ISFL'99 Call for Papers

Hans R. Ryffel (
Tue, 4 Aug 1998 00:27:35 +0200 (MET DST)

Third International ICSC Symposium on FUZZY LOGIC AND APPLICATIONS

June 22-25, 1999
at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y., USA

ISFL'99 ist organized as part of the International ICSC Congress on
for details see

ISFL'99 is the successor of the highly successful meetings held in May 1995
(ISFL'95) and February 1997 (ISFL'97) in Zurich, Switzerland.

ISFL'99 is a joint interdisciplinary forum dedicated to means of dealing
with uncertainty and imprecision based on Fuzzy Logic and its applications.
Fuzzy Logic in the wider sense has become well accepted in research and in
industrial applications, and a respective technology has evolved, based on
both hardware and software tools.

Artificial Neural Networks and Evolutionary Algorithms have become valuable
partners in composing the prosperous field of Computational Intelligence. A
major fundamental is seen to be the concept of information granularity.

Numerous applications have been developed which combine Fuzzy Concepts with
Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms. It is very likely that this
development will continue in the future.

The major aim of ISFL'99 is to bring together researchers and developers
from academic, governmental and industrial institutions to discuss new
developments and results in the fields of Fuzzy Logic and its applications.

Contributions are sought in areas based on the list below, which is
indicative only. Contributions from new application areas will be
particularly welcome.

Uncertainty and Fuzzy Logic
- Mathematical Foundations
- Approximate Reasoning
- Possibility Theory
- Information Granularity
- Topological Aspects

Fuzzy Systems
- Image Processing and Understanding
- Speech Processing and Understanding
- Pattern Recognition and Classifier Systems
- System Modeling or Identification
- Control and Monitoring Systems
- Online-adaptive Systems
- Information Retrieval Systems
- Decision Support Systems
- Neuro-fuzzy Systems
- Evolutionary and Genetic Algorithm based Approaches
- Automatic Rule Extraction
- Training of Membership Functions
- Hardware and Software Implementations

Applications, e.g. in the fields of
- Aerospace
- Agriculture
- Artificial Life
- Behavioral Sciences
- Bio-engineering
- Business and Management
- Civil Engineering
- Cognitive Sciences
- Computer Vision
- Ecology
- Education
- Fault Detection and Diagnosis
- Industrial Automation and Management
- Knowledge Engineering
- Law
- Linguistics
- Multimedia
- Operational Research
- Process Engineering, Control and Identification
- Psychology
- Quality Management, Reliability and Security
- Robotics
- Security
- Social Sciences and Social Administration
- Technical Systems
- Transportation
- etc.

The symposium will be held as part of the CIMA'99 Congress at the Rochester
Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York, USA.

- Honorary Chair CIMA'99 Congress
Mohamed Mansour, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich,

- Gerneral Chair CIMA'99 Congress
Peter G. Anderson, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester N.Y., USA

- General Vice Chair CIMA'99 Congress
Marco Gori, Universita di Siena, Italy

- Symposium Chair ISFL'99
Hans Heinrich Bothe, University of Berne, Switzerland / TUB Berlin,

- Symposium Vice Chair ISFL'99
Nigel Steele, Coventry University, U.K.

- International Scientific Committee
Peter G. Anderson USA
Jim Arvo, USA
Thomas Baeck, Netherlands
Freimut Bodendorf, Germany
Joan Cabestany, Spain
Nick Cernone, Canada
R.M.C. de Keyser, Belgium
Andrej Dobnikar, Slovenia
Gérard Dray, France
Jelena Godjevac, Switzerland
Katerina Hlavackova-Schindler, Austria
Michael Heiss, Austria
Hans Hellendoorn, Netherlands
Nicolaos B. Karayiannis, USA
Erich P. Klement, Austria
Laszlo T. Koczy, Hungary
Bart Kosko, USA
Rudolf Kruse, Germany
Franz J. Kurfess, USA
Ludmila Kuncheva, U.K.
Ramon López de Mántaras, Spain
Francesco Masulli, Italy
Eduardo Massad, Brazil
Pietro G. Morasso, Italy
Fazel Naghdy, Australia
Saeid Nahavandi, Australia
Charles C. Nguyen, USA
David W. Pearson, France
Witold Pedrycz, Canada
Irina Perfilieva, Russia
Patrick Simpson, USA
Allen Stubberud, USA
Claudio José Struchiner, Brazil
J.L. Verdegay, Spain
Jacek M. Zurada, USA

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 (ISFL'99)
- Type of paper (regular, demonstration, poster, 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.

Tutorial papers, Demonstrations and Invited Sessions are also encouraged.

Submissions must be sent by October 15, 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: October 15, 1998
Notification of Acceptance: December 31, 1998
Delivery of Final Papers: February 28, 1999
Submission of Poster Presentations: March 31, 1999
Tutorials and Workshops: June 22, 1999
ISFL'99 Symposium: June 23-25, 1999

For more detailed information, please consult the following websites:
- ISFL'99 Symposium:
- CIMA'99 Congress:

or forward any questions to the Congress 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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