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Fourth International ICSC Symposia on
June 26-29, 2001
Paisley, Scotland, U.K.

General Information
The twin conferences, Soft Computing (SOCO 2001) and Intelligent Systems
for Industry (ISFI 2001) are intended to cover the field of "soft computing"
from pure blue-sky research (SOCO) to prototypes and applications of soft
computing. Soft computing has become a term embracing artificial neural
networks, evolutionary algorithms, belief networks, fuzzy sets and logics,
etc. (A fuller list of topics appears below).

SOCO 2001 aims to be of broad interest to engineers, computer scientists and
all who use such technologies. It will be a forum for the
        Dissemination of new research in the field of soft computing
        Introduction of application-oriented researchers to leading edge new

ISFI 2001 will encourage practitioners and researchers from industry,
commerce, education and governments to submit existing applications of soft
computing either as technical papers or as demonstrations. ISFI 2001 aims
to be a forum for the

        Dissemination of results on new applications in this field
        Introduction of pure research oriented personnel to applications of soft

Symposium Topics (SOCO'2001)
Soco'2001 will include contributions on long term research (theory
development, enhanced approaches, formal methods comparisons, applications,
etc.) in the area of soft-computing. Contributions are sought in areas based
on the list below, which is indicative only.
        Neural Networks
        Fuzzy Logic
        Rough Sets
        Genetic Algorithms and Evolutionary Computing
        Chaos Theory
        Al and Expert Systems
        Probabilistic Reasoning, belief nets
        Machine learning
        Learning Algorithms and Intelligent Control
        Pattern Recognition and Image Understanding
        Distributed Intelligence
        Self-Organizing Systems
        Fuzzy Databases and Information Retrieval
        Educational Aspects of Soft Computing

International Program Committee (SOCO'2001)
        Peter G. Anderson, USA
        Gerardo Beni USA
        Franco Bignone, Italy
        Darryl Charles, U.K.
        Juan Corchado, Spain
        Andrej Dobnikar, Slovenia
        Gerard Dray, France
        Bogdan Gabrys, U.K.
        Marco Gori, Italy
        Amir Hussain, U.K.
        Bart Kosko, USA
        Laszlo Koczy, Hungary
        Ludmila Kuncheva, U.K.
        Franz Kurfess, USA
        Francesco Masulli, Italy
        Erzsebet Merenyi, USA
        Sadaaki Miyamoto, Japan
        Claudio Moraga, Germany
        Antonio di Nola, Italy
        Mark Plumbley, U.K.
        Henrik Saxen, Finland
        Nigel Steele, U.K.
        Leonard Studer, Switzerland
        Yoshinori Uesaka, Japan
        Chris Williams, Scotland

Symposium Topics (ISFI'2001)
ISFI'2001 will include contributions in the research area of Soft Computing
Application and, more general, related to medium-to-short term and
application driven developments Advanced Information Technology and
Industrial Intelligent Technology. Particular emphasis will be laid on
industrial realization, experimental application, application methodology
development and/or formalization, quantitative and qualitative problem

Contributions are sought mainly in the areas based on the list below:
Industrial Area: Commerce, Energy, Transportation, Services, Medicine
High-Tech Area: Innovative Control and Diagnostics, Computer Vision,
Robotics and Remote Sensing, Speech Recognition and Machine Translation,
Mechatronics, etc.
Green-tech Area: Intelligent Resource Management, Intelligent Pollutant
Management, User Behavior Modelling, Intelligent Traffic Control, etc.

