Special Issue "Soft Computing with Applications to Decision Making and Data Mining"

A special issue of Axioms (ISSN 2075-1680). This special issue belongs to the section "Mathematical Analysis".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Feng Feng
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Guest Editor
Department of Applied Mathematics, School of Science, Xian University of Posts and Telecommunications, Xi’an 710121, China
Interests: soft computing; data mining; decision making; mathematical theories for modeling uncertainty; granular computing
Dr. Harish Garg
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Guest Editor
School of Mathematics, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Deemed University, Patiala 147004, Punjab, India
Interests: computational intelligence; multi-criteria decision-making; evolutionary algorithms; expert systems and decision support systems; computing with words and soft computing
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Prof. Dr. G. Muhiuddin
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Guest Editor
Department of Mathematics, University of Tabuk, Tabuk 71491, Saudi Arabia
Interests: ordered sets; algebras related to logic; bci-algebras; fuzzy lattices (soft algebras) and related topics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Soft computing refers to a collection of nonclassical computing tools, which aim to exploit tolerance for uncertainty, imprecision, and partial truth to achieve a low solution cost, tractability, and robustness. With the rise of an intelligent era, various fields in modern science and human society are permeated by data arising from perception, measurement, communication, and computation. To extract useful knowledge from collected data and make optimal decisions under uncertainty, soft computing has become more important than ever. On one hand, knowledge extraction from a huge amount of data can often serve as a fundamental basis for intelligent decision making in many fields, ranging from medicine to engineering. On the other hand, perspectives from soft computing can offer deep insight into developing novel approaches to big data analytics and approximate reasoning. This Special Issue will be devoted to state-of-the-art research on soft computing and related applications to decision making and data mining. The guest editors would like to provide a platform to present the latest advances in all aspects of soft computing, from mathematical foundation to practical applications with an emphasis on decision making and data mining. Among the topics that this Special Issue will address, we may consider the following non-exhaustive list:

soft computing; granular computing; fuzzy sets and their extensions; soft sets and their extensions; rough sets and their extensions; mathematical theory for modeling uncertainty; hybrid soft computing models; fuzzy modelling; fuzzy decision making; fuzzy decision support systems; fuzzy recommender systems; fuzzy optimization; fuzzy graphs and their extensions; decision making under uncertainty; three-way decision; data mining; pattern mining; association rules; approximate reasoning; non-classical logic; algebraic topics related to soft computing; etc.

We hope that this initiative will be attractive to researchers specialized in the above-mentioned fields. Contributions may be submitted on a continuous basis before the deadline. After a peer-review process, submissions will be selected for publication based on their quality and relevance.

Prof. Dr. Feng Feng
Dr. Harish Garg
Prof. Dr. G. Muhiuddin
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • soft computing
  • decision making
  • data mining
  • granular computing
  • fuzzy modelling
  • fuzzy graphs
  • fuzzy systems
  • computational intelligence
  • uncertainty modeling
  • association rules
  • approximate reasoning
  • non-classical logic

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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