Special Issue on the Sixth International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (AFSS’ 2004)
Nguyen Hoang Phuong
VFSS President and Director of CHIT, MoH of Vietnam
This special issue features five papers devoted to fuzzy systems and their applications. Papers were selected from those accepted and presented at the Sixth International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (AFSS’ 2004) held in Hanoi, Vietnam on December 15-17, 2004. AFSS’ 2004 and Tutorials held in Hue city on December 18-19, 2004, included a wide spectrum of research topics on “fuzzy set theory”, “intelligent technology”, “fuzzy logic and approximate reasoning”, “neural networks”, “genetic algorithms”, “hybrid systems” and “soft computing”. Over 40 papers were accepted and presented by researchers from countries including Brazil, Canada, Taiwan, India, Korea, Malaysia, Japan and Vietnam. Five papers receiving outstanding recommendations in reviews have been selected for this issue. The topics they address include fuzzy logic for robots, data mining, neural networks in medicine, Fuzzy Constraint Satisfaction Problems, and hybrid systems. As editors of this special issue, we are sincerely grateful to the authors. Special thanks also go to the referees for their excellent work, to Mr. Kazuki Ohmori for his aid in coordinating the issue’s publication, and to the JACIII Editorial Board, especially Professor Kaoru Hirota for his invaluable support and encouragement. Finally, we thank Professors Masao Mukaidono and Witold Pedrycz for their contributions to AFSS’ 2004. Without their support, AFSS’ 2004 and this issue would not have been possible.