Fuzzy Sets and Systems - IFSA 2003
This volume is a collection of papers presented at the 10th International Fuzzy Systems Association World Congress (IFSA 2003) during June 30–July 2 in Istanbul, Turkey. The IFSA World Congress is the main biennial event of IFSA. The10thcongresswasorganizedbyBo? gazi¸ ciUniversity,Istanbul,incooperation with the Soft Computational Intelligence Society, Turkey. The papers in this book are groupedtogether under ?ve headings:invitedpapers, andthe four area clustersofthecongress(mathematical,methodological,application-orientedand cross-disciplinary). All areas were successful in attracting high-quality papers. From 318 submitted papers, the technical program chairs together with the 12 area chairs selected 87 papers for publication as long papers in this volume. Another 155 papers were presented at IFSA 2003 as short papers, appearing in regular proceedings. We would like to thank all area chairs and reviewers for their conscientious reviews of all submissions under the tight time constraints imposed by the congress schedule. WegratefullyacknowledgethesupportoftheBo? gazi¸ ciUniversityFoundation ¨ ? andtheTurkishScienti?candTechnical Research Council (TUBITAK). The members of the organizing committee committed long hours of hard work for the success of the congress and the production of this volume. Special thanks go to Alexander Malinowski and Eylem Koca for their superb Web support. April 2003 Taner Bilgic ¸ Bernard De Baets Organization The 10th IFSA World Congress (IFSA 2003) was organized by Bo? gazi¸ ci Univ- sity, Istanbul, in cooperation with the Soft Computational Intelligence Society, Turkey.