CFP: 5th International Conference on Recent Advances in Soft Computing

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Nottingham, United Kingdom, 16-18 December 2004 or ================================================================INTRODUCTION ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ The 5th International Conference on Recent Advances in Soft Computing, RASC2004, will be held at Nottingham Trent University on December 16-18, 2004. This international scientific conference is intended to provide a forum for researchers and engineers to report key advancements and exchange state-of-the-art knowledge and experience in the field of "Soft Computing". The conference will cover the theory and application of soft computing techniques namely: Fuzzy Logic and Systems, Neural Networks, Hybrid Systems, Genetic Algorithms, Evolutionary Computing, Smart Adaptive Systems, and Intelligent Systems.
The organising committee of the conference encourages young researchers and research students to participate in this non-commercial event by offering discounted registration fees.
The nature of soft computing is that there is a wide diversity of techniques and applications and it is hoped that this diversity will be exhibited in the papers accepted.
TOPICS OF INTEREST ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ o Fuzzy Logic and Systems o Neural Networks o Genetic Algorithms o Computational Intelligence o Hybrid Systems o Evolutionary Computing o Smart Engineering o Smart Adaptive Systems o Intelligent Control Systems o Neuro-Fuzzy Systems o Fuzzy Decision Making o Genetic Programming o Fuzzy Modelling o Optimization o Artificial Intelligence o Learning Algorithms and Training o Rough Sets and Data Mining
Application areas may include, but are not limited to:
o Engineering Design and Manufacturing o Financial Services o Data Analysis o Signal Processing o Robots and Agents o Databases o Medicine o Information Systems o Networking o Multimedia Systems o E-commerce and E-learning o Process Monitoring and Diagnosis
IMPORTANT DATES ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ o Paper Submission: August 13, 2004
o Notification of Acceptance: September 24, 2004
o Final Manuscript Due: October 29, 2004
o Special Session Proposal: August 13, 2004
o Early Registration Deadline: October 29, 2004
o Conference: December 16-18, 2004
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME COMMITTEE ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Prof. Xin Yao (UK)                Prof. Witold Pedrycz (Canada) Prof. Tsau Young Lin (USA)            Prof. Toshio Fukuda (Japan) Prof. Terence Fogarty (UK)            Prof. Sankar K Pal (India) Prof. Rudolf Kruse (Germany)            Prof. Radko Mesiar (Slovakia) Prof. Qiang Shen (UK)                Prof. Petr Hajek (Czech Republic) Prof. Paulo Lisboa (UK)                Prof. Paul P. Wang (USA) Prof. Mo Jamshidi (USA)                Prof. Jose Verdegay (Spain) Prof. Jim Austin (UK)                Prof. Jerry M. Mendel (USA) Prof. Janusz Kacprzyk (Poland)            Prof. Hojjat Adeli (USA) Prof. Frank Klawonn (Germany)            Prof. Ettiene Kerre (Belgium) Prof. Erich Peter Klement (Austria)        Prof. Emmanuel Ifeachor (UK) Prof. Edmund Burke (UK)                Prof. Didier Dubois (France) Prof. David Lowe (UK)                Prof. Bernard de Baets (Belgium) Prof. Athanasios V. Vasilakos (Greece)        Prof. Andrzej Bargiela (UK) Prof. Ah Chung Tsoi (Australia)            Prof. Adrian Hopgood (UK) Mr. Ralph Birkenhead (UK)            Mr. Huseyin Seker (UK) Dr. Rajkumar Roy (UK)                Dr. Yingjie Yang (UK) Dr. Xiao Zhi Gao (Finland)            Dr. Trevor Martin (UK) Dr. Teng Fong Chwee (Singapore)            Dr. Sanja Petrovic (UK) Dr. Samad Ahmadi (UK)                Dr. Plamen Angelov (UK) Dr. Peter Innocent (UK)                Dr. Olaf Wolkenhauer (UK) Dr. Masoud Mohammadian (Australia)        Dr. Martin Howarth (UK) Dr. Mario Gongora (UK)                Dr. Luis Magdalena (Spain) Dr. Lipo Wang (Singapore)            Dr. Konstantinos Sirlantzis (UK) Dr. Juan Luis Castro (Spain)            Dr. Jenny Carter (UK) Dr. Henry Nyongesa (UK)                Dr. Hani Hagras (UK) Dr. Hamid Tizhoosh (Canada)            Dr. Graham Kendall (UK) Dr. George Coghill (UK)                Dr. Gabriella Pasi (Italy) Dr. Frank Hoffmann (Sweden)            Dr. Francisco Chiclana (UK) Dr. Eugene Lai (UK)                Dr. Detlef Nauck (UK) Dr. Davide Anguita (Italy)            Dr. David Elizondo (UK) Dr. Conor Ryan (Ireland)            Dr. Christophe Marsala (France) Dr. Bogdan Gabrys (UK)                Dr. Amin Al-Habaibeh (UK) Dr. Alexander Gegov (UK)
ORGANISING COMMITTEE ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Conference Chair:
Dr. Ahmad Lotfi Nottingham Trent University Burton Street, NG1 4BU Nottingham, United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0) 115 848-6429 - Fax: +44 (0) 115 848-6166 Email:
Conference Co-Chairs:
Dr. Jon Garibaldi, University of Nottingham, UK Email:
Dr. Bob John, De Montfort University, UK Email:
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Prospective authors are invited to submit their contribution an on the topics indicated and others falling within the scope of the conference. Submitted papers will be refereed by the programme committee of the conference on the basis of technical quality, relevance to the conference theme, originality, significance, and clarity.
Paper submissions will be handled electronically. Please use the Submission Form on the RASC2004 website to submit your paper. Template files are available on the conference web site to help preparation of the manuscript.
The author submits each paper on the understanding that if accepted he/she must prepare the final camera-ready manuscript in time for inclusion in the proceedings and an author present the paper at the conference. The paper should not exceed six single-side pages of A4. The proceedings of the conference will be published and the copyright of the papers assigned to the publisher. Abstracts will be published in a book accompanied by a CD containing the full papers in portable document format (PDF).
Similar to the procedure applied in previous RASC events, selected accepted papers, will be published by the Springer-Verlag group in the series "Advances in Soft Computing". In view of a considerable interest in the topics of the conference from various mathematical, technological, industrial and scientific communities, there will be many post-conference publications including 2-3 special issues of prestigious journals and an edited volume to be published by the Springer-Verlag group in the series "Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing". These publications will contain extended versions of papers presented at the conference.
SPECIAL SESSIONS ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Proposal for special sessions or workshops are welcome. Prospective organisers are requested to send a session proposal to the Chair of the conference as soon as possible and not later than August 13, 2004. A session should consist of 4-5 papers. The registration fee of the session organizer will be waived if at least four authors of invited papers register to the conference.
EXHIBITION ^^^^^^^^^^^ RASC2004 invites companies and research institutions interested in soft computing to take part in the exhibition to be held on December 16-18, 2004. Book publishers who publish in these areas are also welcome. For further information, please contact the Conference Secretary.
REGISTRATION INFORMATION ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ The registration includes:
o Access to the sessions o One copy of the booklet containing the abstracts o One copy of proceedings on CD-ROM o Coffee during breaks o Lunch on three days of the conference o Reception on 15 December 2004 o Conference Banquet *
Registration Fees: **
Participants:     240.00+VAT ** (282.00) Students: ***    120.00+VAT (141.00)
* Student registration fee does not include Conference Banquet. ** 17.5% VAT will apply. *** Students must provide a proof of their student status.
STUDENT AWARD ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ The organising committee will award a cash prize of 100 for the best and 75 for the second and third best student paper presented in the conference.
CONFERENCE VENUE ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ The Conference will be hosted in DICE conference centre at the Nottingham Trent University. The University is located in the centre of Nottingham. Delegates can be accommodated in local hotels, close to the University. Nottingham is easily accessed by road, rail and air. More information is available from the conference web site.
CONFERENCE SECRETARY ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Mrs Doreen Corlett Nottingham Trent University Burton Street, NG1 4BU Nottingham, United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0) 115 848-2301 Fax:+44 (0) 115 848-6506 Email:
FURTHER INFORMATION ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ To register interest or to find out updated information on scientific programme, registration and accommodation, please visit the conference web site at: or
RASC2004 is jointly organised by:
Nottingham Trent University, University of Nottingham & De Montfort University
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