Workshop "Applications and Tools of Formal Concept Analysis"

International Conference on Formal Concept Analysis June 25 - 28 Frankfurt, Germany
© Kevin Rupp | Frankfurt UAS

ICFCA 2019 is happy to announce a workshop on "Applications and Tools of Formal Concept Analysis".

This workshop seeks to bring together researchers that have developed tools for FCA or interesting applications based on different FCA algorithms. Its aim is to help the FCA community get an overview and to help researchers understand how to use the existing tools. Nowadays, although there are a number of implementations available, many researchers implement their own solutions instead of taking advantage of the existing ones. Reasons behind this are multiple: needing a new feature or a slight modification of an existing feature (for example a different input type), not fully understanding what the tool comprises of, the lack of documenation, etc. We hope that this workshop can bridge the gap between existing tools and possible users. Therefore, both categories would benefit from it: on one hand authors will get useful feedback for improving and further developing the tool, on the other hand the audience will get a better understanding of the tools and can easily start using the tools in their future research. The contributions to the workshop should concentrate on how to use the implemented features and it can be a form of user manual for the tool.

We invite researchers to submit a short paper of 2-4 pages describing the tool. Papers submitted to this special session must follow the author guidelines for ICFCA. Please send your submissions to the following e-mail address: All the accepted workshop papers will be published in the Supplementary Proceedings of the conference. We encourage all researchers that have developed such applications to submit a paper and present the tool at the workshop, even if the tool has already been described in a previous paper.

Accepted workshop papers must be presented at the conference, therefore at least one author per paper has to register timely.

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission: February 25th
  • Paper submission: March 1st
  • Notification of acceptance: March 16th
  • Camera ready copies due: April 10th


Tuesday 25.06.2019 09:30 – 13:00
09:30 - 09:35 Opening
09:35 - 09:45 DimDraw – A novel tool for drawing concept lattices. Dominik Dürrschnabel, Tom Hanika, and Gerd Stumme
09:50 - 10:00 FCA Tools Bundle. Diana Cristea, Christian Săcărea, Diana Șotropa
10:05-10:15 Biseau: An Answer Set Programming environment for high-level specification and graph visualization applied to FCA. Lucas Bourneuf
10:20-10:30 Triclustring Toolbox. Dmitrii Egurnov, Dimitrii Ignatov
10:35-10:45 Conexp-Clj – A Research Tool for FCA. Tom Hanika and Johannes Hirth
10:50-11:00 Temporal Concept Analysis with SIENA. Karl Erich Wolff
11:05-11:20 Break
11:20-11:30 Toscana goes 3D: Using VR to Explore Life Tracks. Christian Săcărea, Diana Șotropa, Raul-Robert Zavaczki
11:35-11:45 ConceptCloud 2.0 Visualisation and exploration of geolocation-rich semi-structured data sets. Tiaan du Toit, Joshua Berndt, Katarina Britz, Bernd Fischer
11:50-12:00 Linkex: A Tool for Link Key Discovery Based on Pattern Structures. Nacira Abbas, Jérôme David, Amedeo Napoli
12:05-12:15 RCAexplore, a FCA based tool to explore relational data. Xavier Dolques, Agnès Braud, Marianne Huchard, Florence Le Ber
12:20-12:30 Granada: Relational database navigation and Scaling. Jens Kötters and Peter W. Eklund
12:35-12:45 CLEF, a Java library to extract logical relationships from multivalued contexts. Jessie Carbonnel
12:50-13:00 Discussion