Conference announcement
Wed, 21 Jan 1998 15:52:18 +0100 (MET)

Dear Fuzzy friends

Below, please find the call for papers for the conference EUFIT '98
which will be held in September 1998 in Aachen, Germany.

Further information on this event can be found in:

Looking forward to seeing you next year in Aachen.

Best regards

Richard Weber

Aachen, Germany
September 7 -10, 1998

and Call for Papers

- Fuzzy Logic
- Neural Networks
- Evolutionary Computation


The ELITE Foundation (European Laboratory for Intelligent Techniques
Engineering) is pleased to announce EUFIT `98 - The 6th European
Congress on Intelligent Techniques and Soft Computing. EUFIT `98
aims to bring together scientists and practitioners from academic,
governmental, and industrial institutions to discuss new
developments and results in the field of intelligent technologies.

The congress will take place in Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle), Germany,
on September 7-10, 1998.
In Aachen the charm of 1,200 years of history merges with the most
advanced technological research. Charlemagne, the then Emperor of
Europe, resided in the medieval Aachen in the 8th century and in our
times the `RWTH', one of the largest European Institutes of
Technology, is located here.

The conference will be composed of plenary presentations,
semi-plenary sessions, panel sessions, invited and contributed
sessions, and other events. There will be parallel and interactive
sessions. They include scientific and applied presentations in Fuzzy
Technology, Neural Networks, and Genetic Algorithms. In interactive
sessions speakers can communicate freely with the interested
audience up to 60 minutes. Their presentations will be announced and
introduced in sessions related to the topic.

Structure of the Congress

Tutorials: September 7, 1998
Conference: September 8 - 10, 1998
Exhibition: September 7 - 9, 1998
Working Groups: September 7 - 11, 1998

You are invited to show your interest for EUFIT `98 only by
completing the preregistration form, and returning it immediately.

Please send your contribution to the following address:
EUFIT '98,
c/o Elite-Foundation
Promenade 9,
52076 Aachen,

Topics covered by the EUFIT-conference will be:

1. Basics of Fuzzy Set Theory and Uncertainty Modeling
2. Neural Networks - Basics and Applications
3. Genetic Algorithms and Evolutionary Computation
4. Fuzzy Sets in Artificial Intelligence
5. Neural-Fuzzy Systems and Learning
6. Fuzzy Databases and Information Retrieval
7. Fuzzy Control - Methodology and Applications
8. Decision Support Systems
9. Data Analysis and Signal Processing
10. Pattern Recognition and Image Processing
11. Applications in Process Industry and Production Planning
12. Applications in Traffic and Telecommunication
13. Medicine and Biomedical Applications
14. Financial Engineering and Forecasting
15. Software, Hardware, and Standards

Contributions to any of the related topics mentioned above are

New technological developments as well as real world applications
exploiting Fuzzy Logic, Neural Networks, and Evolutionary
Computation will be scheduled in the different
parts of the conference.

Parts of EUFIT will focus on real world benefits of intelligent
technologies and preference will be given to papers or
industrial reports describing real applications, especially in the
business area.

Also of interest are descriptions of advanced prototypes, tools and
techniques, and general survey papers which indicate the future
direction Fuzzy Logic, Neural Networks and Evolutionary Computation
will take.


Tutorials (1/2 day) are offered as an introduction for newcomers to
the area of intelligent techniques as well as for experienced
participants. The lectures will be presented by well known
researchers and recognized practitioners. The tutorials will
facilitate the understanding of the presentations of the conference.
They include basics and applications on the following topics:

A Cluster Analysis with Applications in Image Processing and
Rule Extraction
James Bezdek, University of West Florida, USA
Monday, September 7, 1998, 10.00 - 13.30

B Data Mining: Methods and Applications in Engineering and
Detlef Nauck, University of Magdeburg, Germany
Monday, September 7, 1998, 10.00 - 13.30

C Evolutionary Algorithms and Computing
Terence Fogarty, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Monday, September 7, 1998, 10.00 - 13.30

D Neural Networks: Basics and Applications
Mark Plumbley, Kings College London, United Kingdom
Monday, September 7, 1998, 10.00 - 13.30

E Introduction to Fuzzy Logic (13.45 - 14.45)
Knowledge Based Decision Support Systems
Hans-Jürgen Zimmermann, ELITE-Foundation, Germany
Monday, September 7, 1998, 15.00 - 18.30

F Neuro-Fuzzy-GA Applications in Biomedicine
Derek Linkens, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Monday, September 7, 1998, 15.00 - 18.30

G Evolutionary Computation and its Industrial Application
Andreas Bastian, Volkswagen AG, Germany
Monday, September 7, 1998, 15.00 - 18.30

H Neural-Fuzzy Applications in Process Modelling and
Joachim Angstenberger, MIT GmbH, Germany
Monday, September 7, 1998, 15.00 - 18.30

Call for Papers

Authors are invited to submit a paper or an industrial application
report (extended abstract) for parallel sessions as well as for
interactive sessions (in English, from 2 up to 5 pages) including
clear concluding remarks.
Authors are asked to indicate the topic which is covered (see
announcement, e.g. Decision Support Systems) and to give the address
of the corresponding author.
Proposals for sessions are welcome. Persons, interested in
organizing an invited session should contact the organizer as soon
as possible.

Instructions for Authors
Abstract: These instructions give basic guidelines for preparing a
camera-ready paper (extended abstract) for the proceedings of EUFIT
`98. The camera-ready paper (extended abstract) (paper-format 21 cm
x 29,7 cm) should have 2 to 5 pages.

