ICSC Congress on COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE-METHODS AND APPLICATIONS ((CIMA'2001))

Venue: Wales

Location: Wales, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Jun 19, 2001 End Date/Time: Jun 22, 2001
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Title: ICSC Congress on COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE-METHODS AND APPLICATIONS (CIMA'2001)
StartDate: 06/19/2001
EndDate: 06/22/2001
Location university of bangor wales united kingdom europe
URL: http://www.icsc.ab.ca/cima2001.htm


CIMA'2001 consists of:

Symposium on FUZZY LOGIC AND APPLICATIONS (FLA'2001)
Symposium on ADVANCES IN INTELLIGENT DATA ANALYSIS (AIDA'2001)
Symposium on ADVANCED COMPUTING IN BIO MEDICINE (ACBM'2001)
Symposium on ADVANCED COMPUTING IN THE FINANCIAL MARKET (ACFM'2001)
Workshop on GRANULAR COMPUTING (GrC'2001)


General Chair
Dr. Ludmila Kucheva
University of Wales
School of Mathematics
Bangor
Gwynedd LL57 1UT
U.K.
Fax: +44-1248-38-3663

Prof. Tim Porter (co-chair)
University of Wales
School of Mathematics
Bangor
Gwynedd LL57 1UT
U.K.


General Information

The scientific program of CIMA'2001 ( ICSC Congress on Computational Intelligence Methods and Applications will include invited plenary talks, contributed sessions, invited sessions, workshops and tutorials. The registration fee will be approximately €300. Discounts will be available for students. A more detailed breakdown of the registration fees will be sent out with acceptance letters in January, 2001.

The following events form part of ISI'2001:


Second International ICSC Symposium on
FUZZY LOGIC AND APPLICATIONS

Second International ICSC Symposium on
ADVANCES IN INTELLIGENT DATA ANALYSIS

Second International ICSC Symposium on
ADVANCED COMPUTING IN BIOMEDICINE

Second International ICSC Symposium on
ADVANCED COMPUTING IN FINANCIAL MARKETS

Workshop on Granular Computation:
A Computing Paradigm of the New




A keynote address will be given by Dr. James Bezdek.

Dr. James Bezdek (Keynote Address)
Computer Science Dept.
11000 Univ. Parkway
Bldg. 79, Room 196A
Univ. of West Florida
Pensacola, FL 32514
(850) 474-2784 (voice)
(850) 857-6056 (fax)





Plenary Talks

Advances in Applied Statistical Pattern Recognition
Speaker: Andrew Webb
email: webb@signal.dera.gov.uk



Quantlets for (Financial) Risk Management

Speakerss: Wolfgang Haerdle Germany | Gerhard Stahl Germany




Model selection - computational methods and applications

Data driven machine learning and all computational data analysis is performed under a model. It is clear that the choice of model, both in terms of its architecture and, importantly, its complexity, effect the analysis results. How then can models be evaluated and the appropriate model complexity inferred? Although many partially successful heuristic approaches exist, the overarching framework of Bayesian learning offers an elegant and principled methodology in which many alternative methods may be seen as special or limit cases. This talk will review the principles behind model selection paradigms and offer a series of case studies.

Speaker: Stephen Roberts
webpg: www.robots.ox.ac.uk/~sjrob/




Projection Pursuit
Speaker: Christian Posse
Project Director
Talaria Inc.
705 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
email: posse@talariainc.com



Workshops

GRANULAR COMPUTATION: A Computing Paradigm of the New Millennium

Statistical Building Blocks for VaR Estimation


Tutorials

Fuzzy Sets and Flexibility in Database Systems
Organizer: Patrick Bosc
IRISA/ENSSAT
Technopole Anticipa BP 447
22305 Lannion Cedex, France
email: bosc@enssat.fr

Data Mining
CART¨ (Classification and Regression Trees)
MARS (Multivariate Adaptive Regression Splines)


Organizer:

Dan Steinberg, Ph.D.
President and Founder
Salford Systems

Salford Systems 8880
Rio San Diego Drive # 1045
San Diego, CA 92108, USA




Learning Probabilistic Graphical Models
Organizer:

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Beer-Sheva, Israel


web site: http://www.ee.bgu.ac.il/~boaz/




Invited Sessions

MULTI MODAL RECOGNITION FOR HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION

Recently there has been a rapid interest and growth in human-computer interaction using voice. In fact, from the early period of the computer age, researchers have dreamed of the conversational computer or a machine that we could engage in natural spoken conversation.

Nevertheless, despite prolonged research and many notable scientific and technological achievements, an actual human-computer interface that can interact with humans naturally is still not a reality under real-world conditions where there is uncertainty due to noise such as in vehicles, mobile applications, and portable equipment. In fact present automatic speech recognition systems perform unsatisfactorily in such real-time noisy environments.

It has been proposed that the capability and robustness of speech recognition in real world noisy environments can be significantly improved by undertaking research in three main theoretical areas of multi-disciplinary research: Multi-modal recognition interfaces, Robust lip tracking and pose invariant features for lip reading, Soft computing for data fusion and robustness to multi-user speech variability, and noise robustness and handling uncertainty using independent component analysis (ICA). The main theoretical foundation of this research is the fact that is has been demonstrated by psychologists that humans perceive speech by looking at visual features as well as by hearing audio features.

Thus papers are invited which address any of these pertinent issues in multi-modal speech recognition in order to advance the theory and practice of the field



Send paper for evaluation to the session organizer:

Dr Adrian David Cheok
Asst Professor
National University of Singapore
Singapore 119260
adriancheok@nus.edu.sg

Extended deadline: November 15, 2000

The papers of the session will be included in the proceedings.




Proceedings and Publications

All accepted and invited papers will be included in the congress proceedings, published in print and on CD-ROM by ICSC Academic Press, Canada/Switzerland.

A selected number of CIMA'2001 papers will be expanded and revised for possible inclusion in major information science journals.





Important Dates

Submission Deadline October 31, 2000

Notification of Acceptance December 31, 2000

Delivery of Full Papers February 15, 2001

CIMA'2001 International Congress June 19 - 22, 2001





Further Information

Please contact:

ICSC International Computer Science Conventions

ICSC/NAISO The Netherlands (Operating Division)
P.O. Box 1091
3360 BB Sliedrecht
The Netherlands
Phone: +31-184-496999
Fax: +31-184-421065

Email: operating@ITStransnational.com (Operating Division)


or for specific scientific requests the symposium chairman:

Dr. Ludmila Kucheva (General Chair)
University of Wales
School of Mathematics
Bangor
Gwynedd LL57 1UT
U.K.
Fax: +44-1248-38-3663

Prof. Tim Porter (Co-Chair)
University of Wales
School of Mathematics
Bangor
Gwynedd LL57 1UT
U.K.

Bangor

Bangor is a small rural city of approximately 15,000 people. It is located between the Menai Straits and the foot of the National Park. With the surrounding medieval castles at Caernarfon, Conwy, and Beaumaris and the Roman fort of Segontium, tourists to Bangor will find themselves swept away deep into the history of Wales.

The university in Bangor was founded in 1884 and has become an integral part of the community. During the school year, the population of Bangor increases by approximately 5,000 people. There is a diverse range of shopping and entertainment to be found throughout Bangor and various activities are ongoing.

For more information please visit the local Bangor website at:

www.bangor.ac.uk/university.html





Transportation

BY AIR

The best airport for both overseas and domestic flights is Manchester. This is the third busiest airport in the U.K. with a wide range of services. More information can be found at www.manairport.co.uk

FROM MANCHESTER AIRPORT TO BANGOR BY RAIL:

There are up to 15 rail connections to Bangor each day (reduced service at weekends) and journey times vary from 2 hours 15 minutes to 3 hours. All journeys require one change, usually at Crewe, but some require two changes.

There is an on-line timetable and booking facility at www.virgintrains.co.uk

BY RAIL

Bangor has excellent rail connections to all parts of the U.K. with direct trains from London taking as little as 3 ½ hours. An on-line timetable and booking facility is available at www.virgintrains.co.uk

BY ROAD

Delegates driving to Bangor are advised to approach North Wales via the M6 and M56 before joining the A55 expressway to Bangor. The M6 provides links to all parts of the U.K. via the motorway network.

BY FERRY

High speed and conventional services sail from the Dublin area to the port of Holyhead, 25 miles from Bangor. Convenient ferries from Northern Europe (Holland, Germany and Scandinavia) arrive at ports in the Humber Estuary from where the M62 motorway leads to the M6.

BY COACH / BUS

Coach travel in the U.K. is relatively slow and there are fewer connections than by rail. London to Bangor takes from 7 to 8 ½ hours and there are only two direct services a day. More information can be found at www.gobycoach.com




Accommodation

Various hotel accommodation may be found at the following website:

www.bangor.ac.uk/bangor/hotels/hotelmap.html





Social and Tourist Activities

Various activities and social events will be arranged.





Further Information

Please contact:

ICSC International Computer Science Conventions

ICSC/NAISO The Netherlands (Operating Division)
P.O. Box 1091
3360 BB Sliedrecht
The Netherlands
Phone: +31-184-496999
Fax: +31-184-421065

Email: operating@ITStransnational.com (Operating Division)
planning@icsc.ab.ca (Planning Division)

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