North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society Conference 2016 (NAFIPS 2016)

    We invite all interested researchers to submit a paper for our special session on fuzzy logic applications in construction engineering and management for the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society Conference 2016 (NAFIPS 2016).

    April 12, 2016

    As part of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society Conference 2016 (NAFIPS 2016) to be held on October 31 to November 4, 2016 in El Paso, Texas, USA, Dr. Chyrsostomos Stylios and I are organizing a Special Session on Fuzzy Logic Applications in Construction Engineering and Management (please see the description below). We invite all interested researchers to submit a paper. Information on the conference can be found at: http://nafips.cs.utep.edu/submission.html                 

    Please submit your papers directly to us via e-mail.  We look forward to receiving your papers.


    Session Chairs:

    Aminah Robinson Fayek, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada, aminah.robinson@ualberta.ca

    Chrysostomos Stylios, Dept. of Computer Engineering,  Technological Educational Institute of Epirus, Greece, stylios@teiep.gr
     

    Overview:

    Fuzzy logic has been expanded to new application areas such as construction engineering and management. Fuzzy logic methodologies are able to model subjective information, handle uncertainty, and address the lack of comprehensive data sets available for modeling in construction engineering and management. In the construction domain, fuzzy logic has been combined with other soft computing techniques to model, simulate, and create advanced dynamic systems. This session will focus on recent advances and applications of fuzzy logic techniques for applications related to planning and scheduling, estimating and bidding, productivity, organization competency, project control, structuring projects, process improvement, risk analysis, and others. In particular, challenges related to applying fuzzy logic in the construction engineering and management domain will be discussed and ideas generated on how to adapt fuzzy logic and fuzzy hybrid techniques to better suit construction applications.


    Scope and Topics:

    The main topics of this special session include, but are not limited to, the application of the following approaches to construction engineering:

    • Fuzzy Expert Systems
    • Fuzzy Inference Model Prediction
    • Soft Computing for Risk Assessment
    • Modeling and Simulation of Construction Systems
    • Prediction Approaches in Construction Engineering
    • Decision Making in Construction Engineering
    • Neuro-fuzzy modeling
    • Interval Analysis for Construction Systems
    • Neuro-fuzzy Inference Systems
    • Fuzzy Cognitive Maps
    • Fuzzy Reasoning
    • Fuzzy Agent Based Modeling
    • Fuzzy System Dynamics
    • Reliability Analysis
    • Risk Analysis and Decision Making
    • Uncertainty Propagation
    • Performance of Construction Systems
    • Construction Productivity and Performance
    • Organizational Competency and Performance
    • Quality Management
    • Project Management  and Operations Research