Second Announcement

International Symposium on
Management Engineering 2010


August 26 (Thursday)-August 28 (Saturday), 2010

Management Engineering to Bridge Gap between Human and System

Keynote Speech
on August 28
Dr. Witold Pedrycz Prof. & Canada Research Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada
"Knowledge-oriented system modeling: an emerging direction"
Witold Pedrycz (M。ヌ88, SM。ヌ90, F。ヌ99) is a Professor and Canada Research Chair (CRC - Computational Intelligence) in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. He is also with the Systems Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland. He holds an appointment of special professorship in the School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham, UK. In 2009 Dr. Pedrycz was elected a foreign member of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He main research directions involve Computational Intelligence, fuzzy modeling and Granular Computing, knowledge discovery and data mining, fuzzy control, pattern recognition, knowledge-based neural networks, relational computing, and Software Engineering. He has published numerous papers in this area. He is also an author of 14 research monographs covering various aspects of Computational Intelligence and Software Engineering. Witold Pedrycz has been a member of numerous program committees of IEEE conferences in the area of fuzzy sets and neurocomputing.
Dr. Pedrycz is intensively involved in editorial activities. He is an Editor-in-Chief of Information Sciences and Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - part A. He currently serves as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems and a number of other international journals. He has edited a number of volumes; the most recent one is entitled 。ネHandbook of Granular Computing。ノ (J. Wiley, 2008). In 2007 he received a prestigious Norbert Wiener award from the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Council. He is a recipient of the IEEE Canada Computer Engineering Medal 2008. In 2009 he has received a Cajastur Prize for Soft Computing from the European Centre for Soft Computing for 。ネpioneering and multifaceted contributions to Granular Computing。ノ.
Keynote Speech
on August 27
Dr. Kaoru Hirota Prof. Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

"Toward the Realization of Casual Communication between Humans and Robots"

Kaoru HIROTA received the B.E., M.E., and Dr. E. degrees in electronics from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, in 1974, 1976, and 1979, respectively. From 1979 to 1982 he was with the Sagami Institute of Technology, Fujisawa, Japan. From 1982 to 1995 he was with the College of Engineering, Hosei University, Tokyo. Since 1995, he has been with the Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama, Japan. His research interests include fuzzy systems, intelligent robot, image understanding, expert systems, hardware implementation, and multimedia intelligent communication. Dr. Hirota is a member of IFSA (International Fuzzy Systems Association (Vice President 1991-1993 and 2005-2007, Treasurer 1997-2001, secretary 2003-2005, Fellow awarded in 2003, president elect 2007-2009, president 2009-2011)), IEEE (Associate Editors of IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems 1993-1995, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics 1996-2000, IEEE Transactions of Systems Man and Cybernetics Part A 2008- , and IEEE CIS Distinguished Lecturer), and SOFT (Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Systems (Vice President 1995-1997, President 2001-2003)), and he is an editor in chief of Int. J. of Advanced Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Informatics. A Banki Donat Medal, Henri Coanda Medal, Grigore MOISIL Award, SOFT best paper award in 2002, Acoustical Society of Japan best paper award in 2006, honorary professorships from de La Salle University (2005) and Changchun University of Science & Technology (2007), Civitate Honoris Causa of Budapest Technical University (2007), adjunct professorship from Harbin University of Science & Technology (2007), and honorary doctorate (Honoris Causa) from Bulacan state university (2006) were awarded to Dr. Hirota. He also organized many international conferences/symposiums as a founding chair, a general chair, or a program chair, e.g.,SCIS, ISCIIA, IWACIII. He has been publishing about 200 journal papers, about 50 books, and more than 450 conference papers in the field of computational intelligence.

Keynote Speech
on August 27
Dr. Mika Sato-Ilic Associate Prof. The Univesity of Tsukuba, Japan
"Fuzzy Clusterwise Analyses in High Dimensional Space"

Prof Mika Sato-IlicI received a Bachelors degree in Mathematics from the Hokkaido University of Education (1989), then from Hokkaido University, a Masters of Engineering (1991) and a Doctorate of Engineering, specializing in Fuzzy Logic and Data Analysis (1994). She has worked as a Lecturer at Hokkaido Musashi Women's Junior College in Japan (1994-1997) and She currently holds the position of Associate Professor in the Department of Risk Engineering, in the Faculty of Systems and Information Engineering, at the University of Tsukuba (1997-present).
Dr. Sato-Ilic is a Senior Member of the IEEE and has held several positions in the IEEE including vice program chair for the International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (San Diego, USA, 1998), a special sessions co-chair for the IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (Barcelona, Spain, 2010), and the publicity chair for the 2nd International Conference on Knowledge-based Intelligent Electronic Systems, (Adelaide, Australia, 1998). In addition, she has been a member of several IEEE committees including the administration committee for Systems, Man & Cybernetics Society (1998-2000), the Fuzzy Systems Technical Committee of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (2007-present), the IEEE Women in Computational Intelligence Committee (2009-present), and the IEEE CIS Graduate Student Research Grants Subcommittee (2009-present). Other positions include a council of the International Association for Statistical Computing at the International Statistical Institute (2009-present), the director of public information for the Japanese Society of Computational Statistics (2001-2003), and as a member of several committees in the Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Intelligent Informatics including the chair of the executive committee for the 25th Fuzzy System Symposium held at the University of Tsukuba, (2009). Presently, Dr. Sato-Ilic is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Soft Data Paradigms, (Inderscience Publishers, UK).
Her research interests include the development of methods for multi-dimensional data analysis, multi-way data theory, pattern classification, and data mining based on soft computing for which she has received several academic awards. Her publications include several books and over 100 papers for international journals and conferences.

Organized by
      International Society of Management Engineers
Sponsored by
      Graduate School of Information, Production and Systems, Waseda University
Co-sponsored by
      Kitakyushu City
     Japan Association for Management Systems

About the Symposium
This symposium is the fourth symposium organized by Management Engineering Research Group to discuss on the present state of arts of 。ネmanagement engineering.。ノ The symposium is held for promoting the research on Management Engineering.

The management engineering was renamed from Industrial Engineering where the strength is placed on management as well as production in the industrial engineering. Originally industrial engineering was a research area where the effective and efficient production was to be realized in factories or production.
Therefore, time study, human factors, scheduling, human studies were included in the area. Recently, the effectiveness and efficiency of management are more required in the strongly competitive world.

The Management Engineering is also strengthened on new methodologies including artificial intelligence, soft-computing as well as management science and operations researches.

Since the propose of Fuzzy Sets by Lotfi A. Zadeh the research of fuzzy systems has been done very widely and rapidly. Today the concept of fuzzy systems is merged and fusion with various concepts and technologies. One of such areas is named soft computing that is considered to go beyond von-Neumann type of computing. The Intelligent Computing is intending to employ such methods to deal with words.

The symposium is concerning with rather wide range including intelligence, computation, operations research, management science as well as probability theory and possibility theory, fuzzy sets, rough sets, approximate reasoning, linguistic information processing and automata, knowledge discovery, clustering and data analysis, fuzzy control and modeling, optimization under uncertainty and its applications, games and decision making, fuzzy analysis, fuzzy game.

We are welcoming all participants to attend and present recent results and discuss from the perspective of soft and innovational computing.