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Vesa A. Niskanen, University of Helsinki, Dept. of Economics and Management

PUBLICATIONS (till 2020, see also https://tuhat.halvi.helsinki.fi/portal/en/)

 

1. Articles in Refereed Journals 

  1. "Metric truth as a basis for fuzzy linguistic reasoning". Fuzzy Sets and Systems, vol. 57/1, 1993, pp. 1-25.
  2. "The present state-of-the-art fuzzy technology in Finland". Invited paper, Journal of Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Systems, vol. 6/2, 1994, pp. 24-29.
  3. "Empiric considerations on the fuzzy metric-truth approach". Fuzzy Sets and Systems, vol. 95/3, 1998, pp. 349-367.
  4. "The fuzzy metric-truth reasoning approach to decision making in soft computing milieux", invited paper, International Journal of General Systems, special issue of the 3rd International Conference on Fuzzy Logic, Neural Nets and Soft Computing, Iizuka, Japan, vol. 28 (2-3), 1999, pp. 139-172.
  5. "Prospects for Soft Statistical Computing: Describing Data and Inferring from Data with Words in the Human Sciences", Information Sciences, vol. 132, 2001, pp. 83-131.
  6. "Prospects for integrating analysis of variance with soft computing", Information Sciences, vol. 134, 2001, pp. 135-166.
  7. "A soft multi-criteria decision-making approach to assessing the goodness of typical reasoning systems based on empirical data", Fuzzy Sets and Systems, vol. 131/1, 2002, pp. 79-100.
  8. "Application of Fuzzy Linguistic Cognitive Maps to Prisoner’s Dilemma", International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control, Vol.2, No.1, 2006, pp. 139-152. 
  9. "Application of Approximate Reasoning to Hypothesis Verification", Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems, 21(5), pp. 331–339, 2010.
  10. "A Meta-Level Approach to Approximate Probability", in R. Setchi & al. (Eds.): Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 6279, pp. 116-123, Springer, Heidelberg, 2010.
  11. The Assessment of Factors Affecting Fertiliser Use on Family Farms in Lithuania”, with E. Besuspariene, Studies in Agricultural Economics 122 (2020) 13-21.

 

 

 

 

2. Monographs

  1. Book: "Tieteellisten menetelmien perusteita ihmistieteissä", 200 pp. ("Basics of scientific methods in human sciences", Ed.), Lahden tutkimus- ja koulutuskeskus, Helsinki, 1994. (4 900 items sold)
  2. Book: "Johdatus tilastolliseen kuvaukseen ihmistieteissä" 121 pp. ("Introduction to descriptive statistics in human sciences", with Taina Lehtinen), Helsingin yliopisto, Lahden tutkimus- ja koulutuskeskus, 1997. (3 900 items sold)
  3. Book: "Soft Computing Methods in Human Sciences". 2003 (272 pp., published by  Springer. Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing, Vol. 134).
  4. Book: "Sumea logiikka - kirkasta älyä ja mallinnusta" ("Fuzzy logic - bright intelligence and modeling"). 2003 (242 pp., published by WSOY). Additional material for this book (modeling files, videoclips, etc.).
  5. Textbook: "Pehmomalleja ihmistieteisiin" (Soft models for the human sciences, 150 pp.). E-book in Finnish (pdf),  Part 1Part 2, University of Helsinki, 2010, also in MOTV

 

3. Articles in Refereed Monographs and Reports

 

