Frank Hoffmann (fhoffman@cs.berkeley.edu)
Sat, 10 Apr 1999 11:32:17 +0200 (MET DST)

Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing (BISC)

From: "Paul P. Wang" <ppw@ee.duke.edu>

Dear Researcher:

The 5th Joint Conference on Information Sciences (JCIS 2000) to be held in
Atlantic City, New Jersey, February 27-March 3, 2000, actually is the 9th
conference sponsored by Duke University and the Association for Intelligent
Machinery, Inc. (AIM). The first four conferences dealt primarily with
fuzzy technology and neural networks. These were followed by joint
conferences on all aspects of information science and intelligent systems.

The acceptance of this joint effort by many researchers all over the world
says much about its appeal and the need for such an important gathering.
Not only does this "one-stop shopping" save valuable resources for
attendees, there are some researchers whose primary emphasis incorporates
several methodologies simultaneously.

Our goal can be summarized in two words--integration and commercialization.
Cognitive science is an historical example of this type of integration. We
see our role as supplementary to the efforts of major establishments that
provide invaluable service to our research community. We are serving a
small percentage of researchers working with emerging technologies that
integrate system components for successful and marketable intelligent

Selected conference papers--grouped as special issues--will be published in
Information Sciences Journal, which has the similar goal of integration and
technology transfer. We also are working diligently to negotiate an
agreement with a major publisher for an intelligent systems series
containing peer-reviewed papers received at the JCIS 2000.

Please visit our web site for the latest conference information:
www.ee.duke.edu/JCIS/. This information is being updated frequently as our
conference organizers are inviting more leaders in related fields,
including Noble Laureates. To date, the following leaders in our scientific
community have accepted invitations to deliver keynote or plenary speeches.

Wolfgang Banzhaf Stephen Grossberg Anil Nerode
B. Chandrasekaran T. S. Huang Huang T. Nguyen
Lawrence J. Fogel Janusz Kacprzyk Karl H. Pribram
Walter J. Freeman A. C. Kak Jeffrey P. Sutton
David E. Goldberg S. C. Kak Ron Yager
Irwin Goodman Kumpati S. Narenda

Azriel Rosenfeld and Lotfi Zadeh are honorary conference chairs.

JCIS 2000 includes nine separate tracks. Contacts are listed next to each
conference or workshop:

7th International Conference on Fuzzy Theory and Technology
Co-Chairs: Janusz Kacprzyk, Ron R. Yager
Program Co-Chairs: Dan Schwartz (schwartz@nu.cs.fsu.edu), Sujeet Shenoi

5th International Conference on Computer Science and Informatics
Co-Chairs: Mi Lu (mlu@ee.tamu.edu), Keqin Li
Program Chair: Pan Li

4th International Conference on Computational Intelligence and
Co-Chairs: Jeffrey Sutton, Subhash C. Kak
Program Co-Chairs: George Georgiou, Bruce MacLellan

3rd International Workshop on Intelligent Control and Systems
Chair: Kumpati Narendra
Program Chair: Hao Ying (hying@utmb.edu)

3rd International Workshop on Frontiers in Evolutionary Algorithms
Chair and Program Chair: David Goldberg (deg@uiuc.edu)

3rd International Conference on Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition and
Image Processing
Chair and Program Chair: Heng-Da Cheng (cheng@hengda.cs.usu.edu)

1st International Workshop of Intelligent Multimedia Computing and
Chair and Program Chair: Timothy K. Shih (tshih@cs.tku.edu.tw)

2nd International Workshop on Biomolecular Informatics
Co-Chairs and Program Co-Chairs: James R. Gattiker, Jason T. L. Wang

1st International Workshop on Intelligent Systems for Speech and Language:
Speech and Language Acquisition, Recognition, and Understanding in Brains
and Machines
Chair: Nikola Kasabov (nkasabov@otago.ac.nz)

Important Dates:
September 1, 1999 - Deadline for submission of paper summaries.
November 1, 1999 - Paper acceptance letters out to authors upon the review
of summaries
December 1, 1999 - Deadline for early registration with discounted fee.
December 1, 1999 - Deposit due for each paper to be included in proceedings
December 1, 1999 - Deadline for submission of revised summaries, camera
ready for publication
December 1, 1999 - Deadline for invited sessions and exhibition proposals
February 27, 2000 - Opening of JCIS 2000

Please visit our web site for conference fees and hotel information. If you
have further questions, you may contact us via e-mail at jcis@ee.duke.edu
or write to us at JCIS 2000, Department of Electrical and Computer
Engineering, Duke University, Box 90291, Durham, NC 27708 USA.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Paul P. Wang
General Chair
JCIS 2000

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