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.
International Workshop on Fuzzy Logic and Applications
October 9-11, 2003 Napoli, ITALY
JOINTLY ORGANIZED BY:
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
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 (http://fuzzy.rug.ac.be/SCIP)
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 http://www.disi.unige.it/wilf2003/WILF2003-Submission.html
All accepted papers by registered authors will be published in a volume
edited by an
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.
WORKSHOP WEB SITE
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.
SUBMISSION TO THE SPECIAL SESSION
Researchers interested in submitting a paper for this Special Session of WILF
2003 (http://www.disi.unige.it/wilf2003) 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