TJCIS Special Session Fuzzy Expert Systems

Loia Vincenzo (loia@dia.unisa.it)
Thu, 10 Oct 1996 15:12:59 +0100


Dear Colleague,

I should be happy to receive your abstract and seeing you at the
conference below described. Please let me know if you accept this
invitation and try to follow the deadlines below.
Awaiting your reply,

yours sincerely,

Salvatore SESSA and Vincenzo LOIA

THIRD JOINT CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION SCIENCE
Fifth International Conference on Fuzzy Theory & Technology

March 1, 1997 (Tutorials)
March 2 - 5, 1997 (Conferences)

Call for Paper Special Session:
"FUZZY EXPERT SYSTEMS AND LOGIC FOR FUZZY SYSTEMS"
Organizers: Salvatore SESSA and Vincenzo LOIA
http://www.unisa.it/loia.dir/TJCIS_FES.html

The Fifth International Conference on Fuzzy Theory & Technology is jointly
organized with other internation events, the Third International Conference
on Computer Science & Informatics, the Second International Conference on
Computational Intelligence & Neurosciences, the Fifth International Workshop
on Rough Sets and Soft Computing, the First International Workshop on
Semiotic Analysis and Design of Intelligent Systems, and the First
International Workshop on Frontiers in Evolutionary Algorithms.

On agreement of the chair conference of the Fifth International Conference
on Fuzzy Theory & Technology, we are organizing a special session titled
FUZZY EXPERT SYSTEMS and LOGIC FOR FUZZY SYSTEMS. This special session is
intended to cover a wide variety of research activities where Fuzzy Theory
is useful to improve intelligent systems. In accordance with the
organization of the conference we solicit theoretical papers, case studies,
experiences in realization of fuzzy expert systems, inclusing also formal
many-valued logics for modeling general problem in fuzzy set theory.
Papers will be carefully reviewed. Accepted papers will appear in the
proceeding of the conference. The best high quality papers shall be accepted
in an extended version in a special issue of the International Journal of
Information Sciences, edited by organizers of this special session.

Submit 3 copies of the paper before November 30, 1996. A summary shall not
exceed 4 pages of 10-point font, double-column, single-spaced text, (1 page
minimum) with figures and tables included. Electronic submission of
postscript files is permitted. However, the author should also submit a copy
by FAX or regular mail. Abstracts, that cannot be accommodated in this
session, will be considered for other related sessions of the conference.

DEADLINES

Submission of Abstract Nov. 30, 1996
Acceptance or Rejection Decision Jan. 6, 1997
Submission of Final Versions Feb. 10, 1996

Conference Proceedings will be available for participants. Consequently,
deadlines for submission of papers should be strictly adhered to. Please
send your abstract for this special session to:

Vincenzo Loia
Dipartimento di Informatica e Applicazioni
Universita' di Salerno
84081 Baronissi (SA) ITALY
tel +39 89 965 212
fax +39 89 965 272
E-mail loia@dia.unisa.it

For updated information on the special session please visit our Web page at:
http://www.unisa.it/loia.dir/ at the topic
"Third Joint Conference Information Science: Special Session"

Please, read carefully the complete information on the THIRD JOINT
CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION SCIENCE, herein attached.
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*** Third Joint Conference on Information Sciences ***

HONORARY CONFERENCE CHAIRS
Lotfi A. Zadeh & Azriel Rosenfeld

March 1, 1997 (Tutorials)
March 2 - 5, 1997 (Conferences)

THEME

INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS: SCIENTIFIC FOUNDATIONS AND SPECTRUM OF APPLICATIONS

**** CALL FOR PAPER ****

FT & T'97: Fifth International Conference on Fuzzy Theory & Technology
Chair: Paul P. Wang

IMPORTANT: This is not a stand alone document. Please use it in conjunction
with another document entitled Joint Conference General Administration. FT &
T 1997 is an integral part of JCIS'97.

IMPORTANT EXPLANATION

1. FT & T'97 has its own plenary speakers under plenary sessions.
2. You may attend any parallel sessions in JCIS'97.
3. If you would like to contribute to any topics not listed in this
CFP, please contact Wang or Gu.
4. Please observe all the restrictions, regulations and deadline in
``JC General Administration'' document.

