FQAS Conference

FQAS 2021

14th International Conference on Flexible Query Answering Systems
19 – 24 September 2021 Bratislava, Slovakia
Jointly with IFSA-EUSFLAT 2021: http://ifsa-eusflat2021.eu/

FQAS is the premier conference focusing on the key issue in the information society of providing flexible, easy, and (for human) intuitive access to information. In targeting this issue, the conference draws on several research areas, such as information retrieval, database management, data science, information filtering, knowledge representation, logics, uncertainty handling, knowledge discovery, analytics, soft computing, management of multimedia information, and human-computer interaction.

The guiding topic of the FQAS conferences are innovative query systems aimed at providing easy, flexible and human-friendly access to information. Such systems are becoming increasingly important also due to the huge and always growing number of users as well as the growing amount of available information.

Since 1994, the conference has provided a unique and multidisciplinary forum for researchers, developers and practitioners to explore and exchange new ideas and approaches in all mentioned research areas.

Conference proceedings

The proceedings is freely accessible from September 15 to October 15 through online access. Note, the access is granted only for visitors of this webpage, i.e., the link cannot be sent, e.g., by e-mail.

Call for Papers

We invite submissions of original research contributions. Contributions are encouraged from all areas, as long as they address central issues in flexible query answering systems.

Further information

All accepted papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series. Authors are invited to submit original previously unpublished research papers written in English, of up to 12 pages, strictly following the LNCS/LNAI format guidelines. Authors can download the Latex (recommended) or Word templates available at Springer's web site. Submissions not following the format guidelines will be rejected without review.

  • Full paper submission deadline: February 1, 2021 March 31, 2021
  • Notification of acceptance: April 5, 2021 May 19, 2021
  • Final paper due: April 25, 2021 June 7, 2021
Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • • Artificial Intelligence
  • • Big Data
  • • Classical and Non-Classical Logics
  • • Data summarization
  • • Data(base) management
  • • Decision support
  • • Fuzzy querying
  • • Human-computer interaction
  • • Information extraction
  • • Information retrieval
  • • Knowledge representation and ontologies
  • • Natural language processing
  • • Ontology based query answering
  • • Preference modeling
  • • Reasoning under uncertainty
  • • Search engines
  • • Semantic web
  • • Soft computing
  • • Text and data mining
  • • Text categorization
  • • User interfaces, data visualization and verbalization
  • • User modeling

FQAS Programme committee

Yazici A. (Turkey)
Cuzzocrea A. (Italy)
Hadjali A. (France)
Nürnberger A. (Germany)
Ligeza A. (Poland)
Bronselaer A. (Belgium)
De Baets B. (Belgium)
Slezak D. (Poland)
Kraft D. (USA)
Damiani E. (Italy)
Kerre E.E. (Belgium)
Crestani F. (Switzerland)
Romero F.P. (Italy)
Petry F. (USA)
Psaila G. (Italy)
Bordogna G. (Italy)
Smits G. (France)
Nalepa G.J. (Poland)
Raschia G. (France)
De Tré G. (Belgium)
Jaudoin H. (France)
Christiansen H. (Denmark)
Prade H. (France)
Blanco I.J. (Spain)
Kacprzyk J. (Poland)
Wijsen J. (Belgium)
Fischer Nilsson J. (Denmark)
Olivas J.A. (Spain)
Zielinski K. (Poland)
Reformat M. (Canada)
Lesot M.-J. (France)
Sicilia M.A. (Spain)
Marin N. (Spain)
Pivert O. (France)
Sicilia M.A. (Spain)
Chountas P. (UK)
Buche P. (France)
Vojtáš P. (Czech Republic)
Ferré S. (France)
Zadrozny S. (Poland)
Martin T. (UK)
Andreasen T. (Denmark)
Straccia U. (Italy)
Zadrozny W. (USA)
Ras Z. (USA)
Sotirov S. (Bulgary)
Andreasen T. (Denmark)

FQAS history

FQAS 2019 Amantea, Italy
Homepage: www.fqas2019.units.it
Proceedings: Lecture Notes in Computer Science

FQAS 2017 London, UK
Proceedings: Lecture Notes in Computer Science 10333

FQAS 2015 Cracow, Poland
Homepage: http://fqas2015.ibspan.waw.pl/
Proceedings: Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing 400

FQAS 2013 Granada, Spain
Proceedings: Lecture Notes in Computer Science 8132

FQAS 2011 Ghent, Belgium
Homepage: http://fqas2011.ugent.be/drupal6/
Proceedings: Lecture Notes in Computer Science 7022

FQAS 2009 Roskilde, Denmark
Proceedings: Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5822

FQAS 2006 Milan, Italy
Homepage: http://www.ir.disco.unimib.it/FQAS2006/home.html
Proceedings: Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4027

FQAS 2004 Lyon, France
Proceedings: Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3055

FQAS 2002 Copenhagen, Denmark
Proceedings: Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2522

FQAS 2000 Warsaw, Poland
Homepage: http://viking.ibspan.waw.pl/fqas2000/
Proceedings: Advances in Soft Computing 7

FQAS 1998 Roskilde, Denmark
Homepage: http://dat.ruc.dk/fqas98/index.html
Proceedings: Lecture Notes in Computer Science 1495

FQAS 1996 Roskilde, Denmark
Proceedings: Datalogiske Skrifter (Writings on Computer Science) 62, Roskilde University, 1996.
Book: Flexible Query Answering Systems. Includes selected papers from FQAS 1994 and 1996. Springer Science+Business Media New York, 1997. (Originally published by Kluwer Academic Publishers in 1997.)

FQAS 1994 Roskilde, Denmark
Proceedings: Datalogiske Skrifter (Writings on Computer Science) 58, Roskilde University, 1995.