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XIX SIGEF Congress

7-9th June, 2017

New York (USA)

Special issue

We would like to inform you that we are organizing two Special Issues with the collaboration of Axioms and Fuzzy Economic Review. We may consider the following non-exhaustive list of topics, with its applications to economics, finance and management:

·    Agent-based Modelling and Simulation
·    Knowledge Management and Soft Computing Methods
·    Chaos Theory
·    Linguistic Information and Decision Making
·    Competencies Management and Soft Computing Methods
·    Management Intelligent Systems
·    Complex Adaptive Systems
·    Management Methods based on Artificial Intelligence
·    Complexity Science ·    Modeling of Processes in Uncertainty
·    Data Mining
·    Modeling Aggregate Behaviour
·    Decision Making Systems
·    Multi-agent systems
·    Evolutionary Modelling
·    Network Economics
·    Fuzzy Expert Systems
·    Neural Networks and GAs in Hybrid Systems
·    Fuzzy Games Theory
·    Neuro-Fuzzy Models
·    Fuzzy Logic and Expert Systems
·    Pattern Recognition
·    Fuzzy Multicriteria Methods
·    Soft Computing in Management Control


A Special Issue of Axioms on “Soft computing in economics, finance, and management”.

Guest Editors

Dr. M. Glòria Barberà-Mariné
Dr. Cristina Ponsiglione
Dr. M. Teresa Sorrosal-Forradellas
Dr. Giuseppe Zollo

The deadline for manuscript submissions is 20 December 2019. More information, please visit the website.


A special issue of Fuzzy Economic Review on “Harnessing Complexity through Fuzzy Logic

Guest Editors

Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Zollo
Dr. Joan Carles Ferrer-Comalat
Dr. Cristina Ponsiglione
Dr. Laura Fabregat-Aibar

The deadline for manuscript submissions is 20 December 2019. Manuscripts should be submitted by email to sigef@urv.cat. Please, follow the journal guidelines.



Final schedule

July 4th, Thursday


Conference registration (Reception desk at Aula Scipione Bobbio - 1st floor)


Welcome (Room Scipione Bobbio - 1st floor)

Prof. Giuseppe Zollo (Congress co-chair and SIGEF Co-President)

Prof. Piero Salatino (Dean of the Scuola Politecnica e delle Scienze di Base, University of Naples Federico II)

Prof. Michele Grassi (Co-President  of the Department of Industrial Engineering of University of Naples Federico II)

Dr. Cristina Ponsiglione (Congress co-chair) and Dr. Laura Fabregat Aibar (Co-organizing chair)

Plenary Session 1 (Room Scipione Bobbio - 1st floor)

Prof. Alexandra Penn

"Participatory systems mapping for steering complex adaptive systems"


Coffee break (1st floor)


Plenary Session 2 (Room Scipione Bobbio - 1st floor)

Prof. Luca Iandoli

"The fuzzy logic of perception"


Working session 1 (Healthcare applications-H) (Room C - 2nd floor)

Working session 2 (Finance-F1) (Room D - 2nd floor)

13:00-14:00 Light lunch (1st floor)

Working session 3 (Methodological issues-M1) (Room C - 2nd floor)

Working session 4 (Business applications-BUS) (Room D - 2nd floor)

Working session 5 (Organization-ORG) (Room Scipione Bobbio - 1st floor)

15:30-16:00 Coffee break (1st floor)

Working session 6 (Finance-F2) (Room C - 2nd floor)

Working session 7 (Social Network-S) (Room D - 2nd floor)

19:30-22:30 Social dinner at Club nautico della vela (Napoli)


July 5th, Friday


Plenary session 3 (Room Scipione Bobbio - 1st floor)

Prof. Javier Montero

"Aggregation issues for the production of economic and social indices"

10:15-10:45 Coffee break (1st floor)

Working session 8 (Business and Finance-F3) (Room Scipione Bobbio - 1st floor)

