Tuesday 17 December 2013

WCCI 2014 Deadline Extension

The deadline for submitting papers to the World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI) 2014 has been extended to the 20th of January, 2014. There will be no further extensions. This conference combines the three major conferences of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society: The International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN); the Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC) and the IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE). This conference will be held in Beijing, China, July 6-11, 2014.

Monday 16 December 2013

Call for Papers: WCCI 2014 Special Session "Software for Soft Computing"

Description of the session topic

The term Soft Computing is usually used in reference to a family of several preexisting techniques (Fuzzy Logic, Neuro-computing, Probabilistic Reasoning, Evolutionary
Computation, etc.) able to work in a cooperative way, taking profit from the main advantages of each individual technique, in order to solve lots of complex real-world
problems for which other techniques are not well suited. In the last few years, many software tools have been developed for Soft Computing. Although a lot of them are commercially distributed, unfortunately only a few tools are available as open source software. Please, notice that such open tools have recently reached a high level of development. As a result, they are ready to play an important role for industry and academia research.

Scope of the session

The aim of this session is to provide a forum to disseminate and discuss Software for Soft Computing, with special attention to Fuzzy System Software. We want to offer an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to identify new promising research directions in this area.
Potential topics of interest include but are not limited to:
  • Data Mining and Evolutionary Knowledge Extraction
  • Interpretability
  • Data Preprocessing
  • Knowledge extraction and linguistic/graphical representation
  • System validation, verification, and exploratory analysis
  • Visualization of results
  • Applications


  • Paper submission: December 20th, 2013
  • Acceptance/rejection notification: March 15th, 2014
  • Camera-ready papers: April 15th, 2014
  • Conference dates: July 6-11, 2014

Program Committee

  • Jesús Alcalá-Fdez, University of Granada, (Spain)
  • José M. Alonso, European Centre for Soft Computing, (Spain)
  • Plamen Angelov, Lancaster University (United Kingdom)
  • Christian Borgelt, European Centre for Soft Computing, (Spain)
  • Brigitte Charnomordic, INRA/SupAgro (France)
  • Oscar Cordon, University of Granada, (Spain)
  • Luka Eciolaza, European Centre for Soft Computing (Spain)
  • Serge Guillaume, Cemagref (France)
  • Francisco Herrera, University of Granada, (Spain)
  • Chin Teng Lin, National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan)
  • Luis Magdalena, European Centre for Soft Computing (Spain)
  • Detlef Nauck, BT's Intelligent Systems Research Centre (United Kingdom)
  • Daniel Sánchez, European Centre for Soft Computing (Spain)


If you are interested in submitting a paper on these and related topics, please do not hesitate to contact by e-mail one of the organizers of this special session. Please, notice that the session will be actually organized only if we receive a congruent number of submissions. Of course, papers submitted for special sessions are to be peer-reviewed with the same criteria used for the rest of contributed papers. As a result, all accepted papers will be included in the proceedings of the FUZZIEEE 2014. Remind to submit your paper directly through the WCCI web site, before December 20th 2013, selecting the option "Main research topic": Software for Soft Computing (FZ01).


Jesús Alcalá-Fdez (jalcala@decsai.ugr.es)
  • Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, University of Granada, Spain.
  • Chair of the Task Force on Fuzzy System Software and member of the Fuzzy Systems Technical Committee (FSTC) of the Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) of the IEEE

José M. Alonso (jose.alonso@softcomputing.es)
  • European Centre for Soft Computing, Mieres, Spain
  • Vice Chair of the Task Force on Fuzzy System Software of the FSTC of the IEEE-CIS


Friday 6 December 2013

Thursday 5 December 2013

IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, Volume 21, Number 6, December 2013

1. An Improved Estimation Method for Unmodeled Dynamics Based on ANFIS and Its Application to Controller Design
Author(s): Zhang, Y. ; Chai, T. ; Wang, H. ; Chen, X. ; Su, C.-Y.
Pages: 989-1005

2. Linguistic Computational Model Based on 2-Tuples and Intervals
Author(s): Dong, Y. ; Zhang, G. ; Hong, W.-C. ; Yu, S.
Pages: 1006-1018

3. Dynamic Fuzzy Clustering and Its Application in Motion Segmentation
Author(s): Nguyen, T.M. ; Wu, Q.M.J.
Pages: 1019-1031

4. Hierarchical Structured Sparse Representation for T–S Fuzzy Systems Identification
Author(s): Luo, M. ; Sun, F. ; Liu, H.
Pages: 1032-1043

5. Intelligent Hybrid Control System Design for Antilock Braking Systems Using Self-Organizing Function-Link Fuzzy Cerebellar Model Articulation Controller
Author(s): Lin, C.-M. ; Li, H.-Y.
Pages: 1044-1055

6. Simplified Interval Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Systems
Author(s): Mendel, J.M. ; Liu, X.
Pages: 1056-1069

7. Statistical Inference of Rough Set Dependence and Importance Analysis
Author(s): Hu, D. ; Yu, X.
Pages: 1070-1079

8. A Metacognitive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System (McFIS) for Sequential Classification Problems
Author(s): Subramanian, K. ; Suresh, S. ; Sundararajan, N.
Pages: 1080-1095

9. Strongest Strong Cycles and $theta$-Fuzzy Graphs
Author(s): Mathew, S. ; Sunitha, M.S.
Pages: 1096-1104

10. Functional Machine With Takagi–Sugeno Inference to Coordinated Movement in Underwater Vehicle-Manipulator Systems
Author(s): dos Santos, C.H.F. ; De Pieri, E.R.
Pages: 1105-1114

11. Human Reliability Evaluation for Offshore Platform Musters Using Intuitionistic Fuzzy Sets
Author(s): Tyagi, S.K. ; Akram, M.
Pages: 1115-1122

12. Enhanced Adaptive Fuzzy Control With Optimal Approximation Error Convergence
Author(s): Pan, Y. ; Er, M.J.
Pages: 1123-1132

13. FINGRAMS: Visual Representations of Fuzzy Rule-Based Inference for Expert Analysis of Comprehensibility
Author(s): Pancho, D.P. ; Alonso, J.M. ; Cordon, O. ; Quirin, A. ; Magdalena, L.
Pages: 1133-1149

14. A New Approach to Interval-Valued Choquet Integrals and the Problem of Ordering in Interval-Valued Fuzzy Set Applications
Author(s): Bustince, H. ; Galar, M. ; Bedregal, B. ; Kolesarova, A. ; Mesiar, R.
Pages: 1150-1162

15. Defuzzification Functionals of Ordered Fuzzy Numbers
Author(s): Kosinski, W. ; Prokopowicz, P. ; Rosa, A.
Pages: 1163-1169

16. A Soft Modularity Function For Detecting Fuzzy Communities in Social Networks
Author(s): Havens, T.C. ; Bezdek, J.C. ; Leckie, C. ; Ramamohanarao, K. ; Palaniswami, M.
Pages: 1170-1175

Wednesday 4 December 2013

Paper submission deadline for IEEE SSCI 2014

The deadline for submitting papers to the IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI) 2014 is 15 June 2014. This group of symposia will be held in Orlando, Florida, 9-12 December, 2014.

Tuesday 3 December 2013

How to publish your research: Video of Professor Chin-Teng Lin

Professor Chin-Teng Lin, who is the editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, speaks about publishing in that journal. This talk was part of a panel discussion at the CEC 2013 conference.