NAFIPS'2000: Special session on Granular Computing and Interval Computations

Subject: NAFIPS'2000: Special session on Granular Computing and Interval Computations
From: vladik (
Date: Wed Jan 12 2000 - 18:14:21 MET

Dear Friends,

Thanks to your enthusiastic response, Dr. T.Y. Lin and I will be organizing a
special session on Granular Computing and Interval Computations at this year's
NAFIPS meeting (see meeting's call for papers below).

The general deadline for submitting an abstract is January 15, but the
organizers kindly allowed us to extend this deadline to February 15. Please
e-mail your abstract (in one of the NAFIPS formats, see below) to me at, with a copy to Dr. Lin at

If you are planning to submit this abstract, please let us know ASAP, so that
we will be have a preliminary idea of how many people will participate.

Thanks a lot


Vladik Kreinovich
Department of Computer Science
University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, TX 79968

Call for Papers:

NAFIPS 2000: The 19th International Meeting of the
North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society

"PeachFuzz Atlanta"

Conference Dates: Thursday July 13 through Saturday July 15, 2000

Deadline for Electronic Submission of Abstracts: January 15, 2000
Send abstracts to; Acceptance/rejection by Feb. 25
Camera-ready copies due (with registration) by April 5, 2000
Attendees at NAFIPS '2000 also get a free one year membership in NAFIPS

Conference Location: Atlanta, Georgia, in the Olympic Village
(built as housing for the 1996 Olympic athletes)

The format for this conference is designed to encourage the
maximum of professional interaction. Accepted contribution
abstracts and discussion topics will be published on the world
wide web before the workshop. Since the content of all the
talks is known beforehand, oral presentations and discussions
can focus on the technical questions. Authors will be encouraged
to include links to more complete information as part of the
electronic abstract. Attendees will have the opportunity to
send comments and questions to the authors electronically before
or after the formal oral presentation and discussion at the
conference itself.

The venue for the conference will be the Olympic Village built
for the 1996 Olympic athletes. Private bedrooms are arranged in
suites; each suite consists of four private bedrooms sharing two
bathrooms and a living room and kitchenette. The cost is
anticipated to be less than $45 per person per night. All
conference sessions (except the banquet) will be on-site. This
is a great location, ideal for a highly interactive conference.
(Conventional hotel accommodations will also be available nearby
for those desiring them.)

The banquet will be held at SciTrek, Atlanta's interactive
science museum. Attendees will have an hour to play with the
exhibits while enjoying appetizers and a cash bar before
proceeding to the banquet itself.

International Advisory Committee:
        Lotfi Zadeh, USA
        Rajesh Dave, USA
        Can Isik, USA
        Didier Dubois, France
        Michael Smith, Canada
        Burhan Turksen, Canada
        Hans Zimmermann, Germany
        Masaharu Mizumoto, Japan
        Michael Smithson, Australia
        Janusz Kacprzyk, Poland
        Jonathan Lee, Taiwan
        Kyung-Whan Oh, Korea

International Program Committee:
        Babuska, Robert
        Bensaid, Amine
        Berthold, Michael
        de Caluwe,Rita
        Filev, Dimitar P.
        Frelicot, Carl
        Huang, Chongfu
        Jahnke, Jens
        Klawonn, Frank
        Kozma, Robert
        Kreinovich, Vladik
        Kruse, Rudolf
        Langari, Reza
        Lazzerini, B.
        Meech, John
        Mitra, Sunanda
        Mohan, C.
        Nauck, Detlef
        Shanahan, James G.
        Simon, Dan
        Soto, Rogelio
        Tizhoosh, H. R.
        Walker, Ellen
        Ying, Hao

Conference Theme: Quality

The single word "quality" as a theme of the conference covers
both the methods of soft computing and fuzzy logic, which are
qualitative rather than strictly quantitative or categorical,
and its goal, which is to provide solutions that are excellent
in quality rather than merely optimal in quantity.

Plenary Speakers:
        Lotfi Zadeh, USA
        Michael Smithson, Australia
        Hans Zimmermann, Germany

Within this broad theme, we seek papers in a spectrum of areas
which include, but are not limited to:

Fuzzy Logic for Engineering
 Fuzzy Systems
 Databases & Information Retrieval
 Software Engineering
 Fault Diagnosis
 Fuzzy Rule-Based Controllers
 Image processing
 Pattern Recognition
 Fuzzy Logic Hardware
 Fuzzy Dynamic Programming

Fuzzy Logic for Business, Economics, Medicine & Social Sciences
 Fuzzy Decisions
 Financial Engineering
 Flexible Manufacturing
 Supply Chain Logistics
 Operations Research
 Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
 Cognitive Modeling
 Computational Theory of Perception
 End-User Interfaces
 Fuzzy Loic for Medicine

Fundamental Theory and Cross-Disciplinary Studies
 Computing With Words
 Fuzzy Logic & Approximate Reasoning
 Linguistic Variables
 Granular Computing
 Neuro-Fuzzy Theory & Application
 Fuzzy-Genetic Theory & Application
 Fuzzy Mathematics
 Learning and Non-Monotonic Logic
 Fuzzy Sets and Possibility Theory
 Expert Systems

Authors are requested to send an extended abstract of 500-1,000
words via email by January 15, 2000. They should include title,
authors' name(s), affiliation(s), mailing address(es), and
E-mail address(es). Please indicate a corresponding author.
E-mail submission is required (ASCII, .rtf, .pdf, HTML, or
PostScript). Papers for those registered and presenting at the
conference will be published in the conference proceedings;
specific details on format and paper length will be sent upon
acceptance. Abstracts will also be published electronically to
encourage discussion before and after the conference dates.

Honorary Chair: Lotfi Zadeh
General Chair: Thomas Whalen
Conference Co-Chairs
 Brian Schott
 Nancy Green Hall
 Augustine Esogbue

Sponsored by: North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society
In Cooperation With: IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society
                        International Fuzzy Systems Association

Tom Whalen
Professor of Decision Science
The Georgia State University "First things first, but not
Atlanta, GA 30303-3083 USA necessarily in that order" - Dr. Who

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