FCMTA 2013

1st International Workshop on Fuzzy Cognitive Maps Theory and Applications


The FCMTA workshop focuses on theoretical and applied research related to Fuzzy Cognitive Maps. The aim of the workshop is to host research papers that present advances to the underlying theory of FCM and describe novel applications of FCM models that enable the analysis and modelling of different problems in a very broad range of fields, such as Engineering, Economics, Medicine, Manufacturing, Energy, Environment, Transportation, Agriculture, Sociology and Psychology.
Fuzzy Cognitive Maps may be considered nowadays as one of the most active fields in the area of Artificial and Computational Intelligence. On the one hand the comprehensible and relatively straightforward process for constructing a model based on FCM, and on the other their ability to embed knowledge of practically any form or from any source makes their utilisation very appealing, not only for studying a certain problem but also for estimating future outcomes and simulation analysis. Many of today’s challenging problems can be analyzed and studied using Fuzzy Cognitive Maps.

Topics of interest

The FCMTA workshop welcomes high quality research papers with direct impact or high dependence on practical issues of real-world environments. The list of topics is broad and may include every aspect of FCM-related research.
An indicative but not exclusive list of topics is:

  • Novel FCM structures
  • FCM learning algorithms
  • Hybrid FCM schemes
  • New algorithms and Tools for FCM structures
  • Knowledge management systems and FCMs
  • Neural Fuzzy Systems
  • Probabilistic FCMs
  • Fuzzy optimization and fuzzy Algorithms
  • Integrated hybrid FCM systems
  • Dynamic recursive FCM
  • FCM-based Decision Support Systems
  • Applications of FCMs in:
  • Engineering
  • Health
  • Manufacturing
  • Energy
  • Economic
  • Environment
  • Transportation
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • E-business
  • E- commerce
  • E-learning

Workshop Chairs

Elpiniki Papageorgiou, Technological Educational Institute of Lamia, Greece epapageorgiou@teilam.gr
Petros Groumpos, University of Patras, Greece groumpos@ece.upatras.gr
Nicos Mateou, Ministry of Defense, Cyprus
Andreas Andreou, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus andreas.andreou@cut.ac.cy

Academic Program Committee

Jose Luis Salmeron, University Pablo de Olavid, Seville, Spain
Edy Portman, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
Engin Yesil, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Roberto Furfaro, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
Martin Wildenberg, Umweltforschungsinstitut, GLOBAL 2000, Austria
Jose Aguilar, Universidad de Los Andes, Mérida, Venezuela
Karel Mls, University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
Gonzalo Pajares, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Marcio Mendonca, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, Av. Alberto Carrazai, Brazil
Wojtek Froelich, University of Silesia, Poland
Costas Neocleous, Technical University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Christos Schizas, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Jan Vascak, Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia
Michael Glykas, University of Aegean, Greece
Athanasios Tsadiras, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Dimitrios Koulouriotis, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
George Papakostas, Technological Educational Institute of Kavala, Greece
George Georgoulas, Technological Educational Institute of Eipirus, Greece
Dimitris Kardaras, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Lúcia Valéria R. de Arruda, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, Av. Alberto Carrazai, Brazil


Authors are invited to submit original, English-language research contributions or experience reports. Papers should be no longer than 10 pages formatted according to the well-known LNCS Springer style. All aspects of the submission and notification process will be handled online via the EasyChair Conference System at:

Please make sure you select the workshop track in the first step of the submission process.

Important Dates

Paper submission:
May 10, 2013 Extended: May 15, 2013

Author notifications:
May 30, 2013 Extended: June 7, 2013

Camera-ready submission:
June 7, 2013 Extended: June 21, 2013

Early registration:
June 7, 2013 Extended: June 14, 2013


Submitted papers will be refereed for quality, correctness, originality, and relevance. Notification and reviews will be communicated via email. Accepted papers will be presented at the workshop and published in the Proceedings of the main event (by Springer). They will also be considered for potential publication in the Special Issues of the Conference.

Registration fees and benefits for the workshops’ participants are exactly identical with the ones of the main AIAI 2013 event.