CMC 2012 - 5th International Conference on Concept Mapping

Valetta, Malta - September 17-20, 2012

Call for Papers

The Fifth International Conference on Concept Mapping follows on the success of the first four Conferences held Pamplona, San José, Tallinn/Helsinki and Viña del Mar, in bringing together scholars and practitioners interested in concept mapping. It is being organized by the University of Malta and the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, USA. (Follow these links for the Program and links to papers of cmc2004, cmc2006, cmc2008 and cmc2010).

The Conference is aimed at all persons interested in the use of concept maps (based on the work of Dr. Joseph Novak), including, but not limited to: facilitation of learning; eliciting, capturing, archiving, and using "expert" knowledge; planning instruction; assessment of "deep" understandings; research planning; collaborative knowledge modeling; creation of "knowledge portfolios"; and administrative and strategic planning and monitoring. We expect participants from a broad range of fields presenting a wide variety of research and applications of concept mapping. All presentations at the conference are expected to include time for questions, answers, and scholarly discussion.

Electronic proposals can be submitted in the following categories:

All papers should be written and presented in Spanish or English. The Proceedings of the Conference will be published as a book by the University of Malta and posted on the Conference web site.

All papers from previous conferences are available at and can be searched at

Submission Deadline: For all proposals and articles: May 6, 2012 (extended from April 27, 2012)

Notification of Acceptance: June 4, 2012 (extended from May 28, 2012

Final Camera-ready Submissions: July 6, 2012 (extended from June 30, 2012)

Instructions on how to prepare and submit a paper can be found here.