Important information

Registration is open!

Special session proposals

January 19, 2014 (Extended)

Tutorial proposals submission

March 16, 2014 (Extended)

Abstract submission

March 19, 2014 (Extended)

Paper submission

March 23, 2014 (Extended)

Paper acceptance notification

April 16, 2014

Camera ready paper submission

April 28, 2014


Welcome

We welcome your participation and contribution to the 2014 Joint Rough Set Symposium (JRS 2014), a joint conference of the 9th International Conference on Rough Sets and Current Trends in Computing (RSCTC 2014) and the 2nd International Conference on Rough Sets and Emerging Intelligent Systems Paradigms (RSEISP 2014).

JRS 2014 will also host the workshop Rough Sets: Theory and Applications (RST&A), to be held in Granada on July 9, 2014. More information and call for abtracts at http://www.cwi.ugent.be/rsta.php

JRS was organized for the first time in 2007 and was re-established in 2012 as the major flagship IRSS-sponsored event gathering different rough-set-related conferences and workshops every year. This year, it will provide a forum for researchers and practitioners interested in rough sets, fuzzy sets, intelligent systems, and complex data analysis. The proceedings are intended to be published by Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) Series, and authors of the best papers will be invited to extend their papers for inclusion in special issues of selected ISI-ranked journals.

Authors of selected high-quality papers presented at JRS 2014 will be invited later to submit extended versions for possible inclusion (after a peer review) in international journals including Springer's Journal of Intelligent Information Systems, JIIS (IF 2012: 0.833), Journal of Multiple-Valued Logic and Soft Computing, JMVLSC (IF2012: 1.043) and Journal of Automation, Mobile Robotics and Intelligent Systems, JAMRIS.

The symposium will be held jointly in Granada and Madrid, two prime locations within Spain. Transport between both venues will be arranged by the conference organization.

The schedule will be as follows:

  • July 9th & 10th: Granada
  • July 11th: Transfer Granada - Madrid
  • July 12th & 13th: Madrid

We look forward to seeing you in Spain!

Professor Zdzisław Pawlak tribute

During the JRS2014 conference, there was a tribute session to honor the work and life of Professor Zdzisław Pawlak, great teacher, mentor, friend and remarkable person.

In the following links, the tribute presentations can be downloaded:

How to arrive

The conference will be celebrated in Granada and in Madrid.

The conference fee will cover the transport service from Granada to Madrid.

How to reach Granada:

- From the Federico García Lorca Granada-Jaén airport:

  • The bus company “Autocares Gonzales” operates after each incoming flight, and halts at several places in Granada. The bus stop closest to the conference location is the Granada Bus Station. There are also several stops in the city center. The fare is 3 euro to be payed on the bus.
  • A taxi from the airport to the city center costs about 30 euro.

- From the Malaga airport:

  • The easiest and cheapest way to reach Granada from Málaga is by bus. There are a limited number of buses that leave from Málaga airport to the Granada Bus Station (about 13 euro). Alternatively, there are buses leaving from the Maria-Zambrano Bus Station to Granada. The Bus Station Maria-Zambrano in Málaga can be reached by taxi (about 15 euro) or by train (1.40 euro). Bus fares and bus schedules can be found on www.alsa.es

How to reach the city center of Granada from the Bus Station:

  • A taxi to the city center costs about 7 euro (can vary)
  • There are two city buses leaving from the bus station: lines SN1 and SN2. These buses stop at the outskirts of Granada. From there, other lines go into the city center. A bus plan can be found at http://www.lovegranada.com/images/transport/city/lac-bus-map.png. A bus ticket costs 1.20 euro.

Alternatively, one can buy a “bon y bus” for 2 euro and charge it in multiples of 5 euro. Then, a single ride costs 0.79 euro.

Transport between the city center and the conference location:

  • The N3 bus line goes to the conference location, the bus stop is “Plaza de Europa”, which is on a huge roundabout that goes over the railway. The N3 buses stop near the Fuente Nueva campus near the city center. Participants staying near de Gran vía de Colon can take the LAC bus to the Hospital and transfer there to the N3 line. A bus plan can be found at http://www.lovegranada.com/images/transport/city/lac-bus-map.png. A bus ticket costs 1.20 euro. Alternatively, one can buy a “bon y bus” for 2 euro and charge it in multiples of 5 euro. Then, a single ride costs 0.79 euro.
  • A taxi between the city center and the conference location costs about 7 euro.

Venue in Granada (9th and 10th of July)

University of Granada

Venue in Madrid (12th and 13th of July)

Meliá Los Galgos Hotel

  • Located in the centre of Madrid with excellent access to any part of the city.
  • A few minutes from the major museums, the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and the Congress Centre.
  • Meliá Galgos enjoys a privileged location, allowing guests to walk or use public or private transport to reach the main attractions, the business areas; as well as the city's famous shopping, leisure and entertainment centres.
  • For greater guest comfort, there is a taxi rank right outside the hotel.
  • Only an 8 minute walk (500 metres) from the following metro stations: Gregorio Marañón (Lines 7 and 10) and Núñez de Balboa (Lines 5 and 9).
  • The nearest bus routes are: 5, 7, 9, 14, 16, 19, 27, 40, 45, 51, 61, 147, 150.

How to arrive:

Calle de Claudio Coello, 139, Madrid 28006 , Spain

COORDINATES:

N +40° 26' 6.35" / W -3° 41' 7.07"

Metro map

TOURISTIC MAP

From the airport:

  • Taxi: around 20 minutes and around 30 euros.
  • Metro: the closest metro stations are Gregorio Marañón (Lines 7 and 10) and Núñez de Balboa (Lines 5 and 9).

From Atocha railway station

  • Metro: the closest metro stations are Gregorio Marañón (Lines 7 and 10) and Núñez de Balboa (Lines 5 and 9) (around 30 minutes).
  • Bus: line 19 and 9. The closest stop is on Velazquez street (before arriving to Diego de Leon street) 5 minutes walk from the hotel. (NOTE: if you want to go from the hotel to the station the bus stop is on Serrano street).

Weather

Accomodation in Madrid

Meliá Los Galgos Hotel - http://www.melia.com/en/hotels/spain/madrid/melia-galgos/index.html

Other hotels close to the venue:

  • Hotel Hesperia Emperatriz - http://www.hesperia.com/nh/en/hotels/spain/madrid/hesperia-emperatriz.html. Address: López de Hoyos, 4 - Madrid - España
  • NH Balboa - http://www.nh-hotels.com/nh/en/hotels/spain/madrid/nh-balboa.html. Address: Núñez de Balboa, 112. 28006 Madrid
  • NH Principe de Vergara - http://www.nh-hotels.com/nh/en/hotels/spain/madrid/nh-principe-de-vergara.html. Address: Príncipe de Vergara, 92. 28006 Madrid
  • Accomodation in Granada

    Hotels

  • Hotel H2 GRANADA - http://www.hoteles2.com/h2-granada.html. Address: Av Juan Pablo II, 35. 18014 Granada.
  • Hotel M.A.Puerta de los Aljibes - http://www.hotelpuertadelosaljibes.com. Address: Av de Pulianas, 10. 18012 Granada.
  • Abba Granada Hotel - http://www.abbagranadahotel.com/es/home.html?src=af. Address: Av de la Constitución, 21. 18014 Granada.
  • Vincci Granada - http://www.vinccihoteles.com/Hoteles/Espana/Granada/Vincci-Granada. Address: Av de la Constitución, 18. 18012 Granada.
  • Hotel Macia Condor - http://www.maciahoteles.com/. Address: Av de la Constitución, 6. 18012 Granada.
  • Hotel Elena María - http://www.hotelelenamaria.net. Address: Av de la Constitución, 35. 18014 Granada.
  • Hotel Abén Humeya - http://www.hotelabenhumeyagranada.com. Address: Av de Madrid, 10. 18012 Granada.

