[Reliable_computing] special issue on intervals: deadline is soon, on January 15!!!!

Kreinovich, Vladik vladik at utep.edu
Sun Jan 7 11:04:52 CST 2018


Reminder

Let us know if you plane to submit. And/or if you need a few more days after the deadline

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Call for papers
Special issue on "Use of Interval Computations in Granular Computing"
Guest editors: Martine Ceberio and Vladik Kreinovich

Purpose:

Most of the data, whether it is the original data from
measurements and/or from expert estimates or data from processing
original data, comes with uncertainty. There are many types of
uncertainty and many techniques for processing different types of
uncertainty: interval computations, fuzzy techniques, imprecise
probabilities, etc. Many of these techniques are based on the idea
of a granule - when instead of a single value we consider and
process the whole class of values, be it an interval, a fuzzy
sets, a random value (probability distribution), etc.

In some cases, all the input granules are of the same type, in
which it is sufficient to use techniques for processing this type
of a granule. However, in many other practical applications, we
need to deal with granules of different types. In such situations,
in addition to techniques corresponding to individual types of
granules, we also need to develop and use techniques that would
handle granules of different types. The resulting research area is
known as Granular Computing.

This is a vastly growing research area, with many interesting
results and applications, and with many techniques that extend and
combine the techniques for processing techniques of one individual
type to more general situations. Of course, a researcher who
develops such new techniques cannot be a specialist in all
subareas of granular computing. For example, when a fuzzy
researchers uses interval techniques, often these are
well-established interval techniques and not the cutting-edge
algorithms. Similarly, when an interval researcher uses fuzzy
techniques, these are probably well-established techniques from
the textbooks, not the cutting-edge fuzzy algorithms and ideas.

>From this viewpoint, we believe that it is beneficial for
researchers in granular computing to learn the state-of-the-art
techniques in each area and to learn how these techniques can be
used in granular computing. In this special issue, the focus is on
interval techniques and on how they are used and can be used in
granular computing.

Scope and Topics:

The main topics of this special issue include, but are not limited
to, the following:

1.  Use of interval techniques in fuzzy information processing, for
example, the reduction of Zadeh extension principle to interval
computations on alpha-cuts

2.  Use of interval techniques in interval-valued (and more general
type-2) fuzzy information processing

3.  Use of interval techniques in p-boxes (probability boxes) and
other imprecise probability techniques

4.  Use of interval techniques in joint processing of probabilistic
and fuzzy uncertainty

5.  Use of interval techniques in other aspects of granular
computing

6.  State-of-the-art interval techniques with potential to be used
in granular computing

Time line of special issue:

Please submit a full-length paper through the Granular Computing
journal online submission system and indicate it is to this
special issue. Papers should be formatted by following GrC
manuscript formatting guidelines. The submission procedure will be
managed by the Guest Editors and strictly follow the rules of
Granular Computing.

The key dates are following:

Deadline of submission: January 15, 2018

1st round of review - comments to authors: February 15, 2017

Revision deadline: March 15, 2018

Submission of final version: May 15, 2018

For information about the journal of Granular Computing, visit the
page: https://www.editorialmanager.com/grco/default.aspx

If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate
to contact us:

Martine Ceberio and Vladik Kreinovich (University of Texas at El
Paso)

Emails: mceberio at utep.edu, vladik at utep.edu
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