IEEE CIS Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Outstanding Paper Award Nomination Instructions

The IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) annually recognizes outstanding papers published in the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems (TFS) through its TFS Outstanding Paper Award established in 1997. For the current round of competition, any paper published in 2017 is eligible for consideration. The prize includes a $1,000 honorarium, to be split equally among co-authors, and certificates to the author and coauthors of the selected paper. Please note no self-nomination is allowed. For those who are interested in submitting a nomination for the IEEE CIS Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Outstanding Paper Award, the materials needed are the following:

• Nomination Letter with the following information:

• Nominator: name, affiliation, and email address of nominator

• Nominated Paper: full citation of the paper, authors and their affiliations, postal addresses and email addresses.

• Basis for Nomination: detailed documentation to justify the overall quality of the paper.

• Proposed Citation: provide suggestion for the complete, correct, and succinct citation.

The Awards Committee reserves the right to make any necessary change on the citation.

• Up to five reference letters supporting the nomination.

• Nominated paper in PDF format.

The complete nomination packet must be saved in a single pdf file containing the above information in the given order. The name of the file must be surname_of_the_first_authorTFS.pdf.

The complete nomination packet must be submitted by email to the Awards Soliciting Nominations Subcommittee Chair, Prof. Cesare Alippi (cesare.alippi .a_t. and a copy to Only when the Awards Chair acknowledges receipt of the nomination packet, the submission procedure can be considered complete.

The deadline is April 30 (strict deadline). Self-nominations are not allowed.

The list of awarded papers is provided below for reference:
• Published in 2014: Hui Zhang, Yang Shi and Junmin Wang “On Energy-to-Peak Filtering for Nonuniformly Sampled Nonlinear Systems: A Markovian Jump System Approach, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 212-222, 2014

• Published in 2013: Humberto Bustince, Mikel Galar, Benjamin Bedregal, Anna Kolesárová and Radko Mesiar, "A New Approach to Interval-Valued Choquet Integrals and the Problem of Ordering in Interval-Valued Fuzzy Set Applications," Vol. 21, No. 6, 2013, pp. 1150-1162.

• Published in 2012: Rosa M. Rodríguez, Luis Martínez, and Francisco Herrera, “Hesitant Fuzzy Linguistic Term Sets for Decision Making,” Vol. 20, No. 1, February 2012, pp. 109-119.

• Published in 2012: Willem Waegeman, Tapio Pahikkala, Antti Airola, Tapio Salakoski, Michiel Stock, and Bernard De Baets, “A Kernel-Based Framework for Learning Graded Relations From Data,” Vol. 20, No. 6, December 2012, pp. 1090-1101. • Published in 2011: Deng-Feng Li, Dongrui Wu, and Jerry M. Mendel, “On the Continuity of Type-1 and Interval Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Systems,” Vol. 19, No. 1, February 2011, pp. 179-192.

• Published in 2010: Christian Wagner and Hani Hagras, “Toward General Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Systems Based on zSlices,” Vol. 18, No. 4, August 2010, pp. 637-660.

• Published in 2010: Deng-Feng Li, “TOPSIS-Based Nonlinear-Programming Methodology for Multiattribute Decision Making with Interval-Valued Intuitionistic Fuzzy Sets,” Vol. 18, No. 4, August 2010, pp. 299-311.

• Published in 2008: Francisco Herrera, Enrique Herrera-Viedma, and Luis Martinez Lopez, “A Fuzzy Linguistic Methodology to Deal with Unbalanced Linguistic Term Sets,” Vol. 16, No. 2, April 2008, pp. 354-370.

• Published in 2007: Simon Coupland and Robert John, “Geometric Type-1 and Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Systems,” Vol. 15, No. 1, February 2007, pp. 3-15.

• Published in 2006: Zhiheng Huang and Qiang Shen, “Fuzzy Interpolative Reasoning via Scale and Move Transformations,” Vol. 14, No. 2, April 2006, pp. 340-359.

• Published in 2005: C.L. Chen, G. Feng, D. Sung, and X.P. Wang, “H_infinity Control of Discrete Time Fuzzy Systems with Application to Chaos Control,” Vol. 13, No. 4, August 2005, pp. 531-543.

• Published in 2004: H. Hagras, “A Hierarchical Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Control Architecture for Autonomous Mobile Robots,” Vol. 12, No. 4, August 2004, pp. 524-539.

• Published in 2003: L. Kuncheva, “Fuzzy Versus Non-Fuzzy in Combining Classifiers Designed by Boosting,” Vol. 11, No. 6, December 2003, pp. 729-741.

• Published in 2002: D. Dubois, E. Hüllermeier, and H. Prade, “Fuzzy Set-Based Methods in Instance-Based Reasoning,” Vol. 10, No. 3, June 2002, pp. 322-332.

• Published in 2001: S. Guillaume, “Designing Fuzzy Inference Systems from Data: An Interpretability-Oriented Review,” Vol. 9, No. 3, June 2001, pp. 426-443.

• Published in 2000: M.A. Mohammed and P. Gader, “Generalized Hidden Markov ModelsParts I and II,” Vol. 8, No. 1, February 2000, pp. 67-94.

• Published in 1999: N.N. Karnik, J.M. Mendel, and Q. Liang, “Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Systems,” Vol. 7, No. 6, December 1999, pp. 643-658.

• Published in 1998: J. Joh, Y. Chen, and R. Langari, “On the Stability of Issues of Linear Tagaki-Sugeno Fuzzy Models,” Vol. 6, No. 3, August 1998, pp. 402-410.

If you have any questions regarding the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Outstanding Paper Award nomination, please feel free to contact Awards Committee Chair Cesare Alippi at