Saturday, 28 May 2016

IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, Volume 20, Number 3, June 2016

1) A Modified Ant Colony Optimization Algorithm for Network Coding Resource Minimization
Author(s): Zhaoyuan Wang; Huanlai Xing; Tianrui Li; Yan Yang; Rong Qu; Yi Pan
Page(s): 325 - 342

2) Multifactorial Evolution: Toward Evolutionary Multitasking
Author(s): Abhishek Gupta; Yew-Soon Ong; Liang Feng
Page(s): 343 - 357

3) A Unified Evolutionary Optimization Procedure for Single, Multiple, and Many Objectives
Author(s): Haitham Seada; Kalyanmoy Deb
Page(s): 358 - 369

4) Analysis of Stability, Local Convergence, and Transformation Sensitivity of a Variant of the Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm
Author(s): Mohammad Reza Bonyadi; Zbigniew Michalewicz
Page(s): 370 - 385

5) Visualization and Performance Metric in Many-Objective Optimization
Author(s): Zhenan He; Gary G. Yen
Page(s): 386 - 402

6) Automatic Component-Wise Design of Multiobjective Evolutionary Algorithms
Author(s): Leonardo C. T. Bezerra; Manuel López-Ibáñez; Thomas Stützle
Page(s): 403 - 417

7) A Sparse Spectral Clustering Framework via Multiobjective Evolutionary Algorithm
Author(s): Juanjuan Luo; Licheng Jiao; Jose A. Lozano
Page(s): 418 - 433

8) The Permutation in a Haystack Problem and the Calculus of Search Landscapes
Author(s): Vincent A. Cicirello
Page(s): 434 - 446

9) Constraint Consensus Mutation-Based Differential Evolution for Constrained Optimization
Author(s): Noha M. Hamza; Daryl L. Essam; Ruhul A. Sarker
Page(s): 447 - 459

10) Computing Nash Equilibria and Evolutionarily Stable States of Evolutionary Games
Author(s): Jiawei Li; Graham Kendall; Robert John
Page(s): 460 - 469

11) The $N$ -Player Trust Game and its Replicator Dynamics
Author(s): Hussein Abbass; Garrison Greenwood; Eleni Petraki
Page(s): 470 - 474

12) Constrained Subproblems in a Decomposition-Based Multiobjective Evolutionary Algorithm
Author(s): Luping Wang; Qingfu Zhang; Aimin Zhou; Maoguo Gong; Licheng Jiao
Page(s): 475 - 480

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Call for Papers: IEEE CIBCB2016

Paper submission deadline now 31 May 2016 (24:00 EST)

Call for Contributed Papers

The annual IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (IEEE CIBCB 2016) is a premier event in the areas of Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. It will be held during the 5th to 7th October 2016 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This conference will focus on all topics in Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, including, but not limited to:
  • Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics including
  • Gene expression array analysis
  • Structure prediction and folding
  • Molecular sequence alignment and analysis
  • Metabolic pathway analysis
  • MicroRNA analysis
  • Molecular evolution and phylogenetics
  • Pattern recognition in bioinformatics
  • Real-world applications
  • Computational Intelligence in Computational Biology including
  • Systems and synthetic biology
  • Modeling, simulation, and optimization of biological systems
  • Biological network reconstruction
  • Pattern recognition in computational biology
  • Real-world applications
  • Computational Intelligence in Biomedical Engineering including
  • Medical imaging and pattern recognition
  • Signal and image processing in biomedical engineering
  • Biomedical data modeling and mining
  • Biomedical model parameterization
  • Big data analysis and tools for biological and medical data
  • Biomarker discovery and development
  • Neuroscience
  • Real-world applications

Submissions for oral and poster presentation are invited from researchers, practitioners and students worldwide. Prospective  authors  are invited  to  submit  papers  in  IEEE  format,  including  results,  figures,  and references. Accepted papers longer than six pages will have an additional per page charge.

Important Due Date

Special sessions/tutorials            30 January 2016
Acceptance of special sessions   15 February 2016
Paper submission                        30 April 2016 31 May 2016 (24:00 EST)
Notification of acceptance          30 June 2016
Camera ready copy due              30 July 2016

Call for Special Sessions/Tutorials

Proposals for special sessions/tutorials within the technical scope of the conference are also encouraged. Special Sessions/tutorials  have become a traditional and important part of IEEE CIBCB. Papers submitted for special sessions are to be peer-reviewed with the same criteria used for the contributed papers. Special session/tutorial proposal should include the session title, a brief description of the scope, contact information and brief CV of the organizers/tutorial presenter(s).

