19 - 25 August 2017, The 9th International Workshop on Modelling and Reasoning in Context (MRC 2017), Melbourne, Australia
MRC is an interdisciplinary workshop with a focus on applications within computer science. Because of this focus the workshop primarily attracts participants from within the computer science community and specifically within artificial intelligence. However, MRC has always had a strong interdisciplinary appeal and does draw from fields such as linguistics, semiotics, philosophy, mathematics, cognitive science, social sciences and psychology as well as various sub-fields within computer science.
By considering modelling and reasoning approaches for contextualised systems from a broad range of areas, the workshop will facilitate the sharing of problems, techniques, and solutions. The workshop covers different understandings of what context is, different approaches to modelling context, mechanisms and techniques for (structured) storage of contextual information, effective ways to retrieve it, and methods for enabling integration of context and application knowledge.
The workshop will last one full day and will have three main types of interaction: short presentations of accepted papers, panel discussion sessions, and an open, but guided discussion summarising the most important lessons learned.
MRC invites papers on different aspects of context, on theory as well as on applications. We particularly invite contributions on topics of autonomy and context. We also explicitly invite contributions from other fields of study in order to further trans- and interdisciplinary approaches.
Industry representatives are invited to display context related demonstrations during the workshop.