Task Force on Fuzzy Systems Software (Fuzzy Systems Technical Committee of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society)

The Task Force on Fuzzy Systems Software (TF-FSS) is a Task Force of the Fuzzy Systems Technical Committee (FSTC) which belongs to the Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc. (IEEE).


Aim and Scope

The main goal of this Task Force is to promote the research, development, education, and understanding of Fuzzy Systems Software, regarding both theory and applications. To do so, it sets the focus on dissemination of available Fuzzy Systems Software for both industry and academy. Moreover, it offers an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to identify new promising research directions in this area.

Potential topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Data Preprocessing
  • System Validation, Verification, and Exploratory Analysis
  • Knowledge Extraction and Linguistic/Graphical Representation
  • Visualization of Results
  • Languages for Fuzzy Systems
  • Interoperability
  • Software Engineering
  • Free and Open Source Software
  • Educational Software
  • Research Software
  • Professional Software
  • Applications


Task Force Members

Chair: José María Alonso Moral (Research Centre in Information Technologies CiTIUS, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain)

Dr. Jose M. Alonso is Chair of this Task Force since 2018. He received the M.S. degree (2003) and Ph.D. degree (2007) in Telecommunication Engineering, both from the Technical University of Madrid, Spain. He was Postdoctoral Researcher in the "Fundamentals of Soft Computing" Unit at the European Centre for Soft Computing (ECSC) from November 2007 to January 2012. Then, he was Postdoctoral Researcher, funded by the Spanish Government, in the Department of Electronics at the University of Alcala, Madrid (Spain), from February 2012 to October 2012. Then, he was Associate Researcher in the "Computing with Perceptions" Unit at the ECSC, from November 2012 to May 2016. Since June 2016, he is Postdoctoral Researcher at CITIUS in the University of Santiago de Compostela. He has published more than 85 papers in international journals, book chapters and in peer-review conferences. His research lines include but are not limited to: Soft Computing, Fuzzy Logic, Computing with Perceptions, Fuzzy Modeling, Interpretable Fuzzy Systems, Knowledge Extraction and Representation, Integration of Expert and Induced knowledge, Development of Free Software Tools, Sensory Analysis, Kansei Engineering, Decision-making, Robotics, WiFi localization. He is member of the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology (EUSFLAT) since 2005. He is EUSFLAT board member from September 2013 to July 2015. He is currently EUSFLAT secretary.

Vice Chair: Jesús Alcalá-Fdez (University of Granada, Spain)

Dr. Jesús Alcalá-Fdez is the Vice-chair of this Task Force since 2018. He received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in computer science from University of Granada, Granada, Spain, in 2002 and 2006, respectively. He is an Associate Professor with the Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, University of Granada, where he is a member of the Soft Computing and Intelligent Information Systems Research Group and member of the DaSCI Andalusian Research Institute. He has published over 80 papers in international journals, book chapters, and conferences. His research interests include data mining, knowledge extraction based on evolutionary algorithms, association rules, fuzzy rule-based systems, genetic fuzzy systems, multiobjective evolutionary algorithms, and data mining software. He was an Associate Editor of the journal IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems and he is a member of the Editorial Board of Advances in Fuzzy Systems.

Other Task Force Members:

  • Giovanni Acampora (Italy)
  • Plamen Angelov (United Kingdom)
  • Christian Borgelt (Germany)
  • Brigitte Charnomordic (France)
  • Chin Teng Lin (Taiwan)
  • Detlef Nauck (United Kingdom)
  • Jose Manuel Soto Hidalgo (Spain)
  • Corrado Mencar (Italy)
  • Amir Pourabdollah (United Kingdom)
  • Christian Wagner (United Kingdom)


Task Force Activities

New Events:

Past Events:

  • Special Session - Software for Soft Computing (http://sci2s.ugr.es/fuzzieee2012-ssc/)
    • Organizers: Jesús Alcalá-Fdez and Jose M. Alonso
      This session was organized at the FUZZ-IEEE 2012 conference which was held as part of the 2012 IEEE WCCI in Brisbane, Australia at June 10-15, 2012.
  • Special Session - Software for Soft Computing (FUZZ-IEEE 2007, Special Session 15)
    • Organizer: Detlef Nauck
      This session was organized as part of the FUZZ-IEEE 2007 conference in London, UK at July 23-26, 2007.


Related Survey Papers

In the following we maintain a list with papers aimed at reviewing particular software types or important application domains:


Thematic Website on FSS

A thematic website on Fuzzy Systems Software, which includes a thorough review (regarding both publications and links to available software), is online at http://sci2s.ugr.es/fss

Fuzzy Systems Software: Taxonomy, Current Research Trends and Prospects


JFML library

A Java Library for the IEEE Standard for Fuzzy Markup Language (IEEE Std 1855-2016) is online at http://www.uco.es/JFML/. Moreover, a wrapper for Python is also available (Py4JFML).

Fuzzy Systems Software: Taxonomy, Current Research Trends and Prospects


Contact Details

Dr. Jesús Alcalá-Fdez
DaSCI Andalusian Research Institute, Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (DECSAI), University of Granada (UGR)
E-18071 Granada, Andalucía, Spain
Telephone number: +34-958-240429
Fax Number: +34-958-243317
E-mail: jalcala[at]decsai.ugr.es


Dr. Jose M. Alonso
Research Centre in Information Technologies (CiTIUS), University of Santiago de Compostela
Campus Vida, E-15782, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Telephone number: +34-8818-16432
E-mail: josemaria.alonso.moral[at]usc.es


IEEE Computational Intelligence Society - Fuzzy Systems Technical Committee              Soft Computing and Intelligent Information Systems - University of Granada 


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(This Web page was created and maintained by J. Alcalá-Fdez y J.M. Alonso