CONFERENCE PROGRAM

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MONDAY, June 25th 2007

Time: 8:15AM - 9:00AM
Breakfast
Location: Alcove of Mission AB


Time: 9:00AM - 9:20AM
Opening and Conference Information
Location: Mission AB


Time: 9:30AM - 10:20AM
Plenary Talk: Soft Computing for Web Mining and Personalization: A Few Recent Results and the Web 2.0 Challenge
Speaker: Olfa Nasraoui
Location: Mission AB


Time: 10:20AM - 10:40AM
Coffee Break
Location: Alcove of Mission AB


Time: 10:40AM - 12:40PM

Invited Session 1.1: Interval Session I
Chair: Vladik Kreinovich
Location: Mission AB

Towards Optimal Scheduling for Global Computing under Probabilistic, Interval, and Fuzzy Uncertainty, with Potential Applications to Bioinformatics
R. Araiza, Univ. of Texas at El Paso, M. Taufer, Univ. of Texas at El Paso, M.-Y. Leung, Univ. of Texas at El Paso

Under Interval and Fuzzy Uncertainty, Symmetric Markov Chains Are More Difficult to Predict
R. Araiza, Univ. of Texas at El Paso, G. Xiang, Univ. of Texas at El Paso, O. Kosheleva, Univ. of Texas at El Paso, D. Skulj, University of Ljubljana

On Probability of Making a Given Decision: A Theoretically Justified Transition From Interval to Fuzzy Uncertainty
F. Modave, Univ. of Texas at El Paso, V. N. Huynh, Japan Advanced Inst. Of Science and Technology, Y. Nakamori, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Interval Negation in Fuzzy Logics
E. Kim, University of North Dakota, L. Kohout, Florida State University

Towards a General Description of Interval Multiplications: Algebraic Analysis and Its Relation to t-Norms
O. Kosheleva, Univ. of Texas at El Paso, G. Mayer, Universitat Rostock, V. Kreinovich, Univ. of Texas at El Paso

Set-Valued Extensions of Fuzzy Logic: Classification Theorems
G. Ornelas, Univ. of Texas at El Paso, V. Kreinovich, Univ. of Texas at El Paso


Session 1.2: Information Retrieval, Annotation, Reasoning
Chair: Petr Musilek
Location: Mission CD

Automatic Image Annotation based on Visual Cognitive Theory
Y. Kamoi, Meiji University, Y. Furukawa, Meiji University, T. Sato, Meiji University, T. Takagi, Meiji University

Data Mining Through Fuzzy Social Network Analysis
P. S. Nair, Creighton University, S. Sarasamma, Creighton University

Summarizations for Annotated Objects Using Semantic Similarity and Specificity
V. Cross, Miami University, Y. Sun, Miami University

Cyclic Causal Complexes
L. J. Mazlack, University of Cincinnati

Conceptual summaries as query answers
H. Bulskov, Roskilde University, T. Andreasen, Roskilde Univeristy, T. V. Terney, Roskilde University

An Automated Domain-specific Answer Ontology Construction
W.-M. Ko, Intitute for Information Industry, H.-C. Li, Institute for Information Industry


Session 1.3: Fuzzy Sets: Philosophy and Advances
Chair: Dimitar Filev
Location: Bay E

A Philosophy of Science with Fuzzy Structures
R. Seising, Medical University of Vienna

A Note on Continuity and Semicontinuity of Fuzzy Mappings
Y.-R. Syau, National Formosa University, L.-F. Sugianto, Clayton School of Information Technology, E. S. Lee, Kansas State University

Relational Factor Analysis with o-matrix Decomposition
R. Belohlavek, Binghamton University - SUNY, V. Vychodil, Palacky University

Deep Properties of Totally Fuzzy Sets
J. M. Barone

Approximating Infinite Solution Sets by Discretization of the Scales of Truth Degrees
R. Belohlavek, Binghamton University - SUNY, M. Krupka, Palacky University, V. Vychodil, Palacky University

An Extension to the Theory of Fuzzy Discrete Event Systems
X. Du, Wayne State University, H. Ying, Wayne State University, F. Lin, Wayne State University



Time: 12:40PM - 2:00PM
Buffet Lunch at Pond


Time: 2:00PM - 3:40PM

Invited Session 2.1: Hybrid Intelligent Systems
Chair: Oscar Castillo
Location: Mission AB

Design of Hybrid Intelligent Systems
P. Melin, Tijuana Institute of Technology, O. Castillo, Tijuana Institute of Technology, J. Kacprzyk, Polish Academy of Sciences, W. Pedrycz , University of Alberta

A Fuzzy Message Priority Arbitration Approach for Sensor Networks
J. Rivera, Instituto Tecnologico de Chihuahua, G. Bojorquez, Instituto Technologico de Chihuahua, M. Chacon, Instituto Technologico de Chihuahua, G. Herrera, Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro, M. Carrillo, Instituto Technologico de Chihuahua

Interval Type-2 Fuzzy Logic for Intelligent Control Applications
J. R. Castro, UABC University , O. Castillo, Tijuana Institute of Technology

Parallel Evolutionary Computing using a Cluster for Mathematical Function Optimization
F. Valdez, Universidad Autonoma De Baja California , P. Melin, Tijuana Institute of Technology

Analysis of Sampling Methods in the Learning Process of Ensemble Neural Networks
M. Lopez, Universidad Autonoma De Baja California , P. Melin, Tijuana Institute of Technology


Session 2.2: Data Mining and Classification
Chair: Jim Keller
Location: Mission CD

A Fuzzy Associative Memory for the Classification of Chemical Warfare Agent Stimulants
R. J. Hammell II, Towson University, R. J. Schafer, US Army Edgewood Chem/Bio Operations Center

Investigating Learning Methods for Binary Data
S. Visa, University of Cincinnati, A. Ralescu, University of Cincinnati, M. Ionescu, University of Cincinnati

Mining Coronal Loops in Solar Images from the SOHO Collection
N. Durak, University of Louisville, O. Nasraoui, University of Louisville, S. Sellah, University of Louisville, J. Gomez, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, F.Gonzalez, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, H. Elgazzar, University of Louisville, C. Rojas, University of Louisville, J. Schmelz, University of Memphis, J. Roames, University of Memphis, K. Nasraoui, University of Memphis

Using 2-interactive Measures in Nonlinear Classifications
Y. Wu, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Z. Wang, University of Nebraska at Omaha


Session 2.3: Applications I
Chair: Nick Pizzi
Location: Mission CD

Fuzzy Rule-Based Driver Advisory System for Fuel Economy Improvement in a Hybrid Electric Vehicle
F.U. Syed, Ford Motor Company, D. Filev, Research and Advanced Engineering, Ford Company, H. Ying, Wayne State University

A Fuzzy Model for Estimating the Remaining Lifetime for a Disel Engine
J. Fanegan, University of Cincinnati, A. Ralescu, University of Cincinnati, T. Ueda, Komatsu Ltd.

Design An Intelligent Neural-Fuzzy Controller for Hybrid Motorcycle
Y.-L. Liu, Chien-kuo Technology University, C.-C. Tong, Chien-kuo Technology University, W.-S. Jwo, Chien-kuo Technology University, S.-J. Lin, Chien-kuo Technology University

Design of a Novel Fuzzy Controller to Enhance Stability of Vehicles
M. Biglarbegian, University of Waterloo, W. Melek, University of Waterloo, F. Golnaraghi, University of Waterloo

Ontology-based Fuzzy Inference Agent for Diabetes Classification
M.-H. Wang, National University of Tainan, C.-S. Lee, National University of Tainan, H.-C. Li, National University of Tainan, W.-M. Ko, National University of Tainan



Time: 3:40PM - 4:00PM
Coffee Break
Location: Alcove of Mission AB



Time: 4:00PM - 5:20PM

Invited Session 3.1: Hybrid Intelligent Systems II
Chair: Oscar Castillo
Location: Mission AB

