The Seventh Image Schema Day

ISD7 will take part of the workshop program of

The 20th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR2023)

September 2-4, 2023

Rhodes, Greece

Workshop at KR2023

This year, the ISD7 has been accepted as one of the workshops taking part in KR2023. We are very excited about this opportunity as the conference is known to draw a large audience interested in topics related to the ISD workshop's central theme: the formal treatment of conceptual patterns and image schemas! 

KR2023 is also co-located with:

- The 21st International Workshop on Non-Monotonic Reasoning (NMR2023), and

- The 36th International Workshop on Description Logics (DL2023).

Three major scientific events that certainly will provide an interesting scientific foundation, offer new collaboration opportunities and provide a larger audience for the Image Schema Day to flourish!


About the Workshop

The Image Schema Day (ISD) is a workshop series devoted to the interdisciplinary research field of conceptual patterns, spatiotemporal reasoning and image schemas. 

As a workshop focus lies on discussing progressive research, building new and exciting collaborations, and presenting progressive research!

Previous editions can be on this site or on:


Title registration deadline: June 2nd 

Submission deadline: June 12th

Notification of acceptance: July 1st

Camera-ready version: TBA

Workshop: September 2-4, 2023

Instructions for 

Submissions and Proceedings


The workshop welcomes papers and talks from all scientific, artistic and industrial disciplines on the topic of image schemas and closely related notions. 

Topics include
(but are not limited to):

  • analysis of conceptual metaphors
  • formalisation of affordances and force dynamics
  • spatiotemporal reasoning
  • commonsense reasoning
  • conceptual modelling
  • use cases of embodied cognition
  • formal approaches to analogical reasoning
  • formal concept analysis
  • applications in cognitive robotics
  • image-schematic interface design
  • art and literature analysis

Submission details

Submissions must follow

new 1-column CEUR-ART Style ( 

After peer-reviewing, the camera-ready version of all accepted papers will be published in the ISD7 proceedings.

Authors of abstracts may turn their contributions into a full research paper after the workshop. After a second round of reviews, accepted papers will be included in the proceedings. 


Paper formats 

Abstracts for presentation: 2 pages. Not included in the proceedings. 

Extended abstract: a minimum of 5 pages. Submission containing preliminary work or summaries of previously published papers. 

Full research papers: 5-10 pages. Must be novel contributions not submitted for publication elsewhere.

Join the workshop!

Participation in the workshop is required by at least one author of papers to be presented at the workshop and included in the proceedings.

More information will come! 

People involved in the workshop



Maria M. Hedblom, Jönköping University, Sweden

Oliver Kutz, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Program committee (tentative):

  • Taisuke Akimoto, independent researcher
  • Stefano Borgo, Laboratory for Applied Ontology, ISTC-CNR, Trento
  • João Miguel Cunha, University of Coimbra
  • Stefano De Giorgis, Alma Mater University of Bologna
  • Zoe Falomir,Universitat Jaume I
  • Jörn Hurtienne, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
  • Rafael Peñaloza, University of Milano-Bicocca
  • Guendalina Righetti, Free University of Bolzano
  • Marco Schorlemmer, Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA), CSIC
  • Nikolaos Tsiogkas, KU Leuven
  • Paola Vernillo, Alma Mater Università di Bologna