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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: May 15, 2005
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International Conference on Machine Intelligence
Tozeur, Tunisia, November 5-7, 2005
http://www.acidca-icmi2005.org

SCOPE:
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Technological innovation is related to more than one scientific field. 
Cooperation between researchers in different scientific fields and industrials is nowadays inevitable. 

The second International Conference on Machine Intelligence (ACIDCA-ICMI'2005) will provide a forum for theoretician and practitioner researchers, industrials, and academic experts to exchange ideas, share experiences, promote technological products, and address the important issue of the applications of advanced topics in machine intelligence in engineering and industrial systems. 

ACIDCA-ICMI'2005 will include exhibits and demonstrations of real-world applications and will be a job fair by matching up applicants with employment opportunities.

ACIDCA-ICMI'2005 will be organized into five tracks focusing on theory, implementation and applications. 
The tracks are: 
* CI  : Computational Intelligence
* IC  : Intelligent Control
* IDA : Intelligent Data Analysis
* IPA : Intelligent Pattern Analysis
* ISA : Intelligent Systems Architectures 

ACIDCA-ICMI'2005 will also include invited plenary speeches on selected advanced aspects given by experts in the specific state-of-the art subject areas. Invited special talks on major topics by eminent speakers will be included in the technical sessions. 

ACIDCA-ICMI'2005 will be held in the second part of the United Nations sponsored World Summit on the Information Society circumstances, which will take place in Tunisia in November 16-18, 2005 < http://www.smsitunis2005.org/ >. 

The venue for the ACIDCA-ICMI'2005 Conference will be Tozeur, Tunisia < http://www.tourismtunisia.com/togo/tozeur/tozeur.html >. Tozeur a prosperous town, was once, in its oases and mountains, one of the Roman outposts named "Thusuros" and a stopping point for the caravans coming from the sub Sahara to trade with the coastal cities of the Mediterranean, it now owes its fame and affluence to the stately palm and its world renowned dates - deglet nour "fingers of light".

The conference will be held November 5-7, 2005 in Tozeur in south-western Tunisia accessible by the international airport of Tozeur. The remarkable architecture of Tozeur, beige sun baked bricks set in geometric patterns, Moorish arches and high vaulted ceilings and the shops offering locally woven carpets, Berber jewellery and ornaments, promise visitors another aspect of Tunisia.

PUBLICATIONS AND AWARDS:
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Selected papers, in extended form, will be considered for publication in edited books and in international journals. 
ACIDCA-ICMI'2005 will offer best paper awards in three categories: Best Paper, Best Poster Paper and Best Student Paper.

OMPORTANT DATES:
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Deadline for paper submission :                                            May 15, 2005 
Deadline for workshop/special sessions/tutorial proposals :     May 31, 2005 
Notification of acceptance :                                                  June 30, 2005 
Deadline for camera-ready paper and authors' registration :     July 31, 2005 
ACIDCA-ICMI'2005 conference in Tozeur, Tunisia :                 November 5-7, 2005 

TOPICS OF INTEREST:
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CI: Computational Intelligence:
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Artificial Neural Networks, Mathematical foundations of neural networks, Architectures and algorithms, Learning theory (supervised/ unsupervised/ reinforcement learning), Knowledge based networks, Implementation issues of neural networks, Support Vector Machines, Neural network applications, Fuzzy Systems, fuzzy logic and possibility theory, Fuzzy expert systems, Fuzzy system design using evolutionary algorithms, Fuzzy system modeling and simulation, Fuzzy systems and applications, Evolutionary Algorithms, Genetic algorithms, evolution strategies, genetic programming and evolutionary programming, Learning Classifiers, Hybrid evolutionary algorithms, Evolutionary algorithms and applications, Fusion of neural network- fuzzy systems, Fusion of fuzzy systems- evolutionary algorithms, Fusion of neural network - evolutionary algorithms, Fusion of neural network- fuzzy systems- evolutionary algorithms, Intelligent agents (architectures, environments, adaptation/ learning and knowledge management), Bayesian networks and probabilistic reasoning, Rough sets, Statistical learning techniques, Fusion of statistical methods and soft computing techniques, CAD systems, Intelligent optimization techniques. 
 
Intelligent Control:
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Mathematical modeling and analysis of complex systems, Soft computing/computational intelligence in control systems, Knowledge based control systems, Adaptive control systems, Control applications in robotics, manufacturing, process control, industrial systems, automotive, vehicular systems, spacecraft and so on, System Identification, Modeling, Model Reduction, Filtering and Signal Processing, Optimal and Robust Control, Adaptive and Predictive Control, Pole Placement Control, Multivariable and Decentralized Control, Sliding Mode Control, Fuzzy Control, Neural Control, Computer Control, Computer Aided Control System, Fault Detection and Diagnostic, Expert and Knowledge Based Systems, Nonlinear Systems, Stochastic Systems, Time Varying Systems, Large-scale Systems.
 

