Professor Ernest Czogala Memorial Issue Part 2
Guest Editor of Professor Ernest Czogala memorial issueDept. of Computer Science Meiji University1-1-1 Higashimita, Tama-ku Kawasaki 214-8571, Japan
After the publication of Professor Ernest Czogala Memorial Issue Part 1, I found 2 obituaries, one in the International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Vo1.9 No.1, published by the Technical University Press, Poland, by Maria Drelichowska and Lucjan Karwan of the Technical University, Silesia, Gliwice, Poland. The other was published”Fuzzy Systems in Medicine” (P.S. Szczepaniak eds.), Physica-Verlag, published in January 2000, which included my paper,”Fuzzy and Crisp Logical Rule Extraction Methods in Application to Medical Data,” which I wrote in collaboration with W. Duch et al. This issue includes the final paper,”A Classifier Based on Neurofuzzy Inference,” by Ernest Czogala, Jacek Leski, and Yoichi Hayashi, which is why this edition has been published later than planned. I would like include a comment by Samuel Ullman, written in Birmingham, Alabama, where Ernest’s cousin and researcher James J. Buckley works: “Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind… Nobody grows old merely by years. We grow old by deserting our ideals.” The Samuel Ullman Museum at the University of Alabama is at 2150 15th Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35294-1150 (phone:001(205)934-5634), thanks to citizens of Japan and the United States. We thank Drs. Toshio Fukuda and Kaoru Hirota, Editors in Chief of the JACI, for accepting my proposal for this special issue. Special thanks also go to the referees for their cooperation, devotion, and review. We also thank Fuji Technology Press President Keiji Hayashi for his dedicated work.