CFP - WSC4

Frank Hoffmann (fhoffman@cs.berkeley.edu)
Fri, 30 Apr 1999 04:26:43 +0200 (MET DST)

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Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing (BISC)
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Dear Colleagues,

[Appologies if you receive multiple copies of this CFP.]


-----------------2nd Call for Papers and On-line Tutorials ------------



4th Online World Conference on Soft Computingin Industrial
Applications(WSC4)

21-30 Sept. 1999

On the Internet (World-Wide Web)

Hosted by:
Muroran Institute of
Technology, Japan
Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Nagoya
University, Japan
Cranfield University, United Kingdom
University of
Bath, United Kingdom

Technically Co-sponsored by:
IEEE Industrial
Electronics Society
IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society

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WSC4 Servers:
http://www3.muroran-it.ac.jp/wsc4/index.html
http:// (Helsinki) /
http://www.bioele.nuee.nagoya-u.ac.jp/wsc4/

http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/wsc4/

http://www.bath.ac.uk/Departments/Eng/wsc4/
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OVERVIEW:

Original papers and on-line tutorial proposals are invited for the 4th
Online World Conference on Soft Computing (WSC4) to be held on the
Internet. WSC4 will bring together practitioners and researchers in soft
computing in engineering design and manufacturing across the world with the
aim to publish quality research rapidly and with less cost.

SPECIAL FEATURES OF WSC4 are:

* Good Quality Original Papers
* Invited Key Papers
* Virtual
Exhibition
* On-line Tutorials
* Virtual panel discussions
* Best
Paper Prizes
* Publication of proceedings
* Possible publication of
selected papers in a book

WSC4 is the premier online event on soft
computing and its
industrial applications. The previous events are:
WSC1
(http://www.bioele.nuee.nagoya-u.ac.jp/wsc1) and
WSC2
(http://www.bath.ac.uk/Departments/Eng/wsc2/) and
WSC3
(http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/wsc3/)

THE FUTURE: In the future, the direction of these On-line World Conferences
on Soft Computing will be decided by an International Advisory Committee.
The committee will debate on 'Soft Computing' and will provide a mechanism
to adapt the conferences to the need of a large International Community.
The advisors will be selected from the people involved in WSC1-WSC4. If you
are interested to participate in this exciting opportunity, please contact
Prof. Takeshi Furuhashi (furuhashi@nuee.nagoya-u.ac.jp) or Dr. Rajkumar Roy
(r.roy@cranfield.ac.uk) at your earliest.


TOPICS OF INTEREST:

The scope of this conference covers the
following soft computing and related techniques and their industrial
applications:

Fuzzy Computing
Neuro Computing
Evolutionary
Computing
Probabilistic Computing
Immunological Computing
Hybrid
Methods
Intelligent Agents and Agent Theory
Causal Models
Data
Mining
Case-based Reasoning
Chaos Theory
Interactive Computational
Models

The application areas of interest include but are not limited
to:

Decision Support
Process and System Control
System
Identification and Modelling
Optimization
Signal or Image Processing

Vision or Pattern Recognition
Condition Monitoring
Fault Diagnosis

Systems Integration
Internet Tools
Human-Machine Interface
Time
Series Prediction
Robotics
Motion Control and Power Electronics

Biomedical Engineering
Virtual Reality
Reactive Distributed AI

Telecommunications
Consumer Electronics
Industrial Electronics

Manufacturing Systems
Power and Energy


Conference tracks will
cover the following THEMES:

1. Soft computing architectures;
practical models of soft computing; computational costs.

2.
Prototypes and tools for soft computing; Internet-accessible tools;
distributed soft agents.

3. General problem solving issues in
different areas of industrial applications and how Soft Computing can
address those issues more effectively than the conventional techniques.


4. Successful industrial applications and case studies; application
methodologies; Good Practice Guides on soft computing applications.

