fuzzy workshop (fwd)

Michael Lee (leem@cs.berkeley.edu)
Thu, 27 Jun 1996 10:25:22 +0200

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Fuzzy Logic :
Technology , Applications, and Rapid Prototyping.

Two-day workshop in Hong Kong on Aug 9-10,96.

*Featuring speakers from Hitachi, Matsushita,Tokyo Institute
of Technology, Duke University and Hong Kong Productivity

Topics to be covered:
* Rapid prototyping for commercialisation
* How fuzzy was transferred to the products
* Consumer Electronics and Home Appliances
* Case Study on Washing Machine, Video movie
* Multimedia applications
* Process control and financial management
* Fuzzy logical circuits
* Integration of fuzzy logic and neural networks
* Soft-computing and Intelligent Technology
* Principles and development history

Workshop Content ( in presentation order)

1. The Design of Fuzzy Logic in Processes or Consumer
Electronics (Prof. Kaoru Hirota)

The fundamentals of fuzzy logic and fuzzy logical circuits
are introduced first with several hardware implementation
examples. Then the most important applications in the field
of processes or consumer electronics,i.e., fuzzy inference
circuits, that are characterised as one of the fuzzy extension
of combinatorial circuits in two valued Boolean logic are
mentioned. In the case of human intelligence oriented fuzzy
applications such as fuzzy expert systems, it is necessary to
introduce multi-stage fuzzy inference. For such purposes the
concept of fuzzy flip flop has been introduced by the
presenter who has more than 15 years' carriers to guide
company engineers in the field of fuzzy technology mainly
in Japan. This lecture is an easily understandable tutorial
lecture even for the beginner of fuzzy technology, and
audiences will be able to make design or develop various
fuzzy hardware circuits toward the realisation of
fuzzy controllers after finishing this workshop.

2. Intelligent home appliances using fuzzy technology
( Dr. Noboru Wakami )

Fuzzy logic has been applied to many kinds of home
appliances in Japan since 1990. The fuzzy logic enables to be
intelligent and easy to operate by dealing with qualitative
knowledge of experts. The following 4 topics will be

1)Outline of fuzzy applications for home appliances
History of fuzzy appliances.
Why fuzzy is good ?
How fuzzy was transferred to the products?
2)Case Study
Washing machine.
Video movie.
Point of success.
3)Problems in designing fuzzy appliances and New
Integration of fuzzy logic and neural networks
4)Prospects for fuzzy technology
Multimedia applications.

3. Rapid prototyping of fuzzy logic design
( Dr. H. Chris Tseng )

A review of how to quickly bring your fuzzy logic designs to
marketable products will be introduced. Various related
software and hardware development tools will be presented.
A step-by-step illustration on a typical application will be

4. Fuzzy logic principles and development history
(Professor Paul P . Wang.)

Fuzzy logic was invented by Lotfi A Zadeh,the need and
motivations of such invention are explored in this
talk.Furthermore,the talk traces the theoretical
evolution,software and hardware development,and industrial
and commercial realisation in this order.Examples will also
be provided through out the talk.

The concepts of fuzzy subset theory,elementary fuzzy
mathematics,fuzzy logic fuzzy expert systems and fuzzy
constraint networks will be introduced as well. Looking
ahead,the impact of fuzzy theory and technology to future
society will be included in this talk.Especially the intelligent
technology,soft- computing and the dynamic of the
semiotics movement that is underway.

5. Fuzzy and Neural Hybrid Systems: Synergetic AI
(Dr. Motohisa Funabashi)

A brief history and recent advances of fuzzy systems
applications are presented. In early 1980's, shallow
knowledge based fuzzy systems are firstly invented for
controlling industrial plants. Paralleling the dissemination of
the first idea, much more sophisticated approaches, model
based fuzzy systems as the second generation, are
successfully developed for large complex systems.

Presently, fuzzy systems are striving to the third generation,
namely fuzzy and neural hybrid architecture. Two types of
architecture are presented with real life applications, which
solve issues faced in the second generation. Application
discussion includes process control and financial
management as well as home appliances.

Who Should Attend
CEOs, managers, engineers, and entrepreneurs interested in
new opportunities for innovative and high value-added fuzzy
logic design and products.

About The Speaker (in alphabetical order)

Dr. Motohisa Funabashi

Dr. Motohisa Funabashi joined Hitachi, Ltd. in 1969. and he is
currently Senior Chief Researcher at Systems Development
Laboratory, Hitachi, Ltd (Japan).

Prof. Kaoru Hirota

Prof. Kaoru Hirota has been with the Interdisciplinary
Graduate School of Science and Technology, Tokyo
Institute of Technology, Yokohama, Japan since 1995. He is
now a Professor of Department of Systems Science

Dr. H. Chris Tseng

Dr.H. Chris Tseng is currently the director of ASIC Rapid
Prototyping Technology centre, Hong Kong Productivity

Dr. Noboru Wakami,

Dr. Noboru Wakami joined the Matsushita Electric Industrial
Co., Ltd. (Japan) in 1971. He then become the General
Manager of CRL in 1994.

Prof. Paul P . Wang.

Prof.Wang is the director of the Machine Intelligence & Fuzzy
Logic Program and a professor in the Electrical Engineering
department at Duke University, USA.

Date and Time
9:00 am - 5:00 pm, August 9th - 10th, 1996

Medium of Instruction

Course Fee
US$500.This fee includes tea-breaks, luncheons and course

Lecture theater,1/F., HKPC Building, 78 Tat Chee
Avenue,Kowloon, HONG KONG.

Travel and Lodging
Please contact the workshop organiser.

Deadline for workshop registration
August 2,1996

Workshop Organiser
Dr. H.Chris Tseng
Electronics Division
Hong Kong Productivity Council
78 Tat Chee Ave.
Kowloon, HONG KONG
Tel : (852) 2788-5736
Fax: (852) 2788-5770
Email: tseng@hkpc.org

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: leem@cs.berkeley.edu
Berkeley, CA 94720-1776 USA       WWW: http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~leem