Call for Papers (Deadline Extended)<br>Discrete Applied Mathematics<br>Special Issue: The Eleventh International Conference on Concept Lattices and Their Applications<br>Košice, Slovakia, October 2014

From International Center for Computational Logic

Call for Papers (Deadline Extended)
Discrete Applied Mathematics
Special Issue: The Eleventh International Conference on Concept Lattices and Their Applications
Košice, Slovakia, October 2014


Formal Concept Analysis (FCA) is a mathematical theory formalizing aspects of human conceptual thinking by means of lattice theory. As such, it constitutes a theoretically well-founded, practically proven, human-centered approach to data science and has been continuously contributing valuable insights, methodologies, and algorithms to the scientific community.

The International Conferences "Concept Lattices and Their Applications" (CLA) have been held anually since 2002 with the aim of providing a forum for researchers involved in all aspects of the study of FCA, from theory to implementations and practical applications. Previous years’ conferences took place in Horní Bečva, Ostrava, Olomouc (all Czech Republic), Hammamet (Tunisia), Montpellier (France), Olomouc (Czech Republic), Sevilla (Spain), Nancy (France), Fuengirola (Spain), and La Rochelle (France). The eleventh conference was held in Košice, Slovakia, from October 7 to 10, 2014. The event was organized and hosted by the Institute of Computer Science at Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice.

We hereby cordially invite authors of CLA 2014 publications as well as other FCA researchers to contribute to this special issue of Discrete Applied Mathematics. Submissions should relate to the themes of the conference, including but not restricted to:

  • foundations
  • concept lattices and related structures
  • attribute implications and data dependencies
  • algorithms
  • visualization
  • data preprocessing
  • redundancy and dimensionality reduction
  • information retrieval
  • classification
  • clustering
  • association rules and other data dependencies
  • ontologies
  • applications

This is an open call; submissions of contributions not presented at CLA 2014 are also welcome. Contributions arising from papers given at the conference should be substantially extended, and should cite the conference paper where appropriate. All articles will be thoroughly refereed according to the high standards of Discrete Applied Mathematics.

The full papers must be submitted through the Elsevier Editorial System ( When submitting your paper, be sure to specify that the paper is a contribution for the Special Issue of CLA 2014, so that your paper will be assigned to the guest editors. Please see the Author Instructions on the site if you have not yet submitted a paper through this web-based system. Be sure to select the article type SI: CLA'14.

The deadline for submission is now February 14, 2016. Accepted papers will be published online individually, before print publication.

We are looking forward to receiving your contribution.

The Guest Editors,
Karell Bertet (
Sebastian Rudolph (