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Special Session
Special Session on
Fuzziness in Smart Cities
 - SCIFI 2019

3 - 5 May, 2019 - Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Within the 21st International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - ICEIS 2019


Miroslav Hudec
University of Economics in Bratislava
Slovak Republic
Brief Bio
Miroslav Hudec is an associate Professor at the University of Economics in Bratislava, Faculty of Economic Informatics. He received the Master and PhD degrees from the University of Belgrade. His work is mainly focused on fuzzy logic, knowledge discovery, and information systems. He is a member of program committees of several international conferences and serves as an editorial board member in Applied Soft Computing journal. He was the representative of Slovakia on UNECE Meetings on the Management of Statistical Information Systems.
Edy Portmann
University of Fribourg
Brief Bio
He is an Assistant Professor of information science at the University of Bern, Switzerland. In the past, he studied for a BSc in information systems, for an MSc in business and economics, and for a PhD in computer sciences. He was a Visiting Research Scholar at NUS, as well as a Postdoctoral Researcher at UC Berkeley, USA. During his studies, he worked several years in a number of organizations in study-related disciplines. He is co-editor of the Springer series Fuzzy Management Methods, and President of a special interest group of the Swiss Informatics Society.


The activities in smart cities are focused mainly on effectiveness. Although remarkable, it is not sufficient. We should also consider citizens active participation from suitable informing (regarding all aspects of development) to flexible voting. Having different levels of statistical and IT literacy among stakeholders in mind, and quantitative and qualitative nature of data, the computing with words concept (based on fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic) is a promising way to cover these topics. Further, many concepts cannot be sharply formalized and many data are fuzzy in their nature. Managing fuzzy data, inferring from the data, measuring developments, mining patterns, managing flexible voting and data summarization are tasks, which can be solved by fuzzy logic approaches.


Relevant topics include the following (but are not limited to):
  • Theoretical achievements
  • Future of fuzzy logic in smart cities
  • From smart to cognitive cities by fuzzy logic
  • Inferring by computing with words
  • Granular computing
  • Human-centred computing
  • Real-world use cases
  • Summarizing form data


Hamido Fujita, Iwate Prefectural University, Japan
Allel Hadjali, Lias/Ensma, Poitiers, France
Michael Kaufmann, Lucern University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland
Elpiniki Papageorgiou, University of Applied Sciences/Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly, Greece
Ulrich Reimer, University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen, Switzerland
Rudolf Seising, Research Institute for the History of Science and Technology, Deutsches Museum München, Germany
Marco Elio Tabacchi, DMI, Università degli Studi di Palermo ed Istituto Nazionale di Ricerche Demopolis, Italy
Mirko Vujoševic, University of Belgrade, Serbia

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Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
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After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


ICEIS Special Sessions - SCIFI 2019
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