Soft Computing in Industrial Applications

  • Yukinori Suzuki
  • Seppo Ovaska
  • Takeshi Furuhashi
  • Rajkumar Roy
  • Yasuhiko Dote
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-2
  2. Fuzzy Computing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-4
    2. Luis Collantes, Rajkumar Roy
      Pages 5-14
    3. Mario Köppen, Katrin Franke
      Pages 39-48
    4. Hidehiro Yamamoto, Takeshi Furuhashi
      Pages 49-61
    5. Osamu Furuya, Takehisa Onisawa
      Pages 63-77
    6. Janos Abonyi, Robert Babuska, Ferenc Szeifert, Lajos Nagy, Henk Verbruggen
      Pages 79-88
  3. Neuro Computing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-130
    2. Leandro dos Santos Coelho, Antonio Augusto Rodrigues Coelho
      Pages 131-140
    3. K. Y. Michael Wong, Y. W. Tong, S. Li
      Pages 141-150
    4. Takayuki Shirakura, Hidemi Fukada, Koichi Shindo
      Pages 151-160
    5. Tosihisa Kosaka, Norikazu Taketani, Sigeru Omatu, Kunihiro Ryo
      Pages 161-170
    6. F. Guerrero, S. Lozano, K. A. Smith, I. Eguia
      Pages 171-179
    7. Katsuhiro Hori, Yukio Hashimoto, Shouyu Wang, Takeshi Tsuchiya
      Pages 181-190
  4. Evolutionary Computation

  5. Probabilistic Computing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 329-330
    2. Fabio Abbattista, Valeria Carofiglio
      Pages 331-338
    3. Y. Y. Yao
      Pages 339-348
    4. V. V. Anh, Q. M. Tieng, Y. K. Tse
      Pages 355-369
    5. S. Tadaki, M. Kikuchi, Y. Sugiyama, S. Yukawa
      Pages 383-391
    6. Aki Vehtari, Jouko Lampinen
      Pages 415-424
  6. Hybrid Methods, Chaos, and Immune Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 425-425
    2. Leandro dos Santos Coelho, Antonio Augusto Rodrigues Coelho
      Pages 427-436
    3. Y. Huang, P. M. Wong, T. D. Gedeon
      Pages 437-446
    4. Toshiyuki Shimooka, Yasufumi Kikuchi, Kouichi Shimizu
      Pages 459-468
  7. Rough Sets

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 469-469
    2. Theresa Beaubouef, Frederick Petry, John Breckenridge
      Pages 471-479
    3. A. B. Patki, G. V. Raghunathan, Soumik Ghosh, S. Sivasubramanian, Azar Khurshid
      Pages 481-494
    4. A. B. Patki, G. V. Raghunathan, Soumik Ghosh, S. Sivasubramanian
      Pages 495-505

About these proceedings


This book contains recent theoretical innovations and a comprehensive collection of industrial applications in the emerging field of Soft Computing. Soft computing is a new form of artificial intelligence and it consists of four core methodologies: Fuzzy Computing, Neuro Computing, Evolutionary Computation, and Probabilistic Computing. These individual techniques are clearly complementary or synergistic rather than competitive. Therefore, it is a common practice to combine two or three methodologies when solving complex problems. Also the systematic fusion of soft computing and hard computing is a highly potential alternative to be considered. Soft computing methodologies are suitable for various real-world applications, because the available information and system knowledge are often imprecise, un­ certain, or partially even incorrect. To handle such demanding conditions and obtain the required robustness with pure hard computing would typically be either very difficult or expensive. This book is a unique collection of technical articles providing a thorough overview of the state-of-the-art theory and industrial applications. The core articles on evolutionary computation, fuzzy computing, and neuro computing are of particular interest to researchers and practicing engineers.


algorithms chaos cognition databases evolution evolutionary algorithm evolutionary computation genetic algorithm image processing information system modeling neural network optimization robot simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Yukinori Suzuki
    • 1
  • Seppo Ovaska
    • 2
  • Takeshi Furuhashi
    • 3
  • Rajkumar Roy
    • 4
  • Yasuhiko Dote
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science & Systems EngineeringMuroran Institute of TechnologyMuroranJapan
  2. 2.Department of Electrical & Communications EngineeringHelsinki University of TechnologyEspooFinland
  3. 3.Department of Information ElectronicsNagoya UniversityFuro-cho, Chikusaku, NagoyaJapan
  4. 4.Department of Enterprise Integration, School of Industrial & Manufacturing ScienceCranfield UniversityBedfordUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-1155-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-0509-1
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