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The Joint "Third International Conference on Intelligent Technologies" and "Third Vietnam-Japan Symposium on Fuzzy Systems and Applications,The Joint "Third International Conference on Intelligent Technologies" and "Third Vietnam-Japan Symposium on Fuzzy Systems and Applications, or InTech/VJFuzzy'2002", jointly organized by the Institute of Information Technology (IOIT), of the National Center for Natural Science and Technology (NCST) of Vietnam, and Assumption University, Thailand. It was held in Hanoi, Vietnam on 3-5 December. This Conference was sponsored by the Vietnamese Fuzzy Systems Society (VFSS), Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Systems (SOFT), Fuzzy Systems and Intelligent Technologies Research Society of Thailand (FIRST), and the Rio Grande Institute for Soft Computing (RioSoft), USA. This was the third time that the AU Faculty of Science and Technology organized this Conference. The first two conferences (InTech'2000 and InTech'2001) were held at Assumption University, Bang Na Campus in Bangkok.
The Organizing Committee of the lnTech'2003 had decided to change the location to Viet Nam. Asst. Prof. Dr. Pratit Santiprabhob, Director of Intelligent Systems Laboratory, AU, and Dr. Nguyen Hoang Phuong from Vietnam and Dr. Hung T. Nguyen from USA were the co-chairmen.
The aims of InTech/ VJFuzzy'2002 were to: - bring together researchers and practitioners in order to exchange their ideas and discuss issues occurred when implementing intelligent and fuzzy technologies in real-world environment. - provide a forum for discussion of new research areas, results, and issues. - encourage national researches in intelligent and fuzzy technologies.
At InTech'2002, there were 37 oral presentations, 10 poster paper presentations and 13 invited papers. InTech'2002 also provided the "Best Student
Research Award", to recognize a student who submitted an exemplary research paper. The award went to a student research paper, entitled: "Thai Syllabic Correction in Connected Thai Speech Recognition", by Ms. Nunmanus Dachapratumvan a MS Computer Science student, advised by Asst. Prof. Dr. Pratit Santiprabhob.
Among the papers presented by the AU staff at InTech'2002 were the following: - Document Categorization using ANFIS: Adaptive Neuro- Fuzzy Inference System by Kanoksak Wonghiriwat (MS CS Student) and Pratit Santiprabhob. - Thai Syllabic Correction in Connected Thai Speech Recognition by Nunmanus Dachapratumvan (MS CS Student) and Pratit Santiprabhob. - A Fuzzy Modeling for Modifying Standard Prescriptions of Oriental Traditional Medicine by Nguyen Hoang Phuong, Pratit Santiprabhob, and Pramod Kumar (MS CS Student). - Toward Optimal Integrated Feature and Architecture Selection for OCR-Problems using Neural Networks by Thotsapon Sortrakul and Efrem Dawit (MS IT Student). - Phoneme-Based Thai Syllable Recognition by Means of Soft Computing by Ronnarit Cheirsilp and Pratit Santiprabhob. - Fuzzy-based Thai Syllable Segmentation for Connected Speech using Energy and Different Ceptral by Jirawat Chaiareerat and Pratit Santiprabhob.
In addition, there was also a poster paper presented, namely, "A Fuzzy Consultation System for Computer Configurations" by Nguyen Hoang Phuong, Pratit Santiprabhob, Cao Thang, and Masayuki Ando (MS CS Student).
Next year the International Organizing Committee has decided to organize InTech' 2003 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
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