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World Symposium on Digital Intelligence for Systems and Machines DISA-2018

23 – 25 August 2018
Košice, Slovak Republic, European Union

The aim of the symposium

The main aim of the symposium is to provide a platform for a multidisciplinary discussion on the intelligence of real and virtual machines. Embodiment is no more required for intelligence and its evolution, since we entered the era of big data, Internet of Things and cloud services. Intelligence as a service appears to be the main challenge towards weak artificial intelligence and a world of many connected machines, fast wireless connectivity and remote brain concepts. The symposium should discuss and agree on guidelines of designing intelligent machines (physical and virtual) and their connection in the sense of Industry 4.0/Reality 2.0. The purpose of machine intelligence has always been to improve the quality of human life. Various fields such as robotics, embodied and non-embodied systems, and further can bring inspiration to applications useful for society. Digital Intelligence for Systems and Machines is a big Challenge of the Mankind to benefit from. Business models of these applications are crucial since the balance between human labor and unemployment is a decisive factor in our current chaotic and fast developing society.
Main Organizers of the Symposium

Technical University of Košice, Slovakia
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics
Department of Cybernetics and Artificial Intelligence
Elfa.s.r.o Košice

IEEE Czech and Slovak Section (TBC – under negotiation))

Slovak Artificial intelligence Society

Others TBA

Accepted papers are planned to appear in the IEEE Xplore Database and selected contributions will be published in the Springer Verlag Edition book collection. After additional review, selected papers should also be considered as perspective papers for high ranking journals, such as:

1. Computational Magazine (TBC – under negotiation)
2. Knowledge based… (TBC – under negotiation))
3. Applied AI (TBC– under negotiation))
4. Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Informatics (TBC– under negotiation))
Honorary Chair
Shuji Hashimoto – Waseda University, Tokyo Japan

Senior Advisory Board
Takahiro Yamanoi – Hokkai-Gakuen University, Japan

Prof. Xiaoping Chen – University of Science and Technology of China, China

Prof. Hamido Fujita – Iwate Prefectural University, Japan

Prof. Vladimír Mařík – Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic

Prof. Kaoru Hirota – Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Janusz Kacprzyk – Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

Special honorary chairs

Stanislav Kmeť – rector of the Technical University of Košice
Liberios Vokorokos – dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics at the Technical University of Košice
Anton Čižmár – vice-rector for innovations and technology transfer at the Technical University of Košice

General chairs

Peter Sinčák – Technical University of Košice, Slovakia
Jozef Juhár – Technical University of Košice, Slovakia
Szilveszter Kovacs – University of Miskolc, Hungary
Laszlo Kovacs – University of Miskolc, Hungary

Publication chairs

Jan Paralic – Technical University of Košice, Slovakia
Marek Bundzel – Technical University of Košice, Slovakia
Christopher R. Hudson – Mississippi State University, USA
David Vincze – University of Miskolc, Hungary
Hiroaki Wagatsuma – Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Jan Vascak – Technical University of Košice, Slovakia
Manuele Bonaccorsi – Scuola Superiore Sant’ Anna, Italy
Daniel Carruth – Mississippi State University, USA

Keynote chairs

Cindy Bethel – Mississippi State University, USA
Maryam Alimardani – University of Tokyo
Matúš Pleva – Technical University of Košice, Slovakia

Workshop and Tutorial chairs

Kristina Machova – Technical University of Košice, Slovakia
Kaori Yoshida – Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Ales Janota – University of Žilina, Slovakia

Local organizing chairs

Stefan Fejedelem – Elfa, Slovakia
Frantisek Babic – Technical University of Košice, Slovakia

Web management chairs

Patrik Sabol – Technical University of Košice, Slovakia
Jan Magyar – Technical University of Košice, Slovakia

Publicity chairs

Gergely Magyar – Technical University of Košice, Slovakia
Christopher R. Hudson – Mississippi State University, USA

Scope of the symposium

We aim to connect different scientific communities and the scope of the symposium is intended to be interdisciplinary. The topics include, but are not limited to:

embodied and non-embodied intelligence intelligent logistics and planning
Industry 4.0 concepts and principles computational intelligence
cloud services for intelligent solutions neural networks
symbolic AI fuzzy systems
ontologies and knowledge representation evolutionary computations
expert systems intelligent complex systems
intelligent robotics AI supported by cloud computing
cloud robotics bio-inspired artificial intelligence
human–robot interaction knowledge-based systems
service and social robotics mixed and virtual reality systems
intelligent decision support systems multidisciplinary approach to Intelligence

New and interdisciplinary technologies with business potential towards autonomous and intelligent systems beneficial to our society.

