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From alife@COGNET.UCLA.EDU Wed May 19 20:20:55 1993 Return-Path: Received: from Regulus.COGNET.UCLA.EDU by (5.65c/Spike-2.0) id AA28501; Wed, 19 May 1993 20:20:38 -0400 Received: by (Sendmail 5.61c+YP/3.20-COG) id AA07187; Wed, 19 May 93 15:05:32 -0700 Date: Wed, 19 May 93 15:05:32 -0700 From: alife@COGNET.UCLA.EDU Message-Id: <> To: alife@COGNET.UCLA.EDU Subject: Alife Digest Volume #103 Status: R Alife Digest, Number 103 Wednesday, May 19th 1993 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~ Artificial Life Distribution List ~ ~ ~ ~ All submissions for distribution to: ~ ~ All list subscriber additions, deletions, or administrative details to: ~ ~ ~ ~ All software, tech reports to Alife depository through ~ ~ anonymous ftp at in ~ftp/pub/alife ( ~ ~ ~ ~ List maintainers: Liane Gabora and Rob Collins ~ ~ Artificial Life Research Group, UCLA ~ ~ ~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Today's Topics: Calendar of Alife-related Events Ars Electronica Alife Seminars AI/GA/EVOLUTIONARY MODELS BIBLIOGRAPHY Edited Volume, Evolutionary Computation EP94 Call For Papers Email Digest on Evolutionary Programming CFP: EMCSR'94 European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research Second Turkish AI and ANN Symposium Artificial Life Summer Course in Spain ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Wed, 19 May 93 14:53:01 -0700 From: liane@CS.UCLA.EDU (Liane Gabora) Subject: Calendar of Alife-related Events ********************************************************************** European Conf on ALife, Brussels May 24-26, 1993 v82,102 Intnl Workshop on Neural Networks, Barcelona Spain June 9-11, 1993 v76 World Congress on Neural Networks, Portland, OR July 11-15, 1993 v95 Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology, Washington July 7-9, 1993 v84 Fifth Intnl Conf on GAs, Urbana-Champaign IL July 17-22, 1993 v80,100 Dynamically Interacting Robots Workshop Late Aug, 1993 v91 Neural Networks and Telecommunications, Princeton, NJ October 18-20,1993 v100 Fluctuations and Order, Los Alamos, NM Sept 9-12, 1993 v102 Neural Information Processing Systems, Denver, CO Nov 29-Dec 2, 1993 v98 Third Conf on Evolutionary Programming, San Diego, CA Feb 24-25, 1994 v103 Cybernetics and Systems Research, Vienna April 5-8, 1994 v101,103 Intnl Conf Knowledge Rep and Reasoning, Bonn, Germany May 24-27, 1994 v101 Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, Brighton, UK Aug 8-12, 1994 v101 Parallel Problem Solving in Nature, Jerusalem, Israel Oct 9-14, 1994 v102 Congress on Medical Informatics, Sao Paulo, Brazil Sept 9-14, 1995 v91 (Send announcements of other activities to ********************************************************************** ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 16 May 93 18:05:19 CDT From: tim boykett Subject: Ars Electronica Alife Seminars This year the anual Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria, is having a seminar series on Alife, and there are probably a few people on the list that will be turning up. If any of you need a local contact, for some specific information, or any organisation, I'm a local who might be able to do something for you. I also wouldn't mind meeting some of the people from the list that will be in town for the conference. BTW, I have no idea who is doing anything in the seminar.. the seminars last year (on endo physics and nanotechnology) were a little bit, well, confused. It's a technological arts conference, and that line between art and tech can be fine one. Anyway, feel free to get in contact. Tim Boykett ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 18 May 1993 13:11:23 +0100 From: Subject: AI/GA/EVOLUTIONARY MODELS BIBLIOGRAPHY EVOLUTIONARY MODELS IN ECONOMICS AND THE SOCIAL SCIENCES My working bibliography on this topic is now available by email. It is NOT a highly polished or anywhere near complete bibliography, though I am in the process of refining it into sections and providing one line explanations for why things are on it. It has also absorbed one or two other postings without acknowledgements, though these will be forthcoming shortly. It may be of interest to anyone studying CULTURAL EVOLUTION, EVOLUTIONARY MODELS, SOCIAL DARWINISM (?), GENETIC ALGORITHMS, ALIFE (?), ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS (?), BEHAVIOURAL THEORY OF THE FIRM, POLITICAL SCIENCE and AI APPLICATIONS generally. My interest is in AI techniques and evolutionary applications that actually investigate the process of economic action so I am leaving out EXPERT SYSTEMS and NEURAL NET PREDICTION which often attempt to predict and prescribe without explaining, though obviously there are exceptions. (I have tried to provide a few pointers to this literature however.) Obviously I will be extremely