EMPLOYMENT University of Western Sydney

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

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PhD** (Engineering Sciences)

DSc

HONOURS

Decree of Merit

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

* Associate Editor of the International Journal "Fuzzy Sets and Systems", North-Holland: Amsterdam, 1978-1985

* Referee of "Mathematical Abstracts", USA, 1975-1983

* Program Committee Coordinator and Co-Organizer of the First International Discourse "Fuzzy Logic and the Management of Complexity ", Sydney, January 1996 and Second Discourse on Second International Discourse "With Fuzzy Logic in the New Millennium", Mackay, September 2000

* Member of the International Program Committee of the Fourth International Conference on Neural Information Processing), Dunedin, New Zealand, November, 1997

* Co-Editor of "Fuzzy System Design: Social and Engineering Applications",1998 and "Fuzzy Logic: A Framework for the new Millennium", 2002 published by Physica-Verlag, Heidelberg and New York

MEMBERSHIP OF LEARNED SOCIETIES & PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATION

* Member of the American Mathematical Society, 1975-83

* Member of the International Society for the Systems Sciences, 1993

* Member of BISC (Berkeley Initiative for Soft Computing), 1994 -

* Member of Zadeh Institute for Information Technology (ZIFIT), Berkeley, 1999

PROFESSIONAL AND/OR TEACHING BACKGROUND

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Books
**1. Dimitrov, V. and Hodge, B. (2002)

2. Dimitrov, V. and Naess, T. (2002)

3. Dimitrov, V. and Korotkich, V. (Eds.) (2002)

4. Dimitrov, V., Kuhn, L. and Woog, R. (Eds) (2001)

5. Dimitrov, V. and V. Korotkich (Eds.) (2000)

6. Reznik, L., Dimitrov, V., Kacprzyk, J. (Eds.) (1998)

7. Dimitrov, J. and Dimitrov, V. (Eds.) (1996)

8. Dimitrov, V., Georgieva M. and Marinova, I. (1992)

9. Ivakhnenko, A., Zaichenko, Yu. and Dimitrov, V. (1976)

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**Refereed Chapters in Books, Articles in Journals,
Conference
Papers**

**2003
**

2. Dimitrov, V. (2003) Towards A New KInd of Social Science, *Complex
Systems*, 14 (to appear)

3. Eriksen, H. and Dimitrov, V. (2003) Ecology of Oral Health: A
Complexity
Perspective. *European Journal of Oral Sciences*, 111 (in press)

4. Eriksen, H. and Dimitrov, V. (2003) The Human Mouth: Oral Functions
in a Social Complexity Perspective, *Acta Odontologica Scandinavica*
, 61 (in press).

**2002**

1. Dimitrov, V. (2002) Introduction to Fuzziology, in *Fuzzy Logic:
A Paradigm for the New Millennium*, Eds. V. Dimitrov and V. Korotkich,
Heidelberg and New York: Physica-Verlag, pp.9-26

2. Dimitrov, V. (2002) Learning Ecology for Humans and Machines:
Soft-Computing
Approach, in *Fuzzy Logic: A Paradigm for the New Millennium*, Eds. V.
Dimitrov and V. Korotkich, Physica-Verlag: Heidelberg, New York, pp.
364-386

3. Dimitrov, V. and Wilson, S. (2002) Fuzziology and Lifelong Learning,
in *Fuzzy Logic: A Paradigm for the New Millennium*, Eds. V. Dimitrov
and V. Korotkich, Physica-Verlag: Heidelberg, New York, pp. 45-53

4. Dimitrov, V. and Woog, R. (2002) Fuzziology in Search of Insights for
Understanding Global Economy, in *Fuzzy Logic: A Paradigm for the
New Millennium*
, Eds. V. Dimitrov and V. Korotkich, Physica-Verlag: Heidelberg, New York,
pp. 137-146

5. Dimitrov, V. and Weinstein, A. (2002) Use of Fuzziology when Dealing
with Hard Negotiation, in *Fuzzy Logic: A Paradigm for the New Millennium*
, Eds. V. Dimitrov and V. Korotkich, Physica-Verlag: Heidelberg, New York,,
p. 54-62

