IIZUKA2000-Deadlines Approachin


Subject: IIZUKA2000-Deadlines Approachin
From: Secretariat of IIZUKA2000 (iizuka2000@flsi.cird.or.jp)
Date: Thu Mar 23 2000 - 07:53:59 MET


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6th International Conference on Soft Computing
Iizuka, Fukuoka, Japan, October 1-4, 2000
http://fuzzy.flsi.cird.or.jp/iizuka2000/iizuka2000.html
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Dear Sir/Madam,

The deadline of IIZUKA2000 is fast approaching, which is;

       Deadline of Camera-ready Paper Submission: April 28, 2000
       Deadline of Camera-ready Abstract Submission: April 28, 2000

We hope that you will submit many papers on your recent works.
Please deliver this information to whom he/she will be interested in
this conference.

Sincerely,

Takeshi Yamakawa
Organizing Committee Chairman

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      * We apologize if you receive more than one copy of this e-mail *
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                                         IIZUKA2000
                6th International Conference on Soft Computing
                              October 1 - October 4, 2000
                                    Iizuka, Fukuoka, Japan

            http://fuzzy.flsi.cird.or.jp/iizuka2000/iizuka2000.html

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                                 CALL FOR PAPERS
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Authors are invited to submit camera-ready paper (6-8 pages) for IIZUKA2000
proceedings (CD form). One page camera-ready abstract is also needed for
summary books.

DEADLINES
        Submission of camera-ready paper April 28, 2000
        Submission of camera ready abstract April 28, 2000
        Acceptance notification July 15, 2000
        Registration August 31, 2000

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                CAMERA-READY PAPER SUBMISSION
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ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION and HARD COPY SUBMISSION are acceptable.

(1) ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION
The papers can be submitted electronically, provided they have been
prepared with;
    PDF(recommended)
    PostScript
                 Microsoft Word.rtf
Five hard copy printouts and a floppy disk (3 1/2 inch) (Zip, MO or CD-R
are also acceptable) of the paper should be followed the electronic
submission.

Electronic versions should be e-mailed to iizuka2000@flsi.cird.or.jp
(Please indicate "Paper Submission" in the subject line of your e-mail.)

Mailing address is;
      Professor Takeshi Yamakawa
      Organizing Committee Chairman of IIZUKA2000
      c/o Fuzzy Logic Systems Institute (FLSI)
      680-41 Kawazu, Iizuka, Fukuoka 820-0067 Japan
      Tel: +81-948-24-2771 Fax: +81-948-24-3002
      e-mail: iizuka2000@flsi.cird.or.jp

(2)HARD COPY SUBMISSION
If you are unable to submit your paper electronically, please just submit
five hard copy printouts and a floppy disk (3 1/2 inch) (Zip, MO or CD-R
disk are also acceptable) of the paper.

Mailing address is;
      Professor Takeshi Yamakawa (see above address).

(3)INSTRUCTIONS
Authors must follow the instruction given below for manuscript preparation.

1.Papers must be written in English.
2.Papers should not exceed 8 pages (min. 6 pages) of texts, including
   figures, tables and references.
3.Papers must be prepared on A4 size white papers with 4 cm margins on the
   top, 2 cm margins on left and right and 3 cm margins on the bottom
   sides.
4.Papers must be printed in DOUBLE column format and space between
   columns 1/2 cm, single-spaced in Times or similar type style, 10 points
   or large, and printed on one side of the paper only.
5.Please indicate title, author's name(s), affiliation(s), mailing
   address(es), telephone and FAX numbers, e-mail address(es) and
   key words at the top of the first page.
      (Title)
           Type the title in boldface and center all lines of the title
           on the first page. The title should be in large typeface
           than the text.
      (Author Lines)
            Leave 1 line space below the line of the title. Type the
            author's name(s), followed by affiliation(s), mailing
            address(es),telephone and FAX numbers and e-mail address (es)
            on the next line, centered. Underline the name of presenting
            author.
      (Key Words)
             Leave 1 line space below the last line of the author lines.
             Type the key words,centered.
      (Headings)
              Major headings should be in boldface and flush with the left
              margin of the page. Leave 2 lines space above and 1 line
              space below. Subheadings should be in boldface and flush
              with the left margin of the page. Leave 1 line space above
              and 1 line space below.
6.All text, figures, captions and references must be clean, sharp, readable,
   and high contrast.
7.Five (5) copies of camera-ready papers (one original and four copies)
   are required.
8.Files must be submitted via floppy disk (3 1/2 inch). The source file of
   the paper must be appeared on the floppy disk. We also accept Zip,
   MO or CD-R disks for large files.
   Please write;
          (1)Title
          (2)First author's name
          (3)Operating systems
          (4)Application software and version number
          (5)Source file name
      on the floppy disk label.
9.Save your file as the first author's first initial and family name.
   For example, a paper by Prof. Takeshi Yamakawa should be saved
   "Paper-TYamakawa".
10.FAX submissions are not acceptable.
11.In the accompanying letter, the following must be included;
      Full title of the paper
      Corresponding Author
               Name (Underline the name of presenting author.), Affiliation,
               Mailing address, Telephone and FAX numbers and
               E-mail address
      Sessions
              Your choice of three from the topics
              (see CONFERENCE TOPICS page)

