Selected Papers from SCIS & ISIS 2006 – No.1
Department of System Design,
Tokyo Metropolitan University,
SCIS & ISIS is a biennial international joint conference in the field of soft computing and intelligent systems, including branches of researches from fuzzy systems, neural networks, evolutionary computation, multi-agent systems, artificial intelligence or robotics. SCIS & ISIS 2006 falls on the 3rd International Conference on Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems (SCIS) and the 7th International Symposium on Advanced Intelligent Systems (ISIS) held at Tokyo Institute of Technology, in Tokyo, Japan, on September 20-24, 2006. In this conference, 464 original papers were accepted for presentation and the number of attendees was 526. After preliminary selection and review made by the session chairs and the International Program Committees of SCIS & ISIS 2006, we have selected more than 50 papers to be published in extended form in the Special Issue of the Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Informatics. The accepted papers are published as the special issues in Vol.11, No.6, 7, and 8 in 2007. This current issue presents 23 papers and covers most of the topics of the conference including fuzzy theories, self-organizing maps, and the optimization of neural networks. The learning and search methods in computational intelligence and real-world applications to image processing, robotics and manufacturing systems are highlighted in this current issue. I would like to thank all the authors and reviewers for their contribution to make this special issue possible. I am also grateful to Prof. Toshio Fukuda, Nagoya University and Prof. Kaoru Hirota, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Editors-in-chief, for inviting me to serve as Guest Editor of this Journal.