RE: 2nd CFP RSCTC'2000


Subject: RE: 2nd CFP RSCTC'2000
From: Y. Yao (yyao@cs.uregina.ca)
Date: Tue Feb 15 2000 - 22:05:37 MET


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       * Second *
       * CALL FOR PAPERS *
       * *
       * The Second International Conference on *
       * Rough Sets and Current Trends in Computing *
       * (RSCTC'2000) *
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       * Banff Park Lodge, Banff, Canada *
       * October 16-19, 2000 *
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       * http://www.cs.uregina.ca/~yyao/RSCTC2000/ *
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Rough Set Theory, proposed first by Zdzislaw Pawlak in the early 80's,
has reached a maturity stage. In recent years we have witnessed a
rapid growth of interest in rough set theory and its applications,
worldwide. Various real life applications of rough sets have shown
their usefulness in many domains. It is felt useful to sum up the
present state of rough set theory and its applications, outline new
areas of development and, last but not least, to work out further
relationships with such areas as soft computing, knowledge discovery
and data mining, intelligent information systems, synthesis and
analysis of complex objects and non-conventional models of
computation. The First International Conference on Rough Sets and
Current Trends in Computing (RSCTC'98) was held successfully in Poland
in 1998. RSCTC'2000 will be the second conference of this kind. Both
RSCTC'98 and RSCTC'2000 grew out of a series of annual International
Workshops devoted to the subject of rough sets held alternatively in
Canada, Japan, Poland and USA. The aim of RSCTC'2000 is to bring
together researchers from diverse fields of expertise in order to
facilitate mutual understanding and cooperation and to help in
cooperative work aimed at new hybrid paradigms.

The conference is devoted to the following topics:

    rough set theory and applications
    fuzzy set theory and applications
    knowledge discovery and data mining
    machine learning
    computing with words
    granular computing
    neural networks
    evolutionary computing
    Petri nets and concurrency
    pattern recognition and image processing
    non-classical logic
    approximate and uncertain reasoning
    statistical inference
    spatial reasoning
    logical aspects of soft computing
    complexity aspects of soft computing
    applications of soft computing
    decision support systems
    multi-agent systems
    hybrid and integrated intelligent systems

Paper Submission
----------------

Both research and application papers are solicited. All submitted
papers will be reviewed on the basis of technical quality, relevance,
significance, and clarity. Electronic submission is encouraged and
preferred. Please send LaTex (MS-Words, PDF, or Html) and PostScript
versions of your paper, and an ASCII version of the cover page (in
separate email), by May 15, 2000 to:

                        rs2000@cs.uregina.ca

Please also submit Four (4) hard-copies of your paper by May 15, 2000 to:

                Yiyu Yao (RSCTC'2000)
                Department of Computer Science
                University of Regina
                Regina, Saskatchewan
                Canada S4S 0A2

                E-mail: {ziarko, yyao}@cs.uregina.ca
                Phone: (306) 585-5213/5226
                Fax: (306) 585-4745

Your paper length should be at most ten (10) single-spaced,
single-column pages including all figures, tables, and references.
The ASCII version of a cover page must include author(s) full address,
email, paper title and a 200 word abstract, and up to 5 keywords.

When preparing your paper, please read the Information for Authors and
use the style files for Proceedings and Other Multi-Author Volumes
supplied by Springer-Verlag regarding Lecture Notes in Computer
Science (LNCS).

     Information for Authors:
          http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html
     Style files:
          http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html#Proceedings
     Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS):
         http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/index.html

Workshop and Special Session
----------------------------

If you are interested in organizing a workshop, a special or an
invited session, please contact Professor W. Ziarko at
ziarko@cs.uregina.ca.

Publication
-----------

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings by
Springer-Verlag in the series of Lecture Notes in Computer Science
(LNCS). LNCS is also published, in parallel to the printed books, in
full-text electronic version. Authors of accepted paper must also
prepare an electronic version of the paper.

