CS-LTA 2010: The First Conceptual Structures - Learning, Teaching and Assessment workshop at ICCS 2010
Date: 26th July 2010
Venue: ICCS 2010, Damai Beach Resort, Kuching, Sarawak, MALAYSIA
The 18th International Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS 2010, http://www.mimos.my/iccs2010/) is the latest in a series of annual conferences that have been held in Europe, Australia, and North America since 1993. Conceptual structures (CS) recognise that organisations work with concepts; machines like structures. The objective driving research and development on CS is to harmonise the uniquely human ways of apprehending the world, with the power of computational information management and reasoning. Thus CS harmonises the creativity of humans with the productivity of computers. ICCS brings together some of the world's best minds in information and computer sciences, humanities and social sciences to explore novel ways that information technologies can leverage tangible business or social benefits.
The activity of the field is witnessed by two recently published books ("Conceptual Structures in Practice", ed. by Hitzler and Schärfe and "Graph-based Knowledge Representation: Computational Foundations of Conceptual Graphs" by Chein and Mugnier) as well as by an ISO standard ("Common Logic", ISO/IEC 24707) which originated in this community. This activity is further evidenced by the emergence of industrial applications in this area (e.g. Sonetto , Vivomind ).
CS has therefore featured in the curricula in educational institutions (e.g. universities) around the world. Thus the Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) of CS has become a significant topic of interest in its own right. The First Conceptual Structures - Learning, Teaching and Assessment workshop at ICCS 2010 recognises this work, and provides a forum for it to be disseminated as yet another key activity in CS.
ICCS 2007 was held at Sheffield Hallam University; click here for more information