Last update: 15/10/2016

Commemorating Professor Zdzislaw Pawlak (the founder of rough sets, 1926-2006)

This is the year of the 90th anniversary of the birth and the 10th anniversary of the death of Professor Zdzislaw Pawlak – a Polish mathematician and computer scientist known for his contribution to many branches of theory and applications, a full member of Polish Academy of Sciences, a recipient of Order of Polonia Restituta and many prestigious awards in Poland and abroad. The scientific work of Professor Pawlak is probably most recognized from the perspective of rough set theory that he founded in the early 80’s. However, it is important to emphasize also some of his other achievements, e.g., designing the first Polish computer (GAM-1, 1950), introducing a new approach to random number generation (1953, the first international publication of a scientist from Poland in the area of computer science), introducing a positional numeral system with base -2, introducing a generalized class of reverse Polish notation languages, proposing a new formal model of digital machine, creating the first mathematical model of DNA (1965), or proposing a new, very-well received mathematical model of conflict analysis.

This anniversary will be the leading theme of IJCRS 2016. We plan Special Memorial Session summarizing Professor Pawlak’s scientific journey and discussing connections between rough sets and other areas of computer science and mathematics. We refer to TUTORIALS, WORKSHOPS & SPECIAL SESSIONS section at the conference homepage for information how to contribute to Special Memorial Session. We also refer to REGISTRATION section for information how to register a presentation at this session.

Achievements of Professor Pawlak will be also referred during other talks, by those of keynotes and IRSS fellow speakers who knew him in person. All these activities will form intercontinental forum aimed at commemorating Professor Pawlak, together with the analogous sessions held in Poland at the Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (FedCSIS 2016, Gdansk, September 11-14).