Published 23.11.2023

Call For Papers International Joint Conference on Rough Sets (IJCRS 2024)



Location: Halifax, Canada (hybrid)

Date: May 17-20, 2024


Organized by the International Rough Set Society and the MSc program in Computing and Data Analytics (MCDA) at Saint Mary’s University



We invite submissions of original and previously unpublished research on rough set theory, including but not limited to the following topics:


Core Rough Set Models And Methods:

– Covering/Neighborhood-based rough set models
– Decision-theoretic rough set models
– Dominance-based rough set models
– Game-theoretic rough set models
– Logic in rough set models
– Partial rough set models
– Rough-Bayesian models
– Rough clustering
– Rough computing
– Rough mereology
– Rough-set-based feature selection
– Rule-based systems
– Variable precision rough set models

Related Methods And Hybridization:

– Anomaly, outlier, and novelty detection
– Decision support systems
– Dempster-Shafer theory
– Formal concept analysis
– Fuzzy sets
– Fuzzy rough sets and rough fuzzy sets

– Granular computing
– Intelligent agent models
– Interval computations
– Nature-inspired computation models
– Petri nets
– Rough sets in data science, artificial intelligence, and machine learning
– Three-way decision
– Three-way data analytics
– Topology and matroids
– Uncertain and approximate reasoning
– Uncertainty theory


• Areas Of Applications:


– Astronomy and atmospheric sciences
– Big data analytics
– Bioinformatics
– Business intelligence and business data analytics
– Computer vision and image processing
– Cybernetics and robotics
– Financial markets
– Interactive computing
– Knowledge discovery
– Knowledge engineering and representation
– Medicine and health
– Natural language processing
– Retail and E-commerce
– Risk monitoring
– Semantic web
– Smart cities
– Telecommunications
– Transportation
– Web mining and text mining




• Duoqian Miao (Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tongji University, China)
• Shusaku Tsumoto (Department of Medical Informatics, Shimane University, Japan)
• Wojciech Ziarko (Department of Computer Science, University of Regina, Canada)



• Ryszard Janicki (Department of Computing and Software, McMaster University, Canada)
• Jesus Medina (Department of Mathematics, Universidad de Cadiz, Spain)
• Jaroslaw Was (Department of Applied Computer Science, AGH University of Krakow, Poland)



Special Sessions
• General Rough Set Perspectives on the Foundations of AI and Machine Learning (Call for Papers)
• Formal Concept Analysis, General Operators and Related Topics (Call for Papers)


• Uncertainty, Three-way Decision, and Explainable Artificial Intelligence (Call for Papers)
• Applications of Deep Learning and Soft Computing (Call for Papers)



Check details at the conference website:




Sponsored by Springer, we present the following two awards to recognize top-quality full-length papers
accepted by IJCRS2024:

• Best Paper Award
There will be one awarded paper. The author(s) will receive 500 EUR sponsored by Springer. All
accepted full-length papers will be eligible for this award.

• Best Student Paper Award
There will be one awarded paper. The author(s) will receive 500 EUR sponsored by Springer. To be
eligible for this award, (1) the submission must be accepted as a full-length paper; (2) the first author
must be a registered student when IJCRS2024 is held; (3) the first author must present the paper at
the conference; (4) the author(s) must answer “Yes” to a mandatory question “Is this submission to
be considered for the Best Student Paper Award?” when submitting the paper on EasyChair. The
first author of the awarded paper will be asked to provide proof document(s) for studentship.



The submission link is:

We accept two types of submissions:
• Extended abstracts will be published in the online pdf book of abstracts.
• Full-length papers (12-15 pages) will be published in the LNCS/LNAI Springer post-proceedings.


Both types will be treated equally when designing the conference program of oral presentations.


Further details on extended abstracts:

Extended abstracts should include 1-4 pages and may describe work-in-progress as well as research
that has been published elsewhere during the past year. Extended abstracts will not be included in the
post-proceedings. They will be published as a digital book of abstracts on the conference website. Extended
abstracts must be presented at the conference to be included in the book.

Extended abstracts should be prepared following the same format as full-length papers, using either
the Latex or the Word templates from Springer, which can be found on the Springer authors’ page. LaTex
templates are available in Overleaf.

The author(s) should select “Extended Abstracts” at EasyChair using the above link. On the submission
page, the author(s) will be asked to select a specific track where they want to present their extended
abstract. The available tracks include the main track, special sessions, and workshops.


