ETE 2017:The 2017 International Conference on
Educational Technologies and Education

Athens, Greece, April 9-11 2017

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 (Previous Conference: ETE 2016, Vienna, Austria, January 15-17, 2016)


Prof. Dimitrios A. Karras, Sterea Hellas Institute of Technology, Dept. Automation, GREECE, e-mail:
Title: "Dealing with Uncertainty in Knowledge Representation"
Abstract: With the rapid growth in the quantity and complexity of scientific knowledge available, the problems associated with dealing with this knowledge are well-recognized. Some of these problems are a result of the uncertainties and inconsistencies that arise in this knowledge. Other problems arise from heterogeneous and informal formats for this knowledge. To address these problems, developments in the application of knowledge representation and reasoning technologies can allow scientific knowledge to be captured in logic-based formalisms. Using such formalisms, we can undertake reasoning with the uncertainty and inconsistency to allow automated techniques to be used for querying and combining of scientific knowledge. Furthermore, by binding background knowledge, the querying and combining tasks can be carried out more judiciously. In this speech, we review some of the significant proposals for formalisms for representing and reasoning with uncertainty, paying special attention to new techniques like interval analysis.
Uncertainty can be classified into four classes: epistemic, linguistic, ambiguity and variability. Epistemic uncertainty is uncertainty due to lack of knowledge. It is also referred to as state of subjective uncertainty, reducible uncertainty, Type B or knowledge uncertainty means uncertainty can be reduced through more relevant data and includes systematic error, subjective uncertainty and measurement uncertainty. The epistemic uncertainty can be represented in many ways including probabilistic theory, fuzzy set, possibility theory, etc. Linguistic uncertainty produced by statements in natural language. Linguistic uncertainty can be classified into five distinct types: vagueness, ambiguity, context dependence, under specificity and indeterminacy of theoretical terms. Ambiguity can be defined as uncertainty about the probability which is created by lack of information that is relevant and could be known. Ambiguity uncertainty is applied to the situation where the probabilities of the outcome are unknown. Variability as name specifies is due to variations or differences in a process or quantity. Assigning an exact value for a quantity is difficult because it depends on many parameters. The variability can be categorized as: natural variation which occurs naturally and inherent randomness are repeated processes and are irregular by nature. Uncertainty analysis is a process that measures, recognizes, identifies and minimizes all types of uncertainty in risk estimates and separates this uncertainty among the risk factors that contributes to relevant risk estimates. The uncertainty analysis includes many statistical problems such as: uncertainty factor, decision making with uncertain information, estimation of uncertainty in complex models of risk, structural uncertainty and model specification and monitoring methods to reduce uncertainty. Quantitative approaches to measure uncertainty vary with complexity of the problem and the associated methods to reduce risk.
This plenary lecture will, therefore, deal with all major tools for handling uncertainty in knowledge representation, including probability theory, fuzzy sets, possibility theory, statistical estimation but special attention will be given to interval analysis as a new and very promising tool for dealing with uncertainty.

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Organizing Committee

General Chairs

  1. Prof. Kinshuk
    Fellow IEEE, Massey Univ
    New Zeland
  2. Professor Imre Rudas, Obuda University, Budapest,
  3. Professor Yuriy S. Shmaliy
    (IEEE Fellow)
    The University of Guanajuato, Mexico

Senior Program Chair

  1. Prof. Athanassios Manikas
    Imperial College, London, UK

Program Chairs

  1. Professor Filippo Neri
    Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica
    University of Naples "Federico II"
    Naples, Italy
  2. Professor Zoran Bojkovic,
    Univ. of Belgrade, Serbia
  3. Professor Sandra Sendra
    Instituto de Inv. para la Gestión Integrada de Zonas Costeras (IGIC)
    Universidad Politécnica de Valencia

Tutorials Chair

  1. Professor Kamisetty Rao (Fellow IEEE)
    Univ. of Texas at Arlington

Special Session Chair

  1. Professor Alexander Zemliak
    Puebla Autonomous University,

Workshops Chair

  1. Professor Ryszard S. Choras
    Institute of Telecommunications
    University of Technology & Life Sciences
    Bydgoszcz, Poland

Local Organizing Chair

  1. Professor Klimis Ntalianis,
    Tech. Educ. Inst. of Athens (TEI),
    Athens, Greece

Publication Chair

  1. Professor Maurice Margenstern,
    Université de Lorraine,

Publicity Committee

  1. Professor Reinhard Neck
    Department of Economics
    Klagenfurt University
    Klagenfurt, Austria
  2. Professor Kleanthis Psarris,
    The City University of New York,

