Subject: CFP HICSS-34
From: Cindy Mason (
Date: Sun Mar 12 2000 - 20:53:34 MET

Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing (BISC)


Minitrack on Intelligent Systems and Soft Computing

Part of the Modeling Technologies and Intelligent Systems Track of the

Thirty-fourth Annual Hawai'i International Conference on Systems Sciences

(HICSS -34)

Maui, Hawaii - January 3-6, 2001

Papers are invited for the mini-track on Intelligent Systems and Soft
Computing as part of the Modeling Technologies and Intelligent Systems Track
at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS).

Intelligent systems and soft computing are part of the movement towards
developing effective intelligent systems for problem solving and decision
making, systems that can deal with complex and ill-structured situations,
i.e. contexts in which discovery and learning can positively impact the
outcome of the problem solving process. Intelligent systems are also a part
of the emerging paradigm of soft computing, within which we want to develop
and implement more effective and productive support systems, both for
individual users as well as for groups of users. This gradual paradigm shift
has been triggered by several factors: (i) the growing need for relevant and
effective decision support to deal with a dynamic, uncertain and
increasingly complex management environment, (ii) effective DSS are
typically context-tailored, not general purpose systems, (iii) intelligent
techniques such as fuzzy logic, neural nets and genetic algorithms are
making inroads in decision support, (iv) the standard support technology is
becoming obsolete and is making less and less impact on real-life problem
solving, and - therefore - (v) support technology has been increasingly
losing enthusiasm among senior decision makers as a way to improve decision
quality and work productivity. The paradigm shift towards soft computing
aims at tackling the above four issues.

The aim of the mini-track on Intelligent Systems and Soft Computing is
fourfold: (i) to summarize past research in this area and draw lessons from
it; (ii) to explore the possibility of developing a new generation of
intelligent systems, using the soft computing technology; (iii) to suggest
an enhanced methodology for using support technology in problem solving and
decision making, and (iv) to devise implementation approaches for an
effective use of the new support technology in organizations.

The purpose of HICSS is to provide a forum for the interchange of ideas,
research results, development activities, and applications among researchers
and practitioners in computer-based systems sciences. The conference
consists of tutorials, advanced seminars, accepted papers presentation, open
forum, task forces, and plenary and distinguished guest lectures. There is a
high degree of interaction and discussion among the conference participants
because the conference is conducted in a workshop-like setting.

Instructions for submitting papers:

1. Submit 6 (six) copies of the full paper, consisting of 22 - 26 pages
double-spaced including title page, abstract, references and diagrams
directly to the mini-track coordinators. Electronic submissions are

2. Do not submit the paper to more than one mini-track. The paper should
contain original material and not be previously published or currently
submitted for consideration elsewhere.

3. Each paper must have a title page which includes the title, full name of
all authors, and their complete addresses including affiliation(s),
telephone number(s) and e-mail address(es).

4. The first page of the paper should include the title and a 300-word
abstract of the paper.


March 31, 2000: 300-word abstract submitted to track chairs or mini-track
chairs for guidance and indication of appropriate content.
June 1, 2000: Full papers submitted to the appropriate mini-track chairs;
electronic submission is preferred.
Aug. 31, 2000: Notification of accepted papers mailed to authors.
Oct. 1, 2000: Authors submit final version of accepted papers electronically
for publication. At least one author of each paper must have registered for
the conference by this date. Early fee of USD 475 is until October 1.
Registration fee of USD 500 applies until December 20, 2000.
Dec. 20, 2000: All other conference registrations and payments are due.
Registration after this date is charged the on-site registration fee USD

The Intelligent Systems and Soft Computing mini-track is part of the
Decision Technologies for Management Track. There are several mini-tracks
that focus on a variety of research topics in this track. For more
information contact:

Mini-track chairs:
Christer Carlsson
IAMSR/Abo Akademi
DataCity A 3210
20520 Abo
Fax: +358-2-2519 912

Pirkko Walden
Pori School of Technology and Economics
Pohjoisranta 11
28101 Pori

Track chair:
Daniel R. Dolk

Track Administrator:
Eileen Dennis
Phone (706)613-7807
Fax: (706)542-3743)

For more information, visit the HICSS Web site at:

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