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Conf/CfP - 12th International Conference on Flexible Query Answering Systems, UK


January 25, 2017


Event Date:

June 21, 2017 - June 23, 2017

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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, big data, information filtering, knowledge representation, 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. Thus, the works related to the concepts of big data, data streams querying etc. are very welcome 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 research areas.

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 Authors are invited to submit original previously unpublished research papers written in English, of up to 12 pages, strictly following the LNCS/LNAI format guidelines.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. At least one author of each published paper must register for the conference and present the paper at the conference.

Topics of Interest

We invite submission of original research contributions, and proposals for invited sessions, panels, and tutorials. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following in the context of intelligent information access and/or flexible query answering systems:

  • Flexible question answering systems
  • Context-awareness in query interpretation
  • Multimodal, Spoken and Multimedia query answering
  • Mobile information access systems
  • Ambient information access systems
  • Semantic Web
  • Data Science and big data
  • Knowledge Discovery
  • Multimedia information Management
  • Business Analytics
  • Information Retrieval, Extraction and Fusion
  • Text and data mining
  • Knowledge representation
  • Ontologies
  • Ontology based query answering
  • Database management
  • Cross language querying and retrieval
  • Semantic query expansion
  • Domain and User Context Modelling
  • Privacy preserving Querying Answering
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • User interfaces and data visualization
  • Search engines
  • Summarization of search results
  • Social Media
  • Cloud Computing and Cloud Information Access
  • Collaborative information management
  • Approximate reasoning models
  • Soft Computing
  • Fuzzy sets, Logic and Probabilistic models
  • Imperfection/uncertainty management
  • Belief/trust management
  • Description Logics
  • Knowledge fusion from multilingual sources
  • Multilingual text categorization
  • Multilingual information extraction
  • Multilingual QA systems

Important Dates

Paper Submission - Jan. 25, 2017

Notification - Mar. 1, 2017

Final Paper Due - Apr. 1, 2017

Conference Date - Jun. 21-23, 2017

How To Apply?

To apply for the conference You have to register in the original web site.


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