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Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis, International Symposium on (1995)
College Park, Maryland
Mar. 17, 1995 to Mar. 20, 1995
ISSN: 1068-2228
ISBN: 0-8186-7126-2
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface (PDF)

pp. xvii
Risk and Reliability: Chairs: M.M. Gupta, Canada, and S. Ferson, USA

Recognizing knowledge imperfection in the risk management process (Abstract)

M. Jablonowski , Risk Manage. Dept., Windsor Locks, CT, USA
pp. 1

Reliability assessment of systems operating in variable conditions (Abstract)

Huamin Liu , Dept. of Ind. Eng., Toronto Univ., Ont., Canada
V. Makis , Dept. of Ind. Eng., Toronto Univ., Ont., Canada
A.K.S. Jardine , Dept. of Ind. Eng., Toronto Univ., Ont., Canada
pp. 5

Decision making using the weighted median applied to risk management (Abstract)

R.R. Yager , Iona Coll., New Rochelle, NY, USA
K.J. Engemann , Iona Coll., New Rochelle, NY, USA
H.E. Miller , Iona Coll., New Rochelle, NY, USA
pp. 9

Quality assurance for Monte Carlo risk assessment (Abstract)

S. Ferson , Appl. Biomath., New York, NY, USA
pp. 14

Determination of economic systems behaviour under uncertainty (Abstract)

A.I. Serguieva , Dept. of Syst. & Control, Tech. Univ. of Sofia, Bulgaria
pp. 20
Uncertainty Analysis I: Chairs: I.B. T?rksen, Canada, and J.R. Boston, USA

Modeling temporal uncertainty in microprocessor systems (Abstract)

K.P. Lam , Dept. of Syst. Eng. & Eng. Manage., Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
S.M. Yuen , Dept. of Syst. Eng. & Eng. Manage., Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
pp. 26

Effects of the shape of fuzzy membership functions on fuzzy inference (Abstract)

J.R. Boston , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Pittsburgh Univ., PA, USA
pp. 32
Control I: Chairs: P. Johnson, USA, and L. Faravelli, Italy

Seismic response control tests of building structure by fuzzy optimal logic (Abstract)

M. Midorikawa , Building Res. Inst., Minist. of Construction, Japan
H. Kawamura , Building Res. Inst., Minist. of Construction, Japan
Y. Kitagawa , Building Res. Inst., Minist. of Construction, Japan
H. Fujitani , Building Res. Inst., Minist. of Construction, Japan
T. Mochio , Building Res. Inst., Minist. of Construction, Japan
A. Tani , Building Res. Inst., Minist. of Construction, Japan
T. Miyoshi , Building Res. Inst., Minist. of Construction, Japan
M. Iiba , Building Res. Inst., Minist. of Construction, Japan
pp. 46

Self-learning fuzzy control of civil structures (Abstract)

T. Yao , Pavia Univ., Italy
L. Faravelli , Pavia Univ., Italy
pp. 52

Fuzzy logic control of batch-feeding refuse incineration (Abstract)

Desong Chen , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Nat. Univ. of Singapore, Singapore
pp. 58

Designing a fuzzy controller for civil structures (Abstract)

F. Casciati , Dept. of Structural Mech., Pavia Univ., Italy
L. Faravelli , Dept. of Structural Mech., Pavia Univ., Italy
pp. 64
Fuzzy Data Analysis: Chairs: H-J. Zimmermann, Germany, and J. Watada, Japan

Linear statistical inference for fuzzy data (Abstract)

W. Näther , Freiburg Univ. of Min. Technol., Germany
pp. 71

Fuzzy rule based data analysis using methods of computational intelligence (Abstract)

H. Genther , Inst. of Microelectron. Syst., Darmstadt Univ. of Technol., Germany
M. Glesner , Inst. of Microelectron. Syst., Darmstadt Univ. of Technol., Germany
S.K. Halgamuge , Inst. of Microelectron. Syst., Darmstadt Univ. of Technol., Germany
pp. 76
Uncertainty Analysis II: Chairs: N. Green Hall, USA, and E.E. Kerre, Belgium

The fuzzy median and the fuzzy MAD (Abstract)

P.R. Kersten , Weapons Div., Naval Air Dev. Center, China Lake, CA, USA
pp. 85

Bayesian inference based upon fuzzy events (Abstract)

Bo Yuan , Dept. of Syst. Sci. & Ind. Eng., State Univ. of New York, Binghamton, NY, USA
G.J. Klir , Dept. of Syst. Sci. & Ind. Eng., State Univ. of New York, Binghamton, NY, USA
pp. 90

Feature-based target recognition with Bayesian inference (Abstract)

