Monday, 12 December 2011

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

IEEE Fellow - Class of 2012

There are nine fellows elevated through CIS. Congratulations go to

Hojjat Adeli,
Pierre Baldi,
Kalyanmoy Deb,
Gerard Dreyfus,
Gary Fogel,
Sushmita Mitra,
Marimuthu Palaniswami,
Jagath Rajapakse, and
Hao Ying.

Additionally, the following are elevated Fellows in class of 2012 with CIS membership:

Paul Dan Cristea,
Jian Xin Xu,
Anbal Figueiras-Vidal,
Jean-Christophe Olivo,
Konstantinos Plataniotis, and
Wan-Chi Siu.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

IEEE CIS Regional Ambassador Program (New Initiative)

Regional Ambassador Program, an initiative approved by ADCOM in June, 2011
I.       Overview       
The main goal of the IEEE CIS Regional Ambassador Program (RAP) initiative is to increase and strengthen local and regional cooperation among members by providing them access to a wide array of regional experts in an easy and expedited way. The RAP initiative also includes the goals of serving CIS chapters, fostering cooperation between chapters, helping to create new chapters, and stimulating member recruitment.
The RAP will be run first as a pilot project in IEEE Region 9, Latin-America, for a year under new initiative funding. Following the first year, the impact of the RAP will be evaluated in order to decide whether it should continue as a permanent program of the IEEE CIS.
II.    Mission
The RAP initiative aims to foster cooperation between and among CIS Chapters within the same IEEE region, in order to organize visits of regional ambassadors (RAs). The program also supports CIS members residing in IEEE sections where although there are no CIS chapters, there is the potential to create new chapter(s).
A RA visit should be actively pursued as an opportunity for membership recruitment and CIS promotion, and chapter formation when applicable. The RAs will include a short presentation about the IEEE CIS during their talks. This program, however, is not intended to provide speakers for conferences, workshops, or symposia. 
III.    Policies and Procedures
A. There are two ways to request a regional ambassador:
1) Two CIS chapters belonging to the same IEEE region, but different IEEE sections, agree to cooperate. The lead chapter organizes an event and initiates the RA invitation, and the other provides the ambassador. Student chapters can participate as one of the two chapters requesting an ambassador.
2) A group of at least six IEEE CIS members (graduate student members, members, senior members or fellows) from an IEEE Section where there is no CIS chapter requests a RA from a CIS chapter, belonging to the same IEEE region. The group of members must select/agree on a chapter formation champion who should contact the chair of the IEEE CIS chapters subcommittee and begin the process of collecting signatures on the chapter formation petition before or at the time of the RAP application. In the following proposed procedures, a Group of Members refers to a group of CIS members satisfying the requirements of point 2).
3) All requests should be sent to the chair of the RAP subcommittee (see section VI). Requests should include:
    --RAP application form
    --Email from participating chapter chairs or group of members supporting the application
    --In case of a request coming from a group of members, it must include documentation about a chapter petition form in progress with a minimum of six signatures of IEEE CIS members belonging to their IEEE section. A confirmation note from the chair of the CIS chapters subcommittee must be included, indicating that the chapter formation process has been initiated and that at least six signatures of IEEE CIS members in good standing are supporting chapter formation.
    --Regional ambassador´s resumé. The nomination package may include addresses of the ambassador web site.
    --Signed RA duties form where the candidate expresses his/her willingness to serve as an RA and complete the respective duties.
    --Title and abstract of the lecture.
    --Date and location.
    --Estimated costs.
B. To organize a regional ambassador activity the CIS Chapter Chairs, or alternatively a Group of Members, should perform the following steps:
1.    Based on the interests of the members, choose an ambassador and a topic. The ambassador must be a CIS member residing in the same IEEE region as the chapter chairs. The chapter chair or a group of members should contact the RA directly, and work out preliminary details of the visit (tour event, date, location, financial arrangements, etc.).
2.    This preliminary information should be included in the RAP Application Form, to be sent to the chair of the RAP subcommittee. In general, the RAP covers the RA’s inter-city travel expenses. Chapters or group of members should cover the local expenses such as accommodation, meals, and transportation.
3.  The chapter chair, or group of members, should make timely arrangements well in advance of the planned visit. Requests are evaluated continuously and on a first-come first-served basis, and members are encouraged to make their requests for approval of the RA visit early in the year.
4.  RAs will include a short presentation about the IEEE CIS in their talks. The MA committee will develop a standard high-quality 15-minute slide presentation for RAs to use. If the RA activity has been initiated by a group of members, the RA visit has the important additional goal of stimulating the collection of the additional signatures needed to complete the chapter petition form.
5. The RA will be reimbursed up to a maximum of $1,000, in order to (partially) cover the air-fare to the location where the RAP talk is to be given, as well as other related travel expenses of the RA. A RA may have at most two RAP trips during a calendar year, depending on the availability of funds, but the second trip has lower priority.