Working session 9 (Sustainability-SUST) (Room C - 2nd floor)

Working session 10 (Methodological issues-M2) (Room D - 2nd floor)

12:15-13:30 Light lunch (1st floor)
13:30-14:45 SIGEF Assembly (Room Scipione Bobbio - 1st floor)




The registration system for the SIGEF 2019 is now opened. Please, if you want to proceed with the payment, click here

The conference fee is the following:

  SIGEF member No SIGEF member
Early registration (up to 24 May 2019) 250€ 350€
Late registration (up to 15 June 2019) 350€ 450€

It should be pointed out that at least half of authors of each paper must register and pay the conference fee. The submission final paper must accompany conference registration fee. At least one author of each paper must attend the conference if the submission is approved.

If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact us.



Hotels and Travel

Radisson Hotel New Rochelle

https://www.radisson.com/new-rochelle-hotel-ny-10801/nyrochel  (914) 576-3700

Residence Inn New Rochelle

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/hpnri-residence-inn-new-rochelle/  (914) 636-7888

Iona College Dormitory:

The rates are $79 per night for a single (1 bed), $69 per night, per person for a double (2 beds), which includes linens. 

For Dormitory Reservations contact: Robert DiSapia, rdisapia@iona.edu, Office: (914) 637-7736



June 8th, Thursday

8:00-8:45 Conference registration


Kurt Engemann, Vincent Calluzzo, Charles Cante, Giuseppe Zollo


Plenary Session - Prof. Ron Yager

"Decisions with Uncertain Information"


Working session 1 - Methodology (Chair: J.M. Merigó)

Linguistic Decent Work Indicators. M.J. Fernández

Bonferroni Distances with Hybrid Weighted Distance and Immediate Weighted Distance. F. Blanco, J.M. Merigó.

Prioritized induced probabilistic distances in transparency and access to information laws. E. Avilés, L.A. Pérez, E. León, J.M. Merigó.

OWA operators in the theory of expertons. S. Linares, J.C. Ferrer, D. Corominas, J.M. Merigó


11:00-11:15 Coffee break

Working session 2 - Management (Chair: K. Engemann)

Precautionary Principle and Attitudinal Decision Making. K.J. Engemann, H.E. Miller

Heavy Moving Average Distances in Sales Forecasting. E. León, E. Avilés, J.M. Merigó, A.M. Gil.

Promotion of Scientific production in business and management research in Chile: A bibliometric analysis. M. Etchebarne, C. Cancino, J.M. Merigó

12:30-13:30 Lunch

Working session 3 - Clustering and classification (Chair: A.F. Bariviera)

Fuga, a fuzzy greedy algorithm for redistricting in Mexico. S.G. de los Cobos, M.A. Gutiérrez, E.A. Rincón, R.A. Mora, P. Lara, A. Ponsich

Scatter Search for the soft graph coloring problem. H.E. Vásquez, P. Lara, S.G. de los Cobos, M.A. Gutiérrez, E.A. Rincón, R.A. Mora,  A. Ponsich

A Classifier system using soft graph coloring. J. Flores, P. Lara,  M.A. Gutiérrez, S.G. de los Cobos, E.A. Rincón, R.A. Mora,  A. Ponsich

Solution to classic coloring problems using soft graph coloring. D.E. Urueta, P. Lara, M.A. Gutiérrez, S.G. de los Cobos, E.A. Rincón, R.A. Mora, A. Ponsich

14:45 -15:00 Coffee break

Working session 4 - Finance (Chair: J.M. Brotons)

PSO-3P for the portfolio optimization problem. J.C.J. Velasco, S.G. de los Cobos-Silva, E.A. Rincon, M.A. Gutiérrez, R.A. Mora, A. Ponsich, P. Lara

Expert's opinion impact on financial risk management. M.T. Casparri, J.I. García, M.E. Masci.

