The 2015 International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Data Mining
December 12th-15th, 2015 Shanghai
Author Guidelines
Author Representations
Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before, and that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities-tacitly or explicitly- at the institute where the work has been carried out. The Organizing Committee will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.

An author, when quoting from someone else's work or when considering reproducing figures or table from a book or journal article, should make sure that he is not infringing a copyright. Although in general an author may quote from other published works, he should obtain permission from the holder of the copyright if he wishes to make substantial extracts or to reproduce tables, plates or other figures. If the copyright holder is not the author of the quoted or reproduced material, it is recommended that the permission of the author should also be sought. Material in unpublished letters and manuscripts is also protected and must not be published unless permission has been obtained. Submission of a paper will be interpreted as a statement that the author has obtained all the necessary permission. A suitable acknowledgement of any borrowed material must always be made.

Manuscript Preparation
The following topics are generally submitted, however, authors are not limited to these topics: Fuzzy Theory, algorithm and System, Interdisciplinary field of Fuzzy Logic and Data Mining, Fuzzy Application, Data Mining. For more detailed information please click here.
Papers submitted must conform to accepted standards of technically written English. Either US or UK English is acceptable as long as usage is consistent throughout. The editors of the FSDM2015 Organizing Committee are not responsible for correcting errors in grammar or spelling. Articles requiring extensive English revisions may be rejected without review or referred to a professional copy editing service before acceptance.
Use of an editing service is neither a requirement nor a guarantee of acceptance for publication.
Mapletrans offers a language and copy editing service to all scientists who want to publish their manuscripts in scientific peer-reviewed periodicals and books.
Please contact the editing service directly to make arrangements for editing and payment.

Online Submission
Authors should submit manuscripts via the online submission system (

Template Download
1.Template for Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems
a. Word template
b. LaTeX stylefile
Normally we expect the paper no more than 6 pages. If the paper exceeds 6 pages, the extra fee will be required from the seventh page.

2.Template for Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications (FAIA)
a. Word template
b. LaTeX stylefile
Normally we expect the paper no more than 5 pages. If the paper exceeds 5 pages, the extra fee will be required from the sixth page.

Online submission guidelines:
Please register first. After login, there are five menus available:
• Paper submission: Papers' information should be added here. N.B. Please carefully select the research fields that fit your paper. This way, it is more convenient for the editor to find referees for your paper.
• Paper list: Submitted papers and the paper's status can be tracked here. Authors are also able to edit paper information here.
• Personal information: Additional personal information can be updated here.
• Password modification: Passwords can be changed here. If authors forget the passwords, please contact the Organizing Committee to retrieve them.
• Logout: Use this button to logout the submission system.

Red Font: Different paper status
Technical Criteria Check: Papers will be checked for structure, adherence to submission instructions and English language usage.
"Pre-reviewing"- Paper will be carried out Technical Criteria Check;
"Undergoing Review" - The paper will be assigned to reviewers, followed by the submission of the reviewers' report;
"Editorial" - The reviews are completed, and awaiting the editor's decision;
"Author to modify" – Once referee reports are sent to the author, the status changes to "Author to modify";
"Final decision by E-I-C" - The revised version of the paper, that is awaiting the Editor-in-chief's decision;
"Rejected" - The paper is rejected (with or without review);
"Accepted" - The paper is accepted in its present form.

After acceptance
An acceptance notification and the registration instructions will be sent to authors once papers are accepted.

The purpose of the proof is to check for typesetting or conversion errors and the completeness and accuracy of the text, tables and figures. Substantial changes in content, e.g., new results, corrected values, title and authorship, are not allowed without the approval of the Editor.

Please note that the journal publication office does not typeset papers, the Organizing Committee is in charge of papers' proofing. Therefore, please do check and correct your paper carefully when proofs are sent to you. Corrected papers will be directly published online by the journal publication office.

Authors submitting a manuscript do so in the understanding that they have read and agreed to the terms of the IOS Press Author Copyright Agreement posted in the 'Authors' on Author does not need to fill out a copyright form for confirmation.

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