Further details on full-length papers:


Full-length papers (12-15 pages) will be published in the LNCS/LNAI Springer post-proceedings. Papers
with more than 15 pages can be accepted. Papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted
to another journal or conference. Each submitted paper will be reviewed by at least three independent and
anonymous reviewers. All accepted papers must be presented at the conference, and will be published in
the conference post-proceedings, both in print and digitally. Accepted papers will be shared for exclusive
use of the conference participants during the conference.

Full-length papers are to be submitted at EasyChair using the above link. The author(s) must identify
one track for their submissions. The available tracks include “Main Track (Full-Length Papers)”, workshop
tracks, and special session tracks.

All submissions must follow Springer’s Instructions for Proceedings Authors and use either the Latex
or the Word templates, which can be found on the Springer authors’ page. LaTex templates are available
in Overleaf. All submitted works should follow Springer’s Code of Conduct.


For authors who are interested in publishing open-access papers, please refer to Springer’s webpage for
prices and additional information.

Previous IJCRS proceedings can be found at the following link


Special Issues on Rough Sets:


Authors of full-length papers and extended abstracts are encouraged to submit extended versions of
their works to the following special issues on rough sets:


Rough Sets and Insightful Reasoning, Information Sciences.
(Submission deadline: June 30, 2024 or any later date posted at the special issue link)


Four Decades of Rough Set Theory: Achievements and Future, Applied Soft Computing.
(Submission deadline: June 30, 2024 or any later date posted at the special issue link)


IJCRS 2024 is a perfect place to practice the material and gather feedback for everyone who intends
to submit an article to one of these special issues. Their guest editors will invite the IJCRS 2024 PC
members to review submissions associated with papers and abstracts presented at the conference. This
way, the authors of such extensions will receive both faster and more knowledgeable reviews.




All fees are in Canadian dollars and include taxes and processing fees (a manuscript is defined as an
accepted full paper or an accepted extended abstract):

• Regular full registration fee is $700 CAD and is mandatory for every author of a manuscript. An
author may have at most two manuscripts. The second manuscript will require an additional registration
fee of $200 CAD.

• Student full registration fee is $500 CAD. A student registration cannot be associated with a

• Online audience participation is free.

Fees are refundable on or before May 3, 2024. An administration fee of $100 CAD will be charged per
manuscript. No refund will be issued after May 3, 2024.



• Deadline for proposal submission for special sessions, workshops, and tutorials: January 10, 2024
• Notification of acceptance for special sessions, workshops, and tutorials: January 24, 2024
• Deadline for paper submission: March 10, 2024
• Notification of acceptance for paper: April 10, 2024
• Deadline for camera-ready version of accepted paper: May 3, 2024
• Deadline for registrations: May 3, 2024



Conference Chairs:
• Pawan Lingras (Saint Mary’s University, Canada)
• Dominik Ślęzak (University of Warsaw, Poland)
• JingTao Yao (University of Regina, Canada)

Program Committee Chairs:
• Mengjun Hu (Saint Mary’s University, Canada)
• Chris Cornelis (Ghent University, Belgium)
• Yan Zhang (California State University San Bernardino, USA)

Local Organizing Chair:
• Raavee Kadam (Saint Mary’s University, Canada)


Honorary Chairs:
• James Peters (University of Manitoba, Canada)
• Andrzej Skowron (Systems Research Institute of Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
• Yiyu Yao (University of Regina, Canada)

Steering Committee Chairs:
• Witold Pedrycz (University of Alberta, Canada)
• Roman Słowiński (Poznań University of Technology, Poland)
• Guoyin Wang (Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China)

Data Mining Competition Chair:
• Yasushi Akiyama (Saint Mary’s University, Canada)
• Andrzej Janusz (University of Warsaw, Poland)

Rough Set School and Tutorial Chair:
• Piotr Artiemjew (University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland)
• Zaineb Chelly Dagdia (Université Paris-Saclay, UVSQ, DAVID, France)

Special Session and Workshop Chair:
• Eloisa Ramirez Poussa (Universidad de Cádiz, Spain)

• Hong Yu (Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China)


Publicity Chairs:
• A Mani (Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India)
• Stefania Boffa (University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy)

Publication Chair:
• Xiaodong Yue (Shanghai University, China)

Administrative Support:
• Neelam Pal (Saint Mary’s University, Canada)

• Vrushali Prajapati (Saint Mary’s University, Canada)