ISIC/CIRA/ISAS'98 Call for Papers

Pat Flanagan (
Fri, 16 Jan 1998 21:52:49 +0100 (MET)

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IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control (ISIC)

International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and
Automation (CIRA)

Intelligent Systems and Semiotics (ISAS)

A Joint Conference on the Science and Technology of Intelligent


September 14-17, 1998

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Gaithersburg, MD 20899


*Theory of intelligent systems * Intelligent system architectures *
Engineering principles for intelligent control systems * Intelligent
control applications * Performance measures * Goals, skills, and
behavior generation * Deliberative, reactive, and emergent behavior *
Planning and problem solving * Perception, cognition, and symbol
grounding * Knowledge representation and world modeling * Entities,
events, attributes, and relationship * Multi-level range and resolution
in time and space * Sensing and acting * Sensory processing and
situation assessment * Complexity (in the controller and in the world)
* Attention, grouping, filtering. estimation, and recognition * Game
theory and decision making * Values, motives, and behavior * Learning,
adaptation, and optimization * Self-reference, introspection, and
consciousness * Hybrid systems * Simulation, modeling, and prediction *
Semiotics * Language, communication, meaning, and pragmatics *
Inference, deduction, probability, and uncertainty * Symbolic
manipulation vs. connectionist vs. control theory approaches * Modern
control methods for intelligent systems * Multi-agent systems *
Human-machine interfaces * Real-time control and computational


* Manufacturing * Construction * Semi-autonomous vehicles * Process
control (materials, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, biotech) * Power plants
and energy systems * Agriculture and food processing * Health care and
elder care services * Transportation systems * Environmental
restoration * Mining and drilling * Physical security and inventory
control * Battlefield operations (air, land, sea, undersea) * Undersea
and planetary exploration

Panel Discussions:

* Progress report on a national program for intelligent systems *
Progress report on applications of intelligent control


* The NIST Real-time Control System (RCS) * Neural nets, fuzzy logic,
and genetic algorithms * Real-time image processing for mobility *
Product and process models for intelligent manufacturing systems

Tours of NIST laboratories:

* The National Advanced Manufacturing Testbed * The Next Generation
Inspection System * The NIST Hexapod machine tool * A semi-autonomous
HMMWV for on-road and cross country mobility * RoboCrane applications *
An open architecture controller for intelligent machines


Feb 27, 1998 Full Papers Due

May 8, 1998 Notification of Acceptance

Jun 12, 1998 Final Camera-Ready Due


Five copies of your paper (including an abstract) should be received by
February 27, 1998. Clearly indicate who will serve as the corresponding
author and include the title, the name of the author(s), affiliation,
address, telephone number, fax, and e-mail address. Please indicate to
which topic the paper is being submitted. Notification of acceptance
and the author's kit will be mailed by May 8, 1998. The full paper
typed in camera-ready form must be received by June 12, 1998. Final
instructions for camera-ready copy submission will be in the author's
kit. Papers should be limited to 6 pages including abstract, figures,
and tables (i.e., two column format, 10pt Times font, and 8.5 x 11 inch

Please mail your submission to:

ISIC/CIRA/ISAS 98 Submissions

NIST, Intelligent Systems Division

Building 220, Room B124

Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA

Phone: 301--975-3418

Fax: 301-990-9688



More information, including registration forms, is available on the WWW
page accessed by


National Institute of Standards and Technology, Institute of Electrical
and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Control Systems Society, National
Science Foundation, and Army Research Office


IEEE Robotics and Automation Society and IEEE Neural Network Council


The theme for the Joint conference is "Intelligent Control of Complex
Systems." We define intelligent control as that which causes a complex
system to successfully perform complex physical tasks in the presence
of uncertainty and unpredictability. This conference will focus on
theoretical issues, engineering methodologies, and applications of
intelligent control systems.

