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Written on May 28, 2018.


Accepted Special Session at ITQM2018

The Sixth International Conference on Information Technology and Quantitative Management

Special Session 01: Soft computing methods in quantitative management and decision making processes

October, 21-22, Omaha, Nebraska, USA


Ioan Dzitac, Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad & Agora University of Oradea, Romania,

Florin Gheorghe Filip,Romanian Academy, Romania,

Misu-Jan Manolescu, Agora University of Oradea, Romania,

Simona Dzitac,University of Oradea, Romania,

Session scope

In 1965 Lotfi A. Zadeh published "Fuzzy Sets", his pioneering and controversial paper, that now reaches over 101,000 citations. All Zadeh’s papers were cited over 195,000 times. Starting from the ideas presented in that paper, Zadeh founded later the Fuzzy Logic theory, that proved to have useful applications, from consumer to industrial intelligent products. We are presenting general aspects of Zadeh’s contributions to the development of Soft Computing(SC) and Artificial Intelligence(AI).
In accordance with Zadeh’s definition, Soft Computing (SC) consist of computational techniques in computer science, machine learning and some engineering disciplines, which study, model, and analyze very complex reality: those for which more traditional methods have unusable or inefficiently.
SC uses soft techniques, contrasting it with classical artificial intelligence, Hard Computing (HC) techniques), and includes: Fuzzy Logic, Neural Computing, Evolutionary Computation, Machine Learning, and Probabilistic Reasoning.
HC is bound by a Computer Science (CS) concept called NP-Complete, which means that there is a direct connection between the size of a problem and the amount of resources needed to solve that called "grand challenge problem". SC aids to surmount NP-complete problems by using inexact methods to give useful but inexact answers to intractable problems.
SC became a formal CS area of study in the early 1990’s. Earlier computational approaches could model and precisely analyze only relatively simple systems. More complex systems arising in biology, medicine, the humanities, management sciences, and similar fields often remained intractable to HC. It should be pointed out that simplicity and complexity of systems are relative, and many conventional mathematical models have been both challenging and very productive.
SC techniques resemble biological processes more closely than traditional techniques, which are largely based on formal logical systems, such as Boolean logic, or rely heavily on computer-aided numerical analysis (as in finite element analysis).
SC techniques are intended to complement HC techniques. Unlike HC schemes, which strive for exactness and full truth, soft computing techniques exploit the given tolerance of imprecision, partial truth, and uncertainty for a particular problem. The inductive reasoning plays a larger role in SC than in HC. SC and HC can be used together in certain fusion techniques.
Soft Computing can deal with ambiguous or noisy data and is tolerant of imprecision, uncertainty, partial truth, and approximation. In effect, the role model for SC is the human mind.
Artificial Intelligence and Computational Intelligence based on SC provide the background for the development of smart management systems and decisions in case of ill-posed problems.
The goal of this special session is to bring together researchers interested in applications of soft computing algorithms and procedures in quantitative management and decision making, in order to exchange ideas on problems, solutions, and to work together in a friendly environment.
Decision making in fuzzy environments In many real-world situations, the problems of decision making are subjected to some constraints, objectives and consequences that are not accurately known. After Bellman and Zadeh introduced for the first time (1970) fuzzy sets within multiple-criteria decision-making (MCDM), many researchers have been preoccupied by decision making in fuzzy environments.
The fusion between MCDM and fuzzy set theory has led to a new decision theory, known today as fuzzy multi-criteria decision making (FMCDM), where we have decision-maker models that can deal with incomplete and uncertain knowledge and information. The most important thing is that, when we want to assess, judge or decide we usually use a natural language in which the words do not have a clear, definite meaning. As a result, we need fuzzy numbers to express linguistic variables, to describe the subjective judgement of a decision maker in a quantitative manner. Fuzzy numbers (FN) most often used are triangular FN, trapezoidal FN and Gaussian FN.
We highlight that the concept of linguistic variable introduced by Lotfi A. Zadeh in 1975 allows computation with words instead of numbers and thus linguistic terms defined by fuzzy sets are intensely used in problems of decision theory for modelling uncertain information.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Ant colony optimization algorithms;
  • Artificial intelligence methods for web mining;
  • Bayesian networks and decision graphs; Computational intelligence methods for data mining;
  • Decision support systems for quantitative management;
  • Decision making with missing and/or uncertain data;
  • Fuzzy multi-criteria decision making;
  • Fuzzy and neuro-fuzzy modelling and simulation;
  • Fuzzy numbers applications to decision making;
  • Fuzzy-sets-based models in operation research;
  • Knowledge Discovery in Databases;
  • Machine learning for intelligent support of quantitative management;
  • Neural networks in decision making tools;
  • Smarter decisions;
  • Support Vector Machine in SC applications.
Bibliography Ioan Dzitac, Florin Gheorghe Filip, Misu-Jan Manolescu, Fuzzy Logic Is Not Fuzzy: World-renowned Computer Scientist Lotfi A. Zadeh, International Journal of Computers Communications & Control, ISSN 1841-9836, 12(6), 748-789, December 2017. DOI:

Program of IEEE-ICCCC2018

Written on March 29, 2018.

Program of IEEE-ICCCC2018

IEEE- ICCCC2018 General Program

Authors' countries: 1) Algeria; 2) Chile; 3) China, 4) Colombia;  5) Ecuador; 6) France; 7) Hungary; 8) India; 9) Israel;  10) Lithuania; 11) Mexico; 12) Romania; 13) Russia;  14) Saudi Arabia; 15) Serbia; 16) Spain; 17) Turkey; 18) United Arab Emirates, 19) UK; 20) USA.

7th International Conference on Computers Communications and Control

8-12 May 2018, ORADEA, BAILE FELIX, Hotel President Spa






May 08



(Business Corner – near to Reception)

Transfer from Oradea Airport  to Hotel President (Baile Felix) - 10 km

Hotel President

Oradea-H. President


May 09


Breakfast +


Restaurant R1+

Hotel President


Transfer from Hotel President to Agora University of Oradea

H. President- Agora U. (Bus)


Official Opening Ceremony

1.ICCCC &  IJCCC in context of the next level in computing” – welcome word presented by Rector of Agora University:  Prof. Ioan Dzitac

2. In honor of the 100th anniversary of  Richard  P.  Feynman    (1918-1988):

Computer Aided Design for Quantum Computing Circuits” – lecture presented by ACM Distinguished Speaker Prof. Amlan Chakrabarti (India)

3. "A Brief History of Computers in Romania" - presented by Dr.H.C. of Agora University Acad. Florin Gheorghe Filip

4.100 Romanian Theoretical Computer Scientists- presented by Dr.H.C. of Agora University Acad. Gheorghe Păun (Romanian Academy) &  Acad. Svetlana Cojocaru (Moldavian Academy of Sciences)

5. "Dr.H.C. Ceremony for Prof. Alfred M. Bruckstein" - chaired by President of  Senate: Prof. Adriana Manolescu & President of Agora University  Prof. Misu-Jan Manolescu.

Agora University/

Blue Aula

Chairs: Prof. I. Dzitac, Acad. F.G. Filip, Prof. M.J. Manolescu, Dr. S. Dzitac


Keynote lecture: "From Ants to A(ge)nts: The Wonderfully Weird World of Multi-Agent Swarms"

Prof. Alfred M. Bruckstein (Israel)

Agora University

Chair: Acad. A. Kaklauskas


Coffee break &

Exhibition"100 Books and Journals"

Agora University

Green Aula


"100 minutes through beautiful Oradea"  - guided tour of Oradea with participants at ICCCC2018.

H. President –Agora U. (Bus)


Transfer to Hotel President

Agora U.– H. President (Bus)



Restaurant R1/Hotel P.


