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A Bit Of History
The North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society was the first professional organization founded for the advancement of fuzzy logic and fuzzy set theory. The first NAFIPS meeting took place in Logan, Utah on May 18-20, 1982.
NAFIPS was incorporated as a Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation by the State of California on February 20, 1985. The founding Board of Directors consisted of Jim Bezdek, Enrique Ruspini, Piero Bonissone, Richard Tong, Lotfi Zadeh, K. S. Fu, and Ron Yager.
The purpose of NAFIPS, as indicated in the incorporation document, is "the promotion of the scientific study of, the development of an educational institution for the instruction in, and the dissemination of educational materials in the public interest including, but not limited to, theories and applications of fuzzy sets through publications, lectures, scientific meetings, or otherwise."
Past Presidents of NAFIPS
Past NAFIPS Conference and Workshop Venues
NAFIPS-FLINT: 20 Years of NAFIPS
Joint 9th IFSA World Congress and 20th NAFIPS International Conference
Real World Applications of Fuzzy Logic and Soft Computing
New Frontiers in Fuzzy Logic and Soft Computing
1994 International Joint Conference of NAFIPS, IFIS, NASA
The Growing Role of Fuzzy Logic in Modern Technology
Commercialization Through Fuzzification
A Decade of Growth in Uncertainty Modeling
From Precision to Ambiguity and Vagueness
Recent Developments in the Theory and Applications of Fuzzy Sets
Workshop on Fuzzy Expert Systems and Decision Support
Recent K.S. Fu Award Winners
The K. S. Fu Award, named in honor of one of the founding members of NAFIPS, is given to recognize contributions to NAFIPS and is presented at the NAFIPS annual conference. Recent K. S. Fu award winners were: