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      - R A S C 2 0 0 6 -
      6th International Conference on
      R E C E N T A D V A N C E S I N S O F T C O M P U T I N G
      10, 11, 12 July 2006, Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom

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      NEW (EXTENDED) PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 8, 2006
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      HOSTED BY the:
      Department of Electronics, University of Kent

      SPONSORED BY the:
      IEE, ENNS, EUSFLAT, IAPR (TC1)

      www.rasc2006.org or www.rasc2006.org.uk
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      INTRODUCTION
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      The 6th International Conference on Recent Advances in Soft
      Computing, RASC2006, will be hosted by the Department of Electronics
      at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, on 10, 11 and 12 July
      2006.

      RASC 2006 is intended to provide a forum for researchers and
      engineers to report key advancements and exchange state-of-the-art
      knowledge and experience in the field of "Soft Computing". The
      conference will cover the theory and application of soft computing
      techniques namely; Fuzzy Logic and Systems, Neural Networks, Hybrid
      Systems, Genetic Algorithms, Evolutionary Computing, Smart Adaptive
      Systems, and Intelligent Systems.

      The organising committee of the conference encourages young
      researchers and research students to participate in this non-
      commercial event by offering discounted registration fees.

      RASC 2006 - SPECIAL THEME: Computational Intelligence in Multiple
      Classifier Systems
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      This year RASC will have also a special theme which will focus on the
      use of intelligent techniques for multi-source information processing
      and fusion, such as the recently introduced multiple classifier
      systems, with particular focus on applications of such system which
      can exemplify the need for diverse intelligent algorithms to address
      particular complex domains. Examples of such domains can be found
      within the field of visual information processing and related
      engineering applications, such as the biometrics-based systems
      identification / authentication security systems.

      By its nature soft computing encompasses a wide diversity of
      techniques and applications and it is hoped that this diversity will
      be exhibited in the papers accepted. Topics of interest include, but
      are not limited to:
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      o Fuzzy Logic and Systems
      o Multiple Classifier Systems
      o Ensembles of Classifiers
      o Neural Network Ensembles
      o Neural Networks
      o Biologically Inspired Algorithms
      o Artificial Immune Systems
      o Swarm Intelligence
      o Hybrid Systems
      o Genetic Algorithms
      o Evolutionary Computing
      o Smart Engineering
      o Smart Adaptive Systems
      o Intelligent Control Systems
      o Neuro-Fuzzy Systems
      o Fuzzy Decision Making
      o Genetic Programming
      o Fuzzy Modelling
      o Optimization
      o Learning Algorithms and Training
      o Rough Sets and Data Mining

      Application areas may include, but are not limited to:

      o Intelligent Biometrics
      o Multimodal Biometrics
      o Intelligent techniques in Image Processing
      o Artificial Intelligence in Computer Vision
      o Signal Processing
      o Robots and Agents
      o Databases
      o Medicine
      o Information Systems
      o Networking
      o Engineering Design and Manufacturing
      o Financial Services
      o Data Analysis
      o Multimedia Systems
      o E-commerce and E-learning
      o Process Monitoring and Diagnosis

      IMPORTANT DATES
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      o Paper Submission (EXTENDED) : March 8, 2006

      o Notification of Acceptance: March 30, 2006

      o Final Manuscript Due: April 30, 2006

      o Special Session Proposal: March 30, 2006

      o Early Registration Deadline: May 15, 2006

      o Conference: July 10 - 12, 2006

      SPECIAL SESSIONS
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      Proposal for special sessions or workshops are welcome. Prospective
      organisers are requested to send a session proposal to the Chair of
      the conference as soon as possible and not later than March 30, 2006.
      A session should consist of 4-5 papers. The registration fee of the
      session organizer will be waived, if at least 4 authors of invited
      papers register to the conference.
      EXHIBITIONS
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      RASC2006 invites companies and research institutions interested in
      soft computing to take part in the exhibition to be held on July 10-
      12, 2006.
      Book companies publishing in these areas are particularly welcome.
      For further information, please contact the Conference Secretariat
      (info@...).

      REGISTRATION INFORMATION
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      The registration includes:

      o Access to the Conference sessions
      o One copy of the Abstracts Booklet
      o One copy of Conference Proceedings on CD-ROM
      o Coffee/Refreshments during breaks
      o Lunch for the three days of the conference
      o Welcome Reception on 9th July 2006
      o Conference Banquet

      Registration Fees:

      Standard Rate: £270.00
      Student Rate+ : £170.00

      + Proof of student status (e.g. student ID) should be provided at
      registration.

      STUDENT AWARD
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      The organising committee will award a cash prize of £100 for the best
      and £75 for the second and third best student paper presented in the
      conference.

      CONFERENCE VENUE
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      The Conference will be hosted by the Department of Electronics at the
      University of Kent. The City of Canterbury with its magnificent and
      renowned Cathedral is located approximately 56 miles south east of
      London and can be easily accessed by Road, Rail and Air. It has also
      excellent connection to Paris and Brussels via the Eurostar Ashford
      International Rail Station. Details about how to reach Canterbury
      will be provided at the Conference WebSite.

      CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      RASC 2006 Secretariat
      Department of Electronics
      University of Kent
      Canterbury, Kent
      CT2 7NT

      Tel. : (+44) 01227 824412
      Fax. : (+44) 01227 456084
      E-mail : info@..., or info@...

      FURTHER INFORMATION
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      To register and submit a paper to RASC 2006, please visit the
      registration page at the conference web site
      (http://www.rasc2006.org.uk/conftool)
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      Download a copy of the Call For Papers in PDF format from:
      http://www.rasc2006.org/cfp_rasc2006.pdf
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      For the Organising Committee

      Dr. Konstantinos Sirlantzis
      Conference Chair

      Department of Electronics
      University of Kent
      Canterbury, Kent
      CT2 7NT, UK
      Tel: +44 (1227) 824412 - Fax: +44 (1227) 456084 - Email:
      k.sirlantzis@...
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