happy to receive information on further work, to correspond with interested parties and maybe to provide hints on how to get hold of some of the stuff, though I shall also be adding contact addresses to the bibliography in the course of time. I am planning to set up an "unofficial" mailing list of interested parties. If there are enough I will try to get ftp access set up. Many thanks to those who responded to my original request so long ago! Edmund Chattoe Lady Margaret Hall Oxford OXON OX2 6QA PS If any individuals that I forwarded this to are unhappy about it, my apologies and please let me know. I was just working from the list of people I corresponded with who I though wouldn't mind. (Similarly if you are getting multiple posts, please let me know which address you would prefer me to use!) PPS Please forward this to anyone you think may not see it and want to. I would also be happy to hear about any suitable digests or mailinglists who may be interested. ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 10 May 93 16:53:22 PDT From: fogel@ece.UCSD.EDU (Fogel) Subject: Edited Volume, Evolutionary Computation CALL FOR PAPERS EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION: ------------------------------ An Edited Volume of Papers EDITORS: David B. Fogel ORINCON Corporation & Wirt Atmar AICS Research, Inc. PUBLISHER: Kluwer Academic Publishers Papers in the field of evolutionary computation, including genetic algorithms, artificial life, evolution strategies, evolutionary programming, and other such disciplines, are solicited for an edited volume to be published in 1994 by Kluwer Academic Publishers. The book will focus on the biological basis for evolutionary computation and the use of evolutionary models for creating intelligent systems. Papers comparing and contrasting different approaches in evolutionary computation, either theoretically or empirically, are especially encouraged. All submissions will be subject to peer review in accordance with typical procedures for an archived journal. Leading experts in the field will be invited to submit papers. On or before March 31, 1994, prospective authors should submit four (4) copies of their complete manuscript to: Wirt Atmar AICS Research, Inc. P.O. Box 4691 University Park, NM 88003 Authors will be notified of the reviewers' decision as soon as possible. Revised papers will be due August 31, 1994. Details regarding the format and page requirements will be detailed upon acceptance. ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 11 May 93 10:27:55 -0400 From: Peter J Angeline Subject: EP94 Call For Papers --------------------------------------------------------------------- The Third Annual Conference on Evolutionary Programming CALL FOR PAPERS February 24-25, 1994 San Diego, California Evolutionary programming is a stochastic optimization technique that can be used to address various optimization problems. Papers regarding the theory and application of evolutionary programming to complex problem solving and solicited. Topics include, but are not limited to: automatic control neural network training and design system identification adaptive representation forecasting robotics combinatorial optimization pattern recognition and the relationship between evolutionary programming and other optimization methods. On or before June 30, 1993, prospective authors should submit a 100-250 word abstract and three page extended summary of the proposed paper to the Technical Program Chairman: Lawrence J. Fogel ORINCON Corporation 9363 Towne Centre Dr. San Diego, CA 92121 Authors will be notified of the program committee's decision on or before September 30, 1993. Completed papers will be due January 15, 1994. Paper format, page requirements and registration information will be detailed upon acceptance. General Chairman: Anthony V. Sebald, UC San Diego Technical Chairman: Lawrence J. Fogel, ORINCON Corporation Program Committee: Peter Angeline, The Ohio State Univ. Roman Galar, Tech. Univ. Wroclaw Wirt Atmar, AICS Research Inc. Douglas Hoskins, The Boeing Company Thomas Back, Univ. Dortmund Gerald Joyce, Scripps Clin./Res. Found. George Burgin, Titam Systems/Linkabit John McDonnell, NCCOSC Michael Conrad, Wayne State Univ. Stuart Rubin, NCCOSC David B. Fogel, ORINCON Corporation Hans-Paul Schwefel, Univ. Dortmund Gary B. Fogel, UC Los Angeles William M. Spears, Naval Research Lab Finance Chairman: Bill Porto, ORINCON Corporation Publicity Co-Chairs: Ward Page, NCCOSC Patrick Simpson, ORINCON Corporation Sponsored by the Evolutionary Programming Society In Cooporation with the IEEE Neural Networks Council ------------------------------ Date: Tue, 11 May 93 09:55:19 PDT From: fogel@ece.UCSD.EDU (Fogel) Subject: Email Digest on Evolutionary Programming ANNOUNCING EVOLUTIONARY PROGRAMMING EMAIL DIGEST We are pleased