The IFCS 2019 conference theme is ‘Data Analysis and Rationality in a Complex World’. The conference opening will take place on August 26 late afternoon and pre-conference workshops will be held in the morning. The conference sessions will start on August 27 in the morning, and will close on August 29 with a full day conference program. The conference will include a President’s invited session and a Presidential address, invited presentations, invited and contributed sessions.


* The Springer Book “Data Analysis and Rationality in a Complex World” is out!

*The full paper submission system is now open! Deadline: Jan 31th 2010  Feb 15, 2020, 23:59 UTC.

*Call for Papers: IFCS 2019 Post Conference Proceedings*

*The book of abstracts is now available*

*The conference program is now available*

*President’s Invited Talk by Prof. David J. Hand, winner of the Research Medal of IFCS*

*Abstract Submission is CLOSED.*

*Final Call for Papers*

*Pre-conference Workshops on Compositional and Symbolic Data Analysis*

*Meet our Keynote Speakers*

*Cluster Benchmarking Challenge Second Call*


Monday, November 19, 2018 Start early bird registration and abstract submission
Sunday, May 05 May 19, 2019 Deadline for abstract submission
Sunday, May 19 May 26, 2019 Notification of acceptance for abstract submission
Sunday, May 26 June 02, 2019 Deadline for early bird registration
Sunday, June 23, 2019 Deadline for standard registration
Sunday, July 21, 2019 Deadline for late registration
Monday, August 26, 2019 Conference opening and pre-conference workshops
August 27-29, 2019 IFCS-2019 conference sessions


Post conference proceedings will be published in Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization (Edited by Theodore Chadjipadelis, Berthold Lausen, Angelos Markos, Tae Rim Lee, Angela Montanari, Rebecca Nugent). Single papers can be made open access on payment of the open access to Springer.

Submission of full papers can be made via ConfTool Pro. The submission website will be available by November 1st.

Tentative Schedule

December 31, 2019 – Manuscript submission

January 30, 2020 – First notification

March 15, 2020 –  Deadline revised manuscript submission

April 15, 2020 – Final decision

June 15, 2020 – Manuscript completion


The following awards and medals ceremony will be scheduled at the conference:

  • Helga and Wolfgang Gaul Stiftung Award (age < 30)
  • Chikio Hayashi Award (age 30 – 35)
  • IFCS Research Medal for outstanding research achievements (age > 35)
  • Student/Postdoctoral Fellow Paper Competition and Travel Award (age 22 – 29)
  • Cluster Benchmarking Competition Award


Early Bird

until June 02, 2019


until June 23, 2019


until July 21, 2019

On site
IFCS Societies Member* 260,00 € 300,00 € 340,00 € 370,00 €
Non-Member 340,00 € 380,00 € 420,00 € 450,00 €
Student** 150,00 € 150,00 € 150,00 € 150,00 €
Accompanying person*** 100,00 € 100,00 € 100,00 € 100,00 €

Registration fees include participation to all sessions, conference material, lunches, coffee breaks and a welcome reception. The conference dinner is open to registered conference participants but additional registration is required (“See what is in the store” option in the registration page). The dinner fee is 50,00 € for regular participants and accompanying persons.

* IASC members are entitled to IFCS societies members reduced fees

** The Student fee is reserved to undergraduate, graduate, PhD students and postdoctoral fellows without a permanent position. Proof of status required.

*** The Accompanying person fee includes access to the welcome reception, lunches and coffee breaks and a tour in Thessaloniki city centre on Tuesday 27th August.