Sunday, 17 February 2019

Call-for-Papers: The 3rd International Symposium on Autonomous Systems

The 3rd International Symposium on Autonomous Systems
(ISAS 2019) May 29-31, 2019, Shanghai, China (www.isas.cqu.edu.cn)

On behalf of the ISAS 2019 Organizing Committee, this is to invite you to submit your contributions to The 3rd International Symposium on Autonomous Systems (ISAS 2019), May 29-31, 2019, Shanghai, China (www.isas.cqu.edu.cn). The 3rd International Symposium on Autonomous Systems, ISAS 2019, will be held in Shanghai, China, during May 29-31, 2019. The conference is organized by Chongqing University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, Star Institute for Intelligent Systems, China, University of Texas at Arlington, USA, and technically co-sponsored by IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, Technical Committee on Reliable Control Systems, Chinese Association of Automation, State Key Laboratory of Synthetical Automation for Process Industries, Northeastern University, China, and Key Laboratory of System Control and Information Processing, Ministry of Education of China. ISAS focuses on both theory and applications mainly covering the topics of artificial intelligence, control, automation, robotics and autonomous systems. In addition to the technical sessions, there will be invited sessions, panel sessions and keynote addresses. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Artificial intelligence (AI): Artificial intelligence and philosophy, Automated reasoning and inference, Case-based reasoning, Cognitive aspects of AI, Commonsense reasoning, Constraint processing, Heuristic search, High-level computer vision, Intelligent interfaces, Intelligent robotics, Knowledge representation, Machine learning, Multi-agent systems, Natural language processing, Planning and theories of action, Reasoning under uncertainty or imprecision
  • Autonomous Systems: Unmanned system command and control, Cooperative control of unmanned systems, Unmanned system modeling and simulation, Unmanned system dynamics, New concept unmanned systems, Robotic systems, Unmanned aerial vehicles
  • Networked Control Systems: Coordinated control and estimation over networks, Control and computation over sensor networks, Control under communication constraints, Control and performance analysis issues, Synchronization of activities across a controlled network, Stability analysis of controlled networks, Analysis of networks as hybrid dynamical systems
  • Intelligent Control: Adaptive control, Co-operative control, Intelligent systems, Discrete event systems, Multi-agent systems, Neural networks, Fuzzy systems, Control of biological systems
  • Automation: Man-machine interactions, Process automation, Intelligent automation, Factory modeling and simulation, Home, laboratory and service automation, Network-based systems, Planning, scheduling and coordination, Nano-scale automation and assembly, Instrumentation systems, Biomedical instrumentation and applications, Building energy efficiency
  • Robotics: Modeling and identification, Robot control, Mobile robotics, Mobile sensor networks, Perception systems, Micro robots and micro-manipulation, Visual servoing, Search, rescue and field robotics, Robot sensing and data fusion, Localization, navigation and mapping, Dexterous manipulation, Medical robots and bio-robotics, Human centered systems, Space and underwater robots, Tele-robotics, Mechanism design and applications.
  • Emerging Technologies: Internet of things, Cyber-physical systems, Smart buildings, Smart grid, Energy management systems, Big data, Electric vehicles and intelligent transportation.
Keynote Speeches:
  • Professor Jie Chen, Tongji University
  • Professor Jie Huang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Professor Marios Polycarpou, University of Cyprus
  • Professor Jose Principe, University of Florida
Important Dates (Please check the latest information at www.isas.cqu.edu.cn):
  • February 28, 2019: Extended Deadline for Invited Session Proposals
  • February 28, 2019: Extended Deadline for Full Paper Submission
  • March 28, 2019: Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
  • April 15, 2019: Deadline for Camera Ready Manuscript Submission
  • April 15, 2019: Deadline for Advance Registration

Welcome and look forward to receiving your contributions and attendance to the ISAS 2019!

