Monday, 13 January 2014

Call for papers: Special session for WCCI 2014 "Intelligent Network Systems"

Aim and Scope

The impact of optimization in network environments, such as communication networks and transportation networks, on the modern economy and society has been growing steadily over the last few decades. The worldwide division of labor, the connection of distributed centers, and the increased mobility of individuals and devices lead to an increased demand for efficient solutions to solve optimization problems in network systems. With the advent of computer systems, computational intelligence approaches have been developed for systematic design, optimization, and improvement of different network systems.

The aim of the special session is to promote research and reflect the most recent advances of computational intelligence, including evolutionary computation, neural network, fuzzy systems, metaheuristic techniques and other intelligent methods, in the solution of problems in network systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Communication network systems:  telecommunications; mobile, satellite, optical, and voice communications; personal communication systems; switching and routing; transmission systems; communication systems simulation; station and antenna design; information and speech processing; intrusion detection; error control coding; compression and cryptography; propagation and channel modeling, protocol design, etc.
  • Transportation and logistics network systems: transportation and supply networks; logistics; supply chain management; freight and passenger services; tracking and tracing; fleet and order management; modeling and traffic management; traffic simulation; individual and public transportation; inventory optimization; routing and scheduling, etc.
  • Social network systems: action policies; networking strategies; network and friendship management; identification of interests; advertisement of interests; hierarchical networks; distributed games; behavior analysis; inter-personal communication; group communication, etc.
  • Financial and economic network systems: system modeling; modeling payment system, market modeling; forecasting market prices; price tracking; invest strategies; portfolio strategies; measuring systemic importance of the financial system though the network topology, etc.
  • General network problems: parallel and distributed systems; networks and graph problems; unconstrained and constrained network design problems; structural and computational complexity; adaptability to environmental variations; robustness to network changes and failures; effectiveness and scalability of performance; location and link design; reliability and failure; corporate network design; location placement; network


The deadline for submissions to this special session is 20 January 2014.

Information for Authors

1. Information on the format and templates for papers can be found here:
2. Papers should be submitted via the IEEE CEC 2014 paper submission site:
3. Select the Special Session name in the Main Research topic dropdown list:   
    [SS10. EC10: Intelligent Network Systems]
4. Fill out the input fields, upload the PDF file of your paper and finalize your submission by the deadline of
    January 20, 2014


This special session is organized by IEEE CIS ISATC Task Force on Intelligent Network Systems
  • Chuan-Kang Ting, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan.
  • Hui Cheng, Liverpool John Moores University, UK.
  • Shengxiang Yang, De Montfort University, UK.
  • Jun Zhang, Sun Yat-Sen University, China.
  • Zhun Fan, Shantou University, China.

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