On Fuzziness

A Homage to Lotfi A. Zadeh – Volume 1

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

Part of the Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing book series (STUDFUZZ, volume 298)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-33
  2. On Fuzziness: A – Ma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Valentina E. Balas, Marius M. Balas
      Pages 17-22
    3. James C. Bezdek
      Pages 39-46
    4. Steffen F. Bocklisch, Franziska Bocklisch
      Pages 59-64
    5. Christer Carlsson
      Pages 83-89
    6. Elizabeth J. Chang, Omar K. Hussain, Tharam S. Dillon
      Pages 101-107
    7. Miroslav Ćirić, Jelena Ignjatović
      Pages 109-114
    8. Giulianella Coletti, Barbara Vantaggi
      Pages 115-119
    9. Carmen De Maio, Giuseppe Fenza, Vincenzo Loia, Saverio Salerno
      Pages 121-127
    10. Ferdinando Di Martino, Vincenzo Loia, Irina Perfilieva, Salvatore Sessa
      Pages 139-146
    11. Patrik Eklund, M. Ángeles Galán, Robert Helgesson, Jari Kortelainen
      Pages 147-152
    12. Francesc Esteva, Lluís Godo
      Pages 153-163
    13. Mario Fedrizzi, Michele Fedrizzi, R. A. Marques Pereira
      Pages 165-170
    14. Christian Freksa
      Pages 177-183
    15. Itziar García-Honrado
      Pages 185-191
    16. José Luis García-Lapresta
      Pages 193-197
    17. María Ángeles Gil
      Pages 199-204
    18. Jaime Gil Aluja
      Pages 205-209
    19. Roberto Giuntini, Francesco Paoli, Hector Freytes, Antonio Ledda, Giuseppe Sergioli
      Pages 211-215
    20. Fernando Gomide
      Pages 217-222
    21. Siegfried Gottwald
      Pages 223-228
    22. Sergio Guadarrama
      Pages 229-234
    23. Michael Hanss
      Pages 235-240
    24. Hanns-Werner Heister
      Pages 241-251
    25. Cathy M. Helgason, Thomas H. Jobe
      Pages 253-255
    26. Kaoru Hirota, Fangyan Dong
      Pages 257-263
    27. Janusz Kacprzyk, Sławomir Zadrożny
      Pages 265-270
    28. Etienne E. Kerre
      Pages 287-293
    29. Tatiana Kiseliova
      Pages 295-299

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

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-35640-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-35641-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1434-9922
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-0808
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