Aim and Scope

Type-2 fuzzy logic control is a technology which takes the fundamental concepts in control from type-1 fuzzy logic and expands upon them in order to deal with higher levels of uncertainty presented in many real-world control problems. A variety of control application areas have been addressed with type-2 fuzzy logic, from the control in steel production plants to the control of marine diesel engines and robotic control. For some engineering applications, there is evidence that type-2 fuzzy logic can provide benefits over both traditional forms of control as well as type-1 fuzzy logic. It is the aim of this special session to present a comprehensive selection of high-quality, representative current research in the area of type-2 control, motivating further collaboration and providing a platform for the discussion on future directions of type-2 fuzzy logic control. This special session will focus on advances in the interval type-2 as well as general type-2 fuzzy logic control. Topics include, but are not limited to:


Names of Organizers

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tufan KUMBASAR

Istanbul Technical University, Turkey,


Prof. Hao YING, IEEE Fellow

Wayne State University, USA


TUFAN KUMBASAR received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Control and Automation Engineering from the Istanbul Technical University. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Control and Automation Engineering Department, Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Istanbul Technical University. His major research interests are in computational intelligence, notably type-2 fuzzy logic, fuzzy control, neural networks, evolutionary algorithms and control theory. He is also interested in process control, robotics, intelligent control and their real-world applications. Dr. Kumbasar is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems and an Area Editor for the International Journal of Approximate Reasoning. He has also served as a Publication Co-Chair, Panel Session Co-Chair, Special Session Co-Chair, PC, IPC and TPC in various international and national conferences. He has currently authored more than 100 papers in international conferences, journals and books. Dr. Kumbasar received the Best Paper Award from the IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems in 2015, and from the 6th International Conference on Control Engineering & Information Technology in 2018. He is an IEEE Senior Member.


HAO YING is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, USA. Professor Ying has published one single-author research monograph/advanced textbook entitled Fuzzy Control and Modeling: Analytical Foundations and Applications (IEEE Press, 2000, 342 pages; foreword by Professor Lotfi A. Zadeh), which contains solely his own research results. He has coauthored another book titled Introduction to Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Control: Theory and Applications (IEEE Press and John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2014). In addition, he has published 119 peer-reviewed journal papers, over 160 peer-reviewed conference papers, and 6 book chapters. Prof. Ying's work has been widely cited - his Google Scholar h-index is 49. The 49 publications included in his index have by themselves generated more than 6,300 citations whereas the total number of citations for all his publications is over 8,500. He holds two U.S. patents. He is serving as an Associate Editor or a Member of Editorial Board for 8 international journals, including the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems and the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems. Also, he served as a member of the  Fellow Evaluation Committee of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society in 2016 and 2017 and has been serving as a member of the Fuzzy Systems Technical Committee of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society since 2008 (except 2014). He was elected to serve as a board member of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society for two terms (2005-2008 and 2008-2011). He served as Program Chair/Co-Chair for 4 international conferences. He served as the Publication Chair for the 2000 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and the Competition Chair for this annual conference 2009-2011. He also served as a Program/Technical Committee Member for over 110 international conferences. He is an IEEE Fellow.