PROGRAM - ISUMA 2003

PROGRAM - ISUMA 2003

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TECHNICAL PROGRAM

Monday September 22, 2003, 11:00am to 12:30pm

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Session M21     Room 2100                               Transportation Applications I

Chair           Shinya Kikuchi                  
                University of Delaware,          
                Newark, Delaware, USA                                                  
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M21-47  Dusan Teodorovic                        Fuzzy Mathematical Programming                  Virginia
Polytechnic Institute           Model for Optimizing    Airport
                State University, Blacksburg,           Capacity Utilization
                Virginia, USA                                                                                                  

M21-48  Mauro Dell'Orco                 Measuring Uncertainty in                                Politecnico de
Bari, Italy             Information

M21-50  Michele Ottomanelli                     Modeling Drivers Uncertainty
in                      Polytechnic University of Bari, Traffic Assignment Models: A
                        Italy                                   Possibility Theory Based Approach
                Vincent Henn                                    
                LICIT-ENTPE, France

M21-23  Metin Senbil and                        Heterogeneity in Commuter                               Ryuichi
Kitamura                        Departure Time Decision: A                              Kyoto University,
Japan           Prospect Theoretic Approach

M21-54  Hitoshi Furuta and                      Evacuation Simulation in Underground
                Masahiro Yasui                          Mall by Artificial Life Technology
                Kansai University, Japan

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Monday September 22, 2003, 11:00am to 12:30pm

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Session M22     Room 2102                                       Structural Applications I

Chair           Achintya Haldar
                University of Arizona
                Tucson, Arizona, USA                                            
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M22-1           Hasan Katkhuda,                                 Stiffness Identification Under
                Flores R. Martinez and                          Uncertain Blast Loading
                Achintya Haldar                                                                         University of Arizona, Tucson,
                Arizona, USA

M22-4           Jungwon Huh                                     Reliability Evaluation using
                Yosu National University, Korea         Finite Element Method
                Sueng Y.Lee
                Arizona Dept. of Transportation,
                Arizona, USA    
                Achintya Haldar
                University of Arizona, USA

M22-5           M. Beer, B. Moller, and M. Liebscher            Processing Uncertainty in
                        Dresden University of Technology                Structural Analysis, Design
                        Germany                                 and Safety Assessment

M22-9           Tarek Kudsi and Sherif Ali                      Reliability of Underground                      Dar
Al Handasah Consultants,                        Concrete Structures under                       Beirut,
Lebanon                         Water Ingress Attack

M22-85  Gerhart Schueller                               Structural Reliability
                University of Innsbruck                 Estimation Procedures for                                                                       High
Dimensional Problems
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Monday September 22, 2003, 11:00am to 12:30pm

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Session M23     Room 2104                                               Fuzzy Systems I

Co-Chairs       Tibor Vamos                                             J. J. Buckley
                Hungary Academy of Sciences                             University of Alabama,                  Budapest,
Hungary                                 Birmingham, Alabama,                                                                            USA

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M23-6           Tibor Vamos                                             Why Fuzzy in Data                       Hungary Academy of
Sciences                                Mining
                Budapest, Hungary

M23-15  J. J. Buckley, Kelly Reilly                             Crisp Simulation of                     and X.
Zheng                                           Fuzzy Computations
                University of Alabama, USA                                      

M23-66  Amir A Meghdadi                                 Uncertainty Modeling
                Azad University of Mashhad                              Through Probabilistic  
                Mohammad-R. Akbarzadeh-T.                       Fuzzy Systems
                Ferdowsi University of Mashhad                                                                                                                          
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Monday September 22, 2003, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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Session M31     Room 2100                               Transportation Applications II

Chair           Ghassan Abu-Lebdeh
                Michigan State University,
                E. Lansing, Michigan, USA
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M31-72  Marie Alice Jacques                     Studying the Importance of Fuzzy
                        University of Brasilia,                 Sets Definitions for Fuzzy Signal
                        Brazil                                  Controllers

M31-42  Ghassan Abu-Lebdeh                      Configuring Micro-Genetic
                Michigan State University, USA          Algorithms for Solving
Traffic                 Bashar H. Al Omari                      Control Problems: The Case of
                Jordan University of                    Number of Generations
                Science and Technology, Jordan                                                                                          

M31-14  Wa'el H. Awad                   Neural Networks Model to Estimate
                Al-Balqa' Applied University            Traffic Capacity for Weaving                    Amman,
Jordan                  Segments

