Saturday, 24 January 2015

Call for Papers: IEEE WCCI 2016

The IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (IEEE WCCI) is the largest technical event in the field of computational intelligence. The IEEE WCCI 2016 will host three conferences: The 2016 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2016), the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE2016), and the 2016 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE CEC 2016) under one roof. It encourages cross-fertilization of ideas among the three big areas and provides a forum for intellectuals from all over theworld to discuss and present their research findings on computational intelligence.

IEEE WCCI 2016 will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver is Canada’s Pacific gem, offering a winning combination of world-class hotels, meeting venues, and restaurants in a setting of spectacular beauty. Few convention cities can offer such a wide range of cosmopolitan amenities in a downtown core that is safe, clean, pedestrian friendly, and stunning in its backdrop of mountains and ocean.

IJCNN is the flagship conference of the International Neural Network Society and the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. It covers a wide range of topics in the field of neural networks, from biological neural network modeling to artificial neural computation.

FUZZ-IEEE is the foremost conference in the field of fuzzy systems. It covers all topics in fuzzy systems, from theory to applications.

IEEE CEC is a major event in the field of evolutionary computation, and covers all topics in evolutionary computation from theory to applications.

Call for Papers

Papers for IEEE WCCI 2016 should be submitted electronically through the Congress website at, and will be refereed by experts in the fields and ranked based on the criteria of originality, significance, quality and clarity.

Call for Tutorials

IEEE WCCI 2016 will feature pre-Congress tutorials, covering fundamental and advanced topics in computational intelligence. A tutorial proposal should include title, outline, expected enrollment, and presenter/organizer biography. Inquiries regarding tutorials should be addressed to Tutorials Chairs.

Call for Special Session Proposals

IEEE WCCI 2016 solicits proposals for special sessions within the technical scope of the three conferences. Special sessions, to be organized by internationally recognized experts, aim to bring together researchers in special focused topics. Cross-fertilization of the three technical disciplines and newly emerging research areas are strongly encouraged. Inquiries regarding special sessions and proposals should be addressed to Special Sessions Chairs.

Call for Competition Proposals

IEEE WCCI 2016 will host competitions to stimulate research in computational intelligence. A competition proposal should include descriptions of the problem(s) addressed, evaluation procedures, and a biography of the organizers. Inquiries regarding competitions should be addressed to the Competitions Chair.

Important Dates

  • Special Session & Workshop Proposals Deadline:  15 November 2015
  • Competition & Tutorial Proposals Deadline:  15 December 2015 
  • Paper Submission Deadline:  15 January 2016 
  • Paper Acceptance Notification Date:  15 March 2016 
  • Final Paper Submission & Early Registration Deadline:  15 April 2016
  • IEEE WCCI 2016:  25-29 July 2016
For more information on the congress, please visit:

Organizing Committee

General Co-Chairs
Kay Chen Tan, Singapore
Gary G. Yen, USA

IJCNN Conference Chair
Pablo A. Estevez, Chile

IJCNN Technical Chairs
Plamen P. Angelov, UK
Emilio Del Moral Hernandez, Brazil
Derong Liu, USA
Lipo Wang, Singapore

FUZZ-IEEE Conference Chair
Oscar Cordon, Spain

FUZZ-IEEE Technical Chairs
James M. Keller, USA
Naoyuki Kubota, Japan
Bernadette R. Bouchon Meunier, France
Nikhil R. Pal, India

CEC Conference Chair
Yew Soon Ong, Singapore

CEC Technical Chairs
Carlos A. Coello Coello, Mexico
Garrison W. Greenwood, USA
Sanaz Mostaghim, Germany
Yuhui Shi, China

Competitions Chair
Simon M. Lucas, UK

Conflict-of-Interest Paper Chairs
Cesare Alippi, Italy
Gary B. Fogel, USA
Hisao Ishibuchi, Japan

Exhibits Chair

Fakhri Karray, Canada

Finance Chair
Haibo He, USA

Local Arrangements Chair
Yifeng Li, Canada

Panel Sessions Chair
Marios M. Polycarpou, Cyprus

Paper Submissions Chair
Ke Tang, China

Plenary Sessions Chair
Chin-Teng Lin, Taiwan

Poster Sessions Chairs
Jong-Hwan Kim, South Korea
Laszlo T. Koczy, Hungary
Yi Zhang, China

Publications Chair
Hussein A. Abbass, Australia

Publicity Chairs
Rami Abielmona, Canada
Valentina E. Balas, Romania
Min Jiang, China
Xiaodong Li, Australia
Dongbin Zhao, China

Registrations Chair
Yaochu Jin, UK

Special Sessions Chairs
Uzay Kaymak, Netherlands
Mengjie Zhang, New Zealand
Zhi-Hua Zhou, China

Student Activities Chair
Dipti Srinivasan, Singapore

Tutorials Chairs
Kalyanmoy Deb, USA
Hani Hagras, UK
Nikola Kasabov, New Zealand

Workshops Chair
Piero P. Bonissone, USA

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