Message from Professor Zdzislaw Pawlak:
Greetings from Warsaw!
Dear friends and colleagues, I am truly sorry that it is not possible for me to be with you in Regina for RSFDGrC 2005 because of my poor health. This is a time of abundant harvest not only on many farms in Saskatchewan and other parts of Canada, but also in the world of ideas thanks to your great research efforts. Regina, in particular, is a place of great charm, which I remember from previous visits. It offers a natural setting that tends to inspire a sense of wonder about nature and lots of good reflection and discussions. You are in my thoughts and my best wishes are extended to you for a very successful conference, interesting presentations, fruitful discussions, as well as establishing new and strengthening existing friendships.
I would like to take this opportunity to express my great happiness regarding recent developments of methodologies and applications originating from the theory of rough sets all over the world. To ensure further progress, it is crucial to seek novel areas for applications of rough sets to real-life problems and to continue research on the theoretical foundations of rough sets and related domains. It is also crucial to call attention to the great importance of joint international scientific initiatives leading to further growth of the International Rough Set Society. I hope that during the Regina meeting you will find time to discuss further undertakings to strengthen and expand collaborative research within the IRSS.
In closing, I wish you all the best.