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[CFP] Int. SSCC98 Conf., 22-24 Sep. 1998, Durban, South Africa

                Conference info UPDATE: 23 January 1998
                           CALL FOR PAPERS    

               22-24 September 1998, Durban, SOUTH AFRICA

                            ORGANIZED BY  

        International Association for the Advancement of Methods 
                for System Analysis and Design (IAAMSAD)
                     Academy of Nonlinear Sciences      

            as a part of YEAST 1998 activity in South Africa

                         HOST ORGANIZATION:

    Centre for Engineering Research (CER) of Technikon Natal, Durban
                           South Africa  

                      SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS: 

    SAICSIT - South African Institute for Computer Scientists and 
              Information Technologists  
    IEEE South Africa Section  
    SAIMC - South African Institute of Measurement and Control 
    SANBI - South African National Institute for Bioinformatics  
    M L Sultan Technikon (South Africa)	
    CER - Centre for Engineering Research, Technikon Natal (South 

                        HONORARY CHAIRMAN:  
                  Academician V.M.Matrosov (Russia)   

                       CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN:  
                     V.B.Bajic (South Africa)  

                         ADVISORY BOARD:  V.B.Bajic (South Africa),
J.Brzobohaty (Czech Republic), P.Daoutidis  (USA), W.Hide (South
Africa), C.Morabito (Italy), V.V.Kozlov (Russia),  P.Leach (South
Africa), P.C.M|ller (Germany), L.Shaikhet (Ukraine),  E.Rogers (UK),
H.Szu (USA)  

                INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:  A.Al-Dhelaan (Saudi
Arabia), V.Apanasovich (Belarus), V.B.Bajic (South  Africa),
C.Berger-Vachon (France), J.Brzobohaty (Czech Republic),  M.Campolo
(Italy), P.Daoutidis (USA), T.Fukuda (Japan), Z.Gajic (USA),  M.Gams
(Slovenia), J.Gil Aluja (Spain), L.T.Gruyitch (France), H.Hahn 
(Germany), M.Hajek (South Africa), R.Harley (South Africa), W.Hide 
(South Africa), M.Jamshidi (USA), V.Kecman (New Zealand), B.Kovacevic 
(Yugoslavia), V.Krasnoproshin (Belarus), V.V.Kozlov (Russia), P.Leach 
(South Africa), L.K.Kuzmina (Russia), V.Milutinovic (Yugoslavia), 
C.Morabito (Italy), P.C.M|ller (Germany), H.Nijmeijer (The
Netherlands),  D.H.Owens (UK), D.Petkov (South Africa), K.M.Przyluski
(Poland),  E.S.Pyatnitskii (Russia), E.Rogers (UK), L.Shaikhet
(Ukraine),  A.V.Savkin (Australia), H.Szu (USA), E.I.Verriest (USA),
R.Vrba (Czech  Republic), J.Ziska (Czech Republic)   

                  LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:  V.B. Bajic, P.Govender,
R.Hacking, M.Hajek, M.McLeod, K.S.Moodley,  R.Papa, C.Radhakishun,

                        PLENARY SPEAKERS:  
                        T.Fukuda (Japan)
                        L.T.Gruyitch (France) 
                        R.Harley (South Africa) 
                        M.Jamshidi (USA) 
                        V.M.Matrosov (Russia) 
                        P.C.M|ller (Germany) 
                        D.H.Owens (UK) 
                        H.Szu (USA)	

1998 is the year of Science and Technology in South Africa (YEAST 1998).
The intention of the Department of Arts, Culture, Science and
Technology  of SA is to make South Africans more aware of how Science
and Technology  affects them in every-day life. Such a national
initiative is a very  good environment for a conference like this: one
that has a broad scope  and spans many different fields. At the same
time an opportunity is  given to the research community of South Africa
to interact more  directly with overseas peers.   

The Conference is broad in scope and will provide a forum for the 
exchange of the latest research results as applied to different
branches  of science and technology. The areas of interest include
concepts,  techniques and paradigms associated with systems, signals,
control  and/or computers. Domains of application include informatics,
bio- medical technology, economics, management, diverse engineering and
science fields and applied mathematics. Artificial intelligence 
techniques are of particular interest, as well as reports on industrial
applications.  The authors are requested to include up to five codes 
from the list provided (or relevant keywords) that are most appropriate
to the topics covered in their papers. A detailed list of topic codes 
necessary for classification of submissions is provided in this

The conference will include several plenary and invited lectures from 
world renowned scientists, regular papers and posters. A number of 
special and invited sessions will also be organized, dealing with 
focused areas of interest. The proposals for these special sessions 
should be submitted at the same time as the abstracts. A special
session  cannot have less than three papers or more than six.  

