The Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department


Welcome to the BISC Program

BISC SIG in Fuzzy Logic and the Internet


One of the problems that Internet users are facing today is to find the desired information correctly and effectively in an environment that the available information, the repositories of information, indexing, and tools are all dynamic. Even though some tools were developed for a dynamic environment, they are suffering from "too much" or " too little" information retrieval. Some tools return too few resources and some tool returns too many resources.


For example, World Wide Web search engines have become the most

heavily- used online services, with millions of searches performed each day. Their popularity is due, in part, to their ease of use. While searches may retrieve thousands of hits, finding relevant partial matches might be a problem. Already explosive amount of users on the Internet is estimated over 200 million. The estimated user of wireless devices is estimated 1 billion within 2003 and 95 % of all wireless devices will be Internet enabled within 2005.


The main goals of the Interest group are:


1. Carry out R & D in Soft computing and Internet

2. Provide forum for debate and discussion on Soft computing and Internet

3. Organize and contribute to conferences and short courses on Soft computing and Internet

4. Provide repository and archive for Soft computing and Internet related R & D

5. Attract Soft computing and Internet researchers worldwide to collaborate with the interest group

6. Help technology transfer and commercialization of Soft computing and Internet applications

7. Create a think-tank to analyze impact of Internet on society

The focus of BISC Special Interest group on Fuzzy Logic and the Internet will be and are not limited to:


1. Search Engines and Web Crawlers

2. Agent Technology (i.e., Web-Based Collaborative and Distributed Agents)

3. Adaptive and Evolutionary techniques for dynamic environment (i.e. Evolutionary search engine and text retrieval, Dynamic learning and adaptation of the Web Databases, etc)

4. Fuzzy Queries in Multimedia Database Systems

5. Query Based on User Profile

6. Information Retrievals

7. Summary of Documents

8. Information Fusion Such as Medical Records, Research Papers, News, etc

9. File and Folder Organizer

10. Data Management for Mobile Applications and E-business Mobile Solutions over the Web

11. Matching People, Interests, Products, etc

12. Association Rule Mining for Terms-Documents and Text Mining

13. E-mail Notification

14. Web-Based Calendar Manager

15. Web-Based Telephony

16. Web-Based Call Center

17. Workgroup Messages

18. E-Mail and Web-Mail

19. Web-Based Personal Info

20. Internet related issues such as Information overload and load balancing, Wireless Internet, E-coding and D-coding (Encryption), Security such as Web security and Wireless/Embedded Web Security, Web-based Fraud detection and prediction, Recognition, issues related to E-commerce and E-business, etc.


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Fuzzy Set: 1965 Fuzzy Logic: 1973 BISC: 1990 Human-Machine Perception: 2000 -