Uncertainty Approaches for Spatial Data Modeling and Processing

A Decision Support Perspective

  • Janusz Kacprzyk
  • Frederick E. Petry
  • Adnan Yazici

Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 271)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Decision Support, OLAP, Data Fusion and GIS

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ashley Morris, Piotr Jankowski, Brian S. Bourgeois, Frederick E. Petry
      Pages 3-8
    3. Guy De Tré, Jozo Dujmović, Nico Van de Weghe
      Pages 9-27
    4. Anne Laurent
      Pages 43-59
    5. Panagiotis Chountas, Ermir Rogova, Krassimir Atanassov
      Pages 61-77
    6. Gloria Bordogna, Marco Pagani, Gabriella Pasi
      Pages 79-94
  3. Database Querying, Spatial and Temporal Databases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Aziz Sözer, Adnan Yazıcı, Halit Oğuztüzün, Frederick E. Petry
      Pages 97-116
    3. Patrick Bosc, Olivier Pivert
      Pages 133-154
    4. Mohamed Ali Ben Hassine, José Galindo, Habib Ounelli
      Pages 175-193
  4. Back Matter

About this book


This volume is dedicated to the memory of Professor Ashley Morris who passed away some two years ago. Ashley was a close friend of all of us, the editors of this volume, and was also a Ph.D. student of one of us. We all had a chance to not only fully appreciate, and be inspired by his contributions, which have had a considerable impact on the entire research community. Due to our personal relations with Ashley, we also had an opportunity to get familiar with his deep thinking about the areas of his expertise and interests. Ashley has been involved since the very beginning of his professional career in database research and practice. Notably, he introduced first some novel solution in database management systems that could handle imprecise and uncertain data, and flexible queries based on imprecisely specified user interests. He proposed to use for that purpose fuzzy logic as an effective and efficient tool. Later the interests of Ashley moved to ways of how to represent and manipulate more complicated databases involving spatial or temporal objects. In this research he discovered and pursued the power of Geographic Information Systems (GISs).

These two main lines of Ashley’s research interests and contributions are reflected in the composition of this volume. Basically, we collected some significant papers by well known researchers and scholars on the above mentioned topics. The particular contributions will now be briefly summarized to help the reader get a view of the topics covered and the contents of the particular contributions.


Framework classification data modelling decision model fuzziness fuzzy fuzzy logic fuzzy set fuzzy sets information system linear optimization memory model modeling uncertainty

Editors and affiliations

  • Janusz Kacprzyk
    • 1
  • Frederick E. Petry
    • 2
  • Adnan Yazici
    • 3
  1. 1.Systems Research InstitutePolish Academy of SciencesWarszawaPoland
  2. 2.Computer Scientist, Section 7440.5, Naval Research LaboratoryStennis Space CenterUSA
  3. 3.Multimedia Database Laboratory, Department of Computer EngineeringMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-10662-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-10663-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-949X
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-9503
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