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EUSFLAT General Assembly on the Occasion of IPMU 2008

2010 EUSFLAT General Assembly at IPMU 2010

A EUSFLAT General Assembly was held on the occasion of the 13th International Conference on Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems (IPMU 2010) in Dortmund, Germany, on June 29, 2010. A detailed report has been sent out to members.



Ebrahim Mamdani Deceased

We have the sad duty to inform you about the loss of one of the most renowned and influential persons in the international fuzzy systems community, Prof. Ebrahim "Abe" Mamdani. The EUSFLAT Society sends cordial condolences to his family and friends.
[Enric Trillas' Obituary at the ECSC Website]


Francesc Esteva Awarded First Honorary Member of EUSFLAT

Francesc Esteva was proposed as the first Honorary Member of EUSFLAT for his outstanding achievements in research and for his activities to advance the society. The proposal was approved by the general assembly on July 21, 2009.


2009 EUSFLAT General Assembly and Board Elections

A EUSFLAT General Assembly was held on the occasion of the Joint 6th EUSFLAT Conference and 13th IFSA World Congress (Lisbon, Portugal, July 20-24, 2009). The assembly took place on Tuesday, July 21, 2009, 18:00-19:30, in Auditório 2 at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal. [read more]


EUSFLAT Conference Proceedings in Conference Proceedings Citation Index

We are proud to announce that our efforts to include the Proceedings of the 5th EUSFLAT Conference (Ostrava, Czech Republic, September 11-14, 2007) into the Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index were finally successful. This particularly means that all papers published in these proceedings are now visible in the ISI Web of Science®. We hope we will manage to include the proceedings of all further editions of our EUSFLAT conference into this index - which strongly upvalues our conferences and the papers published in their proceedings.


EUSFLAT will hold its annual general assembly on the occasion of this year's IPMU Conference. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 24, 2008, 7:00 pm, in Málaga, Spain. Please check the final conference program for the exact location. We are looking forward to meeting you in Málaga!

EUSFLAT Awards Students Grants for IPMU 2008

We are glad to announce that EUSFLAT awards eight student grants for attending the 12th Int. Conf. on Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems (IPMU 2008) that will take place in Málaga, Spain, June 22-27, 2008. Details can be found on the EUSFLAT Student Grants Page.

Honor for Prof. Janusz Kacprzyk

We are glad to announce that our renowned long-time member and IFSA President, Professor Janusz Kacprzyk, was elected as Foreign Member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Economic and Financial Sciences/Real Academia de Ciencias Economicas y Financieras (RACEF) in December 2007. We cordially congratulate!

EUSFLAT General Assembly on Thursday, September 13, 2007

This year’s annual general assembly took place on Thursday, September 13, 2007, on the occasion of the EUSFLAT 2007 conference in Ostrava, Czech Republic. More details can be found on the EUSFLAT 2007 Retrospect page.

Candidature for EUSFLAT Board 2007-2009

There was one candidature for the EUSFLAT Board for the period 2007-2009:

Board of directors:

President:
Ulrich Bodenhofer, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
Vice-President:
Lluís Godo, Institut d'Investigació en Intel.ligència Artificial, Bellaterra, Spain
Secretary:
Irina Perfilieva, University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic
Treasurer:
Jorge Casillas, University of Granada, Granada, Spain

Special Responsibilities:

Web:
Ulrich Bodenhofer, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
Members Management:
Thomas Vetterlein, European Centre for Soft Computing, Mieres, Spain
Mathware & Soft Computing:
Juan Luis Castro, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
Newsletter:
Vicenç Torra, Institut d'Investigació en Intel.ligència Artificial, Bellaterra, Spain
Grants:
Bernard De Baets, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
Working groups:
Eyke Hüllermeier, Philipps-Universität, Marburg, Germany

EUSFLAT Board Elections: Call for Candidatures

According to the bylaws of EUSFLAT, an election of a EUSFLAT Board for the next period 2007-2009 will be part of the EUSFLAT General Assembly that is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, September 13, 2007, in Ostrava, Czech Republic (on the occasion of the 5th EUSFLAT Conference). Candidatures should be sent to the EUSFLAT Secretary, Prof. Irina Perfilieva ( or ). The deadline for the submission of candidatures is July 20, 2007. It is essential that all candidatures must comply with the EUSFLAT Board Election Guidelines.

Honor for Prof. Janusz Kacprzyk

We are glad to announce that our renowned member and IFSA President, Prof. Janusz Kacprzyk, has been elected President of the Polish Society for Operational and Systems Research. We cordially congratulate!

