NAFIPS/IFSA'01, from the website

Subject: NAFIPS/IFSA'01, from the website
From: Vladik Kreinovich (
Date: Fri Apr 21 2000 - 12:00:41 MET DST

                               Call for Papers

   Joint 9th IFSA World Congress and 20th NAFIPS International Conference

     of NAFIPS, the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society
            and IFSA, the International Fuzzy Systems Association

              Fuzziness and Soft Computing in the New Millenium

                     Wednesday-Saturday July 25-28, 2001

         Coast Plaza Suite Hotel at Stanley Park, Vancouver, Canada


In Cooperation with:

                    IEEE Neural Networks Council
                  IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society

Conference Organization:

          Honorary Conference Chair:Lotfi A. Zadeh (USA)
          General Chairs: Michael H. Smith (USA, Canada)
                                    William A. Gruver (Canada)
          Finance Chair: Toshio Fukuda (Japan)
          Program Chair: Lawrence O. Hall (USA)

Area Chairs:

            Fuzzy Control: Roger Jang (Taiwan)
            Databases, Intelligent
            Systems: Janusz Kacprayk (Poland)
            Mathmatics: John N. Mordeson (USA)
            Pattern Recognition: Witold Pedrycz (Canada)

International Program Committee:

J.F. Baldwin (UK), M. Berthold (USA), Z. Bien (Korea), H.R. Berenji (USA),
J.C. Bezdek (USA), P. Bonissone (USA), B. Bouchon-Meunier (FR), J. Buckley
(USA), V. Cross (USA), R.N. Dave (USA), V. Davidson (Canada), K. Demirli
(Canada), C. deSilva (Canada), D. Dubois (France), R. Emami (Canada), A.O.
Esogbue (USA), F. Esteva (Spain), M. Fedrizzi (Italy), D. Filev (USA), T.
Fukuda (Japan), T. Furuhashi (Japan), P. Gader (USA), A. Geva (Israel), F.
Gomide (Brazil), N. Green-Hall (USA), M. Gupta (Canada), R. Hammell (USA),
K. Hirota (Japan), A. Kandel (USA), O. Kaynak (Turkey), J. Keller (USA), E.
Kerre (Belgium), E.P. Klement (Austria), G.J. Klir (USA), G. Knopf (Canada),
L.T. Koczy (Hungary), R. Kruse (Germany), R. Krishnapuram (USA), J. Lee
(Taiwan), C.S. George Lee (USA), Y.M. Liu (China), Z.Q. Liu (Au), R.
Mantaras (Spain), J. Meech (Canada), K.C. Min (Korea), M. Mizumoto (Japan),
D. Nauck (Germany), V. Park (Korea), F. Petry (USA), H. Prade (France),
D.A. Ralescu (USA), I. Rudas (Hungary), E.H. Ruspini (USA), S. Sandri
(Brazil), M. Schneider (Israel), D. Schwartz (USA), T. Sudkamp (USA), M.
Sugeno (Japan), H. Takagi (Japan), H. Thiele (Germany), L. Trajkovic
(Canada), E. Trillas (Spain), I.B. Turksen (Canada), M. Ulieru (Canada), E.
Walker (USA), P. Wang (USA), H.F. Wang (Taiwan), T. Whalen (USA), T.
Yamakawa (Japan), H. Ying (USA), R.R. Yager (USA), J. Yen (USA), D. Yeung
(China), H. J. Zimmermann (Ger).


The past few years have witnessed a crystallization of soft computing as a
distinct body of concepts and techniques oriented toward the conception and
design of intelligent systems. Soft Computing is a partnership of fuzzy
logic, neurocomputing and probabilistic reasoning, with the latter subsuming
genetic algorithms, chaotic systems, belief networks and parts of learning
theory. Within soft computing, the principal contribution of fuzzy logic is
a methodology for exploiting the tolerance for imprecision to achieve
tractability, robustness, low solution cost and better rapport with reality.
Given the maturation of fuzzy logic, it is appropriate that this conference,
the first international joint conference of NAFIPS and IFSA, is held in the
new millenium to explore the future breakthroughs in fuzzy sets, fuzzy
logic, and soft computing.


There will be excellent research talks, panels, and invited plenaries by
Michio Sugeno, Burhan Turksen, and Lotfi Zadeh. The conference program will
also include focused special sessions and general papers. Contributed papers
will be reviewed based on content relevant to the theme of the conference.
Relevant topics may include, but are not limited to:

* Fuzzy Systems / sets / mathematics / control / databases / theory

* Soft Computing / fuzzy neural networks / fuzzy pattern recognition

* Learning / data mining / image processing

* Applications for the new millenium / successful applications


Electronic submission is highly encouraged. To submit electronically, please
see our home page for instructions. Otherwise, three copies of 2 page
extended abstracts should be received no later than December 15, 2000, at
the following address:

Lawrence O. Hall
Computer Science & Engineering
University of South Florida
4202 East Fowler Avenue, ENB 118
Tampa, Florida, 33620-5399

Each submission should have a cover page which includes the address, phone
number, fax number, and e-mail address of the corresponding author.
Decisions will be communicated by Feb. 15, 2001, with 5 page camera-ready
papers due by March 15, 2001.


The conference will be held at the Coast Plaza Suite Hotel at Stanley Park
(, 1-800-663-1144), in
beautiful Vancouver, which is in British Columbia, Canada. The city is on
the coast and has a temperate climate. The hotel is within walking distance
of many restaurants, shops, and beaches. The banquet will be held in the
Vancouver Aquarium with dinner served in the aquarium galleries
The reception will be held on the 35th floor of the Coast Plaza Suite Hotel.

To be placed on the mailing list for future notices, please send name and
email address to the Program Chair, Lawrence O. Hall (

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