EJC 2019 – June 3-7 2019 Lappeenranta, Finland

LUT University is happy to host The 29th International Conference on Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases.

Information modelling is becoming more and more important topic for researchers, designers, and users of information systems.

The amount and complexity of information itself, the number of abstraction levels of information, and the size of databases and knowledge bases are continuously growing. Conceptual modelling is one of the sub-areas of information modelling.

The aim of this conference is to bring together experts from different areas of computer science and other disciplines, who have a common interest in understanding and solving problems on information modelling and knowledge bases, as well as applying the results of research to practice.

We also aim to recognize and study new areas on modelling and knowledge bases to which more attention should be paid. Therefore philosophy and logic, cognitive science, knowledge management, linguistics and management science are relevant areas, too. In the conference, there will be three categories of presentations, i.e. full papers, short papers and position papers.


The series of European – Japanese Conference on Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases (EJC) originally started as a co-operation initiative between Japan and Finland in 1982.

The practical operations were then organized by professor Ohsuga in Japan and professors Hannu Kangassalo and Hannu Jaakkola in Finland. Geographical scope was expanded to cover first Europe and further other countries.

Working principles

The total number of participants is limited to 50 (30 papers). We want to provide time enough for the presentations and discussions.

The conference is an excellent forum for networking with active research community in this important topic area. The authors must present their paper at the conference.

The papers are published first by the local organizers as the conference (e-)proceedings and after the conference the improved versions of the papers in a journal print in the Series of "Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence" by IOS Press (Amsterdam).

The books "Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases Vol. n" are edited by the Editing Committee of the conference.

Guest speakers

John P. Mylopoulos

Professor at the University of Toronto, Canada, and at the University of Trento, Italy.

He is known for his work in the field of conceptual modeling, specifically the development an agent-oriented software development methodology.


Heikki Haario

Professor in computational and process engineering.

He is known for his studies in inverse problems, assimilation methods and adaptive Bayesian sampling algorithms.

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Jari Hämäläinen

Vice-rector, LUT (Research & Innovation), Professor in industrial mathematics.

He is known for his extensive research in modelling, simulation and CFD-based optimization particularly in the pulp and paper industry.

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Aleksei Shpilman

Director, Center for Data Analysis and Machine Learning, NRU Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg.
Head of Machine Learning and Data Analysis Department, JetBrains Research, St. Petersburg.

Research interests lie in applications of machine learning and deep learning techniques to tasks in various areas, including biological data, kinematic models, agent systems, source code generation and analysis.

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Mika Horttanainen

Professor sustainability science at the LUT University, School of Energy Systems.

Expert in Waste management technology, waste management systems, Waste energy recovery, systems analysis of waste management systems.

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EJC 2019

Local arrangements:
LUT University, Finland

Contact person:
Professor Ajantha Dahanayake
NOTE: Due to unavoidable circumstances the group tour to St.Petersburg during the conference has been cancelled.

Important dates

  • Submission deadline:passed
  • Acceptance letters: March 25th, 2019
  • Final paper for preprint: April 28th, 2019
  • Registration deadline: May 25th, 2019
  • Final paper for IOS Journal print: September 2019