STEERING COMMITTEE:
Frank L. Lewis, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Hailong Pei, South China University of Technology, China
Yongduan Song, Chongqing University, China
Ning Li, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Kimon P. Valavanis, Denver University, USA
Youmin Zhang, Concordia University, Canada
Tianyou Chai, Northeastern University, China

HONORARY CHAIR:
Frank Lewis, U of Texas at Arlington, lewis@uta.edu

GENERAL CHAIRS:
Yongduan Song, Chongqing University, ydsong@cqu.edu.cn
Xinping Guan, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, xpguan@sjtu.edu.cn

PROGRAM CHAIRS:

ChangyunWen, Nanyang technological University, ecywen@ntu.edu.sg
Cailian Chen, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, cailianchen@sjtu.edu.cn



Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Call for Nominations / Applications for the position of Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine

The IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine (CIM) publishes peer-reviewed articles that present emerging novel discoveries, important insights, or tutorial surveys in all areas of computational intelligence design and applications, in keeping with the Field of Interest of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (IEEE CIS). Additionally, CIM serves as a media of communications between the governing body and its membership of IEEE CIS. Authors are encouraged to submit papers on applications oriented developments, successful industrial implementations, design tools, technology reviews, computational intelligence education, and applied research. Details about the current state of this publication can be found at: https://cis.ieee.org/publications/ci-magazine.

The inaugural issue of CIM was published in February 2006 as the official magazine of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS).  Gary G. Yen worked hard for CIM as the founding Editor-in-Chief from 2006 to 2009 until Kay Chen Tan assumed the reins in 2010. Hisao Ishibuchi took over these duties in 2014, and his term is completing in 2019. Through their dedicated effort, and with generous support from the members of CIS, the magazine has become one of the most successful and influential periodical publications in the field of computational intelligence.  Its impact, along with its Impact Factor, has grown steadily over the years.  Thanks to the hard work of the EiCs, this technical and societal material is packaged in a classy format, a proud addition to the CIS publication portfolio.

Because Hisao’s term is ending, a new Editor-in-Chief must be appointed to assume leadership in 2020. The IEEE CIS Executive Committee has formed an Adhoc Search Committee to seek suitable candidates to serve as the next EiC of CIM. The Search Committee solicits nominations/applications for this position. Nominees/applicants should be dedicated volunteers with outstanding research profiles and extensive editorial experience. The nomination/application package should include complete CV along with a separate description (max 300 words/topic) on each of the following items:

  • Vision Statement
  • Understanding of the differences between EiC duties of a magazine and journal
  • Challenges, if any, faced by the publication, and a plan to deal with them
  • Editorial Experience
  • Summary of publishing experience in IEEE magazines/journals
  • IEEE Volunteer Experience
  • Institutional Support
  • Current service and administrative commitments
  • Networking with the Community
  • Statement of why the candidate considers himself/herself fit for this position? 

Address any questions, and send the nomination/application package as a single PDF file through email to kellerj@missouri.edu by April 26, 2019.  

Jim Keller, Chair of the Search Committee
Hisao Ishibuchi
Chin-Teng Lin
Pablo Estevez
Kay Chen Tan

Thursday, 7 February 2019

CFP: IEEE Conference on Games (COG) 2019

IEEE CONFERENCE ON GAMES (COG) 2019
20-23 August 2019
Queen Mary University of London, UK
http://www.ieee-cog.org

The IEEE Conference on Games (IEEE CoG) is a natural evolution of the IEEE Computational Intelligence and Games (IEEE CIG) to embrace a larger scope, in line with the IEEE Transactions on Games. The conference will bring together leading researchers and practitioners from academia and industry in the field of Games, to discuss recent advances and explore future directions. Games offer an excellent domain for the study and application of many research areas including artificial intelligence, computational creativity, game design, technology, education social sciences. The annual IEEE Conference on Games seeks to share insights and cutting-edge research related to game technologies and design, covering scientific, technical, and engineering aspects of games. The conference will also include a varied set of competitions for AI agents where the AI either aims to play games to a high standard, or design new games or game levels.

