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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.



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XX SIGEF Congress - Harnessing Complexity through Fuzzy Logic

University of Napoli Federico II, Naples (Italy), 4-5th July

The International Association for Fuzzy-Set Management and Economy (SIGEF) is pleased to announce the organization of the XX Congress, to take place in Naples (Italy). This Congress is organized by the University of Naples Federico II (Scuola Politecnica e delle Scienze di Base), through the Department of Industrial Engineering, and the Association International for Fuzzy-Set Management and Economy (SIGEF).

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

The main purpose of the Congress is to stimulate scientific exchanges, promote international cooperation between academic community and companies, and disseminate results of international research.

Contributions describing research results and application papers in the following areas are solicited:

·    Agent-based Modelling and Simulation

·    Applications of Pattern Recognition to Economy and Management

·    Approximate Reasoning

·    Business Intelligence

·    Chaos Theory and Applications in Economy

·    Competencies Management Methods and Practices

·    Complex Adaptive Systems

·    Complexity Science

·    Data Mining and Applications to Economic Problems

·    Decision Making Systems

·    Evolutionary Modelling

·    Fuzzy Expert Systems for Intrusion Detection

·    Fuzzy Games Theory and Applications

·    Fuzzy Logic and Expert Systems in Management

·    Fuzzy Logic in Audit and Security Information

·    Fuzzy Multicriteria Methods & Applications

·       Knowledge Management Methods and Practices

·       Linguistic Information and Decision Making

·       Management Intelligent Systems

·       Management Methods based on Artificial Intelligence

·       Modeling of Economic Processes in Uncertainty

·       Modeling Aggregate Behaviour in Economics

·       Multi-agent systems

·       Network Economics

·       Neural Networks and GAs in Hybrid Systems for Economy and Management

·       Neuro–Fuzzy Models

·       Organizational Modelling

·       Rough Set Analysis and Applications

·       Small Firms’ Management Tools

·       Soft Computing in Management Control

·       Software Platforms for the Management of Innovation and Extended Enterprises

·       Technology Transfer from New to Old Economy

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


This Congress has been support by University of Naples Federico II and Axioms journal



Hotels and Travel


Please note that July is very high season and that many International events are planned during that month. So please reserve your hotel as soon as possible.

The conference venue will be the Polytechnic School located in P.le V. Tecchio, 80 in the Fuorigrotta district.

For convenient access to the conference we recommend accommodation in Fuorigrotta.

If you wish to stay in Naples city center we advise you to reserve hotels close to stations of metro line L2 and Cumana train, in particular in the neighborhood of Piazza Amedeo (in the elegant CHIAIA district) or piazza Dante (in the historical center).

The social dinner will take place at the “Club nautico della vela

in Borgo Marinari, in front of the sea and very close to Castel dell’Ovo. The venue of social dinner is on average 10 minutes walking distance from the Hotels of CHIAIA district and 5 minutes walking distance from the Hotels located in front of the sea.

Lines serving the conference venue are L2 (Blue) and Cumana (Green)

Click here to view the situation map and the underground and railways map




Honorary Chair

Jaime Gil Aluja (Honorary President, SIGEF, Spain) 


Giuseppe Zollo (University of Naples Federico II, Italy)


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

José Manuel Brotons (University Miguel Hernández, Spain)

Giuseppe Bruno (University of Naples Federico II, Italy)

Lorella Cannavacciuolo (University of Naples Federico II, Italy)

Guido Capaldo (University of Naples Federico II, Italy)

Christer Carlsson (Åbo Akademi University, Finland)

Sergio de los Cobos (University Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico)

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

Emilio Esposito (University of Naples Federico II, Italy)

Aurelio Fernández Bariviera (University Rovira i Virgili, Spain)

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)

Emma Fernández Loureiro (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina)

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)

Tomás Lorenzana (University of Almería, Spain)

Lisana B. Martínez (CONICET, Argentina)

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

Javier Montero (University Complutense of Madrid, Spain)

Witold Pedrycz (University of Alberta, Canada)

Cristina Ponsiglione (University of Naples Federico II, Italy)

Pierluigi Rippa (University of Naples Federico II, Italy)

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

Antonio Terceño (University Rovira i Virgili, Spain)

José Luis Verdegay Galdeano (University of Granada, Spain)

