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The IEEE WCCI 2016

Special Session on Information Fusion and Fuzzy Linguistic Decision Making

Luis Martínez, Rosa M. Rodríguez, and Francisco Herrera

 

Brief description

Decision Making is an inherent mankind task related to intelligent and complex activities in which human beings face situations where they must choose among different alternatives by means of reasoning and mental processes. Such decision situations usually involve different types of uncertainty according to their nature. The fusion of information can reduce uncertainty and facilitate the decision making process because it associates, correlates and combines information from multiple sources to provide a relevant and timely view of the situation.

Therefore, information fusion in decision making has been widely studied from different points of view according to the framework in which it should be developed. However, there are still different open challenging problems related to information fusion and decision making because of the necessity of dealing with either novel decision making problems with new types of uncertainty and their modelling or with the advances in information fusion that imply improvements regarding previous approaches.

Additionally, many real decision situations are defined under uncertain contexts with imprecise information, in which it is straightforward the use of linguistic information. Fuzzy linguistic approach based models and Computing with Words (CW) provides the tools and methodology to deal with words. CW emulates human cognitive processes to improve decision solving processes under uncertainty. Consequently, information fusion processes, fuzzy linguistic approach and CW have been applied as modelling and computational basis for linguistic decision making, because it provides tools close to human beings reasoning processes related to decision making, which improve and facilitate the resolution of decision making under uncertainty as linguistic decision making.

All Information Fusion, Decision Making, Fuzzy Linguistic Approach and Computing with Words have recently attracted much attention in which, novel mathematical foundations and new decision models raised to be applied in different decision fields such as multi-criteria decision making, decision analysis, evaluation processes, consensus reaching processes, etc.

Topics of the special session:

  • Fusion Methods for Linguistic Decision making
  • Linguistic expression domains to represent preferences
  • Linguistic hesitant for modeling preference
  • Multi-criteria and group decision making
  • Selection and consensus models with linguistic information
  • Combining Heterogeneous Information in Decision Making
  • Multi-Level Fusion for Decision Making
  • Large Scale Decision Making
  • Fusing Linguistic Information in Decision Making
  • Intelligent Decision Support Systems
  • Dynamic Decision Making
  • Context-Based Information Fusion
  • Fusion in Networked Systems
  • Linguistic decision making in Engineering evaluation, resource management and transfer, industry applications, sensory evaluation, evaluation and recommendation, investments applications and risk assessment,...

Important dates

  • Submission Deadline: 15th January 2016
  • Notification Acceptance: 15th March 2016
  • Final paper submission deadline: 15th April 2016

Procedure for paper formatting should be followed as specified on the WCCI’2016 website.
Submitted papers for this Special Session should be uploaded from the website provided for uploading and choose in Main Research Topic the choice SS33 Information Fusion and Fuzzy Linguistic Decision Making.

Short biography of the organizers

Luis Martínez received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Sciences, both from the University of Granada, Spain, in 1993 and 1999, respectively. Currently, he is Full Professor of Computer Science Department and Head of ICT Research Centre at the University of Jaén. His current research interests are linguistic preference modeling, decision making, fuzzy logic based systems, computer aided learning, sensory evaluation, recommender systems and electronic commerce. He co-edited nine journal special issues on fuzzy preference modelling, soft computing, linguistic decision making and fuzzy sets theory and published more than 70 papers in journals indexed by the SCI as well as 30 book chapters and more than 120 contributions in International Conferences related to his areas.
He is member of the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology, IEEE. Co-Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems and an Associated Editor of the International Journal of Fuzzy Systems and serves as member of the journal Editorial Board of the Journal of Universal Computer Sciences and the Scientific World Journal. He received the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON FUZZY SYSTEMS Outstanding 2008, 2012 Paper Award (bestowed in 2011 and 2015 respectively). And he is Guest Professor in the Southwest Jiaotong University and honourable professor in Xihua University both in Chengdu (China).

Rosa M. Rodríguez received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Sciences, both from the University of Jaén, Spain, in 2008 and 2013, respectively. Currently is Post-doc researcher in the in the Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Granada. Her current research interests are decision making, fuzzy logic based systems, computing with words, hesitant fuzzy sets. She has published 15 papers in journals indexed by the SCI and more than 20 contributions in International Conferences related to her areas. She has been post doc researcher in TU Wien (TUW). She is member of the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology. Also she is Editor assistant of the International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems, and Area Editor of the International Journal of Fuzzy Systems. She received the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON FUZZY SYSTEMS Outstanding 2012 Paper Award (bestowed in 2015).

Francisco Herrera received the M.Sc. degree in Mathematics in 1988 and the Ph.D. degree in Mathematics in 1991, both from the University of Granada, Spain. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Granada. He has published more than 250 papers in international journals. He currently acts as Editor in Chief of the international journal “Progress in Artificial Intelligence (Springer). He acts as an area editor of the International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems and associated editor of the journals: IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, Information Sciences, Knowledge and Information Systems, Advances in Fuzzy Systems, and International Journal of Applied Metaheuristics Computing; and he serves as a member of several journal editorial boards, among others: Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Applied Intelligence, Information Fusion, Evolutionary Intelligence, International Journal of Hybrid Intelligent Systems, Memetic Computation, and Swarm and Evolutionary Computation. He received the following honors and awards: ECCAI Fellow 2009, IFSA Fellow 2013, 2010 Spanish National Award on Computer Science ARITMEL to the "Spanish Engineer on Computer Science", International Cajastur "Mamdani" Prize for Soft Computing (Fourth Edition, 2010), IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy System Outstanding 2008,2012 Paper Award (bestowed in 2011 and 2015 respectively), and 2011 Lotfi A. Zadeh Prize Best paper Award of the International Fuzzy Systems Association, and 2013 AEPIA Award to a scientific career in Artificial Intelligence (September 2013). His current research interests include genetic fuzzy systems, computing with words and decision making, bibliometrics, data mining, data preparation, instance selection, fuzzy rule based systems, knowledge extraction based on evolutionary algorithms, cloud computing and big data

Contact Information

Name: Luis Martínez
Email address: martin@ujaen.es
Affiliation: Department of Computer Science, University of Jaén.

Name: Rosa M. Rodríguez
Email address: rosam.rodriguez@decsai.ugr.es
Affiliation: Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, University of Granada.

Name: Francisco Herrera
Email address: herrera@decsai.ugr.es
Affiliation: Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, University of Granada.