6. After the visit is approved by the RAP subcommittee (see item VI), the chapter chair or group of members should contact the RA to finalize arrangements. A copy of the approval email should be send to the VP of Finances, indicating the amount awarded, date, location, and name of the RA, as well as the participating CIS chapters. The lecture should be open to all members of the IEEE, and non-members as well. The chapter chairs are expected to publicize the event in the chapter newsletter and/or by special mailings to all members of the chapter, as well as in their IEEE Section. The event must be announced as "Sponsored by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society under its Regional Ambassador Program". If other IEEE societies or organizations have offered to support this Chapter activity, then proper acknowledgment should also be given.
7. Immediately following the event, the chapter chair, or group of members, should send a summary report to the chair of the RAP subcommittee including information on the lecture date/title, attendee statistics, a copy of the announcement, photos, etc.
8. The RA should retain receipts of the approved travel. Following the event, the RA should complete the IEEE travel reimbursement form (available at and send it electronically to the VP of Finances with a copy to the VP of Members Activities. After approval from the VP of Finances, the spreadsheet and scanned original receipts should be sent by email to the IEEE CIS Executive Administrator.
9. Chapters may participate in more than one RAP activity, but the RAP subcommittee will rank the requests, and give preference to chapters not previously having an RA assigned, in order to maximize the coverage of the program. Depending on the availability of funds, a chapter may have a second RA assigned to it.
IV.         Regional Ambassadors Eligibility
The Regional Ambassadors are recognized experts in their respective fields. The RAs should be IEEE Senior Members or Fellows with IEEE CIS membership. There will be no list of appointed ambassadors. Ambassadors should be proposed by a CIS chapter chair organizing a lecture, and should count on the support of the chair of the CIS chapter in which the proposed ambassador is a member. Alternatively, ambassadors can be proposed by the chair of the CIS chapter in which the ambassador is a member, and requested by a group of members of an IEEE section where there is no CIS chapter. Ambassadors will be approved upon request on a case-by-case basis by the RAP subcommittee.
V.         Regional Ambassador Program Subcommittee
A subcommittee of the Members Activities Committee will be in charge of running the RAP during its first year of execution. The subcommittee will be composed of the Chapters Subcommittee Chair, Distinguished Lecturer Program Subcommittee Chair, Senior Members Subcommittee Chair, Industry Liaison Subcommittee Chair and the Vice-president of Members Activities (who will act as the subcommittee chair during the first year of the RAP initiative).
The role of the RAP subcommittee is threefold:
    --Approve regional ambassadors upon request using the RA selection criteria listed below
    --Suggest potential regional ambassadors to chapter chairs
    --Publicize the Regional Ambassador Program
1. RA Selection Criteria*
*Quantitative measures in italics are recommendations in the competency of the RAP subcommittee
a.       Leadership & public lecture accomplishments in CIS related fields:
Criterion: number of keynote/plenary/tutorial/invited talks at regional or international events during the 5 years preceding the nomination.
b.      Elected members of the CIS, such as Adcom/Excom members, EiCs, chairs of CIS committees/subcommittees, Chapter chairs are highly respected researchers and active volunteers, and they can be directly requested as RAP speakers.
Criterion: service to CIS in at least one of the above positions during the last 5 years.
c.       Other RAP speakers can be suggested, if they are leading experts of their field, either in academia, or in industry and government, and have also demonstrated active involvement in CIS
Criterion: ISI journal papers and/or patents and/or awards, and leading positions in the last 5 years.
d.      Serving as an ambassador of the society:
The RA should be committed to the duty of representing the society at various public events, and to participating in chapter formation when applicable, membership recruitment and development as part of the RAP presentation.
Criterion: active member in IEEE CIS, with a signed and submitted RA duties form.
VI.  Regional Ambassador Program Evaluation
Joint chapter activities funded by RAP must be reported for all chapters participating in the activity through VTools. RAP activities must be properly reported on the chapters’ and CIS websites, E-Letter, and the EMaC tool.
At the end of the first year, the RAP will be evaluated using the following parameters:
    --Number of RAP activities per year
    --Number of RAP activities reported by chapters in VTools
    --Progress report on chapter formation as a result of the RAP program within the region
    --Opinions of CIS Chapter Chairs in IEEE Region 9
    --Survey applied to attendants of RA lectures
    --Total number of attendees at RA lectures
    --Number of visits to the RAP website
Finally, a report about the RAP experience will be written for CIM.
VIII. RAP Time Table
·      June 3, 2011, Motion to be voted on by MA Committee
·      June 5, 2011, the RAP initiative  to be voted on by ADCOM
·      October 2011, setting up of RAP subcommittee and website
·      October-December 2011, Publicity of the RAP initiative in IEEE Region 9
·      January 1- December 31, 2012, Execution of RAP initiative

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Accepted in Thomson's Web of Science: IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games

