Special Issue on Selected Papers in SCIS & ISIS 2004 – No.2
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) held at Keio University in Yokohama, Japan, on September 21-24, 2004, attracted over 300 papers in fields such as mathematics, urban and transport planning, entertainment, intelligent control, learning, image processing, clustering, neural networks applications, evolutionary computation, system modeling, fuzzy measures, and robotics. The Program Committee requested reviewers in SCIS & ISIS 2004 to select papers for a special issue of the Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence & Intelligent Informatics (JACIII), with 27 papers accepted for publication in a two-part SCIS & ISIS 2004 special – Vol.9, No.2, containing 13 and the second part containing 14. Paper 1 details tap-changer control using neural networks. Papers 2-5 deal with image processing and recognition – Paper 2 proposing a model of saliency-driven scene learning and recognition and applying its model to robotics, paper 3 discussing breast cancer recognition using evolutionary algorithms, paper 4 covering a revised GMDH-typed neural network model applied to medical image recognition, paper 5 presenting how to compensate for missing information in the acquisition of visual information applied to autonomous soccer robot control. Paper 6 details gene expressions networks for 4 fruit fly development stages. Paper 7 proposes an α-constrained particle swarm optimized for solving constrained optimization problem. Paper 8 develops a fuzzy-neuro multilayer perceptron using genetic algorithms for recognizing odor mixtures. Paper 9 discusses how to integrate symbols into neural networks for the fusion of computational and symbolic processing and its effectiveness demonstrated through simulations. Paper 10 proposes an electric dictionary using a set of nodes and links whose usefulness is verified in experiments. Paper 11 presents a multi-agent algorithm for a class scheduling problem, showing its feasibility through computer simulation. Paper 12 proposes inductive temporal formula specification in system verification, reducing memory and time in the task of system verification. Paper 13 applies an agent-based approach to modeling transport using inductive learning by travelers and an evolutionary approach. The last paper analyzes architectural floor plans using a proposed index classifying floor plans from the user’s point of view. We thank reviewers for their time and effort in making these special issues available so quickly, and thank the JACIII editorial board, especially Editor-in-Chief Profs. Hirota and Fukuda and Managing Editor Kenta Uchino, for their invaluable aid and advice in putting these special issues together.