ICONIP'02-SEAL'02-FSKD'02 Call For Papers

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        9th International Conference on Neural Information Processing
                             (ICONIP'02)
        4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Simulated Evolution And Learning
                              (SEAL'02)
       International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery
                              (FSKD'02)
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            November 18 - 22, 2002, Orchid Country Club, Singapore
                     http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/nef
    
                             Organized by:
               School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
                 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    
                             Sponsored by:
                   Asia-Pacific Neural Network Assembly
                     SEAL & FSKD Steering Committees
    
                          In Co-Operation with:
                       IEEE Neural Network Society
                   International Neural Network Society
                      European Neural Network Society
                                SPIE
    
                             Supported by:
                            Lee Foundation
                Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau
    
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                   CALL FOR PAPERS, SPONSORSHIPS, AND
                       SPECIAL SESSION PROPOSALS
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    ICONIP'02, SEAL'02, and FSKD'02 will be jointly held in Orchid Country
    Club, Singapore from November 18 to 22, 2002. The conferences will
    not only feature the most up-to-date research results in neural
    information processing, evolutionary computation, fuzzy systems, and
    knowledge discovery, but also promote cross-fertilization over these
    exciting and yet closely-related areas. Registration to any one of the
    conferences will entitle a participant to the technical sessions and
    the proceedings of all three conferences, as well as the conference
    banquet, buffet lunches, and tours to two of the major attractions in
    Singapore, i.e., Night Safari and Sentosa Resort Island. Many well-
    known researchers will present keynote speeches, panel discussions,
    invited lectures, and tutorials.
    
    About Singapore
    ---------------
    Located at one of the most important crossroads of the world,
    Singapore is truly a place where East and West come together. Here you
    will find Chinese, Indian, and Malay communities living together,
    their long established cultures forming a unique backdrop to a clean
    and modern garden city. English is spoken everywhere and is the common
    business language of all. Few places on earth promise such a delight
    for the palate, with gourmet cuisine from over 30 countries. Exotic
    resorts in neighboring countries are only a short bus/ferry ride away.
    
    Orchid Country Club (OCC)
    -------------------------
    The venue for this year's conferences is at one of Singapore's
    premier country clubs, a 25-minute bus ride from the city. Away from
    the hustle and bustle of downtown Singapore, the tranquil setting of
    the resort is ideal for serious technical discussions with an
    accommodating space and ambience for relaxation. Not to miss out on
    the splendor of downtown Singapore, the organizer has also secured
    good quality and affordable accommodation in the heart of the city
    with pre-arranged transport to/from the OCC. For golf enthusiasts,
    OCC is equipped with the largest computerized driving range in South
    East Asia and boasts of a 27-hole golf course with facilities for
    night golfing, ideal for relaxation after each day of technical
    discussions. Visit the OCC website at http://www.orchidclub.com
    
    Night Safari and Sentosa Resort Island
    --------------------------------------
    It is said that a visit to Singapore is not complete without making
    a trip to two of the Republic's famous attractions. The only one of
    its kind in the world, the Night Safari provides a setting for
    visitors to experience what it is like to observe animals in their
    nocturnal habitat. The island of Sentosa offers some unique
    attractions and a visit there will also provide a glimpse and
    imagery of Singapore's past and present. Visits to these two
    attractions will be included as recreation for the joint conference.
    (Websites: http://www.zoo.com.sg/safari/, http://www.sentosa.com.sg)
    
    Topics of Interest
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    The joint conferences welcomes paper submissions from researchers,
    practitioners, and students worldwide in but not limited to the
    following areas.
    
       ICONIP'02:
       ~~~~~~~~~
       NATURAL NEURAL SYSTEMS - Neuroscience, Neurobiology, Neuro-
           physiology, Brain imaging, Learning and memory
       ARTIFICIAL NEURAL MODELS - Learning algorithms, Neural modeling and
           architectures, Neurodynamics
       COGNITIVE SCIENCE - Perception, emotion, and cognition, Selective
           attention, Vision and auditory models
       HARDWARD IMPLEMENTATION - Artificial retina & cochlear chips
       HYBRID SYSTEMS - Neuro-fuzzy systems, Evolutionary neural nets, etc
       APPLICATIONS - Bioinformatics, Finance, Manufacturing, etc.
    
       SEAL'02:
       ~~~~~~~
       THEORY - Co-evolution, Coding methods, Collective behavior
       METHODOLOGY - Evolution strategies, Genetic algorithms, Genetic
           programming, Molecular and quantum computing, Evolvable
           hardware, Multi-objective optimization, Ant colony, Artificial
           ecology
       EVOLUTIONARY LEARNING - Artificial life, Bayesian evolutionary
           algorithms
       HYBRID SYSTEMS - Evolutionary neuro-fuzzy systems, Soft computing
       APPLICATIONS - Scheduling, Operations research, Design, etc
    
       FSKD'02:
       ~~~~~~~
       THEORY AND FOUNDATIONS - Fuzzy theory and models, Uncertainty
           management, Statistical & probabilistic data mining, Computing
           with words, Rough sets, Intelligent agents
       METHODS AND ALGORITHMS - Classification, Clustering, Information
           retrieval &  fusion, Data warehousing & OLAP, Fuzzy hardware,
           Visualization, Decision trees, Data preprocessing
       HYBRID SYSTEMS - Evolutionary neuro-fuzzy systems, Soft computing
       APPLICATIONS - Control, Optimization, Natural language processing,
           Forecasting, Human-computer interaction, etc.
    
