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Information, Intelligence, and Systems, International Conference on (1999)
Rockville, Maryland
Mar. 31, 1999 to Apr. 3, 1999
ISBN: 0-7695-0446-9
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Session 1: Biological Systems

Formalization of the Protein Production by Means of Petri Nets (Abstract)

Joseph Barjis , Delft University of Technology
Isaac Barjis , University of North London
pp. 4

Interoperability of Biological Databases by CORBA (Abstract)

Pethuru Raj , Nagoya Institute of Technology
Naohiro Ishii , Nagoya Institute of Technology
pp. 16

Evolutionary Potential Timetables Optimization by Means of Genetic and Greedy Algorithms (Abstract)

Salah B. Abdallah , Institut R?gional des Sciences Informatiques et des T?l?communications
Najet Arous , Ecole Nationale d'Ing?nieurs de Tunis
Noureddine Ellouze , Ecole Nationale d'Ing?nieurs de Tunis
pp. 24
Session 2: Cells and Genomes

A Computer Algorithm for Cancer Recognition on Ultrasound Images of Prostate Tissue (Abstract)

G.M. Gallitano , West Chester University
T. Lazarakis , University of Nevada at Las Vegas
G. Bebis , University of Nevada at Reno
E.A. Yfantis , University of Nevada at Las Vegas
pp. 34

Application of Hidden Markov Models to Gene Prediction in DNA (Abstract)

Michael M. Yin , New Jersey Institute of Technology
Jason T.L. Wang , New Jersey Institute of Technology
pp. 40

Recording Changes In Biological In Vivo Cells By Using The L-G Methodology (Abstract)

X. Yuan , Binghamton University
M. Goljan , Binghamton University
N.G. Bourbakis , Binghamton University, Technical University of Crete and AIIS Incorporated
D. Kavraki , Technical University of Crete
pp. 56
Session 3: Learning

Adaptive On-Line Learning of Probability Distributions from Field Theories (Abstract)

Toshiaki Aida , Tokyo Metropolitan College of Aeronautical Engineering
pp. 66

Sensory Perception, Learning and Integration in Neural Networks (Abstract)

Satoshi Sugiura , Nagoya Institute of Technology
Naohiro Ishii , Nagoya Institute of Technology
Koichiro Yamauchi , Nagoya Institute of Technology
Mayumi Nakamura , Nagoya Institute of Technology
pp. 72

Neural Network Methodology for 1H NMR Spectroscopy Classification (Abstract)

V. Viswanathan , Purdue University
L.H. Tsoukalas , Purdue University
T.E. Fieno , Purdue University
pp. 80

Foveation from Pulse Images (Abstract)

Jason M. Kinser , George Mason University
pp. 86
Session 4: Genetics and Evolution

Cooperative Model for Genetic Operators to Improve GAs (Abstract)

Hernan E. Aguirre , Shinshu University
Tatsuo Sugimura , Shinshu University
Kiyoshi Tanaka , Shinshu University
pp. 98

Confidence Measures for Evolutionary Trees: Application to Molecular Epidemiology (Abstract)

William Bruno , Los Alamos National Laboratory
Catherine Macken , Los Alamos National Laboratory
Alexei Skourikhine , Los Alamos National Laboratory
Tom Burr , Los Alamos National Laboratory
pp. 107
Session 1: Automation and Applications

Automated MRI Driven Image Guided Robotic Brain Surgery (Abstract)

Nick Bourbakis , State University of New York at Binghamton
Mariette Awad , State University of New York at Binghamton
pp. 126

New Models and Heuristics for Component Placement in Printed Circuit Board Assembly (Abstract)

Edmund K. Burke , University of Nottingham
Ralf Keuthen , University of Nottingham
Peter I. Cowling , University of Nottingham
pp. 133

New Types of Position Sensitive Device for Accurate Sensing (Abstract)

Masanori Idesawa , University of Electro-Communications
Toyomi Fujita , University of Electro-Communications
pp. 141

Magnetic Flowmeter Neural-Wavelet Diagnostics System (Abstract)

R. Gao , Purdue University
E. Eryurek , Fisher-Rosemount
L.H. Tsoukalas , Purdue University
pp. 149

Two-Phase Flow Identification Using a Fuzzy Methodology (Abstract)

J.-M. Le Corre , Purdue University
S. Kim , Purdue University
Y. Aldorwish , Purdue University
M. Ishii , Purdue University
pp. 155
Session 2: Robotics I

Landmark-Based Robot Self-Localization: A Case Study for the RoboCup Goal-Keeper (Abstract)

Stefano Cagnoni , University of Parma
Giovanni Adorni , University of Parma
Monica Mordonini , University of Parma
pp. 164

Modeling of Robot Dynamics Based on a Multi-Dimensional RBF-Like Neural Network (Abstract)

Markus Krabbes , Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg
Christian Döschner , Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg
pp. 180

Shape Recognition and Vision-Based Robot Control by Shape Morphing (Abstract)

Rahul Singh , University of Minnesota
Richard M. Voyles , University of Minnesota
Nikolaos P. Papanikolopoulos , University of Minnesota
David Littau , University of Minnesota
pp. 188

Locomotion Control Using Environment Information Inputs (Abstract)

Jih-Gau Juang , National Taiwan Ocean University
pp. 196
Session 3: Robotics II

Minimal Energy Control on Trajectory Generation (Abstract)

Jih-Gau Juang , National Taiwan Ocean University
pp. 204

A Knowledge-Based Inspection Workstation (Abstract)

E. Amatucci , National Institute of Standards and Technology
E. Messina , National Institute of Standards and Technology
T. Kramer , National Institute of Standards and Technology
H. Huang , National Institute of Standards and Technology
T. Tsai , National Institute of Standards and Technology
J. Horst , National Institute of Standards and Technology
pp. 216

Control of a Multi-Fingered Robotic Hand Using a Method of Blocks (Abstract)

Steven M. Spano , Binghamton University
N. Bourbakis , Binghamton University
pp. 226
Session 4: Applications

FSMIQ: Fuzzy Similarity Matching for Image Queries (Abstract)

Lefteri H. Tsoukalas , Purdue University
Stavros Panas , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Yannis Tolias , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
pp. 249

A Connectionist Approach to Trend Detection (Abstract)

Lefteri H. Tsoukalas , Purdue University
Xin Wang , Purdue University
Önder Uluyol , Purdue University
pp. 255
Session 5: Intelligent Systems I

Cost-Effective Design of Thermal Power Plants Using Intelligent Systems (Abstract)

George Tsatsaronis , Technical University of Berlin
Frank Cziesla , Technical University of Berlin
pp. 262

The Design of Expert Nodalization Assistant (ENA) (Abstract)

L.H. Tsoukalas , Purdue University
Ö. Uluyol , Purdue University
R. Gao , Purdue University
pp. 270

Novel AI Approaches in Power Systems (Abstract)

L.H. Tsoukalas , Purdue University
V. Krishnan , Purdue University
V. Viswanathan , Purdue University
pp. 275

Using Artificial Physics to Control Agents (Abstract)

William M. Spears , Naval Research Laboratory
Diana F. Gordon , Naval Research Laboratory
pp. 281

On Determining and Completeing Incomplete States in STRIPS Domains (Abstract)

Ioannis Refanidis , Aristotle University
Ioannis Vlahavas , Aristotle University
Lefteris Tsoukalas , Purdue University
pp. 289
Session 1: Pattern Recognition I

Fingerprint Recognition Using Directional Micropattern Histograms and LVQ Networks (Abstract)

Chih-Jen Lee , National Taiwan University
Sheng-De Wang , National Taiwan University
pp. 300

License Plate Recognition Method for Inclined Plates Outdoors (Abstract)

Kazuhiro Kozuka , Toyota Central Research and Development Laboratories Incorporated
Keiichi Yamada , Toyota Central Research and Development Laboratories Incorporated
Takashi Naito , Toyota Central Research and Development Laboratories Incorporated
Toshihiko Tsukada , Toyota Central Research and Development Laboratories Incorporated
Shin Yamamoto , Meijo University
pp. 304

A Robust Software Barcode Reader Using the Hough Transform (Abstract)

Luis Junco , University of Oviedo
Adolfo Otero , University of Oviedo
Ruben Muniz , University of Oviedo
pp. 313

Handwritten Digit Recognition Based on Prototypes Created by Euclidean Distance (Abstract)

Claudio A. Perez , Universidad de Chile
Claudio M. Held , Universidad de Chile
Pablo R. Mollinger , Universidad de Chile
pp. 320

Statistical Model for Occluded Object Recognition (Abstract)

David Castanon , Boston University
Zhengrong Ying , Boston University
pp. 324
Session 2: Face and Gesture Recognition

Toward Multimodal Interpretation in a Natural Speech/Gesture Interface (Abstract)

Sanshzar Kettebekov , Pennsylvania State University
Rajeev Sharma , Pennsylvania State University
pp. 328

A Hybrid Stochastic-Connectionist Architecture for Gesture Recognition (Abstract)

Horst-Michael Gross , Technical University of Ilmenau
Andrea Corradini , Technical University of Ilmenau
pp. 336

Intelligent Wheelchair Based on the Integration of Human and Environment Observations (Abstract)