  • Hostels

  • Hostal Pension Eurosol - http://www.hostaleseurosolgranada.com. Address: Camino de Ronda, 166. 18003 Granada.
  • AB Pension Granada - http://www.hostalab.com/abadia/index.htm. Address: Calle Infanta Beatriz, 3. 18004 Granada.
  • PENSION SAN JOAQUIN Granada - http://www.pensionsanjoaquin.com. Address: Calle Mano de Hierro, 14. 18001 Granada.
  • Hostal Arteaga - http://www.hostalarteaga.es. Address: Calle Arteaga, 3. 18010 Granada.
  • About Granada

    Granada is a very famous city in the autonomous community of Andalusia with lots of history on the Islamic legacy the city has.

    The Alhambra, its most famous monument, is a Nasrid "palace city". It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984 and it is one of the most visited monuments.

    When visiting Granada do not forget to visit:

    Check more information in www.granadatur.com/en/

    About Madrid

    Capital of Spain

    Madrid is famous for been a city where, always, is something to do. And this is true but, as in anywhere, there are some timetables that you should know.

    Buses, underground and trains cover the transportation system around Madrid. Buses work between 6 a.m. and midnight, while the underground continue an hour and a half more, until 1.30 a.m. Trains start at 5 a.m. and keep working until midnight. There are special fares to tourist ranging 1 day to 1 week.

    When visiting Madrid do not forget to visit:

    Check more information in www.madrid.es

    Call for Papers

    The 2014 Joint Rough Set Symposium (JRS 2014) is a joint conference of the RSCTC 2014 and RSEISP 2014. The aim of RSCTC'14 is to show case the state-of-the-art in rough set theory, current computing methods and their applications. It intends to bring together researchers and practitioners from universities, laboratories and industry, to facilitate dialogue and cooperation.

    JRS was organized for the first time in 2007 and was re-established in 2012 as the major flagship IRSS-sponsored event gathering different rough-set-related conferences and workshops every year. This year, it will provide a forum for researchers and practitioners interested in rough sets, fuzzy sets, intelligent systems, and complex data analysis. The proceedings will be published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) Series, and authors of the best papers will be invited to extend their papers for inclusion in special issues of selected ISI-ranked journals. Author(s) of the best paper will receive an award sponsored by Springer.

    JRS'14 will provide a large forum for researchers and practitioners interested in rough set theory, computational intelligence, and knowledge technology.

    Topics of the symposium relate to Theory, Foundations and Applications of Rough Sets, Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems and include, but are not limited to:

    • Logical and Mathematical Foundations of Rough Sets
    • Fuzzy Sets and Soft Computing
    • Fuzzy-Rough Hybridization
    • Generalization of Rough Sets: Covering-based Rough Sets, Probabilistic Rough Sets, Near Sets, Nearness Approximation Spaces
    • Rough Mereology
    • Approximate, Non-monotonic and Case-based Reasoning
    • Granular Computing
    • Computing with Words
    • Formal Concept Analysis
    • Big Data Analytics
    • Bioinformatics
    • Decision Support Systems
    • Intelligent Agent Technology
    • Distributed Problem Solving
    • Cloud Computing
    • Intelligent Information Systems
    • Digital Libraries
    • Intelligent Language Processing
    • Knowledge Representation and Integration
    • Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
    • Stream Mining, Web Mining, Text Mining, Graph Mining, Process Mining, Spatial Data Mining
    • Machine Learning
    • Pattern Recognition and Image Processing
    • Web Intelligence

    Paper Submission

    All accepted conference papers, including those in special sessions, will be presented at the conference and will be included in the published proceedings by Springer's Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI).

    Proceedings by Springer's Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series 8536 are available at: http://www.springer.com/computer/ai/book/978-3-319-08643-9

    Authors of selected high-quality papers presented at JRS 2014 will be invited later to submit extended versions for possible inclusion (after a peer review) in international journals including Springer's Journal of Intelligent Information Systems, JIIS (IF 2012: 0.833), Journal of Multiple-Valued Logic and Soft Computing, JMVLSC (IF2012: 1.043) and Journal of Automation, Mobile Robotics and Intelligent Systems, JAMRIS.

    Author(s) of the best paper will receive the award sponsored by Springer.

    Authors are invited to submit original research contributions not concurrently submitted elsewhere. Normal length papers should be between 8 and 10 pages, formatted according to Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science style (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-7-72376-0). The file format for submissions is Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). Other formats will not be accepted.

    Abstracts can be submitted until MARCH 19, 2014 (hard deadline). After this date, full papers for which abstracts have been previously submitted, can be uploaded until MARCH 23, 2014 (hard deadline).

    Only full versions of papers will be subject to reviewing and possible acceptance to JRS 2014.

    Submission site for papers: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jrs2014

    Special Sessions

    Exploiting Images for Information Extraction and Knowledge Generation

    Nowadays, a huge amount of digital images are daily generated in almost all fields in science and engineering. How to make sing these digital images is a big challenge, since they contain a lot of information of great interest in those fields. Even though this task is very easy for an operator, the manual interpretation of images is completely unfeasible due to the volume of images that should be processed. Therefore, new technologies that allow automatically generating knowledge from images are highly required. The generation of this knowledge is a complex task that includes different steps, each of them complex itself. Thus it is necessary to make an effort for storing semantic annotated images. Two main challenges should be achieved in this sense. Solving semantic GAP between low-level features which typically can be identified by automated processes applied to images (shapes, textures, colors, ...) and concepts recognized by a human interpreter. Moreover, the identified concepts must associate to images or portions thereof that are contained in the database. In addition, methods for carrying out the semantic queries and new processes for the extraction of the knowledge are demanded.

    Thus the aim of this session will highlight today's state of affairs and challenges regarding different topics involved in the whole process from the automatic semantic annotation of the images until the extraction of the knowledge from them.

    Topics:
    • Labelling and retrieval of images
    • Semantics image annotation
    • Understanding objects and scene
    • Information extraction and knowledge generation
    • Applications
    Organizers:

    Consuelo Gonzalo Martín <consuelo.gonzalo@upm.es>. Universidad Politecnica de Madrid. Spain

    Mario Lillo Saavedra <malillo@udec.cl>. Universidad de Concepción. Chile

    Papers can be submitted to this special session via: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jrs2014

    Fuzzy Decision Making and Consensus

    There exist many opportunities to apply fuzzy sets theory in (group/multicriteria) decision-making. For example, it can be used either to translate imprecise and vague information in the problem specification into fuzzy relationships (fuzzy objectives, fuzzy constraints, fuzzy preferences, ...) or to design fuzzy tools for decision processes to establish preference orderings of alternatives.

    The fuzzy logic provides an adequate framework to deal with the uncertainty presented in the user opinions and it has been satisfactory applied in decision making and consensus context. The objective of the proposed session is to highlight the ongoing research on fuzzy decision making and consensus. Focusing on theoretical issues and applications on various domains, ideas on how to solve consensus processes in decision making under fuzzy preference modelling, both in research and development and industrial applications, are welcome. Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged.

