This Association is a non-profit organization formed by, professors, researchers and students that have a real interest and work actively in the fuzzy systems area, and that live in countries of the American continent in which Spanish is the main language. This association will also accept individuals from related computing areas, such as neural networks, evolutionary computing, and soft computing in general.
The main goal of the association will be to promote research and education in the area of fuzzy systems and related areas of soft computing. Another important goal of the association is the promotion and exchange of new ideas, and building new collaborations between researchers of different institutions and countries.
This association is constituted as follows: President, a Vice-President, a Council, the Regular members, and the Student members. The President has to be a prominent Mexican or Hispanic-American researcher in the fuzzy systems area and well recognized by international fuzzy systems community. The President will have a term of three years and can be re-elected for another term by the council of the association. The council is constituted as follows: President, Vice-President, and five regular members that are elected by all the members of the association. The members of the council will have a term of three years and can be re-elected for this position one time.
By definition, this association will cover, geographically speaking, the region that goes from Mexico to South America in which Spanish is the main language. In other words, the list of countries is as follows: Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, San Salvador, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Dominicana, and Cuba. In all of these countries there is some research work in fuzzy systems being carried out, but a lot has to be done in promoting this research area and related ones.
Prof. Dr. Oscar Castillo, President
Prof. Dr. Patricia Melin, Vice-President