to announce that as of May 10, 1993, an email digest covering transactions on evolutionary programming will be available. The digest is intended to promote discussions on a wide range of technical issues in evolutionary optimization, as well as provide information on upcoming conferences, events, journals, special issues, and other items of interest to the EP community. Discussions on all areas of evolutionary computation are welcomed, including artificial life, evolution strategies, and genetic algorithms. The digest is meant to encourage interdisciplinary communications. Your suggestions and comments regarding the digest are always welcome. To subscribe to the digest, send mail to and include the line "subscribe ep-list" in the body of the text. Further instructions will follow your subscription. The digest will be moderated by N. Saravanan of Florida Atlantic University. Sincerely, David Fogel N. Saravanan ------------------------------ Date: Mon, 10 May 1993 21:16:29 +0200 From: Gerda Helscher Subject: CFP: EMCSR'94 European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research * * * * * TWELFTH EUROPEAN MEETING * * ON * * CYBERNETICS AND SYSTEMS RESEARCH * * (EMCSR 1994) * April 5 - 8, 1994 UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA organized by the Austrian Society for Cybernetic Studies in cooperation with Dept.of Medical Cybernetics and Artificial Intelligence, Univ.of Vienna and International Federation for Systems Research Cybernetics - "the study of communication and control in the animal and the machine" (N.Wiener) - has recently returned to the forefront, not only in cyberpunk and cyberspace, but, even more important, contributing to the consolidation of various scientific theories. Additionally, an ever increasing number of research areas, including social and economic theories, theoretical biology, ecology, computer science, and robotics draw on ideas from second order cybernetics. Artificial intelligence, evolved directly from cybernetics, has not only technological and economic, but also important social impacts. With a marked trend towards interdisciplinary cooperation and global perspectives, this important role of cybernetics is expected to be further strengthened over the next years. Since 1972, the biennial European Meetings on Cybernetics and Systems Research (EMCSR) have served as a forum for discussion of converging ideas and new aspects of different scientific disciplines. As on previous occasions, a number of sessions providing wide coverage of the rapid developments will be arranged, complemented with daily plenary meetings, where eminent speakers will present latest research results. SESSIONS + Chairpersons: A General Systems Methodology G.J.Klir, USA B Advances in Mathematical Systems Theory M.Peschel, Germany, and F.Pichler, Austria C Fuzzy Systems, Approximate Reasoning and Knowledge-Based Systems C.Carlsson, Finland, K.-P.Adlassnig, Austria, and E.P.Klement, Austria D Designing and Systems, and Their Education B.Banathy, USA, W.Gasparski, Poland, and G.Goldschmidt, Israel E Humanity, Architecture and Conceptualization G.Pask, UK, and Zeeuw, Netherlands F Biocybernetics and Mathematical Biology L.M.Ricciardi, Italy G Systems and Ecology F.J.Radermacher, Germany, and K.Fedra, Austria H Cybernetics and Informatics in Medicine G.Gell, Austria, and G.Porenta, Austria I Cybernetics of Socio-Economic Systems K.Balkus, USA, and O.Ladanyi, Austria J Systems, Management and Organization G.Broekstra, Netherlands, and R.Hough, USA K Cybernetics of National Development P.Ballonoff, USA, T.Koizumi, USA, and S.A.Umpleby, USA L Communication and Computers A M.Tjoa, Austria M Intelligent Autonomous Systems J.W.Rozenblit, USA, and H.Praehofer, Austria N Cybernetic Principles of Knowledge Development F.Heylighen, Belgium, and S.A.Umpleby, USA O Cybernetics, Systems, and Psychotherapy M.Okuyama, Japan, and H.Koizumi, USA P Artificial Neural Networks and Adaptive Systems S.Grossberg, USA, and G.Dorffner, Austria Q Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science V.Marik, Czechia, and R.Born, Austria R Artificial Intelligence and Systems Science for Peace Research S.Unseld, Switzerland, and R.Trappl, Austria SUBMISSION OF PAPERS: Acceptance of contributions will be determined on the basis of Draft Final Papers. These Papers must not exceed 7 single-spaced A4 pages (maximum 50 lines, final size will be 8.5 x 6 inch), in English. They have to contain the final text to be submitted, including graphs and pictures. However, these need not be of reproducible quality. The Draft Final Paper must carry the title, author(s) name(s), and affiliation in this order. Please specify the session in which you would like to present your paper. Each scientist shall submit only one paper. Please send t h r e e copies of the Draft Final Paper