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ICFMsquare 2016 - International Conference on Fuzzy Management Methods


With today’s information overload, it has become increasingly difficult to analyze the huge amounts of data and to generate appropriate management decisions. Furthermore, the data are often imprecise and will include both quantitative and qualitative elements. For these reasons it is important to extend traditional decision making processes by adding intuitive reasoning, human subjectivity and imprecision.

Topics of Interest

The International Conference on Fuzzy Management Methods addresses the application of fuzzy logic to managerial decision making processes. Research papers as well as case studies are of interest in the following areas:

  • Fuzzy-based Portfolio Analysis
  • Reputation Management with Imprecision
  • Web Analytics with Fuzzy Measures
  • Fuzzy-based Business Analytics
  • Inductive Fuzzy Classification
  • Community Marketing with Fuzzy Methods
  • Fuzzy-based Customer Equity
  • Service Level Management with Vague Data
  • Data Mining with Fuzziness
  • Fuzzy-based Stakeholder Management
  • Customer Relationship Management with Fuzzy Methods
  • Fuzzy Cognitive Maps for Creativity and Knowledge Management
  • Business (Process) Modelling with Words
  • Sense-making with Vague (Web) Data
  • and related topics
The scientific program consists of research papers, panels, and tutorials.

Important Dates

Scientific papers (long papers, 12 pages) or case studies (short papers, 6 pages) must be original and not used for publication elsewhere. Accepted papers will be published in the international research book series Fuzzy Management Methods by Springer and on the platform Authors are invited to submit their manuscripts by January 31, 2016 on Notification of acceptance will be March 31, 2016; camera-ready due April 30, 2016.

Conference Chair

  • Andreas Meier, University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

Conference Co-Chairs

  • Edy Portmann, University of Bern, Switzerland.
  • Kilian Stoffel, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Program Co-Chairs

  • Luis Terán, University of Fribourg and Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas (ESPE)
  • Aigul Kaskina, University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

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