July 14th: Final instructions for submissions of Camera-ready papers have been uploaded
Flexible Query Answering Systems (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. The conference provides a unique opportunity for researchers, developers and practitioners to explore new ideas and approaches in a multidisciplinary forum. The previous FQAS events were held in 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, and 2009.
The venue will be at 'Het Pand', which is located in the centre of the city of Ghent, Belgium, and less than one hour from Brussels Airport.
Paper Submission: April 1st, 2011 April 15th, 2011 Notification: May 31st, 2011 June 8th, 2011 Final Paper Due:June 30th, 2011 July 11th, 2011 Conference Date: October 26th-28th, 2011
Prof. Jozo Dujmovic, San Francisco State University, USA "Design of Flexible Criteria Using Soft Computing Evaluation Logic"
Prof. Janusz Kacprzyk, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland "Bipolar querying: some cognitive and decision theoretic inspirations"
Prof. Gabriella Pasi, Università di Milano Bicocca, Italy "Contextualizing Search: Issues and Challenges"
Michael Brands, InterSystems Corp., Belgium "Analyzing, structuring and understanding unstructured data as a starting point for flexible database access"
Ghent is a historic city, yet at the same time a contemporary one. The modern daily life of the city’s active inhabitants plays itself out against a gorgeous historical backdrop. In Ghent, they live, work and enjoy life over and over again each day.