to the Conference Secretariat (NOT to session chairpersons!) DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: October 8, 1993. In order to enable careful refereeing, Draft Final Papers received after the deadline cannot be considered. FINAL PAPERS: Authors will be notified about acceptance no later than November 13, 1993. They will be provided by the conference secretariat at the same time with the detailed instructions for the preparation of the final paper. PRESENTATION: It is understood that the paper is presented personally at the Meeting by the contributor. CONFERENCE FEE: Contributors: AS 2500 if paid before January 31, 1994 AS 3200 if paid later Participants: AS 3500 if paid before January 31, 1994 AS 4200 if paid later The Conference Fee includes participation in the Twelfth European Meeting, attendance at official receptions, and the volume of the proceedings available at the Meeting. Please send cheque, or transfer the amount free of charges for beneficiary to our account no. 0026-34400/00 at Creditanstalt-Bankverein Vienna. Please state your name clearly. HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS will be handled by OESTERREICHISCHES VERKEHRSBUERO, Kongressabteilung, Opernring 5, A-1010 Vienna, phone +43-1-58800-113, fax +43-1-5867127, telex 111 222. Reservation cards will be sent to all those returning the attached registration form. SCHOLARSHIPS: The Austrian Federal Ministry for Science and Research has kindly agreed to provide a limited number of scholarships covering the registration fee for the conference and part of the accommodation costs for colleagues from eastern and south-eastern European countries. Applications should be sent to the Conference Secretariat before October 8, 1993. * * * * * The Proceedings of the 1st to 11th European Meetings on Cybernetics and Systems Research were published as Pichler F. and Trappl R.(eds.): ADVANCES IN CYBERNETICS AND SYSTEMS RESEARCH, 2 vols, Transcripta Books, London, 1973. Trappl R. and Pichler F.R.(eds.): PROGRESS IN CYBERNETICS AND SYSTEMS RESEARCH, Vol.I, Hemisphere, Washington,DC / Halsted-Wiley, New York, 1975. Trappl R. and Hanika P.(eds.): PROGRESS IN CYBERNETICS AND SYSTEMS RESEARCH, Vol.II, Hemisphere, Washington,DC / Halsted-Wiley, New York, 1975. Trappl R., Klir G.J. and Ricciardi L.(eds.): PROGRESS IN CYBERNETICS AND SYSTEMS RESEARCH, Vol.III, Hemisphere, Washington,DC / Halsted-Wiley, New York, 1978. Trappl R. and Pask G.(eds.): PROGRESS IN CYBERNETICS AND SYSTEMS RESEARCH, Vol.IV, Hemisphere, Washington,DC / Halsted-Wiley, New York, 1978. Trappl R., Hanika P. and Pichler F.R.(eds.): PROGRESS IN CYBERNETICS AND SYSTEMS RESEARCH, Vol.V, Hemisphere, Washington,DC / Halsted-Wiley, New York, 1979. Pichler F.R. and Trappl R.(eds.): PROGRESS IN CYBERNETICS AND SYSTEMS RESEARCH, Vol.VI, Hemisphere, Washington,DC / McGraw-Hill, 1982. Pichler F.R. and Hanika P.(eds.): PROGRESS IN CYBERNETICS AND SYSTEMS RESEARCH, Vol.VII, Hemisphere, Washington,DC, 1980. Trappl R., Klir G.J. and Pichler F.R.(eds.): PROGRESS IN CYBERNETICS AND SYSTEMS RESEARCH, Vol.VIII, Hemisphere, Washington,DC / McGraw-Hill, 1982. Trappl R., Ricciardi L. and Pask G.(eds.): PROGRESS IN CYBERNETICS AND SYSTEMS RESEARCH, Vol.IX, Hemisphere, Washington,DC / McGraw-Hill, 1982. Trappl R., Hanika P. and Tomlinson R.(eds.): PROGRESS IN CYBERNETICS AND SYSTEMS RESEARCH, Vol.X, Hemisphere, Washington,DC / McGraw-Hill, 1982. Trappl R., Findler N.V. and Horn W.(eds.): PROGRESS IN CYBERNETICS AND SYSTEMS RESEARCH, Vol. XI, Hemisphere, Washington,DC / McGraw-Hill, 1982. Trappl R.(ed.): CYBERNETICS AND SYSTEMS RESEARCH, North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1982. Trappl R.(ed.): CYBERNETICS AND SYSTEMS RESEARCH 2, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1984. Trappl R.(ed.): CYBERNETICS AND SYSTEMS '86, Reidel, Dordrecht, 1986. Trappl R.(ed.): CYBERNETICS AND SYSTEMS '88, 2 vols., Kluwer, Dordrecht, 1988. Trappl R.(ed.): CYBERNETICS AND SYSTEMS '90, World Scientific, Singapore, 1990. Trappl R.(ed.): CYBERNETICS AND SYSTEMS '92, 2 vols., World Scientific, Singapore, 1992. Please contact the conference secretariat for more details. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- CHAIRMAN of the Meeting: Robert Trappl, President Austrian Society for Cybernetic Studies SECRETARIAT: I. Ghobrial-Willmann and G. Helscher Austrian Society for Cybernetic Studies A-1010 Vienna 1, Schottengasse 3 (Austria) Phone: +43-1-53532810 Fax: +43-1-5320652 E-mail: PROGRAMME COMMITTEE: K.