International Joint Conference
on Rough Sets 2024
IJCRS 2024

Friday, May 17th - Monday, May 20th, 2024
Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Call For Papers Conference Schedule

About The Event

Rough Sets were introduced by Zdzisław Pawlak in the early '80s and developed further as a method of knowledge representation and processing based on uncertain data and incomplete information. Nowadays, Rough Set theory is widely recognized to have great importance in several fields, including artificial intelligence, mathematics, knowledge representation and machine learning, as evidenced by the increasing number of works concerned with its applications and theoretical foundations.

The 2024 International Joint Conference on Rough Sets (IJCRS 2024) will take place in Halifax (Canada) from May 17 to May 20, 2024, and will be hosted by the MSc in Computing and Data Analytics (MCDA) program at Saint Mary's University, Halifax. IJCRS is the principal international conference sponsored by the International Rough Set Society (IRSS).

The IJCRS conference aims to be the main location for disseminating novel foundational results and practical applications, enabling the discussion of problems and exchange of ideas, as well as bringing together academic and industrial perspectives, centred around rough sets and related disciplines (such as granular computing, three-way decisions and fuzzy sets).

Our goal is to invite you to IJCRS 2024 and enjoy the beautiful maritime city of Halifax in May!

Best regards,
Pawan Lingras, Dominik Ślęzak, JingTao Yao
Conference Chairs of IJCRS 2024


Saint Mary's University, Halifax


May 17th - May 20th 2024
Friday - Monday

Main Topics

We invite submissions of original and previously unpublished research on rough set theory, including but not limited to the following topics:

Core Rough Set Models And Methods:

  • Covering/Neighborhood-based rough set models
  • Decision-theoretic rough set models
  • Dominance-based rough set models
  • Game-theoretic rough set models
  • Logic in rough set models
  • Partial rough set models
  • Rough-Bayesian models
  • Rough clustering
  • Rough computing
  • Rough mereology
  • Rough-set-based feature selection
  • Rule-based systems
  • Variable precision rough set models

  • Related Methods And Hybridization:

  • Anomaly, outlier, and novelty detection
  • Decision support systems
  • Dempster-Shafer theory
  • Formal concept analysis
  • Fuzzy sets
  • Fuzzy rough sets and rough fuzzy sets
  • Granular computing
  • Intelligent agent models
  • Interval computations
  • Nature-inspired computation models
  • Petri nets
  • Rough sets in data science, artificial intelligence, and machine learning
  • Three-way decision
  • Three-way data analytics
  • Topology and matroids
  • Uncertain and approximate reasoning
  • Uncertainty theory

  • Areas Of Applications:

  • Astronomy and atmospheric sciences
  • Big data analytics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Business intelligence and business data analytics
  • Computer vision and image processing
  • Cybernetics and robotics
  • Financial markets
  • Interactive computing
  • Knowledge discovery
  • Knowledge engineering and representation
  • Medicine and health
  • Natural language processing
  • Retail and E-commerce
  • Risk monitoring
  • Semantic web
  • Smart cities
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation
  • Web mining and text mining
  • Further information on the Conference Program will be available after the paper reviews are completed.


    Submission Guidelines:

    Proceedings approval is pending.

    Manuscripts are to be submitted in similar formats to previous proceedings at the following link . Further details are under preparation and will be announced when available.

    Registration Fees:


    Important Dates

    Main Track and Special Sessions

    Deadline for proposal submission for special sessions, workshops and tutorials

    January 10, 2024

    Notification of acceptance for special sessions, workshops and tutorials

    January 24, 2024

    Deadline for paper submission

    February 10, 2024

    Notification of acceptance for paper

    April 10, 2024

    Deadline for camera-ready version of accepted paper

    May 3, 2024

    Event Speakers



    We cordially invite you to submit the special session and workshop proposals. Proposals can be submitted by email. Special sessions are supposed to combine rough set methods with other approaches, while workshops can be devoted to the topics that are totally unrelated to rough sets but remain within a general scope of artificial intelligence, data mining and uncertainty modeling, from the perspectives of both theory and applications.

    Special sessions will be scheduled on May 18-20, 2024, while workshops can be scheduled on May 17-20, 2024.


    We cordially invite you to submit the tutorial proposals by email. Any topics related to the theory and applications of artificial intelligence, data mining and uncertainty modeling are relevant. They do not need to be related to rough sets.

    We will also organize a stream of lectures related to the theory and applications of rough set methods. This stream will be called Rough Set School. It will be designed to provide graduate students and industry practitioners with basic understanding of what the rough sets are and how rough set methods can be utilized.

    Both Rough Set School lectures and general tutorials will be held on May 17, 2024.

    Data Mining Competition






    Conference Venue

    The conference will be hosted at Saint Mary's University, Halifax, NS, Canada.

    Nestled in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast, Saint Mary’s University is marked by iconic buildings, green spaces and fresh ocean air. The campus is based in Mi’kma’ki , the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq. Over the last decade Halifax has emerged as one of the most desirable summer and autumn tourist destinations, see

    How to Get to Halifax

    • Halifax has one international airport, the award-winning Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport, located just 30mins from the downtown core.
    • Halifax Stanfield is the Atlantic Canadian hub for all domestic, regional and international services.
    • HALIFAX AIRPORT SHUTTLE: Halifax Transit has Regional Express 320 public transit service between Halifax Stanfield and Downtown Halifax. Passenger baggage is allowed on the Regional Express 320.

    Saint Mary's University, Halifax

    Whether you’re a local looking for staycation ideas, or visiting from further away, we invite you to discover the heart & soul of Halifax.

    Click here to discover more about Halifax.


    Here are some nearby hotels, there are many others.

    Hotel 1

    The Westin

    0.4 Mile from the Venue

    Hotel 2

    DoubleTree by Hilton

    0.5 Mile from the Venue

    Hotel 3

    Four Points by Sheraton

    0.6 Mile from the Venue


    IJCRS 2024 Committees

    General Conference Chairs

  • Pawan Lingras (Saint Mary’s University, Canada)
  • Dominik Ślęzak (University of Warsaw & QED Software & DeepSeas, Poland / USA)
  • JingTao Yao (University of Regina, Canada)

  • Program Committee Chairs

  • Mengjun Hu (Saint Mary’s University, Canada)
  • Chris Cornelis (Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Yan Zhang (California State University San Bernardino, USA)

  • Local Organization Chair

  • Raavee Kadam (Saint Mary’s University, Canada)

  • Honorary Chairs

  • James Peters (University of Manitoba, Canada)
  • Andrzej Skowron (Systems Research Institute of Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
  • Yiyu Yao (University of Regina, Canada)

  • Steering Committee Chairs

  • Witold Pedrycz (University of Alberta, Canada)
  • Roman Słowiński (Poznań University of Technology, Poland)
  • Guoyin Wang (Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China)

  • Data Mining Competition Chair

  • Andrzej Janusz (University of Warsaw, Poland)

  • Rough Set School and Tutorial Chair

  • Piotr Artiemjew (University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland)

  • Special Session and Workshop Chair

  • Eloisa Ramirez Poussa (Universidad de Cádiz, Spain)

  • Administrative Support

  • Neelam Pal (Saint Mary’s University, Canada)

  • Webmaster

  • Vrushali Prajapati (Saint Mary’s University, Canada)

  • F.A.Q


    Registration details coming soon.

    How to Contact the Organizers

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    The phone is available for emergency

    Mailing address

    IJCRS'2024 Organizing Committee
    Suite S126, Science Building
    Saint Mary's University
    Halifax, NS, B3H3C3, Canada

    Phone Number




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