Selected Papers from SCIS & ISIS 2006 – No.3
Department of Intelligent Interaction Technologies,
University of Tsukuba, Japan
This third special issue on papers from SCIS&ISIS 2006 draws its contents from a highly successful conference attracting 526 participants from 31 countries and 464 original papers, including 297 in 60 organized sessions. The invaluable contributions by the session organizers made this conference attractive and worthwhile in soft computing and advanced intelligent systems research. Having chaired the conference’s organized session committee, I wish to express my gratitude for their assistance. Some 42 selected papers have already been published in Volumes 1 and 2 of this special issue (Vol.11, Nos.6 and 7). The present volume introduces 22 papers from organized sessions in extended form after preliminary selection and review by session organizers, chairs, and international SCIS&ISIS 2006 program committees. These papers cover fields related to intelligent systems, ranging from theoretical to practical issues such as self-organizing maps, neural networks, fuzzy clustering, fuzzy control, intelligent robots, secure smart spaces, data mining, and intelligent communication systems. The guest editors believe that readers will be inspired by these highly interesting papers, which contain clues to exploring new and seminal ideas for that next step in research. I thank all of the authors and reviewers for the time and effort they put into this special issue. I am grateful to Prof. Toshio Fukuda of Nagoya University and to Prof. Kaoru Hirota of the Tokyo Institute of Technology for the opportunity to take part in this work.