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    Dear Colleagues:

    We are happy to send you the first call for paper for the 2002 AFSS International Conference on
    Fuzzy Systems which will be held in Calcutta during February 3-6, 2002. We expect your active
    participation to this great conference. We would also be grateful if you please circulate this call
    for paper to your other colleagues.

    Best wishes for a happy 2001.

    M. Sugeno Nikhil Pal D. Patranabis J. Das
    Program Chair General Chair Organizing co-chair Organizing Co-chair

                                                         AFSS 2002 FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
                                              2002 AFSS International Conference on Fuzzy Systems
                                                         February 3-6, 2002, Science City, Calcutta

    CHIEF PATRONS : K. B. Sinha and A. N. Basu



    CO-CHAIRS : M. Mukaidono and D. Dutta Majumder

    S. Amari (Japan), B. N. Chatterjee (India), V. Di Gesu (Italy), C. Lucas (Iran), Mao-kang Luo (China),
     R. A. Mashelkar (India) , H. T. Nguyen (USA), A. N. Poo (Singapore), V. S. Ramamurthy (India),
    S. B. Rao (India ), A. Rosenfeld (USA), E. Ruspini (USA), P Santiprahob (Thailand), B. P. Sinha (India),
    P. Smets (Belgium), H. Szu (USA), C. Wu (China), T. Yamakawa (Japan), S. Yasunobu (Japan),
     T. Yokogawa (Japan), M. M. Zahedi (Iran), H. Zimmermann (Germany)

    ORGANIZING CO-CHAIRS : D. Patranabis and J. Das


    PROGRAM CHAIR : M. Sugeno



    CO-CHAIRS : Z. Bien and S. Sanyal

    Members : L. Ding (Singapore), J. Lee (Taiwan), Y. M. Liu (China), M. Mashinchi (Iran),
     S. Miyamoto (Japan), N. H. Phuong (Vietnam), I. B. Turksen (Turkey), Y. Tuskamoto (Japan)

    TUTORIAL CHAIR : M. K. Chakraborti

    FINANCE CHAIR : R. Bandyopadhyay

    THE ORGANIZERS : Indian Statistical Institute and Jadavpur University, Calcutta in cooperation with national
     and international affiliates of Asian Fuzzy Systems Society (AFSS).

    THE OBJECTIVE : The aim is to bring the researchers working in soft computing and related areas under
     one umbrella to enable exchange of ideas and interaction between them for the advancement of science and
     technology. The conference will cover all facets of soft computing including both theories and applications
     with special emphasis on the "role of soft computing in information technology". There will be a one day
     pre-conference tutorial on February 3, 2002.

    THE VENUE : Science City, Calcutta. The conference site is close to the Calcutta International Airport.
    THE EXTRAS : Calcutta, the City of Joy, is proud of several interesting site seeing spots including a
    wonderful museum, a big zoo, the Victoria memorial and the science city. A local sight seeing program
    and also a social/cultural program will be arranged for the participants. Details will be intimated later.
    THE SUBMISSION PROCEDURE : Full papers not exceeding four A-4 size pages with complete affiliation
    of each author including email address, if any, should be sent to the Conference Secretariat, by April 30, 2001.
    We strongly encourage electronic submission. For electronic submission, a PS/PDF file of the manuscript
    should be mailed to For details of manuscript preparation and submission
    please see our web site : While submitting your manuscript, please indicate
    the area your paper is suitable for. Each paper will be reviewed by prominent researchers in the relevant
    areas. All accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings which will be made available
    during the conference.

    THE TOPICS OF INTEREST : These include but not limited to the following : Fuzzy sets and systems,
      fuzzy mathematics, approximate reasoning, control, databases, neural networks, neuro-fuzzy systems,
    pattern recognition and image processing in soft computing paradigm, data mining, evolutionary computing,
    linguistic summarization, applications of soft computing in industries, remote sensing and in atmospheric
    sciences, and hardware for soft computing.


    M. K. Chakraborty (Fuzzy Mathematics)
    C. T. Lin (Neural Networks)
    W. Pedrycz and R. Krishnapuram (Pattern Recognition)
    K. Hirota and K. Roy (Industrial Applications)
    N. Kasabov (Neuro-fuzzy Systems)
    J. Keller and B. B. Chaudhuri (Image Processing)
    L. Ding (Approximate Reasoning and Control)
    J. Kacprzyk (Data Mining)
    T. Yamakawa (Hardware Peculiar to Soft Computing)
    B. L. Deekshatulu (Remote Sensing /Atmospheric Science)
    T. Furuhashi (Evolutionary Computing)

    THE TUTORIALS : It will consists of two parts. The first part will provide a comprehensive knowledge
     of the major facets (namely, fuzzy logic, neural networks and evolutionary computing) of soft computing
     while the second part will focus on hybridization and advanced applications. A limited number of applicants
     will be allowed on first come first served basis. Proposals for tutorial outlining the contents should be
    sent to the conference secretariat.
    The Invited Sessions : Some special invited sessions will be organized by renowned scientists. Proposals
     for invited session should be sent to the conference secretariat.

    THE SPECIAL ISSUES : We plan to bring out a few special issues of some international journals based on
    enhanced versions of some selected papers.
                   Papers submission April 30, 2001
                   Tutorial/invited session proposal March 15, 2001
                   Acceptance notification September 15, 2001
                   Camera-ready copy due October 31, 2001
                   Advance registration due October 31,2001

           Advance registration Rs. 2000.00 or US$ 200.00
           Late registration Rs. 2500.00 or US$ 300.00
           Advance tutorial registration Rs. 1500.00 or US$ 100.00
           Late tutorial registration Rs. 2000.00 or US$ 150.00
           Advance students registration Rs. 1000.00 or US$ 100.00
           Late students registration Rs. 1500.00 or US$ 150.00
           Advance students registration for tutorial Rs. 1000.00 or US$ 50.00
           Late students registration for tutorial Rs. 1500.00 or US$ 75.00

    THE DETAILS : Visit our web site : or email
     at: or write to : Conference Secretariat, AFSS 2002
                              ECSU, Indian Statistical Institute
                              203 B. T. Road, Calcutta 700 035, INDIA

    Electronics and Communication Sciences Unit
    Indian Statistical Institute
    203 B. T. Road
    Calcutta - 700 035

    email :
    Ph. : 91-33-577-3035
    Fax : 91-33-577-3035
          : 91-33-577-6680

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