The present 7th Atlantic Web Intelligence Conference (AWIC’2011) was held during January 26-28, 2011, at the University of Applied Sciences of Fribourg, Switzerland. AWIC2011 is organized by the Multimedia Information System Group (MISG), Institute of the Technologies of Information and Communication (iTIC) of the University of Applied Sciences of Fribourg.
The soft computing concept was introduced by Lotfi Zadeh in 1991 and serves to highlight the emergence of computing methodologies in which the accent is on exploiting the tolerance for imprecision and uncertainty to achieve tractability, robustness and lower costs. Soft computing facilitates the combined use of fuzzy logic, neurocomputing, evolutionary computing and probabilistic computing, leading to the concept of hybrid intelligent systems. The rapid emergence of new tools and applications calls for a synergy of scientific and technological disciplines in order to reveal the great potential of soft computing in all domains.
The conference papers included in these proceedings, published post-conference, were grouped into the following areas of research:• Methods and Applications in Electrical Engineering
• Knowledge-Based Technologies for Web Applications, Cloud Computing, Security Algorithms and Computer Networks
• Biomedical Applications
• Image, Text and Signal Processing
• Machine Learning and Applications• Business Process Management
• Fuzzy Applications, Theory and Fuzzy Control
• Computational Intelligence in Education
•Soft Computing & Fuzzy Logic in Biometrics (SCFLB)
• Soft Computing Algorithms Applied in Economy, Industry and Communication Technology
• Modelling and Applications in TextilesThe book helps to disseminate advances in selected active research directions in the field of soft computing, along with current issues and applications of related topics. As such, it provides valuable information for professors, researchers and graduate students in the area of soft computing techniques and applications.