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About this Seminar

Since their inception in 1979 the Linz Seminars on Fuzzy Set Theory have emphasized the development of mathematical aspects in the context of fuzzy sets by bringing together researchers in fuzzy sets and established mathematicians whose work outside the fuzzy setting can provide direction for further research. The philosophy of the seminar has always been to keep it deliberately small and intimate so that informal critical discussions remain central.

LINZ 2023 will be the 40th seminar carrying on this tradition and is devoted to the theme "Copulas — Theory and Applications". The goal of the seminar is to present and to discuss recent advances of copulas and their applications in pure and applied fields.

Accordingly, the topics of the Seminar will include but not be limited to:
  • Copula theory
    • From bivariate to multivariate copulas
    • Dependence measures and association
    • Approximation and convergence of copulas
    • Measure theoretic aspects of copulas
    • Copulas in the discrete setting
  • Copula applications
    • Applications in pure and applied fields
    • Estimation in the context of copulas
    • Copula methods in Data Science
    • Feature selection
  • Relationship to other aggregation functions
    • Triangular (co)norms, implications
    • Uninorms, nullnorms
    • Quasi-copulas, semicopulas
    • Distribution functions

The following invited speakers (in alphabetic order) have already confirmed their participation:

  • Irene Gijbels, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • Fang Han, University of Washington, USA
  • Alfred Müller, Universität Siegen, Germany
  • Andrea Zemánková, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia

The "Linz" tradition has these key features: the number of participants of the Linz Seminars is usually bounded above by 40 with broad international representation and an enjoyable mix of pure and applied interests; there are no parallel sessions so that all participants focus on each presentation and fully engage in each topic; and there is ample time for discussion of each presentation, with followup round tables for discussion of open problems and issues raised in the talks. In particular, young researchers (PhD students, junior post-docs) are encouraged to submit their latest results.

Please consider also the registration page for additional information about the support by the EUSFLAT Student Grants Program and the updated information on dates.

Download the first call for papers: [First_CfP_Linz2023.pdf ]

Download the (updated) second call for papers: [Second_CfP_Linz2023.pdf]

Download the program of the seminar: [ProgramLINZ2023.pdf]