Special Issue "Applied Fuzzy Statistics"

A special issue of Axioms (ISSN 2075-1680).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Laurent Donzé
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Guest Editor
Applied Statistics and Modelling, Department of Informatics, Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Fribourg, Boulevard de Pérolles 90, 1700 Fribourg, Switzerland
Interests: fuzzy statistics; evaluation of treatment effects; missing values; survey statistics; matching methods; hedonic price indexes

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Undoubtedly, we assist in the emergence of two interrelated trends that, not only as scientists but also as citizens, strongly affect our daily lives. On the one hand, all sorts of data are collected, stored, analysed, and reused in different applications without thoroughly understanding their properties or specificities. On the other hand, these data, coming from so many sources, are used more and more to describe or monitor our behaviour. So often, the algorithms run as black boxes, and we fail to understand what happened. Or, so many imprecisions are congenitally embedded in the data that everybody has his interpretation.

Numerous publications, labelled by the term “fuzzy”, have been recently devoted to treating uncertainty, imprecision, or vagueness in data. Accordingly, soft computing and AI methods have been developed. These productive activities are not surprising, given the increasing impact in our daily tasks these methods take.  Nevertheless, though data are always at the start of the process or a cornerstone of the technique, relatively few developments were undertaken in fuzzy statistics, mainly dedicated to some applied statistics aspects.

This Special Issue in applied fuzzy statistics should modestly fill the gap. We envision a collection of papers dedicated to fuzzy statistical methods in applied statistics. Contributions covering some specific fuzzy statistical tools to describe, visualise, and analyse distributions are particularly welcome. Empirical fuzzy distributions could be the focus of interest, and thus new fuzzy inference methods could be advocated. Finally, new fuzzy estimation methods could be presented. This list of subjects is not exhaustive and evidently could be open to other topics. Ideally, all papers should be illustrated by empirical applications to convince the reader of the feasibility of the methods.

We hope that this Special Issue will attract your interest, and we warmly encourage you to submit your manuscript.

Prof. Dr. Laurent Donzé
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • fuzzy graphical statistical tools
  • fuzzy empirical distribution
  • fuzzy inference methods
  • fuzzy statistical methods
  • fuzzy confidence intervals
  • fuzzy regression methods
  • fuzzy data

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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