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IPMU2000

The 8th Conference on
Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty
in Knowledge-Based Systems

July 3 - 7, 2000
Madrid, Spain
http://www.math.upm.es/ipmu

CHAIRPERSONS:

Bernadette BOUCHON-MEUNIER (LIP6, CNRS, Université Paris VI, France)
Julio GUTIERREZ-RIOS (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
Luis MAGDALENA (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
Enric TRILLAS (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
Ronald R. YAGER (Iona College, NY, USA)

HONORARY PRESIDENT:

Lotfi A. ZADEH (University of California at Berkeley, USA)

The IPMU Conference is organized every two years with the aim of bringing
together scientists working on various methods for the management of
uncertainty in intelligent systems. This conference provides a medium for
the exchange of ideas between theoreticians and practitioners using
different methods to address the important issue of uncertainty.

CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT ADDRESS:

Secretaría IPMU2000
Dept. Matemática Aplicada
ETSI Telecomunicación
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Madrid 28040
SPAIN

PRESENTATION

We all are very likely walking towards the Era of the Soft Computing and
Computing with Words when uncertainty will be adopted as a natural component
of information and knowledge, and when the ancient concept of accuracy, as
the essentials of mathematics and calculations, will give way to this new
generation of automatic reasoning.

>From the first edition, the International Conference on Information Process
and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge Based Systems (IPMU) has proven
to be an ideal forum for the exchange of ideas, methods, procedures and
applications among the best researchers and professionals related to fuzzy
information processing and techniques, and has become one of the best
Conferences of this area in the world.

Next edition, the eighth, of IPMU congress (IPMU'2000) will be held in
Madrid. As the controversy about the 21st century starting point continues,
we are not very sure if Madrid will be hosting the first IPMU congress of
21st century or the 20th's last one, but in any case, this is not a very
appropriated discussion in a fuzzy environment.

The focusing of this edition does not differ very much from the spirit of
the previous ones, since our main objective is to make the best we can in
order to concentrate the most interesting contributions, topics and
researchers in the area.

However, since IPMU evolves as time goes by, some novelties may be expected
as, for example, consolidation of the European Society of Fuzzy Logic and
Technology (EUSFLAT), a general inventory of advances, tendencies and
achievements which could yield to some conclusions where scientific and
engineering efforts must be addressed to, as well as other novelties such as
exhibitions of practical applications. As a matter of fact, there will not
be any special topic for the eighth IPMU Conference, since we consider this
occasion must constitute a very special opportunity to reflect and do some
brainstorming about the role of soft computing within the field of the new
technologies, once the area has reached a high degree of maturity.

TOPICS OF PARTICULAR INTEREST

Bayesian and Probabilistic Methods, Fuzzy Methods, Theory of Evidence,
Belief Networks, Possibility theory, Chaos Theory, Measures of Information
and Uncertainty, Rough Sets.

Non-standard Logics, Non-monotonic Logics, Default Reasoning, Approximate
Reasoning, Multivalued Logics, Temporal Reasoning, Belief Updating.

Knowledge Acquisition and Representation, Machine Learning, Inductive
Methods, Neural Networks, Databases, Information Retrieval, Data Mining,
Uncertainty in Cognition.

Intelligent Systems, Fuzzy Control, Genetic Algorithms and Evolutionary
Computation, Hybrid Systems, Uncertainty in Expert Systems, Decision Support
Systems, Multicriteria and Group Decision Making, Pattern Recognition,
Clustering, Classification, Data Analysis, Image Processing, Fuzzy
Processors, Multi-media Management, Financial Engineering, Intelligent
agents, Diagnostic Systems, Fuzzy Systems Design.

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE (Tentative)

J. AGUILAR-MARTIN
(France) C. ALSINA (Spain) J. BALDWIN (U.K.)
S. BARRO (Spain) J. BEZDEK ( USA) P. BONISSONE (USA)
P. BOSC (France) J.L. CASTRO (Spain) M. DELGADO (Spain)
D. DENNBERG (Germany) D. DUBOIS (France) F. ESTEVA (Spain)
M. FEDRIZZI (Italy) L. FOULLOY (France) M.A. GIL (Spain)
F. GOMIDE (Brazil) A. GONZALEZ (Spain) S. GROSSBERG (USA)
S. GUIASU (Canada) P. HAJEK (Czech Rep.) F. HERRERA (Spain)
K. HIROTA (Japan) J. JACAS (Spain) F.V. JENSEN
(Denmark)
J. KACPRZYK (Poland) A. KANDEL (USA) E.P. KLEMENT
(Austria)
G. KLIR (USA) J. KOHLAS (Suisse) R. KRUSE (Germany)
H.L. LARSEN (Denmark) R. LOPEZ DE MANTARAS R. MESIAR (Slovakia)
(Spain)
C. MORAGA (Germany) H. NGUYEN (USA) S. OVCHINNIKOV (USA)
H. PRADE (France) A. RALESCU (USA) D. RALESCU (USA)
A.F. ROCHA (Brazil) E. RUSPINI (USA) A. SAGE (USA)
E. SANCHEZ (France) R. SCOZZAFAVA G. SHAFER (USA)
(Italy)
P. SHENOY (USA) P. SMETS (Belgium) P. SOBREVILLA
(Spain)
M. SUGENO (Japan) T. TERANO (Japan) I.B. TURKSEN
(Canada)
R. VALLEE (France) L. VALVERDE (Spain) A. VENTRE (Italy)
J.L. VERDEGAY (Spain) M.A. VILA (Spain) H. ZIMMERMANN
(Germany)

NATIONAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

J. BOTIA J.C. CRESPO
S. CUBILLO F. FERNANDEZ
E. FRIAS J.M. GOÑI
R. RIAZA J.R. VELASCO

TIME SCHEDULE AND SUBMISSION INFORMATION

* October 15, 1999: Submission of special sessions.
* November 15, 1999: Submission of papers.
* February 15, 2000: Notification of acceptance.
* March 31, 2000: Submission of final papers.
* May 15, 2000: Deadline for early registration.
* July 3-7, 2000: CONFERENCE.

Authors should submit four copies of full papers (6-8 pages) by November
15, 1999, to Scientific Secretariat:

IPMU2000
Dept. Matemática Aplicada
ETSI Telecomunicación
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Madrid 28040
SPAIN

LOCATION

Madrid, a world-famous city where Nobody is a foreigner. The capital has
always known how to be nice and amiable. Its forcefulness and personality
turns Madrid into an unforgettable city, and its plentiful resources of
interest to tourism - nature, art, history - are rounded off extraordinarily
well by a series of cities in its surroundings which are full of sights of
historic interest, some of which have been included by the UNESCO in the
list of places considered "world heritage": Avila, Segovia, Toledo, as well
as the Monastery of El Escorial or Alcala de Henares.

Madrid has admirable parks and gardens, and a large number of museums,
including those in the Avenue of Art, an itinerary unique in the entire
world, which includes painting, sculpture, architecture and natural beauty,
set in one of the most emblematic areas of Madrid; The Paseo del Prado. It
includes three of the most important museums of Spain; the Prado Museum, the
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

The cultural panorama of Madrid is marked today by a large number of public
and private cultural institutions, banks and savings banks, universities and
student residences that compete in converting the cultural spirit of Madrid
into a reality that is tangible as well as multifarious.

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