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The International Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS) is held annually and the proceedings are published by Springer-Verlag. Here is the ICCS 2000 page. "Conceptual Structures" denotes a specific approach to the problems of knowledge, as described here. The conference covers, "conceptual structures (application and experience); case studies using conceptual structures; conceptual analysis; natural language processing; conceptual ontology; knowledge discovery and acquisition; conceptual structures theory; modeling and visualization with conceptual structures; and related topics."

The primary modern-day developer and expositor of Conceptual Structures is John Sowa. Here is his web site on ontologies. It includes a pointer to his brand-new book, which I think is his best to date.

The conferences on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning are fairly theoretical and tough sledding for many. (The conferees sometimes introspect about whether anyone 'out there' is actually interested in what they do.) Here's the conference page for the 2000 meeting. Here's the organizational site for all these meetings and related workshops, including how to get the proceedings (from Morgan Kaufmann Publishers).