International Workshop on “Rough Sets, Fuzzy Sets and Soft Computing: Theory and Applications"

7-8, July 2009


Scope of Workshop:

Since its inception in early 80's, the rough set theory has attracted interest from global research community. Originally aimed at learning optimized rules from databases, the rough set theory turned out as useful in building classification and prediction models.

The rough set theory complements a number of other soft computing paradigms. It has been found useful when combined with fuzzy logic and probabilistic data analysis. The concept of lower and upper approximations that is central to the rough set theory has led towards enhancements of neural networks, genetic algorithms, clustering, support vector machines, regression models etc. Rough set research community spans the entire globe. The established and emerging research communities have embraced the rough set theory as an important part of soft computing. Main goal of this workshop is to help the Indian researchers/academicians and students to understand theory behind Rough Sets, Fuzzy Sets and Soft Computing.



·         Prin. Dr. A. D. Adsool (Hon. Vice-Chancellor, University of Pune)



·         Dr. Manik Jadhav (Registrar, University of Pune)

·         Dr. Pandit Vidyasagar (Director, BCUD, University of Pune)


International Advisory Committee:

·         Prof. T. Karmeshu, Department of Computer Science, JNU, India

·         Prof. Sarjerao Nimse, Hon. Vice Chancellor, SRTMU, Nanded, Maharashtra, India

·         Prof. Pawan Lingras, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

·         Prof. Dominik Slezak, Info Bright Inc., Toronto, Canada and Poland

·         Prof. Mihir Chakraborty, University of Calcutta, Kolkata

·         Prof. Vilas Kharat, Computer Science Department, University of Pune, Pune

·         Prof. Rajendra Akerkar, WNRI, Norway & TMRF, India

·         Dr. Manish R. Joshi, University of New Brunswick, Canada.


National Advisory Committee:

·         Prof. B. N. Waphare, Member, Management Council, UOP, Pune

·         Prof. S. I. Patil, Member, Management Council, UOP, Pune

·         Dr. V. Sunderarajan, CDAC, Pune

·         Dr. Sanjay Kadam, CDAC, Pune

·         Dr. Satish Kolhe, NMU,  Jalgaon

·         Mr. Achyut Roy, PUCSD

·         Mr. Nitin Patil, PUCSD

·         Mr. Damodar Kulkarni, PUCSD


Local Organizing Committee:


·         Nitin P.Patil, Convenor

·         Damodar Kulkarni

·         Achyut Roy

·         Dr. Subhash Kendre, Department of Mathematics, UOP


·         Satish Babar, PUCSD

·         Narayan Phadtare, PUCSD

·         Dr. Vinayak Joshi, Department of Mathematics, UOP

·         Rupesh Shewale, Sinhgad College of Engineering, Vadgaon (Bk), Pune




Resource Persons and speakers:                 

·        Prof. Pawan Lingras, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

·        Prof. Dominik Slezak, Info Bright Inc., Toronto, Canada and Poland  (Online session)

·        Prof. Ashok Deshpande, University of Pune.

·        Prof. Rajendra Akerkar, WNRI, Norway & TMRF, India

·        Prof. Sona Minz, JNU

·        Prof. Y.Y. Yao, from Regina Research (Online Session)

·        Prof. Sushmita Mitra, ISI,  Kolkatta.

·        Prof. Georg Peters, University of Applied Sciences - Muenchen, Munich, Germany.

Workshop Program

Selected Participant's List


About Us :

Department of Computer Science, University of Pune is one of the earliest CS Departments started in Indian Universities. Back in 1980, when computer science was little known and the word IT didn't exist, a one-year programme was started towards the B.Sc.(Applied) degree in Computer Science. The M.C.A. programme was launched in 1983, the M.Tech. Degree programme in 1985, and the one year B.Sc.(Applied) programme was upgraded to a two year M.Sc. in Computer Science in 1986.  The Pune University, Computer Science Department (PUCSD) is a teaching department that aims at providing quality education in Computer Science. As with any education institution, students give the department a dynamic character and an active culture towards Computer Science, guided by their faculty. Apart from teaching postgraduate level Computer Science, the faculty is also involved in research, consultancy and development programs. The support structure of the department provides all the required non-academic support to the students and the faculty. PUCSD takes care to ensure that the basic scientific principles of Computer Science are presented to the student and actively tries to point out the differences between the Computation as a science and software. Instead of becoming specialty providers for the IT industry or mass producers of vocationally trained personnel, our Department has chosen to take the road less travelled.  We continue to emphasize the pristine science   that lies under the diverse aspects of computing. There are several ways to present the canonical core of computing science.  Over the years we have developed a distinctive style and method that bridges the theory-practice divide while remaining grounded in the core. Technology changes rapidly, especially in the field of computing, whereas the science, if it changes at all, does so much more gradually. Those who are clear and thorough about the fundamentals can adapt to rapid changes in technology relatively easily. We want the education imparted to our students to be the basis of lifetime learning. We are committed to the free software and open source movements, as typified by Linux. We believe that reading and modifying open source code is an extremely good learning tool and an effective initiation into the culture of practical software development.

Goal of Workshop :

Until this year, rough set conferences and workshops used to be held in Canada, China, Japan, Poland, Sweden, and United States. This year, there will be two rough set events held in Australia and Italy. There is a growing interest in rough set theory across India. Indian researchers have participated in the rough set conferences across the world. A number of Indian conferences consider the rough set theory as an important topic. However, there has not been an exclusive rough set event in India, until this year. Hence an initiative is taken by International Rough Set Society (IRSS) to celebrate the year 2009 as the Rough Set Year in India - 2009 (RSYIndia-09). The workshop marks as the first activity of this international event. This workshop is joint endeavor of the Coordinators of Rough Set Year in India and Department of Computer Science University of Pune.


Registration Fees:

All the participants have to register before 27-June-2009. The registration fee is to be paid along with the registration form, a demand draft in favor of “The Registrar, University of Pune” payable at Pune. Please write your name and contact number on the back of demand draft. For registration form please click here. Participants are required to make their own traveling arrangements. Last date for Registration: 27 June 2009.






Student delegates

Rs. 750/- (per participant)

US$ 50

Academic delegates

Rs. 1000/- (per participant)

US$ 100

Industry delegates

Rs. 1500/- (per participant)

US$ 100


The complete registration form along with demand draft to be sent to “The Head, Department of Computer Science, University of Pune, Ganeshkhind, Pune”.

Please mention “International Workshop on Rough Sets” on the application.



Since the limited numbers of seats are made available in the University guest house, the accommodation will be reserved on the first come first served basis. As such, it is advised that the required registration fees DD be sent immediately.

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