Proposals for Special Sessions aiming at fundamentals, algorithms, and innovative applications of fuzzy sets and soft computing are welcome. Submission of proposals should include a short description of the session, its relevance to the NAFIPS Conference, and a list of potential contributors. Special sessions will be open to all participants. Organizers of Special Sessions will be responsible for a reviewing process.

If you would like to propose a special session, the deadline for doing so is March 21, 2017. You can also contact the local organizers if you have any question.


Special Sessions:

Special Session NF_SS1: Inter-Relation between Interval and Fuzzy Techniques

ORGANIZERS: Martine Ceberio and Vladik Kreinovich, University of Texas at El Paso,


Special Session NF_SS2: New trends in computational intelligence

ORGANIZERS: Profr. Dr. Oscar Montiel  , Profr. Dr. Roberto Sepúlveda    IPN-CITEDI


Special Session NF_SS3: Nature-Inspired Optimization Algorithms for Real World Applications


ORGANIZER: Dr. Fevrier Valdez, Tijuana Institute of Technology,


Special Session NF_SS4: Type-2 Fuzzy Logic: Theory and Applications

ORGANIZERS: Prof. Oscar Castillo Tijuana Institute of Technology  and Prof. M.H. Fazel Zarandi Amirkabir University of Technology, Department of Industrial Engineering, Iran,


Special Session NF_SS5: Fuzzy Logic in Pattern Recognition and Medical Applications


ORGANIZERS: Prof. Patricia Melin Tijuana Institute of Technology and Dr. Olivia Mendoza Universidad Autonoma de Baja California


Special Session NF_SS6:  Fuzzy Pattern Recognition and its application for Big Data Modeling

ORGANIZERS:  M. H. Fazel Zarandi1, O. Castillo2, S. Sotudian1,  A. A. Sadat Asl1, Z. Moattar-Hosseini1

1Department of Industrial Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran 2Tijuana Institute Technology, Mexico ,


Special Session NF_SS7: Fuzzy Logic, Similarity, Correlation and Association Measures

ORGANIZERS: Ildar Batyrshin, CIC IPN, Mexico. E-mail: Vladik Kreinovich,  University of Texas at El Paso, USA,  E-mail: Imre Rudas,  Obuda University, Budapest, Hungary, E-mail: