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Soft Computing

Soft Computing

A Fusion of Foundations, Methodologies and Applications

Editor-in-Chief: Antonio Di Nola

ISSN: 1432-7643 (print version)
ISSN: 1433-7479 (electronic version)

Journal no. 500

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Antonio Di Nola - Department of Mathematics, University of Salerno. Italy.

E-mail: adinola@unisa.it

Editor Responsible for Special Issues

Vincenzo Loia - Department of Computer Science, University of Salerno. Italy.

E-mail: loia@unisa.it

Honorary Editor

Petr Hájek - Institute of Computer Science, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

E-mail: hajek@cs.cas.cz

Managing Editor

Raffaele Cerulli - Dipartimento di Matematica/DIPMAT, University of Salerno. Italy.

E-mail: raffaele@unisa.it

Associate Editors

Methodologies and Applications

Giovanni Acampora,

School of Science and Technology, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK

Email: giovanni.acampora@ntu.ac.uk

Francesco Carrabs,

University of Salerno, Italy

Email: fcarrabs@unisa.it

Carmine Cerrone,

University of Molise, Italy

Email: carmine.cerrone@unimol.it

Raffaele Cerulli,

Department of Mathematics, University of Salerno, Italy

E-mail: raffaele@unisa.it

Ana-Maria Cretu,

Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Email: anamaria.cretu@carleton.ca

Ciriaco D’Ambrosio,

University of Salerno, Italy

Email: cdambrosio@unisa.it

Petr Dostál,

Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Management, Institute of Informatics, Czech Republic

Email: dostal@fbm.vutbr.cz

Ugo Fiore,

Information Services Center of University of Naples "Federico II", Italy

E-mail: ugo.fiore@unina.it

Monica Gentili,

University of Louisville, USA

Email: monica.gentili@louisville.edu

Giovanni Giallombardo,

University of Cosenza, Italy

Email: giallo@dimes.unical.it

Enrique Herrera-Viedma,

Dept. Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, E.T.S. de Ingenieria Informatica y de Telecomunicacion , University of Granada, Spain

Email: viedma@decsai.ugr.es

Álvaro Herrero

Escuela Politécnica Superior - Campus Vena, Universidad De Burgos

Email: ahcosio@ubu.es

Tzung-Pei Hong,

Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Email: tphong@nuk.edu.tw

Yaochu Jin,

Department of Computing, University of Surrey, UK

Email: yaochu.Jin@surrey.ac.uk

Paul Krause,

Department of Computer Science, University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom

Email: p.krause@surrey.ac.uk

Vladik Kreinovich,

Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at El Paso, USA

Email: vladik@utep.edu

Ioana Leustean,

Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Bucharest, Romania

Email: ioana@fmi.unibuc.ro

Francesco Marcelloni,

Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, Universita' di Pisa, Italy

Email: f.marcelloni@ing.unipi.it

Marek Ogiela,

AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

Email: mogiela@agh.edu.pl

Francesco Palmieri,

Dept. of Industrial and Information Engineering, Second University of Naples, Italy

E-mail: francesco.palmieri@unina.it

Francisco Chiclana Parrilla,

Faculty of Technology, De Montfort University, U.K

Email: chiclana@dmu.ac.uk

Vincenzo Piuri,

Dipartimento di Tecnologie dell'Informazione, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Email: vincenzo.piuri@unimi.it

Andrea Raiconi

Università degli Studi di Salerno

Email: araiconi@unisa.it

Salvatore Rampone,

University of Benevento, Italy

Email: rampone@unisannio.it

Fabio Scotti,

Department of Computer Science, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

E-mail: fabio.scotti@unimi.it

Antonio Staiano,

University of Napoli, Italy

Email: antonino.staiano@uniparthenope.it

Ong Yew Soon,

School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Email: asysong@ntu.edu.sg



Agata Ciabattoni,

Institute for Computation, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Email: agata@logic.at

Anatolij Dvurečenskij,

Mathematical Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Email: dvurecen@mat.savba.sk

Lluís Godo Lacasa,

Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (CSIC), Barcelona, Spain

Email: godo@iiia.csic.es

Mirko Navara,

Department of Cybernetics, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic

Email: navara@cmp.felk.cvut.cz

Endre Pap

Singidunum University, Belgrade, Serbia

E-mail: pape@EUnet.rs

Luca Spada,

Department of Mathematics, University of Salerno, Italy

Email: lspada(at)unisa.it

Constantine Tsinakis,

Department of Mathematics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA

Email: constantine.tsinakis@vanderbilt.edu

Editorial Board

Rami Abielmona,

Larus Technologies, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Email: rami.Abielmona@larus.com