Analysis of the long memory in the Mexican exchange market using a fuzzy Hurst exponent: intervention matters? K.A. Cortez, M.P. Rodríguez

Survival capacity of Spanish mutual funds. A. Terceño, L. Fabregat, M.T. Sorrosal, M.G. Barberà

An analysis of Bitcoin market using information theory quantifiers. A.F. Bariviera, O.A. Rosso

18:00-20:00 Social dinner

June 9th, Friday


Plenary session - Prof. Giuseppe Zollo

"Learning and Language in a Complex World: A Fuzzy Perspective"


Working session 5 - Corporate Finance (Chair: V. Georgescu)

A fuzzy model for the quantification of quality costs based on the aggregation of subjective information. J.M. Brotons, M.E. Sansalvador

A systematic overview of the prediction of business failure. V. Scherger, A. Terceño, H. P. Vigier.

Quality assessment of fuzzy classification: An application to solvency analysis.  F. Castiblanco, J. Montero, J. Tinguaro, D. Gómez.

An Insight into Financial Data Encompassing the Crisis Period, Based on Wavelet Analysis. V. Georgescu, G. Ioana.

Wavelet Analysis/Networks vs. Singular Spectrum Analysis: a Comparison when Denoising and Predicting Fuzzy Time Series. V. Georgescu

11:00-11:15 Coffee break

Working session 6 - Innovation and Bibliometric Analysis (Chair: R. Richardson)

Estimating the sales loss and recovery time - the Volkswagen Diesel Case. R. J. Richardson, H. Shin, O. Soluade.

An Automobile Safety Recall Index. R. J. Richardson

Do startups adopt ambidexterity strategy to innovate over time? A sf/QCA analysis. C. Ponsiglione, S. Primario, P. Rippa, G. Zollo

30 Years of the International Journal of Approximate Reasoning: Bibliometric Overview. J.M. Merigó, E. Herrera, M. J. Cobo, S. Laengle, M. Vera

12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:45 SIGEF Assembly





Lotfi A. Zadeh (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
Jaime Gil Aluja (Honorary President, SIGEF, Spain)

Joseph E. Nyre (President, Iona College, USA)

Vincent Calluzzo (Provost, Iona College, USA)

Charles Cante (Dean, Hagan School of Business, Iona College, USA)



Ronald R. Yager (Iona College, USA)

M. Glòria Barberá Mariné (University Rovira i Virgili, Spain)
Lisana Belén Martínez (CONICET, Argentina).
José Manuel Brotons (University Miguel Hernández, Spain)
Christer Carlsson (Åbo Akademi University, Finland)
Sergio de los Cobos (University Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico)
Kurt J. Engemann (Hagan School of Business, Iona College, USA)

M. Angeles Fernández (University Jaume I, Spain)
Aurelio Fernández Bariviera (University Rovira i Virgili, Spain)

Emma Fernández Loureiro (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Joan Carles Ferrer Comalat (University of Girona, Spain)

Vasile Georgescu (University of Craiova, Romania)
Federico Gonzalez Santoyo (University Michoacana, Mexico)
Maria Belen Guercio (CONICET, Argentina).
Madan M. Gupta (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
Emmanuel Haven (University of Leicester, United Kingdom)
Kaoru Hirota (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
Luca Iandoli (University of Naples Federico II, Italy)
Mariano Jiménez (University of País Vasco, Spain)
Janusz Kacprzyk (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland )
George Klir (Binghamton University, USA)
Tomás Lorenzana (Univerity of Almería, Spain)
Florica Luban (Academy of Economics Studies Bucharest, Romania)
José M. Merigó Lindhal (University of Chile, Chile)

Witold Pedrycz (University of Alberta, Canada)

M. Teresa Sorrosal Forradellas (University Rovira i Virgili, Spain)

Antonio Terceño Gomez (University Rovira i Virgili, Spain)

