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EUSFLAT 2007 Retrospect


The Conference

The 5th Conference of the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology (EUSFLAT 2007) took place in Ostrava, Czech Republic, between September 11 and 14, 2007. The conference was organized by the University of Ostrava, Institute for Research and Applications of Fuzzy Modeling. According to the evaluation of many participants, this conference was a highlight in the history of EUSFLAT. It was organized on very high professional level and its scientific level was excellent. It is also notable that the organizers invited 7 renowned plenary speakers, namely L. A. Zadeh (USA), C. Fermüller (Austria), S. Jenei (Hungary), M. Minoux (France), Da Ruan (Belgium), J. Gispert (Spain), and P. Hájek (Czech Republic). Before the conference, a free tutorial has been given by I. Perfilieva (Czech Republic). L. A. Zadeh and A. di Nola were awarded a certificate of achievement for their life contribution to soft computing from the University of Ostrava. The conference was also publicized in the news of the Czech television. EUSFLAT cordially thanks the organizers for doing an outstanding job in making EUSFLAT 2007 a wonderful event!

The Assembly

A general assembly took place on Thursday, September 13, 2007, on the occasion of the EUSFLAT 2007 conference in Ostrava, Czech Republic, and was attended by a large number of EUSFLAT members. At this meeting, the board presented a report of activities in the last year and a financial statement. Four proposals for EUSFLAT Working Groups were presented, all of which were accepted. Finally, a new EUSFLAT Board had to be elected. There was one candidature (for details, see here) that mainly consisted of board members from the previous period (with the only exception that Jorge Casillas has taken the treasurer's position and that Thomas Vetterlein has been introduced as new board members for members management duties). The candidature was accepted by unanimous vote. The minutes of the meeting are already available for download. The next EUSFLAT Assembly will most likely take place on the occasion of the 12th International Conference on Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems (IPMU 2008), in Málaga, Spain, June 22-27, 2008. More detailed information will be provided as soon as available.

Next EUSFLAT Conference

The next EUSFLAT conference will be organized jointly with the 13th IFSA World Congress in Lisbon, Portugal, between July 19 and 23, 2009. More detailed information will be provided as soon as available. Moreover, a tentative decision has been taken to organize the 7th International Conference in Fuzzy Logic and Technology (EUSFLAT 2011) in France.