SOCO'97: CFP

ICSC Canada (icsc@compusmart.ab.ca)
Thu, 10 Oct 1996 15:52:34 +0100


Full updated information is available from the SOCO'97 webpage at
<http://www.compusmart.ab.ca/icsc/soco97.htm>

Call for Papers

Second International ICSC Symposium on SOFT COMPUTING=20
(Fuzzy Logic, Artificial Neural Networks, Genetic Algorithms)

To be held at the=20
Ecole pour les Etudes et la Recherche en Informatique et Electronique
(EERIE) in N=EEmes, France
in collaboration with the Ecole des Mines d=92Al=E8s and EERIE
September 17 - 19, 1997

I. SPONSORS

Ecole des Mines d=92Al=E8s, N=EEmes, France and
ICSC, International Computer Science Conventions, Canada/Switzerland

II. ORGANISATION OF THE CONFERENCE

SOCO=9297 is organised as a parallel conference to IIA=9297 (Second
International ICSC Symposium on Intelligent Industrial Automation). Both
conferences are joint operations of the Ecole des Mines d=92Al=E8s, France=
and
International Computer Science Conventions (ICSC), Canada/Switzerland.

III. PURPOSE OF THE CONFERENCE

Soft Computing is a newly introduced concept that encompasses
intelligence-based methods including fuzzy logic, neural networks and
genetic algorithms. This international symposium seeks to emphasize on
current and potential applications of soft computing with the intent to
attract broad interest in all engineering disciplines, computer science and
related technology fields. The event is the successor of the highly
successful meeting held in Reading (U.K. ) in 1996 (SOCO=9296) and=
encourages
practitioners and researchers from industrial, governmental and academic
institutions to meet and discuss the developments.

IV. TOPICS

Contributions are sought in areas based on the list below, which is
indicative only. Contributions from new application areas will be
particularly welcome.
=B7 Neural Networks
=B7 Fuzzy Logic
=B7 Fuzzy Control
=B7 Genetic Algorithms
=B7 AI and Expert Systems
=B7 Probabilistic Reasoning
=B7 Machine Learning
=B7 Learning Algorithms and Intelligent Control
=B7 Distributed Intelligence
=B7 Self-Organizing Systems
=B7 Educational Aspects of Soft Computing
=B7 Applications of Soft Computing in Control

V. INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE (ISC)

D.M. Dubois, Belgium (Honorary Chair) =20
D. Pearson, France (Chair)=09
F. Masulli, Italy (Vice-Chair)=09
E. Alpaydin, Turkey=09
H. Adeli, USA=09
P.G. Anderson, USA=09
F. Bodendorf, Germany=09
A. Dobnikar, Slovenia=09
M. Dorigo, Belgium=09
G. Dray, France=09
C. Fyfe, U.K.
H. Hellendoorn, Germany
L. Kuncheva, U.K.
M. Jamshidi, USA
B. Kosko, USA
C. Moraga, Germany
G.D. Smith, U.K.
N. Steele, U.K.
S. Tzafestas, Greece
Y. Uesaka, Japan

VI. PUBLICATION OF PAPERS=20

All accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings, published by
ICSC Academic Press. The proceedings will be available for the delegates at
the conference. In addition, authors of a selected number of innovative
papers will be invited to submit extended manuscripts for publication in a
special issue of the Journal on Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering, which
will be devoted to the IIA'97 and SOCO'97 symposia.=20
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VII. SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS

Prospective authors are requested to send an abstract of 500 words for
review by the International Scientific Committee. All abstracts must be
written in English, starting with a succinct statement of the problem, the
results achieved, their significance and a comparison with previous work. If
authors believe that more details are necessary to substantiate the main
claims of the paper, they may include a clearly marked appendix that will be
read at the discretion of the International Scientific Committee.=20

The abstract should also include:
=B7 Title of conference (SOCO=9297)
=B7 Title of proposed paper
=B7 Authors names, affiliations, addresses
=B7 Name of author to contact for correspondence
=B7 E-mail address and fax number of contact author
=B7 Name of topic which best describes the paper (max. 5 keywords)
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Contributions are welcome from those working in industry and having
experience in the topics of this conference as well as from academics. The
conference language is English.
=09
It is recommended to submit abstracts by electronic mail (ASCII text) to
<icsc@compusmart.ab.ca> or else by fax or mail (2 copies) to the following
address:

ICSC Canada =09
P.O. Box 279 =09
Millet, Alberta T0C 1Z0 =09
Canada =09
Fax: +1-403-387-4329
Email: icsc@compusmart.ab.ca

VIII. WORKSHOPS, TUTORIALS AND OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS

Various projects on the following topics are in preparation, respectively
under consideration:
- Information Theory and Artificial Neural Networks
- High-Performance Soft Computing for Large Scale Design Automation
- Introduction to the J Language for Soft Computing
- Fuzzy Neural Networks
- Artificial Intelligence-based Motion Control

Please consult the SOCO'97 web page for full updated information on
workshops and tutorials.

Anyone wishing to organize a session or discussion, is requested to contact
the chairman of the conference, Dr. David Pearson (e-mail: pearson@eerie.fr
/ phone: +33-66-38-70-00 / fax: +33-66-38-70-74) before March 15, 1997.

IX. DEADLINES AND REGISTRATION

It is the intention of the organizers to have the conference proceedings
available for the delegates. Consequently, the deadlines below are to be
strictly respected:

=B7 Submission of Abstracts January 31, 1997
=B7 Notification of Acceptance March 31, 1997
=B7 Delivery of full papers May 15, 1997

Full registration is estimated at FF 2600 and includes attendance to all
SOCO=9297 and IIA=9297 sessions, buffet-style luncheons, coffee-breaks,
conference banquet/social program and conference proceedings. Full-time
students, who have a valid student ID-card, may register with a rebate by
eliminating proceedings and the conference banquet/social program. Extra
banquet/social program tickets will be sold for accompanying persons and
students. The proceedings can be purchased separately.

X. ACCOMMODATION
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Block reservations will be made at nearby hotels and accommodation at
reasonable rates (not included in the registration fee) will be available
upon registration (full details will follow with the letters of acceptance).

XI. SOCIAL AND TOURIST ACTIVITIES=20
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A social program (conference banquet and entertainment), will be organized
and also be available for accompanying persons.
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N=EEmes, the old Roman town of Nemausus, is situated in the
Languedoc-Roussillon region in the South of France. Benefiting from its
position on the northern boundary of the Camargue National Park, the town is
an ideal tourist base, being within easy reach of the Cevennes mountains to
the north and the Mediterranean beaches to the south.
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The location is 45 kilometers from Avignon, 40 kilometers from Montpellier
and the Mediterranean beaches and 120 kilometers from Marseilles. It can be
easily reached by air, TGV high speed train or road.

XII. INFORMATION
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Full updated information on both conferences (SOCO'97 and IIA'97) is
available as follows:

- SOCO'97: http://www.compusmart.ab.ca/icsc/soco97.htm
- IIA'97: http://www.compusmart.ab.ca/icsc/iia97.htm

For further information please contact:

=B7 ICSC Canada, P.O. Box 279, Millet, Alberta T0C 1Z0, Canada
E-mail: icsc@compusmart.ab.ca
Fax: +1-403-387-4329
Phone: +1-403-387-3546
WWW Page: http://www.compusmart.ab.ca/icsc

=B7 Dr. David Pearson, Chairman IIA=9297/SOCO=9297, LGI2P, EMA-EERIE, N=EEme=
s, France
E-mail: pearson@eerie.fr
Phone: +33-66-38-70-00
Fax: +33-66-38-70-74