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Call for Papers

FCTA is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


Fuzzy computation is a field that encompasses the theory and application of fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic to the solution of information processing, systems analysis and synthesis problems. Bolstered by information technology developments, the extraordinary growth of fuzzy computation in recent years has led to major applications in fields ranging from medical diagnosis and automated learning to image understanding, decision and systems control. This conference intends to be a major forum for scientists, engineers and practitioners interested in the study, analysis, design, modeling and implementation of fuzzy systems, both theoretically and in a broad range of application fields.


  • Fuzzy Hardware, Fuzzy Architectures
  • Soft Computing and Intelligent Agents
  • Mathematical Foundations: Fuzzy Set Theory and Fuzzy Logic
  • Approximate Reasoning and Fuzzy Inference
  • System Identification and Fault Detection
  • Fuzzy Information Retrieval and Data Mining
  • Fuzzy Information Processing, Fusion, Text Mining
  • Learning and Adaptive Fuzzy Systems
  • Complex Fuzzy Systems
  • Pattern Recognition: Fuzzy Clustering and Classifiers
  • Fuzzy Image, Speech and Signal Processing, Vision and Multimedia
  • Industrial, Financial and Medical Applications
  • Type-2 Fuzzy Logic
  • Neuro-Fuzzy Systems
  • Fuzzy Systems Design, Modeling and Control
  • Real-Time Learning of Fuzzy and Neuro-Fuzzy Systems
  • Fuzzy Control
  • Fuzzy Systems in Robotics: Sensors, Navigation and Coordination


Kevin WarwickUniversity of Reading and Coventry University, United Kingdom
Leslie SmithUniversity of Stirling, United Kingdom
Juan J. MereloUniversidad de Granada, Spain
Eyke HüllermeierPhilipps University of Marburg, Germany
Belur V. DasarathyUnited States
Alexandre Castro-CaldasPortugal


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that  revised and extended versions of these papers will be  published by Springer-Verlag in a SCI Series book  .
A special issue of the Elsevier Journal of Information Fusion on "Information Fusion in Multi-dimensional Knowledge Discovery and Computational Intelligence" has been planned. For more details, please download the CFP for the special issue here.
A short list of papers presented at the conference will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a special issue of Springer's LNCS TCCI Journal.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


FCTA Secretariat
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             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
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Joaquim FilipePolytechnic Institute of Setubal / INSTICC, Portugal
Janusz KacprzykPolish Academy of Sciences, Poland


António DouradoUniversity of Coimbra, Portugal


Sansanee Auephanwiriyakul, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Daniel A. Callegari, PUCRS Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Heloisa Camargo, UFSCar, Brazil
Rahul Caprihan, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, India
Alejandro Carrasco Muñoz, University of Seville, Spain
João P. Carvalho, INESC-ID / Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
France Cheong, RMIT University, Australia
Francisco Chiclana, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
Mikael Collan, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
Shuang Cong, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Martina Dankova, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Kudret Demirli, Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates
Scott Dick, University of Alberta, Canada
József Dombi, University of Szeged, Institute of Informatics, Hungary
Didier Dubois, , France
Yoshikazu Fukuyama, Meiji University, Japan
Robert Fullér, Obuda University, Hungary
Alexander Gegov, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Brunella Gerla, University of Insubria, Italy
Maria Angeles Gil, University of Oviedo, Spain
Sarah Greenfield, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
Masafumi Hagiwara, Keio University, Japan
Susana Muñoz Hernández, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain
Francisco Herrera, University of Granada, Spain
Kaoru Hirota, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Katsuhiro Honda, Osaka Metropolitan University, Japan
Chih-Cheng Hung, Kennesaw State University, United States
Lazaros S. Iliadis, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Angel A. Juan, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
Cengiz Kahraman, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Frank Klawonn, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Donald Kraft, Colorado Technical University, United States
Rudolf Kruse, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
Anne Laurent, Lirmm, Montpellier University, France
Kang Li, Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom
Chin-Teng Lin, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Ahmad Lotfi, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
Edwin Lughofer, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Francesco Marcelloni, University of Pisa, Italy
Corrado Mencar, University of Bari, Italy
Ludmil Mikhailov, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Javier Montero, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Vesa Niskanen, Univ. of Helsinki / VM University, Finland
Yusuke Nojima, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
Vilém Novák, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Vasile Palade, , United Kingdom
Valentina Plekhanova, University of Sunderland, United Kingdom
Daowen Qiu, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Jordi Recasens, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Antonello Rizzi, Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Roseli F. Romero, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Alessandra Russo, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Hooman Tahayori, Ryerson University, Canada
Vicenc Torra, University of Skövde, Sweden
Dat Tran, University of Canberra, Australia
Wen-June Wang, National Central University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Thomas Whalen, , United States
Jianqiang Yi, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Slawomir Zadrozny, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Hans-Jürgen Zimmermann, ELITE (European Laboratory for Intelligent Techniques Engineering), Germany

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