GEOSTATS: Call for papers
- Call for Papers
Special Issue edited by Masoud Nikravesh, Fred Aminzadeh and Lotfi A. Zadeh
We are planning to edit a special issue of Journal of Petroleum Science and
Engineering (JPSE) on Intelligent
Techniques for Earth Sciences. This issue is intended to highlight recent
technical advances in Soft Computing, which
has found applications in different areas of Earth Sciences. Elsevier is
likely to print a book based on this special issue at a
Broadly, Earth Sciences subsumes but is not limited to the following areas:
Hydrology, Geophysics (seismic, gravity,
electrical and magnetic methods), Geology, Geochemistry, Geostatistics,
Drilling, and Reservoir /Production Engineering.
Different application areas include Hydrocarbon Exploration and Assessment,
Mineral Prospecting, Geothermal
Exploration, Environment Analysis, and Earthquake Prediction.
"Soft computing is a consortium of computing methodologies which collectively
provide a foundation for the Conception,
Design and Deployment of Intelligent Systems" (L.A. Zadeh). Broadly, Soft
Computing subsumes but is not limited to the
following areas; Fuzzy Logic (GL), Neuro-Computing (NC), Genetic Computing
(GC), and Probabilistic Reasoning (PR)
(Genetic Algorithms (GA), Chaotic Systems (CS), Belief Networks (BN), and
Learning Theory (LT)). The role model for
Soft Computing is the Human Mind.
Since the subject matter is rather broad and multi-disciplinary in nature, we
will have three major components to this
volume. These components will undoubtedly crossover in both fundamental theory
and application areas. However, we
have made the arbitrary segmentation in part for the division of labor among
the guest editor and assistant editors.
The three parts will include:
1.Integration and Data Fusion: soft computing/ geostatistics/pattern
recognition and Earth Sciences
2.Interpretation and Data Mining: geology and surface seismic data
3.Management: production engineering, reservoir characterization and
We would like to solicit original papers covering both case histories and new
advances in related technologies. Please let
one of the undersigned know if you would like to submit a paper to this
special issue. The deadline for the final
manuscript is December 1, 1999. Publication guidelines can be found on the
journal's homepage, under Guide for
Authors. The special issue is due for publication in June, 2000.
We are excited about this project and look forward to receiving your
Guest Editor: Masoud Nikravesh
Associate Director, Zadeh Institute for Information Technology (ZIFIT)
Energy and Geoscience Institute (EGI)
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
Guest Editor: Fred Aminzadeh
Associate Director, ZIFIT
14019 SW Freeway, Suite 301-225
Sugar Land, TX 77487, USA
Honorary Guest Editor: Lotfi A Zadeh
Advisor to the Board , ZIFIT
Director, BISC Program
Computer Science Division
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Phone: 510- 642-4959
Section of Earth Sciences
Institute of Mineralogy and Petrography
University of Lausanne
Currently detached in Italy
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