5. Dimitrov, V. and Hodge, B. (2002) Why Does Fuzzy Logic Need the Challenge
of Social Complexity? in *Fuzzy Logic: A Paradigm for the New Millennium*
, Eds. V. Dimitrov and V. Korotkich, Physica-Verlag: Heidelberg, New York,,
pp. 27-44

7. Dimitrov, V. and Woog, R. (2002) Self-organization in Human Dynamics:
The Law of requisite Vorticity, in *Systemist: Special Conference Edition*
, Rds. G. Ragsdell and J. Wilby, Bristol: UK Systems Society, pp. 52-60

**2001**

1. Dimitrov, V. *et a*l (2001) Fuzziology and Social Complexity,
in "*Advances in Fuzzy Systems and Evolutionary Computation*",
Ed. N.Mastorakis,
New York and Athens: World Scientific Engineering Society Press, pp. 88-93

2. Dimitrov, V. (2001) Exploration of Complex Dynamics of Human dentity:
Methodological Aspects, in "*Social Science Methodology in the New Millennium
(Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Logic and Methodology,
Cologne 3-6, 2000)*"; Eds. J. Blasius, E. de Leeuw, J. Hox and P. Schmidt,
CD, Opladen, Germany: Leske & Budrich

3. Dimitrov, V. (2001) Bridging Complexity and Ecology, in
*Complex Systems*
,13, 4, pp. 393-413

**2000**

1. Dimitrov, V. (2000) Swarm-like Dynamics in Organization and Management,
*Complex Systems*, vol. 12, 4,
pp.413-420

2. Dimitrov, V. and Woog, R. (2000) Studying Social Complexity: from Soft
to Virtual Systems Methodology, *Complex Systems*, vol. 11, 6,
pp.501-509

3. Dimitrov, V. and Woog, R. (2000) Virtual Semiosis of Communication,
*Journal of Social Ecology*, Ed.
B.Stewart., Richmond: UWS Publ., pp. 183-189

4. Dimitrov, V. and Ebsary, R. (2000) A Busca de Identidade, *Thot*
, 74, pp. 51-60 (in Portugese)

5. Dimitrov, V. and Woog, R. (2000) Making Sense of Social Complexity through
Strange Attractors, in *Proceedings of the International Conference
on Systems
Thiniking and Management, Deakin University, 8-10 November 2000* , Eds.
G. Altmann *et all*, Geelong: Publ. Deakin University

6. Dimitrov, V. and Woog, R. (2000) Use of Fuzziology for Studying Global
Economy, in *New Logic for the New Economy*, Ed. G. Zollo,
Napoli: Edizioni
Scientifiche Italiane, pp. 313-317

**1999**

1. Dimitrov, V. (1999) Fuzzy Logic at Service for a Better World: The
Social Dimension of Fuzzy Sets, in *Computational Intelligence and
Applications*
, Ed. N. Mastorakis, New York and Athens: World Scientific Engineering Society
Press, pp. 129-132

2. Dimitrov, V. and B. Hodge (1999) Virtual Meaning: Problems of
Interpretation
in the Social Sciences, in *Computing with Words in Information/Intelligent
Systems*, Eds. L. Zadeh and J. Kacprzyk, Heidelberg and New York:
Physica-Verlag,
pp. 136-153

**1998**

1. Dimitrov, V. and K. Kopra (1998) Fuzzy Logic and the Management of Social
Complexity, in *Fuzzy Systems Design: Social and Engineering Applications*
, Eds. Reznik, L., Dimirov, V. and J. Kasprzyk, Heidelberg, New
York: Physica-Verlag,
pp. 105-116

2. Reznik, L., Dimitrov, V. and Kacprzyk, J. (1998) Preface, in *Fuzzy
Systems Design: Social and Engineering Applications*, Eds. Reznik, L.,
Dimirov, V. and J. Kasprzyk, Heidelberg and New York: Physica-Verlag, pp.
v-xi