    Topics:

    Topics appropriate for this special session include, but are not limited to:

    • Fuzzy preference modelling in group decision-making
    • Decision support system applications based on fuzzy preference modelling
    • Consensus in fuzzy multi-agent decision making
    • New models of fuzzy preference modelling
    • Fuzzy preference modelling in Web 2.0 decision frameworks
    • Fuzzy preference relations
    • Aggregation of fuzzy preferences
    • Dynamic decision making
    Organizers:

    Enrique Herrera-Viedma <viedma@decsai.ugr.es>. University of Granada, Spain

    Francisco Javier Cabrerizo <cabrerizo@issi.uned.es>. UNED, Spain

    Ignacio Javier Pérez <ignaciojavier.perez@uca.es>. University of Cadiz, Spain

    Papers can be submitted to this special session via: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jrs2014

    Fuzzy Logic and Rough Sets: Tools for Imperfect Information

    Fuzzy Logic and Rough Set Theory are important tools to formalize and handle imperfect information. The purpose of this special session is to study advances and interactions among these approaches from various perspectives.

    Topics:

    A non-exhaustive list of topics includes:

    • Fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic
    • Interval-valued fuzzy sets
    • Fuzzy rough set models
    • Robust rough set models
    • Fuzzy information systems
    • Modal logic based approaches
    • Fuzzy logic programming
    Organizers:

    Lluis Godo <godo@iiia.csic.es>. IIIA - CSIC, Campus UAB, Bellaterra, Spain

    Thomas Vetterlein <Thomas.Vetterlein@jku.at>. Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria

    Papers can be submitted to this special session via: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jrs2014

    Mining Big Volatile Data

    Decision making in several application areas (from Web commerce to assisted living for patients with neurodegenerative diseases) relies heavily on combining and analysing real-time, multi-source and multi-granularity data that are big in volume and volatile by nature. Data volatility, if not recognized and anticipated for, can have serious side effects on the actions of decision makers. Overseeing changes in the preferences of customers can make recommendations ineffective; for example, misunderstanding the current state of a patient or predicting her needs upon outdated premises can have grave effects.

    As a first example, the social media reality has changed rates and speeds in data acquisition and evolution. While it offers fertile ground for new applications and services, the production and consumption of volatile data on a daily basis calls for mining algorithms that can recognize context and change, and can adapt to both. As a further example, patient monitoring, as needed for neurodegenerative and other chronicle diseases, can nowadays be based on abundant data about the patient's medical recordings and sensor recordings. Such data offer the potential of recognizing emergencies and predicting changes that require intervention, but need mining algorithms that can respond to data volatility and distinguish between noise and changes that correspond to alerting events.

    In both examples, data come from several sources, and are inherently complex and have a streaming nature. Exploiting such volatile big data requires efficient data representation, summarization, analysis and visualization, and means for responding to volatility, recognizing change and modelling evolution.

    Topics:

    This session aims to attract researchers and practitioners who work on the analysis of big data and deal with the volatility of these data for applications that involve profiling of people, recognition and prediction of events, and monitoring of change. Participants from industry and academia are welcome to join forces in this exciting area and to report on recent developments on combining volatile data (including sensor recordings and streams), mining them, detecting change and monitoring evolution. Application areas include but are not limited to: Web commerce, Web information elicitation, recommenders and opinion exploitation in the social Web, healthcare and in-house monitoring of patients, integration and exploitation of medical recordings and sensor recordings for monitored patients.

    To address the volatility of big data in such application areas, we solicit submissions to following topics (list is not exhaustive):

    • Information aggregation and diffusion
    • Community extraction, analysis, and evolution
    • Event detection
    • Profile learning and monitoring
    • Content evolution, tracking and quality assessment
    • Adaptive recommenders and opinion monitoring
    • Example studies and use cases of volatile data
    Organizers:

    Myra Spiliopoulou <myra@iti.cs.uni-magdeburg.de>. Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany

    Athena Vakali <avakali@csd.auth.gr>. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

    Papers can be submitted to this special session via: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jrs2014

    New Trends in Formal Concept Analysis and Related Methods

    Formal Concept Analysis and Rough Sets Theory are important formal tools for both knowledge representation and knowledge discovery in relational information systems, since they provide theoretical frameworks allowing for the discovery and design of concept hierarchies within the system. Similarly, they can be used as a basis for conceptual data analysis and knowledge processing, apart from formulating predictions. The purpose of this special session is to study advances and interactions among these tools.

    Topics:

    Not exhaustive list:

    • Formal concept analysis
    • Fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic for FCA
    • Rough sets and FCA
    • Interval-valued fuzzy sets and FCA
    • Fuzzy relation equations and FCA
    • Formal approaches to relational data analysis
    Organizers:

    Manuel Ojeda-Aciego <aciego@uma.es>. University of Málaga. Spain.

    Sergei Kuznetsov <skuznetsov@hse.ru>. National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia.

    Pablo Cordero <pcordero@uma.es>. University of Málaga. Spain.

    Papers can be submitted to this special session via: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jrs2014

    Soft Computing for Machine Learning

    The special session on "Soft Computing for Machine Learning" (http://dicits.ugr.es/cfpSCLD.html) at the 2014 Joint Rough Set Symposium (JRS 2014) aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners in Soft Computing Techniques applied on Machine Learning problems.

    The aim of this special session is to serve as a forum for the exchange of ideas and discussions on recent and new trends of research in the topic. Machine learning tackled by Soft Computing techniques have been performed for years with promising results. Techniques such as Evolutionary Algorithms, Fuzzy Sets, Neural Networks, Bayesian Networks and Rough Sets have demonstrated the enhancement in terms of efficacy and reliability of the models obtained from learning algorithms.

    We encourage authors to submit original papers as well as preliminary and promising works in the topics of the special session.

    Topics:

    The topics for the special session include the application, but are not limited, of Soft Computing techniques (evolutionary algorithms, fuzzy sets, neural networks, Bayesian networks and rough sets) to related Machine Learning problems:

    • Classification
    • Regression
    • Clustering
    • Data reduction
    • Feature selection / extraction / construction
    • Instance selection / generation
    • Rule and tree induction
    • Statistical learning and modelling
    • Lazy learning
    • Kernels and support vector machines
    • Recent challenges in machine learning and data mining: big data, manifold learning
    • Real world applications
    Organizers:

    Isaac Triguero <triguero@decsai.ugr.es>. University of Granada, Spain

    Salvador García <sglopez@ujaen.es>. University of Jaén, Spain

    Papers can be submitted to this special session via: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jrs2014

    Soft Computing in Information Access Systems on the Web

    With the growth of Internet, many on-line information systems are coming up, and the amount of information available makes necessary the development and use of effective Information Access Systems (IASs) that allow user easy and flexible access to quality and relevant information.

    Soft Computing (SC) constitutes a synergy of methodologies (including fuzzy set theory, rought-sets, etc.) which are useful for solving problems requiring some form of intelligence. The advantage of using SC is its tolerance to imprecision, uncertainty, partial truth, and approximation. Due to these properties, techniques based on SC are very suitable for modelling the activities related to the information Access problem.

    The main aim of this session is to serve as a forum to present and discuss new contributions, research efforts and applications on the use of Soft Computing tools to improve the information access processes on the Web.

    Topics:

    We invite prospective authors to submit papers that propose the use of Soft Computing techniques to advance the technology in the field of Information Access on the Web. Original contributions are solicited in the following topics (but are not limited to):

    • Information retrieval systems
    • Information filtering systems
    • Recommendation systems
    • Web 2.0 applications
    • Emotion and sentiment analysis on the Web
    • Ontology Engineering
    • Digital libraries
    • Web quality evaluation
    • Hypermedia information systems
    • Text categorization on the Web
    Organizers:

    Jose A. Olivas Varela <JoseAngel.Olivas@uclm.es>. University of Castilla La Mancha, Spain

    Francisco P. Romero <FranciscoP.Romero@uclm.es>. University of Castilla La Mancha, Spain

    Jesús Serrano-Guerrero <Jesus.Serrano@uclm.es>. University of Castilla La Mancha, Spain

    Papers can be submitted to this special session via: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jrs2014

    Spatial Data Analysis and Spatial Databases

    Spatial datasets increase in size, variety and update rate often exceeding the capacity of commonly used spatial computing technologies to process them with reasonable effort. These large amounts of spatial data are also sometimes referred to as spatial big data. Large data sets are created within the framework of spatial data infrastructures (data from government mapping agencies), are supplied by commercial companies and are created by users community under the Open Database License. These data sets are used in many ways: in GIS, navigation applications and cartographic production.

