IFSA'97 - first announcement

Radko Mesiar (mesiar@sol.svf.stuba.sk)
Thu, 5 Dec 1996 22:31:08 +0100


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> * First Announcement
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> * IFSA'97 Prague
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> * Seventh IFSA World Congress
> * June 25-29, 1997
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> *
> * Special Interest Group for Fuzzy Set Theory and Applications
> * of the
> * Society of Czech Mathematicians and Physicists
> * Society of Slovak Mathematicians and Physicists
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> Honorary Chair
> Lotfi A. Zadeh
>
> Local Committee
>
> General Chair
> Vilem Novak
>
> General Vice-Chairs
> Petr Hajek and Milan Mares
>
> Program Committee Chair
> Radko Mesiar
>
> Program Committee Vice-Chairs
> Jaroslav Ramik and Beloslav Riecan
>
> Local Arrangements Chair
> Milena Zeithamlova
> Local Arrangements Vice-Chairs
> Jiri Ivanek, Pavel Pribyl and Petr Vysoky
>
> Area Chairs
> Dan Butnariu
> (Mathematical Background, Basic Science)
>
> B. Bouchon-Meunier
> (Reasoning, Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent
> Information Systems)
>
> Hideo Tanaka
> (Operation Research, Data Analysis, Economics, Preference
> Modeling, Decision Analysis)
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> Zeungnam Bien
> (Engineering Applications, Financial Engineering)
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> Patrik Eklund
> (Applications in Non-engineering Sciences, Life Sciences,
> Behavioural Sciences, Medicine, Biology)
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> Jim Keller
> (Classification, Image Processing)
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> Witold Pedrycz
> (Fuzzy Systems, Control, Neural Nets, Soft Computing)
>
> Radko Mesiar
> (Other Topics)
>
> International Program Committee
>
> A. Averkin (Russia) Y. M. Liu (China)
> J. F. Baldwin (UK) D. Lakov (Bulgaria)
> H. R. Berenji (USA) R. Lopez de Mantaras (Spain)
> J. C. Bezdek (USA) K. C. Min (Korea)
> P. Bonissone (USA) D. Mundici (Italy)
> A. Borisov (Latvia) E. Pap (Yugoslavia)
> C. Carlsson (Finland) I. G. Perfilieva (Russia)
> W-L. Chiang (Taiwan) H. Prade (France)
> D. Dubois (France) D. Ralescu (USA)
> M. Fedrizzi (Italy) A. Ramer (Australia)
> L. Godo (Spain) S. Rodabaugh (USA)
> F. Gomide (Brazil) M. Roubens (Belgium)
> S. Gottwald (Germany) E. Ruspini (USA)
> K. Hirota (Japan) E. Sanchez (France)
> U. Hoehle (Germany) S. Sandri (Brazil)
> J. Jacas (Spain) P. Smets (Belgium)
> J. Kacprzyk (Poland) M. Sugeno (Japan)
> N. Kasabov (N. Zealand) H. N. Teodorescu (Romania)
> E. Kerre (Belgium) T. Terano (Japan)
> F. Klawonn (Germany) I. B. Turksen (Canada)
> E. P. Klement (Austria) J. L. Verdegay (Spain)
> G. J. Klir (USA) P. Z. Wang (China)
> L. T. Koczy (Hungary) S. Weber (Germany)
> L. Kohout (USA) R. R. Yager (USA)
> W. Kotze (South Africa) T. Yamakawa (Japan)
> C.-P. Kwong (Hong Kong) H. J. Zimmermann (Germany)
>
> Venue
>
> The Congress will take place at the campus of the University of
> Economics which is located in the center of Prague (about 15
> minutes walking distance to the Old City Center). The school is
> very well equipped with modern audiovisual technology and
> projection facilities for all available media as well as with all
> kinds of Internet connections. There is an easy access to the
> Congress site from the airport, railway station and the old town
> center.
>
>
> Scope
>
> The objective of the Congress is to encourage communication
> between researchers and engineers throughout the world whose work
> is connected to or based on fuzzy set theory, fuzzy logic and
> related areas. It is also an opportunity to present industrial
> applications, new technologies and products which are based on,
> or use fuzzy logic, fuzzy sets and other soft computing methods
> including neural networks and genetic algorithms.
