Frank Hoffmann (
Fri, 30 Apr 1999 03:30:37 +0200 (MET DST)

Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing (BISC)

Dear Colleagues:
This is a Call for Papers for the Symposium
on Medical Informatics and Fuzzy Technology
MIF'99 to be held in Hanoi, Vietnam, during
August 27-29, 1999.

Kindly forward this announcement to anyone
that you know who might also be interested.
We look forward to your participation at this


Ram Prasad
Hung T. Nguyen
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003

Hanoi, 27-29 August, 1999

This Symposium just follows IFSA'99 (Taipei, 17-20 August), and
FUZZ-IEEE'99 (Seoul, 22-25 August).
The Conference site ( Hanoi, Vietnam) is situated at very close distance
from Taipei and Seoul. A special tour of the beautiful Ha-Long Bay, near
Hanoi, will be organized for participants of MIF'99.

Institute of Information Technology of the
National Center for Natural Science and Technology of Vietnam
Department of Science and Training of
The Ministry of Health of Vietnam

National Center for Natural Science and Technology (NCNST), Vietnam
Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Vietnam
Ministry of Health, Vietnam
International Fuzzy Systems Association (IFSA)
Steering Committee of Medical Information Technology Program (SCMITP),
Biomedical Fuzzy Systems Association (BMFSA)
Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Systems (SOFT), Japan
Institute of Information Technology (IOIT), Vietnam
Fuzzy Logic Systems Institute (FLSI), Japan
Neural & Fuzzy Systems Institute, France

The objective of this symposium is to bring together researchers and
engineers from all over the world to discuss advances in both theoretical
and applied aspects of medical informatics, fuzzy set theory, fuzzy systems
and biomedical fuzzy systems and related subjects. It is also an
opportunity to provide industrial applications, new technologies and
products which are based on medical informatics, fuzzy sets, fuzzy logic
and other soft computing methods for biomedical engineering. The symposium
should serve asa spring board for initiating a long lasting cooperation of
the Vietnam, France and Japan as well as Asian countries and European
countries on this important subject, but the main goal is to organize such
a symposium to start collaboration between engineers in the world not only
on Medical Informatics, Fuzzy Systems, Biomedical Fuzzy Systems research
but also on all aspects of Technology in the future. The program will
include plenary, invited lectures by leading experts from countries in the
world, contributed papers, poster sessions, tutorials and round table

HONORARY CHAIR: Lotfi A. Zadeh , University of California at Berkeley, USA

Dang Vu Minh, General Director of NCNST, Vietnam
Chu Hao, Vice-Minister of Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment,
Pham Manh Hung, Vice-Minister of Health Ministry, Vietnam
Le Ngoc Trong, Director of SCMITP, Vice-Minister of Health Ministry ,
Bach Hung Khang, Director of Institute of Information Technology, Vietnam

Nguyen Hoang Phuong, IOIT, Vietnam
Elie Sanchez, University Aix-Marseille II, France
Takeshi Yamakawa, Fuzzy Logic Systems Institute, Japan

Chair: Seizaburo Arita, Kansai Medical School, Japan
Klaus-Peter Adlassnig, University of Vienna, Austria
E. Meyer zu Bexten, Technical University of Giessen, Germany
Hung T. Nguyen, New Mexico State University, USA
Nadipuram R. Prasad, New Mexico State University, USA
Torao Yanaru, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan

K.N. An, Mayo Clinic, USA
Z. Bien, KAIST, Korea
B. Bouchon-Meunier, University of P.&M. Curie, France
Bui Cong Cuong, Institute of Mathematics, Vietnam
Pham Thuong Cat, Institute of Information Technology, Vietnam
C. Carlsson, Abo Akademi University, Finland
L. Ding, Institute of System Sciences, Singapore
Milan Daniel, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Bernard Debaets, University of Gent , Belgium
Tuan A. Duong, Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of
Technology-NASA, USA
Takeshi Furuhashi, Nagoya university, Japan
L. Godo, IIIA-CSIC, Spain
F.A.C. Gomide, Unicamp-Feec-Dca, Brazil
Michel Grabisch, Thomson-CSF, France
P. Hajek, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Nguyen Cat Ho, IOIT, Vietnam
P. Haddawy, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, USA
Y. Hata, Himeji Institute of Technology, Japan
K. Hirota, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Chu Van Hy, Institute of Information Technology, Vietnam
H. Ichihashi, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
V. Kreinovich, University of Texas at El Paso, USA
Laszlo T. Koczy, Technical University of Budapest, Hungary
Hoang Kiem, University of HoChiMinh City, Vietnam
T. Kitamura, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
M. Kawaguchi, Hokkaido University, Japan
Nikola Kasabov University of Otago, New-Zealand
Li Pheng Khoo, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
J. Kacprzyk, Poland Academy of Sciences, Poland
Tu V. Le, University of Canberra, Australia
Hoang Van Lai, Institute of Information Technology, Vietnam
Chin-Teng Lin, Natioanl Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Le Ba Long, Institute of Telecominication Technology, Vietnam
P. J. Lisboa, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Le Thanh Lan, Institute of Information Technology, Vietnam
M. Mizumoto, Osaka Electro-Communication University, Japan
Phan Xuan Minh, Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam
Masao Mukaidono, Meji University, Japan
I. Masui, Fukuoka Dental College, Japan
Shuta Murakami, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Ikuo Nasu, Scholl of Dentist at Matsudo, Japan
Vilgem Novak,, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Ario Ohsato, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan
Vu Ngoc Phan, Institute of Information Technology, Vietnam
Nguyen Doan Phuoc, Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam
Sankar K. Pal, Indian Statistical Institute, India
M. Sugeno, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Piotr Szczepaniak, Technical University of Lods, Poland
Ismail B. Turken, University of Torono, Canada
H.-N. Teodorescu, Technical University of Iasi, Romania
Nguyen Thanh Thuy, Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam
Yahachirou Tsukamoto, Meijo University, Japan
T. Vamos, Computer and Automation Institute, Hungary
Thai Quang Vinh, IOIT, Vietnam
Junzo Watada, Osaka Institute of Technology, Japan
H.F. Wang, National Tsing-hua, University, Taiwan
R. Yager, Machine Intelligence Institute, Iona College, USA
T. Yamanoi, Hokkai Gakuen University, Japan
H.-J. Zimmermann, Aachen Institute of Technoogy, Germany


