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7th Joint Conference on Information Sciences

Duke University

The 2003 Joint Conference on Information Sciences will be held September 26-30, 2003 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Cary, North Carolina. Register for the conference online at

The conference, chaired by Paul Wang, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Duke University, features high profile keynote speakers in fuzzy theory and technology; natural computing; computational biology; photonics; and computer vision, pattern recognition and image processing, among others. About 400 technical papers will be presented over the five-day conference.

JCIS 2003 will include ten individual conferences and workshops on the following topical areas:

  • Computational Biology and Genome Informatics
  • Fuzzy Theory and Technology
  • Computer Science and Informatics
  • Computational Intelligence and Natural Computing
  • Frontiers in Evolutionary Algorithms
  • Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition and Image Processing
  • Intelligent Multimedia Computing and Networking
  • Adaptive Systems for Speech and Language Technologies
  • Computational Intelligence in Economics and Finance
  • Photonics, Networking and Computing

Keynote Speakers:

  • Mark Adams, Celera Genomics
  • James S. Albus, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • James Anderson, Brown University
  • Robert Axtell, The Brookings Institution
  • Walter J. Freeman, University of California, Berkeley (2003 Information Science Award recipient)
  • David E. Goldberg, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Ulrich M. Gösele, Max-Plank-Institut, Germany
  • Richard M. Karp, University of California, Berkeley
  • Emmett Leith, University of Michigan (2003 Information Science Award recipient)
  • Leonid Perlovsky, Technical Advisor, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Karl Pribram, Georgetown University
  • John Reif, Duke University
  • Jane S. Richardson, Duke University
  • Burghard Rieger, Universität Trier, Germany
  • Azriel Rosenfeld, University of Maryland
  • Michael S. Waterman, University of Southern California
  • Lotfi A. Zadeh, University of California, Berkeley

Featured Speakers:

  • Chris Bystroff, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Thomas B. Kepler, Duke University
  • Etienne Kerre, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Ruth Nussinov, Laboratory of Mathematical Biology, National Cancer Institute
  • Igro B. Rogozin, National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH
  • Da Ruan, SCK-CEN, Belgium
  • Burhan Türksen, University of Toronto
  • Andrew K.C. Wong, University of Waterloo

JCIS 2003 is the seventh gathering in an ongoing series of jointly held conferences dedicated to developing emerging science and technology related to intelligent machinery and systems.


JCIS 2003
Pratt School of Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Duke Engineering
Box 90291
Durham, NC 27708

Telephone: 919-660-5271
Fax: 919-660-5293
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