Chair of FT & T'97 General Coordinator

Paul P. Wang
Dept. of Electrical Engineering Xiliang Gu
Box 90291 Dept. of Electrical Eng Box 90291
Duke University Duke University
Durham, NC 27708-0291 Durham, NC 27708-0291
Tel. (919)660-5271, 660-5259 Tel. (919)660-5233
Fax: (919)660-5293, 684-4860 Fax: (919)660-5293, 684-4860
E-mail: ppw@ee.duke.edu E-mail: gu@ee.duke.edu

5. The Fifth International Conference on Fuzzy Theory & Technology: The
conference will consist of both plenary sessions and contributory
sessions, focusing on topics of critical interest and the direction of
future research. For contributory sessions, full papers are being
solicited. We welcome you to organize sessions. Example topics include,
but are not limited to, the following:
Topics: 5th Conference on Fuzzy Theory & Technology

[Image] Fuzzy Mathematics
[Image] Basic Principles and Foundations of Fuzzy Logic
[Image] Qualitative and Approximate-Reasoning Modeling
[Image] Hardware Implementations of Fuzzy Logic Algorithms
[Image] Design, Analysis, and Synthesis of Fuzzy Logic Controllers
[Image] Learning and Acquisition of Approximate Models
[Image] Fuzzy Expert Systems
[Image] Fuzzy Neural Systems
[Image] Efficiency/Robustness Comparisons with Other Direct Search
Algorithms
[Image] Integration of Fuzzy Logic and Evolutionary Computing
[Image] Fuzzy Logic in Evolutionary Algorithms
[Image] Fuzzy Pattern Recognition
[Image] Implementations (electronic, Optical, Biochips)
[Image] Intelligent Control & Fuzzy Control

Applications of the topics:
[Image] Hybrid Systems [Image] Image Processing

[Image] Image Understanding [Image] Pattern Recognition

[Image] Robotics, Automation &
Manufacturing
[Image] Intelligent Vehicle and
Highway Systems
[Image] Virtual Reality [Image] Tactile Sensors

[Image] Machine Vision [Image] Motion Analysis

[Image] Neuro Biology [Image] Sensation and Perception

[Image] Sensorimotor Systems [Image] Speec, Hearing and
Language
[Image] Signal Processing [Image] Time Series Analysis

[Image] Prediction [Image] System Identification

[Image] System Control [Image] Intelligent Information
Systems
[Image] Case-Based Reasoning [Image] Decision Analysis

[Image] Databases and Information
Retrieval
[Image] Dynamic Systems Modeling &
Diagnosis
[Image] Electrical & Nuclear Power
Systems

Please feel free to contact program committee members for their respective
areas, but make sure to send a copy of your proposed sessions or invited
papers to Gu for general knowledge Base of JCIS'97.

[Image] Jack Aldridge (Fuzzy Software)
email: 73521.2260@CompuSere.COM

[Image] Bernadette Bouchon-Meunier (Fuzzy Knowledge Base)
email: bouchon@laforia.ibp.fr

[Image] Shan Huo Chen (Fuzzy Operations Research)
email: shchen@axpl.stm.ntou.edu.tw

[Image] Robert Erickson (Fuzzy Logic & Brain)
email: ERIC@PSYCH.DUKE.EDU

[Image] Weibo Gong (Chaotic Simulations)
email: gong@ecs.umass.edu

[Image] Irwin R. Goodman (Possibility vs Probability)
email: goodman@cod.nosc.mil

[Image] Kaoru Hirota (Fuzzy Robotics)
email: hirota@hrt.sys.titech.ac.jp

[Image] Ali Jaoua (Fuzzy Data Base)
email: alijaoua@avicenne.rnrt.tn

[Image] Janusz Kacprzyk (Fuzzy Reliability)
email: kacprzyk@ibspan.waw.pl

[Image] Abe Kandel (Fuzzy Computer Science Problems)
email: kandel@babbage.csee.usf.edu

[Image] George Klir (Fuzzy Set Theory)

[Image] Ladislav J. Kohout (Fuzzy Human - Computer Systems)
email: kohout@cs.fsu.edu

[Image] Donald H. Kraft (Fuzzy Expert Systems)

[Image] Nobuaki Kuroki (Fuzzy Algebra)
email: kuroki@juen.ac.jp

[Image] T. Y. Lin (Fuzzy & Rough Set Theory)
email: tylin@cs.sjsu.edu

[Image] Marialuisa McAllister (Fuzzy Education)
Fax: 610-861-3980
Tel: 610-865-3187

[Image] Liam McDaid (Fuzzy Reasoning)
email: liam@iscm.ulst.ac.uk

[Image] John Mordeson (Fuzzy Mathematics, Algebra, Topology & Geometry)
email: mordes@bluejay.creighton.edu

