NAFIPS Conference Deadline **Extended**

Larry Hall (hall@csee.usf.edu)
Sun, 18 Jan 1998 22:53:00 +0100 (MET)

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Since we have had a flurry of requests for extensions of the deadline due
to the Holiday's, the NAFIPS deadline has been EXTENDED to
JANUARY 26, 1998! We hope you will submit your paper or abstract if you
have not already done so. Please see the call for papers below. Note
this will be one of the lowest cost, high quality conferences this year.
It will be on beautiful Pensacola, Fl. beach. We look forward to your
submission.

Sincerely,

Larry Hall
Program Chair, NAFIPS'98
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, ENB 118
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Ave.
Tampa, Fl 33620
hall@csee.usf.edu
Ph. (813) 974-4195
FAX: (813) 974-5456

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CALL FOR PAPERS
http://morden.csee.usf.edu/nafips98.html

The 17th Annual Meeting of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing
Society

August 20-21, 1998

Pensacola Beach, Florida

The meeting : This is the meeting you've been waiting for. You can afford
it; and you can still argue world class research. There will be mystery
speakers and surprise activities (e.g.., a biker outlaw parade has been
rumored).

The topics: Fundamentals of fuzzy sets and Fuzzy logic, Approximate
Reasoning, Possibility Theory, Learning, Nonmonotonic Logic, Fuzzy neural
networks, integrating fuzzy logic and evolutionary computing, fuzzy logic
hardware, Applications in Computer Vision, Signal Processing, Systems
Modeling and Control, Robotics, Decision systems, Databases, Information
systems, Finance, and Engineering.

The venue: Pensacola Beach : the water is clear, the sand is white, the sun
is hot, the beer is cold, the fish are good, the oysters are better. People
wear baseball hats and drive pickups - pretty close to paradise by any
reckoning. You can stay at the conference site for $89 (soundside) or $99
(gulfside), price per night, for a family of up to 4 people. It's a new
hotel on the beach right in the middle of the swimming, fishing, boating,
reggae dancing, wind surfing, differential topology, singing, pig roasts,
etc..

Your paper : All accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings.
For review, submit 3 copies of a short version (4-6 pages). Format : IEEE
format and some LaTeX templates. (available on our web site),
or any IEEE Transactions format.

Your presentation : ALL papers will be presented as POSTERS. Each set of
speakers will be given 4 minutes to outline their work using overheads. Then
we will adjourn to the poster room to discuss their results, etc.

******* REVISED **********
The deadlines : We need 3 copies of your short paper (5 pages) by January
26, 1998 . If you are submitting them by surface mail, send them to
Larry Hall. Electronic submission is encouraged: See our web site
(http://morden.csee.usf.edu/nafips98.html) to find out how . We
will return referee comments on your paper by April 1, 1998, and if it is
accepted, we will need 2 final camera - ready copies by May 15, 1998. There
won't be time for a fix and check cycle, and we will adhere to these
deadlines.

About registration : We want your money when you send your camera ready
paper to us. Here's what it costs:

Full registration fee : $149.95

Student registration fee : $74.95

Your registration fee includes a copy of the proceedings, coffee breaks, and
the banquet Friday night (band TBA, but rest assured, they will rock, they
will roll, they may save your mortal soul).

General Chair and Local Arrangements : Jim Bezdek, Dept. of Computer
Science, University of West Florida, Pensacola, Fl. 32514,
jbezdek@argo.cs.uwf.edu, (904)-474-2784.

Program Chair : Larry Hall, Dept. of Computer Science and Eng., ENB 118,
4202 E. Fowler Ave., Univ. of South Florida, Tampa, FL, 33620,
hall@csee.usf.edu , (813)974-4195.

Cooperating Societies : IEEE Neural Networks Council, IEEE Systems, Man and
Cybernetics Society

International Program Committee : We will award prizes to the registrant who
submits - with their paper - the most correct (i) first names of PC members
; and (ii) country affiliations of PC members. Here's the PC:

Ayyub
Beard
Berenji
Bezdek
Bien
Bonissone
Buckley
Chiu
Cross
Dave
Davidson
Dubois
Dunn
Esogbue
Filev
Furuhashi
Gader
Gibbons
Gruver
Hall
Hall
Hill
Hirota
Isik
Ishibuchi
Jamshidi
Jang
Kandel
Keller
Klir
Kreinovich
Krishnapuram
Kruse
Langari
Lea
Lee
Lee
Liu
Meech
Pedrycz
Petry
Prade
Ralescu
Ruspini
Sanchez
Schneider
Schott
Simon
Smith
Soto
Sudkamp
Sugeno
Sun
Takagi
Turksen
Wang
Whalen
Yager
Yamakawa
Yen
Ying
Zemankova
Zimmermann