[DL] FoIKS 2020: preliminary CFP

Andreas HERZIG andreas.herzig at irit.fr
Thu Jun 13 22:10:50 CEST 2019

FoIKS 2020: Eleventh International Symposium on Foundations of 
Information and Knowledge Systems
University of Dortmund, Germany, Feb. 17-21, 2020

Conference website: https://foiks2020.cs.tu-dortmund.de/
Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=foiks2020
Submission deadlines: September 11, 2019 (abstract), September 18, 2019 

The FoIKS symposia provide a biennial forum for presenting and 
discussing theoretical and applied research on information and knowledge 
systems. The goal is to bring together researchers with an interest in 
this subject, share research experiences, promote collaboration and 
identify new issues and directions for future research.

FoIKS 2020 solicits original contributions dealing with any foundational 
aspect of information and knowledge systems. This includes submissions 
that apply ideas, theories or methods from specific disciplines to 
information and knowledge systems. Examples of such disciplines are 
discrete mathematics, logic and algebra, model theory, information 
theory, complexity theory, algorithmics and computation, statistics and 

The FoIKS symposia are a forum for intense discussions. Speakers will be 
given sufficient time to present their ideas and results within the 
larger context of their research; furthermore, participants will be 
asked to prepare a first response to another contribution in order to 
initiate discussion.

*** Suggested topics

The suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

* Database Design: Formal models, dependencies and independencies
* Big Data: Models for data in the Cloud, programming languages for big 
data, query processing
* Dynamics of Information: Models of transactions, concurrency control, 
updates, consistency preservation, belief revision
* Information Fusion: Heterogeneity, views, schema dominance, multiple 
source information merging, reasoning under inconsistency
* Integrity and Constraint Management: Verification, validation, 
consistent query answering, information cleaning
* Intelligent Agents: Multi-agent systems, autonomous agents, 
foundations of software agents, cooperative agents, formal models of 
interactions, negotiations and dialogue, logical models of emotions
* Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval: Machine learning, data 
mining, formal concept analysis and association rules, text mining, 
information extraction
* Knowledge Representation, Reasoning and Planning: Non-monotonic 
formalisms, probabilistic and non-probabilistic models of uncertainty, 
graphical models and independence, similarity-based reasoning, 
preference modeling and handling, computational models of argument, 
argumentation systems
* Logics in Databases and AI: Classical and non-classical logics, logic 
programming, description logics, spatial and temporal logics, 
probability logic, fuzzy logic
* Mathematical Foundations: Discrete structures and algorithms, graphs, 
grammars, automata, abstract machines, finite model theory, information 
theory, coding theory, complexity theory, randomness
* Security in Information and Knowledge Systems: Identity theft, 
privacy, trust, intrusion detection, access control, inference control, 
secure Web services, secure Semantic Web, risk management
* Semi-Structured Data and XML: Data modelling, data processing, data 
compression, data exchange
* Social Computing: Collective intelligence and self-organizing 
knowledge, collaborative filtering, computational social choice, Boolean 
games, coalition formation, reputation systems
*The Semantic Web and Knowledge Management: Languages, ontologies, 
agents, adaption, intelligent algorithms, ontology-based data access
* The WWW: Models of Web databases, Web dynamics, Web services, Web 
transactions and negotiations, Social Networks, Web Mining

*** Submission Guidelines

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another 
journal or conference. Papers must be typeset using the Springer LaTeX2e 
style llncs for Lecture Notes in Computer Science. The suggested number 
of pages is 16, and the maximum number of pages is 18. Submissions which 
deviate substantially from these guidelines may be rejected without 
review. Initial submissions must be in PDF format, but authors should 
keep in mind that the LaTeX2e source must be submitted for the final 
versions of accepted papers. Submissions in alternate formats, such as 
Microsoft Word, cannot be accepted for either initial or final versions. 
The submissions will be judged for scientific quality and for 
suitability as a basis for broader discussion. Submission is via EasyChair.

*** Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline: September 11, 2019
Paper submission deadline: September 18, 2019
Author notification: November 19, 2019
Camera-ready paper due: December 05, 2019
FoIKS 2020 Symposium: February 14-18, 2020

*** Program Committee


*** Program Chairs

• Andreas Herzig, CNRS, IRIT, Toulouse, France
• Juha Kontinen, University of Helsinki, Finland

*** Local Organization Chair

Gabriele Kern-Isberner, TU Dortmund
Christoph Beierle, University of Hagen

*** Invited Speakers


*** Publication

The proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture 
Notes in Computer Science. After the symposium, authors of selected 
papers will be invited to submit extended journal versions of their 
papers for a FoIKS 2020 special issue of the Annals of Mathematics and 
Artificial Intelligence.

*** Venue

The conference will be held at the TU Dortmund; further information on 
the venue will be provided in time.

*** Contact

All questions about submissions should be emailed to 
foiks2020 at easychair.org.

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