We are very pleased to confirm that IEEE Transactions on Computational
Intelligence and AI in Games (TCIAIG) and IEEE Transactions on Autonomous
Mental Development (TAMD), both led by the IEEE Computational Intelligence
Society, are accepted by Thomson's Web of Science. Beginning with V.1 (1)
2009 (the very first issue), IEEE TAMD will be indexed and abstracted in:

- Science Citation Index Expanded (also known as SciSearch)
- Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
- Current Contents/Engineering Computing and Technology
- Neuroscience Citation Index

And IEEE TCIAIG will be indexed and abstracted in:
- Science Citation Index Expanded (also known as SciSearch)
- Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
- Current Contents/Engineering Computing and Technology

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Paper submission is now opened: IEEE WCCI 2012

Authors are welcomed to submit papers to one of the three premier conferences of the IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, 10-15 June, 2012, Brisbane, Australia

Submission to Fuzz-IEEE 2012

Submission to IEEE-CEC 2012

Submission to IJCNN 2012

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Join the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society

The 2012 membership year is underway. Join IEEE today and receive membership benefits through 31 December 2012. Graduate student members pay the student rate as long as they are enrolled in at least 50% of a normal full-time academic program. In addition, the IEEE offers an electronic membership (e-Membership) option for professionals, saving 65% off the cost of traditional IEEE membership. The e-Membership option is available to new and renewing members who reside in countries where the per capita gross domestic product does not exceed US $15,000. See more details at: You can start the join/membership procedure at this link: Besides joining IEEE, you can easily add the CIS membership at any time. Current CIS membership dues are US $26 for regular membe! rs and US $13 for students/graduate students. As a member of CIS, you will receive IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, and you will have free online access to our major journals through IEEE Xplore. Please visit our website at for more information and details.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

IEEE CIS AdCom Pre-Election Announcement

We would like to notify all voting Members that this year you will receive your IEEE Computational Intelligence Society ballot material electronically for voting in the IEEE CIS Election on 6 October 2011 from

You will need your IEEE Web Account username/password to access the ballot and cast your vote. This is the same account information used to access IEEE online services such as renewing your membership, myIEEE, and Xplore. It is recommended you test your web account access at to avoid any potential problems with accessing your ballot. If you do not recall your web account information, you may go to: to recover. You may also email or call +1 800 678 4333 (USA/Canada) or +1 732 981 0060 (Worldwide).

If you receive this message and would like to cast your ballot electronically, you need do nothing more. On 6 October 2011, you will receive another email (sent to this same email address) with election instructions and a link for voting online. The voting period is expected to be 6 October - 17 November 2011.

If you prefer to have the paper ballot material mailed to you, please e-mail your name, address, member number, and reference the CIS election ballot to or call +1 732 562 3904. When the election ballots are sent out, your ballot will be physically mailed to you rather than sent electronically.

If you have any questions please contact Jo-Ellen Snyder at or call +1 732 465 5892.

Monday, 5 September 2011

CFP: The 3rd International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ICSI'2012)

ICSI'2012: Call for Papers

The 3rd International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ICSI'2012)
Dates: 17th-20th June 2012
Location: Shenzhen, China

This is the first call for papers for The 3rd International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ICSI'2012) (

The deadline for submission of papers is 31st December, 2011.

Submission Details: Prospective authors are invited to contribute high-quality papers (6-10 pages) to ICSI 2012 through online submission system at

Papers accepted by ICSI'2012 will be published in Springer?s Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) (Indexed by ISI Proceedings, EI Compendex, ISTP, DBLP, etc.) and some high-quality papers will be selected for special issues of SCI-indexed Journals, i.e., Computational Intelligence, Information Science, International Journal of Artificial Intelligence, International Journal of Swarm Intelligence Research, etc.

For details about ICSI'2012, please visit the conference website at

Conference Scope
This conference (ICSI'2012) is the third in a series of conferences (the first event ICSI'2010-Beijing and the second event ICSI'2011-Chongqing) that serves as a forum for an international
community of researchers, practitioners and vendors on all aspects of Swarm Intelligence and its application.
The scope of the conference includes (but is not limited to):

Swarm-based optimization techniques
Swarm computing
Particle swarm optimization
Ant colony optimization
Fish school search
Stochastic Diffusion Search (SDS)
Swarm robotics
Artificial life
Cognitive science
Social evolution
Optimization theory and methods
Immune system theory
Evolutionary computation
Grammatical Evolution
Natural Computing
Simulation and emulation of nature
Multi-agent based complex systems
Collective intelligence
Social intelligence
Social computing

PSO algorithms
ACO algorithms
FSS algorithms
Bees algorithm
Artificial Bee Colony Algorithms
Fireworks algorithms
Cultural algorithms
Genetic algorithms
Co-evolution algorithms
Memetic algorithms
Hybrid optimization methods
Evolutionary programming
Evolutionary strategy
Hybridization method
Evolutionary learning systems
Parallelizing algorithms