Kuo-Chu Chang , Sch. of Inf. Technol. & Eng., George Mason Univ., Fairfax, VA, USA
Jun Liu , Sch. of Inf. Technol. & Eng., George Mason Univ., Fairfax, VA, USA
pp. 95
Civil Engineering Applications in Japan: Chairs: H. Furuta, Japan, and K. Yasuda, Japan

Application of genetic algorithm to design of artificial ground (Abstract)

T. Nakatani , Bridge Design Dept., Chuo Fukken Consultants Co. Ltd., Osaka, Japan
H. Furuta , Bridge Design Dept., Chuo Fukken Consultants Co. Ltd., Osaka, Japan
A. Hirose , Bridge Design Dept., Chuo Fukken Consultants Co. Ltd., Osaka, Japan
pp. 101

Application of genetic algorithm to bridge construction management (Abstract)

H. Furuta , Bridge Design Div., Katayama Stratech Corp., Osaka, Japan
S. Mukandai , Bridge Design Div., Katayama Stratech Corp., Osaka, Japan
Y. Natsuaki , Bridge Design Div., Katayama Stratech Corp., Osaka, Japan
K. Yasuda , Bridge Design Div., Katayama Stratech Corp., Osaka, Japan
pp. 105

Neural network analysis of structural damage due to corrosion (Abstract)

H. Furuta , Dept. of Inf., Kansai Univ., Osaka, Japan
M. Kushida , Dept. of Inf., Kansai Univ., Osaka, Japan
T. Deguchi , Dept. of Inf., Kansai Univ., Osaka, Japan
pp. 109

Aesthetic design system of structures using neural network and image database (Abstract)

T. Kobayashi , Bridge Design Div., Newjec Inc., Osaka, Japan
H. Furuta , Bridge Design Div., Newjec Inc., Osaka, Japan
K. Yasuda , Bridge Design Div., Newjec Inc., Osaka, Japan
pp. 115
Structural Engineering Applications: Chairs: M.A. Leggett, USA, and M.H.M. Hassan, Egypt

Life span of concrete structure based on questionnaire survey (Abstract)

N. Yasuda , Tokyo Electr. Power Co. Inc., Japan
M. Matsushima , Tokyo Electr. Power Co. Inc., Japan
pp. 121

Soft reliability assessment of existing transmission lines (Abstract)

I. Hathout , Ontario Hydro, Toronto, Ont., Canada
pp. 127

Tail effects of uncertainty modeling in QRA (Abstract)

M.A. Maes , Dept. of Civil Eng., Calgary Univ., Alta., Canada
L. Huyse , Dept. of Civil Eng., Calgary Univ., Alta., Canada
pp. 133

Using reliability-based models to assess rehabilitation needs (Abstract)

M.A. Leggett , USAE Waterways Exp. Station, Vicksburg, MS, USA
pp. 139

Modeling geometric uncertainties of continuum structures for reliability assessment purposes (Abstract)

B.M. Ayyub , Dept. of Civil Eng., Maryland Univ., College Park, MD, USA
R.L. Muhanna , Dept. of Civil Eng., Maryland Univ., College Park, MD, USA
pp. 145
Patterns and Fuzzy Reasoning: Chairs: V. Cross, USA, and T. Yao, USA

Adaptivity in a hierarchical fuzzy model (Abstract)

R.J. Hammell, II , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Wright State Univ., Dayton, OH, USA
T. Sudkamp , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Wright State Univ., Dayton, OH, USA
pp. 151

The use of fuzzy rules in classification of normal human brain tissues (Abstract)

A. Namasivayam , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Univ. of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
L.O. Hall , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Univ. of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
pp. 157

Fuzzy reasoning for decision making in object recognition (Abstract)

E.L. Walker , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Rensselaer Polytech. Inst., Troy, NY, USA
pp. 163

A mathematical relationship between set-theoretic and metric compatibility measures (Abstract)

V. Cross , Dept. of Syst. Anal., Miami Univ., Oxford, OH, USA
C. Cabello , Dept. of Syst. Anal., Miami Univ., Oxford, OH, USA
pp. 169

Geometric compatibility modification in FuzzyCLIPS (Abstract)

V. Cross , Dept. of Syst. Anal., Miami Univ., Oxford, OH, USA
A. Rajagopal , Dept. of Syst. Anal., Miami Univ., Oxford, OH, USA
pp. 175
Uncertainty Analysis III: Chairs: J.M. DeLeo, USA, and I. Hathout, Canada

Fuzzy modelling for automatic telephone answering systems (Abstract)

K. Brownsey , Sch. of Comput. & Math. Sci., Oxford Brookes Univ., UK
P. Palau , Sch. of Comput. & Math. Sci., Oxford Brookes Univ., UK
M. Zajicek , Sch. of Comput. & Math. Sci., Oxford Brookes Univ., UK
pp. 182

Indoor radon prediction for residential houses (Abstract)

Wei-Tong Chen , Dept. of Civil Eng., Florida Univ., Gainesville, FL, USA
Quan-Yang Yao , Dept. of Civil Eng., Florida Univ., Gainesville, FL, USA
W.G. Li , Dept. of Civil Eng., Florida Univ., Gainesville, FL, USA
pp. 188

Biomedical applications of uncertainty modeling and analysis with fuzzy receiver operating characteristic methodology (Abstract)

J.M. DeLeo , Nat. Inst. of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
G. Campbell , Nat. Inst. of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
pp. 192

Robust handwritten word recognition with fuzzy sets (Abstract)

P. Gader , Missouri Univ., Columbia, MO, USA
Jung-Hsien Chiang , Missouri Univ., Columbia, MO, USA
pp. 198
Uncertainty in Engineering Design: Chairs: M.A. Maes, Canada, and R.L. Muhanna, USA

Design of fuzzy seawater lift pump system in fossil fired power plant (Abstract)

Byung-Soo Cho , Power Eng. Res. Inst., Korea Power Eng. Co., South Korea
Chae-Joo Moon , Power Eng. Res. Inst., Korea Power Eng. Co., South Korea
pp. 204

Developing robust system designs under uncertainty: a systematic approach to design evaluation (Abstract)

Chunming Duan , Dept. of Ind. & Syst. Eng., Nat. Univ. of Singapore, Singapore
pp. 210

A general system identification framework for structural systems (Abstract)

B.M. Ayyub , Dept. of Civil Eng., Higher Technol. Inst., Egypt
M.H.M. Hassan , Dept. of Civil Eng., Higher Technol. Inst., Egypt
pp. 216

Uncertainties associated with restoring natural alignment to previously straightened streams (Abstract)

K. Agazi , Maryland Univ., USA
P.A. Johnson , Maryland Univ., USA
T.M. Heil , Maryland Univ., USA
pp. 222
Fuzzy Decision Analysis I: Chairs: N. Green Hall, USA, and V. Cross, USA

Idempotent closing and opening operations in fuzzy mathematical morphology (Abstract)

B. de Baets , Dept. of Appl. Math. & Comput. Sci., Gent Univ., Belgium
pp. 228

A fuzzy characterization process for interactive multicriteria decision making (Abstract)

WeiXiong Ho , Syst. Sci. Div., Computer Sci. Corp., Claverton, MD, USA
Bee Yew , Syst. Sci. Div., Computer Sci. Corp., Claverton, MD, USA
pp. 234

From supply and demand to oligopoly via fuzzy sets (Abstract)

Y. Mansur , Dept. of Econ., Mutah Univ., Karak, Jordan
pp. 240

A fuzzy logic approach to performance evaluation (Abstract)

S. Ammar , Dept. of Bus. Admin., Le Moyne Coll., Syracuse, NY, USA
R. Wright , Dept. of Bus. Admin., Le Moyne Coll., Syracuse, NY, USA
pp. 246
Control II: Chairs: H. Furuta, Japan, and O.A. Asbjornsen, Norway

Distributed fuzzy control of communications (Abstract)

A. Celmins , US Army Res. Lab., USA
pp. 258

Fuzzy phase compensation algorithm and its application (Abstract)

C. Dou , Shanghai Instrum. Professional Inst, China
Fangjun Wang , Shanghai Instrum. Professional Inst, China
pp. 263
Decision Analysis: Chairs: H-J. Zimmermann, Germany, and M.A. Leggett, USA

On fuzzy decision processes with discounted fuzzy rewards (Abstract)

Y. Yoshida , Fac. of Econ. & Bus. Admin., Kitakyusha Univ., Japan
pp. 268

Pavement management decision analysis using belief functions in valuation-based systems (Abstract)

N.O. Attoh-Okine , Dept. of Civil & Environ. Eng., Florida Int. Univ., Miami, FL, USA
pp. 275

Toward a fuzzy theory of oligopolistic competition (Abstract)

G. Norman , Sch. of Manage., Arizona State Univ. West, Phoenix, AZ, USA
J.G. Greenhut , Sch. of Manage., Arizona State Univ. West, Phoenix, AZ, USA
C. Temponi , Sch. of Manage., Arizona State Univ. West, Phoenix, AZ, USA
pp. 286
Uncertainty Models and Measures: Chairs: I.B. Goodman, USA, and M.H. Smith, USA

Dynamic rough sets (Abstract)

T. Longshaw , DRA, Malvern, UK
S. Haines , DRA, Malvern, UK
pp. 292

Differences in behavior of dynamic parameterized operators (Abstract)

