International Workshop on Hybrid Intelligent Systems (HIS'01)

11 - 12 December 2001, Adelaide, Australia


 Technically co-sponsored by


In cooperation with IEEE (Victorian, South Australia sections) and Institution of Engineers, Australia (South Australia division)

Workshop Web site:


HIS'01 is an International Workshop  that brings together researchers, developers, practitioners, and users of neural networks, fuzzy inference systems, evolutionary algorithms, agents, logic programming, and several other intelligent computing  techniques. The aim of  HIS'01 is to serve as a forum to present current and future work as well as to exchange research ideas in this field.

HIS'01 invites authors to submit their original and unpublished work that demonstrate current research using hybrid computing techniques and their applications in science, technology, business and commercial. 

Workshop Program


Plenary Talk IInnovations in Hybrid Intelligent Systems,  

L. Jain, University of South Australia, Adelaide.


Plenary Talk II, Integrated Soft Computing for Petroleum Engineering, T.D.Gedeon, Murdoch University, Australia

Workshop Venue (University of Adelaide)

Registration: Room EM 205

HIS'01 parallel streams A, B and C: Room EM  212, EM  213 and EM  218

For more information related to venue details please refer below.

Main topics

Applications / techniques using the following, but not limited to:

  • Machine learning techniques (supervised / unsupervised / reinforcement learning)

  • Artificial neural network and evolutionary algorithms 

  • Artificial neural network optimization using global optimization techniques

  • Artificial neural networks and fuzzy inference systems

  • Fuzzy clustering algorithms and evolutionary algorithms

  • Fuzzy inference systems optimized using global optimization algorithms

  • Evolutionary computation (genetic algorithms, genetic  programming ,evolution strategies, grammatical evolution etc.)

  • Hybrid computing using neural networks - fuzzy systems - evolutionary algorithms

  • Hybrid optimization techniques (simulated annealing, tabu search, GRASP etc.)

  • Intelligent agents (architectures, environments, adaptation/ learning and knowledge management) 

  • Hybrid of soft computing and hard computing techniques

  • Decomposition techniques (including graph decomposition, functional decomposition etc)

  • Models using inductive logic programming, logic synthesis, grammatical inference, case-based reasoning etc.

  • Other intelligent techniques ( support vector machines, rough sets, Bayesian networks,  probabilistic reasoning, minimum message length etc. )

  • Hybrid systems applications

  • Special topics

     Paper Submissions & Publication

Paper Submission

We invite you to submit a full paper of 20 pages (maximum limit)  for the workshop presentation. Please follow the  authors guidelines given by Springer-Verlag, Germany for more information on submission. 

Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper. All full papers are to be submitted in PDF, postscript or MS word version electronically to:

Hard copies should be sent only if electronic submission is not possible. All papers will be peer reviewed by at least two independent referees of the international program committee of HIS'01. All accepted papers will published in the proceedings of the Workshop by Springer Verlag, Germany.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: September 21, 2001  

  • Notification of acceptance: October 26, 2001

  • Camera ready papers and registration due :  November 09, 2001 

Workshop Chairs

Ajith Abraham

School of Computing and Information Technology, Monash University, Churchill, VIC 3842 ,  Australia

Phone: +61 3 990 26778, 

Fax: +61 3 990 26879


Mario Köppen

Department of Pattern Recognition

Fraunhofer IPK-Berlin, Pascalstr. 8-9,  

10587 Berlin, Germany

Phone: +49 (0)30 39 006-200, 

Fax: +49 (0)30 39 175-17


International Technical Committee

Honorary Chair: Lakhmi Jain, University of South Australia, Australia 

Theme Chairs

Baikunth Nath, Monash University, Australia (Optimization and Meta-heuristics)

Vasant Honavar, Iowa State University, USA (Neural networks)

Janos Abonyi, University of Veszprem, Hungary (Fuzzy systems)                   

Venkatesan Muthukumar, University of Neveda, USA (Rough sets, CAD, re-config. systems)

Eugene Kerckhoffs, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands (Data mining)

Javier Ruiz-del-Solar, Universidad de Chile, Chile (Image processing)

Pavel Osmera, Brno University of Tech., Czech Republic (Intelligent control)

Maumita Bhattacharya, Monash University, Australia (Evolutionary computation)

Dan Steinberg, Salford Systems Inc, USA ( Hard computing techniques)

José Manuel Benítez, University of Granada, Spain (Neuro-fuzzy systems)


Technical Committee Members

Greg Huang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Joshua Singer, Stanford University, USA

Vijayan Asari, Old Dominion University, USA 

Xin Yao, University of Birmingham, UK

Jose Mira, University Nacional de Educacion a Distancia, Spain

Shunichi Amari, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan

Bret LapinSAIC Inc, San Diego, USA

Matthias Klusch, German AI Research Center Ltd., Germany Germany

Dharmendhra Sharma, University of Canberra, Australia

Alberto Ochoa, ICIMAF, Cuba

Saratchandran P, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Janusz Kacprzyk, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Evgenia Dimitriadou, Technische Universität Wien, Austria

Frank Hoffmann, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Sami Khuri, San Jose University, USA

Kaori Yoshida, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan

Morshed U Chowdhury, Deakin University, Australia

Mario Köppen, Fraunhofer IPK-Berlin, Germany

Ajith Abraham, Monash University, Australia

Rajan Alex, Western Texas A & M University, USA

Sankar K Pal, Indian Statistical Institute, India

Aureli Soria-Frisch, Fraunhofer IPK-Berlin, Germany

Xiao Zhi Gao, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland. 

Costa Branco P J, Instituto Superior Technico, Portugal

Xiufen Liu, Fraunhofer IPK-Berlin, Germany


Accepted Papers


List of accepted papers


Registration Information


Registration forms are available now. Please complete the relevant portion of the registration form and send by fax to Ms Carolyn Bellamy (+61-8-83023609)


Venue Information


HIS'01 and Adelaide awaits your arrival...............


Venue of HIS'01 : Adelaide University, Adelaide, Australia


The workshop will be held in the Adelaide University's main campus. Set in the cultural heart of the city, the North Terrace campus is adjacent to the State Library, Festival Centre, Museum, Art Gallery and Botanical Gardens and offers excellence in its educational and social facilities.

Workshop Venue 

About Adelaide

Adelaide is the capital of South Australia. In terms of distance from other Australian cities, Adelaide is about 1,400 km from Sydney (1 hour 40 minutes by air), 900 km from Melbourne (1 hour by air), and 2,400 km from Perth (3hours by air). Adelaide is a friendly and safe city with almost one million people living within the metropolitan area. The size of the city is perfect - small enough to be friendly and welcoming, yet large enough to provide plenty of attractions and entertainment. 

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