Context'13 - General Information

The Eighth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context (CONTEXT'13)  will provide a forum for presenting and discussing high-quality research and applications on context modeling and use. The conference will include paper and poster presentations, system demonstrations, workshops, and a doctoral consortium. The conference invites researchers and practitioners to share insights and cutting-edge results from a wide range of disciplines including:

  • Computer Science,
  • Artificial Intelligence and Ubiquitous Computing,
  • Cognitive Science,
  • Linguistics,
  • Organizational Sciences,
  • Philosophy,
  • Psychology,
  • Application areas such as Medicine, Law, domotics, context-aware systems, ...

Context affects a wide range of activities in humans and animals as well as in artificial agents and other systems. The importance of context is widely acknowledged, and “context” has become an area of study in its own right, as evidenced by numerous workshops, symposia, seminars, and conferences on this area. CONTEXT, the oldest conference series focusing on context, is unique in its emphasis on interdisciplinary research. Previous CONTEXT conferences have been held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (CONTEXT'97), Trento, Italy (CONTEXT'99, LNCS 1688), Dundee, Scotland (CONTEXT'01, LNCS 2116), Palo Alto, U.S.A. (CONTEXT'03, LNCS 2680), Paris, France (CONTEXT'05, LNCS 3554), Roskilde, Denmark (CONTEXT'07 LNCS 4635), Karlsruhe (CONTEXT'11, LNCS 6967). Each of these conferences brought together researchers and practitioners from many disparate fields to discuss and report on context-related research and projects. Most information about the progress of the conference preparation is available on our facebook page.

Publication of the conference proceedings will be available in the LNCS/LNAI serie as a volume of Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence

We would like to give a scientific wink to Gottlob Frege who introduced the context principle holding that a philosopher should "never ... ask for the meaning of a word in isolation, but only in the context of a proposition".