WSC1 Special Session ...

R Roy (R.Roy@plymouth.ac.uk)
Thu, 20 Jun 1996 13:10:48 +0200


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1st On-line Workshop on SOFT COMPUTING (WSC1)
August 19 (Mon.) - 30 (Fri.), 1996

Special Session on

ENGINEERING PROBLEM SOLVING USING SOFT COMPUTING

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Call for Papers and

Invitation to take part in the Discussion

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On behalf of Engineering Design Centre and Neurodynamics
Research Group, School of Computing, University of Plymouth,
Plymouth, UK, we call for your papers for the special session on
'Engineering Problem Solving using Soft Computing'. The session is
planned to integrate experience from different engineering
applications of Soft Computing. The objective of the special
session is to put forward a common forum where people from
different engineering disciplines can talk to each other and share
their experiences.

The session is intended to discuss the following aspects of Soft
Computing Applications in Engineering:

1. General issues in different fields of engineering and how
Soft Computing can address those issues more effectively
than conventional techniques.
2. Successful industrial applications.
3. Any 'Good Practice Guide' on the Soft Computing
Applications.
4. Legal issues involved in protecting an application (that is
copyright, patent issues, international law etc.).
5. Social issues involved in effective implementation of the
technology.

The session also welcomes survey and tutorial style papers.
The application areas of interest include but are not limited to :

a. Biotechnology
b. Chemical Engineering
c. Computer Aided Design, Control and Manufacturing
d. Engineering Economics and Management
e. Systems Engineering
f. Vision and Pattern Recognition
g. Electronics and Telecommunications
h. Medicine and Medical Engineering
i. Military Applications
j. Food Technology
k. Industrial Applications
l. Internet Tool Development

The contributions can be in the form of :

a) 6 page (max) Original paper, to be published in the workshop
proceedings. In the case of survey or tutorial style papers
authors are encouraged to submit the paper in several
parts (such as part I and part II with the same title).
b) 6 page (max) paper on your already published work
c) YOUR PARTICIPATION in the discussion during the workshop

PLEASE NOTE:
CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THE SESSION SHOULD BE DIRECTLY
SENT TO WSC1 ORGANISERS IN JAPAN. PLEASE MENTION
THE NAME OF THE SESSION ON TOP OF YOUR COVER LETTER.

Please refer to the ORIGINAL CALL FOR PAPERS below for the
submission and further details.

For any queries about the special session (only)
please send email to:

wscplym@soc.plym.ac.uk

The Joint Session Organisers from School of Computing,
University of Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, UK:

RAJKUMAR ROY
Engineering Design Centre

RAJU BAPI
Neurodynamics Research Group

IAN PARMEE
Engineering Design Centre

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ORIGINAL CALL FOR PAPERS
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From: furuhashi@nuee.nagoya-u.ac.jp (Takeshi FURUHASHI)
Date: Tue, 4 Jun 1996 13:46:10 +0900
Subject: WSC1

This is the preliminary CFP for the 1st Online Workshop on Soft
Computing. This is also available on WWW. The URL is

http://www.bioele.nuee.nagoya-u.ac.jp/wsc1/

CALL FOR PAPERS

The 1st Online Workshop on Soft Computing (WSC1)

Aug. 19 (Mon) - Aug. 30 (Fri)

On Internet (WWW (World Wide Web) ) Served by Nagoya University

We call for your papers for online discussions using the Internet.
The purpose of this workshop is to give its attendees opportunities to
exchange informaiton and ideas on various aspects of Soft Computing
and "save travel expenses" without having to visit foreign countries.
We aim to have ample discussion time between the authors and attendees
make them visible to everyone on the Internet.

