Fuzzy Logic

A Framework for the New Millennium

  • Vladimir Dimitrov
  • Victor Korotkich
Conference proceedings

Part of the Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing book series (STUDFUZZ, volume 81)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Fuzzy Logic: A Framework for the New Millennium

  3. Understanding Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Vlad Dimitrov
      Pages 9-26
    3. Vlad Dimitrov, Steve Wilson
      Pages 45-53
    4. Vlad Dimitrov, Alan Weinstein
      Pages 54-62
    5. Ken Coghill, Sonja Petrovic-Lazarevic
      Pages 79-93
    6. Constantin Virgil Negoita
      Pages 94-98
    7. Anton Kriz, Iain Waller
      Pages 111-136
  4. Mathematics and Modelling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Witold Pedrycz, Marek Reformat
      Pages 168-203
    3. Tomoyuki Araki, Fujio Yamamoto, Masao Mukaidono
      Pages 204-214
    4. Victor Korotkich, Noel Patson
      Pages 225-239
    5. Jinglan Zhang, Binh Pham, Phoebe Chen
      Pages 240-249
  5. Control Systems

About these proceedings


At the beginning of the new millennium, fuzzy logic opens a new challenging perspective in information processing. This perspective emerges out of the ideas of the founder of fuzzy logic - Lotfi Zadeh, to develop 'soft' tools for direct computing with human perceptions. The enigmatic nature of human perceptions manifests in their unique capacity to generalize, extract patterns and capture both the essence and the integrity of the events and phenomena in human life. This capacity goes together with an intrinsic imprecision of the perception-based information. According to Zadeh, it is because of the imprecision of the human imprecision that they do not lend themselves to meaning representation through the use of precise methods based on predicate logic. This is the principal reason why existing scientific theories do not have the capability to operate on perception-based information. We are at the eve of the emergence of a theory with such a capability. Its applicative effectiveness has been already demonstrated through the industrial implementation of the soft computing - a powerful intelligent technology centred in fuzzy logic. At the focus of the papers included in this book is the knowledge and experience of the researchers in relation both to the engineering applications of soft computing and to its social and philosophical implications at the dawn of the third millennium. The papers clearly demonstrate that Fuzzy Logic revolutionizes general approaches for solving applied problems and reveals deep connections between them and their solutions.


Navigation algorithms classification complexity fuzzy intelligence learning modeling optimization robot simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Vladimir Dimitrov
    • 1
  • Victor Korotkich
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Social Ecology and Lifelong Learning College of Arts, Education and Social SciencesUniversity of Western Sydney, Hawkesburg CampusSouth Penrith DCAustralia
  2. 2.School of Mathematical and Decision Sciences Faculty of Informatics and CommunicationCentral Queensland University, Mackay CampusMackay Mail CentreAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Physica, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-2496-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7908-1806-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1434-9922
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-0808
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