For general inquiry, please contact
General chair Sansanee Auephanwiriyakul at

For program inquiry, please contact 
Program co-chair Nipon Theera-Umpon at

Honorary Chairs
  • James M. Keller, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Gary B. Fogel, Natural Selection, Inc.

General Chair
  • Sansanee Auephanwiriyakul, Chiang Mai University

Program Co-Chairs
  • Nipon Theera-Umpon, Chiang Mai University
  • Mihail Popescu, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Patiwet Wuttisarnwattana, Chiang Mai University

Finance Chair
  • Sermsak Uatrongjit, Chiang Mai University

Local Arrangement Chair
  • Chaiy Rungsiyakull, Chiang Mai University

Web Development Chair
  • Sakgasit Ramingwong, Chiang Mai University

Publication Co-Chairs
  • Dome Potikanond, Chiang Mai University

Call for papers: SMAP 2016

11th International Workshop on Semantic and Social Media Adaptation and Personalization

October 20-21, 2016, Thessaloniki, Greece

Extended versions of selected papers will be included in Springer Social Network Analysis and Mining journal (

Keynotes will be offered by
- Dr. Yiannis Kompatsiaris, Senior Researcher, Information Technologies Institute (ITI), Centre of Research & Technology - Helllas (CERTH).
- Dr. Vangelis Karkaletsis, Senior Researcher, Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications (IIT),National Centre for Scientific Research "Demokritos".
(see further info in

The Semantic and Social Media Adaptation and Personalization (SMAP) initiative was founded during the summer of 2006 in an effort to discuss the state-of-the-art, recent advances and future perspectives for semantic and social media adaptation. After 10 successful workshops –in Athens, London, Prague, San Sebastian, Limassol, Vigo, Luxembourg, Bayonne, Corfu, and Trento, the SMAP workshop series has consolidated as a reference event in order to discuss about the newest advances in the field, including a 2-days single main track of high-quality scientific papers. The 11th SMAP workshop will be held in Thessaloniki, Greece at October 20th and 21th, 2016 and it will be hosted by the South East European Research Centre (SEERC) (

Aim and topics

SMAP 2016 aims to address several issues of semantic and social multimedia technologies and their use in content creation, media adaptation and user profiling. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
  • Content creation, annotation and modelling for semantic and social web
  • Content customization and adaptation
  • Computational intelligence for media adaptation and personalization
  • Semantic context modelling and extraction
  • Semantics-driven indexing and retrieval of multimedia contents
  • Context-aware multimedia applications
  • User modelling and dynamic profiling • Adaptive and personalized multimedia summaries
  • Ontologies and reasoning • Multilingual content navigation
  • Semantics-based recommender systems: theory and applications
  • Social multimedia tagging and multimedia content communities
  • Web adaptation methods and techniques • Intelligent personalized interfaces
  • Hybrid social and semantic approaches to profiling, recommendation engines or adaptation systems
  • Social and semantic media collaboration platforms (e.g. semantic wikis)
  • Social multimedia applications (livecasting, audio-video sharing)
  • Social web economics and business
  • User-generated content mechanisms • Social network aggregation
  • Privacy/Security issues in Social and Personalized Media Applications
  • Adaptive/Personalized conversational media


As with all previous editions of SMAP, all accepted papers will be published by IEEE in IEEEXplore.

Extended versions of selected papers will be included in Springer Social Network Analysis and Mining journal (

General Chairs:

  • Ioannis Anagnostopoulos, University of Thessaly, Greece
  • Iraklis Paraskakis, South East European Research Centre, Greece

Steering Committee:

  • Ioannis Anagnostopoulos, University of Thessaly, Greece
  • Maria Bielikova, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Sébastien Laborie, University of Pau - IUT de Bayonne et du Pays Basque, France
  • Phivos Mylonas, Ionian University, Greece
  • Nicolas Tsapatsoulis, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
  • Manolis Wallace, University of the Peloponnese, Greece

Important dates:

Submission of full papers: 6th June 2016
Notification of acceptance: 29th July 2016
Submission of camera ready: 9th September 2016
Main Workshop: 20th- 21st October 2016

Submission guidelines

Analytical submission guidelines are provided in Papers should be directly submitted through EasyChair in

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Call for papers: 2016 IEEE LA-CCI

3rd Latin-American Conference on Computational Intelligence
Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
November, 2nd to 4th, 2016


IEEE Latin American Conference on Computational Intelligence 2016 aims to bring together the Soft Computing community to  present the latest achievements and innovations in the multiple areas of Computational Intelligence, encourage participation by young researchers and following the LA-CCI Manifesto: to provide a high-level international forum for scientists, researchers, engineers, professionals and educators to disseminate their latest research results and exchange views of the future research directions in the area of Computational Intelligence.


