Monday, 16 December 2013

Call for Papers: WCCI 2014 Special Session "Software for Soft Computing"

Description of the session topic

The term Soft Computing is usually used in reference to a family of several preexisting techniques (Fuzzy Logic, Neuro-computing, Probabilistic Reasoning, Evolutionary
Computation, etc.) able to work in a cooperative way, taking profit from the main advantages of each individual technique, in order to solve lots of complex real-world
problems for which other techniques are not well suited. In the last few years, many software tools have been developed for Soft Computing. Although a lot of them are commercially distributed, unfortunately only a few tools are available as open source software. Please, notice that such open tools have recently reached a high level of development. As a result, they are ready to play an important role for industry and academia research.

Scope of the session

The aim of this session is to provide a forum to disseminate and discuss Software for Soft Computing, with special attention to Fuzzy System Software. We want to offer an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to identify new promising research directions in this area.
Potential topics of interest include but are not limited to:
  • Data Mining and Evolutionary Knowledge Extraction
  • Interpretability
  • Data Preprocessing
  • Knowledge extraction and linguistic/graphical representation
  • System validation, verification, and exploratory analysis
  • Visualization of results
  • Applications


  • Paper submission: December 20th, 2013
  • Acceptance/rejection notification: March 15th, 2014
  • Camera-ready papers: April 15th, 2014
  • Conference dates: July 6-11, 2014

Program Committee

  • Jesús Alcalá-Fdez, University of Granada, (Spain)
  • José M. Alonso, European Centre for Soft Computing, (Spain)
  • Plamen Angelov, Lancaster University (United Kingdom)
  • Christian Borgelt, European Centre for Soft Computing, (Spain)
  • Brigitte Charnomordic, INRA/SupAgro (France)
  • Oscar Cordon, University of Granada, (Spain)
  • Luka Eciolaza, European Centre for Soft Computing (Spain)
  • Serge Guillaume, Cemagref (France)
  • Francisco Herrera, University of Granada, (Spain)
  • Chin Teng Lin, National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan)
  • Luis Magdalena, European Centre for Soft Computing (Spain)
  • Detlef Nauck, BT's Intelligent Systems Research Centre (United Kingdom)
  • Daniel Sánchez, European Centre for Soft Computing (Spain)


If you are interested in submitting a paper on these and related topics, please do not hesitate to contact by e-mail one of the organizers of this special session. Please, notice that the session will be actually organized only if we receive a congruent number of submissions. Of course, papers submitted for special sessions are to be peer-reviewed with the same criteria used for the rest of contributed papers. As a result, all accepted papers will be included in the proceedings of the FUZZIEEE 2014. Remind to submit your paper directly through the WCCI web site, before December 20th 2013, selecting the option "Main research topic": Software for Soft Computing (FZ01).


Jesús Alcalá-Fdez (
  • Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, University of Granada, Spain.
  • Chair of the Task Force on Fuzzy System Software and member of the Fuzzy Systems Technical Committee (FSTC) of the Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) of the IEEE

José M. Alonso (
  • European Centre for Soft Computing, Mieres, Spain
  • Vice Chair of the Task Force on Fuzzy System Software of the FSTC of the IEEE-CIS

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