As the premier fuzzy society in North America established in 1981, NAFIPS’s purpose is to help guide and encourage the development of fuzzy sets and related technologies for the benefit of mankind.

NAFIPS 2018 aims at bringing together researchers, engineers, and practitioners to present and share their latest achievements and innovations in the area of fuzzy information processing, to discuss thought-provoking developments and challenges, and to consider potential future directions.

Fortaleza  is the state capital of Ceará, located in Northeastern Brazil. It is located 2285 km (1420 miles) from Brasília, the federal capital which belongs to the tropical savanna ecoregion called “Cerrado”, 1498 km (931 miles) from Belém, which is the gateway to the River Amazon  and  is also known as the Metropolis of the Brazilian Amazon region, and 2579 km (1603 miles) from Rio de Janeiro. Fortaleza has developed on the banks of the creek Pajeú, and its toponymy is an allusion to Fort Schoonenborch, which gave rise to the city, built by the Dutch during their second stay in place between 1649 and 1654. The motto of Fortaleza, present in its coat of arms is the Latin word Fortitudine, which in Portuguese means “strength, value, courage.”

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Brazil , officially the Federative Republic of Brazil (Portuguese: República Federativa do Brasil, is the largest country in both South America and Latin America. As the world’s fifth-largest country by area and sixth by population, it is the largest country to have Portuguese as an official language and the only one in the Americas. Bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Brazil has a coastline of 7,491 kilometers (4,655 mi). It borders all other South American countries except Ecuador and Chile and covers 47.3% of the continent’s land area.Its Amazon River basin includes a vast tropical forest, home to diverse wildlife, a variety of ecological systems, and extensive natural resources spanning numerous protected habitats. This unique environmental heritage makes Brazil one of 17 megadiverse countries, and is the subject of significant global interest and debate regarding deforestation and environmental protection.

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