[Image] James Murrell (Fuzzy Neural Hybrid System Design)
email: jmurrell@email.unc.edu

[Image] Akira Nakamura (Fuzzy Logic)
email: nakamura@cs.meiji.ac.jp

[Image] Antonio Puliafito (Fuzzy Hardware)
email: antonio@sun195.iit.unict.it or ap@iit.unict.it

[Image] Arthur Ramer (Fuzzy Measure Theory)
email: ramer@cse.unsw.edu.au

[Image] Zbigniew W. Ras (Fuzzy Knowledge Base)
email: ras@mosaic.uncc.edu

[Image] Salvatore Sessa and Vincenzo Loia (Fuzzy Expert Systems)
Email: sessa@ds.unina.it Fax: ++ 39 81 551 72 29
Email: loia@dia.unisa.it Fax: ++39 89 965 212

[Image] Sujeet Shenoi (Fuzzy Data Base, Data Mining)
email: sujeet@euler.mcs.utulsa.edu

[Image] Samuel M. Smith (Fuzzy Control Systems Design)
email: smith@oe.fau.edu

[Image] Les M. Sztandera (Fuzzy Control)
email: sztandera@hardy.texsci.edu

[Image] Marcus Thint (Fuzzy Logic & NN Integration)
email: mpkt@ee.duke.edu

[Image] I. Burhan Turksen (Fuzzy Expert Systems)
email: turksen@ie.utoronto.ca

[Image] Lawrence N. Virgin (Chaos Theory)
email: lvirgin@acpub.duke.edu

[Image] G. J. Wang (Fuzzy Mathematics)

[Image] Joachim Weisbrod (Fuzzy Control)
email: weisbrod@fzi.de

[Image] Li D. Xu (Fuzzy Management Information)
email: LXU@desire.wright.edu

[Image] Robert Young (Fuzzy Constraint Network)
email: young@eos.ncsu.edu

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Conference Web site: http://www.duke.edu/~gyx/jcis97

*** Third Joint Conference on Information Sciences ***

HONORARY CONFERENCE CHAIRS
Lotfi A. Zadeh & Azriel Rosenfeld

March 1, 1997 (Tutorials)
March 2 - 5, 1997 (Conferences)

THEME

INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS: SCIENTIFIC FOUNDATIONS AND SPECTRUM OF APPLICATIONS

FT & T'97: Fifth International Conference on Fuzzy Theory & Technology
Chair: Paul P. Wang

CS & I'97: Third International Conference on Computer Science & Informatics
Co-Chairs: Mohamed Gouda & Hussein Abdel-Wahab

CI & N'97: Second International Conference on Computational Intelligence &
Neurosciences
Co-Chairs: Subhash C. Kak & Jeffrey P. Sutton

RSSC'97: Fifth International Workshop on Rough Sets and Soft Computing
Co-Chairs: T. Y. Lin & Akira Nakamura

SCS'97: First International Workshop on Semiotic Analysis and Design of
Intelligent Systems
Chair: Alex Meystel

GA'97: First International Workshop on Frontiers in Evolutionary Algorithms
Chair: Cezary Z. Janikow

ADVISORY BOARD

James S. Albus Jim Anderson Heather Dalterio Earl Dowell
Erol Gelenbe David E. GoldbergUlrich M. Gosele Stephen Grossberg
Kaoru Hirota Y. C. Ho John H. Holland Teuvo Kohonen
Keith Kreisher Richard Palmer Zdzislaw Pawlak Azriel Rosenfeld
John Staddon Paul O. WeislogelMax Woodbury Stephen S. Yau
Lotfi A. Zadeh Hans Zimmerman

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

James S. Albus Jim Anderson Roger Brockett Earl Dowell
David E. Goldberg Stephen Grossberg Y. C. Ho John H. Holland
Zdzislaw Pawlak Lotfi A. Zadeh
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Managing Chair of the Joint
Conference General Coordinator

Paul P. Wang
Dept. of Electrical Engineering Xiliang Gu
Box 90291 Dept. of Electrical Eng Box 90291
Duke University Duke University
Durham, NC 27708-0291 Durham, NC 27708-0291
Tel. (919)660-5271, 660-5259 Tel. (919)660-5233
Fax: (919)660-5293, 684-4860 Fax: (919)660-5293, 684-4860
E-mail: ppw@ee.duke.edu E-mail: gu@ee.duke.edu

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SPECIAL INFORMATION SCIENCE AWARD

Recipient: John H. Holland
Including a certificate, $2,500 prize and all expenses attending the third
JCIS paid

4th ANNUAL LOTFI A. ZADEH BEST PAPER AWARD

Recipient to be announced soon, acceptance speech, certificate, $2,500 prize
and Hotel accommodations attending the 3rd JCIS

5th ANNUAL LOTFI A. ZADEH BEST PAPER AWARD COMPETITION

Open to all 3rd JCIS attendees, certificate, $2,000 prize and Hotel
accommodations attending the next JCIS

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TIME SCHEDULE AND VENUE

March 1 through 5, 1997
Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
U.S.A.

