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Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics

Facets of Uncertainties and Applications

ICFUA, Kolkata, India, December 2013

Editors: Chakraborty, M., Skowron, A., Maiti, M., Kar, S. (Eds.)

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  • Uses basic mathematical formalisms to address different types of uncertainties like fuzzy set theory, rough set theory, uncertainty theory and probability theory
  • Studies applications of uncertainty theories in several areas of computer science, medicine and health case and business and management
  • Discusses application of the theories in important areas like approximate reasoning, data mining, decision making
  • Exhibits frontiers of the present scenarios and indicates future directions of research
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Since the emergence of the formal concept of probability theory in the seventeenth century, uncertainty has been perceived solely in terms of probability theory. However, this apparently unique link between uncertainty and probability theory has come under investigation a few decades back. Uncertainties are nowadays accepted to be of various kinds. Uncertainty in general could refer to different sense like not certainly known, questionable, problematic, vague, not definite or determined, ambiguous, liable to change, not reliable. In Indian languages, particularly in Sanskrit-based languages, there are other higher levels of uncertainties. It has been shown that several mathematical concepts such as the theory of fuzzy sets, theory of rough sets, evidence theory, possibility theory, theory of complex systems and complex network, theory of fuzzy measures and uncertainty theory can also successfully model uncertainty.

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MIHIR KUMAR CHAKRABORTY, PhD, is visiting professor at the School of Cognitive Sciences, Jadavpur University, and director of Sivatosh Mookerjee Centre of Sciences, Kolkata. Earlier, he was professor of pure mathematics at the University of Calcutta. Professor Chakraborty had also been visiting professor at the Centre for Soft Computing Research, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata; Institute for Logic Language and Cognition, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China; Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT), University Paul Sabataire, Toulouse, France; University of Paris VIII, France; University of Wollongong, Australia; University of Regina, Canada; NIAS, Bangalore, India; and Visva Bharati, Santiniketan, India. A recipient of Deutscher Akademischer Austuasch Dienst (DAAD) Fellowship, IISc Fellowship, and Fellowship of West Bengal Academy of Sciences, Professor Chakraborty is member of the Council and Research Project Committee (RPC)  of Indian Council for Philosophical Research (ICPR) and guest professor at South West University of Chongqing, China. He has about 150 research papers to his credit in several international journals and edited volumes, co-authored one book A Geometry of Approximation (Springer), authored three books in vernacular Bengali on philosophy of mathematics, and co-edited several scientific publications. A member of the editorial board of several international journals and a book series Logic in Asia: Studia Logic Library (Springer), Professor Chakraborty’s area of research are non-standard logics, rough set theory, fuzzy set theory, reasoning in uncertainty and vagueness, logic of diagrams, topology/functional analysis and philosophy of mathematics. He also supervised 16 PhD students. Professor Chakraborty is founder of Calcutta Logic Circle, Association for Logic in India, Indian Society for Fuzzy Mathematics and Information Processing (ISFUMIP) and member of the advisory board of International Rough Set Society and Indian Rough Set Society.

ANDRZEJ SKOWRON, European Coordination Committee for Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI) Fellow, received his PhD and D.Sc. (Habilitation) from the University of Warsaw, Poland. In 1991, he received the Scientific Title of Professor. He is full professor in the Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Mechanics at the University of Warsaw, and honorary professor of Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China. He is the author of more than 400 scientific publications and editor of many books. His areas of expertise include reasoning with incomplete information, approximate reasoning, soft computing methods and applications, rough sets, rough mereology, granular computing, intelligent systems, knowledge discovery and data mining, decision support systems, adaptive and autonomous systems, perception based computing, and interactive computational systems. He supervised more than 20 PhD theses, was the editor-in-chief of the journal Fundamenta Informaticae during 1995–2009. Professor Skowron is also on editorial boards of many international journals. During 1996–2000, he was the president of the International Rough Set Society. He delivered numerous invited talks at international conferences including plenary talk at the 16-th IFIP World Computer Congress (Beijing, 2000) and served as the program chair of more than 200 international conferences. He was involved to numerous research and commercial projects.

MANORANJAN MAITI, PhD, has earlier worked at Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Poona; Structural Engineering Division, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, ISRO, Trivandrum;  Department of Mathematics, Calcutta University Post Graduate Centre (presently, Tripura University), Agartala; Department of Applied Mathematics, Vidyasagar University, West Bengal. He was also dean, Faculty Council of Science, for a period of ten years and vice-chancellor (pro-tempore) of Vidyasagar University, for a short period. Twenty six students have been awarded PhD degree in mathematics under his guidance at Vidyasagar University and NIT Durgapur, West Bengal, as well as several students are doing PhD under him. He has published more than 250 research papers in several international journals. He was associate editor of Applied Mathematical Modelling. His fields of interest are inventory control system, supply chain, fuzzy optimization, transportation, etc. 

SAMARJIT KAR completed his PhD in mathematics from Vidyasagar University, West Bengal. He is associate professor at the Department of Mathematics, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, India. With over 15 years of experience in teaching, Professor Kar is also a visiting professor at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Tsinghua University, China. Moreover he has visited several universities and institutes in India and abroad. He has co-authored more than 120 technical articles in international journals, contributed volumes and conference proceedings. An author of 2 textbooks and edited 5 contributed books, Professor Kar has guided 10 PhD students. He is the associate editor of Journal of Uncertainty Analysis and Application (Springer) and is presently associated with an ongoing project, “Hybrid modelling of uncertainty analysis in environmental risk assessments” under BRNS, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Govt. of India. His research interests include operations research and optimization, soft computing, uncertainty theory and financial modelling.

Table of contents (26 chapters)

Table of contents (26 chapters)
  • Rough Sets and Other Mathematics: Ten Research Programs

    Pages 3-15

    Pagliani, Piero

  • Dealing with Uncertainty: From Rough Sets to Interactive Rough-Granular Computing

    Pages 17-32

    Jankowski, Andrzej (et al.)

  • An Evolutionary Approach to Secondary Membership Function Selection in Generalized Type-2 Fuzzy Sets

    Pages 33-50

    Kar, Reshma (et al.)

  • Specificity Based Defuzzification in Approximate Reasoning

    Pages 51-61

    Pal, Asim (et al.)

  • Proto-Fuzzy Concepts Generation Technique Using Fuzzy Graph

    Pages 63-74

    Ghosh, Partha (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Facets of Uncertainties and Applications
Book Subtitle
ICFUA, Kolkata, India, December 2013
Editors
  • Mihir Chakraborty
  • Andrzej Skowron
  • Manoranjan Maiti
  • Samarjit Kar
Series Title
Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics
Series Volume
125
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer India
Copyright Holder
Springer India
eBook ISBN
978-81-322-2301-6
DOI
10.1007/978-81-322-2301-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-81-322-2300-9
Softcover ISBN
978-81-322-3560-6
Series ISSN
2194-1009
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 343
Number of Illustrations
61 b/w illustrations
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