3.1. International

  1. "A brief exegesis of some basic terms used in the theory of fuzzy systems". In "Annales Universitatis Scientiarum Budapestinensis De Rolando Eötvös Nominate, Sectio Computatorica", Budapest, 1991, pp. 181-185.
  2. "A practical approach to automated reasoning in vague and uncertain environments". In Gasparski, W. & Airaksinen, T. (eds.): "Practical Philosophy and Action Theory", Transaction Publishers, New Brunswick, 1993, pp. 61-82.
  3. "A brief logopedics for the data used in a neuro-fuzzy milieu", in Ralescu, A. & Shanahan, J (Eds.): "Fuzzy logic in artificial intelligence", Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 1566, Springer Verlag, Berlin, 1999, pp. 222-233.
  4. Guest Editor of the Soft Computing Journal (Springer), special issue on "A Fusion of Foundations, Methodologies and Applications", Vol. 8, Nr. 10, 2004.
  5. "Selected Results of the Global Survey on Research, Instruction and Development Work with Fuzzy Systems", in M. Nikravesh, J. Kacprzyk and L. A. Zadeh (Eds.), "Forging New Frontiers: Fuzzy Pioneers I, Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing", Springer, 2007, pp. 89-120. (invited contribution, forthcoming in Oct. 2007).
  6. "Application of Fuzzy Cognitive Maps to Business Planning Models". In: Castillo, O. & al. (Eds.): Theoretical Advances and Applications of Fuzzy Logic and Soft Computing, Vol. 42, Springer, 2007, pp. 119-127.
  7. "Fuzzy Systems and Scientific Method – Meta-Level Reflections and Prospects".  pp. 51-82. In Seising, Rudolf (editor): Views on Fuzzy Sets and Systems from Different Perspectives. Philosophy, Logic, Criticisms and Applications. (Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing), in print, Berlin, Springer 2009.
  8. "Prospects for Applying the Fuzzy Extended Logic to Scientific Reasoning". pp. 281-307. In: Kantola, J. & Karwowski, W. (Ed.): Knowledge Service Engineering Handbook, KAIST, Korea, CRC Press, 2012.
  9. "On Examination of Medical Data with Approximate Reasoning", pp. 191-214, In: Seising, R., Tabacchi, M. (Eds.): “Fuzziness and Medicine: Philosophical Reflections and Application Systems in Health Care”, Springer, 2013.
  10. "On Present Logico-Methodological Challenges to Fuzzy Systems", pp. 37-46, In: Rudolf Seising, Enric Trillas, Claudio Moraga, Settimo Termini (Eds.): "Fuzziness. A Homage to Lotfi A. Zadeh, Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing", Vol. 216,  Springer, 2013. 
  11. "Prospects for Truth Valuation in Fuzzy Extended Logic", in L. T. Kóczy et al. (eds.), "Issues and Challenges of Intelligent Systems and Computational Intelligence", Studies in Computational Intelligence 530, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, 2014, pp. 3-13.
  12. "A concept map approach to approximate reasoning with fuzzy extended logic", pp. 47-70, in M. Fedrizzi, M. Collan & J. Kacprzyk (Eds): "Fuzzy technology: present applications and future technology", Studies in fuzziness and soft computing, Springer, 2016.
  13. "A Rapid Soft Computing Approach to Dimensionality Reduction in Model Construction", pp. 169-192, a book chapter in Vladik Kreinovich (Ed.): "Uncertainty modeling", Studies in Computational Intelligence, Vol. 683, Springer, 2017.

14.  “The introduction and development of fuzzy sets theory and applications in Finland”, with Christer Carlsson and Hannu Nurmi, in Archives for the Philosophy and History of Soft Computing, 2017.

15.  “Application of Logistic Regression Analysis to Fuzzy Cognitive Maps”, 24 pp., in L. Zadeh & R. Aliev (Eds.): “Fuzzy Logic Theory and Applications”, World Scientific, forthcoming, 2018.

  1. “Improved Behavioral Analysis of Fuzzy Cognitive Map Models”, with M. Hatwagner, G. Vastag and L. T. Koczy, in: “Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing”, Leszek Rutkowski, Rafał Scherer, Marcin Korytkowski, Witold Pedrycz, Ryszard Tadeusiewicz and Jacek M. Zurada (Eds.), Vol. 2, LNAI 10842, pp. 630-641, Springer, 2018.
  2. Banking Applications of FCM Models”, with Miklós F. Hatwágner, Gyula Vastag and László T. Kóczy, in “Trends in Mathematics and Computational Intelligence”, M. Cornejo & al., (Eds.), Studies in Computational Intelligence, Vol. 796, pp. 61-72, Springer, 2018. in Computational Intelligen
  3. “Statistical Approach to Fuzzy Cognitive Maps”, pp. 33-59, book chapter in Janusz Kacprzyk, Shahnaz Shahbazova, Michio Sugeno (Eds.): “Recent Developments in Fuzzy Logic and Fuzzy Sets”. Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing, Vol. 391, Springer, 2020.

 