-P. Adlassnig (Austria) G. J. Klir (USA) K. Balkus (USA) T. Koizumi (USA) P. Ballonoff (USA) O. Ladanyi (Austria) B. Banathy (USA) V. Marik (Czechia) R. Born (Austria) G. Pask (UK) G. Broekstra (Netherlands) M. Peschel (Germany) E. Buchberger (Austria) F. Pichler (Austria) C. Carlsson (Finland) G. Porenta (Austria) G. Chroust (Austria) H. Praehofer (Austria) G. Dorffner (Austria) F. J. Radermacher (Germany) K. Fedra (Austria) J. Retti (Austria) W. Gasparski (Poland) L. M. Ricciardi (Italy) G. Gell (Austria) J. W. Rozenblit (USA) G. Goldschmidt (Israel) N. Rozsenich (Austria) S. Grossberg (USA) A M. Tjoa (Austria) F. Heylighen (Belgium) R. Trappl (Austria) W. Horn (Austria) H. Trost (Austria) R. Hough (USA) S. A. Umpleby (USA) N. C. Hu (China) S. Unseld (Switzerland) E. P. Klement (Austria) G. de Zeeuw (Netherlands) ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: E. Buchberger P. Petta G. Chroust F. Pichler I. Ghobrial-Willmann R. Trappl G. Helscher H. Trost W. Horn M. Veitl J. Matiasek ****************************************** PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINE: October 8, 1993 ****************************************** ----------------------------------------------------------------------- EMCSR-94 TWELFTH EUROPEAN MEETING ON CYBERNETICS AND SYSTEMS RESEARCH Please return to: Austrian Society for Cybernetic Studies Schottengasse 3, A-1010 VIENNA, AUSTRIA (EUROPE) E-mail: o I plan to attend the Meeting. o I intend to submit a paper to Session ..... o I enclose the Draft Final Paper. o My Draft Final Paper will arrive prior to October 8, 1993. o My cheque for AS ....... covering the Conference Fee is enclosed. o I have transferred AS ........ to your account 0026-34400/00 at Creditanstalt Vienna. o I shall not be at the Meeting but am interested to receive particulars of the Proceedings. ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 12 May 1993 16:52:03 EDT From: Subject: Second Turkish AI and ANN Symposium SECOND TURKISH ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORKS SYMPOSIUM Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey June 24-25, 1993 SPONSORS: Bogazici University IEEE Control Systems Society Turkey Chapter TUBITAK IEEE Computer Society Turkey Chapter Bilkent University Middle East Technical University SYMPOSIUM CHAIR: Selahattin Kuru, Bogazici University PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Levent Akin, Bogazici University Varol Akman, Bilkent University Ethem Alpaydin, Bogazici University (Chair) Isil Bozma, Bogazici University M. Kemal Ciliz, Bogazici University Fikret Gurgen, Bogazici University H. Altay Guvenir, Bilkent University Ugur Halici, M.E.T.U. Yorgo Istefanopulos, Bogazici University Sakir Kocabas, TUBITAK Gebze Arastirma Merkezi Selahattin Kuru, Bogazici University Kemal Oflazer, Bilkent University A. C. Cem Say, Bogazici University Nese Yalabik, M.E.T.U. ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE: Levent Akin, Bogazici University (Chair) Ethem Alpaydin, Bogazici University Ruhan Alpaydin, Bogazici University Hakan Aygun, Bogazici University Sema Oktug, Bogazici University A. C. Cem Say, Bogazici University Mehmet Yagci, Bogazici University INVITED SPEAKER: Herbert E. Rauch , Lockheed Palo Alto Research Lab., President-elect, IEEE Control Systems Society IEEE Distinguished Lecturer AIM: Recent advances in the theory and engineering of computational sciences extended the application of automatic computers to novel domains, introducing a new generation of software and hardware systems. These artificially intelligent systems generally are equipped with sensors and actuators through which they interact with the environment, leading to abilities like vision, speech recognition and synthesis, and mobility. They are able to learn from experience and represent learned knowledge internally in an abstract, task-oriented form and operate based on this knowledge which leads to cognitive abilities like natural language understanding, problem solving and planning. They may also need to be autonomous thus not requiring intense operator supervision and intervention. Researching on these ideas is generally coupled with a reverse engineering effort of the natural systems which are the living examples. One major line here is building new computing systems inspired from the neural network organization of animal brains. Realization of such systems is a large inter-disciplinary effort requiring the collective work of researchers from as distant domains as cognitive psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, and physics from natural sciences, signal processing, electronics, and mechanics from engineering sciences, additional to computer science. The objective of the Symposium is to bring together Turkish and foreign researchers in the field, and to publicise their studies. There will be a panel in the closing session. The subject of this panel will be determined during the Symposium. PRELIMINARY PROGRAM JUNE 24, 1993 THURSDAY 08:30 - 12:00 REGISTRATION 09:00 ROOM A: OPENING CEREMONY 09:20 ROOM A: INVITED SPEAKER Neural Networks for Control, Identification and Diagnosis Herbert E. Rauch, Palo Alto Research Lab., USA. IEEE Control Systems Society President Elect 10:20 TEA BREAK 10:40 ROOM A: SESSION A.1.1 (NEURAL NETWORKS THEORY) 1. Learning in Hybrid Neural Models A. M. Colla, Elsag Bailey spa, N. Longo, F. Masulli, S. Ridella, University of Genoa, G. Morgavi, I. C. E. C. N. R., Italy. 