iFuzzy 2017 Event

Editor-in-Chief Forum

The joint conference of CACS 2017 and iFuzzy 2017 (Nov. 12~15, 2017 at Kenting, Taiwan) will feature an event “Editor-in-Chief Forums” for several well-known journals. For now, we have the EiCs from Information Science, Fuzzy Sets and Systems, and International Journal of Fuzzy Systems. We are also trying to invite more EiCs to join us. In the forum, the EiCs will offer some essential figures about their journals and also introduce some policies about the review process and share their experience as well as offer some hints on efficient writing. Most importantly, there will be ample opportunities for potential authors to ask questions. It will offer a possibility to meet EiCs and gather some useful information about the journals.


Information Science: Editor in Chief (2016 Impact factor: 4.832)

Witold Pedrycz (IEEE Fellow, 1998) is Professor and Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Computational Intelligence in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. He is also with the Systems Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland. In 2009 Dr. Pedrycz was elected a foreign member of the Polish Academy of Sciences. In 2012 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Witold Pedrycz has been a member of numerous program committees of IEEE conferences in the area of fuzzy sets and neurocomputing. In 2007 he received a prestigious Norbert Wiener award from the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society. He is a recipient of the IEEE Canada Computer Engineering Medal, a Cajastur Prize for Soft Computing from the European Centre for Soft Computing, a Killam Prize, and a Fuzzy Pioneer Award from the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society.

His main research directions involve Computational Intelligence, fuzzy modeling and Granular Computing, knowledge discovery and data science, fuzzy control, pattern recognition, knowledge-based neural networks, relational computing, and Software Engineering. He has published numerous papers in this area. He is also an author of 16 research monographs and edited volumes covering various aspects of Computational Intelligence, data mining, and Software Engineering.

Dr. Pedrycz is vigorously involved in editorial activities. He is an Editor-in-Chief of Information Sciences, Editor-in-Chief of WIREs Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery (Wiley), and Int. J. of Granular Computing (Springer).  He serves on an Advisory Board of IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems and is a member of a number of editorial boards of international journals.


Fuzzy Sets and Systems: Co Editor in Chief (2016 Impact factor: 2.718)

Bernard De Baets is a senior full professor in applied mathematics at the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering of Ghent University, the top-ranked Belgian university (Shanghai-rank 62). He is leading the research unit KERMIT and acts as head of the Department of Mathematical Modelling, Statistics and Bioinformatics. He lectures various courses to hundreds of bachelor and master students. Moreover, he is also an affiliated professor at the Anton de Kom Universiteit (Suriname), an Honorary Professor of Budapest Tech (Hungary) and a Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Turku (Finland).

As a trained mathematician, computer scientist and knowledge engineer, Bernard has developed a passion for multi- and interdisciplinary research. He is not only deeply involved in fundamental research in three interlaced research threads, namely knowledge-based, predictive and spatio-temporal modelling, but also aims at innovative applications in the applied biological sciences. At present, over 30 researchers are involved in the activities of KERMIT. Over the past 20 years, 61 PhD students have graduated under his (co-)supervision.

Bernard is a prolific writer, with a bibliography comprising well over 400 peer-reviewed journal papers, 60 book chapters and 300 contributions to conference proceedings, accumulating over 15000 Google Scholar citations (h-index 58). Several of his works have been bestowed upon with a best paper award. Moreover, he is a much-invited speaker, having delivered over 200 lectures world-wide. In 2011, he was elected Fellow of IFSA (International Fuzzy Systems Association) and in 2012, he was a nominee for the Ghent University Prometheus Award for Research.

Bernard actively serves the research community, in particular as co-editor-in-chief of Fuzzy Sets and Systems and as member of the editorial board of several other journals, including the Internat. J. of Approximate Reasoning, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, and the Iranian J. of Fuzzy Systems. Currently, he is vice-president of EUSFLAT (European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology) and member of the Administrative Board of the Belgian OR Society.


International Journal of Fuzzy Systems: Editor in Chief (2016 Impact factor: 2.198)

Shun-Feng Su received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering, in 1983, from National Taiwan University, Taiwan, R.O.C., and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering, in 1989 and 1991, respectively, from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

He is now a Chair Professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, R.O.C. He is an IEEE Fellow and CACS fellow. He has published more than 200 refereed journal and conference papers in the areas of robotics, intelligent control, fuzzy systems, neural networks, and non-derivative optimization. His current research interests include computational intelligence, machine learning, virtual reality simulation, intelligent transportation systems, smart home, robotics, and intelligent control.

Dr. Su is very active in various international/domestic professional societies. He is now the president of the International Fuzzy Systems Association. He now is also in the Boards of Governors of IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society and act as the Young Professionals subcommittee chair. He also serves as a board member of various academic societies. Dr. Su also acted as General Chair, Program Chair, or various positions for many international and domestic conferences. Dr. Su currently serves as Associate editors of IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, and IEEE Access, a subject editor (Electrical Engineering) of the Journal of the Chinese Institute of Engineers, and the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Fuzzy Systems.