Chair: Mai Ha, Institute for Scientific Information, NCNST, Vietnam

Vice-Chairs: Le Hai Khoi, IOIT, Vietnam
Nguyen Van Dip, Ministry of Health, Vietnam
Le Hoai Bac, University of HoChiMinh City, Vietnam
Huynh The Cuoc, HUFLIT University in HoChiMinh City, Vietnam
Tran Loc Hung, University of Hue City, Vietnam
Dang Huu Hung, IOIT, Vietnam
Tran Dinh Khang, Institute of Technology, Vietnam
Nguyen Thong Minh, Hung Vuong University in HoChiMinh city, Vietnam
Huynh Van Nam, Qui Nhon Pedagogical University, Vietnam
Vu Thanh Nguyen, University in HoChiMinh city, Vietnam
Nguyen Doan Phuoc, Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam
Thai Quynh Phong, Da-Nang Pedagogical University, Vietnam
Do Trung Tuan, University of Hanoi, Vietnam
Phi Van Tham, Ministry of Health, Vietnam
Le Quyet Thang, Can Tho University, Vietnam

Plenary lectures
Invited speakers
Contributed papers
Poster papers

Fuzzy and non-standard logic and approximate reasoning
Mathematical foundations of fuzzy systems
Uncertainty and belief measures
Fuzzy Information and data analysis
Natural language processing
Applications in social and economical sciences
Industrial applications
New hardware developments
Decision-making and control
Artificial intelligent and robotics
Neural networks and learning
Genetic algorithms and computational optimization
Chaos and its engineering
Fuzzy Classification and image processing

Health Care Information Systems
Internet and intranet application in health care (including WWW)
Telecommunications and Tele-medicine applications
Security and Integrity of medical data
Health Care Services
Biomedical Signal and Image Processing
Medical Data Bases
Decision support, Expert Systems, AI in Medicine
Man-Machine Interfaces
Evaluation and Validation of Health Care Systems
Standardization in Medical Informatics
Education and training in Medicine
Ethics, legal and social issues of the networked society
Forecasting, modeling and simulation
Natural language processing, vocabularies and nomenclatures in medicine
Mathematical foundation of medical informatics and medical statistics

All aspects of Technology are also welcome to be included


Time, Location and Weather
The symposium will take place from 27-29 August, 1999 in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Summer begins from June and lasts until August. Weather in Hanoi this time
is pleasant with temperature about 25-30 degree C.

The official language is English

Proceedings will be distributed to participants during symposium. The
selected papers of MIF'99 will be edited to publish in the special issue of
an appropriate International Journal.

Authors are invited to submit one copy of an extended summary of about 500
words to the representatives of MIF'99. All material should be in English.
This summary should contain sufficient details including key concepts and
novel features of the work and include the title, authors, mailing
address, phone fax number, email of each author. The paper will be reviewed
by the board of the program committee.

