The 13th IASTED International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing ~ASC 2009~ (ASC 2009)

Venue: Palma de Mallorca

Location: Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Event Date/Time: Sep 07, 2009 End Date/Time: Sep 09, 2009
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The 13th IASTED International Conference on
Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing
~ASC 2009~
September 7 – 9, 2009
Palma de Mallorca, Spain


The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)

* Technical Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems
* Technical Committee on Soft Computing


The 13th IASTED International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing (ASC 2009) will create an international forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange new ideas and practical experience in the areas of soft computing and artificial intelligence. The conference provides an opportunity to present and observe the latest research, results, and ideas in these areas. ASC 2009 will strengthen relations between industry practitioners, research laboratories, and universities.

All papers submitted to this conference will be double-blind peer reviewed by at least two members of the International Program Committee and related technical committees. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality, significance, technical soundness, presentation, and references. The conference chair makes the final decision on the acceptance or rejection of the paper.

ASC 2009 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conferences on:

* Power and Energy Systems (EuroPES 2009)
* Applied Simulation and Modelling (ASM 2009)


Coastlines of fine sand and clear water abound on the island of Mallorca, the commercial centre of the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. Mallorca is surrounded by the Serra Tramunta mountains, offering spectacular views of the varied landscape, including sheer cliffs that drop into the sea, cities of stunning architecture, and Es Raiguer, Mallorca's agricultural plain, where thousands of almond trees, orchards, and vineyards thrive. Palma de Mallorca, the capital city of Mallorca and the Balearic Islands, bustles with all types of tourist activities. Enjoy strolling through elaborate gardens, walking the medieval city walls, discovering breathtaking basilicas, cathedrals, and Arab baths dating back to the thirteenth century, or visiting the many art galleries that the city has to offer. If you find your way to the Paseo Maritimo, you can join the Mallorcan locals at the Club de Mar for exciting yachting adventures. After dark, the quaint bistros, traditional Spanish bars, and small jazz and blues clubs will charm their way into your fondest memories. For more tourist information on Palma de Mallorca, click here.

The topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:
Artificial Intelligence

* Knowledge Acquisition
* Knowledge Representation
* Case-based Reasoning
* Temporal Reasoning
* Model-based Reasoning
* Connectionist Models
* Bayesian Models
* Machine Learning
* Learning Algorithms and Training
* Man-Machine Interfaces

* Intelligent Agents
* Intelligent Control
* Multi-Agent Systems
* Cognitive Processes
* Intelligent Databases
* Expert Systems
* Distributed Artificial Intelligence
* Cooperative AI Systems
* Intelligent Systems
* Adaptive Intelligent Systems

Soft Computing

* Logic Programming
* Probabilistic Reasoning
* Chaos
* Data Mining
* Fuzzy Logic and Systems
* Neuro-Fuzzy Systems
* Fuzzy Modelling
* Fuzzy Evolutionary Computation
* Fuzzy Hardware

* Neuro-Fuzzy-Genetic Algorithms
* Neural Networks
* Neuro-Computing
* Genetic Algorithms
* Genetic Programming
* Evolutionary Engineering
* Software Tools
* Hybrid Systems
* Causal Models


* Engineering
* Science
* Education
* Medicine
* Business
* Accounting
* Finance
* Marketing
* Economics
* Financial Markets
* Law
* Computing
* Speech Generation and Recognition
* Linguistics

* Natural Language Processing
* Planning and Resource Management
* Optimization and Scheduling
* Smart Sensors and Materials
* Signal and Image Processing
* Communication
* Multimedia
* Computer Vision
* e-Business and e-Learning
* Intelligent Transportation Systems
* Smart Homes
* Biometric Systems and Security
* Collaborative Work
* Emerging Application


* M. Abramson – Naval Research Laboratory, USA
* J. Aguilar – Universidad De Los Andes, Venezuela
* P. Andreae – Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
* U. Bodenhofer – Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
* A. Borisov – Riga Technical University, Latvia
* D. Bouchaffra – Grambling State University, USA
* K. C. Chan – Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, PR China
* H. Y. Chung – National Central University, Taiwan
* P. W. Chung – Loughborough University, UK
* E. Dominguez – University of Malaga, Spain
* A. Dourado – University of Coimbra, Portugal
* M. Drabowski – Cracow University of Technology, Poland
* T. Elomaa – Tampere University of Technology, Finland
* M. Gams – Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
* C. Giraud-Carrier – Brigham Young University, USA
* S. Guan – Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University, PR China
* C. Hinde – Loughborough University, UK
* D. Iakovidis – University of Central Greece, Greece
* N. Ishii – Aichi Institute of Technology, Japan
* A. Jaoua – University of Qatar, Qatar
* T. Kawabe – University of Tsukuba, Japan
* E. Marakakis – Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Greece
* J. D. Martin – University of Valencia, Spain
* J. Mendel – University of Southern California, USA
* R. Mitchell – The University of Reading, United Kingdom
* L. Monostori – Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
* D. Mulvaney – Loughborough University, United Kingdom
* V. Negru – West University of Timisoara, Romania
* R. Nkambou – University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada
* V. Novak – University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
* K. Parsopoulos – University of Patras, Greece
* F. Ren – University of Tokushima, Japan
* O. K. Sahingoz – Turkish Air Force Academy, Turkey
* R. Salomon – University of Rostock, Germany
* P. Struss – Technische Universität München, Germany
* J. L. Verdegay – Universidad of Granada, Spain
* M. E. Yahia – King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
* S. Zhao – Governors State University, USA


Initial Papers
Submit your paper via our website at:

All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by May 1, 2009. Receipt of paper submission will be confirmed by email.

Complete the online initial paper submission form designating an author who will attend the conference and provide four key words to indicate the subject area of your paper. At least one of the key words must be taken from the list of topics provided under Scope. Initial paper submissions should be full papers with approximately six pages. Formatting instructions are available at:

All papers submitted to this conference will be double blind reviewed by at least two reviewers. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality and contribution.

All papers submitted to IASTED conferences must be previously unpublished and may not be considered for publication elsewhere at any time during IASTED's review period. Authors are limited to a maximum of three paper submissions. Authors are responsible for having their papers checked for style and grammar prior to submission to IASTED. Papers may be rejected if the language is not satisfactory.

Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by June 15, 2009. Final manuscripts are due by July 1, 2009. Registration and final payment are due by July 20, 2009. Late registration fees or paper submissions will result in the papers being excluded from the conference proceedings.

Final Papers
Send your final manuscripts via email to: The subject line for the final manuscript submission must include your six-digit paper number. The formatting instructions can be found at: and must be strictly followed. The page limit for final papers is six single-spaced pages in 10 point Times New Roman font. Only one paper of up to six pages is included in the regular registration fee. There will be an added charge for extra pages and additional papers.

Proposals for three-hour tutorials should be submitted online by May 1, 2009. Tutorials are to be submitted via the following website address:

A tutorial proposal should clearly indicate the topic, background knowledge expected of the participants, objectives, time allocations for the major course topics, and the qualifications of the instructor(s).

Persons wishing to organize a special session should email a proposal to by May 1, 2009. Proposals should include a session title, a list of the topics covered, and the qualifications and brief biography of the session organizer(s). Papers submitted to the special session must be received by May 1, 2009, unless otherwise stipulated by the Special Session Organizer. A minimum of five papers must be registered and fully paid in order for this session to be included in the conference program. More information on special sessions is available at:

Expanded and enhanced versions of papers published in the conference proceedings can also be considered for inclusion in one of the IASTED journals. Information on the submission of papers to journals is available at:

Whole proceedings as well as single papers can now be purchased online. Please visit ACTA Press:
Submissions Due May 1, 2009
Notification of Acceptance June 15, 2009
Final Manuscripts Due July 1, 2009
Registration Deadline July 20, 2009

For more information, or to be placed on our mailing list, please contact:

IASTED Secretariat – ASC 2009
B6, Suite 101, Dieppe Avenue SW
Calgary, AB, Canada T3E 7J9
Tel: 403-288-1195
Fax: 403-247-6851
Web site: