8.1685, Confs: Computational Intelligence

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Subject: 8.1685, Confs: Computational Intelligence

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Date:  Fri, 21 Nov 1997 10:40:04 +0100
From:  Gianni Vercelli <vercelli at univ.trieste.it>
Subject:  CFP: ISIC-CIRA-ISAS '98

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Date:  Fri, 21 Nov 1997 10:40:04 +0100
From:  Gianni Vercelli <vercelli at univ.trieste.it>
Subject:  CFP: ISIC-CIRA-ISAS '98

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                         ISIC/CIRA/ISAS '98
              IEEE Int. Symp. on Intelligent Control (ISIC)
Int.  Symp. on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation
                Intelligent Systems and Semiotics (ISAS)

A Joint Conference on the Science and Technology of Intelligent Systems

September 14-17, 1998
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National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA

General Chair
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James Albus, NIST, USA

Program Co--Chairs
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Sukhan Lee, U. of South. California and JPL, USA
Antti Koivo, Purdue University, USA
Alex Meystel, Drexel University and NIST, USA
F.-Y. Wang, University of Arizona, USA

Finance  Chair
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G. Yen, Oklahoma State University, USA

Publications Chair
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M. Polycarpou, University of Cincinnati, USA

Vice--Publications Chair
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P. Flanagan, NIST, USA

Publicity Co--Chairs
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T. Parisini, University of Trieste, Italy
G. Vercelli, University of Trieste, Italy
E. Messina, NIST, USA

Local Arrangements Chair
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Richard Quintero, NIST, USA

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Feb 27, 1998 Full Papers  Due
May 8, 1998  Notification of Acceptance
Jun 12, 1998 Final Camera-Ready  Due

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Five copies of your paper (including an abstract) should be received
by February 27, 1998.  Clearly indicate who will serve as the
corresponding author and include the title, the name of the author(s),
affiliation, address, telephone number, fax, and e-mail address.
Please indicate to which topic the paper is being submitted.
Notification of acceptance and the author's kit will be mailed by May
8, 1998.  The full paper typed in camera-ready form must be received
by June 12, 1998. Final instructions for camera-ready copy submission
will be in the author's kit.  Papers should be limited to 6 pages
including abstract, figures, and tables (i.e., two column format, 10pt
Times font, and 8.5 x 11 inch paper).

Please mail your submission to:

ISIC/CIRA/ISAS 98 Submissions
NIST, Intelligent Systems Division
Building 220, Room B124
Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA
Phone:    301-975-3418
Fax:      301-990-9688
E-mail:   is98.submit at cme.nist.gov

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More information, including registration forms, is available on the
WWW page accessed by


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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST),
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE),
IEEE Control Systems Society,
National Science Foundation
Army Research Office

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IEEE Robotics and Automation Society and IEEE Neural
Network Council

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The theme for the Joint ISIC/ISAS'98 conference is "Intelligent
Control of Complex Systems." We define intelligent control as that
which causes a complex system to successfully perform complex physical
tasks in the presence of uncertainty and unpredictability.  This
conference will focus on theoretical issues, engineering
methodologies, and applications of intelligent control systems.

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o Theory of intelligent systems
o Intelligent system architectures
o Engineering principles for intelligent control systems
o Intelligent control applications
o Performance measures
o Goals, skills, and behavior generation
o Deliberative, reactive, and emergent behavior
o Planning and problem solving
o Perception, cognition, and symbol grounding
o Knowledge representation and world modeling
o Entities, events, attributes, and relationship
o Multi-level range and resolution in time and space
o Sensing and acting
o Sensory processing and situation assessment
o Complexity (in the controller and in the world)
o Attention, grouping, filtering, estimation, and recognition
o Game theory and decision making
o Values, motives, and behavior
o Learning, adaptation, and optimization
o Self-reference, introspection, and consciousness
o Hybrid systems
o Simulation, modeling, and prediction
o Semiotics
o Language, communication, meaning, and pragmatics
o Inference, deduction, probability, and uncertainty
o Symbolic manipulation vs. connectionist vs. control theory approaches
o Modern control methods for intelligent systems
o Multi-agent systems
o Human-machine interfaces
o Real-time control and computational resources

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o Manufacturing
o Construction
o Semi-autonomous vehicles
o Process control (materials, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, biotech)
o Power plants and energy systems
o Agriculture and food processing
o Health care and elder care services
o Transportation systems
o Environmental restoration
o Mining and drilling
o Physical security and inventory control
o Battlefield operations (air, land, sea, undersea)
o Undersea and planetary exploration

Panel Discussions
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o Progress report on a national program for intelligent systems
o Progress report on applications of intelligent control

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o The NIST Real-time Control System (RCS)
o Neural nets, fuzzy logic, and genetic algorithms
o Real-time image processing for mobility
o Product and process models for intelligent manufacturing systems

Tours of NIST laboratories
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o The National Advanced Manufacturing Testbed
o The Next Generation Inspection System
o The NIST Hexapod machine tool
o A semi-autonomous HMMWV for on-road and cross country mobility
o RoboCrane applications
o An open architecture controller for intelligent machines

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o K. Baheti, NSF, USA
o K. Bellman, Aerospace Corporation, USA
o P. Borne, Ecole Centrale de Lille, France
o A. Chikrii, Inst. of Cybernetics, Ukraine
o N. DeClaris, U. of Maryland, USA
o E. D. Dickmanns, U. der Bundeswehr, Germany
o S. Drakunov, Tulane U., USA
o V. Finn, VINITI, Russia
o D. Fogel, Natural Selection, USA
o T. Fukuda, Nagoya U., Japan
o K. Furuta, Tokyo Inst. of Technology, Japan
o J. Goguen, U. of Calif. at San Diego, USA
o J. Gray, U. of Salford, UK
o W. Gruver, SFU, Canada
o M. Gupta, U. of Saskatchewan, Canada
o M. Herman, NIST, USA
o C. Joslyn, Los Alamos Nat'l Lab, USA
o M. Juberts, NIST, USA
o O. Kaynak, Bogazici U., Turkey
o Y. Klimontovich, Moscow State U., Russia
o L. Kohout, Florida State U., USA
o M. Kokar, Northeastern U., USA
o V. Kreinovich, U. of Texas at El Paso, USA
o R. Lumia, U. of New Mexico, USA
o R. Mann, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
o J. Maulbetsch, EPRI, USA
o G. T. McKee, U. of Reading, UK
o B. Mirkin, DIMACS, Rutgers U., USA
o A. Mironov, Moscow State U., Russia
o I. Muchnik, DIMACS, Rutgers U., USA
o C. Nehaniv, U. of Aizu, Japan
o U. Ozguner, Ohio State U., USA
o K. Passino, Ohio State U., USA
o L. Perlovsky, Nichols Research Corp., USA
o T. Reader, WSMR, USA
o B. Rieger, O. of Trier, Germany
o G. Ritter, U. of Florida, USA
o P. Schenker, JPL, USA
o A. Stopp, Daimler-Benz, Germany
o T. J. Tarn, Washington U., USA
o B. Turksen, U. of Toronto, Canada
o S. G. Tzafestas, NTUA, Greece
o J. C. A. van der Lubbe, Delft U. of Technology, The Netherlands
o P. Wang, Duke U., USA
o J. M. Weiss, EPRI, USA
o P. Werbos, NSF, USA
o X. Yun, Naval Postgraduate School, USA
o F. Zhao, Ohio State U., USA


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