BISC: BISC NEWS Letter for October

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    Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing (BISC)

    Dear Colleague:

    We kindly invite you to participate in the EUNITE-Workshop on
    "Intelligent Systems in Patient Care"

    We will appreciate if you can explicitly state your intention to
    participate in the workshop, your interest in the proceedings and the
    evening event at a "Heurigen" via

    The attendance of the workshop is free of charge.

    With kind regards,

    Peter Adlassnig


    The following document (nsf02007) is now available from
    the NSF Online Document System

       Title: Summer Programs in Japan, Korea and Taiwan For U.S.
              Graduate Students in Science and Engineering
        Type: Program Announcements & Information
     Subtype: International

    Replaces nsf99152

    It may be found at:

    NSF Custom News Service
    Please send questions and comments to


    Call For Papers

    The Third International Conference on Rough Sets and Current Trends in Computing

    Penn State Great Valley (near Philadelphia)
    Malvern, PA, USA

    October 14 - 16, 2002


    World Conference
    NL 2002 - Networked Learning in a Global Environment:
    Challenges and Solutions for Virtual Education
    Venue and Date
    May 1 - 4, 2002, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
    Due to many requests the submission deadline is extended.
    Extended submission deadline October 7, 2001."

    For details, the call for papers and any questions concerning the
    conference, we refer to our website

    or please send an email to

    Dear colleagues:

    We are organizing an Special Session on Intelligent Information
    Retrieval at IPMU 2002, which will be held in Annecy (France), July,
    1-5, 2002.

    We would be very grateful if you participate in the session. Please send
    us a tentative title and the authors before October, 12.
    Full papers are due before November, 15.

    The topics of the session are (not limited):

    - indexing
    - models of intelligent information access and retrieval
    - applications of advanced intelligent retrieval systems
    - user modelling
    - collaborative filtering
    - search engines for the Web
    - information and data fusion
    - intelligent retrieval models for the Web

    Our best regards,
    Maria, Amparo and Henrik.

    Maria J. Martin-Bautista <>
    Dpt. of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, Granada University

    Amparo Vila <>
    Dpt. of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, Granada University

    Henrik L. Larsen <>
    Dpt. of Computer Science, Roskilde University (Denmark)


    The following information about organizing
    special sessions for FUZZ-IEEE'2002 at WCCI in Honolulu is
    being sent to encourage you to participate in organizing sessions for this

    Please send me email indicating if you at this point are
    interested in organizing a session and what the topic would be
    You do not need all the details but
    can work on securing contributors to your session over the next several
    weeks. The complete proposal is due October 15.

    The details for the final proposal are given below. Each proposal must
    contain at least the following information:

       1.Title of the session.
       2.The names and affiliations of the organiser(s).
       3.A paragraph indicating the theme and topics of the session.
       4.If available, the names and affiliations of anticipated
    participants who will be submitting to the special session
         if approved, along with tentative titles for their submissions and
       5.A potential list of paper reviewers.

    Special session organizers must impress on their proposed participants
    that by agreeing to participate in the special
    session, they agree to prepare a written manuscript for including in the
    proceedings, register for the conference, and
    attend and present their paper in the special session if the proposal is
    approved and their paper is accepted.

    Every paper submitted to a special session must undergo a peer review
    process coordinated by the special session
    organiser(s). At least two independent reviews will be performed for
    each submission. The special session
    organizer(s) is responsible for soliciting those reviews and determining
    the acceptability of each submission.

    Thank you for your participation in Fuzz-IEEE'2002.

    Dr. Valerie Cross
    email: or


      8th International Conference on Fuzzy Theory and Technology
                         March 8-12, 2002
                    Durham, North Carolina, USA

                   Program Chair: Etienne E. Kerre


    See "Special Events" for details

    More information about the parallel conferences in JCIS 2002 as well as
    accommodation facilities, registration fees, etc.
    can be obtained from the JCIS site (


    Dear all,

    Please find the CFP at

    Deadline: Nov 5. Please send any queries to

    With regards,

    Huan Liu


                             IPMU 2002

         9th International Conference on Information Processing and
            Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems

                    July, 1-5, 2002, Annecy - France


     Joelle Pellet, IPMU2002
     LAMII/CESALPUniversity of Savoie
     B.P. 806 F-74016 ANNECY cedex
     Tel +33 450 09 65 40Fax +33 450 09 65 59


    niversity of Vermont
    Faculty Positions in Computer Science

    After a successful search for two faculty members in 2001, the
    Department of Computer Science at the University of Vermont invites
    applications for two additional tenure-track faculty (pending final
    funding approval). These positions commence with the 2002-03 academic
    year. The University of Vermont, one of the top public national
    is located in Burlington, Vermont. It offers a supportive research
    environment in a relatively small city that repeatedly has drawn
    national attention for offering a high quality of life. The greater
    Burlington area includes 125,000 people, and is situated on the shores
    of Lake Champlain between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the
    Adirondack Mountains of New York. Burlington and the surrounding area
    provide an environment rich in cultural, family, and sporting
    activities. The Department of Computer Science offers programs in the
    College of Engineering and Mathematics and the College of Arts and
    Sciences, as well as a joint program with the School of Business

    Position 1: Associate or Assistant Professor. Candidates in
    networking and systems, software engineering, programming languages,
    human-computer interaction or parallel/distributed computing are most
    sought. Candidates in any area of computer science will be considered
    seriously. Our faculty are involved in the forefront of research in
    knowledge and data engineering, software engineering, and
    computational sciences. We are seeking to complement and further
    strengthen our existing research and teaching activities in these

    Position 2: Assistant Professor in COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY. A new
    concentration in computational biology has been established in the
    Colleges of Medicine, Agricultural and Life Sciences, Engineering and
    Mathematics, and Arts and Sciences. Candidates with research
    interests or experience in computational biology or bioinformatics are
    invited to apply. Through a major Department of Energy grant that
    commenced in July 2000, the startup package includes summer support,
    seed research grant, and reduced teaching obligations.

    Candidates for either position should have a strong research record,
    hold a doctorate in Computer Science or a closely related field, and
    have broad teaching abilities and interests. Current teaching
    responsibilities typically consist of three computer science courses
    per year with average enrollments of 25 students. These
    responsibilities will be reduced to two courses per year for the first
    two years for successful position 2 candidates. Please send a letter
    of interest indicating the position sought, a curriculum vitae, a
    statement of teaching experience and interests, a statement of
    research interests and aspirations to, and arrange for at least three
    letters of reference to be sent to

           Chair, Faculty Search, Position (1 or 2),
           Department of Computer Science,
           University of Vermont,
           Burlington, VT 05405.

    Complete applications received by January 21, 2002 will be fully
    considered. For more information about the Department and the
    University please see or send email to

    The University of Vermont is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
    employer and encourages applications from women and members of
    minority groups.


       ICDM '02: The 2002 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining
                    Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society
                    Maebashi TERRSA, Maebashi City, Japan
                          November 26 - 29, 2002
               Home Page:
             Mirror Page:

                          Call for Papers


                             CALL FOR PAPERS

              IEEE COMPUTER -- Special Issue on WEB INTELLIGENCE
                        (to appear in October 2002)

    Guest Editors: Ning Zhong (Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan)
                    Jiming Liu (Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong)
                    Yiyu Yao (University of Regina, Canada)
    For more information, please visit the WI-2001 home page at

    IEEE Data Mining 2001: Call for Participation

    The 2001 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining
    Doubletree Hotel, San Jose, California, USA
    November 29 - December 2, 2001

     * On-line registration (and other information) at
       (Register by November 6 to save $100!)

     * Be sure to book hotel rooms by November 7 for discounted rates!



    Series title:

    Series Editor: Dr. Rajkumar Roy, Cranfield University, UK

    Publisher: Springer-Verlag, London

    Start Date: Jan 2002

    Decision Engineering is an emerging discipline that focuses on developing
    tools and techniques for informed operational and business decision
    making within industry by utilising distributed organisational knowledge.
    The discipline attempts to provide a functional perspective of rather
    disparate tools and techniques, which are used to 'engineer' operational
    and business decisions using organisational data and human expertise. The
    tools and techniques include cost engineering and estimating, concurrent
    engineering, micro knowledge management and soft computing. There are
    several books on each of these techniques and tools, but engineering
    community needs to analyse these tools and techniques from
    Decision Engineering view point. The book series will ground the tools
    and techniques with a major business activity (engineering of decisions)
    and therefore will improve their popularity within the industry.

    Aims and Scope:

    The aim of the Book Series is to publish good quality text and reference
    books (single or multi author) that discusses the foundations and
    applications of tools and techniques related to Decision Engineering
    and identifies their relevance in 'engineering' decisions. Books will
    provide a number of carefully selected case studies to illustrate the

    The Series will cover a wide range of topics that helps in 'engineering
    of decisions' and for 'making decisions smarter', including:

    * Cost Engineering and Estimating
    * Soft Computing techniques
    * Classical Optimisation and Simulation techniques
    * Micro Knowledge Management (including knowledge capture and reuse,
    knowledge engineering and business intelligence)
    * Collaborative Technology and concurrent engineering
    * Risk Analysis

    Target Audience of the Book Series:

    The target audience of the Book Series is practicing professionals and
    applied researchers in industry, academic institutes, Government and R&D

    Book Proposal Submission:

    Experienced and new authors are invited to Propose a Book within the
    Series. First, please submit the form below and then we will send
    you a detailed template to develop a full Book Proposal.

    For proposals and queries, please contact the Series Editor or
    the Managing Editor:

    Dr. Rajkumar Roy, Series Editor
    Decision Engineering
    Department of Enterprise Integration
    School of Industrial and Manufacturing Science
    Cranfield University
    Cranfield, Bedford
    MK43 0AL, United Kingdom.
    Tel: +44 (0)1234 754072, Fax: +44 (0)1234 750852


    Ms. Francesca Warren, Managing Editor
    Decision Engineering
    Springer-Verlag London Ltd.
    Sweetapple House
    Catteshall Road
    Surrey GU7 3DJ, United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 (0)1483 414104, Fax: +44 (0)1483 421270


    'Decision Engineering' Book Proposal
    Expression of Interest
    (pl. send it to:

    Title of the Book:

    Name of the author(s):



    Email of the author(s):

    Start date of the project:


        5 THEMES: - Decision support systems
                  - Electronic and Mobile Commerce
                  - Multicriteria Decision Aid
                  - Human Centered Processes
                  - Ethical Dilemmas in Decision Making
        Deadline Submission Abstracts, Sessions and Softwares demo's:
                           OCTOBER 15, 2001

    Thank you very much in advance. Warm regards. Jean-Pierre Brans

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