2nd International Symposium on Fuzzy and Rough Sets

(ISFUROS 2017)

Organized as part of the 2017 International UCLV Convention (link here)

October 24 - 26, 2017

Varadero, Cuba

Next ISFUROS edition to be held on June 10-14, 2019
at the northern keys of Villa Clara, Cuba

Call for Papers

Aim and Scope

Fuzzy and rough set theories stand as two of the most prominent methodologies within the umbrella of Computational Intelligence to handle uncertainty in vague and inconsistent environments. They have enjoyed widespread success in a plethora of real-world application domains and remain at the forefront of numerous theoretical studies to consolidate and augment their well-established properties.

The second edition of the International Symposium on Fuzzy and Rough Sets (ISFUROS 2017) will take place at the Melia Marina Varadero hotel, Varadero, in the province of Matanzas, Cuba from October 24-26, 2017. It will be organized by the Universidad Central de Las Villas. ISFUROS 2017 aims at providing a forum for exchange on fuzzy and rough set theories and their applications. The symposium includes tutorials, invited key lectures and paper presentations.

ISFUROS 2017's goals are (1) to strengthen the relationships among researchers and institutions working on fuzzy and rough set theories, (2) to increase awareness of these topics among the Latin American research community and (3) to facilitate the contact between new researchers and consolidated groups.

Submission Topics

Submissions of original and previously unpublished work on fuzzy and rough set theories and applications are encouraged, including but not limited to the following topics:

Fuzzy set theory

Rough set theory

Hybridization between fuzzy and rough sets

Granular Computing


Important Dates

Paper submission: May 31, 2017 (extended to June 30, 2017)

Notification to authors: July 31, 2017 (extended to August 10, 2017)

Camera-ready version: September 3, 2017

Early registration: September 23, 2017 (extended to October 23, 2017)

ISFUROS 2017: October 24-26, 2017


ISFUROS 2017 Co-Chairs

Rafael Bello

Universidad Central de Las Villas, Cuba

[home page]

Email: rbellop [at] uclv [dot] edu [dot] cu

Rafael Falcon

Larus Technologies and University of Ottawa, Canada

[home page]

Email: rfalcon [at] ieee [dot] org


Steering Committee

Rafael Bello, Universidad Central de Las Villas, Cuba

Chris Cornelis, Universiteit Gent, Belgium

Bernard De Baets, Universiteit Gent, Belgium

Rafael Falcon, Larus Technologies / University of Ottawa, Canada

Francisco Herrera, Universidad de Granada, Spain

Janusz Kacprzyk, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Witold Pedrycz, University of Alberta, Canada

Andrzej Skowron, University of Warsaw, Poland

Dominik Slezak, University of Warsaw, Poland

José Luis Verdegay, Universidad de Granada, Spain

Yiyu Yao, University of Regina, Canada

Program Committee

Ajith Abraham, Machine Intelligence Research Labs (MIR Labs), USA

Leticia Arco, Universidad Central de Las Villas, Cuba

Alberto Bugarín, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Humberto Bustince, Public University of Navarra, Spain

Yailé Caballero, Universidad de Camaguey, Cuba

Gladys Casas, Universidad Central de Las Villas, Cuba

Oscar Castillo, Tijuana Institute of Technology, Mexico

Davide Ciucci, Università di Milano-Bicocca, Italy

Chris Cornelis, Ghent Universiteit, Belgium

Carlos Cruz, Universidad de Granada, Spain

Giuseppe D'Aniello, University of Salerno, Italy

Bernard De Baets, Universiteit Gent, Belgium

María José del Jesús, University of Jaén, Spain

Antonio Dourado, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Alberto Fernández, University of Granada, Spain

Juan Carlos Figueroa, Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Colombia

Yaima Filiberto, Universidad de Camagüey, Cuba

Wojciech Froelich, University of Silesia, Poland

José Antonio Gámez, University of Castilla La Mancha, Spain

María M. García, Universidad Central de Las Villas, Cuba

Fernando Gomide, University of Campinas, Brazil

Daryl Hepting, University of Regina, Canada

Francisco Herrera, Universidad de Granada, Spain

Gwanggil Jeon, Incheon University, Korea

Mario Koeppen, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan

Maria Teresa Lamata, Universidad de Granada, Spain

Pawan Lingras, Saint Mary's University, Canada

Orestes Llanes-Santiago, CUJAE, Cuba

Vincenzo Loia, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy

Yailén Martínez, Universidad Central de Las Villas, Cuba

Patricia Melin, Tijuana Institute of Technology, Mexico

Ernestina Menasalvas, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain

Raúl Menéndez, Universidad Antonio Nariño, Colombia

Rafael Morales, Universidad de Málaga, Spain

Carlos Morell, Universidad Central de Las Villas, Cuba

Gonzalo Nápoles, Hasselt Universiteit, Belgium

Ann Nowé, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Witold Pedrycz, University of Alberta, Canada