M31-41  Guilio E. Cantarella and                Modeling Transportation Mode Choice
                S. De Luca                              through Artificial Neural Networks
                University of Salerno, Italy            
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Monday September 22, 2003, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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Session M32     Room 2102                               Manufacturing Applications

Co-Chairs       L.E.K. Achenie                          Gilberto F. M. de Souza,
                University of Connecticut, Storrs,      University of Sao Paulo, Sao
Paulo,                  Connecticut, USA                        Brazil
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M32-8           Gilberto F. M. de Souza,                Reliability Concepts Applied to
                        Jo?o Paolo Marcicano,                  Manufacturing Processes Planning
                Carmen Elena P. Rodriguez, and
                Diego M. Tomaz                                  
                University of S?o Paulo, Brazil

M32-11  G.M. Ostrovsky, L.E.K. Achenie  Split and Bound Method for
                                I.V Datskov                             Process Optimization under                              University of
Connecticut, USA        Parametric Uncertainty
                Yu M. Volin
                Karpov Institute of
                Physical Chemistry, Russia              

M32-75  Domonkkos Tikk and                      Experiment with a Hierarchical
                Gyorgy Biro                             text Categorization Method on the                       Budapest
University of                   WIPO-alpha Patent Collection
                Technology and Economics,
                Hungary                                

M32-77  Sanja Petrovic and                      A New Approach to Two  
                Xueyan Song                             Machine Flow Shop Problem with                  University of
Nottingham, England     Uncertain Processing Time

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Monday September 22, 2003, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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Session M33     Room 2104                                       Innovative Techniques I

Co-Chairs       Rebecca M. Burnett                              Valerie Cross
                John Hopkins University                 Miami University, Oxford,
                Laurel, Maryland, USA                   Ohio, USA
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M33-63  Steven Langs                                    Experiments in Emergent                 John Hopkins
University                      Collaboration in Swarms of                      Maryland, USA                           Simple
Agents

M33-64  Rebecca M. Burnett                              Application of Stochastic                       Johns
Hopkins University                      Optimization to Collision                       Maryland,
USA                             Avoidance

M33-71  Valerie Cross                                   Uncertainty in the
                Miami University                                Automation of Ontology                  Ohio, USA                                       Matching

M33-79  Sanjeevakumar Redlapalli,                       Development of Quadratic
                Madan M. Gupta and                              Neural Unit with                                Ki-Young
Song                            Applications to Pattern                 University of
Saskatchewan                    Classification                                  Saskatoon, Canada

M33-84  Noriyasu Homma                          Self-Organizing Neural
                Madan M. Gupta                          Networks by Dynamic and
                Makoto Yoshizawa, and                   Spatial Changing Weights
                Kenichi Abe
                University of Saskatchewan
                Saskatoon, Canada
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Monday September 22, 2003, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

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Session M41     Room 2100                               Transportation Applications III

Chair           Shinya Kikuchi                                  
                University of Delaware,        
                Newark, Delaware, USA          

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M41-40  Guilio E. Cantarella and                Fuzzy Utility Theory for
Analyzing                       Viviana Fedele                  Discrete Choice Behavior
                University of Salerno, Italy                            

M41-43  Phillip Rust and                        Evaluation Freeway Diversion Route
                Ahmed Abdel-Rahim                       Plans in Integrated Incident                            University of
Idaho                   Management Systems under                                USA                                     Uncertainties

M41-46  Shinya Kikuchi                  Fuzziness in the Parameters of                  University
of Delaware,            Transportation Analysis
                Delaware, USA                          

M41-17  Thamizh V. Arasan and                   Modeling Stochasticity of                               Reebu
Zachariah Koshy                 Heterogeneous Traffic
                IIT Madras, India                      
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Monday September 22, 2003, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

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Session M42     Room 2102                                       Innovative Techniques II

Co-Chairs       Robb Wilcox
                Johns Hopkins University,                                              
                Laurel, Maryland, USA
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M42-29  Cliff Joslyn                                    Multi-Interval Elicitation of
                Los Alamos National Lab,                        Random Intervals for                            New Mexico,
USA                             Engineering Reliability                                                                         Analysis

M42-38  Vicente Romero, John Burkhardt          Initial Evaluation of                           Max
Gunzburger, and Janet Peterson  Centroidal Voroni                               Sandia National
Laboratories,           Tessellation as a Sampling
                New Mexico, USA                         Method for Function                                                                             Integration and
Statistical                                                                     Sampling

