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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PAPERS: "Granular Computing ", 8-10 Nov 2011, TAIWAN

2011 IEEE International conference on Granular Computing, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

# Conference Chairs
Mineichi Kudo   Hokkaido University, Japan
Zbigniew Ras   University of North Carolina Charlotte, USA

# Program Chairs
Masahiro Inuiguchi   Osaka University, Japan
GuiLong Liu   Beijing Language and Culture University, China
Dominik lzak   University of Warsaw & Infobright Inc., Poland

Organization Chair
Yasuo Kudo   Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan

Steering Committee
T.Y. Lin (Chair)   San Jose State University, USA
Xiaohua Tony Hu 
(Co-Chair)   College of Information Science and Technology, Drexel University, USA
Sadaaki Miyamoto   Tsukuba University, Japan
Shusaku Tsumoto   Shimane University, Japan
Jianchao Jack Han   California State Univeristy, USA

# (Papers Due: ** May 1 **, 2010) 
# Indexed by EI (GrC 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 are indexed by EI).
# Contact:,
Xiaohua Tony Hu Yasuo Kudo


Granular Computing (GrC) is a general computation theory for effectively using granules such as 
subsets, neighborhoods, tuples (ordered subsets), relations (subsets of Caresian products), fuzzy 
sets(membership functions), random variables (measurable functions),  Turing machines(algorithms), 
and intervals to build an efficient computational model for complex applications with huge amounts 
of data, information and knowledge; see Granular Computing Informastion Center). Though the label 
is relatively recent, the basic notions and principles are quite common, even ancient. For example, granulations of daily objects, such as human body, are ancient practices. The infinitesimal that led to the invention of Calculus, are the ancient intuition on the granulatiion of space and time.  Heisenburg uncertainty (a neighborhood of possible locations) are intergral part of modern physics (quantum mechanics).  Information hiding in programming, divide and conquer in algoritnm development are common practices of granular computing in computer science. 
Fuzzy and rough set theories, neutrosophic computing, quotient space, belief functions, machine 
learning, databases, data mining, cluster analysis, interval computing, more recently social 
computing, cloud computing all involve granular computing.


The highlight of this conference is that the conference will be held in Silicon Valley, California. Many high-tech companies, such as IBM, Google, and Yahoo etc and several distinguished universities (Stanford, UC Berkely and etc) are just around the corner. Some interactins may be organized.

The area now known as Silicon Valley has been a center of technological development since the
1950s. The name Silicon Valley stems from the early 1970's, when the area had become the center 
for many semiconductor companies. While still hosting semiconductor and microprocessor companies, 
the region now hosts the headquarters of high tech companies of every kind, including many of the
best known and most prestigious names in personal computers, Web search, Internet auctions, 
networking, storage, databases, etc.

Topics of Interest
The topics and areas include, but are not limited to:

Computational Intelligence
(Neural Networks, Fuzzy Systems, Evolutionary Computation, Rough Sets, etc.) Foundation of 
Data Mining and Learning Theory
(Probabilistic/Statistical Learning, Machine Learning, Kernel Machines, etc.)
Foundation of Clouding computing and Social Computing. 
Applications to Bioinformatics, Medical Informatics and Chemical Informatics e-Intelligence, 
Web Intelligence, Web Informatics, Web Mining and Semantic Web

Important Dates

Workshop proposal submission: June 1, 2011 
Electronic submission of full papers: July 1, 2011 
Notification of paper acceptance: August 15, 2011 
Camera-ready of accepted papers: September 1, 2011 
Conference: November 8-10, 2011

Paper submission url:
Paper  length:         6 pages in IEEE 2-column format

Style Files for Paper Submission
IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscript Formatting Guidelines
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