I. General
Use a laser printer; use 10 pt Times Roman or Courier typeface,
single-spaced, single column; margin 20 mm top, left, and right, 35
mm bottom.

Title Page:
Center your paper title in capital letters on line one in 16 pt
Times Roman. Leave two lines below the title. Two lines below,
center the author's name, position and company name, incl.
telephone-, fax-numbers (in 12 pt Times Roman). Space down two lines
and begin typing.


John Smith
Managing Director
XYZ Ltd.

Your text starts here.

Language: English

II. List of references
Every kind of citation style as in technical journals is allowed.

III. Charts, Graphs, Illustrations
Charts, Graphs, Illustrations must be in black and white. Insert
them in the text with headings and text reference.

IV. Requested copies
Please deliver three copies of your paper (extended abstract).

Committees EUFIT `98

Honorary Chairman:
L. A. Zadeh, University of Berkeley, USA
General Chairman:
H.-J. Zimmermann, RWTH Aachen, ELITE-Foundation, Germany

International Programme Committee

Chairmen of the covered topics:

Basics of Fuzzy Set Theory and Uncertainty Modeling
B. De Baets, Belgium
Neural Networks - Basics and Applications
M. Plumbley, United Kingdom
Genetic Algorithms and Evolutionary Computation
A. Bastian, Germany
Fuzzy Sets in Artificial Intelligence
D. Dubois, France
Neural-Fuzzy Systems and Learning
R. Kruse, Germany
Fuzzy Databases and Information Retrieval
J.-C. Cubero, Spain
Fuzzy Control - Methodology and Applications
J. Jantzen, Denmark
Decision Support Systems
C. Carlsson, Finland
Data Analysis and Signal Processing
D. Behr, Germany
Pattern Recognition and Image Processing
E. Uchino, Japan
Applications in Process Industry and Production Planning

H. Verbruggen, The Netherlands
Applications in Traffic and Telecommunication
B. Azvine, United Kingdom
Medicine and Biomedical Applications
D.A. Linkens, United Kingdom
Financial Engineering and Forecasting
R. Weber, Germany
Software, Hardware, and Standards
P. Eklund, Sweden

Members of the Programme Committee

J. Adamy, Germany
F. Arlabosse, France
K.-E. Arzen, Sweden
J. Baldwin, United Kingdom
J. Bezdek, USA
V. Borisov, Russia
P. Bosc, France
B. Bouchon-Meunier, France
G. Bretthauer, Germany
N. Cade, United Kingdom
R. Eckmiller, Germany
H. Eichfeld, Germany
M. Fedrizzi, Italy
T. Fogarty, United Kingdom
L. Fortuna, Italy
L. Foulloy, France
P. Frank, Germany
M. Grabisch, France
A. Grauel, Germany
H. Hellendoorn, The Netherlands
K. Hirota, Japan
R. Isermann, Germany
A. Kandel, USA
T. Kavli, Norway
E. Kerre, Belgium
H. Kiendl, Germany
J. Kingdon, United Kingdom
E.-P. Klement, Austria
L.T. Koczy, Hungary
A. Kraslawski, Finland
L. Kuncheva, United Kingdom
R. Mesiar, Slovakia
J.-J. Oestergaard, Denmark
A. Ollero, Spain
C. Pappis, Greece
I. Parmee, United Kingdom
G. Pasi, Italy
W. Pedrycz, Canada
A. Piskounov, Russia
H. Prade, France
P. Protzel, Germany
I. Rechenberg, Germany
R. Ribeiro, Portugal
E. Sanchez, France
H.-P. Schwefel, Germany
P. Smets, Belgium
R. Stricker, Germany
R. Tadei, Italy
H.-N. Teodorescu, Romania
I. B. Turksen, Canada
G. Ulivi, Italy
A. Vasilakos, Greece
J.-L. Verdegay, Spain
Paul P. Wang, USA
J. Wernstedt, Germany
O. Wolkenhauer, United Kingdom
R.Yager, USA
T. Yamakawa, Japan
K. Zinser, Germany

Organization Committee

K. Lieven, Germany

Conference Secretariat:
EUFIT `98,
Promenade 9
D - 52076 Aachen, Germany
Phone: +49/2408/6969
Fax: +49/2408/94582

There will be an international software, hardware and book
exhibition (like at the first five EUFIT-conferences with at least
20 exhibitors). Exhibitors will present latest developments in
software and hardware products and special applications based on
intelligent systems. Interested exhibitors are requested to contact
the organizers for further information.

Working Groups
There will be working group meetings of the ERUDIT-Network of
Excellence. Interested persons who want to organize other working
group meetings are welcome and should contact the organizers.

The conference language is English. Simultaneous trans-
lation will not be available.

Dates and Deadlines
February 15, 1998 Deadline for extended abstracts
April 30, 1998 Notification of acceptance
June 30, 1998 Deadline for early registration

Terms and Conditions
Industry Rate University Rate
Early Registration DM 890,- DM 460,-
Late Registration DM 990,- DM 490,-

Undergraduate Students
(without Proceedings) DM 150,-
(with Proceedings) DM 300,-

Members of ERUDIT
Early Registration DM 780,- DM 390,-
Late Registration DM 880,- DM 440,-

Banquet DM 70,- p.P. (extra charge)
Tutorials DM 360,-
Two Tutorials DM 580,-

All prices plus 15% V.A.T.

Preregistration Form

I want to receive the Invitation Programme and the Registration

I wish to present a paper at EUFIT '98 with the following title:


I want to organize a session at EUFIT '98 on the following topic:


I want to organize a working group meeting on the following topic:


I want to take part in the exhibition.

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the former EUFIT-conferences: EUFIT `95

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