Monday, 1 December 2014

Call for Papers FUZZ-IEEE Special Session "Evolutionary Fuzzy Systems"

After almost twenty years of efforts towards augmenting fuzzy systems with learning and adaptation capabilities, one of the most prominent approaches to do so has resulted in the emergence of Evolutionary Fuzzy Systems. These kinds of hybrid systems meld the approximate reasoning method of fuzzy systems with the adaptation capabilities of evolutionary algorithms. On the one hand, fuzzy systems have demonstrated the ability to formalize the approximate reasoning typical of humans in a computationally efficient manner. On the other hand, genetic (and in general evolution-inspired) algorithms constitute a robust technique in complex optimization, identification, learning, and adaptation problems. In this way, their confluence leads to increased capabilities for the design and optimization of fuzzy systems.

Objectives and topics:

  • Evolutionary Selection of Fuzzy Rules
  • Evolutionary Fuzzy Systems and the Interpretability-Accuracy Tradeoff
  • Multiobjective Evolutionary Fuzzy Systems
  • Evolutionary Fuzzy Neural Networks
  • Evolutionary Fuzzy Clustering
  • Swarm Intelligence for Fuzzy Systems
  • Applications of Evolutionary Fuzzy Systems

Short biography of the organizer(s) and contact information:

Yusuke Nojima (M’00) received the B.S. and M.S. Degrees in mechanical engineering from Osaka Institute of Technology, Osaka, Japan, in 1999 and 2001, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in system function science from Kobe University, Hyogo, Japan, in 2004. Since 2004, he has been with Osaka Prefecture University, Osaka, Japan, where he was a Research Associate and is currently an Associate Professor in Department of Computer Science and Intelligent Systems. He serves as an associate editor of IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine. He has co-edited five Special Issues at international journals, four of them on the evolutionary fuzzy systems topic. He was Program Co-Chair at GEFS 2010 and General Co-Chair at GEFS 2011and GEFS 2013. He is a chair of the “Evolutionary Fuzzy Systems” Task Force from July 2014. His research interests include multi-objective genetic fuzzy systems, evolutionary multi objective optimization, parallel distributed data mining, and ensemble classifier design. He received the Best Paper Award from the IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems in 2009 and 2011, and the World Automation Congress in 2010, etc.

Rafael Alcalá received the M.Sc. degree in Computer Science in 1998 and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science in 2003, both from the University of Granada, Spain. From 1998 to 2003, he was with Department of Computer Science, University of Jaén. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Granada, where he is a Member of the Soft Computing and Intelligent Information Systems Research Group. He has published over 90 papers in international journals, book chapters and conferences. He has worked on several research projects supported by the Spanish government and the European Union. As edited activities, he has co-edited six special issues: the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems special issue on “Genetic Fuzzy Systems: What’s next”, the Evolutionary Intelligence special issue on “Genetic Fuzzy Systems: New Advances” and, the Special Issues on “Evolutionary Fuzzy Systems” at the Soft Computing journal, the International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems, the International Journal of Uncertainty, Fuzziness and Knowledge-Based Systems and the International Journal on Knowledge-Based Systems. He currently serves as member of the editorial/reviewer board of the journals: IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems (AE), International Journal of Computational Intelligence Research, Journal of Universal Computer Science and Applied Intelligence. He is a member of the Fuzzy Systems Technical Committee (FSTC) at the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS), and a chair of the “Evolutionary Fuzzy Systems” Task Force from January 2009 to June 2014. He was Program Co-Chair at GEFS 2010, Area Co-Chair at FUZZ-IEEE 2011 and General Co-Chair at GEFS 2011 and GEFS 2013. His current research interests include multi-objective genetic algorithms and genetic fuzzy systems, particularly the learning/tuning of fuzzy systems for modeling and control with a good trade-off between accuracy and interpretability, as well as fuzzy association rules.

Hisao Ishibuchi (M93-SM10) received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in precision mechanics from Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, in 1985 and 1987, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in computer science from Osaka Prefecture University, Sakai, Osaka, Japan, in 1992. Since 1987, he has been with Osaka Prefecture University, where he is currently a Professor with the Department of Computer Science and Intelligent Systems. His research interests include fuzzy rule-based classifiers, evolutionary multi-objective optimization, evolutionary fuzzy systems and evolutionary games. He received a Best Paper Award from GECCO 2004, HIS-NCEI 2006, FUZZ-IEEE 2009, WAC 2010, SCIS & ISIS 2010 and FUZZ-IEEE 2011. He also received the 2007 JSPS Prize from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Dr. Ishibuchi was the IEEE CIS Vice-President for Technical Activities (2010-2013). He has been a Chair or Co-Chair of a number of conferences such as Program Chair of IEEE CEC 2010, General Chair of ICMLA 2011, Program Co-Chair of FUZZ-IEEE 2011-2013, Technical Co-Chair of IEEE CEC 2013, Program Co-Chair of IEEE CEC 2014, Program Chair of IES 2014, Publicity Chair of IEEE SSCI 2014, Technical Co-Chair of SEAL 2014, Special Sessions Chair of IEEE CEC 2015, and Program Co-Chair of FUZZ-IEEE 2015. Currently, he is the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine (2014-2015). He is also an Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. on Fuzzy Systems, IEEE Trans. on Evolutionary Computation, IEEE Trans. on Cybernetics, and IEEE Access, and a Steering Committee Member of IEEE Trans. on Autonomous Mental Development. He is an IEEE Fellow (2014).

Contact information:

Name: Yusuke Nojima
Email address: nojima@cs.osakafu-u.ac.jp
Affiliation: Department of Computer Science and Intelligent Systems, Graduate School of
Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University
Postal address: 1-1 Gakuen-cho, Naka-ku, Sakai, Osaka 599-8531, Japan
Telephone number: +81-72-254-9198; Fax number: +81-72-254-9915

Name: Rafael Alcalá
Email address: alcala@decsai.ugr.es
Affiliation: Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, University of Granada
Postal address: E-18071 Granada, Spain
Telephone number: +34-958-246251; Fax number: +34-958-243317

Name: Hisao Ishibuchi
Email address: hisaoi@cs.osakafu-u.ac.jp
Affiliation: Department of Computer Science and Intelligent Systems, Graduate School of
Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University
Postal address: 1-1 Gakuen-cho, Naka-ku, Sakai, Osaka 599-8531, Japan
Telephone number: +81-72-254-9350; Fax number: +81-72-254-9915

Important Dates

  • Paper submission February 8, 2015
  • Notification of acceptance for papers March 23, 2015
  • Camera-ready paper submission April 21, 2015
  • Early registration deadline April 23, 2015
  • Conference August 2-5, 2015

Submission of the papers

Please submit your papers for this special session to both the organizers and conference online submission system (http://fuzzieee2015.org/) by indicating the title of the special session.

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