Michael Lee (
Wed, 8 May 1996 13:30:18 +0200

**** C A L L F O R P A P E R S ****

Honorary Chair: Zdzislaw Pawlak


* Third Joint Conference on Information Sciences (JCIS'97) *
* Lotfi A. Zadeh & Azriel Rosenfeld *

Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA

March 1, 1997 (Tutorials)
March 2 - 5, 1997 (Conferences)


Rough sets and fuzzy sets are complementary generalizations of classical
sets. Fuzzy sets allow partial set memberships to handle vagueness, while
rough sets allow multiple set memberships to deal with indiscernibility.
These two approaches to generalized sets form a beginning of a "soft
mathematics" and provide a basis for "soft computing", which includes, along
with rough sets, at least fuzzy logic, neural networks, probabilistic
reasoning, belief networks, learning, connectionist computing, genetic
algorithms, and chaos theory.

This workshop will allow researchers to exchange their differing views of
soft computing and the application of soft mathematics to the handling of
uncertainty. This exchange should lead to mutually beneficial co-operation.


Amdahl Corproration
American Association for Artificial Intelligence
IEEE Computer Society,
Technical Committee on Microprocessors and Microcomputers
International Rough Set Society
Internet Research Institute for Rough Set Study
Inter. Assoc. for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation
San Jose State University


Program Chair: T. Y. Lin
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
San Jose State University
San Jose, California 95192, USA
e-mail: tylin@cs.SJSU.EDU, Tel: 408-924-5121

Program Co-Chair: Akira Nakamura
Department of Computer Science,
Meiji University
1-1-1, Higashi-mita, Tama-ku
Kawasaki 214, Japan
e-mail:, Tel: +81 44 934 7469

Secretary: Mike Hadjimichael,
Naval Research Laboratory - Monterey
7 Grace Hopper Ave., Monterey, CA 93940, USA
e-mail:, Tel: 408-656-6010

Organizing Chair: Anita Wasilewska
Department of Computer Science
State University of New York, Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY 11794, USA
email:, Tel: 516-632-8458

Finance Chair: Eloise Hamann
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
San Jose State University
San Jose, California 95192, USA
e-mail: hamann@cs.SJSU.EDU, Tel: 408-924-5127

Publicity: Y. Y. Yao (Chair),
A. Lotfi,
J. Stefanowski,
T. Yokomori,,


Z. Pawlak, T.Y. Lin, A. Nakamura, R. Slowinski, W. Ziarko,
J. Grzymala-Busse, T. Munakata, Z. Ras, A. Skowron, M. Wong, J. Zytkow


Anuradha M. Annaswamy, MIT, USA
Peter Anderson, Rochester Institute of Technology. U.S.A
Morteza Anvari, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A
James Bezdek, University of West Florida, U.S.A.
Zeungnam Bien, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, Korea
Nick Cercone, University of Regina, Canada
Rayne Chen, Amdahl Corporation, U.S.A
Bruce D'Ambrosio, Oregon State University, U.S.A.
Didier Dubois, Universite Paul-Sabatier CNRS, France
Ken Ford, University of West Florida, U.S.A.
Brian Gaines, University of Calgary, Canada
Jerzy Grzymala-Busse, University of Kansas, U.S.A.
Michael Hadjimichael, Naval Research Laboratory, U.S.A
Michail Ignatiev, St Petersburg State Aerospace Academy, Russia
Waldemar Koczkodaj, Laurentian University, Canada
Satoshi Kobayashi, The University of Electro-Communication, Japan
T.Y. Lin, San Jose State University, U.S.A.
Pawan Lingras, Algoma University College, Canada
Quing Liu, NanCgang University, China
Teresa Lunt, ARPA, U.S.A.
Ahmad Lotfi, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Donald G. Marks, Department of Defence, U.S.A
Ryszard Michalski, George Mason University, U.S.A.
Toshinori Munakata, Cleveland State University, U.S.A
Akira Nakamura, Meiji University, Japan
Charles Nguyen, Catholic University of America, U.S.A.
Ewa Orlowska, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Zdzislaw Pawlak, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Fred Petry, Tulane University, U.S.A.
Henri Prade, Universite Paul-Sabatier CNRS, France
K. Venkatesh Prasad, Ricoh Corporation, U.S.A.
V. Vijay Raghavan, University of Southwestern Louisiana
Zbigniew Ras, University of North Carolina, U.S.A.
Andrzej Skowron, Warsaw University, Poland
Krzysztof Slowinski, K. Marcinkowi University of Medical Science, Poland
Roman Slowinski, Technical University of Poznan, Poland
Jerzy Stefanowski, Technical University of Poznan, Poland
Roman W. Swiniarski, San Diego State University. U.S.A
H. Tanaka, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan
Bhavani Thuraisingham, Mitre, U.S.A
S. Tsumoto, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan
H. Chris Tseng, Hong Kong Productivity Council, HK
Anita Wasilewska, State University of New York, U.S.A.
A. Martin Wildberger, Electric Power Research Institute, U.S.A.
Michael Wong, University of Regina, Canada
Trong Wu, Southern Illinois University, U.S.A
Yiyu Yao, Lakehead University, Canada
Eugene Yeh, NATEA, U.S.A
W. Ziarko, University of Regina, Canada
Xiaoling Zuo, Shanghai Jiao Tung University, China
Jan Zytkow, Wichita State University, U.S.A.