Program committee

Marian Mach – Technical University of Košice, Slovakia
Tomohiro Shibata – Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Jong Hwan Kim – KAIST, South Korea
Leszek Rutkowski – Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland
Filippo Cavallo – Scuola Superiore Sant’ Anna, Italy
Dezso Vass – Bay Zoltan Nonprofit Ltd. For Applied Research, Hungary
Peter Butka – Technical University of Košice, Slovakia
Peter Bednar – Technical University of Košice, Slovakia
Peter Geczy – National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology, Japan
Toru Yamaguchi – Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
Yasufumi Takama – Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
Danuta Rutkowska – Czestochova University of Technology, Poland
Vladimir Kvasnička – Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia
Emilia Barakova – Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
Peter Hubinsky – Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia
Shuichi Nishio – Advance Telecommunication Research International, Japan
Igor Farkas – Comenius University, Slovakia
Yaping Dai – Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Hyun Myung – KAIST, South Korea
Marek Hatala – Simon Fraser University, Canada
Cindy Mason – Stanford University, USA
Yusuke Nojima – Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
Valentina Balas – Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Romania
Thomas Trappenberg – Dalhousie University, Canada
Kenji Suzuki – University of Tsukuba, Japan
Hideyuki Sawada – Waseda University, Japan
Ryo Saegusa – Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan
Michal Kelemen – Technical University of Košice, Slovakia
Libor Přeučil – Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Napoleon Reyes – Massey University, New Zealand
Frantisek Duchon – Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia
Jozef Zivcak – Technical University of Košice, Slovakia
Vaclav Hlavac – Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Andries Engelbrecht – University of Pretoria, South Africa
Jiri Pospichal – University of S. Cyril and Methodius, Slovakia
Tamas Haidegger – Óbuda University, Hungary
Štefan Kozak – Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia
Iveta Zolotova – Technical University of Košice, Slovakia
Gabriela Andrejkova – University of P.J. Safarik, Slovakia


Peter Magvasi – Sario Slovakia Mike Wang – China
Salvatore Sessa – Japan Pal Robotics
Peter Koen – Microsoft, Asia Hanson Robotics
IBM Slovakia CEIT
Softbank Slovak – Asian

Important dates:

December 10th , 2017 – Announcement of Call for contributions
January 30th, 2018 – Call for workshops
March 20th, 2018 – Submission of papers
May 20th, 2018 – Acceptance notification
June 20th, 2018 – Camera-ready deadline
August 23–25th – World Symposium DISA 2018
August 25-26th – Post-conference meeting in the High Tatras

Registration fees

Registration fee for DISA
IEEE members and students: 270 Euro Non-IEEE members: 300 Euro

Registration fee for post-conference meeting
IEEE members and students: 150 Euro Non-IEEE members: 180 Euro

Venue of the symposium

Košice, with 234,000 citizens, is the second largest town in Slovakia after the capital. It is situated in the eastern part of the country, close to the border with Hungary (20 km) on the south, Ukraine in the east (80 km) and Poland in the north (90 km). The town is located in the valley of the River Hornád; from the west it is surrounded by the Slovak mountain. Košice is Eastern Slovakia’s cultural, industrial, commercial, administrative and scientific center. Slovakia’s second largest city is a historic treasure trove, as well as a lively melting pot of nationalities. The Old Town’s pedestrian – only cobblestone – Main Square is lined with baroque and neo-classical mansions. In fact, Košice has the largest preserved urban area in the country. It also has Slovakia’s most beautiful cathedral in the middle of the oval-shaped Main Square. Košice was European Capital of Culture in 2013 and was awarded with the title Košice – UNESCO City of Creative City of Media Arts.
More on

DASI 2018 will take place on the campus of the Technical University of Košice, in Slovakia, European Union. TU Košice has over 9,500 students and it is an important part of the city’s cultural and scientific life.

The Technical University of Košice was founded in 1952, but its roots must be sought much deeper in the past. As early as 1657 the Universitas Cassoviensis was established in Košice, but technical education in Slovakia was only elevated to higher – education level in 1762, when the Austro-Hungarian monarch Maria Theresa established the Mining Academy in Banská Štiavnica. This provided education and promoted research activity in a group of scientific disciplines ranging from ore mining through to production and processing of metal materials. The origins of higher technical education in Košice reach back to 1937, when the M.R.Štefánik State Technical College was established in the city. Teaching was supposed to start in the academic year 1938/39, but the pre-war events following the Vienna Arbitration caused the college to be moved first to Prešov, then to Martin and finally to Bratislava, where it remained and later formed the basis for the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava.
The true birth of the Košice Technical College came on 8 July 1952, when the Czechoslovak Government issued Directive No.30/1952 Statutes setting up three faculties, namely the Faculties of Heavy Engineering, Mining and Metallurgy. These were joined in 1969 by the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and in 1978 by the Faculty of Civil Engineering. The important event of the renaming of the College into the Technical University of Košice occurred on 13 February 1991. In 1992 the Faculty of Professional Studies was set up in Prešov, which was transformed in 1996 into today’s Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies.The year 1992 also saw the introduction of the Faculty of Economics, which meant that the University outgrew its original framework of purely technical disciplines, and it continued in this trend in 1998 with the founding of the present-day Faculty of Arts.The Faculty of Aeronautics of the Technical University of Košice was established on 1 January 2005 as a successor of the Air Force Academy of Milan Rastislav Štefánik in Košice, which has been a prestigious educational institution in Europe and in the world providing university education for pilots and air operating personnel for over 30 years.

Zastupujeme Energetického giganta z Číny

Od septembra zastupuje Slovensko-ázijská obchodná komora čínskeho energetického giganta, CHINA HUADIAN ENGINEERING CO,LTD. CHEC má záujem o vstup do energetických projektov, ktoré potrebujú investície, ktoré sú funkčné a potrebujú nové technológie. Ďalej ich zaujíma predaj elektrární (hydro, atóm, solár, vietor a teplo). To všetko v rámci programu “ONE BELT ONE ROAD”. Zastúpenie máme pre projekty v celej Európe.

Spustili sme nový projekt -DANUBE MONORAIL

Dva roky sme pripravovali projekt DANUBE MONORAIL a s potešením môžeme oznámiť, že od 1.novembra 2017 tento projekt na báze Občianskeho združenia oficiálne spúšťame. Slovensko-ázijská obchodná komora zohnala ázijského partnera, ktorý chce tento projekt v Bratislavskom kraji zrealizovať ako pilotný projekt pre Európu.Partner zaplatí celú prípravu projektu od realizačnej štúdie až po výstavbu a dodanie vlakov. Spoločnosti, ktorá bude operátorom požičia finančné prostriedky na dobu 30 rokov. Projekt DANUBE MONORAIL bude predstavovať jedinečné a originálne riešenie nadúrovňovej dopravnej infraštruktúry v rámci Bratislavského územného celku.

Delegácia SACC cestuje do Kambodže

Minulý týždeň bol vymenovaný za šéfa SACC pre Kambodžu Dušan Gono. Dnes naberá smer Kambodža a jeho hlavnou úlohou bude otvorenie repre-offisu SACC. Zastúpenie SACC bude mať za úlohu vyhľadávanie obchodno-kultúrno-športových aktivít medzi Slovenskom a Kambodžou.Veľa slovenských firiem a partenerov SACC má záujem rozvíjať svoje aktivity v tejto krajine, či už ide o vinárov, IT firmy, vývozu luxusných áut a iných silných naších partnerov . O výsledkoch tejto misie Vás budeme informovať,

Reasony je novým partnerom SACC

Slovenská firma Reasony je novým partnerom SACC. Firma sa zaoberá výrobou hokejovej a hokejbalovej výstroje. Pôsobí v Európe, Severnej Amerike a v krátkom čase bude pôsobiť aj v Rusku a Číne. SACC pre Reasony zabezpečuje vyhľadávanie špičkových výrobcov niektorých komponentov v Ázii. Prvé výsledky sa už dostavili a úspešne sa urobili prvé obchody

SACC podporuje šport

Od roku 2012 naša komora podporuje šport. Za prioritný šport pre SACC je svetový hokejbal. Aj tento rok sme podporili dve podujatia. Tým prvým je EURO CUP 2017 vo Svidníku a tým druhým sú Majstrovstvá sveta v hokejbale v českých Lovosiciach a Litoměřiciach, ktoré sa budú konať od 19-25.6.2017 a my budeme pri tom. Naše logá sa objavia na dresoch Slovenska, Tímu Európy a na rozhodcovských dresoch. SACC je generálnym partnerom Svetovej hokejbalovej federácie WBHF.

SACC pomohla rakúskej minerálnej vode presadiť sa v Číne

Do Číny mieri rakúska minerálna voda ALPINE WATER, ktorá je pre čínsku stranu výhodná vo všetkých svojích ukazovateľoch. Vlastníkmi firmy sú Slováci, takže rokovania boli o to jednoduchšie a veľmi rýchle. Voda už má všetky povolenia potrebné pre Čínu a prvé dva plné kontajnery sú už na ceste. Všetky formality, ktoré niesú v tomto prípade zabezpečila naša partnerská firma World One W1.

Slovenský krištáľ sa vďaka našej komore udomácnil v Číne

Slovenský krištáľ opäť mieri do Číny. Náš partner W1, ktorý vyváža tento slovenský skvost pod značkou SLOVAK ROYAL CRYSTAL už má stáleho odberateľa v Pekingu a v Shandongu. Číňania najprv požadovali krištáľ s rôznymi farebnými a zlatými doplnkami, ale svoj vkus si už našli aj v čistom krištáli, na ktorý nepôsobí dobre ich nekvalitná voda pri umývaní.

Slovenské XO brandy od Matyšáka číňanom chutí

SACC už dlhšiu dobu spolupracuje aj s firmami z čínskej provincie Shandong. Slovensko opäť navštívila delegácia z tejto provincie. Stretnutia s novými partnermi priniesli ďalšie možnosti spolupráce. Číňania majú záujem o vstupy do fungujúcich slovenských firiem a veľmi sa zaujímajú o reality v strednej Európe. Môže za to aj imigračná kríza, keď číňania už strácajú pocit bezpečnosti v takých “fantastických” krajinách ako je Nemecko a Francúzsko.
Okrem iného vedúci delegácie navštívil firmu MATYŠÁK, s ktorou spolupracuje už dlhšie a vezie domov víno a XO brandy, ktoré v Číne chutí. “XO brandy od Matyšáka mojím klientom veľmi chutí a ja verím, že už si našlo pevnú pozíciu v našej provincii”- povedal Chen Tao, vedúci delegácie a podnikateľ

Pozvánka na najväčšie automotive podujatie na Slovensku

Dear Partners

The biggest automotive event in Slovakia, organized by Automotive Industy Association of Slovak Republic

Main theme: Actual and future trends in automotive industry
Other topics: human resources, industry 4.0
Conference venue: Hotel Partizan – Tale, Slovakia
Date: March 28 – 29, 2017

What you can expect:
• Specialists sharing their experience
• Inspiration from automotive industry experts
• New contacts and networking
• Evening raut
• Workshop
This year´s program will include keynote videolecture with Q&A by Professor Gary Hamel, from Strategos, american management expert „The world’s most influential business thinker“ by Wall Street Journal, „The world’s leading expert on business strategy“ by Fortune, Maroš Šefčovič, European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union, Andreas Maashoff, Director Industrial Design & Research z Adient, Norbert Brath, R&D Global Product Engineering Director z Embraco or Ivan Hodač, president of Aspen Institute CE.
Also, you will get inspired by experts from: Volkswagen Slovakia ǀ PSA Groupe ǀ Joint Research Centre ǀ Faurecia ǀ Trexima and many others….
More than 250 participants, mostly CEOs and plant managers attended The Newmatec 2016 Conference with many interesting speakers from around the world.
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Konferencia Newmatec 2017

Najväčšie automotive podujatie na Slovensku, organizované Zväzom automobilového priemyslu Slovenskej republiky

Hlavná téma: Aktuálne a budúce trendy v sektore automotive
ďalšie témy: problematika ľudských zdrojov, Industry 4.0
Miesto konania: Hotel Partizán, Tále
Dátum: 28.- 29. marec 2017