Computational swarm models
Artificial immune system
Multi-objective optimization
Evolutionary intelligent agents
Constrained environment
Information System
Analytic models of emergent behaviors
Classifier system
Evolving fuzzy system
Evolving neural networks
Models for social insets
Bio-inspired computing models
Socio-inspired computing models
Hybridizations of algorithms
Parallelization of swarm-based algorithms
Parallelization of evolutionary algorithms

Pattern recognition
Machine learning
Intelligent control
Intelligent Energy Systems
and Networks
Financial prediction
Information security
Web intelligence
Data mining
Knowledge discovery
Neural networks
Neural systems
Cyber community
Electric Power systems
2D or 3D virtual swarms
Virtual reality
Audio processing
Image processing
Computer vision
Telecommunications systems
Evolutionary robotics
Automatic control
Socio-technical systems
Cybernetics and self-organization
Intelligent traffics
Electronics systems
Defense security
Video surveillance

Emerging areas
Molecular Computing
DNA computing
Quantum computing
Granularity computing

ICSI'2012 Secretariat

Saturday, 3 September 2011

CFP: IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

2012 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (IEEE CIBCB 2012)
May 9-12, 2012, Bahia Resort Hotel, San Diego, CA

Call for Papers
This symposium will bring together top researchers, practitioners, and students from around the world to discuss the latest advances in the field of Computational Intelligence and its application to real world problems in biology, bioinformatics, computational biology, chemical informatics, bioengineering and related fields. Computational Intelligence (CI) approaches include artificial neural networks, fuzzy logic, evolutionary algorithms, hybrid approaches and other emerging techniques.

Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:
- gene expression array analysis
- structure prediction and folding
- molecular sequence alignment and analysis
- metabolic pathway analysis
- RNA and protein folding and structure prediction
- analysis and visualization of large biological data sets
- motif detection
- molecular evolution and phylogenetics
- systems and synthetic biology
- modelling, simulation and optimization of biological systems
- robustness and evolvability of biological networks
- emergent properties in complex biological systems
- ecoinformatics and applications to ecological data analysis
- medical imaging and pattern recognition
- medical image analysis
- biomedical data modelling and mining
- treatment optimisation
- biomedical model parameterisation
- brain computer interface

Submissions will be peer reviewed and accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and will be indexed in IEEE Xplore. Selected papers after a substantial extension will be considered to publish in journal special issues.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Prospective authors are invited to submit papers of no more than eight (8) pages in IEEE conference format, including results, figures and references. Submission details can be found at:

For additional information contact the General Chair, Prof. Yaochu Jin, Department of Computing, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, UK. Email:

General Chair:
Yaochu Jin (UK)
Program Chair:
Alioune Ngom (Canada)
Technical Co-Chairs:
Dan Ashlock (Canada)
Xuewen Chen (USA)
Sheridan Houghten (Canada)
Jaap Kaandorp (NL)
Natalio Krasnogor (UK)
Emma Laing (UK)
Mihail Popescu (USA)
Finance Chair:
Steven Corns (USA)
Local Arrangements Chair:
Gary Fogel (USA)
Special Session Chair:
Jonathan Chan (Thailand)
Tutorial Chair:
Yuehui Chen (China)
Proceedings Chair:
Yonghong Peng (UK)
Publicity Chair:
Yanqing Zhang (USA)
Web Chair:
Wissam Albukhanajer (UK)

Important Dates:
Special sessions proposals: October 3, 2011
Paper submission deadline: November 20, 2011
Paper acceptance: February 19, 2012
Final paper submission: March 18, 2012

Thursday, 1 September 2011

IEEE CIS Distinguished Lecture Program: Call For Nominations

The CIS Distinguished Lecturer Program (DLP) supports local CIS Chapters and CIS members by helping them to invite leading researchers in their respective fields. DLP speakers act as ambassadors of the society during their visit to local chapters and forster professional activities in the area. CIS DLP conducts a successful year in 2011, with 11 talks completed/scheduled this calendar year. We expect to accomplish several more DLP visits this year based on the requests by local chapters. Chapter Chairs still have the opportunity to request DLP visits for this calendar year, so members could benefit from the great opportunity provided by the DLP.

Nominations are sollicited for Distinguished Lecturers for the period of 2012-2014. Nominations can be made by the following CIS members: Chapter Chairs, TC Chairs, AdCom/ExCom Members, EICs, and past distinguished lecturers . Nominations should be submitted to the Chair of the CIS Distinguished Lecturer Program, Robert Kozma . Please submit nominations and/or encourage qualified members to nominate DLP speakers by the AUGUST 31, 2011 deadline. For further details on the nomination process and the DLP please visit or

Robert Kozma
Chair, IEEE CIS Distinguished Lecturer Program (DLP) SubCommittee

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

10 days to go for the video competition

The Youtube video competition for fuzzy logic is due on Sept. 10, 2011. It's a hard deadline. Please submit it on time. More information can be found at

Friday, 19 August 2011

CFP: IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems - Special Issue on Advances in Type-2 Fuzzy Sets and Systems

