Nowadays, one of the most crucial challenges raised by modern Database Management Systems, and by Information Systems in general, concerns the ability to make their huge, often heterogeneous and imperfect data volumes better accessible for a human being. Soft computing and fuzzy set theory have been important tools in many research works that aim to deal with the intrinsic complexity of querying and information handling as required by current information systems. The aim of this special session is to collect and present recent scientific advances in soft computing and fuzzy set theory applied to flexible querying. Moreover, the session should offer opportunities to exchange ideas, to discuss theoretical and experimental results, and to identify new promising directions of research and unsolved problems in this area.
We invite contributions that focus on the application of:
to the development techniques within the following, non-exhaustive, list of fields:
Nicolás Marín, Juan Miguel Medina, Olga Pons