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Dmitry Frolov on his visit to Zakopane

The 18th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing (ICAISC) was held at the Mercury Hotel, located in the Polish city of Zakopane, from June 16 to June 20, 2019. Dmitry Frolov shared his impressions on his visit to Metz.

The Organizing Committee chose the small resort town in the Tatra Mountains as the venue of the event (the ridge is part of the Carpathian system and is the highest part of them), located two hours from Krakow, the former capital of Poland. The town is located in amazingly beautiful places, at an altitude of about one kilometre above sea level and is considered the winter capital of Poland due to the large number of ski and slalom slopes. Indeed, by its nature, Zakopane is more reminiscent of Switzerland.

The conference was opened with several plenary reports, among which the lecture of Prof. Dacheng Tao, the University of Sydney (Australia), one of the most cited authors in the field of artificial intelligence, as well as Prof. Witold Pedrycz, the University of Alberta (Canada).

I presented the paper "Method for Generalization of Fuzzy Sets". This is our joint paper with Prof. Boris Mirkin, Susana Nascimento (New University of Lisbon) and Trevor Fenner (Birkbeck, University of London). During the poster session, in which the paper was exhibited, it was possible to exchange experience with several foreign colleagues. I also took the opportunity to get acquainted with the works of all other participants. The organizers did not do parallel sections, many participants noted this fact as a convenience.

For the conference participants, a tour of the historical places of the town and its environs was conducted: we visited several Catholic churches, the main street, and even a farm on the outskirts of the town.

Separately, I note the composition of the participants and a very good organization. The "logistics" of the venue at first seemed quite difficult. But, having been to Zakopane, I understood the organizers ’intentions - the venue is ideal for such an event.

I acknowledge the Head of the DeCAn Center Prof. Fuad Tagievich Alekserov, the DeCAn Center collaborators, and my co-authors for the opportunity to present our paper at this conference.

Dmitry Frolov, research assistant of DeCAn lab