RST 2014


(associated event of RSKT 2014)

*** Abstract Deadline : 31 July 2014 ***

The ROUGH SET THEORY (RST) series of workshops is devoted
to the state-of-the-art and future prospects of rough sets
considered from a theoretical standpoint. ROUGH SETS were
introduced by Zdzisław Pawlak in the early eighties and developed
further as a mathematical method of knowledge representation and
processing/reasoning under uncertain data and incomplete information.
Nowadays, ROUGH SET THEORY is widely recognised to have a great
importance in several fields, such as granular computing, data mining
and approximate reasoning. This is witnessed by the increasing number
of papers concerned with not only applications, but also with
foundations of rough sets and their possible modifications
(hybridisations). Thus the FRONTIERS of ROUGH SET THEORY are
expanded today into many directions.
The leading topic of the fifth RST workshop is:


We would like to start discussion on possible interpretations and
mathematical representations of concept approximations. Thus the main
topic includes, e.g. modal logic interpretations, topological
representations, tripartition of a universe, positive and negative
preferences, and many others.

The fifth RST workshop is a part of the 9th International Conference
on Rough Sets and Knowledge Technology (RSKT 2014), which will be held
from October 24 to October 26, 2014 in Tongji University, Shanghai, China.

Potential authors are cordially invited to submit original,
unpublished papers covering the leading topic. Each paper should have
10–12 pages in the Springer-Verlag LNCS style, including figures,
tables and references. Springer-Verlag author instructions are
available at All accepted papers will
be published in the main conference proceedings. It is also expected
that one of the authors will present their paper at the workshop.
The authors are invited to submit their full papers via the RSKT 2014
electronic paper submission system. The URL for paper submission
system is:

As in the previous RST workshops, the program committee encourages
also submission of EXTENDED ABSTRACTS. The authors of abstracts are
asked to send their submissions to RST 2014 Chairs:

* Davide Ciucci (University of Milano-Bicocca, email:,
* Yanyong Guan (University of Jinan,
* Marcin Wolski (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, email:

The authors of accepted abstracts are supposed to give the full-length
talk at the workshop.

Important Dates:

* Full paper submission due: May 10, 2014
* Paper acceptance/rejection notification: June 20, 2014
* Camera ready submission and registration: July 6, 2014
* (Extended) Abstract submission due: June 30, 2014
* Acceptance/rejection notification: July 20, 2014