Second International Conference on Hybrid Intelligent Systems


December 01-04, Santiago, Chile



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HIS'02 is the second International conference that brings together researchers, developers, practitioners, and users of soft computing, computational intelligence, agents, logic programming, and several other intelligent computing techniques. The aim of HIS'02 is to serve as a forum to present current and future work as well as to exchange research ideas in this field.


HIS'02 invites authors to submit their original and unpublished work that demonstrate current research using soft computing/ computational intelligence and other intelligent computing techniques and their applications in science, technology, business and commercial.


HIS’02 is technically co-sponsored by The World Federation on Soft Computing, ENNS (European Neural Network Society), EUSFLAT (European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology), EVONET (European Network of Excellence in Evolutionary Computing), IEEE Region 9 and IOS Press..


HIS’02 will focus on the following themes

-         Hybrid soft computing

-         Soft computing for Pattern Recognition and Signal processing

-         Soft computing for Multimedia and Internet Modelling

-         Intelligent data mining


We invite you to submit a:

-         full paper of 8 to 10 pages (Letter or A4 paper) for oral presentation

-         proposal to organize a technical session and/or workshop (see the Call for Events Proposals for more information).


Submitted papers have to be original, containing new and original results. The proceedings of the Conference will be published by IOS Press, The Netherlands. A selected number of papers will also be considered for a special issue of the Elsevier Science Journal “Applied Soft Computing” and for a special issue of the IOS Press Journal “Intelligent Data Analysis”.


Please follow the author’s guidelines given by IOS Press for more information on submission. Author's guidelines can be downloaded from the following link


Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper. All full papers are to be submitted in PDF electronically to: Hard copies should be sent only if electronic submission is not possible. All papers will be peer reviewed by at least two independent referees of the international program committee of HIS'02.


Topics of Interest include but are not limited to:


Computational Intelligence and Applications

·        Artificial neural networks and learning techniques (supervised /unsupervised / reinforcement learning)

·        Artificial neural network optimization using global optimization techniques

·        Interactions between neural networks and fuzzy inference systems

·        Fuzzy clustering algorithms

·        Fuzzy system optimization using global optimization algorithms

·        Evolutionary computation (genetic algorithms, genetic programming, evolution strategies, grammatical evolution etc.)

·        Support vector machines, rough sets, Bayesian networks, probabilistic reasoning, minimum message length, etc.

·        Hybrid computing using neural networks - fuzzy systems - evolutionary algorithms

·        Hybrid optimization techniques (evolutionary algorithms, simulated annealing, tabu search, GRASP etc.)

·        Hybrid of soft computing and statistical learning techniques

·        Intelligent agents (architectures, environments, adaptation/ learning and knowledge management)

·        Models using inductive logic programming, logic synthesis, grammatical inference, case-based reasoning etc.

·        Natural computation techniques

·        Autonomic computing

·        Applications using the above systems

·        Special topics


Soft Computing for Pattern Recognition and Signal Processing

·        Features and Classification

·        Texture Analysis

·        Document Analysis

·        Stereoscopic Vision

·        Surface Geometry

·        Shape Processing

·        Fuzzy Image Processing

·        Grouping and Segmentation

·        Object Recognition

·        Medical Image Processing

·        Image and Video Retrieval

·        Biometric Systems

·        Image Representation

·        Image Compression

·        Video Processing

·        Digital Watermarking

·        Image Synthesis

·        Industrial Applications

·        Visual Surveillance


Soft Computing and the Internet

·          e-learning, e-commerce, e-business

·          Web Intelligence

·          Search Engines

·          Information retrieval (web mining)

·          Database Querying

·          Ontology

·          XML mining

·          Intelligent networking between Web Sites

·          Content Management

·          Information Aggregation and Fusion

·          Interaction with Intelligent Agents

·          Intelligent Agents and Interfaces for personalization and adaptivity

·          Intelligent tutoring systems on the WWW

·          WWW Recommender Systems

·          Adaptive Hypermedia Systems

·          Agents for Digital cities, virtual communities and agent societies


Intelligent Data Mining

·        Integrating E-Commerce and Data Mining

·        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



Important Dates


Deadline for Events Proposals                                            June 30, 2002


Deadline for Paper Submission (full paper)                          August 12, 2002


Notification of Acceptance                                                  September 02, 2002


Deadline for Camera Ready Papers and authors' registration       September 13, 2002


HIS’02 Conference in Chile                                                 December 01-04, 2002