JRS’12 - Rough Set Foundations


JRS12 - Special Session

Rough Set Foundations

Session co-chair: M. Chakraborty, D. Ciucci, T.Y. Lin

Brief Description

Rough Sets play a fundamental role in uncertainty management where available knowledge cannot accurately describe reality. Since their proposal by Z. Pawlak in 1981, they proved their usefulness in several applications. Moreover, links among rough sets and several fields of mathematics have been established. Generalizations are continuously proposed in order to extend the applicability of rough sets and create connections with other paradigms, for instance, fuzzy sets and formal concept analysis.

The present session is aimed to bring together researchers interested in the discussion about foundations of rough sets: the links with other paradigms, what can be included under the umbrella ‘Rough Set Theory’, the mathematics of rough sets and so on.

It follows the session proposed at JRS07 and the Rough Set Theory workshop series held in Milano (2009, 2011) and Zheijang (2010).


Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Philosophical aspects of rough set theory

Rough Sets and Logic (modal, many-valued, algebraic)

Rough Sets and Mathematics (topology, algebras, mereology, etc.)

Relationship with other paradigms (formal concept analysis, fuzzy sets, near sets, etc.)


Submissions will follow standard JRS procedure:

Each paper should have no more than eight (8) pages in the Springer-Verlag LNCS style, including figures, tables and references.

Submission is available through the easychair platform

Deadline is February 20, 2012

Please, while submitting specify that the paper is for the “Rough Set Foundations” session and send a copy of the PDF file also to ciucci@irit.fr

For more information please contact: ciucci@irit.fr