International Journal of Fuzzy System Applications (IJFSA)

International Journal of Fuzzy System Applications (IJFSA)

Editor-in-Chief: Deng-Feng Li (School of Management and Economics, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC))
Indexed In: SCOPUS, INSPEC and 14 more indices
Published: Quarterly |Established: 2011
ISSN: 2156-177X|EISSN: 2156-1761|DOI: 10.4018/IJFSA
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The International Journal of Fuzzy System Applications (IJFSA) is a comprehensive reference journal, dedicated to presenting the most innovative systematic and practical facets of fuzzy technologies to students, scholars, and academicians, as well as practitioners, engineers and professionals. Focusing on fuzzy decision support, expert, reasoning and rule-based systems, IJFSA presents up-to-date theoretical views on fuzzy computing, while highlighting empirical approaches useful to real-world utilization. Successes, challenges, and assorted strategies for best usage of fuzzy system applications are explained and discussed.

Topics Covered

  • Fuzzy approaches to economics, management and finance
  • Fuzzy clustering
  • Fuzzy data analysis
  • Fuzzy decision making
  • Fuzzy decision support system
  • Fuzzy evolutionary computing
  • Fuzzy expert system
  • Fuzzy game theory
  • Fuzzy mathematical programming
  • Fuzzy modeling and fuzzy control of biotechnological processes
  • Fuzzy neural systems
  • Fuzzy pattern recognition
  • Fuzzy process control
  • Fuzzy reasoning system
  • Fuzzy set
  • Fuzzy system applications in computer vision
  • Fuzzy system applications in electronic commerce
  • Fuzzy system applications in human-machine interface
  • Fuzzy system applications in robotics
  • Fuzzy system applications in system and control engineering
  • Fuzzy-rule based system
  • Intuitionistic fuzzy approaches to economics, management and finance
  • Intuitionistic fuzzy decision making
  • Intuitionistic fuzzy game theory
  • Intuitionistic fuzzy mathematical programming
  • Intuitionistic fuzzy set
  • Neuro-fuzzy systems
  • Rough fuzzy set

Mission and Scope

The mission of the International Journal of Fuzzy System Applications (IJFSA) is to provide audiences with an extensive exploration of fuzzy technologies, computing, and systems, while ensuring that practical and pragmatic examples of application are presented, making this journal valuable to practitioners and professionals in various industries. Offering perspectives of global experts, IJFSA intends to delve deeper into fuzzy system functions, issuing the latest developments and breakthroughs in the application of fuzzy logic to engineering, economic, management, medical, social, and numerous other systems.

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Reviews and Testimonials

Fuzzy sets have played a pivotal role in numerous science, engineering and business applications. The International Journal of Fuzzy System Applications (IJFSA) is a catalyst in bridging the gap between theory and practice of fuzzy sets and systems. The primary goal of IJFSA is to elaborate its subject matter in such a robust manner that it has multidisciplinary appeal. The papers published in IJFSA cover all aspects of fuzzy sets in a clear and highly comprehensive manner and give the readers an inclusive access to the what, why and how of fuzzy thinking and applications. I have found this journal intriguing to say the least.

– Dr. Madjid Tavana, La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA


Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Deng-Feng Li was born in 1965. He received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in applied mathematics from the National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, China, in 1987 and 1990, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in system science and optimization from the Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China, in 1995. From 2003 to 2004, he was a Visiting Scholar with the School of Management, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, Manchester, U. K. He is currently a “Changjiang Scholar Distinguished” Professor with the School of Economics and Management, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou, China. He has authored or coauthored more than 300 journal papers and seven monographs. He has coedited one proceeding of the international conference and won more than 20 academic achievements and awards such as State Natural Science Award and 2013 IEEE Computational Intelligence Society IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Outstanding paper award. His current research interests include fuzzy decision analysis, group decision making, fuzzy game theory, supply chain, fuzzy sets and system analysis, fuzzy optimization, and differential game.

Editorial Board

International Advisory Board
Jayashree Subramanian, PSG College of Technology, India
Kijpokin Kasemsap, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Thailand
Ronald Yager, Iona College, United States
Associate Editors
Keeley Crockett, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Mark Burgin, UCLA, United States
Peide Liu, Shandong University, China
Richard Jensen, The University of Wales, United Kingdom
Editorial Review Board
Abbas Al-Refaie, University of Jordan, Jordan
Ahmad Taher Azar, Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Benha University, Egypt, Egypt ORCID
Asli Celikyilmaz, University of California-Berkeley, United States
Chai Quek, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Chien-Wei Wu, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Elisabeth Rakus-Andersson, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Erich Klement, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Frank Werner, Otto-von-Guericke University, Germany
Jianbin Qiu, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Jun-ichi Horiuch, Kitami Institute of Technology, Japan
K. Honda, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
Kevin W Li, University of Windsor, Canada ORCID
Liu Zhengming, Shandong University of Finance and Economics, China
Mesut Yavuz, University of Alabama, United States
Pawan Lingras, Saint Mary's University, Canada
Rudolf Kruse, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany
Sara Moridpour, RMIT University, Australia
T. Warren Liao, Louisiana State Univeristy, United States
Yongming Li, Shaanxi Normal University, China
Zeungnam Bien, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, Republic Of


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