3.2. In Finland

  1. "Kasvatuksen tavoitteiden vaikutus kasvatustieteelliseen tutkimukseen Suomessa 1950- ja 1960-luvulla" 92 s. Helsingin yliopisto, kasvatustieteen laitos, 64/1978. (refereed)
  2. "Oppimateriaalien käyttökokemuksien kartoitus" 54 s. Kouluhallitus, oppi-materiaalitoimisto, 1/1980. (refereed)
  3. "Lukioiden atk-laitteita ja atk-opetusta koskevan kyselyn tulokset: tilanne syyslukukaudella 1981" 14 s. Kouluhallitus, oppimateriaalitoimisto, 3/1982. (refereed)
  4. "Selvitys kurssimuotoisen lukion oppimateriaalien käyttökokemuksista kokeilu-lukioissa" 26 s. Kouluhallitus, oppimateriaalitoimisto, 5/1982. (refereed)
  5. "Peruskoulun ja lukion oppikirjojen valintakriteerien tärkeysarvioinnit" 12 s. Kouluhallitus, oppimateriaalitoimisto, 2/1983. (refereed)
  6. "Some principal results of the studies carried out in the research project on instructional material" 27 pp. Univ. of Helsinki, Dept. of Education, 66/1987. (refereed)
  7. "Johdatusta epätäsmälliseen päättelyyn". Kirjassa Keskinen, K. (toim.): "Epävarmuus, päätöksenteko ja tietämystekniikka", Suomen Tekoälyseuran julkaisuja 1/1989, ss. 1-8.
  8. "Describing personality utilizing the theory of fuzzy systems" 16 pp. Research Bulletins 76, Univ. of Helsinki, Dept. of Education, 1990. (refereed)
  9. "Sumeat järjestelmät". Kirjassa Hyvönen E. ym. (toim.): "Tekoälyn ensyklopedia", Gaudeamus, Helsinki, 1993, ss. 154-165. (refereed)
  10. "Mitä on sumea päättely?". Julkaisussa Isomursu, P. ym. (toim.): "Sumean logiikan mahdollisuudet", TEKES, Nro 34, 1993, ss. 3-21.
  11. "The unbearable lightness of neuro-fuzzy multi-criteria decision making". In Walden P. & al. (eds.): "The art and science of decision-making", Painosalama, Turku, 1996, pp. 168-178.
  12. "Sumean päättelyn sietämätön keveys", Yli-Luoma, P. (toim.) "Metatieteestä koulutuspolitiikkaan", University of Helsinki, Dept. of Education, Research Bulletin 94 ss. 185-200, 1996.
  13. "Opi se sumeasti: lyhyt johdatus neuro-sumeisiin systeemeihin ja pehmeään tietotekniikkaan", Airaksinen, T. ja Kaalikoski K. (toim.) "Opin filosofiaa, filosofian opit", Yliopistopaino, Helsinki, 1999, ss. 177-187.
  14. Niskanen, V. A. & Kortelainen, J. (Eds.): "On the edge of fuzziness", Acta Universitatis Lappeenrantaensis, Vol. 179, 2004.
  15. "Some meta-level considerations on definition of fuzziness". In Niskanen, V. A. & Kortelainen, J. (eds.): "On the edge of fuzziness", Acta Universitatis Lappeenrantaensis, Vol. 179, 2004, pp. 27-29.
  16. "The Woodstrat Model Revisited, Some Comments on the Linguistic Approach." In Walden, P. & al. (eds.): "Expanding the Limits of the Possible", Painotalo Gillot, Turku, 2006, pp. 214-219.



4. Doctoral Thesis

"A fuzzy system with linguistic values: Some logical and methodological considerations and applications" 283 pp. Univ. of Helsinki, Computing Centre, vol. 16, 1986.

 