This is the 3rd workshop of On-line Workshop series on Internet. The
first on-line workshop(WEC1) was held on Oct. 9 - 20, 1995. In spite
of the very short preparation time ( 2 weeks ) for the workshop, 22
papers were submitted and great many people visited the home page:

http://www.bioele.nuee nagoya-u.ac.jp/wec

Encouraged by the unprecedented repercussions, we held the second on-
line workshop(WEC2) on March 4 - 22, 1996. More people showed great
interest into the workshop. You can still visit the home page at:

http://www.bioele.nuee.nagoya-u.ac.jp/wec2

The scope of the 3rd on-line workshop is expanded from those of the
preceding workshops. We call for your papers on Soft Computing. The
great merit of this workshop series is that you can save travel
expenses without having to visit and attendees and make them visible
to everyone on the Internet.

The WSC1 will welcome original contributions. The proceedings is
planned to be published. We all look forward to your active
participation.

TOPICS:
Fuzzy Logic
Neuro - Computing
Genetic Computing
Probabilistic Reasoning
Chaos Computing
Hybrid Systems

IMPORANT DATES:
Deadline for Submission of Abstracts and Main Text: Aug. 5, 1996
Opening the papers to the public: Aug. 12, 1996
Workshop Weeks: Aug. 19-30, 1996

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE:
Send an abstract and main text to the address below.

mail address is : wsc@bioele.nuee.nagoya-u.ac.jp

The abstract should be in text file. The main text should be in
text file or in ps ( PostScript ) file. The size of the paper should
be either A4 ( metric ) or letter size. Papers should be written in
Times or similar font style, 10 points or larger with 2.5 cm margins
on all four sides. If you write your paper with LaTeX, you can use
"IEEEtran.sty" and "wscsample.tex" which is available from

http://www.bioele.nuee.nagoya-u.ac.jp/wsc1/form/IEEEtran.sty
http://www.bioele.nuee.nagoya-u.ac.jp/wsc1/form/wscsample.tex

Another alternative is that if you prepare a WWW page for your
main text, please send us only the abstract and tell us the Internet
address ( URL ), and yours will be linked to our WWW page.

The steering committee will make your abstracts visible on the
Internet. The home page address is:

URL: http://www.bioele.nuee.nagoya-u.ac.jp/wsc1/

*Note:
This workshop will accept papers both original and already
published. If your paper is not original, please clarify the
source of your paper. Your paper will not be included in the
proceedings.

If your paper is an original one, you need to send ps file or
camera - ready manuscript of your main text. The paper should not
exceed 6 pages in length. Please also send us the copyright form by
postal mail or facsimile. The proceedings including your original
contribution will be published. The copyright form is available
also from

http://www.bioele.nuee.nagoya-u.ac.jp/wsc1/form/copyright.ps
http://www.bioele.nuee.nagoya-u.ac.jp/wsc1/form/copyright.txt

DISCUSSION PROCEDURE:
1. Read the abstracts.
2. Copy the main texts ( ps files ) of interested papers.
3. Send questions and comments to
wsc@bioele.nuee.nagoya-u.ac.jp
(The steering committee will send the questions to the authors and
receive answers from the authors, and make the Q&A visible on the
Internet.)
4. Read the answers from the authors on
http://www.bioele.nuee.nagoya-u.ac.jp/wsc1/
5. Repeat the above steps 3 and 4 until you are satisfied.

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: English
(Notice should be made that the main texts in ps files should not
include any fonts other than English.)

SESSION ORGANIZERS WANTED:
Steering committee would appreciate your contribution as a session
organizer. Your job will be to call your colleagues and friends to
submit papers and organize a session. If you need further
information, please mail to

wsc@bioele.nuee.nagoya-u.ac.jp

For further information, contact:
Takeshi Furuhashi
Dept. of Information Electronics
Nagoya University,
Furo-cho, Chikusaku
Nagoya 464-01, Japan
Tel. +81-52-789-2792
Fax. +81-52-789-3166

Paper Submission Form
Title :
Authors :
Affiliation :
Address :
Phone :
Fax :
e-mail :
Source(if your paper is already published):
Keywords :
Link(if you have a WWW home page of the paper) :
Abstract :

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Rajkumar Roy
Plymouth Engineering Design Centre
Charles Cross Centre
University of Plymouth
Plymouth
PL4 8AA
UK

Email : r.roy@ieee.org, rroy@plymouth.ac.uk
Tel. : 01752 233508

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