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ICFCA 2015

13th International Conference on Formal Concept Analysis

June 23 - 26, 2015, Nerja, Spain


What is it?

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 conference aims to bring together researchers and practitioner 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.

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 (semantic web, description logics, ...)
- FCA and conceptual structures (concept graphs, knowledge space, ...)
- FCA and data analysis (hierarchical classification, data organization, ...)
- FCA and data mining (pattern mining)
- FCA and machine learning (learning with hypothesis, feature selection, ...)
- FCA and database theory (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 (sampling, parallel computing, ...)
- Analysis of social networks and their dynamics
- Applications for scientific data analysis (in biology, health, ...)
- 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 or Postscript format via the Easychair system For each paper, an abstract must be submitted by January 16, 2015. Authors are requested to follow the formatting instructions for the Springer LNCS style, see

Accepted papers must be presented at the conference, therefore at least one author per paper has to register timely. All submissions will be refereed, and the conference proceedings will be published by
Springer in the LNCS/LNAI series.

Important Dates

Submission of abstract: January 16 2015
Submission of full paper: January 23 2015
Notification of acceptance: March 16 2015
Camera ready due: April 10 2015
Conference: June 23-26 2015

The conference will be hosted by the Málaga University, Málaga, Spain.

Conference Chair
- Manuel Ojeda-Aciego, Málaga University, Málaga, Spain.

Program Chairs
- Jaume Baixeries, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Catalonia.
- Christian Sacarea, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Local Organizers

- Manuel Ojeda-Aciego (Chair), University of Málaga, Spain.
- Inma P. Cabrera, University of Málaga, Spain.
- Pablo Cordero, University of Málaga, Spain.
- Estrella Rodríguez-Lorenzo, University of Málaga, Spain.
- José Manuel Rodríguez-Jiménez, University of Málaga, Spain.

Editorial Board

- Peggy Cellier, IRISA lab, Rennes, France
- Felix Distel, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
- Florent Domenach, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
- Peter Eklund, University of Wollongong, Australia
- Sebastien Ferré, Université de Rennes 1, France
- Bernhard Ganter, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
- Cynthia Vera Glodeanu, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
- Robert Godin, Université du Québec à  Montréal (UQAM), Canada
- Robert Jäschke, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
- Mehdi Kaytoue, INSA-Lyon, LIRIS, France
- Sergei Kuznetsov, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
- Leonard Kwuida, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
- Rokia Missaoui, Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO), Canada
- Sergei Obiedkov, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
- Uta Priss, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, Wolfenbüttel, Germany
- Sebastian Rudolph, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
- Stefan E. Schmidt, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
- Petko Valtchev, Université du Québec à  Montréal, Canada
- Karl Erich Wolff, University of Applied Sciences, Darmstadt, Germany

Honorary Member

- Rudolf Wille, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

Program Committee

- Simon Andrews, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
- Karell Bertet, L3I, Université de La Rochelle, France
- François Brucker, Centrale Marseille, France
- Claudio Carpineto, Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Italy
- Pablo Cordero, University of Málaga, Spain.
- Stephan Doerfel, KDE Group, University of Kassel, Germany
- Vincent Duquenne, ECP6-CNRS, Université Paris 6, France
- Alain Gély, Université Paul Verlaine, Metz, France
- Marianne Huchard, LIRMM, Université Montpellier, France
- Dmitry Ignatov, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
- 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
- Amedeo Napoli, LORIA, Nancy, 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
- Laszlo Szathmary, University of Debrecen, Hungary
- Andreja Tepavčević, University of Novi Sad, Serbia