Call for papers deadline

Servida Alberto (servida@unige.it)
Fri, 11 Sep 1998 03:43:05 +0200 (MET DST)

Dear Members,

I am soliciting proposals to present abstracts for oral presentation
within the special session "INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS IN CONTROL AND PROCESS
OPTIMIZATION"

Please, forward this information to any interested colleague of yours
you may think of.

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Prof. Alberto Servida
Dipartimento di Chimica e Chimica Industriale
Universita' di Genova
Via Dodecaneso, 31

I-16146 Genova Italy
fax: + 39-010-3536199
tel: +39-010-3538704
email: servida@unige.it

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ANNOUNCEMENT / CALL FOR PAPERS
Third International ICSC Symposia on
INTELLIGENT INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION (IIA'99)
http://www.icsc.ab.ca/iia99.htm
and
SOFT COMPUTING (SOCO'99)
http://www.icsc.ab.ca/soco99.htm

June 1-4, 1999 at the Palazzo Ducale in Genova, Italy

INTRODUCTION
The International Symposia on Intelligent Industrial Automation (IIA'99)

and Soft Computing (SOCO'99) intend to encompass short-to-long-term
effects of Advanced Information Technology, Soft Computing and other
related 'Intelligent Technolgies' in application fields such as
Industrial
Automation, Control, Diagnostics, Computer Vision, Robotics, Speech
Recognition and Machine Translation. The general aim of the Symposia is
to
address and underline the existing and emerging relationships between
automation, manufacturing and Intelligent Technolgies, with particular
emphasis on Soft Computing.

Contributions are sought on intelligent automation and manufacturing
with
emphasis on current and potential applications, with a broad interest in

all the engineering disciplines, computer science and related technology

fields.

Following the success of IIA/SOCO'96 (Reading, England) and IIA/SOCO'97
(Nîmes, France), the third symposium will be held in Genova, Italy. The
IIA/SOCO series have established themselves as a platform for scientists

and practitioners from academic, governmental and industrial
institutions
to discuss new developments and results in the field of intelligent
technologies. A further follow-up conference has already been scheduled
for the year 2001 in Paisley, Scotland.

PURPOSE OF IIA'99 and SOCO'99
Advances in Soft Computing and related techniques: Theory and
Applications.

AIT (Advanced Information Technology) is one of the major technological
drivers in the advancement of modern society. Nowadays any major
achievement, related to any field of research, is strongly supported by
proper AIT based tools. Very often, such achievements have only been
possible after a proper AIT approach has been designed and implemented.
It
is widely known that AIT has a very strong impact on society itself,
radically changing the skills and competencies required in order to
contribute to the everyday human environment.

Given that nowadays the major effort in AIT development is spent in the
so
called 'Soft-Computing' arena and that some of the major and indeed,
surprising, achievements in industrial applications come from the
application of soft-computing techniques, the two symposia (IIA'99 and
SOCO'99) will have many common areas of interest, namely:

- Neural Networks
- Fuzzy Logic
- Genetic Algorithms
- Chaos Theory
- AI and Expert Systems
- Machine Learning
- Pattern Recognition and Image Understanding

The programs of the two conferences will, however, reflect different
themes:

- IIA'99 will be directed toward the medium-to-short term, application
driven, research area in Intelligent Technologies.

- SOCO'99 is directed toward the long term research in area of Soft
Computing

In order to try to overcome the usual borderline existing between theory

and application, the two symposia are run jointly, organized in a way to

have partial overlap with some joint sessions and some common plenary
sessions.

AIM OF IIA'99/SOCO'99
1. To give both a wide and a deep view of advances in AIT advancement
offered by soft-computing technologies.
2. To give both the industrial and academic researcher the opportunity
to discuss together real problems and opportunities.
3. To collect 'best practice' and information on how to perform
experiments, tests and design products and processes embedding
and/or using soft-computing technologies.
4. To explicitly and actively function as a 'technology broker',
giving the opportunity for people to become aware of new problems
and possible solutions and giving the possibility of finding
technological partners for joint research and/or future application
programs.

