BISC: NAFIPS International Conference


Subject: BISC: NAFIPS International Conference
From: Masoud Nikravesh (nikravesh@eecs.berkeley.edu)
Date: Fri Dec 08 2000 - 09:22:09 MET


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Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing (BISC)
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Dear BISC Members:

I would like to invite you to contribute to a special session
on Intelligent Communications at the upcoming
Joint 9th IFSA World Congress and 20th
NAFIPS International Conference, to be held in Vancouver 2001:
http://morden.csee.usf.edu/ifsanafips2001.html.

Please let me know if you have paper(s) that you would like to contribute,
or if you know of colleagues that may like to submit their works
to such a special session. The deadline for a two page extended abstracts
is December 31. I would appreciate very much if you would let me know
your intent to participate by December 15.

Best wishes,
Ljiljana Trajkovic

Associate Professor
School of Engineering Science
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, B.C. V5A 1S6
Canada
Tel.: (604) 291-3998 (office)
FAX: (604) 291-4951
E-mail: ljilja@cs.sfu.ca
WWW: http://www.ensc.sfu.ca/~ljilja

PS: Please find attached the information regarding the scope
    of the Systems Man and Cybernetics Technical Committee on
    Intelligent Communications.

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SOCIETY FOR SYSTEMS, MAN, AND CYBERNETICS
Technical Committee on Intelligent Communications

MEMBERS:
Ljiljana Trajkovic: ljilja@cs.sfu.ca
Michel Smith: mhs@mining.ubc.ca
Stuart Rubin: srubin@spawar.navy.mil
William Gruver: gruver@cs.sfu.ca
Richard Saeks: rsaeks@gte.net
Donald E. Brown: deb@virginia.edu

MOTIVATION:
This is an age of unprecedented growth in all areas of communications.
Plain old telephone systems (POT's) are devices of the past,
and intelligent terminals have replaced them at our homes and offices.
Internet and e-commerce have become common terms in households
and our daily lives.

The existing communication systems, such as POTS,
were originally engineered and provisioned to carry voice traffic only.
They are currently being used for a variety of voice, data, image,
and video services. In order to deliver quality of service promised
to the customers, these networks require added intelligent systems
and algorithms. This added intelligence is paramount for old networks
to continue their existence. It is also an essential
aspect of the design of future networks that they need to respond to the
future needs of the ever demanding user community.

Some of the successful applications of intelligent communications
involve designing advanced intelligent networks which introduced services
such as call waiting, caller ID, differential ringing, messaging services,
personal communication services, and 800 numbers.
This included advances in designing efficient
protocols and routing algorithms in packet networks.
Current research and emerging techniques include algorithms for admission
and congestion control in data networks,
fraud prevention, denial of service protections, Web search engines,
to name a few.

MISSION:
The newly formed committee on Intelligent Communications
plans to address various aspect of modern intelligent data communications.
Its mission is to help researchers and developers exchange ideas
on expanding current and building novel intelligent communications systems.

ACTIVITIES:
The committee members will contribute to the promotion and implementation
of the committee mission by organizing special sessions
at the yearly SMC conferences, workshops of special
interests, and special issues within the society's publications.

The first activity of the technical commitee is the organization
of a special session at the Joint 9th IFSA World Congress and 20th
NAFIPS International Conference, in Vancouver 2001.
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