Workshop 5:
Recent Advances in Granular Computing for Intelligent Data Analysis
Granular Computing constitutes an extensive body of knowledge, which dwells upon individual formalisms of information granules (established within various settings including set theory, interval calculus, fuzzy sets, rough sets, shadowed sets, probabilistic granules) and unifies them to form a coherent methodological and developmental environment. Granular computing provides a powerful tool for multiple granularity and multiple-view data analysis at different granularity levels, which has demonstrated strong capabilities and advantages in intelligent data analysis, pattern recognition, machine learning and uncertain reasoning. Especially in recent years, many excellent research results have been achieved in the field of multi-granularity computing, which are models from two completely symmetry positions, that are optimistic and pessimistic, respectively.
The workshop covers a broad spectrum of subjects of Granular Computing embracing the theory, methodology, and applied side of the discipline in intelligent data analysis. Theoretical and applied studies involving fuzzy sets, interval analysis, rough sets, shadowed sets, probabilistic sets and related results in intelligent data analysis are welcome.
This workshop focuses on the integration of both techniques with a focus on granular computing approach to intelligent data analysis, especially on designing the efficient and effective integrated granular data analysis model, algorithm, and system to improve reasoning and treatment of uncertain data.

Data mining; Intelligent data Analysis; Granular computing; Multigranularity computing; Three-way decision; Uncertainty analysis.

Weihua Xu, Southwest University, China

Weihua Xu, received the Ph.D. degree from Schoolof Sciences, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China,in 2007, and the M.Sc. degree from School of Mathematicsand Information Sciences, Guangxi University,Nanning, China, in 2004. He is currently aprofessor with the College of Artificial Intelligence,Southwest University, Chongqing, China. He servesin the editorial boards of several international journals,and has published 4 monographs and over 180articles in international journals. His current researchinterests include granular computing, approximatereasoning, fuzzy sets, rough sets, concept lattices, cognitive computing, andevolutionary computing.