Call for Papers
The past few years have witnessed a crystallization of soft computing as a distinct body of concepts and techniques
oriented toward the conception and design of intelligent systems. Soft Computing is a partnership of fuzzy logic,
neurocomputing and probabilistic reasoning, with the latter subsuming genetic algorithms, chaotic systems, belief
networks and parts of learning theory. Within soft computing, the principal contribution of fuzzy logic is a methodology
for exploiting the tolerance for imprecision to achieve tractability, robustness, low solution cost and better
rapport with reality. Given the maturation of fuzzy logic, it is appropriate that this conference, the first international
joint conference of NAFIPS and IFSA, is held in the new millennium to explore the future breakthroughs in fuzzy
sets, fuzzy logic, and soft computing.
There will be excellent research talks, panels, and invited plenaries by Michio Sugeno, Burhan Turksen, and
Lotfi Zadeh. The conference program will also include focused special sessions and general papers. Contributed
papers will be reviewed based on content relevant to the theme of the conference. Relevant topics may include,
but are not limited to:
• Fuzzy Systems / sets / mathematics / control / databases / theory
• Soft Computing / fuzzy neural networks / fuzzy pattern recognition
• Learning / data mining / image processing
• Applications for the new millennium / successful applications
CONFERENCE AND CONFERENCE SITE:
The conference will be held at the Coast Plaza Suite Hotel
at Stanley Park in beautiful Vancouver, which is in British Columbia, Canada.
The city is on the coast and has a temperate climate.
The hotel is within walking distance of many restaurants, shops, and beaches.
The banquet will be held in the Vancouver
Aquarium with dinner served in the
The reception will be held on the 35th floor of the Coast Plaza Suite Hotel.
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