FUZZY LOGIC IN AI - NAGOYA 1997

ANCA L RALESCU (Anca.Ralescu@UC.Edu)
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IJCAI'97 Workshop

Fuzzy Logic in Artificial Intelligence
Nagoya, Japan
August 23-24 1997
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

This is the fourth fuzzy logic workshop to be held in conjunction with
> IJCAI. The workshop theme is " Fuzzy logic as a Basis for Information
> Engineering". As such the workshop's activities (presentations and
> discussions) will be directed at addressing this theme as relevant to
> various AI topics, including:
>
> - Knowledge representation with fuzzy logic (information
> granularity)
>
> - Fuzzy logic based reasoning:
> -syllogistic reasoning (imprecise quantifiers)
> -interpolating reasoning,
> -case based reasoning; aggregations
> -combination of evidence,
> -non-monotonic, default reasoning.
>
> - Fuzzy logic based approach to linguistic modeling:
> - knowledge extraction from distributed databases
> - representation, recognition, learning of imprecise
> concepts and in fuzzy environments
>
> - Extending intelligent fuzzy logic control to complex
> systems, including "humanistic" (user modeling,
> intelligent agents)
>
> - Programming languages:
> -fuzzy logic as a basis for AI programming languages
> (FRIL -Fuzzy Relational Inference Language)
> - extensions of programming languages to allow for
> fuzzy concepts (fuzzy object oriented paradigm).
>
> - Hybrid systems: fuzzy-neuro systems, genetic algorithms.
>
> - Applications of fuzzy systems: image understanding,
> financial engineering, biomedical engineering.
>
> TIMING
>
> Recently there has been a substantial increase in research and
> applications of fuzzy systems. This can be seen from books, papers and
> conferences dedicated to this field. While initially this situation was
> triggered by the successes of the Japanese implementations of fuzzy logic based
> control in several home appliances, fuzzy logic control accounts only
> partially for the current interest in fuzzy techniques.
>
> Integration of various approaches to the design of intelligent systems,
> including AI methods, neural networks, symbolic and quantitative, etc. are
> necessary in the study of intelligent systems. Fuzzy logic promises to be
> one of the essential tools for achieving this integration. Indeed,
> several features of fuzzy logic recommend it as such. These include
> ability to define, represent and manipulate (imprecise) concepts both
> symbolically and quantitatively; ability to introduce fuzzy approaches in
> other techniques symbolic or quantitative, to achieve a higher tolerance to
> imprecision; ability to pose, formulate and solve new problems.
>
> This year's workshop theme reflects the need for developing techniques
> and tools sophisticated enough to cope with the wealth of information
> available in electronic form which the advent of the internet has brought
> about. Browsers capable of efficient search as well as finding results
> answering the user intentions have brought to attention the need to
> integrate various techniques and paradigms developed in separate fields.
>
> In the light of the above the organizing and program committee believes
> that it is important to continue these workshops, which give opportunity
> for fuzzy logic researchers to focus on AI applications and for the AI
> researchers to learn about fuzzy logic techniques.
>
> WORKSHOP CHAIR
>
>
> General Chair:
> Anca Ralescu
> University of Cincinnati,
> Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0030, USA
>
> tel: (1-513)556-4752; fax: (1-513)556-7326
> e-mail: Anca.Ralescu@uc.edu
>
> Chair for North and South America:
> Riad Hartani
> National Research Council of Canada
> Montreal Road, Building M 50
> Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1K 3X9
>
> tel:(1-613) 993 8556; fax : (1-613) 952 7151
> e-mail:hartani@ai.iit.nrc.CA
>
>
> Chair for Europe:
> Trevor P. Martin
> Advanced Computing Research Centre
> Department of Engineering Maths
> University of Bristol, BS8 1TR, UK
>
> tel: (44-117) 928 8200; fax: (44-117) 925 1154
> email: trevor.martin@bris.ac.uk

> Chair for Asia:
> Hiroshi Narazaki
> Process Technology Research Laboratory, Kobe Steel, Ltd.
> 5-5, Takatsukadai 1-chome, Nishi-ku, Kobe, 651-22 Japan
>
> tel: (81-78)992-5611; fax: (81-78)992-5644
> e-mail: narazaki@elelab.kobelco.co.jp
>
> Chair for Africa and Oceania:
> James G. Shanahan
> Advanced Computing Research Centre
> Department of Engineering Maths
> University of Bristol, BS8 1TR, UK
>
> tel: (44-117) 928 9799; fax: (44-117) 925 1154
> email: jimi.shanahan@bris.ac.uk
>
> ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
>
> Isabelle Bloch (ENSTA, Paris, France)
> Bernadette-Bouchon Meunier (LAFORIA IBP, Paris, France)
> Robert Babuska (UT Delft, The Netherlands)
> Jorge Gasos (IAI, Madrid, Spain)
> David Kahaner (ATIP Tokyo, U.S.A.)
> Yukiko Nakagawa (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
> Kazuo Nakamura (Nagaoka Technological University, Japan)
>
>
> PROGRAM COMMITTEE
>
> S. Abe (Japan) F. Arcelli (Italy)
> J. F. Baldwin (UK) R. Bhatnagar (USA)
> J. Bezdek (USA) V. Cross (USA)
> D. Dubois (France) S. Fukami (Japan)
> T. Fukuda (Japan) F. Gomide (Brazil)
> R. J. Hammell II (USA) K. Hirota (Japan)
> A. Inoue (USA) N. Kasabov (New Zealand)
> R. Krishnapuram (USA) M. Mancuso (Italy)
> K. Miyajima (Japan) M. Minoh (Japan)
> H. Motoda (Japan) M. Mukaidono (Japan)
> H. Nakajima (Japan) K. Nakamura (Japan)
> G. K. Park (Korea) W. Pedrycz (Canada)
> L. Peters (Germany) M. Policarpou (U. S. A..)
> D. Ralescu (U.S.A.) E. Roventa (Canada)
> M. Sugeno (Japan) T. Sudkamp (USA)
> H. Tanaka (Japan) S. Tano (Japan)
> N. Wakami (Japan) P. Wang (U.S.A.)
> R.Yager (U.S.A.) J. Yen (U.S.A.)
> M.Zemankova (U.S.A.) H. J. Zimmermann (Germany)
>
> DEADLINES
>
>
> Contributions may be submitted to the general chair or the area co-chairs
> listed above, according to the following deadlines:
>
> March 17, 1997: 3-4 page abstract
> April 17, 1997: notification of acceptance
> May 17, 1997: final paper (6-8 pages)
>
> Submissions, should made to respective region chairs.
> Electronic submission is encouraged i.e. if possible please send
> an email to the region chair with an URL for a Postscript
> or HTML version of your submission. If this is not possible, email the
> Postscript file itself. Please make sure to clearly identify the name
> and email address of the primary contact person for the submission.
>
> WEB HOME PAGE : http://zeus.bris.ac.uk/~enjgs/FLAI.htm
>
> Please consult the workshop home page for the latest updates and schedule
> information.
>
> PROCEEDINGS
>
> Revised versions of the papers presented at the previous workshops were
> published in Springer Verlag Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
> The organizing committee intends to continue this practice and to publish
> final versions of the papers presented in a Springer Verlag lecture Notes
> in AI volume.
>
> Important fact: All prospective workshop participants should bear in mind
> that IJCAI requires that the workshop registration fee must be paid in
> addition to the registration fee for the main conference.