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Recent Advances in Soft Computing, Conference

March 28, 2002
CALL FOR PAPERS




4th International Conference on




RECENT ADVANCES IN SOFT COMPUTING




Nottingham, United Kingdom, 12 & 13 December 2002




http://www.rasc2002.info




INTRODUCTION




The 4th International Conference on Recent Advances in Soft Computing,


RASC2002, will be held at Nottingham Trent University, on December 12-13,


2002. This international two-day conference is intended to provide a forum


for researchers and engineers to report key advancements and exchange state-


of-the-art knowledge and experience in the field of “Soft Computing”.




RASC2002 will cover the theory and application of soft computing techniques


namely; neural networks, fuzzy logic, evolutionary computing and complex


systems.




Following on from the RASC event held in De Montfort University since 1997,


the emphasis this year will be where these techniques have been


successfully applied in tackling interesting real world problems.




The nature of soft computing is that there is a wide diversity of


techniques and applications and it is hoped that this diversity will be


exhibited in the papers accepted.




TOPICS OF INTEREST





  • Fuzzy Logic and Systems



  • Neural Networks



  • Hybrid Systems



  • Genetic Algorithms



  • Evolutionary Computing



  • Smart Engineering



  • Smart Adaptive Systems



  • Intelligent Control Systems



  • Neuro-Fuzzy Systems



  • Fuzzy Decision Making



  • Genetic Programming



  • Fuzzy Modelling



  • Optimization



  • Learning Algorithms and Training



  • Rough Sets and Data Mining






Application areas may include, but are not limited to:





  • Engineering Design and Manufacturing



  • Financial Services



  • Data Analysis



  • Signal Processing



  • Robots and Agents



  • Databases



  • Medicine



  • Information Systems



  • Networking



  • Multimedia Systems



  • E-commerce and E-learning



  • Process Monitoring and Diagnosis






PROGRAMME COMMITTEE




Dr. Plamen Angelov, Loughborough University, UK


Prof. Jim Austin, University of York, UK


Dr. Nader Azarmi, BTexact, UK


Prof. Bernard de Baets, Gent University, Belgium


Prof. Jim F. Baldwin, University of Bristol, UK


Prof. Andrezej Bargiela, Nottingham Trent University, UK


Mr. Ralph Birkenhead, De Montfort University, UK


Dr. Teng Fong Chwee, Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore


Dr. George Coghill, University of Wales-Aberystwyth, UK


Prof. Didier Dubois, Université Paul Sabatier, France


Prof. Terence Fogarty, South Bank University, UK


Prof. Toshio Fukuda, Nagoya University, Japan


Dr. Bogdan Gabrys, University of Paisley, UK


Dr. Xiao Zhi Gao, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland


Dr. Alexander Gegov, University of Portsmouth, UK


Dr. Hani Hagras, University of Essex, UK


Prof. Petr Hajek, Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic


Dr. Frank Hoffmann, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden


Prof. Adrian Hopgood, Nottingham Trent University, UK


Prof. Emmanuel Ifeachor, University of Plymouth, UK


Dr. Peter Innocent, De Montfort University, UK


Prof. Mo Jamshidi, University of New Mexico, USA


Prof. Janusz Kacprzyk, Polish Academy of Science, Poland


Prof. Ettiene Kerre, Gent University, Belgium


Prof. Frank Klawonn, Tech. Uni. of Braunschweig, Germany


Prof. Erich Peter Klement, University of Linz, Austria


Prof. Rudolf Kruse, University of Magdeburg, Germany


Dr. Eugene Lai, Nottingham Trent University, UK


Prof. Tsau Young Lin, San Jose State University, USA


Prof. Paulo Lisboa, Liverpool John Moores University, UK


Prof. David Lowe, Aston University, UK


Dr. Luis Magdalena, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain


Dr. Christophe Marsala, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France


Dr. Trevor Martin, University of Bristol, UK


Prof. Radko Mesiar, Slovenská Technická Univerzita, Slovakia


Dr. Masoud Mohammadian, University of Canberra, Australia


Dr. Detlef Nauck, BTexact, UK


Dr. Henry Nyongesa, Sheffield Hallam University, UK


Prof. Sankar K Pal, Indian Statistical Institute, India


Dr. Gabriella Pasi, ITIM, Italy


Prof. Witold Pedrycz, University of Alberta, Canada


Dr. Rajkumar Roy, Cranfield University, UK


Dr. Conor Ryan, University of Limerick, Ireland


Prof. Qiang Shen, University of Edinburgh, UK


Dr. Hamid Tizhoosh, University of Waterloo, Canada


Prof. Jose Verdegay, University of Granada, Spain


Dr. Lipo Wang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Dr. Olaf Wolkenhauer, University of Manchester-UMIST, UK


Prof. Xin Yao, University of Birmingham, UK




ORGANISING COMMITTEE




Conference Chair:




Dr Ahmad Lotfi


School of Engineering


Nottingham Trent University


Burton Street, NG1 4BU


Nottingham, United Kingdom


Tel: 44 (115) 848-6429 - Fax: 44 (115) 848-6166


Email: ahmad.lotfi@ntu.ac.uk




Conference Co-Chairs:




Dr. Bob John, De Montfort University, UK


Email: rij@dmu.ac.uk




Dr. Jon Garibaldi, De Montfort University, UK


Email: jong@dmu.ac.uk




SUBMISSION GUIDELINES




Prospective authors are invited to submit an extended abstract, minimum of


1 and maximum of 2 pages, on the topics indicated and others falling within


the scope of the conference. Extended abstracts will be refereed by the


programme committee of the conference. The author submits each paper on the


understanding that if accepted he/she must prepare the final camera-ready


manuscript in time for inclusion in the proceedings and an author present


the paper at the conference. The full paper should not exceed 6 single-side


pages in A4. The proceedings of the conference will be published and the


copyright of the papers assigned to the publisher. The extended abstracts


will be published in a book accompanied by a CD containing the full papers


in portable document format (PDF). Template files are available on the


conference web site to help preparation of the manuscript.




Authors of a selected number of innovative papers will be invited to submit


extended manuscripts for publication in prestigious international journal.




All extended abstracts must be submitted by email if possible. They should


be submitted to the Conference Secretary. Alternatively send two copies of


the extended abstract by Fax or Mail to the Conference Secretary.




SPECIAL SESSIONS




Proposal for special sessions or workshops are welcome. Prospective


organisers are requested to send a session proposal to the Chair of the


conference as soon as possible and not later than August 2, 2002. A session


should consist of 4-5 papers. The registration fee of the session organizer


will be waived, if at least 4 authors of invited papers register to the


conference.




EXHIBITORS




RASC2002 invites companies and research institutions interested in soft


computing to take part in the exhibition to be held on December 12-13,


2002. Book companies publishing in these areas are also welcome. For


further information, please contact the Conference Chair.




REGISTRATION INFORMATION




The registration includes:




* Access to the sessions


* One copy of the booklet containing the Extended Abstracts


* One copy of proceedings on CD-ROM


* Coffee during breaks


* Lunch on both days and Reception




Registration Fees+




Participants £160.00+VAT (£188.00)


Students ++ £80.00+VAT ( £94.00)




+ 17.5% VAT will apply.


++ Students must provide a proof of their studentship.




IMPORTANT DATES




Submission of Extended Abstracts: July 12, 2002




Notification of Acceptance: September 2, 2002




Final Manuscript Due: September 30, 2002




Special Session Proposal: August 2, 2002




Conference: December 12-13, 2002






STUDENT AWARD




The organising committee will award a cash prize of £150 for the best and


£100 for the second best student paper presented in the conference.




CONFERENCE VENUE




The Conference will be hosted in DICE conference centre at the Nottingham


Trent University. The University is located in the centre of Nottingham.


Delegates can be accommodated in local hotels, close to the University.


Nottingham is easily accessed by road, rail and air. More information is


available from these web sites:




o www.visitnottingham.com


o www.nottinghamshiretourism.co.uk




CONFERENCE SECRETARY




Mrs Doreen Corlett,


School of Engineering


Nottingham Trent University


Burton Street, NG1 4BU


Nottingham, United Kingdom


Tel: 44 (115) 848-2301


Fax:44 (115) 848-6506


Email: doreen.corlett@ntu.ac.uk




FURTHER INFORMATION




To register interest or to find out updated information on scientific


programme, registration and accommodation, please visit the conference web


site at:









RASC2002 is jointly organised by:




Nottingham Trent University & De Montfort University




Sponsored by:




EUNITE - European Network on Intelligent Technologies


for Smart Adaptive Systems




EUSFLAT - European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology




Download a copy of Call For Papers in PDF format





Submitted by: Angela Scott

 
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