>
> Main Congress Topics
>
> - Fuzzy and non-standard logics and approximate reasoning
> - Mathematical foundations
> - Uncertainty and belief mesures
> - Information and data analysis
> - Natural language processing
> - Applications in social and economical sciences
> - Industrial applications
> - New hardware developments
> - Decision-making and control
> - Artificial intelligence and robotics
> - Neural networks and learning
> - Genetic algorithms and computational optimization
> - Chaos and its engineering
> - Classification and image processing
>
> Language
>
> All presentations and discussion will be in English.
>
>
> Proceedings
>
> An extensive number of active speakers at the congresses like
> IFSA'97 leads to thick and heavy proceedings, which usually
> consist of several volumes. This makes problems espeacially to
> participants travelling longer distance. Therefore, we will offer
> proceedings in both printed as well as CD ROM form. The latter
> will include full papers in postscript form together with
> programs enabling to display them on the screen and to print any
> chosen pages on the attached laser printer. The IBM PC compatible
> computer in standard configuration with Windows 3.x/95/NT
> operating system is supposed. Unlike printed form, the CD will
> also contain demo versions of programs solving various problems
> from the theory as well as applications of the soft computing
> methods. The participants can order both forms for extra price.
>
>
> Instructions for the Authors
>
> The accepted papers must be prepared according to the
> instructions sent to each of them individually. They should be
> typeset using LaTeX/TeX or any equivalent quality typesetting
> system} in 10pt size. Each accepted paper must be delivered also
> in electronic form as poststcript file.
>
> Tutorials
>
> Tutorials will be provided over two days prior the Congress,
> namely in June 23-24, 1997. They will cover the basic
> introductory topics such as fuzzy set theory, fuzzy logic,
> genetic fuzzy systems, fuzzy neural networks, fuzzy mathematical
> programming, fuzzy portfolio, fuzzy control and applications. All
> participants of the tutorials will get a special booklet with
> tutorial texts.
>
> Exhibitions
>
> Exhibitions of products with fuzzy logic technology will be
> provided. The firms developing software produts as well as
> hardware, home produts and others are encouraged to present their
> products during the Congress.
>
>
> Dates and Deadlines
>
> November 30, 1996 Deadline for submission of papers
> January 31, 1997 Notification of acceptance or rejection
> March 31, 1997 Reception of camera-ready papers
> March 31, 1997 Deadline for early registration
> June 23-24, 1997 Tutorials
> June 25-29, 1997 CONGRESS
>
> Prices
>
> All prices are in German marks (DM).
>
> Congress fees Early: before March 31, 1997
> Late: after March 31, 1997
>
> Early Late Procee- Congress Refresh- Welcome
> dings materials ments party
>
> -IFSA
> member 490 550 yes yes yes yes
>
> IFSA
> non-member 540 590 yes yes yes yes
>
> Students 190 240 no yes yes yes
>
> Accompa-
> nying
> person 90 90 no no no yes
>
> The registration fee includes a copy of proceedings in either of
> printed form or CD ROM (to be selected in the registration form)
> and other conference materials, refreshments during breaks, the
> welcome party and the use of conference facilities.
>
> Accompanying person fee includes lunches, the welcome party and
> assistance in individual art and music requests.
>
> Tutorials fees Early: before March 31, 1997
> Late: after March 31, 1997
>
> Tutorials fees
>
> Early Late Tutorials Refresh- Lunches
> materials ments
>
> IFSA
> member 180 220 yes yes yes
> IFSA
> non-member 210 250 yes yes yes
> Students 90 100 yes no no
>
>
> Exhibition fees DM
>
> Tables 500
> Exhibitions Boards 300
> Stand 900
> Brochures/Flyers
> for congress package 700
>
> Other fees DM
> Proceedings on CD ROM 100
> Additional copy
> of printed proceedings 160
> 4 lunches (June 24--28) 60
> Sightseeing tour
> of Prague 20
> Organ concert 15
> Festive dinner on a Boat 70
> Wonderful Dvorak
> performance 25
> Visit of Konopiste
> Castle 55
> Trip to Kutna Hora 65
> Trip to Karlovy Vary 85
>
>
> Registration Those who wish to participate in the IFSA'97
> Congress are requested to pay the registration and accommodation
> fees, and to complete in full the enclosed Registration Form.