3. McNeil, D. and Dimitrov, V. (1998) On the Topolology of Uncertainty,
in *Fuzzy Systems Design: Social and Engineering Applications*,
Heidelberg,
Eds. Reznik, L., Dimirov, V. and J. Kasprzyk, Heidelberg and New
York: Physica-Verlag,
pp. 171-184

4. Dimitrov, V. and Hodge, B. (1998) Autopoiesis and Spirituality,
*Proceed.
First SlaM Conference*, Richmond, UWS Publ.

5. Woog, R., Dimitrov, V. and L. Kuhn-White, L. (1998), Fuzzy Logic as
an Evocative Framework for Studying Social Systems, in* Fuzzy Systems Design:
Social and Engineering Applications*, Eds. Reznik, L., Dimirov, V. and
J. Kasprzyk, Heidelberg and New York: Physica-Verlag, pp. 105-116

**1997**

1. Dimitrov, V. and Maheshwari, B. (1997) Fuzzy-Genetic Study of Hydraulic
Resistance Families in Surface Irrigation, *Complexity International*
, vol. 4 http://www.csu.edu.au/ci/vol04/dimmah/fuzzgen.htm

2. Dimitrov, V. (1997) Use of Fuzzy Logic in Dealing with Social Complexity,
*Complexity International*, vol.4
http://www.csu.edu.au/ci/vol04/dimitrov1/dimitrov.htm

**1996**

1. Dimitrov, V., Woog, R. and Kuhn, L. (1996) The Divergence Syndrome
in Social Systems, in *Complex Systems 96*, Eds. R. Stocker, H. Jelinek,
B. Durnota and T. Bossomaier, Amsterdam, Oxford, Tokyo and Washington: IOS
Press, pp.142-146 http://www.csu.edu.au/ci/vol03/dimitro/dimitro.html

2. Woog, R., Kuhn, L. and Dimitrov, V. (1996) Not Just Going to the Abyss,
Bridging It Towards the Articulation of a Spiritual-Critical Heuristic Inquiry
Methodology, in *Fuzzy Logic and the Management of Complexity: Proc. First
International Discourse on Fuzzy Logic and the Management of Complexity*
, vol. 1, Eds. J.Dimitrov and V. Dimitrov, Richmond: FLAMOC'96, pp. 13-17

**1994**

1. Dimitrov, V. and Russell, D. (1994) The Fuzziness of Communication, in
*Seized by Agreement, Swamped by Understanding: A collection of papers to
celebrate the visit to Australia, in August 1994, by Humberto Maturana*
, Eds: L.Fell, D. Russell, and A. Stewart, Richmond: UWS Publ., pp. 183-192
http://www.zulenet.com/VladimirDimitrov/pages/fuzcom.html

2. Dimitrov, V. and Dimitrov, J. (1994) Fuzzy Logic:A Key to Shared Wisdom,
in *Seized by Agreement, Swamped by Understanding: A collection of papers
to celebrate the visit to Australia, in August 1994, by Humberto Maturana*
, Eds: L.Fell, D. Russell, and A. Stewart, Richmond: UWS Publ., pp. 193-197
http://www.zulenet.com/VladimirDimitrov/pages/fuzlog.html

3. Russell, D., Dimitrov, V. and Fell, L. (1994) Ancient Wisdom and
Contemporary
Ecological Problems in *Seized by Agreement, Swamped by Understanding: A
collection of papers to celebrate the visit to Australia, in August 1994,
by Humberto Maturana*, Eds: L.Fell, D. Russell, and A. Stewart, Richmond:
UWS Publ., pp. 207-215 http://www.pnc.com.au/~lfell/vladaa.html

4. Dimitrov, V. (1994) A Fuzzy Symplectic Systems: A New Framework
for Multi-Stakeholder
Decision-Making, in *NAFIPS/IFIS/NASA'94: Proc. First Intern Conference,
*Eds. L. Hall, H. Ying, R. Langari and J. Yen, Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Inc.,
pp. 153-156

5. Dimitrov, V. and Dimitrov, J. (1994) 'Irrational Science' and
Participatory
Wisdom: A Framework for Ecological Improvement, *Humanecologi*
(International
Journal of Nordic Society, Norway), August

