Irena Nagisetty (
Mon, 8 Dec 1997 02:21:33 +0100 (MET)

Dear Colleague:
On behalf of ISATA-31 "Mechatronics" Co-ordinating committee, I would like to invite you to participate in the section on Knowledge based Engineering in particular using Fuzzy Systems and Soft Computing Methodologies.
They are the vital tools in the development of today's and tomorrow's automobile. These technologies directly reduce the time and cost to complete the design, development, test and serviceability of today's vehicles.

Intelligent Knowledge-based systems include increasingly Fuzzy Logic (FL), Neural Networks (NN), Genetic
Algorithms (GA) modules to the transportation /automotive problems. These modules s as well as the optimization methods can be adapted to ill-structured, complex, and fuzzy problem structures.
Papers addressing fuzzy reasoning, linguistic approximation and knowledge acquisition for problem diagnostics and decision making are welcome. A cases from the areas of production management, manufacturing, strategic planing and others are welcome. Available tools and future potential are of interest as well.

Presently I need only 100 -150 word abstract sent to me by e-mail ( Deadline is January 10th 1998.

ISATA'31 will take place on June 2d- 5th, 1998, in Dusseldorf, Germany.
(ISATA Chairman: Prof. Dieter Roller, Stuttgart University, Germany)

Truly yours,
Irena Nagisetty
Ford Motor Company