Note:Style files (Latex2e style file, Microsoft Word.rtf file) is available
         now. See our home pages for details at:

http://fuzzy.flsi.cird.or.jp/iizuka2000/iizuka2000.html

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             CAMERA-READY ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
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ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION and HARD COPY SUBMISSION are acceptable.
(See CAMERA-READY PAPER SUBMISSION page)

(1)INSTRUCTIONS
Authors must follow the instruction given below for manuscript preparation.

1.Abstracts must be written in English.
2.Abstracts must be prepared on A4 size white papers with 4 cm margins on
   the top, 2 cm margins on left and right and 3 cm margins on the bottom
   sides.
3.Abstracts must be printed in SINGLE column format and space between
  columns 1/2 cm, single-spaced in Times or similar type style, 10 points or
  large.
4.Please indicate title, author's name(s), affiliation(s) and mailing
   address(es) at the page.
(Title)
      Type the title in boldface and center all lines of the title on the
       page. The title should be in large typeface than the text.
(Author Lines)
       Leave 1 line space below the line of the title. Type the author's
       name, followed by affiliation(s), mailing address on the next line.
       Underline the name of presenting author.
(Headings)
       Five section headings. The following five headings must be used:
       Purpose, Method, Results, New or breakthrough aspect of work, and
       Conclusions. Headings should be in boldface, flush with the left
       margin of the page. Leave 2 lines space above and 1 line space
       below.
5.All text, figures, captions and references must be clean, sharp, readable,
   and high contrast.
6.Two (2) copies of camera-ready abstracts (one original and one copy) are
   required.
7.Files must be submitted via floppy disk (3 1/2 inch). The source file of
   the abstract must be appeared on the floppy disk. We also accept Zip,
   MO or CD-R disk for large files. Please write;
            (1)Title
            (2)First author's name
            (3)Operating systems
            (4)Application software and version number
            (5)Source file name
    on the floppy disk label.
8.Save your file as the first author's first initial and family name.
   For example, an abstract by Prof. Takeshi Yamakawa should be
   saved as "Abstract-TYamakawa".
9.FAX submissions are not acceptable.

Note:Style files (Latex2e style file, Microsoft Word.rtf file) is available
now.
         See our home pages for details at:

http://fuzzy.flsi.cird.or.jp/iizuka2000/iizuka2000.html

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SCOPE
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IIZUKA2000 aims to bring together researchers from academic, governmental,
and industrial institutions to discuss new developments and results in the
field of Fuzzy Logic, Neural Networks, Chaos and other Soft Computing.
This conference emphasizes the integration of these fields to promote
the research work on post-digital computers.

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SPONSORED BY
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International Fuzzy Systems Association (IFSA)
International Neural Network Society (INNS)
Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Systems (SOFT)
Japanese Neural Network Society (JNNS)
Kyushu Institute of Technology (KIT)
Fuzzy Logic Systems Institute (FLSI)

