Human vs. Computer Go Competition @ FUZZ-IEEE 2013

By Chang-Sing Lee and Olivier Teytaud

The technique of Monte Carlo Tree Search (MCTS) has revolutionized the field of computer game-playing, and is starting to have an impact in other search and optimization domains as well. Today, programs such as MoGo/MoGoTW, Crazy Stone, Fuego, Many Faces of Go, and Zen have achieved a level of play that seemed unthinkable only a decade ago. These programs are now competitive at a professional level for 9 x9 Go and amateur Dan strength on 19x19. This competition will feature play between:

Humans (Taiwanese Professional Go Players, Tentative):
• Chun-Hsun Chou (9P)
• Ping-Chiang Chou (5P)

Computer Go Programs (Tentative):
• MoGo/MoGoTW (France / Taiwan)
• Fuego (Canada)
• Many Faces of Go (USA)
• Zen (Japan)

Fuzzy Control Competetion @ FUZZ-IEEE 2013

By Chang-Shing Lee and Giovanni Acampora

The competition problem is explained here. The goal of this competition problem, designed by Hao Ying* and Haibo Zhou** , is to develop an innovative fuzzy logic controller to control a substantially simplified magnetic suspension system under different conditions. It is a multi-input, multi-output (MIMO) control problem.

Preparing and Submitting a Competition Paper

You enter the competition by reporting your novel solution to one of the problems in a paper submitted through the conference web submission site (all the conference papers, competition or not, will be submitted through the same site). While choosing the topic for your paper, please use the topic “Fuzzy Competition”. This will indicate that the paper is submitted for the fuzzy competition and the competition chairs will have access to these papers. Your paper should meet all the requirements set by the conference for paper submission (e.g., paper length and font sizes). There is no difference between the competition paper and non-competition papers except the former is specifically written to address the competition problem. We have developed the competition problems by ourselves and have done our best to avoid errors. We have developed the competition rules below with the intention to make them comprehensive in coverage. Nevertheless, it is a learning process for us and mistakes may be inevitable. If we find an error or have to make an adjustment to the competition material posted on the conference web, we will do so and will inform you of any substantial change that impacts the competition. For this purpose, we ask you to send your name and e-mail address to Dr. Giovanni Acampora <> so that we can keep you informed. You are encouraged to do so, but this step is optional.

Competition Rules

In preparing your competition work, please keep the following rules in mind:

1. Fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic must be used and they must play a central role in the controller. A solution without using them will be disqualified from the competition. Such a paper will be sent to the conference’s Program Chair for his disposal.

2. The authors are encouraged to use MATLAB and its toolboxes to conduct the simulation study. This, however, is not required.

3. A number of control system (or system modeling) performance data files and all your computer programs are required to be submitted to Competition Chairs. They are in addition to the results displayed in the paper. See the Reporting Requirements section of the competition problem description files for details.

4. All papers for the competition will be reviewed like papers for any other special sessions. All accepted papers for the session on fuzzy competition will be included in the proceedings following the same rules that are applicable to any other papers. However, a small number of accepted papers will be determined as the finalists for either competition problem by the Competition Chairs collectively. One of the authors of a finalist paper must attend in person and present the paper in the session dedicated on the fuzzy competition; otherwise, the paper will not be considered further for the competition. Due to the budget constraint, no financial support is available from the conference to the finalists.

5. During the presentation, the authors of a finalist paper will run the programs to demonstrate the control performance. Competition Chairs will attend the session and may ask questions and examine the work to determine the winners. Official certificates and prizes will be given to the winners at the conference.

6. The factors important for the selection of the finalists and the winners include: technical novelty with respect to the current fuzzy control and modeling literature and soundness of the proposed control/modeling solution, performance of the control system (or system model), paper quality, and oral presentation (for the finalists only).

If you have any questions, please contact the Competition Co-Chair:

Giovanni Acampora, Ph.D.

School of Industrial Engineering, Information Systems

Eindhoven University of Technology, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Tel: +31 40 2473948/2290

Fax: +31 40 2451275


* Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Wayne State University Detroit, Michigan 48202, USA Email:

** State Key Lab of High Performance Complex Manufacturing Central South University, Changsha, China


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Electronics and Communication Sciences Unit, Indian Statstical Institute, Kolkata