**1993**

1. Dimitrov, V. and Russell, D. (1993) Modelling at the Edge of Chaos,
*Proc. International Congress on
Modelling and Simulation, vol.3*, Eds. M.McAleer and A.Jakeman, Perth:
University of Western Australia Publ., pp. 1005-1010

2. Russell, D. Dimitrov, V. and Fell, L. (1993) Indigenous Spirituality
and Alcoholics Anonymous Philosophy as a Source of Community Empowerment for
Dealing with Ecological Problems, in *Ethical Management of Science as
a System: Proc. 37th Annual Meeting of ISSS*, Ed. R. Packham, Richmond,
UWS Publ., pp. 476-484

**1992**

1. Dimitrov, V. (1992) Cycles and Chaos in Economy, *Economics*
, 6 and 7 - in Bulgarian

2. Dimitrov. V. (1992) Paradoxes versus Common Reason, *Economics*
, 5 - in Bulgarian

3. Dimitrov, V. (1992) Study of Economic Cycles, *Statistics*, 3 -
in Bulgarian

**1991**

1. Dimitrov, V. (1991) The Golden Mean in Economy, *Economics*,
1 - in Bulgarian

2. Dimitrov, V. (1991) Business Cycles and Business Register,
*Economics*
, 3 - in Bulgarian

**1990**

1. Dimitrov, V. (1990) On Econometric Analysis, *Economics*, 7
- in Bulgarian

2. Dimitrov, V. (1990) The Energy Potential of Statistics, *Economics*
, 10 - in Bulgarian

**1989**

1. Dimitrov, V. (1989) Fuzzy Catastrophes, in *Systems & Control
Encyclopaedia*, Ed. M. Singh, Oxford and New York: Pergamon Press, pp.
1786-1788

2. Dimitrov, V. (1989) Principle of Harmony in Econometric Modelling, *
Economic Thought*, 12 (Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences), pp. 96-105
- in Bulgarian

3. Dimitrov, V. (1989) A New Approach to Analysis of Qualitative Changes
in Social and Economic Processes, in *Annals of Centre for Science
and Research
in Statistics* (Central Statistical Office: Sofia) - in Bulgarian

4. Dimitrov, V. (1989) On Artificial Fuzziness in Modelling, Proc. *3rd
National Conference on Methological Problems of Mathematical
Modelling, vol.3*
, V. Tarnovo, Bulgaria - in Bulgarian

**1988**

1. Dimitrov, V. (1988) Mathematical Theory of Catastrophes in Service
to Statistical Analysis, in *Problems of Statistical Analysis: Proc. National
Scientific Conference on Statistics* (Karl Marx University of Economics:
Sofia, Bulgaria) - in Bulgarian

**1983**

1. Dimitrov, V. (1983) Group Choice and Self-Organisation under Fuzzy
Information, *Fuzzy Sets
and Systems*
, vol.9, pp. 25-39

2. Dimitrov, V. (1983) Fuzzy Catastrophes in Non-Trivial Decision-Making,
in *Theory and Practice of Multiple Criteria Decision-Making*, Eds. C.
Carlsson and Yu. Kochetkov, Amsterdam: North Holland, pp. 51-59

**1981**

1. Lakov, D. and Dimitrov, V. (1981) Formation of Stable Coalitions
in Poly-Ergative Control Systems, *Systems and Control*, 1 - in
Bulgarian

**1979**

1. Dimitrov, V. (1979) What Needs to Be Remembered when Building
Stochastic
Models?, *Automatics and Computer Technics*, 2- in Bulgarian

**1978**

1. Dimitrov, V. (1978) Fuzzy Control, in *W. Wechler: The Concept
of Fuzziness in Automata and Language Theory*, Berlin: Akademie-Verlag,
pp. 127-133

**1977**

1. Dimitrov, V. (1977) Social Choice and Self-organization under Fuzzy
Management, *Kybernetes*, vol.6. pp. 153-156

2. Dimitrov, V. and Kunchev, O. (1977) Efficient Governing Humanistic Systems
by Fuzzy Instructions, in *Modern Trends in Cybernetics and Systems*
, Eds. J. Rose and C. Bilciu, Heidelberg and New York: Springer Verlag,
pp. 125-133

