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h ave g u ide d Her rer a -V ie d m a's
research on fuzzy linguistic decision
making. Yager's works on aggregation operators and information systems have contributed to support his
proposals on linguistic aggregation
operators and their applications in
fuzzy decision making and information retrieval systems. Pedryck's
works on granular computing have
helped Herrera-Viedma to develop
his studies on fuzzy linguistic modeling. Herrera-Viedma has collaborated with them in many different
scientific activities, such as conferences, invited talks, special sessions,
special issues in journals, edited
books, and papers.
He h a s c o n t r i bu t e d t o t h e
advancement of the SMCS by writing quality papers that have been
published in IEEE conferences and
journals. Some of his papers published in IEEE journals are classified as highly cited papers in Web
of Science. In one of his visits to
the University of Granada (April
2013), Pedryzk encouraged HerreraViedma to become more active in
the SMCS. Herrera-Viedma decided
to present his candidature to be a
member of the SMCS Board of Governors (BoG), and he was chosen
as a member in 2014. He volunteers
on several IEEE committees, such
as the Region 8 Chapter Coordination Committee and the Publication
Ethics Committee.
Leading the Charge
Herrera-Viedm's main objective as a
senior volunteer within the Society is
to get the SMCS identified as a leading
society in our scientific community
in generating knowledge and innovation. To achieve this goal, he wants to
cooperate on enhancing the visibility
of IEEE conferences, attracting talented members, empowering transfer
activities to civil society, developing
the activities of our Society, and

especially improving the quality and
funding, and international collaboraimpact of IEEE journals. Within the
tive research that integrates the caSMCS, he wants to work on the folpabilities of different research teams.
lowing challenges:
This will consolidate strong research
groups within the SMCS.
◆ a communication policy to boost
Research output is not usually the
the image of the IEEE as a relresult of work by a single researcher
evant generation-agent of knowlbut a group of researchers who work
edge and innovation in the civil
together for a common goal. This is
society and business world
the case of scientific successes attrib◆ innovation aspects, such as prouted to Herrera-Viedma, so he would
moting the activities of crowd
like to show his gratitude to these
sourcing within our scientific
researchers and collaborators, and
community or promoting patentoften friends, who have worked with
generation policies
him since the beginning of its activ◆ science evaluation aspects, such
ity at the University of Granada: Prof.
as developing science analysis,
Francisco Chiclana (De Monfort Unistudies based on modern bibversity), Prof. Sergio Alonso (Univerliometric indicators that allow
sity of Granada), Dr. Francisco Javier
us to discover trends, main
Cabrerizo (UNED), Prof. Carlos Poractors, and new research niches,
cel (University of Jaén), Dr. Manolo
among others.
Cobo (University of Granada), Dr.
Herrera-Viedma would like to leverage
Ignacio Pérez (University of Cádiz),
his experience in magazine publishing
Prof. Antonio G. López (University
and bibliometrics to work on improvof Granada), Prof. Javier López (Uniing the quality and visibility of our sciversity of Granaentific journals.
da), Prof. Antonio
Research is one
Ruíz (University of
of the pillars of the
Herrera-Viedma
Granada), Dr. Jesús
progress of society,
was chosen to be
Ser ra no (Univerand yet we find that,
sity of Castilla La
a member of the
in many countries,
Mancha), Prof. Eduthe resources that
BoG in 2014.
ardo Peis (Univergovernments allosity of Granada),
cate to research are
Dr. Alvaro Tejeda
scarce. It is the re(Telefonica Digital), Dr. Juan Bernsponsibility of all of us and our Sociabe (Telefonica Digital), Prof. Hamido
ety to promote the value of research
Fujita (Iwate Prefectural University),
between governments and ensure
Dr. Juan Antonio Morente (University
that research activities are considof Granada), Dr. Raquel Ureña (Uniered a priority in government policies.
versity of Granada), Dr. Francisco
Spain is experiencing this situation,
Mata (University of Jaén), Dr. Jose
with low research funding, a lack of
Antonio Moral (University of Granaresearch planning, brain drain, and,
da), Prof. Bernabé Esteban (Univeras a consequence, great damage to
sity of Granada), and Dr. Rosa Sanz
the whole system of Spanish public
(University of Granada).
research. In this negative framework,
Herrera-Viedma believes that a soluReference
tion would be to develop quality research that adds value to the lives
[1] E. Herrera-Viedma and J. López-Gijón, "Libraries'
of citizens, research excellence that
social role in the information age," Science, vol. 339, no.
will attract both public and private
6126, p. 1382, 2013.

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