2. A Weighted Least-Squares Algorithm for Neural Network Learning in Recognition of Low Probability Events D. J. Munro, O. K. Ersoy, M. R. Bell, J. S. Sadowsky, Purdue University, USA. 3. Memory Based Function Approximation Using Neural Networks S. Aratma, E. Alpaydin, Bogazici University, Turkey. 4. Statistical Physics, Neural Networks and Combinatorial Optimization Problems H. El Ghaziri, Ecole Polytechnique FJdJrale de Lausanne, Switzerland. 5. Genetic Synthesis of Unsupervised Learning Algorithms A. Dasdan, K. Oflazer, Bilkent University, Turkey. 10:40 ROOM B: SESSION B.1.1 (NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING I) 1. Two-level Description of Turkish Morphology K. Oflazer, Bilkent University, Turkey. 2. ATN Representation of Turkish Morphology T. Gungor, S. Kuru, Bogazici University, Turkey. 3. A Text Tagger for Turkish K. Oflazer, Bilkent University, Turkey. 4. A Spelling Checker and Corrector for Turkish H. L. Akin, S. Kuru, T. Gungor, I. Hamzaoglu, D. Arbatli, Bogazici University, Turkey. 5. Utilizing Connectionist Paradigm for Lexicon Access in Natural Language Processing Systems M. U. Sencan, K.Oflazer, Bilkent University, Turkey. 12:20 LUNCH 14:00 ROOM A: SESSION A.1.2 (IMAGE PROCESSING) 1. A Classification Algorithm Based on Feature Partitioning I. Sirin, H. A. Guvenir, Bilkent University, Turkey. 2. Dense Stereo Correspondance Using Elastic Nets U. M. Leloglu, TUBITAK AEAGE, Turkey. 3. Design and Development of an Image Processing and Computer Vision Software for Generating Data Files of 2D Physical Objects for Drafting Software Packages E. F. Arslan, A. Erden, Middle East Technical University, Turkey. 4. B-Spline Fonksiyonlari ile Goruntu Aradegerleme Isleminde Spline Katsayilarinin Hesaplanmasinda Iyilestirme. S. Albayrak, M. Y. Karsligil, Yildiz Technical University, D. Demir, TUBITAK MAE, Turkey. 5. Laser ve Kamera Araciligiyla Alinmis Kirinim Temelli Resimlerde Cisim Kenari Belirleme A. Kuzucu, Istanbul Technical University, M. Yilmaz, Erciyes University, Turkey. 14:00 ROOM B: SESSION B.1.2 (LOGIC AND REASONING) 1. A Resolution Principle for Quantificational S5 with an Application to Artificial Intelligence M. Baaz, C. G. Fermuller, Technische Universit?t Wien, Austria. 2. Object-Oriented Logic Programming on Finite Domains L. V. Ciortuz, "Al. I. Cuza" University of Iasi, Romania. 3. Ontology for Buying and Selling: A Preliminary Study M. Ersan, E. Ersan, V. Akman, Bilkent University, Turkey. 4. Kuzgun Paradoksu: Akil ile Zeka Arasinda bir Ikilem M. M. Dagli, TUBITAK., Turkey. 5. Representing Emotions in Terms of Object Directedness H. G. Unsal, V. Akman, Bilkent University, Turkey. 15:40 TEA BREAK 16:00 ROOM A: SESSION A.1.3 (NEURAL NETWORKS APPLICATIONS I) 1. Arms Race Modeling Using Neural Networks: A Case Study A. N. Refenes, A. Zapranis, University College London, UK, C. Kollias, University of Crete, Greece. 2. A Comparative Study of Various Objective Functions for Feedforward Neural Networks A. U. Unluakin, F. Gurgen, Bogazici University, Turkey. 3. A Neural Network Approach to the Single Machine Total Tardiness Scheduling Problem B. Gurgun, I. Sabuncuoglu, Bilkent University, Turkey. 4. Evaluation of Doppler Blood Velocity Waveform Indices for Prenatal Surveillance Using Back Propagation Training Algorithm N. Baykal, A. Erkmen, N.Yalabik, Middle East Technical University, S. Beksac, Hacettepe University, I. Altintas, Middle East Technical University, Turkey. 5. Prediction of Postoperative Hemorrhage in Open Heart Surgery Patients Using Thromboelastographic Data and Neural Networks H. L. Akin, Bogazici University , S.Celikel, Istanbul University, Turkey. 16:00 ROOM B: SESSION B.1.3 (ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE APPLICATIONS) 1. Combining AI Means and Traditional Programming to Solve Some Problems of FMS Simulation, Scheduling and Control G. Kovacs, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary. 2. Design and Implementation of an Expert System in the Prognosis of Hepatology I. Bonfa, Computer Systems Sector, C. Maioli, University of Bologna, F. Sarti, Belleria Hospital , G.Mazzoni, University of Bologna,G. L. Milandri, P. R. Dal Monte, Belleria Hospital, Italy. 3. Fuzzy Controller Against PD Controller for Servo Motor Process A. Nasar, Cairo University, M. S. El-Sherif, M. S. Abd El-Samee, Electronics Research Institute, Egypt. 4. Bilgisayar Kontrollu Robot Manipulatoru S. Celik, F. Daldaban, F. Canbulut, Erciyes University, Turkey. 5. "Bir Kelime-Bir Islem" Oynayan Program C. Say, S. Sen, R. Barengi, Bogazici University, Turkey. 