schrefl, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Nigel Stanger, University of Otago, New Zealand
Markus Stumptner, University of South Australia, Australia
Ernest Teniente, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Riccardo Torlone, Roma Tre University, Italy