[PlanetKR] 1st call for papers workshop "FCA4AI 2013 at IJCAI 2013"

Amedeo Napoli amedeo.napoli at loria.fr
Thu Mar 21 22:53:30 EST 2013

With apologies for cross-posting. 

Call for Papers 

``What can FCA do for Artificial Intelligence?'' 
(Second Edition) 
co-located with IJCAI 2013 

August 3-5, 2013 

Beijing, China 




The first edition of the FCA4AI Workshop at ECAI 2012 in Montpellier 
showed that many researchers working in Artificial Intelligence are 
indeed interested by a powerful method for classification and mining 
such as Formal Concept Analysis (http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-939/). We have 
the chance to organize a new edition of the workshop in Beijing at the 
IJCAI 2013 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 AI. 

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: May 13, 2013 
Notification: June 17, 2013 
Final version: July 08, 2013 
Workshop: August 03-05, 2013 


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 

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 AIFB Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, 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 
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, Universidade Federal Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil 
Markus Krötzsch, University of Oxford, UK 
Sergei A. Obiedkov, Higher Schools of Economics, Moscow, Russia 
Uta Priss, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, Wolfenbüttel, Germany 
Baris Sertkaya, SAP Dresden, Germany, 
Gerd Stumme, Universitaet Kassel, Germany 
Petko Valtchev, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Canada 


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