> This form should be received by fax or mail not later than May
> 15, 1997 by IFSA'97 organizing agency (Action M Agency).
>
> Accommodation
>
> We have reserved accommodations for participants at various
> hotels, mostly in walking distance of the congress site,
> University of Economics. We urge all participants to make
> reservations as early as possible. Should you be interested in
> the agency making the hotel reservations for you, select three
> hotels of your preference and indicate your choices (by using
> numbers 1, 2, 3) in the Registration Form.
>
>
> Accommodation fees
>
> Accommodation fee consist of an accommodation deposit and of an
> accommodation balance (if required). Please fill in the exact
> dates of accommodation needed on the Registration Form. All
> prices are per night incl. breakfast.
>
> category Hotel single double deposit
>
> ***** Renaissance 310 340 500
> **** Hilton Prague
> Atrium 295 315 500
> **** Rogner
> Don Giovanni 225 275 500
> **** Meteor Plaza 220 245 500
> *** Sieber 190 205 300
> *** Bern 115 140 115
> *** Ariston 90 135 300
> *** Bily lev 65 115 200
> ** Olsanka 80 100 200
>
> More details and possibly some extensions about hotels can be
> found in the printed version of the first announcement. Please,
> contact the secretariat.
>
>
> Accommodation deposit
>
> The accommodation deposit is required from all participants
> wishing to stay in the above hotels. In a case that you will make
> a choice of hotels from different categories, we ask you to pay
> the deposit from the higher category. The accommodation deposit
> must be paid together with the registration fees.
>
>
> Accommodation balance
>
> is the difference between the price of your required hotel and
> the paid accommodation deposit. After having received your
> deposit, Action M Agency will confirm your choice and tell you
> the amount of the accommodation balance which is payable (or will
> be withdrawn from your credit card) after March 31, 1997. Those
> who agree to settle the accommodation balance together with the
> accommodation deposit, please, express it in the Registration
> form.
>
> Payment
>
> All payments could be made by a credit card (VISA, American
> Express, Master Card, EuroCard, JCB, Diners Club) or by bank
> transfer to
>
> Czech Republic, Prague, Komercni banka
> Praha 10,
> SWIFT KOMB CZ PP, account No. 221442-101/0100
> Milena Zeithamlova, Action M Agency
>
> Bank transfers should be made net of all bank charges and
> commission. All payments paid cash in Prague will be made in
> Czech Crowns (at the current exchange rate). You will be provided
> with a receipt of payment latest upon your arrival.
>
>
> Cancellation policy
>
> 75% of the registration fee including accommodation deposit will
> be refunded for all written cancellations postmarked not later
> than March 31, 1997. Refunds of accommodation payments will be
> granted in full for all written cancellations postmarked no later
> than May 1, 1997. Any cancellations after that date will result
> in a one-night deposit charge.
>
>
> Meals
>
> Refreshments (coffee, mineral water, snacks) and lunches will be
> served at the University dinning hall. Three kinds of meals (each
> with 1 drink) will be served, including a vegetarian one. The
> participants are recommended to use this option.
>
>
> Social program
>
> All participants and accompanying persons are invited to take part in
> the following activities:
>
> - Sightseeing tour of Prague
> - Welcome Party
> - Festive Dinner on a Boat
> - Concert --- Wonderful Dvorak
> - Visit of Konopiste Castle
> - Trip to Kutna Hora
> - Trip to Karlovy Vary
>
> More details and possibly some extensions about social program
> can be found in the printed version of the first announcement.
> Please, contact the secretariat.
>
>
> Climate
>
> At the end of June the temperature in Prague can range from 15
> C (59 F) to 25 C (77 F) during the day and from 10 C (50 F) to
> 20 C (68 F) during the night.
>
>
> Contact Address
>
> IFSA'97
> Action M Agency
> Milena Zeithamlova
> Vrsovicka 68
> 101 00 Prague 10
> Czech Republic
>
> tel: +42-2-6731 2333-4
> fax: +42-2-6731 0503
> e-mail: actionm@cuni.cz
> WWW: http://is.vse.cz/ifsa97/home.htm
>
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