Testing and Evaluating the Single Objective Intelligent Evolutionary Algorithm through a Graphical Interface
O. Montiel, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, O. Castillo, Tijuana Institute of Technology, R. Sepulveda, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, O. Soto, Instituto Politecnico Nacional

Empirical and Sensor Knowledge-Extraction for Fuzzy Logic Motor Control Design
J. L. Gonzalez - V., Universidad Autonoma De Baja California , O. Castillo, Tijuana Institute of Technology, L. T. Aguilar B., Instituto Politecnico Nacional

Modular Neural Networks and Type-2 Fuzzy Logic for Face Recognition
O. Mendoza, Universidad Autonoma De Baja California, G. Licea, Universidad Autonoma De Baja California , P. Melin, Tijuana Institute of Technology

Simple Sequencing and Selection of Learning Ojbects using Fuzzy Inference
M. Garcia-Valdez, Tijuana Institute of Techonology, G. Licea, Universidad Autonoma De Baja California , O. Castillo, Tijuana Institute of Technology, A. Alanis, Tijuana Institue of Technology


Invited Session 3.2: Fuzzy Sets and Neural Networks in Medicine
Chair: Rudi Seising
Location: Mission CD

Fuzzy Sets and Medicine – Historical and Epistemological Remarks
R. Seising, Medical University of Vienna

Fuzzy Polynucleotides - Two Approaches to a theory of Fuzzy Genomes
J. Limberg, Medical University of Vienna

Fuzzy Boolean Nets Based Paediatrics First Aid Diagnosis
J. P. Carvalho, TU Lisbon, N. Horta, TU Lisbon, J. A.B. Tome, TU Lisbon

Sepsis and Septic Shock Analysis using Neural Network
C. Schuh, Medical University of Vienna


Invited Session 3.3: Rough Sets of Granular Computing
Chair: Shusaku Tsumoto
Location: Bay E

On Learning Decision Rules From Flow Graphs
C.-C. Chan, University of Akron, S. Tsumoto, Shimane University

Neighbourhood Sets based on Web Usage Mining
P. Lingras, Saint Mary's University

Contigency Table and Granularity
S. Tsumoto, Shimane University, S. Hirano, Shimane University



Time: 5:30PM - 6:30PM
NAFIPS General Meeting
Location: Mission AB


Time: 7:30PM - 9:30PM
"Beach" Party
Location: Del Mar Patio





TUESDAY, June 26th 2007

Time: 8:15AM - 9:00AM
Breakfast
Location: Alcove of Mission AB


Time: 9:00AM - 9:50AM
Plenary Talk: Linguistic Hidden Markov Models: Theory and Applications
Speaker: Mihail Popescu
Location: Mission AB



Time: 9:50AM - 10:10AM
Coffee Break
Location: Alcove of Mission AB



Time: 10:10AM - 12:10AM

Discussion Panel: Fuzziness and Law
Location: Mission AB


Session 4.1: Decision Making
Chair: Joe Barone
Location: Mission CD

Using Consensus to Measure Weighted Targeted Agreement
W. Tastle, Ithaca College, M. Wierman, Creighton University

Combination of Democracy Values Using Hooper's Rule
S.-C. Cheng, Creighton University, T. D. Clark, Creighton University, J. N. Mordeson, Creighton University, A. D. Grieser, Creighton University

Dissent based K-System Analysis
M. Wierman, Creighton University, B. Tastle, Ithaca College

Additive Weighted Ordered Weighted Average
T. Whalen, Georgia State University

Fuzzy Multi-Criteria Group Decision Support in Long-term Options of Belgian Energy Policy
D. Ruan, Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, J. Lu, University of Technology, Sydney, E. Laes, University of Technology, Sydney, G. Zhang, University of Technology, Sydney, F. Wu, University of Technology, Sydney, F. Hardeman, University of Technology, Sydney

