IEEE European Workshop CMP'96

The workshop is over, all paper and poster were already presented, all food was eaten. Thank you very much all participants for being there, for fruitful discussions and nice company for the parties. Especially thanks to volleybal players representing the rest of the world :-)



Please, find the postscript file of the final programme here
      The 2nd IEEE European Workshop on
  Can We Beat the Curse of Dimensionality?
             August 28-30, 1996
             Prague, Czech Republic

                Organized by
 Institute of Information Theory and Automation
   Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic


 School of Engineering & Information Sciences
           University of Reading, UK
           Participating Society
        IEEE Control Systems Society



All lectures are given in  Room 3 that is accessible from the entrance hall
of the Institute.

Posters are presented in Rooms 208, computer demonstrations are performed in
Room 203.   Both rooms are located on the 2nd floor of the Institute.

Posters and computer software can be installed at any time during Wednesday
and Thursday morning. The participants seeking help are encouraged to
contact the Workshop organizers at the Registration desk.

The poster and computer sessions start with short presentations on Thursday
15:40 in Room 3.  The following discussions continue in Rooms 208 for posters
and Room 203 for software. 


                     Wednesday Morning, August 28, 1996
                     Session Chairman: Derek P. Atherton 

8:00 - 8:45   Registration
8:45 - 9:00   Opening Address
9:00 - 9:50   Invited Lecture
    Fighting Dimensionality with Linguistic Geometry (I)
      Boris Stilman (USA)
9:50 - 10:10  Break 
10:10 - 11:00 Invited Lecture
    Computational Aspects of Graph Theoretic Methods in Control
      Katalin M. Hangos, Zs. Tuza (HUN) 
11:00 - 11:20 Break
11:20 - 11:40
    Finding Global Communication from a Petri Net Algorithm Representation
      Zdenek Hanzalek (CZE)
11:40 - 12:00
    Statistical Physics and the Optimization of Autonomous Behaviour
              in Complex Virtual Worlds
      R. W. Penney (GBR)
12:00 - 12:20
    On Merging Gradient Estimation with Mean Tracking Techniques for
         Cluster Identification
      Paul D. Fox, Elmawati L. Sutanto, Kevin Warwick (GBR)
12:20 - 12:40
    Probabilistic Modelling of Unknown Parameters and Preliminary
         Evaluation of the Control Quality
      Jiri Rojicek (CZE)
12:40 - 14:30 Lunch


          Wednesday Afternoon,  August 28, 1996
           Session Chairman: Katalin M. Hangos

14:30 - 15:20 Invited Lecture
    A Program for Model Reduction
      A. Goucem, O. B. Sorensen, Derek P. Atherton (GBR) 
15:20 - 15:40 Break
15:40 - 16:00
    On a Completion of Probabilistic Models
      Miroslav Karny,  Petr Nedoma, Josef Bohm (CZE)
16:00 - 16:20
    Efficient Algorithm for Predictive Control of Systems with Bounded Inputs
      Luigi Chisci, A. Marongiu, F. Schoen, G. Zappa (ITA)
16:20 - 16:40
    Monte Carlo Approach to Bayesian Regression Modelling
      J. Smid (USA), Petr Volf (CZE), G. Rao (USA)
16:40 - 17:00 Break
17:00 - 17:20
    Applying New Numerical Algorithms to the Solution of Discrete-time Optimal
            Control Problems
      Rudiger Franke,  Eckhard Arnold (GER)
17:20 - 17:40
    Spline-based Modelling of Controlled Systems
      Tatiana Valentine Guy (UKR/CZE)
17:40 - 18:00
    Estimation of Quasipolynomials in Noise: Theoretical, Algorithmic and
             Implementation Aspects
      Vytautas Slivinskas, Virginija Simonite (LTU)


                    Thursday  Morning, August 28, 1996
                     Session Chairman: Vera Kurkova

9:00 - 9:50   Invited Lecture
     Utilizing Geometric Anomalies of High Dimension: When Complexity Makes
             Computation Easier
       Paul C. Kainen (USA) 
9:50 - 10:10  Break 
10:10 - 11:00 Invited Lecture
     Classifying Large (Multidimensional) Images with Neural Networks 
       Rudolf Hanka (GBR)
11:00 - 11:20 Break
11:20 - 11:40
     Approximation Using Cubic B-splines with Improved Training Speed
             and Accuracy
       Julian D. Mason (GBR), Katerina Hlavackova (CZE),
       Kevin Warwick (GBR)
11:40 - 12:00 
     Why Complex Valued Neural Networks? (On the Possible Role of Geometric
             Algebra Framework for the Neural Network Computation
       Lucius Chudy, V. Chudy  (SVK)
12:00 - 12:20  
     The EM Algorithm: A Guided Tour
       Christophe Couvreur (BEL)

12:20 - 12:40
     On Model Structure Identification (A Unifying View and a Particular
       Ludek Berec (CZE)

12:40 - 14:30 Lunch


                       Thursday Afternoon, August 29, 1996
                         Session Chairman: Kevin Warwick

14:30 - 15:20 Invited Lecture 
      Dimension-independent Rates of Approximation by Neural Networks
        Vera Kurkova (CZE) 
15:20 - 15:40 Break

15:40 - 18:00 Poster Session       Chairman: Jiri Kadlec

      Estimation of Human Signal Detection Performance from Event-related
             Potentials Using Feed-forward Neural Network Model
        Milos Koska, Roman Rosipal, Artur Konig  (SVK),
	    Leonard J. Trejo (USA)

      Estimation of Markov Chains with Reduced Parametrisation
        Marketa Valeckova, Miroslav Karny (CZE)
      Processing of Prior Information as Function of Data
        Ludvik Tesar (CZE)

      Object Tracking and Tracing for Multi-static FM-CW Radar - Incremental
        Jan Schier (CZE), Hendrik Jan Agterkamp,
	  Arie Jan Cornelius van Gemund, Gerard L. Reijns (NED)
      Extension of MATLAB Parallel Accelerator
        Petr Nedoma, Jiri Kadlec (CZE)

      Variable-construction Adaptive Hierarchical Fuzzy Control System
        Lijun Hao, Huiran Jia (CHN)

      Learning in Differential Neurocontrol
        Alexander Frolov (RUS), Stanislav Rizek (CZE)
      Design of Discrete Controllers a Certain Type for Servo Systems
        Valerij F. Kudin, Bogdan I. Pryimak (UKR), Josef Kolacny (CZE)

      Cramer-Rao Bounds of Parameters of Complex and Real Quasipolynomials in
        Vytautas Slivinskas, Virginija Simonite (LTU)


                   Friday  Morning, August 30, 1996
                   Session Chairman: Paul C. Kainen 

9:00 - 9:50   Invited Lecture
      Recursive Nonlinear Estimation of Non-linear/Non-Gaussian Dynamic Models
        Rudolf Kulhavy (CZE) 
9:50 - 10:10  Break 
10:10 - 11:00 Invited Lecture 
      System Identification Using Composition Networks
        Yves Moreau, Joos Vandewalle (BEL) 
11:00 - 11:20 Break
11:20 - 11:40
      Nonlinear Nonnormal Dynamic Models: State Estimation and Software
        Miroslav  Simandl, Miroslav Flidr (CZE)
11:40 - 12:00 
      Implementing Directionally-Weighted RLS on a Triangular Systolic Array
        Luigi Chisci (ITA)
12:00 - 12:20
      Identification of Reality in Bayesian Context
        Ludek Berec, Miroslav Karny (CZE)
12:20 - 12:40
      Can Markov Chains Supplement Adaptive AR Predictors?
        Hong Gao (CHN/CZE), Miroslav Karny (CZE)
12:40 - 14:30 Lunch


                      Friday  Afternoon, August 30, 1996
		       Session Chairman: Miroslav Karny  

14:30 - 15:20 Invited Lecture
      Fighting Dimensionality with Linguistic Geometry (II)
        Boris Stilman (USA)
15:20 - 15:40 Break
15:40 - 16:00 
      Feature Selection in Statistical Pattern Recognition 
             via Modified  Model with Latent Structure
        Jana Novovicova, Pavel Pudil, Petr Somol (CZE)
16:00 - 16:20
      Iterative Reconstruction of Transmission
             Sinograms  with Low Signal to Noise Ratio
        Johan Nuyts, Patrick Dupont, Luc Mortelmans (BEL)
16:20 - 16:40
      Probability Distribution of Approximation
        Lubomir Soukup (CZE)