Intelligent Data Analysis:
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Intelligent Image and Signal Processing, Design and implementation of intelligent signal processing systems, Image, video and multidimensional signal processing, Multimedia signal processing, Speech processing, Texture analysis, Stereoscopic vision, Shape processing, Image and video retrieval, Image and video compression, Discovering patterns in continuous data, Uncertainty management for data mining, Clustering algorithms and applications, Classification trees, Mining time series, Mining in a Mobile Environment, Statistical Considerations in Learning, XML Mining, Text Mining, Distributed Data Mining. 
 
Intelligent Pattern Analysis:
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Features and classification, Object recognition, Document analysis, Pattern Recognition, Clustering and Classification, Handwriting Recognition and Verification, Cursive Script Recognition, Characters and Digits, Words, Signature, Graphics and Symbol Recognition, Engineering Drawings, Maps, Logo Types, Document Processing, Layout Analysis, Segmentation and Labeling, Language Identification, Document Structure Analysis and Modeling, Signal and Image Processing , Thresholding, Thinning, Noise Removal, Segmentation, Vision and Image Understanding, Fractals, Speech Recognition, Signal Compression and Transmission, Application Systems, Bank-Check Processing, Business Forms Reading, Postal Automation, Number Plate Recognition, Storage and Information Retrieval, Video Images, Compression Algorithms, Multimedia and Hypertext, Text Retrieval and Document Model. 
 
Intelligent Systems Architecures:
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Intelligent Knowledge Management, Intelligent Agents, Intelligent Business Systems, Intelligent Data mining, Intelligent Internet Modeling, Web intelligence, Search engines, Information retrieval (web mining), Database querying, Ontology, XML mining, Intelligent networking between Web Sites, Network security, intrusion detection, Information aggregation and fusion, Interaction with intelligent agents, Intelligent agents and interfaces for personalization and adaptivity, Intelligent tutoring systems on the WWW, Adaptive hypermedia systems, Agents for digital cities, virtual communities and agent societies, e-learning, e-commerce, e-business, e-finance, Risk management, Derivatives pricing, Portfolio management and asset allocation, Stock market, forex market analysis, dynamics; simulation, Hedging, trading & arbitrage strategies, Financial modeling, Computational economics, Intelligent management, Multicriteria decision making, Adaptation and learning, Agent architectures and communication languages, Communication, collaboration, and interaction of humans and agents, Conversational agents, Coordinating multiple agents, Designing agent systems - methodologies & software engineering, Evolution of agents, Knowledge acquisition and management, models of emotion, motivation, or personality, multi-agent communication, coordination, and collaboration, Application of knowledge representation techniques to semantic modeling, Development and management of heterogeneous knowledge bases, Automatic acquisition of data and knowledge bases (especially raw text), Performance evaluation, Parallel database systems, Data and knowledge sharing, Cooperation in heterogeneous systems, Domain modeling and ontology-building, Concurrent engineering and computer integrated manufacturing, Digital Libraries, Multimedia Databases. 
 
COMMITTEES:
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Honorary Chairs: J.C. Bezdek (USA) T. Fukuda (JP) 
 
Conference General Chair: A.M. Alimi (TN) 
 
Conference Co-Chairs:
 Computational Intelligence:  F. Herrera (ES) 
 Intelligent Control:  P. Borne (FR) 
 Intelligent Data Analysis:  F. Karray (CA) 
 Intelligent Pattern Analysis:  S. Raudys (LT) 
 Intelligent Systems Architectures:  K. Schilling (DE) 
 
Program Committee Chairs:
 Computational Intelligence:  H. Frigui (USA)  
 Intelligent Control:  M. Sano (JP)  
 Intelligent Data Analysis:  M. Hamdi (HK)  
 Intelligent Pattern Analysis:  C.G. Leedham (SG)  
 Intelligent Systems Architectures:  A. BenAbdelHafid (FR) 

Best regards.

Adel M. Alimi
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IEEE Senior Member
HDR, PhD, Eng., Associate Professor
REGIM: REsearch Group on Intelligent Machines 
http://www.REGIM.net
University of Sfax, National School of Engineering
Department of Electrical Engineering
BP W, Sfax, 3038, Tunisia

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