International Symposia on

Foundations of Information and Knowledge Systems (FoIKS)


The goal of the FoIKS symposia, which take place once every two years, is to bring together researchers working on the theoretical foundations of information and knowledge systems and to attract researchers working in mathematical fields such as discrete mathematics, combinatorics, logics and finite model theory who are interested in applying their theories to research on database and knowledge base theory.

FoIKS took up the tradition of the conference series Mathematical Fundamentals of Database Systems (MFDBS), which enabled East-West collaboration in the field of database theory.

Next Symposium

The Eighth International Symposium on Foundations of Information and Knowledge Systems (FoIKS 2014) will be held in Bordeaux, France from March 03 to 07, 2014.

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