Announcement & Call for Papers


Sixth Joint Conference on Knowledge-Based Software Engineering

Protvino, Russia, August 25-27, 2004


  • Russian Association for Artificial Intelligence
  • SIG-KBSE, The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers, Japan


  • IEEE Tokyo Section Computer Chapter
  • Japanese Society of Artificial Intelligence
  • Institute for Information Transmission Problems of Russian Academy of Science
  • Programming System Institute of Russian Academy of Science


  • Russian Foundation for Basic Research, project 04-01-10117-r


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 2004 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 Protvino, which is a small Russian town less than 100 km from Moscow.

See Conference Venue page, please.


All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings which is expected to be published by IOS Press, Netherlands in Series " Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications " and will be available at the conference.


  • April 08, 2004 - Paper submission deadline (NEW!)
  • May 10, 2004 - Notification of acceptance
  • May 20, 2004 - Camera-ready deadline
  • August 25-27, 2004 - Conference


The official language of the conference is English.


Institute for Information Transmission Problems
Russian Academy of Sciences,
Bolshoy Karetny per. 19, Moscow 127051, Russia
Phone: (+7-095) 299-5002, 209-4679, Fax: (+7-095) 299-0579

Electronic mail of JCKBSE-2004:
e-mail of JCKBSE-2004

Web page:


Kenji Kaijiri & Vadim Stefanuk, Conference co-chairs,


Christo Dichev, Winston-Salem State University
Pavol Navrat, Slovak University of Technology
Vadim L. Stefanuk, IITP, Russian Academy of Sciences
Shuichiro Yamamoto, NTT Data, Japan
Seiichi Komiya, Shibaura Institute of Technology
Ivan Rozman, University of Maribor, Slovenia


  • Alexey Petrovsky, Institute for System Studies RAS, Russia
  • Bostjan Brumen, University of Maribor, Slovenia
  • Christo V. Dichev, Winston-Salem State University, USA
  • Darina Dicheva, Winston-Salem State University, USA
  • Eduard Popov, Russian Research Institute for Information Technologies and Automated Design, Russia
  • Enn Tyugu, Tallin State University, Estonia
  • Gennadii S. Osipov, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
  • Gerald Plesnevich, Tsyolkovsky State Technological University, Russia
  • Haruki Ueno, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
  • Hiroyuki Yamada, Ehime University, Japan
  • Kenji Kaijiri, Shinshu University, Japan
  • Kenji Sugawara, Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Mare Koit, Tartu University, Estonia
  • Masaru Nakagawa, Wakayama University, Japan
  • Motoshi Saeki, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Oleg Kuznetsov, Institute for Control Problem, Russian Academy of Science, Russia
  • Pavol Navrat, Slovak Univ. of Technology, Slovakia
  • Seiichi Komiya, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Shuichiro Yamamoto, NTT Data, Japan
  • Tadashi IIjima, Keio University, Japan
  • Takahira Yamaguchi, Keio University, Japan
  • Tatjana Gavrilova, St.Petersburg University, Russia
  • Tatjana Welzer, University of Maribor, Slovenia
  • Tatyana Taran, Kiev Polytechnic University, Ukraine
  • Teruo Koyama, Natinal Institute of Informatics, Japan
  • Toshio Okamoto, The University of Electro-Communications
  • Toyohiko Hirota, Kyushu Sangyo University
  • Vadim Stefanuk, Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Russia
  • Vadim Vagin, Moscow Energy Institute, Russia
  • Valery Tarasov, Bouman State Technical Institute, Russia
  • Vasil Sgurev, Institute of Information Technologies, Bulgaria
  • Victor Gladun, Institute for Cybernetics, Ukraine
  • Vladimir Khoroshevsky, Computer Center, Russia
  • Yoshitsugu Kakemoto, The Japan Research Institute, Japan
  • Yuri Merkuryev, Riga Technical University, Latvia

    Alexander Zhozhikashvily (Chairman)
    Natasha Kursheva
    Ludmila Savinich
    Nadezhda Rakhimova
    Alexander Zaika


    The first JCKBSE was held in Pereslavl-Zalesskii, Russia, in 1994
    The second JCKBSE was held in Sozopol, Bulgaria, in 1996
    The third JCKBSE was held in Smolenice, Slovakia, in 1998
    The fourth was held in Brno, Czech Republic, 2000.
    The fifth JCKBSE was held in Maribor, Slovenia, in 2002

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