M.H. Smith , Dept. of Electr. Eng. & Comput. Sci., California Univ., Berkeley, CA, USA
pp. 298
Neural Networks I: Chairs: J.J. Buckley, USA, and I.B. Turksen, Canada

Solving fuzzy equations using neural nets (Abstract)

J.J. Buckley , Dept. of Math., Alabama Univ., Birmingham, AL, USA
E. Eslami , Dept. of Math., Alabama Univ., Birmingham, AL, USA
Y. Hayashi , Dept. of Math., Alabama Univ., Birmingham, AL, USA
pp. 302

Functional equivalence between neural networks and fuzzy systems with sinusoidal membership functions (Abstract)

M.M. Gupta , Intelligent Syst. Res. Lab., Saskatchewan Univ., Saskatoon, Sask., Canada
Liang Jin , Intelligent Syst. Res. Lab., Saskatchewan Univ., Saskatoon, Sask., Canada
pp. 305

An adaptive rule extraction with the fuzzy self-organizing map and a comparison with other methods (Abstract)

T. Miyoshi , Software Lab., Sharp Corp., Nara, Japan
T. Nomura , Software Lab., Sharp Corp., Nara, Japan
pp. 311

Incentive games for neuro-fuzzy control (Abstract)

A.M. Cakmakci , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Syracuse Univ., NY, USA
C. Isik , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Syracuse Univ., NY, USA
pp. 317
Genetic Methods: Chairs: L.O. Hall, USA, and J.M. Keller, USA

Genetic algorithm based redundancy resolution of robot manipulators (Abstract)

E. Kocaoglan , Dept. of Ind. Eng., Middle East Tech. Univ., Ankara, Turkey
K.K. Aydin , Dept. of Ind. Eng., Middle East Tech. Univ., Ankara, Turkey
pp. 322

Scaling genetically guided fuzzy clustering (Abstract)

B. Ozyurt , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Univ. of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
L.O. Hall , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Univ. of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA
pp. 328

Qualitative selection strategies in genetic-based evolutionary economic models (Abstract)

S. Scandizzo , Dipartimento di Inf. ed Applicazioni, Salerno Univ., Italy
V. Loia , Dipartimento di Inf. ed Applicazioni, Salerno Univ., Italy
pp. 333
Reliability and Risk: Chairs: B. De Baets, Belgium, and C. Carino, Italy

Uncertainty of bankfull discharge estimations (Abstract)

P.A. Johnson , Dept. of Civil Eng., Maryland Univ., College Park, MD, USA
T.M. Heil , Dept. of Civil Eng., Maryland Univ., College Park, MD, USA
pp. 340

Teaching of uncertainty analysis and risk assessment in civil engineering (Abstract)

K.C. Chou , Dept. of Civil & Environ. Eng., Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN, USA
J.T.P. Yao , Dept. of Civil & Environ. Eng., Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN, USA
P.C. Hoffman , Dept. of Civil & Environ. Eng., Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN, USA
pp. 346

An algorithm to compute possibilistic reliability (Abstract)

E.E. Kerre , ABN AMRO Bank N.V., Brussels, Belgium
B. Cappelle , ABN AMRO Bank N.V., Brussels, Belgium
pp. 350

Fuzzy-based analysis of structures (Abstract)

B.M. Ayyub , Dept. of Civil Eng., Maryland Univ., College Park, MD, USA
Ru-Jen Chao , Dept. of Civil Eng., Maryland Univ., College Park, MD, USA
pp. 355
Fuzzy Logic: Chairs: H. Shibata, Japan, and L. Shaopei, China

Efficient fuzzy logic architectures suitable for silicon compilation (Abstract)

P. Treleaven , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Univ. Coll. London, UK
T. Wicks , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Univ. Coll. London, UK
M. Nigri , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Univ. Coll. London, UK
pp. 363

Exact solutions for interacting rules using conjunctive logic (Abstract)

T. Whalen , Dept. of Decision Sci., Georgia State Univ., Atlanta, GA, USA
pp. 369

Complex system inference-control and fuzzy logic modeling (Abstract)

J.A. Macedo , Dept. of Math. Phys. Sci. & Eng. Technol., West Texas A&M Univ., TX, USA
C. Dou , Dept. of Math. Phys. Sci. & Eng. Technol., West Texas A&M Univ., TX, USA
pp. 373
Approximate Reasoning I: Chairs: M.H. Smith, USA, and C. Joslyn, USA

Handling uncertainty in finance applications using soft computing (Abstract)

M.H. Smith , Div. of Comput. Sci., California Univ., Berkeley, CA, USA
M.A. Lee , Div. of Comput. Sci., California Univ., Berkeley, CA, USA
pp. 384
Fuzzy Information Processing: Chairs: H-J. Zimmermann, Germany, and P.A. Johnson, USA

