RST 2014 Shanghai, 26 October

 

The ROUGH SET THEORY (RST) series of workshops is devoted to the state-of-the-art and future prospects of rough sets considered from a theoretical standpoint. ROUGH SETS were introduced by Zdzisław Pawlak in the early eighties and developed further as a mathematical method of knowledge representation and processing/reasoning under uncertain data and incomplete information.


Nowadays, ROUGH SET THEORY is widely recognised to have a great importance in several fields, such as granular computing, data mining and approximate reasoning. This is witnessed by the increasing number of papers concerned with not only applications, but also with foundations of rough sets and their possible modifications

(hybridisations). Thus the FRONTIERS of ROUGH SET THEORY are expanded today into many directions.


The leading topic of the fifth RST workshop is:


FRONTIERS IN ROUGH SET THEORY: FORMS AND INTERPRETATIONS OF CONCEPT APPROXIMATIONS


We would like to start discussion on possible interpretations and mathematical representations of concept approximations. Thus the main topic includes, e.g. modal logic interpretations, topological representations, tripartition of a universe, positive and negative preferences, and many others.


The fifth RST workshop is a part of the 9th International Conference on Rough Sets and Knowledge Technology (RSKT 2014), which will be held from October 24 to October 26, 2014 in Tongji University, Shanghai, China.


Potential authors are cordially invited to submit original, unpublished papers covering the leading topic. Each paper should have 10–12 pages in the Springer-Verlag LNCS style, including figures,

tables and references. Springer-Verlag author instructions are available at http://www.springer.com/lncs. All accepted papers will be published in the main conference proceedings. It is also expected that one of the authors will present their paper at the workshop. The authors are invited to submit their full papers via the RSKT 2014 electronic paper submission system. The URL for paper submission system is:

https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=rskt2014


As in the previous RST workshops, the programme committee encourages also submission of EXTENDED ABSTRACTS. The authors of abstracts are asked to send their submissions to RST 2014 Chairs:


* Davide Ciucci (University of Milano-Bicocca, email: dvd.ciucci@gmail.com),

* Yanyong Guan (University of Jinan ss guanyy@ujn.edu.cn),

* Marcin Wolski (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, email: maarten.wolski@gmail.com).


The authors of accepted abstracts are supposed to give the full-length talk at the workshop.


Important Dates:

* Full paper submission due: May 10, 2014 May 31, 2014

* Paper acceptance/rejection notification: June 20, 2014

* Camera ready submission and registration: July 6, 2014

* (Extended) Abstract submission due: June 30, 2014 July 31, 2014

* Acceptance/rejection notification: July 20, 2014