An Approach to Improve Practical Application of Fuzzy Measures in Multicriteria Decision Making
A. Wagholikar, Griffith University


Session 4.2: Fuzzy Control
Chair: Valerie Cross
Location: Bay E

Application of Fuzzy Knowledge Base for Corrected Meaured Point Determination in Coordinate Metrology
A. Wozniak, Warsaw University of Technology, M. Balazinski, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, R. Mayer, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal

Genetic Multivariable PID Controller Based on IMC
S. Kermanshachi, Azad University, N. Sadati, Sharif University of Technology

Fuzzy Automatic Guitar Tuner
K. Rahnamai, Western New England College, B. Cox, Western New England College, K. Gorman, Western New England College

Optimal Fuzzy-Immune-PID Controllers Design of PWM DC-DC Converters
C.-H. Hsieh, Chienkuo Technology University

Study of Two Control Strategies Based on Fuzzy Logic and ANN Compared with an Optimal Control Strategy Applied to a Buck Converter
N. L. Diaz, Universidad Distrital Francisio Jose de Caldas, J. J. Soriano Mendez, Universidad Distrital Francisco Jose de Caldas

Fuzzy PID Supervision for a Nonlinear System: Design and Implementation
R. Sehab, Parc Universitaire Laval-Change



Time: 12:10PM - 2:00PM
Barbecue Lunch at Pond


Time: 2:00PM - 3:40PM

Session 5.1: Modeling I
Chair: Bill Tastle
Location: Mission AB

A Novel Granular Neural Network Architecture
S. Dick , University of Alberta, A. Tappenden, University of Alberta, C. Badke, University of Alberta, O. Olarewaju, University of Alberta

Generating a Fuzzy Logic System from Optimized Numerical Models
S. Ari, Syracuse University, H. E. Khalifa, Syracuse University, J. Dannenhoffer, Syracuse University, P. Wilcoxen, Syracuse University, C. Isik, Syracuse University

Obtaining Fuzzy Sets from Data using the Mass Assignment Theory - Consistency with Interpolation
A. Ralescu, University of Cincinnati, S. Visa, University of Cincinnati

A Neural Fuzzy System for Soft Computing
O. Ciftcioglu, Delft Univ. of Technology, M. Bittermann, Delft Univ. of Technology, I.S. Sariyildiz, Delft Univ. of Technology

Nullneurons-Based Hybrid Neurofuzzy Network
M. Hell, University of Campinas-SP, P. Costa Jr., Belo Harizonte-MG, F. Gomide, University of Campinas-SP


Session 5.2: Fuzziness in Medical Applications I
Chair: Rudolf Kruse
Location: Mission CD

A Fuzzy Model for the Evaluation of Efficacy of Contnuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Treatment
M. Kwiatkowska, Thompson Rivers University, L. Maatthews, Thompson Rivers University, A. Idzikowski, Thompson Rivers University

Biomedical Spectral Classification using Stochastic Feature Selection and Fuzzy Aggregation
N. Pizzi, National Research Council of Canada, C. Wiebe, University of Manitoba, W. Pedrycz, University of Alberta

A Comparison of the Measure of Surprise Between Several Variables for Medical Control
C. Helgason, University of Illinois, T.H. Jobe, University of Illinois

The added value of 'Arificial Organisms' in the analysis of medical data: six years of experience
E. Grossi, Bracco Spa Medical Department, A. Mancini, Semeion Research Center for Science and Communication, M. Buscema, Semeion Research Center for Science and Communication

ECG Arrhythmia Detection Using Fuzzy Classifiers
S. Z. Mahmoodabadi, Ryerson University, A. Ahmadian, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, M. D. Abolhasani, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, J. Alirezaie, Ryerson University, P. Babyn, Hostpital for Sick Children


Special Student Session:
Chair: Larry Hall
Location: Bay E

Relevance Feedback for Association Rules using Fuzzy Score Aggregation
G. Russ, University of Magdeburg, M. Bottcher, BT Group plc, R. Kruse, University of Magdeburg