Meaning acquisition by SCIPS (Abstract)

B.B. Rieger , Dept. of Comput. Linguistics, Trier Univ., Germany
pp. 390

Default reasoning with qualified syllogisms (Abstract)

D.G. Schwartz , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL, USA
pp. 396

Hierarchical classification inference for fuzzy data analysis (Abstract)

E. Backer , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Delft Univ. of Technol., Netherlands
J.C.A. Van der Lubbe , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Delft Univ. of Technol., Netherlands
pp. 402

Catalyzing database inference with fuzzy relations (Abstract)

J. Hale , Dept. of Math. & Comput. Sci., Tulsa Univ., OK, USA
Sujeet Shenoi , Dept. of Math. & Comput. Sci., Tulsa Univ., OK, USA
pp. 408

Rules discovery in fuzzy relational databases (Abstract)

O. Pons , Dept. de Ciencias de la Comput. e Inteligencia Artificial, Granada Univ., Spain
M.A. Vila , Dept. de Ciencias de la Comput. e Inteligencia Artificial, Granada Univ., Spain
J.M. Medina , Dept. de Ciencias de la Comput. e Inteligencia Artificial, Granada Univ., Spain
J.C. Cubero , Dept. de Ciencias de la Comput. e Inteligencia Artificial, Granada Univ., Spain
pp. 414
Fuzzy Sets and Optimization: Chairs: H-J. Zimmermann, Germany, and L. Kanal, USA

Ordering fuzzy numbers with application to fuzzy linear programming (Abstract)

A.M. El-Abyad , Dept. of Basic Sci., Arab Acad. for Sci. & Technol., Alexandria, Egypt
pp. 420

A grey fuzzy multiobjective programming approach for the optimal planning of municipal solid waste management systems (Abstract)

Ni-Bin Chang , Dept. of Environ. Eng., Nat. Cheng Kung Univ., Tainan, Taiwan
S.F. Wang , Dept. of Environ. Eng., Nat. Cheng Kung Univ., Tainan, Taiwan
pp. 424

Multiresponse quality design and possibilistic regression (Abstract)

Young-Jou Lai , Dept. of Ind. & Manuf. Syst. Eng., Kansas State Univ., Manhattan, KS, USA
pp. 430

Analysing uncertain data in decision support systems (Abstract)

K. Schill , Inst. fur Medizinsche Psychol., Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ., Munchen, Germany
pp. 437
Uncertainty in Structural Engineering I: Chairs: R.C. Patev, USA, and G. Fu, USA

Seismic analysis of coupled shear wall systems using probability and random vibration concepts (Abstract)

J.S. Kuang , Dept. of Civil & Structural Eng., Hong Kong Univ. of Sci. & Technol., Kowloon, Hong Kong
Jawaharlal Puvvala , Dept. of Civil & Structural Eng., Hong Kong Univ. of Sci. & Technol., Kowloon, Hong Kong
pp. 444

Nonstationary seismic response of highway bridges supported on columns (Abstract)

Gongkang Fu , Structures Res. Transp. Res. & Dev. Bureau, New York State Dept. of Transp., Albany, NY, USA
Jyotirmay Lall , Structures Res. Transp. Res. & Dev. Bureau, New York State Dept. of Transp., Albany, NY, USA
pp. 449

Uncertainties in loads for ships structures (Abstract)

B.M. Ayyub , Dept. of Civil Eng., Maryland Univ., College Park, MD, USA
K.I. Atua , Dept. of Civil Eng., Maryland Univ., College Park, MD, USA
pp. 460

Reliability analysis of a reinforced concrete drainage structure (Abstract)

M.A. Leggett , Inf. Technol. Lab., US Army Eng. Waterways Exp. Station, Vicksburg, MS, USA
R.C. Patev , Inf. Technol. Lab., US Army Eng. Waterways Exp. Station, Vicksburg, MS, USA
pp. 466
Approximate Reasoning II: Chairs: E.E. Kerre, Belgium, and Y-H.O. Chang, USA

Constructing possibility measures (Abstract)

B. de Baets , Dept. of Appl. Math. & Comput. Sci., Gent Univ., Belgium
G. de Cooman , Dept. of Appl. Math. & Comput. Sci., Gent Univ., Belgium
pp. 472

Fuzzy reasoning: an alternative to approximate reasoning theory (Abstract)

W. Siler , Kemp-Carraway Heart Inst., Birmingham, AL, USA
J.J. Buckley , Kemp-Carraway Heart Inst., Birmingham, AL, USA
pp. 478

Fuzziness in classical two-valued logic (Abstract)

M. Changizi , Dept. of Appl. Math., Maryland Univ., College Park, MD, USA
pp. 483

Generation of polyline reference sets on quantized supports (Abstract)

