6-8 Novembre 2014 : KICSS

9th International conference on Knowledge, Information and Creativity Support Systems

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Elias Beach Hotel, Limassol, Cyprus
(Proceedings will be published by Springer)


Following the tradition of previous conferences on Knowledge, Information and Creativity Support Systems, KICSS 2014 will cover all aspects of knowledge management, knowledge engineering, intelligent information systems, and creativity in an information technology context, including computational creativity and its cognitive and collaborative aspects. Papers reporting original unpublished research results on theoretical foundations, IT implementations of decision support and expert systems, as well as case studies of successful applications of the above- mentioned ideas in various fields are equally solicited.

Important Dates
Paper Submission Deadline: June 20, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: August 8, 2014
Camera-Ready Version Due: September 8, 2014
Research-in-Progress Report Submission Deadline: September 5, 2014
Research-in-Progress Reports Author Notification Due: September 12, 2014
Research-in-Progress Reports Camera-Ready Versions Due: September 19, 2014


  • The list of conference topics includes but is not limited to:
    Anticipatory networks, systems, and decisions
    Autonomous creative systems
    Cognitive foundations of knowledge
    Cognitive and psychological issues in creativity research
    Cognitive foundations of knowledge
    Collaborative activities in Living Labs
    Collaborative idea generation and creativity
    Collaborative knowledge creation
    Collaborative working environments fostering creativity
    Complex system modelling
    Computer supported creativity
    Creative approaches to model technological evolution
    Creative business models
    Creative conflict resolution
    Creative coordination and cooperation mechanisms
    Creative decision processes
    Creative interaction techniques
    Creative model building
    Creative reasoning and decision making
    Creative research environments and their performance
    Creative social computing
    Creative visualisation of data and knowledge
    Creativity in finance
    Creativity in augmented reality
    Creativity in health care
    Creativity in mobile applications
    Creativity in social media
    Creativity in the Cloud
    Creativity measurement
    Creativity support systems
    Creativity transfer and stimulation
    Creativity vs. rationality
    Creativity-enhancing interfaces
    Creativity-oriented information system architectures
    Decision sciences
    Decision support systems (DSS)
    Discovering opportunities, threats and challenges
    Foresight support systems (FSS)
    Future Internet and knowledge-based society
    Future exploration and modelling
    Future perspectives of knowledge, information, and creativity support
    Game-theoretical aspects of knowledge
    General creative systems (GCS)
    Group recommendation, and advise
    Heuristics and general problem solving
    Identifying real options in complex business environments
    Information fusion
    Information quality
    Intelligent analysis of Big Data
    Knowledge extraction, creation, and acquisition
    Knowledge in multi-agent systems
    Knowledge integration
    Knowledge management in business, industry, and administration
    Knowledge representation and reasoning
    Knowledge verification and validation
    Living Lab support systems (LLSS)
    Machine learning and creativity
    Malicious creativity in the web, its discovery and remedy
    Mathematical models of creative processes
    Multi- and interdisciplinary approaches in creativity research
    Multicriteria decision making
    Natural language analysis
    Non-monotonic reasoning
    Ontology creation and management
    Open innovation
    Organizational learning
    Preference modelling
    Reasoning about knowledge
    Recommender systems
    Scientific information management
    Search for a compromise in multicriteria decision making and collaborative games
    Social Computing
    Social factors of collaborative creativity
    Software-based stimulation of creativity
    Supervised and semi-supervised learning
    Trust modeling
    Uncertainty modelling
    Virtual environment design
    Visual Analytics and Intelligent User Interfaces
    Web intelligence tools
    World models
    Important Dates
    Paper Submission Deadline: June 20, 2014
    Notification of Acceptance: August 8, 2014
    Camera-Ready Version Due: September 8, 2014
    Research-in-Progress Report Submission Deadline: September 5, 2014
    Research-in-Progress Reports Author Notification Due: September 12, 2014
    Research-in-Progress Reports Camera-Ready Versions Due:
    September 19, 2014
    Regular papers on all conference topics should be formatted according to the
    Springer CS Proceedings (LNCS) format and should not exceed 12 pages.
    Short and industrial/demo papers as well as research-in-progress reports
    should not exceed 6 pages according to the above format. Up to 2 additional
    pages may be allowed at extra charge.
    The KICSS 2014 papers can be submitted via Easychair.

