Practical Applications of Fuzzy Technologies

  • Hans-Jürgen Zimmermann

Part of the The Handbooks of Fuzzy Sets Series book series (FSHS, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Engineering and Natural Sciences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jan Jantzen, Henk Verbruggen, Jens-Jørgen Østergaard
      Pages 3-56
    3. Erik K. Antonsson, Hans-Jürgen Sebastian
      Pages 57-117
    4. Rolf Isermann, Dominik Füssel
      Pages 119-159
    5. Jens Strackeljan, Richard Weber
      Pages 161-184
    6. Alessandro Saffiotti, Enrique H. Ruspini, Kurt Konolige
      Pages 185-205
    7. Felix Wong, Karen Chou, James Yao
      Pages 207-245
    8. Arkadiusz Salski
      Pages 247-266
    9. Yee Leung
      Pages 267-300
    10. Willi Meier
      Pages 301-318
  3. Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 319-319
    2. James C. Bezdek, Melanie A. Sutton
      Pages 363-416
  4. Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 417-417
    2. Miroslawa Lasek
      Pages 419-444
    3. Brigitte Werners, Richard Weber
      Pages 445-478
    4. I. B. Türkşen, M. H. Fazel Zarandi
      Pages 479-529
    5. Richard A. Derrig, Krzysztof M. Ostaszewski
      Pages 531-553
  5. Behavioral, Cognitive and Social

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 555-555
    2. Michael Smithson, Gregg C. Oden
      Pages 557-585
  6. Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 587-587
    2. Waldemar Karwowski, Jerzy Grobelny, WookGee Lee, Yung-Nien Yang
      Pages 589-621
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 647-667

About this book


Since the late 1980s, a large number of very user-friendly tools for fuzzy control, fuzzy expert systems, and fuzzy data analysis have emerged. This has changed the character of this area and started the area of `fuzzy technology'. The next large step in the development occurred in 1992 when almost independently in Europe, Japan and the USA, the three areas of fuzzy technology, artificial neural nets and genetic algorithms joined forces under the title of `computational intelligence' or `soft computing'. The synergies which were possible between these three areas have been exploited very successfully.
Practical Applications of Fuzzy Sets focuses on model and real applications of fuzzy sets, and is structured into four major parts: engineering and natural sciences; medicine; management; and behavioral, cognitive and social sciences. This book will be useful for practitioners of fuzzy technology, scientists and students who are looking for applications of their models and methods, for topics of their theses, and even for venture capitalists who look for attractive possibilities for investments.


Fuzzy algorithms biomedical engineering calculus design diagnosis ergonomics expert system genetic algorithms image processing intelligence production robot set theory sets

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans-Jürgen Zimmermann
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Operations ResearchAachen Institute of TechnologyAachenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7079-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4601-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1388-4352
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