The official language of the conference is English. 

MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION - REVIEW PROCESS  Three copies of the extended
abstract having about two pages, should be  sent to the Conference
Office at the address provided. Alternatively  they may be faxed (one
copy). Full papers are preferred. Abstracts  (papers) in Microsoft Word
(for Windows) or in LATEX format (with standard  LATEX style for
articles) can be sent by e-mail. All submissions will  be reviewed by
members of the International Programme Committee;  additional reviewers
will be consulted if necessary. The submissions  will be reviewed as
soon as they arrive; the average review time is  about four weeks.
Authors of accepted papers will thereafter be informed  (by e-mail if
available) of the required format for camera-ready paper  submissions.
In order for reviewers to be able to assess the  submissions, the
extended abstract has to provide sufficient information  about the
background to the problem, the novelty of the obtained results  and the
results achieved, the conclusions drawn and some references. Up to five
keywords (or topic codes from the list provided in this message) 
should be supplied. All submitted papers have to be  original,
unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere.   

All accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings.

Although we expect that the authors of accepted papers will present
their  papers at this Conference, we recognize that circumstances may
prevent  authors from participation at the Conference. In such cases
the accepted  papers will be published if the authors inform organizers
of their  non-attendance at the Conference by 15th May 1998. However,
conference  fees according to established rules have to be pre-paid in
order that  papers appear in the Proceedings.   

The conference fee for one participant covers the publication of 
paper(s) (each with a maximum of five A4 pages in length) according to 
the required format; one volume of the Proceedings in which the
paper(s)  appear(s); refreshment during the conference and a banquet.
Additional  volumes of the Proceedings can be purchased for US$ 55.00.
A social  programme and tourist visits will be provided at extra cost.
Members of  SAIMC are entitled to 10% conference fee discount. 

Reduced registration fee of US$ 250.00 (South Africans R 1000.00) is 
applicable for early received, reviewed and accepted papers provided 
this fee is paid by the end of February, 1998  - prospective authors
are encouraged to take advantage of this 
otherwise the following rates apply: 

Early registration fee: US$ 300.00 (South Africans R 1200.00)   Late and
on-site registration fee: US$ 350.00 (South Africans R 1400.00)  
Student fee: US$ 200.00 (South Africans R 800.00).   The student scale
of fees applies when all authors mentioned on the  paper are current
students; written proof has to be provided at the time  of payment.  
Payment in South African rands is possible only when all authors of the 
papers are South African residents; written proof has to be provided at
the time of payment. 	
Extended Abstracts and Special Session Proposals:  - submission by mail
or fax (10th April, 1998)  - submissions by e-mail (10th April, 1998)  
Notification of acceptance (25th April, 1998)   Submission of papers in
camera ready form (15th May, 1998)   Early payment of conference fees
(15th May, 1998)   Late payment of conference fees (end of June, 1998) 

Library complex, Technikon Natal, Berea Campus, Durban  

SACAN, P.O.Box 1428, Link Hills 3652, South Africa   Tel.: (+27 31)
204-2560, (+27 31) 204-2736  Fax: (+27 31) 204-2560, (+27 31) 204-2063 
e-mail:  alternative e-mail:  



The authors are requested to include those codes (which are provided
below;  or the relevant keywords) that are most appropriate to the
topics covered in  their papers. Up to five codes are allowed.

For example, codes A5, AI7, M12 indicate that the closest description of
the paper topics will be associated with:

A5:  Economics, Management, Banking, Finance AI7: Knowledge acquisition
M12: Mathematical Programming, Optimization, Operations Research
____________________________________________________ Some of the topics
include, but are not limited to: 

____________________________________________ BM Bioinformatics and
Biomedical Engineering ____________________________________________
BM1: Biocybernetics, Biocomputing
BM2: Medical Informatics
BM3: Bioinformatics, Signal Processing in Genetics, Genetic Databases
BM4 : Biological Effects of EM Radiation, Medical Applications EM
Radiation BM5 : Hearing Aids, Prosthetics

AI Artificial Intelligence
AI1 : Artificial Intelligence Theory, Tools and Technologies AI2 :
Possibility theory, Fuzzy Sets and Fuzzy Systems AI3 : Neural Networks,
Computational Intelligence, Neural-Fuzzy Systems  AI4 : Learning and
Adaptation Algorithms and Methods  AI5 : Expert Systems,
Knowledge-based Systems  AI6 : Genetic Algorithms, Evolutionary Systems
AI7 : Knowledge Acquisition 
AI8 : Benchmark Problems