International Liaisons

  1. Professor Theodore B. Trafalis,
    University of Oklahoma, USA
  2. Professor Olga Martin
    Applied Sciences Faculty
    Politehnica University of Bucharest
  3. Professor Vincenzo Niola
    Departement of Mechanical Engineering for Energetics
    University of Naples "Federico II"
    Naples, Italy
  4. Professor Eduardo Mario Dias
    Electrical Energy and Automation
    Engineering Department
    Escola Politecnica da Universidade de Sao Paulo

Steering Committee

  • Professor Aida Bulucea, University of Craiova, Romania
  • Professor Dana Simian, Univ. of Sibiu, Sibiu, Romania
  • Professor Zoran Bojkovic, Univ. of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Professor Kleanthis Psarris, The City University of New York, USA
  • Professor F. V. Topalis, Nat. Tech. Univ. of Athens, Greece
  • Professor Imre Rudas, Obuda University, Budapest, Hungary

Program Committee

  • Prof. Lotfi Zadeh (IEEE Fellow,University of Berkeley, USA)
  • Prof. Leon Chua (IEEE Fellow,University of Berkeley, USA)
  • Prof. Michio Sugeno (RIKEN Brain Science Institute (RIKEN BSI), Japan)
  • Prof. Dimitri Bertsekas (IEEE Fellow, MIT, USA)
  • Prof. Demetri Terzopoulos (IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, UCLA, USA)
  • Prof. Georgios B. Giannakis (IEEE Fellow, University of Minnesota, USA)
  • Prof. George Vachtsevanos (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Prof. Brian Barsky (IEEE Fellow, University of Berkeley, USA)
  • Prof. Aggelos Katsaggelos (IEEE Fellow, Northwestern University, USA)
  • Prof. Josef Sifakis (Turing Award 2007, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Prof. Hisashi Kobayashi (Princeton University, USA)
  • Prof. Leonid Kazovsky (Stanford University, USA)
  • Prof. Narsingh Deo (IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, University of Central Florida, USA)
  • Prof. Kamisetty Rao (Fellow IEEE, Univ. of Texas at Arlington,USA)
  • Prof. Anastassios Venetsanopoulos (Fellow IEEE, University of Toronto, Canada)
  • Prof. Steven Collicott (Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA)
  • Prof. Nikolaos Paragios (Ecole Centrale Paris, France)
  • Prof. Nikolaos G. Bourbakis (IEEE Fellow, Wright State University, USA)
  • Prof. Stamatios Kartalopoulos (IEEE Fellow, University of Oklahoma, USA)
  • Prof. Irwin Sandberg (IEEE Fellow, University of Texas at Austin, USA),
  • Prof. Michael Sebek (IEEE Fellow, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Prof. Hashem Akbari (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Prof. Yuriy S. Shmaliy, (IEEE Fellow, The University of Guanajuato, Mexico)
  • Prof. Lei Xu (IEEE Fellow, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
  • Prof. Paul E. Dimotakis (California Institute of Technology Pasadena, USA)
  • Prof. Martin Pelikan (UMSL, USA)
  • Prof. Patrick Wang (MIT, USA)
  • Prof. Wasfy B Mikhael (IEEE Fellow, University of Central Florida Orlando,USA)
  • Prof. Sunil Das (IEEE Fellow, University of Ottawa, Canada)
  • Prof. Panos Pardalos (University of Florida, USA)
  • Prof. Nikolaos D. Katopodes (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Prof. Bimal K. Bose (Life Fellow of IEEE, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA)
  • Prof. Janusz Kacprzyk (IEEE Fellow, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
  • Prof. Sidney Burrus (IEEE Fellow, Rice University, USA)
  • Prof. Biswa N. Datta (IEEE Fellow, Northern Illinois University, USA)
  • Prof. Mihai Putinar (University of California at Santa Barbara, USA)
  • Prof. Wlodzislaw Duch (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland)
  • Prof. Tadeusz Kaczorek (IEEE Fellow, Warsaw University of Tehcnology, Poland)
  • Prof. Michael N. Katehakis (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA)
  • Prof. Pan Agathoklis (Univ. of Victoria, Canada)
  • Dr. Subhas C. Misra (Harvard University, USA)
  • Prof. Martin van den Toorn (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
  • Prof. Malcolm J. Crocker (Distinguished University Prof., Auburn University,USA)
  • Prof. Urszula Ledzewicz, Southern Illinois University , USA.
  • Prof. Dimitri Kazakos, Dean, (Texas Southern University, USA)
  • Prof. Ronald Yager (Iona College, USA)
  • Prof. Constantin Udriste (University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania)
  • Prof. Keith L. Clark (Imperial College, London, UK)
  • Prof. Argyris Varonides (Univ. of Scranton, USA)
  • Prof. S. Furfari (Direction Generale Energie et Transports, Brussels, EU)
  • Prof. Constantin Udriste, University Politehnica of Bucharest , ROMANIA
  • Dr. Michelle Luke (Univ. Berkeley, USA)
  • Prof. Patrice Brault (Univ. Paris-sud, France)
  • Prof. Jim Cunningham (Imperial College London, UK)
  • Prof. Philippe Ben-Abdallah (Ecole Polytechnique de l'Universite de Nantes, France)
  • Prof. Photios Anninos (Medical School of Thrace, Greece)
  • Prof. Ichiro Hagiwara, (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • Prof. Andris Buikis (Latvian Academy of Science. Latvia)
  • Prof. Akshai Aggarwal (University of Windsor, Canada)
  • Prof. George Vachtsevanos (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Prof. Ulrich Albrecht (Auburn University, USA)
  • Prof. Imre J. Rudas (Obuda University, Hungary)
  • Prof. Alexey L Sadovski (IEEE Fellow, Texas A&M University, USA)
  • Prof. Amedeo Andreotti (University of Naples, Italy)
  • Prof. Ryszard S. Choras (University of Technology and Life Sciences Bydgoszcz, Poland)
  • Prof. Remi Leandre (Universite de Bourgogne, Dijon, France)
  • Prof. Moustapha Diaby (University of Connecticut, USA)
  • Prof. Brian McCartin (New York University, USA)
  • Prof. Elias C. Aifantis (Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki, Greece)
  • Prof. Anastasios Lyrintzis (Purdue University, USA)
  • Prof. Charles Long (Prof. Emeritus University of Wisconsin, USA)
  • Prof. Marvin Goldstein (NASA Glenn Research Center, USA)
  • Prof. Costin Cepisca (University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Romania)
  • Prof. Kleanthis Psarris (University of Texas at San Antonio, USA)
  • Prof. Ron Goldman (Rice University, USA)
  • Prof. Ioannis A. Kakadiaris (University of Houston, USA)
  • Prof. Richard Tapia (Rice University, USA)
  • Prof. F.-K. Benra (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
  • Prof. Milivoje M. Kostic (Northern Illinois University, USA)
  • Prof. Helmut Jaberg (University of Technology Graz, Austria)
  • Prof. Ardeshir Anjomani (The University of Texas at Arlington, USA)
  • Prof. Heinz Ulbrich (Technical University Munich, Germany)
  • Prof. Reinhard Leithner (Technical University Braunschweig, Germany)
  • Prof. Elbrous M. Jafarov (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey)
  • Prof. M. Ehsani (Texas A&M University, USA)
  • Prof. Sesh Commuri (University of Oklahoma, USA)
  • Prof. Nicolas Galanis (Universite de Sherbrooke, Canada)
  • Prof. S. H. Sohrab (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Prof. Rui J. P. de Figueiredo (University of California, USA)
  • Prof. Valeri Mladenov (Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria)
  • Prof. Hiroshi Sakaki (Meisei University, Tokyo, Japan)
  • Prof. Zoran S. Bojkovic (Technical University of Belgrade, Serbia)
  • Prof. K. D. Klaes, (Head of the EPS Support Science Team in the MET Division at EUMETSAT, France)
  • Prof. Emira Maljevic (Technical University of Belgrade, Serbia)
  • Prof. Kazuhiko Tsuda (University of Tsukuba, Tokyo, Japan)
  • Prof. Milan Stork (University of West Bohemia , Czech Republic)
  • Prof. C. G. Helmis (University of Athens, Greece)
  • Prof. Lajos Barna (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary)
  • Prof. Nobuoki Mano (Meisei University, Tokyo, Japan)
  • Prof. Nobuo Nakajima (The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan)
  • Prof. Victor-Emil Neagoe (Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania)
  • Prof. P. Vanderstraeten (Brussels Institute for Environmental Management, Belgium)
  • Prof. Annaliese Bischoff (University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA)
  • Prof. Virgil Tiponut (Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania)
  • Prof. Andrei Kolyshkin (Riga Technical University, Latvia)
  • Prof. Fumiaki Imado (Shinshu University, Japan)
  • Prof. Sotirios G. Ziavras (New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Prof. Constantin Volosencu (Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania)
  • Prof. Marc A. Rosen (University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada)
  • Prof. Thomas M. Gatton (National University, San Diego, USA)
  • Prof. Leonardo Pagnotta (University of Calabria, Italy)
  • Prof. Yan Wu (Georgia Southern University, USA)
  • Prof. Daniel N. Riahi (University of Texas-Pan American, USA)
  • Prof. Alexander Grebennikov (Autonomous University of Puebla, Mexico)
  • Prof. Bennie F. L. Ward (Baylor University, TX, USA)
  • Prof. Guennadi A. Kouzaev (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
  • Prof. Eugene Kindler (University of Ostrava, Czech Republic)
  • Prof. Geoff Skinner (The University of Newcastle, Australia)
  • Prof. Hamido Fujita (Iwate Prefectural University(IPU), Japan)
  • Prof. Francesco Muzi (University of L'Aquila, Italy)
  • Prof. Claudio Rossi (University of Siena, Italy)
  • Prof. Sergey B. Leonov (Joint Institute for High Temperature Russian Academy of Science, Russia)
