Formal Concept Analysis emerged in the 1980′s from attempts to restructure lattice theory in order to promote better communication between lattice theorists and potential users of lattice theory. Since its early years, Formal Concept Analysis has developed into a research field in its own right with a thriving theoretical community and a rapidly expanding range of applications in information and knowledge processing including visualization, data analysis (mining) and knowledge management.

The conference aims to bring together researchers and practitioners working on theoretical or applied aspects of Formal Concept Analysis within major related areas such as Mathematics and Computer and Information Sciences and their diverse applications to fields like Software Engineering, Linguistics, Life and Social Sciences, etc.

There will be a
special session entitled Practical Graph Applications in FCA, and an embedded workshop entitled Formal Concept Analysis and Applications

In addition, two workshops
Intl Workshop on Social Networks Analysis using Formal Concept Analysis (SNAFCA) and Intl Workshop on Formal Concept Analysis and Applications (FCA&A) will be co-located to ICFCA 2015.


The (non-exhaustive) list of topics of interest include:
  • FCA theory
  • Lattice Theory
  • Lattice Drawing
  • Philosophical Foundations
  • FCA and Logic
  • Conceptual Knowledge
  • Applications of hierarchical classification and data organization
  • Machine learning
  • Concept Graphs
  • Data Analysis
  • FCA and Data Mining
  • Association Rules and Pattern Mining
  • Analysis of Social Networks
  • Data Mining on Web 2.0 and the Semantic Web
  • Algorithms and Complexity Theory
  • FCA and Software Engineering
  • Biclustering and n-relational clustering
  • Other FCA applications