Scientific Methods for the Treatment of Uncertainty in Social Sciences

  • Jaime Gil-Aluja
  • Antonio Terceño-Gómez
  • Joan Carles Ferrer-Comalat
  • José M. Merigó-Lindahl
  • Salvador Linares-Mustarós
Conference proceedings

Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 377)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Decision Making

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Fabio R. Blanco-Mesa, Anna M. Gil-Lafuente, José M. Merigó
      Pages 3-18
    3. Onesfole Kurama, Pasi Luukka, Mikael Collan
      Pages 19-29
    4. Elena Escrig-Olmedo, María-Ángeles Fernández-Izquierdo, María-Jesús Muñoz-Torres, Juana-María Rivera-Lirio
      Pages 31-39
    5. Bonifacio Llamazares
      Pages 41-51
    6. Sigifredo Laengle, Gino Loyola, José M. Merigó
      Pages 53-64
  3. Expert Systems and Forgotten Effects Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Elena Arroyo, Elvira Cassú
      Pages 67-79
    3. Josep M. Jaile-Benitez, Joan Carles Ferrer-Comalat, Salvador Linares-Mustarós
      Pages 81-92
    4. Anna M. Gil-Lafuente, Jaume Balvey, Víctor G. Alfaro-García, Gerardo G. Alfaro-Calderón
      Pages 93-105
    5. Sefa Boria-Reverter, Montserrat Yepes-Baldó, Marina Romeo, Luis Torres
      Pages 107-113
    6. Ruben Chavez, Federico González-Santoyo, Beatriz Flores, Juan J. Flores
      Pages 115-126
  4. Forecasting Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Valeria Scherger, Hernán P. Vigier, Antonio Terceño-Gómez, M. Glòria Barberà-Mariné
      Pages 141-157
    3. Nigar A. Abdullayeva
      Pages 159-166
    4. Juan J. Flores, Federico González-Santoyo, Beatriz Flores, Rubén Molina
      Pages 167-179
  5. Fuzzy Logic and Fuzzy Sets

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. José M. Brotons-Martínez, Manuel E. Sansalvador-Selles
      Pages 183-193
    3. Xavier Bertran, Dolors Corominas, Narcis Clara
      Pages 195-204
    4. Luisa L. Lazzari, Patricia I. Moulia
      Pages 205-217
    5. Kingsley S. Adjenughwure, George N. Botzoris, Basil K. Papadopoulos
      Pages 219-230
    6. Federico González-Santoyo, Beatriz Flores, Anna M. Gil-Lafuente, Juan J. Flores
      Pages 231-241
  6. Modelling and Simulation Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. José M. Merigó, Jian-Bo Yang, Dong-Ling Xu
      Pages 245-254
    3. Eric-Alfredo Rincón-García, Miguel-Ángel Gutiérrez-Andrade, Sergio-Gerardo de-los-Cobos-Silva, Pedro Lara-Velázquez, Roman-Anselmo Mora-Gutiérrez, Antonin Ponsich
      Pages 269-278
    4. Jorge M. Uribe, Helena Chuliá, Montserrat Guillén
      Pages 279-287
    5. Xavier Piulachs, Ramon Alemany, Montserrat Guillén, Carles Serrat
      Pages 289-297
    6. Cristina Ponsiglione, Valentina Roma, Fabiola Zampella, Giuseppe Zollo
      Pages 309-327
  7. Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 329-329
    2. Martha-del-Pilar Rodríguez-García, Klender Cortez-Alejandro, Alma-Berenice Méndez-Sáenz
      Pages 331-346
    3. Antonio Terceño-Gómez, Lisana B. Martinez, M. Teresa Sorrosal-Forradellas, M. Belén Guercio
      Pages 347-358
  8. Optimization and Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 371-371
    2. Javier-Ignacio García-Fronti, Julieta Romina-Sánchez
      Pages 373-381
    3. Laura Lanzarini, Augusto Villa-Monte, Aurelio Fernández-Bariviera, Patricia Jimbo-Santana
      Pages 383-391
    4. Susana Sardá, M. Carmen Molina
      Pages 393-405
    5. Sergio-Gerardo de-los-Cobos-Silva, Miguel-Ángel Gutiérrez-Andrade, Eric-Alfredo Rincón-García, Pedro Lara-Velázquez, Roman-Anselmo Mora-Gutiérrez, Antonin Ponsich
      Pages 407-419
    6. Raúl O. Dichiara, Blanca I. Niel
      Pages 421-441
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 443-444

About these proceedings


This book is a collection of selected papers presented at the SIGEF conference, held at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Girona (Spain), 06-08 July, 2015.

This edition of the conference has been presented with the slogan “Scientific methods for the treatment of uncertainty in social sciences”. There are different ways for dealing with uncertainty in management. The book focuses on soft computing theories and their role in assessing uncertainty in a complex world.

It gives a comprehensive overview of quantitative management topics and discusses some of the most recent developments in all the areas of business and management in soft computing including Decision Making, Expert Systems and Forgotten Effects Theory, Forecasting Models, Fuzzy Logic and Fuzzy Sets, Modelling and Simulation Techniques, Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms and Optimization and Control. The book might be of great interest for anyone working in the area of management and business economics and might be especially useful for scientists and graduate students doing research in these fields.



Computational Intelligence Intelligent Systems Social Sciences Uncertainty Uncertainty in Social Sciences

Editors and affiliations

  • Jaime Gil-Aluja
    • 1
  • Antonio Terceño-Gómez
    • 2
  • Joan Carles Ferrer-Comalat
    • 3
  • José M. Merigó-Lindahl
    • 4
  • Salvador Linares-Mustarós
    • 5
  1. 1.Royal Academy of Economic and Financial Sciences (RACEF)BarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Business ManagementUniversitat Rovira i Virgili Faculty of Business and EconomicsReusSpain
  3. 3.Department of Business AdministrationUniversity of GironaGironaSpain
  4. 4.Department of Management Control and Information SystemsUniversity of ChileSantiagoChile
  5. 5.Department of Business AdministrationUniversity of GironaGironaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-19703-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-19704-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-5357
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-5365
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