The format of the camera-ready manuscript is IEEE CDC or ACC double
columns A4 paper.
1. You need to submit two copies of exact-size camera-ready manuscripts
using a high quality, 300 dpi or more laser- printed manuscripts preferable
2. Papers must be written in English and should be confined to maximum of
10 pages for Plenary speaker and 8 pages for other speakers.
3. On the first page, the distance from the top edge of the paper to the
top of the first line of type (i.e., the title) should be 30 mm. On the
second, and subsequent pages, the distance from the top edge of the paper
to the top of the first line of type should be 26 mm. The text should be
centered left-to-right on the page, i.e., left and right margins should be
the same (16 mm). The width of each column should be 84 mm. The distance
between the two columns of text should be 10 mm. The distance from the
bottom edge of the
paper to the bottom of the last line of type on the page should be no less
than 26 mm.
4. On A4 paper, a font size of 12 points or greater is required. Some
technical formatting programs print mathematical formulas in italic type,
with subscripts and superscripts in a slightly smaller font size. This is
acceptable. The Times New Roman is the suggested font.
5. Major headings are to be column centered in a bold font or in capitals
without an underline. They may be numbered, if so desired. Subheadings
should be in a bold font or underlined lowercase with initial capitals.
They should start at the left-hand margin on a separate line.
Sub-subheadings are to be in a bold font or underline type. They should be
indented and run in at the beginning of the paragraph.
6. The title should be centered across the top of the first page and
should be in a distinctive point size or font, 17 point Times New Roman is
7. The authors' names and addresses should be centered below the title.
These lines should be in at least eleven point type, but the particular
point sizes and fonts are not critical and are left to the discretion of
the authors. Times New Roman 12 point is suggested. Please include your
e-mail address.
8. List and number all references at the end of the paper. When citing
references in the text, type the corresponding number in square brackets.
References should be complete and in standard IEEE style.

Registration fee
The registration fee of the symposium is expected 250 USD, including
Banquet and coffee break, proceedings, symposium materials, transformation

Hotels in Hanoi:
76 Hang Trong Str., Hanoi, Tel: +84-4-8243565 Fax:
- Standard room with breakfast (40 $)
- First class room with breakfast (50 $)
65 Quan Su Str., Hanoi, Tel: +84-4-8222428 Fax:
- Standard room with breakfast (50$)
- Deluxe room with breakfast (70$)
3. MINI Hotels in Hanoi
Twin/single room including breakfast (25$)
4. Guest houses in Hanoi: 15-20 $

The organizing Committee will make Hotel reservations for all participants.
As soon as you have your flight schedule (not later than 30th July), we
will make reservation and confirm your Hotel reservation.

Organizing Committee will arrange the transportation from the NoiBai
Airport to Hotels in Hanoi.

Reply form
Those who intend to participate in the symposium are invited to complete
and return in an envelope enclosed reply form (or by email).

Second Announcement
The Second Announcement will be sent out during May 1999.

After the symposium there is an opportunity for participants to visit
beautiful tourist place Halong Bay from 30-31 August, 1999. The cost of the
Hanoi-Halong tour is about 25 US$.

Currency and Exchange Rate
The unit of currency in Vietnam is VND. The exchange rate is 14 000 VND per
US$ 1 as of February 1999.

Today: Complete and send the enclosed form (by email is acceptable)
May 1, 1999: Submission of abstracts including author names, full address,
email telephone, fax etc. (by email is acceptable)
May 15, 1999: Notification of acceptance
June 1, 1999: Starting Pre-registration
June 30, 1999: Submission of camera-ready papers
August 26 Tutorials
August 27-29 1999: Symposium
August 30-31, 1999: Hanoi-Halong tour

For Japanese and Asian participants, send to the regional organizer:
Seizaburo Arita
Kansai Medical School, Japan

For Europian participants, send to the regional organizer:
Klaus-Peter Adlassnig
Department of Medical Computer Sciences
Section on Medical Expert and Knowledge-Based Systems
University of Vienna Medical School
Spitalgasse 23, A - 1090 Vienna, Austria,
Tel.: +43-1-40400-6669 or +43-1-40400-6668 (secr.)
Fax: +43-1-40400-6667

For USA and Latin-America participants, send to the regional organizer:
R. Prasad
The Klipsch school of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
New Mexico State University, P.O. Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001 USA.
Tel. (505) 646-3623, Fax. (505) 646-1435

For Vietnamese participants and participants from other countries (not
mentioned above), send to:
Nguyen Hoang Phuong
Institute of Information Technology, National Center for Natural Science
and Technology of Vietnam
Address: Vien Cong Nghe Thong Tin
Nghia Do, Cau Giay, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel./Fax. (84)(4) 8521919, Fax: (84)(4) 7560355

For all participants, send one copy of abstract to:
Elie Sanchez
Lab. d'Informatique Medicale, Faculte de Medecine,
27 Bd Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille Cedex5, France
Tel.: [+33] 4 91 79 19 10 or [+33] 4 91 05 45 00 , Fax: [+33] 4 91 79 40 13
And also send one copy of abstract to Nguyen Hoang Phuong with address
mentioned above.

Nguyen Hoang Phuong
Institute of Information Technology, National Center for Natural Science
and Technology of Vietnam
Address: Vien Cong Nghe Thong Tin
Nghia Do, Cau Giay, Hanoi, Tel./Fax. (84)(4) 8521919, Fax: (84)(4) 7560355




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