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  • Melbourne City

    The KICSS 2012 conference site will be located near the city centre of Victoria - Melbourne, one of the world's most liveable city.

    City of Melbourne

  • An all time favorite.

    See Australia's fairy penguins at Philip Island, located south of Melbourne. Your family is guaranteed to love these cute little fellows!

    Penguin Parade at Philip Island

  • Witness the greatness of nature!

    Travel along the great ocean road and see the remaining Apostles before they are gone. Located in the south west of Melbourne, it's one sight that you do not want to miss.

    Great Ocean Road

  • The koala is not a bear, but you will want to hug it!

    The koala is not found in Tasmania or Western Australia so don't miss them when you are here.


  • Love the finer things in life?

    The yara valley regions north of Melbourne is one spot that you do not want to miss. Great wines, food and nature all within a short drive!


  • Nobu? Rockpool? Maze? It's all here!

    Or you are after a culinary adventure of the world, it's all within 10kms of the city centre!

    Melbourne, the food capital

  • The national symbol of Australia

    Kangaroos, they were featured on coins and used as emblems, logos and mascots. So now it's time to see them in real-life.


  • Ready for a walkabout?

    You have seen it on the movies, now find out more about indigenous Australians in Melbourne.

    Australian Aborigines

KICSS 2012 is now officially sponsored by IEEE SMC! As a result and due to author requests, we have extended the submission deadline to May 28, 2012

Call for Paper

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IEEE SMC Monash University Deakin University
Japan Creative Society Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology

IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernatics Society is a technical sponsor of this conference. Therefore papers submitted to the 7th KICSS will be published through the IEEE. All registered and paid papers will be available digitally through CSDL, IEEE Xplore and IEEE IEL, which are indexed by INSPEC, EI, Compendex and ISI.

This year, the 7th KICSS will focus on four key areas, where papers are called for to report latest developments and research results. Topics include but are not limited to the following.

Track 1 - System Science

• Opinion dynamics models
• Service sciences and systems
• Complex systems analysis and design
• Organizational learning and ontology
• Social informatics and human capital
• Non-monotonic reasoning
• Meta-synthesis and advanced modeling

Track 2 - Knowledge Science Engineering & Management

• Knowledge creation, acquisition and dissemination
• Knowledge management strategies/practices
• Knowledge management support systems
• Knowledge-based engineering, representation and reasoning
• Cognitive foundations of knowledge
• Game-theoretical aspects of knowledge

Track 3 - Intelligent Information Systems

• Information quality, security and privacy preservation
• Data mining and knowledge discovery for creativity processes
• Web intelligence
• Semantic Web and ontological reasoning
• Creative knowledge extraction
• Software agents and artifical intelligence
• Intelligent models for smart electricity grids

Track 4 - Creativity Support Systems

• Design and implementation of creativitiy support systems
• Data driven innovation models
• Innovation portfolio management
• Creative e-learning and systems
• Creativity in Wireless 2.0 enterprises
• Creativity-aided design
• Evaluation techniques in creativity models
• Process, product and mind innovations

Paper Submission

We invite submissions of papers in one of the following four formats. Submission is to be made online using the template that will be available on the Website in late December.

• Full paper of up to 8 pages, or demonstration paper of up to 4 pages, where a presentation is required at the conference.

• Poster paper of up to 8 pages, or short paper of up to 4 pages, where no presentation is required but a poster must be displayed at the conference.

Accepted papers will be published through the IEEE where publications will be made available online in IEEE Xplore and ISI indexed. Selected best papers, subjected to approval, will be invited for an extended version to be published in a special issue that will be indexed by SCI.

Workshop Proposal Submission

We also invite submission of workshop/special session proposals that are related to the conference theme. Proposals should include information on the workshop/special session title, a brief introduction of the workshop theme, potential attendees, organising committee and a list of potential PC members. A workshop/special session can be of a half day (4 papers) or a full day (8 papers) schedule.