David Pelta, Universidad de Granada, Spain

Nelson Pérez, Universidad Distrital de Colombia, Colombia

Pedro Piñero, Universidad de las Ciencias Informáticas, Cuba

Amilkar Puris, Universidad Tecnica Estatal de Quevedo, Ecuador

Enislay Ramentol, Universidad de Camaguey, Cuba

Gonzalo Ramos, Universidad de Málaga, Spain

Marek Reformat, University of Alberta, Canada

Mauricio Restrepo, Universidad Militar Nueva Granada, Colombia

Alejandro Rosete, CUJAE, Cuba

Luciano Sánchez, University of Oviedo, Spain

Mika Sato-Ilic, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Alfredo Simón, CUJAE, Cuba

Dominik Slezak, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Shusaku Tsumoto, Shimane University, Japan

Koen Vanhoof, Hasselt Universiteit, Belgium

Marley Vellasco, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil

Sebastian Ventura, University of Córdoba, Spain

Jose Luis Verdegay, Universidad de Granada, Spain

Yenny Villuendas-Rey, Universidad de Ciego de Ávila, Cuba

Raciel Yera, Universidad de Ciego de Ávila, Cuba

Yeleny Zulueta, Universidad de las Ciencias Informáticas, Cuba


Keynote Speakers


This is a tentative version of the conference program for ISFUROS 2017.

This program is subject to minor changes without previous notice.

Paper Submission Guidelines

Paper submission deadline is June 30, 2017

Latex and Word Templates

To help ensure correct formatting, please use the available LaTeX and Microsoft Word templates.

Manuscript Style Information

Note: Violations of any of the above specifications may result in rejection of your paper.


Submission Instructions

Paper submission will start on March 1, 2017. Submissions will be done via EasyChair. Please use this link to submit your paper. From the top menu that appears (the black ribbon), choose "Submissions" from the left, then click on "Add a submission" link to the right side of the screen. Click on "Continue" at the bottom of the screen. Finally, please fill out all the necessary information concerning the submission, upload the paper and click on "Submit".

Conference Proceedings

All accepted papers will be included in the UCLV Convention proceedings and will be made available to the conference attendees. The proceedings will have an ISBN and will be produced by UCLV’s publishing house.

After the conference, extended versions of selected papers will be published in a volume of Springer’s "Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing" series.

At least one of the authors must complete the conference registration by the early registration deadline; otherwise, the paper will not be included in the conference program or proceedings.


Please follow the registration guidelines established by the UCLV Convention to register for ISFUROS 2017.


The venue for the 2nd International Symposium on Fuzzy and Rough Sets (ISFUROS 2017) is the Melia Marina Varadero Hotel (Five-Star, All-Inclusive) .

Located in an eco-reserve, the Meliá Marina Varadero is a dream come true for lovers of the sea and water. A modern and comfortable resort, ideal for a beach holiday or a business meeting.

A five star beach resort that offers a range of experiences designed for people who love the sea. Equipped with all the services and facilities required to combine long stays ashore with life on board, designed for yachting, sailing, diving and fishing, as well as meetings & events, families, weddings and honeymoons, spa and wellness.

Integrated into a seafront promenade with shops and plans for a marina with 1,200 berths and 13 mooring platforms, the 40,900 m2 hotel provides 423 luxury standard rooms and suites decorated with nautical motifs and with incomparable views of the Gaviota Varadero Marina and the Hicacos Peninsula.

Fine dining plays an important part in the hotel experience with 9 restaurants and cafeterias and 8 bars offering international, Italian, French and local cuisine and cocktails and, of course, rum and Havana cigars. The offerings are complemented by the YHI Spa, the children’s club and the largest Convention Area in Varadero with banquet and meeting room services.

On the upper floors of the 7 storey main building is The Level: an exclusive area for the most demanding tastes providing highly personalised attention and services.

Map and directions here


International Fuzzy Systems Association

International Rough Set Society

Flemish Interuniversity Council, Belgium

Larus Technologies Corporation


DECSAI, Universidad de Granada, Spain

iMODA Network

AI Lab, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium


Please contact the symposium co-chairs at the following email addresses:

Email: rbellop [at] uclv [dot] edu [dot] cu

Email: rfalcon [at] ieee [dot] org