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					        The First International Workshop on Intelligent Finance (IWIF 1)
 A Convergence of Mathematical Finance with Technical and Fundamental Analysis
            Crown Promenade Hotel, Melbourne, 13 - 14 December 2004, www.iwif.org
                                         In association with
     The 6th International Conference on Optimization Techniques and Applications (ICOTA 6)
                      Ballarat, 9-11 December 2004, www.ballarat.edu.au/icota

Academic financial mathematicians and professional technical and fundamental analysts as well as
investors and traders, have all come to realize that successful investing and trading on worldwide
financial markets requires a comprehensive approach which can exploit all the available information
about the financial markets. This information includes such things as intermarket correlation and
influences, trends, waves, cycles, swings, and momentums on market activities, business
fundamentals, and mass psychology. Incompleteness, if any, in an investing or trading method
carries one of the biggest risks; a risk which no one can afford to ignore or underestimate. However,
a complete approach may only be possible through the use of comprehensive intelligent systems that
are able to implement and integrate financial market predictions, technical trading strategies,
fundamental investing methodologies, and quantitative portfolio management. Intelligent Finance
has recently emerged as an integration or unification of financial mathematics, and technical and
fundamental analysis. The First annual International Workshop on Intelligent Finance (IWIF) will
provide a forum for academic researchers and professional analysts as well as investors and traders
to exchange ideas and approaches, to present latest findings and leading-edge solutions, and to share
potential benefits of the latest scientific and technological development in future investing and
trading. It is known that investing or trading for an annual return considerably higher than 10% is a
minority game. We believe that the participants of this Workshop belong or will belong to this
minority club of intelligent investors and traders.

The Workshop will be held over two days, the 13 and 14 of December 2004, and will comprise of a
single track of invited and submitted paper presentations. You are cordially invited to submit your
work either as a regular research paper for peer review, or as an extended abstract or professional
paper. Industrial presentations demonstrating leading-edge trading systems are also welcome. Topic
areas include, but are not limited to, the following categories:
     Financial Mathematics and Statistics
     Technical Analysis
     Fundamental Analysis
     Financial Artificial Intelligence
     Financial Game Theory
     Financial Power Laws from Physics and Chaos Theory
     Individual and Mass Psychology for Investors and Traders
     Investing or Trading Methodologies
     Investing or Trading Systems

Research paper submissions will be peer reviewed by the Program Committee, and extended
abstracts or professional papers will be briefly reviewed. Accepted papers and abstracts will be
published in the Workshop Proceedings together with the Proceedings of ICOTA 6. For more
information and paper submission, please visit www.iwif.org.
Important dates:
   1. Paper submission due 1 August 2004
   2. Notification of acceptance before 1 September 2004
   3. Camera-ready final papers due 1 October 2004
   4. Early registration due 1 October 2004
   5. The Workshop days: 13-14 December 2004


Workshop Co-Chairs:
 Heping Pan, Australia
 Didier Sornette, USA & France, Keynote Speaker on “Why Stock Market Crash”


Program Committee:
 Volf Frishling, Commonwealth Bank
 Dzung Le, ANZ Investment Bank
 Yanxia Lin, University of Wollongang
 An Analyst from Man Financial Australia
 Matteo Marsili, Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy
 Sidney Morris, University of Ballarat
 Heping Pan, University of Ballarat
 Alex Rubinov, University of Ballarat
 Didier Sornette, University of California at Los Angeles, USA and CNRS, France
 Hideki Takayasu, Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Japan
 John Yearwood, University of Ballarat
 Jiongmin Yong, University of Central Florida, USA
 Yi-Cheng Zhang, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
 Zhi-Hua Zhou, Nanjing University, China
 Song-Ping Zhu, University of Wollongang
 Zili Zhu, Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO)

Sponsors:
 Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ)
 Australian Technical Analysts Association (ATAA)
 University of Ballarat, Australia
More sponsors will be shown on our web site: www.iwif.org.


Workshop Official Contacts:

   For academic issues, Heping Pan, Chair IWIF 1
    h.pan@ballarat.edu.au, Phone: (03) 53279860
   For organizing issues, Wayne Hurst
    w.hurst@ballarat.edu.au, Phone: (03) 53279270

    School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences
    University of Ballarat, Mt Helen, 3353 Victoria, Australia
    Fax: (03)53279289, URL: www.iwif.org

				
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