2019 IFSA World Congress

NAFIPS Annual Meeting

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

June 18-22, 2019

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The Department of Mathematics and the Center for Advanced Computer Studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette are pleased to host the joint 2019 IFSA World Congress and NAFIPS Annual Meeting. The meeting is scheduled for June 18-22, 2019. The location is the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Lafayette, Louisiana, USA. Please plan to join us.

Details about this meeting will be posted here as they become available.

Please direct inquiries to one of the general co-chairs.


Here are some, but not all topics covered in this world congress / annual meeting.

Fuzzy sets:

Soft computing methods:


General Co-Chairs

R. Baker Kearfott (rbk@louisiana.edu)
Vijay Raghavan (raghavan@louisiana.edu)
Calvin Berry (cberry@louisiana.edu), webmaster and advisor

Scientific Committee

Humberto Bustince
Christer Carlsson
Martine Ceberio
Guoqing Chen
Oscar Cordón
Valerie Cross
Martine De Cock
S. Irene Diaz
Juan Carlos Figueroa Garcia
Isao Hayashi
Masahiro Iniguchi
Hisao Ishibuchi
R. Baker Kearfott (rbk@louisiana.edu)
Vladik Kreinovich (vladik@utep.edu)
Weldon Lodwick (Weldon.Lodwick@ucdenver.edu)
Luis Magdalena
William Melek
Patricia Melin
Javier Montero
Susana Montes
Yusuke Nojima
Vijay Raghavan (raghavan@louisiana.edu)
Marek Reformat
Christian Servin
Shun-Feng Su
Ching-Chih Tsai
Wen-June Wang
Dongrui Wu

Local Arrangements Committee

Glenda Broussard (glenda@louisiana.edu), administrative assistant
Melissa Myers (mgmyers@louisiana.edu)
Karen Primeaux (karen@lafayettetravel.com), Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission
Karyn Sutton (sutton@louisiana.edu)

About Lafayette and Louisiana

Lafayette, Louisiana is at the heart of Louisiana's Cajun and Creole Country, an area known for letting the good times roll, or as we say it laissez les bons temps rouler. A recent study, described in this Huffington Post article, named Lafayette as the "Happiest City in America". With our distinctive blend of food, music and culture it's no wonder people from all over are heading to Lafayette. Whether your passion is for our rich cultural history, the bustling culinary scene or distinctive blend of Cajun and Zydeco music, you can be sure you will leave beaming from ear to ear. Visit the Lafayette Travel website and learn more about our happy city.

Check out this recent New York Times article for an outsider's view of Lafayette and Louisiana.

From outdoor adventures and culinary experiences to cultured cities and picturesque towns, there's never a shortage of things to do in Louisiana. Visit the Louisiana Travel website and learn more about state.

About the University

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is the second largest university in the state, with about 19,000 students, and the largest in the nine-member University of Louisiana System. As a public, selective admissions institution, UL Lafayette awards bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. The University is dedicated to achieving excellence in education, research and public service. UL Lafayette is a national leader in computer science, environmental biology and nursing. UL Lafayette is located in a region known for extraordinary food, music, hospitality and joie de vivre that are hallmarks of its distinctive Cajun and Creole cultures.

Be sure to visit the Department of Mathematics website and the School of Computing and Informatics website, too.