** WSC9 - Call for Papers *** ### FREE ONLINE CONFERENCE ### WSC9: 9th Online World Conference on Soft Computing in Industrial Applications September 20th - October 08th, 2004 ** On the World Wide Web ** Conference URL: http://www.cs.nmt.edu/~wsc9/ Mirror: http://wsc9.softcomputing.net/ 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 Robotics Autonomous Reasoning Fault Diagnosis Bioinformatics 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: <wsc9@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> including title of paper and author details. Organized session proposals and tutorials are welcome. Please notify the Special Events Chair, Katrin Franke (katrin.franke@xxxxxxxxxx) about your intention to organize a session/tutorial as soon as possible. For special sessions, please send session title, organizer?s 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 Köppen, 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 Veszprém, 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 Wöhler, 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 TrÈ, 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 SenÈn Barro Ameneiro, SEVIMAV Santiago de Compostela, Spain Vicent Torra, Universitat AutÚnoma 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 Arabia --------------------------------------------------------------------------- list archives : //www.freelists.org/archives/rule110 change options : http://www.rule110.org/contact.html or sign off by mailing to list-request@xxxxxxxxxxx - subject: 'unsubscribe'