The 15th International Symposium on

Knowledge and Systems Sciences

Hokkaido University

1stó2nd November 2014, Sapporo, Japan

The annual international symposium on Knowledge and Systems Sciences aims to promote the exchange and interaction of knowledge across disciplines and borders to explore the new territories and new frontiers. With over 12-year continuous endeavors, attempts to strictly define the knowledge science may be still ambitious, but a very tolerant, broad-based and open-minded approach to the discipline can be taken. Knowledge science and systems science can be used for one another as methodology and tool and benefit each other. Around these disciplines, the first International Symposium on Knowledge and Systems Sciences, initiated and organized by Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, was held in September of 2000 (KSS2000), then KSS2001 (Dalian, China), KSS2002 (Shanghai, China), KSS2003 (Guangzhou, China), KSS2004 (JAIST, Japan), KSS2005 (Vienna, Austria), KSS2006 (Beijing, China), KSS2007 (JAIST, Japan), KSS2008 (Guangzhou, China), KSS2009 (Hong Kong, China), KSS2010 (Xi'an, China), KSS2011 (Hull, UK), KSS2012 (JAIST, Japan) and KSS2013 (Ningbo, China) had been held successfully and many scientists and researchers, from different countries, contributed to all those symposia. Within 12 years, people interested in Knowledge and Systems Sciences have been growing up into a community and a specific international society has already existed for 10 years. KSS symposia exhibit its particular views toward complex problems solving even from its name.

This year, the theme of the 15th KSS Symposium is "Systems Approaches to Knowledge, Technology and Service Management" and it will be held between 1st-2nd November, 2014, at The University of Hokkaido, Sapporo, Japan.


International Society for Knowledge and Systems Science

Hokakido Chapter, Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Intelligent Informatics


Important Dates

Paper submission deadline

July 15, 2014 (extended to August 10, 2014)

Notification of acceptance

September 1, 2014

Camera-ready paper

September 15, 2014


September 15, 2014


November 1-2, 2014