Awarded Papers

IFSA-SCIS2017 Best Paper Award

The following papers have been selected for the Best Paper Award.

“Which Players will Leave Their Community? Predicting Guild Abandonments in World of Warcraft Game Data”

Gergely Posfai, Gabor Magyar and Laszlo T. Koczy

“Controlled-sized Clustering Based on Optimization”

Yasunori Endo, Sachiko Ishida and Naohiko Kinoshita

The IFSA Student Paper Award

The following papers have been selected for the IFSA Student Paper Award.

1st Place

“Learning Based Semantic Segmentation for Robot Navigation in Outdoor Environment”

Janice Lin, Hsiang-Chieh Chen, Sheng-Kai Huang and Wen-June Wang

2nd Place

“Positivstellensatz Relaxation for Sum-of-Squares Stabilization Conditions of Polynomial Fuzzy Systems”

Alissa Ully Ashar, Motoyasu Tanaka and Kazuo Tanaka

3rd Place

“Performance Comparison of EMO Algorithms on Test Problems with Different Search Space Shape”

Yuki Tanigaki, Yusuke Nojima and Hisao Ishibuchi

IFSA-SCIS2017 Outstanding Poster Award

The following papers have been selected for the IFSA-SCIS2017 Outstanding Poster Award.

1st Place

“User Simulation to Inspect Menu Hierarchy Design Using Information Scent Model”

Yukio Horiguchi, Naoki Kojima, Tetsuo Sawaragi and Hiroaki Nakanishi

2nd Place

“Effects of Varying Accuracy Rate of a Robot in Collaborative Learning with Humans”

Felix Jimenez, Tomohiro Yoshikawa, Takeshi Furuhashi and Masayoshi Kanoh

IFSA-SCIS2017 Best Paper Award

The best paper award will be presented to the author(s) of the paper that is considered to make the most significant contribution to the conference.

Evaluation: The best paper award is determined based on the following process.

Step1: IFSA-SCIS 2017 Award Committee evaluates all accepted full papers based on their review reports and selects (maximum) five papers as the candidates. The committee will inform the corresponding authors that they are the finalists for the best paper award.

Step2: The finalists give their presentations and the winner is finally determined based on their oral presentations. The session chair and other two referees will evaluate the presentations.

To be selected as the award winner, at least one author should pay the registration fee. Of course, no-show papers are ineligible for the best paper award.

IFSA-SCIS2017 Outstandig Poster Award

The outstanding poster award will be given to the poster presenter(s) that is(are) considered to recognize excellence in research and presentation.

All registered conference participants can vote for the selection of the award winner during the Poster Session at 15:00-16:20 on Thursday, June 29, 2017.

The IFSA Student Paper Award

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The IFSA Student Paper Award is the award granted by International Fuzzy Systems Association (IFSA) in recognition of the students’ research and development efforts in fuzzy set theory and applications; and to motivate communication and interaction among students and the fuzzy set teaching and research communities worldwide.

Application: A paper submitted to IFSA2017 via the IFSA2017 regular submission procedure can be considered, with the following materials provided by the student as the first author of the paper:

(1) An applicant statement (via email text or email attachment) from the student is sent to IFSA Vice President for Awards
(Professor Guoqing Chen at
by the extended deadline up to April 30, 2017 (March 19, 2017), indicating that he/she would like his/her paper (with the title, all author/coauthor names, affiliations, IFSA2017 paper ID) to be considered for the IFSA Student Paper Award.

(2) A scanned copy of the confirmation statement is attached together with the above applicant statement, which is signed by the head of the department/school or director of the program, indicating the name of the student, the names of the university and the program where the student has registered for study, and the period of the program/study.

Evaluation: There are three steps in evaluating the papers for the IFSA Student Paper Award, conducted by a selection team of at least 5 scholars chaired by IFSA VP for Awards:

Step 1: Qualification screening for the applicants will be made based upon the two statements mentioned above.

Step 2: The papers of qualified applicants will be short-listed in ranking based upon the paper review reports from the IFSA2017 regular review process.

Step 3: The short-listed papers will be further examined and assessed to identify up to 3-5 finalists in ranking.

Rewards: Each finalist will be granted the IFSA Student Paper Award at IFSA2017 World Congress with a certificate for the award, and there will be a cash premium (i.e., 500Euro, 200Euro or 100Euro for the first place, second place or third place, respectively (or in a currency of the equivalent amount)).