LINGUIST List 9.883

Sun Jun 14 1998

Confs: Intelligent Industrial Automation

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  1. pascal, Third International ICSC Symposia

Message 1: Third International ICSC Symposia

Date: Tue, 9 Jun 1998 19:18:19 -0600 (MDT)
From: pascal <>
Subject: Third International ICSC Symposia

Third International ICSC Symposia on

June 1-4, 1999 at the Palazzo Ducale in Genova, Italy


The International Symposia on Intelligent Industrial
Automation (IIA'99) and Soft Computing (SOCO'99) intend to encompass
short-to-long-term effects of Advanced Information Technology, Soft
Computing and other related 'Intelligent Technolgies' in application
fields such as Industrial Automation, Control, Diagnostics, Computer
Vision, Robotics, Speech Recognition and Machine Translation. The
general aim of the Symposia is to address and underline the existing
and emerging relationships between automation, manufacturing and
Intelligent Technolgies, with particular emphasis on Soft Computing.

Contributions are sought on intelligent automation and manufacturing
with emphasis on current and potential applications, with a broad
interest in all the engineering disciplines, computer science and
related technology fields.

Following the success of IIA/SOCO'96 (Reading, England) and
IIA/SOCO'97 (Nmes, France), the third symposium will be held in
Genova, Italy. The IIA/SOCO series have established themselves as a
platform for scientists and practitioners from academic, governmental
and industrial institutions to discuss new developments and results in
the field of intelligent technologies. A further follow-up conference
has already been scheduled for the year 2001 in Paisley, Scotland.

Advances in Soft Computing and related techniques: Theory and Applications.

AIT (Advanced Information Technology) is one of the major
technological drivers in the advancement of modern society. Nowadays
any major achievement, related to any field of research, is strongly
supported by proper AIT based tools. Very often, such achievements
have only been possible after a proper AIT approach has been designed
and implemented. It is widely known that AIT has a very strong impact
on society itself, radically changing the skills and competencies
required in order to contribute to the everyday human environment.

Given that nowadays the major effort in AIT development is spent in
the so called 'Soft-Computing' arena and that some of the major and
indeed, surprising, achievements in industrial applications come from
the application of soft-computing techniques, the two symposia (IIA'99
and SOCO'99) will have many common areas of interest, namely:

- Neural Networks
- Fuzzy Logic
- Genetic Algorithms
- Chaos Theory
- AI and Expert Systems
- Machine Learning
- Pattern Recognition and Image Understanding

The programs of the two conferences will, however, reflect different themes: 

- IIA'99 will be directed toward the medium-to-short term, application 
 driven, research area in Intelligent Technologies.

- SOCO'99 is directed toward the long term research in area of Soft Computing 

In order to try to overcome the usual borderline existing between
theory and application, the two symposia are run jointly, organized in
a way to have partial overlap with some joint sessions and some common
plenary sessions.

1. To give both a wide and a deep view of advances in AIT advancement 
 offered by soft-computing technologies. 
2. To give both the industrial and academic researcher the opportunity 
 to discuss together real problems and opportunities. 
3. To collect 'best practice' and information on how to perform 
 experiments, tests and design products and processes embedding 
 and/or using soft-computing technologies. 
4. To explicitly and actively function as a 'technology broker', 
 giving the opportunity for people to become aware of new problems 
 and possible solutions and giving the possibility of finding 
 technological partners for joint research and/or future application 


IIA'99 will include contributions in the research area of Soft
Computing Application and, more in general, related to medium-to-short
term and application driven developments Advanced Information
Technology and Industrial Intelligent Technology.

Particular emphasis will be laid on industrial realization,
experimental application, application methodology development and/or
formalization, quantitative and qualitative problem modeling.

Contributions are sought mainly in the areas based on the list below:

a) Industrial Area 
 - Industry
 - Energy
 - Transportation
 - Services
 - Consumer
 - etc.

b) High-Tech Area 
 - Innovative Control and Diagnostics
 - Computer Vision
 - Robotics and Remote Sensing
 - Speech Recognition and Machine Translation
 - etc.

c) Green-Tech Area 
 - Intelligent Resource Management
 - Intelligent Pollutant Management
 - User Behavior Modeling
 - Intelligent Traffic Control
 - etc.


SOCO'99 will include contributions on long term research (theory
development, enhanced approaches, formal methods comparisons,
applications, etc.) in the area of soft-computing. Contributions are
sought in areas based on the list below, which is indicative only.

