First Ann. and Call for papers of VJFUZZY'98

Vladik Kreinovich (vladik@cs.utep.edu)
Sun, 15 Mar 1998 20:44:30 +0100 (MET)

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS
OF
THE VIETNAM-JAPAN BILATERAL SYMPOSIUM
ON
FUZZY SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS
VJFUZZY '98
HaLong Bay, 30th September-2nd October, 1998

COSPONSORED BY
National Center for Natural Science and Technology (NCNST), Vietnam
Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Vietnam
International Fuzzy Systems Association (IFSA)
Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Systems (SOFT), Japan
Institute of Information Technology (IOIT), Vietnam
U.S. Committee for Scientific Cooperation with Vietnam, U.S.A.

SCOPE OF THE SYMPOSIUM
The objective of this symposium is to bring together researchers and
engineers from Japan and Vietnam to discuss advances in both theoretical
and applied aspects of fuzzy set theory, fuzzy logic, fuzzy systems and
related subjects. It is also an opportunity to provide industrial
applications, new technologies and products which are based on fuzzy
sets, fuzzy logic and other soft computing methods. The symposium should
serve as a spring board for initiating a long lasting cooperation of the
two countries as well as neighboring Asian countries on this important
subject, but the main goal is to organize such a symposium to start
collaboration between Japanese and Vietnamese Engineers not only on
Fuzzy Systems research but also on all aspects of Technology in the
future. The program will include invited lectures by leading experts
from Japan, Vietnam and other countries, contributed papers, poster
session and round table discussion. The one or half day on-boat sessions
will be organized which means that some sessions are held on the ship.
The participants from all countries in the world are welcome.

HONORARY CHAIR: Lotfi A. Zadeh, U.S.A.

HONORARY COMMITTEE
Dang Vu Minh, General Director of NCNST, Vietnam
Chu Hao, Vice-Minister of Ministry of Science, Technology and
Environment, Vietnam
Bach Hung Khang, Director of Institute of Information Technology,
Vietnam

INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Co-chairs: Hung T. Nguyen, New Mexico State University, U.S.A.
R. Yager, Machine Intelligence Institute, Iona College,
U.S.A.
Members
Z. Bien, KAIST, Korea
B. Bouchon-Meunier, University of P.&M. Curie, France
L. Ding, Institute of System Sciences, Singapore
P. Hajek, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
V. Kreinovich, University of Texas at El Paso, U.S.A.
L. Godo, IIIA-CSIC, Spain
A. Ramer, University of New South Wales, Australia
H.F.Wang, National Tsing-hua University, Taiwan

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Co-chairs: Ario Ohsato, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan
Nguyen Hoang Phuong, IOIT, Vietnam
Members:
Pham Thuong Cat, IOIT, Vietnam
Bui Cong Cuong, Institute of Mathematics, Vietnam
Le Ba Dung, IOIT, Vietnam
Le Chi Dung, Vietnam Atomic Energy Commission, Vietnam
Tsutomu Da-te, Hokkaido University, Japan
Kaoru Hirota, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Nakaji Honda, University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Hoang Kiem, University of HoChiMinh City, Vietnam
Osamu Katai, Kyoto University, Japan
Phan Xuan Minh, Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam
Masao Mukaidono, Meiji University, Japan
Shuta Murakami, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Shohachiro Nakanishi, Tokai University, Japan
Tran Thai Son, IOIT, Vietnam
Nguyen Thanh Thuy, Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam
Thai Quang Vinh, IOIT, Vietnam
Seiji Yasunobu, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Junzo Watada, Osaka Institute of Technology, Japan

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Chair: Mai Ha, Institute for Scientific Information, NCNST, Vietnam
Vice-Chairs: Le Hai Khoi, IOIT, Vietnam
Michio Sugeno, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Members
Nguyen Quang Hoa, IOIT, Vietnam
Tran Loc Hung, University of Hue City, Vietnam
Nguyen Van Hung, IOIT, Vietnam
Tran Dinh Khang, IOIT, Vietnam
Tran Van Lien, AMEC, Vietnam
Masaharu Mizumoto, Osaka Electro-Communication University, Japan
Do Van Nhon, University of HoChiMinh City, Vietnam
Do Trung Tuan, University of Hanoi, Vietnam
Nguyen Hoang Phuong, IOIT, Vietnam
Nguyen Doan Phuoc, Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam
Kiyoshi Shingu, Nihon University, Japan
Hideo Tanaka, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM OF THE SYMPOSIUM
Plenary lectures by invited speakers
Contributed papers
Poster papers

TOPICS AND THEMES
Fuzzy and non-standard logic, and approximate reasoning
Mathematical foundations
Uncertainty and belief measure
Information and data analysis
Natural language processing
Applications in social and economical sciences
Industrial applications
New hardware developments
Decision-making and control
Artificial intelligence and robotics
Neural networks and learning
Genetic algorithms and computational optimization
Chaos and its engineering
Classification and image processing
All aspects of Technology are also welcome to be included.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Time, Location and Weather:
The symposium will take place from 30th September to 2nd October,
1998, at attractive tourism Place - HaLong Bay, QuangNinh Province,
about 160 km from Hanoi, Vietnam. Weather in HaLong Bay this time is
pleasant with temperature about 24 C, monthly rainfall about 160 mm and
relative humidity about 78%. It is a dry season.