17:40 BREAK 18:00-20:30 COCKTAIL JUNE 25, 1993 FRIDAY 09:00 ROOM A: SESSION A.2.1 (OPTICAL CHARACTER RECOGNITION) 1. Combining Unsupervised Techniques With Supervised Neural Methods for Optical Character Recognition M. Yagci, E. Alpaydin, Bogazici University, Turkey. 2. Pipelined Associative Memories for Handwritten Character Recognition Z. M. Kovacs, V. R. Guerrieri, University of Bologna, Italy. 3. On-line Cursive Handwriting Recognition Using Cooperating Neural Networks N. S. Flann, Utah State University,USA. 4. An Algorithm for Automatic Recognition of Arabic Cursive Handwritten A. I. El-Desoky, M. M. Salem, El-Mansoura University, N. H. Hegazi, M. M. Farag, National Research Center, Egypt. 09:00 ROOM B: SESSION B.2.1 (KNOWLEDGE REPRESENTATION) 1. Representation of Descriptive and Prescriptive Knowledge in Intelligent Systems S. Kocabas, Istanbul Technical University, TUBITAK MAE, Turkey. 2. A Proposed Knowledge Representation Scheme for Hybrid Learning Systems S. Abdel-Hamid, A. Abdel-Wahab, A. El-Dessouki, Electronics Research Institute, Egypt. 3. Frame Matching in an Extended Relational Language A. Kulenovic, A. Lagumdzija-Kulenovic, Marmara University, Turkey. 4. Mechanical Construction of Carnap-style Knowledge Bases D. Kain, MacLean Hunter Publishers, Austria. 10:20 TEA BREAK 10:40 ROOM A: SESSION A.2.2 (NEURAL NETWORKS APPLICATIONS II) 1. Implementation of a Neural Network Model on a Massively Parallel Computer Architecture M. K. Ciliz, A. Paksoy, Bogazici University, Turkey. 2. Dynamic Hill Climbing: Overcoming the Limitations of Optimization Algortihms. D. Yuret, M. de la Maza, M.I.T, USA. 3. Yapay Noron Aglarindan Cift-Yonlu Iliskili Bellek Icin Kullanilan Uc Kodlama Yontemi S.Oge, Yildiz Technical University, F. Gurgen, Bogazici University, Turkey. 4. Yapay Sinir Aglarinin bir Tanimina Dogru C. Guzelis, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey. 5. Yapay Noron Agi Adaptif Resonans Teori Yontemi ile Siniflandirma Sistemi ve Bir Uygulama M. E. Karsligil, M. Y. Karsligil, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey. 10:40 ROOM B: SESSION B.2.2 (NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING II) 1. A Lexical-Functional Grammar for a Subset of Turkish Z. Gungordu, K. Oflazer, Bilkent University, Turkey. 2. An ATN Grammar for a Subset of Turkish C. Demir, K. Oflazer, Bilkent University, Turkey. 3. Resolution of Pronominal Anaphora in Turkish E. Tin, V. Akman, Bilkent University, Turkey. 4. Automatic Natural Language Identification F. Kocan, M.U. Karakas, Hacettepe University, Turkey. 5. Language Recognition Using 3-Gram Statistical Analysis E. Gokcay, Bilkent Universitesi, D. Gokcay, Middle East Technical University, Turkey. 12:20 LUNCH 14:00 ROOM A: SESSION A.2.3 (MACHINE TRANSLATION) 1. Machine Translation from Turkish to its Dialects I. Hamzaoglu, S. Kuru, Bogazici University, Turkey. 2. Connectionism in Machine Translation of Macedonian and English Prepositions K. Cundeva, Institut za Informatika, Macedonia. 3. A Turkish / English Translation Application Using Neural Networks in Morphological Analysis D. Gokcay, U. Halici, Middle East Technical University, Turkey. 14:00 ROOM B: SESSION B.2.3 (PHILOSOPHICAL ISSUES) 1. Elements of Scientific Creativity S. Kocabas, Istanbul Technical University, TUBITAK MAE, Turkey. 2. Similarities Between Humans and Machines A. E. Gunhan, University of Bergen, Norway. 15:00 TEA BREAK 15:30 - 17:00 ROOM A: PANEL AND CLOSING CEREMONY ACCOMMODATION Participants should contact the hotel facilities directly. Reservations of 3-4 weeks in advance are advised, considering the city's heavy tourism load during the period of the Symposium. Listed below are a few suggestions of ours. All prices include Value Added Tax except where indicated. Ciragan Palace Kempinski (*****) overlooks the Bosphorus (Near Besiktas) Single ("park" side) $195 Single (sea side) $230 Double ("park" side) $235 Double (sea side) $270 Tel: +90 (1) 2583377 Dedeman Oteli (****) in Gayrettepe Single $110 Double $150 Tel: +90 (1) 2748800 Fax: +90 (1) 2751100 Kalyon Otel(****) in the Old City Single $96 Double $120 Tel: +90 (1) 5174400 Fax: +90 (1) 6381111 (Excl. VAT. Concession of 20% for the Symposium participants) Movenpick Hotel(****) at Maslak Single (single bed in double Room) $165 Double $165 Breakfast $15 Tel: +90 (1) 2850900 Fax: +90 (1) 2850951 Bebek Hotel (***) relatively close to the Symposium venue Single (single bed in double Room, sea side, incl. breakfast) $90 Single ("city" side, incl. breakfast) $50 Double (sea side, incl. breakfast) $90 Double ("city" side, incl. breakfast) $60 Tel: +90 (1) 263 30 00 (2 lines) Telex: 27201 HOBE TR. Ist. Anadolu Otelcilik ve Turizm Meslek Lisesi Uygulama Oteli relatively close to the Symposium venue Single (single bed in double Room, incl. breakfast) 