  • Prof. Arpad A. Fay (University of Miskolc, Hungary)
  • Prof. Lili He (San Jose State University, USA)
  • Prof. M. Nasseh Tabrizi (East Carolina University, USA)
  • Prof. Alaa Eldin Fahmy (University Of Calgary, Canada)
  • Prof. Paul Dan Cristea (University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, Romania)
  • Prof. Gh. Pascovici (University of Koeln, Germany)
  • Prof. Pier Paolo Delsanto (Politecnico of Torino, Italy)
  • Prof. Radu Munteanu (Rector of the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
  • Prof. Ioan Dumitrache (Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania)
  • Prof. Corneliu Lazar (Technical University Gh.Asachi Iasi, Romania)
  • Prof. Nicola Pitrone (Universita degli Studi Catania, Italia)
  • Prof. Miquel Salgot (University of Barcelona, Spain)
  • Prof. Amaury A. Caballero (Florida International University, USA)
  • Prof. Maria I. Garcia-Planas (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain)
  • Prof. Petar Popivanov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria)
  • Prof. Alexander Gegov (University of Portsmouth, UK)
  • Prof. Lin Feng (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Prof. Colin Fyfe (University of the West of Scotland, UK)
  • Prof. Zhaohui Luo (Univ of London, UK)
  • Prof. Wolfgang Wenzel (Institute for Nanotechnology, Germany)
  • Prof. Weilian Su (Naval Postgraduate School, USA)
  • Prof. Phillip G. Bradford (The University of Alabama, USA)
  • Prof. Ray Hefferlin (Southern Adventist University, TN, USA)
  • Prof. Gabriella Bognar (University of Miskolc, Hungary)
  • Prof. Hamid Abachi (Monash University, Australia)
  • Prof. Karlheinz Spindler (Fachhochschule Wiesbaden, Germany)
  • Prof. Josef Boercsoek (Universitat Kassel, Germany)
  • Prof. Eyad H. Abed (University of Maryland, Maryland, USA)
  • Prof. F. Castanie (TeSA, Toulouse, France)
  • Prof. Robert K. L. Gay (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Prof. Andrzej Ordys (Kingston University, UK)
  • Prof. Harris Catrakis (Univ of California Irvine, USA)
  • Prof. T Bott (The University of Birmingham, UK)
  • Prof. T.-W. Lee (Arizona State University, AZ, USA)
  • Prof. Le Yi Wang (Wayne State University, Detroit, USA)
  • Prof. Oleksander Markovskyy (National Technical University of Ukraine, Ukraine)
  • Prof. Suresh P. Sethi (University of Texas at Dallas, USA)
  • Prof. Hartmut Hillmer(University of Kassel, Germany)
  • Prof. Bram Van Putten (Wageningen University, The Netherlands)
  • Prof. Alexander Iomin (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
  • Prof. Roberto San Jose (Technical University of Madrid, Spain)
  • Prof. Minvydas Ragulskis (Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania)
  • Prof. Arun Kulkarni (The University of Texas at Tyler, USA)
  • Prof. Joydeep Mitra (New Mexico State University, USA)
  • Prof. Vincenzo Niola (University of Naples Federico II, Italy)
  • Prof. Ion Chryssoverghi (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
  • Prof. Dr. Aydin Akan (Istanbul University, Turkey)
  • Prof. Sarka Necasova (Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Prof. C. D. Memos (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
  • Prof. S. Y. Chen, (Zhejiang University of Technology, China and University of Hamburg, Germany)
  • Prof. Duc Nguyen (Old Dominion University, Norfolk, USA)
  • Prof. Tuan Pham (James Cook University, Townsville, Australia)
  • Prof. Jiri Klima (Technical Faculty of CZU in Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Prof. Rossella Cancelliere (University of Torino, Italy)
  • Prof. Dr-Eng. Christian Bouquegneau (Faculty Polytechnique de Mons, Belgium)
  • Prof. Wladyslaw Mielczarski (Technical University of Lodz, Poland)
  • Prof. Ibrahim Hassan (Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
  • Prof. Stavros J.Baloyannis (Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
  • Prof. James F. Frenzel (University of Idaho, USA)
  • Prof. Vilem Srovnal,(Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic)
  • Prof. J. M. Giron-Sierra (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)
  • Prof. Walter Dosch (University of Luebeck, Germany)
  • Prof. Rudolf Freund (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
  • Prof. Erich Schmidt (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
  • Prof. Alessandro Genco (University of Palermo, Italy)
  • Prof. Martin Lopez Morales (Technical University of Monterey, Mexico)
  • Prof. Ralph W. Oberste-Vorth (Marshall University, USA)
  • Prof. Vladimir Damgov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria)
  • Prof. P.Borne (Ecole Central de Lille, France)

