ISIC'96: Final Call for Papers

Marios Polycarpou (
Fri, 5 Jan 1996 11:17:54 +0100


11th IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control (ISIC'96)

Sponsored by the IEEE Control Systems Society
and held in conjunction with

The 1996 IEEE International Conference on Control Applications (CCA)
The IEEE Symposium on Computer-Aided Control System Design (CACSD)

September 15-18, 1996
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Dearborn, Michigan, USA

ISIC General Chair: Kevin M. Passino, The Ohio State University
ISIC Program Chair: Jay A. Farrell, University of California, Riverside
ISIC Publicity Chair: Marios Polycarpou, University of Cincinnati

Intelligent control, the discipline where control algorithms are
developed by emulating certain characteristics of intelligent biological
systems, is being fueled by recent advancements in computing technology and
is emerging as a technology that may open avenues for significant
technological advances. For instance, fuzzy controllers which provide for
a simplistic emulation of human deduction have been heuristically
constructed to perform difficult nonlinear control tasks. Knowledge-based
controllers developed using expert systems or planning systems have been
used for hierarchical and supervisory control. Learning controllers, which
provide for a simplistic emulation of human induction, have been used for
the adaptive control of uncertain nonlinear systems. Neural networks have
been used to emulate human memorization and learning characteristics to
achieve high performance adaptive control for nonlinear systems. Genetic
algorithms that use the principles of biological evolution and "survival of
the fittest" have been used for computer-aided-design of control systems
and to automate the tuning of controllers by evolving in real-time
populations of highly fit controllers.

Topics in the field of intelligent control are gradually evolving,
and expanding on and merging with those of conventional control. For
instance, recent work has focused on comparative cost-benefit analyses of
conventional and intelligent control techniques using simulation and
implementations. In addition, there has been recent activity focused on
modeling and nonlinear analysis of intelligent control systems,
particularly work focusing on stability analysis. Moreover, there has been
a recent focus on the development of intelligent and conventional control
systems that can achieve enhanced autonomous operation. Such intelligent
autonomous controllers try to integrate conventional and intelligent
control approaches to achieve levels of performance, reliability, and
autonomous operation previously only seen in systems operated by humans.

Papers are being solicited for presentation at ISIC and for
publication in the Symposium Proceedings on topics such as:

- Architectures for intelligent control
- Hierarchical intelligent control
- Distributed intelligent systems
- Modeling intelligent systems
- Mathematical analysis of intelligent systems
- Knowledge-based systems
- Fuzzy systems / fuzzy control
- Neural networks / neural control
- Machine learning
- Genetic algorithms
- Applications / Implementations:
- Automotive / vehicular systems
- Robotics / Manufacturing
- Process control
- Aircraft / spacecraft

This year the ISIC is being held in conjunction with the 1996 IEEE
International Conference on Control Applications and the IEEE Symposium on
Computer-Aided Control System Design. Effectively this is one large
conference at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton hotel. The programs will be held
in parallel so that sessions from each conference can be attended by all.
There will be one registration fee and each registrant will receive a
complete set of proceedings. For more information, and information on how
to submit a paper to the conference see the back of this sheet.



Five copies of the paper (including an abstract) should be sent by Jan. 22,
1996 to:

Jay A. Farrell, ISIC'96
College of Engineering ph: (909) 787-2159
University of California, Riverside fax: (909) 787-3188
Riverside, CA 92521

Clearly indicate who will serve as the corresponding author and include a
telephone number, fax number, email address, and full mailing address.
Authors will be notified of acceptance by May 1996. Accepted papers, in
final camera ready form (maximum of 6 pages in the proceedings), will be
due in June 1996.

Invited Sessions:

Proposals for invited sessions are being solicited and are due Jan. 22,
1996. The session organizers should contact the Program Chair by Jan. 1,
1996 to discuss their ideas and obtain information on the required invited
session proposal format.

Workshops and Tutorials:

Proposals for pre-symposium workshops should be submitted by Jan. 22, 1996 to:

Kevin M. Passino, ISIC'96
Dept. Electrical Engineering ph: (614) 292-5716
The Ohio State University fax: (614) 292-7596
2015 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210-1272

Please contact K.M. Passino by Jan. 1, 1996 to discuss the content and
required format for the workshop or tutorial proposal.

Symposium Program Committee:

James Albus, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Karl Astrom, Lund Institute of Technology
Matt Barth, University of California, Riverside
Michael Branicky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Edwin Chong, Purdue University
Sebastian Engell, University of Dortmund
Toshio Fukuda, Nagoya University
Zhiqiang Gao, Cleveland State University
Dimitry Gorinevsky, Measurex Devron Inc.
Ken Hunt, Daimler-Benz AG
Tag Gon Kim, KAIST
Mieczyslaw Kokar, Northeastern University
Ken Loparo, Case Western Reserve University
Kwang Lee, The Pennsylvania State University
Michael Lemmon, University of Notre Dame
Frank Lewis, University of Texas at Arlington
Ping Liang, University of California, Riverside
Derong Liu, General Motors R&D Center
Kumpati Narendra, Yale University
Anil Nerode, Cornell University
Marios Polycarpou, University of Cincinnati
S. Joe Qin, Fisher-Rosemount Systems, Inc.
Tariq Samad, Honeywell Technology Center
George Saridis, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Jennie Si, Arizona State University
Mark Spong, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jeffrey Spooner, Sandia National Laboratories
Harry Stephanou, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Kimon Valavanis, University of Southwestern Louisiana
Li-Xin Wang, Hong Kong University of Science and Tech.
Gary Yen, USAF Phillips Laboratory