Special Issue "Fuzzy Decision Making and Soft Computing Applications"
A special issue of Applied System Innovation (ISSN 2571-5577).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2019
Dr. Marco Pota
Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking - National Research Council of Italy (ICAR-CNR), Naples, Italy
Phone: +39 0816139480
Interests: fuzzy modeling; system interpretability; classification; natural language processing; deep neural networks
Research on Fuzzy Logic and Soft Computing in the field of Decision Making has a long history, but it is still attractive for the possibility of solving many practical problems with the peculiarities of systems built by these approaches. In particular, often, decision-making systems should deal with uncertain data. Moreover, in some fields of application, such as differential diagnosis in medicine, a meaningful confidence measure is required to be associated with the classification result, in order to show all possible outcomes with the relative likelihood. Finally, in the last few years, increasing regard has been paid to semantically meaningful systems, for encapsulating them in interactive frameworks of cognitive systems, or for enabling validation by domain experts, by providing clear and logical interpretation of the inference process. These issues can be accomplished, on the one hand, by modelling uncertain numerical data by terms of interpretable linguistic variables; on the other hand, fuzzy rules show a clear and logic justification for each conclusion. Finally, if desired, fuzzy systems allow presenting classification results associated with a confidence measure, such as the probability of different classes. The remarkable progresses made by these approaches in various fields underline their benefits and stimulate further research and applications.
The aim of this Special Issue is to collect original research articles, as well as review articles, on the most recent developments and research efforts in this field, with the purpose of providing guidelines for future research directions. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Theory of fuzzy systems and soft computing;
- Procedures for learning fuzzy systems;
- Interpretability of fuzzy systems;
- Decision making applications employing fuzzy logic and soft computing.
Prof. Giuseppe De Pietro
Dr. Marco Pota
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- Fuzzy logic and soft computing
- Decision making
- Classification robustness
- Confidence-weighted classification