Plenary lecture (Romanian experienced researcher from diaspora):"Advances in Fuzzy Systems"

Dr. Barnabas Bede  (USA)

Hotel President/ Room S1

Chair: Prof. V. Beiu


Plenary lecture:"Body Language and Affective Computing"

Acad. Arturas Kaklauskas  (Lithuania)

Hotel President/ Room S1

Chair: Acad. F.G. Filip


Coffee break

Hotel President/ Room S1


Plenary lecture: "Methodologies for Solving Complex Multi-Objective Combinatorial Problems in Engineering: An Evolutionary Approach Applied to Computer Networks"

Dr. Yezid Donoso  (Colombia)

Hotel President/ Room S1

Chair: Dr. B. Bede


Plenary lecture (Romanian experienced researcher returned from diaspora):"Brain-inspired Nano-architectures"

Prof. Valeriu Beiu  (Romania)

Hotel President/ Room S1

Chair: Dr. Y. Donoso


"Romanian songs & dances"

Romanian Welcome Dinner

Restaurant R2/Hotel


May 10



Hotel President/ R1


Parallel Sessions

Hotel President


Coffee break

Hotel President


Parallel Sessions

Hotel President


Closing Ceremony

Hotel President S1



Hotel President/ R1


Free activities

Baile Felix Tour/Swimming


International Dinner

Hotel President


May 11




EXCURSION: H. President -Turda Salt Mine - Onelia House (Girda)- Arieseni- -Beius - H. President

Hotel President



May 12




Departure of participants

General Chair:  Prof. Ioan DZITAC, Rector of Agora University

Tel. +40722562053, Fax +40359101032


ICCCC2018: Last Call for Papers

Written on Nov. 15, 2017.

ICCCC2018: Last Call for Papers

ICCCC2018: 2018 7th International Conference on Computers Communications and Control , May 8-12, 2018 : Hotel President (4 stars, aqua-park, spa), Băile Felix, Oradea, România

Co- Sponsored by

IEEE Region 08 -Europe, Middle East, Africa

Deadlines for ICCCC2018

  • Abstract or Full Paper Draft Submission: November 30, 2017
  • Notification of Acceptance/Rejection of Abstracts: December 15, 2017
  • Full Paper Submission : January 15, 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance/Rejection of Papers: February  15, 2018.
  • Final Submission of Accepted Papers: March 15, 2018.
  • Conference Fees TransferFebruary 16- March 15, 2018

Note: All submissions will be performed via EasyChair:

List of Topics

Special Session 1: Network Optimization and Security (Organizers and Chairs: Y.
DONOSO and D.BUCERZAN)Special Session 2: Advances in Fuzzy Systems (Organizer
and Chair: B. BEDE)
Special Session 3: Brain-inspired Nano-architectures (Organizer and Chair: V. BEIU)
Special Session 4: Affective Computing (Organizer and Chair: A. KAKLAUSKAS)
Regular Session: Miscellanea (artificial intelligence, quantum computing, soft computing,
communications, control, decision making etc.) (Organizer and Chair: I. DZITAC)

Invited Speakers

1. Prof. Alfred Bruckstein (Israel)
2. Prof. Barnabas Bede (USA)
3. Prof. Arturas Kaklauskas (Lithuania)
4. Prof. Yezid Donoso (Colombia)
5. Prof. Valeriu Beiu (Romania)


ICCCC2018 proceedings will be published in IEEE Proceedings of 2018 7th
International Conference on Computers Communications and Control (ISBN
978-1-5386-1934-6) and will be indexed and abstracted in IEEE Xplore and
other A&I independent databases (ex. ISI Web of Science, Scopus etc).

Several extended papers will be published in ISI quoted journal (IF = 1.374):

General Program of ICCCC2018:

General Chair of ICCCC2018: Prof. Ioan DZIŢAC, Ph.D.


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