Fuzzy Parking Manoeuvres of Wheeled Mobile Robot
A. Khoukhi, Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal, M. Balazinski, Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal, L. Baron, Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal

An Adaptive T-S type Rough-Fuzzy Inference System (ARFIS) for Pattern Classification
C. S. Lee, University of Western Australia, A. Zaknick, University of Western Australia, T. Braunl, University of Western Australia

Enhanced Type 2 Fuzzy System Models with Improved Fuzzy Functions
A. Celikyilmaz, University of Toronto, I. B. Turksen, TOBB Economics and Technology Univ.

A Fast Structural Optimization Technique for IDS Modeling
M. Murakami, The University of Electro-Communications, N. Honda, The University of Electro-Communications



Time: 3:40PM - 4:00PM
Coffee Break
Location: Alcove of Mission AB



Time: 4:00PM - 6:00PM

Session 6.1: Clustering
Chair: Hao Ying
Location: Mission AB

Fuzzy Clustering of Baseball Statistics
B. Bushong, Creighton University

An Extended Objective Function for Prototype-less Fuzzy Clustering
C. Borgelt, European Center for Soft Computing, R. Kruse, University of Magdeburg

A Cluster By Any Other Name
J. Keller, University of Missouri, I. Sledge, University of Missouri

Creating Streaming Interative Soft Clustering Algorithms
P. Hore, University of South Florida, L. Hall, University of South Florida, D. Goldgof, University of South Florida

Clustering without Use of Prototypes with Gradient Descent for Cluster Optimization
R. Brouwer, Thompson Rivers University

Food Clustering Analysis for Personalized Food Replacement
H.-C. Li, Taipei Medical University, W.-M. Ko, Institute for Information Industry, H.-W. Tung, Institute for Information Industry


Session 6.2: Applications II
Chair: Fernando Gomide
Location: Mission CD

Modern Data Visualization for Air Traffic Management
F. Rehm, German Aerospace Center, F. Klawonn, University of Applied Sciences, G. Russ, University of Magdeburg, R. Kruse, University of Magdeburg

Applying Novel Resampling Strategies to Software Defect Prediction
L. Pelayo, University of Alberta, S. Dick, University of Alberta

Efficient Layout of Multisensors Using Fuzzy Adaptive Genetic Algorithm
Y.-T. Chang, Tatung University, Y.-P. Huang, Tatung University, F. E. Sandnes, Oslo University College

Graphical Tools for FID
C. Janikow, University of Missouri - St. Louis, L. Finney, University of Missouri - St. Louis

A Comparison of Computational Efforts between Particle Swarm Optimization and GA for Identification of Fuzzy Models
A. Khosla, National Institute of Technology, S. Kumar, Society for Education and Research, K. R. Ghosh, Aricent Inc.

CLPSO-based fuzzy color image segmentation
A. Borij, Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, M. Hamidi, Azad University of Qazvin, A.M. Eftekhari Moghadam, Azad University of Qazvin


Session 6.3: Fuzzy Databases and Information Processing
Chair: Anca Ralescu
Location: Bay E

A Methodology for Statistical Matching with Fuzzy Logic
P. Noll, University of Marburg, P. Alpar, University of Marburg

Influence of the Migration Process on the Learning Performances of Fuzzy Knowledge Bases
K. Akrout, Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal, L. Baron, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, M. Balazinski, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, S. Achiche, Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal

About the Division Operator in a Possibilistic Database Framework
P. Bosc, IRISA/ENSSAT, N. I. Hssaien, IRISA/ENSSAT, O. Pivert, IRISA/ENSSAT

Conceptualized Queries for Information Retrieval
Y.-C. Chen, Meiji University, H. Sekiya, Meiji University, T. Takagi, Meiji University

Heuristic Algorithm for Interpretation of non-Atomic Categorical Attributes in Similarity-based Fuzzy Databases - Scalability Evaluation
M. S. Hossain, Montana State University, R. Angryk, Montana State University