Type-2 fuzzy sets and systems have emerged during the past decade as major areas within the general field of fuzzy sets and systems. This is because they are a natural next step in the progression of general research about fuzzy sets and systems and because many applications that use type-2 fuzzy sets have already demonstrated significant performance improvements over using type-1 fuzzy sets.
During the past decade most of the work that used type-2 fuzzy sets and systems focused on the simplest kinds of such sets and system, namely interval type-2 fuzzy sets (also known as interval-valued fuzzy sets) and interval type-2 fuzzy logic systems. Recently, however, important advances have been made in the theory of general type-2 fuzzy sets and systems. Type-2 fuzzy sets also are important for computing with words, because words mean different things to different people and such linguistic uncertainty can be modeled using type-2 fuzzy sets.
The aim of this special issue is to highlight the most significant recent developments - advances - on the topics of type-2 fuzzy sets and systems, to identify the most recent research directions, and to publicize this area to a wider audience.

Authors are invited to submit their original and unpublished work in the areas including (but not limited to) the following (note that "type-2" includes interval type-2/interval-valued and general type-2):
- Theoretical studies of current type-2 paradigms and algorithms
- evelopments of new type-2 paradigms and algorithms
- Convincing applications of type-2 fuzzy logic
- Type-2 fuzzy logic control
- Type-2 classification/clustering
- Type-2 for computing with words
- Quantitative comparisons of type-2 and type-1 fuzzy systems
- Type-2 uncertainty measures
- Optimization under type-2 constraints
- Optimization of Type-2 fuzzy systems
- Learning type-2 fuzzy systems
- Adaptive type-2 fuzzy systems

- April 30, 2012: Submission deadline
- July 31, 2012: Notification of the first-round review
- October15, 2012: Revised submission due
- January15, 2013: Final notice of acceptance/reject
- March 15, 2013: Final manuscript

Manuscripts should be prepared according to the instructions of the "Information for Authors" section of the journal found at ( and submission should be done through the IEEE TFS journal website: and clearly mark "Special Issue on Advances in Type-2 Fuzzy Sets and Systems" as comments to the Editor-in-Chief. All submitted manuscripts will be reviewed using the standard procedure that is followed for regular submissions.

Jerry M. Mendel
Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Southern California
3740 McClintock Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2564
Tel: (213) 740-4445

Robert I. John
Director of Centre for Computational Intelligence
De Montfort University
Room Gateway 4.58D,
The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH
United Kingdom
Tel: (44) 116 2078491

Hani Hagras
The Computational Intelligence Centre
School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester CO4 3SQ
England, UK
Tel: + 44 1206 873601

Thursday, 18 August 2011

CFP: IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine: Special Issue on Semantic Web Meets Computational Intelligence

Call for papers
The Semantic Web (SW) carries out the vision of a global web of data usable for both human and machines. This web, consisting of inter-connected instance data annotated with possibly expressive ontologies, promises a huge opportunity for web-based applications in many domains. As an open, decentralized, and complex system, the building and development of the Semantic Web bring up a number of new problems to which traditional Artificial Intelligence approaches (Description Logic, Logic Programming, Ontology Reasoning, etc.) are not effective and feasible. More and more researchers from the Semantic Web community are aware of the importance of introducing computational intelligence methodologies and approaches (e.g., including neural network, fuzzy logic or evolutionary computation) to study the complexity of such a huge web of data.

The goal of this special issue is to discuss on current trends in the marriage of the Semantic Web and Computational Intelligence. The specific topics solicited for this special issue will cover all aspects of computational intelligence research, including, but are not limited to:

- Fuzzy logic and uncertainty reasoning for Semantic Web
- Neural network and machine learning for Semantic Web
- Evolutionary computation for Semantic Web
- Hybrid approaches of EC, NN, and fuzzy logic for Semantic Web applications

All papers submitted to this special issue will be rigorously peer-reviewed by experts in this field. To ensure timely publication of this issue, the following timeline will be used for this special issue:

Manuscript Submission Deadline: October 15, 2011
Notice of Review: November 15, 2011
Final Manuscript Due: December 15, 2011

We look forward to your submissions to this special issue!

Guest Editor:
Huajun Chen (Zhejiang University, China)

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Vol. 8, No. 5, 2011


A Generalized Multivariate Approach to Pattern Discovery from Replicated and Incomplete Genome-Wide Measurements
Dongxiao Zhu, Lipi Acharya, Hui Zhang

A Novel Knowledge-Driven Systems Biology Approach for Phenotype Prediction upon Genetic Intervention
Rui Chang, Robert Shoemaker, Wei Wang

A Preprocessing Procedure for Haplotype Inference by Pure Parsimony
Ekhine Irurozki, Borja Calvo, Jose A. Lozano

An Efficient Algorithm for Approximating Geodesic Distances in Tree Space
Simone Battagliero, Giuseppe Puglia, Saverio Vicario, Francesco Rubino, Gaetano Scioscia, Pietro Leo

