Conference Details

The 6th International Conference On Fuzzy Systems And Data Mining

  • Computer and Information Technology
  • Conference
  • Nov 14, 2020 - Dec 16, 2020
  • No.668 Jimei Avenue, Xiamen, Fujian, China 361021 (nearby the West Gate of Huaqiao University)
  • Xiamen, China
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Supported by Huaqiao University, the 6th International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Data Mining (FSDM2020) will be held during November 13-16, 2020 at Xiamen City, one of the most beautiful seaside cities in southeast China. 
Building on the preceding FSDM Conferences (FSDM2015 in Shanghai, FSDM2016 in Macau, FSDM2017 in Taiwan, FSDM2018 in Bangkok and FSDM2019 in Kitakyushu), FSDM2020 is dedicated to cover all theoretical and experimental aspects of fuzzy system and data mining with aims to provide a professional academic platform for all experts, scholars, researchers in field of fuzzy theory, fuzzy control, algorithm, artificial intelligence, data mining to present their latest findings and research results, to facilitate networking and in-depth discussion with peers all over the world. For the past four years, nearly 700 experts, scholars and researchers from all over the world have participated in FSDM conferences. 
The conference consists of four parts: Keynote Speeches, Invited Speeches, Oral Presentations and Poster Presentations. 
FSDM conference, in cooperation with IOS press, provides a publication platform for scholars and researchers to publish their new research results within the topics of fuzzy theory, fuzzy control, artificial intelligence, algorithm and data analysis, etc. In the past four years, over 500 papers have been published in IOS Book Series: Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications-Fuzzy Systems and Data Mining (Indexed by EI Compendex, CPCI, Scopus, etc.). Up to now, four conference proceedings have been published and indexed successfully. FSDM2019 conference proceeding also has been published by IOS Press and it is now under indexing by EI.

*Brief Conference Program
Nov. 13, 2020  Friday Daytime          Registration
Nov. 14, 2020  Saturday Morning     Opening Ceremony, Keynote Speeches
Nov. 14, 2020  Saturday Afternoon   Invited & Oral Presentations
Nov. 15, 2020  Sunday Daytime    Invited & Oral Presentations, Awarding Ceremony
Nov. 16, 2020  Monday Morning      Poster Presentations
Detailed conference program will be updated a month before the beginning of the conference.

List of Main Topics

  • Stability of fuzzy systems; Mathematical foundations of fuzzy systems; Rough set; Fuzzy optimization and modeling; Fuzzy decision and support; Fuzzy algorithm; Fuzzy control; Fuzzy architectural spatial analysis; Fuzzy classification; Fuzzy complex; Fuzzy concept; Fuzzy control language; Fuzzy control system; Fuzzy electronics; Fuzzy subalgebra; Fuzzy diagnosis; Fuzzy image
  • speech and signal processing; Fuzzy hardware and architectures; Soft computing; Fuzzy Systems and the internet; Fuzzy application recognition and diagnostics; Fuzzy application in multimedia; Fuzzy application in vehicle;Scalable data preprocessing; Parallel and distributed data mining algorithms;Mining on data streams; Graph and subgraph mining; Methodologies on large-scale data mining; Text
  • video
  • multimedia data mining; Web mining; High performance data mining algorithms; Data mining visualization; Security and privacy issues; Competitive analysis of mining algorithms; Data mining systems in finance and e-commerce


Dr. Rongrong Ji, Professor

Dr. Rongrong Ji was appointed as a full professor at Xiamen University in 2014 and he has been Minjiang Scholar distinguished professor since 2015 at the same university.

His research falls in the field of computer vision, multimedia, and machine learning. His scholarly work mainly focuses on leveraging big data to build computer systems to understand visual scenes and human behaviors, inferring the semantics and retrieving instances for various emerging applications. His recent interests include compact visual descriptor, social media sentiment analysis, and holistic scene understanding. He has published over 70 papers in top journals and reputed conferences like PAMI, IJCV, TIP, CVPR, ICCV, IJCAI, AAAI and ACM Multimedia.

His research has been supported by government agencies like National Science Foundation of China. He has been awarded the National Science Foundation for Excellent Young Scholars (2014). In 2017, he was awarded the National Top Talent of Ten Thousand People Program.

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Dr. Juan Manuel Corchado, Professor

Juan Manuel Corchado is Full Professor with Chair at the University of Salamanca. He was Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer from December 2013 to December 2017 and the Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca, Director of the Doctoral School of the University until December 2017 and also, he has been elected twice as the Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Salamanca. In addition to a PhD in Computer Sciences from the University of Salamanca, he holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. Juan Manuel Corchado is Visiting Professor at Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and a Member of the Advisory group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). Corchado has supervised more than 25 PhD theses, is author of over 800 research peer review papers and books, has chaired the scientific committee of more than 30 international conferences, and is also Editor-in-Chief of Specialized Journals like ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal) and OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology). 

