Type-2 Fuzzy Sets and Systems:

Theoretical Advances and Applications


Type-2 fuzzy sets and systems are paradigms which seek to realize computationally efficient fuzzy systems with the ability to give excellent performance in the face of highly uncertain conditions.

Specifically, type-2 fuzzy sets provide a framework for the comprehensive capturing and modelling of uncertain data, which, together with approaches such as clustering and similarity measures (to name but two) provides strong capability for reasoning about and with uncertain information sources in a variety of contexts and applications.

Type-2 fuzzy systems combine the potential of type-2 fuzzy sets with the strengths of rule-based inference in order to provide highly capable inference systems over uncertain data which remain white-box systems (i.e. interpretable).

The aim of this special session is to present and focus top quality research in the areas related to the practical aspects and applications of type-2 fuzzy sets and systems. The session will also provide a forum for the academic community and industry to report on recent advances within the type-2 fuzzy sets and systems research. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Type-2 Applications

  • Applications including similarity and distance measures for type-2 fuzzy sets

  • Data analysis*

  • Robotics*

  • Decision Making*

  • Clustering and Classification*

  • Modelling*

  • Computing with words*

  • Type-2 Fuzzy Agents

  • Any other application area that employs type-2 fuzzy sets

* using type-2 fuzzy sets and/or fuzzy systems

Important Dates:

Paper Submission Deadline: 31th January, 2022

Select Special Session FUZZ-SS-4


Chirstian Wagner

University of Nottingham

Dongrui Wu

Huazhong University of Science (HUST)

Javier Andreu-Perez

University of Essex

Technical Committee:

§ Prof. Hani Hagras, University of Essex, United Kingdom

§ Prof. Jerry Mendel, University of Southern California (USC), USA

§ Prof. Jon Garibaldi, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

§ Prof. Scott Dick, Faculty of Engineering, University of Alberta, USA

§ Prof. Luis Martinez López, University of Jaen, Spain

§ Prof. Tufan Kumbasar, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

§ Prof. Sabrina Senatori, University of Salerno, Italy

§ Prof. Giovanni Acampora, University of Naples Federico II, Italy

§ Prof. Jose Sanz, Universidad Publica de Navarra, Spain

§ Prof. Chang-Shing Lee, National University of Tainan, Taiwan

§ Prof. Mahdi Mahfouf, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom