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Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Informatics

ISSN : 1343-0130(Print) / 1883-8014(Online)
DOI : 10.20965/jaciii.issn.1883-8014
Honorary Editor : Lotfi A. Zadeh (University of California)
Editors-in-Chief : Toshio Fukuda (Nagoya University),
Kaoru Hirota (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

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Vol.19 (2015)

No.6

(Nov)

Regular papers

Regular Papers

: pp. 717-726
Fuzzy Co-Clustering Induced by Multinomial Mixture Models
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Katsuhiro Honda, Shunnya Oshio, and Akira Notsu
: pp. 727-737
Cognitive Training System for Dementia Prevention Using Memory Game Based on the Concept of Human-Agent Interaction
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Daisuke Kitakoshi, Ryo Hanada, Keitarou Iwata, and Masato Suzuki
: pp. 738-746
A Maximizing Model of Spherical Bezdek-Type Fuzzy Multi-Medoids Clustering
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Yuchi Kanzawa
: pp. 747-758
Improving Rough Set Rule-Based Classification by Supplementary Rules
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Masahiro Inuiguchi and Keisuke Washimi
: pp. 759-765
On a Family of New Sequential Hard Clustering
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Yukihiro Hamasuna and Yasunori Endo
: pp. 766-777
An Evolutionary Method for Associative Contrast Rule Mining from Incomplete Database
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Kaoru Shimada and Takashi Hanioka
: pp. 778-784
A Comparison of Ligament Tensions Between Intra- and Extra-Articular Measurement in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
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Shogo Kawaguchi, Kouki Nagamune, Yuichiro Nishizawa, Shinya Oka, Daisuke Araki, Yuichi Hoshino, Takehiko Matsushita, Ryosuke Kuroda, and Masahiro Kurosaka
: pp. 785-795
Design and Evaluation of Consumer-Oriented Reviewing Platform with Receipt Log
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Seiki Tokunaga, Akihiro Okushi, Sachio Saiki, Shinsuke Matsumoto, and Masahide Nakamura
: pp. 796-803
Controller Designs for a Class of Polynomial Fuzzy Models
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Hugang Han and Yuta Higaki
: pp. 804-809
Distributed Mining of Closed Patterns from Multi-Relational Data
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Yohei Kamiya and Hirohisa Seki
: pp. 810-817
Partially Exclusive Item Partition in MMMs-Induced Fuzzy Co-Clustering and its Effects in Collaborative Filtering
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Katsuhiro Honda, Takaya Nakano, Chi-Hyon Oh, Seiki Ubukata, and Akira Notsu
: pp. 818-824
On the Optimal Hyperparameter Behavior in Bayesian Clustering
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Keisuke Yamazaki
: pp. 825-832
Q-Learning in Continuous State-Action Space with Noisy and Redundant Inputs by Using a Selective Desensitization Neural Network
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Takaaki Kobayashi, Takeshi Shibuya, and Masahiko Morita
: pp. 833-842
Robust Estimation of Camera Homography by Fuzzy RANSAC Algorithm with Reinforcement Learning
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Toshihiko Watanabe, Takeshi Kamai, and Tomoki Ishimaru
: pp. 843-851
Protein Entity Name Recognition Using Orthographic, Morphological and Proteinhood Features
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Sagara Sumathipala,Koichi Yamada, Muneyuki Unehara, and Izumi Suzuki
: pp. 852-860
Bezdek-Type Fuzzified Co-Clustering Algorithm
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Yuchi Kanzawa
: pp. 861-866
An Algebraic Aspect of Correspondences Between Implicational Fragment Logics and Fuzzy Logics
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Mayuka F. Kawaguchi and Michiro Kondo
: pp. 867-879
Three Layers Framework Concept for Adjustable Artificial Intelligence
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Benoît Vallade, Alexandre David, and Tomoharu Nakashima
: pp. 880-891
Marginal Model Synthesization Algorithm for Data Envelopment Analysis and its Application
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Koki Kyo and Hideo Noda
: pp. 892-899
Priority Rule-Based Construction Procedure Combined with Genetic Algorithm for Flexible Job-Shop Scheduling Problem
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Soichiro Yokoyama, Hiroyuki Iizuka, and Masahito Yamamoto
: pp. 900-906
On Hierarchical Linguistic-Based Clustering
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Naohiko Kinoshita, Yasunori Endo, and Akira Sugawara

No.5

(Sep)

Regular papers

Regular Papers

: pp. 575-580
Minimax Portfolio Optimization Under Interval Uncertainty
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Meng Yuan, Xu Lin, Junzo Watada, and Vladik Kreinovich
: pp. 581-584
How Design Quality Improves with Increasing Computational Abilities: General Formulas and Case Study of Aircraft Fuel Efficiency
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Joe Lorkowski, Olga Kosheleva, Vladik Kreinovich, and Sergei Soloviev
: pp. 585-592
Optimal Outpatient Appointment System with Uncertain Parameters Using Adaptive-Penalty Genetic Algorithm
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Napat Harnpornchai, Kittawit Autchariyapanitkul, Jirakom Sirisrisakulchai, and Songsak Sriboonchitta
: pp. 593-600
Difference Between Chinese and US Stock Markets: Determinants, Mechanisms, and Impact
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Bing Xu, Qiuqin He, Jun Qian, and Jiangping Dong
: pp. 601-610
Risk Evaluation of Strategic Emerging Industries’ Technical Standards Alliances: The Ecosystem Perspective
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Jing Hu and Yueyi Zhang
: pp. 611-618
Using Brainwaves and Eye Tracking to Determine Attention Levels for Auto-Lighting Systems
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Junzo Watada, Yung-Chin Hsiao, and Hanayuki Kitagawa
: pp. 619-623
Portfolio Optimization of Financial Returns Using Fuzzy Approach with NSGA-II Algorithm
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Jirakom Sirisrisakulchai, Kittawit Autchariyapanitkul, Napat Harnpornchai, and Songsak Sriboonchitta
: pp. 624-631
Fuzzy c-Means with Quadratic Penalty-Vector Regularization Using Kullback-Leibler Information for Uncertain Data
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Naohiko Kinoshita, Yasunori Endo, and Yukihiro Hamasuna
: pp. 632-638
On Objective-Based Rough Clustering with Fuzzy-Set Representation
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Naohiko Kinoshita, Yasunori Endo, and Ken Onishi
: pp. 639-644
On Estimation of Tangential Force in Railways Brake Systems by Fuzzy Inference
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Toru Sano, Yasunori Endo, Shin-ichi Nakazawa, and Daisuke Hijikata
: pp. 645-654
The Improvement of Optimality Test over Possible Reaction Set in Bilevel Linear Optimization with Ambiguous Objective Function of the Follower
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Puchit Sariddichainunta and Masahiro Inuiguchi
: pp. 655-661
On Sequential Cluster Extraction Based on L1-Regularized Possibilistic c-Means
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Yukihiro Hamasuna and Yasunori Endo
: pp. 662-669
A Maximizing Model of Bezdek-Like Spherical Fuzzy c-Means
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Yuchi Kanzawa
: pp. 670-675
Multi-Dimension Uncertain Linear Quadratic Optimal Control with Cross Term
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Yuefen Chen and Bo Li
: pp. 676-680
Security Risk Assessment: Towards a Justification for the Security Risk Factor Table Model
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Beverly Rivera, Francisco Zapata, and Vladik Kreinovich
: pp. 681-687
Analysis of Pareto Solutions Based on Non-Correspondence in Spread Between Objective Space and Design Variable Space
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Toru Yoshida and Tomohiro Yoshikawa
: pp. 688-696
Visualizing State of Time-Series Data by Supervised Gaussian Process Dynamical Models
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Nobuhiko Yamaguchi
: pp. 697-707
Finding All Solutions of Systems of Nonlinear Equations Using Spiral Dynamics Inspired Optimization with Clustering
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Kuntjoro Adji Sidarto and Adhe Kania

No.4

(Jul)

Regular papers

Regular Papers

: pp. 491-499
A Heuristic Algorithm Based on Leadership Strategy: Leader of Dolphin Herd Algorithm (LDHA)
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Jianqiang Zhao, Kao Ge, and Kangyao Xu
: pp. 500-507
Understanding the Influence of Interest Rate Liberalization on Economic Structure and Monetary Policy
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Xiaowen Hu, Bing Xu, and Shangfeng Zhang
: pp. 508-513
Solving the Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Model with Stochastic Volatility: An Application in China
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Shangfeng Zhang, Yuying Wang, and Bing Xu
: pp. 514-522
Complex Multi-Issue Negotiation Using Utility Hyper-Graphs
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Rafik Hadfi and Takayuki Ito
: pp. 523-531
Unsupervised Part-Based Scene Modeling for Map Matching
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Kanji Tanaka and Shogo Hanada
: pp. 532-543
Motion Segmentation and Recognition for Imitation Learning and Influence of Bias for Learning Walking Motion of Humanoid Robot Based on Human Demonstrated Motion
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Yasutake Takahashi, Hiroki Hatano, Yosuke Maida, Kazuyuki Usui, and Yoichiro Maeda
: pp. 544-554
Mathematical Morphology Based Image Segmentation and Character String Extraction Using Fuzzy Inference
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Jianjun Chen and Noboru Takagi
: pp. 555-566
A Class Association Rule Based Classifier Using Probability Density Functions for Intrusion Detection Systems
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Shingo Mabu, Wenjing Li, and Kotaro Hirasawa

No.3

(May)

Regular papers

Regular Papers

: pp. 335-342
The Determinants of the Textile Index: Linear or Nonlinear
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Bing Xu, Jinghui He, and Yanyun Yao
: pp. 343-348
The Research of the Distributed Resource-Aware K-means Clustering Algorithm
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Xiaoni Wang
: pp. 349-358
Fuzzy Control for a Kite-Based Tethered Flying Robot
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Yasutake Takahashi, Tohru Ishii, Chiaki Todoroki, Yoichiro Maeda, and Takayuki Nakamura
: pp. 359-364
Hybrid Genetic Algorithm Based on Chaotic Migration Strategy for Solving Flow Shop Scheduling Problem with Fuzzy Delivery Time
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Wen-Zhan Dai and Kai Xia
: pp. 365-371
Approach to Hybrid Flow-Shop Scheduling Problem Based on Self-Guided Genetic Algorithm
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Wen-Zhan Dai and Kai Xia
: pp. 372-380
Fully Automated Determination of Femoral Coordinate System in CT Image Based on Epicondyles
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Yosuke Uozumi, Kouki Nagamune, Naoki Nakano, Kanto Nagai, Daisuke Araki, Yuichi Hoshino, Takehiko Matsushita, Ryosuke Kuroda, and Masahiro Kurosaka
: pp. 381-388
A MultiBoosting Based Transfer Learning Algorithm
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Xiaobo Liu, Guangjun Wang, Zhihua Cai, and Harry Zhang
: pp. 389-396
Asymmetric Quantitative Model of Coexceedances and its Applications to the Study of Contagion Mechanism of the Financial Crisis
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Xiaorong Yang, Jie Chen, and Chun He
: pp. 397-406
Financial Conditions Index Construction Through Weighted Lp-Norm Support Vector Regression
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Ya-Fen Ye, Yue-Xiang Jiang, Yuan-Hai Shao, and Chun-Na Li
: pp. 407-416
Wavelet Lp-Norm Support Vector Regression with Feature Selection
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Ya-Fen Ye, Yuan-Hai Shao, and Chun-Na Li
: pp. 417-422
A Stock Trading Strategy Based on Time-Varying Quantile Theory
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Tiantian Liu, Ning Qiu, and Wentao Gu
: pp. 423-429
A Simulation Research on Inventory Cost of Custom Product Under E-commerce Circumstances
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Shuangjiao Fan and Xuping Wang
: pp. 430-438
Nonparametric Optimization of Preference in Technical Efficiency in China
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Juying Zeng
: pp. 439-446
Polynomial Controller Design Using Disturbance Observer
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Hugang Han and Hak-Keung Lam
: pp. 447-455
A Hybrid Particle Swarm Optimization and Neural Network with Fuzzy Membership Function Technique for Epileptic Seizure Classification
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Khaled A. Abuhasel, Abdullah M. Iliyasu, and Chastine Fatichah
: pp. 456-464
Coordination of Monetary and Exchange Rate Policy in China: Market Interest Rate Approach
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Bing Xu, Qiuqin He, and Xiaowen Hu
: pp. 465-473
Asset Structure and Solvency of Insurance Companies in China with Path Identification Model
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Bing Xu, Lingling Pan, and Jingwen Yang
: pp. 474-478
Multiple Description Based on Fractal
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Jie Yang
: pp. 479-484
Quantitative Analysis Method of EXRBAC Model with N-Dimensional Security Entropy
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Likun Cai, Yaping Dai, Qian He, Linhui Zhao, and Xiangyang Liu

No.2

(Mar)

Regular papers

Regular Papers

: pp. 173-184
Multi-Robot Behavior Adaptation to Humans’ Intention in Human-Robot Interaction Using Information-Driven Fuzzy Friend-Q Learning
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Lue-Feng Chen, Zhen-Tao Liu, Min Wu, Fangyan Dong, and Kaoru Hirota
: pp. 185-190
A Switched Extend Kalman-Filter for Visual Servoing Applied in Nonholonomic Robot with the FOV Constraint
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Yuan Fang, Zhang Xiaoyong, Huang Zhiwu, Wentao Yu, and Yabo Wang
: pp. 191-196
Distributed Cooperation Based Priority Coverage Control Strategy for Mobile Sensors
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Zhi Zheng and Zhihong Peng
: pp. 197-204
Joint Spectrum Sensing and Data Transmission Optimization for Energy Efficiency in Cognitive Radio Sensor Networks: A Dynamic Cooperative Method
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Yi Li, Jun Peng, Fu Jiang, Kaiyang Liu, and Xiaoyong Zhang
: pp. 205-211
App Controllable Intelligent Desk Lamp System
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Yu Ping Liao, Ruei Chang Lu, Pang Tzu Liu, Jing Xiang Cao, and Ko Chi Wei
: pp. 212-216
Basic Study on the Classification of Time Series Data Using a Frequency Integrated Spherical Hidden Markov Self Organizing Map
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Gen Niina, Hiroshi Dozono, and Kazuhiro Muramatsu
: pp. 217-224
Fuzzy Association Rule Mining Based Myocardial Ischemia Diagnosis on ECG Signal
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Tianyu Li, Fangyan Dong, and Kaoru Hirota
: pp. 225-231
Neural Network Structure Analysis Based on Hierarchical Force-Directed Graph Drawing for Multi-Task Learning
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Atsushi Shibata, Fangyan Dong, and Kaoru Hirota
: pp. 232-238
A Hierarchical Experimental Simulation Platform of Coking Production
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Hui Yan, Qi Lei, and Min Wu
: pp. 239-246
Robust H Damping Control of Multi-FACTS Devices for Stability Enhancement of Power Systems with Signal’s Time Delay
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Fang Liu, Min Wu, Danyun Li, Yong He, and Ryuichi Yokoyama
: pp. 247-254
Design and Implementation of Intelligent Event-Driven Human-Computer Interface on Vehicles
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Jia Zhang, Sheng-Li Xu, and Fang Deng
: pp. 255-263
Location Detection of Informative Bright Region in Tunnel Scenes Using Lighting and Traffic Lane Cues
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Jiajun Lu, Fangyan Dong, and Kaoru Hirota
: pp. 264-268
Measuring the Polarization Degree Based on Optimal Window Median Filtering Algorithm
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Yange Lv, Liyan Pang, and Guohun Zhu
: pp. 269-276
Modeling of High Temperature Gas Flow 3D Distribution in BF Throat Based on the Computational Fluid Dynamics
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Jian Qi An, Kai Peng, Wei Hua Cao, and Min Wu
: pp. 277-283
Ground Target Tracking and Collision Avoidance for UAV Based Guidance Vector Field
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Zhihong Peng and Zhimin Chen
: pp. 284-292
Fuzzy Set Representation of Kansei Texture and its Visualization for Online Shopping
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Hidenori Sakaniwa, Fangyan Dong, and Kaoru Hirota
: pp. 293-300
Motion Control of a Wheeled Inverted Pendulum Using Equivalent-Input-Disturbance Approach
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Qi Shi, Zhejun Fang, Jinhua She, Junya Imani, and Yasuhiro Ohyama
: pp. 301-306
Cooperative Salvo Attack Using Guidance Law of Multiple Missiles
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Jie Zeng, Lihua Dou, and Bin Xin
: pp. 307-311
Active Learning Based on Manual Skills for Students in Mechatronics Course
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Liang Xiao, Jie Zhang, Jinhua She, and Shumei Chen
: pp. 312-318
PSO Based Deterministic ESN Models for Stock Price Forecasting
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Jingpei Dan, Wenbo Guo, Weiren Shi, Bin Fang, and Tingping Zhang
: pp. 319-329
Still Corresponding Points Extraction Using a Moving Monocular Camera with a Motion Sensor
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Toshihiro Akamatsu, Fangyan Dong, and Kaoru Hirota

No.1

(Jan)

Selected Papers from SCIS&ISIS2012

Regular Papers

: pp. 5-10
Run-Length Encoding Graphic Rules Applied to DNA-Coded Images and Animation Editable by Polymerase Chain Reactions
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Yuki Hara and Tomonori Kawano
: pp. 11-22
A Robust Visual-Feature-Extraction Method for Simultaneous Localization and Mapping in Public Outdoor Environment
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Gangchen Hua and Osamu Hasegawa
: pp. 23-28
On Cluster Extraction from Relational Data Using L1-Regularized Possibilistic Assignment Prototype Algorithm
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Yukihiro Hamasuna and Yasunori Endo
: pp. 29-35
On Objective-Based Rough Hard and Fuzzy c-Means Clustering
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Naohiko Kinoshita and Yasunori Endo
: pp. 36-42
On Objective-Based Rough c-Regression
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Akira Sugawara, Yasunori Endo, and Naohiko Kinoshita
: pp. 43-50
Fuzzy Multisets in Granular Hierarchical Structures Generated from Free Monoids
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Tetsuya Murai, Sadaaki Miyamoto, Masahiro Inuiguchi, Yasuo Kudo, and Seiki Akama
: pp. 51-57
Semi-Supervised Sequential Kernel Regression Models with Penalty Functions
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Hengjin Tang, Sadaaki Miyamoto, and Yasunori Endo
: pp. 58-66
Comparison of Knowledge Acquisition Methods for Dynamic Scheduling of Wafer Test Processes with Unpredictable Testing Errors
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Tsubasa Matsuo, Masahiro Inuiguchi, and Kenichiro Masunaga
: pp. 67-73
Sequential Cluster Extraction Using Power-Regularized Possibilistic c-Means
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Yuchi Kanzawa
: pp. 74-90
Inference with Fuzzy Rule Interpolation at an Infinite Number of Activating Points
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Kiyohiko Uehara and Kaoru Hirota
: pp. 91-99
Deep Level Emotion Understanding Using Customized Knowledge for Human-Robot Communication
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Jesus Adrian Garcia Sanchez, Kazuhiro Ohnishi, Atsushi Shibata, Fangyan Dong, and Kaoru Hirota
: pp. 100-108
A Study of Application Cosine Similarity and HOSVD for Questionnaire Data
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YosukeWatanabe, Tomohiro Yoshikawa, and Takeshi Furuhashi
: pp. 109-117
An Approach to Obtain Proper Time for Interruption with Self Initiated Intermission
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Shreejana Prajapati, Koichi Yamada, and Muneyuki Unehara
: pp. 118-126
Classification of Evoked Emotions Using an Artificial Neural Network Based on Single, Short-Term Physiological Signals
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Shanbin Zhang, Guangyuan Liu, and Xiangwei Lai
: pp. 127-133
Speed-Sensorless Vector Control Based on ANN MRAS for Induction Motor Drives
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Kai Xu and Shanchao Liu
: pp. 134-142
Bloch Sphere-Based Representation for Quantum Emotion Space
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Fei Yan, Abdullah M. Iliyasu, Zhen-Tao Liu, Ahmed S. Salama, Fangyan Dong, and Kaoru Hirota

Selected Papers from SCIS&ISIS2012

: pp. 143-151
Evaluation of Hand-Eye Coordination Based on Brain Activity
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Satoshi Miura, Yo Kobayashi, Kazuya Kawamura, Masatoshi Seki, Yasutaka Nakashima, Takehiko Noguchi, Yuki Yokoo, and Masakatsu G. Fujie
: pp. 152-157
Supporting System for Quiz in Large Class – Automatic Keyword Extraction and Browsing Interface –
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Haruhiko Takase, Hiroharu Kawanaka, and Shinji Tsuruoka
: pp. 158-164
Camera Modeling for 3D Sensing Using Fuzzy Modeling Concept Based on Stereo Vision
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Toshihiko Watanabe and Yuichi Saito

Vol.18 (2014)

No.6

(Nov)

Special Issue on Forum for Interdisciplinary Mathematics 2013
Selected Papers from SCIS&ISIS2012

Regular Papers

: pp. 875-887
A Study on Guiding an Attention Direction of a Driver by an Ambient Visual Mark
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Hiroshi Takahashi
: pp. 888-895
Implementation of High-Precision Magnetostrictive-Type Liquid Level Measurement System UsingWavelet Transform
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Woo-Jin Choi and John-Tark Lee
: pp. 896-907
Visualizing Fuzzy Relationship in Bibliographic Big Data Using Hybrid Approach Combining Fuzzy c-Means and Newman-Girvan Algorithm
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Maslina Zolkepli, Fangyan Dong, and Kaoru Hirota
: pp. 908-917
Discrete Sliding-Mode Control for a Class of T-S Fuzzy Models with Modeling Error
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Hugang Han and Hak-Keung Lam
: pp. 918-925
Rule Representation for Nursing-Care Process Evaluation Using Decision Tree Techniques
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Manabu Nii, Kazunobu Takahama, Shota Miyake, Atsuko Uchinuno, and Reiko Sakashita

Special Issue on Forum for Interdisciplinary Mathematics 2013

: pp. 927-928
Forum for Interdisciplinary Mathematics 2013
Hiroshi Sakai, Hiroaki Ishii, and Junzo Watada

This special issue focuses on recent research in interdisciplinary mathematics and mathematical sciences. For the last four decades, the Forum for Interdisciplinary Mathematics (FIM), a society for researchers in mathematical sciences, has focused on mathematics, combinatorics, statistics, operations research, computer science, fuzzy sets, rough sets, bioinformatics, etc.

The 22nd International Conference of FIM on Interdisciplinary Mathematics, Statistics and Computational Techniques (IMSCT 2013-FIM XXII) was held in Kitakyushu, Japan, on November 10-12, 2013. This conference was organized by the International Society of Management (ISME international), the Graduate School of Information, Production and Systems, Waseda University, in conjunction with FIM. IMSCT 2013-FIM XXII was attended by faculty members, researchers, specialists, and graduate students from around the world.

The 50 papers presented included keynote speeches by Professor Bhu Dev Sharma, Professor Milan Vlach, and Professor Tomonari Suzuki, together with five plenary talks. To promote FIMfs activities, guest editors had also planned to invite public participation in this special issue accepting nine papers, four selected papers from the conference and five papers closely related to this special issue. Each paper underwent strict peer reviews.

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: pp. 929-936
Crisp and Fuzzy Granular Hierarchical Structures Generated from a Free Monoid
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Tetsuya Murai, Sadaaki Miyamoto, Masahiro Inuiguchi, Yasuo Kudo, and Seiki Akama
: pp. 937-945
Variable Neighborhood Model for Agent Control Introducing Accessibility Relations Between Agents with Linear Temporal Logic
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Seiki Ubukata, Tetsuya Murai, Yasuo Kudo, and Seiki Akama
: pp. 946-952
Estimating Writing Neatness from Online Handwritten Data
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Motoki Miura and Takamichi Toda
: pp. 953-961
Application of Rough Set-Based Information Analysis to Questionnaire Data
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Naoto Yamaguchi, Mao Wu, Michinori Nakata, and Hiroshi Sakai
: pp. 962-970
Analysis of Consistent Equilibria in a Mixed Duopoly
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Vyacheslav V. Kalashnikov, Vladimir A. Bulavsky, Nataliya I. Kalashnykova, Junzo Watada, and Diego de Jesús Hernández-Rodríguez
: pp. 971-984
Mixed Oligopoly: Analysis of Consistent Equilibria
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Vyacheslav V. Kalashnikov, Vladimir A. Bulavsky, Nataliya I. Kalashnykova, Junzo Watada, and Diego de Jesús Hernández-Rodríguez
: pp. 985-991
Interest Rate Liberalization and Fiscal Policy in China: A New Keynesian DSGE Model
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Bing Xu, Qiuqin He, Xiaowen Hu, and Shangfeng Zhang
: pp. 992-998
Mutually Dependent Markov Decision Processes
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Toshiharu Fujita and Akifumi Kira
: pp. 999-1006
Monthly Maximum Accumulated Precipitation Forecasting Using Local Precipitation Data and Global Climate Modes
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Junaida Binti Sulaiman, Herdianti Darwis, and Hideo Hirose

Selected Papers from SCIS&ISIS2012

: pp. 1007-1012
On Bayesian Clustering with a Structured Gaussian Mixture
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Keisuke Yamazaki
: pp. 1013-1019
Clinical Nurses’ Awareness Structure of Delirium – An Analysis of Spontaneous Utterances in a Group Interview by DEMATEL Method –
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Takayuki Kawaura and Yasuyuki Sugatani
: pp. 1020-1025
Communication Support System Between Japanese Patients and Foreign Doctors Using Onomatopoeia to Express Pain Symptoms
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Maki Sakamoto, Yuya Ueda, Ryuichi Doizaki, and Yuichiro Shimizu
: pp. 1026-1033
Hierarchical Bayesian Model for Diffuse Optical Tomography of the Human Brain: Human Experimental Study
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Okito Yamashita, Takeaki Shimokawa, Takashi Kosaka, Takashi Amita, Yoshihiro Inoue, and Masa-aki Sato
: pp. 1034-1043
Effective Method for Wind and Solar Power Grid Systems Based on Recurrent Neural Networks
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Keisuke Kimura, Takayuki Kimura, Takefumi Hiraguri, and Kenya Jin’no
: pp. 1044-1052
User Kansei Clothing Image Retrieval System
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Takaki Urai and Masataka Tokumaru

No.5

(Sep)

Regular papers

Regular Papers

: pp. 701-713
Artificial Neural Networks for Earthquake Anomaly Detection
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Aditya Sriram, Shahryar Rahanamayan, and Farid Bourennani
: pp. 714-727
Preventing Large-Scale Emergencies in Modern Power Systems: AI Approach
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Michael Negnevitsky, Nikita V. Tomin, and Christian Rehtanz
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Advanced Concept Offshore Wind Turbine Development
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Abdollah A. Afjeh, Brett Andersen, Jin Woo Lee, Mahdi Norouzi, and Efstratios Nikolaidis
: pp. 736-744
3D Measurement of a Moving Object Using a Moving Camera Attached with a 6-Axis Sensor
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Toshihiro Akamatsu, Fangyan Dong, and Kaoru Hirota
: pp. 745-751
Swarming Algorithm for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Quadrotors – Swarm Behavior for Aggregation, Foraging, Formation, and Tracking –
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Argel A. Bandala, Elmer P. Dadios, Ryan Rhay P. Vicerra, and Laurence A. Gan Lim
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Optimizing Friction Stir Welding of Al 6061 Alloy Using Statistical Analysis
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Dae Min Kang, Kyoung Do Park, and Dai Yeal Lee
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Solar-Powered Field Server and Aerator Development for Lake Palakpakin
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Dominic B. Solpico, Nathaniel J. C. Libatique, Gregory L. Tangonan, Paul M. Cabacungan, Guillaume Girardot, Ramon M. Macaraig, Teresita R. Perez, and Andrea Teran
: pp. 764-768
Femtosecond Pulsed Laser Deposition of Graphite on Silicon and Copper Foil
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Mary Ann Calleja, Annaliza Amo, Jessa Jayne Miranda, Floyd Willis Patricio, and Wilson Garcia
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Swarm Robot System for Underwater Communication Network
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Ryan Rhay P. Vicerra, Elmer P. Dadios, Argel A. Bandala, and Laurence A. Gan Lim
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Synchronized Dual Camera Vision System for Locating and Identify Highly Dynamic Objects
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Noel S. Gunay, Elmer P. Dadios, Ryan Rhay P. Vicerra, Argel A. Bandala, and Laurence A. Gan Lim
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Bag-of-Bounding-Boxes: An Unsupervised Approach for Object-Level View Image Retrieval
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Kanji Tanaka, Masatoshi Ando, and Yousuke Inagaki
: pp. 792-797
Implementation of Wavelets and Artificial Neural Networks in Colonic Histopathological Classification
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Samantha Denise F. Hilado, Laurence A. Gan Lim, Raouf N. G. Naguib, Elmer P. Dadios, and Jose Maria C. Avila
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Selection of Logistic Web Services Based on Fuzzy Evaluation on Principal Component of Quality of Service
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Dongmin Li and Huanshui Zhang
: pp. 805-811
Neuro-Fuzzy Control Techniques for Optimal Water Quality Index in a Small Scale Tiger Prawn Aquaculture Setup
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Reggie C. Gustilo, Elmer P. Dadios, Edwin Calilung, and Laurence A. Gan Lim
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Weather Forecasting Using Artificial Neural Network and Bayesian Network
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Klent Gomez Abistado, Catherine N. Arellano, and Elmer A. Maravillas
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Label Propagation for Text Classification Using Latent Topics
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Akiko Eriguchi and Ichiro Kobayashi
: pp. 823-829
Estimation of Seaweed Twist Based on Diffusion Kernels in Physical Simulation
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Jun Ogawa, Masahito Yamamoto, and Masashi Furukawa
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A Three-Dimensional Evaluation of EndoButton Displacement Direction After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in CT Image Using Tunnel Axis
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Yosuke Uozumi, Kouki Nagamune, Naoki Nakano, Kanto Nagai, Yuichiro Nishizawa, Yuichi Hoshino, Takehiko Matsushita, Ryosuke Kuroda, and Masahiro Kurosaka
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Collision Avoidance in Multiple-Ship Situations by Distributed Local Search
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Dong-Gyun Kim, Katsutoshi Hirayama, and Gyei-Kark Park
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A Study on Computational Time Reduction of Road Obstacle Detection by Parallel Image Processor
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Yutaro Okamoto, Chinthaka Premachandra, and Kiyotaka Kato
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Quantitative Common Sense Estimation System and its Application for Membership Function Generation
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Yuta Hayakawa and Masafumi Hagiwara

No.4

(Jul)

Selected Papers from SCIS&ISIS2012

Regular Papers

: pp. 469-473
Importance of Computational Intelligent in Proteomics
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Kabir Mamun and Alok Sharma
: pp. 474-479
Protein Structural Class Prediction via k-Separated Bigrams Using Position Specific Scoring Matrix
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Harsh Saini, Gaurav Raicar, Alok Sharma, Sunil Lal, Abdollah Dehzangi, Rajeshkannan Ananthanarayanan, James Lyons, Neela Biswas, and Kuldip K. Paliwal
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Segmented Wavelet Decomposition for Capnogram Feature Extraction in Asthma Classification
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Janet Pomares Betancourt, Martin Leonard Tangel, Fei Yan, Marianella Otaño Diaz, Alejandro Ernesto Portela Otaño, Fangyan Dong, and Kaoru Hirota
: pp. 489-498
Foot Age Estimation System from Walking Dynamics Based on Fuzzy Logic
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Takahiro Takeda, Yoshitada Sakai, Syoji Kobashi, Kei Kuramoto, and Yutaka Hata
: pp. 499-510
Visual Attention Region Prediction Based on Eye Tracking Using Fuzzy Inference
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Mao Wang, Yoichiro Maeda, and Yasutake Takahashi
: pp. 511-517
Image Labeling by Integration of Local Co-Occurrence Histogram and Global Features
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Takuto Omiya and Kazuhiro Hotta
: pp. 518-528
An Efficient Super Resolution Based on Image Dimensionality Reduction Using Accumulative Intensity Gradient
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Muhammad Haris, Kazuhito Sawase, Muhammad Rahmat Widyanto, and Hajime Nobuhara
: pp. 529-537
An Ultrasound Technique of Bone Thickness Estimation for Pedicle Screw Insertion
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Muhamad Khairul Ali Hassan, Kouki Nagamune, Kenichiro Kakutani, Koichiro Maeno, Kotaro Nishida, and Masahiro Kurosaka
: pp. 538-548
Fuzzy Cognitive Maps and Bacterial Evolutionary Algorithm Approach to Integrated Waste Management Systems
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Adrienn Buruzs, Miklós Ferenc Hatwágner, and László Tamás Kóczy
: pp. 549-557
Robust Watermarking Using n-Diagonalization Based on Householder Transform
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Jaesung Park, Kazuhito Sawase, and Hajime Nobuhara
: pp. 558-566
How Does High Frequency Risk Hedge Activity Have an Affect on Underlying Market?: Analysis by Artificial Market Model
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Saki Kawakubo, Kiyoshi Izumi, and Shinobu Yoshimura
: pp. 573-580
A Two-Phase Complete Algorithm for Multi-Objective Distributed Constraint Optimization
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Alexandre Medi, Tenda Okimoto, and Katsumi Inoue
: pp. 581-589
A GPU-Based Programming Framework for Highly-Scalable Multi-Agent Traffic Simulations
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Yoshihito Sano and Naoki Fukuta
: pp. 590-597
Greedy Network Growth Model of Social Network Service
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Shohei Usui, Fujio Toriumi, Masato Matsuo, Takatsugu Hirayama, and Kenji Mase
: pp. 598-607
SIR-Extended Information Diffusion Model of False Rumor and its Prevention Strategy for Twitter
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Yoshiyuki Okada, Keisuke Ikeda, Kosuke Shinoda, Fujio Toriumi, Takeshi Sakaki,Kazuhiro Kazama, Masayuki Numao, Itsuki Noda, and Satoshi Kurihara
: pp. 608-615
Efficient Deal Identification by Constraint Relaxation for Collaborative Decision Making Using Negotiation
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Raiye Hailu and Takayuki Ito
: pp. 616-623
Influence of Payoff in Meta-Rewards Game
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Fujio Toriumi, Hitoshi Yamamoto, and Isamu Okada
: pp. 624-631
Analysis of a Public Good Game Permitted New Entries: a Role of Defectors to Maintain Cooperation
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Hitoshi Yamamoto, Isamu Okada, and Yuki Ogawa
: pp. 632-647
Estimation of Locations of Densely Distributed Subjects Using NMF with Nonpixel Information
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Yusuke Kubo, Masao Kubo, Hiroshi Sato, and Akira Namatame

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: pp. 649-657
Decimation-Free Directional Filter Banks for Classification and Numbering on Posterior Dental Radiography Using Mesiodistal Neck Detection
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Agus Zainal Arifin, Anny Yuniarti, Wijayanti Nurul Khotimah, Arya Yudhi Wijaya, Ahmad Mustofa Hadi, Naser Jawas, and Eha Renwi Astuti
: pp. 658-664
Improvement of PCA-Based Approximate Nearest Neighbor Search Using Distance Statistics
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Toshiro Ogita, Hidetomo Ichihashi, Akira Notsu, and Katsuhiro Honda
: pp. 665-671
Implementation of an Intelligent System for Identifying Vessels Exhibiting Abnormal Navigation Patterns
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Do-Yeon Kim, Jung-Sik Jeong, Geonung Kim, Hwa-Young Kim, and Taeho Hong
: pp. 672-681
A Probabilistic WKL Rule for Incremental Feature Learning and Pattern Recognition
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Jasmin Léveillé, Isao Hayashi, and Kunihiko Fukushima
: pp. 682-696
Incremental Learning on a Budget and its Application to Quick Maximum Power Point Tracking of Photovoltaic Systems
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Koichiro Yamauchi

No.3

(May)

Special Issue on CogInfoCom 2012
Selected Papers from SCIS&ISIS2012

Regular Papers

: pp. 253-261
Dental Numbering for Periapical Radiograph Based on Multiple Fuzzy Attribute Approach
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Martin Leonard Tangel, Chastine Fatichah, Fei Yan, Janet Pomares Betancourt, Muhammad Rahmat Widyanto, Fangyan Dong, and Kaoru Hirota
: pp. 262-270
Multi-Objective Optimal Fuzzy Fractional-Order PID Controller Design
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Amir Hajiloo and Wen-Fang Xie
: pp. 271-279
Complex Control Models with Parametric Families of Fuzzy Constrains in Evaluation of Resort Management System
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Elisabeth Rakus-Andersson
: pp. 280-288
Rough Set Approach with Imperfect Data Based on Dempster-Shafer Theory
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Do Van Nguyen, Koichi Yamada, and Muneyuki Unehara
: pp. 289-296
Multi-q Extension of Tsallis Entropy Based Fuzzy c-Means Clustering
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Makoto Yasuda and Yasuyuki Orito
: pp. 297-304
An Assessment Tool for Effective Monitoring of Autonomic Nervous System Activity in Healthy People
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Takuto Yanagida, Yoshimitsu Okita, Harunobu Nakamura, Toshifumi Sugiura, and Hidenori Mimura

Special Issue on CogInfoCom 2012

: p. 305
CogInfoCom 2012
Hassan Charaf

Cognitive infocommunications (CogInfoCom) investigates connections between the cognitive sciences and different areas of infocommunications. CogInfoCom also focuses on engineering application fields integrating related scientific areas and results.

Cognitive infocommunications systems involve hardware and software components that collect and store information and enable users to interact with this information. Besides communication security, considerations include the amount of stored information, which may be huge. This means that there is a need for algorithms and solutions that store and process data effectively. The CogInfoCom field presents a number of motivational challenges requiring active deep research, implementation, integration and measurement.

This special issue focuses on the Cognitive Mobile Applications and Services track of the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Infocommunications (CogInfoComf12). Mobile phones and tablets are now everyday tools that enable users to easily connect to the Internet, download social content, find interesting places, etc. Mobile technology has become one of the most important fields in the IT industry just as Web technology was 10-15 years ago. Mobile phones and tablets use sensors and interfaces like accelerometers, cameras, GPS, and thermometers that monitor and enable easier interaction with the real world. Agents hosted by mobile devices that learn from sensor-originated information also support individual applications and complex systems.

This special issue focuses on the cognitive capabilities of mobile phones, the various agents that mobile devices host, and how they can be applied efficiently in applications and services including social aspects of mobile solutions. Papers from the conference cover mobile controlled environments, mobile-supported learning, augmented reality, energy efficiency and communication techniques.

We thank the authors for submitting their papers to CogInfoCom as a venue for presenting their findings. We are also grateful to program committee members and reviewers for their efforts in making the conference and the special issue possible. We feel that these papers will provide readers with interesting and valuable results from the field of cognitive infocommunications.

: pp. 306-310
The Analysis of Portals Considering Mobile Clients
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Gergely Kocsis, Péter Ekler, and István Albert
: pp. 311-314
Applications of Modern HCIs in Adaptive Mobile Learning
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Luca Szegletes and Bertalan Forstner
: pp. 315-319
Surrounding Robots – A Discrete Localized Solution for the Intruder Problem –
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László Blázovics, Tamás Lukovszki, and Bertalan Forstner
: pp. 320-323
The Usage and Behavior Patterns of Mobile BitTorrent Clients
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Péter Ekler and Kristóf Csorba
: pp. 324-330
Analysis of Parameters of Gait Cycle in Case of Reumathoid Arthritis (A Case Study)
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Henriette Steiner and Zsolt Kertész

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: pp. 331-339
Classification of Informative Reviews Based on Personal Values
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Yasufumi Takama, Zhongjie Mao, and Shunichi Hattori
: pp. 340-346
Automatic Keyword Annotation System Using Newspapers
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Tomoki Takada, Mizuki Arai, and Tomohiro Takagi
: pp. 347-352
Integration of Results from Recognition Algorithms Applied to the Uranium Deposits
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Ravil I. Muhamediyev, Yedilkhan Amirgaliyev, Syrymbet Kh. Iskakov, Yan I. Kuchin, and Elena Muhamediyeva
: pp. 353-360
Identification of Season-Dependent Sightseeing Spots Based on Metadata-Derived Features and Image Processing
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Chia-Huang Chen and Yasufumi Takama
: pp. 361-365
Improve Discontinuous Output Change in SpikeProp
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Haruhiko Takase, Hiroharu Kawanaka, and Shinji Tsuruoka
: pp. 366-374
Hierarchical Semi-Supervised Factorization for Learning the Semantics
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Bin Shen and Olzhas Makhambetov
: pp. 375-382
3D Elastic Deformable Object Model for Robot Manipulation Purposes
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Khairul Salleh Mohamed Sahari and Yew Cheong Hou
: pp. 383-390
Interactive Decision Making for Fuzzy Random Multiobjective Linear Programming Problems with Variance Covariance Matrices Through Fractile Optimization
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Hitoshi Yano
: pp. 391-400
Effects of Ecological Inheritance on Coevolution of Cooperative Behaviors and Physically Niche Constructing Behaviors
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Takuro Kojima, Reiji Suzuki, and Takaya Arita
: pp. 401-408
Learning of Glycan Motifs Using Genetic Programming and Various Fitness Functions
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Tetsuhiro Miyahara and Tetsuji Kuboyama
: pp. 409-417
Evolution of Three Norms of Distributive Justice in an Extended Nash Demand Game
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Kazuaki Kojima and Takaya Arita
: pp. 418-428
Extraction of Food-Related Onomatopoeia from Food Reviews and its Application to Restaurant Search
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Ayumi Kato, Yusuke Fukazawa, Hiromi Sanada, and Taketoshi Mori
: pp. 429-434
Fuzzy VRIO and SWOT Analysis of Chery Automobile
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Faen Chen and Yukio Kodono
: pp. 435-442
Switching Angles Optimization of Single Phase PWM DC-AC Inverter by Particle Swarm Optimizations
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Takuya Shindo and Kenya Jin’no
: pp. 443-450
Performance Analysis for First-Order Configuration Prediction for Redundant Manipulators Based on Avoidance Manipulability
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Akira Yanou, Yang Hou, Mamoru Minami, and Yosuke Kobayashi
: pp. 451-458
Development of a Robotic Boiler Header Inspection Device with Redundant Localization System
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Nur Maisurah Hassan Basri, Khairul Salleh Mohamed Sahari, and Adzly Anuar

No.2

(Mar)

Selected Papers from SCIS&ISIS2012

Regular Papers

: pp. 107-112
An Improved Particle Swarm Optimization Deployment for Wireless Sensor Networks
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Shuxin Ding, Chen Chen, Jie Chen, and Bin Xin
: pp. 113-120
Multi-Resolution Dijkstra Method Based on Multi-Agent Simulation and its Application to Genetic Algorithm for Classroom Optimization
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Kotaro Maekawa, Kazuhito Sawase, and Hajime Nobuhara
: pp. 121-127
Stabilization of an Underactuated Ball-and-Beam System Using a Second-Order Sliding Mode Control
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Jie Yang, Qinglin Wang, Yuan Li, and Jinhua She
: pp. 128-134
Stabilization of Optimal Dynamic Quantized System with Packet Loss
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Mu Li, Lihua Dou, Jie Chen, and Jian Sun
: pp. 135-139
Gait Motion Planning for a Six Legged Robot Based on the Associatron
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Tomo Ishikawa, Koji Makino, Junya Imani, and Yasuhiro Ohyama
: pp. 140-149
Multi-Channel Information Operations on Quantum Images
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Bo Sun, Abdullah M. Iliyasu, Fei Yan, Jesus A. Garcia Sanchez, Fangyan Dong, Awad Kh. Al-Asmari, and Kaoru Hirota
: pp. 150-156
Compensation of Stribeck-Type Nonlinear Friction in Positioning Control Using Equivalent-Input-Disturbance Approach
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Qi Shi, Liyu Ouyang, Jinhua She, Li Xu, Junya Imani, and Yasuhiro Ohyama
: pp. 157-165
Recommender System Employing Personal-Value-Based User Model
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Shunichi Hattori and Yasufumi Takama
: pp. 166-174
Detection of Affectively Comparable Term Using Hierarchical Knowledge and Blog Snippets
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Ryosuke Yamanishi, Junichi Fukumoto, and Fumito Masui

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: pp. 175-181
Relational Fuzzy c-Lines Clustering Derived from Kernelization of Fuzzy c-Lines
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Yuchi Kanzawa
: pp. 182-189
Fuzzy Co-Clustering Algorithms Based on Fuzzy Relational Clustering and TIBA Imputation
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Yuchi Kanzawa
: pp. 190-196
Flexible Route Planning for Sightseeing with Fuzzy Random and Fatigue-Dependent Satisfactions
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Takashi Hasuike, Hideki Katagiri, Hiroe Tsubaki, and Hiroshi Tsuda
: pp. 197-203
Fuzzy Autocorrelation Model with Confidence Intervals of Fuzzy Random Data
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Yoshiyuki Yabuuchi and Junzo Watada
: pp. 204-212
Anisotropic Dynamic-Morphological-Diffusion for Segmentation of Noisy Color Images
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Junji Maeda, Takehiro Harada, Sato Saga, and Yukinori Suzuki
: pp. 213-220
A Development of Force Distribution Measurement System with High Resolution for Total Knee Arthroplasty
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Mohd Hanafi Mat Som, Kouki Nagamune, Takashi Kamiya, Shogo Kawaguchi, Koji Takayama, Tomoyuki Matsumoto, Ryosuke Kuroda, and Masahiro Kurosaka
: pp. 221-231
Archive of Useful Solutions for Directed Mating in Evolutionary Constrained Multiobjective Optimization
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Minami Miyakawa, Keiki Takadama, and Hiroyuki Sato
: pp. 232-238
Active Sampling for Constrained Clustering
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Masayuki Okabe and Seiji Yamada
: pp. 239-245
Performance Comparison of Collaborative Filtering with k-Anonymized Data by Fuzzy k-Member Clustering
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Arina Kawano, Katsuhiro Honda, Akira Notsu, and Hidetomo Ichihashi

No.1

(Jan)

Regular papers

Regular Papers

: pp. 3-8
Platform for Two-Dimensional Cellular Automata Models Implemented by Living Cells of Electrically Controlled Green Paramecia Designed for Transport of Micro-Particles
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Kohei Otsuka and Tomonori Kawano
: pp. 9-21
Fuzzy Inference Based Vehicle to Vehicle Network Connectivity Model to Support Optimization Routing Protocol for Vehicular Ad-Hoc Network (VANET)
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Chehung Lin, Fangyan Dong, and Kaoru Hirota
: pp. 22-31
Stock Market Trend Prediction Based on Text Mining of Corporate Web and Time Series Data
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Hoang T. P. Thanh and Phayung Meesad
: pp. 32-39
Mobile Transparent Computing to Enable Ubiquitous Operating Systems and Applications
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Su-Zhen Huang, Min Wu, and Yong-Hua Xiong
: pp. 40-47
Design and Implementation of a Prototype Cloud Video Surveillance System
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Yong-Hua Xiong, Shao-Yun Wan, Yong He, and Dan Su
: pp. 48-55
Distributed Power Allocation for Multiuser Two-Way Relay Networks Using Stackelberg Game
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Fu Jiang, Chaoliang Zhu, Jun Peng, Yong He, Shuo Li, and Weirong Liu
: pp. 56-61
Construction of Kinect-Based Measuring and Monitoring System for the Degree of Employee’s Fatigue
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Jinhua She, Hitoshi Nakamura, Junya Imani, and Yasuhiro Ohyama
: pp. 62-70
Atmosphere Understanding for Humans Robots Interaction Based on SVR and Fuzzy Set
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Kazuhiro Ohnishi, Fangyan Dong, and Kaoru Hirota
: pp. 71-77
Formation Control with Event-Triggered Strategy for Multi-Agent Systems
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Feng Zhou, Zhiwu Huang, Weirong Liu, and Liran Li
: pp. 78-82
A Portable Embedded Web Controller Based on LAMP for E-Experiment
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Qiang Guo, Yaping Dai, and Qunjie Zou
: pp. 83-92
A Survey of Recent Progress in the Study of Distributed High-Order Linear Multi-Agent Coordination
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Jie Huang, Hao Fang, Jie Chen, Lihua Dou, and Jie Zeng
: pp. 93-99
A Threat Assessment Method Based on Hierarchies and Modules
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Fang Deng, Xinan Liu, Zhihong Peng, and Jie Chen

Vol.17 (2013)

No.6

(Nov)

Special Issue on Latest Developments in Intelligent and Evolutionary Systems

Regular Papers

: pp. 779-790
Evaluation of Haptic Interaction in Intercultural Online Negotiation
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Meng Chen, Shogo Okada, and Katsumi Nitta
: pp. 791-798
Primitive Optical Computing Model with Films: Boolean Conjunction of the Square Matrix-Arrayed Color Codes
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Tomonori Kawano
: pp. 799-804
Use of Colored Reflectors for Negation or Highlighting of Scanned Color Information on Film-Based CIELAB-Coded Optical Logic Gate Models
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Kiyoshi Moritaka and Tomonori Kawano
: pp. 805-812
Design of Compensator for Input Dead Zone of Actuator Nonlinearities
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Weijie Chen, Jundong Wu, and Jinhua She
: pp. 813-817
Step Output Tracking Controller Design for Networked Control Systems
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Zhong-Hua Pang, Guo-Ping Liu, and Donghua Zhou
: pp. 818-827
An Automatic Three-Dimensional Evaluation of Screw Placement After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Using MDCT Images
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Yosuke Uozumi, Kouki Nagamune, Yuichiro Nishizawa, Daisuke Araki, Yuichi Hoshino, Takehiko Matsushita, Ryosuke Kuroda, and Masahiro Kurosaka
: pp. 828-840
LUT Controller Design with Piecewise Bilinear Systems Using Estimation of Bounds for Approximation Errors
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Tadanari Taniguchi, Luka Eciolaza, and Michio Sugeno

Special Issue on Latest Developments in Intelligent and Evolutionary Systems

: pp. 841-842
Latest Developments in Intelligent and Evolutionary Systems
Hiroshi Kawakami, Aki-Hiro Sato, and Toshihiro Hiraoka

This issue presents papers from the 16th annual Asia Pacific Symposium on Intelligent and Evolutionary Systems held in Kyoto, Japan, on December 12-14, 2012. Kyoto is an ancient capital whose traditions have matured through the ages, featuring rich cultural and artisanal opportunities.

The symposium brings together researchers from Asian Pacific Rim nations who are working in the fields of intelligent systems and evolutionary computation. Here they have a rare chance to exchange ideas, present their latest results and discuss possible collaboration. In order to encourage in-depth technical discourse, the number of participants is limited to about 40. The symposium allows ample time for discussions in addition to paper presentations.

We focus on papers related to recent developments in intelligent and evolutionary systems. This issue features 11 interesting and informative papers.

1. Improvement of Eye Gesture Interface System

2. Modelling and Simulation of Road Traffic Behaviour: Artificial Drivers with Personality and Emotions

3. User-Friendly Simulator for Open Modeling by Hierarchical Management

4. On the Impact of Path Redundancy Awareness in Evolutionary P2P Networking

5. Influence of Field Structure on the Multi-Agent Coverage Algorithm on Unknown Fields

6. Understanding Geographic Attentions of Crowd from Photographing Information

7. Development of Ghost Controller for Ms Pac-Man Versus Ghost Team with Grammatical Evolution

8. Construction of Molecular Learning Network

9. Fractal-Based Analysis for the Energy Consumption Efficiency of Biological Networks

10. Designing Internal Reward of Reinforcement Learning Agents in Multi-Step Dilemma Problem

11. Cooperative Transport by a Swarm Robotic System Based on CMA-NeuroES Approach

We sincerely thank all of the participants, committee members, and plenary speakers for their invaluable contributions to this symposium.

Also deserving of thanks are members of the organization: Dr. Akira Namatame (National Defense Academy), Dr. Hussein A. Abbass (University of New South Wales), Dr. Shu-Heng Chen (National Chengchi University), Dr. Mitsuo Gen (Fuzzy Logic Systems Institute), Dr. Hiroshi Kawakami (Kyoto University), Dr. Aki-Hiro Sato (Kyoto University), Dr. Hidenori Kawamura (Hokkaido University), Dr. Bob McKay (Seoul National University), Dr. Kazuhiro Ohkura (Hiroshima University), and Dr. Tomohiro Shirakawa (National Defense Academy), and program committees: Dr. Dror Kenett (Tel Aviv University), Dr. Tobias Preis (Johannes Gutenberg University), Dr. Yasushi Kambayashi (Nippon Institute of Technology), Dr. Hiroshi Sato (National Defense Academy), Dr. Sachiyo Arai (Chiba University), Dr. Saori Iwanaga (Japan Coast Guard Academy), Dr. Noman Nasimul (The University of Tokyo), Dr. Hisashi Handa (Okayama University), Dr. Mengchun Xie (Wakayama National College of Technology), Dr. Masao Kubo (National Defense Academy of Japan), Dr. Keiki Takadama (The University of Electro-Communications), Dr. Eisuke Kita (Nagoya University), Dr. Hitoshi Iba (The University of Tokyo), Dr. Yusuke Nojima (Osaka Prefecture University), Dr. Zdzislaw Burda (Jagiellonian University), and Dr. Keiji Suzuki (Hokkaido University).

Meetings of creative minds such as those taking part in this symposium are sure to encourage new creative minds.

Symposium speakers include Dr. Sung-Bae Cho of Yonsei University, Korea, Dr. Mitsuo Gen of the Fuzzy Logic Systems Institute in Japan, and Dr. Jun Wang of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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Improvement of Eye Gesture Interface
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Dekun Gao, Naoaki Itakura, Tota Mizuno, and Kazuyuki Mito
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Modeling and Simulation of Road Traffic Behavior: Artificial Drivers with Personality and Emotions
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George Leu, Neville J. Curtis, and Hussein Abbass
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User-Friendly Simulator for Open Modeling by Hierarchically Management
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Masato Ikai and Naoaki Itakura
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On the Impact of Path Redundancy Awareness in Evolutionary P2P Networking
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Elizabeth Pérez-Cortés and Hiroyuki Sato
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Influence of Field Structure on the Multi-Agent Coverage Algorithm on Unknown Fields
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Hidemi Yamachi, Yasuhiro Tsujimura, and Yasushi Kambayashi
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Understanding Geographic Attentions of Crowd from Photographing Information
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Yusuke Kubo, Masao Kubo, Hiroshi Sato, Munetaka Hirano, and Akira Namatame
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Development of Ghost Controller for Ms Pac-Man Versus Ghost Team with Grammatical Evolution
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Kenji Tamura and Takashi Torii
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Construction of a Molecular Learning Network
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Tomohiro Shirakawa and Hiroshi Sato
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Fractal-Based Analysis for the Energy Consumption Efficiency of Biological Networks
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Hidekazu Furuki, Hiroshi Sato, and Tomohiro Shirakawa
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Designing Internal Reward of Reinforcement Learning Agents in Multi-Step Dilemma Problem
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Yoshihiro Ichikawa and Keiki Takadama
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Cooperative Transport by a Swarm Robotic System Based on CMA-NeuroES Approach
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Tian Yu, Toshiyuki Yasuda, Kazuhiro Ohkura, Yoshiyuki Matsumura, and Masanori Goka

No.5

(Sep)

Regular papers

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: pp. 681-689
Improving the Search Ability of Tabu Search in the Distribution Network Reconfiguration Problem
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Hirotaka Takano, Junichi Murata, Yukino Maki, and Makoto Yasuda
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Design and Implementation of a Data-Oriented Nonlinear PID Controller
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Shin Wakitani, Takuya Nawachi, Guilherme Rosado Martins, and Toru Yamamoto
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Generating Cooperative Collective Behavior in Swarm Robotic Systems
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Kazuhiro Ohkura, Toshiyuki Yasuda, and Yoshiyuki Matsumura
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An Influence of Player’s Ballot-Weight Changing in Consultation Algorithm
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Keisuke Touma, Satoshi Endo, Naruaki Toma, Yuhei Akamine, andKoji Yamada
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Observation of Synchronization Phenomena in Structured Flocking Behavior
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Sho Yamauchi, Hidenori Kawamura, and Keiji Suzuki
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Acceleration of Reinforcement Learning with Incomplete Prior Information
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Kento Terashima, Hirotaka Takano, and Junichi Murata
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Acquisition of Dispatching Rules for Job-Shop Scheduling Problem by Artificial Neural Networks Using PSO
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Yasumasa Tamura, Masahito Yamamoto, Ikuo Suzuki, and Masashi Furukawa
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Fingernail Detection System Using Differences of the Distribution of the Nail-Color Pixels
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Noriaki Fujishima and Kiyoshi Hoshino
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An Intelligent Security Camera System for Kidnapping Detection
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Akira Miyahara and Itaru Nagayama
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Recognition of Indoor Environment by Robot Partner Using Conversation
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Jinseok Woo and Naoyuki Kubota
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An Algorithm for Recomputing Concepts in Microarray Data Analysis by Biological Lattice
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Hidenobu Hashikami, Takanari Tanabata, Fumiaki Hirose, Nur Hasanah, Kazuhito Sawase, and Hajime Nobuhara

No.4

(Jul)

Regular papers

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: pp. 473-479
Constructing Generative Topographic Mapping by Variational Bayes with ARD Hierarchical Prior
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Nobuhiko Yamaguchi
: pp. 480-492
Evaluating Instantaneous Psychological Stress from Emotional Composition of a Facial Expression
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Suvashis Das and Koichi Yamada
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Obtaining Admissible Preference Orders Using Hierarchical Bipolar Sugeno and Choquet Integrals
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Katsushige Fujimoto and Michio Sugeno
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Nearest Prototype and Nearest Neighbor Clustering with Twofold Memberships Based on Inductive Property
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Satoshi Takumi and Sadaaki Miyamoto
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Relational Fuzzy c-Means and Kernel Fuzzy c-Means Using an Object-Wise β-Spread Transformation
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Yuchi Kanzawa
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Ordered Weighted Averages on Intervals and the Sub/Super-Additivity
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Yuji Yoshida
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Dynamic Scheduling Approaches to Wafer Test Scheduling with Unpredictable Error
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Tsubasa Matsuo, Masahiro Inuiguchi, and Kenichiro Masunaga
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Comparison of Baselines in Extraction of F-Responses
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Ryoji Fukuda, Aoi Honda, Akiko Hachisuka, and Kenji Hachisuka
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Non Metric Model Based on Rough Set Representation
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Yasunori Endo, Ayako Heki, and Yukihiro Hamasuna
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A Study on the Effect of Learning Parameters for Inducing Compact SVM
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Yuya Kaneda, Qiangfu Zhao, Yong Liu, and Neil Y. Yen
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Interlinking Distributed Services for Workflow-as-a-Service Based on Linked Data
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Wuhui Chen, Incheon Paik, and Tetsuya Tashiro
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Spherical Visualization of Image Data with Clustering
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Yuichi Yaguchi and Ryuichi Oka
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PHOTMOSPHERE: A System for Amplifying Connection Between Memory and Record
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Kazuhiro Tanaka and Mitsunori Matsushita
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Tailor-Made Plate Design and Manufacturing System for Treating Bone Fractures in Small Animals
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Akio Doi, Hiroki Takahashi, Bunei Syuto, Masaaki Katayama, Hiroyuki Nagashima, and Masahiro Okumura
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Ink Diffusion Simulation for 3D Virtual Calligraphy
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Jungpil Shin and Makoto Marumoto
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Assessment of Electromagnetic Frequency Sounding Problem in a Near Surface Geological Environment
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Quang Hiep Vu, Meijing Li, and Keun Ho Ryu
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Spectral Classification of Oral and Nasal Snoring Sounds Using a Support Vector Machine
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Tsuyoshi Mikami, Yohichiro Kojima, Kazuya Yonezawa, Masahito Yamamoto, and Masashi Furukawa
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Resource-Aware Clustering Based AODVjr Routing Protocol in the Internet of Things
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Xiaoni Wang
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Gradient-Related Non-Photorealistic Rendering for High Dynamic Range Images
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Jiajun Lu, Fangyan Dong, and Kaoru Hirota
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Nonlinear Friction Estimation in Elastic Drive Systems Using a Dynamic Neural Network-Based Observer
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Amir Hossein Jafari, Rached Dhaouadi, and Ali Jhemi
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Multi-Level Control of Fuzzy-Constraint Propagation in Inference Based on α-Cuts and Generalized Mean
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Kiyohiko Uehara and Kaoru Hirota
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Aligning Mental Representations
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Fumiko Kano Glückstad

No.3

(May)

Regular papers

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: pp. 353-361
Turing Test-Based Evaluation of an Experimental System for Generation of Casual English Sentences from Regular English Input
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Eleanor Clark and Kenji Araki
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Discovering Emotion-Inducing Music Features Using EEG Signals
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Rafael Cabredo, Roberto Legaspi, Paul Salvador Inventado, and Masayuki Numao
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A Parallel Computation Method for Heuristic Attribute Reduction Using Reduced Decision Tables
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Yasuo Kudo and Tetsuya Murai
: pp. 377-385
Characterization of Multiple-Valued Logic for Dealing with Ambiguity
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Noboru Takagi
: pp. 386-391
Spatiotemporal Human Brain Activities on Recalling Names of Body Parts
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Takahiro Yamanoi, Yoshinori Tanaka, Mika Otsuki, Shin-ichi Ohnishi, Toshimasa Yamazaki, and Michio Sugeno
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Real-Time Face Decorations of Enlarging Eyes and Whitening Skin in Video Based on Face Posture Estimation by Particle Filter
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Norikazu Ikoma and Gefan Zhang
: pp. 404-417
An RGB Multi-Channel Representation for Images on Quantum Computers
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Bo Sun, Abdullah M. Iliyasu, Fei Yan, Fangyan Dong, and Kaoru Hirota
: pp. 418-424
Improved Stabilization for Robust Fixed Point Transformations-Based Controllers
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Teréz A. Várkonyi, József K. Tar, and Imre J. Rudas
: pp. 425-432
Activeness Improves Cognitive Performance in Human-Machine Interaction
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Yusuke Tamura, Mami Egawa, Shiro Yano, Takaki Maeda, Motoichiro Kato, and Hajime Asama
: pp. 433-442
Psychological Effects of a Synchronously Reliant Agent on Human Beings
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Felix Jimenez, Teruaki Ando, Masayoshi Kanoh, and Tsuyoshi Nakamura
: pp. 443-449
A Neural Network Structure Decomposition Based on Pruning and its Visualization Method
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Atsushi Shibata, Jiajun Lu, Fangyan Dong, and Kaoru Hirota
: pp. 450-458
Self-Organized Map Based Learning System for Estimating the Specific Task by Simple Instructions
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Hiroyuki Masuta, Yasuto Tamura, and Hun-ok Lim
: pp. 459-468
Situation-Oriented Hierarchical Classification for Sightseeing Images Based on Local Color Feature
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Chia-Huang Chen and Yasufumi Takama

No.2

(Mar)

Special Issue on Advanced Intelligent Systems: Part II

Regular Papers

: pp. 127-148
Multi-Level Interpolation for Inference with Sparse Fuzzy Rules: An Extended Way of Generating Multi-Level Points
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Kiyohiko Uehara and Kaoru Hirota
: pp. 149-156
Comparative Analysis of Relevance for SVM-Based Interactive Document Retrieval
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Hiroshi Murata, Takashi Onoda, and Seiji Yamada
: pp. 157-160
Three Dimensional Creativity: Three Navigations to Extend our Thoughts
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Kwang H. Lee
: pp. 161-166
Cultivation of Synthetic Biology with the iGEM Competition
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Thiprampai Thamamongood, Nathaniel Z. L. Lim, Trevor Y.H. Ho, Shotaro Ayukawa, Daisuke Kiga, and King L. Chow
: pp. 167-175
Proposal of a New Recommendation System that Addresses “Personalizability”
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Tomohiro Yoshikawa, Takafumi Mori, and Takeshi Furuhashi
: pp. 176-184
Chromatic Vision Support System with Color Conversion Constraints
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Yu Shirashige, Hideaki Orii, Hideaki Kawano, Hiroshi Maeda, and Norikazu Ikoma
: pp. 185-193
Tag Line Generating System Using Information on the Web
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Hiroaki Yamane and Masafumi Hagiwara
: pp. 194-200
Chaotic Music Generation System Using Music Conductor Gesture
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Shuai Chen, Yoichiro Maeda, and Yasutake Takahashi
: pp. 201-207
Action Selection for Game Play Agents Using Genetic Algorithms in Platform Game Computational Intelligence Competitions
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Ken Hasegawa, Narutoshi Tanaka, Ryuji Emoto, Yusuke Sugihara, Ardta Ngonphachanh, Junko Ichino, and Tomonori Hashiyama
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CHARM as Activity Model to Share Knowledge and Transmit Procedural Knowledge and its Application to Nursing Guidelines Integration
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Satoshi Nishimura, Yoshinobu Kitamura, Munehiko Sasajima, Akiko Williamson, Chikako Kinoshita, Akemi Hirao, Kanetoshi Hattori, and Riichiro Mizoguchi
: pp. 221-226
Bayesian Network Model that Infers Purchase Probability in an Online Shopping Site
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Yutaka Matsushita and Syunsuke Maeda
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Editing Robot Motion Using Phonemic Feature of Onomatopoeias
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Junki Ito, Masayoshi Kanoh, Tsuyoshi Nakamura, and Takanori Komatsu
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Equilibrium Pricing Extending the Mean-Variance Theory Using Weighted Possibilistic Mean of Investor’s Subjectivity
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Takashi Hasuike
: pp. 244-251
Diagnosis System for Predicting the Centrosome Hyperamplification in Bladder Cancer by Using DNA Microarray Data
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Kazuhiro Tokunaga, Fumiya Kubosaka, Noriaki Suetake, Eiji Uchino, and Hideyasu Matsuyama
: pp. 252-262
Conditions to Diffuse Green Management into SMEs and the Role of Knowledge Support: Agent-Based Modeling
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Keiko Zaima
: pp. 263-271
Distance Measure for Symbolic Approximation Representation with Subsequence Direction for Time Series Data Mining
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Tianyu Li, Fang-Yan Dong, and Kaoru Hirota
: pp. 272-282
An Evolutionary Algorithm for Black-Box Chance-Constrained Function Optimization
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Kazuyuki Masutomi, Yuichi Nagata, and Isao Ono
: pp. 283-290
Fault Diagnosis of Power Distribution Feeders with PV System Using Equivalent-Input-Disturbance Approach
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Bo Hu, Jinhua She, and Ryuichi Yokoyama
: pp. 291-301
Adapting Multi-Robot Behavior to Communication Atmosphere in Humans-Robots Interaction Using Fuzzy Production Rule Based Friend-Q Learning
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Lue-Feng Chen, Zhen-Tao Liu, Fang-Yan Dong, Yoichi Yamazaki, Min Wu, and Kaoru Hirota
: pp. 302-310
Similarity-Based Fuzzy Classification of ECG and Capnogram Signals
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Janet Pomares Betancourt, Chastine Fatichah, Martin Leonard Tangel, Fei Yan, Jesus Adrian Garcia Sanchez, Fang-Yan Dong, and Kaoru Hirota

Special Issue on Advanced Intelligent Systems: Part II

: p. 311
Advanced Intelligent Systems: Part II
Myung-Geun Chun and Toshihiko Watanabe

Following the Special Issue on Advanced Intelligent Systems Vol.16 No.7, Part II presents 5 progressive papers on advanced intelligent systems. They include 10 selected revised papers from the 12th International Symposium on Advanced Intelligent Systems (ISIS 2011) held at La Vie DfOr Resort, Suwon, Korea, from September 28 to October 1, 2011. A brief review of Part IIfs 5 papers follows.

A brief review of Part IIfs 5 papers follows.

The first paper proposes a new visualization technique involving non-Euclidean relational data using robust linear fuzzy clustering based on an FCMdd framework. Experimental results show that the proposed model achieves multiclass MDS and is useful for revealing complex features. The second paper proposes the detection of lower-extremity arterial regions imaged by non-enhanced MR based on particle filter algorithms. Results applied to fresh blood imaging (FBI) show that the technique is promising. The third paper presents the development of nutritional management system supporting healthy eating habits. The paper reveals new concepts in nutritional management and confirms the effectiveness of the proposed management system through numerical experiments. The fourth paper proposes an emotion generation model with growth functions for robots based on a genetic psychology concept. The technique is promising for realizing evolving emotions in robots. The fifth paper presents the fuzzy control in approaching target objects and object grabbing by a fourwheeled vision-based mobile robot. The paper presents significant developments in mobile robots from the viewpoint of industrial applications.

We thank the authors and reviewers for their great efforts in making this publication possible. We are also grateful to the JACIII editorial office for its invaluable assistance and advice in putting this issue together.

: pp. 312-317
Visualization of Non-Euclidean Relational Data by Robust Linear Fuzzy Clustering Based on FCMdd Framework
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Katsuhiro Honda, Takeshi Yamamoto, Akira Notsu, and Hidetomo Ichihashi
: pp. 318-323
Detection of Artery Regions in Lower Extremity Arteries from Non-Enhanced MR Imaging Based on Particle Filter Algorithms
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Yuiko Koga, Akiyoshi Yamamoto, Hyoungseop Kim, Joo Kooi Tan, and Seiji Ishikawa
: pp. 324-334
Development of a Nutritional Management System for a Healthy Eating Habits Support System
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Yuta Tokumi, Junki Hakamata, and Masataka Tokumaru
: pp. 335-342
Emotion Generation Model with Growth Functions for Robots
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Miho Harata and Masataka Tokumaru
: pp. 343-350
Fuzzy Control of Target Approaching and Object-Grabbing for a Four-Wheeled Vision-Based Mobile Robot
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Chih-Hung Wu, I-Sheng Lin, and Ming-Liang Wei

No.1

(Jan)

Special Issue on Advances in Fuzzy Inference and its Related Techniques
Special Issue on Smart Grid

Regular Papers

: pp. 3-17
Concept of Fuzzy Atmosfield for Representing Communication Atmosphere and its Application to Humans-Robots Interaction
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Zhen-Tao Liu, MinWu, Dan-Yun Li, Lue-Feng Chen, Fang-Yan Dong, Yoichi Yamazaki, and Kaoru Hirota
: pp. 18-26
A Parameterization Based Correspondence Method for PDM Building
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Guangxu Li, Hyoungseop Kim, Joo Kooi Tan, and Seiji Ishikawa
: pp. 27-41
Improved Approach for Maximizing Reliability in Fault Tolerant Networks
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Baijnath Kaushik, Navdeep Kaur, and Amit Kumar Kohli

Special Issue on Advances in Fuzzy Inference and its Related Techniques

: p. 43
Advances in Fuzzy Inference and its Related Techniques
Kiyohiko Uehara

Fuzzy inference provides a way to describe system behavior using humanly understandable rules. Based on this advantage, fuzzy inference has been applied in a wide variety of fields, including control, prediction, and pattern recognition. It has also had a corresponding impact on industrial applications.

The four articles included in this special issue cover the advances made in fuzzy inference and related techniques. The first paper proposes a method for fuzzy rule interpolation on the basis of the generalized mean. This method makes it possible to perform nonlinear mapping of convex fuzzy sets even with sparse fuzzy rules. The second paper proposes a fuzzy clustering algorithm, landmark fuzzy neighborhood DBSCAN (landmark FN-DBSCAN). This algorithm is quite efficient in the clustering of large data sets, particularly compared to conventional density-based algorithms. Fuzzy clustering can be used to construct fuzzy rule bases. The third paper applies fuzzy inference to ultrasonic human brain imaging based on YURAGI synthesis. In this method, the thickness of bones is calculated effectively from synthesized waves using fuzzy inference. The fourth paper applies adaptive neurofuzzy inference systems (ANFIS) to financial institution failure prediction. These systems function effectively in the handling of the finance data of Thai firms with high nonlinearity.

As a guest editor, I really appreciate the efforts of the contributors and reviewers. I am very grateful to staffs in JACIII editorial office for their kind support.

: pp. 44-59
Infinite-Level Interpolation for Inference with Sparse Fuzzy Rules: Fundamental Analysis Toward Practical Use
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Kiyohiko Uehara and Kaoru Hirota
: pp. 60-73
Landmark FN-DBSCAN: An Efficient Density-Based Clustering Algorithm with Fuzzy Neighborhood
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Hao Liu, Satoshi Oyama, Masahito Kurihara, and Haruhiko Sato
: pp. 74-82
YURAGI Synthesis for Ultrasonic Human Brain Imaging
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Naomi Yagi, Yoshitetsu Oshiro, Tomomoto Ishikawa, and Yutaka Hata
: pp. 83-92
Financial Institution Failure Prediction Using Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference Systems: Evidence from the East Asian Economic Crisis
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Worawat Choensawat and Piruna Polsiri

Special Issue on Smart Grid

: p. 93
Smart Grid
Ken Nagasaka

Recently many utilities, manufacturers, researchers, government leaders around the world are working on a very sophisticated issue, Smart Grid, to modernize both the electric power transmission and distribution grids for the future.

As a suitable subject for special issue for the Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Informatics (JACIII), I found that Smart Grid with its impacts on many fields is a timely subject though related to the fundamental concept of this Journal on Intelligence and real-world applications and so forth. Smart grids are intelligent and self-healing power systems which integrate intelligent transmission network with IT and collect, distribute, and process information about the behavior of all power suppliers and consumers in order to improve reliability, power quality, and to reduce electricity costs. Using a key issue, smart meter, enables smart grids to have smart real time monitoring on a regional and national scale to control and management the grids to avoid or mitigate the system-wide blackouts. In this special issue, we hope to explore breakthrough and new contributions useful to achieve the goal of smart grid.

Three papers were selected for this special issue: The first paper proposes a novel idea though a strategic system in energy and environment required in smart grid. Managing sources combination including solar energy as well as the production trading is a new kind of risk management in smart grid. Important extensions of this study includes emissions management program accommodating uncertain and erratic renewable energy sources such as solar and wind energies. The second paper is related to communication aspect required for smart grid technology when renewable energy in small smart communities is interconnected to the smart grid. The simulation model developed in this paper is believed to be a useful tool in real-time power management system in smart grid. Third paper is selected as another hot subject in smart grids; the authors developed an extended procedure that obtains a unit commitment including a significant wind power penetration and PEVs as additional reserves. The shadow prices obtained by the trade-off analysis may provide a basis of evaluating the equivalent cost of the wind farms and the applying PEVs as the reserve and their contribution toward CO2 reduction.

Finally, using this opportunity, I would like to thank the reviewers for spending their valuable time for evaluating the papers and quick response which made this special issue catch the time. I would also like to thank the JACIII editorial office for their great assistance for preparing this special issue.

: pp. 94-102
A Mechanism Design for Managing Emissions in Energy Supply Sector
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Ken Nagasaka, Hiroshi Takamori, and Eiroku Go
: pp. 103-108
Incorporating Renewable Energy Resources in a Smart Grid with Power Line Communication Using Matlab/Simulink
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Md. Atikur Rahman Sarker, Yuki Ueno, Chi-Hung Kelvin Chu, and Ken Nagasaka
: pp. 109-115
Thermal Unit Scheduling for CO2 Reduction Including Wind Power and Electric Vehicles
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Daiki Yamashita, Ryuichi Yokoyama, and Takahide Niimura

Vol.16 (2012)

No.7

(Nov)

Special Issue on Advanced Intelligent Systems

Regular Papers

: pp. 771-783
Rebo: A Pet-Like Strokable Remote Control
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Kazuki Kobayashi, Seiji Yamada, Shinobu Nakagawa, and Yasunori Saito
: pp. 784-792
Entropy-Regularized Fuzzy Clustering for Non-Euclidean Relational Data and Indefinite Kernel Data
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Yuchi Kanzawa
: pp. 793-799
Multi-Scale Bag-of-Features for Scalable Map Retrieval
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Kanji Tanaka and Kensuke Kondo
: pp. 800-806
A Dynamic Risk Allocation of Value-at-Risks with Portfolios
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Yuji Yoshida
: pp. 807-813
Agglomerative Hierarchical Clustering Without Reversals on Dendrograms Using Asymmetric Similarity Measures
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Satoshi Takumi and Sadaaki Miyamoto
: pp. 814-818
Sequential Regression Models with Pairwise Constraints Using Noise Clusters
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Hengjin Tang and Sadaaki Miyamoto
: pp. 819-824
Comparison of Semi-Supervised Hierarchical Clustering Using Clusterwise Tolerance
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Yukihiro Hamasuna and Yasunori Endo
: pp. 825-830
Hard and Fuzzy c-Means Clustering with Conditionally Positive Definite Kernel
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Yuchi Kanzawa, Yasunori Endo, and Sadaaki Miyamoto
: pp. 831-840
Hard c-Means Using Quadratic Penalty-Vector Regularization for Uncertain Data
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Yasunori Endo, Arisa Taniguchi, and Yukihiro Hamasuna
: pp. 841-850
A Mutual-Information-Based Global Matching Method for Chest-Radiography Temporal Subtraction
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Qian Yu, Lifeng He, Tsuyoshi Nakamura, Yuyan Chao, and Kenji Suzuki
: pp. 851-863
An Explicit Memory Scheme of Genetic Network Programming
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Shingo Mabu, Fengming Ye, and Kotaro Hirasawa

Special Issue on Advanced Intelligent Systems

: p. 865
Advanced Intelligent Systems
Myung-Geun Chun and Toshihiko Watanabe

The 12th International Symposium on Advanced Intelligent Systems (ISIS 2011) held at La Vie DfOr Resort, Suwon, Korea, on September 28 to October 1, 2011, featured presentations by researchers, engineers and practitioners on the latest accomplishments, innovations and applications in artificial intelligence, intelligent systems, and information technology. The 152 papers consisted of 110 regular papers, 39 organized session papers and 3 invited papers were contributed to the conference. The Program Committee requested ISIS 2011 reviewers to select papers for a special issue of the Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence & Intelligent Informatics (JACIII), of which about 10 were accepted for publication in a twopart ISIS 2011 special issue, Vol.16, No.7, containing 5 papers. Part II will feature about 5 papers.

A brief review of Part I covers 5 papers:

First paper proposes a quantitative model for assessing the collision risk in maritime waterway traffic. The method proposes recent maritime traffic characteristics in time-variant CPA waterway environments and models a dynamic causation factor as a risk indicator. Second paper proposes multiagent query refinement realizing personalized query refinement by three strategies ? knowledge-based query expansion, user-device-based query and weighted query expansion strategy. These approaches determine the domain that the initial query belongs to and expand the query by comprehensively considering user interests. Third paper presents variable-step-size incremental conductance direct maximum power point tracking using fuzzy membership for a standalone photovoltaic system under rapidly changing irradiation. Fourth paper applies a natural actor-critic (NAC) and natural evolution strategies (NES) from natural-gradient-based machine learning to path-tracking control problems for autonomous vehicles. Fifth paper presents features for authenticating painting style, specifically that of Piet Mondrain. It demonstrates meaningful features using two supervised learning algorithms ? decision tree induction algorithm C4.5 and the feature generating machine (FGM) ? selecting important features in the course of learning.

We thank the reviewers for their time and effort in making this special issue available so quickly. We are also grateful to the JACIII editorial office for invaluable assistance and advice in putting the issue together.

