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**************************** SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT ***************************

FEA'97 - First International Workshop on

Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
March 2-5, 1997

This conference is a part of the
Third Joint Conference on Information Systems
which includes six related conferences/workshops, with the following plenary
James S. Albus Jim Anderson Roger Brackett
Earl Dowell David E. Goldberg Stephen Grossberg
Y.C. Ho John H. Holland Zdzislaw Pawlak
Lofti A. Zadeh

The main focus of FEA'97 is on applications of evolutionary algorithms,
especially in new areas or utilizing new ideas, and on theoretical
developments aimed at practical applications. This workshop will include
plenary presentations (joint with JCIS), regular sessions as well as
contributory invited sessions. Sample topics (non-exhaustive):

Evolutionary algorithms
genetic algorithms Frontiers in design, analysis, applications
genetic programming new representations
evolutionary programming new operators
evolution strategies new application areas
Application areas self-tuning and self-adaptation
fuzzy rules/fuzzy controllers constraints
machine learning algorithm analysis
neural networks parallelization
parameter optimization hybrid algorithms and designs
other current or innovative application areas

Programming Committee:
Thomas Baeck, ICD
Anna Buczak, AlliedSignal, Inc.
Catalin Buiu, Politechnical Univ. of Bucharest
Hugh Cartwright, Oxford Univ.
Dipankar Dasgupta, UMSL
Kenneth DeJong, GMU/NRL
David Fogel, Natural Selection
Sushil Louis, UNR
Zbigniwe Michalewicz, UNCC
Alan Schultz, NRL
Daniel St. Clair, UMR
Franciszek Seredynski, Polish Academy of Sciences
Ron Shonkwiler, GaTech
Michael Vose, UT

For regular sessions, submit a 4-page extended summary. For contributory
sessions, submit your proposed topic and the number of anticipated participants
you wish to invite (about 3-5 per session). All accepted summaries will
appear in the Proceedings. Long papers may also be submitted (at the
conference) for possible publication in Information Sciences, an International
Journal (Elsevier) and/or special-edition books.

Send submissions/proposals/inquiries to:

Cezary Z. Janikow, FEA'97 Chair
Department of Math/CS, CCB 319
St. Louis, MO 63121, USA
phone: (314) 516-6352
fax: (314) 516-5400
More FEA'97 info:

Deadline for both summaries and session proposals is Nov. 30, 1996.
Paper acceptance notifications will be sent by Dec. 30, 1996. Session
proposals will be reviewed separately/individually, but summaries of
papers invited by session organizers will be expected by Jan.15.
Summaries should not exceed 4 pages of 10pt, double-column, single-spaced
text, including tables/figures. There is a charge of $100/pp for additional
pages to be published i n the Proceedings. All authors, from regular
submissions as well as those invited by session organizers, will be
required to deposit $150 by Jan. 15 to secure publication (credited toward registration).

Cezary Z. Janikow Department of Math and CS, CCB319
tel (314) 516-6352 UMSL
fax (314) 516-5400 St. Louis, MO 63121