Guest editors: Davide Ciucci, Yiyu Yao
In the last two decades, we have witnessed a rapidly growing interest in Granular Computing viewed as a new field of study of human and machine problem solving at multiple levels of granularity. The extensive studies have resulted in an in-depth understanding, well-founded theories, and a vast array of applications of Granular Computing. At the same time, we also observed that studies on Granular Computing are typically carried out in relation to well-established fields, such as fuzzy sets, rough sets, cluster analysis, interval analysis, and artificial intelligence. It is time to establish new theories, methodologies and tools of Granular Computing.
One of the fundamental issues in Granular Computing is the selection of a suitable level of information granularity. The notion of justifiable information granules, with respect to given experimental data, provides a direction of data-driven Granular Computing. A related issue is the choice of the number of information granules and their interpretation. Shadowed sets and three-way decisions may be viewed as special models of Granular Computing to address this issue. What relates shadowed sets and three-way decisions is the use of three information granules and their role being played in classification and decision processes. While a shadowed set approximates a fuzzy set in terms of a three-valued set or equivalently three sets, three-way decisions involve dividing a whole into three parts or information granules. By using such three granules, it becomes possible to establish conceptually viable and practically sound methods for problem solving.
The main theme of the special issues is to investigate new theories and models of Granular Computing. It is anticipated that this special issue will help foster future studies on Granular Computing towards its own theories and models.
The topics of the special issues (but not limited to):
New models and applications of Granular Computing
Theory and applications of shadowed sets
Theory and applications of three-way decisions
Shadowed sets and Granular Computing
Three-way decisions and classification and Granular Computing
Shadowed sets and three-way decisions
in particular, we invite papers on the interaction and integrative studies on Granular Computing, shadowed sets, and three-way decisions.
Please submit your paper before October 15, 2017 at: http://ees.elsevier.com/ins
When submitting to the special issue, choose “SI: GC-Shadowed.Sets-3WD” as article type.
Time line of special issue:
Deadline of submission: October 15, 2017
1st round of review – comments to authors: January 15, 2018
Revision deadline: April 15, 2018
Submission of final version: July 15, 2018
Additional information about special issue can be found at: http://www2.cs.uregina.ca/~twd/GC-SS-3WD/
For information about the journal of Information Sciences, please visit the page: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/information-sciences
If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us:
Davide Ciucci: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yiyu Yao: email@example.com