Call for Participation for IFSA2017 Summer School

We are very happy to announce that a school program with three interesting topics is included in the IFSA-SCIS 2017. We encourage STUDENTS and YOUNG RESEARCHERS to participate the school program. If you think you are young, we welcome your fuzzy reasoning:-)

The registration fee for the school program should be paid separately from your registration for the conference attendance. The capacity of the school is ONLY 20 participants based on first come and first served. The registration fee for this school includes the following:

Registration Fee of IFSA Summer School: 20,000 JPY

  1. Full attendance of school program.
  2. THREE nights at the conference hotel (Hotel Piazza Biwako).
    Checkin on June 27 and checkout on June 30.
    Each room is shared by two students. Breakfast on June 28, 29 and 30 are included.

    * Thanks to the following sponsors of Summer School, an additional night on 6/29 is offered to participants!

  3. Refreshments during discussions.
  4. Dinner on 6/28. The restaurant can offer Vegetarian or Halal food.
  5. Reception on 6/27 and Banquet on 6/29 are included in your conference registration.

School Program

The following program is now prepared for the school attendees. We are looking forward to seeing you at IFSA-SCIS 2017 in Japan!

6/27 (Tue)

16:00 - 16:05 Opening Remarks
Irene Díaz (Program Chair of IFSA-SCIS 2017)

16:05 - 16:20 Guidance & Introduction
Chair: Tadahiko Murata (School Chair of IFSA-SCIS 2017)

16:30 - 18:00 Class 1:
Chair: Suguru N. Kudoh (School Co-Chair of IFSA-SCIS 2017)

Fuzzy signatures for describing, manipulating and reasoning with uncertain, subjective and incomplete data
Laszlo T. Koczy

Fuzzy signatures (FSig) may be considered as extensions of single fuzzy membership degrees, and FSig sets under reasonable restrictions are a special case of L-Fuzzy sets. They consist of hierarchically structured (tree-type) sets of membership degrees that represent degrees of belonging of the same element of a universe from various points of view at the same time. Manipulation of FSig sets may be defined, and become especially meaningful for FSigs with at least partially identical structure: members of the same family of a FSig. A simple application example dealing with historical residential buildings and their respective conditions will be discussed with participating students (condition, beauty, etc.).

18:30 - 19:30 Reception (Conference program)

19:40 - 21:00 Flush Talks of Students with Drink
3 min Talk + 1 min Q&A X 20 pax = 80 min
Each student is required to prepare a three-minute talk using ppt or pdf file to introduce his/her own research theme.

6/28 (Wed)

16:30 - 18:00 Class 2:
Chair: Katsushige Fujimoto (School Co-Chair of IFSA-SCIS 2017)

Human activity understanding and recognition - role of soft computing methods
Md. Atiqur Rahman Ahad

Human activity understanding and recognition are very important research areas in computer vision and Human Robot/Machine/Computer Interaction (HxI). Over a decade, a good number of methodologies have been proposed in the literature to decipher various challenges regarding action and activity. However, due to various complex dimensions, a number of challenges still remain unexplored. This talk will cover various important aspects of human activity recognition and analysis, importance and involvement of soft computing methods for intelligent data analysis. It will emphasis some challenging research aspects to explore in future.

18:30 - 22:15 Dinner at “Nagisa no Terrace (Waterside Terrace)” (Shortened URL)

10 min walk from the conference venue.

18:30 - 18:45 Photo Session

19:00 - 21:00 Dinner

21:00 - 22:15 Group Discussion on Students Research with Drink at "Nagisa no Terrace" (Last order: 21:45)
Chair: Luigi Troiano (School Co-Chair of IFSA-SCIS 2017)
Make 4 or 5 Groups to discuss each other

6/29 (Thu)

16:30 - 18:00 Class 3:
Chair: Yusuke Nojima (Program Co-Chair of IFSA-SCIS 2017)

Big Data Handling in Large Scale Social Simulation
Takeshi Uchitane & Tadahiko Murata

In order to achieve to get useful social simulation results, it is important to integrate big data, simulation and analysis. In this session, after learning relations among big data, simulation and analysis in social simulations, then a hands-on training is taken by using a useful tool named OACIS that helps us to execute simulation with various scenarios and to analyze obtained simulation results. Since OACIS is developed with MIT License, users can use the tool without any cost. Docker-engine should be installed on Windows and Mac OS to employ OACIS.

18:00 - 18:05 Concluding Remarks
Atsushi Inoue (Vice General Chair of IFSA-SCIS 2017)

18:05 Shuttle Bus to Banquet Place (Free of Charge)

19:00 - 21:30 Banquet (Conference program)

6/30 (Fri)

No School Program