info about ISCI 2000


Subject: info about ISCI 2000
From: Peter Sincak (sincak@ccsun.tuke.sk)
Date: Wed Jan 12 2000 - 16:40:42 MET


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   Announcement of the fellowship program
      for young scientists participation
             on ISCI 2000

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Conference is supported by:

International neural network society
European neural network society
Asian-Pacific neural network Assembly
Nuclear Power Plant research Institute / Slovakia
European Union - 5. FP financial support

Type of event: Euroconference

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Who can ask for financial support?

Any research person from EU and assoc. EU states
who wants to attend the symposium can ask for
financial support that covers
- travel expenses, accommodation and fee.

Applicant must be under 35 !!!

Preference will be given to active persons
who are submitting a paper to the symposium.
Proceedings will be published in Springer-Verlag.

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Who from invited speakers will attend the event?

The list of invited and confirmed speakers
is as follows:

Prof. Zadeh - USA
Prof. Goldberg - USA
Prof. Bezdek - USA
Prof. Werbos - USA
Prof. Zurada - USA
Prof. Adeli - USA
Dr. Igelnik - USA
Dr. Merenyi - USA
Prof. Hirota - Japan
Prof. Fukushima - Japan
Prof. Takagi - Japan
Prof. Kasabov - New Zealand
Prof. Moraga - Germany
Prof. Pap - Yougoslavia
Prof. Kacprzyk - Poland
Prof. Duch - Poland
Dr. Kurkova - Czech Republic
Prof. Gams - Slovenia

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What is the deadline for fellowship application?

The deadline for fellowship application is
25-th of February 2000. Applicant should send mail
with his basic personal data to e-mail
isci@neuron-ai.tuke.sk

Decision about grant award will be announced until
25-th of March 2000

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      International Symposium on Computational Intelligence

                           ISCI - 2000

                         Kosice - Slovakia

                  August 30 - September 1, 2000

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Web pages worldwide:
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Europe: http://neuron-ai.tuke.sk/cig/isci
USA: http://cns.bu.edu/~kopco/isci

Symposium is organized by:
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Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics
Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia

Faculty of Chemical Technology and Faculty of Civil Engineering
Slovak Technical University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Symposium is supported by:
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International Neural Network Society
Asian Pacific Neural Network Assembly
European Neural Network Society
Nuclear Power Plants Research Institute, Inc., Trnava, Slovakia

Invited speakers - confirmed :

Prof. Zadeh - USA
Prof. Goldberg - USA
Prof. Bezdek - USA
Prof. Zurada - USA
Prof. Igelnik - USA
Prof. Werbos - USA
Dr. E. Merenyi - USA
Prof. Hirota - Japan
Prof. Fukushima - Japan
Prof. H. Takagi - Japan
Prof. Kasabov - New Zealand
Prof. Moraga - Germany
Prof. Gams - Slovenia
Prof. W. Duch - Poland
Prof. Kacprzyk - Poland
Prof. Pap - Yugoslavia
Dr. Kurkova - Czech Republic

some other speakers are under negotiation.

Presentation of Companies :

- Ecanse - Siemens Software System
- AND-corporation - USA

some others are under negotiation.

Honorary chairpersons:
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Gail Carpenter - USA
Lotfi Zadeh - USA
David Goldberg - USA

General chairmen:
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V. Kvasnicka - Slovakia
R. Mesiar - Slovakia
P. Sincak - Slovakia

Program Committee:
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B. Kosko - USA
J. Zurada - USA
H. Adeli - USA
E. Merenyi - USA
B. Igelnik - USA
Z. Michalewicz - USA
R. Yager - USA
M. Pelikan - USA
N. Kopco - USA
C. Moraga - Germany
B. Reusch - Germany
T. Beck - Germany
D. Nauck - Germany
H. Takagi - Japan
K. Hirota - Japan
K. Fukushima - Japan
N. Kasabov - New Zeland
D. Floreano - Switzerland
J. Godjevac - Switzerland
V. Babovic - Denmark
M. O. Odetayo - UK
L. Smith - Scotland, UK
B. Krose - Netherlands
A. Sperduti - Italy
T. Gedeon - Australia
Mohammadian Masoud - Australia
V. Kurkova - Czech Republic
J. Tvrdik - Czech Republic
P. Osmera - Czech Republic
J. Lazansky - Czech Republic
P. Hajek - Czech Republic
M. Mares - Czech Republic
M. Navara - Czech Republic
M. Novak - Czech Republic
I. Taufer - Czech Republic
L. Rutkowski - Poland
J. Kacprzyk - Poland
R. Tadeusiewicz - Poland
L. Trysbus - Poland
M. Gams - Slovenia
L. Koczy - Hungary
A. Varkonyi - Koczy - Hungary
I. Ajtonyi - Hungary
I. Rudas - Hungary
J. Dombi - Hungary
M. Jelasity - Hungary
L. Godo - Spain
F. Esteva - Spain
E. Kerre - Belgium
B. Bouchon-Meunier - France
G. Raidl - Austria
A. Uhl - Austria
E. P. Klement - Austria
E. Pap - Yugoslavia

Slovak Program Committee members:
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M. Kolcun, M. Hrehus, P. Tino,
A. Cizmar, L. Benuskova, V. Pirc
S. Figedy, L. Michaeli, I. Mokris, V. Olej,
J. Pospichal, B. Riecan, P. Vojtas,
G. Andrejkova, I. Farkas, J. Csonto,
J. Chmurny, J. Sarnovsky, S. Kozak,
L. Madarasz, D. Durackova,
D. Krokavec, A. Kolesarova,
J. Kelemen, R. Blasko.

