CFP: 4th International Conference on Recent Advances in Soft Computing

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Date: Fri Mar 15 2002 - 19:58:19 MET

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    C A L L F O R P A P E R S

    4th International Conference on
    R E C E N T A D V A N C E S IN S O F T C O M P U T I N G

    Nottingham, United Kingdom, 12 & 13 December 2002


    The 4th International Conference on Recent Advances in Soft Computing,
    RASC2002, will be held at Nottingham Trent University, on December
    12-13, 2002. This international two-day conference is intended to
    provide a forum for researchers and engineers to report key
    advancements and exchange state-of-the-art knowledge and experience in
    the field of "Soft Computing".

    RASC2002 will cover the theory and application of soft computing
    techniques namely; neural networks, fuzzy logic, evolutionary
    computing and complex systems.

    Following on from the RASC event held in De Montfort University since
    1997, the emphasis this year will be where these techniques have been
    successfully applied in tackling interesting real world problems.

    The nature of soft computing is that there is a wide diversity of
    techniques and applications and it is hoped that this diversity will
    be exhibited in the papers accepted.

    o Fuzzy Logic and Systems
    o Neural Networks
    o Hybrid Systems
    o Genetic Algorithms
    o Evolutionary Computing
    o Smart Engineering
    o Smart Adaptive Systems
    o Intelligent Control Systems
    o Neuro-Fuzzy Systems
    o Fuzzy Decision Making
    o Genetic Programming
    o Fuzzy Modelling
    o Optimization
    o Learning Algorithms and Training
    o Rough Sets and Data Mining

    Application areas may include, but are not limited to:

    o Engineering Design and Manufacturing
    o Financial Services
    o Data Analysis
    o Signal Processing
    o Robots and Agents
    o Databases
    o Medicine
    o Information Systems
    o Networking
    o Multimedia Systems
    o E-commerce and E-learning
    o Process Monitoring and Diagnosis

    Dr. Plamen Angelov, Loughborough University, UK
    Prof. Jim Austin, University of York, UK
    Dr. Nader Azarmi, BTexact, UK
    Prof. Bernard de Baets, Gent University, Belgium
    Prof. Jim F. Baldwin, University of Bristol, UK
    Prof. Andrezej Bargiela, Nottingham Trent University, UK
    Mr. Ralph Birkenhead, De Montfort University, UK
    Dr. Teng Fong Chwee, Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore
    Dr. George Coghill, University of Wales-Aberystwyth, UK
    Prof. Didier Dubois, Université Paul Sabatier, France
    Prof. Terence Fogarty, South Bank University, UK
    Prof. Toshio Fukuda, Nagoya University, Japan
    Dr. Bogdan Gabrys, University of Paisley, UK
    Dr. Xiao Zhi Gao, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
    Dr. Alexander Gegov, University of Portsmouth, UK
    Dr. Hani Hagras, University of Essex, UK
    Prof. Petr Hajek, Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
    Dr. Frank Hoffmann, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
    Prof. Adrian Hopgood, Nottingham Trent University, UK
    Prof. Emmanuel Ifeachor, University of Plymouth, UK
    Dr. Peter Innocent, De Montfort University, UK
    Prof. Mo Jamshidi, University of New Mexico, USA
    Prof. Janusz Kacprzyk, Polish Academy of Science, Poland
    Prof. Ettiene Kerre, Gent University, Belgium
    Prof. Frank Klawonn, Tech. Uni. of Braunschweig, Germany
    Prof. Erich Peter Klement, University of Linz, Austria
    Prof. Rudolf Kruse, University of Magdeburg, Germany
    Dr. Eugene Lai, Nottingham Trent University, UK
    Prof. Tsau Young Lin, San Jose State University, USA
    Prof. Paulo Lisboa, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
    Prof. David Lowe, Aston University, UK
    Dr. Luis Magdalena, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
    Dr. Christophe Marsala, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
    Dr. Trevor Martin, University of Bristol, UK
    Prof. Radko Mesiar, Slovenská Technická Univerzita, Slovakia
    Dr. Masoud Mohammadian, University of Canberra, Australia
    Dr. Detlef Nauck, BTexact, UK
    Dr. Henry Nyongesa, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
    Prof. Sankar K Pal, Indian Statistical Institute, India
    Dr. Gabriella Pasi, ITIM, Italy
    Prof. Witold Pedrycz, University of Alberta, Canada
    Dr. Rajkumar Roy, Cranfield University, UK
    Dr. Conor Ryan, University of Limerick, Ireland
    Prof. Qiang Shen, University of Edinburgh, UK
    Dr. Hamid Tizhoosh, University of Waterloo, Canada
    Prof. Jose Verdegay, University of Granada, Spain
    Dr. Lipo Wang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Dr. Olaf Wolkenhauer, University of Manchester-UMIST, UK
    Prof. Xin Yao, University of Birmingham, UK

    Conference Chair:

    Dr Ahmad Lotfi
    School of Engineering
    Nottingham Trent University
    Burton Street, NG1 4BU
    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Tel: 44 (115) 848-6429 - Fax: 44 (115) 848-6166

    Conference Co-Chairs:

    Dr. Bob John, De Montfort University, UK

    Dr. Jon Garibaldi, De Montfort University, UK

    Prospective authors are invited to submit an extended abstract,
    minimum of 1 and maximum of 2 pages, on the topics indicated and
    others falling within the scope of the conference. Extended abstracts
    will be refereed by the programme committee of the conference. The
    author submits each paper on the understanding that if accepted he/she
    must prepare the final camera-ready manuscript in time for inclusion
    in the proceedings and an author present the paper at the conference.
    The full paper should not exceed 6 single-side pages in A4. The
    proceedings of the conference will be published and the copyright of
    the papers assigned to the publisher. The extended abstracts will be
    published in a book accompanied by a CD containing the full papers in
    portable document format (PDF). Template files are available on the
    conference web site to help preparation of the manuscript.

    Authors of a selected number of innovative papers will be invited to
    submit extended manuscripts for publication in prestigious
    international journal.

    All extended abstracts must be submitted by email if possible. They
    should be submitted to the Conference Secretary. Alternatively send
    two copies of the extended abstract by Fax or Mail to the Conference

    Proposal for special sessions or workshops are welcome. Prospective
    organisers are requested to send a session proposal to the Chair of
    the conference as soon as possible and not later than August 2, 2002.
    A session should consist of 4-5 papers. The registration fee of the
    session organizer will be waived, if at least 4 authors of invited
    papers register to the conference.

    RASC2002 invites companies and research institutions interested in
    soft computing to take part in the exhibition to be held on December
    12-13, 2002. Book companies publishing in these areas are also
    welcome. For further information, please contact the Conference Chair.

    The registration includes:

    * Access to the sessions
    * One copy of the booklet containing the Extended Abstracts
    * One copy of proceedings on CD-ROM
    * Coffee during breaks
    * Lunch on both days and Reception

    Registration Fees+

    Participants £160.00+VAT (£188.00)
    Students ++ £80.00+VAT ( £94.00)

    + 17.5% VAT will apply.
    ++ Students must provide a proof of their studentship.

    Submission of Extended Abstracts: July 12, 2002

    Notification of Acceptance: September 2, 2002

    Final Manuscript Due: September 30, 2002

    Special Session Proposal: August 2, 2002

    Conference: December 12-13, 2002

    The organising committee will award a cash prize of £150 for the best
    and £100 for the second best student paper presented in the

    The Conference will be hosted in DICE conference centre at the
    Nottingham Trent University. The University is located in the centre
    of Nottingham. Delegates can be accommodated in local hotels, close
    to the University. Nottingham is easily accessed by road, rail and
    air. More information is available from these web sites:


    Mrs Doreen Corlett,
    School of Engineering
    Nottingham Trent University
    Burton Street, NG1 4BU
    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Tel: 44 (115) 848-2301
    Fax:44 (115) 848-6506

    To register interest or to find out updated information on scientific
    programme, registration and accommodation, please visit the conference
    web site at:


    RASC2002 is jointly organised by:

    Nottingham Trent University & De Montfort University

    Sponsored by:

    EUNITE - European Network on Intelligent Technologies
                      for Smart Adaptive Systems

    EUSFLAT - European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology

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