The theory of fuzzy sets and its real-world applications
József Dombi (Hungary)

The SOFA workshop focuses on theoretical and applied computational intelligence and informatics. Its aim is to provide a platform for scientists, researchers and students on Soft Computing to publish to discuss and publish the results of their research.

The connection of the theoretical results and the practical applications is one of the most important tasks of the workshop. In the round table meeting we will discuss how different operators could be applied in practice, first of all by using the fuzzy control systems. In this area, several problems arise:
- describing the logical expression (using different operators)
- representing the consequent
- aggregating the consequents
- defuzzification
- interpolative solutions, etc.
The fuzzy control can also be represented by neural network. A very interesting question is how to handle this approach. Finally, real practical application shows the effectiveness of the different configurations of fuzzy control. We can also mention that the input of the fuzzy control can be obtained from picture processing procedure or from other resources (e.g. using signal processing).

In summary: The topic of the round table discussion covers the theory of fuzzy sets and its real world applications.

Short Bio: József Dombi
József Dombi’s degrees earned at University of Szeged. Academic degrees: University doctor's degree (1977, Summa cum laude), Candidate mathematical sciences (1994, CSc, Title of dissertation: Fuzzy sets' structure from the aspect of multicriteria decision aid.). Visiting positions: Leningrad (1971, 6 months), Leipzig (1974, 6 months), Bukarest (1978, 1 month), DAAD Scholarship, Aachen (1978, 12 months), Alexander von Humboldt Scholarship, Aachen (1986, 12 months), European Scholarship, Bristol (1987, 3 months), Academic research exchange (Paris, Helsinki, Turku, Tampere), CEEPUS guest professor, Linz (2000 and 2009, 1 month), and Klagenfurt (2008, 1 month). Awards: 1991 Minister of Education award, 1997 Pro Sciencia award for student, 1998 László Kalmár award, in 1997 DataScope won Information Technology award in Brussels, won the Best Software of the Year award in 2000 at COMDEX, Las Vegas. Editorial membership: editorial board’s member of the Foundations of Computing and Decision Sciences magazine until 1997, editorial board’s member of the International Journal of Systems Sciences and editorial board’s member of the International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms. Membership in international organizations: IFSA (International Fuzzy System Association), Member of European COST Action on Multicriteria Decision Making, ESIGMA (European Special Interest Group on Multicriteria Analysis), European Working Group on Multiple Criteria Decision Aid, MTA Public Body (Operational Research), MOT (Hungarian Association of Operational Research), Hungarian Humboldt Association. Business: 1993 founder and head of Cygron Research Ltd., 2000 scientific consultant of Mindmaker Ltd., 2002 founder and head of Dopti research and development Ltd. Research interest: computational intelligence, theory of fuzzy sets, multicriteria decision making, genetic and evolutional algorithms, operation research and visualization. Teaching: information visualization which has an enormously growing interest in Hungary and abroad, the theory of artificial intelligence, fuzzy systems, multicriteria decision making and intelligent systems.