G.K. Knopf , Dept. of Mech. Eng., Univ. of Western Ontario, London, Ont., Canada
T. Lapohos , Dept. of Mech. Eng., Univ. of Western Ontario, London, Ont., Canada
R.O. Buchal , Dept. of Mech. Eng., Univ. of Western Ontario, London, Ont., Canada
pp. 489

Combinability functions in defuzzification (Abstract)

D. Swiatlowski , Syracuse Res. Corp, NY, USA
C. Isik , Syracuse Res. Corp, NY, USA
pp. 495
Fuzzy Decision Analysis II: Chairs:N. Green Hall, USA, and C. Joslyn, USA

Extending the application of fuzzy sets to the problem of agricultural sustainability (Abstract)

L.A. Marks , Dept. of Agric. Econ., Missouri Univ., Columbia, MO, USA
J.M. Keller , Dept. of Agric. Econ., Missouri Univ., Columbia, MO, USA
P.D. Gader , Dept. of Agric. Econ., Missouri Univ., Columbia, MO, USA
J.E. Ikerd , Dept. of Agric. Econ., Missouri Univ., Columbia, MO, USA
E.G. Dunn , Dept. of Agric. Econ., Missouri Univ., Columbia, MO, USA
L.D. Godsey , Dept. of Agric. Econ., Missouri Univ., Columbia, MO, USA
pp. 497

Multiple criteria decision making (MCDM) using fuzzy logic: an innovative approach to sustainable agriculture (Abstract)

J.M. Keller , Dept. of Agric. Econ., Missouri Univ., Columbia, MO, USA
L.D. Godsey , Dept. of Agric. Econ., Missouri Univ., Columbia, MO, USA
E.G. Dunn , Dept. of Agric. Econ., Missouri Univ., Columbia, MO, USA
L.A. Marks , Dept. of Agric. Econ., Missouri Univ., Columbia, MO, USA
pp. 503

Fuzzy DSS enhance cognitive support for strategic planning in an uncertain environment (Abstract)

N. Green Hall , Dept. of Decision Sci., Kennesaw State Coll., Marietta, GA, USA
pp. 509

Fuzzy interactive multiobjective optimization on borrowing/lending problems (Abstract)

M. de Cabello , Dept. of Syst. Anal., Miami Univ., Oxford, OH, USA
V. Cross , Dept. of Syst. Anal., Miami Univ., Oxford, OH, USA
pp. 513
Uncertainty in Logic: Chairs: R. Scozzafava, Italy, and G. Fu, USA

Fuzzy logic, grasp preshaping for robot hands (Abstract)

K.K. Aydin , Dept. of Ind. Eng., Middle East Tech. Univ., Ankara, Turkey
pp. 520

Design of a digital fuzzifier based on successive approximation (Abstract)

K. Watson , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX, USA
Tzu-Chien Hung , Dept. of Electr. Eng., Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX, USA
pp. 524

Guard heuristic by dynamic fuzzy reasoning model for Chinese chess (Abstract)

Yo-Ping Huang , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Tatung Inst. of Technol., Taipei, Taiwan
Mei-En Chen , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Tatung Inst. of Technol., Taipei, Taiwan
pp. 530

Learning from data by coherent probabilistic reasoning (Abstract)

G. Coletti , Dipartimento di Matematica, Perugia Univ., Italy
R. Scozzafava , Dipartimento di Matematica, Perugia Univ., Italy
pp. 535
Transportation and Scheduling: Chairs: R.R. Yager, USA, and P.A. Johnson, USA

Fuzzy scheduling in compilers optimizations (Abstract)

O. Hammami , Comput. Archit. Lab., Aizu Univ., Japan
pp. 543

Development of systematic procedure for the analysis of heavy truck traffic data (Abstract)

W.G. Li , Dept. of Civil Eng., Florida Univ., Gainesville, FL, USA
Quan-Yang Yao , Dept. of Civil Eng., Florida Univ., Gainesville, FL, USA
F.T. Najafi , Dept. of Civil Eng., Florida Univ., Gainesville, FL, USA
pp. 549

Monitoring network load for fuzzy scheduling of jobs submitted to clusters of workstations (Abstract)

O. Kipersztok , Boeing Inf. & Support Services, Seattle, WA, USA
J.C. Patterson , Boeing Inf. & Support Services, Seattle, WA, USA
pp. 553
Neural Network II: Chairs: M.H.M. Hassan, Egypt, and B. De Baets, Belgium

A neural mode shape identifier (Abstract)

B.M. Ayyub , Dept. of Civil Eng., Higher Technol. Inst., Ramadan City, Egypt
M.H.M. Hassan , Dept. of Civil Eng., Higher Technol. Inst., Ramadan City, Egypt
pp. 559