M42-60  Li Junian,                                      Fuzzy Control of Multiple
                Tony Chau, and                          Medium Admissions in ATM
                Li Tong                                         Network
                ZLC AI Institute, USA  

M42-86  Robb Wilcox                                     Uncertainty Modeling of        
                Johns Hopkins University                        Data and Uncertainty
                Maryland, USA                           Propagation for Risk Studies
                Bilal M. Ayyub
                University of Maryland
                Maryland, USA
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Monday September 22, 2003, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

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Session M43     Room 2104                                       Fuzzy Systems II
Chair           Mark Kaminskiy
                University of Maryland
                Maryland, USA

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M43-22  Prakhar Vaish                                   Application of Fuzzy Theory
                Bangalore, India                                to Term Based Portfolio                                                                         Selection

M43-57  Sio Iong Ao                                     Hybrid Fuzzy-EC System in                       The Chinese
University of Hong Kong,        Simulation and Selection of                     Hong
Kong                                    Stock Experts

M43-21  T. Y.Lin                                                Apply Fuzzy Logic to                    National Defense
University,                     Smart-Bike Controller                   Taiwan                                          Design

M43-58  Sio Iong Ao                                     Using Fuzzy Rules for                   The Chinese University
of Hong Kong,           Prediction in Tourist                           Hong Kong                                       Industry with
Uncertainty

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Tuesday September 23, 2003, 8:30am to 10:30am

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Session T11     Room 2104                               Panel Discussion on Fuzzy Systems

Moderator       G.J. Klir
                State University of New York
                at Binghamton, New York, USA
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It is envisaged that the following three directions will dominate the
agenda of basic and applied research within the area of fuzzy systems
in the coming years:
1.      A development of practical methods for dealing with large-scale
fuzzy systems that may be knowledge-based, model-based, or combined.
Efforts in this direction will undoubtedly involve not only the use of
neural networks, genetic algorithms, and other software tools, but
also specialized hardware for fuzzy logic and fuzzy arithmetic.
2.      Fuzzy systems will play a central role in developing computing with
expressions in natural language which, in turn, will attempt to
approximate perceptions.  This challenging area will require
additional developments of fuzzy set theory, including the areas based
on the various non-standard fuzzy sets, as well as addressing the
issues of fuzzy probabilities, principles of linguistic approximation,
and other challenging issues.  3.       Increasing use and greater
acceptance of the use of fuzzy systems in science (as contrasted with
engineering, where fuzzy systems are well established).  Some of the
sciences where fuzzy systems are likely to be accepted soon include
chemistry, geology, geography, economics and some areas of computer
science.
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Panelists       Shinya Kikuchi                  
                University of Delaware          
                Newark, Delaware, USA          

                Tibor Vamos
                Hungary Academy of Sciences
                Budapest, Hungary

                Hitoshi Furuta
                Kansai University
                Osaka, Japan

                J. J. Buckley
                University of Alabama
                Birmingham, Alabama, USA
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Tuesday September 23, 2003, 11:00am to 12:30pm

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Session T21     Room 2100                       Panel Discussion on Transportation

Moderator       Shinya Kikuchi
                University of Delaware,
                Newark, Delaware, USA

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The formulation and solution of current transportation problems
involves the application of different uncertainty principles.
Recently, the combination of different uncertainty techniques, the so
called Hybrid Approach, has been increasing attention.  This panel
will discuss both the philosophical and mathematical nature of these
hybrid techniques.
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Panelists       Dusan Teodorovic
                Virginia Polytechnic Institute and
                State University, Blacksburg,
                Virginia, USA  

                Mauro Dell'Orco
                Politecnico de Bari, Italy

                Michael Bell
                Imperial College of London,
                London, England

                Ryuichi Kitamura
                Kyoto University
                Kyoto, Japan

                Ghassan Abu-Lebdeh
                Michigan State University,
                Michigan, USA
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Tuesday September 23, 2003, 8:30am to 10:30am

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Session T12     Room 2102                                               Risk Analysis

Co-Chairs       Chris L. Pettit                                         I. Assakkaf
                Air Force Research Laboratory                           University of Maryland,
                Wright-Patterson Air Force Base,                        College Park,
                Ohio, USA                                               Maryland, USA

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T12-3           Pavel Marek                                             Simulation as an
                Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic;      Alternative to
                Achintya Haldar                                 Risk-Based Engineering          University of Arizona,
USA                             Design