    Special Sessions
    ----------------
    The conferences will feature special sessions on specialized topics
    to encourage in-depth discussions. To propose a special session, email
    the session title, name of the conference under which the special
    session will be organized, contact information of the organizer(s),
    and a short description on the theme and topics covered by the
    session to Xin Yao, Special Sessions Chair (x.yao@cs.bham.ac.uk),
    with a copy to Lipo Wang, General Chair (Cc: elpwang@ntu.edu.sg).
    
    Sponsorship
    -----------
    The conferences will offer product vendors a sponsorship package
    and/or an opportunity to interact with conference participants.
    Product demonstration and exhibition can also be arranged. For more
    information, please visit the conference website or contact
    Tong Seng Quah, Sponsorship/Exhibition Chair (itsquah@ntu.edu.sg),
    with a copy to Lipo Wang, General Chair (Cc: elpwang@ntu.edu.sg).
    
    Keynote Speakers
    ----------------
    Shun-ichi Amari, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan
    David Fogel, Natural Selection, Inc., USA
    Mitsuo Kawato, ATR, Japan
    Xin Yao, The University of Birmingham, UK
    Lotfi A. Zadeh, University of California, USA
    
    Registration Fee
    ----------------
    The registration fee for regular participants before August 15, 2002
    is S$680 (approximately US$370 as at February 6, 2002), which includes
    the proceedings, lunches, banquet, and tours.
    
    Submission of Papers
    --------------------
    Authors are invited to submit electronic files (postscript, pdf or
    Word format) through the conference home page. Papers should be
    double-column and use 10 pt Times Roman or similar fonts. The final
    version of a paper should not exceed 5 pages in length. A selected
    number of accepted papers will be expanded and revised for possible
    inclusion in edited books and peer-reviewed journals, such as
    "Soft Computing" and "Knowledge and Information Systems: An
    International Journal" by Springer-Verlag.
    
    Important Dates
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    	Paper/Summary Deadline     :   April 30, 2002
    	Notification of Acceptance :   July 15, 2002
    	Final Paper/ Registration  :   August 15, 2002
    
    Honorary Conference Chairs
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    	Shun-ichi Amari, Japan
    	Hans-Paul Schwefel, Germany
    	Lotfi A. Zadeh, USA
    
    International Advisory Board
    ----------------------------
    	Sung-Yang Bang, Korea
    	Meng Hwa Er, Singapore
    	David B. Fogel, USA
    	Toshio Fukuda, Japan
    	A. Galushkin, Russia
    	Tom Gedeon, Australia
    	Zhenya He, China
    	Mo Jamshidi, USA
    	Nikola Kasabov, New Zealand
    	Sun-Yuan Kung, USA
    	Tong Heng Lee, Singapore
    	Erkki Oja, Finland
    	Nikhil R. Pal, India
    	Enrique H. Ruspini,USA
    	Harcharan Singh, Singapore
    	Ah Chung Tsoi, Australia
    	Shiro Usui, Toyohashi, Japan
    	Lei Xu, China
    	Benjamin W. Wah, USA
    	Donald C. Wunsch II, USA
    	Xindong Wu, USA
    	Youshou Wu, China
    	Yixin Zhong, China
    	Jacek M. Zurada, USA
    
    Advisor
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    	Alex C. Kot, Singapore
    
    General Chair
    -------------
    	Lipo Wang, Singapore
    
    Program Co-Chairs
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    	ICONIP'02:
    		Kunihiko Fukushima, Japan
    		Soo-Young Lee, Korea
    		Jagath C. Rajapakse, Singapore
    	SEAL'02:
    		Takeshi Furuhashi, Japan
    		Jong-Hwan Kim, Korea
    		Kay Chen Tan, Singapore
    	FSKD'02:
    		Saman Halgamuge, Australia
    	Special Sessions:
    		Xin Yao, UK
    
    Finance Chair
    -------------
    	Charoensak Charayaphan, Singapore
    
    Local Arrangement Chair
    -----------------------
    	Meng Hiot Lim, Singapore
    
    Proceedings Chair
    -----------------
    	Farook Sattar, Singapore
    
    Publicity Chair
    ---------------
    	Chunru Wan, Singapore
    
    Sponsorship/Exhibition Chair
    ----------------------------
    	Tong Seng Quah, Singapore
    
    Tutorial Chair
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    	P. N. Suganthan, Singapore
    
    For More Information
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    Please visit the conference home page or contact:
    	Lipo Wang, ICONIP'02-SEAL'02-FSKD'02 General Chair
    	School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    	Nanyang Technological University
    	Block S2, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798
    	Email: elpwang@ntu.edu.sg
    	Phone: +65 6790 6372
    
    Conference Secretariat
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    	ICONIP'02-SEAL'02-FSKD'02 Secretariat
    	Conference Management Center/CCE, NTU
    	Administration Annex Building #04-06
    	42 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639815
    	Email: nef@ntu.edu.sg
    	Fax:   +65 6793 0997