Flexible Query Answering Systems 2015

October 26-28, 2015, Cracow, Poland

Call for papers

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

Moreover, important parts of conference will be concerned with general issues of the modeling and coping with uncertainty, and human preference and intention modeling which will provide a much needed link and cross fertilization for the database, information retrieval, decision theoretic, uncertainty and imprecision modeling, etc. communities. The conference provides a unique opportunity for researchers, developers and practitioners to explore new ideas and approaches in a multidisciplinary forum of the representatives of all mentioned communities.

The previous FQAS events were held in 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2011 and 2013.

The guiding topic of the FQAS conferences are innovative query systems aimed at providing easy, flexible and human-freindly 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. Thus, the works related to the concepts of big data, data streams querying etc. are very welcome.


All accepted papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a conference volume. Authors are invited to submit original previously unpublished research papers written in English using Latex (preferred) or Microsoft Word, of up to 12 pages long.

FQAS 2015 is co-located with IWIFSGN 2015, International Workshop on Intuitionistic Fuzzy Sets and Generalized Networks which paralles FQAS.


Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Classical and Non-Classical Logics
  • Data summarization
  • Database 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