WSC9 - Call for Papers

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** WSC9 - Call for Papers ***

WSC9: 9th Online World Conference on Soft Computing in Industrial 

September 20th - October 08th, 2004

** On the World Wide Web **

Conference URL:

General Information about WSC9:

Original papers and tutorials are invited for the 9th Online World 
Conference on Soft Computing in Industrial Applications (WSC9) to be 
held on the Internet. WSC9 aims at bringing together outstanding 
research and developments in the field of soft computing (evolutionary 
computation, fuzzy logic, neural networks, and their fusion) and its 
applications across the world with the goal to publish high-quality 
research quickly and with less cost. Accepted papers of WSC9 will be 
published as an edited volume by Springer Verlag, Germany after the 
conference. Moreover, extended versions of selected papers of the 
conference will also be invited for a "fast track" submission for the 
Elsevier Science Applied Soft Computing Journal.

We aim to have inspiring discussions between the authors and 
participants, and make them visible to everyone on the Internet. There 
will be a number of mirror sites around the world to make easier the 
access to this major event. Please note that the registration is open to 
everyone and it is completely free of charge.

June 04th, 2004
Deadline for submissions of regular papers, online survey paper 
proposals and online tutorial proposals. Papers are submitted in 
electronic form as PDF-files through the conference web site. Authors 
are also encouraged to submit multi-media demonstrations (including 
software etc.)

July 30th, 2004
Acceptance/rejection notification

August 27th, 2004
Submission of full papers and online presentations

September 20th - October 08th, 2004
Online conference

November 12th, 2004
Submission of camera-ready papers for final review

Topics of Interest:

Submissions are invited in, but not limited to, any of the following areas:

Soft Computing for Modeling, Control, and Optimization
Fuzzy Control
Neuro-Fuzzy Systems
Genetic Fuzzy Systems
Neuro-Fuzzy-Genetic Systems
Software Agent Systems and Architectures
Multi-Agent Architectures and Collaborative Learning
Ant Colony Optimization
Fuzzy Information Fusion
Rough Sets
Bayesian Networks
Fuzzy Image Processing
Bio-inspired Systems
Artificial Neural Networks
Support Vector Machines
Evolutionary Algorithms, Simulated Annealing, Tabu Search
Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization
Hybrid Optimization Techniques (integration of global search and local 
search techniques)
Simulation Environments
Data Mining
Industrial Applications of Soft Computing
Intelligent Information Retrieval
Language Processing
Autonomous Reasoning
Fault Diagnosis
Web Intelligence
Speech Processing
Business Information Systems
Knowledge Management

Paper Submission

Authors should fill up the online form and upload a full paper (max. 10 
pages) in PDF format by June 04, 2004.

Authors who are interested to submit a paper should send an expression 
of interest to: <> including title of paper and 
author details.

Organized session proposals and tutorials are welcome. Please notify the 
Special Events Chair, Katrin Franke ( about 
your intention to organize a session/tutorial as soon as possible.

For special sessions, please send session title, organizerĺs name and 
e-mail address, a short synopsis of session objective (max. 100 words), 
organizer's expertise in the field, and a tentative list of papers in 
the proposed technical session. At least three session papers have to be 
submitted by June 04, 2004.

For online proposals and survey papers, please send the abstract and 
biography of the presenter before June 04, 2004 and if approved send the 
final presentation paper by August 27th, 2004.

Paper Acceptance:
All accepted papers would be presented during the online conference. 
Participants are also encouraged to present multimedia presentations 
like online demonstrations, software, video clips etc.) to make the 
online discussions more interesting. Authors of accepted papers have to 
register and visit the conference website on a regular basis in order to 
respond to questions and comments on their paper without delay. By 
November 26th, 2004, camera-ready copies of extended papers have to be 
submitted for final inclusion in the conference proceedings. 
Significantly revised and enhanced versions of selected papers of the 
conference will also be invited for a "fast track" submission for the 
Applied Soft Computing Journal.

WSC 9 Organization

Honorary Chair
Ronald Yager, Iona College, USA

General Chair
Ajith Abraham, Oklahoma State University, USA

Program Chair
Mario K÷ppen, Fraunhofer IPK Berlin, Germany

International Co-chairs
Frank Hoffmann, University of Dortmund, Germany
Avineri Erel, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Sponsorship Chair
Rajkumar Roy, University of Cranfield, UK

Publication Chair
Bernard de Baets, Ghent University, Belgium

Virtual Exhibition Chair
Fabio Zambetta, University of Bari, Italy

Special Events Chair
Katrin Franke, Fraunhofer IPK Berlin, Germany

Industrial Liason Chairs
Antony Satyadas, IBM, USA
Suthikshn Kumar, Larsen & Toubro Infotech, India

Best Paper Award Chair
Janos Abonyi, University of VeszprÚm, Hungary

International Technical Program Committee

Walter D. Potter, University of Georgia, USA
Mark Embrechts, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Hisao Ishibuchi, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
Thomas Sudcamp, Wright State University, USA
Christian W÷hler, Daimler Chrysler AG, Germany
Vasile Palade, Oxford University, UK
Marley Vellasco, University College London, UK
Yaochu Jin, Honda Research Institute Europe, Germany
Yukinori Suzuki, Muroran Institute of Techology, Japan
John Debanham, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Yanqing Zhang, Georgia State University, USA
Srinivasan S.H., Satyam Computers, India
Okyay Kaynak , Bogazici University, Turkey
Hung T. Nguyen, New Mexico State University, USA
Aureli Soria Frisch, FhG IPK Berlin, Germany
Jae C. Oh, Syracuse University, USA
Andrea Bonarini, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Andreas Koenig, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Bart Baesens, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Brian Carse, University of the West of England, UK
Christophe Marsala, University Pierre et Marie Curie Paris, France
Detlef D. Nauck, BTexact Technologies Ipswich, UK
Francisco Herrera, E.T.S. Ingeneria Informatica Granada, Spain
Frank Klawonn, University of Applied Sciences Braunschweig/Wolfen, Germany
Guy de Tr╚, Ghent University, Belgium
Hani Abdel Kader Hagras, University of Essex, UK
Javier Ruiz-del-Solar, Universidad de Chile, Chile
Leandro dos Santos Coelho, Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Paran 
Curitib, Brazil
Luis Magdalena, Ciudad Universitaria Madrid, Spain
Mauro Dell'Orco, Polytechnic of Bari, Italy
Sankar Kumar Pal, Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata, India
Sen╚n Barro Ameneiro, SEVIMAV Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Vicent Torra, Universitat Aut┌noma de Barcelona, Spain
Takeshi Furuhashi, Mie University, Japan
Oscar Cordon, University of Granada, Spain
Vitorino Ramos, CRVM IST, Portugal
P. Saratchandran, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Sonja Petrovic-Lazarevic, Monash University, Australia
Andew Sung, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, USA
Zaheeruddin, Jamia Milia Islamia New Dehli, India
Xiao-Zhi Gao, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Edward Tunstel, NASA, USA
Berend Jan van der Zwaag, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Muhammad Sarfraz, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi 


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