    Spatial data is widespread in contemporary information technology, but spatial data analysis is still an emerging field of research. It is thus of utmost importance to work out new methods helpful in automatic analysis/visualization and understanding phenomena hidden in spatial data as well as to improve methods and tools utilized in storing/accessing/processing of these data. This session is devoted to challenges of efficient analysis and processing of large amounts of spatial data in various applications.

    Topics:

    Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:

    • Spatial data mining
    • Spatio-temporal data analysis
    • Advanced application of spatial data in mobile devices
    • Efficient query processing in spatial databases
    • Incorporating AI methods into spatial information retrieval process

    This session is anticipated to be of particular interest to spatial database research community, data mining and AI researchers who work with spatial and spatio-temporal data as well as practitioners interested in efficient automated methods in the abovementioned areas.

    Organizers:

    Robert Bembenik <r.bembenik@ii.pw.edu.pl>. Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

    Dariusz Gotlib <d.gotlib@gik.pw.edu.pl>. Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

    Grzegorz Protaziuk <g.protaziuk@ii.pw.edu.pl>. Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

    Papers can be submitted to this special session via: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jrs2014

    Three-way Decisions and Probabilistic Rough Sets

    Decision-theoretic rough set model is a typical probabilistic rough set model. As several special sessions on Decision-theoretic Rough Set Model and Applications have been successfully held in RSKT2009, RSKT2010, RSKT2011, ICCI2010, CRSSC2010, CRSSC2011, RSKT2012 and RSKT2013, the special session on Three-way Decisions and Probabilistic Rough Sets in the 9th International Conference on Rough Sets and Current Trends in Computing (RSCTC 2014) keeps on inviting the submission of original and unpublished research papers. This special session aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in the field of probabilistic rough sets, decision-theoretic rough set model, three-way decisions and its applications.

    Three-way decisions method with probabilistic rough sets provide a meaningful semantics interpretation of the three regions in the rough set theory. A broad scope of research on the three-way decisions and probabilistic rough sets will contribute to a better understanding of the essentials of rough set theory and effective applications in decision theory. In recent work, the three-way decisions and probabilistic rough sets have been successfully used for decision analysis, decision making, cluster analysis, information filtering, Web-based support systems, attribute reduction, multi-criteria classification and multi-view decision models. The special session will encourage all research work related to the three-way decisions method and probabilistic rough sets theory and applications.

    Topics:

    Topics of this session focus on the following fields (but not limited to):

    • Theoretical foundations of probabilistic rough sets
    • Theoretical foundations of decision-theoretic rough sets
    • Theoretical foundations of three-way decisions
    • Bayesian rough sets
    • Game-theoretic Rough Sets
    • Risk analysis in probabilistic rough sets
    • Cost sensitive learning based on probabilistic rough sets
    • Reduct theory and probabilistic rough sets
    • Decision support systems (DSS) based on probabilistic rough sets
    • Rule induction based on three-way decisions and probabilistic rough sets
    • Data mining based on three-way decisions and probabilistic rough sets
    • Probabilistic rough sets in incomplete information systems
    • Decision-making based on three-way decisions and probabilistic rough sets
    • Approximation reasoning based on probabilistic rough sets
    • Applications of probabilistic rough set model
    • Applications of three-way decisions
    • Applications of three-way decisions with probabilistic rough set model
    Organizers:

    Bing Zhou <zhou@shsu.edu>. Sam Houston State University, USA

    Hong Yu <yuhongcq@aliyun.com>. Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

    Huaxiong Li <huaxiongli@nju.edu.cn>. Nanjing University, China

    Papers can be submitted to this special session via: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jrs2014

    Important dates

    Special session proposals - January 19, 2014 (Extended)

    Tutorial proposals submission - March 16, 2014 (Extended)

    Abstract submission - March 19, 2014 (Extended)

    Paper submission - March 23, 2014 (Extended)

    Paper acceptance notification - April 16, 2014

    Camera ready paper submission - April 28, 2014

    The History of JRS

    The first JRS was in Toronto, in 2007. It was organized in order to unify the rough set community.

    JRS is the leading international symposium on the foundations and applications of rough sets. The symposium encapsulates two conferences. Firstly, Rough Sets and Current Trends in Computing (RSCTC 2014). Secondly, Rough Sets and Emerging Intelligent Systems Paradigms (RSEISP 2014). Both of the conferences investigate rough sets as an emerging methodology which, established more than 30 years ago, has recently received increasing attention as relevant in varied hybrid approaches.

    RSEISP: Rough Sets and Emerging Intelligent Systems Paradigms: International Conference

    RSCTC: Conference on Rough Sets and Current Trends in Computing

    RSCTC is an outgrowth of a series of annual International Workshops devoted to the subject of rough sets, started in Poznan, Poland in 1992, and then held alternatively in Canada, the USA, Japan, China, and India (RSKD, RSSC, RSFDGrC series).

    The first RSCTC conference was held in Warsaw, Poland in 1998. The conference proceeding were published as volume 1424 of Springer's Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI).

    It was followed by series of successful RSCTC conferences:

    Registration and Accomodation

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    Note.- The only hotel available for booking in this form is the conference venue. For your information the hotel is located here

    Single room Double room
    Meliá Los Galgos 4*
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    *All rates quoted are per room and per night, breakfast and taxes are included.

    **Only hotel reservations received with payment for total stay will be confirmed and guaranteed

    For hotels information in Granada and other hotels in Madrid, you can find suggested Hotels in the Venue -> Accomodation section in this website.

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    • Coffee breaks
    • Banquet
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    • Once Grupo Pacifico confirms reception of payments, the participant will receive the confirmation voucher. Please, check it carefully.
    • Registrations made after July 2nd, 2014 will be processed directly on site.
    • About accommodation, Grupo Pacifico has block-booked some rooms and advises all participants to send their reservations as soon as possible, before May 10th, 2014.
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    • Hotel reservations & rates are limited to the Congress dates. For extra nights, please contact Grupo Pacifico. Extra nights, prior or after the Congress, are subject to the hotel availability.
    • Grupo Pacifico is the official JRS 2014 hotel handling agent. Therefore please do not contact the hotel directly for any changes or payments and address all inquiries regarding accommodation to Grupo Pacifico.