5. Papers in Conference Proceedings (all refereed)

  1. "An alternative approach for specifying fuzzy linguistic truth values: Truth as a distance". Symposium paper, in Trappl, R. (ed.): "Cybernetics and systems", Wien, 1988, pp. 627-634. (refereed)
  2. "Vague inputs, operations and outputs: Some methodological considerations" 3 pp. Poster presentation in the conference "Fuzzy sets in informatics", Moscow, 1988.
  3. "Epätäsmällisten arvojen ja operaatioiden tulkinta automatisoiduissa systeemeissä". Julkaisussa Mäkelä, M. & al. (toim.): "Suomen Tekoälytutkimuksen Päivät", Suomen Tekoälyseura, Helsinki, 1988, ss. 428-432. (refereed)
  4. "An alternative approach to automated reasoning in vague and non-true environments". Symposium paper, in Bezdek, J. (ed.): "Proceedings of the 3rd IFSA congress", Seattle, 1989, pp. 357-360. (refereed)
  5. "Some methodological considerations on the expert system constructed for the Okobank of Finland". Symposium paper, in Turksen, B. (ed.): "Proceedings of NAFIPS'90", Toronto, 1990, pp. 273-276.
  6. "Two approaches for constructing an expert system for the Okobank of Finland". Symposium paper, in "Proceedings of the 3rd IPMU conference", Paris, 1990, pp. 125-127. (refereed)
  7. "Metric truth as the basis for the methodology of fuzzy systems". In Eklund, P & Mattila, J (eds.): "Fuzziness in Finland 1993", Reports on Computer Science & Mathematics, Ser. B, Nr. 15, Åbo Akademi University, 1993, pp. 81-94.
  8. "Applying the metric truth inference method to the praxis of fuzzy reasoning". Symposium paper in "Proceedings of the 5th IFSA World Congress", Seoul, 1993, pp. 215-218. (refereed)
  9. "The fuzzy metric-truth reasoning approach to decision making in soft computing environments". Invited paper, The 3rd International Conference on Fuzzy Logic, Neural Nets and Soft Computing, Iizuka, Japan, 1994, pp. 251-252. (refereed)
  10. "Fuzziness in Finland '94", 110 pp., (ed.), Helsinki University of Technology, Laboratory of Chemical Engineering, vol. 21, 1994.
  11. "The metric-truth reasoning method in neuro-fuzzy expert systems". Symposium paper in EXPERSYS '94, Technology Transfer Series, I. I. T. T. International, Houston, USA, 1994, pp. 699-704. (refereed)
  12. "Neuro-fuzzy metric-truth approach within decision making: A case study on Zimmermann-Zysno data", 5 pp., symposium paper in FLAMOC'96, Sydney, Australia, 1996. (refereed)
  13. "A brief logopedics for the data used in neuro-fuzzy milieu", Proceedings of XV Int. Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Nagoya, Japan, 1997. (refereed)
  14. "Computing with words by using the fuzzy metric-truth approach", Proceedings of the 1997 IEEE Int. Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Orlando, USA, 1997, pp. 3704-3708. (refereed)
  15. "Methodological Problems of Soft Computing in the Human Sciences", EUROFUSE '99, Budapest, Hungary, 1999. (refereed)
  16. "Aspects of interpretative method in Soft Computing", WAC '2000, Maui, USA, 2000. (refereed)
  17. "Aspects of Interpretative Method in Soft Computing Modelling", CIMCA '2001, Las Vegas, USA (refereed).
  18. "Information Granulation Modelling in the Human Sciences", IFSA'01, Vancouver, Canada (refereed).
  19. "Soft Computing in E-learning: Towards Intelligent Virtual Learning Milieu", KES '01, Osaka, Japan (refereed). Also in N. Baba & al. (eds.) "Knowledge-based intelligent information engineering systems & allied technologies", IOS Press, vol. 69, Amsterdam, 2001, pp. 692-694.
  20. "Interpretation – Insuperable Challenge to Computing with Words?", KES '02, Crema, Italy (refereed). Also in E. Damiani & al. (eds.) "Knowledge-based intelligent information engineering systems & allied technologies", IOS Press, vol. 82, Amsterdam, 2002, pp. 965-968.
  21. "How Can We Describe a Cluster?" Proceedings of IFSA '03, Istanbul, Turkey, 2003, pp. 474-476 (refereed).
  22. "Application of Fuzzy Linguistic Graphs to Prisoner’s Dilemma", FIC '04, Fukuoka, Japan (refereed).
  23. "Scientific Outlook from Soft-Computing Standpoint", FUZZ-IEEE '04, Budapest, Hungary (refereed).
  24. "On Approximate Truth about the Degrees of Truth", IMS '04, Sakarya, Turkey (5 pp., refereed).
  25. "Towards Global Survey on Fuzzy Research and Instruction", IFSA '05, Beijing, China (2 pp., refereed).
  26. "Soft Computing Methods and Human Sciences", BISCSE '05, UC Berkeley, USA, (7 pp. refereed).
  27. "A Novel Proactive Meta-Level Approach to Configuration of Soft-Computing Modeling" (with Paula Kyrö), IPMU '06, Paris, France (8 pp. refereed)
  28. "Modeling innovativeness and creativity in business planning" (with Paula Kyrö), KES '06, Bournemouth, UK (8 pp.).
  29. Application of Fuzzy Cognitive Maps to Business Planning Models, IFSA '07, Cancun, Mexico (9 pp.). Also in: Castillo & al. (Eds.): Theoretical Advances and Applications of Fuzzy Logic and Soft Computing (Springer), see above.
  30. A Concept-Map Modeling Approach to Business Planning in a Computer Environment, 8 pp. (with Paula Kyrö), CMC ’08, Tallinn, Estonia.
  31. "Meta-Level Prospects for Scientific Theory Formation by Adopting the Information Granulation Approach", (invited paper) IMS '08, Sakarya, Turkey (8 pp.). 
  32. "Application of Zadeh's Impossibility Principle to Approximate Explanation", IFSA '09, Lisbon, Portugal (6 pp.). 
  33. "The Role of Approximate Reasoning in Hypothesis Verification", FUZZYSS '09, Ankara, Turkey (6 pp., invited plenary paper).
  34. "A Meta-Level Approach to Approximate Probability", KES '10, Cardiff, UK, in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2010, Vol. 6279/2010, pp. 116-123.
  35. “Aspects of approximate probability”, ISCSE ’10, Kusadasi / Izmir, Turkey (8 pp., invited plenary paper).
  36. "Some Complementary Notes to the Exegesis of Medical Language" ( 5 pp., invited paper), International Symposium  on Fuzziness, Philosophy and Medicine, European Centre for Soft Computing, Mieres, Spain, 2011. 
  37. "Meta-Level Analogies between Statistical Multi-Variate Analysis and Soft Computing". WConSC  '11, San Francisco, USA.
  38. "A Fuzzy Cognitive Map for Simulating Hypothesis Verification in the Conduct of Inquiry", pp. 475-480, IEEE CogInfoCom '14, Vietri sul Mare, Italy, 2014.
  39.  "Behavioral Analysis of Fuzzy Cognitive Map Models by Simulation", with Miklós F. Hatwágner and László T. Kóczy, IFSA-SCIS 2017 congress, Otsu, Japan, 2017, pp. 1-6.
  40. "Banking applications of FCM models", with Miklós F. Hatwágner, Gyula Vastag and László T. Kóczy, ESCIM '17, Faro, Portugal, pp. 60-68.
  41. "A Case Study on Time-Interval Fuzzy Cognitive Maps in a Complex Organization", with Angela Minzoni and Eleanor Mounoud, CogInfoCom '17, Debrecen, Hungary, 2017.