CALL FOR PAPERS

IEEE CoG 2019 will include presentations of peerreviewed papers, invited talks by high-profile industry and academic leaders, panels, posters and demos. We welcome papers related to all aspects of games, including, but not limited to, the following broad subject areas:

Computational and Artificial Intelligence in Games: advances in and applications of machine learning, search, reasoning, optimization and other CI/AI methods related to video games, board games, computer games, serious games, mathematical games and other types of games. This includes, but is not limited to, methods for game playing, content generation, player modeling, and game adaptation, as well as game-based testing of AI methods.

  • Game Technology: papers on engines, frameworks, graphics, sound, networking and animation.
  • Game Interaction and Player Experience: advances in game interfaces and modeling of player experience and metrics.
  • Game Design: methods, techniques and studies on video and board game design.
  • Games in Education: usage of games for education, learning and development. This includes game competitions used for teaching and research in education institutions.

None of the deadlines will be extended!

Full technical papers: 24th March 2019
Short, competition, vision and demo papers: 14th May 2019
Games Industry track: 11th June 2019


PROGRAM COMMITTEE

General Chairs:
Diego Perez-Liebana {diego.perez@qmul.ac.uk} &
Sanaz Mostaghim {sanaz.mostaghim@ovgu.de}

Program Chairs: Amy K. Hoover &
Simon M. Lucas & Georgios Yannakakis

Local Chair: Laurissa Tokarchuck

Keynote Chair: Jichen Zhu

Tutorial Chair: Gillian Smith

Competition Chairs: Julian Togelius &
Mike Preuss

Industry Chairs: Sam Devlin & Xenia Neufeld &
Duygu Cakmak & Anders Drachen

Special Session Chair: Dan Ashlock

Finance Chair: Mark Winands

Proceedings Chair: Vanessa Volz

Demonstrations Chair: Antonios Liapis

Publicity and Media Chairs: Raluca D. Gaina &
Jialin Liu

Webmaster: Cristina Guerrero-Romero

Monday, 4 February 2019

CFP: CEC 2019 workshop "Understanding of Evolutionary Optimization Behavior"

CALL FOR PAPERS

We are organising the workshop “Understanding of Evolutionary Optimization Behavior (UEOB 2019)” at the IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation 2019 (http://cec2019.org/programs/workshops.html#cec-02) in Wellington, New Zealand.

Please consider to contribute to and/or forward to the appropriate groups the following opportunity to present original research articles in CEC 2019.


SCOPE

The focus of the UEOB 2019 is to highlight theoretical and empirical research that investigates approaches needed to analyze stochastic optimization algorithms and performance assessment with regard to different criteria. The main goal is to bring the problem and importance of understanding optimization algorithms closer to researchers and to show them how and why this is important for future development in the optimization community. This will help researchers/users to transfer the gained knowledge from theory into the real world, or to find the algorithm that is best suited to the characteristics of a given real-world problem.

More detailed information can be found at http://cs.ijs.si/ueob/.


TOPICS OF INTEREST
  • Data-driven approaches (machine learning/information theory/statistics) for assessing algorithm performance
  • Vector embeddings of problem search space
  • Meta-learning
  • New advances in analysis and comparison of algorithms
  • Operators influence on algorithm behavior
  • Parameters influence on algorithm behavior
  • Theoretical algorithm analysis

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

All submissions should be formatted according to the CEC 2019 submission guidelines provided at http://www.cec2019.org/papers.html#submission
All submissions will be handled through EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ueob2019) and reviewed by the program committee.

In order to participate to this workshop, a full or a student registration at CEC 2019 is required.

Selected papers will be invited to be extended for a special issue in Natural Computing (https://link.springer.com/journal/11047).


IMPORTANT DATES
  • Paper submission: 15 March, 2019
  • Notification to authors: 31 March, 2019
  • Early registration: 31 March, 2019
  • Final submission: 15 April, 2019
  • Conference: 10-13 June, 2019

ORGANIZERS

Tome Eftimov
Department of Biomedical Data Sciences, Stanford Medicine
Stanford University
USA

Peter Korošec
Computer Systems Department
Jožef Stefan Institute
Slovenia

Christian Blum
Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA)
Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
Spain

Saturday, 2 February 2019

IEEE CIBCB 2019

16th IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

July 9-11, 2019

Certosa di Pontignano, Tuscany, Italy


General chair: Giuseppe Nicosia
Program chair: Barbara Di Camillo
Finance chair: Renato Umeton
Technical co-chairs: Richard Allmendinger, Simone Furini, Emanuele Domenico Giordano
Publicity / proc. co-chairs: Giacomo Baruzzo, Alessandro Zandona

Keynote Speakers:
Pierre Baldi, USA
Riccardo Bellazzi, Italy
Thomas Keane, UK


Saturday, 5 January 2019

CFP: International Conference on Advanced Computational Intelligence (ICACI 2019) (15 Jan)

The Eleventh International Conference on Advanced Computational Intelligence (ICACI2019) will be held in Guilin, China during June 7-9, 2019. ICACI2019 aims to provide a high-level international forum for scientists, engineers, and educators to present the state-of-the-art research and applications in computational intelligence. The conference will feature plenary speeches given by world renowned scholars, regular sessions with broad coverage, and special sessions focusing on popular topics. In addition, best paper awards will be given during the conference. The proceedings of ICACI2019 will be submitted for inclusion into the IEEE Xplore Database which is indexed by EI Compendex and Scopus. Moreover, selected papers with extended version will be recommended to publish in special issues of related journals. The conference will favor papers representing advanced theories and innovative applications in computational intelligence.

Prospective authors are invited to contribute high-quality papers to ICACI2019. In addition, proposals for special sessions within the technical scopes of the conference are solicited. Special sessions, to be organized by internationally recognized experts, aim to bring together researchers in special focused topics. A special session proposal should include the session title, a brief description of the scope and motivation, names, contact information and brief biographical information on the organizers.

Topics Areas

Topics areas include, but not limited to, computational neuroscience, connectionist theory and cognitive science, mathematical modeling of neural systems, neurodynamic analysis, neurodynamic optimization, adaptive dynamic programming, embedded neural systems, probabilistic and information-theoretic methods, principal and independent component analysis, hybrid intelligent systems, supervised, unsupervised and reinforcement learning, deep learning, brain imaging and neural information processing, neuroinformatics and bioinformatics, support vector machines and kernel methods, autonomous mental development, data mining, pattern recognition, time series analysis, image and signal processing, robotic and control applications, telecommunications, transportation systems, intrusion detection and fault diagnosis, hardware implementation, real-world applications, big data processing, fuzzy systems, fuzzy logic, fuzzy set theory, fuzzy decision making, fuzzy information processing, fuzzy logic control, evolutionary computation, ant colony optimization, genetic algorithms, parallel and distributed algorithms, particle swarm optimization, differential evolution, evolving neural networks, evolutionary fuzzy systems, evolving neuro-fuzzy systems, evolutionary games and multi-agent systems, intelligent systems applications.

Important Dates

Special session proposals deadline: Dec. 1, 2018
Paper submission deadline(extented): Jan. 1, 2019 Jan. 15, 2019
Notification of acceptance: Mar. 1, 2019
Camera-ready copy and author registration: Apr. 1, 2019

Instructions for authors:

1. Paper Format: Please use the A4 format, Times New Roman of font size 10, single spaced, and two columns. Do not number your manuscript pages and do not use the US letter format. Please use the IEEE template (Microsoft Word or Latex) to prepare your manuscript. The templates are available from: https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html

2. We can only accept PDF files. All submitted papers should be limited to a maximum length of 6 pages, including figures, tables, and references. Up to two additional pages will be permitted for a charge of USD 160 per additional page.

