Hybrid soft computing architectures hybridize established soft computing techniques such as artificial neural networks, fuzzy logic, evolutionary algorithms etc. for solving complex real-world problems. The hybridization aims at overcoming limitations of individual techniques through the fusion of different soft computing techniques. Many of these approaches use the combination of different knowledge representation schemes, decision-making models, learning strategies, and optimization techniques to solve computational tasks.
Recently, due to the increasing popularity of online social media and thereby the generation of massive user-generated contents, research on soft web mining and data analytics demands immediate attention for the development of future generation information technology (IT) systems and services. This includes topics like data mining, information retrieval and extraction, natural language processing, e-commerce, and bioinformatics. Besides, domains like intelligent manufacturing systems, telecommunication, and engineering applications may also be considered as prospective candidates for soft computing applications.
The workshop is aimed to have an extensive discussion on the aforesaid techniques, applications, and recent research issues of hybrid soft computing by the eminent experts in the field.
South Asian University (SAU) is an international university established by the eight member nations of South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) viz. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
SAU started its operations from the academic year 2010. The university now offers post-graduate and doctoral programmes in various disciplines that include Development Economics, Computer Science, Biotechnology, Mathematics, Sociology, International Relations and Law. It will ultimately have 11 post-graduate faculties and a faculty of undergraduate studies. SAU attracts students from all member nations and its degrees are recognised by all the eight SAARC countries.