Continuous Cotemporal Probabilistic Modeling of Systems Biology Networks from Sparse Data
David J. John, Jacquelyn S. Fetrow, James L. Norris

Designing Logical Rules to Model the Response of Biomolecular Networks with Complex Interactions: An Application to Cancer Modeling
Carito Guziolowski, Sylvain Blachon, Tatiana Baumuratova, Gautier Stoll, Ovidiu Radulescu, Anne Siegel

Efficient Localization of Hot Spots in Proteins Using a Novel S-Transform Based Filtering Approach
Sitanshu Sekhar Sahu, Ganapati Panda

Fast Flexible Modeling of RNA Structure Using Internal Coordinates
Samuel Coulbourn Flores, Michael A. Sherman, Christopher M. Bruns, Peter Eastman, Russ Biagio Altman

Improved Algorithms for Finding Gene Teams and Constructing Gene Team Trees
Biing-Feng Wang, Chien-Hsin Lin

Metasample-Based Sparse Representation for Tumor Classification
Chun-Hou Zheng, Lei Zhang, To-Yee Ng, Simon C.K. Shiu, De-Shuang Huang

Multiple Sequence Assembly from Reads Alignable to a Common Reference Genome
Qian Peng, Andrew D. Smith

Parameterized Algorithmics for Finding Connected Motifs in Biological Networks
Nadja Betzler, Rene van Bevern, Michael R. Fellows, Christian Komusiewicz, Rolf Niedermeier

Probabilistic Models for Semisupervised Discriminative Motif Discovery in DNA Sequences
Jong Kyoung Kim, Seungjin Choi

SCJ: A Breakpoint-Like Distance that Simplifies Several Rearrangement Problems
Pedro Feijao, Joao Meidanis

SEGA: Semiglobal Graph Alignment for Structure-Based Protein Comparison
Marco Mernberger, Gerhard Klebe, Eyke Hullermeier

SLIDER: A Generic Metaheuristic for the Discovery of Correlated Motifs in Protein-Protein Interaction Networks
Peter Boyen, Dries Van Dyck, Frank Neven, Roeland C.H.J. van Ham, Aalt D.J. van Dijk

Some Mathematical Refinements Concerning Error Minimization in the Genetic Code
Harry Buhrman, Peter T.S. van der Gulik, Steven M. Kelk, Wouter M. Koolen, Leen Stougie

Using Kernel Alignment to Select Features of Molecular Descriptors in a QSAR Study
William W.L. Wong, Forbes J. Burkowski


A Mathematical Model for the Validation of Gene Selection Methods
Marco Muselli, Alberto Bertoni, Marco Frasca, Alessandro Beghini, Francesca Ruffino, Giorgio Valentini

A SAT-Based Algorithm for Finding Attractors in Synchronous Boolean Networks
Elena Dubrova, Maxim Teslenko

Fast Exact Algorithms for the Closest String and Substring Problems with Application to the Planted (L,d)-Motif Model
Zhi-Zhong Chen, Lusheng Wang

On the Distribution of the Number of Cycles in the Breakpoint Graph of a Random Signed Permutation
Simona Grusea

Probabilistic Mixture Regression Models for Alignment of LC-MS Data
Getachew K. Befekadu, Mahlet G. Tadesse, Tsung-Heng Tsai, Habtom W. Ressom

Summarizing Probe Intensities of Affymetrix GeneChip 3' Expression Arrays Taking into Account Day-to-Day Variability
Paolo Magni, Angela Simeone, Sandra Healy, Antonella Isacchi, Roberta Bosotti

The Quality Preserving Database: A Computational Framework for Encouraging Collaboration, Enhancing Power and Controlling False Discovery
Ehud Aharoni, Hani Neuvirth, Saharon Rosset

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, vol. 19, issue 3, 2011

1. Computing the Centroid of a General Type-2 Fuzzy Set by Means of the Centroid-Flow Algorithm
Author(s): Zhai, D. Mendel, J. M.
Page(s): 401 - 422

2. Stability Analysis of Recurrent Fuzzy Systems: A Hybrid System and SOS Approach
Author(s): Schwung, A. Gusner, T. Adamy, J.
Page(s): 423 - 431

3. A Tabu–Harmony Search-Based Approach to Fuzzy Linear Regression
Author(s): Mashinchi, M. H. Orgun, M. A. Mashinchi, M. Pedrycz , W.
Page(s): 432 - 448

4. A New Methodology for the Online Adaptation of Fuzzy Self-Structuring Controllers
Author(s): Cara, A. B. Pomares , H. Rojas, I.
Page(s): 449 - 464

5. Application of Fuzzy Sets to Aggregate Production Planning With Multiproducts and Multitime Periods
Author(s): Liang, T.-F. Cheng, H.-W. Chen, P.-Y. Shen, K.-H.
Page(s): 465 - 477

6. Relaxed Stability Conditions for Continuous-Time T-S Fuzzy-Control Systems Via Augmented Multi-Indexed Matrix Approach
Author(s): Zhang , H. Xie, X.
Page(s): 478 - 492

7. Observer-Based T–S Fuzzy Control for a Class of General Nonaffine Nonlinear Systems Using Generalized Projection-Update Laws
Author(s): Wang, W.-Y. Chien, Y.-H. Lee, T.-T.
Page(s): 493 – 504

8. LMI-Based Stability Analysis for Fuzzy-Model-Based Control Systems Using Artificial T-S Fuzzy Model
Author(s): Lam, H. K.
Page(s): 505 - 513

9. Distributed Fuzzy Control Design of Nonlinear Hyperbolic PDE Systems With Application to Nonisothermal Plug-Flow Reactor
Author(s): Wang, J.-W. Wu, H.-N. Li, H.-X.
Page(s): 514 - 526

10. Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) in Group Decision Making and its Optimization With an Allocation of Information Granularity
Author(s): Pedrycz, W. Song, M.
Page(s): 527 - 539

11. Bisimulations for Fuzzy-Transition Systems
Author(s): Cao, Y. Chen, G. Kerre, E. E.
Page(s): 540 - 552

12. T–S Fuzzy Model-Based Robust Stabilization for Networked Control Systems With Probabilistic Sensor and Actuator Failure
Author(s): Tian, E. Yue , D. Yang, T. C. Gu, Z. Lu, G.
Page(s): 553 - 561

13. Learning Choquet-Integral-Based Metrics for Semisupervised Clustering
Author(s): Beliakov, G. James, S. Li, G.
Page(s): 562 - 574

14. Template-Based Shell Clustering Using a Line-Segment Representation of Data
Author(s): Wang, T.
Page(s): 575 - 580

15. A Cluster-Validity Index Combining an Overlap Measure and a Separation Measure Based on Fuzzy-Aggregation Operators
Author(s): Le Capitaine, H. Frelicot, C.
Page(s): 580 - 588

16. Polynomial Fuzzy-Model-Based Control Systems: Stability Analysis Via Piecewise-Linear Membership Functions
Author(s): Lam, H. K.
Page(s): 588 - 593

17. Further Theoretical Justification of the $k$ -Samples Variation Approach for Discrete-Time Takagi–Sugeno Fuzzy Systems
Author(s): Lee, D. H. Park, J. B. Joo, Y. H..
Page(s): 594 - 597

18. Comments on "Constrained Infinite-Horizon Model Predictive Control for Fuzzy-Discrete-Time Systems"
Author(s): Ding, B.
Page(s): 598 - 600

19. Rebuttal to Comments on "Constrained Infinite-Horizon Model Predictive Control for Fuzzy-Discrete-Time Systems"
Author(s): Xia, Y. Yang, H. Shi, P. Fu, M.
Page(s): 601 - 602

20. Special issue on advances in type-2 fuzzy sets and systems
Page(s): 603

Monday, 15 August 2011

IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks; Volume 22, Issue 7, July 2011

The articles can be retrieved on IEEE Xplore:
or directly by clicking the individual paper URL below.

Volume 22, Issue 7, July 2011

1. Title: Growing Hierarchical Probabilistic Self-Organizing Graphs
Authors: Ezequiel Lopez-Rubio; Esteban Jose Palomo
Page(s): 997-1008

2. Title: Cluster Synchronization in Directed Networks Via Intermittent Pinning Control
Authors: Xiwei Liu; Tianping Chen
Page(s): 1009-1020

3. Title: Selectable and Unselectable Sets of Neurons in Recurrent Neural Networks With Saturated Piecewise Linear Transfer Function
Authors: Lei Zhang; Zhang Yi
Page(s): 1021-1031

4. Title: LMI-Based Approach for Global Asymptotic Stability Analysis of Recurrent Neural Networks with Various Delays and Structures
Authors: Zhanshan Wang; Huaguang Zhang; Bin Jiang
Page(s): 1032-1045

5. Title: Analysis and Compensation of the Effects of Analog VLSI Arithmetic on the LMS Algorithm
Authors: Gonzalo Carvajal; Miguel Figueroa; Daniel Sbarbaro; Waldo Valenzuela
Page(s): 1046-1060

6. Title: A Sequential Learning Algorithm for Complex-Valued Self-Regulating Resource Allocation Network-CSRAN
Authors: Sundaram Suresh; Ramasamy Savitha; Narasimhan Sundararajan
Page(s): 1061-1072

7. Title: Adaptive Neural Network Decentralized Backstepping Output-Feedback Control for Nonlinear Large-Scale Systems With Time Delays
Authors: Shao Cheng Tong; Yong Ming Li; Hua-Guang Zhang
Page(s): 1073-1086

