FLINS'98 CFP (extended deadline for abstract submission)

Ruan Da (druan@sckcen.be)
Mon, 22 Dec 1997 17:50:56 +0100 (MET)

CALL FOR PAPERS (extended abstract submission by January 15, 1998)

FLINS'98 - Third International FLINS Workshop on
Fuzzy Logic and Intelligent Technologies for
Nuclear Science and Industry

Organized by the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK.CEN)
September 14-16, 1998
The Astrid Park Plaza Hotel, Antwerp, Belgium.


FLINS, an acronym for Fuzzy Logic and Intelligent technologies in Nuclear
Science, is a recent established international research forum aiming to
advance the theory and applications of fuzzy logic and novel intelligent
technologies in nuclear science and industry.

Following FLINS'94 and FLINS'96, the first and second international workshops
on this topic, FLINS'98 aims to bring together scientists, researchers, and
people from industry and to introduce the principles of intelligent systems
and soft computing such as fuzzy logic (FL), neural network (NN), genetic
algorithms (GA) and any combinations of FL, NN, and GA, knowledge-based
expert systems and complex problem-solving techniques within nuclear
industry and related research fields.

FLINS'98 offers a unique international forum to present and discuss
techniques that are new and useful for nuclear science and industry.

Workshop organization: SCK.CEN,
co-sponsored by: OMRON Belgium NV; Ghent University, Belgium; Tractebel
Energy Engineering, Brussels, Belgium

International Scientific Advisory Committee:
Honorary Chairman: L.A. Zadeh (University of California at Berkeley, USA)
Chairman: H.-J. Zimmermann (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
Members: Z. Bien (Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology)
D. Dubois (Université Paul Sabatier, France)
A. Fattah (IAEA, Austria)
P. Govaerts (SCK.CEN, Belgium)
C.F. Huang (Beijing Normal University, China)
J. Kacprzyk (Polish Academy of Science)
N. Kasabov (University of Otago, New Zealand)
E.E. Kerre (Ghent University, Belgium)
G.J. Klir (State University of New York at Binghamton, USA)
M.M. Gupta (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
M. Modarres (University of Maryland at College Park, USA)
J. Montero, (Complutense University Madrid, Spain)
Y. Nishiwaki (University of Vienna, Austria)
T. Onisawa (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
H. Prade (Universite Paul Sabatier,France)
M. Roubens (Université de Liège, Belgium)
G. Resconi (Catholic University, Italy)
Ph. Smets (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
H. Takagi (Kyushu Inst. of Design, Japan)
E. Uchino (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)
A.J. van der Wal (TNO, the Netherlands)
P.P. Wang (Duke University, USA)
R.R. Yager (Iona College, USA)

Organizing Committee:
Honorary Chairman: E.E. Kerre (Ghent University, Belgium)
SCK.CEN Advisor: P. D'hondt,
Chairman: D. Ruan
Members: H. Ait Abderrahim, W. Bogaerts, B. Carle, B. De Baets,
G. de Cooman, R. Roman, B. Van de Walle


Contributions describing original work, research projects, and
state-of-the-art reviews are solicited on the following (nonrestrictive)
list of topics to be covered at FLINS'98:
fuzzy logic,
neural networks,
genetic algorithms,
learning techniques,
man-machine interface,
decision-support techniques,
control theory,
rough set theory,
evidence theory,
belief theory,
functional modeling,
with applications in nuclear science and industry, and related research
fields, such as:
nuclear reactor control,
nuclear energy and environmental protection,
safety assessment,
human reliability,
risk analysis,
production processes in the fuel cycle,
waste and disposal,
power systems control,
load forecasting,

Authors are invited to submit a one-page abstract containing the paper
title, the authors' names and affiliations, complete address (including
email, fax,
and phone) of the corresponding author(s), five keywords and the abstract
(200-250 words), before January 15, 1998 by mail, fax, or email to the
FLINS'98 Chairman (see below).

The organizers intend to have the conference proceedings available to the
delegates (all accepted papers reviewed by the scientific committee of
FLINS'98 will be published as a book by World Scientific Publishers).
Selected papers from FLINS'98 will be further issued as a special issue of
FLINS'98 for Int. J. of General Systems (provided by professor George J. Klir).

[Conference Fee]

1 regular
early registration (before April 15, 1998) 15,000 BEF
late registration (after April 15, 1998) 18,000 BEF

2 student
early registration (before April 15, 1998) 9,000 BEF
late registration (after April 15, 1998) 12,000 BEF

3 Registration fee (21 % VAT incl.) entitles you to (for everyone):
-access to the conference sessions
-get a copy of the final program and the proceedings (book form by World
- have coffeebreaks with refreshments
- have conference reception
- have 3-day lunches
- have daily one free drink at the exclusive Diamond Club of the hotel

(1 US $ is approximately 35 BEF)

abstract submission deadline: January 15, 1998,
notification of acceptance: February 15, 1998,
final manuscript deadline: April 15, 1998.

Correspondence and further information:
FLINS'98 Chairman
Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK.CEN)
Boeretang 200, B-2400 Mol
Phone: + 32 14 33 22 72
Fax: + 32 14 32 15 29
E-mail: flins@sckcen.be or druan@sckcen.be