- Neural Networks
- Fuzzy Logic
- Rough Sets
- Genetic Algorithms and Evolutionary Computing
- Chaos Theory
- AI and Expert Systems
- Probabilistic Reasoning
- Machine Learning
- Learning Algorithms and Intelligent Control
- Pattern Recognition and Image Understanding
- Distributed Intelligence
- Self-Organizing Systems
- Fuzzy Databases and Information Retrieval
- Educational Aspects of Soft Computing

A special session on 'Intelligent Systems in Control
and Process Optimization' including a plenary lecture is sponsored by
the IFS Network and organized by Alberto Servida, Italy. Contributions
are welcome.

The symposia will be held at the Palazzo Ducale, a
beautiful historic building in the city centre of Genova, Italy

IIA'99 and SOCO'99 are sponsored by:
- Ansaldo S.p.A.
- DISI - Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University
 of Genoa, Italy
- Commune di Genova, Italy
- University of Genova, Italy
- Cybernetics and Biophysics National Group of the National Research Council
- IEEE Neural Network Council Italian Regional Interest Group
- International Neural Networks Society and INNS Special Interest Group Italy
- Thematic Network IFS (Intelligent Forecasting System for Refineries and 
 Power Systems)
- ICSC International Computer Science Conventions, Canada/Switzerland

- Honorary Chair
 Yutaka Kuwahara, R & D Centre, Hitachi Europe Ltd.

- Symposium Chair
 Riccardo Parenti, Ansaldo Ricerche, Genova, Italy

- Symposium Vice Chair
 Colin Fyfe, University of Paisley, Scotland, U.K.

- Scientific Secretary
 Carla Penno, Ansaldo Ricerche, Genova, Italy

- International Scientific Committee
 Roberto Baratti, Italy
 Zeungnam Bien, Korea
 Piero Bonissone, USA
 Pierre Borne, France 
 Hans-Heinrich Bothe, Switzerland/Germany
 Abhay Bulsari, Finland
 Daniele Caviglia, Italy
 Vincent Chapurlat, France
 Raja Chatila, France 
 Richard D. Colbaugh, USA
 Anna Maria Colla, Italy
 Clarence W. de Silva, Canada
 H.A. Donegan, U.K.
 Jos R. Dorronsorro, Spain
 Patrick Gallinari, France
 Edoardo Gilardi, Italy
 Madan M. Gupta, Canada
 Henry H. Hexmoor, USA
 R.J. Howlett, U.K
 Charles McLean, USA
 Antony A. Maciejewski, USA
 Janine Magnier, France
 Franco Masulli, Italy
 Fazel Naghdy, Australia
 Saeid Nahavandi, Australia
 Charles C. Nguyen, USA
 David Pearson, France
 Duc T. Pham, U.K.
 Brian Roffel, Netherlands
 Alberto Servida, Italy
 Peter Vas, U.K.
 Leonello Zaquini, Italy
 Jacek M. Zurada, USA

- Honorary Chair
 Antonio di Nola, University di Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy

- Symposium Chair
 Francesco Masulli, University of Genoa, Italy

- Symposium Vice Chair
 Colin Fyfe, University of Paisley, Scotland, U.K.

- International Scientific Committee
 Henry Abarbanel, USA
 Ethem Alpaydin, Turkey
 Peter G. Anderson, USA
 Valeriu Beiu, USA
 Gerardo Beni, USA
 Franco Bignone, Italy
 Freimut Bodendorf, Germany
 Andrej Dobnikar, Slovenia
 Marco Dorigo, Belgium
 Gerard Dray, France
 Marco Gori, Italy
 Hans Hellendoorn, Netherlands
 Laszlo Koczy, Hungary
 Mohammad Jamshidi, USA
 James Keller, USA
 Bart Kosko, USA
 Ludmila Kuncheva, U.K.
 Franz Kurfess, USA
 Sadaaki Miyamoto, Japan
 Claudio Moraga, Germany
 Pietro Morasso, Italy
 Francesco Carlo Morabito, Italy
 David W. Pearson, France
 Rjean Plamondon, Canada
 Henrik Saxen, Finland
 George D. Smith, U.K.
 Nigel Steele, U.K.
 Leonard Studer, Switzerland
 Yoshinori Uesaka, Japan

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 (SOCO'99 or IIA'99) 
- Type of paper (regular, demonstration, 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. 

Invited sessions, tutorial papers, demonstrations and contributions to
the special session on 'Intelligent Systems in Control and Process
Optimization' are also encouraged.

Submissions must be sent by September 10, 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: September 10, 1998
Notification of Acceptance: November 30, 1998
Delivery of Final Papers: January 31, 1999
Tutorials and Workshops: June 1, 1999
IIA'99/SOCO'99 Symposia: June 2-4, 1999

For more detailed information, please consult the following websites:
- IIA'99:
- SOCO'99:

or forward any questions to the Conference 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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