First CFP: 5th Fuzzy Days in Dortmund, Germany, April 28-30, 1997

fd5@jupiter.informatik.uni-dortmund.de
Fri, 26 Jul 1996 14:23:35 +0200


***FIRST*** CALL FOR PAPERS
AND SOFTWARE/HARDWARE DEMONSTRATIONS
5th Fuzzy Days in Dortmund, Germany
Theme: Computational Intelligence
(Fuzzy Logic, Neural Networks, Evolutionary Algorithms)
April 28 -30, 1997

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| Papers: November 1, 1996 Exhibits: March l5, 1997 |
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| More information is available at |
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Introduction
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Fuzzy Days in Dortmund were held for the first time in 1991. Initially,
the conference was intended for scientists and practitioners as a platform
for the discussion on the theory and application of fuzzy logic. Early on,
synergetic links with neural networks were included and the conference
evolved gradually to embrace the full spectrum of what is now called
Computational Intelligence (CI). Therefore it seemed logical to launch
the 4th Fuzzy Days as a conference for CI - one of the world’s first
conferences featuring fuzzy logic, neural networks and evolutionary
algorithms together in one event. Following this highly successful
tradition, the 5th Fuzzy Days' aim is to provide a forum for reporting
significant results on the theory and application of CI-methods. Emphasis
shall also be put on the potentials resulting from their combination.

For the first time, ITG, GMM and GMA, the well-known German societies
which represent a considerable number of engineers, are co-organising resp.
supporting the conference. Further support will be provided by a number of
German and international institutions. Fuzzy Days will be organised from now
on in biennial rhythm.

Whereas up to now the conference has aimed at the German speaking world,
the forthcoming 5th Fuzzy Days will be an international forum. Therefore
the language of the conference will be English. German may be used,
especially in some of the tutorials.

Scope
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Authors are invited to contribute original papers on theoretical results
or innovative applications. Major topics of interest include, but are not
limited to the following:
Fuzzy Control
Fuzzy Decision Making and Optimisation
Fuzzy Systems and Hardware
Fuzzy Image Analysis
Neural Networks
Fuzzy Neural Networks
Evolutionary Strategies
Genetic Algorithm
Evolutionary Programming
Sub-symbolic Learning

Proposals for posters are also invited. All submissions will be subject to
peer review. In accordance with the tradition set by its predecessors it is
intended to publish the conference proceedings by Springer.

Guidelines for Submission
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Authors are encouraged to submit an unpublished contribution written in
English as an abstract no longer than three pages to the Programme Chairman
(4 copies):

Prof. Dr. Bernd Reusch
University of Dortmund, Computer Science I
D - 44221 Dortmund
phone: +49 231 755 6222
fax: +49 231 755 6555
e-mail: reusch@ls1.informatik.uni-dortmund.de

Authors´ name(s) and address(es) must not appear in the abstract and self-
reference should be in the third person. Separate from this, the author must
provide contact information.

If accepted, the author(s) will prepare the final camera-ready manuscript in
time for inclusion in the proceedings and personally present the paper at the
conference.

Important Dates
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Submission deadline: November 1, 1996
Notification of acceptance: December 10, 1996
Camera-ready manuscript: January 31, 1997
Pre-Conference tutorials: April 28, 1997

Pre-Conference Tutorials
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Prior to the conference will be given several tutorials addressing persons
who are interested both in the fundamentals and the application of CI-methods
to real-world problems. There will be introductory as well as advanced
tutorials. Any one wishing toorganise a tutorium is kindly requested to
send a proposal to the Conference Secretariat by November 30, 1996.

Exhibition
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A presentation of hardware and software, development systems and applications
in the domain of CI will take place as an integral part of the Fuzzy Days.
Persons interested in participating by means of posters or by offering
demo-presentations are kindly invited to contact the Conference Secretariat.

Conference Secretariat
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Ms. U. Lippe
University of Dortmund, Computer Science I
D - 44221 Dortmund, Germany
phone: +49 231 755 6223
fax: +49 231 755 6555
e-mail: fd5@ls1.informatik.uni-dortmund.de

Honorary Chairmen
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L. A. Zadeh, University of California, USA
L. J. Fogel, Natural Selection Inc., USA
N. N. (Neural Networks)

General Chairman
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B. Reusch, University of Dortmund, Germany

Programme Committee (preliminary)
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K. J. Astroem, Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden
J. F. Baldwin, University of Bristol, GB
A. Bastian, Volkswagen AG, Germany
H. Berenji, Intelligent Inference Systems Corp., USA
A. N. Borisov, Technical University of Riga, Latvia
P. Bosc, University of Rennes, France
K. De Jong, George Mason University, USA
A. Di Nola, University of Napoli, Italy
Ch. Freksa, University of Hamburg, Germany
K. Goser, University of Dortmund, Germany
M. M. Gupta, University of Saskatchewan, USA
A. Homaifar, North Carolina A&A State University, USA
E. Kerre, University of Gent, Belgium
H. Kiendl, University of Dortmund, Germany
E. P. Klement, Johannes-Kepler-University, Austria
L. T. Koczy, Technical University of Budapest, Hungary
R. Kruse, Technical Univ. of Braunschweig, Germany
H. L. Larsen, Roskilde University, Danmark
M. Mansour, Swiss Federal Inst. of Technology (ETH), Switzerland
C. Moraga, University of Dortmund, Germany
K. Morik, University of Dortmund, Germany
R. Palm, Siemens AG, Germany
Z. Pawlak, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
B. Reusch, University of Dortmund, Germany (Chairman)
H.-P. Schwefel, University of Dortmund, Germany
P. Sincak, Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia
E. Trillas, University of Madrid, Spain
N. Tschichold-Guerman, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH),
Switzerland
H. Unbehauen, Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany
R. Unbehauen, University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany
J. L. Verdegay, University of Granada, Spain

Organising Committee
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N. Jesse (Univ. of Dortmund, Computer Science I)
V. Schanz (ITG)
R. Theobald (GMM)

The conference is supported by the following institutions
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Arbeitsgemeinschaft Fuzzy Logik und Softcomputing Norddeutschland (AFN)
Berkeley Initiative in Softcomputing (BISC)
Spanish Association for Fuzzy Logic and Technologies (FLAT)
Dachverband Medizinische Technik (DVMT)
Forschungsgemeinschaft Bekleidungsindustrie e.V.
Forschungskuratorium Gesamttextil
Deutscher Verband fuer Schweißtechnik e.V. (DVS)
VDE-Bezirksverein Rhein-Ruhr
Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Logistik e.V.