Workshop: Genetic Fuzzy Systems - Design and Applications

Organizers: Rafael Alcalá, Pietro Ducange, Yusuke Nojima

This Workshop is being organized for the ISDA'09 conference which will be held in Pisa, Italy at November 30 - December 2, 2009.

After almost forty years of development, fuzzy systems have demonstrated their superb ability to solve different problems arising in various application domains. In the last two decades, the cooperative framework established made the research interest move to augment fuzzy systems with learning and adaptation capabilities. Since the first pioneer works dated back to 1991, one of the most successful approaches to hybridize fuzzy systems with learning and adaptation methods, apart of course from fuzzy neural networks, has resulted in so-called Genetic Fuzzy Systems. These hybrid computational intelligence techniques augment the approximate reasoning method of fuzzy systems with the learning capabilities of evolutionary algorithms.

This topic has attracted considerable attention in the Computation Intelligence community in the last few years. The predominant type of GFS is that focused on FRBSs. However other kinds of GFSs have been developed, with successful results. In the last few years we observe the increase of published papers in the topic due to the high potential of GFSs. A non exhaustive list of recent journal papers on Genetic Fuzzy Rule-Based Systems (2007-Present) can be found at, as a part of the Website "Genetic Fuzzy Systems: Taxonomy, Current Research Trends and Prospects" devoted to maintain additional materials to the paper:

F. Herrera, Genetic Fuzzy Systems: Taxonomy, Current Research Trends and Prospects. Evolutionary Intelligence 1 (2008) 27-46 doi: 10.1007/s12065-007-0001-5

Objectives and Scope

The aim of the Workshop is to provide a forum to disseminate and discuss recent and significant research efforts on Genetic Fuzzy Systems in order to deal with current challenges on this topic. The Workshop is therefore open to any high quality submission from researchers working at the particular intersection of evolutionary algorithms and fuzzy systems called Genetic Fuzzy Systems. Potential authors for this Workshop should present original research and innovative results including (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • Genetic Learning/Tuning of Fuzzy Rule-Based Systems
  • Genetic Selection of Fuzzy Rules
  • Genetic Fuzzy Systems and the Interpretability-Accuracy Trade-off
  • Multi-objective Genetic Fuzzy Systems
  • Genetic Fuzzy Neural Networks
  • Genetic Fuzzy Clustering
  • Swarm Intelligence with Fuzzy Systems
  • Applications of Genetic Fuzzy Systems

Important Dates

  • Deadline for Papers Submission (according ISDA'09 instructions): June 20, 2009 (Extended).
  • By July 25, 2009, authors will receive the notification of acceptance/rejection.
  • Deadline for Camera-ready papers: September 15, 2009.
  • Conference date: November 30 - December 2, 2009.

Organizers and Contact

Rafael Alcalá. Contact information:

Email address: alcala[at]

Postal address: Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, University of Granada, E-18071 Granada, Spain

Telephone number: +34-958-246251

Fax Number: +34-958-243317


Pietro Ducange. Contact information:

Email address: pietro.ducange[at]

Postal address: Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, University of Pisa, Via Diotisalvi 2, 56122 Pisa, Italy

Telephone number: +39-050-2217-684

Fax Number: +39-050-2217-600


Yusuke Nojima. Contact information:

Email address: nojima[at]

Postal address: Department of Computer Science and Intelligent Systems, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University, 1-1 Gakuen-cho, Sakai, Osaka 599-8531, Japan

Telephone number: +81-72-254-9198

Fax Number: +81-72-254-9915