Selected Papers from the 2nd International Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Industrial Applications (ISCIIA 2006)
Shibin Zhao*, Fangyan Dong**, and Shinichi Yoshida***
*Professor at Guangdong Polytechnic Normal University, Guangzhou, China
**Assistant Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama, Japan
***Assistant Professor at Kochi University of Technology, Kochi, Japan
Real-world applications include the complex behavior of natural phenomena and the human mind-issue not easily dealt with using conventional engineering. This calls for the use of softcomputing and computational intelligence. The International Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Industrial Applications (ISCIIA), targets the development of computational intelligence technology and increasing activity in applications to real-world systems in industry. The first ISCIIA conference, held in December 2004 at Hainan University, China, covered image processing, networks, signal processing, optimization, data mining, rough sets, and e-Learning. The second ISCIIA conference, held in Guangzhou, China, in November 2006 centered on 55 papers published in the ISCIIA 2006 proceedings. This special JACIII issue features seven papers from these proceedings dealing with intelligent image processing, brain science, human-computer interaction, data mining, and industrial applications. All are interesting, and the paper by Jing et al. was chosen as the best paper of the conference. This conference was chaired by Professor Lefu Wang, president of Guangdong Polytechnic Normal University, and Professor Shibin Zhao. The local organizing committee consisted of Professor Fengmei Zhang, Professor Shibin Zhao, Professor Jin Zhang, and Professor Jianxiong Zhang, all of whom worked to make this conference a success. Founding chairs, Professor Kaoru Hirota, Professor Shibin Zhao, and Dr. Raymond Tay also contributed much to the conference’s interesting discussions and presentations, for which we are most grateful. The conference was sponsored by the International Fuzzy Systems Association (IFSA), the Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Intelligent Informatics (SOFT), Guangdong Polytechnic Normal University (GPNU), the Singapore Industrial Automation Association (SIAA), and the Center of Excellence 21-Agent Based Social Science Systems (COE21-ABSSS). The third ISCIIA will be held in 2008 in Dali, China, and we look forward to the advances in computational intelligence technology and its novel applications that this event will present.