: pp. 866-873
Risk Assessment Model of Maritime Traffic in Time-Variant CPA Environments in Waterway
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Jung Sik Jeong, Gyei-Kark Park, and Kwang Il Kim
: pp. 874-880
A Multi-Agent Personalized Query Refinement Approach for Academic Paper Retrieval in Big Data Environment
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Qian Gao and Young Im Cho
: pp. 881-887
A Variable Step Size Incremental Conductance Direct MPPT Method for Stand-Alone PV Systems
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Jae-Hoon Cho, Jin-Il Park, Won-Pyo Hong, and Myung-Geun Chun
: pp. 888-893
Autonomous Vehicle Path Tracking Based on Natural Gradient Methods
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Ki-Young Kwon, Keun-Woo Jung, Dong-Su Yang, and Jooyoung Park
: pp. 894-899
Supervised Learning-Based Feature Selection for Mondrian Paintings Style Authentication
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Keon Myung Lee, Kyoung Soon Hwang, Kyung Mi Lee, Seung Kee Han, Woo Hyun Jung, and Seungbok Lee

No.6

(Sep)

Regular papers

Regular Papers

: pp. 677-686
Optimal Parameter Setting of Active-Contours Using Differential Evolution and Expert-Segmented Sample Image
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Arman Darvish and Shahryar Rahnamayan
: pp. 687-695
A Combined Method Based on SVM and Online Learning with HOG for Hand Shape Recognition
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Kazutaka Shimada, Ryosuke Muto, and Tsutomu Endo
: pp. 696-703
A Person Identification Method Using a Top-View Head Image from an Overhead Camera
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Ryota Nakatani, Daichi Kouno, Kazutaka Shimada, and Tsutomu Endo
: pp. 704-712
Proposal of Method “Motion Space” to Express Movement of Robot
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Kentarou Kurashige, Naoki Kitayama, and Masafumi Kiyohashi
: pp. 713-722
An Evaluation Strategy for Visual Key Image Retrieval on Mobile Devices
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Kazushi Okamoto, Kazuhiko Kawamoto, Fangyan Dong, Shinichi Yoshida, and Kaoru Hirota
: pp. 723-732
Human-Machine Cooperation in an iSpace Robot Room
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Balázs Tusor, Annamária R. Várkonyi-Kóczy, Gábor Klie, and Gábor Kocsis
: pp. 733-740
An Adaptation System in Unknown Environments Using a Mixture Probability Model and Clustering Distributions
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Uthai Phommasak, Daisuke Kitakoshi, and Hiroyuki Shioya
: pp. 741-747
Localization with a Mobile Anchor Using ABC-GA Hybrid Algorithm in Wireless Sensor Networks
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Rongbin Qi, Sijin Li, Tianyi Ma, and Feng Qian
: pp. 748-757
A Time-Delay-Dependent Approach for a Class of T-S Fuzzy Models with Time Delays and Uncertainties
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Hugang Han and Taku Tanaka
: pp. 758-768
Introduction of Fixed Mode States into Online Reinforcement Learning with Penalties and Rewards and its Application to Biped Robot Waist Trajectory Generation
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Seiya Kuroda, Kazuteru Miyazaki, and Hiroaki Kobayashi

No.5

(Jul)

Professor Ebrahim Mamdani Memorial Issue

Regular Papers

: pp. 561-566
Strategic Management and Design Innovation in the Long-Standing Company Kyogashi Master “Suetomi”
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Yusuke Irisawa and Shin’ya Nagasawa
: pp. 567-575
The Cluster-Weighted DEMATEL with ANP Method for Supplier Selection in Food Industry
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Jung-Lu Shen, Yong-Mei Liu, and Yi-Lin Tzeng
: pp. 576-580
Japanese Economic Analysis by Possibilistic Regression Model Building Through Possibility Maximization
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Yoshiyuki Yabuuchi and Junzo Watada
: pp. 581-590
A Cooperative Coevolutionary Stock Trading Model Using Genetic Network Programming-Sarsa
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Yang Yang, Zhaoping He, Shingo Mabu, and Kotaro Hirasawa

Professor Ebrahim Mamdani Memorial Issue

: p. 591
Professor Ebrahim Mamdani Memorial Issue
Yoshinori Arai and Toshihiko Watanabe

On February 22, 2010, Prof. Ebrahim H. Mamdani who devised Mamdani fuzzy inference has passed away. His work in fuzzy inference, which rapidly paved the way to its practical use, helped disseminate Prof. Lotfi Zadehfs fuzzy logic and the development of fuzzy research.

Prof. Mamdanifs two papers on fuzzy inference ? gApplication of fuzzy algorithms for control of simple dynamic planth (Proc. IEE, Vol.121, No. 12, pp. 1585-1588, 1974) and gAn experiment in linguistic synthesis with a fuzzy logic controllerh (Int. J. of Man-Machine Studies, Vol.7, No.1, pp. 1-13, 1975) with S. Assilian ? enabled fuzzy inference technology to develop dramatically both indicatively and indirectly to where it has been applied, including fuzzy control systems.

This special issue honors Prof. Mamdani for his invaluable efforts in these and many other fields. We have asked for submissions by researchers influenced by Prof. Mamdanifs achievements, including his work in fuzzy inference, and have narrowed down to one review and seven full papers. The review by Hirosato Seki and Kai Meng Tay provides an incisive overview on the many aspects of fuzzy inference that Prof. Mamdani brought to light.

Prof. Mamdanifs fuzzy inference has become a deterministic technology that can be chosen naturally and that will continue to be influential and survivable well into the future.

: pp. 592-602
On the Monotonicity of Fuzzy Inference Models
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Hirosato Seki and Kai Meng Tay
: pp. 603-610
Latent Topic Estimation Based on Events in a Document
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Risa Kitajima and Ichiro Kobayashi
: pp. 611-618
Topic Tracking Based on Identifying Proper Number of the Latent Topics in Documents
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Midori Serizawa and Ichiro Kobayashi
: pp. 619-630
Process Estimation of Word-of-Mouth Information Spread Based on Ad Hoc Communications
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Daisuke Katagami, Mizuki Takei, and Katsumi Nitta
: pp. 631-640
Representing Visual Complexity of Images Using a 3D Feature Space Based on Structure, Noise, and Diversity
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Phuc Q. Le, Abdullah M. Iliyasu, Jesus A. Garcia Sanchez, Fangyan Dong, and Kaoru Hirota
: pp. 641-652
Drawing Algorithm for Fuzzy Graphs Using the Partition Tree
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Yasunori Shiono, Tadaaki Kirishima, Yoshinori Ueda, and Kensei Tsuchida
: pp. 653-661
Modeling Approach Based on Modular Fuzzy Model
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Toshihiko Watanabe and Hirosato Seki
: pp. 662-667
Development of a System Incorporating a Multifunctional Actuator Using an Intelligent Multifunction Control Method
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Kazuki Kuribayashi and Seiji Yasunobu

No.4

(Jun)

Special Issue on Modeling and Simulation

Special Issue on Modeling and Simulation

: pp. 487-488
Modeling and Simulation
Marzuki Khalid, Rubiyah Yusof, Shamsuddin Amin, and Junzo Watada

Modeling and simulation play pivotal roles in engineering design. Tools for modeling and simulation have led to both faster design, higher viability and lower design cost. This special issue presents 10 papers on modeling and simulation in a variety of applications.

The first paper, by Sayed Mohammad Reza Loghmanian et al., is entitled gNonlinear Dynamic System Identification Using Volterra Series: Multi-Objective Optimization Approach.h This paper deals with system identification of the nonlinear dynamic system based on an optimized Volterra model structure. The developed model fulfilled two criteria, or objectives, namely, good predictive accuracy and optimum model structure. Genetic algorithms are applied to search for significant Volterra kernels among all possible candidate model combinations.

The second paper, by Masao Ogino et al., is entitled gA Large-Scale Magnetostatic Analysis Using an Iterative Domain Decomposition Method Based on the Minimal Residual Method.h Large-scale 3D nonlinear magnetostatic analysis using the domain decomposition method (DDM) improves convergence based on the conjugate residual (CR) method. Compared to the conjugate gradient method, the CR method and minimal residual method both improve the convergence rate and show stable convergence behavior in solving an interface problem. Computation time is largely reduced for this large-scale problem, which has about 10 million degrees of freedom.

The third paper, by Yoshiyuki Yamashita, is on gSemi-Qualitative Trend Analysis for the Monitoring of Process Control Loops,h and deals with a qualitative approach, rather than an analytical approach, in monitoring process plants. Using this method enabled us to diagnose a control valve problem in a process control loop. Several applications are also discussed.

The fourth paper, by Hiroshi Dan and Hiroshi Kanayama, is entitled gFinite Element Analysis of Tsunami by Viscous Shallow-Water Equations.h With the number of tsunamis and earthquakes occurring worldwide today, such simulation is important in many fields. Viscous shallow-water equations are derived from three-dimensional Navier-Stokes equations under hydrostatic assumptions. This approach is used to simulate a tsunami in Hakata Bay.

The fifth paper, by Junzo Watada et al., is entitled gAn Affective Approach to Developing Marketing Strategies of Mineral Water.h This research concerns the development of a marketing strategy for mineral water based on taste features obtained by chemically and physically analyzing the taste components of mineral water. Two-dimensional analysis of self-organizing map (SOM) was used to classify the evaluation of taste data. Data characteristics are recognized in the taste of mineral water by correlation analysis. A combination of principal component analysis and SOM classifies the taste of mineral water. Marketing strategies are also concluded after evaluation.

The sixth paper, by Yoshitsugu Aoki et al., is entitled gNew Approach for Antisense Oligonucleotide-Mediated Exon Skipping in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.h It reviews highlights of the challenges in antisense oligonucleotide-based therapeutics for treating and Intelligent Informatics DMD, focusing on exon 51-skipping.

The seventh paper, entitled gBuilding a Type-2 Fuzzy Qualitative Regression Model,h is by Yicheng Wei and Junzo Watada. From a theoretical fuzzy-set point of view, uncertainty exists in the membership function value of a type-1 fuzzy set, greatly impacting on the fuzziness of the external criterion of the qualitative objective. This paper models qualitative change in the external criterionfs fuzziness by applying the type-2 fuzzy set. Here, qualitative values are assumed to be fuzzy degrees of membership in qualitative categories, and qualitative change in the objective external criterion is given as the fuzziness of output.

The eighth paper, entitled gPSO-Particle Filter-Based Biometric Measurement for Human Tracking,h is by Zhenyuan Xu and Junzo Watada. It discusses an interesting application based on particle swarm optimization (PSO). Its objective is to build a mathematical model and a method for human tracking that can be used for biometric surveillance. This human tracking marks the size of human beings and objects in a picture to that if the picture is placed in a framework of axes, height and other biometric lengths can be calculated.

The ninth paper, by Josu? Roberto Lozano et al. is on g360 Degree Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty in Mexican Population.h This research uses statistical analysis of Repeated Measures One-Sample T Test, Paired-Samples T Test + Pearson Correlation Coefficient Test, and the Wilcoxon Signed-Rank Test in order to evaluate the efficiency of Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty procedure (SLT procedure). The authors showed in the paper that the treatment with SLT applied to Mexican patients with OAG reduces IOP and the patientfs need for topical medical therapy, which can lead to a better control of the disease and compliance to treatment.

The tenth paper, by Shinichiro Terasaki and Shinfya Nagasawa, is on gThe Relationship Between Brand Integrity and Business Continuity ? A Case Study of Japanese Long-Standing Company, Shioyoshiken ?.h The Shioyoshiken brand of Japanese sweets is well appreciated by individual customers who emphasise the value of customized sweets, particularly for Japanese tea parties and weddings. This case study explores Shioyoshiken gRashisa,h or gidentity,h to identify the secret of its long-standing brand strength.

: pp. 489-495
Nonlinear Dynamic System Identification Using Volterra Series: Multi-Objective Optimization Approach
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Sayed Mohammad Reza Loghmanian, Rubiyah Yusof, and Marzuki Khalid
: pp. 496-502
A Large-Scale Magnetostatic Analysis Using an Iterative Domain Decomposition Method Based on the Minimal Residual Method
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Masao Ogino, Shin-ichiro Sugimoto, Seigo Terada, Yanqing Bao, and Hiroshi Kanayama
: pp. 503-507
Semi-Qualitative Trend Analysis for the Monitoring of Process Control Loops
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Yoshiyuki Yamashita
: pp. 508-513
Finite Element Analysis of Tsunami by Viscous Shallow-Water Equations
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Hiroshi Dan and Hiroshi Kanayama
: pp. 514-520
An Affective Approach to Developing Marketing Strategies of Mineral Water
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Junzo Watada, Le Yu, Munenori Shibata, and Marzuki Khalid
: pp. 521-526
New Approach for Antisense Oligonucleotide-Mediated Exon Skipping in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
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Yoshitsugu Aoki, Tetsuya Nagata, and Shin’ichi Takeda
: pp. 527-532
Building a Type-2 Fuzzy Qualitative Regression Model
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Yicheng Wei and Junzo Watada
: pp. 533-539
PSO-Particle Filter-Based Biometric Measurement for Human Tracking
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Zhenyuan Xu and Junzo Watada
: pp. 540-546
360 Degree Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty in Mexican Population
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Josué Roberto-Lozano, Mariya V. Kalashnikova, Gustavo Velasco-Gallegos, and Junzo Watada
: pp. 547-552
The Relationship Between Brand Integrity and Business Continuity – A Case Study of Japanese Long-Standing Company, Shioyoshiken –
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Shinichiro Terasaki and Shin’ya Nagasawa

No.3

(May)

Regular papers

Regular Papers

: pp. 375-380
A Neural Network Model of Students’ English Abilities Based on Their Affective Factors in Learning
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Fitra A. Bachtiar, Katsuari Kamei, and Eric W. Cooper
: pp. 381-387
Fuzzy Hidden Markov Models for Indonesian Speech Classification
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Intan Nurma Yulita Houw Liong The, and Adiwijaya
: pp. 388-396
Multiscale Image Aggregation for Dental Radiograph Segmentation
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Martin Leonard Tangel, Chastine Fatichah, Muhammad Rahmat Widyanto, Fangyan Dong, and Kaoru Hirota
: pp. 397-403
Substitute Target Learning Based Control System for Control Knowledge Acquisition Within Constrained Environment
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Syafiq Fauzi Kamarulzaman, Takeshi Shibuya, and Seiji Yasunobu
: pp. 404-411
Investigation About Applicability of Personal Values for Recommender System
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Shunichi Hattori and Yasufumi Takama
: pp. 412-419
Parameter Optimization of Local Fuzzy Patterns Based on Fuzzy Contrast Measure for White Blood Cell Texture Feature Extraction
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Chastine Fatichah, Martin Leonard Tangel, Muhammad Rahmat Widyanto, Fangyan Dong, and Kaoru Hirota
: pp. 420-424
On Network Structure of Stable Strategies in Local Connection Games
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Hikaru Iwazaki, Takenori Ujigawa, and Shao-Chin Sung
: pp. 425-429
The Analysis of Consumer Purchasing Behavior on Cosmetics
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Ya-Ling Wu and You-Shyang Chen
: pp. 430-435
Coalition Formation Based Staffing Strategy Development
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Mayuko Miyata and Shao-Chin Sung
: pp. 436-443
The Effective Technology- and Resource-Management Strategy of Established Japanese Company: A Case Study of Toraya, a Traditional Japanese Confectioner
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Kana Sugimoto, Takao Someya, and Shin’ya Nagasawa
: pp. 444-452
A Study on Fuzzy Control of Humanoid Soccer Robot EFuRIO for Vision Control System and Walking Movement
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Indra Adji Sulistijono, Son Kuswadi, One Setiaji, Inzar Salfikar, and Naoyuki Kubota
: pp. 453-461
Tournament Evaluation System Applying Win-Lose Result Presumption Considering Kansei Evaluation by Multiple People
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Hiroshi Takenouchi, Masataka Tokumaru, and Noriaki Muranaka
: pp. 462-468
Division of Iterative-Transportation Based on Local Observation by Multiple Mobile Robots
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Yuichi Kobayashi, Yuta Sato, and Manabu Gouko
: pp. 469-480
OGDE3: Opposition-Based Third Generalized Differential Evolution
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Farid Bourennani, Shahryar Rahnamayan, and Greg F. Naterer

No.2

(Mar)

Special Issue on Innovation over Multimedia Processing
Special Issue on Cognitive Infocommunications

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: pp. 183-190
Proposal of the Continuous-Valued Penalty Avoiding Rational Policy Making Algorithm
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Kazuteru Miyazaki
: pp. 191-198
Fuzzy Three-Dimensional Voronoi Diagram and its Application to Geographical Data Analysis
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Mian Dai, Fangyan Dong, and Kaoru Hirota
: pp. 199-209
An Efficient Solution of Real-Time Fuzzy Regression Analysis to Information Granules Problem
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Azizul Azhar Ramli, Junzo Watada, and Witold Pedrycz

Special Issue on Innovation over Multimedia Processing

: p. 211
Innovation over Multimedia Processing
Hajime Nobuhara

With broadband networks, audio/video coding, and processing techniques and user devices swiftly advancing, multimedia streaming over networks is now a reality. Distributed interactive multimedia applications ? one of the fastest growing market sectors demanding innovations ? are covered in this special issue on multimedia processing (MP).

This special issue focuses on ambitious and intriguing papers from experts on a wide variety of multimedia areas. These articles address innovations and offer effective solutions to MP problems.

Y. Fushio et al. propose a shadow generation system based on shape recognition, while M. Suzuki et al. develop musical expression generation reflecting the userfs impression in kansei space and fuzzy rules. K. Ishizuka et al. evaluate an operetta songs generation system based on the impressions given by story scenes, which are strongly related to the integrative research projects of kansei engineering, music, text, and visual perception.

T. Toyota et al. develop a web news visualization system based on an efficient self-organizing map using a restricted region search and dimensionality reduction. S. Kawauchi et al. propose a knowledge expansion support system using related search keyword generation based on Wikipedia categories and point-wise mutual information, involving that are aggressive looking progressive research projects covering huge text information. T. Tanabata et al. present an interactive data mining tool for microarray data analysis using formal concept analysis, which adds a new dimension to the bio-informatics field.

T. Kawamura et al. analyze keywords input to a book search engine. T. Sugimoto et al. propose a recommendation system involving the use of comprehensive trend indications based on weighted complete graphs, which are related to topical discussions in the information retrieval and recommendation field.

Readers are sure to find new and valuable information and ideas in their own fields in these excellent articles.

: pp. 212-218
Dynamic Shadow Generation System Based on Shape Recognition
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Yuki Fushio and Mitsunori Matsushita
: pp. 219-226
Visualization of the Internet News Based on Efficient Self-Organizing Map Using Restricted Region Search and Dimensionality Reduction
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Tetsuya Toyota and Hajime Nobuhara
: pp. 227-238
Musical Expression Generation Reflecting User’s Impression by Kansei Space and Fuzzy Rules
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Mio Suzuki and Takehisa Onisawa
: pp. 239-246
Comparison of Keywords Freely Inputted by Users and the Compendium of “Keywords for Children,” Which is Programmed into the Book Searching System for Children
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Takayuki Kawaura, Jun Endo, and YasukoDoi
: pp. 247-255
Knowledge Expansion Support by Related Search Keyword Generation Based onWikipedia Category and Pointwise Mutual Information
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Saori Kawauchi, Tetsuya Toyota, and Hajime Nobuhara
: pp. 256-265
Evaluation of Operetta Songs Generation System Based on Impressions of Story Scenes
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Kenkichi Ishizuka and Takehisa Onisawa
: pp. 266-272
A Recommendation System with the Use of Comprehensive Trend Indication Based on Weighted Complete Graph
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Takuya Sugimoto, Tetsuya Toyota, and Hajime Nobuhara
: pp. 273-281
Interactive Data Mining Tool for Microarray Data Analysis Using Formal Concept Analysis
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Takanari Tanabata, Fumiaki Hirose, Hidenobu Hashikami, and Hajime Nobuhara

Special Issue on Cognitive Infocommunications

: p. 283
Cognitive Infocommunications
Péter Baranyi, Hideki Hashimoto, and Gyula Sallai

Cognitive infocommunications (CogInfoCom), is an emerging interdisciplinary research field that has recently started to appear in the context of theoretical, R&D, and industryoriented projects. CogInfoCom deals with novel approaches to extend the cognitive capabilities of human users through the artificial cognitive capabilities of infocommunications devices, enabling them to interact more flexibly with IT infrastructure.