224.000 TL Double (incl. breakfast) 224.000 TL Tel: +90 (1) 278 19 97 (2 lines) Fax: +90 (1) 278 19 99 ARRIVAL TO BOGAZICI UNIVERSITY (BU) WITHIN ISTANBUL BU is located in between Bebek and Etiler. You can reach BU by max 3 transit vehicles using combinations of public bus, minibus, "dolmus" and ferry. Below table shows distance between some centres to BU. Taxi fee is 5,000 TL as initial and 4,000 TL per km. Centre Arrival Distance Taxi * Bakirkoy P 30 100,000 TL Yesilkoy P 37 125,000 TL Eminonu P 12 55,000 TL Taksim P 8 40,000 TL Besiktas P 7 33,000 TL Kadikoy P SP DP 18 85,000 TL Bostanci P SP DP 24 110,000 TL Levent P 4 25,000 TL Maslak MP P 10 45,000 TL Bebek Walk 2 13,000 TL P- Public Bus, M- Minibus, D- Dolmus (special kind of minibus), S- Ship *May increase about 10 % by June. Arrival column shows the transit vehicle combinations to come BU (eg, SP means first ship then public bus trip). REGISTRATION FEE: Until June 1, 1993, normal registration fee is $ 200, and student fee is $ 100. After June 1, the normal and student fees will be applied as $ 250 and $ 125, respectively. Fees include the Proceedings, the cocktail and tea services. APPLICATION ADDRESS: Assist. Prof. Dr. Levent Akin (Second Turkish AI and ANN Symposium) Bogazici University, Department of Computer Engineering, 80815 Bebek, ISTANBUL, TURKEY. TEL : +90 (1) 263 15 00/ 1769 FAX : +90 (1) 265 84 88 E-MAIL: YZ@TRBOUN.BITNET PRE-REGISTRATION FORM I will attend the II. Turkish Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Neural Networks Symposium to be held on June 24 and 25, 1993. Name : ................................... Job : ................................... Institution/Company : .................................. Addess ................................. ........................................................... Telephone : .................................. E-Mail : .................................. SYMPOSIUM FEE : $ ....................... I have deposited the above indicated amount at Garanti Bankasi Bogazici University Branch account no 6610126/2 (YAPAY ZEKA SEMPOZYUM). Bank receipt is enclosed. ------------------------------ Date: Wed, 12 May 93 08:53:37 PDT From: Dr Michael G Dyer Subject: Artificial Life Summer Course in Spain ************************************************************ * * * Artificial Life ("Vida Artificial") * * * * Summer Course * * * * Universidad Complutense de Madrid * * * * August 16-20, 1993 * * * * El Escorial (Madrid, Spain) * * * ************************************************************ Directors ========= * Christopher Langton. LANL/SFI, NM, USA Introduction: Overview of Artificial Life (E) Evolution in computers (E) * Federico Moran. Biophysics. UCM Evolving neural networks: Simulation environments for Artificial Life (S) Lecturers ========= * Francisco Varela. CNRS, Paris Cognitive biological networks (S) * Jean Louis Deneubourg. U.L.B., Brussels, Belgium Collective behavior in insect collonies (E) * Maja J. Mataric. AI Lab., MIT, MA, USA Interaction and intelligent behavior (E) * Michael G. Dyer. Computer Science, UCLA, CA, USA Evolving communication and cooperation in populations of neural networks (S) Evolving food foraging strategies in artificial ants (S) * Francisco Montero, Biophysics. U. Complutense, Madrid Prebiotic Evolution: Self-replicative molecules and Catalytic Networks (S) * Enrique Melendez-Hevia, Biochemistry. U. La Laguna, Tenerife Evolution of metabolism: Towards simplicity (S) Evolution of metabolism: The time domain (S) * Alvaro Moreno, Philosophy of Science. U. Pais Vasco, San Sebastian Epistemology and philosophy of A-life. (S) Adaptive, evolutive and cognitive systems (S) * Juan J. Merelo, Electronics and Computer Technology. U. Granda, Granada TUTORIAL: Genetic algorithms (S) Evolution of adaptive and cognitive organisms (S) * Pedro C. Marijuan. Computer Science. U. Zaragoza Molecular computation: Enzymes, automata, and artificial cells (S) Round Table / Pannel Discussion =============================== * Participation of all lecturers and possible coordiantion with participants in Course on Virtual Reality Demos and labs ============== * Simlife , Maxis * Virtual Reality in Alife, with participation of Silicon graphics * Mbiti-World (Merelo, Moran, and Moreno) * Video sessions with different Alife realizations NOTE: Oficial lenguages are English and Spanish. No translation will be provided. Lectures will be in either English (E) or Spanish (S) People interested on participate, please contact the Secretary to the following address: Dr. Federico Moran Departamento de Bioquimica Facultad de Quimicas Universidad Complutense 28040 Madrid (Spain) Phone: +341-394-4151 Fax: +341-394-4159 E-mail: ------------------------------ End of ALife Digest *******************


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