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To: All persons who are interested in JCIS'97
Tutorial Program

From: Professor Paul P. Wang, Tutorial Director

Date: February 13, 1997

We have decided to offer a consolidated tutorial program
despite of low turn out in registration. The new comers
are important to our community and, consequently, we have
decided to offer this program at a loss.

Place: Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center,
the site of JCIS'97

Date: Saturday March 1, 1997
Time: 2:00PM to 6:00PM
Cost: $240 per person

Topics: - Fuzzy Set and Logic Theory
- Fuzzy Expert Systems
- Pattern Recognition

Speakers: Dr. Mounir Ben Ghalia (Duke Univ., USA),
Dr. Frank Shih (New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA)
Dr. Chris Tseng (Chang Gung Univ. Taiwan)
Dr. Tom Whelan (Georgia State Univ., USA)

In this consolidated presentation, four important questions
will be answered:

(1) What is a fuzzy set? What is Fuzzy Logic?
Why is fuzzy set theory important?

(2) How to design a user-friendly fuzzy expert system?

(3) What is involved in knowledge acquisition for fuzzy
expert system design?

(4) What is Pattern Recognition is instrumental for
a successful intelligent system design?

It is not too late for anyone who may be interested in this
tutorial to register now (registration will be open till
2:00PM on March 1, 1997).

For more information about the tutorial and
for registration, please contact:

Professor Paul P. Wang, Tutorial Director
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Duke University
Box 90291
Durham, NC 27708-0291, USA

Voice: (919) 660-5259
Fax: (919) 660-5293
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