5. Human-computer interaction (HCI), social and Legal issues (copyright,
IPR), international standards.

In addition to research papers, the
conference also welcomes good surveys and tutorial-style papers.

WSC4 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE:

1 Jun: Full Papers due
1 Aug: Acceptance
and review feedback to authors
1 Sept: Final manuscripts due
8 Sept:
HTML version of the paper and a link to
on-line presentations due

Dates for On-line Tutorials:

1 Jun: Proposals for Tutorials due
1 Jul: Acceptance and Review
Feedback of Tutorial proposals
1 Aug: Tutorial servers ready/due

Dates for Bookings and Registration:
15 Jul: Deadline for Virtual
Exhibition Bookings
1 Sept: Deadline for Tutorial Registrations
19
Sept: Deadline for Conference Registrations

Conference Schedule:
1
Aug-1 Nov: Virtual Exhibition
1-14 Sept: On-line Tutorials
15-20
Sept: Conference Preview week
21-30 Sept: WSC4 Conference

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE AND PUBLICATION:

Full papers will be required in HTML version AND Postcript form. On-line
presentation about the papers is compulsory. Only the presentations can use
multimedia. For further details please follow the instructions in WSC4 home
page to be made open soon.

Full papers will be reviewed by a panel
of referees prior to their acceptance. Authors are expected to make all
necessary changes as suggested by the reviewers before the final submission
of full paper manuscript.

The WSC4 post-conference proceedings
including all accepted papers will be published both in a Hardcopy version.
Expanded version of selected papers will be considered for publication in a
book after the conference.

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE:

All papers and
on-line discussion during the conference will be in English. Main texts in
the Postscript and HTML files should only include International Latin-2
character set, and Greek symbols for mathematical expressions.

CONFERENCE FORMAT:

WSC4 will be held on-line on the World Wide
Web. This means that there will be contents of both static and dynamic
nature. Full contents will be accessible only to the REGISTERED
participants. However there will be some information that will be
accessible to everyone over the Internet without restriction.

The conference will consist of three parts: On-line Tutorial Sessions,
Technical Sessions and a Virtual Exhibition. For details about each part
please follow the information in WSC4 servers.

VIRTUAL EXHIBITION
of commercial, industrial and academic stands will complement the technical
programme of WSC4. It will present information on commercial products,
industrial projects and academic research groups related to soft computing
and engineering design & manufacturing. Companies and professional
organizations interested in the development or use of soft computing will
also be welcome to present their perspective.

AWARDS:

The conference will recognize excellence of contributions in a number of
ways and the following five awards will be made at the end of the
conference: Best Overall Paper Award, Best Presentation Award, Best On-line
Tutorial Award, Best Industrial Stand Award, Best Academic Stand Award

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

Takeshi Furuhashi, Nagoya Univ.
(Japan) - General Chair
Seppo J. Ovaska, Helsinki Univ. of Tech.
(Finland) - Int' Co-Chair
Rajkumar Roy, Cranfield Univ. (UK) - Int'
Co-Chair, Program Co-Chair
Yukinori Suzuki, Muroran Inst. of Tech.
(Japan) - Program Co-Chair
Naohiko Hanajima, Muroran Inst. of Tech.
(Japan) - On-line Tutorial Chair
Sato Saga, Muroran Inst. of Tech.
(Japan) - Local Organization Chair
(to be announced) - Virtual Exhibition
Chair

INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD:
Yasuhiko Dote, Muroran Inst. of Tech.
(Japan) - Chair
Kazuyuki Aihara, University of Tokyo (Japan)
David Goldberg, University of Illinois (USA)
Fumio Harashima, Tokyo Metropolitan Univ. (Japan)
Yoshiki Uchikawa, Nagoya University (Japan)
Paul Werbos,Natinal Science Foundation (USA)
Lofti A. Zadeh, University of California, Berkeley (USA)

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE:

Rajkumar Roy, Cranfield Univ.
(UK) - Co-Chair
Yukinori Suzuki, Muroran Inst. of Tech. (Japan) -
Co-Chair
Pravir K. Chawdhry, Univ. of Bath, UK
Sung-Bae Cho, Yonsei
University, KOREA
Antonio A. R. Coelho, Univ. Federal de Santa Catarina,
BRAZIL
Phil Culverhouse, University of Plymouth, UK
Alex H B Duffy,
University of Strathclyde, UK
Mark J. Embrechts, Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute: USA
Ip-Shing Fan, Cranfield University, UK
Terry Fogarty,
Napier University, UK
Erik D. Goodman, Michigan State University, USA

Prabhat Hajela, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Kay Hameyer,
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, BELGIUM
Richard Harris, Neural Computing
Sciences, UK
Frank Hoffmann, BISC, University of California, USA

Tadashi Iokibe, Meidensha Corporation, JAPAN
Ir.C.M.Kalker-Kalkman, Delft
University, THE NETHERLANDS
Nikola Kasabov, University of Otago, NEW
ZEALAND
Okyay Kaynak, Bogazici University, TURKEY
Wallace E. Kelly,
III, Texas A&M Univ. USA
Vladimir Kvasnicka, Slovak Technical University,
SLOVAKIA
Dorigo Marco, Universite' Libre de Bruxelles, BELGIUM
Zbigniew
Michalewicz, University of North Carolina, USA
Igor P. Norenkov, Russia
State Research Inst. for Infromation Systems, RUSSIA
Seppo J. Ovaska, Helsinki Univ. of Tech. (Finland)
Rajkumar Pant, IIT
Bombay, INDIA
Witold Pedrycz, University of Alberta, CANADA
D T Pham,
University of Wales Cardiff, UK
Riccardo Poli, The University of
Birmingham, UK
Asim Roy, Arizona State University, USA
Elie Sanchez,
University of Marseille, FRANCE
Antony Satyadas, Flexible Intelligence
Group, USA
Noel Sharkey, University of Sheffield, UK
Hossein Soltan,
Cranfield University, UK
Ernesto Tarantino, IRSIP-CNR, Italy
Vladislav Valkovsky, St.Petersburg
Electrotechnical Univ., RUSSIA
Hugh F. VanLandingham, Virginia
Polytechnic Institute & State University
Xin Yao, Australian Defence
Force Academy, AUSTRALIA
V.A. Zarubin, Samara State Aerospace University,
RUSSIA

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Sato Saga, Muroran Inst. of Tech. (Japan) -
Local Organization Chair
Tohru Ishizaka, Muroran Inst. of Tech., Japan

Hiroshi Hasui, Muroran Inst. of Tech., Japan

CONTACTS:

1. Submission of Full Paper:

Yukinori Suzuki
WSC4
Program Co-chair
Email: wsc4@galois.csse.muroran-it.ac.jp

Rajkumar Roy
WSC4 Program Co-chair
Email: r.roy@cranfield.ac.uk

2. Submission of On-line Tutorial Proposals:

Naohiko Hanajima
WSC4 On-line Tutorial Chair
Email: hana@mondo.mech.muroran-it.ac.jp

3. Booking Virtual Exhibition Stand and enquiry:

(to be
announced.)

For FURTHER INFORMATION and ENQUIRIES, registration, sponsorship, and
advertisement please contact the Conference Chair:

Takeshi Furuhashi
(furuhashi@nuee.nagoya-u.ac.jp)
Dept. of Information Electronics

Nagoya University
Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8603, Japan

Tel.+81-52-789-2792

Fax.+81-52-789-3166

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CFP
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Takeshi Furuhashi, Assoc. Professor
Dept. of Information Electronics, Nagoya University
Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8603, Japan
Tel.+81-52-789-2792, Fax.+81-52-789-3166
furuhashi@nuee.nagoya-u.ac.jp
http://www.bioele.nuee.nagoya-u.ac.jp/member/furuhashi/
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