[DL] FoIKS 2012: Call for Papers

Thomas Lukasiewicz lukasiew at gmail.com
Fri Sep 16 15:42:44 CEST 2011

[Apologies for multiple copies]


Seventh International Symposium


Foundations of Information and Knowledge Systems

(FoIKS 2012)

March 5-9, 2012 -- Kiel, Germany


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 2012 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 optimisation.

Previous FoIKS symposia were held in Sofia (Bulgaria) in 2010, Pisa (Italy) in 2008, Budapest (Hungary) in 2006, Vienna (Austria) in 2004, Schloss Salzau near Kiel (Germany) in 2002, and 
Burg/Spreewald near Berlin (Germany) in 2000 (see http://www.foiks.org/). FoIKS took up the tradition of the conference series Mathematical Fundamentals of Database Systems (MFDBS), which initiated 
East-West collaboration in the field of database theory. Former MFDBS conferences were held in Rostock (Germany) in 1991, Visegrad (Hungary) in 1989, and Dresden (Germany) in 1987.

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.

Typical topics include, but are not limited to:

* Database Design: formal models, dependencies and independencies;
* 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, 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, argumentation systems;
* Logics in Databases and AI: classical and non-classical logics, logic programming, description logic, 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; and
* The WWW: models of Web databases, Web dynamics, Web services, Web transactions and negotiations.


The proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series and will be available at the symposium. After the symposium, authors of selected papers will be 
asked to prepare extended versions of their papers for publication in a special issue of the journal Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence.


Papers must be typeset using the Springer LaTeX2e style llncs for Lecture Notes in Computer Science (see http://www.springer.com/comp/lncs/Authors.html). 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 at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=foiks2012.


Abstract submission deadline: September 23, 2011
Paper submission deadline: September 30, 2011
Paper accept/reject decisions: November 5, 2011
Camera-ready papers due: December 10, 2011
Early registration deadline: December 10, 2011


Thomas Schwentick (TU Dortmund, Germany)


Thomas Lukasiewicz (University of Oxford, UK)
Attila Sali (Alfréd Rényi Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary)


Bernhard Thalheim (Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany)


Markus Kirchberg (HP Labs, Singapore)


José Júlio Alferes (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)
Leila Amgoud (University of Toulouse, France)
Paolo Atzeni (Roma Tre University, Italy)
Salem Benferhat (University of Lens, France)
Leopoldo Bertossi (Carleton University, Canada)
Joachim Biskup (University of Dortmund, Germany)
Piero A. Bonatti (University of Naples "Federico II", Italy)
Andrea Calì (Birkbeck, University of London, UK)
Paolo Cappellari (Dublin City University, Ireland)
Jan Chomicki (University at Buffalo, USA)
Alfredo Cuzzocrea (University of Calabria, Italy)
Marina De Vos (University of Bath, UK)
Michael I. Dekhtyar (Tver State University, Russia)
Tommaso Di Noia (Technical University of Bari, Italy)
Jürgen Dix (Clausthal University of Technology, Germany)
Francesco M. Donini (University of Tuscia, Italy)
Thomas Eiter (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
Ronald Fagin (IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, USA)
Victor Felea ('Al.I. Cuza' University of Iasi, Romania)
Sergio Flesca (University of Calabria, Italy)
Lluis Godo (Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA - CSIC), Spain)
Gianluigi Greco (University of Calabria, Italy)
Claudio Gutierrez (University of Chile, Chile)
Sven Hartmann (Clausthal University of Technology, Germany)
Stephen J. Hegner (Umeå University, Sweden)
Edward Hermann Haeusler (Pontifícia Universidade Católica, Brazil)
Andreas Herzig (University of Toulouse, France)
Pascal Hitzler (Wright State University, USA)
Eyke Hüllermeier (University of Marburg, Germany)
Anthony Hunter (University College London, UK)
Gyula O. H. Katona (Alfréd Rényi Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary)
Gabriele Kern-Isberner (University of Dortmund, Germany)
Attila Kiss (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary)
Gerhard Lakemeyer (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
Jérôme Lang (University of Paris 9, France)
Domenico Lembo (University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy)
Sebastian Link (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Weiru Liu (Queen's University Belfast, UK)
Wolfgang May (University of Göttingen, Germany)
Carlo Meghini (ISTI-CNR Pisa, Italy)
Amedeo Napoli (LORIA Nancy, France)
Wilfred S. H. Ng (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)
Dan Olteanu (University of Oxford, UK)
Henri Prade (University of Toulouse, France)
Andrea Pugliese (University of Calabria, Italy)
Sebastian Rudolph (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)
Francesco Scarcello (University of Calabria, Italy)
Klaus-Dieter Schewe (Software Competence Center Hagenberg, Austria)
Dietmar Seipel (University of Würzburg, Germany)
Nematollaah Shiri (Concordia University, Montreal, Canada)
Gerardo I. Simari (University of Oxford, UK)
Guillermo R. Simari (Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina)
Nicolas Spyratos (University of Paris-South, France)
Umberto Straccia (ISTI-CNR Pisa, Italy)
Letizia Tanca (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Alex Thomo (University of Victoria, Canada)
Krisztián Tichler (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary)
Miroslaw Truszczynski (University of Kentucky, USA)
José María Turull-Torres (Massey University Wellington, New Zealand)
Dirk Van Gucht (Indiana University, USA)
Victor Vianu (University of California San Diego, USA)
Peter Vojtáš (Charles University, Czech Republic)
Stefan Woltran (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)


For further information refer to the FoIKS 2012 web site at


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