CLA 2008. Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Concept Lattices and Their Applications
The present volume contains regular papers from CLA 2008, the Sixth International Conference on Concept Lattices and Their Applications. CLA 2008 was held in Olomouc, Czech Republic, from October 21 to October 23, 2008, and was jointly organized by the Palack´y University, Olomouc, and the State University of New York at Binghamton. The areas of interest for CLA include various topics related to formal concept analysis, such as foundational aspects, concept lattices and related structures, data mining, attribute implications and data dependencies, algorithms, visualization, data preprocessing, redundancy and dimensionality reduction, information retrieval, classification, clustering, ontologies, and applications in various domains.
The conference received 29 initial submissions from which 19 were accepted as regular papers (acceptance rate for regular papers is 0.66). Contributions to CLA 2008 were refereed by at least two reviewers (2.88 reviews per paper on average) on the basis of their originality, quality, significance, and presentation. When one of the program chairs was involved in a paper, the reviewing process of this paper was managed independently by the other chair. The program of CLA 2008 consisted of presentations of regular papers and posters, and four invited talks, namely by Bernhard Ganter (TU Dresden, Germany), Petr H´ajek (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic), George Karypis (University of Minnesota, USA), and Dominik Slezak (Infobright Inc., Canada).