Next Symposium

The Tenth International Symposium on Foundations of Information and Knowledge Systems (FoIKS 2018) will be held in Hungary from May 14 to 18, 2018.


General Enquiries:   Klaus-Dieter Schewe (


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.

Steering Committee


Klaus-Dieter Schewe 
Software Competence Center Hagenberg and Johannes-Kepler-University Linz, Austria.



Bernhard Thalheim 
Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany.


Permanent Members

Joachim Biskup 
University of Dortmund, Germany.

Thomas Eiter 
Vienna University of Technology, Austria.

Gyula O. H. Katona 
Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Gabriele Kern-Isberner 
University of Dortmund, Germany.


Temporary Members

FoIKS 2018 PC Chairs

Stefan Woltran

TU Wien, Austria.

Flavio Ferrarotti:
Software Competence Center Hagenberg, Austria.

FoIKS 2016 PC Chairs

Guillermo R. Simari:

Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina.
Hasselt University, Belgium

FoIKS 2014 PC Chairs

Christoph Beierle:
FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany.

Carlo Meghini:
ISTI-CNR Pisa, Italy.

FoIKS 2012 PC Chairs

Thomas Lukasiewicz:
University of Oxford, UK.

Attila Sali:
Alfréd Rényi Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary.