Call For Papers



Soft Computing for Real World Applications

Ann Arbor , Michigan
June 22-25, 2005

You are cordially invited to participate in the NAFIPS'05 Annual Conference to be held in Detroit Metro area, the heart of US automotive industry. The conference will take place in Four Points by Sheraton, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The Conference will include two and half days of presentations (Thursday through Saturday), and Registration and Welcome Reception – Wednesday Night. A special track on soft computing applications will be part of the conference program. A half-day visit to a Ford automotive plant and Henry Ford Museum in Detroit area will be included in the conference program. The conference banquet will be held in the world famous Henry Ford Museum.

The goal of NAFIPS'05 meeting is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners to present the latest achievements and innovations in the area of soft computing, and fuzzy theory and applications, to discuss thought-provoking developments and challenges, and to consider potential future directions.

Fuzzy sets Methodology/Algorithms/Mathematics, Neurofuzzy Systems/Evolutionary Optimization/Hybrid Architectures
Computational Intelligence/Learning Adaptive systems/Uncertainty management
Fuzzy modeling/Intelligent Data Analysis Control/robotics/Computer vision
Pattern Recognition/Image processing Bioinformatics/Software Engineering/Intelligent Agents
Data Mining/Databases/Human-centric interfaces/Visualization Applications/Computational experiments/Case studies
Applications of Soft Computing Technologies

Proposals for special sessions and tutorials focusing on fundamental theories and innovative applications of fuzzy sets and soft computing are welcome. Submission of proposals to Program Chair should include a short description of the session, its relevance to NAFIPS-05, and a list of potential contributors. Special sessions will be open to all participants.


To identify and recognize accomplishments of students, the best student papers will be recognized with a special award. To qualify, a student or a group of students must be the primary author(s) of the paper. The paper will be judged based on both manuscript content and presentation. Awards will be presented at the banquet.

The first 15 registered qualifying students will receive grants from NAFIPS covering their registration fee 100%. For other students, we offer 50% off the regular registration fee.



Special Topic Session proposals due: January 30, 2005        Notification of Acceptance: March 1, 2005
Paper Abstracts due: February 5, 2005        Final Papers and Early Registration: April 3, 2005

Please read the “Extended Abstract” section of the conference web site for detailed information.

Final camera-ready manuscript submission information for the papers accepted by the conference is available in the “Conference Registration” section of the web.

The conference registration rates are

Early registration (by April 3, 2005) US $295.00
Regular registration US $350.00


Early student registration (by April 3, 2005) US $155.00
Regular student registration US $175.00


One regular registration fee covers publishing of up to two conference proceedings papers. The student rates cover only one paper.

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