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International Journal of Fuzzy System Applications (IJFSA)

International Journal of Fuzzy System Applications (IJFSA)

This journal was converted to full Gold Open Access on January 1, 2023
Editor-in-Chief: Deng-Feng Li (School of Management and Economics, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC))
Indexed In: Compendex (Elsevier Engineering Index), INSPEC, SCOPUS and 15 more indices
Published: Continuous Volume |Established: 2011
ISSN: 2156-177X|EISSN: 2156-1761|DOI: 10.4018/IJFSA
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Published: Feb 3, 2023
DOI: 10.4018/IJFSA.317104
Volume 12
This work investigates an important topic of energy and water security (water-energy nexus). For this purpose, Water-Energy Management Strategy (W-EMS) for a standalone water desalination system... Show More
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Ben Ali, Ines, et al. "Fuzzy Logic for Solving the Water-Energy Management Problem in Standalone Water Desalination Systems: Water-Energy Nexus and Fuzzy System Design." vol.12, no.1 2023: pp.1-28.


Ben Ali, I., Turki, M., Belhadj, J., & Roboam, X. (2023). Fuzzy Logic for Solving the Water-Energy Management Problem in Standalone Water Desalination Systems: Water-Energy Nexus and Fuzzy System Design. , 12(1), 1-28.


Ben Ali, Ines, et al. "Fuzzy Logic for Solving the Water-Energy Management Problem in Standalone Water Desalination Systems: Water-Energy Nexus and Fuzzy System Design," 12, no.1: 1-28.

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Published: Dec 9, 2022
DOI: 10.4018/IJFSA.315013
Volume 11
The aim of multiple criteria decision aiding (MCDA) is to assist decision makers (DMs) to make rational decisions with respect to their preferences. In fact, the ranking approaches are the most used... Show More
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Ghram, Maroua, and Hela Moalla Frikha. "Multiple Hierarchically Structured Criteria in ARAS Method Under Fuzzy Environment." vol.11, no.1 2022: pp.1-19.


Ghram, M. & Frikha, H. M. (2022). Multiple Hierarchically Structured Criteria in ARAS Method Under Fuzzy Environment. , 11(1), 1-19.


Ghram, Maroua, and Hela Moalla Frikha. "Multiple Hierarchically Structured Criteria in ARAS Method Under Fuzzy Environment," 11, no.1: 1-19.

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Published: Nov 16, 2022
DOI: 10.4018/IJFSA.313964
Volume 11
The objective of this study is to evaluate the dimensions in an apartment selection model by integrating fuzzy AHP and fuzzy TOPSIS methods. From the steps of fuzzy AHP and fuzzy TOPSIS, the study... Show More
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Luc, Manh Hien, et al. "Evaluation of an Apartment Selection Model by Integrating Fuzzy AHP and Fuzzy TOPSIS." vol.11, no.1 2022: pp.1-22.


Luc, M. H., Nguyen, Q. V., Do, Q. H., & Van Trang, T. (2022). Evaluation of an Apartment Selection Model by Integrating Fuzzy AHP and Fuzzy TOPSIS. , 11(1), 1-22.


Luc, Manh Hien, et al. "Evaluation of an Apartment Selection Model by Integrating Fuzzy AHP and Fuzzy TOPSIS," 11, no.1: 1-22.

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Description, Mission, Scope & Coverage
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.... Show More
Mission & 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... Show More
  • 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
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Editorial Board

Deng-Feng Li, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China, China ORCID
Associate Editors
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 ORCID
Chai Quek, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Chien-Wei Wu, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Erich Klement, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Jianbin Qiu, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
K. Honda, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
Kevin W Li, University of Windsor, Canada ORCID
Liu Zhengmin, Shandong University of Finance and Economics, China
Mesut Yavuz, University of Alabama, United States
Rudolf Kruse, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany
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Jayashree Subramanian, PSG College of Technology, India
Kijpokin Kasemsap, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Thailand
Ronald Yager, Iona College, United States
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