Enric Trillas (European Centre for Soft Computing, Spain)
I. Burhan Turksen (University of Toronto, Canada)
José Luis Verdegay Galdeano (University of Granada, Spain)
Hernán P. Vigier (University del Sur, Argentina)
Hans J. Zimmermann (Aachen Institute of Technology, Germany)
Giuseppe Zollo (University of Naples Federico II, Italy)
Constantin Zopounidis (Technical University of Crete, Greece)




Kurt J. Engemann (Hagan School of Business, Iona College)



José M. Merigó Lindhal (University of Chile, Chile)

M. Teresa Sorrosal Forradellas (University Rovira i Virgili, Spain)



Shoshanna Altschuller (Hagan School of Business, Iona College)

M. Glòria Barberá Mariné (University Rovira i Virgili, Spain)

Xavier Càmara Turull (University Rovira i Virgili, Spain)
Krista Engemann (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA)

Laura Fabregat Aibar (University Rovira i Virgili, Spain)

Aurelio Fernández Bariviera (University Rovira i Virgili, Spain)

M. Jose Garbajosa Cabello (University Rovira i Virgili, Spain)

Robert Richardson (Hagan School of Business, Iona College)

Heechang Shin (Hagan School of Business, Iona College)

Ore Soluade (Hagan School of Business, Iona College)



Manuscripts must be submitted in English via e-mail to sigef@urv.cat.
We would like to remind that for the final acceptance of the paper, it is necessary to register on the website. You must fill in the form registration and pay the registration fee.
It is important to note that at least half of authors of each paper must register and pay the conference fee.

All work must abide by the following technical specifications:

  • Text and tables should be presented in MICROSOFT-WORD for WINDOWS.
  • Equations should be presented in MICROSOFT-WORD for WINDOWS or in Equation Editor of Microsoft. Images are not allowed.
  • Paper: DIN A4 (29.7 cm high and 21 cm wide); Font: Arial (10 cpi); Margins: 2.5 cm left and right; 2.5 cm upper and lower; Page numbering: Bottom right; First level title: Capital and bold (Arial 10 cpi); Second level title: Small capital and bold (Arial 10 cpi); Third level title: Lower case and bold (Arial 10 cpi)
  • Tables and Figures should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and inserted in the text in the appropriate place.. They must be referred in the text.
  • Footnotes and references to published literature should be quoted in the text and grouped at the end of the page in numerical order. References at the foot of the page should be arranged as follows: Author (lower case), year, pages. If a referenced author has different references in the same year, these will be differentiated by adding an a,b,c,... after the year. Whole references should be presented in the bibliography.
  • The bibliography should be presented at the end of the article as follows: a) Book references: Author (in small capitals). Year (in brackets). Title (in italics). Place, Editor. b) Journal references: Author (in small capitals). Year (in brackets). Title (inverted commas). Name of journal (in italics). Volume (issue), pages.
  • The paper must be sent as follows:

a) The first page should contain: Title of the article, name and full institutional affiliation (Department, Faculty, University, postal address, e-mail) of the author(s).

b) The second page should also contain the title (but no reference to the authors), abstract (between 100 and 200 words), up to 7 keywords, between 2 and 4 classification codes according to the Classification System for Journal Articles as used by the Journal of Economic Literature, and the text of the paper.






General Information

The International Association for Fuzzy-Set Management and Economy (SIGEF) is pleased to announce the organization of the XIX Congress, to take place in New Rochelle, New York (USA). This Congress is organized by the Department of Information Systems at the Hagan School of Business at Iona College.

SIGEF congress offers a forum where academics, professionals and practitioners, working in the field of economics, finance, management and computer science, can exchange ideas and experiences on the advancement of research, methods, techniques, application and projects based on fuzzy logic, artificial neural networks, genetic algorithms, and systems, uncertainty theory, complexity theory and soft computing.

Organizers are working to arrange the publication of the best papers will be selected for potential publication in special issues of several indexed journals



Please contact your nearest US Embassy in order to know the requisites to enter the US according to your nationality.

SIGEF’17 will take place in:

Spellman Hall

Iona College

715 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801

(914) 633-2000

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