October 31 - November 4, 2016
El Paso, Texas
As the premier fuzzy society in North America established in 1981, NAFIPS's purpose is to help guide and encourage the development of fuzzy sets and related technologies for the benefit of mankind.
CALL FOR PAPERS -- NAFIPS 2016 -- October 31 - November 4, 2016
You are cordially invited to participate in the 35th North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society Annual Conference, NAFIPS 2016, to be held in El Paso, Texas, USA, on October 31 (at 6pm) to November 4 (included), 2016. NAFIPS 2016 aims at bringing together researchers, engineers, and practitioners to share and present the latest achievements and innovations in the area of fuzzy information processing, to discuss thought-provoking developments and challenges, and to consider potential future directions.
Topics of interest include:
- Fuzzy sets methodology/Algorithms/Mathematics
- Computational Intelligence/Learning
- Fuzzy modeling/Intelligent data analysis
- Pattern recognition/Image processing
- Data mining/Databases
- Human-centric interfaces/Visualization
- Neuro-fuzzy systems/Evolutionary optimization & Adaptive systems/Uncertainty management
- Control/Robotics/Computer vision
- Software engineering & Intelligent agents
- Applications/Computational experiments/Case studies
- Biomedical applications
- Hybrid architectures
- Analysis of structures under uncertainty
- Constraints/Soft constraints
- Decision making under uncertainty
Pre-conference Symposium: UTEP CyberSec Symposium: "Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cyber Security" will be held on Monday, October 31, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at UTEP. Please check the program and register.
Social events planned during the conference:
- Conference Welcome reception: on Monday October, 31st from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- Visit of the Dia de los Muertos exhibits at the El Paso Museum of Art: on Wednesday November, 2nd starting at 3 p.m.
- Conference Banquet: on Wednesday November, 2nd, at the Stateline Restaurant
- Trip to Carlsbad Caverns, NM: on Friday November, 4th all day
Authors are invited to prepare papers of no more than six (6) pages in the IEEE conference style including results, figures, and references. The papers should be submitted online. Detailed information is available on the submission page of this website.
Papers will be peer refereed. Accepted papers will be indexed by IEEE IExplore as Nafips is co-sponsored by IEEE.
Authors of the best papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their paper for possible publication in a special issue of the International Journal of Approximate Reasoning.
We strongly encourage students to submit papers under the mentorship of their faculty advisors. Special best paper awards will be presented at the conference banquet to recognize the accomplishments of students. To qualify, a student or a group of students must be the primary author(s) of the paper. The papers will be judged based on both manuscript content and presentation quality.
- Special session proposals: March 7, 2016
- Papers due: June 14, 2016 (final extended deadline)
- Conference: October 31 - November 4, 2016
NAFIPS 2016 will be held in a city that stretches the
imagination -- El Paso, Texas' westernmost city, surprisingly
closer to San Diego than to Houston, and tucked between New
Mexico and Mexico. From the campus, you can see both states and
both countries. El Paso is a city of nearly three-quarters of a
million people, which sprawls across hundreds of square miles
of desert and rambling foothills. The Franklin Mountains,
southern tip of the Rockies, slice El Paso nearly in two. El
Paso's dry, sunny, warm desert climate earned the city the
nickname ``Sun City". This climate makes it easy to enjoy the
outdoor activities that abound in the area, including hiking in
the Franklin Mountains, which rise to over 7,000 feet inside
the city limits. With its classic Western geography and
tri-cultural history, El Paso makes an intriguing place to
For a closer look at the city, visit the El Paso Convention and Visitors Bureau website; this website has a short video of El Paso.
NAFIPS 2016 will take place at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). Approaching its centennial celebration, UTEP is the second oldest academic component of the University of Texas system. UTEP is a major urban research university in the heart of a thriving international metropolis. It is experiencing an unprecedented growth with a record enrollment of more than 23,000 students in 2015 and a $180-million building boom. With new labs and classrooms to support its rapidly expanding academic and research programs, UTEP is striving to become one of the next top-tier research universities in Texas. Moreover, UTEP is changing the face of higher education - it is ranked second in the nation in awarding undergraduate degrees to Hispanics. As the country's only high-research-activity research university with a student body that is majority Mexican-American, UTEP is committed to providing access and excellence in higher education. You can take a virtual tour of the campus: you will see that UTEP's beautiful campus features a distinctive architectural style derived from the buildings in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan.
For further details, please contact:
- Vladik Kreinovich, University of Texas at El Paso, vladik / utep.edu
- Martine Ceberio, University of Texas at El Paso, mceberio / utep.edu
NAFIPS 2016 Program
- 03/07/2016: Special session proposals
- 06/14/2016: Papers due (final extended deadline)
- 10/31-11/04/2016: Conference