Welcome to iFUZZY2018

On behalf of the organizing committee of 2018 International Conference on Fuzzy Theory and Its Applications (iFUZZY2017), I would like to cordially invite you to participate in iFUZZY2018, which will be held at EXCO in Daegu, South Korea on November 14 to 17, 2018.

On the purpose of promoting a cooperative research and development relationships among experts in the word wide, the conference has been held in Taiwan every year. Although the conference has been held in Asia, several hundreds of participants has visited the conference from all over the world.

This year, iFUZZY2018 will be held in South Korea. This will be a great opportunity to strengthen the relationship and friendship between Korean Institute of Intelligent Systems (KIIS) and the Taiwan Fuzzy Systems Association (TFSA). In the near future iFUZZY2018 will be one of the most leading and prestigious conferences contributing to the advancement in intelligent systems based on the fuzzy theory.

The purpose of this symposium is to share ideas, provide information, and enlarge human networks. It will open a lively scientific forum by bringing researchers, engineers, and practitioners from diverse backgrounds all together to discuss and disseminate the latest state-of-the-art achievements, challenges, and future directions.

We also have another good chance to survey about new robot industries during the conference. That is, ROBEX2018, which will be held in the same place as iFUZZY2018 at the same time.

The symposium will start with a welcome reception and a technical program that consists of plenary speeches and formal presentations including invited sessions, organized sessions, tutorials/workshops, and oral and poster sessions. In addition to the technical program, various social events will offer the opportunities of strengthening networks and interactions between the participants of iFUZZY2018.

I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the committee members for their valuable contributions to iFUZZY2018. Also, I would like to say many thanks to oversea societies, institutes, and associations for their sponsorships for the symposium.

Daegu is one of the largest cities in Korea with over 2.5 million residents, which is located in the south-eastern area of Korea. Please join the symposium and enjoy the colorful city of Daegu!

Sincerely yours,

Byung-Jae Choi
General Chair of iFUZZY2018