BISC: First International ICSC Congress on Neuro-Fuzzy Technologies

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    Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing (BISC)

    First International ICSC Congress on

    Neuro-Fuzzy Technologies

    to be held at

    The Capitolio de la Habana, Cuba

    January 16 - 19, 2002

    Organizing Committee:

    Honorary Chair: Prof. Hans-Juergen Zimmermann, Germany (
    General Chair: Hans-Heinrich Bothe, Denmark(
    Special Scientific Events Chair : Alberto Ochoa, Cuba (
    Scientific Program Chair: Hans Hellendoorn, Netherland
    Scientific Program Co-Chair : Pedro Gonzalez, Cuba (
    Local Committee Chair : Orestes Llanes-Santiago, Cuba
    Local Committee Co-Chair: Abelardo del Pozo Quintero, Cuba
    Administration and Finance Chair : ITSTransnational, Netherlands
    Publication Chair: Antonio Di Nola, Italy (
    Publication Co-Chair: Vincenzo Loia, Italy (


    During the past decade, paradigms and benefits from neuro fuzzy
    systems (NF) have been growing tremendously. Today, not only does NF solve
    scientific problems, but its applications are also appearing in our
    daily lives.

    In order to discuss the state of the art in NF and the future of these
    exciting topics; we are honored to invite you to Neuro-Fuzzy 2002. We
    believe it will be an excellent opportunity to share our knowledge on NF
    and contribute to its development in the next century.

    This major international conference will be held in a very enjoyable
    location: Havana, the Capital of Cuba, where we hope you will experience the
    famous Cuban hospitality.

    Sponsored/supported by:
    - IFSA, International Fuzzy Systems Association
    - ISPJAE: Instituto Superior Politecnico José Antonio Echeverria
    - ICIMAF: Instituto De Cibernetica, Matematica y Fisica
    - UCLV: Universidad Central De Las Villas
    - UO: Universidad De Oriente
    - RAC: Red de Automática de Cuba
    - Ministerio de Educación Superior de la República de Cuba
    - Ministerio de la Informática y las Comunicaciones de la República de Cuba
    - Ministerio de Ciencias, Tecnología y Medio Ambiente de la República de
    - UH: University of Havana
    - Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
    - ICSC/NAISO Canada/Netherlands

    Topics suggested (not limited to):

    - Advanced Neuro and Fuzzy Paradigms
    - Data Granulation and Fuzzy Rule Extraction
    - Advanced Training Algorithms
    - Evolutionary Computation (GA, GP, ET) and Graphical Models
    - Chaotic Behavior and Fractals

    Applications in signal processing, control, robotics, etc.

    Of particular interest are applications from the
    following fields: Sound and image processing, pattern recognition,
    image understanding, feature binding, perception,
    sensor fusion, controller design, state observation,
    motor control, mobile robotics, autonomous navigation, deliberation and
    planning, active anchoring, gain-scheduling, fault detection, hardware
    solutions, data mining, financing, e-commerce.

    International Steering/Program Committee:

    Anderson P., USA
    Bezdek J., USA
    Bosc P., France
    Carlsson Ch., Finland
    Fyfe C., U.K.
    Gallard R., Argentina
    Gottwald S., Germany
    Grabisch M., France
    Heiss-Czedik D., Austria
    Heiss M., Austria
    Kacprzyk J., Poland
    Klement E.P., Austria
    Koivo A., USA
    Kruse R., Germany
    Kuncheva L., U.K.
    Mamdani E., UK
    Marichal G.N., Spain
    Pap E., Yugoslavia
    Pedrycz W., Canada,
    Runkler Th., Germany
    Steele N., U.K.
    Surmann H., Germany
    Tuerksen I. B., Toronto, Canada
    Ulieru M., Canada
    Vasilakos Th., Greece
    Verdegay, J. L., Spain
    Wang, P., USA
    Zamarreño J., Spain


    NF’2002 will include invited plenary talks, contributed
    sessions, invited sessions, workshops and tutorials.
    Updated details will be available at


    The organization of invited sessions is encouraged. Prospective
    organizers are requested to send a session proposal (consisting
    of 4-5 invited papers, the recommended session-chair and
    co-chair, as well as a short statement describing the title and
    the purpose of the session) to the respective symposium chair
    or the congress organizer. Invited sessions should preferably
    start with a tutorial paper. The registration fee of the session
    organizer will be waived, if at least 4 authors of invited
    papers register to the conference.


    Poster presentations are encouraged for people who wish to
    receive peer feedback, and practical examples of applied research
    are particularly welcome. Poster sessions will allow the
    presentation and discussion of respective papers, which will
    also be included in the conference proceedings.


    Pre-conference tutorials on specific relevant topics are planned. Proposals for
    a tutorial must include
    the title, topics covered, proposed speakers, targeted audience and estimated
    length (preferably 2 or 4
    hours). The proposal must be submitted to the general chair, the scientific
    program chair and the
    congress organizer by May 31, 2001. Tutorial papers of max 15 pages can be
    included in the conference

    Interested scientists are encouraged to organize a workshop on their particular
    field of research.
    Workshops consist of several presentations or open discussions on a specific
    subject. The proposal must
    include the title, the topics covered, the proposed speakers, the targeted
    audience and the estimated
    length. It should be submitted to the general chair, the scientific program
    chair and the congress
    organizer by May 31, 2001. Joint or edited workshop papers of max 35 pages can
    be included in the
    conference proceedings.


    Authors are requested to send an extended abstract, or the full paper of minimum
    4 and maximum 7 pages for review, by the International Program Committee. All
    submissions must be
    written in English, starting with a succinct statement of the problem, the
    results achieved, their
    significance and a comparison with previous work.

    Submissions must be received by May 31, 2001. Regular papers,
    as well as poster presentations, tutorial papers and invited sessions
    are encouraged.

    The submission should also include:
    - Title of congress (NF’2002),
    - Type of paper (workshop, tutorial, invited, regular, poster)
    - Authors names, affiliations, addresses
    - Name of author to contact for correspondence
    - E-mail address and fax # of contact author and co-authors
    - Topics which best describe the paper (5 - 10 keywords)
    - Short CV of authors (recommended)

    Please submit your paper proposal electronically
    to the following address:

    Data formats: Word, Postscript, PDF.


    All accepted and invited papers will be included in the congress proceedings,
    published in print and on CD-ROM by ICSC Academic Press, Canada/Switzerland.

    A selected number of papers will be expanded and revised for possible
    inclusion in special issues of some prestigious journals.


    Submission Deadline: May 31, 2001
    Notification of Acceptance: August 15, 2001
    Delivery of Final Manuscripts:October 31, 2001
    Conference NF'2002:January 16/19, 2002



    ICSC/NAISO Operating Division
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    Phone: +31 (0)184 496999
    Fax: +31 (0)184 421065

    Dr. Masoud NikRavesh
    Research Engineer - BT Senior Research Fellow
    Chair: BISC Special Interest Group on Fuzzy Logic and Internet

    Berkeley initiative in Soft Computing (BISC) Computer Science Division- Department of EECS University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 Phone: (510) 643-4522 - Fax: (510) 642-5775 Email: URL: -------------------------------------------------------------------- If you ever want to remove yourself from this mailing list, you can send mail to <Majordomo@EECS.Berkeley.EDU> with the following command in the body of your email message: unsubscribe bisc-group or from another account, unsubscribe bisc-group <your_email_adress>

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