Soft Computing as
Transdisciplinary Science and Technology is the fourth
workshop on Applied Soft Computing to be held in Muroran,
Japan with Professor L. A. Zadeh as Plenary Speaker.
Soft Computing (SC) has an evolving collection of
methodologies, which is aimed to exploit tolerance for
imprecision uncertainty, and partial truth to achieve
robustness, tractability, and low cost. SC provided attractive
opportunity to represent the ambiguity in human thinking with
real life uncertainty. Fuzzy logic (FL), Neural Networks (NN),
and Evolutionary Computation (EC) were the core methodologies
of soft computing. Later chaos computing, fractal theory,
wavelet transformation, cellular automaton, percolation
models, and immune network theory were added to enhance soft
computing. However, they should not be viewed as competing
with each other, but synergistic and complementary, instead.
SC was actually the combination or fusion of each methodology
which yielded new computational capabilities (hybrid systems).
Soft computing will cause a paradigm shift (breakthrough) in
science and technology.
This workshop brings together
international soft computing/computational intelligence
researchers, developers, practitioners, and users. The aim of
WSTST is to serve as a forum to present current and future
work as well as to exchange research ideas in this field.
WSTST invites authors to submit their original and unpublished
work that demonstrate current research in all areas of soft
computing including intelligent hybrid systems, agent-based
systems, intelligent data mining, decision support systems,
cognitive and reactive distributed artificial intelligence
(AI), internet modeling, human interface, and applications not
only in science and technology but also in economic
and social systems.
December 3, 2004: Deadline for full paper
January 10, 2005: Notification of
February 4, 2005: Deadline for camera ready
papers and authors'registration