Two key points must be considered when asking why the emergence of CogInfoCom is not only timely but also necessary.

First of all, the infocommunications industry is experiencing trends that are resulting in the gradual appearance of artificial cognitive capabilities ? capabilities directed towards a broadened scope covering the sensing and processing of unstructured data.

Secondly, future users of infocommunications devices will expect both to be able to access these artificial cognitive capabilities in their everyday activities and to be able to merge them with their own cognitive capabilities. They will thus be able to apply them flexibly ? through their infocommunications devices ? in a wide range of applications in both physical and virtual contexts.

This Special Issue on Cognitive Infocommunications contains extended versions of key ideas presented at CogInfoCom conferences. The table of contents alone will demonstrate to the reader the broad scope of theoretical considerations and practical applications that underlie current and emerging CogInfoCom research.

It is our hope that this Special Issue ? along with the CogInfoCom conference series ? will contribute to providing a scientific forum for researchers from areas related to CogInfoCom and beyond, so that they may be able to develop stronger cooperation and create a more common language in order to produce useful synergies, and in order to fully meet the interdisciplinary challenges that underlie CogInfoCom.

: pp. 284-296
Augmented Reality Aspects of Object Recognition in Driver Support Systems
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Zsombor Paróczi, István Nagy, Csaba Gáspár-Papanek, Zsolt T. Kardkovács, Endre Varga, Ádám Siegler, and Péter Lucz
: pp. 297-304
CogInfoCom Systems from an Interaction Perspective – A Pilot Application for EtoCom –
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Gyorgy Persa, Adam Csapo, and Péter Baranyi
: pp. 305-312
Design of Mutual Interaction Between a User and Smart Electric Wheelchair
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Mihoko Niitsuma, Terumichi Ochi, Masahiro Yamaguchi, and Koki Iwamot
: pp. 313-326
Impacts of Multimodal Feedback on Efficiency of Proactive Information Retrieval from Task-Related HRI
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Barbara Gonsior, Christian Landsiedel, Nicole Mirnig, Stefan Sosnowski, Ewald Strasser, Jakub Złotowski, Martin Buss, KoljaKühnlenz, Manfred Tscheligi, Astrid Weiss, and Dirk Wollherr
: pp. 327-334
Optimizing HMM Speech Synthesis for Low-Resource Devices
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Bálint Tóth and Géza Németh
: pp. 335-340
Recognition of Emotions on the Basis of Different Levels of Speech Segments
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Klára Vicsi and Dávid Sztahó
: pp. 341-348
Robust Facial Expression Recognition Using Near Infrared Cameras
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Laszlo A. Jeni, Hideki Hashimoto, and Takashi Kubota
: pp. 349-357
Spatial Memory for Augmented Personal Working Environments
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Young Eun Song, Peter Kovacs, Mihoko Niitsuma, and Hideki Hashimoto
: pp. 358-367
The Spiral Discovery Method: An Interpretable Tuning Model for CogInfoCom Channels
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Adam Csapo and Péter Baranyi

No.1

(Jan)

Special Issue on Information Medical Science
Special Issue on New Approach to Intelligent Machines
Special Issue on Aggregation Operators and Clustering

Regular Papers

: pp. 4-12
Information Enhancement on a Focused Object Using Linked Data
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Kanako Onishi and Ichiro Kobayashi
: pp. 13-23
Similarity Retrieval of Motion Capture Data Based on Derivative Features
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Worawat Choensawat, Woong Choi, and Kozaburo Hachimura

Special Issue on Information Medical Science

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Information Medical Science
Yutaka Hatakeyama

One important and interesting application in computational intelligence technology is medical application. Medical engineering research covers such areas as medical image processing. With most health information now described electronically, hospitals are accumulating large amounts of medical data, including imaging, text, and structured materials. This has made ginformation medical scienceh vastly more important in improving healthcare technology.

This special issue introduces an application based on hospital data, medical care support systems, and medical image processing. The application deals with analytical approaches, navigation systems, medical data management, and text mining for summary data. The support system shows diagnosis and robotassisted therapy. Medical imaging targets X-ray, blood cell, and ultrasonography images.

As guest editors, we can assure the readers that the papers in this special issue have great social impact in this research area and encourage good relations with engineering and medical practice approaches.

We thank the contributors and reviewers for introduce these latest achievements in this exciting field.

: pp. 26-32
Visual Analysis of Health Checkup Data Using Multidimensional Scaling
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Keiko Yamamoto, Satoshi Tamura, Satoru Hayamizu, and Yasutomi Kinosada
: pp. 33-37
Hospital Navi – A New Database for Searching Medical Information –
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Hiroshi Gohma, Mika Asano, Nobuyuki Hamajima, Gen Sobue, and Shin-ichi Sugiura
: pp. 38-41
System Replacement to a New HIS and Data Warehouse
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Masayuki Honda and Takehiro Matsumoto
: pp. 42-47
Ruby Implementation of the OpenEHR Specifications
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Shinji Kobayashi and Akimichi Tatsukawa
: pp. 48-54
Auto-Selection of DPC Codes from Discharge Summaries by Text Mining in Several Hospitals and Analysis of Differences in Discharge Summaries
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Shunsuke Doi, Takahiro Suzuki, Gen Shimada, Mitsuhiro Takasaki, Shinsuke Fujita, Toshiyo Tamura, and Katsuhiko Takabayashi
: pp. 55-61
New Method to Assist Discrimination of Liver Diseases by Spherical SOM with Mahalanobis Distance
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Norie Kanzaki and Akihiro Kanagawa
: pp. 62-68
A Study on Conversational Content Recognition Method Using JapaneseWordNet for Robot-Assisted Therapies
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Yuta Izutsu, Hiroharu Kawanaka, Koji Yamamoto, Kiyoshi Suzuki, Haruhiko Takase, and Shinji Tsuruoka
: pp. 69-75
Discrimination of Pneumoconiosis X-Ray Images Scanned with a CCD Scanner
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Masahide Minami, KojiAbe, and Munehiro Nakamura
: pp. 76-86
Interest-Based Ordering for Fuzzy Morphology on White Blood Cell Image Segmentation
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Chastine Fatichah, Martin Leonard Tangel, Muhammad Rahmat Widyanto, Fangyan Dong, and Kaoru Hirota
: pp. 87-93
Algorithm for Estimation of Thyroid Gland Size in Ultrasonography Images for Extracting Abnormal Thyroid in Medical Practice
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Yutaka Hatakeyama, Hiromi Kataoka, Noriaki Nakajima, Teruaki Watabe, and Yoshiyasu Okuhara

Special Issue on New Approach to Intelligent Machines

: p. 95
New Approach to Intelligent Machines
Hiroshi Takahashi

Six papers on Human Machine Interfaces have been published from a new point of view. As one of the important technologies for developing optimal human machine interaction, communication between humans and machines has attracted much interest. In this special issue, the editor focuses on new methods for communicating mutual information on the characteristics of both human operators and machines, including computers and vehicles. In this communication, readers can operate machines easily and comfortably.

The first article, by Hiroshi Takahashi and Hirohiko Honda, studies the possibility of applying subliminal visual marks for informing drivers of hazardous factors without causing a nuisance in the driver-assistance systems.

The second paper, by Hiroshi Igarashi, proposes subliminal control parameter calibration in interactive human-machine operational environments. Subliminal calibration will enable users to master handling in a short time.

The third paper, by Hiroshi Takahashi and Hirohiko Honda, focuses on computer game operation as influenced by ultrasound exposure. The relationship between ultrasound signals and operator behavior is discussed.

The fourth paper, written by Hirohiko Honda and Kazuko Tobita, concerns the improvement of personal computer operation using auditory signals for visually handicapped persons, who can then identify operational processes through simple sounds.

The fifth contribution, by Hirohiko Honda, involves improving mouse operation with personal computers for those physically challenged who suffer progressive deterioration. The proposed system helps such users maintain quality of life because they are able to continue using a personal computer even as their state of mobility deteriorates.

The closing contribution, by Hiroshi Igarashi, Yoshinobu Adachi, and Kazunari Takahashi, deals with multiagent systems based on human social behavior. Adaptability and the total performance of the authorfs proposed technique are confirmed through a pursuit problem in a multiagent system.

We thank the referees for their reviews and the Fuji Technology Press Ltd. staff for its encouragement and advice.

: pp. 96-107
A Study on the Possibility of Applying Subliminal Visual Cue for Guiding Subject’s Attention
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Hiroshi Takahashi and Hirohiko Honda
: pp. 108-116
Subliminal Calibration for Machine Operation
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Hiroshi Igarashi
: pp. 117-123
A Study on the Change of Operation of Driving Video Game Under Ultrasound Exposure
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Hiroshi Takahashi and Hirohiko Honda
: pp. 124-130
Efficiency Improvement of Information Acquisition in PC Operation with Auditory Signal
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Hirohiko Honda and Kazuko Tobita
: pp. 131-138
Mouse Operation Support for the Physically-Challenged Persons who have Progressive Intractable Diseases
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Hirohiko Honda
: pp. 139-146
Adaptive Cooperation for Multi Agent Systems Based on Human Social Behavior
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Hiroshi Igarashi, Yoshinobu Adachi, and Kazunari Takahashi

Special Issue on Aggregation Operators and Clustering

: p. 147
Aggregation Operators and Clustering
Vicenç Torra, Yasuo Narukawa, and Mark Daumas

This issue features decision making and other tools used in artificial intelligence applications. More specifically, the issue includes five papers focused on aggregation operators and clustering.

The series starts with a paper by Yoshida on weighted quasiarithmetic means that focuses on their monotonicity viewed from utility and weighting functions.

In the second paper, Nohmi, Honda and Okazaki focus on trust evaluation for networks, studying matrix operations based on t-norms and t-conorms. The authors also propose fuzzy graphs using adjacent matrices.

These works are followed by three on fuzzy clustering.

Kanzawa, Endo and Miyamoto present a variation of fuzzy c-means based on kernel functions in an approach developed for data with tolerance.

Endo covers clustering using kernel functions. The paper is based on a fuzzy nonmetric model including pairwise constraints in the clustering process.

The concluding paper also uses pairwise constraints, but within agglomerative hierarchical clustering. Hamasuna, Endo and Miyamoto include clusterwise tolerance in their mode.

As the editors of this issue, we would like to thank the referees for their work in the reviews and journal editors-in-chief Profs. Toshio Fukuda and Kaoru Hirota and the journal staff for their support.

: pp. 148-153
Weighted Quasi-Arithmetic Means and the Domain Translations
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Yuji Yoshida
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A Trust Evaluation of Networks Utilizing Matrix Operations Based on t-norms and t-conorms
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Masaya Nohmi, Aoi Honda, and Yoshiaki Okazaki
: pp. 162-168
On Kernel Fuzzy c-Means for Data with Tolerance Using Explicit Mapping for Kernel Data Analysis
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Yuchi Kanzawa, Yasunori Endo, and Sadaaki Miyamoto
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On Entropy Based Fuzzy Non Metric Model – Proposal, Kernelization and Pairwise Constraints –
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Yasunori Endo
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On Agglomerative Hierarchical Clustering Using Clusterwise Tolerance Based Pairwise Constraints
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Yukihiro Hamasuna, Yasunori Endo, and Sadaaki Miyamoto

Vol.15 (2011)

No.9

(Nov)

Special Issue on Awareness Computing in Science and Engineering
Selected Papers from NaBIC 2010

Regular Papers

: pp. 1199-1202
WIN Algorithm for Discrete Online TSP
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Yonghua Wu, Guohun Zhu, Huaying Chen, and Jucun Qin
: pp. 1203-1210
Enhancing a Fuzzy Failure Mode and Effect Analysis Methodology with an Analogical Reasoning Technique
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Tze Ling Jee, Kai Meng Tay, and Chee Khoon Ng
: pp. 1211-1220
Spatiotemporal Analysis of Brain Activity During Understanding Honorific Expressions
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Michio Sugeno and Takahiro Yamanoi
: pp. 1221-1227
Evaluating Functional Connectivity in Alcoholics Based on Maximal Weight Matching
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Guohun Zhu, Yan Li, and Peng (Paul) Wen

Special Issue on Awareness Computing in Science and Engineering

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Awareness Computing in Science and Engineering
Cheng-Hsiung Hsieh and Hsien-Chou Liao

As awareness computing attracts increasing attention, this special issue has been arranged for researchers, engineers, and scientists to discuss on awareness computing and to exchange ideas, opinions, and the latest results in this emerging new field.

Awareness is the ability to be conscious of, feel, or perceive ? in other words, to have awareness. It implies vigilance in observing and alertness in drawing inferences from experience. The ultimate goal of awareness computing is to create computing systems that are aware.

The eight papers accepted for this issue come mainly from International Symposium on Aware Computing 2010 and cover different aspects of awareness computing in science and engineering. The authors have been kind enough to revise their papers for this publication.

Two papers focus on awareness learning and multimedia-based learning, three examine localization using sensor networks, sound sources, and radiofrequency identification, and three explore a fuzzy-rules mining algorithm, an interactive map search system, and semi-supervised method for pattern recognition.

We thank the reviewers for their time and effort in reviewing papers within a limited time. We are most grateful to Professor Qiangfu Zhao of the University of Aizu, Japan, and to Professors Toshio Fukuda and Kaoru Hirota, Editors-in-Chief, for inviting us to guest-edit this special issue. We also thank the Fuji Technology Press staff for its ongoing assistance.

: pp. 1230-1240
Document Analysis System Based on Awareness Learning
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Jie Ji, Rung-Ching Chen, and Qiangfu Zhao
: pp. 1241-1247
Process of Acquiring Musical Performance Skills for Enhanced “Awareness” Given by a Multimedia-Based Learning Approach
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Katsuko T. Nakahira, Miki Akahane, and Yukiko Fukami
: pp. 1248-1255
An Improvement of Fuzzy Association Rules Mining Algorithm Based on Redundancy of Rules
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Toshihiko Watanabe
: pp. 1256-1261
An Interactive Map Search System Using Wavelet and Shape Contexts
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Jungpil Shin and Hsien-Chou Liao
: pp. 1262-1268
Error-Correcting Semi-Supervised Pattern Recognition with Mode Filter on Graphs
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Weiwei Du and Kiichi Urahama
: pp. 1269-1276
Mutual Localization of Multiple Sensor Node Robots
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Keitaro Naruse, Shigekazu Fukui, and Jie Luo
: pp. 1277-1286
Spatial Localization of Concurrent Multiple Sound Sources Using Phase Candidate Histogram
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Huakang Li, Jie Huang, Minyi Guo, and Qunfei Zhao
: pp. 1287-1298
Using Radio Frequency Identification for Indoor Location Identification Based on Power Level, Signal Strength and Fuzzy Method
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Rung-Ching Chen, Yu-Cheng Lin, Sheng-Ling Huang, and Qiangfu Zhao

Selected Papers from NaBIC 2010

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Selected Papers from NaBIC 2010
Yusuke Nojima and Mario Köppen

The Second World Congress on Nature and Biologically Inspired Computing (NaBIC2010) was held at the Kitakyushu International Conference Center December 15-17, 2010, in Kitakyushu, Japan. NaBIC2010 provided a forum for researchers, engineers, and students from worldwide to discuss state-of-the-art machine intelligence and to address issues related to building human-friendly machines by learning from nature.

NaBIC2010 covered a wide range of studies ? from theoretical and algorithmic studies on nature and biologically inspired computing techniques to their real-world applications.

Top researchers presenting papers at NaBIC2010 were invited to contribute to this special issue. Through a fair peer review process, four extended papers have been accepted ? an acceptance rate of 50%.

The first paper entitled gA Study on Computational Efficiency and Plasticity in Baldwinian Learningh by Liu and Iba analyzes Baldwinian evolution efficiency by comparing it to alternatives such as standard Darwinian evolution with no learning, Lamarckian evolution, and Baldwinian evolution with different learning and plasticity evolution.

The second paper entitled gExperimental Study of a Structured Differential Evolution with Mixed Strategiesh by Ishimizu and Tagawa proposes island-based DE with ring or torus networks. The authors examine the performance of the proposed DE with the effects of different strategies.

The third paper entitled gMulti-Space Competitive DGA for Model Selection and its Application to Localization of Multiple Signal Sourcesh by Ishikawa, Misawa, Kubota, Tokiwa, Horio, and Yamakawa proposes a distributed genetic algorithm in which each subpopulation searches for a solution in different decision space. Subpopulations change size based on search progress.

The fourth paper entitled gAn Extended Interactive Evolutionary Computation Using Heart Rate Variability as Fitness Value for Composing Music Chord Progressh by Fukumoto, Nakashima, Ogawa, and Imai uses heart-rate variability instead of direct human evaluations in an interactive evolutionary computation framework.

As guest editors of this special issue, we would like to thank the authors for their unique and interesting contributions and the reviewers for their careful checking and invaluable comments.

: pp. 1300-1309
A Study on Computational Efficiency and Plasticity in Baldwinian Learning
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Shu Liu and Hitoshi Iba
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Experimental Study of a Structured Differential Evolution with Mixed Strategies
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Takashi Ishimizu and Kiyoharu Tagawa
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Multi-Space Competitive DGA for Model Selection and its Application to Localization of Multiple Signal Sources
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Shudai Ishikawa, Hideaki Misawa, Ryosuke Kubota, Tatsuji Tokiwa, Keiichi Horio, and Takeshi Yamakawa
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An Extended Interactive Evolutionary Computation Using Heart Rate Variability as Fitness Value for Composing Music Chord Progression
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Makoto Fukumoto, Shuta Nakashima, Shintaro Ogawa, and Jun-ichi Imai

No.8

(Oct)

Special Issue on Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Embodied Knowledge of Human Skill
Selected Papers from SCIS & ISIS – No.2
Selected Papers from i-SAIRAS 2010

Special Issue on Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Embodied Knowledge of Human Skill

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Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Embodied Knowledge of Human Skill
Isao Hayashi and Shinichi Furuya

Expertise in sports, music, dance, and craftsmanship is increasingly attracting researchers from many different backgrounds who seek to deepen their understanding of outstanding human skills – a field known as skill science. The goal of skill science is to elucidate neural, cognitive, and computational mechanisms and processes underlying superior sensorimotor functions. To this aim, cross-disciplinary approaches needed include artificial intelligence, computational intelligence, soft computing, robotics, biomechanics, cognitive science, and neuroscience.

This special issue includes a variety of paper focusing on new computational approaces and cutting-edge empirical techniques shedding light on embodied knowledge. Analytical techniques include factorial analysis, such as Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and Singular Vector Decomposition (SVD), correlation networks, machine learning such as cluster analysis, Bayesian statistics, and nonlinear dynamical modeling. Experimental paradigms and techniques include Virtual Reality (VR) environment, comparison between skilled and unskilled individuals and between individuals with and without neurological disorders, and biomechanical and physiological measurement using motion capture, ElectroMyoGraphy (EMG), functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), and Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR).

These approaches and techniques have successfully addressed key features of sensorimotor mechanisms behind skilled human behavior. Unique approaches in terms of abduction reasoning and observation learning of robots have quantitatively and qualitatively unraveled cognitive processes in novel skill acquisition.

Findings from these studies provide intriguing insights into developing comprehensive models of embodied knowledge and into practical applications Quantitative evaluation and precise modeling of human skills are, for example, indispensable for developing hardware and software that mimic human functions and for designing robots and Brain-Machine Interfaces (BMI) that enables dexterous human-like behavior. It is of academic and clinical importance to determine mechanisms for acquiring complex sensorimotor skills. These diverse approaches toward a unique goal are expected to build bridges among researchers with vastly different backgrounds, serving as an impetus for boosting this cross-disciplinary research area.

We believe this special issue will serve as a landmark for further developing skill science research.

: pp. 942-953
Neurophysiological and Dynamical Control Principles Underlying Variable and Stereotyped Movement Patterns During Motor Skill Acquisition
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Kazutoshi Kudo, Makoto Miyazaki, Hirofumi Sekiguchi, Hiroshi Kadota, Shinya Fujii, Akito Miura, Michiko Yoshie, and Hiroki Nakata
: pp. 954-961
Abductive Reasoning as an Integrating Framework in Skill Acquisition
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Koichi Furukawa, Toshiki Masuda, and Ikuo Kobayashi
: pp. 962-971
Accuracy of Synchrony Judgment and its Relation to the Auditory Brainstem Response: the Difference Between Pianists and Non-Pianists
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Eriko Aiba, Koji Kazai, Takayuki Shimotomai, Toshie Matsui, Minoru Tsuzaki, and Noriko Nagata
: pp. 972-979
Learning Strategy in Time-to-Contact Estimation of Falling Objects
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Hiroyuki Kambara, Keiichi Ohishi, and Yasuharu Koike
: pp. 980-987
Decomposition of Limb Movement Based on Muscular Coordination During Human Running
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Taiki Iimura, Keita Inoue, Hang T. T. Pham, Hiroaki Hirai, and Fumio Miyazaki
: pp. 988-996
Network Approach to Inducing Coordinative Structures of Skillful Movements
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Masanori Tsujino, Tsutomu Fujinami, and Keisuke Nagai
: pp. 997-1010
A Classification of Postural Sway Patterns During Upright Stance in Healthy Adults and Patients with Parkinson’s Disease
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Tomohisa Yamamoto, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Kunihiko Nomura, Taishin Nomura, Takao Tanahashi, Kei Fukada, Takayuki Endo, and Saburo Sakoda
: pp. 1011-1018
Acquisition of Embodied Knowledge on Gesture Motion by Singular Value Decomposition
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Isao Hayashi, Yinlai Jiang, and Shuoyu Wang
: pp. 1019-1029
Extraction of Coordinative Structures of Motions by Segmentation Using Singular Spectrum Transformation
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Hiroaki Nakanishi, Sayaka Kanata, Hirofumi Hattori, Tetsuo Sawaragi, and Yukio Horiguchi
: pp. 1030-1038
Kicking Motion Imitation of Inverted-Pendulum Mobile Robot and Development of Body Mapping from Human Demonstrator
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Sataya Takahashi, Yasutake Takahashi, Yoichiro Maeda, and Takayuki Nakamura
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Analysis of Driver Perceptions and Behavior When Driving in an Unfamiliar Traffic Regulation
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Hidetoshi Nakayasu, Tetsuya Miyoshi, Nobuhiko Kondo, Hirokazu Aoki, and Patrick Patterson

Selected Papers from SCIS & ISIS – No.2

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Selected Papers from SCIS & ISIS 2010 – No.2
Keigo Watanabe, Kazuhiro Ohkura, and Kiyotaka Izumi

This second special issue from the Joint 5th International Conference on Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems and the 11th International Symposium on Advanced Intelligent Systems (SCIS & ISIS) 2010 presents 11 progressive papers covering topics from Fuzzy c-Means, clustering, evolutionary algorithms, and self-organizing maps to optimization, spiral phenomena, matroids, multirobot systems, and reinforcement learning. This wide range of research interests reflects current trends in the SCIS & ISIS conference series. As such, they demonstrate how near-future research interests are gradually moving toward exciting new directions.

We thank the authors and reviewers for taking time out from their busy schedules to make this publication possible. We are especially grateful to Prof. Toshio Fukuda of Nagoya University and to Prof. Kaoru Hirota of the Tokyo Institute of Technology for giving us the opportunity to guest-edit JACIII. Our special thanks go to Ms. Reiko Ohta of Fuji Technology Press Ltd. for her ongoing support in publication.

: pp. 1050-1056
Non-Euclidean Extension of FCMdd-Based Linear Clustering for Relational Data
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Takeshi Yamamoto, Katsuhiro Honda, Akira Notsu, and Hidetomo Ichihashi
: pp. 1057-1064
KL-Divergence-Based and Manhattan Distance-Based Semisupervised Entropy-Regularized Fuzzy c-Means
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Yuchi Kanzawa, Yasunori Endo, and Sadaaki Miyamoto
: pp. 1065-1072
Improving the Robustness of Instance-Based Reinforcement Learning Robots by Metalearning
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Toshiyuki Yasuda, Kousuke Araki, and Kazuhiro Ohkura
: pp. 1073-1081
Extraction of Community Transition Rules from Data Streams as Large Graph Sequence
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Takehiro Yamaguchi and Ayahiko Niimi
: pp. 1082-1094
A Proposal of Memory and Prediction Based Genetic Algorithm Using Speciation in Dynamic Multimodal Function Optimization
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Takumi Ichimura, Hiroshi Inoue, Akira Hara, Tetsuyuki Takahama, and Kenneth J. Mackin
: pp. 1095-1102
Performance Analysis of Quantum-Inspired Evolutionary Algorithm
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Tomohisa Takata, Teijiro Isokawa, and Nobuyuki Matsui
: pp. 1103-1108
An Approximation Algorithm with Factor Two for a Repetitive Routing Problem of Grasp-and-Delivery Robots
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Yoshiyuki Karuno, Hiroshi Nagamochi, and Aleksandar Shurbevski
: pp. 1109-1115
Preservation and Application of Acquired Knowledge Using Instance-Based Reinforcement Learning for Multi-Robot Systems
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Junki Sakanoue, Toshiyuki Yasuda, and Kazuhiro Ohkura
: pp. 1116-1122
Spiral Dynamics Inspired Optimization
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Kenichi Tamura and Keiichiro Yasuda
: pp. 1123-1130
Solving the Binding Problem with Separated Extraction of Information by Oscillatory Self-Organizing Maps
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Ryota Miyata and Koji Kurata
: pp. 1131-1138
A Proposal of Genetic Operations for BSIM Parameter Extraction Using Real-Coded Genetic Algorithm
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Ai Nishiba, Hiroharu Kawanaka, Haruhiko Takase, and Shinji Tsuruoka

Selected Papers from i-SAIRAS 2010

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Selected Papers from i-SAIRAS 2010
Keiki Takadama

This special issue features the selected papers from i-SAIRAS 2010 (The 10th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space) at Sapporo, Japan on August 29 – September 1, 2010), which explores the technology of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Automation and Robotics, and its application in space. In the AI domain, in particular, i-SAIRAS focuses on the following issues: (1) spacecraft autonomy (e.g., inboard software for mission planning and execution, resource management, fault protection, science data analysis, guidance, navigation and control, smart sensors, testing and validation, architectures); (2) mission operations automation (e.g., decision support tools for mission planning and scheduling, anomaly detection and fault analysis, innovative operations concepts, data visualization, secure commanding and networking); (3) design tools and optimization methods, electronic documentation; and (4) AI methods (e.g., automated planning and scheduling, agents model-based reasoning, machine learning and data mining).

In the selection process for JACIII (Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Informatics), 13 papers were firstly nominated from 133 oral presentation papers as outstanding AI-related papers by i-SAIRAS International Committee, and 6 papers were finally accepted through the two-stages of pear-reviews. All papers were reviewed by three reviewers. As the brief introduction of these papers, the paper by Mark Johnston and Mark Giuliano presents an architecture called MUSE (Multi-User Scheduling Environment) to integrate multi-objective evolutionary algorithms with existing domain planning and scheduling tools. The second paper by Amdeo Cesta et al. discusses general lessons learned from a series of deployed planning and scheduling systems. The third paper by Alessandro Donati et al. spotlights specific achievements and trends in the area of spacecraft diagnosis and mission planning and scheduling. The fourth paper by Cedric Cocaud and Takashi Kubota proposes the system that provides position and attitude information to a spacecraft during its approach descent and landing phase toward the surface of an asteroid. The firth paper by Tomohiro Harada et al. studies On-Board Computer which evolves computer programs through the bit inversion and analyzes its robustness to the bit inversion. Finally, the last paper by Masayuki Otani et al. explores the distributed control of the multiple robots which may be broken in the assembly of space solar power satellite. The editor hopes that these papers would help for readers to capture the state-of-art of AI technology in space.

: pp. 1140-1148
Multi-Objective Scheduling for Space Science Missions
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Mark D. Johnston and Mark E. Giuliano
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Deploying Interactive Mission Planning Tools- Experiences and Lessons Learned –
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Amedeo Cesta, Gabriella Cortellessa, Simone Fratini, Angelo Oddi, and Giulio Bernardi
: pp. 1159-1166
Benefits of Using Innovative Tools for Diagnostics and Planning in ESA Mission Operations
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Alessandro Donati, Jose Antonio Martinez-Heras, and Nicola Policella
: pp. 1167-1174
Development of an Intelligent Simulator with SLAM Functions for Visual Autonomous Landing on Small Celestial Bodies
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Cedric Cocaud and Takashi Kubota
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Robustness to Bit Inversion in Registers and Acceleration of Program Evolution in On-Board Computer
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Tomohiro Harada, Masayuki Otani, Yoshihiro Ichikawa, Kiyohiko Hattori, Hiroyuki Sato, and Keiki Takadama
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Improving Recovery Capability of Multiple Robots in Different Scale Structure Assembly
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Masayuki Otani, Kiyohiko Hattori, Hiroyuki Sato, and Keiki Takadama

No.7

(Sep)

Special Issue on Omnipresent Intelligent Computing – New Developments and Societal Impact
Selected Papers from SCIS & ISIS 2010 – No.1

Regular Papers

: pp. 747-758
Enhancing Bidding Strategy Using Genetic Network Programming in Agent-Based Multiple Round English Auction
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Chuan Yue, Shingo Mabu, and Kotaro Hirasawa
: pp. 759-766
Adaptive Controller for T-S Fuzzy Model with Modeling Error
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Hugang Han
: pp. 767-776
Fuzzy Genetic Network Programming with Noises for Mobile Robot Navigation
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Siti Sendari, Shingo Mabu, Andre Tjahjadi, and Kotaro Hirasawa
: pp. 777-784
Concept Finding Proofs
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Norihiro Kamide

Special Issue on Omnipresent Intelligent Computing – New Developments and Societal Impact

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Omnipresent Intelligent Computing – New Developments and Societal Impact
Alfons Schuster and Daniel Berrar

When the computer revolution began in the second half of the 20th century, few could have foreseen the pervasiveness that intelligent devices would have only half a century later. Today, consumers deal with numerous computing devices providing increasingly sophisticated services. Arguably, no other invention has so profoundly impacted on daily home and work lives as the computer. The downside, however, holds the worrying realization that many artifacts of modern technology now touch on the human sphere to the point of risking an individualfs privacy, security, and well-being.

The new millennium carries the computer revolution to unprecedented levels where new computing paradigms excite researchers beyond the limits of science fiction. The burgeoning field of synthetic biology, for example, has given rise to novel computing approaches based on biomolecular materials. Indeed, silicon is no longer the only substrate for intelligent information processing. Other unconventional approaches such as computing with slime molds, for example, now embrace even living organisms. Information processing and problem solving strategies observed in nature have inspired the design of novelmachine learning algorithms. Seemingly unlimited computer power now enables the in silico simulation of living organisms and the study of evolutionary processes with enormous efficiency. Although many of these novel, nature-inspired approaches are still in their infancy, they might bring a paradigm shift in computational science. How such a technology-driven paradigm shift may affect the gsofth components of our modern complex society is a many-faceted issue that deserves our consideration and exploration.

This special issue focuses on new developments in intelligent computing. A. Schuster and D. Berrar analyze the potentials and risks of current and emerging intelligent computing paradigms. Their article focuses on the interface between humans and intelligent systems and explores potentials and risks emerging for individuals and for the information society at large.

L. Palafox and H. Hashimoto propose a new human activity recognition system that relies on the analysis of five key variables to categorize human activities. A prototypical implementation of the system demonstrates promising results for applications in intelligent room settings.

M. Kimura and M. Sugiyama propose a novel approach to unsupervised clustering, which is based on least squares mutual information. The advantage of this approach is that hyperparameters of clustering algorithms such as kernel parameters no longer need to be manually calibrated, but they can be automatically optimized.

D. Ricinschi and E. Tokumitsu explore new ways of exploiting physical properties of ferroelectric materials. They investigate how the amount of polarization generated by two electrical pulses can be modeled and explained in the framework of game theory.

This special issue informs the research community about exciting new developments in intelligent computing, with an outlook on their societal impacts.

: pp. 786-792
The Omnipresent Computing Menace to Information Society
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Alfons Schuster and Daniel Berrar
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4W1H and Particle Swarm Optimization for Human Activity Recognition
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Leon Palafox and Hideki Hashimoto
: pp. 800-805
Dependence-Maximization Clustering with Least-Squares Mutual Information
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Manabu Kimura and Masashi Sugiyama
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Multiagent Strategic Interaction Based on a Game Theoretical Approach to Polarization Reversal in Ferroelectric Capacitors
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Dan Ricinschi and Eisuke Tokumitsu

Selected Papers from SCIS & ISIS 2010 – No.1

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Selected Papers from SCIS & ISIS 2010 – No.1
Keigo Watanabe, Kazuhiro Ohkura, and Kiyotaka Izumi

SCIS & ISIS is a biennial international joint conference on soft computing and intelligent systems, with research ranging from fuzzy systems, neural networks, and evolutionary computation to multi-agent systems, artificial intelligence, and robotics.

SCIS & ISIS 2010 consisted of the 5th International Conference on Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems (SCIS) and the 11th International Symposium on Advanced Intelligent Systems (ISIS), held at Okayama Convention Center on December 8-12, 2010. Original presentations numbered 302 and participants 322.

After preliminary selection by SCIS & ISIS 2010 session chairs, we listed over 70 papers to be published in extended form in the Special Issue of the Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Informatics. After inviting these authors to submit papers for this special issue, we had two referees to review them and accepted 27 for publication in Vol.15, Nos.7 and 8 in 2011.

This special issue presents 15 of these papers covering most conference topics, including fuzzy theory, learning methods, neural networks, and evolutionary computation, with a focus on reinforcement learning, multi-agent system, nonlinear estimation, and real-world applications to visual system, robotics and energy.

We thank the authors and reviewers for their invaluable contributions toward making this special issue possible. We are also grateful to Editors-in-chief Prof. Toshio Fukuda of Nagoya University and Prof. Kaoru Hirota of the Tokyo Institute of Technology for inviting us to serve as Guest Editors.

: pp. 814-821
Merging with Extraction Method for Transfer Learning in Actor-Critic
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Toshiaki Takano, Haruhiko Takase, Hiroharu Kawanaka, and Shinji Tsuruoka
: pp. 822-930
Network Parameter Setting for Reinforcement Learning Approaches Using Neural Networks
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Kazuaki Yamada
: pp. 831-837
Adaptive Nutrient Water Supply Control of Plant Factory System by Reinforcement Learning
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Takumi Wakahara and Sadayoshi Mikami
: pp. 838-845
“Behavior Composed” for Artificial Flying Creature
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Masashi Furukawa, Makoto Morinaga, Ryosuke Ooe, Michiko Watanabe, Ikuo Suzuki, and Masahito Yamamoto
: pp. 846-853
Neuro-PID Control for Electric Vehicle
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Shigeru Omatu, Michifumi Yoshioka, and Toru Fujinaka
: pp. 854-859
Nonlinear Active Noise Control via Model-Based Approaches
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Sam Chau Duong, Hiroshi Kinjo, and Naoki Oshiro
: pp. 860-868
An Unscented Rauch-Tung-Striebel Smoother for a Vehicle Localization Problem
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Saifudin Razali, Keigo Watanabe, Shoichi Maeyama, and Kiyotaka Izumi
: pp. 869-877
Human Pointing Navigation Interface for Mobile Robot with Spherical Vision System
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Yasutake Takahashi, Kyohei Yoshida, Fuminori Hibino, and Yoichiro Maeda
: pp. 878-887
Experimental Evaluations of Approaching Hand/Eye-Vergence Visual Servoing
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Fujia Yu, Wei Song, Mamoru Minami, Akira Yanou, and Mingcong Deng
: pp. 888-895
A Workmanlike Orthogonal-Type Robot with a Force Input Device
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Fusaomi Nagata, Takanori Mizobuchi, Sho Yoshitake, Hitoshi Suzukawa, Hiroto Ishihara, and Keigo Watanabe
: pp. 896-903
Group Behavior Learning in Multi-Agent Systems Based on Social Interaction Among Agents
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Kun Zhang, Yoichiro Maeda, and Yasutake Takahashi
: pp. 904-910
Induction of Cooperative Behavior Through Exchange of Nonverbal Information
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Yuzo Takahashi
: pp. 911-918
Multi-Agent Transport Simulation Model for Eco-Commuting Promotion Planning
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Masashi Okushima and Takamasa Akiyama
: pp. 919-925
Pragmatic Factors Influencing Word Choice: An Examination Based on Corpus and the IR Method
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Yu Wang, Wenzhen Shi, and Tetsuhisa Oda
: pp. 926-933
Smart Management of HVDC Interface Flow for Jeju Island System with High Penetration of Wind Energy
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Hwachang Song, Dong-Hee Yoon, Gilsoo Jang, and Jang-Ho Lee

No.6

(Aug)

Selected Papers from iFAN 2010

Selected Papers from iFAN 2010

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Selected Papers from iFAN 2010
Toshio Fukuda and Yasufumi Takama

The 2010 International Symposium on Intelligent Systems (iFAN2010) was held at Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo, Japan, in September 2010, in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the 2010 Intelligent System Symposium (FAN2010). These two symposiums provided a fine opportunity for researchers to exchange ideas on basic theories and applications on intelligent systems and iFAN2010 was the first international symposium in the history of the FAN symposium.

From more than 200 papers of FAN2010 and iFAN2010, papers of top quality were invited to this special issue. From 17 papers submitted, 13 outstanding papers have been selected for this special issue after fair and peer review process. As these two symposiums covered a wide variety of intelligence-related issues, this special issue also consists of various topics from basic theories such as machine learning, adaptive control, and optimization, to application-oriented studies such as medical image processing, human support systems, and land mine detection. This issue is expected to contribute much to research on intelligent systems.

As the Editors of this special issue, we thank the contributors and reviewers for their time and cooperation. We look forward to actively participating to the next FAN2011, to be held at Kobe University, Hyogo, Japan, in September 2011, which we hope will be as successful and fruitful as the 2010 symposium.