8. Title: Sparse Neural Networks With Large Learning Diversity
Authors: Vincent Gripon; Claude Berrou
Page(s): 1087-1096

9. Title: Phase Synchronization Motion and Neural Coding in Dynamic Transmission of Neural Information
Authors: Rubin Wang; Zhikang Zhang; Jingyi Qu; Jianting Cao
Page(s): 1097-1106

10. Title: Iterative Algorithm for Joint Zero Diagonalization With Application in Blind Source Separation
Authors: Wei-Tao Zhang; Shun-Tian Lou
Page(s): 1107-1118

11. Title: Local Linear Discriminant Analysis Framework Using Sample Neighbors
Authors: Zizhu Fan; Yong Xu; David Zhang
Page(s): 1119-1132

12. Title: Adaptive Learning and Control for MIMO System Based on Adaptive Dynamic Programming
Authors: Jian Fu; Haibo He; Xinmin Zhou
Page(s): 1133-1148

13. Title: Spectral Clustering on Multiple Manifolds
Authors: Yong Wang; Yuan Jiang; Yi Wu; Zhi-Hua Zhou
Page(s): 1149-1161

14. Title: Adaptive Neural Output Feedback Tracking Control for a Class of Uncertain Discrete-Time Nonlinear Systems
Authors: Yan-Jun Liu; C. L. Philip Chen; Guo-Xing Wen; Shaocheng Tong
Page(s): 1162-1167

Friday, 12 August 2011

CFP: 2012 IEEE International Conference on Evolutionary Computation

2012 IEEE International Conference on Evolutionary Computation

The annual IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC) will be held jointly with the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) and the IEEE Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE) as part of the 2012 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (IEEE WCCI), June 10-15, 2012, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia. Cross-fertilization of the three technical disciplines and newly emerging technologies is strongly encouraged.

Call for Contributed Papers

IEEE CEC 2012 will feature a world-class conference that aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in the field of evolutionary computation and computational intelligence from all around the globe. Technical exchanges within the research community will encompass keynote lectures, special sessions, tutorials and workshops, panel discussions as well as poster presentations. In addition, participants will be treated to a series of social functions, receptions, and networking to establish new connections and foster everlasting friendship among fellow counterparts. The annual IEEE CEC covers all topics in evolutionary computation including

Ant colony optimization
Molecular and quantum computing
Artificial life
Particle Swarm Optimization
Agent-based systems
Artificial immune systems
Bioinformatics and bioengineering
Representation and operators
Coevolution and collective behaviour
Industrial applications of evolutionary computation
Combinatorial and numerical optimization
Evolutionary game theory
Constraint and uncertainty handling
Cognitive systems and applications
Evolutionary data mining
Computational finance and economics
Evolutionary learning systems
Estimation of distribution algorithms
Evolvable/adaptive hardware and systems
Evolutionary design
Evolving neural networks and fuzzy systems
Evolutionary scheduling
Emerging areas

Paper Submission and Inquiries
Prospective authors are invited to contribute high-quality papers to IEEE CEC 2012. All papers are to be submitted electronically through the IEEE WCCI 2012 website

For general inquiries about IEEE CEC 2012, please contact Conference Chair Garry Greenwood at

For Program inquiries please contact Program Chair: Xiaodong Li at

General Enquires for IEEE WCCI 2012 should be sent to the General Chair: Hussein Abbass at

Call for Special Sessions

The IEEE CEC 2012 Program Committee solicits proposals for special sessions within the technical scopes of the congress. Special sessions, to be organized by international recognized experts, aim to bring together researchers in special focused topics. Papers submitted for special sessions are to be peer-reviewed with the same criteria used for the contributed papers. Proposals should include the session title, a brief description of the scope and motivation, biographic and contact information of the organizers. Researchers interested in organizing special sessions are invited to submit formal proposal to the Special Session Chair: Mengjie Zhang at

Call for Tutorials and Workshops

IEEE CEC 2012 will also feature pre-congress tutorials and post-congress workshops, covering fundamental and advanced evolutionary computation topics. A tutorial or workshop proposal should include title, outline, expected enrollment, and presenter/organizer biography. We invite you to submit proposals to the Tutorial and Workshop Chair: Janet Wiles at

Call for Competitions

IEEE CEC 2012 will host competitions to stimulate research in evolutionary computation, promote fair evaluations, and attract students. The proposals for new competitions should include descriptions of the problems addressed, motivations and expected impact on evolutionary computation, data description, evaluation procedures and established baselines, schedules, anticipated number of participants, and a biography of the main team members. We invite you to submit proposals to the Competitions Chair: Philip Hingston at

Important Dates

Competition proposals submission deadline: October 17, 2011
Special sessions proposal submission deadline: November 21, 2011
Special session decision notification: November 28, 2011
Paper submission deadline: December 19, 2011
Tutorial and Workshop proposal submission deadline: January 16, 2012
Tutorial and Workshop decision notification: January 23, 2012
Paper acceptance notification date: February 20, 2012
Final paper submission deadline: April 2, 2012
Early registration: April 2, 2012
Conference dates: June 10-15, 2012