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 physical and software architecture; network hardware and software technologies; operations, maintenance, and management; signaling and control; active networks; network services and applications, etc.
Organizers:This special session is organized by IEEE CIS ISATC Task Force on Intelligent Network Systems (TF-INS).
Hui ChengSenior Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University, UK, Email: H.Cheng@ljmu.ac.uk
Hui Cheng received the BSc and the MSc degrees in Computer Science from Northeastern University, China in 2001 and 2004, and the Ph.D degree in Computer Science from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong in 2007. From January 2008 to July 2010, he was employed as a Research Associate at University of Leicester, UK. He joined Department of Computer Science and Technology at University of Bedfordshire as a Lecturer in October 2010. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Liverpool John Moores University. His research interests include artificial intelligence, dynamic optimization, cloud computing, optical networks, mobile ad hoc networks, and QoS routing.
Shengxiang YangProfessor, Director of Centre for Computational Intelligence, De Montfort University, UK, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shengxiang Yang (M'00-SM'14) received the PhD degree in systems engineering from Northeastern University, China, in 1999. From October 1999 to June 2012, he worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate, a Lecturer, and a Senior Lecturer with King's College London, University of Leicester, and Brunel University, respectively. He joined De Montfort University, UK, as a Professor in Computational Intelligence in July 2012. He is now Director of the Centre for Computational Intelligence, School of Computer Science and Informatics, De Montfort University. He has over 180 publications. His current research interests include evolutionary computation (EC), swarm intelligence, meta-heuristics, artificial neural networks, evolutionary multi-objective optimization, computational intelligence in dynamic and uncertain environments, and relevant real-world applications. He is the Chair of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) ECTC Task Force on EC in Dynamic and Uncertain Environments, and the Founding Chair of IEEE CIS ISATC Task Force on Intelligent Network Systems (TF-INS). He has given invited keynote speeches in several international conferences and co-organized over 20 workshops and special sessions in conferences. He was the founding Co-Chair of the IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Dynamic and Uncertain Environments. He serves as an Area Editor, an Associate Editor, or an Editorial Board Member for four international journals. He has co-edited several books and conference proceedings and co-guest-edited several journal special issues.
Chuan-Kang TingAssociate Professor, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan, Email: email@example.com
Chuan-Kang Ting (S’01–M’06¬–SM’13) received the B.S. degree from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, in 1994, the M.S. degree from National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, in 1996, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Paderborn, Germany, in 2005. He is currently an Associate Professor at Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan. His research interests are in evolutionary computation, computational intelligence, metaheuristic algorithms, and their applications in communication and transportation networks, bioinformatics, music and games. He is an associate editor of IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine and an editorial board member of Soft Computing and Memetic Computing journals. He chaired the AI Forum 2012 and co-chaired the 2013 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Creativity and Affective Computing.