NAFIPS 2000: Atlanta July 13-15 CFP

Thomas Whalen (
Mon, 27 Sep 1999 12:33:06 +0200 (MET DST)

Call for Papers:

NAFIPS 2000: The 19th International Meeting of the
North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society

"PeachFuzz Atlanta"

Conference Dates: Thursday July 13 through Saturday July 15, 2000

Deadline for Electronic Submission of Abstracts: January 15, 2000
Send abstracts to; Acceptance/rejection by Feb. 25
Camera-ready copies due (with registration) by April 5, 2000
Attendees at NAFIPS '2000 also get a free one year membership in NAFIPS

Conference Location: Atlanta, Georgia, in the Olympic Village
(built as housing for the 1996 Olympic athletes)

The format for this conference is designed to encourage the
maximum of professional interaction. Accepted contribution
abstracts and discussion topics will be published on the world
wide web before the workshop. Since the content of all the
talks is known beforehand, oral presentations and discussions
can focus on the technical questions. Authors will be encouraged
to include links to more complete information as part of the
electronic abstract. Attendees will have the opportunity to
send comments and questions to the authors electronically before
or after the formal oral presentation and discussion at the
conference itself.

The venue for the conference will be the Olympic Village built
for the 1996 Olympic athletes. Private bedrooms are arranged in
suites; each suite consists of four private bedrooms sharing two
bathrooms and a living room and kitchenette. The cost is
anticipated to be less than $45 per person per night. All
conference sessions (except the banquet) will be on-site. This
is a great location, ideal for a highly interactive conference.
(Conventional hotel accommodations will also be available nearby
for those desiring them.)

The banquet will be held at SciTrek, Atlanta's interactive
science museum. Attendees will have an hour to play with the
exhibits while enjoying appetizers and a cash bar before
proceeding to the banquet itself.

International Advisory Committee:
Lotfi Zadeh, USA
Rajesh Dave, USA
Can Isik, USA
Didier Dubois, France
Michael Smith, Canada
Burhan Turksen, Canada
Hans Zimmermann, Germany
Masaharu Mizumoto, Japan
Michael Smithson, Australia
Janusz Kacprzyk, Poland
Jonathan Lee, Taiwan
Kyung-Whan Oh, Korea

International Program Committee:
Babuska, Robert
Bensaid, Amine
Berthold, Michael
de Caluwe,Rita
Filev, Dimitar P.
Frelicot, Carl
Huang, Chongfu
Jahnke, Jens
Klawonn, Frank
Kozma, Robert
Kreinovich, Vladik
Kruse, Rudolf
Langari, Reza
Lazzerini, B.
Meech, John
Mitra, Sunanda
Mohan, C.
Nauck, Detlef
Shanahan, James G.
Simon, Dan
Soto, Rogelio
Tizhoosh, H. R.
Walker, Ellen
Ying, Hao

Conference Theme: Quality

The single word "quality" as a theme of the conference covers
both the methods of soft computing and fuzzy logic, which are
qualitative rather than strictly quantitative or categorical,
and its goal, which is to provide solutions that are excellent
in quality rather than merely optimal in quantity.

Plenary Speakers:
Lotfi Zadeh, USA
Michael Smithson, Australia
Hans Zimmermann, Germany

Within this broad theme, we seek papers in a spectrum of areas
which include, but are not limited to:

Fuzzy Logic for Engineering
Fuzzy Systems
Databases & Information Retrieval
Software Engineering
Fault Diagnosis
Fuzzy Rule-Based Controllers
Image processing
Pattern Recognition
Fuzzy Logic Hardware
Fuzzy Dynamic Programming

Fuzzy Logic for Business, Economics, Medicine & Social Sciences
Fuzzy Decisions
Financial Engineering
Flexible Manufacturing
Supply Chain Logistics
Operations Research
Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
Cognitive Modeling
Computational Theory of Perception
End-User Interfaces
Fuzzy Loic for Medicine

Fundamental Theory and Cross-Disciplinary Studies
Computing With Words
Fuzzy Logic & Approximate Reasoning
Linguistic Variables
Granular Computing
Neuro-Fuzzy Theory & Application
Fuzzy-Genetic Theory & Application
Fuzzy Mathematics
Learning and Non-Monotonic Logic
Fuzzy Sets and Possibility Theory
Expert Systems

Authors are requested to send an extended abstract of 500-1,000
words via email by January 15, 2000. They should include title,
authors' name(s), affiliation(s), mailing address(es), and
E-mail address(es). Please indicate a corresponding author.
E-mail submission is required (ASCII, .rtf, .pdf, HTML, or
PostScript). Papers for those registered and presenting at the
conference will be published in the conference proceedings;
specific details on format and paper length will be sent upon
acceptance. Abstracts will also be published electronically to
encourage discussion before and after the conference dates.

Honorary Chair: Lotfi Zadeh
General Chair: Thomas Whalen
Conference Co-Chairs
Brian Schott
Nancy Green Hall
Augustine Esogbue

Sponsored by: North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society
In Cooperation With: IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society
International Fuzzy Systems Association

Tom Whalen
Professor of Decision Science
The Georgia State University "First things first, but not
Atlanta, GA 30303-3083 USA necessarily in that order" - Dr. Who

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