  • Evolutionary & Swarm Computation: Genetic Algorithms, Genetic Programming, Artificial Immune Systems, Swarm Intelligence, Collective Intelligence, Evolvable Hardware, Bio-inspired Methods.
  • Neural & Learning Systems: Neural Networks, Machine Learning, Complex Systems, Molecular and Quantum Computing, Complex Networks.
  • Fuzzy & Stochastic Modeling: Fuzzy Systems, Fuzzy Control & Decision Making, Uncertainty Analysis, Rough Sets, Fractals, Multiagent Systems, Reinforcement Learning, Game Theory.



  • Pablo Estevez (Universidad de Chile, President of IEEE-CIS)
  • Cesare Alippi (Politecnico di Milano – Italy)
  • Gary Yen (Oklahoma State University – USA)
  • Fabio Gonzalez (Universidad Nacional de Colombia)
  • Fernando Buarque (University of Pernambuco – Brazil)



Papers should be no longer than 6 pages with original contributions, using the IEEE conference format, available at the event homepage along with other instructions. Papers can be submitted using the Easychair system (

PUBLICATION (And Special Issues):

  • Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE LA-CCI 2016 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore®
  • Top papers of IEEE LA-CCI 2016 will be published as extended versions in important journals related with CI (Including IEEE Latin America Transactions)


  • Submission of papers                     May 27th 2016 (April 22th 2016)
  • Notification of Acceptance              July 29th 2016 (July 22th 2016)
  • Final camera-ready papers              August 27th 2016  
  • Early-bird Registration date           October 1st 2016
  • Conference meeting                     November 2-4th 2016


Students graded between April 1st 2015 and June 30th 2016 can send your summaries (2500 words) to Ph.D. Diego Peluffo at before May 27th 2016


Cartagena de Indias is a colonial town located in the center of the northeastern Caribbean coast of Colombia. With easy access, whether by air, land or sea, it is visited every year by thousands of tourists who find it perfect to relax or to work.


General Chair LA-CCI 2016
Alvaro David Orjuela Cañón - Universidad Antonio Nariño - Colombia

Program Chairs
Carlos Alberto Cobos Lozada - Universidad del Cauca - Colombia 
Yván Jesús Túpac Valdivia - Universidad Católica San Pablo - Peru

Publication Chairs
Juan Bernardo Gómez - Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Manizales) - Colombia
Cristian Rodriguez Rivero - Universidad Nacional de Córdoba - Argentina

Finance Chair and Treasurer:
Jose David Cely - IEEE Colombia Section

Publicity and Public Relations Chairs:
Diego Hernán Peluffo-Ordóñez - Universidad Técnica del Norte - Ecuador
Efren Gorrostieta - Universidad Autónoma de Queretano - Mexico
Alfonso Pérez-Gama - Fundación de Educación Superior San José - Colombia


Fernando Buarque de Lima Neto - Universidade de Pernambuco - Brazil

  • Marley Maria B.Rebuzzi Vellasco - Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC/RIO) - Brazil
  • Cristian Rodriguez Rivero - Universidad Nacional de Córdoba - Argentina 
  • Yván Jesús Túpac Valdivia - Universidad Católica San Pablo - Peru 
  • Alvaro David Orjuela Cañón - Universidad Antonio Nariño - Colombia 
  • Efren Gorrostieta - Universidad Autónoma de Queretano - Mexico

Call for Papers: BICS 2016

The 8th International Conference on Brain-Inspired Cognitive Systems (BICS 2016)
November 28-30, 2016, Beijing, China

The 8th International Conference on Brain-Inspired Cognitive Systems (BICS 2016) will be held in Beijing, China, as a sequel of BICS 2004 - 2015. The first BICS 2004 was held in Stirling, Scotland, UK and the last BICS 2015 was held in Hefei, Anhui, China, December 11-13, 2015.

BICS 2016 aims to provide a high-level international forum for scientists, engineers, and educators to present the state of the art of brain inspired cognitive systems research and applications in diverse fields. The conference will feature plenary lectures given by world renowned scholars, regular sessions with broad coverage, and some special sessions focusing on popular and timely topics.

