Announcement EUROFUSE 2001


Subject: Announcement EUROFUSE 2001
From: Bernard De Baets (Bernard.DeBaets@rug.ac.be)
Date: Tue Nov 14 2000 - 12:01:33 MET


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                             CALL FOR PAPERS
 

                          EUROFUSE Workshop on

                 Preference Modelling and Applications

                  April 25 - 28, 2001, Granada, Spain

              
            URL: http://decsai.ugr.es/~viedma/Eurofuse2001
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CALL FOR PAPERS: Deadline for extended abstract submission: December 20
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DECSAI (DEpartment of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence,
University of Granada) and EUROFUSE invite you to participate in the
EUROFUSE Workshop on Preference Modelling and Applications. This meeting
will be held at the University of Granada, April 25 - 28, 2001.

AIMS AND SCOPE:
===============

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners
working in Europe and abroad developing and applying fuzzy techniques in
preference modelling and decision making. The workshop is intended to
establish the state of the art in the field and to encourage cooperation
among the participants.
    The workshop will be rather informal, with an open and friendly spirit
and a flexible schedule. The program schedule will consist of 3 working days
and a half day excursion to the famous Alhambra. Each half day will start
with an invited lecture followed by a number of regular contributions.
Ample time for discussions will be provided and no parallel sessions will be
scheduled. The number of participants envisaged is between 30 and 40.

SUPPORT:
========

A limited number of participants from Central and Eastern Europe or
Ph.D. students from all over Europe can apply for EURO support covering
(partial) travel and accomodation. Interested persons should contact one of
the EUROFUSE coordinators (B. De Baets and J. Fodor).

COMMITTEES:
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PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Chairman: M. Delgado (Spain). Members: T. Bilgic (Turkey),
A. Blanco (Spain), U. Bodenhofer (Austria), B. Bouchon-Meunier (France),
H. Bustince (Spain), T. Calvo (Spain), C. Carlsson (Finland), C. Chen (Taiwan),
F. Chiclana (Spain), B. De Baets (Belgium), G. Devedzic (Yugoslavia),
D. Dubois (France), M. Fedrizzi (Italy), R. Felix (Germany), J. Fodor (Hungary)
R. Fuller (Hungary), M. Grabisch (France), F. Herrera (Spain),
E. Herrera-Viedma (Spain), B. John (UK), J. Kacprzyk (Poland),
E. Lopez (Spain), R. Marques Perreira (Italy), M. Marimin (Indonesia),
L. Martinez (Spain), J. Montero (Spain), G. Pasi (Italy), M. Pirlot (Belgium),
P. Perny (France), R. Ribeiro (Portugal), D. Radojevic (Yugoslavia),
M. Roubens (Belgium), R. Slowinski (Poland), Z. Switalski (Poland),
V. Torra (Spain), B. Van de Walle (USA), J.L. Verdegay (Spain),
R.R. Yager (USA), S. Zadrozny (Poland).

ORGANISING COMMITTEE: Chairman: F. Herrera (Spain). Members: B. De Baets
(Belgium), E. Herrera-Viedma (Spain), L. Martinez (Spain) and P. Sanchez (Spain).

STRUCTURE OF THE CONFERENCE:
============================

Invited presentations: Six guest speakers (tentative: U. Bodenhofer,
H. Bustince, B. De Baets & J. Fodor, F. Herrera & E. Herrera-Viedma, R. Marques
Perreira, G. Pasi) will deliver a 45 min talk covering a broad variety of
interests.

Contributed papers: Contributed papers will be presented in plenary sessions
(25 minutes for each paper, 5 minutes for discussion).

PAPER SUBMISSION:
=================

Extended abstracts should be prepared in the usual LATEX two-column style;
the length should be aimed at 4 or 6 pages. The instructions are described
in the following
  <A href="ftp://decsai.ugr.es/pub/arai/tech_rep/viedma/eurofuse2001.ps">
  Postscript example file,</A>
generated from the tex file
  <A href="ftp://decsai.ugr.es/pub/arai/tech_rep/viedma/eurofuse2001.tex">
  eurofuse2001.tex</A>
and using the document class
  <A href="ftp://decsai.ugr.es/pub/arai/tech_rep/viedma/eurofuse2001.cls">
eurofuse2001.cls.</A>

They should be submitted, before December 20, 2000 to the address:
      herrera@decsai.ugr.es

Authors willing to submit a full paper for a special issue of a journal,
yet to be determined, are requested to submit up to 20 pages before June
30, 2001. Details will be announced later.

REGISTRATION FEE:
=================

30.000 ptas, including proceedings, 3 lunches, banquet, coffee breaks, social
program (visit to Alhambra on April 28).

Students (excluding banquet): 20.000 ptas (including visit to Alhambra on
April 28). A copy of the student card must be forwarded.

IMPORTANT DATES:
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December 20, 2000: Deadline for submission of extended abstracts.
January 31, 2001 : Notification of acceptance.
March 15, 2001 : Deadline for submission of camera-ready manuscripts,
                   conference program on the web.
June 30, 2001 : Full papers for special issue.

OTHER INFORMATION:
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Upon registration or paper submission, the participants will receive information
about payment and accommodation. It is our intention to lodge the interested
participants in a nice building belonging to the University of Granada at an
affordable price. People who wish to register or need more information should
contact the secretary of the workshop:

        E. Herrera-Viedma
        Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence
        E.T.S de Ingenieria Informatica
        University of Granada
        Granada (Spain)
        viedma@decsai.ugr.es

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