Special Issue "Fuzzy Mathematics Applied to Science, Engineering and Sustainability Issues"

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 February 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. John N Mordeson
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Department of Mathematics, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska 68178, USA
Interests: fuzzy graph theory, fuzzy algebraic structures, applications to sustainable development, human trafficking
Dr. Sunil Mathew
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Department of Mathematics, East Block, NIT Calicut, Kerala
Interests: fuzzy logic, fuzzy graph theory, fractal geometry, bio computational modeling, human trafficking

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Fuzzy mathematics, also called mathematics of uncertainty, gifted to humanity by Zadeh in the second half of the 20th century, is now established as one of the most important tools in dealing with imprecision and vagueness. The consequences of this theory can be seen in almost all major areas of Mathematics, Science, Economics, and Technology. The applications of this theory are also widespread in different areas including Artificial intelligence, Networks, Robotics, and Control theory. Most of the algebraic, analytic, topological, and discrete structures in mathematics possess “fuzzy” counterparts.

Further, mathematics of uncertainty is used to analyze the relationship between the sustainable development goals and human trafficking. The members of all United Nation States agreed to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) address five broad areas of critical importance: people, planet, prosperity, peace, and partnership. As an overarching principle, the Goals posit that States have a collective interest and responsibility to ensure that the most vulnerable people and populations are not left behind by economic, social, and environmental progress. There are serious problems that the world faces. Solutions to these problems are contained in the SDGs. The problems include issues such as climate change and trafficking in persons.

The aim of this Special Issue is two-fold. The first one is studying fuzzyness in different areas of mathematics, giving emphasis to applications in different engineering fields. The second is to analyze economic development, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability using fuzzy mathematics. The lack of accurate data related to areas makes mathematics of uncertainty a natural tool for this analysis.

Please note that all submitted papers must be within the general scope of the Symmetry journal.

Prof. John N Mordeson
Dr. Sunil Mathew
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • fuzzy logic
  • engineering applications of fuzzy logic
  • sustainable development goals
  • climate change
  • human trafficking
  • modern slavery
  • immigration
  • health issues
  • mathematics of uncertainty

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Solving Triangular Intuitionistic Fuzzy Matrix Game by Applying the Accuracy Function Method
Symmetry 2019, 11(10), 1258; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym11101258 - 09 Oct 2019
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In this paper, the matrix game based on triangular intuitionistic fuzzy payoff is put forward. Then, we get a conclusion that the equilibrium solution of this game model is equivalent to the solution of a pair of the primal–dual single objective intuitionistic fuzzy [...] Read more.
In this paper, the matrix game based on triangular intuitionistic fuzzy payoff is put forward. Then, we get a conclusion that the equilibrium solution of this game model is equivalent to the solution of a pair of the primal–dual single objective intuitionistic fuzzy linear optimization problems ( I F L O P 1 ) and ( I F L O D 1 ) . Furthermore, by applying the accuracy function, which is linear, we transform the primal–dual single objective intuitionistic fuzzy linear optimization problems ( I F L O P 1 ) and ( I F L O D 1 ) into the primal–dual discrete linear optimization problems ( G L O P 1 ) and ( G L O D 1 ) . The above primal–dual pair ( G L O P 1 ) ( G L O D 1 ) is symmetric in the sense the dual of ( G L O D 1 ) is ( G L O P 1 ) . Thus the primal–dual discrete linear optimization problems ( G L O P 1 ) and ( G L O D 1 ) are called the symmetric primal–dual discrete linear optimization problems. Finally, the technique is illustrated by an example. Full article
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