• IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Task Force:
    Fuzzy Systems for Web Intelligence

    to promote research, development and usage of fuzzy-based methodologies and techniques for exploring the web and making it more intelligent and human-like

Statement and goals

Web intelligence is the area of scientific research and development that explores the roles and makes use of artificial intelligence and information technology methodologies for enabling the design and implementation of new products, services and frameworks that are empowered by the World Wide Web. In particular, Web intelligence achieves this goal through a combination of digital analytics, which examines how website visitors view and interact with a site’s pages and features, and business intelligence, which allows a corporation’s management to use data on customer purchasing patterns, demographics, and demand trends to make effective strategic decisions. As an example, search engines are one of the Internet applications that better benefit from this innovative method.

Thanks to the aforementioned combination of technologies, Web Intelligence enables the implementation of enhanced systems aimed at improving users' experience in using and manipulating web resources, and companies' activities in deploying profiled and personalised contents and services. However, the imprecise and vague nature of World Wide Web, due to the large amount of information online and the different types of interaction that users and companies can have with this information, requires a new vision of web intelligence in which the treatment of uncertainty is a key factor.

Indeed, recent literature review suggests that more and more successful developments in Web Intelligence are being integrated with fuzzy sets to enhance smart functionality such as web search systems by fuzzy matching, Internet shopping systems using fuzzy multi-agents, product recommender systems supported by fuzzy measure algorithms, e-logistics systems using fuzzy optimisation models; online customer segments using fuzzy data mining, fuzzy case-based reasoning in e-learning systems, and particularly online decision support systems supported by fuzzy set techniques. In light of the these observations, this special session is intended to form an international forum presenting innovative developments of fuzzy set applications in Web-based support systems.

The ultimate objective is to bring well-focused high quality research results in Fuzzy Web Intelligence systems with intent to identify the most promising avenues, report the main results and promote the visibility and relevance of fuzzy sets.

Research Areas

  • Fuzziness in Web-based group support systems
  • Fuzziness in Web-based decision support systems
  • Fuzziness in Web-based personalised recommender systems
  • Fuzziness in Web-based knowledge management systems
  • Fuzziness in Web-based customer relationship management
  • Fuzziness in Web-based tutoring systems
  • Fuzzy Technology in e-Business intelligence
  • Fuzzy Technology for search engine design
  • Fuzzy Technology in e-Commerce intelligence
  • Fuzzy Technology in e-Government intelligence
  • Fuzzy Technology in e-Learning intelligence
  • Fuzzy Technology in e-Health intelligence
  • Fuzzy Ontologies
  • Fuzzy Sets and Semantic Web Applications
  • Web-based technologies for Fuzzy Reasoning
  • Fuzzy Markup Language and Applications

Fuzziness and Semantic Web Technologies

Special Session (SS-14)


June 27-30, Otsu, Japan

Special Session Topics

  • Fuzziness in Web-based:
  • Multi-criteria Decision-making
  • Approximate Reasoning
  • Case-based Reasoning
  • Recommender Systems
  • Knowledge- and Rule-based Systems
  • Hybrid Intelligent Systems
  • Ontology and Ontology-based Systems
  • Fuzzy Technology for:
  • Context-aware Systems
  • Information Retrieval and Knowledge Discovery
  • Search Engines
  • e-Commerce Intelligence
  • e-Government Intelligence
  • e-Learning Intelligence
  • e-Health Intelligence

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission: January 15, 2017
  • Notification: March 31, 2017
  • Final Paper Submission: April 30, 2017

Fuzzy Markup Language: Principles and Applications

Special Session (SS-24)


June 27-30, Otsu, Japan

Special Session Topics

  • Ontology and Ontological Agents
  • FML Agents for Software Engineering
  • FML Agents for Knowledge Discovery
  • FML Agents in a Neuro-Fuzzy Approach
  • Environment-aware Agents
  • Agents for Intelligent Manufacturing Systems
  • Intelligent Agent Applications
  • Knowledge Representation with Ontology
  • FML in Evolvable Hardware
  • Knowledge-Based Systems
  • Semantic Interoperability
  • Healthcare Ontological Agents
  • Agents for Knowledge Management
  • Embedded Agents
  • FML Agents for E-Commerce
  • FML Agents for Smart Environments
  • FML Agents for Ambient Intelligence
  • Knowledge Sharing with FML
  • Agents Distributed Mining with FML Agents
  • Web Services Applications based on FML
  • FML Applications

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission: January 15, 2017
  • Notification: March 31, 2017
  • Final Paper Submission: April 30, 2017

Fuzzy Web Intelligence: Representation, Reasoning and Applications

Special Session (SS-43)


July 9-12, Naples, Italy

Special Session Topics

  • Fuzziness in Web-based:
  • Group Support Systems
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Personalised Recommender Systems
  • Knowledge Management Systems
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Tutoring Systems
  • Semantic Applications
  • Reasoning Systems
  • Fuzzy Technology for:
  • e-Business Intelligence
  • e-Commerce Intelligence
  • e-Government Intelligence
  • e-Learning Intelligence
  • e-Health Intelligence
  • Ontology and Ontology-based Systems
  • Search Engines
  • Fuzzy Markup Language and Applications

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission: January 25, 2017
  • Notification: March 10, 2017
  • Final Paper Submission: April 8, 2017


About Us

We focus on the current research trends in the area of theory and practical aspects of intelligent systems equipped with fuzzy and other soft computing methods suitable for solving issues specific to web utilization, as well as to representation and processing of information and knowledge with special emphasis on fuzzy ontologies, and their applications in various domains.

Giovanni Acampora
University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Valerie Cross
Miami University, OH, USA
Chang-Shing Lee
National University of Tainan, Taiwan
Vincenzo Loia
Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Trevor Martin
University of Bristol, UK
Gabriela Pasi
University of Milano Bicocca, Italy
Marek Reformat
University of Alberta, Canada
Sabrina Senatore
Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Dominik Slezak
University of Warsaw, Poland
Susana Vieira
University of Lisbon, Portugal
Ronald R. Yager
Iona College, NY, USA
Yiyu Yao
University of Regina, Canada

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