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Dr. A. Fazel Famili

Dr. A. Fazel Famili is a Data Scientist and a Data Analytics Consultant working in various domains such as Engineering and Life Sciences. He worked as a Research Scientist and Group Leader at the National Research Council of Canada in Ottawa, Canada from 1984-2015. Prior to joining NRC, he worked in industry for 3 years. His interests include data mining, pattern recognition, machine learning, bioinformatics, and knowledge discovery from on-line or historical data. He has lectured in a number of Research Institutes in Canada, Europe, Far East, South Africa and South/Central America. Dr. Famili is founding Editor-in-Chief of the IDA Journal (Intelligent Data Analysis, a refereed scientific journal, launched in 1996), published bi-monthly by IOS Press in Netherlands. He has edited two books, published over 50 articles in Data Mining and Artificial Intelligence and has a US Data Mining patent.

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Submission Instructions

*Aims and Scopes of FSDM2020:
Researchers and practitioners are encouraged to submit original, unpublished contributions via the Online Submission System. Submission Instructions, please refer to
The topics of interest include but are not limited to:

1. Fuzzy Theory, Algorithm and System:    
Stability of fuzzy systems
Mathematical foundations of fuzzy systems
Rough set
Fuzzy optimization and modeling
Fuzzy decision and support
Fuzzy algorithm
Fuzzy control
Fuzzy architectural spatial analysis
Fuzzy classification
Fuzzy complex
Fuzzy concept
Fuzzy control language
Fuzzy control system
Fuzzy electronics
Fuzzy subalgebra
Fuzzy diagnosis

2. Fuzzy Application:
Fuzzy image, speech and signal processing
Fuzzy hardware and architectures
Soft computing
Fuzzy Systems and the internet
Fuzzy application recognition and diagnostics
Fuzzy application in multimedia
Fuzzy application in vehicle

3. Interdisciplinary Field of Fuzzy Logic and Data Mining:
Applications in electrical engineering
Applications in manufacturing engineering
Applications in industrial engineering
Applications in chemical engineering
Applications in mechanical engineering
Applications in civil engineering
Applications in engineering management
Applications in bioengineering
Applications in biomedical engineering
Applications in environmental issues
Applications in economic and statistic issues

4. Data Mining:
Scalable data preprocessing
Parallel and distributed data mining algorithms
Mining on data streams
Graph and subgraph mining
Methodologies on large-scale data mining
Text, video, multimedia data mining
Web mining
High performance data mining algorithms
Data mining visualization
Security and privacy issues
Competitive analysis of mining algorithms
Data mining systems in finance and e-commerce

*Accepted full papers will be published in the upcoming FSDM2020 conference proceedings in the book series Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications (FAIA) Indexed by EI Compendex, Scopus, ACM Digital Library, Google Scholar, CPCI, etc. Indexing information could be found at

*Some selected papers accepted by FSDM 2020 will be published in following journals, including but not limited to:
IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems (ISSN: 1063-6706; IF=8.759)
Sensors (ISSN: 1424-8220; IF=3.031)
International Journal of Fuzzy Systems (ISSN: 2199-3211; IF=3.085)
Journal of Nonlinear and Convex Analysis (ISSN: 1880-5221; IF=0.595)
Mathematics (ISSN: 2227-7390, IF=1.105)
Symmetry (ISSN: 2073-8994; IF=2.143)
Entropy (ISSN: 1099-4300; IF=2.419) 

Submission Dates

Abstract Date

Registration Fee and Instructions

(Before October 7, 2020)

Early Registration Fee for Regular Participant is 500 USD per person, which covers all the below:

1. Paper presentation
2. Conference name badge
3. Abstract proceedings/Full paper publication in FAIA Conference Proceedings
4. Conference program
5. Access to all technical sessions and coffee breaks
6. Certificate for presentation/ attendance
7. Lunch and Dinner during November 14th-15th

(Before October 7, 2020)

Early Registration Fee for Co-author/Listener/Companion is 400 USD per person, which covers all the below:

1. Conference name badge
2. Conference program
3. Abstract proceedings
4. Access to all technical sessions and coffee breaks
5. Certificate for attendance
6. Lunch and Dinner during November 14th-15th

Notes: the registration fee DOES NOT INCLUDE accommodation fee, transportation fee, visa application fee, paper publication fee in SCI indexed journals and extra page charges for conference proceeding papers.

More details, please refer to

Visa and Travel Information

Xiamen is carrying out the 144-hour visa-free transit scheme in Gaoqi International Airport and all sea ports within the city to facilitate international travelers. The 144-hour visa-free transit scheme allows passengers from 53 countries or regions to transit Xiamen for no more than 144 hours (6 days) without holding a visa.

* Who can enjoy China 144-hour visa exemption? - List of 53 Qualified Countries
•   24 Schengen Agreement Countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary,
     Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
•   15 Other European Countries: Russia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia,
     Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia (FYROM), Albania, Belarus, Monaco
•   6 American Countries: the United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile
•   2 Oceania Countries: Australia, New Zealand
•   6 Asian Countries: Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, United Arab Emirates, Qatar

How to Apply for 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit?
6 Steps to Apply for 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit:
1) Inform the carrier when boarding
2) Fill an Arrival/Departure Card
3) Apply for the 144-hour visa-free stay permit upon arrival
4) Claim the luggage
5) Go through the customs
6) Leave the airport

Note for Step 3:
Upon arrival, find the 144-hour visa-free counter at the immigration inspection to apply for the entry permit, which will be stamped on your passport indicating the allowed stay time. Remember to tell the officer if you have a visa for China but don't want to use it this time.

Documents Needed for Application for 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit
1. Passport valid for at least 3 months from the date of entry
2. Ticket to a third country with confirmed seat and date
3. Fully completed Arrival/Departure Card

* Prepare a valid visa if the third country or region in your plan requires.
* Hotel reservations may be required if you want to leave the airport.

See more about 144-hour Visa-free Transit in Xiamen via

For More details about visa application, please visit Overseas mission of the Republic of China via

Exhibit Information


FSDM2019 group photo at Kitakyushu (Japan) on Oct. 19, 2019

The 5th International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Data Mining (FSDM 2019) has been held successfully during October 18-21, 2019 at Kitakyushu International Conference Center (KICC), Kitakyushu City, Japan.

FSDM2019 keynote speeches

FSDM2019 oral & poster sessions


Additional Information

*Conference Chair: Prof. Jin Gou, Dean, College of Computer Science and Technology, Huaqiao University, China

*FSDM2020 Local Committee:
Prof. Jin Gou, Dean, College of Computer Science and Technology, Huaqiao University, China
Prof. Jing Wang, Vice Dean, College of Computer Science and Technology, Huaqiao University, China
Prof. Hui Tian, Vice Dean, College of Computer Science and Technology, Huaqiao University, China
Prof. Jixiang Du, Vice Dean, Graduate School, Huaqiao University, China
Mr. Hui Ying, Secretary of International Affairs, College of Computer Science and Technology, Huaqiao University, China

*Keynote Speakers: (updated on Dec. 3, 2019)
1. Dr. Rongrong Ji, Professor
School of Information, Xiamen University, China

2. Dr. Juan Manuel Corchado, Professor
Director - European IoT Digital Innovation Hub
Director - BISITE Research Group, University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain

*Technical Program Committee (TPC) Representatives
Dr. Takeshi Yamakawa, Professor Emeritus of Kyushu Institute of Technology (KIT); Founding Director of Fuzzy Logic Systems Institute (FLSI), Japan
Dr. H. M. Srivastava, Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Victoria, Canada
Dr. Suely Oliveira, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Department of Mathematics, The University of Iowa, USA
Dr. Feng Feng, Professor, Xi'an University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Dr. Yong Deng, Professor, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC)
Dr. Xuanhua Xu, Professor, Department of Management Science and Information Management, Central South University, China
Dr. Huchang Liao, Professor, Sichuan University, China
Dr. Anand Nayyar, Professor, Graduate School, Duy Tan University, Da Nang, Vietnam
Dr. Ahmad Taher Azar, Professor, Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Dmitry Korzun, Professor, Institute of Mathematics and Information Technology, Petrozavodsk State University, Russia
Dr. Hui-Jia Li, Distinguished Research Fellow, School of Science, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Dr. Gautam Srivastava, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Brandon University, Manitoba, Canada
Dr. Stefania Tomasiello, Associate Professor, Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu, Estonia
Dr. Galina Ilieva, Associate Professor, Department of Management and Quantitative Methods in Economics, University of Plovdiv Paisii Hilendarski, Bulgaria
Dr. Dragan Pamucar, Associate Professor, Department of Logistics, University of Defence in Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
Dr. Jerry Chun-Wei Lin, Associate Professor, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Bergen, Norway
Dr. Héctor Migallón, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Engineering, Miguel Hernández University, Spain
Dr. Sotiris Kotsiantis, Assistant Professor, University of Patras, Greece
Dr. Antonio J. Tallón-Ballesteros, Department of Electronic, Computer Systems and Automation Engineering, University of Huelva, Spain
Dr. Konstantinos Demertzis, Computer and Informatics Engineering Department, Eastern Macedonia & Thrace Institute of Technology, Greece