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FoIKS 2018
FoIKS 2018 : 10th International Symposium on Foundations of Information and Knowledge Systems
Dates 2018/05/14T12:00:00 (iCal) - 2018/05/18T12:00:00
Location: Budapest, Hungary
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Submissions: 2017/11/24T12:00:00
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Please consider to contribute to and/or forward to the appropriate groups the following opportunity to submit and publish original scientific results to FoIKS 2018.

Abstract submission deadline is November 24, 2017.

=============== FoIKS 2018 | Call for Papers ==================

CALL FOR PAPERS 10th Int’l. Symposium on Foundations of Information and Knowledge Systems May 14-18, 2018 Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary

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.(/p)

FoIKS 2018 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 optimization.

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.(/p)

Previous FoIKS symposia were held in Linz (Austria) in 2016, Bordeaux (France) in 2014, Kiel (Germany) in 2012, 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. 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.(/p)

Submission Guidelines


All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. Papers must be typeset using the Springer LaTeX2e style llncs for Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 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

Suggested Topics


The suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

Database Design: formal models, dependencies and independencies; Big Data: models for data in the Cloud, programming languages for big data, query processing; 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, negotiations and dialogue, logical models of emotions; Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval: machine learning, 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, computation models of argument, argumentation systems; Logics in Databases and AI: classical and non-classical logics, logic programming, description logics, 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, ontology-based data access; and The WWW: models of Web databases, Web dynamics, Web services, Web transactions and negotiations, Social Networks, Web Mining.

Program Committee


Yamine Ait Ameur, France Pablo Barcelo, Chile Kim Bauters, Northern Ireland, UK Christoph Beierle, Germany Leopoldo Bertossi, Canada Philippe Besnard, France Nicole Bidoit, France Meghyn Bienvenu, France Joachim Biskup, Germany Marina De Vos, UK Michael Dekhtyar, Russia Dragan Doder, Serbia Thomas Eiter, Austria Christian Fermüller, Austria Marc Gyssens, Belgium Edward Hermann Haeusler, Brazil Martin Homola, Slovakia Anthony Hunter, England Gabriel Istrate, Romania Gyula Y. Katona, Hungary Gabriele Kern-Isberner, Germany Attila Kiss, Hungary Ioannis Kokkinis, France Sébastien Konieczny, France Juha Kontinen, Finland Nicola Leone, Italy Sebastian Link, New Zealand Thomas Lukasiewicz, UK Sofian Maabout, France Jorge Martinez-Gil, Austria Henri Prade, France Elena Ravve, Israel Sebastian Rudolph, Germany Attila Sali, Hungary Vadim Savenkov, Austria Klaus-Dieter Schewe, Austria Thomas Schwentick, Germany Kostyantyn Shchekotykhin, Austria Csaba István Sidló, Hungary Guillermo Ricardo Simari, Argentina Mantas Simkus, Austria Bernhard Thalheim, Germany Alex Thomo, Canada Mirek Truszczynski, USA Gyorgy Turan, USA Jose Turull-Torres, Argentina/New Zealand Dirk Van Gucht, USA Jonni Virtema, Finland Qing Wang, Australia

Program Chairs


Stefan Woltran, TU Wien, Austria. Flavio Ferrarotti, Software Competence Center Hagenberg, Austria.

Local Organization Chair


Attila Sali, Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics, Hungary.

Invited Speakers


Laura Kovacs, TU Wien, Austria. Sebastian Link, University of Auckland, New Zealand. David Pearce, Technical University of Madrid, Spain (supported by ALP). Bernhard Thalheim, Christian-Albrechts-University at Kiel, Germany.



The proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science. After the symposium, authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended journal versions of their papers for a FoIKS 2018 special issue of the Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence.



The conference venue will be the renowned Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (for more information on the venue, see

Important Dates


Abstract submission deadline: November 24, 2017 Paper submission deadline: December 01, 2017 Author notification: February 02, 2018 Camera-ready paper due: February 16, 2018 FoIKS 2018 Symposium: May 14-18, 2018

Scientific Sponsorship


Association for Logic Programming (ALP) European Association for Theoretical Computer Science Vienna Center for Logic and Algorithms

Student Grants


Students of accepted papers on logic programming related topics can apply to the student travel grant of ALP to attend FoIKS 2018.



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Facts about "FoIKS 2018"
AcronymFoIKS 2018 +
End date12:00:00, 18 May 2018 +
Event typeConference +
Has coordinates47° 29' 53", 19° 2' 25"Latitude: 47.497994444444
Longitude: 19.040358333333
Has location cityBudapest +
Has location countryCategory:Hungary +
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IsAEvent +
Start date12:00:00, 14 May 2018 +
Submission deadline12:00:00, 24 November 2017 +
TitleFoIKS 2018 : 10th International Symposium on Foundations of Information and Knowledge Systems +