joint conference on intelligent control

Vladik Kreinovich (
Mon, 27 Oct 1997 03:29:49 +0100 (MET)


IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control (ISIC)
International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and
Automation (CIRA)
Intelligent Systems and Semiotics (ISAS)


September 14-17, 1998
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Gaithersburg, Maryland U.S.A.

An International Conference Sponsored By:
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General Chair
James Albus, NIST, USA

Program Co-Chairs
Sukhan Lee, U. of Southern California & JPL, USA
Antti Koivo, Purdue U., USA
Alex Meystel, Drexel U. & NIST, USA
F.-Y. Wang, U. of Arizona, USA

Finance Chair
G. Yen, Oklahoma State U., USA

Publication Chair
M. Polycarpou, U. of Cincinnati, USA

Vice-Publication Chair
P. Flanagan, NIST, USA

Publicity Co-Chairs
T. Parisini, U. of Trieste, Italy
G. Vercelli, U. of Trieste, Italy
E. Messina, NIST, USA

Local Arrangements Chair
R. Quintero, NIST, USA

Feb 27, 1998 - Full Papers Due
May 8, 1998 - Notification of Acceptance
Jun 12, 1998 - Final Camera-Ready Due

Five copies of your paper (including an abstract) should be received by
February 27, 1998. Clearly indicate who will serve as the corresponding
author and include the title, the name of the author(s), affiliation,
address, telephone number, fax, and e-mail address. Please indicate to which
topic the paper is being submitted. Notification of acceptance and the
author's kit will be mailed by May 8, 1998. The full paper typed in
camera-ready form must be received by June 12, 1998. Final instructions for
camera-ready copy submission will be in the author's kit. Papers should be
limited to 6 pages including abstract, figures, and tables (i.e., two column
format, 10pt Times font, and 8.5 x 11 inch paper).

Please mail your submission to:

ISIC/CIRA/ISAS 98 Submissions
NIST, Intelligent Systems Division
Building 220, Room B124
Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA
Phone: 301-975-3418
Fax: 301-990-9688

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Institute of
Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Control Systems Society,
National Science Foundation, and Army Research Office.

IEEE Robotics and Automation Society and IEEE Neural Network Council.

The theme for the Joint ISIC/ISAS'98 conference is "Intelligent Control of
Complex Systems." We define intelligent control as that which causes a
complex system to successfully perform complex physical tasks in the
presence of uncertainty and unpredictability. This conference will focus on
theoretical issues, engineering methodologies, and applications of
intelligent control systems.

·Theory of intelligent systems · Intelligent system architectures ·
Engineering principles for intelligent control systems · Intelligent control
applications · Performance measures · Goals, skills, and behavior generation
· Deliberative, reactive, and emergent behavior · Planning and problem
solving · Perception, cognition, and symbol grounding · Knowledge
representation and world modeling · Entities, events, attributes, and
relationship · Multi-level range and resolution in time and space · Sensing
and acting · Sensory processing and situation assessment · Complexity (in
the controller and in the world) · Attention, grouping, filtering,
estimation, and recognition · Game theory and decision making · Values,
motives, and behavior · Learning, adaptation, and optimization ·
Self-reference, introspection, and consciousness · Hybrid systems ·
Simulation, modeling, and prediction · Semiotics · Language, communication,
meaning, and pragmatics · Inference, deduction, probability, and uncertainty
· Symbolic manipulation vs. connectionist vs. control theory approaches ·
Modern control methods for intelligent systems · Multi-agent systems ·
Human-machine interfaces · Real-time control and computational resources

Applications: · Manufacturing · Construction · Semi-autonomous vehicles ·
Process control (materials, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, biotech) · Power
plants and energy systems · Agriculture and food processing · Health care
and elder care services · Transportation systems · Environmental restoration
· Mining and drilling · Physical security and inventory control ·
Battlefield operations (air, land, sea, undersea) · Undersea and planetary

Panel Discussions: · Progress report on a national program for intelligent
systems · Progress report on applications of intelligent control

Tutorials: · The NIST Real-time Control System (RCS) · Neural nets, fuzzy
logic, and genetic algorithms · Real-time image processing for mobility ·
Product and process models for intelligent manufacturing systems

Tours of NIST laboratories: · The National Advanced Manufacturing Testbed ·
The Next Generation Inspection System · The NIST Hexapod machine tool · A
semi-autonomous HMMWV for on-road and cross country mobility · RoboCrane
applications · An open architecture controller for intelligent machines

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