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ICFCA 2017 : International Conference on Formal Concept Analysis


Conference Series : International Conference on Formal Concept Analysis
When Jun 12, 2017 - Jun 16, 2017
Where Rennes, France
Abstract Registration Due Dec 12, 2016
Submission Deadline Dec 19, 2016
Notification Due Feb 6, 2017
Final Version Due Feb 27, 2017

Call For Papers


ICFCA 2017

14th International Conference on Formal Concept Analysis

June 12—16, 2017, Rennes, France

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* Overview

Formal Concept Analysis emerged in the 1980's from attempts to restructure
lattice theory in order to promote better communication between lattice
theorists and potential users of lattice theory. Since its early years, Formal
Concept Analysis has developed into a research field in its own right with a
thriving theoretical community and a rapidly expanding range of applications in
information and knowledge processing including visualization, data analysis
(mining) and knowledge management and discovery.

The ICFCA conference series aims at bringing together researchers and
practitioners working on theoretical or applied aspects of Formal Concept
Analysis within major related areas such as Mathematics and Computer and
Information Sciences and their diverse applications to fields like Software
Engineering, Linguistics, Life and Social Sciences, etc.

All accepted submissions will be refereed, and the conference proceedings will
be published by Springer in the LNCS/LNAI series.

* Topics

Main topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

** Fundamental aspects of FCA

- FCA theory
- Lattice theory
- Lattice drawing
- Philosophical foundations
- Algorithms and complexity theory

** Bridging FCA to information sciences and artificial intelligence

- FCA and logic, e.g., semantic web, description logics
- FCA and conceptual structures, e.g., concept graphs, knowledge spaces
- FCA and data analysis, e.g., hierarchical classification, data organization
- FCA and data mining, e.g., pattern mining
- FCA and information retrieval, e.g. exploratory search, navigation, querying
- FCA and machine learning, e.g., learning with hypothesis, feature selection
- FCA and database theory, e.g., dependencies, rules, data cubes
- FCA and software engineering
- FCA and morphological mathematics

** Understanding, modelling real-world data and phenomena with FCA

- Analysis of "big data" with FCA, e.g., sampling, parallel computing
- Analysis of social networks and their dynamics
- Applications for scientific data analysis, e.g., in biology or health care
- Applications for sensors data and user interactions traces
- Other FCA applications

* Submission Details

We invite scientific publications on theory and applications of Formal Concept
Analysis. Papers of up to sixteen pages may be submitted in the PDF format via
the Easychair system


Authors are requested to follow the formatting instructions for the Springer
LNCS style.[1] Submissions in LaTeX2e are preferred. Authors are encouraged to
provide an ORCID alongside their submission.[2]

Accepted papers have to be presented at the conference. Therefore, at least one
author per paper has to register timely.


* Important Dates

Submission of abstract: December 12, 2016
Submission of full paper: December 19, 2016
Notification of acceptance: February 6, 2017
Camera ready due: February 27, 2017
Conference: June 12—16, 2017

* Organization

The conference will be hosted by IRISA[3] and Centre de Recherche Inria Bretagne


** Conference Chairs

Peggy Cellier, IRISA, INSA Rennes, France
Sébastien Ferré, IRISA, University Rennes 1, France

** Program Chairs

Karell Bertet, L3I, Université de La Rochelle, France
Daniel Borchmann, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

** Editorial Board (to be confirmed)

Jaume Baixeries, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Catalonia
Peggy Cellier, IRISA lab, Rennes, France
Florent Domenach, Akita International University, Japan
Peter Eklund, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Sebastien Ferré, Université de Rennes 1, France
Bernhard Ganter, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Cynthia Vera Glodeanu
Mehdi Kaytoue, INSA-Lyon, LIRIS, France
Sergei Kuznetsov, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
Leonard Kwuida, Bern University of Applied Sciences
Rokia Missaoui, Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO), Canada
Amedeo Napoli, LORIA, Nancy, France
Sergei Obiedkov, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
Manuel Ojeda-Aciego, University of Malaga, Spain
Uta Priss, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, Wolfenbüttel, Germany
Sebastian Rudolph, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Christian Sacarea, Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Stefan E. Schmidt, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Gerd Stumme, Universität Kassel, Germany
Petko Valtchev, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Karl Erich Wolff, University of Applied Sciences, Darmstadt, Germany

** Honorary Members

Vincent Duquenne, ECP6-CNRS, Université Paris 6, France
Rudolf Wille, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

** Program Committee (to be confirmed)

Simon Andrews, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
François Brucker, Centrale Marseille, France
Claudio Carpineto, Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Italy
Pablo Cordero, University of Málaga, Spain
Jean Diatta, Université de la Réunion, France
Felix Distel, d-fine GmbH, Germany
Christophe Demko, L3I lab, Université de La Rochelle, France
Stephan Doerfel, MICROMATA GmbH, Germany
Alain Gély, Université Paul Verlaine, Metz, France
Robert Godin, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Marianne Huchard, LIRMM, Université Montpellier, France
Dmitry Ignatov, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
Robert Jäschke, University of Sheffield, England
Michal Krupka, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Marzena Kryszkiewicz, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Wilfried Lex, Universität Clausthal, Germany
Jesús Medina, Cadiz University, Spain
Engelbert Mephu Nguifo, LIMOS, Université de Clermont Ferrand 2, France
Lhouari Nourine, LIMOS, Université de Clermont Ferrand 2, France
Jan Outrata, Palacky University of Olomouc, Czech Republic
Jean-Marc Petit, LIRIS, INSA Lyon, France
Sandor Radeleczki, University of Miskolc, Hungary
Barış Sertkaya, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
Laszlo Szathmary, University of Debrecen, Hungary
Andreja Tepavčević, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Jean-François Viaud, L3I lab, Université de La Rochelle, France

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