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Special Session
Special Session on
Computational Models based on Soft Computing and its Applications
 - SCA 2013

20 - 22 September, 2013 - Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal

Within the International Conference on Fuzzy Computation Theory and Applications - FCTA 2013


José M. Cadenas
University of Murcia

Brief Bio
José M. Cadenas is currently a Professor in Computer Science in the Department of Information Engineering and Communications of the University of Murcia, Spain. He received the Ph.D. in Sciences from the University of Granada, Spain. He is head of HeuriMind Lab (laboratory of "Heuristic models for Intelligent Decision Systems") and member of the research group “Intelligent Systems and Telematic” of the University of Murcia. He has published extensively in the areas of Fuzzy Systems, Heuristics Algorithms in Uncertain Environments, Soft Computing applied to Optimization Problems, Data Mining and Machine Learning, and Intelligent Cooperative Systems, including more than 165 refereed original research papers in journals, book chapters, and in conference proceedings; and he is a member and has coordinated more than 25 national and international research projects. He is member of international associations related to his area of interest (IEEE-CI, IEEE-SMC, EUSFLAT, …) and member of several networks related to Data Mining and Soft Computing. He also participates in various scientific activities as organizing conferences, member of program committees, reviewing projects and papers.
M. Carmen Garrido
Universidad de Murcia

Brief Bio
Dr. Maria del Carmen Garrido received the MS degree in Computer Sciences from the University of Granada, Spain, in 1991 and PhD degree in Computer Sciences from the University of Murcia, Spain, in 1999. She is Associate Professor in the Department of Information and Communications Engineering at the University of Murcia (Spain). Her current research areas include Heuristics Algorithms in Uncertain Environments and Soft Computing applied to Hybrid Systems and Intelligent Data Analysis.
Raquel Martínez
University of Murcia

Brief Bio
Raquel Martínez graduated in Computer Engineering at the University of Murcia. She studied a master's degree in Information Technologies and at the same time she worked as a researcher in the group of Intelligent Systems and Telematic of the Faculty of Informatic at the University of Murcia. Besides, she received an award for her academic excellence. Nowadays, she is researching in topics such as Fuzzy Logic, Data Mining, Machine Learning and Soft-computing among others. She has also obtained a grant to carry out her PhD degree at the University of Murcia. Therefore she is developing her PhD as a grant holder of PhD in Department of Information and Communication Engineering at the University of Murcia.


In the Intelligent Systems area, Soft Computing and DataMining are methodologies that have demonstrated their efficiency and effectiveness to model situations and solve complex problems. Different fields of interest in their exploration can be: Renewable Energy, Logistics, Green Logistics, Medical Systems, Financial Systems, etc.

A researcher should not be limited to improve the results achieved and he should not deepen more in his work line, but also he is required to open new lines of study, new solution approaches and new application fields. From this viewpoint, it makes sense to apply Soft Computing in the fields mentioned above. So, we must look for new models, propose innovative solutions and analyze results in order to demonstrate the advantages of Soft Computing.

Within the scope of this session, the areas and topics of interest include, but are not limited, to:

- Fuzzy Decision Making;
- Fuzzy Optimization;
- Fuzzy Learning Systems;
- Information Processing;
- Knowledge Extraction;
- DataMining;
- Metaheuristics;
- Other Related Topics

and applications such as:

- Logistic;
- Green Logistics;
- Ecological systems and Environment;
- Renewable Energies;
- Bioinformatics;
- Financial Management;
- Prediction and Diagnosis Systems;
- Other Related Applications.


Paper Submission: June 25, 2013 (expired)
Authors Notification: July 12, 2013 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: August 2, 2013 (expired)


Francisco Chiclana, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
R. Diaz-Valladares, Universidad de Montemorelos, Mexico
M. Garcia-Cascales, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Spain


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines and Templates.
Papers should be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system at:


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 (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Index) and Scopus.
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All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


FCTA Special Sessions - SCA 2013