FUZZY INFORMATION AND ENGINEERING 2018, VOL. 10, NO. 1, 1–4 https://doi.org/10.1080/16168658.2018.1509516 Remembering the Great Achievements of Zadeh and Creating the Future of the Fuzzy Field (An Article Used for an Introduction) – To Commemorate the Fuzzy Information and Engineering Honorary Editor a,b,c Bingyuan Cao a b Foshan University, Foshan, China; Guangzhou Vocational College of Science and Technology, Guangzhou, China; School of Mathematics and Information Science, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou, China ABSTRACT ARTICLE HISTORY Received 19 January 2018 While deeply acknowledging the death of Prof. Zadeh, the father Revised 13 February 2018 of fuzzy mathematics and intelligent control all over the world, Accepted 19 February 2018 our magazine has also cherished the memory of his life and his great contribution, and has started a special issue of the jour- KEYWORDS nal, which honourably commemorates the honourary editor of The father of fuzzy our journal. This article begins with Prof. Zadeh’s cooperation and mathematics; remembering support with the Journal and me, recalling his love for us, hop- the Zadeh; creating the future; the editor of the ing to look back at his voice and smile, recollecting his enthu- honourary; the intelligent siasm for his speech, and collecting papers from his friends in science their research achievements in z-numbers, Factors space, general type-2 fuzzy sets, Dombi fuzzy graphs, OWA linear operators for decision making, multi-objective FLP, uncertainty data envelop- ment analysis, and starplus-compactness in L-topological spaces, commemorating him and opening up a new future in the field of fuzzy. Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (1921–1927), born in February 1921 in the former Soviet Union Baku, now the capital of the Republic of Azerbaijan, known as the father of fuzzy logic, the founder of fuzzy theory, an automatic control expert of the United States, an American Academy of Engineering. On the morning of Septem- ber 2017, at 7.30 am, he passed away unexpectedly, the time he enjoyed his life for 96 years. We express our deep condolences over the death of Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh. Old and sick is a natural phenomenon. There is an old saying in China that everyone must die in his lifetime. Zadeh has died, but the great cause of fuzzy set theory, which he initiated, is an important milestone in the history of the world’s artificial intelligence. Prof. Zadeh, as a spiritual leader, will live in our hearts forever. CONTACT Bingyuan Cao j_iﬁecao@163.com © 2018 The Author(s). Published by Taylor & Francis Group on behalf of the Fuzzy Information and Engineering Branch of the Operations Research Society of China & Operations Research Society of Guangdong Province. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/ by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. 2 B. CAO In order to inherit the legacy of Zadeh, carry forward his foundation, based on fuzzy mathematics, fuzzy set theory, fuzzy logic, Z numbers and Z-transform, the International Journal of Fuzzy Information and Engineering decides to publish this special issue in honour of Professor Zadeh for his great achievements. Prof. Zadeh is an old friend of the Chinese people and also a good friend of mine. His profound knowledge, encouragement and support to me, as well as his amiable attitude, made me a deep impression and made me remember for life. The first time Prof. Zade was visited to China, I was out of sight of him. When the second IFSA conference was held in 1987 in Tokyo, Japan, I presented my topic ‘Fuzzy Geometric Programming’ at the confer- ence and listened to the teachings of Professor Zadeh offstage and took a photo together. In 1999, I met him again and took a photo at the IEEE meeting in Seoul. In August 2015, he was invited to visit China and attended the foundation of the Fuzzy Information and Engineering Branch of China Operations Research Society held in Guangzhou University, delivering a warm speech. During the assembly, he read the introductory Chinese high-school mathematics text- book ‘Fundamentals of Fuzzy Mathematics (Senior High School Mathematics Extension Course)’, which was sent by a senior Chinese teacher Lin Hao-ran from Shanghai High School China. He was very happy, asking whether there was an English version. This enquiry put us into a great impetus for publication of the first textbook in fuzzy mathematics for high school in the world. When the book is jointly published by Springer (in English and other languages) and the Science and Education Press of China (in Chinese), a further- studied textbook for Senior Middle School Mathematics, ‘Fuzzy Sets Theory Preliminary — Can a Washing Machine Think?’, our beloved Prof. Zadeh has left us. We should turn sorrow into strength and make the ideas of the book universal. From October 25 to October 26, 2016, Xiangshan Scientific Conference, a high-standard and high-level academic event was held by the Chinese scientific community in Beijing, China. The meeting recommended that the Ministry of Education should set up a course of ‘Basic Knowledge of Intelligent Science and Technology’ in primary and secondary schools to cultivate interest in extracurricular activities. We should take this strong idea to work hard to incorporate the book ‘Fuzzy Sets Theory Preliminary — Can a Washing Machine Think?’ into ‘basic knowledge of intelligent science and technology’ for pupils in the elementary and middle schools. Prof. Zade explored new issues in the fuzzy field all his life and supported new things in fuzzy circles. When I invited him to be the Honorary Editor in Chief of the Magazine the moment I organized the International Journal of Fuzzy Information and Engineering, I sent an invitation to him on Monday, 11 August 2008 at 09.24 am (Monday), immediately at 18.02 pm on 11 August 2008 (Monday) he replied as follows: Dear Professor Bingyuan, Thank you for your invitation to join the Editorial Board of Fuzzy Information and Engineering as Honorary Editor in Chief. I appreciate your invitation and am pleased to accept it. It will be a pleasure for me to be associated with you and other members of the Editorial Board. I should like to extend to you my compliments and congratulations on taking the initiative in starting the Journal. I have no doubt that under your Editorship the Journal will come to play an important role in the advancement of fuzzy logic and its applications. With cordial regards. FUZZY INFORMATION AND ENGINEERING 3 Sincerely, Lotfi Zadeh Professor in the Graduate School firstname.lastname@example.org Director, Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing (BISC) Tel.(oﬃce): (510) 642-4959 Address: Fax (oﬃce): (510) 642-1712 729 Soda Hall #1776 Tel.(home): (510) 526-2569 Computer Science Division Fax (home): (510) 526-2433 Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences URL: http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/∼ zadeh/ University of California BISC Homepage URLs Berkeley, CA 94720-1776 URL: http://zadeh.cs.berkeley.edu/ URL: http: //www-bisc.cs.berkeley.edu/ His reply is especially one of the projections and expectations: ‘I have no doubt that under your Editorship the Journal will come to play an important role in the advancement of fuzzy logic and its applications.’ We are greatly encouraged. When Magazine was founded in 2009, he and I co-authored the first publication of the magazine (see Fuzzy Information and Engineering, 1(1) 2009, 1–2). Since then, he has been watching our magazine for its thriving. It was indexed by Zentralblatt MATH in 2009, recorded by Mathematical Reviews in 2010, web of science – ESCI in 2015, and by Scopus in 2017 and In 2018, it will be included in the Islamic World Science Citation Center-ISC. Now we are gaining access to SCI. We wish to reach the target of being included in SCI as soon as possible so as to realize the wish of Prof. Zadeh’s hope play an important role in the advancement of fuzzy logic and its applications’ and to comfort Prof. Zadeh’s Spirit in Heaven. In order to edit this special issue, we Call For Papers from around the world and collected nearly 20 papers from well-known experts and professors from this field in the world. Now we publish 8 articles as follows: (1) A Fresh Look at Z-numbers-relationships with Belief Functions and p-boxes Didier Dubois Henri Prade (2) Factors Space, a New Window of Fuzzy Sets Theory Pei-Zhuang Wang, Yan-ke Bao (3) A New Method for Parameterization of General Type-2 Fuzzy Sets Juan R. Castro, Mauricio A. Sanchez, Claudia I. Gonzalez, Patricia Melin and Oscar Castillo (4) Dombi Fuzzy Graphs S. Ashraf, S. Naz, E. E. Kerre, M. A. Malik (5) On OWA Linear Operators for Decision Making E. Cables, M.T. Lamata and J.L. Verdegay (6) A Multi-Objective Method for Solving Fuzzy Linear Programming Based on Semi- Infinite Model S.H. Nasseri and H. Zavieh (7) Development of a Fuzzy Model to Estimate the Head of Gaseous Petroleum Fluids Driven by Electrical Submersible Pumps M. Mohammadzaheri, A. Alqallaf, M. Ghodsi and H. Ziaiefa (8) Dynamic Fuzzy Rule-Based Source Selection in Distributed Decision Fusion Systems 4 B. CAO F. Fatemipour and M. R. Akbarzadeh-T Due to the limited length, I hereby apologize for providers for their outstanding articles that cannot be published, I hope that, by publishing this special issue, we will promote Mr. Zadeh’s spirit so that his achievements will be recorded in history. At the same time, I also placed my grief on him. Mr. Zadeh is immortal! Cao Bingyuan, male, Professor of Lingnan Secondary Class, Foshan University; Guangzhou University, PhD supervisor, postdoctoral tutor. Dean and Professor of Finance and Economics College of Guangzhou Institute of Technology and Technology. He is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Fuzzy Infor- mation and Engineering and twice as Chairman of China Operational Research Institute’s Fuzzy Information and Engineering Branch; Chairman of the Guang- dong Operational Research Society and Chairman of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao operational research association. President of China Science and Education Publishing House, Chairman of China Education Research Founda- tion. In 1987, he pioneered fuzzy geometric planning and published more than 180 academic papers, of which more than 60 were indexed by SCI, EI and ISTP. He presided over 3 National Natural Sci- ence Foundation projects and 3 provincial research projects (concluding topics). In 2005, he won the third prize of the Guangdong Provincial Science and Technology Award. In 1997, he was awarded the Excellent Teacher Award of the National Advanced Normal University Zeng Xianyi Education Fund. He has edited and edited nearly 20 books, including 5 monographs published by Springer and Kluwer Press and 2 scientific publishers. Served as Chairman and executive Chairman of various international conferences. He cultivates more than 10 doctoral and postdoctoral doctors at home and abroad, and more than 20 masters. Now engaged in the research direction: Fuzzy geometric planning, Fuzzy statistics, operational optimization. Disclosure statement No potential conflict of interest was reported by the author(s). Funding This work was supported by the Foshan University, the Natural Science Foundation of Guang- dong Province [grant number 2016A 030313552] and Guangzhou Vocational College of Science and Technology [grant number 2016TD03].
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Keywords: The father of fuzzy mathematics; remembering the Zadeh; creating the future; the editor of the honourary; the intelligent science