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ANNIE 2002 PROGRAM

  WELCOME

On behalf of the organizing committee I would like to invite you to attend ANNIE 2002, an international conference to be held on November 10-13, 2002, at Marriott's Pavilion Hotel in downtown, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.  This will be the twelfth international gathering of researchers interested in Smart Engineering System Design using neural networks, fuzzy logic, evolutionary programming, data mining and artificial life. The previous conferences each drew approximately 150 papers from twenty countries with their proceedings published by ASME Press as hardbound books in eleven volumes. The last volume, edited by Dagli, et. al., was titled “Smart Engineering System Design: Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic, Evolutionary Programming, Data Mining, and Complex Systems.” 

The conference will cover the theory of Smart Engineering System Design techniques, namely; neural networks, fuzzy logic, evolutionary programming, complex systems, data mining and artificial life. Presentations dealing with applications of these technologies are encouraged in the areas of: artificial life, evolvable hardware, manufacturing engineering, E-commerce, E-business, re-engineering, bioinformatics, biology and medicine, pattern recognition, image processing, process monitoring, control, recent theoretical developments in neural networks, fuzzy logic, complex systems, data mining, artificial life, evolutionary programming, fractals, chaos, and wavelets that can impact Smart Engineering System Design. 

The response to ANNIE 2002 was excellent with over 300 abstracts received.  Papers submitted based on these abstracts were reviewed by two referees and all accepted papers are included in the conference proceedings to be published by ASME Press as a hardbound book titled Smart Engineering System Design: Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic, Evolutionary Programming, Data Mining and Complex Systems, edited by Drs. Dagli, Buczak, Ghosh, Embrechts, Ersoy and Kercel. 

                Conference banquet and the presentation of Best Paper awards are scheduled on Tuesday evening.  Our Banquet Plenary Speaker for this year's ANNIE will be announced at a later date. 

There are six plenary sessions scheduled for ANNIE 2002.  Details will be announced later. 

Half-day tutorials have been scheduled for Sunday, November 10th. These state-of-the-art workshops cover the following areas: 

                Evolvable Hardware
Neural Network Patents
Hybrid Systems Using Soft Computing

Web Analytics
Latent Semantics Analysis and Human Judgments
Machine Intelligence with Neural Networks, Decision Trees and Support Vector Machines

 I would like to thank members of the Organizing Committee and Co-Chairs, Drs. Buczak, Ghosh, Embrechts, Ersoy and Kercel for putting together an excellent program for ANNIE 2002. I would like to recognize the excellent and timely efforts of the referees and contributors that made the conference possible. 

We are looking forward to your visit and participation at the meeting. 

Sincerely,
 

Cihan H. Dagli

Conference Chairman

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