Update on Fuzz-IEEE 2021 – Extension of Deadlines

Recent developments around Covid-19 in Luxembourg and internationally have made the organisation of Fuzz-IEEE 2021 as an in-person or hybrid event in July 2021 increasingly challenging, with limited scope to expect confident decision making in the next two months.

At the same time, we are acutely aware that the prevailing uncertainty and general impact of Covid is resulting in increased stress, workload and impacting research output. We also know that many in the community were very much hoping for a conference with an in-person component and we have explored many alternatives, including delaying the conference under a hybrid form to later in the year.

The final decision by IEEE CIS is for Fuzz-IEEE 2021 to go ahead as a fully virtual conference on the original dates, i.e. July 11th-14th, with updated deadlines as per below. No further extensions are expected.

We would have loved welcoming you in person in Luxembourg, yet we are still very much looking forward to welcoming you to a vibrant and engaging virtual conference. We are working on it – see you (even virtually) soon! 😊

Full paper submission February 10, 2021  March 17th 2021
Notification of paper acceptance March 22, 2021  April 26th 2021
Camera-ready paper submission April 12, 2021  May 17th 2021
Early registration May 03, 2021  June 7th 2021
Virtual Conference: July 11th -14th, 2021 

Conference and Deadlines Information Update

We have been closely following the Covid-19 situation both in Luxembourg and internationally and are acutely aware of the challenges affecting each and everyone in the community. At the same time, we have heard from many stakeholders how much they are hoping to join an in-person conference again as soon as this is possible, to interact with their colleagues beyond video-chat.

With winter making the situation particularly challenging in Europe, we are unfortunately not in a position to be able to promise that the conference will be able to go ahead fully in-person at this time. Nevertheless, we are working hard to organise it at the very least as a hybrid event, supporting both in-person and virtual attendance – for those who cannot travel. Acknowledging the degree of uncertainty, (which even fuzzy systems seem unable to tackle – solutions welcome!😉), we will postpone the paper submission deadline beyond the date of February 10th currently advertised. We will announce the new submission deadline before February 10th, but expect the extension to cover a minimum of three weeks.

Tutorials page is live!

Variety of different tutorials descriptions -including explainable AI, uncertainty, clustering and more- can be found on the tutorials page now. Beware that each tutorial provides a ‘chilli-rating’ (🌶) to help attendees choose which tutorials may be most suitable for them more >>>

IEEE CIS Student and Early Career Mentoring Program is live!

The mentoring programs held at Fuzz-IEEE 2019 (New Orleans) and WCCI 2020 (Glasgow/virtual) were rated exceptionally high, with around 90% of participants rating the programs Very Useful or Useful and about 9 out of 10 confirming they would recommend participation to a friend.

Fuzz-IEEE 2021 will offer an expanded IEEE CIS mentoring program, keeping the best parts of the 2019 and 2020 editions, while adding new activities, such as the Paper Development Workshop (PDW) to support authors aspiring to submit their best work to flagship journals. more>>>