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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


Marie-Jeanne LesotIndependent Researcher, France
Danil ProkhorovTRD, Toyota Tech Center, United States
Bernard De BaetsKERMIT, Ghent University, Belgium
Cesare AlippiDipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano, Italy


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 in a SCI Series book.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


FCTA Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +44 203 014 8813


Joaquim FilipePolytechnic Institute of Setubal / INSTICC, Portugal


José M. CadenasDepartamento de Ingeniería de la Información y las Comunicaciones, University of Murcia, Spain
António DouradoInformatics Engineering, University of Coimbra, Portugal


Rafael Alcala, University of Granada, Spain
Sansanee Auephanwiriyakul, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Ahmed Bufardi, Independent Researcher, Switzerland
Jinhai Cai, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of South Australia, Australia
Daniel A. Callegari, Escola Politecnica, PUCRS Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Heloisa Camargo, Computer Science, UFSCar, Brazil
Alejandro Carrasco Muñoz, Tecnología Electrónica, University of Seville, Spain
João P. Carvalho, INESC-ID / Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Giovanna Castellano, Computer Science, University of Bari, Italy
France Cheong, School of Business IT and Logistics, RMIT University, Australia
Mikael Collan, School of Business and Management, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
Shuang Cong, Department of Automation,, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Keeley Crockett, Department Of Computing And Mathematics, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Martina Dankova, Institute for research and applications of fuzzy modeling, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Scott Dick, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada
Pietro Ducange, Ingegneria dell'Informazione, University of Pisa, Italy
Mario Fedrizzi, Independent Researcher, Italy
János Fodor, Applied Mathematics, Obuda University, Hungary
Yoshikazu Fukuyama, Department of Network Design, School of Interdisciplinary Mathematical Sciences, Meiji University, Japan
Alexander Gegov, School of Computing, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Brunella Gerla, Department of Theoretical and Applied Sciences, University of Insubria, Italy
Maria Angeles Gil, Estadistica e I.O. y D.M., University of Oviedo, Spain
Sarah Greenfield, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
Masafumi Hagiwara, Information and Computer Science, Keio University, Japan
Susana Muñoz Hernández, Departamento de Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos e Ingeniería de Software, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain
Katsuhiro Honda, Graduate School of Informatics, Osaka Metropolitan University, Japan
Chih-Cheng Hung, Computer Science, Kennesaw State University, United States
Cengiz Kahraman, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Uzay Kaymak, Jheronimus Academy of Data Science, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Frank Klawonn, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Li-Wei L. Ko, Department of Biological Science and Technology, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Anne Laurent, Lirmm, Montpellier University, France
Chin-Teng Lin, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Ahmad Lotfi, Computer Science, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
Edwin Lughofer, Knowledge-Based Mathematical Systems, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Luis Magdalena, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Francesco Marcelloni, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, University of Pisa, Italy
Corrado Mencar, Department of Informatics, University of Bari, Italy
Ludmil Mikhailov, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Javier Montero, Faculty of Mathematics, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Hiroshi Nakajima, Research and Development H.Q., Omron Corporation, Japan
Vesa Niskanen, Univ. of Helsinki / VM University, Finland
Yusuke Nojima, Osaka Metropolitan University, Japan
Vilém Novák, Inst. for Research and Applic. of Fuzzy Modeling, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Parag Pendharkar, Information Systems, Pennsylvania State University, United States
Irina Perfilieva, IRAFM, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
David Picado, Intelligent Database Analysis, European Centre for Soft Computing, Spain
Valentina Plekhanova, Faculty of Computer Science, University of Sunderland, United Kingdom
Daowen Qiu, School of Data and Computer Science, Sun Yat-sen University, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Jordi Recasens, Sec Matematiques i Informatica, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Antonello Rizzi, Department of Information Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications, Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Alessandra Russo, Computing, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Jurek Sasiadek, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University, Canada
Steven Schockaert, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Dipti Srinivasan, , Singapore
Petr Štemberk, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Laszlo T. Koczy, Szechenyi Istvan University, Hungary
Hooman Tahayori, Dept. of Computer Science, Ryerson University, Canada
Dat Tran, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Canberra, Australia
Hamid Vakilzadian, Electrical Eng., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States
Maria L. Velloso, Electronics and Telecomunications, Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil
Wen-June Wang, Electrical Engineering, National Central University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Dongrui Wu, Independent Researcher, United States
Chung-Hsing Yeh, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, Monash University, Australia
Jianqiang Yi, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Hans-Jürgen Zimmermann, ELITE (European Laboratory for Intelligent Techniques Engineering), Germany

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