Topics of Interest

Educational Software and Development, Computers for Education, Distance Learning and Distance Teaching, Intelligent Robots as Teachers, Classroom Monitoring, New types of Examinations, Education Reforms, Continuous Collaboration of Industry and Education, Bridging the gap of Education and the Requirements of the Production, Multimedia for Education, Internet for Education, Web-based Education, E-School and E-University, E-Learning and E-Pedagogy, Educational Software and Development, Virtual school, Virtual Classroom, Synschronous and Non-Synchronous E-Learning, Impact of the E-Learning and Society, Distributed multimedia and Networks for education, Networking, Reliability aspects for Education, Privacy issues for education, Distributed computing and distributed data bases for education, Pricing and economic analysis of web-based systems for education, Social and cultural impact of modern communications for education, Basic Science in Engineering Education, Continuing Education & Its Delivery, International Recognition of Qualifications, Studies in Engineering and the needs of the Production and Market, Grants, Funds, Prizes and Projects for the New Educational Technologies, Globalization in education. Challenges and problems, Web-Management of education, Transfer of Know-how for educational technologies, Environment and educational technologies, Educational technologies for Women and Minorities, Educational technologies for People with Special Needs, Integration of Computers, Internet, Multimedia for Educational Purposes, Changes and Challenges in Engineering Education, Supervision and Re-Organization of Laboratories with New Technologies, Management of Educational Institutes, Psychological Aspects and Relations between lecturers and students, Methodologies in examinations and relevant problems, Examinations and Tests via Internet, Awards and Education, Educational Technology, Asynchronous Learning, Authoring Technology, Best Practices In ICT Classrooms, Constructivist Perspectives, Cooperative/Collaborative Learning, Data Mining Strategies For E-Learning Organizations, Diffusion Of Innovation, Distance and Open Learning, Educational Technology & Globalization, E-Portfolios, Human Resources In Educational Technology, Human-Computer Interaction, Hypermedia Applications, ICT Integration, ICT Literacy In Education, Improving Classroom Teaching, Innovation and Change In Education, Instructional Design, Intelligent E-Learning Systems, Intelligent Training Technology, Interactive E-Learning Systems, Interactive Learning Environment, Knowledge Management In E-Learning, Learning and Content Management Systems, Learning and Teaching With Technology, Learning Objects, Life Long Learning and Technology, Mobile Learning, Multimedia Applications, Network Based Education and Training, Pedagogical and Practical Issues, Professional Development & Teacher Training, Simulations in Education, Teaching/Learning Strategies, Video Games For Learning, Virtual Classroom, Virtual University, Resources and Funds in educational technologies, Quality Assurance in educational technologies, Promotion of the Cultural Heritage through educational technologies, Election of Faculty Members via Web, Educational Textbooks through the WWW, Web voting, Web banking, E-democracy, E-commerce, E-health services, Others.

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