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14th International Conference on Formal Concept Analysis (ICFCA)

ICFCA 2017 IRISA RennesWe are pleased to invite you to participate to the 14th International Conference on Formal Concept Analysis (ICFCA), which will take place at Inria/IRISA next 13-16 June.

Inria/IRISA members have two ways to register to the conference :

1. full registration at *student price*, including social events, and lunches (early bird rates until May 1st)
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2. FREE registration giving access to keynote talks, tutorials, and all sessions (social events and lunches are NOT included)
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Looking forward to seeing you at the conference,

Sébastien Ferré and Peggy Cellier
General Chairs of ICFCA'17

ICFCA 2017

The 14th International Conference on Formal Concept Analysis
IRISA, Rennes (France), June 13-16 2017

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 ICFCA conference series aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners 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.


- FCA theory
- Lattice theory
- Lattice drawing
- Philosophical foundations
- Algorithms and complexity theory
- FCA and logic, e.g., semantic web, description logics
- FCA and conceptual structures, e.g., concept graphs, knowledge spaces
- FCA and data analysis, e.g., hierarchical classification, data organization
- FCA and data mining, e.g., pattern mining
- FCA and information retrieval, e.g. exploratory search, navigation, querying
- FCA and machine learning, e.g., learning with hypothesis, feature selection
- FCA and database theory, e.g., dependencies, rules, data cubes
- FCA and software engineering
- FCA and morphological mathematics
- Analysis of "big data" with FCA, e.g., sampling, parallel computing
- Analysis of social networks and their dynamics
- Applications for scientific data analysis, e.g., in biology or health care
- Applications for sensors data and user interactions traces
- Other FCA applications


The conference will be hosted at IRISA, Rennes, France. More details are available at

Conference Chairs

Peggy Cellier, IRISA, INSA Rennes, France
Sébastien Ferré, IRISA, University Rennes 1, France

Program Chairs

Karell Bertet, L3I, Université de La Rochelle, France
Daniel Borchmann, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Editorial Board

Jaume Baixeries, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Catalonia
Peggy Cellier, IRISA lab, Rennes, France
Florent Domenach, Akita International University, Japan
Peter Eklund, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Sebastien Ferré, Université de Rennes 1, France
Bernhard Ganter, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Cynthia Vera Glodeanu
Mehdi Kaytoue, INSA-Lyon, LIRIS, France
Sergei Kuznetsov, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
Leonard Kwuida, Bern University of Applied Sciences
Rokia Missaoui, Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO), Canada
Amedeo Napoli, LORIA, Nancy, France
Sergei Obiedkov, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
Manuel Ojeda-Aciego, University of Malaga, Spain
Uta Priss, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, Wolfenbüttel, Germany
Sebastian Rudolph, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Christian Sacarea, Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Stefan E. Schmidt, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Gerd Stumme, Universität Kassel, Germany
Petko Valtchev, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Karl Erich Wolff, University of Applied Sciences, Darmstadt, Germany

Honorary Members

Vincent Duquenne, ECP6-CNRS, Université Paris 6, France
Rudolf Wille, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

Program Committee

Simon Andrews, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
François Brucker, Centrale Marseille, France
Claudio Carpineto, Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Italy
Pablo Cordero, University of Málaga, Spain
Jean Diatta, Université de la Réunion, France
Felix Distel, d-fine GmbH, Germany
Christophe Demko, L3I lab, Université de La Rochelle, France
Stephan Doerfel, MICROMATA GmbH, Germany
Alain Gély, Université Paul Verlaine, Metz, France
Robert Godin, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Marianne Huchard, LIRMM, Université Montpellier, France
Dmitry Ignatov, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
Robert Jäschke, University of Sheffield, England
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
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
Barış Sertkaya, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
Laszlo Szathmary, University of Debrecen, Hungary
Andreja Tepavčević, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Jean-François Viaud, L3I lab, Université de La Rochelle, France