Knowledge-Based Software Engineering (JCKBSE 2002)

Venue: Hotel Piramida

Location: Maribor, SI, Slovenia

Event Date/Time: Sep 11, 2002 End Date/Time: Sep 13, 2002
Registration Date: Sep 11, 2002
Early Registration Date: Jul 20, 2002
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 02, 2002
Paper Submission Date: Apr 15, 2002
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Second Announcement & Call for Papers


Fifth Joint Conference on Knowledge-Based Software Engineering

Maribor, Slovenia, September 11-13, 2002


University of Maribor, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Institute of Informatics
SIG-KBSE, The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers, Japan
IN COOPERATION WITH (approvals pending)

IEEE Tokyo Section Computer Chapter
Japanese Society of Artificial Intelligence
Russian Association for Artificial Intelligence

JCKBSE aims to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss the latest developments in the areas of knowledge engineering and software engineering. Particular emphasis is placed upon applying knowledge-based methods to software engineering problems. The Conference originated in order to provide a forum in which the latest developments in the field of knowledge-based software engineering could be discussed. Although initially targeting scientists from Japan, the CIS countries and countries in Central and Eastern Europe, JCKBSE warmly welcomes participants from all countries. JCKBSE 2002 will continue with this tradition and is anticipating even wider international participation. Furthermore, the scope of the conference as indicated by its topics has been updated to reflect the recent development in all the three covered areas, i.e. knowledge engineering, software engineering, and knowledge based software engineering. The conference is planned to include an invited talk by a distinguished speaker.


Architecture of knowledge, software and information systems including collaborative, distributed, multi-agent and multimedia systems, internet and intranet,
Requirements engineering, domain analysis and modeling, formal and semiformal specifications,
Knowledge engineering for domain modeling, system family engineering, and software product lines,
Intelligent user interfaces and human-machine interaction,
Knowledge acquisition and discovery, data mining,
Automating software design and synthesis,
Object-oriented and other programming paradigms, metaprogramming,
Reuse, re-engineering, reverse engineering,
Knowledge-based methods and tools for software engineering, including testing, verification and validation, process management, maintenance and evolution, CASE,
Decision support methods for software engineering,
Applied semiotics for knowledge-based software engineering,
Knowledge systems methodology, development tools and environments,
Practical applications and experience of software and knowledge engineering,
Information technology in control, design, production, logistics and management,
Enterprise modeling, workflow,
Knowledge management for business process,
Intelligent agents for software engineering,
Program understanding, programming knowledge, learning of programming, modeling programs and programmers,
Knowledge-based methods and tools for software engineering education,
Software engineering and knowledge engineering education, distance learning.

The conference will be held in Maribor, Slovenia. Slovenia is a small, beautiful country "On the sunny side of the Alps" which geographically and politically has always been a part of Central Europe. Maribor lies close to the Austrian border in the middle of Slovenia's wine-growing region and is surrounded by the vineyards to its north and east and by mountains (with ski slopes) to its south and west. Maribor is proud to be the city with world's oldest vine (over 400 years), recorded in the Guinness book of records (search for oldest vine). To find more about Slovenia please visit

Maribor has good connections to Ljubljana (SLO), Graz (A) and Vienna Airport (A), and thus links to virtually any destination in the world.


Full papers should not exceed 8 pages. Short papers should not exceed 4 pages. Papers will be reviewed according to: technical quality, originality, clarity, appropriateness to the conference focus, and adequacy of references to related work. Authors should submit the papers electronically through Author center in PDF (preferrably) or PostScript. Please DO NOT send any papers to the conference's e-mail. For details see the conference web site.

Each paper should contain the following information:

Title of the paper
Name, affiliation, mailing address of the author, email.
Abstract of 100-200 words.
The subject category (the topic) in which the paper should be reviewed.

All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings published by an internationally recognized publishing company and will be available at the conference.


A selection of best papers is planned to be published after the conference in a special volume of "Informatica" ( The papers will be subject to additional reviewing process.


March 29, 2002 - Abstract submission deadline
April 02, 2002 - Paper submission deadline
May 10, 2002 - Notification of acceptance
May 20, 2002 - Camera-ready deadline
September 11-13, 2002 - Conference


The official language of the conference is English.


Basic package: 380 USD before July 20, 2002, 430 USD after July 20, 2002
Integrated package: 550 USD before July 20, 2002, 600 USD after July 20, 2002

Basic package includes:

the conference fee,
and social activities

Integrated package includes:

the conference fee,
social activities,
bus transport from the Graz airport to Maribor and back (on Sep-10 and Sep-13 for selected flights only)
accomodations for three nights (starting Sep-10) in at least 4-star hotel, based on double occupancy (for single occupancy, add 25 USD per night)

The basic package fee for an accompanying person is 250 USD (before July 20, 2002). After July 20, 2002 the cost is 300 USD. It includes meals and social activities.

The integrated package fee for an accompanying person is 420 USD (before July 20, 2002). After July 20, 2002 the cost is 470 USD. It includes meals, social activities, bus transport from/to Graz airport (on Sep-10 and Sep-13 for selected flights only), accomodations for three nights (starting Sep-10) in at least 4-star hotel.

For additional nights, please add 60 USD (double use) or 90 USD (sinlge use) per night.

For a limited number of participants from the Central and Eastern Europe including the newly independent states, and for a limited number of students, some financial support is planned to be available (on a first come - first served basis).

We cannot refund a part of the fees in case you cannot stay for the whole period of the conference.

University of Maribor
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Institute of Informatics
Smetanova 17, Si-2000 Maribor, Slovenia
Phone: (+386-2) 235-5100, 235-5129, 235-5130, Fax: +386-2-2355134
Web page:

Ivan Rozman, General chair, University of Maribor
Bostjan Brumen, Organizing chair, University of Maribor

Christo Dichev, Winston-Salem State University
Morio Nagata, Keio University
Pavol Navrat, Slovak University of Technology
Vadim L. Stefanuk, IITP, Russian Academy of Sciences
Haruki Ueno, Tokyo Denki University