Ronald R. Yager (Iona College, USA)

Hans J. Zimmermann (Aachen Institute of Technology, Germany)




Cristina Ponsiglione (University of Naples Federico II, Italy)


Laura Fabregat Aibar (SIGEF, Spain)


Xavier Càmara Turull (SIGEF, Spain)

Manuel Cavola (University of Naples Federico II)

Piera Centobelli (University of Naples Federico II)

Roberto Cerchione (University of Naples Parthenope)

Antonio Diglio (University of Naples Federico II)

Valeria S. Ferreira (SIGEF, Spain)

Gabriella Ferruzzi (University of Naples Federico II)

M. Jose Garbajosa Cabello (SIGEF, Spain)

Giovanni Pastore (University of Naples Federico II)

Carmen Piccolo (University of Naples Federico II)

Simonetta Primario (University of Naples Federico II)

Ivana Quinto (University of Naples Federico II)




Manuscripts must be submitted in English via e-mail to sigef2019@unina.it.
We would like to remind that for the final acceptance of the paper, it is necessary to register on website. It is important to note that at least half of authors of each paper must register and pay the conference fee.
All submissions must be Microsoft Word format, A4 paper format; single-column documents; 1.5 interline space, using 11 point type in Times Roman. Each submission should include a separate title page listing: (1) Title of paper; (2) Author(s), and who is the corresponding author; (3) Organisation affiliate(s); (4) Complete address; (5) E-mail(s); (6) Abstract and (7) Keywords.
The main body of the paper should include the title, but not the name(s) of the author(s). Papers should be no longer than 20 pages including all references, tables, figures and other materials, but not including the title page. 



Important Dates

April 24th 2019: New deadline for submissions of papers (full-text or extended abstract)

May 16th 2019: New date for notification of acceptance

May 24th 2019: Early registration

June 15th 2019: Final paper submission and late registration

July 4-5th 2019 Congress



General Information

Conference Venue

Polytechnic School (Engineering Division)

Rooms: Scipione Bobbio (Plenary sessions); Rooms C and D (working sessions)

University of Napoli Federico II

P.le Tecchio, 80

80125 Napoli (IT)

The headquarter of the Engineering Division of Polytechnic School is located in the district of Fuorigrotta, easily reachable by public transportation (Underground, S.E.P.S.A. Cumana trains and buses) 

Find the location on the map

A short history of the Engineering School of University of Naples Federico II

The University of Naples Federico II is one of the oldest academic institutions in the world having been founded by the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II von Schwaben in 1224.

The School of Engineering of the University Federico II is one of the oldest and largest in Italy. The first school of Engineering was set in Naples in 1811 during the Napoleonic occupation of the Kingdom of Naples. Joachim Murat, King of Naples and Napoleon brother-in-law, decreed the foundation of the “Scuola di Applicazione di Ponti e Strade” (School for the construction of bridges and roads) on 4th March 1811. The school was modelled on the Ecole d’Application des Ponts et Chausses, which had been reorganized by Napoleon in 1804. 

After Unification, in 1863, the school took the name of Royal School of Engineering and was made directly dependent from the Ministry of Education of the new unified Kingdom of Italy. The declared aim of the school was to “provide students with a degree in Mathematics all the necessary know-how and skills to practice the Art of Engineering and Architecture”. A complete reorganization of the degree courses came in 1876 when the Regolamento Generale (General Rules) of all the Royal Schools of Engineering in Italy was changed. Since then onwards, two general 5 year degree courses where offered in the School: one for engineers, the other for architects.

In 1904 the Royal School of Engineering changed name into Higher Polytechnic School (Scuola Superiore Politecnica) and was finally transformed into the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Naples in 1935.

The school was first hosted in the historical buildings of the University and then moved to a new location in 1965, when the new building of the Faculty of Engineering designed by the Italian architect Luigi Cosenza was opened in Fuorigrotta, a relatively newer area of Naples. Since then the Faculty has developed fast and nowadays offers more than 20 degree courses, several MSc. Programmes and Doctoral Schools.

In 2011 the Faculty has celebrated the 200th anniversary of its Foundation. Since 2013 the Faculty of Engineering has been included as one of the Divisions of the Polytechnic School of the University of Naples Federico II.



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