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

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    Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing (BISC)

    Organized Session "Computer Aided Diagnosis in Medicine"
    in Joint 9th IFSA and 20th NAFIPS International Conference.

    Papers: 2 page extended abstract.
    submission deadline : December 15, 2000.

    Please contact me,
      Yutaka HATA / Department of Computer Engineering
      Himeji Institute of Technology
      2167, Shosha, Himeji, 671-2201, JAPAN
      Office: +81-792-67-4986, Fax:+81-792-66-8868 ;


                         ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

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

    IFSA International Fuzzy Systems Association
    NAFIPS - North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society

    IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society
    IEEE Neural Networks Council

    Lotfi A. Zadeh (USA)

    Michael H. Smith (USA, Canada)
    William A. Gruver (Canada)

    Toshio Fukuda (Japan)

    Lawrence O. Hall (USA)

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

    Wednesday-Saturday July 25-28, 2001
    Coast Plaza Suite Hotel at Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC Canada

    Fuzziness and Soft Computing in the New Millenium

    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 IFSA and NAFIPS, is held
    in the new millenium to explore the future breakthroughs in fuzzy
    sets, fuzzy logic, and soft computing.

    The conference will feature plenary sessions by Michio Sugeno, Burhan
    Turksen, and Lotfi Zadeh. Besides various panels and contributed
    papers, the conference program will contain a number of focused
    invited sessions. These invited sessions will include extended
    overviews by leading experts on the current state of the art.
    Contributed papers will be reviewed based on content relevant to the
    conference theme. Relevant topics may include, but are not limited to:
    Fuzzy systems / sets / mathematics / control / databases / theory
    Soft computing / neural and fuzzy-neural networks / genetic algorithms
    Learning systems / data mining / robotics / image processing / pattern
    recognition/ Applications of soft computing / successful applications and case

    Papers will be reviewed on the basis of a 2 page extended
    abstract. The deadline for receipt of the abstract is December 15,
    2000. Electronic submission is highly encouraged. Instructions for
    electronic submission are given on the conference website
    ( 2001.html). Otherwise, three
    copies of an extended abstract should be sent to the following
    Lawrence O. Hall
    Computer Science & Engineering,
    University of South Florida
    4202 East Fowler Avenue, ENB 118,
    Tampa, FL 33620-5399 USA

    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 (Tel. 800-663-1144/604-688- 7711,, in spectacular
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    ( Vancouver is located on the
    coast with scenic mountains and beaches. Average summer temperature
    is about 75?F. The Coast Plaza Suite 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
    (http://www.vancouver- The conference
    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,
    Syoji KOBASHI, Ph. D
    Dept. of Computer Engineering
    Himeji Institute of Technology
    2167, Shosha, Himeji, Hyogo, 671-2201, JAPAN
    phone/fax +81-792-67-4989
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