Announcement / CFP
Sun, 14 Jun 1998 21:24:09 +0200 (MET DST)

Third International ICSC Symposia on

June 1-4, 1999 at the Palazzo Ducale in Genova, Italy

The International Symposia on Intelligent Industrial Automation (IIA'99) and Soft Computing (SOCO'99) intend to encompass short-to-long-term effects of Advanced Information Technology, Soft Computing and other related 'Intelligent Technolgies' in application fields such as Industrial Automation, Control, Diagnostics, Computer Vision, Robotics, Speech Recognition and Machine Translation. The general aim of the Symposia is to address and underline the existing and emerging relationships between automation, manufacturing and Intelligent Technolgies, with particular emphasis on Soft Computing.

Contributions are sought on intelligent automation and manufacturing with emphasis on current and potential applications, with a broad interest in all the engineering disciplines, computer science and related technology fields.

Following the success of IIA/SOCO'96 (Reading, England) and IIA/SOCO'97 (Nîmes, France), the third symposium will be held in Genova, Italy. The IIA/SOCO series have established themselves as a platform for scientists and practitioners from academic, governmental and industrial institutions to discuss new developments and results in the field of intelligent technologies. A further follow-up conference has already been scheduled for the year 2001 in Paisley, Scotland.

Advances in Soft Computing and related techniques: Theory and Applications.

AIT (Advanced Information Technology) is one of the major technological drivers in the advancement of modern society. Nowadays any major achievement, related to any field of research, is strongly supported by proper AIT based tools. Very often, such achievements have only been possible after a proper AIT approach has been designed and implemented. It is widely known that AIT has a very strong impact on society itself, radically changing the skills and competencies required in order to contribute to the everyday human environment.

Given that nowadays the major effort in AIT development is spent in the so called 'Soft-Computing' arena and that some of the major and indeed, surprising, achievements in industrial applications come from the application of soft-computing techniques, the two symposia (IIA'99 and SOCO'99) will have many common areas of interest, namely:

- Neural Networks
- Fuzzy Logic
- Genetic Algorithms
- Chaos Theory
- AI and Expert Systems
- Machine Learning
- Pattern Recognition and Image Understanding

The programs of the two conferences will, however, reflect different themes:

- IIA'99 will be directed toward the medium-to-short term, application
driven, research area in Intelligent Technologies.

- SOCO'99 is directed toward the long term research in area of Soft Computing

In order to try to overcome the usual borderline existing between theory and application, the two symposia are run jointly, organized in a way to have partial overlap with some joint sessions and some common plenary sessions.

1. To give both a wide and a deep view of advances in AIT advancement
offered by soft-computing technologies.
2. To give both the industrial and academic researcher the opportunity
to discuss together real problems and opportunities.
3. To collect 'best practice' and information on how to perform
experiments, tests and design products and processes embedding
and/or using soft-computing technologies.
4. To explicitly and actively function as a 'technology broker',
giving the opportunity for people to become aware of new problems
and possible solutions and giving the possibility of finding
technological partners for joint research and/or future application


IIA'99 will include contributions in the research area of Soft Computing Application and, more in general, related to medium-to-short term and application driven developments Advanced Information Technology and Industrial Intelligent Technology.

Particular emphasis will be laid on industrial realization, experimental application, application methodology development and/or formalization, quantitative and qualitative problem modeling.

Contributions are sought mainly in the areas based on the list below:

a) Industrial Area
- Industry
- Energy
- Transportation
- Services
- Consumer
- etc.

b) High-Tech Area
- Innovative Control and Diagnostics
- Computer Vision
- Robotics and Remote Sensing
- Speech Recognition and Machine Translation
- etc.

c) Green-Tech Area
- Intelligent Resource Management
- Intelligent Pollutant Management
- User Behavior Modeling
- Intelligent Traffic Control
- etc.


SOCO'99 will include contributions on long term research (theory development, enhanced approaches, formal methods comparisons, applications, etc.) in the area of soft-computing. Contributions are sought in areas based on the list below, which is indicative only.

- Neural Networks
- Fuzzy Logic
- Rough Sets
- Genetic Algorithms and Evolutionary Computing
- Chaos Theory
- AI and Expert Systems
- Probabilistic Reasoning
- Machine Learning
- Learning Algorithms and Intelligent Control
- Pattern Recognition and Image Understanding
- Distributed Intelligence
- Self-Organizing Systems
- Fuzzy Databases and Information Retrieval
- Educational Aspects of Soft Computing

A special session on 'Intelligent Systems in Control and Process Optimization' including a plenary lecture is sponsored by the IFS Network and organized by Alberto Servida, Italy. Contributions are welcome.