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    • Cancellations must be notified in writing to jrs2014@pacifico-meetings.com
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    Conference organized by

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    Organizing Committee


    Honorary Chairs:

    Lotfi Zadeh (USA)

    Andrzej Skowron (Poland)


    Conference Chairs:

    Ernestina Menasalvas (Spain)

    Dominik Slezak (Poland)


    Steering Committee:

    Henryk Rybinski (Poland)

    Roman Slowinski (Poland)

    Guoyin Wang (China)

    Yiyu Yao (Canada)


    Program Chairs:

    Chris Cornelis (RSCTC2014) (Spain)

    Marzena Kryszkiewicz (RSEISP2014) (Poland)


    Program co-Chairs for RSCTC2014:

    Rafael Bello (Cuba)

    Lin Shang (China)


    Program co-Chairs for RSEISP2014:

    Hiroshi Motoda (Japan)

    Zbigniew Ras (USA)


    Special Session and Tutorial Chairs

    Davide Ciucci (Italy)

    Jesús Medina (Spain)


    Local Chairs:

    Salvador García (Granada)

    Consuelo Gonzalo (Madrid)

    Program Committee Members


    Arun Agarwal, India

    S. Asharaf, India

    Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay, India

    Mohua Banerjee, India

    Andrzej Bargiela, UK

    Jan G. Bazan, Poland

    Jurek Blaszczynski, Poland

    Nizar Bouguila, Canada

    Yongzhi Cao, China

    Mihir K. Chakraborty, India

    Chien-Chung Chan, USA

    Zoltan Csajbok, Hungary

    Bijan Davvaz, Iran

    Martine De Cock, Belgium

    Dayong Deng, China

    Lipika Dey, India

    Fernando Diaz, Spain

    Maria do Carmo Nicoletti, Brazil

    Ivo Düntsch, Canada

    Zied Elouedi, Tunisia

    Javier Fernandez, Spain

    Wojciech Froelich, Poland

    Guenther Gediga, Germany

    Salvatore Greco, Italy

    Jerzy Grzymała-Busse, USA

    Jun He, UK

    Francisco Herrera, Spain

    Chris Hinde, UK

    Shoji Hirano, Japan

    Qinghua Hu, China

    Ryszard Janicki, Canada

    Jouni Järvinen, Finland

    Richard Jensen, UK

    Beata Konikowska, Poland

    Jacek Koronacki, Poland

    Yasuo Kudo, Japan

    Sergei O. Kuznetsov, Russia

    Tianrui Li, China

    Jiye Liang, China

    Churn-Jung Liau, Taiwan

    Antoni Ligęza, Poland

    Pawan Lingras, Canada

    Dun Liu, China

    Dickson Lukose, Malaysia

    Victor Marek, USA

    Benedetto Matarazzo, Italy

    Jusheng Mi, China

    Duoqian Miao, China

    Tamás Mihálydeák, Hungary

    Fan Min, China

    Sadaaki Miyamoto, Japan

    Mikhail Moshkov, Saudi Arabia

    Tetsuya Murai, Japan

    Michinori Nakata, Japan

    Vilem Novak, Czech Republic

    Hannu Nurmi, Finland

    Piero Pagliani, Italy

    Krzysztof Pancerz, Poland

    Gabriella Pasi, Italy

    Georg Peters, Germany

    James F. Peters, Canada

    Frederick Petry, USA

    Jonas Poelmans, Belgium

    Henri Prade, France

    Keyun Qin, China

    Vijay V. Raghavan, USA

    Sheela Ramanna, Canada

    Hiroshi Sakai, Japan

    Abdel-Badeeh Salem, Egypt

    Miguel Ángel Sanz-Bobi, Spain

    Gerald Schaefer, UK

    B. Uma Shankar, India

    Marek Sikora, Poland

    Arul Siromoney, India

    John G. Stell, UK

    Jarosław Stepaniuk, Poland

    Zbigniew Suraj, Poland

    Andrzej Szałas, Poland

    Marcin Szczuka, Poland

    Domenico Talia, Italy

    Shusaku Tsumoto, Japan

    Nam Van Huynh, Japan

    Xin Wang, Canada

    Junzo Watada, Japan

    Michał Woźniak, Poland

    Wei-Zhi Wu, China

    Yong Yang, China

    JingTao Yao, Canada

    Sławomir Zadrożny, Poland

    Yan-Ping Zhang, China

    William Zhu, China

    Jose María Peña, Spain

    Santiago Muelas Pascual, Spain

    Santiago Gonzalez Tortosa, Spain

    Danuta Zakrzewska, Poland

    Luis Mengual, Spain

    Jesus Montes, Spain

    Antonio de la Torre, Spain

    Pilar Herrero, Spain

    Myra Spiliopoulou, Germany

    Athina Vakali, Greece

    Joao Gomes, Singapur

    Piotr Artiemjew, Poland

    Humberto Bustince, Spain

    Oscar Cordón, Spain

    Didier Dubois, France

    Lluis Godo, Spain

    Enrique Herrera-Viedma, Spain

    Masahiro Inuiguchi, Japan

    Janusz Kacprzyk, Poland

    Etienne Kerre, Belgium

    Neil Mac Parthalain, UK

    Luis Magdalena, Spain

    María José Martín, Spain

    Javier Montero, Spain

    Lech Polkowski, Poland

    Yvan Saeys, Belgium

    Qiang Shen, UK

    Jerzy Stefanowski, Poland

    Vicenç Torra, Spain

    José Luis Verdegay, Spain

    Geert Wets, Belgium

    Marcin Wolski, Poland

    Wojciech Ziarko, Canada

    José Manuel Benítez, Spain

    Jonatan Gómez, Colombia

    Witold Pedrycz, Canada

    Steven Schockaert, UK

    Nele Verbiest, Belgium

    Piotr Andruszkiewicz, Poland

    Robert Bembenik, Poland

    Piotr Gawrysiak, Poland

    Anna Gomolinska, Poland

    Wladyslaw Homenda, Poland

    Evangelos Milios, Canada

    Amedeo Napoli, France

    Sinh Hoa Nguyen, Poland

    Grzegorz Protaziuk, Poland

    Anna Maria Radzikowska, Poland

    Dominik Ryzko, Poland

    Wojciech Rzasa, Poland

    Piotr Synak, Poland

    Li-Shiang Tsay, USA

    Krzysztof Walczak, Poland

    Alicja Wieczorkowska, Poland

    Arkadiusz Wojna, Poland

    Jakub Wróblewski, Poland

    Vladik Kreinovich, USA

    Andrzej Janusz, Poland

    Hung Son Nguyen, Poland

    Social Events

    During the conference there will be two social events that will take place in Granada and in Toledo, on the way to Madrid. In this page, you can find information about this events:

    Alhambra


    Attendees will be able to join the group at JRS 2014 in order to visit the infamous Alhambra.

    The visit will take place on the evening of July 10th, 2014 at 10:00pm

    More information about Alhambra can be found at: http://www.alhambra-patronato.es


    Toledo


    During the trip from Granada to Madrid on July 11th, we will be visiting the city of Toledo. There will be a 5 hour stop where JRS attendees will have free time to enjoy this beautiful city.

    Toledo is well known as is listed as a World Heritage city by UNESCO. It was included in this list on 1986. Also known as the city of the three cultures, it is remarkable for all the heritage from the three cultures that Toledo has had: Christian, Islamic and Jewish.

    Its well known Monuments, such as The Alcazar, the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, the Cristo de la Luz Mosque or its cathedral will enlighten your visit.

    Being 2014 the year of the infamous painter "El Greco", it is a good opportunity to visit the Museum of El Greco.

    It is also a good opportunity to see the Baths of Tenerías, an ancient Islamic building where people took baths. Also, being 2015 the 500 anniversary of the birth of Santa Teresa de Jesús, though born in Ávila, spent a couple of years in Toledo, where you can find several "Teresian places".

    More information can be found at: http://www.toledo-turismo.com/en

    Plenary Speakers


    Professor Francisco Herrera

    University of Granada, Spain

    Title: Big data: Selected Computational Intelligence approaches

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    Abstract

    In this age, big data applications are increasingly becoming the main focus of attention because of the enormous increment of data generation and storage that has taken place in the last years, in science, business, ... This situation becomes a challenge when huge amounts of data are processed to extract knowledge because the data mining techniques are not adapted to the new space and time requirements. Therefore, we need new paradigms to develop scalable algorithms.

