EMCSR 98 Tutorial:
Applications of Fuzzy Set Theory and Fuzzy Logic in Medicine

Prof.Klaus-Peter Adlassnig
University of Vienna Medical School, Austria

Fuzzy set theory and fuzzy logic have a number of characteristics that make them highly suitable to model uncertain, vague, and incomplete information upon which medical concept forming, state interpretation, as well as diagnostic and therapeutic decision making is usually based. First, linguistic medical entities including entities with temporal properties can be defined as first or second degree fuzzy sets. Second, fuzzy logic offers reasoning methods capable of drawing certain as well as approximate inferences. Third, fuzzy automata may be used as high level monitoring devices.

The tutorial will cover a number of developed knowledge-based systems in the areas of internal medicine, intensive care medicine, and laboratory interpretive analysis applying fuzzy set theory and fuzzy logic. The clinical aims, the methods applied, and the achieved results will be presented in detail.

Thursday, April 16, 9.00 - 13.00,
Lecture Room 34, Main Building of the University of Vienna.

Tutorial fee: AS 600.- (incl. 10 % VAT).

Early registration is recommended. The number of participants is limited.

Johannes Matiasek
Last modified: Thu Feb 26 12:39:50 MET 1998