Study on evaluation of grouting effects using artificial neural network (Abstract)

K. Kumagai , Tokyo Electr. Power Services Co. Ltd., Japan
T. Kawamura , Tokyo Electr. Power Services Co. Ltd., Japan
T. Yausda , Tokyo Electr. Power Services Co. Ltd., Japan
N. Yasuda , Tokyo Electr. Power Services Co. Ltd., Japan
M. Matsushima , Tokyo Electr. Power Services Co. Ltd., Japan
T. Iijima , Tokyo Electr. Power Services Co. Ltd., Japan
pp. 565

Medical image compression with neural nets (Abstract)

M. Glesner , Inst. of Microelectron. Syst., Darmstadt Univ. of Technol., Germany
S. Ortmann , Inst. of Microelectron. Syst., Darmstadt Univ. of Technol., Germany
A. Steudel , Inst. of Microelectron. Syst., Darmstadt Univ. of Technol., Germany
pp. 571
Fuzzy Sets and Systems in Signal Processing Applications: Chairs: L. Chaparro, USA, and B. Kosanovid, USA

The use of fuzzy logic in active noise control (Abstract)

R. Hammond , Dept. of Res. & Technol., Boeing Inf. & Support Services, Seattle, WA, USA
O. Kipersztok , Dept. of Res. & Technol., Boeing Inf. & Support Services, Seattle, WA, USA
pp. 577

Robust phase reversal tone detection using soft computing (Abstract)

M. Russo , Istituto di Inf. e Telecommun., Catania Univ., Italy
F. Beritelli , Istituto di Inf. e Telecommun., Catania Univ., Italy
S. Casale , Istituto di Inf. e Telecommun., Catania Univ., Italy
pp. 589

Signal parameter estimation when the parameters are fuzzy variables (Abstract)

B. Baygun , Schlumberger-Doll Res., Ridgefield, CT, USA
pp. 595
Numerical Methods: Chairs: T. Whalen, USA, and M. Modarres, USA

A general framework for comparing numerical uncertainty theories (Abstract)

E. Umkehrer , Inst. fur Med. Psychol., Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ., Munchen, Germany
K. Schill , Inst. fur Med. Psychol., Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ., Munchen, Germany
pp. 613

Hybrid arithmetic (Abstract)

L. Ginzburg , Appl. Biomathematics, Setauket, NY, USA
S. Ferson , Appl. Biomathematics, Setauket, NY, USA
pp. 619

Interval based evidence sets (Abstract)

L.M. Rocha , Dept. of Appl. Sci., State Univ. of New York, Binghamton, NY, USA
pp. 624

On robustifying the C-Means algorithms (Abstract)

R. Krishnapuram , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Missouri Univ., Columbia, MO, USA
Jongwoo Kim , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Missouri Univ., Columbia, MO, USA
R. Dave , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Missouri Univ., Columbia, MO, USA
pp. 630

Fuzzy numerical functions as special fuzzy multivalued mappings (Abstract)

E. Kerre , Dept. of Appl. Math. & Comput. Sci., Ghent Univ., Belgium
B. De Baets , Dept. of Appl. Math. & Comput. Sci., Ghent Univ., Belgium
E. Tsiporkova-Hristoskova , Dept. of Appl. Math. & Comput. Sci., Ghent Univ., Belgium
pp. 636
Uncertainty in Databases: Chairs: D.M. Frangopol, USA, and N. Mouaddib, France

Elimination of semantic ambiguity in fuzzy relational models (Abstract)

M. Nakata , Dept. of Inf. Sci., Chiba-Keizai Coll., Chiba, Japan
pp. 643

An autonomous approach to the mountain-clustering method (Abstract)

P.J. Costa Branco , Lab. de Mecatronica, Inst. Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal
N. Lori , Lab. de Mecatronica, Inst. Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal
J.A. Dente , Lab. de Mecatronica, Inst. Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal
pp. 649

New semantics for the membership degree in fuzzy databases (Abstract)

N. Bonanno , Centre de Recherche en Inf. de Nancy, EXPRIM-CNRS, Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France
N. Mouaddib , Centre de Recherche en Inf. de Nancy, EXPRIM-CNRS, Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France
pp. 655
Uncertainty and Complexity: Chairs: D. Kraft, USA, and A. Shlyakhter, USA

Distributions with fuzziness and randomness (Abstract)

Ru-Jen Chao , Dept. of Civil Eng., Maryland Univ., College Park, MD, USA
B.M. Ayyub , Dept. of Civil Eng., Maryland Univ., College Park, MD, USA
pp. 668

Comparison of spatial relation definitions in computer vision (Abstract)

