Technical session "Imaging, Visualization and Computational intelligence"

to be held in conjunction with

The 2002 International Conference on Imaging Science, Systems, and Technology (CISST'2002) and

The 2002 International Multiconferences in Computer Science

June 24 - 27, 2002, Monte Carlo Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Imaging analysis is critical for many decision-making problems. Computational intelligence and visualization methods are important tools for decision support in imaging science. The goal of this session is to discuss blending of these areas to improve decision making for variety of applications from medical imaging to defense and manufacturing. In 2001, participants in this session came from universities, National Labs, other US Government organizations, and industry discussed the role of these methods for:

This year we plan to expand these subjects covering Computational intelligence methods such as data mining, expert mining, machine learning, reasoning strategies, expert systems, fuzzy logic and neural networks discover hidden patterns and visualization methods present them to domain experts in an appropriate form. On the other hand, visualization helps domain experts to discover hidden patterns (correlations) directly augmenting computational intelligence methods. For domain experts discovering and visualization of hidden patterns is important but only a part of their decision making process. This session invites papers, which will address problems of decision support in imagery analysis including but not restricted by topics listed above.



Prospective authors are invited to submit their draft paper (about 4 to 5 pages) to session organizers Boris Kovalerchuk or Jim Schwing by March 15, 2002. E-mail and Fax submissions are encourages. The length of the Camera-Ready papers (if accepted) will be limited to 7 pages. Papers must not have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. The first page of the draft paper should include: title of the paper, name, affiliation, postal address, E-mail address, telephone number, and Fax number for each author. The first page should also include the name of the author who will be presenting the paper (if accepted) and a maximum of 5 keywords.

Boris Kovalerchuk
Jim Schwing
Department of Computer Science
Central Washington University
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7520
FAX: 509-963-1449




March 15, 2002: Draft papers (about 4 to 5 pages) due
March 30, 2002: Notification of acceptance
April 22, 2002: Camera-Ready papers & Prereg. due
June 24-27, 2002 CISST'2002 International Conference



Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, and soundness. Each paper will be refereed by two researchers in the topical area. The Camera-Ready papers will be reviewed by one person.


The conference proceedings will be published by CSREA Press in hardcopy. The proceedings will be available at the conference site. Some accepted papers will also be considered for journal publication (soon after the conferences). (In addition to the hardcopy, it is also planned to publish the papers on a CD.)


The conferences will be held in the Monte Carlo Resort hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. This is a mega hotel with excellent conference facilities and over 3,000 rooms. The hotel is minutes from the Las Vegas airport with free shuttles to and from the airport. This hotel has many vacation and recreational attractions. The negotiated hotel's room rate for conference attendees is very reasonable (79USD + tax) per night (no extra charge for double occupancy) for the duration of the conference.


The 2001 set of conferences had research contributions from 52 countries (the event held in Las Vegas attracted over 1,400 participants). It is hoped that the 2002 set of conferences will also have a strong international flavor.