Satoru Nakanishi , Osaka University
Yoshinori Kuno , Osaka University
Nobutaka Shimada , Osaka University
Yoshiaki Shirai , Osaka University
Teruhisa Murashima , Osaka University
pp. 342

Combined Classifiers for Invariant Face Recognition (Abstract)

A.N. Abu-Rezq , Kuwait University
A.S. Tolba , Kuwait University
pp. 350

Genetic Search for Face Detection and Verification (Abstract)

Michael Georgiopoulos , University of Central Florida
Satishkumar Uthiram , University of Nevada at Reno
George Bebis , University of Nevada at Reno
pp. 360
Session 3: Motion, Feature Extraction and Tracking

Robust Optical Flow Estimation (Abstract)

Jose Otero , University of Oviedo
Ruben Muñiz , University of Oviedo
Adolfo Otero , University of Oviedo
Luciano Sánchez , University of Oviedo
pp. 370

Velocity Estimation Using Semi-Local Features (Abstract)

Liya Chen , Nanyang Technological University
Eam Khwang Teoh , Nanyang Technological University
pp. 382

Adaptive Learning Algorithm for SVM Applied to Feature Tracking (Abstract)

Ashutosh Garg , University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Ira Cohen , University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Thomas S. Huang , University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
pp. 388

Robust Corner Detection under Varying Illumination (Abstract)

Xiaoguang Lv , Tsinghua University
Jie Zhou , Tsinghua University
pp. 396
Session 4: Speech Recognition and Natural Language Understanding

Multi-Word Complex Concept Retrieval via Lexical Semantic Similarity (Abstract)

Jay Jiang , Dataware Technologies
David Conrath , McMaster University
pp. 407

On Time Alignment and Metric Algorithms for Speech Recognition (Abstract)

T. Lazarakis , University of Nevada at Las Vegas
J.D. Elison , SATRAD
A. Angelopoulos , University of Nevada at Las Vegas
Y. Zhang , SATRAD
E.A. Yfantis , University of Nevada at Las Vegas
pp. 423
Session 5: Pattern Recognition II

Lane Detection Using B-Snake (Abstract)

Dinggang Shen , Nanyang Technological University
Eam Khwang Teoh , Nanyang Technological University
Yue Wang , Nanyang Technological University
pp. 438

Image-Based Evaluation of Vascular Residual Strain (Abstract)

Jafar Vossoughi , University of the District of Columbia
Omid E. Kia , National Institute of Standards and Technology
Saad A. Sirohey , University of Maryland at College Park
pp. 444

Fingerprint Identification Using Delaunay Triangulation (Abstract)

George Bebis , University of Nevada at Reno
Taisa Deaconu , University of Nevada at Reno
Michael Georgiopoulos , University of Central Florida
pp. 452

Underground Imaging Based on Edge-Preserving Regularization (Abstract)

W. Clem Karl , Boston University
Haihua Feng , Boston University
David A. Castanon , Boston University
pp. 460

Geometrical Constraints for Object Recognition Using Genetic Algorithms (Abstract)

Dave Elliman , Nottingham University
Bai Li , Nottingham University
pp. 465
Session 6: Video and Coding

Digital Video and Digital TV: A Comparison and the Future Directions (Abstract)

Li Zong , State University of New York at Binghamton
Nikolaos G. Bourbakis , State University of New York at Binghamton
pp. 470

Lattice Points Enumeration for Image Coding (Abstract)

Joan Borrell , Universitat Aut?noma de Barcelona
Joan Serra-Sagristà , Universitat Aut?noma de Barcelona
pp. 482

SCAN Based Lossless Image Compression and Encryption (Abstract)

N.G. Bourbakis , Binghamton University and Technical University of Crete
S.S. Maniccam , Binghamton University
pp. 490

Fast Entropy-Constrained Vector Quantizer Design (Abstract)

Jean Cardinal , Universite Libre de Bruxelles
pp. 500

An Efficient Concurrency Control Algorithm for High-Dimensional Index Structures (Abstract)

Jang Sun Lee , Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
Seok Hee Lee , Chungbuk National University
Jae Soo Yoo , Chungbuk National University
Seok-Il Song , Chungbuk National University
pp. 504
Session 7: Image Restoration and Segmentation

A Multiresolution Model of Iterative Regularized Image Restoration (Abstract)

Anastasios Doulamis , National Technical University of Athens
Nicolas Tsapatsoulis , National Technical University of Athens
Ioannis Stephanakis , National Technical University of Athens
Nikolaos Doulamis , National Technical University of Athens
pp. 512

Unsupervised Semantic Object Segmentation of Stereoscopic Video Sequences (Abstract)