Stefano Aguzzoli,

Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Informazione, University of Milano, Italy

Email: aguzzoli@dsi.unimi.it

Sergio Alonso Burgos,

Software Engineering Department, E.T.S. Ing. Informática y Telecomunicaciones, University of Granada, Spain

Email: zerjioi@ugr.es

Plamen Angelov,

School of Computing and Communications, University of Lancaster, U.K

Email: p.angelov@lancaster.ac.uk

Angelo Ciaramella

Università degli studi di Napoli “Parthenope”

Email: angelo.ciaramella@uniparthenope.it

Pietro Ducange,

Department of Information Engineering, University of Pisa, Italy

E-mail: p.ducange@iet.unipi.it

Ferdinando Di Martino,

Department of Architecture, University Federico II Naples, Italy

Email : fdimarti@unina.it

Massimo Ficco,

Università degli Studi della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”

Email: massimo.ficco@unicampania.it

Giacomo Lenzi,

Department of Mathematics, University of Salerno, Italy

Email: gilenzi@unisa.it

Yan Meng,

Affiliation: Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA

Email: yan.meng@stevens.edu

Sanaz Mostaghim,

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Email: sanaz.mostaghim@kit.edu

Enrique Munoz,

European Centre of Soft Computing, Spain

Email: enrique.munoz@softcomputing.es

Vilém Novák,

Institute for Research and Applications of Fuzzy Modelling, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

Email: vilem.novak@osu.cz

Anna Schiomachen,

Università degli Studi di Genova

Email: anna.sciomachen@economia.unige.it

Salvatore Sessa,

University degli Studi di Napoli Federerico II, Italy

Email: salvatore.sessa@unina.it

Xiaoyan Sun,

School of Information and Electrical Engineering, China University of Mining and Technology, China

Email: xysun78@126.com

Chuan-Kang Ting,

Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan

Email: ckting@cs.ccu.edu.tw

Gaetano Vitale,

Università degli Studi di Salerno

Email: gvitale@unisa.it

Yichuan Yang,

School of Mathematics and System Sciences, Beihang University, China

Email: ycyang@buaa.edu.cn

Daniela Zaharie,

Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, West University of Timisoara, Timis County, Romania

Email: dzaharie@info.uvt.ro


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  • Aims and Scope

    Aims and Scope


    Soft Computing provides rapid dissemination of important results in soft computing foundations, methodologies and applications. It encourages the integration of soft computing theoretical and practical results into both everyday and advanced applications. The journal aims to connect the ideas and techniques of soft computing with other disciplines.


    Soft Computing is dedicated to system solutions based on soft computing paradigms. It provides rapid dissemination of important results in soft computing, a fusion of research in evolutionary algorithms, genetic programming, swarm intelligence, neural science, neural net systems, fuzzy set theory, fuzzy systems, Bayesian networks, chaos theory, chaotic systems.


    By linking the ideas and techniques of soft computing with other disciplines, the journal serves as a unifying platform that fosters comparisons, extensions, and new applications. As a result, the journal is an international forum for all scientists engaged in research and development in this fast growing field.

    Soft Computing - Section Foundations


    The Section Foundations welcomes original and significant contributions to the mathematical and logical foundations of soft computing, and related areas.

    The Section is a forum that aims at promoting, circulating, and stimulating the research on mathematical foundations of soft computing intended in a broad sense as a method for dealing with non crisp information, for instance characterized by the presence of vagueness, imprecisions, high complexity, or uncertainty.

    Relevant topics include, but are not limited to,


    • Algebra and algebraic logic,
    • Computational paradigms and computational complexity
    • Description logic, temporal logic, dynamic logic, and modal logic
    • Domain theory and type theory
    • Fuzzy logic, fuzzy set theory, and many-valued logic
    • Substructural logic
    • Probability logic, belief functions, etc.


    Soft Computing – Section Methodologies and Applications


    The Section M&A aims at promoting and stimulating the research in the field of the development of enhanced computational systems based on innovative or consolidated soft computing methodologies such as Fuzzy Logic, Neural Networks and Evolutionary Algorithms. Under this perspective, particular attention is given to hybrid and agent-based systems i.e., computational frameworks that use different soft computing approaches in a synergic way in order to face the intrinsic complexities characterizing real environments and exploit imprecise and vague information which strongly characterizes real-world scenarios. As consequence, this journal section seeks original research contributions with a focus on applications belonging but not limited to following areas:


    • computer networks,
    • data mining,
    • image and video processing,
    • intelligence agents,
    • machine learning,
    • pattern recognition,
    • robotics,
    • web intelligence.

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