J.M. Keller , Dept. of Comput. Eng. & Sci., Missouri Univ., Columbia, MO, USA
Xiaomei Wang , Dept. of Comput. Eng. & Sci., Missouri Univ., Columbia, MO, USA
pp. 679

Monte Carlo simulation of uncertainties in epidemiological studies: an example of false-positive findings due to misclassification (Abstract)

A. Shlyakhter , Dept. of Phys., Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA, USA
R. Wilson , Dept. of Phys., Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA, USA
pp. 685
Uncertainty in Structural Engineering II: Chairs: R.C. Patev, USA, and R.L. Muhanna, USA

Reliability-based design of unstiffened panels for ship structures (Abstract)

B.M. Ayyub , Dept. of Civil Eng., Maryland Univ., College Park, MD, USA
I.A. Assakkaf , Dept. of Civil Eng., Maryland Univ., College Park, MD, USA
pp. 692

Reliability assessment of pile-founded navigation structures (Abstract)

R.C. Patev , Inf. Technol. Lab., US Army Eng. Waterways Exp. Station, Vicksburg, MS, USA
pp. 699
Uncertainty in Information: Chairs: J.J. Buckley, USA, and K. Breitung, Canada

Belief updating (Abstract)

A. Slobodová , Inst. of Control Theory & Robotics, Slovak Acad. of Sci., Bratislava, Slovakia
pp. 715

The Lindley paradox, information and generalized functions (Abstract)

K. Breitung , Dept. of Civil Eng., Calgary Univ., Alta., Canada
pp. 720

Determining fuzzy measures by Choquet integral (Abstract)

Zhenyuan Wang , Dept. of Syst. Sci. & Ind. Eng., State Univ. of New York, Binghamton, NY, USA
G.J. Klir , Dept. of Syst. Sci. & Ind. Eng., State Univ. of New York, Binghamton, NY, USA
Wei Wang , Dept. of Syst. Sci. & Ind. Eng., State Univ. of New York, Binghamton, NY, USA
pp. 724
Uncertainty in Knowledge Bases: Chairs: J.M. Keller, USA, and 0. Larouk, France

A generalized knowledge-based framework for belief change (Abstract)

P.C. Silva , Erlangen-Nurnberg Univ., Germany
pp. 728

A fuzzy expert system for qualitative chemical analyses of minerals using color recognition (Abstract)

A.M. da Rocha Fernandes , Univ. Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianapolis, Brazil
R. Cid Bastos , Univ. Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianapolis, Brazil
pp. 734

An evaluation the uncertainty of textual data with logic and statistics (Abstract)

M. Batache , Ecole Nat. Superieure des Sci. de l'Inf. et des Bibliotheques, Villeurbanne, France
O. Larouk , Ecole Nat. Superieure des Sci. de l'Inf. et des Bibliotheques, Villeurbanne, France
pp. 739

Qualitative and quantitative indices for simulation systems in distributed interactive simulation (Abstract)

P. McCauley , Dept. of Ind. Eng. & Manage. Syst., Central Florida Univ., Orlando, FL, USA
R. Freeman , Dept. of Ind. Eng. & Manage. Syst., Central Florida Univ., Orlando, FL, USA
pp. 745

The fuzzy reasoning of multi-expert system (Abstract)

Junian Li , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Henan Normal Univ., Xinxiang, China
Tong Li , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Henan Normal Univ., Xinxiang, China
Liping Guo , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Henan Normal Univ., Xinxiang, China
pp. 749
Additional Papers

On genetic representation of high dimensional fuzzy systems (Abstract)

M.A. Lee , Comput. Sci. Div., California Univ., Berkeley, CA, USA
pp. 752

Safety analysis of tension elements using various reliability methods (Abstract)

C.S. Putcha , Dept. of Mech. Eng., California State Univ., Fullerton, CA, USA
J.H. Kreiner , Dept. of Mech. Eng., California State Univ., Fullerton, CA, USA
pp. 758

A computerized sensitivity analysis approach for modeling reliability of construction operations (Abstract)

Z.A. Eldukair , Dept. of Civil Eng., King Saud Univ., Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
pp. 764

A computerized prototype model for evaluating the failure in bidding strategies (Abstract)

Z.A. Eldukair , Dept. of Civil Eng., King Saud Univ., Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
pp. 772

Genetic algorithms and fuzzy situations for sequential optimization of control surfaces (Abstract)

M. Schroder , Dept. of Engine Predevelopment, Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg, Germany
F. Klawonn , Dept. of Engine Predevelopment, Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg, Germany
R. Kruse , Dept. of Engine Predevelopment, Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg, Germany
pp. 777

An interval fuzzy truth-value approach to the generalized modus ponens (Abstract)

J. Yen , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX, USA
B. Lee , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX, USA
pp. 792

Author Index (Abstract)

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