RSCTC 2008


The Sixth International Conference on

Rough Sets and Current Trends in Computing

Akron , Ohio, USA

October 23 - 25, 2008



Aim and Scope:

The aim of RSCTC 2008 is to provide researchers and practitioners a forum to share innovative theories, methodologies, and applications between rough sets and such areas as computational intelligence, knowledge discovery from databases and data mining, intelligent information systems, web mining, synthesis and analysis of complex objects and non-conventional models of computation. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:


Rough set theory and applications

Fuzzy set theory and applications

Fuzzy-rough, rough-fuzzy and beyond

Knowledge discovery in databases

Data mining

Machine learning

Approximate and uncertain reasoning


Case-based reasoning

Computational intelligence

Computing with words

Decision support systems

Evolutionary computing

Granular computing

Hybrid and integrated intelligent systems

Intelligent information systems

Multi-agent systems

Multi-criteria decision support

Neural networks

Non-classical logic

Pattern recognition and image processing

Petri nets and concurrency

Soft computing

Spatial reasoning

Statistical inference

Web intelligence


Paper Submission:

Both research and application papers are solicited. All submitted papers will be reviewed on the basis of technical quality, relevance, significance, and clarity. Each paper should have no more than ten (10) pages in the Springer-Verlag LNCS style, including figures, tables and references. Springer-Verlag author instructions are available at: Please submit by May 12, 2008 via our electronic paper submission system in PDF format.The paper submission system for RSCTC 2008 will be opened fromFebruary 1, 2008 at


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings by Springer-Verlag in the
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series, which is published, in parallel to the printed books, in full-text electronic form via

Springer LNCS/LNAI


A selected number of accepted papers will be expanded and revised for special issues in journals:

-Transactions on Rough Sets and

-International Journal of Intelligent Systems.



Session Proposal:

Session proposals will be welcome. One session should be composed of 5-6 papers. All papers in the proposed sessions will be reviewed in the same way as normal papers.

Important Dates:

Paper submission site open: February 1, 2008

Full paper submission due: May 12, 2008

Acceptance notices: July 1, 2008

Camera-ready papers due: July 20, 2008

Conference: October 23-25, 2008


Registration Fees:



Early registration

(by July 20 2008)

Normal registration

(after July 20, 2008)















The regular registration fee includes participation in all sessions, refreshment breaks, conference proceedings, one ticket for the welcome reception and one ticket for the conference banquet. The student registration fee includes participation in all sessions, refreshment breaks, conference proceedings and one ticket for the welcome reception. The student registration fee applies to students who can providean official letter or other formal documentation confirming current full-time student status at registration desk. Each presentation needs one registration. A participant who presents n papers should pay a regular/student registration fee and (n-1) additional presentation fees. All registration fees should be paid in US Dollars.


Honorary Chair:

Lotfi A. Zadeh ( University of California, Berkeley, USA)

General Chair:

Chien -Chung Chan (University of Akron, USA)

Program Committee Chairs:

Jerzy W. Grzymala-Busse (University of Kansas, USA)

Wojciech Ziarko (University of Regina, Canada)

Steering Committee:

Ganpiero Cataneo ( Italy )

Juan-Carlos Cubero ( Spain )

Masahiro Inuiguchi ( Japan )

Tsau Young Lin (USA )

James F. Peters (Canada )

Lech Polkowski ( Poland )

Andrzej Skowron ( Poland )

Roman Slowinski ( Poland )

Shusaku Tsumoto ( Japan )

Guoyin Wang (PR China)

Yiyu Yao (Canada )

Publicity Chairs:

Jianchao (Jack) Han (USA )

Guilong Liu (China )

Marcin Szczuka ( Poland )

JingTao Yao (Canada)

Local Organizing Committee Chairs:

Kathy Liszka (University of Akron, USA)

Timothy W. O'Neil ( University of Akron , USA )

Finance Chair:

Wolfgang Pelz ( University of Akron , USA )


Program Committee:

Aijun An (Canada)

Mohua Banerjee (India)

Jan Bazan (Poland)

Malcolm Beynon (UK)

Nicholas Cercone (Canada)

Mihir K. Chakraborty (India)

Davide Ciucci (Italy)

Chris Cornelis (Belgium)

Martine De Cock (Belgium)

Jitender Deogun (USA)

Didier Dubois (France)

Ivo Duentsch (Canada)

M.-C. Fernandez-Baizan (Spain)

Anna Gomolinska (Poland)

Salvatore Greco (Italy)

Jianchao Han (USA)

Aboul E. Hassanien (Kuwait)

Shoji Hirano (Japan)

Tzung -Pei Hong (Taiwan)

Xiaohua (Tony) Hu (USA)

Ryszard Janicki (Canada)

Jouni Jarvinen (Finland)

Janusz Kacprzyk (Poland)

Halina Kwasnicka (Poland)

Jacek Koronacki (Poland)

Bozena Kostek (Poland)

Vladik Kreinovich (USA)

Marzena Kryszkiewicz (Poland)

Yasuo Kudo (Japan)

Tianrui Li (China)

Yuefeng Li (Australia)

Churn-Jung Liau (Taiwan)

Pawan Lingras (Canada)

Jan Maluszynski (Sweden)

Victor Marek (USA)

Benedetto Matarazzo (Italy)

Lawrence Mazlack (USA)

Ernestina Menasalvas-Ruiz (Spain)

Duoqian Miao (China)

Wojtek Michalowski (Canada)

Sushmita Mitra (India, Kolkata)

Sadaaki Miyamoto (Japan)

Mikhail Moshkov (Poland)

Tetsuya Murai (Japan)

Michinori Nakata (Japan)

Hung Son Nguyen (Poland)

Sankar K. Pal (India)

Witold Pedrycz (Canada )

Georg Peters (Germany)

Vijay Raghavan (USA)

Sheela Ramanna (Canada)

Zbigniew Ras (USA)

Leszek Rutkowski (Poland)

Henryk Rybinski (Poland)

Hiroshi Sakai (Japan)

Arul Siromoney (India)

Wladyslaw Skarbek (Poland)

Dominik Slezak (Canada)

Jerzy Stefanowski (Poland)

Jaroslaw Stepaniuk (Poland)

Piotr Synak (Poland)

Andrzej Szalas (Poland)

Marcin Szczuka (Poland)

Zbigniew Suraj (Poland)

Soe Than (USA)

Li-Shiang Tsay (USA)

I. Burhan Turksen (Canada, Turkey)

Gwo-Hshiung Tzeng (Taiwan)

Julio V. Valdes (Canada)

Alicja Wakulicz-Deja (Poland)

Hui Wang (UK)

Anita Wasilewska (USA)

Junzo Watada (Japan)

Arkadiusz Wojna (Poland)

Jing Tao Yao (Canada)

Huanglin Zeng (China)

Justin Zhan (USA)

Bo Zhang (China)

Wen-Xiu Zhang (China)

Ning Zhong (Japan)

Constantin Zopounidis (Greece)