EUSFLAT Awards Students Grants for Three Events in 2007

We are glad to announce that EUSFLAT will award student grants for visits to three different events in 2007. As usual, EUSFLAT awards ten student grants for its biannual EUSFLAT Conference (Ostrava, Czech Republic, September 11-14, 2007). Additionally, five grants will be available for the 4th International Summer School on Aggregation Operators (Ghent, Belgium, July 9-14, 2007) and three grants are planned for 1st Summer Course on Future Directions in Soft Computing (Mieres, Spain, July 9-13, 2007). Student members of EUSFLAT are kindly invited to use these unique opportunities. Please have a look at the homepages of these events and the EUSFLAT Student Grants Page for more information.

Kaufmann Prize for Prof. Janusz Kacprzyk

We are proud to announce that our renowned member, Prof. Janusz Kacprzyk, has been awarded with the 6th Kaufmann Prize Gold Medal for Research into Fuzzy Management and Economy. The price is awarded by FEGI - the Fuzzy Management Research Foundation (Fundació per a l'Estudi de la Gestió en la Incertesa) and SIGEF - the International Association for Fuzzy Set Management and Economy (Sociedad Internacional de Gestión y Economia Fuzzy). The ceremony will take place in November 2006 in Reus, Spain. We cordially congratulate!

New EUSFLAT Working Group: Soft Computing in Image Processing

EUSFLAT is glad to announce a new working group, the EUSFLAT Working Group on Soft Computing in Image Processing (SCIP). The SCIP Working Group has been highly active in its field since 2002 and integrates over 100 members from all over the world. The group is coordinated by Mike Nachtegael, Dietrich Van der Weken, and Etienne E. Kerre, all three from Ghent University, Belgium. Now the group has applied for the status of a EUSFLAT Working Group. On the occasion of the EUSFLAT General Assembly held July 4, 2006, in Paris, SCIP was approved unanimously as a EUSFLAT Working Group. The EUSFLAT society welcomes the new working group and encourages members that are interested in the topics relevant to SCIP to join this working group!

EUSFLAT Web Page Moved to New Host

We would like to announce that the EUSFLAT homepage has been moved to the Web server of the Institute of Bioinformatics at Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria.

The EUSFLAT society thanks this institute for hosting our Web page and we also thank Software Competence Center Hagenberg GmbH, Hagenberg, Austria, for hosting the EUSFLAT homepage for more than four years!

EUSFLAT Web page off-line from July 6, 2006, to July 21, 2006

Due to severe technical problems caused by a move of DNS servers, the EUSFLAT homepage was off-line for approximately two weeks, most likely between July 6, 2006 and July 21, 2006. We apologize for all inconveniences caused by this breakdown!

IPMU 2006 Features EUSFLAT and IFSA Student Grants

EUSFLAT and IFSA, the International Fuzzy Systems Association, offered grants for students to attend the 11th International Conference on Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems that took place July 2-7, 2006, in Paris, France. More information can be found on the IPMU 2006 Student Grant Page and on the EUSFLAT Student Grant Program Page.

Prof. Philippe Smets Deceased

Click to enlarge image A renowned and active member of our research community, Prof. Philippe Smets, passed away Monday night, November 14, 2005. He was a truly outstanding researcher in the field of uncertainty theory. The EUSFLAT society would like to express her sincere condolences to his family, relatives, and friends!

Address from the New President

Dear members of the EUSFLAT Society,

On behalf of the new EUSFLAT Board, let me first of all thank you all very much for your great support and all the nice wishes and congratulations after the election. The unanimous vote and your kind support are not only an honor and pleasure for us, but in particular an obligation to serve for the best of our society. The new EUSFLAT Board has met for its first working meeting in Barcelona on September 9, 2005. We had a very fruitful meeting in which a lot of ideas for the benefit of our society have been discussed. The last days, we have already started to implement such ideas - the next two years will surely be characterized by intensive work for the society. The most important goal of the new board is to find out how the benefits for members can be increased. Of course, every society aims at acquiring a large number of members, but this is only a basic figure. The essential point - and also the reason why members are members - is what they get back for their membership fee. This will be our major principle. If you have any ideas, please be so kind and contact me or any of the board members. Your active participation in the development of the society is welcome and highly appreciated!

Cordially yours,
Ulrich Bodenhofer

Prof. Helmut Thiele Deceased

Click to enlarge image We have the sad duty to inform our members that Prof. Helmut Thiele, a renowned and active member of our community, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 10, 2003, in his home town Cologne. The EUSFLAT society would like to express her sincere condolences to his family, relatives, and friends!

15th Honorary Doctorate for Lotfi Zadeh

Click to enlarge image The inventor and pioneer of fuzzy logic, Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh received his 15th honorary doctorate from the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria, on Wednesday, January 8, 2003. The picture shows Prof. Zadeh (left) with Prof. Erich Peter Klement (right), the current president of the senat of the Johannes Kepler University. EUSFLAT cordially congratulates!