On Fuzziness

A Homage to Lotfi A. Zadeh – Volume 2

  • Rudolf Seising
  • Enric Trillas
  • Claudio Moraga
  • Settimo Termini

Part of the Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing book series (STUDFUZZ, volume 299)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-34
  2. Part II: On Fuzziness, Me – Z

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 433-433
    2. Jerry M. Mendel
      Pages 441-448
    3. Claudio Moraga
      Pages 449-453
    4. John N. Mordeson
      Pages 455-458
    5. María G. Navarro
      Pages 463-468
    6. Hannu Nurmi
      Pages 487-492
    7. Sergei Ovchinnikov
      Pages 503-506
    8. Rainer Palm
      Pages 519-523
    9. Gabriella Pasi, Gloria Bordogna
      Pages 525-532
    10. Witold Pedrycz
      Pages 533-537
    11. Jarosław Pykacz
      Pages 553-557
    12. John T. (Terry) Rickard, Janet Aisbett, Greg Gibbon
      Pages 585-589
    13. Enrique H. Ruspini
      Pages 597-609
    14. Daniel Sánchez
      Pages 617-624
    15. Elie Sanchez
      Pages 625-630
    16. John F. Sowa
      Pages 645-652
    17. Apostolos Syropoulos
      Pages 653-658
    18. Marco Elio Tabacchi
      Pages 659-664
    19. Dan E. Tamir, Mark Last, Abraham Kandel
      Pages 665-672
    20. Ricardo Tanscheit
      Pages 673-677
    21. Settimo Termini
      Pages 679-685
    22. Josep-Maria Terricabras
      Pages 687-690
    23. Vicenç Torra
      Pages 691-695
    24. Enric Trillas
      Pages 697-705
    25. I. Burhan Türkşen
      Pages 707-711
    26. Luis Adrian Urtubey
      Pages 713-717
    27. Kees van Deemter
      Pages 719-724
    28. Annamária R. Várkonyi-Kóczy
      Pages 725-735
    29. Peter Vojtáš
      Pages 737-743
    30. Carol Walker, Elbert Walker
      Pages 745-747
    31. Mark J. Wierman
      Pages 755-762

About this book


The notion of Fuzziness stands as one of the really new concepts that have recently enriched the world of Science.  Science grows not only through technical and formal advances on one side and useful applications on the other side, but also as consequence of the introduction and assimilation of new concepts in its corpus. These, in turn, produce new developments and applications. And this is what Fuzziness, one of the few new concepts arisen in the XX Century, has been doing so far.

This book aims at paying homage to Professor Lotfi A. Zadeh, the “father of fuzzy logic” and also at giving credit to his exceptional work and personality. In a way, this is reflected in the variety of contributions collected in the book. In some of them the authors chose to speak of personal meetings with Lotfi; in others, they discussed how certain papers of Zadeh were able to open for them a new research horizon. Some contributions documented results obtained from the author/s after taking inspiration from a particular idea of Zadeh, thus implicitly acknowledging him.

Finally, there are contributions of several “third generation fuzzysists or softies” who were firstly led into the world of Fuzziness by a disciple of Lotfi Zadeh, who, following his example, took care of opening for them a new road in science.


Rudolf Seising is Adjoint Researcher at the European Centre for Soft Computing in Mieres, Asturias (Spain).

Enric Trillas and Claudio Moraga are Emeritus Researchers at the European Centre for Soft Computing, Mieres, Asturias (Spain).

Settimo Termini is Professor of Theoretical Computer Science at the University of Palermo, Italy and Affiliated Researcher at the European Centre for Soft Computing, Mieres, Asturias (Spain)


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Editors and affiliations

  • Rudolf Seising
    • 1
  • Enric Trillas
    • 2
  • Claudio Moraga
    • 3
  • Settimo Termini
    • 4
  1. 1., Edificio de InvestigaciónEuropean Centre for Soft ComputingMieresSpain
  2. 2.Edificio de Investigación, 3ª Planta.European Centre for Soft ComputingMieresSpain
  3. 3.Edificio de Investigación, 3ª Planta.European Centre for Soft ComputingMieresSpain
  4. 4., Department of Mathematic and InformaticsUniversità di PalermoPalermoItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-35643-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-35644-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1434-9922
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-0808
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