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KBCS-2004: Call for Tutorial Participation

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                           K B C S 2004
                          Hyderabad, India.

                   Call for Tutorial Participation

As a part of KBCS-2004, an international conference on Knowledge Based
Computer Systems, two full day and one half day pre-conference
tutorials are being held on December 19, 2004.

The tutorials for the conference are:
1. Speech Recognition and Synthesis [Duration: Full Day]

  - Prof. Samudravijaya K., TIFR, Mumbai, India.
  - Mr. S. P. Kishore, IIIT Hyderabad, India and LTI CMU, USA.
  - Dr. R. N. V. Sitaram HP Labs, Bangalore, India.

2. Pattern Evolution Algorithms for Search, Optimization and Data
Mining [Duration: Full Day]

  - Dr. V. Sunderarajan, CDAC Pune, India.
  - Dr. V. K. Jayaraman, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India.

3. EVOLVABLE HARDWARE - Implication on Engineering Design and
Intelligence of Autonomous Systems [Duration: Half Day]

  - Prof. Mircea Gh. Negoita, Wellington Institute of Technology
(WelTec), New Zealand.

Note: A brief description of each tutorial is available below after
the contact information.

Tutorial Venue:
IIIT, Gachibowli, Hyderabad - 500 019, A.P., India.

Registration Fee details:
Half-day tutorial:
  * Non-profit R&D and Educational Institutions : Rs. 1500/- (50$)
  * Other institutions : Rs. 2500/- (80$)
  * Students : Rs 500/- (25$)

Full-day tutorial:
  * Non-profit R&D and Educational Institutions : Rs. 2200/- (70$)
  * Others institutions : Rs. 3500/- (120$)
  * Students : Rs 800/- (40$)

For registration details, please visit the
URL: http://www.ncst.ernet.in/kbcs2004/registration.shtml

Contact Information:
KBCS-2004 Secretariat,
C-DAC Mumbai (formerly NCST)
Raintree Marg, Near Bharati Vidyapeeth,
Opp. Kharghar Railway Station,
Sector 7, CBD Belapur,
Navi Mumbai - 400 614, INDIA.
E-mail: kbcs at ncst.ernet.in
Phone: +91-22-27560013
Fax: +91-22-27560004
URL: http://www.ncst.ernet.in/kbcs2004/

Tutorial 1: Speech Recognition and Synthesis

The tutorial will introduce two important aspects of human machine
interaction through voice: Automatic speech recognition and
Text-to-speech systems. The technical tutorial, spanning in two parts,
will cover fundamentals as well as techniques for building both speech
recognition systems and synthesis systems.

This will enable participants to gain sound knowledge of speech signal
processing as well as design of speech recognition and speech
synthesis systems. It will also put them into position of building
their own recognition and synthesis systems.

About the Speakers:

Prof. Samudravijaya K. has been working in the area of spoken language
processing at TIFR, Mumbai. His research interests include robust
speech recognition, speaker verification, speech database and cursive
script recognition. He received his Ph.D. degree from Mumbai
University in 1986.

Mr. S. P. Kishore has been working in the area of speech processing at
IIIT Hyderabad and also at LTI, Carnegie Mellon University. His
research interests include speech processing and machine learning. He
received MS (by Research) degree from IIT Madras in 2001 and is
currently pursuing his Ph.D. at LTI, Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. Sitaram is a Senior Research Scientist at HP Labs India working in
Language Technologies and Applications. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical
Communication Engineering, specialized in "Speech recognition", from
IISc, Bangalore. His interests include speech recognition, speech
synthesis, spoken dialog systems and real time implementation of these
in embedded and telephony platforms.

More Details: http://www.ncst.ernet.in/kbcs2004/tut1.shtml

Tutorial 2: Pattern Evolution Algorithms for Search, Optimization and
Data Mining

The tutorial would cover the Monte Carlo algorithms, genetic
algorithms and ant miner with support vector machine in detail.
Emphasis will be given on learning and using them for search,
optimization and data mining purposes. A number of examples and
illustrations will be made including Bioinformatics applications like
protein structure prediction, classification of protein structures,
Chemoinformatics applications like Quantitative Structure Activity
Relationships, Medical diagnosis, and abnormality & fault detection in
chemical processes.

About the speakers:

Dr. Sunderarajan is the group coordinator of Scientific and Engg.
Computing Group at CDAC, Pune, India. He has a Ph. D. in Physics from
Anna University. He has been working in the field of protein structure
prediction using GA and electronic structure calculations for past
several years and has published about 45 paper in international

Dr. Jayaraman is a senior Scientist at the Chemical Engineering and
Process Development division of the National Chemical Laboratory. His
research interests include mathematical modeling of chemically
reacting systems; Process Optimization, Control & Monitoring; Modeling
and Design of Chemical & Bioreactors; and application of Machine
Learning and Artificial Intelligence to Bioinformatics and chemically
reacting systems.

More Details: http://www.ncst.ernet.in/kbcs2004/tut2.shtml

Tutorial 3: EVOLVABLE HARDWARE - Implication on Engineering Design and
Intelligence of Autonomous Systems

The tutorial will discuss Framework for Evolutionary Computation (EC)
and its application as Evolvable Hardware (EHW). It will cover EHW
definition, general considerations and EHW classification, technology
support of EHW and advanced type of FPGA, hardware architectures with
intrinsic EC like embryological architectures, emergent functionality
architectures, evolvable fault tolerant systems, Parallel evolvable
architectures of Higuchi type, and evolvable architectures on
functional level. The tutorial will also cover application of GA for
design of EHW design elements with local improvement of chromosomes
applied for optimization of evolved configuration in RLD
(Reconfiguration Logic Devices) block of EHW architectures.

About the speaker:

Prof. Negoita received his Ph.D. degree from the Technical University
of Bucharest (TUB), Romania in 1985. He is currently a Professor in
The School of Information Technology, Wellington Institute of
Technology (WelTec), New Zealand and the Director of Centre for
Computational Intelligence at WelTec. His research interests and
specializations includes Intelligent Hybrid Systems, Evolvable
Hardware, Intelligent Tutoring Systems and Genetic algorithms. He is a
member of KES Executive Committee, an Associate editor of KES
International Journal, and an Associate editor of International
Journal of Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing.

More Details: http://www.ncst.ernet.in/kbcs2004/tut3.shtml

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