Title: From Information Systems to Interactive Information Systems
In the lecture we recall the main ideas of Professor Zdzisław Pawlak related to information systems and their consequences for reasoning about imperfect data and knowledge. In modern applications information systems are often interactive. They are interacting with their physical environments and they are used to initiate relevant interactions in these environments and to record properties of the interactions. The gathered data are used to learn interaction rules used to steering of interactions. Some important consequences of this view for development of an interactive granular computing model will be discussed.
Andrzej Skowron, ECCA and IRSS Fellow, received the Ph. D. and D. Sci. (habilitation) from University of Warsaw in Poland. In 1991 he received the Scientific Title of Professor. He is Full Professor in the Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Mechanics at University of Warsaw and in Systems Research Institute of Polish Academy of Sciences. Andrzej Skowron is the (co)author of more than 400 scientific publications and editor of many books. His areas of expertise include reasoning with incomplete information, approximate reasoning, soft computing methods and applications, rough sets, rough mereology, granular computing, intelligent systems, knowledge discovery and data mining, decision support systems, adaptive and autonomous systems, perception based computing, and interactive computational systems. He was the supervisor of more than 20 PhD Theses. In the period 1995-2009 he was the Editor-in-Chief of Fundamenta Informaticae journal. He is on Editorial Boards of many international journals. Andrzej Skowron was the President of the International Rough Set Society from 1996 to 2000. He has delivered numerous invited talks at international conferences including a plenary talk at the 16th IFIP World Computer Congress (Beijing, 2000). He was serving as (co-)program chair, advisory board member, and PC member of more than 200 international conferences. He was involved in numerous research and commercial projects including dialog-based search engine (Nutech), fraud detection for Bank of America (Nutech), logistic project for General Motors (Nutech), algorithmic trading (Adgam), control of UAV (Linköping University), and medical decision support (Polish-American Pediatric Clinic in Cracow). Andrzej Skowron was on the ICI Thomson Reuters list of the mostly cited researchers in Computer Science (globally) in 2012.