ISMIS 2017, June 26-29, Warsaw, Poland

Special Session on Granular and Soft Clustering for Data Science

A Special Session co-located with the 23rd Int. Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems (ISMIS 2017) - Warsaw, Poland, June 26-29, 2017


Data is considered as the new oil for virtually any company around the word. Hence, data science has established itself as a multi-disciplinary field that holistically addresses challenges in managing data. It subsumes, e.g., database sys¬tems as well as data analytics. Within data analytics, unsupervised approaches, in particular, clustering, play a crucial role to discover new insights in the data and turn them into information. Most real-life applications are characterized by overlapping data structures. These can be addressed by soft computing approaches such as fuzzy, rough or granular clustering. The objective of the session is to study the state of the art of soft clustering in data science.

In order to address these new research challenges concerning both the analysis of Big Data and mining data streams, respectively, we organize a special session – BDASD - co-located with the ISMIS conference. We aim to gather researchers from all over the world coming from different communities being interested in the aforementioned issues, as well as to present algorithmic foundations and application aspects of analyzing these new types of data.

Topics of interest

The special session invites researchers and scientists to submit their high-quality, original works in granular and soft clustering for data science. The topics include, but not limited to:

  • Fuzzy clustering, rough clustering, granular clustering
  • Hybrid clustering and meta clustering
  • Dynamic clustering
  • Data stream clustering
  • Applications of clustering

Paper submission

Authors are invited to submit their manuscripts (maximum 10 pages) electronically in Springer’s LNCS/LNAI style. Any necessary information concerning typesetting can be obtained directly from Springer’s webpage. All submissions will be subject to review by the ISMIS 2017 program committee in consultation with the special session organizers.

Paper should be submitted in PDF format via ISMIS 2017 Online Submission System (please see


The accepted papers will be published in ISMIS 2017 proceedings in Springer’s LNAI series.

Important Dates

Special Session Chairs

Pawan Lingras, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada
Georg Peters, Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany and Australian Catholic University
Richard Weber, University of Chile Santiago, Chile