General Chair

James Albus, NIST, USA

Program Co-Chairs

Sukhan Lee, U. of South. California and JPL, USA

Antti Koivo, Purdue University, USA

Alex Meystel, Drexel University and NIST, USA

F.-Y. Wang, University of Arizona, USA

Finance Chair

G. Yen, Oklahoma State University, USA

Publications Chair

M. Polycarpou, University of Cincinnati, USA

Vice-Publications Chair

P. Flanagan, NIST, USA

Publicity Co-Chairs

T. Parisini, University of Trieste, Italy

G. Vercelli, University of Trieste, Italy

E. Messina, NIST, USA

Local Arrangements Chair

Richard Quintero, NIST, USA


* P. Antsaklis, U. of Notre Dame, USA

* K. Baheti, NSF, USA

* C. Battles, Boeing Corporation, USA

* K. Bellman, Aerospace Corporation, USA

* A. K. Bejczy, JPL, USA

* P. Borne, Ecole Centrale de Lille, France

* A. Chikrii, Inst. of Cybernetics, Ukraine

* N. DeClaris, U. of Maryland, USA

* E. D. Dickmanns, U. der Bundeswehr, Germany

* S. Drakunov, Tulane U., USA

* J. J. Fetzer, U. of Minn., USA

* V. Finn, VINITI, Russia

* D. Fogel, Natural Selection, USA

* L. Fogel, Natural Selection, USA

* T. Fukuda, Nagoya U., Japan

* K. Furuta, Tokyo Inst. of Technology, Japan

* P. Gaudiano, Boston U., USA

* J. Goguen, U. of Calif. at San Diego, USA

* W. Gong, U. of Mass., USA

* J. Graham, U. of Louisville, USA

* J. Gray, U. of Salford, UK

* S. Grossberg, Boston, U., USA

* W. Gruver, SFU, Canada

* M. Gupta, U. of Saskatchewan, Canada

* M. Herman, NIST, USA

* C. Joslyn, Los Alamos Nat'l Lab

* M. Juberts, NIST, USA

* O. Kaynak, Bogazici U., Turkey

* O. Khatib, Stanford U., USA

* P. K. Khosla, CMU, USA

* Y. Klimontovich, Moscow State U., Russia

* L. Kohout, Florida State U., USA

* M. Kokar, Northeastern U., USA

* B. Kovalerchuk, Central Washington U., USA

* V. Kreinovich, U. of Texas at El Paso, USA

* D. B. Lavery, NASA, USA

* F. L. Lewis, U. of Texas at Arlington, USA

* R. Lumia, U. of New Mexico, USA

* R. Mann, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

* M. Mataric, Brandeis U., USA

* J. Maulbetsch, EPRI, USA

* G. T. McKee, U. of Reading, UK

* R. S. Michalski, George Mason U., USA

* B. Mirkin, DIMACS, Rutgers U., USA

* A. Mironov, Moscow State U., Russia

* I. Muchnik, DIMACS, Rutgers U., USA

* C. Nehaniv, U. of Aizu, Japan

* A. Nerode, Cornell U., USA

* O. M. Omidvar, NIST, USA

* U. Ozguner, Ohio State U., USA

* T. Parisini, DEEI-Univ. of Trieste, Italy

* K. Passino, Ohio State U., USA

* L. Perlovsky, Nichols Research Corp., USA

* V. A. Protopopescu, ORNL, USA

* T. Reader, WSMR, USA

* B. Rieger, O. of Trier, Germany

* G. Ritter, U. of Florida, USA

* A. Rosenfeld, U. of Maryland, USA

* P. Schenker, JPL, USA

* A. Stopp, Daimler-Benz, Germany

* T. J. Tarn, Washington U., USA

* S. Thrun, CMU, USA

* B. Turksen, U. of Toronto, Canada

* S. G. Tzafestas, NTUA, Greece

* J. C. A. van der Lubbe, Delft U. of Tech., The Netherlands

* P. Wang, Duke U., USA

* J. M. Weiss, EPRI, USA

* P. Werbos, NSF, USA

* X. Yun, Naval Postgraduate School, USA

* F. Zhao, Ohio State U., USA

Patricia Flanagan