The next, 17th ICAISC will take place in Zakopane in June 10-14, 2018,

Committee on Informatics of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Special session devoted to the 70 th anniversary of Prof. Janusz Kacprzyk

The special session will be dedicated to some issues, which Professor Janusz Kacprzyk has pioneered in the world literature by being a co-author of a wide array of novel natural language and variable granularity based tools and techniques, and implemented products for solving many tasks related to an intelligent use and understanding of data. It has started with a new linguistic quantifier based database querying model published both in many top scientific journals, and also in a special article in China Computerworld in 1996, with the highest circulation ever of any fuzzy logic and computational intelligence approach. The second topic, those of linguistic data summaries, concerns new approaches to the summarization of large sets of (numeric) data by short sentences in natural language, with the most relevant papers including early ones written with the founder of the linguistic summaries, Professor Ronald R. Yager, and some new solutions, mostly written with Professor Sławomir Zadrożny, on a protoform analysis of linguistic summaries, interactive approaches to the generation of linguistic summaries, linguistic summaries of time series data, bipolar linguistic summaries, use of NLG (natural language generation) for mining linguistic summaries, applications in innovation analyses related analytics, etc. These works have been published in top journals and also implemented in real applications in retail and finance. Professor’s Kacprzyk pioneering works have inspired many individual researchers and even groups all over the world.

List of topics

Papers must present original work or review the state-of-the-art in the following non-exhaustive list of topics:

  • Data analysis/mining for static, dynamic, stream, etc. data
  • Representation of and dealing with uncertainty, imprecision, vagueness, etc.
  • Granular computing
  • Database modeling and querying
  • Information retrieval
  • Linguistic summarization and simplification
  • Natural language technologies
  • Modern visualization and verbalization
  • Mining frequent and regular patterns
  • Linguistic summaries of time series and stream data
  • Applications in business intelligence
  • Applications in semantic technologies
All the submissions will be peer-reviewed with the same criteria used for other contributed papers.


Witold Pedrycz – University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada and Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
Rudolf Kruse – Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany
Leszek Rutkowski- Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland
Jacek Żurada- University of Louisville, USA
Ronald R. Yager – Hagan School of Business, Iona Collge, New Rochelle, NY, USA
Sławomir Zadrożny – Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland