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Francesco Masulli <[log in to unmask]>
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Classification, clustering, and phylogeny estimation
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In consideration of many arriving requests of extending the deadline for
submissions to WILF 2003, we have planned a final extension.

Please pay attention to the  NEW ULTIMATE DEADLINE: Friday July 4 2003.

                             WILF 2003

          International Workshop on Fuzzy Logic and Applications

                 October 9-11, 2003  Napoli, ITALY

GIRP Gruppo Italiano Ricercatori in Pattern Recognition
IEEE Neural Networks Society, Italian RIG
INNS International Neural Network Society, SIG Italy
IISF Istituto Italiano Studi Filosofici
SIREN Societą Italiana Reti Neuroniche

GNCS, Gruppo Nazionale Calcolo Scientifico

WILF03 is the  5th edition  of the Italian Workshop on Fuzzy Logic. It is an
international workshop on the theoretical, experimental and  applied fuzzy
 and more generally soft-computing techniques and systems  which brings
 together researchers and developers from both academia and  industry to
 report on the latest scientific and theoretical advances, to discuss and
 debate major issues and to demonstrate state-of-the-art systems.

Technical areas include, but are not limited to:
1. General techniques and algorithms. Fuzzy Sets; Rough Sets; Possibility
Theory; Fuzzy Logic; Fuzzy Systems; Neuro-Fuzzy Sytems; Fuzzy Expert Sytems;
Fuzzy Genetic Algorithms; Fuzzy Pattern Recognition; Fuzzy Data Fusion.
2. Management. Information Retrieval; Knowledge Management; Intelligent
Resource Management;
3. Implementations. Analog and Digital Circuits and  Systems; Architectures
and VLSI Hardware; Programmable Processors; Real-time Software.
4. Applications: Bioinformatics; Broadcasting; Control;  Communications;
Medical; Opto-mechatronics; Remote Sensing; Robotics; Speech;  Television;
Telepresence; Virtual Reality.

A special session on  Soft Computing in Image Processing  will be organized
in cooperation with the SCIP group (

Vito Di Gesł, Dept. of Mathematics and Applications, University of Palermo
Francesco Masulli, Dept. Computer Science, University of Pisa
Alfredo Petrosino, ICAR, National Research Council, Section of Naples

J. Bezdek (Univ.West Florida, USA)
P. Blonda (CNR, Bari, Italy)
A. Bonarini (Politecnico di Milano,Italy)
P.P. Bonissone (GE CRD, Schenectady, NY,USA)
E. Damiani (Univ. Milano, Italy)
A. Di Nola (Univ. Salerno, Italy)
S. Giove (Univ. Venezia, Italy)
U. Halici (METU, Ankara, Turkey)
M. Gori (Univ. Siena, Italy)
E. Kerre (Ghent Univ., Gent, Belgium)
L. Kuncheva (Univ. Wales, UK)
F.C. Morabito (Univ. Reggio Calabria, Italy)
G. Pasi (CNR, Milano, Italy)
W. Pedrycz (Univ. Alberta, Canada)
R. Tagliaferri (Univ. Salerno, Italy)
S. Termini (University of Palermo and CNR, Italy)
R.R. Yager (Iona College, New Rochelle, NY, USA)
H.J. Zimmermann (RWTH-Aachen, Germany)

Paper submission deadline:         July  4 2003
Notification of acceptance:        July 25 2003
Submission of camera-ready papers: October 9 2003 at Workshop site

Prospective authors are invited to submit manuscripts by  following these

a) Papers may not be longer than 6 pages, including a cover sheet stating
(1) Paper title, (2) Keyword(s),  (3) Authors  names and affiliations,
(4) Contact Author s name and contact  details including telephone/fax
 numbers and e-mail address.

b) Papers in PDF or gzipped PS format have to be submitted, no later than
June 27 2003 to

All accepted papers by registered authors will be published in a volume
 edited by an
International Publisher.

Selection of papers will be considered for  publication on special issues of
the International Journal of Approximate  Reasoning and of the Image and
Computing Journal we are planning.

-Isabelle Bloch ENST, Paris, France.
-Sankar K. Pal,Indian Institute of Statistics, Kolkata, India.

EURO 270 by July 30 2003,
EURO 320 after that date.




                    Special Session of WILF3003 on
                "Soft Computing in Image Processing"

              organized in cooperation with the SCIP group

                      FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

Image analysis has been a major topic in many areas of research and
development, in particular, in image processing, computer vision and
pattern recognition. For over four decades, researchers and engineers
have developed numerous methods and systems, many of which have been
successfully used in real-world applications, including satellite image
analysis, biomedical data processing, biometrics, and most recently,
genomic data analysis. In these applications, the majority of the methods
were based on probabilistic paradigms, such as the well-known Bayesian
paradigm rule and evidence-based decision-making systems.

These methods were all originated from the crisp-world philosophy:
regardless  of the nature of the problem at hand, for the most part of
the theoretical and  practical development in image and pattern analysis,
people have made the crisp assumption and modeled problems in black and

Since from the 60s several major seminal theories have been proposed which
include fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms, evolutionary computation, and neural
networks. When combined with the well-established probabilistic approaches,
the new methods will become more effective and powerful in real-world
applications. The capabiblity of these techniques to incorporate imprecision
and incomplete information, and to model very complex systems makes them  a
useful tool in many scientific areas. Needless to say, image analysis is one
of these areas.

This special session will cover a range of domains, from more traditional
 ones such as image analysis at low, medium and high level, including pattern
 recognition and all the topics inherent to computer vision, all treated by
 means of soft-computing techniques.

Topics include but are not limited to:

-Soft computing algorithms for denoising and restoration
-Soft computing techniques for pattern recognition
-Soft computing algorithms for digital image processing, coding and
 encryption -Soft computing in computer vision
-Soft computing algorithms for video content-based indexing and retrieval
-Soft multimedia data analysis and visualization: texture, color, content,
-Applications, i.e. visual surveillance, face recognition, medical imaging,
 remote sensing, etc.

Researchers interested in submitting a paper for this Special Session of WILF
2003 ( are kindly asked to send a short
confirmation email, including the abstract of the paper, to A. Petrosino
(e-mail: [log in to unmask]), indicating in the subject "SCIP
Session". This will facilitate the upcoming review process.  The paper must
 be submitted by June 27 2003 using the submission procedure described at

A selection of papers will be peer reviewed for originality, technical
contentsand relevance and will be considered for publication in a
special issue of  the Image and Vision Computing journal we
are planning.