SPONSORS:

Information Science Journals - Sections A, B & C

Elsevier Science Publishing Inc.
New York, N.Y.

Machine Intelligence and Fuzzy Logic Laboratory
Duke University
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GENERAL ADMINSTRATION

I. PUBLICATIONS

The Joint Conferences publishes three or four proceedings on summaries which
consists of all papers accepted by all respective program committees. The
JCIS Proceedings will be made available on March 1, 1997, for all three
conferences & three workshops depending upon the total number of pages for
each conference or workshop.

A summary shall not exceed 4 pages of 10-point font, double-column,
single-spaced text, (1 page minimum) with figures and tables included. Any
summary exceeding 4 pages will be charged $50 per additional page. Three
copies of the summary are required by Dec. 15, 1996. A deposit of $150 check
must be included to guarantee the publication of your 4 pages summary in the
Proceedings. The absolute deadline for the deposit is Jan. 15, 1997. For
multiple papers author, the following deposit schedule will be observed: one
paper, $150; two papers, $200; three papers, $250; etc., with $50 increment
thereafter. The $150 deposit (one paper) can be deducted from registration
fee later. There is no deduction for student registration.
It is very important to mark FT & T'97, or CS & I'97, or CI & N'97, or
RSSC'97, or SCS'97, or GA'97 on your manuscript (only one of six can be
chosen). The conference will make the choice for you if you forget to do so.
Final version of the full length paper must be reviewed for possible
publication in one of the three INFORMATION SCIENCE JOURALS or deluxe
professional hard cover books. Several special issues will be published in
the journal. The number of the special issues will depend upon the quality
of papers submitted, the availability of guest editors, the interest of
research community in a particular topic and the budget of the publishers.
Four (4) copies of the full length paper shall be prepared according to the
information for Authors appearing at the back cover of Information Sciences,
an International Journal (Elsevier Publishing Co.). A full paper shall not
exceed 20 pages including figures and tables. All full length papers will be
reviewed by experts in their respective fields. All fully registered
conference attendees will receive a copy of proceeding (summary) of his/her
chosen conference or workshop on March 1, 1997. Lastly, attendees will have
the opportunity to purchase any or all of Vol.I, Vol.II and Vol.III of
Advances in Fuzzy Theory & Technology as well as Vol. IV Advances in
Information Sciences. These are hard-covered, deluxe, professional books at
1/2 price.

II. TUTORIALS

Several mini-courses are scheduled on march 1, 1997. Please take note that
any one of them may be cancelled or combined with other mini-courses due to
the lack of attendance. Cost of each mini-course is $120 up to 1/1/97 & $160
after 1/1/97, the same cost for all mini-course.

No. Name of Mini-Course Instructor Time

A Languages and Compilers for J. Ramanujan 8:30 am - 10:30
Distributed Memory Machine am

B Pattern Recognition H. D. Cheng 8:30 am - 10:30
Applications am

C Fuzzy Set & Fuzzy Logic George Klir or 10:30 am - 12:30
I. B. Turksen pm

D Neural Network Theory Subhash Kak 10:30 am - 12:30
pm

E Fuzzy Expert Systems Abe Kandel 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

F Semiotic Analysis Alex Meystel 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

G Neuroscience & Neural Computing Jeffrey Sutton 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

H Atomic Target Recognition Edward K. Wong or 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Frank Shih

I Fuzzy Logic & NN Integration Marcus Thint 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

J Rough Set Theory Tsau Young Lin 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

III. JCIS'97 REGISTRATION FEES & INFORMATION

Up to 1/1/97After 1/1/97
Full Registration $320.00 $440.00
Student Registration $120.00 $180.00
Tutorial(per Mini-Course) $120.00 $160.00
Exhibit Boot Fee $300.00 $400.00
One Day Fee(no pre-reg. discount) $195.00

$ 95.00 (Student)
Above fees applicable to all three conferences & three workshops

FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION:
Includes admission to all sessions, exhibit area, coffee, tea and soda. A
copy of conference proceedings (summary) at conference. In addition, the
right to purchase the hard-cover deluxe books at 1/2 price, and the
proceedings of companion conferences, workshops of JCIS'97, also, at half
price. Award Banquet on March 3, 1997 and lunches on March 2, 3 & 4 are also
included through Full Registration. One day registration does not include
banquet, but it does include one lunch on the day registered. Tutorials are
not included.

STUDENT CONFERENCE REGISTRATION:
( For full-time students only. A letter from your department is required.
You must present a current student ID with picture.) Includes a copy of
conference proceedings (summary), admission to all sessions, exhibit area,
coffee, tea and soda, the right to purchase the hard-cover deluxe books at
1/2 price, and companion proceedings at 1/2 price. Single student author
must pay $150 in addition.

TUTORIALS REGISTRATION:
Any person can register for the Tutorials. A copy of lecture notes for the
course registered is included. Coffee, tea and soda are included. The right
to purchase the hard-cover deluxe books and all companion JCIS'97
proceedings are included.

III. TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

The Travel Center of Durham, Inc. has been designated the official travel
provider. Special domestic fares have been arranged and The Travel Center is
prepared to book all flight travel.
Domestic United States and Canada: 1-800-334-1085
International FAX: 919-687-0903

IV. HOTEL ARRANGEMENTS

Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center
P. O. Box 13099
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
U.S.A.
Phone: 919-941-5050
Fax: 919-941-5156

Beautiful Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center will be the conference
site and lodging. The negotiated guest room rate would be $80.00 single
occupancy and $90.00 double occupancy (1996 rate). Sheraton guarantees the
rate for 1997 will not exceed a 5% increase. Conference management will
update the accurate rate in the future. This negotiated rate represents a
substantial discount fot JCIS'97. This excellent facilities feature Imperial
Athletic Club, Indoor & outdoor pools, International collection of
restaurants, and quality services.

V. LOTFI A. ZADEH BEST PAPER AWARD JCIS'1997

All authors registered in the conference or workshops will automatically
participate in Lotfi A. Zadeh Best Paper Competition. All technical papers
submitted to the conference are automatically qualified as candidates for
this award. The prize for this award is $2,000 plus hotel accommodations
(traveling expenses excluded) at JCIS'1998. The date for announcement of the
best paper is Dec. 31, 1997. Oral presentation in person at JCIS'1998, is
required and an acceptance speech at JCIS'1998 is also required.

VI. SPECIAL INFORMATION SCIENCE AWARD

It is truely our honor and pleasure to announce this important special
award. Professor John H. Holland will deliver a significant acceptance
speech at the third JCIS. The award includes certificate, $2,500 prize and
all expenses attending the third JCIS paid.

VII. CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM

[Image] CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM

[ ] I wish to receive further information.
[ ] I intend to participate in the conference.
[ ] I intend to present my paper to regular session.
[ ] I intend to register in tutorial(s).

Name: Dr./Mr./Mrs. ________________________________________________
Address: __________________________________________________________
Country: __________________________________________________________
Phone:________________ Fax: _______________ E-mail: _________________
Affiliation(for Badge): ______________________________________________
Participation Plan: [ ]A [ ]B [ ]C

Up to 1/1/97 After 1/1/97
Full Registration [ ] $320.00 [ ] $440.00
Student Registration [ ] $120.00 [ ] $180.00
Tutorial(per Mini-Course) [ ] $120.00 [ ] $160.00
Exhibit Boot Fee [ ] $300.00 [ ] $400.00
One Day Fee(no pre-reg. discount) [ ] $195.00

[ ] $ 95.00 (Student)

Total Enclosed(U.S. Dollars): ________________

All foreign payments must be made by draft on a US Bank in US dollars.
Personal checks are accepted for US attendees only. Credit cards (Visa or
Master) are accepted for all conference attendees.

[ ] [Image] or [ ] [Image] Exp. Date ____________
Credit Card # ______________________________________

Please make check payable and mail to:

FT & T
c/o. Paul P. Wang
Dept. of Electrical Engineering
P. O. BOX 90291
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708
U. S. A.

[Image] IMPORTANT DEADLINES TO REMEMBER

(1) Deadline for summaries submission: December 6, 1996.
(2) Proposal for organized sessions: any time up to December 20, 1996.
(3) Paper acceptance or rejection: Jannuary 1, 1997.
(4) Program (Electronic Version): January 1, 1997.
(5) Absolute deadline for deposit: January 15, 1997.
(6) Official program available: Febuary 1, 1997.
(7) Deadline for full length paper: March 4, 1997.