Table of Contents

The role of fuzzy logic and soft computing in the conception and design of intelligent systems.
A contextual approach for AI systems development.
Typicality of concept instances: a semiotic way for its evaluation.
Non-conventional conjunctions and implications in fuzzy logic.
A comparative fuzzy modal logic.
Combining neural networks and fuzzy controllers.
A reinforcement learning algorithm based on ‘safety’.
GAITS: Fuzzy sets-based algorithms for computing strategies using genetic algorithms.
Neural networks and genetic algorithm approaches to auto-design of fuzzy systems.
Symbolic and numeric data management in a geographical information system: A fuzzy neural network approach.
Approximate reasoning in the modeling of consensus in group decisions.
Fuzzy logic-based processing of expert rules used for checking the creditability of small business firms.
Fuzzy control in real-time for vision guided autonomous mobile robots.
Robot Motion Coordination by Fuzzy control.
Fuzzy control schemes for active magnetic bearings.
An adaptive fuzzy control module for automatic dialysis.
A combination scheme of artificial intelligence and fuzzy pattern recognition in medical diagnosis.
Fuzzy concepts for predicting the behaviour of other drivers on a highway.
Design of a fuzzy car distance controller.
Karl Menger fuzzy logic and artificial intelligence — An experiment in reflection.
Workshop for doctoral students in fuzzy-based systems.
Industrial and commercial applications of fuzzy logic.
Fuzzy scheduling systems. This volume contains the proceedings of the Eighth Austrian Artificial Intelligence Conference, held in Linz, Austria, in June 1993. The focus of the conference was on "Fuzzy Logic in Artificial Intelligence". The volume contains abstracts of two invited talks and full versions of 17 carefully selected papers. The invited talks were: "The role of fuzzylogic and soft computing in the conception and design of intelligent systems" by Lotfi A. Zadeh, and "A contextual approach for AI systems development" by Irina V. Ezhkova. The contributed papers are grouped into sections on theoretical issues, machine learning, expert systems, robotics and control, applications to medicine, and applications to car driving. Additionally, the volume contains descriptions of the four workshops that took place during the conference.