LANGUAGE
The official language of the symposium shall be English.

PROCEEDINGS
Proceedings will be distributed to participants during symposium. The
selected papers of VJFUZZY'98 will be edited to publish in the special
issue of International J. of Uncertainty, Fuzziness and Knowledge Based
Systems (Editor in Chief: B. Bouchon-Meunier, University P.&M. Curie,
Paris, France)

REGISTRATION FEE
The registration fee of the symposium is expected 300 US$, including
Banquet in HaLong Bay, breaks, proceedings, conference materials, and so
on.

ACCOMMODATIONS
Hotel reservations in HaLong Bay include different categories:
For single or double room: Price of MiniHotels is about from 10-15 US$,
of Standard Hotel: 40-50 US$ and 70-80 US$, of best Hotel is about
140-150 US$.
Hotel reservations in Hanoi include different categories: For single
or double room: Price of MiniHotels is about from 25-30 US$, of Standard
Hotels: 45-55US$, of Superior and Deluxe Hotels: about from 67 US$ - 97
US$ - 135 US$.
Guest houses with cheaper prices are available.
Members of Organizing Committee will arrange the transportation from
the NoiBai Airport to Hotels in Hanoi. The price of one (taxi) car for 4
persons is about 20 US$.
It is possible to arrange the transportation directly from NoiBai
Airport to HaLong Bay (if desirable).

SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT
The Second Announcement will be sent out during May 1998 together with
the camera-ready paper format.

TOURS
Tours during symposium are available which will give opportunity to
participants to visit interesting places around HaLong Bay by boat and
prior symposium tours in Hanoi one or two days before symposium.

IMPORTANT DATES
Today: Complete and send the tentative registration form.
(E-mail is acceptable.)
July 1, 1998: Submission of abstracts including author names, address,
email, etc. (E-mail is acceptable.)
July 20, 1998: Notification of acceptance.
August 20, 1998: Submission of camera-ready papers.
September 30 - October 2, 1998: Symposium

FURTHER INFORMATION AND ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
For Vietnamese participants and participants from other countries (not
Japan), please contact with:
Vietnam-side representative for VJFUZZY'98
Nguyen Hoang Phuong
Institute of Information Technology, National Center for Natural
Science and Technology of Vienam
Address: Vien Cong Nghe Thong Tin Nghia Do, Cau Giay, Hanoi
Phone: + 84 - 4 - 8521919
Fax: + 84 - 4 -7560355,
E-mail: nhphuong@bdvn.vnmail.vnd.net
For Japanese participants , please contact with:
Japan-side representative for VJFUZZY'98
Ario Ohsato
Department of Planning and Management Science
Faculty of Engineering
Nagaoka University of Technology
Address: 163-1 Kami-Tomioka, Nagaoka, Niigata 940-2188, Japan
Phone: + 81 - 258 - 47- 9361 (Direct)
Fax: + 81 - 258 - 47 - 9350
E-mail: ohsato@kjs.nagaokaut.ac.jp

PRE-REGISTRATION
Those interested in participating in this symposium are invited to
forward the tentative registration form to the following
representatives.
For Vietnamese and other countries' personnel(not Japanese):
Dr. Nguyen Hoang Phuong, Vietnam-side representative.
For Japanese:
Dr. Ario Ohsato, Japan-side representative.

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TENTATIVE REGISTRATION FORM
Please cross the appropriate boxes, and type(or print)
[ ]Mr., [ ]Ms., [ ]Prof., [ ]Dr.

Name(First, Last):
Organization:
Address:
Postal Code, City:
Country:
Phone:
Fax:
E-mail:

Please cross the appropriate boxes.
[ ] I am interested in attending the symposium.
[ ] I attend the symposium without contributed papers.
[ ] I would like to organize a session.
[ ] I wish to receive the second announcement.
[ ] I intend to submit a paper.
[ ] I intend to give a poster presentation.
[ ] I enclose an abstract.

Title of presentation:

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Please send the completed form to:
Dr. Nguyen Hoang Phuong(for Vietnamese and other countries' personnel),
or
Dr. Ario Ohsato(for Japanese)
by E-mail or air mail.