Dear Conference Participants, This compact disk contains the papers selected for presentation at the International Conference on Human System Interaction (HSI'2008), held in Kraków, Poland, May 25-27, 2008. The conference was organized by the University of Information Technology and Management (UITM, located in Rzeszów, Poland). There were roughly 240 online submissions for HSI'2008, excluding for five keynote papers. Papers went through a rigorous review process: each pape was reviewed by at least three highly competent reviewers; only 200 papers have been accepted for presentation. Owing to the cooperation with the Industrial Electronics Society within IEEE, all papers contained on this CD will also be available in the IEEE Xplore® digital library. The scientific scope of the conference is extremely broad, and covers (except for keynote lectures, not contained on the CD from reasons independent of us): Special sessions, organized by the leading scientists and practitioners in the field, to stimulate a new wave of knowledge beyond the main stream of human system interaction, in: Modeling the Human Mind (S1), Data Mining and Modern Heuristics in Human Systems Interaction (S2), Cognitive Communication in Intelligent Space Environment (S3), Intelligent Techniques in Manufacturing (S4), Human System Interaction in Education (S5), Next Generation Computer Supported Collaborative Media Environments (S6), Electronic Systems Aiding the Blind in Independent Mobility and Navigation (S7), Stochastic Modeling and Control in Biology, Economy and Engineering (S8), and Regular sessions, contributing to the following problems: Hardware/Software Co-Design (R1), Education and Training (R2), Genetic Algorithms (R3), Decision Making (R4), Learning and Adaptive Systems (R5), Virtual Reality Web Intelligence (R6), Human Computer Interaction (R7), Man-Machine Interaction/Interfaces (R8), Fault Detection and Diagnosis (R9), Modeling and Simulation (R10), Fuzzy Systems (R11), Neural Networks (R12), Robotics (R13), Advanced Computer Graphics, Autonomous Agents (R14), Natural Language Interaction (R15), Cognitive Communication in Intelligent Space Environment (R16), Ontology and Semantic Engineering (R17), Intelligent Communication Systems (R18), Complex Systems (R19), Knowledge Based Systems (R20), and Data Mining (R21). The texts on this CD reflect advances in human system interaction as well as complemen research efforts in related areas. There is no way to discuss even superficially all contribut papers, but we hope that the reader will find them a truly helpful guide and a valuable s information about human system interaction and its numerous practical applications. Evidently,
an important question can be rised: what about future steps? Our intention is to organi regularly a series of conferences, though of somewhat restricted scope, every two-three years in various places around the country. It seems that this time is required to advance rese satisfactorily and to get fully verified results. We wish to express the gratitude to: Prof. Kouhei Onishi (Keio University, Japan), Prof. Elisabeth Chang (Curtin University of Technology, Australia), Prof. Richard Zurawski Technology, USA), Prof. Juliusz L. Kulikowski (Institute of Biocybernetics and Biome Engineering, Poland), and Prof. Dietmar Dietrich and Dr. Gerhard Zucker (Vienna Univ Technology, Austria) who accepted the invitation to present keynote lectures for this conference. In addition, our special thanks are going to all individuals (from over 35 countries 1) who submitted valuable papers for the HSI'2008 conference and to all conference participants for being with us in Kraków. We would also like to express our heartily thanks to members of the Local Organizing Committee, namely: Tomasz Pardela (Chair), Teresa Mroczek, Tomasz Bartczak, Paweá Cudek, Janusz Kolbusz, Marcin Jakieáa, and àukasz Piątek, for their enthusiasm and passion committed to the success of the Human System Interaction conference. Their effort resulted in a form of the meeting, which we like to preserve in the future. Very sincerely yours
Tadeusz Pomianek, UITM President Zdzisáaw S. Hippe, UITM Conference Program Co-Chair
May 25, 2008
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