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Special Session
Special Session on
Fuzziness in Smart Cities
 - SCIFI 2018

21 - 24 March, 2018 - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Within the 20th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - ICEIS 2018



Miroslav Hudec
University of Economics in Bratislava
Slovak Republic
Brief Bio
Miroslav Hudec is an associate Professor at the University of Economics in Bratislava, Faculty of Economic Informatics. He received the Master and PhD degrees from the University of Belgrade. His work is mainly focused on fuzzy logic, knowledge discovery, and information systems. M. Hudec is author or co-author of approximately 45 scientific articles and three books. He is a member of program committees of several international conferences and serves as an editorial board member in in Applied Soft Computing journal. He was the representative of Slovakia on UNECE/Eurostat/OECD Meeting on the Management of Statistical Information Systems.
Edy Portmann
University of Fribourg
Brief Bio
He is an Assistant Professor of information science at the University of Bern, Switzerland. In the past, he studied for a BSc in information systems, for an MSc in business and economics, and for a PhD in computer sciences. He was a Visiting Research Scholar at NUS, as well as a Postdoctoral Researcher at UC Berkeley, USA. During his studies, he worked several years in a number of organizations in study-related disciplines. He is co-editor of the Springer series Fuzzy Management Methods, and President of a special interest group of the Swiss Informatics Society.


Although very significant work has been done in this field, there are still problems, which face areas such as semantic uncertainty or fuzziness. The smart city approach requires combination of efforts to improve quality of life, protect the environment, etc. Sensors, data storage, networks can be viewed as hemisphere focused on hard computing. Crucial element of smart city is its inhabitants. People observe, communicate, infer, and compute by approximate reasoning, which can be viewed as hemisphere focused on soft computing. Furthermore, many data are fuzzy in their nature. Managing fuzzy data, inferring from collected data, mining patterns, classification and summarization are tasks, which can be solved by fuzzy logic approaches. The solutions are valuable, for all stakeholders in cities.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Theoretical achievements
  • Future of fuzzy logic in smart cities
  • From smart to cognitive cities by fuzzy logic
  • Inferring by computing with words
  • Granular computing
  • Human-centred computing
  • Real-world use cases
  • Summarizing form data


Paper Submission: January 11, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 25, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: February 2, 2018 (expired)


Allel Hadjali, Lias/Ensma, Poitiers, France
Enrique Herrera-Viedma, University of Granada, Spain
Janusz Kacprzyk, Systems Research Institute - Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Michael Kaufmann, Lucern University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland
Andreas Meier, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Witold Pedrycz, University of Alberta, Canada
Carlos Porcel, University of Jaen, Spain
Ulrich Reimer, University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen, Switzerland
Rudolf Seising, Deutsches Museum München, Germany
Marco Tabacchi, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
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After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee complemented by members of the main conference program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.
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All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


ICEIS Special Sessions - SCIFI 2018