Attribute Induction in Fuzzy Databases using Fuzzy Hierarchies
L. Zhao, Tulane University, F. Petry, Tulane University, R. Lander, Tulane University



Time: 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Banquet
Location: Mission AB





WEDNESDAY, June 27th 2007
Time: 8:15AM - 9:00AM
Breakfast
Location: Alcove of Mission AB



Time: 9:00AM - 10:40AM

Invited Session 7.1: Interval Session II
Chair: Vladik Kreinovich
Location: Mission AB

Detecting Duplicates in Geoinformatics: from Intervals and Fuzzy Numbers to General Multi-D Uncertainty
S. A. Starks, Univ. of Texas at El Paso, L. Longpre, Univ. of Texas at El Paso, R. Araiza, Univ. of Texas at El Paso, V. Kreinovich, Univ. of Texas at El Paso, H. T. Nguyen, Univ. of Texas at El Paso

Fitting a Normal Distribution to Interval and Fuzzy Data
G. Xiang, Univ. of Texas at El Paso, V. Kreinovich, Univ. of Texas at El Paso, S. Ferson, Applied Biomathematics

Type-2 Intervals of Constant Height
C. Walker, New Mexico State University, E. Walker,New Mexico State University

Von Mises Failure Criterion in Mechanics of Materials: How to Efficiently Use it Under Interval and Fuzzy Uncertainty
G. Xiang, Univ. of Texas at El Paso, A. Pownuk, Univ. of Texas at El Paso, O. Kosheleva, Univ. of Texas at El Paso, S. A. Starks, Univ. of Texas at El Paso

Computing Statistical Characteristics when We Know Probabilities with Interval or Fuzzy Uncertainty: Computational Complexity
G. Xiang, Univ. of Texas at El Paso, J. W. Hall, University of Newcastle upon Tyne


Session 7.2: Applications III
Chair: Marek Balazinski
Location: Mission CD

Learning to Detect the Onset of Disease in Cattle from Feedlot Watering Behavior
S. Dick, University of Alberta, C. Campos Bracho, University of Alberta

A Comparison of ANFIS, ANN and DBR systems on Volatile Time Seris Identification
J. C. Figueroa Garcia, Universidad Distrital Francisio Jose de Caldas, J. J. Soriano Mendez, Universidad Distrital Francisco Jose de Caldas

Towards Inductive Learning of Complex Fuzzy Inference Systems
J. Man, University of Alberta, Z. Chen, University of Alberta, S. Dick, University of Alberta

Evaluation of the Similarity between Heterogenous Data using a Fuzzy Sets based Approach
M. Ionescu, University of Cincinnati, A. Ralescu, University of Cincinnati, S. Visa, University of Cincinnati

EHSS Velocity Control by Fuzzy Neural Networks
S.A. Mohseni, University of IAU, M. Aliyarish, University of IAU, M. Teshnehlab, University of IAU


Session 7.3: Fuzziness in Medical Applications II
Chair: Cathy Helgason
Location: Bay E

Distributed, Collaborative Intelligent Agents for Proactive Post-Marketing Drug Safety Surveillance
Y. Ji, Wayne State University, H. Ying, Wayne State University, M. S. Farber, Detroit Medical Center, J. Yen, Pennsylvania State University, P. Dews, Wayne State University, R. E. Miller, Veterans Affairs Medical Centre, R. M. Massanari, Wayne State University

Fuzzy ROI based 2-D/3-D Registration for Kinetic Analysis after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
D. Kubo, University of Hyogo, S. Kobashi, University of Hyogo, K. Kond, University of Hyogo, Y. Hata, University of Hyogo, A. Okayama, Hyogo College of Medicine, M. Yagi, Hyogo College of Medicine, S. Yoshiya, Hyogo College of Medicine, N. Shibanuma, Kobe Kaisei Hospital

