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    9th International Conference on Neural Information Processing
    4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Simulated Evolution And Learning
    International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery
    November 18 - 22, 2002, Orchid Country Club, Singapore

    Organized by:
    School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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

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

    Supported by:
    Lee Foundation
    Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau


    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 neural
    information processing, 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. Visit the OCC website at

    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 welcomes paper submissions from researchers,
    practitioners, and students worldwide in but not limited to the
    following areas.

    NATURAL NEURAL SYSTEMS - Neuroscience, Neurobiology, Neuro-
    physiology, Brain imaging, Learning and memory
    ARTIFICIAL NEURAL MODELS - Learning algorithms, Neural modeling and
    architectures, Neurodynamics
    COGNITIVE SCIENCE - Perception, emotion, and cognition, Selective
    attention, Vision and auditory models
    HARDWARD IMPLEMENTATION - Artificial retina & cochlear chips
    HYBRID SYSTEMS - Neuro-fuzzy systems, Evolutionary neural nets, etc
    APPLICATIONS - Bioinformatics, Finance, Manufacturing, etc.

    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
    EVOLUTIONARY LEARNING - Artificial life, Bayesian evolutionary
    HYBRID SYSTEMS - Evolutionary neuro-fuzzy systems, Soft computing
    APPLICATIONS - Scheduling, Operations research, Design, etc

    THEORY AND FOUNDATIONS - Fuzzy theory and models, Uncertainty
    management, Statistical & probabilistic data mining, Computing
    with words, Rough sets, Intelligent agents
    METHODS AND ALGORITHMS - Classification, Clustering, Information
    retrieval & fusion, Data warehousing & OLAP, Fuzzy hardware,
    Visualization, Decision trees, Data preprocessing
    HYBRID SYSTEMS - Evolutionary neuro-fuzzy systems, Soft computing
    APPLICATIONS - Control, Optimization, Natural language processing,
    Forecasting, Human-computer interaction, etc.

    Special Sessions
    The conferences will feature special sessions on specialized topics
    to encourage in-depth discussions. To propose a special session, email
    the session title, name of the conference under which the special
    session will be organized, contact information of the organizer(s),
    and a short description on the theme and topics covered by the
    session to Xin Yao, Special Sessions Chair (,
    with a copy to Lipo Wang, General Chair (Cc:

    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 visit the conference website or contact
    Tong Seng Quah, Sponsorship/Exhibition Chair (,
    with a copy to Lipo Wang, General Chair (Cc:

    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

    Registration Fee
    The registration fee for regular participants before August 15, 2002
    is S$680 (approximately US$370 as at February 6, 2002), which includes
    the proceedings, lunches, banquet, and tours.

    Submission of Papers
    Authors are invited to submit electronic files (postscript, pdf or
    Word format) through the conference home page. Papers should be
    double-column and use 10 pt Times Roman or similar fonts. The final
    version of a paper should not exceed 5 pages in length. A selected
    number of accepted papers will be expanded and revised for possible
    inclusion in edited books and peer-reviewed journals, such as
    "Soft Computing" and "Knowledge and Information Systems: An
    International Journal" by Springer-Verlag.

    Important Dates
    Paper/Summary Deadline : April 30, 2002
    Notification of Acceptance : July 15, 2002
    Final Paper/ Registration : August 15, 2002

    Honorary Conference Chairs
    Shun-ichi Amari, Japan
    Hans-Paul Schwefel, Germany
    Lotfi A. Zadeh, USA

    International Advisory Board
    Sung-Yang Bang, Korea
    Meng Hwa Er, Singapore
    David B. Fogel, USA
    Toshio Fukuda, Japan
    A. Galushkin, Russia
    Tom Gedeon, Australia
    Zhenya He, China
    Mo Jamshidi, USA
    Nikola Kasabov, New Zealand
    Sun-Yuan Kung, USA
    Tong Heng Lee, Singapore
    Erkki Oja, Finland
    Nikhil R. Pal, India
    Enrique H. Ruspini,USA
    Harcharan Singh, Singapore
    Ah Chung Tsoi, Australia
    Shiro Usui, Toyohashi, Japan
    Lei Xu, China
    Benjamin W. Wah, USA
    Donald C. Wunsch II, USA
    Xindong Wu, USA
    Youshou Wu, China
    Yixin Zhong, China
    Jacek M. Zurada, USA

    Alex C. Kot, Singapore

    General Chair
    Lipo Wang, Singapore

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

    Finance Chair
    Charoensak Charayaphan, Singapore

    Local Arrangement Chair
    Meng Hiot Lim, Singapore

    Proceedings Chair
    Farook Sattar, Singapore

    Publicity Chair
    Chunru Wan, Singapore

    Sponsorship/Exhibition Chair
    Tong Seng Quah, Singapore

    Tutorial Chair
    P. N. Suganthan, Singapore

    For More Information
    Please visit the conference home page or contact:
    Lipo Wang, ICONIP'02-SEAL'02-FSKD'02 General Chair
    School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    Nanyang Technological University
    Block S2, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798
    Phone: +65 6790 6372

    Conference Secretariat
    ICONIP'02-SEAL'02-FSKD'02 Secretariat
    Conference Management Center/CCE, NTU
    Administration Annex Building #04-06
    42 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639815
    Fax: +65 6793 0997

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