: pp. 632-638
Adaptive Control Using an Oscillator Network with Capacitive Couplers
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Takuro Moriyama and Daisuke Kurabayashi
: pp. 639-651
Optimization of Fuzzy Logic Controller for Trajectory Tracking Using Genetic Algorithm
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Pintu Chandra Shill, M. A. H. Akhand, Md. Faijul Amin, and Kazuyuki Murase
: pp. 652-661
Hybrid Ensemble Construction with Selected Neural Networks
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M. A. H. Akhand, Pintu Chandra Shill, and Kazuyuki Murase
: pp. 662-670
Feature Extraction with Space Folding Model and its Application to Machine Learning
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Minh Tuan Pham, Tomohiro Yoshikawa, Takeshi Furuhashi, and Kanta Tachibana
: pp. 671-680
Ant Colony Optimization for Feature Selection Involving Effective Local Search
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Md. Monirul Kabir, Md. Shahjahan, and Kazuyuki Murase
: pp. 681-686
Particle Filter with Gaussian Weighting for Vehicle Tracking
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Indah Agustien Siradjuddin and Muhammad Rahmat Widyanto
: pp. 687-697
Content-Based Image Retrieval via Combination of Similarity Measures
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Kazushi Okamoto, Fangyan Dong, Shinichi Yoshida, and Kaoru Hirota
: pp. 698-706
Efficient Color Transformations on Quantum Images
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Phuc Q. Le, Abdullah M. Iliyasu, Fangyan Dong, and Kaoru Hirota
: pp. 707-713
Detection of Lung Nodules in Thoracic MDCT Images Based on Temporal Changes from Previous and Current Images
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Shinya Maeda, Yasuyuki Tomiyama, Hyoungseop Kim, Noriaki Miyake, Yoshinori Itai, Joo Kooi Tan, Seiji Ishikawa, and Akiyoshi Yamamoto
: pp. 714-722
Medical Image Diagnosis of Liver Cancer Using a Neural Network and Artificial Intelligence
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Tadashi Kondo, Junji Ueno, and Shoichiro Takao
: pp. 723-730
An Intelligent Human Support System Using Motion Patterns and Environment Information
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Yihsin Ho, Kazumasa Murakami, Tomomi Shibano, Eri Sato-Shimokawara, and Toru Yamaguchi
: pp. 731-736
Proposal ofWearable Multiremote Controller Using Head-Tracking
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Kohei Miyata, Yuhki Kitazono, Shiyuan Yang, and Seiichi Serikawa
: pp. 737-743
Development of an Automatic Landmine Detection and Marking System for the Demining Robot Gryphon
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Alex M. Kaneko and Edwardo F. Fukushima

No.5

(Jul)

Special Issue on Human-Robot Interaction Systems

Regular Papers

: pp. 488-494
Genetic Network Programming-Sarsa with Subroutines for Trading Rules on Stock Markets
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Yang Yang, Shingo Mabu, Jianhua Li, and Kotaro Hirasawa
: pp. 495-505
Integrated Rule Mining Based on Fuzzy GNP and Probabilistic Classification for Intrusion Detection
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Nannan Lu, Shingo Mabu, and Kotaro Hirasawa
: pp. 506-514
RTM (Robot Technology Middleware) Based Dynamic Interrupt System for Communication Between Humans and Robots
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Hai An Vu, Fangyan Dong, and Kaoru Hirota
: pp. 515-524
Multi-Order Rules Extraction by Genetic Network Programming with Rule Accumulation and its Application to Stock Trading Problems
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Yafei Xing, Singo Mabu, Lian Yuzhu, and Kotaro Hirasawa
: pp. 525-531
Learning of Obstacle Avoidance with Redundant Manipulator by Hierarchical SOM
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Yuichi Kobayashi and Takahiro Nomura

Special Issue on Human-Robot Interaction Systems

: p. 533
Human-Robot Interaction Systems
Tomomi Hashimoto and Yoshihito Kagawa

Opportunities for human beings and robots to work together are increasing. The objective of this special issuefs ten articles is to activate and expand top-quality research.

In the first, T. Muto and Y. Miyake explore interpersonal cooperative walking replicated for two human beings and the motor-control mechanisms involved.

In the second, Y. Nishikawa, Y. Kagawa, and J. Kurabayashi study control of healthcare equipment and a manipulator using electromyography (EMG) signals.

The third contribution, by T. Hashimoto, Y. Takakura, T. Hamada, T. Akazawa, and M. Yamamoto, details a walking simulator using virtual reality.

The fourth, by Y. Tang, H. A. Vu, P. Q. Le, D. Masano, O. Thet, C. Fatichah, Z. Liu, M. Yamaguchi, M. L. Tangel, F. Dong, Y. Yamazaki, and K. Hirota, proposes casual communication between humans and robots by integrating nonverbal gestures and verbal messages.

Y. Ho, T. Shibano, E. Sato-Shimokawara, and T. Yamaguchi present a system in the fifth article that uses data mining to detect human intent collecting, processing, and analyzing human motion.

In the sixth, K. Rattanyu and M. Mizukawa introduce emotion recognition based on electrocardiography (ECG) signals.

In the seventh article, K. Ogawa, S. Nishio, K. Koda, G. Balistreri, T. Watanabe, and H. Ishiguro discusses two field tests using the Telenoid android.

The eighth contribution, by H. Suzuki and H. Nishi, shows how animal gaits are implemented by quadrupedal robots.

K. Zhang, Y. Maeda, and Y. Takahashi propose multiagent reinforcement learning in the ninth article.

The closing contribution, by B. Piriyanont, N. Uchiyama, and S. Sano, proposes collision avoidance control for a quadrocopter based on the social force model concept.

We thank the referees for their comprehensive reviews and the Fuji Technology Press Ltd. staff for its encouragement and advice.

: pp. 534-544
Dual-Hierarchical Control Mechanism of Interpersonal Embodied Interactions in Cooperative Walking
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Takeshi Muto and Yoshihiro Miyake
: pp. 545-553
High Accurate Discrimination Method of Forearm Motions from Surface Electromyogram and its Condition
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Yoshio Nishikawa, Yoshihito Kagawa, and Jun Kurabayashi
: pp. 554-562
Development of Foot Gait Simulator for Presenting Environment to Each User
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Tomomi Hashimoto, Yasuyuki Takakura, Toshimitsu Hamada, Toshiko Akazawa, and Mitsuru Yamamoto
: pp. 563-572
Multimodal Gesture Recognition for Mascot Robot System Based on Choquet Integral Using Camera and 3D Accelerometers Fusion
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Yongkang Tang, Hai An Vu, Phuc Q. Le, Daisuke Masano, OoHan Thet, Chastine Fatichah, Zhentao Liu, Masashi Yamaguchi, Martin Leonard Tangel, Fangyan Dong, Yoichi Yamazaki, and Kaoru Hirota
: pp. 573-581
Data Mining Using Human Motions for Intelligent Systems
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Yihsin Ho, Tomomi Shibano, Eri Sato-Shimokawara, and Toru Yamaguchi
: pp. 582-591
Emotion Recognition Based on ECG Signals for Service Robots in the Intelligent Space During Daily Life
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Kanlaya Rattanyu and Makoto Mizukawa
: pp. 592-597
Exploring the Natural Reaction of Young and Aged Person with Telenoid in a Real World
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Kohei Ogawa, Shuichi Nishio, Kensuke Koda, Giuseppe Balistreri, Tetsuya Watanabe, and Hiroshi Ishiguro
: pp. 598-605
Generation Method of Quadrupedal Gait Based on Human Feeling for Animal Type Robot
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Hidekazu Suzuki and Hitoshi Nishi
: pp. 606-616
Cooperative Behavior Learning Based on Social Interaction of State Conversion and Reward Exchange Among Multi-Agents
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Kun Zhang, Yoichiro Maeda, and Yasutake Takahashi
: pp. 617-623
Model Reference Control for Collision Avoidance of a Human-Operated Quadrotor Helicopter
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Busara Piriyanont, Naoki Uchiyama, and Shigenori Sano

No.4

(Jun)

Selected Papers from ISMEf2010

Selected Papers from ISMEf2010

: p. 399
Selected Papers from ISME’2010
Vladik Kreinovich and Vyacheslav Kalashnikov

The International Society of Management Engineers (ISME), founded in April 2003 to support ME innovation and research, covers methods and techniques related to industrial production and management, in contrast to conventional industrial engineering. Recent examples include innovative research on such topics as

· logistics,

· service,

· supply chain management,

· knowledge management.

These topics, among others, are part of ME. Other important ME areas are mobile business and e-commerce.

The ISME organized its first symposium in 2004, with such symposiums becoming a regular event. This special issue focuses on papers from the seventh International Symposium on Management Engineering ISMEf2010, held on August 26-28, 2010, in Kitakyushu, Japan. It also includes several related papers. ISME’2010 centered on “Management Engineering — Bridging the Gap between Humans and Systems.”

The symposiumfs topics include organization, corporate strategy, project management, technology management, intelligence, computation, operations research, probability and possibility theories, fuzzy sets, rough sets, approximate reasoning, linguistic information processing and automata, knowledge discovery, clustering and data analysis, fuzzy control and modeling, optimization under uncertainty and its applications, games and decision making, fuzzy analysis, and fuzzy games. These topics are reflected in this issue’s contributions.

We thank:

· the authors for their outstanding work,

· ISMEf2010 participants for their helpful suggestions,

· the reviewers for their thorough analysis and constructive help,

· Professor Junzo Watada for his kind suggestions in hosting this issue, and

· the journal staff for their tireless work.

: pp. 400-405
Next Generation Passive Optical Networking Technology Predictions by Using Hybrid MCDM Methods
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Chi-Yo Huang, Shih-Yu Chang, Yu-Hsien Yang, and Gwo-Hshiung Tzeng
: pp. 406-417
Using Hybrid MCDM Methods to Assess Fuel Cell Technology for the Next Generation of Hybrid Power Automobiles
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Chi-Yo Huang, Yi-Hsuan Hung, and Gwo-Hshiung Tzeng
: pp. 418-424
Product Innovation of Shinzaburo Hanpu and Regional Characteristic of Kyoto
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Yusuke Irisawa and Shin’ya Nagasawa
: pp. 425-432
Consistent Conjectural Variations Equilibrium in a Mixed Duopoly
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Nataliya I. Kalashnykova, Vladimir A. Bulavsky, Vyacheslav V. Kalashnikov, and Felipe J. Castillo Pérez
: pp. 433-437
Statistical Analysis for Human Preference to Colors
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Taki Kanda
: pp. 438-448
Trustees’ and Investors’ Behavior in the First Two Rounds of a Trust Game: Overview and a (Partial) Explanation Based on Cooperative Game Theory
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Misha Koshelev
: pp. 449-453
Rough Sets Based Prediction Model of Tick-Wise Price Fluctuations
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Yoshiyuki Matsumoto and Junzo Watada
: pp. 454-459
Knowledge Mining for Project Management and Execution
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Shinji Mochida
: pp. 460-464
Chanel’s Strategy of Communication Tools and Packaging for its Beauty Products
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Shin’ya Nagasawa and Kana Sugimoto
: pp. 465-472
Multi-Attribute Decision Making in Contractor Selection Under Hybrid Uncertainty
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Arbaiy Nureize and Junzo Watada
: pp. 473-478
A Hybrid Particle Swarm Optimization Approach and its Application to Solving Portfolio Selection Problems
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Shamshul Bahar Yaakob and Junzo Watada
: pp. 479-484
Fuzzy Robust Regression Model by Possibility Maximization
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Yoshiyuki Yabuuchi and Junzo Watada

No.3

(May)

Special Issue on Fuzzy Rule Interpolation
Selected Papers from ISCIIA 2010

Special Issue on Fuzzy Rule Interpolation

: p. 253
Fuzzy Rule Interpolation
Szilveszter Kov?cs

Fuzzy Rule Interpolation (FRI) methods are well known tools for reasoning in case of insufficient knowledge expressed as sparse fuzzy rule-bases. It also provides a simple way to define fuzzy functions. Despite these advantages, FRI techniques are relatively rarely applied in practice.

Enabling sparse fuzzy rule-bases, FRI dramatically simplifies rule-base creation. Regardless of whether the rule-base is generated by a human expert, or automatically from input-output data, the ability to provide reasonable interpolated conclusions even if no rule fires for a given observation, help to concentrate on cardinal actions alone. This reduces the number of rules needed, speeds up parameter optimization and validation steps, and hence simplifies rule-base creation itself.

This special issuefs six papers take six different directions in current FRI research.

The first introduces the FRI concept and sets up a unified criteria and evaluation system. This work collects the main properties an FRI method generally has to fulfill. The next two papers are related to the constantly important mainstream research on the more and more sophisticated FRI methods, the endeavor of finding the best way for defining a fuzzy valued fuzzy function based on data given in the form of the relation of fuzzy sets, i.e., in fuzzy rules. The second paper introduces a novel FRI method that is able to handle fuzzy observations activating multiple rule antecedents applying the concept of nonlinear fuzzy-valued function. The third paper presents a novel ganalogical-basedh FRI method that rather fits into the traditional FRI research line, improving the n-rule-based gscale and move transformationh FRI to ensure continuous approximate functions. The fourth paper addresses the issue of defining a distance function between fuzzy sets on a domain that is not necessarily Euclidean metric space. In FRI, this takes on the importance if antecedent or consequent domains are non-Euclidean metric spaces. The last two papers discuss direct FRI control applications. One is an example proving that the sparse fuzzy rule-base is an efficient knowledge representation in intelligent control solutions. The last deals with the computational efficiency of implemented FRI methods applied to direct control area, clearly showing that the sparse fuzzy rule-base is not only a convenient way for knowledge representation, but also makes FRI methods possible devices for direct embedded control applications.

: pp. 254-263
Fuzzy Rule Interpolation and Extrapolation Techniques: Criteria and Evaluation Guidelines
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Domonkos Tikk, Zsolt Csaba Johanyák, Szilveszter Kovács, and Kok Wai Wong
: pp. 264-287
Inference for Nonlinear Mapping with Sparse Fuzzy Rules Based on Multi-Level Interpolation
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Kiyohiko Uehara, Shun Sato, and Kaoru Hirota
: pp. 288-298
Generalisation of Scale and Move Transformation-Based Fuzzy Interpolation
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Qiang Shen and Longzhi Yang
: pp. 299-303
Compound Distance Function for Similarity Measurement Between Fuzzy Sets
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László Kovács
: pp. 304-312
Intelligent Automated Guided Vehicle Controller with Reverse Strategy
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Shigeru Kato and Kok Wai Wong
: pp. 313-320
Performance Optimization of the Fuzzy Rule Interpolation Method “FIVE”
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Dávid Vincze and Szilveszter Kovács

Selected Papers from ISCIIA 2010

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Selected Papers from ISCIIA 2010
Yasufumi Takama

The 4th International Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Industrial Applications (ISCIIA2010), held at the Harbin University of Science and Technology in Heilongjiang Province, China, in August 2010 focused on advanced technologies for computational intelligence and industrial applications. A series of ISCIIA symposiums has provided a unique opportunity for the academic and industrial communities to address new challenges, share new-found solutions, and discuss directions for future research.

Of the ISCIIA2010fs 50 papers, 11 outstanding papers have been selected for this special issue after fair and strict review process. Among this issuefs topics are fuzzy logic,Web mining, Kansei Information Processing (KIP), brain informatics, and human-centered systems. Given the importance of these topics to both the academic and industrial communities, this issue should contribute much to active exchange between both communities.

As the Editor of this special issue, I thank all of the contributors and reviewers for their time and cooperation. Herefs hoping that the next ISCIIA, which is being held in Hokkaido, Japan, in 2012, will be as successful and fruitful as the 2010 symposium has been.

: pp. 322-328
Semantically Enhanced Code Clone Refinement Algorithm Based on Analysis of Multiple Detection Reports
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Ricardo Sotolongo, Fangyan Dong, and Kaoru Hirota
: pp. 329-335
A Fuzzy Weights Representation for Inner Dependence AHP
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Shin-ichi Ohnishi, Takahiro Yamanoi, and Hideyuki Imai
: pp. 336-344
Fuzzy Nonlinear Regression Analysis Using Fuzzified Neural Networks for Fault Diagnosis of Chemical Plants
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Daisaku Kimura, Manabu Nii, Takafumi Yamaguchi, Yutaka Takahashi, and Takayuki Yumoto
: pp. 345-350
Unnormalized Interval Type-2 TSK Fuzzy Logic System Design Based on Convexity and Sample Data
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Tiechao Wang and Jianqiang Yi
: pp. 351-356
Adaptive Cruise Control Based on Reinforcement Leaning with Shaping Rewards
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Zhaohui Hu and Dongbin Zhao
: pp. 357-361
Spatiotemporal Brain Activity During Hiragana Word Recognition Task
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Hisashi Toyoshima, Takahiro Yamanoi, Toshimasa Yamazaki, and Shin-ichi Ohnishi
: pp. 362-369
Cerebral Contour Extraction with Particle Method in Neonatal MR Images
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Syoji Kobashi, Daisuke Yokomichi, Yuki Wakata, Kumiko Ando, Reiichi Ishikura, Kei Kuramoto, Shozo Hirota, and Yutaka Hata
: pp. 370-376
Toward New Practical Education Based on Professional Kansei
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Koji Murai, Yuji Hayashi, Kei Kuramoto, Takayuki Fujita, Kazusuke Maenaka, Kohei Higuchi, and Tsunemasa Saiki
: pp. 377-382
Finding Communities Using User Preference in Web Structure Mining
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Takeshi Yoshikawa and Hidetoshi Nonaka
: pp. 383-388
Autonomous Environmental Sensing System for Human Activity Monitoring
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Takayuki Fujita, Jun Okada, Sayaka Okochi, Kohei Higuchi, and Kazusuke Maenaka
: pp. 389-395
Information Presentation Support of Car Robotics Simulator System Based on Humatronics
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Cheng Chang, Gen Ohbayashi, Toru Yamaguchi, and Eri Sato-Shimokawara

No.2

(Mar)

Special Issue on New Trends in Agent-Based Simulation

Regular Papers

: pp. 125-133
A Similarity Rough Set Model for Document Representation and Document Clustering
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Nguyen Chi Thanh, Koichi Yamada, and Muneyuki Unehara
: pp. 134-144
Mean Local Trend Error and Fuzzy-Inference-Based Multicriteria Evaluation for Supply Chain Demand Forecasting
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Jingpei Dan, Fuding Xie, Fangyan Dong, and Kaoru Hirota
: pp. 145-155
A Proposal of Stock Price Predictor Using Associated Memory
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Shigeki Nagaya, Zhang Chenli, and Osamu Hasegawa
: pp. 156-163
Integrated Decision-Making System for Robot Soccer
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Ján Vaščák and Kaoru Hirota

Special Issue on New Trends in Agent-Based Simulation

: p. 165
New Trends in Agent-Based Simulation
Keiki Takadama and Kiyoshi Izumi

Agent-Based Simulation (ABS), an interdisciplinary area embracing both the computer science and the social science, has attracted much attention and aided the understanding of socially complex phenomena. A current important issue in this research area is how to improve ABS effectiveness and comprehension, which makes further mutual influence between the computer science and the social sciences indispensable – e.g., (1) agent modeling involving learning mechanisms in the computer science and (2) social dynamics analysis needed in the social science. Such integration of these two areas would help fulfill the great potential of ABS, first in solving complex engineering problems using agent-based technology and second in developing and testing new theories on socially complex systems.

This special issue features ABS papers from both of these important areas exploring new trends in ABS. The 10 papers composing this special issue start with papers by Nobutada Fujii and Hiroyasu Inoue analyzing the relationship between the network structure and system dynamics. In these papers, an agent-based computational economics approach has been active in applying agent-based technologies to financial and economic systems. Papers by Biliana Alexandrova-Kabadjova, Isamu Okada, TomokoOhi, and Nariaki Nishino cover consumer and financial markets using agent-based models. They test economic theory and examine market phenomena for market design. Agent-based simulation is increasingly used in application fields in the social sciences. Papers by Kiyoshi Izumi, Hideki Fujii, Hiromitsu Hattori, and Shigeo Sagai propose solutions for actual social problems such as injury prevention, traffic, and electrical power. Models are created based on behavior data, and the integration of an agent-based model and real data is a hot topic in this area.

As the beginning of these technical papers, this issue starts by a position paper to give an ABS overview for understanding important issues in ABS from an overall viewpoint and for understanding state-of-the-art ABS. The information presented is invaluable in helping readers grasp the important features of ABS.

: pp. 166-172
Social and Group Simulation Based on Real Data Analysis
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Kiyoshi Izumi, Keiki Takadama, Hiromitsu Hattori, Nariaki Nishino, and Itsuki Noda
: pp. 173-179
Agent-Based Simulation of Product Diffusion with Network Externality in a Heterogeneous Consumer Network
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Nobutada Fujii, Toshiya Kaihara, and Takashi Eda
: pp. 180-187
Analyses of Compound Structures of Groups that Produce Intellectual Property
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Hiroyasu Inoue
: pp. 188-196
Competition is Bad for Consumers: Analysis of an Artificial Payment Card Market
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Biliana Alexandrova-Kabadjova, Edward Tsang, and Andreas Krause
: pp. 198-203
Effects of Information Diffusion in OnlineWord-of-Mouth Communication Among Consumers
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Isamu Okada and Hitoshi Yamamoto