A selected number of RSCTC'2000 accepted papers will be expanded and
revised for inclusion in "Knowledge and Information Systems: An
International Journal" by Springer-Verlag, or "Fundamenta
Informaticae" by IOS Press.

Important Dates
---------------

4 copies of full papers received by: May 15, 2000
Acceptance notices: June 20, 2000
Camera-readies due by: July 15, 2000
Conference: October 16-19, 2000

Conference Organization
=======================

Conference Chair:
    Wojciech Ziarko, University of Regina, Canada

Honorary Chairs:
    Zdzislaw Pawlak, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
    L.A. Zadeh, UC Berkeley, USA

Program Chairs:
    Yiyu Yao, University of Regina, Canada
    Andrzej Skowron (Europe), Warsaw University, Poland
    Shusaku Tsumoto (Asia), Shimane Medical University, Japan

Advisory Board:
    Nick Cercone (Canada)
    Jerzy Grzymala-Busse (USA)
    T.Y. Lin (USA)
    Toshinori Munakata (USA)
    Akira Nakamura (Japan)
    Setsuo Ohsuga (Japan)
    Lech Polkowski (Poland)
    Zbigniew Ras (USA)
    Roman Slowinski (Poland)
    Paul P. Wang (USA)
    Ning Zhong (Japan)

Publicity Chair:
    Ning Zhong, Yamaguchi University, Japan

Local Organization Committee:
    Mengchi Liu (Canada) Chair
    David Brindle (Canada)
    Cory Butz (Canada)

Program Committee:
    Anna Buczak (USA)
    Gianpiero Cattaneo (Italy)
    Juan-Carlos Cubero (Spain)
    Andrzej Czyzewski (Poland)
    Didier Dubois (France)
    Ivo Duentsch (Northern Ireland)
    Maria C. Fernandez (Spain)
    Salvatore Greco (Italy)
    Howard Hamilton (Canada)
    Howard Ho (USA)
    Xiaohua Hu (USA)
    Ryszard Janicki (Canada)
    Julia Johnson (Canada)
    Janusz Kacprzyk (Poland)
    Willi Kloesgen (Germany)
    Jan Komorowski (Norway)
    Jacek Koronacki (Poland)
    Bozena Kostek (Poland)
    Wojtek Kowalczyk (The Netherlands)
    Marzena Kryszkiewicz (Poland)
    Pawan Lingras (Canada)
    Chunnian Liu (China)
    Jiming Liu (Hong Kong)
    Mengchi Liu (Canada)
    Qing Liu (China)
    Tadeusz Luba (Poland)
    Solomon Marcus (Romania)
    Ernestina Menasalvas (Spain)
    Zbigniew Michalewicz (USA)
    Ryszard Michalski (USA)
    John Mordeson (USA)
    Mikhail Moshkov (Russia)
    Hung Son Nguyen (Poland)
    Kanji Ohsima (Japan)
    Ewa Orlowska (Poland)
    Piero Pagliani (Italy)
    Witold Pedrycz (Canada)
    James F. Peters (Canada)
    Zdzislaw Piasta (Poland)
    Henri Prade (France)
    Mohamed Quafafou (France)
    Vijay Raghavan (USA)
    Sheela Ramanna (Canada)
    Qiang Shen (UK)
    Krzysztof Slowinski (Poland)
    Jerzy Stefanowski (Poland)
    Jaroslaw Stepaniuk (Poland)
    Zbigniew Suraj (Poland)
    Roman Swiniarski (USA)
    Hans-Michael Voigt (Germany)
    Anita Wasilewska (USA)
    S.K.M. Wong (Canada)
    Xindong Wu (USA)
    Satoshi Yamane (Japan)
    Lizhu Zhou (China)
    Jan Zytkow (USA)

Conference and Hotel Home Pages:
--------------------------------

RSCTC'2000: http://www.cs.uregina.ca/~yyao/RSCTC2000/
Banff Park Lodge: http://www.banffparklodge.com

The conference participants will enjoy the special very attractive
room rate of $99 Canadian, or approximately $68 US, in this prime
Banff hotel.

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