IDEAL 2012 ProgrammePreliminary ProgrammeUpdated information at http://ideal2012.org  Contact us: e-mail ideal2012@ct.ufrn...
IDEAL 2012 Programme     13th International Conference on Intelligent Data Engineering                     and Automated L...
IDEAL 2012 Programme13th International Conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and    Automated Learning - IDEAL2012   ...
IDEAL 2012 Programme                            Plenary Talks on August 29th, 2012 (Wednesday)➢   Plenary Talk A (09:50h –...
IDEAL 2012 Programme                            Plenary Talks on August 29th, 2012 (Wednesday)➢   Plenary Talk B (16:20h -...
IDEAL 2012 ProgrammeAugust 29th, 2012 / Wednesday / MORNING (11:00h – 12:20h)Technical Session (WA1: Clustering I) - Room ...
IDEAL 2012 ProgrammeAugust 29th, 2012 / Wednesday / AFTERNOON (14:00h – 16:00h)Technical Session (WA2: Evolutionary Comput...
IDEAL 2012 Programme                             Automated Learning - IDEAL2012                  August 29-31, 2012 – Nata...
IDEAL 2012 Programme                             Plenary Talk on August 30th, 2012 (Thursday)➢   Plenary Talk C (09:50h – ...
IDEAL 2012 ProgrammeAugust 30th, 2012 / Thursday / MORNING (08:10h – 09:30h)Technical Session (TA1: Time Series Forecastin...
IDEAL 2012 ProgrammeAugust 30th, 2012 / Thursday / MORNING (11:00h – 12:20h)Technical Session (TA2: Swarm Intelligence II)...
IDEAL 2012 ProgrammeAugust 30th, 2012 / Thursday / AFTERNOON (14:00h – 16:00h)Technical Session (TA3: Metaheuristics and A...
IDEAL 2012 Programme 13th International Conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and                  Automated Learning...
IDEAL 2012 Programme                            Plenary Talks on August 31st, 2012 (Friday)➢   Plenary Talk D (09:50h – 10...
IDEAL 2012 Programme                              Plenary Talks on August 31st, 2012 (Friday)➢   Plenary Talk E (16:20h - ...
IDEAL 2012 ProgrammeAugust 31th, 2012 / Friday / MORNING (08:10h – 09:30h)Technical Session (FA1: Fuzzy Systems for Patter...
IDEAL 2012 ProgrammeAugust 31st, 2012 / Friday / MORNING (11:00h – 12:20h)Technical Session (FA2: Bio-Inspired Models for ...
IDEAL 2012 ProgrammeAugust 31st, 2012 / Friday / AFTERNOON (14:00h – 16:00h)Technical Session (FA3: Neural Networks II) - ...
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  1. 1. IDEAL 2012 ProgrammePreliminary ProgrammeUpdated information at http://ideal2012.org Contact us: e-mail ideal2012@ct.ufrn.br 2
  2. 2. IDEAL 2012 Programme 13th International Conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning - IDEAL2012 August 29-31, 2012 – Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil Final Programme - TimetablePre-event activity: August 28th, 2012. IDEAL 2012 Secretary opens 18:30 h (until 20:30 h). It willbe possible to register and pick up the bag of the conference. A welcome drink will be served.Time Schedule August 29th, 2012 August 30th, 2012 August 31st, 2012 Wednesday Thursday Friday08:30h – 09:20h Authors kit delivery Technical Sessions Technical Sessions09:20h - 09:50h Opening ceremony (TA1, TB1 and TC1) (FA1, FB1 and FC1) Plenary Talk D Plenary Talk A Plenary Talk C09:50h - 10:40h Prof. André Carvalho Prof. José C. Príncipe Prof. Hojjat Adeli University of São Paulo at São University of Florida, USA Ohio State University, USA Carlos, Brazil10:40h - 11:10h Coffe Break Coffe Break Coffe Break Technical Sessions Technical Sessions Technical Sessions11:10h - 12:30h (WA1, WB1 and WC1) (TA2, TB2 and TC2) (FA2, FB2, FC2)12:30h - 14:00h Lunch Time Lunch Time Lunch Time Technical Sessions Technical Sessions Technical Sessions14:00h - 16:00h (WA2, WB2 and WC2) (TA3, TB3 and TC3) (FA3 and FB3)16:00h - 16:20h Coffe Break Social Event Coffe Break Plenary Talk B Enjoying the sunset at Rio Plenary Talk E Prof. Hartmut Schmeck Potengi – Iate Clube Prof. Carlos E. Pedreira16:20h - 17:10h Karlsruhe Institute of (Bus will leave from the Federal University of Rio de Technology, Germany hotel) Janeiro, Brazil17:10h - 18:30h Panel A Panel B18:30h – 20:00h Opening Cocktail ------ Closing Ceremony20:00h - 23:00h ------ Conference Dinner ------Post-event activity: September 1st, 2012. Ride on the south coast RN beaches (Cotovelo, Pirangi,Tabatinga e Pipa Beaches). Bus will depart from Imira Hotel 8:30 h. Lunch and enjoying Ponta doPirambu (http://www.pontadopirambu.com.br/), from 11:00 to 17:00 h. Return by 18:00 h. Ps:requires confirmation. Tickets will be available at the Ideal 2012 secretary. 3
  3. 3. IDEAL 2012 Programme13th International Conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning - IDEAL2012 August 29-31, 2012 – Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil August 29th, 2012 (Wednesday)Time Schedule Place Activity08:30h - 09:20h Reception Desk Authors kit delivery and new registrations09:20h - 09:50h Ponta Negra Opening ceremony09:50h - 10:40h Ponta Negra Plenary Talk A (Prof. José C. Príncipe)10:40h - 11:10h Ideal Hall Coffee Break11:10h – 12:30h Buzius Technical Session (WA1: Clustering I) Pipa Technical Session (WB1: Image Processing I) Ponta Negra Technical Session (WC1: Machine Learning I)12:30h - 14:00h Imira Restaurant Lunch Time14:00h - 16:00h Buzius Technical Session (WA2: Evolutionary Computation I) Ponta Negra Technical Session (WB2: Data Mining and Information Retrieval) Pipa Technical Session (WC2: Neural Networks I)16:00h - 16:20h Ideal Hall Coffee Break16:20h - 17:10h Ponta Negra Plenary Talk B (Prof. Hartmut Schmeck) Panel A (Trends in Neuroscience and Data Mining) Panelists: Hujun Yin - The University of Manchester, UK17:10h - 18:30h Ponta Negra ➢ ➢ José C. Príncipe - University of Florida, USA ➢ Hojjat Adeli - Ohio State University, USA ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ Adriano B. L. Tort - Brain Institute, UFRN, Brazil18:30h – 20:30h Ideal Hall Opening Cocktail 4