TOPICS OF IIA'99

IIA'99 will include contributions in the research area of Soft Computing

Application and, more in general, related to medium-to-short term and
application driven developments Advanced Information Technology and
Industrial Intelligent Technology.

Particular emphasis will be laid on industrial realization, experimental

application, application methodology development and/or formalization,
quantitative and qualitative problem modeling.

Contributions are sought mainly in the areas based on the list below:

a) Industrial Area
- Industry
- Energy
- Transportation
- Services
- Consumer
- etc.

b) High-Tech Area
- Innovative Control and Diagnostics
- Computer Vision
- Robotics and Remote Sensing
- Speech Recognition and Machine Translation
- etc.

c) Green-Tech Area
- Intelligent Resource Management
- Intelligent Pollutant Management
- User Behavior Modeling
- Intelligent Traffic Control
- etc.

TOPICS OF SOCO'99

SOCO'99 will include contributions on long term research (theory
development, enhanced approaches, formal methods comparisons,
applications, etc.) in the area of soft-computing. Contributions are
sought in areas based on the list below, which is indicative only.

- Neural Networks
- Fuzzy Logic
- Rough Sets
- Genetic Algorithms and Evolutionary Computing
- Chaos Theory
- AI and Expert Systems
- Probabilistic Reasoning
- Machine Learning
- Learning Algorithms and Intelligent Control
- Pattern Recognition and Image Understanding
- Distributed Intelligence
- Self-Organizing Systems
- Fuzzy Databases and Information Retrieval
- Educational Aspects of Soft Computing

SPECIAL SESSION ON 'INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS IN CONTROL AND PROCESS
OPTIMITZATION'
A special session on 'Intelligent Systems in Control and Process
Optimization' including a plenary lecture by Prof. Montague (University
of
Newcastle, U.K.) is sponsored by the IFS Network and organized by
Alberto
Servida, Italy. Contributions are welcome.

CONFERENCE LOCATION
The symposia will be held at the Palazzo Ducale, a beautiful historic
building in the city centre of Genova, Italy

SPONSORS
IIA'99 and SOCO'99 are sponsored by:
- Ansaldo S.p.A.
- DISI - Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the
University
of Genoa, Italy
- Commune di Genova, Italy
- University of Genova, Italy
- Cybernetics and Biophysics National Group of the National Research
Council
- IEEE Neural Network Council Italian Regional Interest Group
- International Neural Networks Society and INNS Special Interest Group
Italy
- Thematic Network IFS (Intelligent Forecasting System for Refineries
and
Power Systems)
- ICSC International Computer Science Conventions, Canada/Switzerland

IIA'99 SYMPOSIUM COMMITTEE
- Honorary Chair
Yutaka Kuwahara, R & D Centre, Hitachi Europe Ltd.

- Symposium Chair
Riccardo Parenti, Ansaldo Ricerche, Genova, Italy

- Symposium Vice Chair
Colin Fyfe, University of Paisley, Scotland, U.K.

- Scientific Secretary
Carla Penno, Ansaldo Ricerche, Genova, Italy

- International Scientific Committee
Roberto Baratti, Italy
Zeungnam Bien, Korea
Piero Bonissone, USA
Pierre Borne, France
Hans-Heinrich Bothe, Switzerland/Germany
Abhay Bulsari, Finland
Daniele Caviglia, Italy
Vincent Chapurlat, France
Raja Chatila, France
Richard D. Colbaugh, USA
Anna Maria Colla, Italy
Clarence W. de Silva, Canada
H.A. Donegan, U.K.
José R. Dorronsorro, Spain
Patrick Gallinari, France
Edoardo Gilardi, Italy
Madan M. Gupta, Canada
Henry H. Hexmoor, USA
R.J. Howlett, U.K
Mireille Larnac, France
Charles McLean, USA
Antony A. Maciejewski, USA
Janine Magnier, France
Franco Masulli, Italy
Fazel Naghdy, Australia
Saeid Nahavandi, Australia
Charles C. Nguyen, USA
David Pearson, France
Duc T. Pham, U.K.
Brian Roffel, Netherlands
Alberto Servida, Italy
Peter Vas, U.K.
Leonello Zaquini, Italy
Jacek M. Zurada, USA

