14th International Conference on Formal Concept Analysis - Supplementary Proceedings
This volume is the supplementary volume of the 14th International Conference on Formal Concept Analysis (ICFCA 2017), held from June 13th to 16th 2017, at IRISA, Rennes. The ICFCA conference series is one of the major venues for researches from the field of Formal Concept Analysis and related areas to present and discuss their recent work with colleagues from all over the world. Since it has been started in 2003 in Darmstadt, the ICFCA conference series had been held in Europe, Australia, America, and Africa.
The field of Formal Concept Analysis (FCA) originated in the 1980s in Darmstadt as a subfield of mathematical order theory, with prior developments in other research groups. Its original motivation was to consider complete lattices as lattices of concepts, drawing motivation from philosophy and mathematics alike. FCA has since then devel- oped into a wide research area with applications much beyond its original motivation, for example in logic, data mining, learning, and psychology.
The FCA community is mourning the passing of Rudolf Wille on January 22nd 2017 in Bickenbach, Germany. As one of the leading researchers throughout the history of FCA, he was responsible for inventing and shaping many of the fundamental notions of this area. Indeed, the publication of his article ”Restructuring Lattice Theory: An Approach Based on Hierarchies of Concepts” is seen by many as the starting point of Formal Concept Analysis as an independent direction of research. He was head of the FCA research group in Darmstadt from 1983 until his retirement in 2003, and remained an active researcher and contributor thereafter. In 2003, he was among the founding members of the ICFCA conference series.
For this supplementary volume, 13 papers were chosen to be published: four papers judged mature enough to be discussed at the conference and nine papers presented in the demonstration and poster sssion.