At Iiuzuka '98, the Fifth International Conference on Soft Computing and Information/Intelligent Systems, developments and discoveries in this field were introduced and discussed by researchers from academic, governmental and industrial institutions around the world. These volumes present the opening lecture by Professor Walter J. Freeman, the keynote speech by Dr Gen Matsumoto, the plenary lectures by five eminent researchers and about 230 selected papers drawn from more than 25 countries. It documents research and in-depth studies on the fundamental aspects of soft computing and their practical applications.
Volume 1: opening lectures; keynote speech; plenary lectures; methods for multivariate data projection and visual analysis; bio-inspired hardware systems; hardware implementation of soft computing; bio algorithms; bio-inspired hardware; coupled systems; blind sources separation and independent components analyses; special session on soft computing in power electronics; learning algorithm; soft computing in facial expression and recognition; information processing in human-centred systems; emotional information processing; diagnostic systems; what should be computed to understand and make brain function?; special session on soft computing in medical image processing in co-operation with bisc-special interest group in medical imaging; biomedical application of soft computing; fuzzy measures and integrals - theory and applications; fuzzy reasoning and retrieval; intelligent systems using fuzzy logic; fuzzy logic control; fuzzy modelling. Volume 2: neuro-fuzzy systems; neural network design and evaluation; uncertainty, affordance and sparse data analysis; application of soft computing; practical application of soft computing; fuzzy mathematics; fuzzy clustering; dynamical systems; genetic algorithm; chaotic systems; knowledge discovery; knowledge acquisition; pattern recognition; demonstration session.