    The paradigm MapReduce was introduced by Google for processing large amounts of information allowing to deal with large datasets. The open source implementation called Hadoop for this paradigm created by Yahoo led the development of a popular platform, allowing a wide use. It is a Java-based cloud computing software development framework, which supports highly distributed data applications which are supposed to be executed on large clusters of machines in a fault-tolerant manner. One of the main advantages of Hadoop is its scalability, which allows the user to add computing nodes as the application requires. Massive data software libraries are developed on the Hadoop platform, such as the ones available in Mahout, which enables the design and implementation of scalable machine learning algorithms. Alternatives to Hadoop, for managing iterative processes, have been developed along last years.

    In this lecture we will present the most relevant aspects of big data and the current platforms and libraries. We pay attention to the development of Computational Intelligence based models on the platform Hadoop. We will discuss the reduce phase for models fusion, showing some case of study.

    About

    Francisco Herrera received his M.Sc. in Mathematics in 1988 and Ph.D. in Mathematics in 1991, both from the University of Granada, Spain.

    He is currently a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Granada. He has been the supervisor of 31 Ph.D. students. He has published more than 270 papers in international journals.

    He currently acts as Editor in Chief of the international journals "Information Fusion" (Elsevier) and “Progress in Artificial Intelligence (Springer). He acts as editorial board member of a dozen of journals, among others: International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, Information Sciences, Knowledge and Information Systems, Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Applied Intelligence, Knowledge-Based Systems, and Swarm and Evolutionary Computation.

    He received the following honors and awards: ECCAI Fellow 2009, IFSA Fellow 2013, 2010 Spanish National Award on Computer Science ARITMEL to the "Spanish Engineer on Computer Science", International Cajastur "Mamdani" Prize for Soft Computing (Fourth Edition, 2010), IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy System Outstanding 2008 Paper Award (bestowed in 2011), 2011 Lotfi A. Zadeh Prize Best paper Award of the International Fuzzy Systems Association, and 2013 AEPIA Award to a scientific career in Artificial Intelligence (September 2013).

    His current research interests include bibliometrics, computing with words in decision making, information fusion, evolutionary algorithms, evolutionary fuzzy systems, biometrics, data preprocessing, data mining, cloud computing and big data.


    Professor Jerzy Stefanowski

    Poznan University of Technology, Poland

    Title: The impact of local data characteristics on learning from imbalanced data

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    Abstract

    Many difficult learning problems, from a wide variety of domains, involve learning from imbalanced data, where at least one of the target classes contains a much smaller number of examples than the other classes. The class - imbalanced data constitute a great difficulty for most learning algorithms and often resulting classifiers are biased toward the majority classes and fail to recognize examples from the minority class. Although several specialized methods have already been introduced in the last decade, there is still a need for research on more fundamental issues related to better understanding the nature of the imbalance data, key properties of its underlying distribution and their consequences. In this talk we start with discussing difficulties for learning classifiers which refer to other data difficulty factors than the global ratio between imbalanced classes. Following related works and our earlier experimental studies we show that these data difficult factors, referring to the complex distribution of the minority class, are more influential. We propose to capture these data factors by considering the local characteristics of learning examples from the minority class. Depending on the mutual distribution of examples from different classes inside the local neighbourhood of the given example, the degree of its difficulty could be estimated. We claim that proper analyzing local neighborhood of learning examples from the minority class could be the basis for developing new learning algorithms and more “informative” pre-processing methods. Within this talk we will “implement” it by considering three different scenarios: (1) using the specialized local analysis of the minority examples within the new generalization of the SMOTE pre-processing method, (2) taking into account information about difficulty types of examples inside the rule induction algorithm BRACID and (3) modifications of example sampling procedure in the new generalization of bagging ensemble, called Neighbourhood Balanced Bagging. In all these cases taking into the local characteristics of examples improves classification performance.

    About

    Jerzy Stefanowski is a Professor of Poznan University of Technology, Institute of Computing Science. His research interests include knowledge discovery methods, data mining, machine learning and intelligent decision support. Major results are concerned with: induction of various types of rules from examples, multiple classifiers, mining imbalanced data, incremental learning classifiers from evolving data streams with concept drift, generalizations of rough set theory, descriptive clustering, medical applications. He is an author or co-author of over 145 journal or conference papers. He serves in numerous conference program committees and as a reviewer for many international journals. Furthermore, he organized several workshops at international conferences or was a guest editor of 6 special issues in scientific journals. He received scientific awards from Foundation for Polish Science (for young researchers) and from the 4th Technical Sciences Division of Polish Academy of Sciences. Now, he is an active member of Polish Artificial Intelligence Society (vice-president since 2013), Editor in Chief of Foundations of Computing and Decision Sciences journal (since 2013), and co-founder of the Polish Special Interest Group on Machine Learning. Previously he played a role of the Secretary of Executive Board of International Rough Set Society in 2010-2011. More information about Jerzy Stefanowski activities and publications could be found at http://www.cs.put.poznan.pl/jstefanowski/


    Professor Bernard De Baets

    Ghent University, Belgium

    Title: Cyclical reciprocal relations: the Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard metaphor

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    Abstract

    Reciprocal relations are an interesting generalization of complete relations covering both an important class of preference relations studied in fuzzy set theory, as well as the class of winning probability relations studied in probability theory. Due to their intrinsic nature, reciprocal relations that are not weakly transitive can be considered to be cyclical. Most attention so far has gone to cycles of lengths three, using the metaphor of the Rock-Paper-Scissors children game, triggered by evidence from nature and society.

    In this lecture, I will focus on winning probability relations associated with random vectors and point out the link with the underlying dependence structure. Interesting prototypical settings, such as dice games, mutual rank probability relations and graded stochastic dominance, will be discussed. Ample links to applications in population dynamics, chemometrics, social statistics and machine learning will be provided.

    I will also initiate the study of cycles of length four, introducing the Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard metaphor. Although the picture is still incomplete, it already offers some interesting insights.

    About

    B. De Baets holds an M.Sc. degree in Mathematics (1988), a Postgraduate degree in Knowledge Technology (1991) and a Ph.D. degree in Mathematics (1995). He is a Full Professor (2008) in Applied Mathematics at Ghent University, Belgium. He is an affiliated professor (2009) at the Anton de Kom Universiteit (Suriname) and an Honorary Professor (2006) of Budapest Tech (Hungary). He was a Government of Canada Award holder (1988-89) at the Intelligent Systems Research Laboratory of the University of Saskatchewan. He was elected Fellow of the International Fuzzy Systems Association in 2011 and has been nominated for the 2012 Ghent University Prometheus Award for Research.

    He is leading the research unit Knowledge-based Systems (KERMIT) at the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering at Ghent University, which is an interdisciplinary team of (bio-)engineers, computer scientists and mathematicians. Its current activities consist of three interwoven threads: knowledge-based, predictive and spatio-temporal modelling.

    The bibliography of B. De Baets comprises more than 300 publications in international peer-reviewed journals, 60 chapters in books and 270 contributions to proceedings of international conferences. He is the co-editor-in-chief (2007) of Fuzzy Sets and Systems and member of the editorial board of several other journals.

    The schedule will be as follows:

    • July 9th & 10th: Granada
    • July 11th: Transfer Granada - Madrid
    • July 12th & 13th: Madrid

    Program:

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    9h30-10h00 JRS 2014 opening session

    Speakers: Joaquín Fernández Valdivia (Director of ETSIIT) and José Luis Verdegay Galdeano (Delegate of UGR rector for Information and Communication Technologies)

    10h00-11h00 Keynote lecture: (Salón de Actos)

    Chair: Chris Cornelis

    "Cyclical Reciprocal Relations: The Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard Metaphor" - Bernard De Baets

    11h30-14h00 Workshop: “Rough Sets: Theory & Applications” (Aula A.1)

    Chairs: Piotr Artiemjew and Nele Verbiest

    11h30 Fuzzy Rough Support Vector Machine for Data Classification

    Arindam Chaudhuri

    11h50 The Extension of Dominance-Based Rough Set Approach for Solving MCDM Problems

    Kao-Yi Shen and Gwo-Hshiung Tzeng

    12h10 Professional Profiles and Personality Traits for effective Team Building Processes

    Orestes Evangelinos, Christos Zigkolis and Athena Vakali

    12h30 Expert-based system for decision making in the ICT industry

    Andrés Cid López, Miguel J. Hornos, Ramón A. Carrasco Gónzalez and Enrique Herrera-Viedma

    12h50 Short break

    13h00 Instance Selection for Imbalanced Data

    Sarah Vluymans

    13h20 Using similarity relations in generation of prototypes for problems of classification

    Yumilka Fernández, Rafael Bello, Mabel Frias, Yaima Filiberto and Yaile Caballero

    13h40 On Exactness, Definability and Vagueness in Partial Approximation Spaces

    Davide Ciucci, Tamás Mihálydeák and Zoltán Ernő Csajbók



    16h00-18h00 Workshop: “Rough Sets: Theory & Applications” (Aula A.1)

    Chairs: Piotr Artiemjew and Nele Verbiest

    16h00 Automated Algorithm Configuration: Beyond Parameter Tuning

    Thomas Stützle

    17h00 Title: to be announced

    Yiyu Yao and JingTao Yao

    16h00-18h00 Regular session: “Web Information Systems & Decision Making”

    Chair: Rafael Bello

    16h00 Hierarchically Structured Recommender System for improving NPS of a Company

    Jieyan Kuang, Albert Daniel, Jill Johnston and Zbigniew Raś

    16h30 Dynamic Filtering of Ranked Answers when Evaluating Fuzzy XPath Queries

    Jesús M. Almendros-Jiménez, Alejandro Luna Tedesqui and Ginés Moreno

    17h00 Individual Decisions under Group Consensus

    Tomoe Entani

    17h20 Building Contextual Student Group Recommendations with Fuzzy Logic

    Krzysztof Myszkorowski and Danuta Zakrzewska

    17h40 Fuzzy Ontology-based Approach for Automatic Construction of User Profiles

    Mateus Ferreira-Satler, Francisco P. Romero, José A. Olivas and Jesús Serrano-Guerrero

    18h30-20h30 Regular session: “Foundations of Rough Sets”

    Chair: Andrzej Skowron

    18h30 Robust Ordinal Regression for Dominance-based Rough Set Approach under Uncertainty

    Roman Słowiński, Milosz Kadziński and Salvatore Greco

    19h00 Monotonic Uncertainty Measures in Probabilistic Rough Set Model

    Guoyin Wang, Xi'Ao Ma and Hong Yu

    19h30 A Definition of Structured Rough Set Approximations

    Yiyu Yao and Mengjun Hu

    20h00 Attribute Subset Quality Functions over a Universe of Weighted Objects

    Sebastian Widz and Dominik Ślęzak

    18h30-20h10 Regular session: “Applications of Rough Sets”

    Chair: Zbigniew Raś

    18h30 Hybrid model based on Rough Sets Theory and Fuzzy Cognitive Maps for Decision-Making

    Gonzalo Nápoles, Isel Grau, Koen Vanhoof and Rafael Bello

    19h00 Decision Rules-Based Probabilistic MCDM Evaluation Method An Empirical Case from Semiconductor Industry

    Kao-Yi Shen and Gwo-Hshiung Tzeng

    19h30 Rough Sets in Ortholog Gene Detection

    Deborah Galpert Cañizares, Reinier Millo Sánchez, María Matilde García Lorenzo, Gladys Casas Cardoso, Ricardo Grau Abalo and Leticia Arco García

    19h50 A Rough Set Approach to Novel Compounds Activity Prediction Based on Surface Active Properties and Molecular Descriptors

    Jerzy Błaszczyński, Łukasz Palkowski, Andrzej Skrzypczak, Jan Błaszczak, Alicja Nowaczyk, Roman Słowiński and Jerzy Krysiński



    9h30-11h00 Special session: “New Trends in Formal Concept Analysis and Related Methods”

    Chairs: Manuel Ojeda-Aciego, Sergei Kuznetsov and Pablo Cordero

    9h30 Fuzzy-Attributes and a Method to Reduce Concept Lattices

    Maria Eugenia Cornejo Piñero, Jesús Medina-Moreno and Eloisa Ramírez

    10h00 Monadic Formal Concept Analysis

    Patrik Eklund, María Ángeles Galán García, Jari Kortelainen and Manuel Ojeda-Aciego

    10h30 On Adjunctions between Fuzzy Preordered Sets: Necessary Conditions

    Francisca García-Pardo, Inma P. Cabrera, Pablo Cordero and Manuel Ojeda-Aciego

    11h30-14h00 Special session: “Soft Computing for Learning from Data”

    Chair: Salvador García

    11h30 TSK-0 Fuzzy Rule-Based Systems for High-Dimensional Problems using the Apriori Principle for Rule Generation

    Javier Cózar, Luis De La Ossa and José Gámez

    12h00 Selecting the Most Informative Inputs in Modelling Problems with Vague Data Applied to the Search of Informative Code Metrics for Continuous Assessment in Computer Science Online Courses

    José Otero, Maria Del Rosario Suárez, Ana Palacios, Inés Couso and Luciano Sánchez

    12h30 Classification of a Sequence of Objects with the Fuzzy Decoding Method

    Andrey Savchenko and Lyudmila Savchenko

    13h00 Using Imprecise Probabilities to Extract Decision Rules via Decision Trees for Analysis of Traffic Accidents

    Griselda López, Laura Garach, Joaquín Abellán, Javier G. Castellano and Carlos J. Mantas

    13h30 On Distances for Cooperative Games and Non-additive Measures with Communication Situations (Special session: “Fuzzy Decision Making and Consensus”)

    Vicenç Torra and Yasuo Narukawa

    16h00-16h30 Plenary session: International Rough Set Society (IRSS) meeting

    Chair: Dominik Ślęzak

    16h30-17h30 Plenary session: “Tribute session to Professor Zdzisław Pawlak”

    Chair: Guoyin Wang

    Tribute speakers: Andrzej Skowron, Roman Słowiński, Zbigniew Raś, Ernestina Menasalvas

    18h00-19h30 Regular session: “Foundations of Rough Sets”

    Chair: Roman Słowiński

    18h00 From Vagueness to Rough Sets in Partial Approximation Spaces

    Zoltán Ernö Csajbók and Tamás Mihálydeák

    18h30 Random Probes in Computation and Assessment of Approximate Reducts

    Andrzej Janusz and Dominik Ślęzak

    19h00 Applications of SVM and Boolean Kernels in Rough Sets

    Sinh Hoa Nguyen and Hung Son Nguyen



    18h00-19h30 Regular session: “Fuzzy-Rough Hybridization, Covering-Based Rough Sets and Granular Computing”

    Chair: Jesús Medina-Moreno

    18h00 Interactive Computations on Complex Granules

    Andrzej Jankowski, Andrzej Skowron and Roman Świniarski

    18h30 Multi Threshold FRPS: A New Approach to Fuzzy Rough Set Prototype Selection

    Nele Verbiest

    19h00 Covering Based Rough Sets and Relation Based Rough Sets

    Mauricio Restrepo and Jonatan Gómez




    9h00-10h00 Keynote lecture:

    Chair: Ernestina Menasalvas

    “Big data: Selected Computational Intelligence Approaches” - Francisco Herrera

    10h00-11h00 Keynote lecture:

    Chair: Marzena Kryszkiewicz

    “The Impact of Local Data Characteristics on Learning from Imbalanced Data” - Jerzy Stefanowski



    11h30-13h40 Regular session: “Induction of Decision Rules – Theory and Practice”

    Chair: Davide Ciucci

    11h30 Considerations on Rule Induction Procedures by STRIM and their Relationship to VPRS

    Yuichi Kato, Tetsuro Saeki and Shoutarou Mizuno

    12h00 Optimization of Decision Rules Relative to Coverage - Comparative Study

    Beata Zielosko

    12h30 Evaluation of Leave-One Out Method based on Incremental Sampling Scheme

    Shusaku Tsumoto and Shoji Hirano

    13h00 Generating Core in Rough Set Theory: Design and Implementation on FPGA

    Maciej Kopczyński, Tomasz Grześ and Jarosław Stepaniuk

    13h20 Attribute Ranking Driven Filtering of Decision Rules

    Urszula Stańczyk

    11h30-14h00 Special session: “Spatial Data Analysis and Spatial Databases”

    Chairs: Robert Bembenik

    11h30 Analysis of the Possibility of Using Radar Tracking Method Based on GRNN for Processing Sonar Spatial Data

    Witold Kazimierski and Grzegorz Zaniewicz

    11h50 Supporting the Process of Monument Classification Based on Reducts, Decision Rules and Neural Networks

    Robert Olszewski and Anna Fiedukowicz

    12h10 Discovering Collocation Rules and Spatial Association Rules in Spatial Data with Extended Objects Using Delaunay Diagrams

    Robert Bembenik, Aneta Ruszczyk and Grzegorz Protaziuk

    12h30 Self-organizing Artificial Neural Networks into Hydrographic Big Data Reduction Process

    Andrzej Stateczny and Marta Włodarczyk-Sielicka

    12h50 Managing Depth Information Uncertainty in Inland Mobile Navigation Systems

    Natalia Wawrzyniak and Tomasz Hyla

    13h10 Potential Application of the Rough Set Theory in Indoor Navigation

    Dariusz Gotlib and Jacek Marciniak

    13h30 Supporting a fire commander - a data mining challenge (Project presentation)

    Krzysztof Rykaczewski

    16h00-17h30 Special session: “Fuzzy Logic and Rough Sets: Tools for Imperfect Information”

    Chairs: Lluis Godo

    16h00 Orthopairs in the 1960s: Historical Remarks and New Ideas

    Davide Ciucci

    16h30 General Negations for Residuated Fuzzy Logics

    María Eugenia Cornejo Piñero, Jesús Medina-Moreno and Eloisa Ramírez

    17h00 Aristotle's Syllogisms in Logical Semantics Relying on Optimistic, Average and Pessimistic Membership Functions

    Tamás Mihálydeák

    16h00-17h30 Special session: “Three-Way Decisions and Probabilistic Rough Sets”

    Chairs: Bing Zhou

    16h00 Determining Three-way Decision Regions with Gini Coefficients

    Yan Zhang and JingTao Yao

    16h30 Mining Significant Granular Association Rules for Diverse Recommendation

    Fan Min and William Zhu

    16h50 An Incremental Clustering Approach Based on Three-way Decisions

    Hong Yu

    17h10 Feature Selection Based On Confirmation-Theoretic Rough Sets

    Bing Zhou and Yiyu Yao



    18h00-20h00 Special session: “Fuzzy Logic and Rough Sets: Tools for Imperfect Information”

    Chairs: Lluis Godo

    18h00 Some Fundamental Laws of Partial First-order Logic Based on Set Approximations

    Tamás Kádek and Tamás Mihálydeák

    18h30 Improving the β-Precision and OWA based Fuzzy Rough Set Models: Definitions, Properties and Robustness Analysis

    Lynn D'eer and Nele Verbiest

    19h00 Fuzzy Sets for a Declarative Description of Multi-adjoint Logic Programming

    Ginés Moreno, Jaime Penabad and Carlos Vázquez

    19h30 Nearest Neighbour-Based Fuzzy-Rough Feature Selection

    Richard Jensen and Neil Mac Parthaláin

    18h00-19h10 Regular session: “Knowledge Discovery”

    Chairs: Hiroshi Motoda

    18h00 SnS: a Novel Word Sense Induction Method

    Marek Kozlowski and Henryk Rybiński

    18h30 Review on Context Classification in Robotics

    Fabio Miranda, Tiago Cabral Ferreira, João Paulo Pimentão and Pedro Sousa

    18h50 Meta-learning: Can it Be Suitable to Automatise the KDD Process for the Educational Domain?

    Marta Zorrilla and Diego García



    10h00-11h00 Regular session: “Information Extraction from Images”

    Chair: Shusaku Tsumoto

    10h00 Optimal Scale in a Hierarchical Segmentation Method for Satellite Images

    David Fonseca-Luengo, Angel García-Pedrero, Mario Lillo-Saavedra, Roberto Costumero, Ernestina Menasalvas and Consuelo Gonzalo-Martín

    10h20 3D Dendrite Spine Detection. A Supervoxel based Approach

    César Antonio Ortiz, Consuelo Gonzalo-Martín, Jose-Maria Pena and Ernestina Menasalvas

    10h40 Histogram of Bunched Intensity Values based Thermal Face Recognition

    Ayan Seal, Debotosh Bhattacharjee, Mita Nasipuri, Consuelo Gonzalo-Martín and Ernestina Menasalvas

    10h00-11h00 Special session: “Fuzzy Decision Making and Consensus”

    Chair: Francisco Javier Cabrerizo

    10h00 Integration of Dependent Features on Sensory Evaluation Processes

    Macarena Espinilla, Francisco J. Martínez and Francisco Javier Estrella Liébana

    10h30 A New Consensus Tool in Digital Libraries

    Francisco Javier Cabrerizo, Ignacio Javier Pérez, Juan Antonio Morente-Molinera, Raquel Ureña and Enrique Herrera-Viedma

    11h30-12h10 Regular session: “Information Extraction from Images”

    Chair: Consuelo Gonzalo-Martín

    11h30 Cost-Sensitive Sequential Three-Way Decision for Face Recognition

    Libo Zhang, Huaxiong Li, Xianzhong Zhou, Bing Huang and Lin Shang

    11h50 Image Enhancement Based on Quotient Space

    Tong Zhao, Guoyin Wang and Bin Xiao

    11h30-12h30 Special session: “Fuzzy Decision Making and Consensus”

    Chairs: Francisco Javier Cabrerizo

    11h30 Aiding in the Treatment of Low Back Pain by a Fuzzy Linguistic Web System

    Bernabé Esteban, Álvaro Tejeda-Lorente, Carlos Porcel, José Antonio Moral Muñoz and Enrique Herrera-Viedma

    12h00 An Implementation of a Linguistic Multi-criteria Decision Making Model: an Application to Tourism

    Ramón Alberto Carrasco, María Francisca Blasco and Enrique Herrera-Viedma

    12h10-12h50 Regular session: “Image Processing and Intelligent Systems”

    Chair: Roberto Costumero

    12h10 Image Coverage Segmentation Based on Soft Boundaries

    Jiuzhen Liang, Yudi Gu, Lan Di and Qin Wu

    12h30 Architecture and Message Protocol for Robot's Integration in Multi-Agent Surveillance System

    Bruno Dias, Sérgio Onofre, Joao Pimentão, Pedro Sousa, Jorge Claro and Bruno Rodrigues

    13h00-13h30 JRS 2014 Closing session