NAFIPS-99: Call for papers

Tom Sudkamp (
Sun, 1 Nov 1998 22:57:04 +0100 (MET)


Call for Papers

NAFIPS'99: 18th International Conference of the North
American Fuzzy Information Processing Society (NAFIPS)

Date: June 10-12, 1999
Location: Hunter College,
68th St. and Lexington Avenue,
Upper East Side,
New York, New York, USA
Theme: Real World Applications of Fuzzy Logic
and Soft Computing

Important Dates

December 15, 1998: Submit a one page extended abstract
for contributed or invited sessions. (Electronic
submission strongly recommended - see below and check
our web site for detailed instructions.) The
International Program Committee (IPC) will review these

February 1, 1999: Acceptance of the abstract.

March 15, 1999: Registration fees and camera-ready
papers (maximum 5 pages, following IEEE format)are due
for all sessions. Each contributed paper must include
one paid registration. Your registration will include
one year free membership to NAFIPS!

Important Instructions for submitting the Abstract
You can submit the abstract in several different ways:
(1) Fill up a form on the web-site. (The web site
allows a text-only submission.)
(2) Prepare a document of one page, (see below for
details), and send that by e-mail, or regular mail. We
do prefer electronic submission, however.

If you prefer to not use the form on our web-site, then
please submit an abstract that does not exceed a single

For 8 1/2" X 11" paper, leave 1" margins all sides. If
you are using an A4 paper, make sure that the text area
does not exceed 6 1/2" X 9" (or 16.25 cm X 22.5 cm).
Please ensure that you include author names,
affiliations, e-mail, phone, fax and mailing addresses
for each corresponding author.

Student papers: If the paper is a student paper, please
make sure you clearly indicate that it is a student
paper. A student paper means that the majority of
contribution to the paper is by a student, and the
student contributor will be making the presentation.
Such paper is entitled to a reduced student
registration. However, only full-time, registered
students qualify for a reduced registration discount (a
postdoctoral researcher is not considered a student).

We prefer electronic submission. Submit your abstract
document file as an e-mail attachment in one of these
three formats: Microsoft Word, postscript, or Adobe
pdf. Send e-mail to: with a copy to

If you do not have an access to any of these formats,
please send the abstract in text e-mail, making sure it
will fit approximately in one page, including title,
author names and affiliations, along with e-mail and
phone/fax of the corresponding author. If you cannot
submit the abstract by e-mail, you can send your one
page abstract on a diskette by regular mail to

Prof. Rajesh N. Dave
Mechanical Engineering
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Newark, New Jersey 07102-1982, USA

Please use only a PC compatible diskette that includes
the abstract in one of the three electronic formats
mentioned above. If you cannot submit any such
electronic format, then submit a clear paper copy, with
text that does not include any equations, tables,
symbols, or figures. If you have any questions, please
contact either Dr. Rajesh N. Dave or Dr. Tom Sudkamp.

Conference Topics

The focus of the conference will be on applications of
fuzzy logic and soft computing for challenging, real-
world problems. Topics of interest include, but are not
limited to:

* Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
* Consumer Products
* Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
* Decision Analysis
* Expert Systems
* Fault Diagnosis
* Financial Engineering
* Information Retrieval
* Manufacturing
* Microelectronics
* Operations Research
* Process Control
* Recognition Technology
* Software Engineering

Papers dealing with the above topics are highly

In addition, we also invite you to submit the papers in
our traditional areas:

* Fuzzy Systems
* Genetic Algorithms
* Neural Networks
* Neuro and Fuzzy Control
* Pattern Recognition
* Image Processing
* Fuzzy Sets and Possibility Theory
* Fuzzy Databases
* Approximate Reasoning
* Engineering, Scientific and Business Applications
* Learning and Non-monotonic Logic
* Fuzzy Logic Hardware
* Object Oriented and Distributed Approaches
* System Modeling and Control

There will be numerous invited sessions and/or talks
presented by leading international experts. If you are
interested in organizing a session, please send a
proposal to Dr. Tom Sudkamp as soon as possible.
Proposals for organizing sessions will be accepted
until December 1, 1998.

The International Program Committee and the Session
chairs will select a number of papers and authors will
be invited to submit full papers, that will be
published in special issues of the International
Journal of Approximate Reasoning, and the International
Journal of Intelligent Systems. The conference will
include panel discussions on the state of current
research in soft computing.

Plenary talks will be given by:

Lotfi Zadeh - "The Centrality of Soft Computing in
Recognition Technology"
Ron Yager - "Fuzzy Methods in E-Commerce"
Michio Sugeno - "Stability of Fuzzy Control Systems"

Conference Organization

NAFIPS - North American Fuzzy Information Processing
New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

IEEE Neural Networks Council
IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society

New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

Lotfi A. Zadeh, USA

Rajesh N. Dave, USA

Tom Sudkamp, USA

Constantine Negoita, USA

Didier Dubois
Larry Hall, USA
Kaoru Hirota, Japan
Jim Keller, USA
Witold Pedrycz, Canada
Henri Prade, France
Michael Smith, USA/Canada
Ron Yager, USA
Takeshi Yamakawa, Japan
Hans Zimmerman, Germany

In addition, the International Program Committee
(IPC)consists of members from 18 countries. (See our
web site for the full details.)

Conference Site

This is the first time that the NAFIPS meeting is held
in the Big Apple (Manhattan-New York City-NYC), and we
promise a great time for everyone, including spouses
and guests for whom, there will be an exciting social
program. The conference banquet consists of a three-
hour sightseeing dinner cruise on the Hudson River,
with a live band for music and dancing. This great
event is included in the registration fees. The
conference location is Hunter College, which is
situated in one of the best NYC neighborhoods, directly
connected by NYC subway and other public transit.
Hunter College is close to Central Park and other major
sights of New York City. NYC is served by JFK and
Laguardia International airports as well as Newark
International airport. During June, good overseas
travel deals can be expected. For more information
please refer to the conference web site. Information on
travel, accommodations, and social programs will be
posted when available.

For further information please contact:

Rajesh N. Dave, General Chair
Mechanical Engineering
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Newark, New Jersey 07102-1982, USA
Phone: 973 596 3352, Fax: 973 642 4282


Tom Sudkamp, Program Chair
Dept of Computer Science,
Wright State University,
Dayton, OH 45435-0001, USA.
Phone: 937 775-5118, Fax: 937-775-5133

Prof. Thomas Sudkamp
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Wright State University
Dayton Oh 45385 USA
Phone: 937-775-5118
Fax: 937-775-5133

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