Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS — NAFIPS 2018 — July 4 – 6, 2018

You are cordially invited to participate in the 37th North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society Annual Conference, NAFIPS 2018, to be held in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil, on July 4 to 6, 2018. NAFIPS 2018 aims at bringing together researchers, engineers, and practitioners to share and present the latest achievements and innovations in the area of fuzzy information processing, to discuss thought-provoking developments and challenges, and to consider potential future directions.

Topics of interest include:

  • Fuzzy sets methodology/Algorithms/Mathematics
  • Computational Intelligence/Learning
  • Fuzzy modeling/Intelligent data analysis
  • Pattern recognition/Image processing
  • Data mining/Databases
  • Human-centric interfaces/Visualization
  • Neuro-fuzzy systems/Evolutionary optimization & Adaptive systems/Uncertainty management
  • Control/Robotics/Computer vision
  • Bioinformatics
  • Software engineering & Intelligent agents
  • Applications/Computational experiments/Case studies
  • Biomedical applications
  • Hybrid architectures
  • Analysis of structures under uncertainty
  • Constraints/Soft constraints
  • Decision making under uncertainty

Student Papers.

We strongly encourage students to submit papers under the mentorship of their faculty advisors. Special best paper awards will be presented at the conference banquet to recognize the accomplishments of students. To qualify, a student or a group of students must be the primary author(s) of the paper. The papers will be judged based on both manuscript content and presentation quality.

Important dates.

  • Special session proposals:  January 3, 2018 January 21, 2018
  • Notifications of special sessions:  January 17, 2018 January 28, 2018
  • Papers due: February 21, 2018   March 11, 2018 (EXTENDED)
  • Notification of Acceptance: March 18, 2018
  • Final Papers and Early Registration: March 31, 2018
  • Conference: July 4 – 6, 2018


Conference Venue.

Fortaleza  is the state capital of Ceará, located in Northeastern Brazil. It is located 2285 km (1420 miles) from Brasilia, 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.”

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.

Conference Administration.

For further details, please contact:

Guilherme Barreto, Universidade Federal do Ceará (

Ricardo Coelho, Universidade Federal do Ceará (