FUZZ-IEEE Special Session

SenseAgents: soft approaches in multi-sensing

cooperative environments

This session has been accepted for the FUZZ-IEEE 2020 conference which will be held as part of the 2020 IEEE WCCI in Glasgow, UK at July 19-24, 2020. It is supported by IEEE CIS Task Force: Intelligent Agents.


In recent years, monitoring and surveillance applications by autonomous and unmanned vehicle systems (UVSs) have generated a lot of interest. A single UV is often a low-cost opportunity of accomplishing a specialized task, but cooperative activities among UVSs (especially empowered by sensing technologies) are becoming a reliable solution, especially when the request of high performance is a stringent constraint for complex and uncertain tasks.

In general, coordinated activities achieved in an integrated multi-sensing environment by intelligent systems based on agents, vehicles an any smart sensing device are the future in the Internet of Things or any possible application domain with requests for monitoring, communication, and coordination mechanisms. The potential of these paradigms and technologies raises when they are supported by Soft computing approaches that provide solutions most effectively in the processing of the raw data from different environmental sources (sensors, video, etc.), or in the data aggregation to get high-level knowledge describing the observed area. Thanks to “soft” techniques, heterogeneous sensing sources work as “active” devices that cooperatively provide a shared view of the same environment, or unmanned vehicles become “smart” acquiring enhanced reasoning capability to effectively reach a mission.

This special session aims at covering all the multi-sensing environment applications that use soft computing approaches to data gathering and analysis and integration, task coordination, control and cooperation, and finally, mission achievement.


The session will bring together researchers from both industry and academia from the various disciplines that exploits Soft Computing approaches to achieve multi-UV, multi-sensing environment systems. Such disciplines include, but are not limited to:

  • Swarm Intelligence for cooperative and coordinative tasks
  • Unmanned Vehicles and Multi UV systems
  • IoT
  • Fuzzy model for Context-Aware process execution
  • Fuzzy model for enhanced multi-source environments
  • Situational/Context Awareness
  • Surveillance and Monitoring
  • Intelligent Agents
  • Environment-aware Agents
  • Fuzzy cognitive Maps for reasoning
  • Fuzzy semantic Web
  • Fuzzy clustering models
  • Sensing Technology
  • Data Fusion in Ubiquitous Environments
  • Control systems for multi-sensing environment
  • Multi-Agent Planning
  • Consensus decision making solutions
  • Ubiquitous computing
  • Pervasive computing
  • Computational Social Science
  • Smart Evolving Sensors


  • Paper submission: January 15th, 2020
  • Acceptance/rejection notification: March 15th, 2020
  • Camera-ready paper submission: April 15th, 2020
  • Conference dates: July 19-24, 2020


Papers submitted for special sessions are to be peer-reviewed with the same criteria used for the rest of contributed papers. All accepted papers will be included in the proceedings of the FUZZ-IEEE 2020. 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": SenseAgents: Soft approaches in multi-sensing cooperative environments. Further information related to the submission process and important dates at conference web site.


Department of Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Applied Mathematics, University of Salerno, Fisciano (SA), Italy

Department of Information Engineering. University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

Department of Computer Science and Engineering,

Institute of Sustainable Transportation and Logistics at the State University of New York, Buffalo, NY