SOCO'99 SYMPOSIUM COMMITTEE
- Honorary Chair
Antonio di Nola, University di Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy

- Symposium Chair
Francesco Masulli, University of Genoa, Italy

- Symposium Vice Chair
Colin Fyfe, University of Paisley, Scotland, U.K.

- International Scientific Committee
Henry Abarbanel, USA
Ethem Alpaydin, Turkey
Peter G. Anderson, USA
Valeriu Beiu, USA
Gerardo Beni, USA
Franco Bignone, Italy
Freimut Bodendorf, Germany
Andrej Dobnikar, Slovenia
Marco Dorigo, Belgium
Gerard Dray, France
Marco Gori, Italy
Hans Hellendoorn, Netherlands
Laszlo Koczy, Hungary
Mohammad Jamshidi, USA
James Keller, USA
Bart Kosko, USA
Ludmila Kuncheva, U.K.
Franz Kurfess, USA
Sadaaki Miyamoto, Japan
Claudio Moraga, Germany
Pietro Morasso, Italy
Francesco Carlo Morabito, Italy
Riccardo Parenti, Italy
David W. Pearson, France
Réjean Plamondon, Canada
Henrik Saxen, Finland
George D. Smith, U.K.
Nigel Steele, U.K.
Leonard Studer, Switzerland
Yoshinori Uesaka, Japan

CALL FOR PAPERS
Prospective authors are requested to send a draft paper (maximum 7
pages)
for review by the International Scientific Committee. All submissions
must
be written in English, starting with a succinct statement of the
problem,
the results achieved, their significance and a comparison with previous
work, as well as a list of references.

The submissions should also include:
- Title of conference (SOCO'99 or IIA'99)
- Type of paper (regular, demonstration, tutorial or invited)
- Title of proposed paper
- Authors names, affiliations, addresses
- Name of author to contact for correspondence
- E-mail address and fax # of contact author
- Topics which best describe the paper (max. 5 keywords)
- Short c.v. of authors

Contributions are welcome from those working in industry and having
experience in the topics of this symposium as well as from academics.

Symposium language is English.

Invited sessions, tutorial papers, demonstrations and contributions to
the
special session on 'Intelligent Systems in Control and Process
Optimization' are also encouraged.

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS
Submissions must be sent by September 10, 1998 either by

- Electronic mail (recommended) to operating@icsc.ab.ca
(Text, PostScript or Word files)
or
- Fax to ICSC Canada +1-403-387-4329
or
- Airmail (2 copies) to:
ICSC Canada
P.O. Box 279
Millet, AB T0C 1Z0
Canada

IMPORTANT DATES
Submission of Draft Papers: September 10, 1998
Notification of Acceptance: November 30, 1998
Delivery of Final Papers: January 31, 1999
Tutorials and Workshops: June 1, 1999
IIA'99/SOCO'99 Symposia: June 2-4, 1999

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more detailed information, please consult the following websites:
- IIA'99: http://www.icsc.ab.ca/iia99.htm
- SOCO'99: http://www.icsc.ab.ca/soco99.htm

or forward any questions to the Conference Organizer
mailto:operating@icsc.ab.ca

CONFERENCE ORGANIZER
ICSC
International Computer Science Conventions
P.O. Box 279
Millet, Alberta T0C 1Z0
Canada

EMAIL: mailto:operating@icsc.ab.ca
URL: http://www.icsc.ab.ca
FAX: +1-403-387-4329 (after January 25, 1999: +1-780-387-4329)
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