SOFA Conferences 27-29 November 2020 - Arad (Romania)

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Soft computing (SC) is a collection of methodologies that are trying to cope with the main disadvantage of the conventional (hard) computing: the poor performances when working in uncertain conditions. The fundamental idea of soft computing is to emulate the human like reasoning. The classic constituents of SC are fuzzy logic, neural network theory and probabilistic reasoning, but new methods are continuously emerging: belief networks, genetic algorithms, anytime algorithms, chaos theory, some parts of learning theory, etc.

After 8 successful editions, SOFA continues to gather every two years a significant number of Soft Computing (SC) researchers and professionals. Organized in Arad (Romania), SOFA 2020 aims to communicate and publish new theoretical and applicative research results, in the areas of Fuzzy Logic, Neural Networks, Evolutionary Computing, and other methods belonging or connected to SC. Furthermore, SOFA encourages innovative reflections on SC and the creation of strong links between researchers, R&D engineers, and professional managers.

Novel soft computing methods:

Fuzzy Logic, Neural Networks, Belief Functions,  Evidence Theory, Evolutionary Computation, Anytime Algorithms, Hybrid Systems, Probabilistic Reasoning, Possibilistic Reasoning, Clustering Techniques, Feature Selection Methods, Adaptive Modelling, Knowledge Discovery Methods, Novel Learning Algorithms.

Intelligent control systems:

Model-Predictive Control, Adaptive and Optimal Control, Intelligent Control Systems, Robotics and Automation, Fault Diagnosis, Intelligent Agents & Multiagent Systems, Industrial Automation, Hybrid Control Systems.

Computational Intelligence for Bioinformatics and Biomedical applications:

Soft Computing Methods for Biological Data Analysis and Knowledge Discovery, Mining the Human Genome, Brain Data Analysis and Modeling, Gene Expression Data Analysis and Disease Profiling, Protein Function Prediction, Adaptive Integrated Systems for Medical and Health Applications.

Optimization and Prediction:

Multi-criteria Optimization, Signal Processing, Time Series Analysis & Prediction, System Identification, Data Mining & Knowledge Discovery, Intelligent Information Systems, Image Processing, Parallel Computing Applications in Identification & Control, Pattern Recognition, Clustering, Classification, Complex Systems.

Decision Support Systems:

Intelligent Databases & Information Retrieval, Case-Based Reasoning, Decision Analysis, Dynamic Systems Modeling, Decision Support Systems, Qualitative and Approximate-Reasoning Modeling, Multiple Criteria Decision Aid.

Intelligent Systems for Signal Processing:

Signal Processing, Speech Recognition, Image Analysis, Video Data Modeling, Diagnostics, Uncertainty-handling, Anytime Algorithms, Sensors, Distributed Measurement, Tool Integration for Better Performance, Virtual Systems, Intelligent Space, Applications

Smart Vehicular Technology, Transportation, Communication and Applications

Intelligent Transportation Systems and Big Data Applications, Positioning, Navigation, and Satellite Networks, Smart Vehicular Communication Networks, Security, Vehicular Electronics


Hosting Chair

Ramona Lile

Rector of “Aurel Vlaicu” University of Arad, Romania

Honorary Chairs

† Lotfi A. Zadeh (USA)

† Lotfi A. Zadeh (USA)

Michio Sugeno (Japan)

Michio Sugeno (Japan)

Florin Filip (Romania)

Florin Filip (Romania)

General Co-Chairs

Valentina E. Balas (Romania)

Valentina E. Balas (Romania)

Lakhmi C. Jain (Australia)

Lakhmi C. Jain (Australia)

Prof. Dumitru Baleanu (Turkey)

Prof. Dumitru Baleanu (Turkey)

Founding Co-Chairs

Valentina E. Balas (Romania)

Valentina E. Balas (Romania)

Annamaria R. Varkonyi-Koczy

Annamaria R. Varkonyi-Koczy (Hungary)

† Prof. Janos Fodor (Hungary)

† Prof. Janos Fodor (Hungary)

Program Chair

Publication Chair

Octavian Prostean (Romania)

Octavian Prostean (Romania)

Marius M. Balas (Romania)

Marius M. Balas (Romania)

Honorary Committee

  •  Imre J. Rudas (Hungary)

  •  Emil M. Petriu (Canada)

Steering Committee

  • Anca Ralescu (USA)
  • Antonio Ruano (Portugal)
  • Cenap Ozel (Turkey)
  • Dana Rad (Romania)
  • Dumitru Baleanu (Turkey)
  • Fuqian Shi (USA)
  • Guojun Wang (China)
  • Mohammad Pourmahmood Aghababa (Canada)
  • Muhammad Imran Tariq (Pakistan)
  • Nicolae Paraschiv (Romania)
  • Rajeeb Dey (India)
  • Seshadhri Srinivasan (India)
  • Shahnaz Shahbazova (Azerbaijan)
  • Tsung-Chih Lin (Taiwan)
  • Umar Farooq (Pakistan)
  • Valeriu Beiu (Romania)
  • Voicu Groza (Canada)

Local Organizing Comittee

  • Cornel Barna (Romania)
  • Corina Mnerie (Romania)
  • Mihaela Popa (Romania)
  • Anca Dicu (Romania)
  • Noemi Rohatinovici (Romania)
  • Alexuta Daniel (Romania)


“Aurel Vlaicu” University of Arad

University of Rwanda

Lovely Professional University

African Center of Excellence in Internet of Things

Institutul de Informatică Teoretică al Academiei Române, Iasi

 (AGIR) – Arad Section

Societatea Română de Automatică și Informatică Tehnică, filiala ARAD


IEEE CIS Chapter , Romania

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IEEE Romania Section

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