Nominations for IFSA Fellows
During the 2021 IFSA World Congress, to be hold in Bratislava, Slovakia in September 19-24, 2021, IFSA will award a number of prominent members of the fuzzy sets/system community with the IFSA Fellow award.
For the selection process deatils see: IFSA Fellow Comittee and Procedure
100th Aniversery of Lotfi Zadeh BirthdayOn February 4th, 2021, we celebrate centenary of Lotfi Zadeh's birthday.
Please, watch a video prepared for that occasion - below or at IEEE CIS History website,
where there are more testimonial videos to watch.
Also, please, visit IEEE Colabratac to leave a statement of your memory of Lotfi Zadeh.
Please, mark your calendar.
During 2019 IFSA-NAFIPS Conference all Selection Committees announced the results of their deliberations. Thank you very much to the members of the committees for their time and dedication. Congratulations to all awardees.
IFSA Fellows (2019)
- Ildar Batyrshin
- Tomasa Calvo
- Oscar Cordon
- Zongmin Ma
- Gabriella Pasi
- Irina Perfilieva
- Shun-Feng Su
IFSA AWARD (2015, 2017, 2019)for significant impact on fuzzy logic related research and applications
- Didier Dubois and Henri Prade (2015)
- Michio Sugeno (2017)
- James Bezdek and Hans Zimmermann (2019)
L.A. ZADEH PRIZEfor your researcher showing active leadership in the field of fuzzy sets and systems, and their applications
- Eyke Hüllemeier
IFSA OUTSTANDING APPLICATION AWARD
- Makoto Fujiyoshi (Hitachi Zosen Corporation)
IFSA BEST JOURNAL PAPER AWARD (2015, 2017, 2019)
- Laécio C. Barros, Luciana T. Gomes and Pedro A. Tonelli. Fuzzy
differential equations: An approach via fuzzification of the derivative
Fuzzy Sets and Systems 230:39-52 (2013).
- Alejandro Ramos-Soto, Alberto Bugarin, Senén Barro. On the role of
linguistic descriptions of data in the building of natural language
Fuzzy Sets and Systems 285: 31-51 (2016).
- Raquel Yera, and Luis Martínez. Fuzzy Tools in Recommender Systems: A
International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems 10: 776-803 (2017).
100th Anniversary of Lotfi Zadeh's Birthday
As complexity rises, precise statements lose meaning
and meaningful statements lose precision.
Founder of fuzzy sets and systems.
With sadness we learn that the founder of fuzzy sets theory passed away last September 6, 2017. Lofti Zadeh is gone after devoting his life to the fuzzy community he created from an idea that now iluminates every field of knowledge. A great scientist that attracted to this field to a second generation of wonderful pioners that became his friends. Lotfi Zadeh has been a continuous inspiration for all fuzzy researchers, always trying to help, always offering new ideas to everybody, always putting people to work together. We have learnt from him to love Science, Humanity and Friendship. Now we have to stand together, all fuzzy associations and all their members, to continue developing his vision. The International Fuzzy Systems Association, as a main heritage of Zadeh's innitiative, is fully committed in increasing the impact of fuzzy sets in theory and practice.
Lotfi A. Zadeh was born in 1921, in Baku, Azerbaijan, where his father, from Iran, was working as journalist. When Lotfi was 10 years old his family moved back to Teheran, where in 1942 he obtained the Degree on Electrical Enginering. One year later Lotfi emigrated to the United States of North America, continuing his studies at MIT and Columbia University, where he was hired as professor. In 1959 he moved to the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciecens at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1965 Lotfi Zadeh published the concept of fuzzy set in a seminal paper that has become one of the most cited works of the 20th century.
The International Fuzzy Systems Association (IFSA) is a worldwide organization dedicated to the support, development and promotion of the fundamental issues of fuzzy theory related to (a) sets, (b) logics, (c) relations, (d) natural languages, (e) concept formation, (f) linguistic modeling, (g) vagueness, (h) information granularity, etc. and their applications to (1) systems modeling, (2) system analysis, (3) diagnosis, (4) prediction and (5) control in decision support systems in management and administration of human organizations as well as electro-mechanical systems in manufacturing and process industries. IFSA organizes and encourages participation in open discussion session on the future directions and restructuring of fuzzy theory in IFSA World Congresses. The offical journal of IFSA, published by Elsevier, is the International Journal of Fuzzy Sets and Systems. Furthermore, IFSA sponsors workshops and conferences on fuzzy theory.
Follow the above link to find out how a society can become an IFSA member.
The following societies are members of IFSA
(Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Intelligent Informatics, Japan)
(Korean Institute of Intelligent Systems, Korea)
(Taiwan Fuzzy Systems Association, Taiwan)
(European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology)
(North European Society of Adaptive and Intelligent Systems, Findland)
(Hungarian Fuzzy Association, Hungary)
(International Association for Fuzzy Set Management and Economy, Spain)
(Russian Association for Fuzzy Systems and Soft Computing, Russia)
(Fuzzy Mathematics and Systems Association of China, China)
(Indonesian Soft Computing Society, Indonesia)
(Fuzzy Systems Association of Turkey, Turkey)
(Iranian Coalition on Soft Computing (ISSSI and IFSS), Iran)
(Fuzzy Systems Society, Vietnam)
(North American Fuzzy Informaiton Processing Society)
(Hispanic-American Fuzzy System Association, Maxico)
(Brazilian Society of Automatics, Brazil)
...to come ...
Follow the above link to learn more about IFSA Fellow process.
Recognized for their contributions to the fuzzy sets and systems community are the following IFSA Fellows:
Rafik AlievJoint MBA Program, USA
Kiyoji AsaiProf. Emeritus of Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
Krassimir AtanassovBulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
James BaldwinUniversity of Bristol, UK
James C. BezdekUniversity of West Florida, USA
Piero BonissoneGeneral Electric Co., USA
Gloria BordognaItalian National Research Council, Italy
Patrick BoscUniversite de Rennes I, France
Bernadette Bouchon-MeunierUniversite Pierre et Marie Curie, France
Humberto BustincePublic University of Navarra, Spain
Christer CarlssonAbo Akademi University, Finland
Oscar CastilloTijuana Institute of Technology, Tijuana, Mexico
Guoqing ChenSch. of Econ. & Manage., Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Shyi-Ming ChenNational Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Bernard De BaetsGhent University, Belgium
Miguel DelgadoUniversity of Granada, Spain
Antonio Di NolaUniversita degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Didier DuboisUniversite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
Francesc EstevaTechnical University of Catalonia, Spain
Dimitar FilevFord Motor Company, USA
Maria Angeles GilUniversity of Oviedo, Spain
Lluis GodoResearch Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA), Spain
Fernando GomideUniversity of Campinas, Brazil
Siegfried GottwaldUniversity Leipzig, Germany
Michel GrabischUniversity Panthon-Sorbonne, Paris
Madan GuptaUniversity of Saskatchewan, Canada
Francisco HerreraFull University of Granada, Spain
Kaoru HirotaTokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Ulrich HohleUniversity of Wuppertal, Germany
Janus KacprzykSystems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Abe KandelUniversity of South Florida, USA
James KellerCurators' University of Missouri, USA
Etienne E. KerreUniversity of Ghent, Belgium
Erich Peter KlementUniversity of Linz, Austria
Laszlo KoczyBudapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Bart KoskoUniversity of Southern California, USA
Donald KraftColorado Technical University, USA
Vladik KreinovichUniversity of Texas at El Paso, USA
Rudolf KruseOtto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg, Germany
Chin-Teng LinChair National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Yingming LiuSichuan University, China
Jie LuUniversity of Technology Sydney, Australia
Luis MagdalenaEuropean Centre for Soft Computing, Spain
Ebrahim H. Mamdani(deceased)
Jerry MendelUniversity of Southern California, USA
Radko MesiarSlovak University of Technology Bratislava, Slovakia
Sadaaki MiyamotoUniversity of Tsukuba, Japan
Javier MonteroComplutense University of Madrid, Spain
Masao MukaidonoMeiji University, Japan
Toshiaki MurofushiTokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Constantin V. NegoitaThe City University of New York, USA
Hung T. NguyenNew Mexico State University, USA
Vilem NovakUniversity of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Sergei OvchinnikovSan Francisco State University, USA
Nikhil PalIndian Statistical Institute, India
Sankar K. PalIndian Statistical Institute, Calcutta, India
Witold PedryczUniversity of Alberta, Canada
Fred PetryTulane University, USA
Henri PradeUniversite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
Dan RalescuUniversity of Cincinnati, USA
Imre RudasObuda University, Hungary
Enrique H. RuspiniArtificial Intelligence Center, SRI International, Menlo Park, USA
Michio SugenoDoshisha University, Japan
Tomohiro TakagiMeiji University, Japan
Kazuo TanakaUniversity of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan
Settimo TerminiUniversity of Palermo, Italy
Enric TrillasTechnical University of Madrid, Spain
I. Burhan TurksenUniversity of Toronto, Canada
Motohide UmanoOsaka Prefecture University, Japan
Jose Luis VerdegayUniversity of Granada, Spain
Wen-June WangNational Central University, Taiwan
Ronald R. YagerIona College, USA
Zeshui XuSichuan University, China
Takeshi YamakawaKyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Lotfi A. Zadeh(deceased)
Hans-Jurgen ZimmermannRWTH Aachen, Germany
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