3. Dimitrov, V. (1977) Precise Effects through Fuzzy Actions, in
*Applications
and Research in Information Systems and Sciences, vol.2,* Eds. D. Lainiotis
and N. Tzannes, Wshington and London: Hemisphere

4. Dimitrov, V. and Driankov, D. (1977) Pointwise Prediction Based on Fuzzy
Sets, in *Applications and Research in Information Systems and Sciences,
vol.1,* Eds. D. Lainiotis and N. Tzannes, Wshington and London: Hemisphere,
pp. 93-97

5. Dimitrov, V., Driankov, D. and Petrov, A. (1977) Fuzzy Equations with
Applications to Water Pollution Control, *Proc. IFAC Symposium on
Environmental
Planning, Design and Control*, Kyoto, Japan

6. Dimitrov, V. (1977) Modelling Humanistic Systems through Fuzzy Logic,
*Proc. IFAC Symposium on Discrete
Systems*, Dresden, Germany

7. Dimitrov, V. and Driankova, L. (1977) Program System for Social Choice
under Fuzzy Managing, in *Information Processing'77*, Ed. B. Gilchrist,
Amsterdam and New York: North Holland, pp. 807-811

**1976**

1. Dimitrov, V. (1976) Learning for Decision-Making with Fuzzy Automata,
in *Computer Oriented Learning Processes*, Ed. J. Simon, Leyden:
Noordhoff,
pp. 149-153

2. Dimitrov, V. (1976) Theory and Practice of Heuristic Programming, in
*Mathematical Education*, Sofia:
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, pp. 11-26 - in Bulgarian

3. Dimitrov, V. (1976) Non-Formal Theory of Fuzzy Management *Systems
and Control*, 1 - in Bulgarian

4. Dimitrov, V. and Angelkov, V. (1976) Applications of Theory of Fuzzy
Control in Economics,* Systems and Control*, 2 - in Bulgarian

5. Dimitrov, V., Stanchev, P. and Driankov, D. (1976) Applications of Theory
of Fuzzy Control in Sociology and Medical Diagnostics, *Systems and
Control*
, 3 - in Bulgarian

67. Dimitrov, V. and Galabov, B. (1976) Using Fuzzy Sets in Processing
of Empirical Information, *Proc. 2nd National Conference on Automation*
, Varna, Bulgaria - in Bulgarian

**1975**

1. Dimitrov, V., Driankov, D. and Petrov, A. (1975) Fuzzy Algorithms
Execution, in *Use of Mathematical Models and Computers in Linguistics*
, Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - in Russian

2. Barnev, P. and Dimitrov, V. (1975) Application of Fuzzy Sets Apparatus
for Studying Artificial Languagues, in *Use of Mathematical Models
and Computers
in Linguistics*, Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - in Russian

3. Dimitrov, V. and Wechler, W. (1975) Optimal Fuzzy Control of Humanistic
Systems, *Proc. 6th IFAC World Congres*, Boston, pp. 41.4 (1-4)

**1974**

1. Dimitrov, V. and Wechler, W. (1974) R-fuzzy Automata, in *Information
Processing'74, *Amsterdam and New York North Holland, pp. 657-660

2. Barnev, P., Dimitrov, V. and Stanchev, P. (1974) Fuzzy System Approach
to Decision-Making Based on Public Opinion Investigation through
Questionnaires,
in *Proc. IFAC Symposium on Stochastic Control, Budapest, September 25-27*
, pp. 637-642

3. Dimitrov, V. and Mitzeva, V. (1974) Two Heuristic Algorithms for
Estimation
of Missing Data, in *Annals of the Institute of Science and Research in
Automation*, Sofia - in Bulgarian

4. Barnev, P., Dimitrov, V. and Tomov, V. (1974) Universal
Heuristic Optimizer
- A Program for Practical Optimization of Complex Systems, *Proc. IFAC/IFORS
Symposium on Optimization*, Varna, Bulgaria - in Russian