  4. 4. IDEAL 2012 Programme Plenary Talks on August 29th, 2012 (Wednesday)➢ Plenary Talk A (09:50h – 10:40h, Room: Ponta Negra)Speaker: Prof. José C. Príncipe – University of Florida, USATitle: On-Line Kernel LearningAbstract: This talk will summarize recent advances in nonlinear adaptive filtering. Designing adaptivefilters in Reproducing Kernel Hilbert Spaces (RKHS) bridges the established procedures of adaptive filtertheory with kernel methods. The end result is a family of filters that are universal approximators in the inputspace, that have convex performance surfaces (no local minima), and that are on-line, i.e. they adapt withevery new sample of the input. They are however growing structures therefore special techniques need to beincluded to curtail their growth. Although the talk will focus on adaptive filtering, similar techniques can beapplied to the kernel algorithms of machine learning. Jose C. Principe (M’83-SM’90-F’00) is a Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida where he teaches advanced signal processing, machine learning and artificial neural networks (ANNs) modeling. He is BellSouth Professor and the Founder and Director of the University of Florida Computational NeuroEngineering Laboratory (CNEL) www.cnel.ufl.edu . His primary area of interest is processing of time varying signals with adaptive neural models. The CNEL Lab has been studying signal and pattern recognition principles based on information theoretic criteria (entropy and mutual information). Dr. Principe is an IEEE Fellow. He was the past Chair of the Technical Committee on Neural Networks of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, Past-President of the International Neural Network Society, and Past-Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on BiomedicalEngineering. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Florida Brain Institute. Dr. Principe has morethan 500 publications. He directed 72 Ph.D. dissertations and 65 Master theses. He wrote an interactive electronicbook entitled “Neural and Adaptive Systems: Fundamentals Through Simulation” published by John Wiley and Sonsand more recently co-authored three books entitled “Brain Machine Interface Engineering”, Kernel Adaptive Filteringand Information theoretic Learning. 5
  5. 5. IDEAL 2012 Programme Plenary Talks on August 29th, 2012 (Wednesday)➢ Plenary Talk B (16:20h - 17:10h, Room: Ponta Negra)Speaker: Prof. Hartmut Schmeck – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, GermanyTitle: Organic Computing - Controlled Self-Organisation in Complex SystemsAbstract: Organic Computing is a recent paradigm for the design and management of complex technicalsystems, addressing the need for adaptive, self-organizing systems which are capable of dealing withchanging requirements and unanticipated situations in a robust and trustworthy way and which allow anexternal "observer" or "user" to interfere and influence the system whenever it does not show acceptablebehavior by itself. Research in this area has been supported by a priority program of the German ResearchFoundation (www.organic-computing.de/SPP). The talk will present the generic observer/controllerarchitecture of Organic Computing. An essential concept of this architecture is the combined use of onlineand offline learning, which is particularly essential in safety-critical scenarios. The application of theseconcepts will be described with respect to our research on organic traffic control and on smart energysystems. Organic traffic control refers to the self-adaptive and self-optimizing control of traffic lights, theself-organizing establishment of progressive signal systems, and the adaptive generation of routingrecommendations with respect to the objectives of reducing travel delay, number of stops or energyconsumption. Smart energy systems have to respond reasonably to the problems arising from the stronglyvolatile and decentralized generation of electric power from renewable sources. This requires a shift fromdemand-oriented supply to supply-oriented demand of power, which may be ideally supported by the use ofprinciples of organic computing for an integrated approach to energy management with respect toguaranteeing a steady and reliable balance of power demand and supply. Both application scenarios aretypical examples of cyber-physical systems. Hartmut Schmeck studied at the Universities of Kiel (Germany) and Waterloo (Canada). He got his academic degrees (Dipl. Inform., Dr.rer.nat., Dr. habil) at Kiel. Since 1991 he is a Full Professor of Applied Informatics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology – KIT. He is (co- )author of more than 140 publications on advanced algorithms and architectures, in particular on bio-inspired methods in optimisation, algorithms for reconfigurable architectures, and, more recently, on self-organising, adaptive systems. He has been program and conference chair for numerous international workshops and conferences (a.o. RAW, ARCS, IFIP BICC 2006, 2008, ATC 2009, ICAC 2011), is a key member of the “Organic Computing Initiative” and coordinator of the German priority research program SPP 1183 on “Organic Computing”. At Karlsruhe, he is the Scientific Spokesperson of the KIT-Focus “COMMputation”, addressing thescientific challenges implied by the inherent combination of communication and computation. 6
  6. 6. IDEAL 2012 ProgrammeAugust 29th, 2012 / Wednesday / MORNING (11:00h – 12:20h)Technical Session (WA1: Clustering I) - Room Buzius - Chair: Felipe França11:10h – 11:30h Analysis of Digital Mammograms by Using Clustering Algorithms (Amir Ahmad)11:30h – 11:50h An Approach to Reshaping Clusters for Nearest Neighbor Search (Yong Shi and Brian Graham)11:50h – 12:10h A General Approach for Adaptive Kernels in Semi-Supervised Clustering (Silvia Almeida, Frederico Coelho, Frederico Guimarães and Antônio Braga)12:10h – 12:30h A Weightless Neural Network-Based Approach for Stream Data Clustering (Douglas Cardoso, Massimo De Gregorio, Priscila Lima, João Gama and Felipe França)Technical Session (WB1: Image Processing I) - Room Pipa - Chair: Ing Ren Tsang11:10h – 11:30h Codebook Quantization for Image Classification Using Incremental Neural Learning and Subgraph Extraction (Ye Tang, Yu-Bin Yang, Yang Gao, Yao Zhang and Yingchun Cao)11:30h – 11:50h Comparative Study of Methods for Segmentation of Digital Images of Birds (Felipe Nobre, Paulo César Machado and Rodrigo Lemos)11:50h – 12:10h Iris Segmentation and Recognition using 2D Log-Gabor Filters (Carlos A. C. M. Bastos, Ing Ren Tsang and George D. C. Cavalcanti)12:10h – 12:30h Analysis of Digital Mammograms by Using Clustering Algorithms (Amir Ahmad)Technical Session (WC1: Machine Learning I) - Room Ponta Negra - Chair: Hujun Yin11:10h – 11:30h Abnormal Event Detection via Multi-Instance Dictionary Learning (Jing Huo, Yang Gao, Wanqi Yang and Hujun Yin)11:30h – 11:50h Prototype Based Modelling for Ordinal Classification (Shereen Fouad and Peter Tino)11:50h – 12:10h Fault Detection in Continuous Industrial Chemical Processes: A New Approach using the Hidden Markov Modeling. Case Study: A Boiler from a Brazilian Cellulose Pulp Mill (Gustavo Almeida and Song Park)12:10h – 12:30h Multivoxel Pattern Analysis Using Information-Preserving EMD (Zareen Mehboob, Hujun Yin and Laura Parkes) 7
  7. 7. IDEAL 2012 ProgrammeAugust 29th, 2012 / Wednesday / AFTERNOON (14:00h – 16:00h)Technical Session (WA2: Evolutionary Computation I) - Room Buzius - Chair: Renato Tinós14:00h – 14:20h Static Packet Routing in NoC Platform using ACO-based Algorithms (Luneque Silva Junior, Nadia Nedjah and Luiza Mourelle)14:20h – 14:40h Improving Differential Evolution Accuracy for Flexible Ligand Docking (Camila Magalhães, Carlos Henrique Barbosa, Diogo Almeida and Laurent Dardenne)14:40h – 15:00h Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm with Improved Explorations for Numerical Function Optimization (Mohammad Shafiul Alam, Md. Monirul Islam and Kazuyuki Murase)15:00h – 15:20h A Model Based on Genetic Algorithm for Investigation of the Behavior of Rats in the Elevated Plus- Maze (Ariadne Costa, Antonio Carlos Roque, Silvio Morato and Renato Tinós)15:20h – 15:40h Population Resizing using Nonlinear Dynamics in an Ecology-based Approach (Rafael Parpinelli and Heitor Silvério Lopes)15:40h – 16:00h A Self-Organizing Genetic Algorithm for UWB Microstrip Antenna Optimization using a Machine Learning Technique (Sinara Martins, Hertz Lins and Cláudio Silva)Technical Session (WB2: Data Mining and Information Retrieval) - Room Ponta Negra - Chair: José AlfredoCosta14:00h – 14:20h Interactive Information Retrieval Algorithm for Wikipedia Articles (Julian Szymanski)14:20h – 14:40h Visual Data Mining for Identification of Patterns and Outliers in Weather Stations’ Data (Rafael Santos, José Roberto M. Garcia and Antônio Miguel Vieira Monteiro)14:40h – 15:00h A Framework for Application of Tree-Structured Data Mining to Process Log Analysis (Dang Bach Bui, Fedja Hadzic and Vidyasagar Potdar)15:00h – 15:20h Towards Efficient Similar Sentences Extraction (Yanhui Gu, Zhenglu Yang and Masaru Kitsuregawa)15:20h – 15:40h Using SOM to Clustering of Web Sessions Extracted by Techniques of Web Usage Mining (Fábio A. Procópio de Paiva and José Alfredo Costa)Technical Session (WC2: Neural Networks I) - Room Pipa - Chair: Antonio Neme14:00h – 14:20h Multilayer Perceptrons as Classifiers Guided by Mutual Information and Trained with Genetic Algorithms. (Antonio Neme, Sergio Hernández, Antonio Nido and Carlos Islas)14:20h – 14:40h Perceptron Models For Online Structured Prediction (Maurício Archanjo N. Coelho, Raul Fonseca Neto and Carlos Cristiano H. Borges)14:40h – 15:00h Comparison Between MLP and LVQ Neural Networks for Virtual Upper Limb Prosthesis Ccontrol (Daniel Caetano, Fernando Mattioli, Kenedy Nogueira, Alexandre Cardoso, Edgard Lamounier Jr. )15:00h – 15:20h The Use of Artificial Neural Network in the Design of Metamaterials (Cristhianne F. L. Vasconcelos, Saulo L. Rêgo and Rossana M. S. Cruz)15:20h – 15:40h Fault Identification in Doubly Fed Induction Generator using FFT and Neural Networks (Marcelo Patrício de Santana, José Roberto Monteiro, Geyverson de Paula, Thales de Almeida, Gustavo Romero and Júlio Faracco)15:40h – 16:00h Segmentation of Mammography by Applying Extreme Learning Machine in Tumor Detection (Filipe R. Cordeiro, Sidney M. L. Lima, Abel G. Silva-Filho and Wellington P. Santos) 13th International Conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and 8
  8. 8. IDEAL 2012 Programme Automated Learning - IDEAL2012 August 29-31, 2012 – Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil August 30th, 2012 (Thursday)Time Schedule Place Activity08:30h - 09:50h Pipa Technical Session (TA1: Time Series Forecasting) Ponta Negra Technical Session (TB1: Swarm Intelligence I) Buzius Technical Session (TC1: Pattern Classification I)09:50h - 10:40h Ponta Negra Plenary Talk C (Prof. Hojjat Adeli)10:40h - 11:10h Ideal Hall Coffee Break11:10h – 12:30h Ponta Negra Technical Session (TA2: Swarm Intelligence II) Buzius Technical Session (TB2: Evolutionary Computation II) Pipa Technical Session (TC2: Clustering II)12:30h - 14:00h Imira Restaurant Lunch Time14:00h - 16:00h Pipa Technical Session (TA3: Metaheuristics and Applications) Buzius Technical Session (TB3: Self-Organizing Neural Networks) Ponta Negra Technical Session (TC3: Machine Learning II)16:00h - 18:30h Iate Clube Social event (Enjoying the sunset at Rio Potengi)20:00h – 23:00h Cervejaria Via Conference Dinner Continental 9
  9. 9. IDEAL 2012 Programme Plenary Talk on August 30th, 2012 (Thursday)➢ Plenary Talk C (09:50h – 10:40h, Room: Ponta Negra)Speaker: Prof. Hojjat Adeli – Ohio State University, USATitle: Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning for EEG-Based Diagnosis of the NeurologicalDisordersAbstract: In this keynote lecture, a research ideology, a novel multi-paradigm methodology, and advancedcomputational models are presented for automated electroencephalogram (EEG)-based diagnosis ofneurological and psychiatric disorders. The methodology is based on adroit integration of three differentcomputing technologies and problem solving paradigms: neural networks, wavelets, and the chaos theory.Examples of the research performed by the author and his associates for automated diagnosis of epilepsy, theAlzheimer’s Disease, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and autism spectrum disorder(ASD) are discussed. Hojjat Adeli received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1976 at the age of 26. He has authored 450 research and scientific publications in various fields of computer science, engineering, applied mathematics, and medicine including 14 books such as Machine Learning – Neural Networks, Genetic Algorithms, and Fuzzy Systems (Wiley, 1995); Wavelets in Intelligent Transportation Systems (Wiley, 2005); Intelligent Infrastructure (CRC Press, 2009); and Automated EEG-based Diagnosis of Neurological Disorders – Inventing the Future of Neurology. He is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, now in 25th year of publication and Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering, now in 18th year of publication. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Neural Systems. In 1998 he received the Distinguished Scholar Award from OSU, “in recognition ofextraordinary accomplishment in research and scholarship”. In 2005, he was elected Honorary/Distinguished Member,ASCE: “for wide-ranging, exceptional, and pioneering contributions to computing in civil engineering andextraordinary leadership in advancing the use of computing and information technologies in many engineeringdisciplines throughout the world.” In 2007, he received the OSU College of Engineering Peter L. and Clara M. ScottAward for Excellence in Engineering Education “for sustained, exceptional, and multi-faceted contributions tonumerous fields including computer-aided engineering, knowledge engineering, computational intelligence, large-scaledesign 1optimization, and smart structures with worldwide impact,” as well as the Charles E. MacQuigg OutstandingTeaching Award. In 2008 he was Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, “fordistinguished contributions to computational infrastructure engineering and for worldwide leadership in computationalscience and engineering as a prolific author, keynote speaker, and editor-in-chief of journals.” 10
  10. 10. IDEAL 2012 ProgrammeAugust 30th, 2012 / Thursday / MORNING (08:10h – 09:30h)Technical Session (TA1: Time Series Forecasting) - Room Pipa - Chair: Ricardo de A. Araújo08:30h – 08:50h Echo State Networks for Seasonal Streamflow Series Forecasting (Hugo Siqueira, Levy Boccato, Romis Attux and Christiano Lyra Filho)08:50h – 09:10h A Dilation-Erosion-Linear Perceptron for Bovespa Index Prediction (Ricardo de A. Araújo, Adriano Lorena and Silvio Meira)09:10h – 09:30h Hybrid Architecture to Predict Trends at Stock Exchange of São Paulo: Markowitz Model and a Multilayer Perceptron (Paulo Kaupa, Renato Sassi and Edinalva Ramalho)09:30h – 09:50h Optimizing the Extreme Learning Machine using Harmony Search for Hydrologic Time Series Forecasting (Ivna Valença and Mêuser Valença)Technical Session (TB1: Swarm Intelligence I) - Room Ponta Negra - Chair: Mêuser J. Valença08:30h – 08:50h A Constructive Particle Swarm Algorithm for Fuzzy Clustering (Alexandre Szabo, Leandro Nunes de Castro and Myriam Regattieri Delgado)08:50h – 09:10h Classification Rule Discovery with Ant Colony Optimization Algorithm (Samira Hodnefjell and Ilaim Costa Junior)09:10h – 09:30h Extensions of Ant-Miner Algorithm to Deal with Class Imbalance Problem (Murilo Zangari, Ademir Constantino and Wesley Romão)09:30h – 09:50h Comparing Particle Swarm Optimization Approaches for Training Multi-Layer Perceptron Neural Networks for Forecasting (Saulo M. Santos, Meuser J. Valença and Carmelo J. A. Bastos Filho)Technical Session (TC1: Pattern Classification I) - Room Buzius - Chair: Anthony Bagnall08:30h – 08:50h A Robust AdaBoost-Based Algorithm for Low-Resolution Face Detection (Diego Alonso Fernández Merjildo and Luan Ling Lee)08:50h – 09:10h Face Detection Under Illumination Variance Using Combined AdaBoost and Gradientfaces (João Paulo Magalhães, Ing Ren Tsang and George D. C. Cavalcanti)09:10h – 09:30h Parallel k-Most Similar Neighbor Classifier for Mixed Data (Guillermo Sanchez-Diaz, Anilu Franco- Arcega, Carlos Aguirre-Salado, Ivan Piza-Davila, Luis R. Morales-Manilla and Uriel Escobar- Franco)09:30h – 09:50h Automated Bone Age Assessment using Feature Extraction (Luke Davis, Barry-John Theobald and Anthony Bagnall) 11
  11. 11. IDEAL 2012 ProgrammeAugust 30th, 2012 / Thursday / MORNING (11:00h – 12:20h)Technical Session (TA2: Swarm Intelligence II) - Room Ponta Negra - Chair: Heitor Silvério Lopes11:10h – 11:30h A Comparative Analysis of FSS with CMA-ES and S-PSO in Ill-Conditioned Problems (Anthony J. C. C. Lins, Fernando B. Lima Neto, François Fages and Carmelo J. A. Bastos-Filho)11:30h – 11:50h Mean Multiclass Type I and II Errors for Training Multilayer Perceptron with Particle Swarm in Image Segmentation (Michel M. Santos, Mêuser J. S. Valença and Wellington P. Santos)11:50h – 12:10h An Improved ABC Algorithm Approach Using SURF for Face Identification (Chidambaram Chidambaram, Heitor S. Lopes, Hugo Vieira Neto, Leyza B. Dorini and Marlon S. Marçal)12:10h – 12:30h Color Image Segmentation Using Gaussian Mixtures and Particle Swarm Optimization (Wesley Martins Teles and Carlos Henrique Quartucci Forster)Technical Session (TB2: Evolutionary Computation II) - Room Buzius - Chair: Adrião Dória Neto11:10h – 11:30h RSGALS-SVM: Random Subspace Method Applied to a LS-SVM Ensemble Optimized by Genetic Algorithm (Carlos Padilha, Adrião Dória Neto and Jorge Dantas de Melo)11:30h – 11:50h Hybrid Evolutionary Algorithm with a Composite Fitness Function for Protein Structure Prediction (Camelia Chira and Nima Hatami)11:50h – 12:10h Differential Evolution and Perceptron Decision Trees for Classification Tasks (Rodolfo Lopes, Alan Freitas, Rodrigo César Pedrosa Silva and Frederico Guimarães)12:10h – 12:30h A Modified Genetic Algorithm for DAG Scheduling in Grid Systems (Beibei Zhu and Hongze Qiu)Technical Session (TC2: Clustering II) - Room Pipa - Chair: Ahmed Esmin11:10h – 11:30h An Approach to Reshaping Clusters for Nearest Neighbor Search (Yong Shi and Brian Graham)11:30h – 11:50h Data Clustering Using Hybrid Particle Swarm Optimization (Ahmed Esmin and Stan Matwin)11:50h – 12:10h A Multiobjective Analysis of Adaptive Clustering Algorithms for the Definition of RBF Neural Network Centers in Regression Problems (Rosana Veroneze, André Ricardo Gonçalves and Fernando J. Von Zuben)12:10h – 12:30h A Genetic Graph-Based Clustering Algorithm (Héctor Menéndez and David Camacho) 12
  12. 12. IDEAL 2012 ProgrammeAugust 30th, 2012 / Thursday / AFTERNOON (14:00h – 16:00h)Technical Session (TA3: Metaheuristics and Applications) - Room Pipa - Chair: Fernando Buarque Neto14:00h – 14:20h A Simulated Annealing Based Approach to the High School Timetabling Problem (George Fonseca, Samuel Souza and Haroldo Santos)14:20h – 14:40h A Transitional View of Immune Inspired Techniques for Anomaly Detection (Guilherme Costa Silva, Reinaldo Palhares and Walmir Caminhas)14:40h – 15:00h Metaheuristic GRASP with Path-Relinking to the Solution of the Graph Partitioning Problem with Capacity and Connexity Constraints (Nádia Santos, Gustavo Semaan and Luiz Ochi)15:00h – 15:20h An Aspect-Oriented Domain-Specific Language for Modeling Multi-Agent Systems in Social Simulations (Diego de Siqueira Braga, Felipe Alves, Fernando B. de Lima Neto and Luis Menezes)15:20h – 15:40h A Learning-to-Rank Algorithm for Constructing Defect Prediction Models (Xiaoxing Yang, Ke Tang and Xin Yao)Technical Session (TB3: Self-Organizing Neural Networks) - Room Buzius - Chair: Guilherme Barreto14:00h – 14:20h Self-Organizing Polynomial Neural Networks Based on Matrix Inversion and Differential Evolution (Lorena Tablada and Mêuser Valença)14:20h – 14:40h Fast Opposite Maps: An Iterative SOM-Based Method for Building Reduced-Set SVMs (Ajalmar Rêgo da Rocha Neto and Guilherme A. Barreto)14:40h – 15:00h Regional Models for Nonlinear System Identification using the Self-Organizing Map (Amauri Holanda Souza Junior and Guilherme A. Barreto)15:00h – 15:20h Classification of Pharmaceutical Solid Excipients using Self-Organizing Maps (Giovani Ângelo da Nóbrega)15:20h – 15:40h Visual Data Mining for Identification of Patterns and Outliers in Weather Stations’ Data (Rafael Santos, José Roberto M. Garcia and Antônio Miguel Vieira Monteiro)15:40h – 16:00h Supervised Growing Neural Gas (Klaifer Garcia and Carlos Henrique Quartucci Forster)Technical Session (TC3: Machine Learning II) - Room Ponta Negra - Chair: Ing Ren Tsang14:00h – 14:20h A Hybrid GMM Speaker Verification System for Mobile Devices in Variable Environments (Ing Ren Tsang, George D. C. Cavalcanti and Dimas Gabriel)14:20h – 14:40h Credit Scoring for SME using a Manifold Supervised Learning Algorithm (Armando Vieira, Bernadete Ribeiro and Ning Chen)14:40h – 15:00h Visualization of Predictive Distributions for Discrete Spatial-Temporal Log Cox Processes Approximated with MCMC (David Rohde, Jonathon Corcoran, Gentry White and Ruth Huang)15:00h – 15:20h An Heterogeneous Distance Measure for Instance Selection Algorithms (George D. C. Cavalcanti, Ing Ren Tsang and Cesar L. Pereira)15:20h – 15:40h Ensemble Methods for Prediction of Parkinson Disease (Amir Ahmad)15:40h – 16:00h Real-Time Head Pose Estimation for Mobile Devices (Euclides N. Arcoverde Neto, Rafael M. Barreto, Rafael M. Duarte, João Paulo Magalhães, Carlos A. C. M. Bastos, Ing Ren Tsang and George D. C. Cavalcanti) 13
  13. 13. IDEAL 2012 Programme 13th International Conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning - IDEAL2012 August 29-31, 2012 – Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil August 31st, 2012 (Friday)Time Schedule Place Activity08:30h - 09:50h Pipa Technical Session (FA1: Fuzzy Systems for Pattern Recognition) Buzius Technical Session (FB1: Statistical Approaches) Ponta Negra Technical Session (FC1: Machine Learning III)09:50h - 10:40h Ponta Negra Plenary Talk D (Prof. André Carvalho)10:40h - 11:10h Ideal Hall Coffee Break11:10h – 12:30h Ponta Negra Technical Session (FA2: Bio-Inspired Models for Industrial and Medical Applications I) Buzius Technical Session (FB2: Information Representation, Interpretation and Retrieval I) Pipa Technical Session (FC2: Information Representation, Interpretation and Retrieval II)12:30h - 14:00h Imira Restaurant Lunch Time14:00h - 16:00h Buzius Technical Session (FA3: Neural Networks II) Ponta Negra Technical Session (FB3: Bio-Inspired Models for Industrial and Medical Applications II)16:00h - 16:20h Ideal Hall Coffee Break16:20h - 17:10h Ponta Negra Plenary Talk E (Prof. Carlos Pedreira) Panel B (Industry Applications of Computational Intelligence Methods) Panelists: José Alfredo F. Costa - UFRN, Brazil17:10h – 18:30h Ponta Negra ➢ ➢ Michal Wozniak - Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland ➢ Emilio Corchado - University of Salamanca, Spain ➢ ➢ ➢ ➢ Fernando Buarque - University of Pernambuco, Brazil ➢ Juan Pavón ‐ Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain18:30h - 20:00h Ponta Negra Closing ceremony 14
  14. 14. IDEAL 2012 Programme Plenary Talks on August 31st, 2012 (Friday)➢ Plenary Talk D (09:50h – 10:40h, Room: Ponta Negra)Speaker: Prof. André Carvalho – University of São Paulo at São Carlos, BrazilTitle: Using Metalearning For Algorithm SelectionAbstract: Learning and optimization algorithms have been successfully applied over the years to differentapplication domains. This has resulted in the development of a large number of algorithms and theirvariations. However, according to empirical and theoretical results there is no single algorithm thatoutperforms the others in every problem. Meta-Learning provides a general framework for the selection ofthe most suitable algorithm for a new problem. In this talk I will show some experiments were metalearninghas been successfully used for algorithm selection. André Carvalho holds a bachelor in Computer Science from Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (1987), Masters in Computer Science from Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (1990), Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering – University of Kent at Canterbury (1994) and post- doctorate from the University of Porto (2006). He is currently a professor at the Universidade de São Paulo. He is ad hoc reviewer for several national and international foundations to support research. He is evaluator of teaching conditions at Instituto Nacional de Estudos e Pesquisas Educacionais. He has experience in Computer Science, with emphasis on Machine Learning, mainly in the following subjects: neural networks, machine learning, bioinformatics, genetic algorithms, data mining and hybrid systems. 15
  15. 15. IDEAL 2012 Programme Plenary Talks on August 31st, 2012 (Friday)➢ Plenary Talk E (16:20h - 17:10h, Room: Ponta Negra)Speaker: Prof. Carlos Pedreira – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, BrazilTitle: Bi-dimensional Projections for Classification: Flow Cytometry ApplicationsAbstract: We approach the problem of projecting n-dimensional data into 2-D. The main goal is to produceseeable representations that allow good separation of the possible existing clusters. The key idea is to searchfor a bi-dimensional subspace on which data could be projected to obtain an optimized separation betweenclasses. For the precise definition of the separation criterion, both the Cauchy-Schwartz divergence, and theentropy are taken into account. We also investigate ways of selecting combinations of attributes that bestdiscriminate between classes. The algorithms are applied to cytometric data aiming to make differential ndiagnostic between two diseases. Each disease is represented by the mean, in ℝ , of the intensity offluorescent emitted by cells marked with conjugated antibodies. Carlos Eduardo Pedreira (SM’03) was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on April 11, 1956. He received the B.S. and the M.S. degrees in electrical engineering (Systems) from the Pontifical Catholic University (PUC-Rio), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1979 and 1981, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, University of London, U.K., in 1987. He is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Medicine and COPPE-PEE-Engineering Graduate Program, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His current research interests include pattern classification, cluster analysis, neural networks, and statistical methods for biomedical applications. Prof. Pedreira was the Founding President of the Brazilian Neural Networks Society. 16
  16. 16. IDEAL 2012 ProgrammeAugust 31th, 2012 / Friday / MORNING (08:10h – 09:30h)Technical Session (FA1: Fuzzy Systems for Pattern Recognition) - Room Pipa - Chair: Ginalber Serra08:30h – 08:50h Local Fuzzy Pattern: a New Way for Micro-Pattern Analysis (Raissa Tavares Vieira, Carlos Eduardo de Oliveira Chierici, Carolina Toledo Ferraz and Adilson Gonzaga)08:50h – 09:10h Evolving Fuzzy Classifier Based on the Modified ECM Algorithm for Pattern Classification (Maurilio J. Inácio, Renato D. Maia and Walmir M. Caminhas)09:10h – 09:30h 3D Fuzzy GIST to Analyze Emotional Features in Movies (Mingu Kwon and Minho Lee)09:30h – 09:50h A Hybrid Approach Based on DCT-Genetic-Fuzzy Inference System For Speech Recognition (Ginalber Serra and Washington Silva)Technical Session (FB1: Statistical Approaches) - Room Buzius - Chair: Carlos Pedreira08:30h – 08:50h Comparison of PCA and ANOVA for Information Selection of CC and MLO Views in Classification of Mammograms (Ricardo de Souza Jacomini, Marcelo Zanchetta do Nascimento, Rogério Daniel Dantas and Rodrigo Pereira Ramos)08:50h – 09:10h Logistic Regression Applied to Airport Customer Satisfaction Using Hierarchical Quality Model (Teofilo Camara Mattozo, Gutembergue Silva, André Pedro Fernandes Neto and José Alfredo F. Costa)09:10h – 09:30h Sentiment Proxies: Computing Market Volatility (Stephen Kelly and Khurshid Ahmad)09:30h – 09:50h Face Segmentation Using Projection Pursuit for Texture Classification (Victor R. S. Laboreiro, José Everardo B. Maia and Thelmo de Araújo)Technical Session (FC1: Machine Learning III) - Room Ponta Negra - Chair: Adrião Dória Neto08:30h – 08:50h Overhead-Controlled Routing in WSNs with Reinforcement Learning (Leonardo René Dos Santos Campos, Rodrigo Dutra Oliveira, Jorge Dantas de Melo and Adrião Duarte Dória Neto)08:50h – 09:10h Root Attribute Behavior within a Random Forest (Thais Mayumi Oshiro and José Augusto Baranauskas)09:10h – 09:30h Modified Reducts and Their Processing for Nearest Neighbor Classification (Naohiro Ishii, Ippei Torii, Yonngguang Bao and Hidekazu Tanaka)09:30h – 09:50h A Comparative Study of Use of Shannon, Rényi and Tsallis Entropy for Attribute Selecting in Network Intrusion Detection (Christiane F. L. Lima, Francisco M. de Assis and Cleonilson Protásio de Souza) 17
  17. 17. IDEAL 2012 ProgrammeAugust 31st, 2012 / Friday / MORNING (11:00h – 12:20h)Technical Session (FA2: Bio-Inspired Models for Industrial and Medical Applications I) - Room Ponta Negra -Chair: Michal Wozniak11:10h – 11:30h Performance Evaluation of Hybrid Implementation of Support Vector Machine (Konrad Gajewski and Michal Wozniak)11:30h – 11:50h Advanced CT and MR Image Processing with FPGA (Vladimir Kasik, Martin Cerny, Marek Penhaker, Václav Snášel, Vilem Novak and Radka Pustkova)11:50h – 12:10h New AdaBoost Algorithm Based on Interval-Valued Fuzzy Sets (Robert Burduk)12:10h – 12:30h Application of an Hybrid Bio-Inspired Meta-Heuristic in the Optimization of Two-Dimensional Guillotine Cutting in an Glass Industry (Flávio da Costa and Renato Sassi)Technical Session (FB2: Information Representation, Interpretation and Retrieval I) - Room Buzius - Chair:Alfredo Costa11:10h – 11:30h Interestingness Measures for Fixed Consequent Rules (Jon Hills, Luke Davis and Anthony Bagnall)11:30h – 11:50h Opportunistic Sensor Interpretation in a Virtual Smart Environment (José María Fernández de Alba, Pablo Campillo, Rubén Fuentes-Fernández and Juan Pavón)11:50h – 12:10h Discovering the Rules of an Elementary One-Dimensional Automaton (Erinaldo L. Siqueira Júnior, Tiago A. E. Ferreira and Marcelo G. da Silva)12:10h – 12:30h Behavior Pattern Recognition in Electric Power Consumption Series Using Data Mining Tools (Alynne Queiroz and Alfredo Costa)Technical Session (FC2: Information Representation, Interpretation and Retrieval II) - Room Pipa - Chair:Carmelo Bastos-Filho11:10h – 11:30h Experimental Comparison of DWT and DFT for Trajectory Representation (Ronald Annoni Jr and Carlos H. Q. Forster)11:30h – 11:50h Error Concealment by Means of Motion Refinement and Regularized Bregman Divergence (Alessandra M. Coelho, Vania V. Estrela, Felipe P. do Carmo and Sandro R. Fernandes)11:50h – 12:10h Cloud Computing Environments for Biomedical Data Services (Marek Penhaker, Vladimir Kasik and Ondrej Krejcar)12:10h – 12:30h Alternative Quality Measures for Time Series Shapelets (Jason Lines and Anthony Bagnall) 18
  18. 18. IDEAL 2012 ProgrammeAugust 31st, 2012 / Friday / AFTERNOON (14:00h – 16:00h)Technical Session (FA3: Neural Networks II) - Room Buzius - Chair: Roberto Limão14:00h – 14:20h Estimation of Aluminium Fluoride Concentration in Aluminium Reduction Cells through a Soft Sensors Approach (Otacilio Fontes, Fabio Soares and Roberto Limão)14:20h – 14:40h Soft Sensor for Fluoridated Alumina Inference in Gas Treatment Centers (Alan Souza, Fabio Soares and Roberto Limão)14:40h – 15:00h An ANN Speed Observer Applied to Three-Phase Induction Motor (Tiago Henrique dos Santos, Alessandro Goedtel, Sergio Augusto O. da Silva and Marcelo Suetake)15:00h – 15:20h Multi-class Contour Preserving Classification (Piyabute Fuangkhon and Thitipong Tanprasert)15:20h – 15:40h A Neural Network Based Approach for GPCR Protein Prediction Using Pattern Discovery (Ing Ren Tsang, George D. C. Cavalcanti, Francisco Nascimento and Gabriela Espadas)15:40h – 16:00h Feedback Linearization with a Neural Network Based Compensation Scheme (Josiane M. M. Fernandes, Marcelo C. Tanaka, Raimundo C. S. Freire Júnior and Wallace M. Bessa)Technical Session (FB3: Bio-Inspired Models for Industrial and Medical Applications II) - Room Ponta Negra -Chair: Michal Wozniak14:00h – 14:20h Photovoltaic Power Plant Outuput Estimation by Neural Networks and Fuzzy Inference (Lukáš Prokop, Stanisláv Mišák, Tomáš Novosád, Pavel Krömer, Jan Platoš and Václav Snášel)14:20h – 14:40h An Intelligent System for Managing the Isolation of Patients Suspected of Pulmonary Tuberculosis (João Baptista Souza Filho, Ana Paula Vieira, José Manoel de Seixas, Fábio Aguiar, Fernanda Mello and Afrânio Kristski)14:40h – 15:00h Application of a Perceptron Neural Network for Building the Stability of a Mining Process (Anna Burduk and Paveł Stefaniak)15:00h – 15:20h Merge Method for Shape-Based Clustering in Time Series Microarray Analysis (Irene Barbero, Camelia Chira, Javier Sedano, Carlos Prieto, José R. Villar and Emilio Corchado15:20h – 15:40h Prediction of Dental Milling Time-Error by Flexible Neural Trees and Fuzzy Rules (Pavel Krömer, Tomáš Novosád, Václav Snášel, Vicente Vera, Beatriz Hernando, Laura García-Hernandez, Héctor Quintián, Emilio Corchado, Raquel Redondo, Javier Sedano and Alvaro García)15:40h – 16:00h Cost-Sensitive Splitting and Selection Method for Medical Decision Support System (Konrad Jackowski, Bartosz Krawczyk and Michał Wozniak 19
  19. 19. IDEAL 2012 Programme Some additional IDEAL 2012 information1. Place of the EventNatal City. Natal is the capital of the state of Rio Grande do Norte, a city with around 800 thousandinhabitants. It receives annually 2 million visitors from all over the world who come to breathe “thepurest air of the Americas”, visit the largest cashew tree in the world and get to know the more than20 beaches with heavenly views of dunes and a clean calm sea. Natal is among the most soughtafter destinations in the Northeast region of Brazil, favored by its location, but mainly for its naturalbeauties and infrastructure for leisure that enchants visitors. See some pictures bellow from sitehttp://canindesoares.com/imagens-do-rn.Natal has in its history traces of Dutch and Portuguese colonization, but was also an icon as amilitary base in World War II; it harbors several beaches and large urban wooded parks, but asidefrom all of this, it conserves the charm of an average size city, offering comfort and safety to its 20
  20. 20. IDEAL 2012 Programmevisitors. Due to all of these features, Natal was chosen by thousands of visitors from all parts of theworld, not only as a tourist destination, but also as a new place to live, seeing that it is one of thecapitals that have shown the highest growth in the number of residents. Natal, “the city of the sun”,is also a perfect mix between leisure, life quality and business opportunities.Natal has the second largest Brazilian’s urban park, the Parque das Dunas. It is an area of 1.172hectares, 8.5 km in extension, approximately 2 km wide and dunes 120 meters high. It is veryimportant to Natal because it contributes to improve the city’s weather, recharges and protects thesubterranean waters reservoirs and the life quality of the city’s population. Bosque dos Namoradosis the area of the Parque das Dunas for public use. The park has 3 guided trails for visitation:Peroba, Ubaia doce and Perobinha. The first one is 2.800 meters long (back and forth) and it can bewalked in 1 hour and a half. Ubaia Doce has 4.174 meters (back and forth) and is a good 2 and ahalf hour walk. The Perobinha measures 50 meters (back and forth) and is destined to children. Onecan observe native trees, orchids, bromelias, bird nests, some animals, besides a beautifulpanoramic view from the miradors located at the end of the trails, were the sea and the Morro doCareca can be visualized. Natal has the four biggest Brazilian’s cell phone operators (TIM, Oi,Claro and Vivo) which support both GSM voice and 3G data services.State of Rio Grande do Norte. Rio Grande do Norte is located in Brazil’s Northeast region withNatal as its capitol city. With nearly 3 million inhabitants, the state has a strong appeal for touristsand attracts more than 2 million visitors a year. These are allured by the natural beauty of itsbeaches, mountains, and backlands, the richness of its natural resources such as petroleum andminerals and the hospitality of the ‘potiguar’ people, which is the name its inhabitants are knownby. 21
  21. 21. IDEAL 2012 Programme Situated on the “corner” of the continent, RN has 410 km of shore line molded by dunes and cliffs making the state the number 1 destination in Northeast Brazil. The tropical climate favors the economy, being that the state is known as a great exporter of fruits and also of shrimp. Rio Grande do Norte is made up of 167 municipalities and presents the best index of human development in the Norteast. Besides the capital, Natal, the other destinations most visited is the city of Mossoró and the beaches of Pipa, Genipapu and Maracajaú. But it is not only the sea and sun that enchant the visitors. The cuisine is a strong point, all over the state, being rich in seafood, ‘carne do sol’, green beans and ‘macaxeira’. For those that will arrive earlier to conference, there is a plenty of places to know in Natal and its north and south coasts. See some information about places to go in Natal at http://sbic.ct.ufrn.br/ideal2012/?page_id=329. 2. Conference venue - Imirá Plaza Hotel and Convention. (http://www.imiraplaza.com.br/). The Imirá Plaza Hotel offers a beautiful beach view and front green area for you and your family to relax and enjoy, including adult and kids swimming pools, playground, wet bar, piano bar, game room and a tennis court. The hotel also offers a fitness center, beauty salon, spa, sauna, business center (with computers, fax, printer), and wireless connection. You can also enjoy delicious and varied regional and international dishes at the cozy Restaurante Tainá, and its unique ocean view. The hotel offers refreshing and icy-cold beers produced next door at the (Brewery) Cervejaria Via Continental. Parking Ideal 2012 RoomsVia ContinentalBrewery –Conference Dinner 22
  22. 22. IDEAL 2012 ProgrammeOptional hotels: A number of hotels are available near to Imirá Plaza Hotel, such as Serhs NatalGrand Hotel and Praiamar Natal Hotel.If you haven’t yet booked at Imira Hotel, there are some last rooms at reduced prices (about US$80, single or double room with breakfast).See information on http://sbic.ct.ufrn.br/ideal2012/?page_id=354. If you are interested please, e-mail (informing your name, country, type of room and period of stay) toideal2012_reservation@ct.ufrn.br to book and receive additional information. Payments will bedone directly to the hotel.3. Transportation Services (eg, airport / hotel / airport) can be provided by Cariri Ecotours(http://caririecotours.com.br/). Special group prices are available.Contact: Filipe Cortês. Phone: 55 84 9993-0027E-mail: filipecortes@hotmail.com or cariri@caririecotours.com.brSkype: filipe.natal.cariri.ecotoursIf you want to hire Cariri Ecotours, send e-mail to filipecortes@hotmail.com (orcariri@caririecotours.com.br) the following information:Name:Number of person:Arrival Date:Flight Number:Air company:Hotel:There are some very interesting tours that visitors can hire directly Cariri, such as City tour, Pedrada Boca and Pipa beach. See also http://sbic.ct.ufrn.br/ideal2012/?page_id=329. If you are planningto stay some days in Pipa Beach, a nice place to stay is Solar Pipa Hotel(http://www.solarpipa.com.br).4. The official opening will be on 29/08 at 9:20 am at the Ponta Negra Auditorium, Imirá Plaza Hotel.5. Social Events5.1) The registration desk will open on the evening of August 28. Participants may obtain conference materials (bag and badge) between 18:30 h and 20:30 h. There will be a welcome drink.5.2) The welcome cocktail will take place at the end of the first day, 18:30 to 21:00 h, on Imirá Hotel, in a space front to the beach and with live Brazilian music (choro, samba, etc.) and also Capoeira show and afro-brazilian music.5.3) On the afternoon of August 30th, we will enjoy the sunset at Rio Potengi – Iate Clube with live music. 23
  23. 23. IDEAL 2012 ProgrammeSee pictures at http://www.natalonline.com/noticias/154/musicas_classicas_e_mpb_no_pordosol_do_rio_poteng i/. Bus will leave from the hotel 4 pm and return by 7 pm). Extra tickets will be available on the conference desk.5.4) The conference dinner will take place at the Via Continental Brewery, adjacent to the hotel, August 30th, from 8 to 11 pm. There will be live music (Banda Café, see info and hear them by accessing http://bandacafe.net/).5.5) A farewell drinks are being planned after the Closing Ceremony, August 31th, 7 pm, in front to the beach.5.6) We are planning (optional) a post Ideal event on Sept 1st.: A day at the famous Pipa Beach, at Ponta do Pirambu, see website www.pontadopirambu.com.br/). Bus will depart from hotel Imira 8:30 am and return by 6:00 pm. For those who are interested, tickets will be soon available. 24
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