FQAS is the premier conference focusing on the key issue in the information society of providing easy, flexible, and intuitive access to information to everybody. In targeting this issue, the conference draws on several research areas, such as information retrieval, database management, data science, information filtering, knowledge representation, knowledge discovery, analytics, soft computing, management of multimedia information, and human-computer interaction. 
The guiding topic of the FQAS conferences are innovative query systems aimed at providing easy, flexible and human-friendly access to information. Such systems are becoming increasingly important also due to the huge and always growing number of users as well as the growing amount of available information. Thus, the works related to the concepts of big data, data streams querying etc. are very welcome
 The conference provides a unique opportunity for researchers, developers and practitioners to explore new ideas and approaches in a multidisciplinary forum of the representatives of all mentioned research areas.


Previous FQAS event locations:

  • 1994, 1996, 1998 - Roskilde Denmark
  • 2000 - Warsaw, Poland
  • 2002 - Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2004 - Lyon, France
  • 2006 - Milano, Italy
  • 2009 - Roskilde, Denmark
  • 2011 - Ghent, Belgium
  • 2013 - Granada, Spain
  • 2015 - Krakow, Poland