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Special Session
Special Session on
Soft Computing in Ethicity and Smart Cities Services
 - SEC_SCIS 2024

28 - 30 April, 2024 - Angers, France

Within the 26th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - ICEIS 2024


Allel Hadjali
LIAS/ENSMA, Poitiers
Miroslav Hudec
VSB - Technical University of Ostrava
Czech Republic

Brief Bio
Miroslav Hudec is an associate professor at the VSB - Technical University of Ostrava and at the University of Economics in Bratislava. He received the Master degree in information sciences and PhD degrees in operations research from the University of Belgrade, where he was recently got a position of visiting professor. His work is mainly focused on fuzzy logic, knowledge discovery, aggregation functions and business intelligence. He is a member of program committees of several international conferences and serves as an editorial board member in several journals.
Edy Portmann
University of Fribourg

Brief Bio
He's a Swiss Post Professor of Informatics at the Human-IST Institute of the University of Fribourg. His transdisciplinary research focuses on soft and cognitive computing and its application to cities. After an apprenticeship as an electrician, he studied business informatics and got a doctorate in fuzzy systems. Among others, he worked for Swisscom, PwC and EY. In addition, he was also a researcher at the universities of Singapore, Berkeley and Bern.


Fuzzy systems can deal with natural-language data and are therefore very suitable when it comes to characterising the expressions of people for example in social media and to test ethical maturity. In this context, ethicity means a fuzzy measuring of an ethical value, which may vary from 0 (non-ethical) to 1 (fully ethical).
Next, soft computing solutions allows smart participation, efficient data collection, data analyses and mining knowledge in an explainable and understandable way for all urban stakeholders. In addition, emerging soft computing approaches also allow for interactive machine learning in a collaborative manner with citizens able to interact with their data. This results in services that are based on citizens' needs and thus sustainably improve the quality of coexistence.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Explainable AI for Citizens Good
  • Fuzzy Logic in Data Collection and Analyses
  • Linguistically Summarizing and Interpreting Data
  • Stigmergy in Smart Cities
  • Smart Participation of Citizens
  • Conversational Agents for Citizens
  • Soft computing Supporting Sustainable Development in Cities
  • Smart Governance Supported by Soft Computing
  • Soft Digital Ethics and Privacy


Paper Submission: February 29, 2024
Authors Notification: March 14, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration: March 22, 2024


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Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
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After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, DBLP, Semantic Scholar, EI and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


ICEIS Special Sessions - SEC_SCIS 2024