FUZZ-IEEE-Special Session: Bio-inspired Fuzzy Logic Approaches – Interdisciplinary Emergent Technologies

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FUZZ-IEEE-Special Session:  

Bio-inspired Fuzzy Logic Approaches – Interdisciplinary Emergent Technologies

Special Session Organizers:

Valentina E. Balas, ROMANIA

Camelia Pintea

Ahmad T. Azar

Mario Pavone

Rabie A. Ramadan

Nicolaie Popescu-Bodorin

Aim and Scope
In the nature there are many examples that could help humanity to develop new projects, to improve and to solve some real life complex problems. The Bio-inspired Fuzzy Systems have the ability to include both natural computing and real life coefficients of uncertainty to keep in balance the solutions of the large-scale static and dynamic problems. The strategies of natural organisms (as ants, bees, nano-bots, swarms, flocks etc.) include adaptation and learning based on  environmental changes, incomplete input information and the presence of noise. That is why Artificial Intelligence uses bio-inspired techniques, like ant colonies, artificial immune systems, swarm intelligence, neural networks, evolutionary computation, and not at last fuzzy logic to solve difficult problems.
Scope and Topics
The aim of this special session is provide an opportunity for international researchers to share and review recent advances in the foundations, integration architectures, and applications of Bio-inspired Fuzzy Logic systems in Pattern Recognition, Bioinformatics and computational biology, Healthcare, Industry, Microelectronics, Transportation, Green Logistics, Social Network, Web services, Cloud Computing and other domains.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Fuzzy logic approaches in Evolutionary Computation, Swarm Intelligence,  Genetic Algorithms, Particle Swarm Optimization, Ant Colony Optimization, Artificial Immune Systems andother natural computing systems
  • Uncertainty theory,  programming, calculus and processes
  • Adaptive fuzzy pattern recognition
  • Learning based on Fuzzy Rule-Based Systems
  • Fuzzy-Neural and Hybrid schemes in adaptive estimation and control
  • Neuro-fuzzy technologies for medical and bioengineering applications
  • Bio-inspired fuzzy logic controllers for power system stabilizers
  • Agent based modeling and fuzzy logic
  • Multiobjective Bio-inspired Fuzzy Systems
  • Bio-inspired Fuzzy Clustering, Image Classification
  • Computational complexity
  • Microelectronics for Fuzzy and Bio-inspired Systems
  • Bio-inspired fuzzy models applied to cloud computing, transportation problems, systems automation, supply chain management, energy management systems, medicine, wireless networks, in robotics (bots / nano-bots), in social network and web services, complex data analysis: preprocessing and processing and other real life static and dynamic problems.


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Valentina E. Balas is currently Professor in the Department of Automatics and Applied Software at the Faculty of Engineering, University “Aurel Vlaicu” Arad, ROMANIA. She holds a Ph.D. in Applied Electronics and Telecommunications from Polytechnic University of Timisoara since 2003. She is author of more than 170 research papers in refereed journals and International Conferences. Her research interests are in Intelligent Systems, Fuzzy Control, Soft Computing, Smart Sensors, Information Fusion, Modeling and Simulation. She is Editor-in Chief to International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms (IJAIP), member in Editorial Boards for national and international journals, serves as reviewer for many International Journals and conferences and is evaluator expert for national and international projects. She was participated in many international conferences as General Chair, Organizer, Session Chair and member in International Program Committee. She was mentor for many student teams in Microsoft (Imagine Cup), Google and IEEE competitions in the last six years. She has a great experience in research projects. She is member of EUSFLAT, ACM and a Senior Member IEEE, member in TC – Emergent Technologies (IEEE CIS) and member in TC – Soft Computing (IEEE SMCS). Dr. Balas is Vice-president (Awards) of IFSA International Fuzzy Systems Association Council and Join Secretary of Joint Secretary of the Governing Council of Forum for Interdisciplinary Mathematics (FIM), Multidisciplinary Academic Body, INDIA. She is a Senior Member of IEEE.

Camelia M. Pintea is currently working at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca. Her Ph.D. in informatics and the undergraduate degree in mathematics are from Babes-Bolyai University. She is a member of scientific committees and reviewer of several journals, conferences and member of major international research networks. Dr.Pintea has authored a large number of articles and book-chapters related to combinatorial optimization, applied mathematics, artificial intelligence, metaheuristics, bio-inspired computing, multi-agent systems and complex systems. She is a Senior Member IEEE and co-chair of the Interdisciplinary Emergent Technologies task force, IEEE-IET-CIS.

Ahmad Azar has received the Ph.D degree (2009) in Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Systems from Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University (Egypt). He is currently assistant professor, Faculty of computers and information, Benha University, Egypt. Dr. Azar is the Editor in Chief of the International Journal of System Dynamics Applications, International Journal of Rough Sets and Data Analysis and International Journal of Service Science, Management, Engineering, and Technology published by IGI Global USA. He is the Editor in Chief of International Journal of Intelligent Engineering Informatics, Inderscience Publishers, UK. Dr Azar is associate editor of IEEE Trans. Neural Networks and Learning Systems. He is also IEEE SM and vice-chair of the Interdisciplinary Emergent Technologies task force, IEEE-IET-CIS.

Mario Pavone is currently working in computational intelligence at the University of Catania. His research is focused on the design and develops of artificial immune systems, and other nature-inspired algorithms applied on combinatorial, numerical and systems biology problems. He was guest editor for special issues, published in Natural Computing and Memetic Computing journals. He was chair of conferences/workshops as ICARIS, PPSN 2012 and ECAL 2013. He is director of the Synthetic and Systems Biology Summer School and chair of the first international workshop on AIS 2015 and Hybrid Metaheuristics 2016. He is co-founder of TaoScience Research center; he is IEEE SM, chair of the TF-Artificial Immune Systems IEEE-CIS and vice-chair of the IEEE-IET-CIS task force.

 Rabie A. Ramadan has received the Ph.D degree (2007) in Computer Engineering, Wireless Sensor Network from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Taxes, USA. He is currently Associate professor at Computer Engineering Department, Cairo University. From 2012 he is a supervisor of FP7 project related to high energy physics and high performance computation. He was a supervisor of the 1st place team in the International Robocop competition in Singapore, 2010. He is co-founder of Ambient Intelligent Center at German University in Cairo and co-founder of the IEEE Egypt CIS Chapter in 2008. He was the Chair of the IEEE–CIS Egypt Chapter (2009-2011), vice-chair (2008-2009), secretary, treasurer since 2012 and won the 2011 outstanding chapter award. He acquired a great knowledge and experience in leading and organizing many of the IEEE activities.

N. Popescu-Bodorin worked as a lecturer at Spiru Haret University and running the Artificial Intelligence and Computational Logic Laboratory. He is currently working as a lecturer at University of S-E Europe Lumina where he founded the Applied Computer Science Testing Laboratory. His areas of interest are artificial intelligence, computational logic, modal/fuzzy/crisp/n-valued logic, image processing, biometrics, algorithms, information theory etc. He was member of Programme Committees for international conferences as IEEE SMC 2013-2015, IEEE-FUZZ 2012 and organizer of several Special Sessions in international conferences as IFSA 2015, FUZZ-IEEE 2014, 2015.