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IN COOPERATION WITH (Provisional)
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Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Japan)
Science and Technology Agency (Japan)
FUKUOKA Prefecture (Japan)
IIZUKA City (Japan)
IEEE Neural Networks Council
The Behaviormetric Society of Japan (Japan)
Biomedical Fuzzy Systems Association (Japan)
The Biophysical Society of Japan (Japan)
Information Processing Society of Japan (Japan)
The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (Japan)
The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers
(Japan)
The Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers (Japan)
Institute of Systems, Control and Information Engineers (Japan)
Japan Academy of Facial Studies (Japan)
Japan Association for Medical Informatics (Japan)
Japan Ergonomics Society (Japan)
The Japan Society of Applied Physics (Japan)
Japan Society of Civil Engineers (Japan)
The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (Japan)
Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence (Japan)
The Operations Research Society of Japan (Japan)
The Physical Society of Japan (Japan)
Physiological Society of Japan (Japan)
Robotics Society of Japan (Japan)
The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (Japan)
Balkanic Union for Fuzzy Systems and Artificial Intelligence (BUFSA)
Canadian Society for Fuzzy Information and Neural Systems
(CANS-FINS, Canada)
Consejo Soperior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC, Spain)
Indian Society for Fuzzy Mathematics and Information Processing
 (ISFUMIP, India)
Kent Ridge Digital Labs (KRDL, Singapore)
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST, Korea)
Korea Fuzzy Logic and Intelligent Systems Society (KFIS, Korea)
N & F Institute (France)
North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society (NAFIPS)
Sociedad Internacional de Gestion y Economia Fuzzy (SIGEF,Spain)
Universidad de Granada (Spain)

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CONFERENCE INCLUDES
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Opening Lectures
Plenary Lectures
Panel Discussions
Special Sessions
Oral Sessions (Regular Sessions/Invited Sessions)
Demonstration Sessions/Poster Sessions
Social Events
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DATES
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October 1-4, 2000

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OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
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English

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CONFERENCE TOPICS (Provisional)
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[Algorithms and Methodologies]
  A. Uncertainty and Fuzzy Logic
           A1. Mathematical Foundations
           A2. Approximate Reasoning/Fuzzy Inference
           A3. Possibility Theory
           A4. Information Granularity
           A5. Topological Aspects
  B. Automatic Extraction of Fuzzy IF-THEN Rules
           B1. Tuning of Membership Functions
  C. Evolutionary Computation
           C1. Neural Networks
                    C1-1. Self-Organizing Map
                    C1-2. Cross-Coupled Networks (Hopfield Networks)
                    C1-3. Multilayer Feedforward Networks
                    C1-4. Bidirectional Associative Memory
                    C1-5. Other Neural Network Models
           C2. Genetic Algorithms
           C3. Chaos Theory
           C4. Nonlinear Dynamics of Intentional Behavior
  D. Stochastic/ Probabilistic Systems
  E. Hybrid Systems
           E1. Fuzzy Neural Systems
           E2. Chaotic Behavior in Neural Systems
  F. Learning Algorithms and Machine Learning
  G. Hardware Implementation
[Applications]
  A. Nonlinear Control, Adaptive and Optimal Control, Model-Predictive
     Control
  B. Information Fusion and Mining
  C. Noise Reduction and Pattern Separation
  D. System Modeling, Systems Identification, Forecasting and Prediction
  E. Pattern recognition and Clustering
[Fields]
  A. Aerospace
  B. Agriculture
  C. Artificial Life
  E. Behavioral Sciences
  F. Bio-engineering
  G. Medicine
  H. Trading Systems and Strategies
  I. Business and Management
  J. Civil Engineering
  K. Cognitive Sciences
  L. Computer Vision
  M. Ecology
  N. Education

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings. For further
information will be available soon.

EDITED BOOK
Some edited books will be published after the conference. For further
information, please contact Prof.Takeshi Yamakawa, the Organizing
Committee Chair of IIZUKA2000.

BEST PAPER AWARDS
The best papers from IIZUKA2000 contribution will be selected by the Review
Program Committee of the conference. The Best Paper Awards will be
conferred on the authors of the best papers at the conference.

HOMESTAY PROGRAM
You can enjoy the homestay program and save your accommodation.
Application will be accepted up to 50 participants on a first-come,
first-served basis. This program is planned in order to support overseas
participants in cooperation with people living around the conference site,
and therefore the program is available only for overseas participants.
Host families support the conference, totally unpaid.

CONTACT PERSON
For more information on the conference, please contact:
Professor Takeshi Yamakawa
Organizing Committee Chairman of IIZUKA2000
c/o Fuzzy Logic Systems Institute (FLSI)
680-41 Kawazu, Iizuka, Fukuoka 820-0067 Japan
Phone : +81-948-24-2771
FAX : +81-948-24-3002
e-mail : iizuka2000@flsi.cird.or.jp

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Secretariat of IIZUKA2000
c/o Fuzzy Logic Systems Institute(FLSI)
680-41, Kawazu, Iizuka, Fukuoka 820-0067, Japan
E-mail: iizuka2000@flsi.cird.or.jp
TEL: +81-948-24-2771 FAX: +81-948-24-3002
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