Appel: FCA4AI Workshop at ECAI 2014 (extended deadline and last call)

Thierry Hamon hamon at LIMSI.FR
Thu Jun 5 09:52:44 UTC 2014

Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2014 23:26:34 +0200 (CEST)
From: Amedeo Napoli <amedeo.napoli at>
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Call for Papers 

-- FCA4AI (Third Edition) -- 
``What can FCA do for Artificial Intelligence?'' 
co-located with ECAI 2014, Prague, Czech Republic 
August 19 2014 


General Information. 

The first and the second editions of the FCA4AI Workshop (ECAI 2012,
Montpellier and IJCAI 2013, Beijing) showed that many researchers
working in Artificial Intelligence are indeed interested by a powerful
method for classification and mining such as Formal Concept Analysis
(see and 
We have the chance to organize a new edition of the workshop in Prague
at the ECAI 2014 Conference. 

Formal Concept Analysis (FCA) is a mathematically well-founded theory
aimed at data analysis and classification. FCA allows one to build a
concept lattice and a system of dependencies (implications) which can be
used for many AI needs, e.g. knowledge processing involving learning,
knowledge discovery, knowledge representation and reasoning, ontology
engineering, and as well as information retrieval and text
processing. Thus, there exist many ``natural links'' between FCA and

Recent years have been witnessing increased scientific activity around
FCA, in particular a strand of work emerged that is aimed at extending
the possibilities of FCA w.r.t. knowledge processing, such as work on
pattern structures and relational context analysis. These extensions are
aimed at allowing FCA to deal with more complex than just binary data,
both from the data analysis and knowledge discovery point of view and
from the knowledge representation point of view, including, e.g.,
ontology engineering. All these works extend the capabilities of FCA and
offer new possibilities for AI activities in the framework of FCA. 

Accordingly, in this workshop, we will be interested in two main issues: 

- How can FCA support AI activities such as knowledge processing
  (knowledge discovery, knowledge representation and reasoning),
  learning (clustering, pattern and data mining), natural language
  processing, information retrieval.

- How can FCA be extended in order to help AI researchers to solve new
  and complex problems in their domain.

The workshop is dedicated to discuss such issues. 

TOPICS OF INTEREST include but are not limited to: 

- Concept lattices and related structures: description logics, pattern
  structures, relational structures. 

- Knowledge discovery and data mining with FCA: association rules,
  itemsets and data dependencies, attribute implications, data
  pre-processing, redundancy and dimensionality reduction,
  classification and clustering. 

- Knowledge engineering and ontology engineering: knowledge
  representation and reasoning. 

- Scalable algorithms for concept lattices and artificial intelligence
  ``in the large'' (distributed aspects, big data). 

- Applications of concept lattices: semantic web, information retrieval,
  visualization and navigation, pattern recognition. 

The workshop will include time for audience discussion for having a
better understanding of the issues, challenges, and ideas being


Submission deadline: June 15, 2014 
Notification to authors: July 10, 2014 
Final version: July 21, 2014 
Workshop: August 19, 2014 


The workshop welcomes submissions in pdf format in Springer's LNCS style. 
Submissions can be: 
- technical papers not exceeding 8 pages, 
- system descriptions or position papers on work in progress not 
exceeding 4 pages 

Submissions are via EasyChair at (opening soon) 

The workshop proceedings will be published as CEUR proceedings. 
A selection of the best papers presented at the workshop will be
considered for a special issue of a high-level journal. 


Sergei O. Kuznetsov Higher Schools of Economics, Moscow, Russia 
Amedeo Napoli LORIA-INRIA, Vandoeuvre les Nancy, France 
Sebastian Rudolph Technische Universitaet Dresden, Germany 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (in constitution) 

Mathieu D'Aquin, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK 
Franz Baader, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Germany 
Radim Belohlavek, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic 
Karell Bertet, Université de La Rochelle, France 
Claudio Carpineto, Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Roma, Italy 
Felix Distel, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Germany 
Sébastien Ferré, IRISA Rennes, France 
Bernhard Ganter, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Germany 
Pascal Hitzler, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, USA 
Marianne Huchard, LIRMM Montpellier, France 
Dmitry I. Ignatov, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia 
Mehdi Kaytoue, LIRIS-INSA, University of Lyon, France 
Markus Krötzsch, University of Oxford, UK 
Sergei A. Obiedkov, Higher Schools of Economics, Moscow, Russia 
Jan Outrata, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic 
Uta Priss, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, Wolfenbüttel, Germany 
Baris Sertkaya, SAP Dresden, Germany, 
Henry Soldano, Université de Paris-Nord, France 
Gerd Stumme, Universitaet Kassel, Germany 
Petko Valtchev, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Canada 


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