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From: (Ching-Yu Tyan)
Subject:  JCIS - Announcement & Call for Papers
Date:     4 May 1994 21:33:05 GMT

********************* ANNOUNCEMENT  &  CALL FOR PAPERS ********************

              Joint Conference on Information Sciences (JCIS)

            3rd Annual Conference on Fuzzy Theory and Technology 
            1st Annual Computer Theory and Informatics Conference 
                    Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems

*** Nov.13,1994 (Tutorials), Nov.14-16,1994 (Conferences) Pinehurst, NC ***


Honorary Chairs                   
Lotfi A. Zadeh & Azriel Rosenfeld 

Managing Chair of the Joint Conferences 
Paul P. Wang 
Dept. of Electrical Engineering 
Duke University 
Durham, NC 27708-0291 
Tel: (919) 660 5271, 660-5259 
Fax: (919) 660-5293, 684-4860 

Advisorv Board 
Nick Baker 
Earl Dowell 
Erol Gelenbe 
Stephen Grossberg 
Kaoru Hirota 
Abe Kandel 
George Klir 
Teuvo Kohonen 
Tosiyasu L. Kunii 
Jin-Cherng Lin 
E. Mamdani 
Xuan-Zhong Ni 
C.V Ramamoorthy 
John E.R Staddon 
Masaki Togai 
Victor Van Beuren 
Max Woodbury 
Stephen S. Yau 
Lotfi Zadeh 
H. Zimmerman 

Keynote Speakers 
Lotfi A. Zadeh & Stephen Grossberg 

Plenarv Speakers 
Suguru Arimoto 
Dennis Bahler 
James Bowen 
Abe Kandel 
George Klir 
Phillipe Smets 
John R. Rice 
l.B. Turksen 
Benjamin Wah 
Stephen S. Yau

General Information 

The JOINT CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION SCIENCES consists of two international
conferences and one workshop. All interested attendees including
researchers, organizers, speakers, exhibitors, students and other
participants should register either in Plan A: 3rd International Conference
on Fuzzy Theory and Technology or Plan B: First International Conference on
Computer Theory & lnformatics and Workshop on Mobile Computing Svstems. Any
participants can attend all the keynote speeches, plenary sessions, all
parallel sessions and exhibits. The only difference is that all authors
registered in Plan A will participate in Lotfi A. Zadeh BestPaper
Competition. Plan B will have no best paper competition; at least for this
year. In addition, each plan will publish its own proceeding.


Session A: Fuzzy Theory & Technology
(Sunday, November 13, 1994, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm)

1. George  Klir .................................Fuzzy Set and  Logic 
2. l. B. Turksen ................................Fuzzy Expert Systems 
3. Jack Aldridge .......................................Fuzzy Control 
4. Marcus Thint .......................Fuzzy Logic and NN Integration

Session B: Computers 
(Sunday, November 13, 1994, 1:30pm- 6:30pm)

1. Richard Palmer ....................................Neural Network 
2. Frank Y. Shih ................................Pattern Recognition 
3. Patrick Wang ......Intelligent Pattern Recognition & Applications 
4., 5. Ken W. White...............Success with Machine Vision I & II

Time Schedule & Venue

Tutorials ....................November 13, 1994 o 8:30 am - 6:30 pm 
Conferences .............November 14 - 16, 1994 o 8:30 am - 5:30 pm 
Venue........Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Pinehurst, NC, U.S.A.

3rd Annual Conference on Fuzzy Theory and Technology


Jack Aldridge 
Suguru Arimoto 
W Bandler 
P Bonnisone 
Bruno Bosacchi 
B Bouchon-Meunier 
J Buckley 
Dev Garg 
Rhett George 
George Georgiou 
I R Goodman 
Siegfried Gottwald 
Silvia Guiasu 
M M. Gupta 
Ralph Horvath 
D L Hung 
Timothy Jacobs 
Y.K Jani 
Joaquim Jorge 
Paul Kainen 
S.C. Kak 
Abe Kandel 
P Klement 
L J Kohout 
Vladik Kreinovlch 
N Kuroki 
Reza Langari
Harry Hua Li 
Don Meyers 
C K Mitchell 
John Mordeson 
Akira Nakamura 
Kyung Whan Oh 
Maria Orlowska 
Robert M. Pap 
Arthur Rarner 
Elie Sanchez 
B Scwhott 
Shouyoe Shao 
Sujeet Shenoi 
Frank Shih 
H Allison Smith 
L M Sztandera 
Alade ToKuta 
R Tong 
I Turksen 
Guo Jun Wang 
Tom Whalen 
Edward K Wong 
T Yamakawa 

