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## GI Group Fuzzy Systems and Soft Computing |

Within the German Society of Computer Science (GI) a research group Fuzzy Systems was founded in October 1993. This group is part of the AI division of the GI. Subjects of the group are the topics Fuzzy Set Theory, Fuzzy Logic, Approximate Reasoning, Fuzzy Control, Uncertainty and Vagueness in Knowledge Based Systems and Fuzzy Data Analysis.

In addition to this, the interest of the group focusses on industrial applications in the field of control engineering (e.g. robotics) as well as speech and pattern recognition. Moreover, neighboring areas like Neural Nets, Machine Learning, and conventional control techniques are considered with respect to fuzzy theory.

By organizing workshops the research group supports

- the interdisciplinary work between other research groups of the German computer science community,
- universities to build up fuzzy systems as a subject of research, and
- the exchange of information and research results between university and industry.

An important activity of the group is the periodical workshop "Fuzzy Systems" held annually in different places in Germany.

The workshop "Computational Intelligence in Industrial Applications (CI'2000)" was held on 11./12. May in the "Kongresshaus Baden-Baden". Under the organization of Prof. Dr. Sigrid Hafner (Universität Paderborn), Prof. Dr. Harro Kiendl (Universität Dortmund), Prof. Dr. Rudolf Kruse (Universität Magdeburg), and Hans-Paul Schwefel (Universität Dortmund) current research topics was presented, including Fuzzy Systems, Neural Networks, Evolutionary Algorithms and - of increasing interest in Computational Intelligence - Data Mining. (A German conference report can be found here.)

The workshop proceedings have been published as VDI-Bericht 1526, VDI Verlag Düsseldorf (ISBN 3-18-091526-9).

Fuzzy-Neuro Systems `99 was the sixth event of a well established series of workshops with international participation. It was held in Leipzig, March 18 - 19, 1999. Its aim was to give an overview of the state of the art in research and development of fuzzy systems and artificial neural networks. Another aim was to highlight applications of these methods and to forge innovative links between theory and application by means of creative discussions. FNS'99 was organized by the Research Committee 1.2 "Inference Systems" (Fachausschuss 1.2 "Inferenzsysteme") of the German Society of Computer Science GI (Gesellschaft für Informatik e. V.) and Universität Leipzig.

There were 18 contributions from different research areas in fuzzy-neuro systems, with a stress on fuzzy classification and fuzzy image processing. The invited talks were given by P. Hájek on fuzzy predicate calculus, R. Rojas on neural networks for recognition of handwritten ZIP codes, and S. Thrun on algorithms for mobile robotics.

Workshop Chairs: Gerhard Brewka and Siegfried Gottwald.

Local Organization: Ralf Der and Andreas Schierwagen.

The proceedings are available as

*
Fuzzy-Neuro-Systems'99 - Computational Intelligence - FNS'99.
G. Brewka, R. Der, S. Gottwald, A. Schierwagen (eds).
Leipziger Universitaetsverlag, 1999
(ISBN 3-933240-75-1).
*

More information (CfP, conference programme) can be found on the homepage of the FNS'99.

The 5. International GI-Workshop Fuzzy-Neuro Systems 98 - Computational Intelligence was held from March 18 - 20, 1998 in Munich at the European Patent Office. The chairman was Prof. Dr. W. Brauer, Technical University of Munich.

More informationen is provided on the hompage Fuzzy-Neuro Systems 98 and in a short 'Tagungsbericht' (in german).

The proceedings are available as

*
Fuzzy-Neuro-Systeme'98 - Computational Intelligence.
Proc. 5th Int. Workshop Fuzzy-Neuro-Systeme '98 (FNS'98) in Munich, Germany.
Proceedings in Artificial Intelligence, infix, Sankt Augustin, 1998.
(ISBN 3-89601-010-7)
*

Fuzzy-Neuro Systems'97 - Computational Intelligence (see also the Homepage) was the fourth workshop of a series of national meetings in the area of fuzzy systems and artificial neural networks. The workshop was held on March, 12 to 14, 1997 at the University of Paderborn. The emphasis was given to Computational Intelligence. The Chairman was A. Grauel. Invited speakers were J. Bezdek, E.-P. Klement, T. Kohonen and P. Schwefel

The proceedings are available as

*Grauel, Adolf and Becker, Wilhelm and Belli, Fevzi (eds.):
Fuzzy-Neuro-Systeme'97 - Computational Intelligence.
Proc. 4th Int. Workshop Fuzzy-Neuro-Systeme '97 (FNS'97) in Soest, Germany.
Proceedings in Artificial Intelligence, infix, Sankt Augustin, 1997.*

Selected theory-oriented contributions to our conference have been
published in **Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Volume 101, Issue 2, 16 January
1999** under the title **Analytical and Structural Considerations in Fuzzy
Modeling**.
Contents:

142 participants attended the workshop. Chairman was R. Isermann. Invited speakers were L. Zadeh (Berkeley) J. Feldman (Berkeley), H.-J. Zimmermann (Aachen), R. Kruse (Braunschweig) and H. Hellendoorn (München).

Key papers were published in two special issues of *Fuzzy Sets and Systems (Vol. 89, 1997)*
and the German journal *Informatik: Forschung und Entwicklung (Vol. 12, No.1, 1997)*.

About 90 researchers attended the workshop. The chairman of this workshop was R. Palm. Invited speakers were L. Zadeh (Berkeley) and L. Koczy (Tokyo, Budapest)

The key papers of the workshop will be published in a special issue of the journal *Fuzzy Sets and Systems*.

About 120 participants attended the workshop. The chairman was R. Kruse. Invited speakers were A. Mamdani (London) and D. Dubois (Toulouse).

The results of the workshop are published in an English written monograph:

R. Kruse, J. Gebhardt, R. Palm (eds.): "Fuzzy Systems in Computer Science". Vieweg, 1994.

Prof. Dr. Rudolf Kruse (speaker) Faculty of Computer Science Neural Networks and Fuzzy Systems Universtitaetsplatz 2 D-39106 Magdeburg Germany e-mail: kruse@iik.cs.uni-magdeburg.de URL: http://fuzzy.cs.uni-magdeburg.de/~kruse |
Dr. Rainer Palm (speaker) Siemens AG Research and Development ZFE ST SN 43 Otto-Hahn-Ring 6 D-81739 Munich Germany e-mail: palm@zfe.siemens.de |

C. von Altrock (INFORM GmbH, Aachen)

Prof. Dr. S. Bocklisch (Technical University of Chemnitz) | |

Prof. Dr. Ch. Freksa(University of Hamburg) | |

Dr. J. Heinsohn (Fachhochschule Brandenburg) | |

Prof. Dr. B. Reusch (University of Dortmund) | |

Prof. Dr. H. Zimmermann (RWTH Aachen). |

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