Saturday, 25 June 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS: 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 (

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

The call for papers as well as more detailed information can be retrieved from IntECS 2016 webpage
and from the main SSCI 2016 webpage

Please make sure you select:
"Intelligence for Cyber-physical and Embedded Systems" (IntECS 2016) during the submission process


Tuesday, 21 June 2016


Sponsor: City University of Hong Kong

Technical Co-sponsor: IEEE Computational Intelligence Society

The Seventh International Conference on Intelligent Control and Information Processing (ICICIP 2016) will be held in Siam Reap, Cambodia during December 1-4, 2016, following the successes of previous events. Located in Cambodia northern province of Siem Reap, Angkor Wat is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia, the largest religious monument in the world, and listed by UNESCO as a cultural heritage. ICICIP 2016 aims to provide a high-level international forum for scientists, engineers, and educators to present the state of the art of research and applications in related fields. The symposium will feature plenary speeches given by world renowned scholars, regular sessions with broad coverage, and special sessions focusing on popular topics.


Prospective authors are invited to contribute high-quality papers to ICICIP2016. In addition, proposals for special sessions within the technical scopes of the symposium are solicited. Special sessions, to be organized by internationally recognized experts, aim to bring together researchers in special focused topics. Papers submitted for special sessions are to be peer-reviewed with the same criteria used for the contributed papers. Researchers interested in organizing special sessions are invited to submit formal proposals to ICICIP2016. A special session proposal should include the session title, a brief description of the scope and motivation, names, contact information and brief biographical information on the organizers. The proceedings has been contracted to be included in IEEExplore Digital Library and submitted for EI indexing.

For more information, please visit

Topic Areas

Topics of contributing papers include, but are not limited to, the following areas:
Intelligent Control and Automation
Autonomous systems, linear and nonlinear control, learning and adaptive control, intelligent control, optimization-based and optimal control, fault detection and identification, hybrid intelligent systems, networked control, fuzzy logic control, industrial automation, neural control, process control, robot control, mechatronic systems, environmental monitoring and control, intelligent manufacturing systems, microprocessor-based control, motor control, power systems, vehicle control, aerospace applications, and other applications.

Intelligent Information Processing

Adaptive filtering & signal processing, audio/speech processing and coding, higher order spectral analysis, nonlinear & blind signal processing, neural signal processing, component analysis array signal processing, array signal processing, parallel and distributed processing, time series analysis, multimedia signal processing, design and implementation of signal processing systems, DSP Implementations and embedded systems, image and multidimensional signal processing, image processing & understanding, computer vision & pattern recognition, bioimaging and signal processing, multimedia communications, computer vision & virtual reality, next generation mobile communications, communication signal processing, modulation and channel coding, network coding, sensor networks, cryptography and information security and other applications.

Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit full-length papers (8 pages maximum) by the submission deadline through the online submission system. Potential organizers are also invited to enlist five or more papers with cohesive topics to form special sessions. The submission of a paper implies that the paper is original and has not been submitted under review or is not copyright-protected elsewhere and will be presented by an author if accepted. All submitted papers will be refereed by experts in the field based on the criteria of originality, significance, quality, and clarity. The authors of accepted papers will have an opportunity to revise their papers and take consideration of the referees' comments and suggestions. The Proceedings has been contracted to be included in IEEExplore Digital Library and submitted for EI indexing.

Important Dates

Special session proposals: June 1, 2016
Paper submission: July 1, 2016
Notification of acceptance: September 1, 2016
Camera-ready copy and author registration: October 1, 2016
Conference: December 1-4, 2016

General Chair

Jun Wang, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Advisory Chairs

Marios M. Polycarpou, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus
Xin Yao, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
Gary. G. Yen, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, USA

Steering Chairs

Derong Liu, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing, China
Jun Wang, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Organizing Chairs

Min Han, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China
Zhigang Zeng, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China

Program Chairs

Xiaolin Hu, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Shen Yin, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China

Special Sessions Chairs

Long Cheng, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Qingshan Liu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
Lixian Zhang, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China

Publications Chairs

Zhenyuan Guo, Hunan University, Hunan, China
Jin Hu, Chongqing Jiaotong University, Chongqing, China
Xinyi Le, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
Ning Wang, Dalian Maritime University, Dalian, China
Nian Zhang, University of District of Columbia, Washington, DC, USA

Publicity Chairs

Tingwen Huang, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Doha, Qatar
Huaguang Zhang, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China
Jun Zhang, Sun Yet-sen University, Guangzhou, China

Registration Chairs

Shenshen Gu, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China
Ka Chun Wong, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Shaofu Yang, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (

Saturday, 18 June 2016

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 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 fo 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

5. Special Sessions on Deep and/or Sparse Neural Models for Speech and Language Processing (Organizer: Dong Wang, Qiang Zhou, Amir Hussain)

Paper Submission

Papers should be limited to 8-10 pages in Springer LNCS format. Details can be found in
To submit, please login at

Important Dates

Special session/workshop proposal: June 1, 2016
Paper submission: June 30, 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)


Saturday, 4 June 2016

IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, Volume 27, Issue 6, June 2016

1) Guest Editorial Special Section on Visual Saliency Computing and Learning
Author(s): Junwei Han; Ling Shao; Nuno Vasconcelos; Jungong Han; Dong Xu
Page(s): 1118 - 1121

2) Manifold Ranking-Based Matrix Factorization for Saliency Detection
Author(s): Dapeng Tao; Jun Cheng; Mingli Song; Xu Lin
Page(s): 1122 - 1134

3) DISC: Deep Image Saliency Computing via Progressive Representation Learning
Author(s): Tianshui Chen; Liang Lin; Lingbo Liu; Xiaonan Luo; Xuelong Li
Page(s): 1135 - 1149

4) Human-Centered Saliency Detection
Author(s): Zhenbao Liu; Xiao Wang; Shuhui Bu
Page(s): 1150 - 1162

5) Cosaliency Detection Based on Intrasaliency Prior Transfer and Deep Intersaliency Mining
Author(s): Dingwen Zhang; Junwei Han; Jungong Han; Ling Shao
Page(s): 1163 - 1176

6) Spatiochromatic Context Modeling for Color Saliency Analysis
Author(s): Jun Zhang; Meng Wang; Shengping Zhang; Xuelong Li; Xindong Wu
Page(s): 1177 - 1189

7) Dual Low-Rank Pursuit: Learning Salient Features for Saliency Detection
Author(s): Congyan Lang; Jiashi Feng; Songhe Feng; Jingdong Wang; Shuicheng Yan
Page(s): 1190 - 1200

8) Improving Visual Saliency Computing With Emotion Intensity
Author(s): Huiying Liu; Min Xu; Jinqiao Wang; Tianrong Rao; Ian Burnett
Page(s): 1201 - 1213

9) Reconciling Saliency and Object Center-Bias Hypotheses in Explaining Free-Viewing Fixations
Author(s): Ali Borji; James Tanner
Page(s): 1214 - 1226

10) Bottom–Up Visual Saliency Estimation With Deep Autoencoder-Based Sparse Reconstruction
Author(s): Chen Xia; Fei Qi; Guangming Shi
Page(s): 1227 - 1240

11) Learning to Predict Sequences of Human Visual Fixations
Author(s): Ming Jiang; Xavier Boix; Gemma Roig; