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Co-located with WI 2007, IAT 2007, and BIBM 2007 Conferences

About GrC 2007

Granular Computing (GrC) is a general computation theory for effectively using granules such as classes, clusters, subsets, groups and intervals to build an efficient computational model for complex applications with huge amounts of data, information and knowledge. Though the label is relatively recent, the basic notions and principles of granular computing, though under different names, have appeared in many related fields, such as information hiding in programming, granularity in artificial intelligence, divide and conquer in theoretical computer science, interval computing, cluster analysis, fuzzy and rough set theories, neutrosophic computing, quotient space theory, belief functions, machine learning, databases, and many others.

The 2007 IEEE International Conference on Granular Computing(GrC 2007) will be jointly held with the 2007 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI 2007), the 2007 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT 2007), and the 2007 IEEE International Conference on BioInformatics and BioMedicine (BIBM 2007) for providing synergism among the four research areas. It will provide opportunities for technical collaboration beyond that of previous conferences. The four conferences will have a joint opening, keynote, reception, and banquet. Attendees only need to register for one conference and can attend workshops, sessions and tutorials across the four conferences. We are also planning a joint panel and joint paper sessions that discuss common problems in the four areas.

IEEE GrC 2007 will continue to address the issues related to Granular Computing and its applications. IEEE-GrC 2007 will provide researchers from universities, laboratories and industry to present state-of-the-art research results and methodologies in theory and applications of granular computing, including rough sets as special form for granulation. The conference will also make it possible for researchers and developers to highlight their new research directions and new interactions with novel computing models. To broaden more impact on granular computing and its applications, IEEE GrC 2007 will focus on currently important major research tracks such as neural networks, fuzzy systems, evolutionary computation, rough sets, e-Intelligence (Web intelligence, semantic Web, Web informatics), bioinformatics, medical informatics, security, and data mining.


  • GrC 2007 will be co-located with the 2007 IEEE/ACM/WIC International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (WI 2007), the 2007 IEEE/ACM/WIC International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT 2007), and the 2007 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM 2007 )
  • The conference will take place in Silicon Valley, the center of high tech and web technology.
  • The meeting is intended to be a forum for discussions of concepts, issues, and methods by leading researchers in the fundamental problems of granular computing in an atmosphere intended to promote the exchange of ideas and viewpoints.
  • The meeting will last for 3 days.
  • Attendance will be open primarily to those submitting accepted papers, but we also expect some participants from local IEEE chapters and students from universities (Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, San Jose State University, University of Santa Clara, etc).
  • In each morning, there will be a one-hour keynote presentation to all the audience.
  • On November 3, 2007 , there will be joint keynote session and industry session.
  • All papers will be included in the CD-form published by IEEE press.
  • GrC 2007 will be indexed by EI (GrC 2005 and GrC 2006 were indexed by EI).

Last update: 28 Jul 2011