*Hardcopy submissions should be sent to:
(Electronic submission is encouraged)

T. Y. Lin,
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science,
San Jose State University,
San Jose, California 95192-0103
e-mail: tylin@sjsumcs.SJSU.EDU
Tel: 408-924-5121
Fax: 408-924-5080

*Electronic submissions (Postscript) should be sent to:

M. Hadjimichael
NRL-Monterey, 7 Grace Hopper Ave
Monterey, CA 93943-5502, USA
408-656-6010 / fax 408-656-4769



(1) Deadline for summaries submission: RSSC'97: October 6. 1996
JCIS: December 6, 1996.
(2) Proposal for organized sessions: any time up to December 20, 1996.
(3) Paper acceptance or rejection: January 1, 1997.
(4) Program (Electronic Version): January 1, 1997.
(5) Absolute deadline for conference fee deposit: January 15, 1997.
(6) Official program available: February 1, 1997.
(5) Deadline for full length paper: March 4, 1997.

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Open to all JCIS'97 attendees, certificate, $2,000 prize and
Hotel accommodations attending the next JCIS

JCIS'97 Information (excerpts from CFP)


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| Information Science Journals - Sections A, B & C |
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| Elsevier Science Publishing Inc. |
| New York, N.Y. |
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| Machine Intelligence and Fuzzy Logic Laboratory |
| Duke University |
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Up to 1/1/97 After 1/1/97
Full Registration $320.00 $440.00
Student Registration $120.00 $180.00
Tutorial(per Mini-Course) $120.00 $160.00
Exhibit Boot Fee $300.00 $400.00
One Day Fee(no pre-reg. discount) $195.00
$ 95.00 (Student)
Above fees applicable to all three conferences & three workshops

FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION: Includes admission to all sessions, exhibit
area, coffee, tea and soda. A copy of conference proceedings (summary) at
conference. In addition, the right to purchase the hard-cover deluxe books
at 1/2 price, and the proceedings of companion conferences, workshops of
JCIS'97, also, at half price. Award Banquet on March 3, 1997 and lunches on
March 2, 3 & 4 are also included through Full Registration. One day
registration does not include banquet, but it does include one lunch on the
day registered. Tutorials are not included.

STUDENT CONFERENCE REGISTRATION: ( For full-time students only. A letter from
your department is required. You must present a current student ID with
picture.) Includes a copy of conference proceedings (summary), admission to
all sessions, exhibit area, coffee, tea and soda, the right to purchase the
hard-cover deluxe books at 1/2 price, and companion proceedings at 1/2 price.
Single student author must pay $150 in addition.

TUTORIALS REGISTRATION: Any person can register for the Tutorials. A copy of
lecture notes for the course registered is included. Coffee, tea and soda are
included. The right to purchase the hard-cover deluxe books and all companion
JCIS'97 proceedings are included.


The Joint Conferences publishes three or four proceedings on summaries
which consists of all papers accepted by all respective program committees.
The JCIS Proceedings will be made available on March 1, 1997, for all three
conferences & three workshops depending upon the total number of pages for
each conference or workshop.

A summary shall not exceed 4 pages of 10-point font, double-column,
single-spaced text, (1 page minimum) with figures and tables included. Any
summary exceeding 4 pages will be charged $50 per additional page. Three
copies of the summary are required by Dec. 15, 1996. A deposit of $150 check
must be included to guarantee the publication of your 4 pages summary in the
Proceedings. The absolute deadline for the deposit is Jan. 15, 1997. For
multiple papers author, the following deposit schedule will be observed: one
paper, $150; two papers, $200; three papers, $250; etc., with $50 increment
thereafter. The $150 deposit (one paper) can be deducted from registration fee
later. There is no deduction for student registration. It is very important
to mark FT & T'97, or CS & I'97, or CI & N'97, or RSSC'97, or SCS'97, or GA'97
on your manuscript (only one of six can be chosen). The conference will make
the choice for you if you forget to do so. Final version of the full length
paper must be reviewed for possible publication in one of the three
INFORMATION SCIENCE JOURNALS or deluxe professional hard cover books. Several
special issues will be published in the journal. The number of the special
issues will depend upon the quality of papers submitted, the availability of
guest editors, the interest of research community in a particular topic and
the budget of the publishers. Four (4) copies of the full length paper shall
be prepared according to the ``information for Authors'' appearing at the back
cover of Information Sciences, an International Journal (Elsevier Publishing
Co.). A full paper shall not exceed 20 pages including figures and tables. All
full length papers will be reviewed by experts in their respective fields.
All fully registered conference attendees will receive a copy of proceeding
(summary) of his/her chosen conference or workshop on March 1, 1997. Lastly,
attendees will have the opportunity to purchase any or all of Vol.I, Vol.II
and Vol.III of ``Advances in Fuzzy Theory & Technology'' as well as Vol. IV
``Advances in Information Sciences''. These are hard-covered, deluxe,
professional books at 1/2 price.

Michael A. Lee
Post Doctoral Researcher
Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing              Tel: +1-510-642-9827
Computer Science Division                          Fax: +1-510-642-5775
University of California                    Email:
Berkeley, CA 94720-1776 USA       WWW: