Publications

There are three types of publications related to the IFSA-EUSFLAT 2021 Conference. The most usual one is the full paper in the Conference proceedings. The full papers will be reviewed by independent reviewers and in the case of their acceptance, they will be published in one of the proceedings by reputable international publishers. The second type of publication is the abstract. The submitted abstracts will be considered by the programme committee mainly from the scope, relevance and the novelty points of view and in the case of their acceptance, they will be published in the Book of Abstracts. Note, that there will be single joint Book of Abstracts for all subevents. Only proceedings with full papers will be split in order to respect different traditional cooperation with distinct publishers. Finally, we have a preliminary agreement with publishers on publishing post-conference special issues of their journals.

Each submission should be directly submitted to one of the "tracks", i.e., either to one of the subevents (AGOP, IJCRS, FQAS), or to a conference Area.

List of Areas (for seeing the Area Chairs, please, visit the Committee site):
  • 1. Basics of fuzzy set theory: fuzzy relations, generalizations of fuzzy sets, etc.
  • 2. Integral and Measure Theory
  • 3. Algebra, topology, category theory
  • 4. Many-valued logics and algebraic structures for reasoning
  • 5. Generalized quantifiers and natural language modeling
  • 6. Dynamical modeling: fuzzy dynamical systems and fuzzy differential equations
  • 7. Uncertainty modeling, fuzzy probability and statistics
  • 8. Rough sets and formal concept analysis
  • 9. Fuzzy systems: decision-making, inference systems, preference modeling, optimization
  • 10. Machine learning and AI
  • 11. Signal processing: image, video, and speech processing
  • 12. Data analysis: clustering, associations mining, classification
  • 13. Computational intelligence in information systems
  • 14. Fuzzy Control
  • 15. Software and e-applications: eHealth, recommendation systems, etc.
  • 16. Engineering applications incl. IoT, environmental modeling, bioscience engineering

Each conference talk should be accompanied by a single publication: either an abstract or a full paper. Do not submit both types of publications related to a single talk.

 

Submission process: Step 1 - choosing the track
In the first step, the authors choose a track that is either a subevent or an Area.

 

 

In the case of the abstract, the choice of the track influences only the programme committee as there will be only a single Book of Abstracts containing all abstracts from all (sub)events. In the case of the full paper, the choice of the track additionally influences the particular proceedings where the paper gets published, if accepted.

 

 

 

Submission process: Step 2 - choosing the topic
In the second step, the authors choose a topic that is either full paper regular submission or an abstract regular submission, or alternatively, if the track has some assigned special sessions, it can be a full paper submission to a special session or an abstract submission to a special session.

 

 Full papers in proceedings

Full papers in proceedings from IFSA-EUSFLAT and AGOP

Preparing papers: Submitted full papers have to be of the lenght of 4-8 pages. The only allowed format for the submission is PDF. There are two ways, how a PDF file can be built. The first one is using Word template and by exporting to PDF. The second one is using Latex template. We strongly recommend to use the LaTex!. You can also use the online template in Overleaf, where all necessary libraries etc. are already pre-installed.

Submitting papers: The authors should submit their papers electronically, written in English, due to the given deadline, through EasyChair. When submitting your paper, choose the track "AGOP" or one of the 16 Areas for the IFSA-EUSFLAT submission. Then in the second step, you will be asked to choose a particular topic. Topic is either one of special sessions assigned to the given Area or a regular submission. Choose the topic that explicitly mentions "FULL PAPER".

Publishing full papers in proceedings: The accepted papers will be published in Atlantis Studies in Uncertainty Modelling (ASUM) series which is a new proceedings book series published by Atlantis Press in collaboration with EUSFLAT. The proceedings will be published under Open Access and will be submitted for an inclusion to major bibliographic databases, including CPCI (Web of Science), Compendex/EI, or CNKI. The series Atlantis Studies in Uncertainty Modelling publishes conference proceedings with unpublished original research advances of theoretical as well as application-oriented work focused on distinct aspects and essences of uncertainty modeling and management, especially from the field of computational intelligence. The ASUM book series editors are Humberto Bustince, Guoqing Chen, Radko Mesiar, and Gabriella Pasi.

The Publisher applies the copyright policy defined in the CreativeCommons license number 4 (attribution, non-commercial). So, no copyright transfer is required from the authors.

Full papers in proceedings from FQAS

Preparing papers: Submitted full papers have to be of the lenght of 4-8 pages. The only allowed format for the submission is PDF. Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. You can also use the online template in Overleaf, where all necessary libraries etc. are already pre-installed. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.

Submitting papers: The authors should submit their papers electronically, written in English, due to the given deadline, through EasyChair. When submitting your paper, choose the track "FQAS". Then in the second step, you will be asked to choose a particular topic. Choose the topic that explicitly mentions "FULL PAPER".

Publishing full papers in FQAS proceedings: Following the tradition of FQAS proceedings, the accepted papers will be published in LNAI subseries of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series published by Springer. The proceedings will be submitted for an inclusion to major bibliographic databases, including CPCI (Web of Science), Scopus, EI Engineering Index, Google Scholar, DBLP.

The publisher requires to sign the consent to publish (copyright transfer form).

Full papers in proceedings from IJCRS

Preparing papers: Submitted full papers can be of two types, either "SHORT PAPERS" of the lenght of 3-6 pages, or "LONG PAPERS" of the lenght of 7-15 pages. The only allowed format for the submission is PDF. Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. You can also use the online template in Overleaf, where all necessary libraries etc. are already pre-installed. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.

Submitting papers: The authors should submit their papers electronically, written in English, due to the given deadline, through EasyChair. When submitting your paper, choose the track "IJCRS". Then in the second step, you will be asked to choose a particular topic. Choose the topic that explicitly mentions the type of your paper so, either "SHORT PAPER (3-6 pages)" or "LONG PAPER (7-15 pages)".

 

 

Publishing full papers in IJCRS proceedings: Following the tradition of IJCRS proceedings, the accepted papers will be published in LNAI subseries of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series published by Springer. The proceedings will be submitted for an inclusion to major bibliographic databases, including CPCI (Web of Science), Scopus, EI Engineering Index, Google Scholar, DBLP.

The publisher requires to sign the consent to publish (copyright transfer form).

 Abstracts in the joint Book of Abstracts

Preparing abstracts: Submitted abstracts are supposed to be of at most 1-page length. There is neither LaTeX nor MS Word format template as just a plain text is expected. The authors should submit their papers electronically, written in English, due to the given deadline, through EasyChair

Submitting abstracts: When submitting your abstract through EasyChair, choose the appropriate track (AGOP, IJCRS, FQAS or one of 16 Areas) with respect to the area of your abstract. Then in the second step, you will be asked to choose a particular topic. Topic is either one of special sessions assigned to the given Area or a regular submission. Choose the topic that explicitly mentions "ABSTRACT". Do not enclose any attachment, edit the abstract directly in the online window of the EasyChair system.

Publishing abstracts: The accepted abstracts will be published in a separate Book of Abstracts published by the University of Ostrava. The Book will be equipped with ISBN number and it will contain also abstracts from the full papers submitted to the proceedings. This book will serve as a working material and it will be distributed to all attendants at the conference site.

 Papers in Post-conference special issues of distinct journals

We have a preliminary agreement with publishers to organize special issues on chosen conference topics. These topics will be chosen based on the submitted paper full papers and abstracts. Authors will be then invited to submit their original contributions directly to the journals. The negotiated journals for the special issues are mentioned below.

International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems is the main journal of the EUSFLAT society. It is an open access journal with article processing fees, however, due to a long-term relationship with the Atlantis Press publisher, up to 20 papers per year authored by EUSFLAT members are exempt from paying the article processing fee. Note, that IJCIS is a high-quality journal that is indexed in major indexes including SCI (Web of Science), Scopus, CNKI and Compendex.

Mathematics is one of the EUSFLAT recommended journals. It is an open access journal with article processing fees, however, due to a long-term relationship with the MDPI publisher, EUSFLAT members have 10% discount from the article processing fees. Note, that Mathematics is a reputable journal that is indexed in major indexes including, SCI (Web of Science), Scopus, DBLP and zbMATH.

Axioms is one of the EUSFLAT recommended journals. It is an open access journal with article processing fees, however, due to a long-term relationship with the MDPI publisher, EUSFLAT members have 15% discount from the article processing fees. Note, that Axioms is a reputable journal that is indexed in major indexes including ESCI (Emerging Sources Citation Index under the Web of Science), Scopus, DBLP and zbMATH.