1st Announcement of IIZUKA'98

IIZUKA'98 Secretariat (iizuka98@flsi.cird.or.jp)
Sat, 29 Nov 1997 01:19:27 +0100 (MET)

1st Announcement and CALL FOR PAPERS

IIZUKA'98

5th International Conference on Soft Computing

October 16 - October 20,1998

Iizuka, Fukuoka, Japan

SCOPE

IIZUKA'98 aims to bring together researchers from academic, governmental,
and industrial institutions to discuss new developments and results in the
field of Fuzzy Logic, Neural Networks, Chaos and other Soft Computing.
This conference emphasizes the integration of these fields to promote the
research work on post-digital computers.

SPONSORED

*International Fuzzy Systems Association (IFSA)
*International Neural Network Society (INNS)
*Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Systems (SOFT)
*Japanese Neural Network Society (JNNS)
*Kyushu Institute of Technology (KIT)
*Fuzzy Logic Systems Institute (FLSI)

SUPPORTED BY (tentative)

*Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Japan)
*Science and Technology Agency (Japan)
*FUKUOKA Prefecture (Japan)
*IIZUKA City (Japan)
*Biomedical Fuzzy Systems Association (Japan)
*Information Processing Society of Japan (Japan)
*Institute of Systems, Control and Information Engineers (Japan)
*Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence (Japan)
*Japan Association for Medical Informatics (Japan)
*Japan Academy of Facial Studies (Japan)
*Japan Ergonomics Society (Japan)
*Japan Society of Civil Engineers (Japan)
*Robotics Society of Japan (Japan)
*The Behaviormetric Society of Japan (Japan)
*The Biophysical Society of Japan (Japan)
*The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (Japan)
*The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (Japan)
*The Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers (Japan)
*The Japan Society of Applied Physics (Japan)
*The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (Japan)
*The Operations Research Society of Japan (Japan)
*The Physical Society of Japan (Japan)
*The Physiological Society of Japan (Japan)
*The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (Japan)
*Balkanic Union for Fuzzy Systems and Artificial Intelligence (BUFSA)
*Canadian Society for Fuzzy Information and Neural Systems (CANS-FINS,Canada)
*Centro Nacional de Microelectrorica (CNM,Spain)
*IEEE Neural Networks Council
*Indian Society for Fuzzy Mathematics and Information Processing (ISFUMIP,India)
*Institute of Systems Science, National University of Singapore (ISS,Singapore)
*Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST,Korea)
*Korea Fuzzy Logic and Intelligent Systems Society (KFIS,Korea)
*NASA-Ames Research Center (U.S.A.)
*North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society (NAFIPS)
*N & F Institute (France)
*Sociedad Internacional de Gestion y Economia Fuzzy (SIGEF,Spain)
*Universidad de Granada (Spain)
*Research Foundation for the Electrotechnology of Chubu (Japan)
*The Mikiya Science and Technology Foundation (Japan)

CONFERENCE INCLUDES

*Tutorials
*Opening Lectures
*Keynote Speech
*Plenary Lectures
*Panel Discussions
*Special Sessions
*Invited Sessions
*Ordinary Sessions
*Demonstrations
*Social Events

DATES

Tutorials October 16, 1998
Conference October 17-20, 1998
Demonstrations October 17-20, 1998

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

English

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

Submission of abstracts January 31, 1998
Acceptance notification March 15, 1998
Submission of camera-ready manuscripts May 15, 1998
Registration August 31, 1998

CONFERENCE TOPICS

*Fuzzification and Defuzzifications
*Fuzzy Chips, Fuzzy Hardware and Fuzzy Logic Computers
*Fuzzy Clustering
*Dynamical Fuzzy Systems
*Fuzzy Logic Control
*Fuzzy Mathematics
*Fuzzy Modeling
*Neural Network Design and Evaluation
*Neural Chips, Neural Hardware and Neuro Computers
*Recurrent Neural Networks
*System Identifications by Neural Networks
*Chaos Engineering
*Chaotic Complexity
*Chaos and Computing
*Fuzzy Neural Networks
*Fuzzy Neural Computing Systems
*Chaotic Fuzzy Systems
*Novel Devices for Fuzzy, Neural and Chaotic Systems
*Safety, Reliability and Noise Immunity of Fuzzy/Neural Systems
*Approximate Reasoning
*Cognition
*Diagnostic Systems
*Difference Aspects of Approximate Reasoning
*Emotional Information Processing
*Genetic Algorithm
*Gradual Rules as a Tool for Qualitative Modeling
* Indistinguishabilities
*Knowledge Acquisition and Tools for Expert Systems Technology
*Learning Algorithms
*Man-Machine Communication
*Multiple-Valued Logic
*Natural Language
*Uncertainty Measures and Applications
*Applications of Fuzzy, Neural, Chaotic Systems G.A. and Other Soft Computing
Industry
Control
Image Processing
Biomedicine
Education
Economics
Others

***** CALL FOR PAPERS *****

Authors are invited to submit abstracts of their papers.

*Abstracts must be received by January 31, 1998.
*Abstracts must include :
Full title of the paper
Corresponding Author
Name, Affiliation, Mailing address, Telephone and FAX numbers
and E-mail address
Topics
Your choice of three from the upper
Sessions
Regular or Demonstrations

*Text of an abstract should be 500-1,000 words together with one or two
typical figures.
*Abstracts must be written in English.
*Six (6) copies of the abstract are required.
*Abstracts must be prepared on A4 size white papers.
*Please use a typewriter or letter quality printer in Times or similar type
style, 10 points or larger, and printed on one side of the paper only.
*All text, figures, captions and references must be clean, sharp, readable,
and high contrast.
*E-mail submissions are acceptable, however the submissions must be followed
by FAX of the abstract (Please DO NOT send graphics files and/or postscript
files by e-mail.). Please send the e-mail to: iizuka98@flsi.cird.or.jp
*FAX submissions without e-mail data are NOT acceptable.

After acceptance, the authors will be asked to prepare camera-ready
manuscript for the conference proceedings. Information on camera-ready
manuscript will be provided with the acceptance letter.

Send Abstracts to: Professor Takeshi Yamakawa (see below)

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings. The proceedings
will be published by a publishing company well-known in the world.


SPECIAL ISSUES

Selected papers of high quality will be included in special issues of about 10
international journals after the conference. Names of guest editors, topics
and journals will be informed by the second announcement.

BEST PAPER AWARDS

The best papers from IIZUKA'98 contribution will be selected by the Review
Program Committee of the conference. The Best Paper Awards will be conferred
on the authors of the best papers at the conference.

HOMESTAY PROGRAM

You can enjoy the homestay program and save your accommodation. Application
will be accepted up to 50 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.
This program is planned in order to support overseas participants in
cooperation with people living around the conference site, and therefore the
program is available only for overseas participants. Host families support
the conference, totally unpaid.

CONTACT PERSON

For more information on the conference, please contact:

Professor Takeshi Yamakawa
Organizing Committee Chairman of IIZUKA'98

c/o Fuzzy Logic Systems Institute (FLSI)
680-41 Kawazu, Iizuka, Fukuoka 820 Japan
Phone:+81-948-24-2771
FAX:+81-948-24-3002
e-mail : iizuka98@flsi.cird.or.jp

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