Handling Uncertainty in Big Data by Fuzzy Systems


The volume, variety, velocity, veracity and value of data and data communication are increasing exponentially. The “Five Vs” are the key features of big data, and also the causes of inherent uncertainties in the representation, processing, and analysis of big data. Also, big data often contain a significant amount of unstructured, uncertain and imprecise data. Fuzzy sets, logic and systems enable us to efficiently and flexibly handle uncertainties in big data in a transparent way, thus enabling it to better satisfy the needs of big data applications in real world and improve the quality of organizational data-based decisions. Successful developments in this area have appeared in many different aspects, such as fuzzy data analysis technique, fuzzy data inference methods and fuzzy machine learning. In particular, the linguistic representation and processing power of fuzzy sets is a unique tool for bridging symbolic intelligence and numerical intelligence gracefully. Hence, fuzzy techniques can help to extend machine learning in big data from the numerical data level to the knowledge rule level. It is therefore instructive and vital to gather current trends and provide a high-quality forum for the theoretical research results and practical development of fuzzy techniques in handling uncertainties in big data.


This special session aims to offer a systematic overview of this new field and provides innovative approaches to handle various uncertainty issues in big data presentation, processing and analysing by applying fuzzy sets, fuzzy logic, fuzzy systems, and other computational intelligent techniques. The scope of this special session includes, but not limited to, fuzzy rule-based knowledge representation in big data processing, granular modelling, fuzzy transfer learning, uncertain data presentation and modelling in cloud computing, and real-world cases of uncertainties in big data, etc.


In this session, we aim to study the theories, models, algorithms, and applications of fuzzy techniques in the big-data era and provide a platform to host novel ideas based on fuzzy sets, fuzzy logic, fuzzy systems. The main topics of this special session include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Fuzzy rule-based knowledge representation in big data processing

  • Information uncertainty handling in big data processing

  • Unstructured big data visualization

  • Uncertain data presentation and fuzzy knowledge modelling in big data sets

  • Tools and techniques for big data analytics in uncertain environments 

  • Computational intelligence methods for big data analytics 

  • Techniques to address concept drifts in big data

  • Fuzzy transfer learning in big data

  • Methods to deal with model uncertainty and interpretability issues in big data  processing

  • Feature selection and extraction techniques for big data processing

  • Granular modelling, classification and control  

  • Fuzzy clustering, modelling and fuzzy neural networks in big data

  • Evolving and adaptive fuzzy systems in in big data

  • Uncertain data presentation and modelling in data-driven decision support systems

  • Information uncertainty handling in recommender systems 

  • Uncertain data presentation and modelling in cloud computing

  • Information uncertainty handling in social network and web services

  • Real world cases of uncertainties in big data



Double-Blind Reviewing

The review process for WCCI 2022 will be double-blind, i.e. reviewers will not know the authors' identity (and vice versa). Authors should ensure their anonymity in the submitted papers. In brief:

  • authors' names should not be included in the submitted pdf;

  • please refer to your prior work in the third person wherever possible;

  • a reviewer may be able to deduce the authors' identities by using external resources, such as technical reports published on the web. The availability of information on the web that may allow reviewers to infer the authors' identities does not constitute a breach of the double-blind submission policy.

​Note that anonymizing your paper is mandatory, and papers that explicitly or implicitly reveal the authors' identities may be rejected.

Paper Submission

Please read the following paper submission guidelines before submitting your papers:

  • Each paper should not reveal author's identities (double-blind review process). 

  • Papers will be checked for plagiarism. The Program Committee reserves the right to desk-reject a paper if it contains elements that are suspected to be plagiarized.

  • Submissions should be original and not currently under review at another venue.

  • Each paper is limited to 8 pages, including figures, tables, and references. A maximum of two extra pages per paper is allowed (i.e, up to 10 pages), at an additional charge of  100 € per extra page.

  • All papers must be submitted through the IEEE WCCI 2022 online submission system. For special session papers, please select the respective special session title under the list of research topics in the submission system.

  • In order for your papers to be included in the congress program and in the proceedings, final accepted papers must be submitted, and the corresponding registration fees must be paid by May 23, 2022 (11:59 PM Anywhere on Earth).

  • IEEE WCCI 2022 will present the Best Overall Paper Awards and the Best Student Paper Awards to recognize outstanding papers published in each of the three conference proceedings (IJCNN 2022, FUZZ-IEEE 2022, IEEE CEC 2022). The awards will be judged by an Awards Committee and the recipient of each award will be given a certificate of the award and a cash prize.

  • It is the policy of WCCI 2022 that new authors cannot be added at the time of submitting final camera ready papers. Please ensure that you are following this guideline to avoid any issues with publication.

  • When you submit papers to our special session, please note that the ID of our special session is FUZZ-SS-13.

If you encounter any problems with the submission of your papers, please contact the conference submission chair.

Paper submission system

WCCI 2022 adopts Microsoft CMT as submission system, available ath the following link: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/IEEEWCCI2022/

You can find detailed instructions on how to submit your paper here.


LaTeX and Word Templates

To help ensure correct formatting, please use the IEEE style files for conference proceedings as a template for your submission. These include LaTeX and Word style files.

Violations of any paper specification may result in rejection of your paper.

Manuscript Style Information

  • Only papers in PDF format will be accepted.

  • Paper Size: A4 (210mm x 297mm).

  • Paper Length: Each paper should have 6 to MAXIMUM 8 pages, including figures, tables and references. A maximum of two extra pages per paper is allowed (i. e., up to 10 pages), at an additional charge of 100 € per extra page.

  • Paper Formatting: double column, single spaced, #10 point Times Roman font. Please make sure to use the official IEEE style files provided above.

  • No page numbers please. We will insert the page numbers for you.

Note: Violations of any of the above specifications may result in rejection of your paper.



It is our great pleasure to invite you to the bi-annual IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (IEEE WCCI), which is the largest technical event in the field of computational intelligence. The IEEE WCCI 2022 will host three conferences: The 2022 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2022 – co-sponsored by International Neural Network Society – INNS), the 2022 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE 2022), and the 2022 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE CEC 2022) under one roof. It encourages cross-fertilization of ideas among the three big areas and provides a forum for intellectuals from all over the world to discuss and present their research findings on computational intelligence.

IEEE WCCI 2022 will be held in Padua, Italy, one of the most charming and dynamic towns in Italy. It is located in the Veneto region, in Northern Italy. The historical center boasts a wealth of medieval, renaissance and modern architecture. Here a fascinating mix of historic and new, of centuries-old traditions and metropolitan rhythms creates a unique atmosphere. The medieval palaces, churches and cobbled streets emanate a sense of history. Padua features rich historical and cultural attractions, such as “Prato della Valle”, the largest square in Europe; the famous Scrovegni Chapel painted by Giotto; the Botanical Garden that is a UNESCO Word Heritage; the University of Padua, that is the second oldest university in Italy (1222) celebrating, in 2022, 800 years of history.

See the important dates below:​

  • Paper submission: January 31, 2022 (11:59 PM AoE) STRICT DEADLINE

  • Notification of acceptance: April 26, 2022

  • Final paper submission: May 23, 2022

  • Conference: 18 - 23 July, 2022



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Hua Zuo


Dr. Hua Zuo is an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) Fellow and Lecturer in the Australian Artificial Intelligence Institute, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Technology Sydney, Australia. Her main research interests include transfer learning, fuzzy systems and machine learning.