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.”
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.
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
are six plenary sessions scheduled for ANNIE 2002. Details will be announced later.
tutorials have been scheduled for Sunday, November 10th. These
state-of-the-art workshops cover the following areas:
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
are looking forward to your visit and participation at the meeting.