Special Issue (Soft Computing-Springer): Analytics of human-centric decision making under uncertainty and indeterminacy

Goal: Special Issue: Analytics of human-centric decision making under uncertainty and indeterminacy

Journal: Soft Computing (SCI, IF=3.732)
Open for submissions until September 1, 2023
Link: https://www.springer.com/journal/500/updates/23880592

Analytics is the scientific process of transforming data into actionable insights that can be utilized to make informed decisions. In real life, and especially in today’s era of big data, the underlying data are frequently ambiguous and indeterminate. Uncertainty stems from ambiguity, which results from a lack of comprehension of the processes that generate outcomes. Since the environment can only be known through perception and cognition, it will always be perceived with a degree of uncertainty. Clearly, environmental uncertainty is a major contributor to indeterminacy. However, it does so indirectly by affecting the properties of system inputs and their effects on other system activities.

Therefore, judgments must be taken with little knowledge in uncertain and indeterminate circumstances since decision-makers (DMs) cannot typically estimate the probability of alternative outcomes with reasonable accuracy. Consequently, uncertainties and indeterminacies must be substituted by manageable notions for DMs.

The fuzzy set is one of the available methods for modeling and quantifying the imprecision and uncertainty that define solution processes. However, it cannot handle all sorts of indeterminate and contradictory data. So, some extensions of fuzzy sets such as intuitionistic fuzzy set, picture fuzzy set, Pythagorean fuzzy set, spherical fuzzy set, neutrosophic set, Plithogenic set, and their generalizations have been proposed.

This special issue aims to compile new and current advancements in the methodologies, strategies, and applications of mathematical models under fuzzy set extensions (FSE) for a variety of practical situations, as well as to highlight the tough issues associated with these concepts. We encourage authors to submit cutting-edge and recent developments in techniques, methodologies, mixed approaches, and research ideas pointing to unresolved difficulties under fuzzy set extensions.

Topics of Interest
The topics of interest for this SI include, but are not limited to:

  • Pervasive/Ubiquitous Computing and Applications
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Healthcare Systems
  • Business Analytic
  • Context awareness, social sensing and inference
  • Decision analysis
  • Operations Management and Industrial Engineering
  • Performance analysis
  • Multi-Criteria Decision-Making
  • Intelligent and self-organizing transportation networks & services
  • Service and Semantic Computing
  • Recommender Systems
  • Personalization
  • User Modeling
  • Cognitive Science-Natural Language
  • Deep Learning waste management
  • The format for the full article submission is available at:



S. A. Edalatpanah (Lead Guest Editor)
Ayandegan Institute of Higher Education, Iran

Florentin Smarandache
University of New Mexico, United States

Dragan Pamučar
Department of Operations Research and Statistics, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

Jun Ye
Ningbo University, China

Papers suffering from the lower quality, high percentages of plagiarism and out of scope to this special issue will be desk rejected. We only select high quality papers for eventual publication.

Looking forward to receiving your research articles.

Submission: 1 January 2023 – 1 September 2023

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