Scope of the Symposium:
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This symposium will be looking for answers concerning the
following questions:

* What is the state of the art in Computational Intelligence?
* What are the potential applications of Computational Intelligence
  for real-world problems?
* What are the future trends in Computational Intelligence?

Researchers from all over the world are welcome on this symposium,
which will have the following goals:

1. Integration of scientific communities working with fuzzy
   systems, neural networks and evolutionary computation approaches.

2. Strengthening of links between theory and real-world
   applications of CI and Soft Computing.

3. Promotion of Computational Intelligence in Central Europe with
   emphasis on commercial presentation of CI-oriented companies.

4. Support of new technologies that improve quality of life and
   will lead to a user-friendly information society of the 21st
   century.

5. An opportunity for young researchers to learn and present new
   results from the CI domain and to integrate into the interna-
   tional research community.

The symposium will cover the following topics:
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Neural Networks
Fuzzy Systems
Evolutionary Computation
Neuro-Fuzzy & Fuzzy-Neuro Systems
Neuro-Fuzzy Hybrid Systems
Artificial Life
Application of Computational Intelligence tools in various
real-world applications
Presentations of CI oriented companies and their products

Presentations of Companies:
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One of the goals of the symposium is to offer a possibility for
industrial companies to present their CI-based products and
services aimed at various kinds of customers, including banking
industry, control engineering, speech and voice recognition,
prediction and pattern recognition techniques, medicine and many
other application areas. Companies will have a chance to present
their products in oral presentation and also in permanent display
of the products in the Symposium building. Space of up to 9
square meters per company will be available for the display
purposes.

Venue:
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The city of Kosice is located in the eastern part of Slovakia. The
first signs of inhabitance can be traced back to the end of the
Older Stone Age. The first written mention of the suburb is dated
back to the year 1230. The city was granted royal privileges that
were helpful in development of crafts, businesses, and
production. The oldest guild regulations were registered from the
year 1307 and the city received its own coat of arms - the oldest
coat of arms out of all the cities in Europe - in 1369. In 1657,
due to the economical, administrative and political importance of
the city, the first university was established; later the
university was converted into a royal university. Kosice is an
important cultural, industrial, and educational center in Slovakia
and Central Europe with more than 20,000 students. It has 250,000
inhabitants and the historical center is one of the best-renovated
centers in central Europe. You may wish to visit Kosice virtually
at http://www.kosice.sk

A post-meeting trip will be organized to the High Tatras. This
mountain region is an area whose natural beauty makes it one of
the most remarkable recreation areas not only in Slovakia, but
also in the rest of Europe. A complete spectrum of hotels and
restaurants await guests whether they come looking for the beauty
of the outdoors or for simple relaxation. The High Tatras environ-
ment also provides a special variety of sports and recreation
facilities. More information can be found at http://www.tatry.sk

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Important Dates:
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Extended Abstract (max.4 pages)
Submission Deadline :

February 21, 2000

* Notification of authors:

March 20, 2000

* Camera-ready:

May 15, 2000

* Symposium date:

August 30 - Spetember 1, 2000

Proceedigs
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Proceedings from this symposium will be published in the Springer-
Verlag's "Studies in CI" series (edited by Prof. Janusz Kacprzyk)

Symposium fees:
--------------- Before May 1 After May 1

University rate : 280 USD 360 USD
Student's rate : 100 USD 150 USD
Industrial rate: 400 USD 450 USD

Univ Exhibition space (4 sq. meters) 380 USD 450 USD
Industr. Exhibition stand
(8 sq. meters) 680 USD 880 USD

Symposium packages :
Univ. Exhibition space (4 sq. meters)
 + ISCI fee (one person) = 590 USD 680 USD

Industrial Exhibition stand (8 sq. meters)
 + ISCI fee (one person) = 910 USD 1100 USD

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Special Fellowship program is available for Slovak and Czech
participants from the academia. For detailed information please
contact the Symposium secretariat.
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All additional information including the format for electronic
submission is available on the Symposium Web pages.

Mailing address of the symposium secretariat:

Dr. J. Vascak
Computational Intelligence Group
KKUI-FEI, TU Kosice,
Letna 9,
042 00 Kosice, Slovakia
E-mail: isci@neuron-ai.tuke.sk

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