________________________________________________ M System Modelling,
Simulation, Analysis, Design
________________________________________________ M1 : Multimedia,
M2 : Bond-Graphs, Petri Nets, Scheduling  M3 : Mathematical and Computer
Modelling  M4 : Expert Dystems for Modeling, Fuzzy and Neural Network
Modelling M5 : Model Reduction, Model Validity  M6 : Identification,
Data Acquisition, Fault Detection, Sensors M7 : Large Scale and Complex
Systems, Discrete Event and Hybrid Systems,  Stochastic Systems 
M8 : Linear/Nonlinear Systems, Uncertain Systems  M9 : Distributed
Parameter Systems, Time-Delayed Systems  M10 : Algorithms, Parallel and
Distributed Simulation, Simulation Tools  M11 : CAD, FEM 
M12 : Mathematical Programming, Optimization, Operations Research M13 :
Decision Theory, Decision Support Systems  M14 : Risk Assessment and
Management, Qualitative Reasoning

SIG Signals
SIG1 : DSP, Waveltes, Fast Algorithms  SIG2 : Spectra Estimation, FFT
and Spectral Analysis  SIG3 : Higher Order Spectral Analysis  SIG4 :
Multidimensional Signal Processing, Morphological Signal Processing 
SIG5 : Filters, Filtering, Adaptive Filtering  SIG6 : VLSI for Signal
Processing, Array Signal Processing

C Control
C1 : Advanced and Conventional Control  C2 : Controllability and
Observability  C3 : Intelligent Control (Fuzzy, Neural Networks,
Genetic Algorithms) C4 : Mechatronics, Man/Machine systems, Real-time
Control  C5 : Optimal Control, Predictive Control, Robust Control,
Stochastic  Control 
C6 : Stability, Qualitative Analysis, Sliding Mode Control  C7 :
Monitoring and Supervision Systems 

COM Computers
COM1 : Architectures 
COM2 : Algorithms, Programming Languages and Technologies  COM3 :
Distributed and Parallel Processing  COM4 : Data Compression 
COM5 : Man-Computer Interaction, Virtual Reality  COM6 : Image
Processing and Computer Vision  COM7 : Networks, Internet, WWW Tools

_____________________________________________ SC Scientific Computing,
Applied Mathematics, Numerical Methods
_____________________________________________ SC1 : Computational Linear
SC2 : Symbolic Computation, Neural Computing  SC3 : Nonlinear Science 
SC4 : Methods for ODE's and PDE's 
SC5 : Integral Equations 
SC6 : Parallel Algorithms and Computing  SC7 : Computational
Physics/Chemistry/Biology/Acoustics  SC8 : Graph theory, Discrete

A Application Areas
A1 : Manufacturing, Robotics, Industrial Engineering  A2 : Control,
Process Industry 
A3 : Power and Energy Systems, Electrical Engineering, Instrumentation
A4 : Communication, Multimedia, Rural Telecommunications  A5 :
Economics, Management, Banking, Finance  A6 : Information Systems,
Computer Systems  A7 : Environmental Systems, Pollution, Safety
Engineering  A8 : Medicine, Biology, Bioengineering, Genetics  A9 :
Decision Making, Operations Research, Policy Making  A10 :
Transportation, Aviation 
A11 : Water Resources 
A12 : Chemistry 
A13 : Mining, Geology, Rock Dynamics  A14 : Vibration, Structures,
Materials A15 : Fluid Dynamics, Thermodynamics  A16 : Social Sciences 
A17 : Education, Training Technology, Technology Transfer  A18 : Other
(describe) relevant applications

In order to provide you with the up-to-date information, we ask you to 
make a preliminary registration for the conference. This preliminary 
registration IS NOT binding - it is to help us to organize the 
conference better. The preliminary registration form can be accessed 
from the conference Home Page or directly at (this form of preliminary
registration is the preferred one);  alternatively, send us the
information required by e-mail or fax, using  the form provided below

_______________________________________________  First Name(s):
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_______________________________________________  Title: 
_______________________________________________  Position: 
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_______________________________________________  e-mail: 
_______________________________________________  Web Home Page: 
_______________________________________________  I intend to submit the
paper(s) - Title of paper(s):

 _______________________________________________  I am interested in
organizing a special session  (title of the session):

_______________________________________________  I intend to participate
at the conference (Yes/No): 
_______________________________________________  Mail conference
information also to  (give address or e-mail address):    


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Tel. (+27 31) 204 2560
Fax (+27 31) 204 2560
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