Fuzzy Sets and Systems is an area of computational intelligence, pioneered by Lotfi Zadeh over 50 years ago in a seminal paper in Information and Control. Fuzzy Sets (FSs) deal with uncertainty in our knowledge of a particular situation. Research and applications in FSs have grown steadily over 50 years. More recently, we have seen a growth in Type-2 Fuzzy Set (T2 FS) related papers, where T2 FSs are utilized to handle uncertainty in real-world problems. It has evolved from an emerging field to full-fledged research area where researchers have proved its significance in various applications such as: time series, real-time systems, aeronautics, gene expression analysis, etc. Mostly, type-2 fuzzy sets (T2 FSs) or interval T2 FSs (IT2 FSs) has been used in these applications only because they potentially hold more implication than the traditional FSs (or type-1 FSs). The membership function modelling in these T2 FSs and IT2 FSs offers more freedom than the type-1 FSs. Technically, the membership function uncertainty is uniformly weighted in the IT2 FSs, while it is non-uniform in T2 FSs. According to the widely used indexing platform, Scopus, there are already more than 4,500 publications on T2 FSs till the mid of 2019 and the number of publications is increasing rapidly every month. One of the pioneer in this field, Prof. Jerry. M. Mendel, recently established that a general T2 fuzzy logic systems (GT2 FLS) has the capability to give better (or at least equal) performance than a IT2 FLS which on the other hand have the potential to produce better (or at least equal) performance than a T1 FLS. This has led a number of researchers (but very few) to focus on this GT2 FSs. The modelling and representation have now been well established in the literature for the researchers to be explored for various applications. This warrants more and more research attention from the scientific community on this important topic, especially since everyday newer and newer systems are emerging across all the domains of science and engineering, e.g. social networks, big data analytics, cyber security, cyber-physical systems, cloud computing etc. Moreover, uncertainty modelling using T2 FSs has a lot of potential within the framework of machine learning and deep learning.
Major topics include (but not limited to) are the following:
Specific types of type-2 fuzzy sets
Type-2 fuzzy sets for uncertainty handling in Cyber-Physical Systems/ Internet of Things
Type-2 fuzzy sets for Cloud Computing / Big Data Analytics
Type-2 fuzzy sets for Smart Transportation Systems
Type-2 fuzzy sets for Social Network Analysis
Type-2 fuzzy sets and systems for Cyber Security
Type-2 fuzzy sets for Secure Communication
Type-2 fuzzy sets in Multimedia Applications
Type-2 fuzzy sets in Computing with words
Type-2 fuzzy sets for Image Processing
Type-2 fuzzy sets for Image Processing
Type-2 fuzzy sets for explainable artificial intelligence
Type-2 fuzzy sets in Evolutionary Optimization
Type-2 fuzzy sets and systems in Machine learning / Deep learning framework
Type-2 fuzzy sets for Power Systems / Energy Optimization / Green Computing
Type-2 fuzzy sets based uncertainty modelling Vehicle Routing Problem
Type-2 fuzzy sets for financial data management and decision making
Any other application areas with T2 FS based uncertainty modelling
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