BICS 2016 will be published on conference proceedings of Springer LNAI series. Selected papers will be published in a special issue of Cognitive Computation Journal.

The topics include, but are not limited to:

1. Biologically Inspired Systems (BICS-BIS)
  • Brain inspired systems
  • Brain inspired vision
  • Brain inspired audition and sound processing
  • Brain inspired other sensory modalities
  • Brain inspired motion processing
  • Brain inspired robotics
  • Brain inspired adaptive and control systems
  • Brain inspired evolutionary systems
  • Brain inspired oscillatory systems
  • Brain inspired signal processing
  • Brain inspired learning
  • Neuromorphic systems
2. Cognitive Neuroscience (BICS-CNS)
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Cognitive neuroscience of vision
  • Cognitive neuroscience of non-vision sensory modalities
  • Cognitive neuroscience of volition
  • Systems neuroscience
  • Attentional mechanisms
  • Affective systems
  • Language
  • Cortical models
  • Sub-cortical models
  • Cerebellar models
  • Neural correlates
3. Models of Consciousness (BICS-MoC)
  • World awareness
  • Self-awareness
  • Global workspace theory
  • Imagination
  • Qualia models
  • Virtual machine approaches
  • Formal models for consciousness
  • Control theoretical models
  • DevelopmentalInfant models
  • Will and volition
  • Emotion and affect
  • Philosophical implications
  • Neurophysiological grounding
  • Enactive approaches
  • Heterophenomenology
  • AnalyiticSynthetic phenomenology
4. Neural Computation (BICS-NC)
  • Neuro-computational systems
  • Hybrid neural systems
  • Neural learning
  • Neural control systems
  • Neural signal processing
  • Architectures of neural computation
  • Neural devices
  • Neural perception and pattern classifiers
  • Neuro-fuzzy systems
  • Evolutionary neural networks
  • Biological neural network models
  • Applications
  • Others

Paper Submission

Papers should be limited to 8-10 pages in Springer LNCS format. Details can be found in:

To submit, please login at

Special session and workshop proposals should be sent to Dr. Jingpeng Li (

Important Dates

Special session/workshop proposal: June 1, 2016
Paper submission: June 10, 2016
Acceptance notification: August 10, 2016
Camera-ready due: September 10, 2016
Conference dates: November 28-30, 2016


General Chairs
Cheng-Lin Liu (Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Amir Hussain (University of Stirling, Scotland, UK)

Program Chairs
Bin Luo (Anhui University, China)
Kay Chen Tan (National University of Singapore, Singapore)

Special Session Chair
Jingpeng Li (University of Stirling, Scotland, UK)

Publicity Chairs
Cesare Alippi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Haibo He (University of Rhode Island, USA)
Hussein Abbass (University of New South Wales - Canberra - Australia)
Erik Cambria (NTU, Singapore)

Publication Chair
Zhaoxiang Zhang (Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

Local Organization Chair
Yi Zeng (Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)


Wednesday, 4 May 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS Symposium on "Intelligence for Embedded and Cyber-physical Systems" (IntECS 2016)

Symposium on "Intelligence for Embedded and Cyber-physical Systems"  (IntECS 2016) at IEEE Symposium Series in Computational Intelligence 2016 6 – 9 December 2016, Athens, Greece (

IntECS 2016 Web site:


Paper submission:  July 18, 2016
Author notifications: September 12, 2016
Camera-ready submission: October 10, 2016
Early registration: October 10, 2016
Conference Dates: December 6 - 9, 2016

Aims and Scope

In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in designing embedded and cyber-physical systems featuring intelligent skills. Beside addressing the specific tasks they have been designed for, these systems are expected, for example, to autonomously make decisions/activate reactions, perform self-diagnosis, and learn from and interact with the operating environment.

This symposium addresses novel and emerging computational-intelligence and machine-learning solutions to provide such an intelligent behavior to embedded and cyberphisical systems. IntECS aspires at providing a forum for researchers who are actively working on intelligent embedded and cyberphisical systems and, more in general, on computational intelligent solutions for real world applications.

