2019 IFSA World Congress and NAFIPS Annual Conference

June 18-21, 2019 - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

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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 Conference. The conference was held June 18-21, 2019. The location was the Wyndham Garden Inn in Lafayette, Louisiana, USA.

This is the 18th World Congress of the International Fuzzy Systems Association and the 38th North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society Annual Conference.

Conference Proceedings

The conference Proceedings Fuzzy Techniques: Theory and Applications published by Springer as a part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1000) are available now.


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

Fuzzy sets:

  • Fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic
  • Mathematical foundations of fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic
  • Fuzzy systems design and optimization
  • Fuzzy control and robotics
  • Fuzzy and interval constraint propagation
  • Fuzzy information processing
  • Fuzzy hardware and architectures
  • Fuzzy optimization and decision making
  • Fuzzy pattern recognition and classification
  • Fuzzy clustering and rule mining
  • Fuzzy databases
  • Fuzzy decision making
  • Fuzzy preference modelling
  • Fuzzy sets and intervals
  • Type-2, interval-valued, intuitionistic, and hesitant fuzzy sets
  • Rough sets, imprecise probabilities, possibility theory

Soft computing methods:

  • Ambient intelligence
  • Bayesian networks
  • Bio-inspired optimization
  • Computational intelligence
  • Cyber computing
  • Evolutionary computation
  • Granular computing
  • Graphical models
  • Information fusion
  • Machine learning
  • Multi-agent systems
  • Multivariate analysis
  • Neural networks
  • Optimization
  • Probabilistic reasoning
  • Semantic web


  • Agriculture and geographical information systems
  • Artificial societies
  • Awareness computing
  • Big data and cloud computing
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biometrics
  • Brain science
  • Chemicals and food industry
  • Cognitive science
  • Data mining
  • Decision making and risk management
  • Distributed systems
  • Education and training
  • Environment engineering
  • Fault detection and diagnosis
  • Financial applications
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Human-computer interaction and interface
  • Image, speech and signal processing
  • Industrial applications
  • Information retrieval and recommendation systems
  • Intelligent control
  • Intelligent systems
  • Linguistics
  • Manufacturing systems
  • Medical applications
  • Operations research and manufacturing
  • Robotics and control systems
  • Text mining and social network analysis
  • Transportation
  • Security
  • Social sciences
  • Software and hardware applications
  • Virtual reality
  • Vision and sensors
  • Web intelligence and interaction

General Co-Chairs

R. Baker Kearfott
Vijay Raghavan
Calvin Berry, webmaster and advisor

Important Dates

(subject to change)

  • Workshop Proposals: December 1, 2018
  • Special Session Proposals: December 1, 2018
  • Special Session Notification: December 15, 2018
  • Workshop Notification: December 15, 2018
  • Special Session Paper Submission: February 8, 2019
  • General Paper Submission: February 8, 2019
  • Paper Acceptance Notification: February 15, 2019
  • Paper Revisions: March 5, 2019
  • Conference Dates: June 18-21, 2019
  • Post-conference proceeding papers: April 22, 2019


The 2019 IEEE International Conference On Fuzzy Systems will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - June 23-26, 2019. Since this world-leading event focusing on the theory and application of fuzzy logic, will be held in New Orleans immediately following IFSA - NAFIPS 2019, you might want to consider attending both. FUZZ-IEEE 2019 will be hosted at the JW Marriott, a premier conference venue nestled in the heart of the world-famous French Quarter. FUZZ-IEEE 2019 will represent a unique meeting point for scientists and engineers, from academia and industry, to interact and discuss the latest enhancements and innovations in the field. The topics of the conference will cover all aspects of theory and applications of fuzzy logic and its hybridisations with other artificial and computational intelligence methods.

IFSA 2019 Summer School

A three day tutorial program will be included within the IFSA-NAFIPS 2019 conference schedule. This program is oriented towards students, young researchers, and persons desiring an introduction to topics within the scope of the conference.

This year's summer school emphasizes applications of uncertainty based and semantically based computations. Visit the IFSA Summer School page to learn more.

Round Table in Memoriam Lotfi A. Zadeh

This session will consider the founder of Fuzzy Sets as a scientist and a promotor of various scientific disciplines and areas in the fields of computer science, soft computing and computational intelligence. Born in 1921, Lotfi Zadeh started his academic career in the United States in the 1940's. Starting in the late 1950's, he was a professor of electrical engineering at the University of California at Berkeley. He wrote the first papers on fuzzy sets and systems in the middle of the 1960's. In the last decade of the twentieth century, he pioneered the umbrella fields of soft computing and computational intelligence. After an adventurous and rich life, he passed away on September 6, 2017.

Visit the Round Table page to learn more.