    Submissions that overlap substantially with any other papers printed, submitted, or
    accepted for publication or presentation elsewhere are not allowed.
    Special session proposals may be submitted by email to the KICSS Organizing
    Committee. Although there is no formal template for such a proposal,
    the proposers should nevertheless specify the title of the session, describe
    briefly its essential content and relation to the conference topics, and specify
    the expected number of contributions, and titles, if already known.
    The KICSS 2014 (Post-) Proceedings will be published in the Springer
    Series: Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, ISSN 2194-5357,
    indexed by ISI Proceedings, SCOPUS, Zentralblatt Math, Ulrich’s, EI-Compendex,
    DBLP, MetaPress, Springerlink, see more here. The Post-Proceedings will
    contain all the revised regular papers and – following an extension – a selection of
    research-in-progress reports as well as short and demo papers.The authors of the selected best papers presented at the conference will be
    invited to submit the revised and extended versions of their contributions to
    special issues of high-rank scientific journals.



    Conference Chairs
    Susumu Kunifuji, JAIST, Japan
    George Angelos Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
    Andrzej M.J. Skulimowski, P&BF and AGH, Poland


    Local Organizing Chair
    George Angelos Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus


    Award Chairs
    Susumu Kunifuji, JAIST, Japan
    Thanaruk Theeramunkong, Thammasat University, Thailand


    Invited Session Chairs
    Tomoko Kajiyama, JAIST, Japan
    Vincent Cheng-Siong Lee, Monash University, Australia
    Takaya Yuizono, JAIST, Japan


    Program Committee
    Chi-Hung Chi, CSIRO, Australia

    João Clímaco, University of Coimbra, Portugal
    Simon Colton, University of London, UK
    Eugene Dubossarsky, Presciient, Australia
    Mark Embrechts, RPI, USA
    Ali Eydgahi, Eastern Michigan University, USA
    John Garofalakis, University of Patras, Greece
    Tessai Hayama, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Japan
    Hidehi Hayashi, Naruto University of Education, Japan
    Hidehiko Hayashi, Naruto University of Education, Japan
    Christopher Hinde, Loughborough University, UK
    Josef Jablonsky, University of Economics Prague, Czech Republic
    Janusz Kacprzyk, Systems Research Institute – PAS, Poland
    Hideaki Kanai, JAIST, Japan
    Takashi Kawaji, Ohtsuki City College, Japan
    Takahiro Kawaji, Ohtsuki City Colledge, Japan
    Thomas Koehler, TU Dresden, Germany
    Paul Kwan, University of New England, USA
    Vincent Cs Lee, Monash University, Australia
    Antoni Ligeza, AGH, Poland
    Ahmad Lotfi, Nottingham Trent University, UK
    Akinori Minaduk, Kushiro Prefecture University, Japan
    Motoki Miura, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
    Kazunori Miyata, JAIST, Japan
    David C. Moffat, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
    Anna Mura, University Pompeu Fabra, Spain
    Toyohisa Nakada, Niigata University of Interenational and Information Studies, Japan
    Kazushi Nishimoto, JAIST, Japan
    Maciej Nowak, University of Economics Prague, Czech Republic
    Kok-Leong Ong, Deakin University, Australia
    Francois Pachet, CSL Sony Paris, France
    Robert Pearson
    Przemyslaw Pukocz, AGH, Poland
    Pawel Rotter, AGH, Poland
    Jose L. Salmeron, University Pablo de Olavide, Spain
    Jagannathan Sarangapani, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
    Eric Schai, SCU, USA
    Hsu-Shih Shih, Tamkang University, Taiwan
    Mikifumi Shikida, JAIST, Japan
    Marcin Skowron, Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Austria
    Johan Suykens, K.U. Leuven, ESAT-SCD, Belgium
    Ryszard Tadeusiewicz, AGH, Poland
    I-Hsien Ting, National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Brijesh Verma, Central Queensland University, Australia
    Yongui Wang, Nanjiing University, China
    Michal Wozniak, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
    Fan Wu, National Chung-Cheng University, Taiwan
    Takashi Yoshino, Wakayama University, Japan
    Atsuo Yoshitaka, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
    Takaya Yuizono, JAIST, Japan
    John Zeleznikow, Victoria University, Australia
    Songmao Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
    Constantin Zopounidis, Technical University of Crete, Greece