RSCTC'00: First CFP

User Zhong (zhong@ai.csse.yamaguchi-u.ac.jp)
Fri, 5 Nov 1999 09:27:19 +0100 (MET)

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* First *
* CALL FOR PAPERS *
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* The Second International Conference on *
* Rough Sets and Current Trends in Computing *
* (RSCTC'2000) *
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* Banff Park Lodge, Banff, Canada *
* October 16-19, 2000 *
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* http://www.cs.uregina.ca/~yyao/RSCTC2000/ *
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Rough Set Theory, proposed first by Zdzislaw Pawlak in the early 80's,
has reached a maturity stage. In recent years we have witnessed a
rapid growth of interest in rough set theory and its applications,
worldwide. Various real life applications of rough sets have shown
their usefulness in many domains. It is felt useful to sum up the
present state of rough set theory and its applications, outline new
areas of development and, last but not least, to work out further
relationships with such areas as soft computing, knowledge discovery
and data mining, intelligent information systems, synthesis and
analysis of complex objects and non-conventional models of
computation. The First International Conference on Rough Sets and
Current Trends in Computing (RSCTC'98) was held successfully in Poland
in 1998. RSCTC'2000 will be the second conference of this kind. Both
RSCTC'98 and RSCTC'2000 grew out of a series of annual International
Workshops devoted to the subject of rough sets held alternatively in
Canada, Japan, Poland and USA. The aim of RSCTC'2000 is to bring
together researchers from diverse fields of expertise in order to
facilitate mutual understanding and cooperation and to help in
cooperative work aimed at new hybrid paradigms.

The conference is devoted to the following topics:

Rough Set Theory and Applications
Fuzzy Set Theory and Applications
Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
Machine Learning
Computing with Words
Granular Computing
Neural Networks
Evolutionary Computing
Petri Nets and Concurrency
Pattern Recognition and Image Processing
Non-Classical Logic
Approximate and Uncertain Reasoning
Statistical Inference
Spatial Reasoning
Logical Aspects of Soft Computing
Complexity Aspects of Soft Computing
Applications of Soft Computing
Decision Support Systems
Multi-Agent Systems
Hybrid and Integrated Intelligent Systems

Paper Submission
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Both research and application papers are solicited. All submitted
papers will be reviewed on the basis of technical quality, relevance,
significance, and clarity. Electronic submission is encouraged and
preferred. Pleasse send LaTex (MS-Words, PDF, or Html) and PostScript
versions of your paper, and an ASCII version of the cover page (in
separate email), by May 15, 2000 to:

rs2000@cs.uregina.ca

Please also submit Four (4) hardcopies of your paper by May 15, 2000 to:

Yiyu Yao (RSCTC'2000)
Department of Computer Science
University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan
Canada S4S 0A2

E-mail: {ziarko, yyao}@cs.uregina.ca
Phone: (306) 585-5213/5226
Fax: (306) 585-4745

Your paper length should be at most ten (10) single-spaced,
single-column pages including all figures, tables, and references.

The ASCII version of a cover page must include author(s) full address,
email, paper title and a 200 word abstract, and up to 5 keywords.

Please follow the instructions supplied by Springer-Verlag
(http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/Authors.html) when preparing your
manuscript. LaTeX2e, LaTeX, TeX, and Microsoft Word Macros for
preparing your manuscript are available. Please use the style files
provided by Springer-Verlag for Proceedings and Other Multi-Author
Volumes in preparing your manuscripts
(http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/Authors.html#Proceedings).

Workshop and Special Session
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If you are interested in organizing a workshop, a special or an
invited session, please contact Professor W. Ziarko at
ziarko@cs.uregina.ca.

Publication
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All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings by
Springer-Verlag (pending approval). A selected number of RSCTC'2000
accepted papers will be expanded and revised for inclusion in
"Knowledge and Information Systems: An International Journal" by
Springer-Verlag, or "Fundamenta Informaticae" by IOS Press.

Important Dates
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4 copies of full papers received by: May 15, 2000
Acceptance notices: June 20, 2000
Camera-readies due by: July 15, 2000
Conference: October 16-19, 2000

Conference Organization
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Conference Chair:
Wojciech Ziarko, University of Regina, Canada

Honorary Chairs:
Zdzislaw Pawlak, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
L.A. Zadeh, UC Berkeley, USA

Program Chairs:
Yiyu Yao, University of Regina, Canada
Andrzej Skowron (Europe), Warsaw University, Poland
Shusaku Tsumoto (Asia), Shimane Medical University, Japan

Advisory Board:
Nick Cercone (Canada)
Jerzy Grzymala-Busse (USA)
T.Y. Lin (USA)
Toshinori Munakata (USA)
Akira Nakamura (Japan)
Setsuo Ohsuga (Japan)
Lech Polkowski (Poland)
Zbigniew Ras (USA)
Roman Slowinski (Poland)
Paul P. Wang (USA)
Ning Zhong (Japan)

Publicity Chair:
Ning Zhong (Japan)

Local Oraginzation Committee:
Mengchi Liu (Canada) Chair
David Brindle (Canada)
Cory Butz (Canada)

Program Committee: (Incomplete List)
Anna Buczak (USA)
Gianpiero Cattaneo (Italy)
Juan-Carlos Cubero (Spain)
Andrzej Czyzewski (Poland)
Didier Dubois (France)
Ivo Duentsch (Northern Ireland)
Maria C. Fernandez (Spain)
Salvatore Greco (Italy)
Howard Hamilton (Canada)
Xiaohua Hu (USA)
Ryszard Janicki (Canada)
Julia Johnson (Canada)
Janusz Kacprzyk (Poland)
Willi Kloesgen (Germany)
Jan Komorowski (Norway)
Jacek Koronacki (Poland)
Bozena Kostek (Poland)
Wojtek Kowalczyk (The Netherlands)
Marzena Kryszkiewicz (Poland)
Pawan Lingras (Canada )
Chunnian Liu (China)
Jiming Liu (Hong Kong)
Mengchi Liu (Canada)
Qing Liu (China)
Tadeusz Luba (Poland)
Solomon Marcus (Romania)
Ernestina Menasalvas (Spain)
Zbigniew Michalewicz (USA)
Ryszard Michalski (USA)
John Mordeson (USA)
Mikhail Moshkov (Russia)
Hung Son Nguyen (Poland)
Kanji Ohsima (Japan)
Ewa Orlowska (Poland)
Piero Pagliani (Italy)
Witold Pedrycz (Canada)
James F. Peters (Canada)
Zdzislaw Piasta (Poland)
Henri Prade (France)
Vijay Raghavan (USA)
Krzysztof Slowinski (Poland)
Jaroslaw Stepaniuk (Poland)
Jerzy Stefanowski (Poland)
Hans-Michael Voigt (Germany)
Roman Swiniarski (USA)
Anita Wasilewska (USA)
S.K.M. Wong (Canada)
Xindong Wu (USA)
Satoshi Yamane (Japan)
Jan Zytkow (USA)

Conference and Hotel Home Pages:
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RSCTC'2000: http://www.cs.uregina.ca/~yyao/RSCTC2000/
Banff Park Lodge: http://www.banffparklodge.com

The conference participants will enjoy the special very
attractive room rate of $99 Canadian, or approximately $68 US,
in this prime Banff hotel.
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