Synopsis of Topic
An FIS can be constructed and implemented in a variety of ways. In the GCD software, we have adopted a standard format for fuzzy inference systems (*.fis) that is defined in Matlab's
Fuzzy Logic Toolbox. In this session, we show you how to build and edit your own FIS and emphasize the thought process behind choosing inputs, defining categories and their membership functions, building the rule table, calibrating the output, and verifying the behavior and performance of your FIS.
Why we're Covering it
Fuzzy inference systems are supported in the GCD Software and the
appropriate construction, calibration and applications of FIS is a
critical skill to develop. In this section we focus on the construction and calibration aspects of building an FIS.
Learning Outcomes Supported
This topic will help fulfill the following
primary learning outcome(s) for the workshop:

A comprehensive overview of the theory underpinning geomorphic change detection

The fundamental background
necessary to design effective repeat topographic monitoring campaigns
and distinguish geomorphic changes from noise (with particular focus on
restoration applications)
 Handson instruction on use of the GCD software through groupled and selfpaced exercises
Data and Materials for Exercises
Prerequisites for this Exercise
 Completed Exercises in Topics C, E, F , G & I
Relevant Online Help or Tutorials for this Topic
Resources
Slides and/or Handouts
Data
Relevant or Cited Literature
 Jang JSR and Gulley N. 2009. Fuzzy Logic Toolbox 2: User Guide, Matlab, Matlab, Natick, MA, 343 pp.
 Milan DJ, Heritage GL, Large ARG and Fuller IC. 2011. Filtering spatial error from DEMs: Implications for morphological change estimation. Geomorphology. 125(1): 160171. DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2010.09.012.
 Wheaton JM, Brasington J, Darby SE and Sear D. 2010. Accounting
for Uncertainty in DEMs from Repeat Topographic Surveys: Improved Sediment Budgets. Earth
Surface Processes and Landforms. 35 (2): 136156. DOI: 10.1002/esp.1886.
 Wheaton JM. 2008. Uncertainty
in Morphological Sediment Budgeting of Rivers. Unpublished
PhD Thesis, University of Southampton, Southampton, 412 pp. Chapters 4 & 5.