Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Call for Papers WCCI 2016 Special Session: Evolutionary Computer Vision

Organized by Mengjie Zhang, Vic Ciesielski and Mario Koppen


Computer vision is a major unsolved problem in computer science and engineering. Over the last decade there has been increasing interest in using evolutionary computation approaches to solve vision problems. Computer vision provides a range of problems of varying difficulty for the development and testing of evolutionary algorithms. There have been a relatively large number of papers in evolutionary computer vision in recent CEC and GECCO conferences. It would be beneficial to researchers to have these papers in a special session. Also, a special session would encourage more researchers to continue to work in this field and consider CEC a place for presenting their work.

Scope and Topics

The proposed special session aims to bring together theories and applications of evolutionary computation to computer vision and image processing problems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

New theories and methods in different EC paradigms to computer vision and image processing including
  • Evolutionary algorithms such as Genetic algorithms, genetic programming, evolutionary strategy and evolutionary programming;
  • Swarm Intelligence such as particle swarm optimisation, ant colony optimisation, and differential evolution; and
  • Other approaches such as learning classifier systems, harmony search, and artificial immune systems. Cross-fertilization of evolutionary computation and other techniques such as neural networks and fuzzy systems is also encouraged.

Applications in computer vision and image processing including
  • Edge detection in noisy images
  • Image segmentation in biological images
  • Automatic feature extraction, construction and selection in complex images
  • Object identification and scene analysis for medical applications
  • Object detection and classification in security scenarios
  • Handwritten digit recognition and detection
  • Vehicle plate detection
  • Face detection and recognition
  • Texture image analysis
  • Automatic target recognition in military services
  • Gesture identification and recognition
  • Robot vision


Please follow the IEEE CEC2016 instruction for authors and submit your paper via the IEEE CEC 2016 online submission system. Please specify that your paper is for the Special Session on Evolutionary Computer Vision.

Important Dates:

  • Paper Submission Deadline: 15 Jan 2016
  • Notification of Acceptance: 15 Mar 2016
  • Final Paper Submission Deadline: 15 Apr 2016

Special Session Organizers:

Mengjie Zhang, School of Engineering and Computer Science, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600, Wellington, New Zealand.

Email: mengjie.zhang@ecs.vuw.ac.nz

Homepage: http://homepages.ecs.vuw.ac.nz/~mengjie/

Mengjie Zhang is Professor of computer science at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, where he is heading the interdisciplinary Evolutionary Computation Research Group. He has been working in the area of evolutionary computer vision and signal processing for over 10 years. He has over 350 publications in international conferences and journals including over 100 in evolutionary computer vision and has been supervising over 50 research students in this area. He is currently the Chair of IEEE CIS Evolutionary Computation Technical Committee, a member of IEEE CIS Intelligent Systems and Application Technical Committee, an Associate Editor or Editorial Board for six international journals including IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, the Evolutionary Computation Journal (MIT Press) and Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines (Springer). He is also a Vice-Chair of the IEEE CIS Task Force on Evolutionary computer vision and image processing, a Vice-Chair of the IEEE CIS Task Force on Evolutionary Feature Selection and Construction, and the founding Chair of the IEEE Chapter on Computational Intelligence in New Zealand (Central Section).

Vic Ciesielski, School of Computer Science and Information Technology, RMIT University, City Campus, GPO 2476V, VIC, Australia.

Email: vic.ciesielski@cs.rmit.edu.au

Homepage: http://www.cs.rmit.edu.au/~vc/

Vic Ciesielski is an Associate Professor of computer science at RMIT University. He has been working in the area of evolutionary computer vision for over 10 years. He has over 100 publications in international conferences and journals including more than 40 on various aspects of evolutionary computer vision. He has supervised six PhD students in this area. He is also a member of the Task Force on Evolutionary Computer Vision and Image Processing (IEEE CIS EC Technical Committee).

Mario Koeppen, Graduate School of Creative Informatics, Kyushu Institute of Technology, 680-4, Kawazu, Iizuka, Fukuoka 820-8502 JAPAN.

Email: mkoeppen@ieee.org

Homepage: http://science.mkoeppen.com/

Mario Köppen is a professor at Kyuhsu Institute of Technology, Japan. He has also been working in the field of applied image processing within the scope of industrial projects for more than ten years. His research is focused on the use of soft computing technologies, esp. evolutionary computation, neural networks and fuzzy fusion, for the design of image processing applications. He has over 150 publications in international conferences, journals and book chapters, including a large number of publications that are strongly related to the topic of this proposal. He is also a Vice-Chair of the Task Force on Evolutionary computer vision and image processing (IEEE CIS EC Technical Committee).

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