Friday, 19 August 2011

CFP: IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems - Special Issue on Advances in Type-2 Fuzzy Sets and Systems

Type-2 fuzzy sets and systems have emerged during the past decade as major areas within the general field of fuzzy sets and systems. This is because they are a natural next step in the progression of general research about fuzzy sets and systems and because many applications that use type-2 fuzzy sets have already demonstrated significant performance improvements over using type-1 fuzzy sets.
During the past decade most of the work that used type-2 fuzzy sets and systems focused on the simplest kinds of such sets and system, namely interval type-2 fuzzy sets (also known as interval-valued fuzzy sets) and interval type-2 fuzzy logic systems. Recently, however, important advances have been made in the theory of general type-2 fuzzy sets and systems. Type-2 fuzzy sets also are important for computing with words, because words mean different things to different people and such linguistic uncertainty can be modeled using type-2 fuzzy sets.
The aim of this special issue is to highlight the most significant recent developments - advances - on the topics of type-2 fuzzy sets and systems, to identify the most recent research directions, and to publicize this area to a wider audience.

Authors are invited to submit their original and unpublished work in the areas including (but not limited to) the following (note that "type-2" includes interval type-2/interval-valued and general type-2):
- Theoretical studies of current type-2 paradigms and algorithms
- evelopments of new type-2 paradigms and algorithms
- Convincing applications of type-2 fuzzy logic
- Type-2 fuzzy logic control
- Type-2 classification/clustering
- Type-2 for computing with words
- Quantitative comparisons of type-2 and type-1 fuzzy systems
- Type-2 uncertainty measures
- Optimization under type-2 constraints
- Optimization of Type-2 fuzzy systems
- Learning type-2 fuzzy systems
- Adaptive type-2 fuzzy systems

- April 30, 2012: Submission deadline
- July 31, 2012: Notification of the first-round review
- October15, 2012: Revised submission due
- January15, 2013: Final notice of acceptance/reject
- March 15, 2013: Final manuscript

Manuscripts should be prepared according to the instructions of the "Information for Authors" section of the journal found at ( and submission should be done through the IEEE TFS journal website: and clearly mark "Special Issue on Advances in Type-2 Fuzzy Sets and Systems" as comments to the Editor-in-Chief. All submitted manuscripts will be reviewed using the standard procedure that is followed for regular submissions.

Jerry M. Mendel
Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Southern California
3740 McClintock Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2564
Tel: (213) 740-4445

Robert I. John
Director of Centre for Computational Intelligence
De Montfort University
Room Gateway 4.58D,
The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH
United Kingdom
Tel: (44) 116 2078491

Hani Hagras
The Computational Intelligence Centre
School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester CO4 3SQ
England, UK
Tel: + 44 1206 873601

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