IPMU 2000 - CFP

Frank Hoffmann (fhoffman@cs.berkeley.edu)
Sat, 10 Jul 1999 05:26:30 +0200 (MET DST)

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Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing (BISC)
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IPMU2000
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The 8th International Conference on
Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty
in Knowledge-Based Systems

July 3 - 7, 2000
Madrid, Spain
http://www.mat.upm.es/ipmu
e-mail: ipmu@mat.upm.es

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

CHAIRPERSONS
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Bernadette BOUCHON-MEUNIER (LIP6, CNRS, Université Paris VI, France)
Julio GUTIERREZ-RIOS (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
Luis MAGDALENA (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
Enric TRILLAS (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
Ronald R. YAGER (Iona College, NY, 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
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Secretaría IPMU2000
Dept. Matemática Aplicada
ETSI Telecomunicación
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Madrid 28040
SPAIN

TECHNICAL SECRETARIAT
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Ultramar Express
C/ Enrique Jardiel Poncela 6
Madrid 28016
SPAIN

PRESENTATION
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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
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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.

TIME SCHEDULE AND SUBMISSION INFORMATION
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* 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)
written in English. Papers must include title and author's name(s)
and affiliation(s) on top of the first page followed by an abstract.
Fax or e-mail submissions are not accepted. Please indicate the
corresponding author, with their e-mail where possible.

Send papers to:

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

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE (Tentative)
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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. 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(Spain) G. MAYOR (Spain) R. MESIAR(Slovakia)
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 (Italy) G. SHAFER (USA)
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
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J. BOTIA J.C. CRESPO
S. CUBILLO F. FERNANDEZ
E. FRIAS J.M. GOÑI
R. RIAZA J.R. VELASCO

LOCATION
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Madrid, a world-famous city where Nobody is a foreigner. The capital has
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including those in the Avenue of Art, an itinerary unique in the entire
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beauty, set in one of the most emblematic areas of Madrid; The Paseo del
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Prado Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Centro de Arte Reina
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The cultural panorama of Madrid is marked today by a large number of
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cultural spirit of Madrid into a reality that is tangible as well as
multifarious.

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