T12-7           Mark Jablonowski                                        Exploratory Modeling
                United Technologies Corporation/Otis                    Managing Uncertain
                        Elevator, Connecticut, USA                              Risk

T12-37  Chris L. Pettit and                                     Risk Allocation for
                Duane E Veley                                           Systems Engineering of
                Air Force Research Laboratory                           Airframes

T12-76  Bilal Ayyub and                                         Risk-Based Compliance           Khalid
Nejaim                                          Assessment Models for                   University of
Maryland                                        Personal Flotation                      USA                                                     Devices

T12-78  I. Assakkaf and                                                 Reliability-Based                       J.
Cardenas-Garcia                                 Design of Doubler
                University of Maryland, USA                             Plates for Ship                                                                                         Structures
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Tuesday September 23, 2003, 8:30am to 10:30am

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Session T13     Room 2104                                       Biological Applications

Chair           Robert J.Sclabassi                              
                University of Pittsburgh                        
                Pittsburgh, USA

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T13-25  Bin Tian, Mingui Sun                            A Unified Compensation
                Robert J. Sclabassi, and                        Approach for Speech
                Kechu Yi                                        Recognition in Severely                         University of Pittsburgh,
USA                     Adverse Environment

T13-39  Lin-Sen Pon,                                    Inter-Ictal Spike
                Mingui Sun, and                         Analysis using Stochastic
                Robert J. Sclabassi                             Point Processes
                University of Pittsburgh, USA                  

T13-69  Rafael E. Herrera                               Event-Related Noise Reduction
                Mingui Sun                                      using the Hidden Markov Tree
                Ronald E. Dahl                                  Model
                Neal D. Ryan, and
                Robert J. Sclabassi
                Presbyterian University Hospital,
                Pittsburgh, USA

T13-73  Daniel Bentil                                   Modeling Uncertainty in                 University of
Vermont                         Population Dynamics
                Vermont, USA
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Tuesday September 23, 2003, 11:00am to 12:30pm

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Session T22     Room 2102                       Panel Discussion: Neural Networks-Past,
                                                        Present and Future

Moderator       Madan Gupta
                University of Saskatchewan
                Saskatoon, Canada
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With the evolution of our complex technological society and the
introduction of new notions and innovative theoretical tools in the
field of intelligent systems, the field of neural networks is
undergoing an enormous evolution.  These evolving and innovative
theoretical tools are centered around the theory of soft computing, a
theory that embodies the theory from the fields of neural network,
fuzzy logic, evolutionary computing, and genetic algorithms.  These
tools of soft computing are used to introduce some intelligence and
robustness in the complex and uncertain systems similar to those found
in biological species.  In this session we will examine the past and
the present of this exciting field of neural networks, and cast upon
some new thoughts for the future research work.
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Panelists       Hitoshi Furuta                  
                Kansai University              
                Osaka, Japan                                    

                Robert J. Sclabassi
                University of  Pittsburgh
                Pittsburgh, USA

                Deidre E. Paris                
                Clark Atlanta University        
                Atlanta, Georgia, USA  

                G. W. Flintsch
                Virginia Polytechnic Institute and
                State University, Virginia, USA
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Tuesday September 23, 2003, 11:00am to 12:30pm

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Session T23     Room 2104               Panel Discussion on Optimization under
                                                        Uncertainty

Moderator       Vicente Romero
                Sandia National Laboratories,
                New Mexico, USA

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All optimization with computer models is really optimization under
uncertainty (OUU) because of the inherent error and uncertainty in
these models.  Therefore, Model Validation becomes important in
optimization.  Uncertainty exists not only in the models, but
sometimes also in the inputs and controls of the physical system or
process to be optimized, and perhaps in the process or system itself
even if supplied fixed inputs and controls.  All of these complexities
must be taken into account in optimization, and therefore OUU presents
an exciting research challenge.  Is the sophisticated research having
an input in the real world?  Can you relay any experiences where a
product has been improved or a decision made based on OUU modeling?
What are the future prospects for the more sophisticated OUU
approaches versus the classical experimental design/response surface
methodology approaches to OUU?
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Panelists       Rebecca M. Burnett
                Johns Hopkins University
                Laurel, Maryland, USA

                Sharon Padula
                NASA, Langley Research Center,
                Hampton, Virginia, USA

                Chun-Hung Chen
                George Mason University,
                Fairfax, Virginia, USA

                Brian Rutherford
                Sandia National Laboratories
                Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
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Tuesday September 23, 2003, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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Session T31     Room 2100                               Optimization under Uncertainty I

Co-Chairs       Vicente Romero                  Sharon Padula
                Sandia National Laboratories,           NASA, Langley Research Center,
                New Mexico, USA                 Virginia, USA

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T31-32  Sharon Padula,                          Aerospace Applications of                               Clyde Gumbert,
and                     Optimization under Uncertainty
                Li Wu
                NASA
                Langley Research Center, USA

T31-65  Xueyong Qu and                  Reliability-Based Design Optimization
                Raphael T. Haftka                       of Stiffened Panels
                University of Florida, USA

T31-68  Dhanesh Padmanabhan                     Monte Carlo Simulation on                               University
of Notre Dame, USA              Reliability- Based Optimization                                                                         using
Approximation Concepts

T31-27  Michael N. Levy,                        Quasi-Newton Methods for Stochastic
Michael W. Trosset and                  Optimization
Rex Kincaid                            
                College of William & Mary, USA
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Tuesday September 23, 2003, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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Session T32     Room 2102                               Neural Networks

Chair           Deidre E. Paris                
                Clark Atlanta University,              
                Atlanta, Georgia, USA                  
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T32-2           Robyn R. Bates,                         Seizure Detection by Recurrent Back  
                Mingui Sun,                             Propagation Neural Network Analysis
                Mark L. Scheuer, and
                Robert J. Sclabassi
                University of Pittsburgh, USA

T32-26  Qiang Liu,                              An Application of MAP to Change
                Mingui Sun, and                         Detection in Moving Video
                Robert J. Sclabassi
                University of Pittsburgh, USA

T32-81  Ki-Young Song,                  Cubic Neural Unit for Control
                S. Redlapalli and                       Applications
                Madan M. Gupta
                University of Saskatchewan
                Canada

T32-82  Ivo Bukovsky,                           Quadratic and Cubic Neural Units
                S. Redlapalli, and                      for Identification and Fast State
                Madan M. Gupta                  Feedback Control of Unknown
                University of Saskatchewan              Non-Linear Dynamic Systems
                Canada

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Tuesday September 23, 2003, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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Session T33     Room 2104                               Asset Management Applications

Co-Chairs       Adjo Amekudzi                   Hitoshi Furuta
                Georgia Institute of Technology Kansai University,
                Atlanta, Georgia, USA           Osaka, Japan
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T33-16  Deidre E. Paris                         Neural Networks for Managing                            Clark
Atlanta University, USA         Multifamily Properties

T33-83  Mauro Dell'Orco                 An Artificial Intelligence Approach
                Politecnico de Bari, Italy              for Parking Facilities Management

T33-56  Hitoshi Furuta and                      Time Series Prediction of Earthquake
                Yasutoshi Nomura                        Input by Using Soft Computing
                Kansai University, Japan
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Tuesday September 23, 2003, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

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Session T41     Room 2100                                       Panel Discussion on                                                                             Structural
Applications

Moderator       Achintya Haldar
                University of Arizona,
                Arizona, USA
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Presence of uncertainties in structural design involving concrete,
masonry, steel, and wood has been accepted by the profession.  All
related design codes have been modified or in the process of being
modified.  However, the practicing structural engineering community
essentially ignored such developments.  There are many reasons for
this avoidance including lack of education, unavailability of computer
programs or other design aids, lack of interest of the regulatory
agencies, etc.  An open discussion by the experts participating in
ISUMA'03 is expected to shed more light on the subject and may help us
develop strategies that can be used in the future to promote
risk-based structural design.
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Panelists       M. Beer
                Dresden University of Technology
                Germany

                Tarek Kudsi
                Dar Al Handasah Consultants
                Beirut, Lebanon

                Zoubir Lounis                          
                National Research Council              
                Ontario, Canada                

                Mustapha Chouman
                Dar Al Handasah Consultants
                Beirut, Lebanon

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Tuesday September 23, 2003, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

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Session T42     Room 2102                               Transportation Applications IV

Co-Chairs       Dusan Teodorovic
                Virginia Polytechnic Institute and
                State University, Blacksburg,                                                           Virginia, USA            
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T42-55  Taegon Kim                              Delay Predictive Modeling on the
                Junghoon Kim                            Continuous Exit-After-Entrance Ramp
                Eunjin Lee, and                         Junctions of the Urban Freeway under
                Inyeong Kwon                            the Speed Surveillance
                Korea Maritime University
                South Korea

T42-61  Anthony Chen                            A Two-Dimensional Simulation
                Pravinvongvuth Surachet,                Technique for Quantifying the
                Chootinanan Piya, and                   Uncertainty of a Combined Travel
                Utah State University, USA              Demand Model

T42-62  Anthony Chen,                           A Simulation-based Multi-Objective
                Kitti Subprasom, and                    Genetic Algorithm (SMOGA) for
                Eric Z. Ji                              Transportation Network Design
                Utah State University, USA              Problem
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Tuesday September 23, 2003, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

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Session T43     Room 2104                               Optimization    under Uncertainty II

Chair           Vicente Romero                                          
                Sandia National Laboratories
                New Mexico, USA
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T43-13  James Glimm,                            Prediction using Numerical Simulations,
                Li Yunha,                               A Bayesian Framework for Uncertainty
                David Sharp, and                        Quantification and its Statistical
                Kenny Ye,                               Challenges
                SUNY at Stony Brook, USA

T43-19  Chun-Hung Chen,                 Efficient Sampling for Simulation-
                George Mason University, USA            based Optimization under Uncertainty

T43-24  Brian Rutherford,                       A Response Modeling Approach to
                Sandia National Laboratories,           Experimental Design for Optimal
                USA                                     Product Design

T43-33  Jim Kao,                                Using Extended Kalman Filter for Data
                Dawn Flicker,                           Assimilation and Uncertainty
                R. Henninger,                           Quantification in Shock-Wave
                Michael Ghil, and                       Dynamics
                Kayo Ide
                Los Alamos National Laboratory,
                USA
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Wednesday September 24, 2003, 8:30am to 10:30am

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Session W11     Room 2100                       Optimization under Uncertainty III

Co-Chairs       Vicente Romero                  Sharon Padula
                Sandia National Laboratories    NASA, Langley Research Center
                New Mexico, USA         Virginia, USA
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W11-35  Vicente Romero          Application of Probabilistic Ordinal                            Doug
Ayon, and                       Optimization Concepts to a Continuous-Variable
                Chun-Hung Chen          Probabilistic Optimization Problem
                Sandia National Laboratories
                USA

W11-67  David W. Hutchison and  Simulation Optimization of Airline Delay
                Stacy D. Hill                   with Constraints and Multiple Objectives
                Johns Hopkins
                University, USA

W11-34  Z. Wan, and                     Adaptive Sampling for Optimization
                T. Igusa                        under Uncertainty
                Johns Hopkins
                University, USA

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Wednesday September 24, 2003, 8:30am to 10:30am

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Session W12     Room 2102                                       Structural Applications II

Chair           Tarek N.. Kudsi,                                
                Dar Al Handasah Consultants                    
                Beirut, Lebanon                        
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W12-10  Mustapha Chouman,                               Assessment of Methods                           Dar Al Handasah
Consultants                     Predicting Tendon Loss
                Beirut, Lebanon                         and Concrete Compression Loss                                                           in
Partially Pre-stressed                                                                          Concrete

W12-12  Mustapha Chouman                                Initial and Long Term                           Dar Al Handasah
Consultants                     Deflection of Partially
                Beirut, Lebanon                         Pre-Stressed Concrete

W12-18  Tarek N. Kudsi  and`                            Reliability of Underground
                Ali S. Sharif                                   Concrete Structures under
                Dar Al Handasah Consultants                     Water Ingress Attack
                Beirut, Lebanon                        

W12-28  Tarek N. Kudsi, and                             Risk Assessment of an Existing
                Rania Al-Hammoud,                               Concrete Structure "A System
                Dar Al Handasah Consultants                     Reliability-Based Approach"
                Beirut, Lebanon

W12-36  Zoubir Lounis,                                  Probabilistic Modeling of                       National
Research Council                        Chloride Contamination   &
                Canada                                          Corrosion of Concrete Bridge                                                                    Structures
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Wednesday September 24, 2003, 8:30am to 10:30am

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Session W13     Room 2100                       Panel Discussion on Genetic Algorithm
                                                        Applications

Moderator       Ghassan Abu-Lebdeh              
                Michigan State University,
                E. Lansing, Michigan, USA

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Genetic algorithms are based on a biological metaphor: They view
learning as a competition among a population of evolving candidat