The symposium will be held within the IEEE 2016 Symposium Series in Computational Intelligence (6 – 9 December 2016, Athens, Greece)


  • Intelligence for embedded systems
  • Intelligence for cyber-physical systems
  • Cognitive fault-diagnosis systems
  • Smart objects and Internet of Things
  • Intelligent sensor networks
  • Intelligent sensors and robotics
  • Intelligent measurement systems
  • Adaptive solutions to operate in evolving/changing environments
  • Intelligent systems for real-world applications
  • Computational intelligence techniques for smart buildings and critical-infrastructure monitoring


Embedded systems, cyber-physical systems, fault-diagnosis systems, intelligent applications, intelligent sensors, intelligent sensor networks, Computational Intelligence,  Internet of Things.

Symposium Organizers

  • Cesare Alippi (Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Italy)
  • Giacomo Boracchi (Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Italy)
  • Manuel Roveri (Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Italy)

Technical Program Committee

  • Rami Abielmona, Larus Technologies, Canada
  • Maurizio Bocca, Bosch Research and Technology Center, CA, USA
  • Guilherme DeSouza, University of Missouri-Columbia, MO, USA
  • Michalis Michaelidis, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
  • Stavros Ntalampiras, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Mimmo Parente, Università di Salerno, Italy
  • Vicenç Puig, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Yew-Soon Ong, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Stefano Squartini, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
  • Dongbin Zhao, University of Chinese Academy of Science, China

Paper Submission Procedure

Submissions must contain original, high quality, not submitted or elsewhere published work. Authors must submit their paper through the IEEE SSCI 2016 webpage

Accepted papers will be included in the IEEE SSCI 2016 proceedings and indexed through IEEExplore. Further information and Paper submission can be found at the IEEE SSCI 2016 webpage

For any question or inquiry, please, don't hesitate to contact me at

Sunday, 1 May 2016

IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems; Volume 27, Issue 5, May 2016

1. Storing Sequencies in Binary Tournament-Based Neural Networks
Authors: Xiaoran Jiang; Vincent Gripon; Claude Berrou; Michael Rabbat
Pages: 913 - 925

2. Data Generators for Learning Systems Based on RBF Networks
Author: Marko Robnik-Šikonja
Pages: 926 - 938

3. A Novel Framework for Learning Geometry-Aware Kernels
Authors: Binbin Pan ; Wen-Sheng Chen ; Chen Xu ; Bo Chen
Pages: 939 - 951

4. Hybrid Sampling-Based Clustering Ensemble With Global and Local Constitutions
Authors: Yun Yang; Jianmin Jiang
Pages: 952 - 965

5. The Proximal Trajectory Algorithm in SVM Cross Validation
Authors: Annabella Astorino; Antonio Fuduli
Pages: 966 - 977

6. MLPNN Training via a Multiobjective Optimization of Training Error and Stochastic Sensitivity
Authors: Daniel S. Yeung; Jin-Cheng Li; Wing W.Y. Ng; Patrick P.K. Chan
Pages: 978 - 992

7. Generalization Performance of Regularized Ranking with Multiscale Kernels
Authors: Yicong Zhou; Hong Chen; Rushi Lan; Zhibin Pan
Pages: 993 - 1002

8. A Maximum Margin Approach for Semisupervised Ordinal Regression Clustering
Authors: Yanshan Xiao; Bo Liu; Zhifeng Hao
Pages: 1003 - 1019

9. Learning Discriminative Stein Kernel for SPD Matrices and Its Applications
Authors: Jianjia Zhang; Lei Wang; Luping Zhou; Wanqing Li
Pages: 1020 - 1033

10. Probabilistic Slow Features for Behavior Analysis
Authors: Lazaros Zafeiriou; Himalis A. Nicolaou; Stefanos Zafeiriou; Symeon Nikitidis; Maja Pantic
Pages: 1034 - 1048

11. Improper Complex-Valued Bhattacharyya Distance
Authors: Arash Mohammadi; Konstantinos N. Plataniotis
Pages: 1049 - 1064

12. A New Distance Metric for Unsupervised Learning of Categorical Data
Authors: Hong Jia; Yiu-ming Cheung; Jiming Liu
Pages: 1065 - 1079

13. Integrated Low-Rank-Based Discriminative Feature Learning for Recognition
Authors: Pan Zhou; Zhouchen Lin; Chao Zhang
Pages: 1080 - 1093

14. A Nearest Neighbor Classifier Employing Critical Boundary Vectors for Efficient On-Chip Template Reduction
Authors: Wenjun Xia; Yoshio Mita; Tadashi Shibata
Pages: 1094 - 1107

15. Tree Ensembles on the Induced Discrete Space
Author: Olcay Taner Yıldız
Pages: 1108 - 1113