A Multi-factor Model for the Assessment of Depression Associated with Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Fuzzy Logic Approach
K. McBurnie, Thompson Rivers University, M. Kwiatkowska, Thompson Rivers Unviersity, L. Matthews, Thompson Rivers University, A. D'Angiulli, Thompson Rivers University

Fuzzy Classification of Genome Sequences Prior to Assembly Based on Similarity Measures
S. Nasser, University of Nevada Reno, G. L. Vert, University of Nevada Reno, A. Breland, University of Nevada Reno, M. Nicolescu, University of Nevada Reno



Time: 10:40AM - 11:00AM
Coffee Break
Location: Alcove of Mission AB



Time: 11:00AM - 12:40PM

Session 8.1: Modeling II
Chair: Ozer Ciftcioglu
Location: Mission AB

Computation with Two Dimensions of Uncertainty - Fuzzy Computers -
J. L. Mayfield, University of Cincinnati, A. Ralescu, University of Cincinnati

A Comparative Study between an Offline and an Online Fuzzy Model
I. Luna, State University of Campinas-SP, S. Soares, State University of Campinas-SP, R. Ballini, State University of Campinas-SP

Necessary Criticality of Paths in Networks with Imprecise Durations and Time Lags
S. Yakhchali, Amirkabir University of Technology, M. H. F. Zarandi, Amirkabir University of Technology, I. B. Turksen, University of Toronto, S. Ghodsypour, Amirkabir University of Technology

Possible Criticality of Paths in Networks with Imprecise Durations and Time Lags
S. Yakhchali, Amirkabir University of Technology, M. H. F. Zarandi, Amirkabir University of Technology, I. B. Turksen, University of Toronto, S. Ghodsypour, Amirkabir University of Technology


Session 8.2: Type-2 Fuzzy Sets and Systems
Chair: Joao Paulo Carvalho
Location: Bay E

Enhanced Karnik-Mendel Algorithms for Interval Type-2 Fuzzy Sets and Systems
D. Wu, University of Southern California, J. M. Mendel, University of Southern California

Identification Rigid-Body Dynamics of Robotic Manipulators using Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Filter
Q. Ren, Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal, Z. Qin, Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal, L. Baron, Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal, L. Birglen, Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal, M. Balazinski, Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal

Control Performance Comparison between a Type-2 Fuzzy Controller and a Comparable Conventional Mamdani Fuzzy Controller
X. Du, Wayne State University, H. Ying, Wayne State University

A Fast Recursive Method to Compute the Generalized Centroid of an Interval Type-2 Fuzzy Set
M. Melgarejo, Universidad Distrital Francisio Jose de Caldas

A Simple Method for Performing Type-2 Fuzzy Set Operations Based on Highest Degree of Intersecion Hyperplane
H. Tahayori, Universita degli Studi di Milano, G. Degli Antoni, Universita degli Studi di Milano


Session 8.3: Web and Network Security
Chair: Scott Dick
Location: Bay E

Visualization of Item Features, Customer Preference and Associated Uncertainty using Fuzzy Set
A. Zenebe, Bowie State University, A. F. Norcio, University of Maryland (UMBC)

An Efficient Image Retrieval Model Using Fuzzy Semantic Concepts
T.-W. Chang, Tatung University, Y.-P. Huang, Tatung University, F. E. Sandnes, Oslo University College

An Optimization Approach using Soft Constraints for the Cascade Vulnerability Problem
C. Servin, University of Texas at El Paso, M. Ceberio, University of Texas at El Paso, S. Bistarelli, Instituto di Informatica e Telematica, CNR

Fuzzy Modelling of user Needs for Improvement of Web Search Queries
V. Snasel, Technical University of Ostrava, H. O. Nyongesa, University of Botswana, P. Kromer, University of Ostrava, P. Musilek, University of Alberta, D. Husek, University of Botswana

REXWERE: A tool for fuzzy Rule Extraction in Web Recommendation
G. Castellano, University of Bari, A. M. Fanelli, University of Bari, M. A. Torsello, University of Bari