The conference will consist of both plenary sessions and contributory
sessions, focusing on topics of critical interest and
the direction of future research. For contributory sessions, full papers
are being solicited. We welcome you to organize sessions Example topics
include, but are not limited to the following:


o Fuzzy Mathematics
o Basic Principles and Foundations of Fuzzy Logic
o Qualitative and Approximate-Reasoning Modeling
o Hardware Implementations of Fuzzy Logic Algorithms
o Design . Analysis, and Synthesis of Fuzzy Logic Controllers
o Learning and Acquisition of Approximate Models
o Fuzzy Expert Systems          
o Neural Network Architectures
o Artificially Intelligent Neural Networks
o Artificial Life
o Associative Memory
o Computational Intelligence
o Cognitive Science
o Fuzzy Neural Systems
o Relations between Fuzzy Logic and Neural Networks
o Theory of Evolutionary Computation 
o Efficiency/robustness comparisons with other direct search algorithms
o Parallelcomputer:applications
o Integration of Fuzzy Logic and Evolutionary Computing
o Comparisons between different variants of evolutionary algorithms 
o Evolutionary Computation for neural networks
o Fuzzy logic in Evolutionary algorithms
o Neurocognition
o Neurodynamics
o Optirnization
o Pattern Recognition
o Learning and Memory
o Machine Learning Applications
o Implementations (electronic, Optical, biochips)
o Intelligent Control


o Hybrid Systems
o Image Processing
o Image Understanding
o Pattern Recognition
o Robotics and Automation
o Intelligent Vehicle and Highway Systems 
o Virtual Reality
o Tactile Sensors 
o Machine Vision 
o Motion Analysis
o Nuro biology
o Sensation and Perception
o Sensorimotor Systems
o Speech, Hearing and Language 
o Signal Processing
o Time Series Analysis
o Prediction
o System ldentification  
o System Control
o Intelligent Information Systems
o Case-Based Reasoning 
o Decision Analysis 
o Databases and Information Retrieval
o Dynamic Systems Modeling & Diagnosis
o Electric & Nuclear Power Systems

1st Annual Computer Theory and Informatics Conference
& Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems


Rafi Ahmed 
R Alonso 
Suguru Arimoto 
B. Badrinath 
C.R. Baker 
Martin Boogaard 
O Bukhres 
P Chrysantis 
Eliseo Clementini 
E.M. Ehlers 
Ahmed Elmagarmid 
K Ferentinos 
Mohamed Gouda 
Albert G. Greensberg 
S Helal 
T Imielinski 
Subhash C Kak 
Abe Kandel 
Teuvo Kohomen 
Timo Koski 
Devendra Kumar 
Tosiyasu L Kunii 
Shahram Latifi 
Lin-shan Lee 
Mark Levene 
Jason Lin 
M i Lu 
Yanni  Manolopoulos 
Jorge Muruzabal 
Sham B Navathe 
Sigeru Ornatu 
C V Ramamoorthy 
Hari N. Reddy 
John R Rice 
Abdellah Salhi 
Frank S.Shih 
Harpreet Singh 
Stanley Y W. Su 
Abdullah Uz Tansel 
Kishor Trivedi 
Millist Vincent 
Benjamin Wah 
Z.A Wahab 
Jun Wang 
Patrick Wang 
Edward  K. Wong 
Lotfi A Zadeh


The conference will consist of both plenary sessions and contributory
sessions, focusing on topics of critical interest and the direction of
future research. For contr ibutory sessions, full papers are being
solicited. We welcome you to organize sessions. Example topics include, but
are not limited to the following:

o Computational Theory: Coding theory, automata, information theory, modern
algebraic theory, measure theory, probability and statistics, and numerical

o Design of Algorithms: algorithmic complexity, theory of algorithms,
design, analyis and evaluation of efficient algorithms for engineering
applications (such as computer-aided design, computational fluid dynamics,
computer graphics, and virtual reality), combinatorics, scheduling theory,
discrete optimization, data compression, and approximation theory

o Software Design: Formal languages, theory and design of optimizing
compilers (especially those for parallel and supercomputers),
object-oriented programming, database theory and data organization,
software design methodology, program verification, and software

o Computer systems and architectures: parallel and distributed computing
systems, high speed computer networks, theory and data orgarization,
software design methodology, program verification, and software

o Evaluation methods and tools: Performance evaluation methods,
visualization tools, and simulation theory and methodology.


The workshop will focus on system support for mobile information and data
access, to recognize the role of mobile computer systems in today's
business and scientific communities. The workshop will be organized to
gather leading researchers and practitioners in the field. We shall focus
on issues related but not limited to: 

o Architectures for Mobile Computing Systems 
o Mobile ComputingTechnology 
o Wireless Communications 
o User lnterfaces in Palmtop Computing 
o Databases for Nomadic Computing 
o Transaction Models and Management 
o System Cornplexity, Integrity and Security
o Legal/Social/Health Issues  
o Operating System Support 
o Battery Management 
o Nomadic Applications
o Handheld Multimedia
o Personai Communication Networks


R Alonso (Technology) 
B Badrinath (Query Processing) 
O Bukhres (Database Systems) 
P Chrysantis (Transactions) 
S Helal (Applications) 
T Imielinski (New Directions)

All Attendees must choose either Participation Plan A or Participation Plan B


The conference publishes two Proceedings on Summary; One entitled "Third
International Conference on Fuzzy Theory and Technology" and the other
entitled "First International Conference on Computer Theory and
Informatics, and First Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems." Both
proceedings will be made available on November 13,1994.

A summary shall not exceed 4 pages of 10-point font, doublecolumn,
single-spaced text, (1 page minimum) with figures and tables included. Any
summary exceeding 4 pages will be charged $100 per additional page. Three
copies of the summary are required by July 30, 1994. It is very important
to mark "plan A" or "plan B" on your manuscript. The conference will make
the choice for you if you forget to do so. Final version of the full length
paper must be submitted by November 14, 1994. Four (4) copies of the full
length paper shall be prepared according to the "Information for Authors"
appearing at the back cover of Information Sciences, an International
Journal (Elsevier Publishing Co.). A full paper shall not exceed 20 pages
including figures and tables. All full papers will be reviewed by experts
in their respective fields. Revised papers will be due on April 15, 1995.
Accepted papers will appear in the hard-covered proceeding (book) with
uniform typesetting to be published by a publisher (there will be two books
published this year, one for each plan) or Information Sciences Journal
(INS journal now has three publications: Informatics and Computer Science,
Intelligent Systems, Applications). All fully registered conference
attendees will receive a copy of proceeding (summary) on November 14, 1994;
a free one-year subscription (paid by this conference) of Information
Sciences Journal - Applications. Lastly, the right to purchase either or
both hard-covered, deluxe, professional books at 1/2 price. The Title of
the books are "Advances in Fuzzy Theory & Technology, Volume lll",
"Advances in Computer Science and Informatics, Voiume 1."

Lotfi A. Zadeh "Best Paper Award" FT&T 1994

All technical papers subrnitted to FT & T, 1994 are automatically qualified
as candidates for this award. The prize for this award is $2,500 plus hotel
accommodations (traveling expenses excluded) at FT & T, 1995. The date for
announcement of th best paper is May 30,1995. Oral presentation in person
at FT & T, 1994, is required and an acceptance speech at FT & T, 1995 is
also required. The evaluation committee for FT & T, 1994 consists of the
following 10 members:

Jack Aldridge 
B. Bouchon-Meunier 
George Klir l.R. Goodman 
John Mordeson 
Sujeet Shenoi 
H. Chris Tseng 
Frank Y. Shih 
Akira Nakamura 
Edward K. Wong 
I. B. Turksen.

The selection of the top ten best papers will be decided by conference
attendees and session chairs jointly.


JCIS '94 follows on last year's highly successful exhibits by some major
publishers, most publishers, lead by Elsevier, will return. Intelligent
Machines, Inc. will demonstrate their highly successful new software
"O'inca"-a FL-NN, Fuzzy-Neuro Design Framework. Dr. Ken W. White of Ithaca,
N.Y. will demonstrate his visual-sense systems. Virtus - a virtual reality
company based in Cary, North Carolina has committed to participate.
Negotiations are also underway with UNCVR research laboratory for its
participation. This conference intends to develop "virtual reality" as one
of the themes to benefit all attendees. Interested potential contributors
should contact Dr. Paul P. Wang or Dr. Rhett T. George.

Interested vendors should contact: Rhett George, E.E. Dept., Duke
University Telephone: (919) 660-5242 Fax: (919) 660-5293


The Travel Center of Durham, Inc. has been designated the official travel
provider. Special domestic fares have been arranged and The Travel Center
is prepared to book all flight travel. Domestic United States and Canada:1
-800-334-1 085 International FAX: (919) 687-0903

HOTEL RESERVATIONS Pinehurst Resort & Country Club Pinehurst, North
Carolina, U.S.A.

This is the conference site and lodging. Group Reservation Request designed
specifically for our conference. Very Special discount rates have been
agreed upon. Daily Rates for Hotel:

Single Occupancy - $122.00 
Double Occupancy - $91.00 per person 
Daily Rates for Manor Inn: Single Occupancy - $108.00 
Double Occupancy - $79.00/person 
(Rates are per person, per night and include accommodations, breakast and
dinner daily.)

Pinehurst Resort encompasses an elegant historic hotel (registered with
Historic Hotels of America") with the best in accommcations, gourmet dining
and modern meeting facilities. Our AAA Four Diamond and Mobil Four Star
resort offers a wide range of activities including seven championship golf
courses, tennis, waters sports, croquet and sport shooting.

Please contact: 
Associate Director of Sales 
Pinehurst Resort and Country Club 
Carolina Vista 
P.O. Box 4000 
Pinehurst, NC 28374-4000 
(919) 295-1339  - (919) 295-8484 


Machine Intelligence and Fuzzy Logic Laboratory o Department of Electrical
Engineering, Duke University o Elsevier Science Inc. New York, N.Y.


IFSA, International Fuzzy Systems Association o Institute Of Information
science, Academia Sinica.


                           Up to 9/15/94   After 9/15/94 
Full Registration            $275.00          $395.00 
Student Registration          $85.00          $160.00 
Tutorial w/ Conf_ Reg.       $150.00          $200.00 
Tutorial w/o Conf. Reg.      $300.00          $500.00 
Exhibit Booth Fee            $400.00          $500.00
One Day Fee 
(no pre-reg. discount)       $165.00 Full     $80.00 Student

Above fees applicable to both Plan A & Plan B

FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION: Includes admission to all sessions, exhibit
area, coffee, tea and soda A copy of conference proceedings (summany) at
conference and one year subscnption of Information Sciences - Applications,
An International Journal, published by Elsevier Publishing Co. In addition,
the right to purchase the hard-cover deluxe books at 1/2 price. Banquets
(November 14 & 15, 1994) are included through Hotel Registration. Tutorials
are not included

STUDENT CONFERENCE REGISTRATION. For full-time students only. A letter from
your department is required. You must present a current student I D with
picture. A copy of Conference Proceedings (Summary) is included. Admission
to all sessions, exhibit area, coffee, tea and soda. The nght to purchase
the hard-cver deluxe books at 1/2 price Free Subscription of INS Journal -
Applications is not included.

TUTORIALS REGISTRATION: Any person can register for the Tutorials A copy of
lecture notes for the oaurse registered is included. Coffee, tea and soda
is included The summary and tree subscription to the INS journal is,
however, not included. The right to purchase hard-cover deluxe books is


LOCAL INFORMATlON                                 
Rhett T. George Dept. of Electrical Engineering Box 90291, Duke University,
Durham, NC 27708-0291 e-mail: Tel. (919) 660-5228

Paul P. Wang                          Kitahiro Kaneda 
e-mail:               e-mail:    
Tel. (919) 660-5271, 660-5259         Tel. (919) 660-5233 

Jerry C.Y. Tyan 
Tel. (919) 660-5233