* NAFIPS'96 Call for Participation

Michael Lee (leem@moong.CS.Berkeley.EDU)
Mon, 18 Mar 1996 16:28:20 +0100

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NAFIPS'96 (Biennial North American Fuzzy
Information Processing Society Conference)

Berkeley, CA, USA
19-22 June 1996

More information:

Contact: NAFIPS'96
c/o Dr. Michael Lee
329 Soda Hall
Computer Science Division
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-1776 USA
Phone: +1 (510) 642 9827
Fax: +1 (510) 642 5775
Email: leem@cs.berkeley.edu

The past few years have witnessed a crystallization of soft computing
as a distinct body of concepts and techniques which is oriented toward
the conception and design of intelligent systems. Soft Computing is
not a single methodology. Rather it 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. However, what is becoming increasingly clear is that there
are many situations in which it is advantageous to employ fuzzy logic,
neurocomputing and probabilistic reasoning in combination rather than
exclusively. At this juncture, neurofuzzy systems have the highest
visibility, with fuzzy-genetic and neuro-fuzzy-genetic systems
steadily gaining in importance.

In the years ahead, such hybrid systems are likely to find wide-
ranging applications, especially in the realm of high MIQ systems.
This is the keynote theme of the 1996 NAFIPS Conference. Reflecting
this theme, NAFIPS'96 will focus on - but not be limited to:

Fuzzy Systems
Genetic Algorithms
Neural Networks
Neuro and Fuzzy Control
Pattern Recognition
Image Processing
Fuzzy Sets and Possibility Theory
Fuzzy Databases
Approximate Reasoning
Engineering, Scientific and Business Applications

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