Special Issue on Selected Papers in SCIS & ISIS 2004 – No.1
Professor in Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8573, Japan
The Joint Conference of the 2nd International Conference on Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems and the 5th International Symposium on Advanced Intelligent Systems (SCIS & ISIS 2004) was held at Keio University in Yokohama, Japan, on September 21-24, 2004. Over 300 papers in various fields, for example, mathematics, urban and transport planning, entertainment, intelligent control, learning, image processing, clustering, neural networks application, evolutionary computation, system modeling, fuzzy measures, and robotics were submitted to the conference. The Program Committee required reviewers in SCIS & ISIS 2004 to select excellent papers considering publication in a special issue of the Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Informatics (JACIII). Some 45 papers were selected and some of them accepted by other reviewers will be published in a two-part special issue of SCIS & ISIS 2004. In this, the first part, 13 papers have been classified into six groups — papers 1-3 under intelligent control, paper 4 under robotics, papers 5 and 6 under neural network applications, papers 7-9 under evolutionary computation applications, paper 10 under human behavior analysis, and papers 11-13 under image processing. Remaining papers currently under review will be published in the next volume. We thank the reviewers for their time and effort in making these special issues possible so quickly, and thank the JACIII editorial board, especially Profs. Hirota and Fukuda, the Editors-in-Chief and Managing Editor Kenta Uchino for their invaluable aid and advice in putting these special issues together. This issue is dedicated to the late Prof. Toshiro Terano, who passed away on February 15, 2005. He will be greatly missed.