**1973**

1. Dimitrov, V. (1973) Heuristic Methods and their Applications, *
Automatics and Computer Technics*, 1 - in Bulgarian

2. Dimitrov, V. (1973) Heuristic Prognostication in Large Production Systems,
*Automatics and Computer Technics*
, 3 - in Bulgarian

3. Dimitrov, V. (1973) Multilayered Stochastic Languages for
Pattern Recognition,
*Proc. 1st International
Joint Conference
on Pattern Recognition*, Washington

4. Ivakhnenko, A, Dimitrov, V. and Gulyan, N. (1973) Problems of Modelling
Complex Objects based on Heuristic Self-Organisation, in *Cybernetics and
Computing Technics*, 13 - in Russian

**1972**

1. Dimitrov, V. and Patrati, I. (1972) Method for Optimal
Discrete Representation
of Random Variables, in *Self-Organisation of Cybernetical Systems *
(Series of the Institute of Cybernetics of Ukrainian Academy of Sciences:
Kiev) - in Russian

2. Ivakhnenko, A. Dimitrov, V. and Spinu, E. (1972) Multilayered Algorithms
of Statistical Decision Theory, *Proc. 5th World Congress of
IFAC*, Paris

3. Dimitrov, V. (1972) Methods for Pattern Recognition based on Heuristic
Self-Organization, *Proc. 3d Congress of Bulgarian Mathematicians*, Varna,
Bulgaria - in Bulgarian

4. Dimitrov, V. (1972) Self-Organizing Algorithms for Recognition of Chemical
Technological Situations, *Proc. 1st National Conference on Automation*
, Gabrovo, Bulgaria - in Bulgarian

5. Dimitrov, V. and Divitakov, A. (1972) Human-Machine
Decision-Making Algorithms,*
Proc. 1st National Conference on Automation, *Gabrovo, Bulgaria - in
Bulgarian

**1971**

1. Ivakhnenko, A. and Dimitrov, V. (1971) Multilayered Decision-Making
Algorithms, *Proc. 5th Conference on Control Problems*, vol.2, Moscow
- in Russian

2. Ivakhnenko, A., Dimitrov, V. and Spinu, E. (1971) Multilayered Theory
of Decision-Making , *Avtomatika*, 1 - in Ukrainian

3. Ivakhnenko, A. and Dimitrov, V. (1971) Trajectory of Heuristics-Generating
Process, *Problems of Psychology* (Journal of Soviet Academy of Sciences),
1, pp. 122-126 - in Russian

4. Ivakhnenko, A., Spinu, E. and Dimitrov, V. (1971) Probabilistic Model
of Pesticide Destruction, in *Cybernetical Technics*, 9 (Institute of
Cybernetics of Ukrainian Academy of Sciences: Kiev) - in Russian

**1970**

1. Dimitrov, V. (1970) Probabilistic Algorithm of Group Method of
Data Handling
(GMDH) with Consecutive Input of Arguments , *Avtomatika*, 5, pp. 79-81
- in Ukrainian

2. Dimitrov, V. (1970) Algorithms of GMDH on Zadeh Fuzzy Sets,
*Avtomatika*
, 4, pp. 50- 57 - in Ukrainian

3. Dimitrov, V. (1970) Generator of Heuristics in Human-Operator Models,
in *Technical Cybernetics*, 2 (Series of the Institute of Cybernetics
of Ukrainian Academy of Sciences: Kiev), pp. 23-41 - in Russian

4. Ivakhnenko, A., Dimitrov, V. and Gulyan, N. (1970) GMDH in Associative
Model Constuction, *Avtomatika *, 1 - in Ukrainian

5. Ivakhnenko, A., Spinu, E. and Dimitrov, V. (1970) Recognition of Pesticide
Destruction Periods, *Avtomatika*, 5 - in Ukrainian

**1969**

1. Dimitrov, V. (1969) Application of Genetic Theory for Selection of
Partial Descriptions in GMDH, *Avtomatika*, 6, pp. 75-80 - in
Ukrainian

2. Ivaknhennko, A. and Dimitrov, V. (1969) Probabilistic Algorithms of GMDH
for Prediction, *Avtomatika*, 3, pp. 31-49 - in Ukrainian