Stefanos Kollias , National Technical University of Athens
Klimis Ntalianis , National Technical University of Athens
Nikolaos Doulamis , National Technical University of Athens
Anastasios Doulamis , National Technical University of Athens
pp. 527

Extraction of Text in Images (Abstract)

Raashid Malik , New Jersey Institute of Technology
SeongAh Chin , Stevens Institute of Technology
pp. 534
Session 8: Low Level Processing and Recognition

A Generic Formal Plan Recognition Theory (Abstract)

Guy Camilleri , Universit? Paul Sabatier
pp. 540

Applying Machine Learning to Identify Chinese Discourse Markers (Abstract)

Tom B.Y. Lai , City University of Hong Kong
Weijun Gao , City University of Hong Kong
Benjamin K. Tsou , City University of Hong Kong
Samuel W.K. Chan , City University of Hong Kong
pp. 548

A Chip Design for Binary and Binary Morphological Operations (Abstract)

Samia A. Ali , Assiut University
Khaled M. Shaaban , Assiut University
Yousf B. Mahdy , Assiut University
pp. 554
Session 9: Short Papers

Reusing Information Repositories for Flexibly Generating Adaptive Presentations (Abstract)

Elena Not , Istituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica
Massimo Zancanaro , Istituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica
pp. 566

A Connectionist Inference Mechanism for a Natural Language Understanding System (Abstract)

Paul Buchheit , Harold Washington College
Pattarachai Lalitrojwong , King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang
Martha W. Evens , Illinois Institute of Technology
pp. 570

A Comparison of Part of Speech Taggers in the Task of Changing to a New Domain (Abstract)

Lois Boggess , Mississippi State University
Yufeng Wu , Mississippi State University
Richard Duncan , Mississippi State University
Yu Zeng , Mississippi State University
Lee Klimek , Mississippi State University
Janna S. Hamaker , Mississippi State University
pp. 574
Session 1: Information Gathering

Optimal Signal Multi-Resolution by Genetic Algorithms to Support Artificial Neural Network Models for Financial Forecasting (Abstract)

Taeksoo Shin , Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Ingoo Han , Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
pp. 586

Retriever: A Self-Training Agent for Intelligent Information Discovery (Abstract)

S.D. Likothanassis , University of Patras and Computer Technology Institute
D. Fragoudis , University of Patras and ZEUS Consulting S.A
pp. 594

Software Agents for Collaborative Information Sources (Abstract)

Zakaria Maamar , Defence Research Establishment Valcartier and Laval University
pp. 600

Mining the Performance of Complex Systems (Abstract)

Vassilios S. Verykios , Drexel University
Elias N. Houstis , Purdue University
pp. 606
Session 2: Information and Analysis

Applying p-Calculus to Planning for Reflective Agents (Abstract)

Naohiro Ishii , Nagoya Institute of Technology
Kazunori Iwata , Nagoya Institute of Technology
Xiaoyong Du , Nagoya Institute of Technology
Nobuhiro Ito , Nagoya Institute of Technology
pp. 622

ASMA: Autonomous Software Management Agent System (Abstract)

Mathew Yap , Singapore Polytechnic
Wee-Keong Ng , Nanyang Technological University
pp. 630
Session 3: Applications

Driving Vision Systems by Communication (Abstract)

T. Graf , University of Bielefeld
A. Knoll , University of Bielefeld
pp. 640

Prototyping Freight Trains Traffic Management Using Multi-Agent Systems (Abstract)

Pier Luigi Guida , Sistemi Informativi, Divisione Infrastrutture - FS S.p.A
Maurizio Martelli , Universit? di Genova
Viviana Mascardi , Universit? di Genova
Floriano Zini , Universit? di Genova
Alessio Cuppari , Sistemi Informativi, Divisione Infrastrutture - FS S.p.A
pp. 646

Methods of Detection in the Diagnostic Problems (Abstract)

Martin Daumer , Technical University of M?nchen
Anatoly Naumov , Technical University of M?nchen
pp. 654
Session 4: Systems and Applications

Environmental Simulations Using Multiagent Systems (Abstract)

J.C. Soulie , Universite de La Reunion
P. Marcenac , Universite de La Reunion
pp. 668

Design of an Agent Cluster as Integrative Environment of Personal Agents (Abstract)

Torsten Illmann , University of Ulm
Michael Weber , University of Ulm
Frank Kargl , University of Ulm
pp. 674

Distributed Spatial Control, Global Monitoring and Steering of Mobile Agents (Abstract)

Insup Lee , University of Pennsylvania
Oleg Sokolsky , University of Pennsylvania
William M. Spears , Naval Research Laboratory
Diana F. Gordon , Naval Research Laboratory
pp. 681

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