Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Com put ing Th e series " Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing " contains pub lications on various areas with in the so-called soft com put ing which include fuzzy sets, rough sets, neural networks, ev o lu tion ary computations, probabilistic and evidential reasoning, mul ti-valued logic, and related fields. Th e… (More)
A well known and established model in communication policy in sociology and marketing is that of opinion leadership. Opinion leaders are actors in a society who are able to affect the behavior of other members of the society called followers. Hence, opinion leaders might have a considerable impact on the behavior of markets and other social agglomerations… (More)
We present an overview of the political applications of power indices, carried out at the University of Bergamo with partners in Europe and United States. New designs, explanations and examples are added so as to better illustrate the results obtained. Additionally, certain open problems are described.