Thursday, 4 December 2014

Call for Papers FUZZ-IEEE Special Session "Fuzzy Interpolation"

Fuzzy interpolation provides a flexible means to perform reasoning in the presence of insufficient knowledge that is represented as sparse fuzzy rule bases. It enables approximate inferences to be carried out from a rule base that does not cover a given observation. Fuzzy interpolation also provides a way to simplify complex systems models and/or the process of fuzzy rule generation. It allows the reduction of the number of rules needed, thereby speeding up parameter optimisation and runtime efficiency.

Objectives and Topics:

The aim of this special session is to provide a forum:
  • To disseminate and discuss recent and significant research efforts in the development of fuzzy interpolation and related techniques,
  • To promote both theoretical and practical applications of fuzzy interpolation, and
  • To foster integration of fuzzy interpolation with other computational intelligence techniques.

The topics of this special session will include but are not limited to:
  • Fuzzy interpolation
  • Fuzzy extrapolation
  • Fuzzy interpolative learning
  • Fuzzy systems simplification
  • Fuzzy set transformation
  • Fuzzy set representation
  • Fuzzy interpolation application
  • Fuzzy function approximation
  • Hybrid fuzzy interpolation Systems
  • Comparative studies of interpolation methods

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

All four proposers have organised at least one special session on fuzzy interpolation at a previous FUZZ-IEEE.

Qiang Shen holds the Established Chair of Computer Science and is Director of the Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science at Aberystwyth University, UK. He has a PhD in Knowledge-Based Systems and a DSc in Computational Intelligence. He is a long-serving associate editor of two IEEE flagship Journals (Cybernetics and Fuzzy Systems) and an editorial board member of several other leading international periodicals (e.g., Fuzzy Sets and Systems). He has chaired and given keynote lectures at many prestigious international and national conferences, including serving as the General Chair of FUZZ-IEEE 2007 and Tutorial Chair of WCCI 2008 and WCCI 2014. He was a founding member of IEEE CIS Fuzzy Systems Technical Committee. He has authored 2 research monographs and over 340 peer-reviewed papers, including an Outstanding Transactions Paper Award from IEEE. He has first-supervised over 40 PDRAs/PhDs, including one UK Best PhD Distinguished Dissertation Award winner. He is a UK REF 2014 panel member for research assessment in Computer Science and Informatics, and was a London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay torchbearer, carrying the Olympic torch in celebration of the centenary of Alan Turing.

Laszlo Koczy is a Professor at Szechenyi Istvan University (SZE, Gyor) and Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Hungary. He has a PhD and a DSc, both in Electrical/Control Engineering. Among others, he is an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems and Fuzzy Sets and Systems, International Journal of Fuzzy Systems, Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence, and International Journal of Fuzzy Systems. He has chaired and given keynote lectures at many prestigious international and national conferences, including acting as the General Chair of FUZZ-IEEE 2004, Special Session Chair of WCCI 2012 and Panel Chair of FUZZ-IEEE 2013. He served in the International Fuzzy Systems Association as President, and has been Administrative Committee member of IEEE Computational
Intelligence Society for two cycles and another two cycles a member of the IEEE Systems Council. He has published over 460 refereed papers and several text books on the subject. At SZE he is the president of the University Doctoral Council, and he was recently appointed member of the Hungarian Accreditation Board for Higher Education by the Prime Minister, where he chairs the Engineering Panel and is a member of the Supervisory Committee of the National Doctoral Council.

Shyi-Ming Chen is a Distinguished Professor with the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan. Previously he served as Dean of the College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Jinwen University of Science and Technology, and Vice President of the National Taichung University of Education, Taiwan. He is an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, and Information Sciences, and is an editorial board member of many other international journals (e.g., International Journal of Fuzzy Systems). He is currently Chair of the IEEE SMC Society’s Technical Committee on Intelligent Internet Systems and was the President of the Taiwanese Association for Artificial Intelligence (TAAI) from 2005 to 2009. He has published more than 430 papers in referred journals, conference proceedings and book chapters. He has received numerous honours and awards, including an Outstanding Paper Award from Journal of Information and Education. He has first-supervised many PhDs and received a number of awards for outstanding PhD supervision from TAAI, Taiwan Fuzzy Systems Association and others.

Ying Li is a Professor with the School of Computer Science at Northwest Polytechnical University (which is a top rated research-led University in China). She is the Vice Chairman of Shaanxi Provincial Key Laboratory for Speech and Image Information Processing (SAIIP) in China. She has published extensively in many top journals and conferences, held 11 patents and applied her work to many challenging problem domains, including environment surveillance, mine detection, and automatic target recognition and tracking. Her original work on sparse representation decomposition, target detection, image denoising, and feature extraction and segmentation has been awarded with grants from a number of major funding bodies in China, including National Natural Science Foundation. She has co-chair a number of international conferences, including as the Programme Committee Chair of IScIDE 2011.

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 ( by indicating the title of the special session.

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