Special Session: Methods and Applications of Fuzzy Cognitive Maps
Organizers: Elpiniki I. Papageorgiou, Engin Yesil and Jose Salmeron
This session has been provisionally accepted for the FUZZ-IEEE 2016 conference which will be held as part of the 2016 IEEE WCCI in Vancouver, Canada at July 25-29, 2016.
Fuzzy Cognitive Map is an extension of cognitive maps for modeling complex causal relationships easily, both qualitatively and quantitatively. As a Soft Computing technique it is used for causal knowledge acquisition and providing causal knowledge reasoning process. FCMs modeling approach resembles human reasoning; it relies on the human expert knowledge for a domain, making associations along generalized relationships between domain descriptors, concepts and conclusions. FCMs can be constructed from raw data as well. FCMs model any real world system as a collection of concepts and causal relation among concepts. They combine fuzzy logic and recurrent neural networks inheriting their main advantages. From an Artiﬁcial Intelligence perspective, FCMs are dynamic networks with learning capabilities, whereas more and more data is available to model the problem, the system becomes better at adapting itself and reaching a solution. They gained momentum due to their dynamic characteristics and learning capabilities. These capabilities make them essential for modeling and decision making tasks as they improve the performance of these tasks.
During the past decade, FCMs played a vital role in the applications of diverse scientific areas, such as social and political sciences, engineering, information technology, robotics, expert systems, medicine, education, prediction, environment etc.
Objectives and Scope
This special session aims to present highly technical papers describing new FCM models and methodologies addressing any of the following specific topics: theoretical aspects, learning algorithms, innovative applications and FCMs extensions. Topics include, but are not limited to:
If you are interested in taking part on this special session, please submit your paper directly through the WCCI web site selecting the option "Main research topic": Special Session on Software for Soft Computing. You can find further information related to the submission process and important dates at conference web site.
Papers submitted for special sessions are to be peer-reviewed with the same criteria used for the rest of contributed papers. As a result, all accepted papers will be included in the proceedings of the FUZZ-IEEE 2016.
Special Session Organizers
Asst. Prof. Elpiniki I. Papageorgiou
Department of Computer Engineering
Technological Educational Institute (T.E.I.)
University of Applied Sciences of Central Greece, Lamia, Greece
Phone: (+30) 6936064613
Asst. Prof. Dr. Engin Yesil
Istanbul Technical University
Control and Automation Engineering Department
Maslak, TR-34469, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone: (+90) 212 285 3599
Prof. Jose L. Salmeron
Professor of Information Systems
Computational Intelligence Lab
University Pablo de Olavide
Km. 1 Utrera road - 41013 Seville, Spain