International Developments in Soft Computing to be discussed at Kent

The 6th International Conference on Recent Advances in Soft Computing (RASC 2006) will be held from 10 to 12 July at Kent. This international event aims to provide a forum for researchers and engineers to report key advancements and exchange state-of-the-art knowledge and experience in the field of Soft Computing. The conference will cover the theory and application of soft computing techniques including, but not limited to, Fuzzy Logic and Systems, Multiple Classifier Systems, Classifier Ensembles, Neural Networks, Hybrid Systems, Genetic Algorithms, Evolutionary Computing, Smart Adaptive and Intelligent Systems for Image Processing, Pattern Recognition, Security and Biometrics. Developments in these areas gain increasing importance as new everyday products and services are added fast to the already extensive list incorporating Soft Computing based technologies. Examples include washing machines controlled by Fuzzy Logic, mobile phone networks, and intelligent security systems based on human biometrics.
Dr Konstantinos Sirlantzis, General Chair of RASC 2006 and Lecturer at the Department of Electronics said: “I am delighted and honoured to be invited to organise such a high profile event here at Kent. This is the sixth in a series of biennial conferences and more than 200 researchers chose this year to present and discuss their most recent work during the three days of the conference. Delegates come from more than 25 different countries extending as far as Japan, the Republic of Korea and China to as near as France and Belgium. RASC 2006’s Honorary Chair is Professor Lotfi Zadeh from University of California at Berkeley, the founder of Fuzzy Logic Theory, and it is endorsed by significant professional and academic associations such as the Institution of Electrical Engineers, the European Neural Network Society, the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology, and the International Association for Pattern Recognition. I believe that the selection of the Department of Electronics at Kent to host this year’s RASC Conference is a clear recognition of our long and important contribution to the advancement of the Soft Computing field.”