IEEE Victorian TEMS Webinar on IoT Distributed Ledgers

IEEE TEMS Victorian Chapter, in association with IEEE Technology & Management Society would like to invite you for its Webinar on “IoT Distributed Ledgers”, on Friday 21 August, 8AM AEST. Abstract: IoT solutions present technological challenges for Blockchain solutions. The fundamentals of Distributed Ledgers Blockchain  and Tangle IOTA (DAC) specific for IoT will be developed. Different distributed ledger technologies will be analyzed and compared with an emphasis on the solutions to challenges presented by IoT. Speaker: Gustavo Giannattasio, Electro Department of Antennas & Propagation, UDELAR, Uruguay Register:    

Challenges of computing with words in decision making


Online lecture with Dr. Rosa Rodriguez: Challenges of computing with words in decision making The concept of computing usually implies calculation processes either by mathematical means of numbers and symbols or by a computer. Computing processes done by humans employ mostly words in computing and reasoning, arriving at results linguistically expressed from linguistic premises. Computing with words applies the same view to their computing processes aiming at obtaining linguistic outcomes from linguistic inputs. Because words have fuzzy denotations when they are used by human beings, the paradigm of Computing with Words (CW) is a branch of Zadeh’s fuzzy logic. Decision makers are expected to assess numerically their preferences. The complexity of decision problems implies uncertainty that can be modelled using linguistic information, mainly based on fuzzy based linguistic approaches. However, these approaches only allow the elicitation of simple assessments composed by either one label or a modifier with a label. The necessity of more complex linguistic expressions to interpret decision makers’ knowledge has led to extensions of classical approaches that allow the construction of expressions and elicitation of preferences in a way closer to human cognitive processes. This talk will provide an overview of the broadest fuzzy linguistic approaches used for CW in decision making and some challenges that future proposals should achieve to improve complex linguistic modelling in decision making. More Information: SPEAKER Rosa Rodríguez received the M.Sc. (2008) and Ph.D. (2013) degrees in Computer Sciences from the University of Jaén, Spain. From 2013 to 2014 she held a postdoc position with Vienna University of Technology (Austria). She currently undertakes a fellowship with the University of Jaén (Spain). Rosa has published 40 papers in journals indexed in JCR, 22 of them in Q1. Her h-index is 18 with 2790 citations (WoS). She is in the top 1% of cited authors in Computer Sciences. She received the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Outstanding Paper Award in 2012. Rosa has collaborated on 14 research projects. She is Editorial assistant in International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems and Associate Editor in International Journal of Fuzzy Systems. Rosa’s research interests are in intelligent systems and computer sciences. Her research interests relate to decision support systems, data analysis and simulations, knowledge discovery and data mining. VENUE Zoom event: Meeting ID: 892 3134 3242 Passcode: 788292


How to manage consensus processes for large scale group decisions


IEEE online lecture with Prof. Luis Martinez: How to manage consensus processes for large scale group decisions Consensus reaching processes (CRPs) provide solutions acceptable to all the experts participating in group decision problems, they are demanded in many real-life contexts. Given the variety of existing approaches to support consensus reaching processes, this talk considers two main objectives. Firstly, it revises and introduces a taxonomy that provides an overview and categorization of some existing consensus models for group decision making problems defined in a fuzzy context, taking into account the main features of each model. Secondly it discusses the performance of classical CRP models within contexts with a large number of decision makers, such as e-market places and social networks. This lecture will focus on some new requirements to the solution of consensus-based group decision making problems, such as Consensus metrics for analysing performance of consensus reaching processes Comprehensive minimum cost consensus reaching processes Increase of convergence of the consensus process keeping decision makers sovereign Monitoring tools to evaluate easily the evolution of the consensus process. For more information: SPEAKER Luis Martinez is Full Professor of Computer Science with the University of Jaén (Spain). He is a well-established research leader in the ICT field and recognized as highly cited researcher in the field. His current research interests are in fuzzy decision making, linguistic preference modelling, fuzzy systems, decision support systems, computing with words and recommender systems. He has been main researcher in 16 R&D projects. He is an IEEE Senior Member and member of the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology. Luis is Co-Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems and an Associated Editor of IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, Knowledge-Based Systems, Information Fusion, the International Journal of Fuzzy Systems, Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems, Applied Artificial Intelligence, Journal of Fuzzy Mathematics. He received the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Outstanding Paper Award in 2008 and 2012. Luis was a Visiting Professor in University of Technology Sydney, University of Portsmouth (UK). He has been appointed as Highly Cited Researcher in 2017, 2018 and 2019 in Computer Science according to the Web of Science. VENUE Zoom event: Meeting ID: 899 5303 0668 Passcode: 299200


IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) Student Poster Competition

The deadline for submitting an abstract for the IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) Student Poster Competition is October 2, 2020. Students are invited to send ideas or designs for developing projects/products supporting the Key focus areas of GHTC 2020 including (but are not limited to): Affordable & Clean Energy Agriculture & Food Security Clean Water & Sanitation Connectivity & Communication in Support of Development Good Health and Well Being Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response & Recovery Quality Education Other Related United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Action plans are now in place to support a Hybrid Conference (combining both physical and virtual participation) should the impact of COVID-19 prevent some presenters and delegates travelling to attend the conference.   Contest:     For additional information please contact Mostafa Mortezaie: Download event flyer: IEEE Flyer_Student_Poster_GHTC-2020  

IEEE CITISIA 2020 conference

Charles Sturt University Sydney Campus

The “Conference on Innovative Technologies in Intelligent Systems & Industrial Applications” (CITISIA) is a student conference that aims to provide students of higher learning institutions with a platform for presenting their own projects. It is also a measure of recognition of students’ professional and technical achievements – by industries and international organizations such as IEEE. This conference is designed to facilitate exchanges of ideas through communication, networking, and learning from others, for students and IEEE Chapters in terms of greater collaboration. Email : / Download PDF: CITISIA 2020