3. The Submission will be done via EasyChair system: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icaci2019

Committees

General Chairs

Tianlong Gu, Guilin University of Electronic Technology, Guilin, China
Xiaonan Luo, Guilin University of Electronic Technology, Guilin, China
Jun Zhang, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China

Advisory Chairs

C. L. Philip Chen, University of Macau, Macao
Xin Yao, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, and Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China
Gary G. Yen, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA

Steering Chairs

Derong Liu, University of Illinois – Chicago, Chicago, USA
Jun Wang, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Organizing Chair

Liang Chang, Guilin University of Electronic Technology, Guilin, China

Program Chairs

Chia-Feng Juang, National Chung-Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan
Zhihui Zhan, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China
Nian Zhang, University of District of Columbia, Washington, USA

Special Sessions Chairs

Tingwen Huang, Texas A&M University –Qatar, Qatar
Zhiwen Yu, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China
Dongbin Zhao, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Publicity Chairs

Jinde Cao, Southeast University, Nanjing, China
Min Han, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China
Yuanqing Li, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China
Zhang Yi, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
Zhigang Zeng, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China

Publications Chairs

Yuejiao Gong, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China
Qiuyuan Luo, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China
Zhenbing Liu, Guilin University of Electronic Technology, Guilin, China
Huadeng Wang, Guilin University of Electronic Technology, Guilin, China

Registration Chairs

Ziming Wang and Jiayu Huang, Guilin University of Electronic Technology, Guilin, China

Local Arrangements Chairs

Rushi Lan and Li Li, Guilin University of Electronic Technology, Guilin, China

CFP: IEEE CEC 2019 Special Session on When Evolutionary Computation Meets Data Mining

Many of the tasks carried out in data mining and machine learning, such as feature subset selection, associate rule mining, and model building, can be transformed as optimization problems. Thus it is very natural that Evolutionary Computation (EC), has been widely applied to these tasks in the fields of data mining (DM) and machine learning (ML), as an optimization technique.

On the other hand, EC is a class of population-based iterative algorithms, which generate abundant data about the search space, problem feature and population information during the optimization process. Therefore, the data mining and machine learning techniques can also be used to analyze these data for improving the performance of EC. A lot of successful applications have been reported, including the creation of new optimization paradigm such as Estimation of Distribution Algorithm, the adaptation of parameters or operators in an algorithm, mining the external archive for promising search regions, and so on.

However, there remain many open issues and opportunities that are continually emerging as intriguing challenges for bridging the gaps between EC and DM. The aim of this special session is to serve as a forum for scientists in this field to exchange the latest advantages in theories, technologies, and practice.

We invite researchers to submit their original and unpublished work related to, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • EC enhanced by Data Mining and Machine Learning Concepts and/or Framework
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning Based on EC techniques
  • Machine Learning Enhanced and/or Model-based Multi- and/or Many-objective Optimization
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning Enhanced Constrained Optimization:
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning Enhanced Memetic Computation or Local Search
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning Enhanced EC for Combinatorial Optimization
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning Enhanced EC for Large-scale Optimization
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning Enhanced EC for Dynamic Optimization
  • Association Rule Mining Based on Multi-Objective Optimization
  • Knowledge Discovery in Data Mining via Evolutionary Algorithm
  • Genetic Programming in Data Mining
  • Multi-Agent Data Mining using Evolutionary Computation
  • Medical Data Mining with Evolutionary Computation
  • Evolutionary Computation in Intelligent Network Management
  • Evolutionary Clustering in Noisy Data Sets
  • Big Data Projects with Evolutionary Computation
  • Deep Learning with Evolutionary Computation
  • Real World Applications

Paper Submission:

All papers should be submitted electronically through IEEE CEC 2017 website at http://www.cec2017.org/ To submit your papers to the special session, please select the Special Session in the Main Research topic. For more submission information please visit: http://www.cec2017.org/ All accepted papers will be published in the IEEE CEC 2017 electronic proceedings.

Organizers:

Zhun Fan
Shantou University, China
E-mail: zfan@stu.edu.cn

Xinye Cai
Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
E-Mail: xinye@nuaa.edu.cn