42.  "A Fuzzy-Statistical Approach to Cognitive Maps, Application for Modeling Finnish Dairy Farms’ Profitability", with Antti Hyvärinen, CogInfoCom '17, Debrecen, Hungary, 2017.

43.  “A Statistical Random Variable Approach to Fuzzy Cognitive Map Modeling”, 6 pp., Proceedings of FUZZ-IEEE ’19, New Orleans, USA, 2019.

6. Miscellaneous (instructional materials, newspaper articles, TV programs, etc.):

  1. "Minitab-ohjelmiston käyttö VAX-ympäristössä" 7s. Helsingin yliopisto, laskentakeskus, 1987. (esite)
  2. Kaksi artikkelia epätäsmällisyydestä ja sumeudesta Tietotekniikka-lehdessä 8+8 s. 9/1987 ja 10/1987.
  3. "Clustan-ohjelmiston käyttö VAX-ympäristössä" 5 s. Helsingin yliopisto, laskentakeskus, 1988. (esite)
  4. "Matlab-ohjelmiston käyttö VAX-ympäristössä" 18 s. Helsingin yliopisto, laskentakeskus, 1989. (esite)
  5. "Johdatus Burroughs B7800 -laitteiston käyttöön Helsingin yliopistossa" 33 s. Helsingin yliopisto, laskentakeskus, opetusmonisteita 7, Helsinki, 1985.
  6. "Minitab-ohjelmiston käyttö VAX-ympäristössä" 5 s. Helsingin yliopisto, laskentakeskus, 1990. (esite)
  7. "Tietotekniikka ja sen koulutuksen suunnittelu" 13 s (uudistettu versio). Helsingin yliopisto, Lahden tutkimus- ja koulutuskeskus, 1989. (moniste)
  8. "Tietotekniikan hyödyntäminen avoimessa korkeakoulussa" 35 s. Helsingin yliopisto, Lahden tutkimus- ja koulutuskeskus, 1990.
  9. Audio and video cassettes on methodology, statistics and fuzzy systems.
  10. TV programs on fuzzy systems (see e.g. "Sumea logiikka - murtuuko perinteinen länsimainen maailmankatsomus?; "Fuzzy logic" " (22 min), MTV-Akatemia, 1994.
    "Sumea logiikka 1-2" ("Fuzzy logic", 2x30 min), YLE, 2001,  http://www.yle.fi/opinportti/ylenavoin/ohjelmaselosteet/sumealogiikka.shtml ). 
                Video clips of YLE's TV program.
  11. WWW material for the courses in the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry as well as the courses at the Open University (in Finnish).
  12. WWW material on fuzzy systems (in English: http://www.metodix.com/showres.dll/en/metodit/methods/metodiartikkelit/fuzzy_system_modelling/ ; in Finnish: http://www.metodix.com/showres.dll/fi/metodit/methods/metodiartikkelit/fuzzy_system_modelling/ , http://www.honeybee.helsinki.fi/users/niskanen/sumeaesi/index.htm ).
  13. Several newspaper articles on computational intelligence and general social issues.