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Call for Participation: ICONIP'02-SEAL'02-FSK'02

hepu at spock.bf.rmit.edu.au hepu at spock.bf.rmit.edu.au
Tue Oct 8 22:43:57 EST 2002


  [ The joint conference has attracted 1100 submissions (ICONIP'02: 
    670; SEAL'02: 230; FSKD'02: 200) from 60 countries and is 
    shaping up as one of the most exciting events in soft computing.
    Join us in tropical Singapore in November !!! ]

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    9th International Conference on Neural Information Processing 
                         (ICONIP'02)
    4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Simulated Evolution And Learning 
                          (SEAL'02)
 1st International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery 
                          (FSKD'02)
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        November 18 - 22, 2002, Orchid Country Club, Singapore

        *** Early Registration Deadline: October 31, 2002 ***

                         Sponsored by:
               Asia-Pacific Neural Network Assembly
                 SEAL & FSKD Steering Committees
                Singapore Neuroscience Association

                      In Co-Operation with:
                   IEEE Neural Network Society
               International Neural Network Society 
                  European Neural Network Society 
                            SPIE 

                         Supported by:
                        Lee Foundation
                       US AOARD, ARO-FE
            Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau 
                    Novartis Pharmaceuticals

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             CALL FOR PARTICIPATION & SPONSORSHIP
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ICONIP'02, SEAL'02, and FSKD'02 will be jointly held in Orchid Country
Club, Singapore from November 18 to 22, 2002. The conferences will not
only feature the most up-to-date research results in natural and arti-
ficial neural systems, evolutionary computation, fuzzy systems, and 
knowledge discovery, but also promote cross-fertilization over these 
exciting and yet closely-related areas. Registration to any one of the 
conferences will entitle a participant to the technical sessions and 
the proceedings of all three conferences, as well as the conference 
banquet, buffet lunches, and tours to two of the major attractions in 
Singapore, i.e., Night Safari and Sentosa Resort Island. Many well-
known researchers will present keynote speeches, panel discussions, 
invited lectures, and tutorials.

About Singapore
---------------
Located at one of the most important crossroads of the world, 
Singapore is truly a place where East and West come together. Here you 
will find Chinese, Indian, and Malay communities living together, 
their long established cultures forming a unique backdrop to a clean 
and modern garden city. English is spoken everywhere and is the common 
business language of all. Few places on earth promise such a delight 
for the palate, with gourmet cuisine from over 30 countries. Exotic 
resorts in neighboring countries are only a short bus/ferry ride away.

Orchid Country Club (OCC)
-------------------------
The venue for this year's conferences is at one of Singapore's 
premier country clubs, a 25-minute bus ride from the city. Away from 
the hustle and bustle of downtown Singapore, the tranquil setting of 
the resort is ideal for serious technical discussions with an 
accommodating space and ambience for relaxation. Not to miss out on 
the splendor of downtown Singapore, the organizer has also secured 
good quality and affordable accommodation in the heart of the city 
with pre-arranged transport to/from the OCC. For golf enthusiasts, 
OCC is equipped with the largest computerized driving range in South 
East Asia and boasts of a 27-hole golf course with facilities for 
night golfing, ideal for relaxation after each day of technical 
discussions. 

Night Safari and Sentosa Resort Island 
--------------------------------------
It is said that a visit to Singapore is not complete without making 
a trip to two of the Republic's famous attractions. The only one of 
its kind in the world, the Night Safari provides a setting for 
visitors to experience what it is like to observe animals in their 
nocturnal habitat. The island of Sentosa offers some unique 
attractions and a visit there will also provide a glimpse and 
imagery of Singapore's past and present. Visits to these two 
attractions will be included as recreation for the joint conference.

Topics of Interest 
------------------
The joint conferences feature papers from researchers, 
practitioners, and students worldwide in, but not limited to, the 
following areas.

   ICONIP'02:
   ~~~~~~~~~
   ARTIFICIAL NEURAL MODELS - Learning algorithms, Neural modeling and 
       architectures, Neurodynamics
   NATURAL NEURAL SYSTEMS - Neuroscience, Neurobiology, Neuro-
       physiology, Brain imaging, Learning and memory
   COGNITIVE SCIENCE - Perception, Vision and auditory models
   HARDWARD IMPLEMENTATION - Artificial neural chips
   HYBRID SYSTEMS - Neuro-fuzzy systems, Evolutionary neural nets, etc
   APPLICATIONS - Bioinformatics, Finance, Manufacturing, etc.

   SEAL'02:
   ~~~~~~~
   THEORY - Co-evolution, Coding methods, Collective behavior
   METHODOLOGY - Evolution strategies, Genetic algorithms, Genetic 
       programming, Molecular and quantum computing, Evolvable 
       hardware, Multi-objective optimization, Ant colony, Artificial 
       ecology
   EVOLUTIONARY LEARNING - Artificial life, Bayesian evolutionary 
       algorithms
   HYBRID SYSTEMS - Evolutionary neuro-fuzzy systems, Soft computing
   APPLICATIONS - Scheduling, Operations research, Design, etc

   FSKD'02:
   ~~~~~~~
   THEORY AND FOUNDATIONS - Fuzzy theory and models, Uncertainty 
       management, Statistical & probabilistic data mining, 
       Rough sets, Intelligent agents
   METHODS AND ALGORITHMS - Classification, Clustering, Data 
       warehousing, Visualization, Decision trees, Data 
       preprocessing
   HYBRID SYSTEMS - Evolutionary neuro-fuzzy systems, Soft computing
   APPLICATIONS - Control, Optimization, Natural language processing,
       Forecasting, Human-computer interaction, etc.

Sponsorship / Exhibition
------------------------
The conferences will offer product vendors a sponsorship package 
and/or an opportunity to interact with conference participants. 
Product demonstration and exhibition can also be arranged. For more 
information, please contact Conference Secretariat (see the contact
details in the Registration Form below).  

Keynote Speakers 
----------------
Shun-ichi Amari, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan
David Fogel, Natural Selection, Inc., USA
Mitsuo Kawato, ATR, Japan
Xin Yao, The University of Birmingham, UK
Lotfi A. Zadeh, University of California, USA

Panel Discussions
-----------------
"Future Challenges in Soft Computing: Theory? Cmputational Paradigms? 
 Applications?" 
       Organized by Jacek M. Zurada
"Oh sure, my method is connectionist too. Who said it's not?" 
       Organized by Asim Roy 

Distinguished Speakers (incomplete list)
----------------------------------------
Thomas Back, Germany 
Kalyanmoy Deb, India
Kunihiko Fukushima, Japan 
Karl Friston, UK 
Masumi Ishikawa, Japan
Janusz Kacprzyk, Poland
Nikola Kasabov, New Zealand
Rudolf Kruse, Germany  
Soo-Young Lee, Korea
Erkki Oja, Finland 
Witold Pedrycz, Canada 
Enrique Ruspini, USA
V. David Sanchez, USA 
Herold Szu, USA
Lei Xu, China
Shiro Usui, Japan
Bogdan M. 'Dan' Wilamowski, USA
Yixin Zhong, China

Tutorials
---------
The joint conference features several tutorials presented by well-
known experts in hot areas. See the Registration Form below for
details.

General Chair
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	Lipo Wang, Singapore

Program Co-Chairs
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	ICONIP'02: 	
		Kunihiko Fukushima, Japan
		Soo-Young Lee, Korea
		Jagath C. Rajapakse, Singapore
	SEAL'02: 	
		Takeshi Furuhashi, Japan
		Jong-Hwan Kim, Korea
		Kay Chen Tan, Singapore
	FSKD'02: 	
		Saman Halgamuge, Australia
	Special Sessions:    
		Xin Yao, UK

Finance Chair
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	Charoensak Charayaphan, Singapore

Local Arrangement Chair
-----------------------
	Meng Hiot Lim, Singapore

Proceedings Chair
-----------------
	Farook Sattar, Singapore

Publicity Co-Chairs
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	Hepu Deng, Australia
	Chunru Wan, Singapore
	Li Weigang, Brazil
	Zili Zhang, Australia

Sponsorship/Exhibition Chair
----------------------------
	Tong Seng Quah, Singapore

Tutorial Chair
--------------
	P. N. Suganthan, Singapore

Support Team Leader
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	Sophia Kuo, Singapore

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              CONFERENCE & TUTORIAL REGISTRATION FORM
                      ICONIP'02-SEAL'02-FSKD'02
          18 - 22 November 2002, Orchid Country Club, Singapore

Personal Particulars

Prof/Dr/Mr/Mrs/Ms    Surname:_______________ Given Name:______________

Organization:_________________________________________________________

Address:______________________________________________________________

Country:____________________  Postal Code:____________________________

Email:________________________________________________________________

Tel:_____________________________  Fax:_______________________________

All fees are inclusive of 3% Goods & Services Tax and are not refundable.

Conference Registration Fees

Early Bird (Payment received by 31 October 2002): S$680.00 
Standard (Payment received after 31 October 2002): S$850.00 
                                                S$ ________________

Conference Title to Appear on Your Name Tag (tick only 1)
ICONIP'02                  SEAL'02                    FSKD'02

Tutorials (18 November 2002)
(The committee reserves the right to cancel, change, or re-schedule 
any tutorial session under unforeseen circumstances)

S$70 for 1 tutorial (includes 1 teabreak, but excluding lunch)
S$90.00 for 1 tutorial (includes 1 teabreak and lunch)
S$150.00 for 2 tutorials (includes 2 teabreaks and lunch)
S$200.00 for 3 tutorials (including 2 teabreaks and lunch)

AM (9.00am - 12.30pm)
AM1: Theory of evolutionary strategies. Thomas Back, Germany
AM2: Data mining using neural networks. Marc Van Hulle , Belgium
AM4: Biological Sequence analysis. Mitra Basu, USA

PM (1.30pm - 3.30pm)
PM1: Sequential Monte Carlo filtering (particle filters) - Advances in 
     statistical signal processing. Visakan Kadirkamanathan, U.K.
PM2: Brain imaging. Karl Friston, U.K.
PM3: Support vector machines. Marimuthu Palaniswami, Australia
PM4: Bayesian ying-yang learning, unsupervised statistical approaches, 
     and data mining applications. Lei Xu, China
PM5: Soft computing: from theory to practice. Witold Pedrycz, Canada

PM (4.00pm - 6.00pm)
PM6: Autonomous learning: The new connectionist algorithms. Asim Roy, 
     USA
PM7: Multi-objective optimization. Kalyanmoy Deb, India 
PM8: Fuzzy data analysis. Rudolf Kruse, Germany
PM9: A Framework on Knowledge Theory. Yi X. Zhong, China

Hardcopy Proceedings
______ copy/copies x S$150.00 - ICONIP'02 (Set 3 volumes)
______ copy/copies x S$90.00 - SEAL'02 (1 volume)
______ copy/copies x S$90.00 - FSKD'02 (1 volume)

Extra Banquet Tickets for Accompanying Person(s)
No. of Person(s): ____________ x S$70/person = S$__________________

Extra Sentosa Tour for Accompanying Person(s) 
No. of Adult(s): _____________ x S$40/person = S$__________________
No. of Child(ren) (3-12 years): ______ x S$35/person = S$__________

Extra Night Safari Tour for Accompanying Person(s) 
No. of Adult(s): _____________ x S$40/person = S$__________________
No. of Child(ren) (3-12 years): ______ x S$35/person = S$__________

Extra Lunch/Coffee-Break Tickets
No. of lunch(es): ____________ x S$30/lunch = S$___________________
No. of Coffee-Break(s): _______________x S$20 = S$_________________

Special Meal Request (if any)
      Vegetarian           Muslim

Preference on the Date of Night Safari Tour (if any)
      19 November 2002       OR         20 November 2002

TOTAL AMOUNT :	   S$ _________________

Methods of Payment

1. Payment by cheque/bank draft should be crossed and made payable to 
NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY. Cheque or Bank draft should be in 
Singapore currency.
Cheque/Bank Draft No: _____________________________________________

Issuing Bank: _____________________________________________________

2. Payment by Credit Card (For OVERSEAS participants only)
   
Circle one:      Visa	         MasterCard

Credit Card No: ___________________________________________________

Card Holder's Name:_____________________ Card Expiry Date:_________

Card Holder's Signature:_____________________ Date Signed:_________

Please fax or mail completed registration form & mail payment to:

Nanyang Technological University
ICONIP'02-SEAL'02-FSKD'02 Secretariat
Conference Management Centre/CCE
Administration Annex Building, #04-06
42 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639815
Fax: +65 6793 0997
Tel: +65 6790 4826

Terms and conditions:

1. Conference registration fee include admission to all ICONIP'02-
SEAL'02-FSKD'02 technical sessions, CD-ROM conference proceedings, 
buffet lunches, tea/coffee breaks, conference banquet, all taxes, 
and tours to Night Safari and Sentosa Resort Island. Extra charges 
apply for hardcopy proceedings and tutorials.

2. The conference banquet will be in the evening of 21 November 2002 
at Orchid Country Club.

3. A tour to Sentosa Resort Island will be arranged in the afternoon 
of 22 November 2002. Transport to Sentosa Resort Island will be provided 
from the Orchid Country Club at no extra charge. 

4. Tours to Night Safari will be available in the evenings of both 
Tuesday, 19 November 2002 and Wednesday, 20 November 2002. A high-tea 
style meal will be served before the tour at no extra charge. One 
registration will be entitled to only one Night Safari tour and one 
meal before the tour. If you have any preference on the date of your 
Night Safari tour, please indicate on the registration form. Transport 
to Night Safari will be provided from the Orchid Country Club at no 
extra charge.

5. There are 2 coffee breaks on each day from 18 to 21 November 2002, 
one in the morning and one in the afternoon. There is only 1 coffee 
break on 22 November 2002, i.e., in the morning. 
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