The symposia will be held at the Palazzo Ducale, a beautiful historic building in the city centre of Genova, Italy

IIA'99 and SOCO'99 are sponsored by:
- Ansaldo S.p.A.
- DISI - Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University
of Genoa, Italy
- Commune di Genova, Italy
- University of Genova, Italy
- Cybernetics and Biophysics National Group of the National Research Council
- IEEE Neural Network Council Italian Regional Interest Group
- International Neural Networks Society and INNS Special Interest Group Italy
- Thematic Network IFS (Intelligent Forecasting System for Refineries and
Power Systems)
- ICSC International Computer Science Conventions, Canada/Switzerland

- Honorary Chair
Yutaka Kuwahara, R & D Centre, Hitachi Europe Ltd.

- Symposium Chair
Riccardo Parenti, Ansaldo Ricerche, Genova, Italy

- Symposium Vice Chair
Colin Fyfe, University of Paisley, Scotland, U.K.

- Scientific Secretary
Carla Penno, Ansaldo Ricerche, Genova, Italy

- International Scientific Committee
Roberto Baratti, Italy
Zeungnam Bien, Korea
Piero Bonissone, USA
Pierre Borne, France
Hans-Heinrich Bothe, Switzerland/Germany
Abhay Bulsari, Finland
Daniele Caviglia, Italy
Vincent Chapurlat, France
Raja Chatila, France
Richard D. Colbaugh, USA
Anna Maria Colla, Italy
Clarence W. de Silva, Canada
H.A. Donegan, U.K.
José R. Dorronsorro, Spain
Patrick Gallinari, France
Edoardo Gilardi, Italy
Madan M. Gupta, Canada
Henry H. Hexmoor, USA
R.J. Howlett, U.K
Charles McLean, USA
Antony A. Maciejewski, USA
Janine Magnier, France
Franco Masulli, Italy
Fazel Naghdy, Australia
Saeid Nahavandi, Australia
Charles C. Nguyen, USA
David Pearson, France
Duc T. Pham, U.K.
Brian Roffel, Netherlands
Alberto Servida, Italy
Peter Vas, U.K.
Leonello Zaquini, Italy
Jacek M. Zurada, USA

- Honorary Chair
Antonio di Nola, University di Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy

- Symposium Chair
Francesco Masulli, University of Genoa, Italy

- Symposium Vice Chair
Colin Fyfe, University of Paisley, Scotland, U.K.

- International Scientific Committee
Henry Abarbanel, USA
Ethem Alpaydin, Turkey
Peter G. Anderson, USA
Valeriu Beiu, USA
Gerardo Beni, USA
Franco Bignone, Italy
Freimut Bodendorf, Germany
Andrej Dobnikar, Slovenia
Marco Dorigo, Belgium
Gerard Dray, France
Marco Gori, Italy
Hans Hellendoorn, Netherlands
Laszlo Koczy, Hungary
Mohammad Jamshidi, USA
James Keller, USA
Bart Kosko, USA
Ludmila Kuncheva, U.K.
Franz Kurfess, USA
Sadaaki Miyamoto, Japan
Claudio Moraga, Germany
Pietro Morasso, Italy
Francesco Carlo Morabito, Italy
David W. Pearson, France
Réjean Plamondon, Canada
Henrik Saxen, Finland
George D. Smith, U.K.
Nigel Steele, U.K.
Leonard Studer, Switzerland
Yoshinori Uesaka, Japan

Prospective authors are requested to send a draft paper (maximum 7 pages) for review by the International Scientific Committee. All submissions must be written in English, starting with a succinct statement of the problem, the results achieved, their significance and a comparison with previous work, as well as a list of references.

The submissions should also include:
- Title of conference (SOCO'99 or IIA'99)
- Type of paper (regular, demonstration, tutorial or invited)
- Title of proposed paper
- Authors names, affiliations, addresses
- Name of author to contact for correspondence
- E-mail address and fax # of contact author
- Topics which best describe the paper (max. 5 keywords)
- Short c.v. of authors

Contributions are welcome from those working in industry and having experience in the topics of this symposium as well as from academics.

Symposium language is English.

Invited sessions, tutorial papers, demonstrations and contributions to the special session on 'Intelligent Systems in Control and Process Optimization' are also encouraged.

Submissions must be sent by September 10, 1998 either by

- Electronic mail (recommended) to
(Text, PostScript or Word files)
- Fax to ICSC Canada +1-403-387-4329
- Airmail (2 copies) to:
ICSC Canada
P.O. Box 279
Millet, AB T0C 1Z0

Submission of Draft Papers: September 10, 1998
Notification of Acceptance: November 30, 1998
Delivery of Final Papers: January 31, 1999
Tutorials and Workshops: June 1, 1999
IIA'99/SOCO'99 Symposia: June 2-4, 1999

For more detailed information, please consult the following websites:
- IIA'99:
- SOCO'99:

or forward any questions to the Conference Organizer

International Computer Science Conventions
P.O. Box 279
Millet, Alberta T0C 1Z0

FAX: +1-403-387-4329 (after January 25, 1999: +1-780-387-4329)
PHONE: +1-403-387-3546 (after January 25, 1999: +1-780-387-3546)

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