I International Conference on INDUCTIVE MODELLING

                                    May 20-25, 2002
                                        Lviv, Ukraine

               Submission deadline: February 20, 2002

The I International Conference on Inductive Modelling (ICIM-2002) will
present the latest high-quality results in the growing field of inductive
methods in data mining and forecasting, pattern recognition and parallel
computing. Inductive modelling is an important area, based on sorting
methods of artificial intelligence problems solution. The aim of the
Conference is to bring together leading scientists, researchers and
experts from different areas, who can make significant contribution
to development and better understanding of inductive modelling methods.

Conference topics include, but are not limited to:
 - Principles and theoretical foundations of inductive modelling.
 - Data mining, laws extracting and knowledge discovery.
 - Parallel computing
 - Time series analysis and forecasting.
 - Information and hybrid systems.
 - Neural networks and genetic algorithms.
 - Pattern recognition and clustering.
 - Parametric methods of modelling, machine learning, and
   evolutionary computation.
 - Non-parametric methods: search of analogues, fuzzy logic and
   probabilistic modelling
 - Selection and construction of criteria for model structure optimization.
 - Comparison of different approaches for artificial intelligence problems
 - Estimation of inductive methods efficiency in modelling and prediction.
 - Application of inductive approach to solution of AI problems.

The aim of Conference is to analyse the current progress in development of
inductive approach to artificial intelligence problems solution.

Methods of inductive modelling allow to find automatically models of optimal
complexity for real data and therefore can improve the accuracy of AI problems
solution. Inductive modelling has objective character and therefore can help to
avoid invalid decisions of experts. Inductive approach also considerably
enriches existing methods of data mining and knowledge discovery by new
possibilities to increase accuracy and lead-time of predictions. Methods of
parallel computing are adequate for self-organizing algorithms, allowing to
increase considerably the dimensionality of processed data.

Among the highlights of the Conference there will be issues of theory
development, algorithms and applications of the Group Method of Data Handling
(GMDH) as first realization of inductive idea in modelling. Conference
participants will have the opportunity to discuss fundamentals and state of art
in inductive modelling, plans for software and hardware development,
organization of cooperation, and discuss ways for enhancing of effectiveness of
complex systems modelling.

      Submission deadline   20.02.2002
      Acceptance notification 15.03.2002
      Sending of invitations    10.04.2002
      Conference                     20.05.2002

The deadline for arrival at the physical address below of the two
camera-ready hard copies of paper is February 20, 2002.
Please send paper by post to address :
"ICIM-2002", P.O. Box 5446, Lviv-31, Ukraine, 79031.
and it electronic version in MS Word format by email:
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Papers should be formatted for an A4 size page with left, right and top margins
20mm and bottom - 30mm and are a maximum of seven (7) pages. Each report
must include title (13 pt), initials and last names of the authors (12 pt),
title of
institution, address and e-mail of the first participant (11pt), abstract (up
to 10 strings; 9 pt), text (11pt), list of references.  Before each part,
pointed above, empty string should be inserted. It is preferred (but not
required) that the format of submitted papers roughly follow the required
format for final camera-ready papers, which will be posted on

 State Institute of Information Infrastructure
 P.O. Box 5446,  Lviv-31,  79031 Ukraine
 Tel./Fax (+380 0322) 630311
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Apologies if you receive this invitation more than once.

 Alexey Ivakhnenko, (http://www.GMDH.net), Honorary Chairman, ICIM'2002
 International Center of Informational Technologies and Systems
 Glushkov Cybernetic Center of NASU