International Program Committee (ISFI'2001)
        Arantza Aldea, Spain
        Zeungnam Bien, Korea
        Pierre Borne, France
        Hans-Heinrich Bothe, Denmark
        Douglas Campbell, U.K.
        Daniele Caviglia, Italy
        Vincent Chapurlat, France
        Richard D. Colbaugh, USA
        Anna Maria Colla, Italy
        Clarence W. de Silva, Canada
        H.A. Donegan, U.K.
        Patrick Gallinari, France
        Madan M. Gupta, Canada
        Henry H. Hexmoor, USA
        R.J.Howlett, U.K
        Tan Kok Kiong, Singapore
        Anthony A.Maciejewski,USA
        Fazel Naghdy, Australia
        Saeid Nahavandi, Australia
        Charles C. Nguyen, USA
        Riccardo Parenti, Italy
        David Pearson, France
        Duc T. Pham, U.K.
        Mark Plumbley, U.K.
        David Riaño, Spain
        Milad Sebaaly, U.A.E.
        Alberto Servida, Italy
        Edward Szczerbicky, Australia
        Peter Vas, U.K.
        Leonello Zaquini, Italy

The scientific program will include invited plenary talks, contributed
sessions, invited sessions, and tutorials.

Call for Invited Sessions
The organization of invited sessions is encouraged. Prospective organizers
are requested to send a session proposal (consisting of 4-5 invited papers,
the recommended session-chair and co-chair, as well as a short statement
describing the title and the purpose of the session) to the respective
symposium chair or the congress organizer. Invited sessions should
preferably start with a tutorial paper. The registration fee of the session
organizer will be waived, if at least 4 authors of invited papers register
to the conference.

Poster Presentations
Poster presentations are encouraged for people who wish to receive peer
feedback and practical examples of applied research are particularly
welcome. Poster sessions will allow the presentation and discussion of
respective papers, which will also be included in the conference

Call for Workshops, Tutorials and Other Contributions
Several workshops/tutorials are planned for SOCO/ISFI'2001. Each
workshop/tutorial will focus on a particular topic, and consist of several
presentations and open discussions. The proposal for a workshop/tutorial
should include the title, topics covered, proposed speakers, targeted
audiences, and estimated length (hours) of the workshop/tutorial. The
proposal should be submitted either to the congress chair, the corresponding
symposium chair or the congress organizer by January 15, 2001.

Submission of Papers
Prospective authors are requested to send a short biography and draft paper
of maximum 7 pages for review by the International Program Committee. All
submissions must be written in English, starting with a succinct statement
of the problem, the results achieved, their significance and a comparison
with previous work, as well as a list of references.
The submissions should also include:
- Title of symposium (SOCO 2001, ISFI 2001)
- Type of paper (regular, demonstration, tutorial or invited)
- Title of proposed paper
- Authors names, affiliations, addresses
- Name of author to contact for correspondence
- E-mail address and fax # of contact author
- Topics which best describe the paper (max. 7 keywords)
Contributions are welcome from researchers, academics and practitioners
active in any field of Soft Computing covered by the topics of the
congress. Congress language is English. Invited sessions, tutorial papers
and demonstrations are also encouraged. Prospective organizers are requested
to submit a session proposal to the congress organizer.
Submission by electronic mail is strongly recommended to

Proceedings and Publications
Proceedings will be available at the congress in print and on CD-ROM. All
accepted and invited papers will be included in the congress proceedings,
published in print and on CD-ROM by ICSC Academic Press, Canada/Switzerland.
A selected number of papers will be expanded and revised for
possible.inclusion in special issues of leading international journals.

Important Dates
Submission Deadline November 30, 2000
Notification of Acceptance January 31, 2001
Delivery of Full Papers March 15, 2001
SOCO/ISFI'2001 International Congress June 26-29, 2001

Further Information
Please contact:
        ICSC International Computer Science Conventions
5101C - 50 Street, Wetaskiwin, Alberta T9A 1K1 / Canada
E-mail: or
Phone: +1-780-352-1912 / Fax: +1-780-352-1913

or for specific scientific information contact the congress chair:

        Prof. Colin Fyfe (General Chair)
University of Paisley
Computing & Information Systems
High Street
Paisley PA1 2DE
Scotland, U.K.
Fax: +44-141-848-3542

        Prof. Lorenzo Moreno (Vice-Chair)
University La Laguna Tenerife
Edificio de Fisica y Matematicas
Av. Astrofisico Francisco Sánchez S/N
E - 38071 La Laguna (Tenerife)
Fax: 34-22-603217

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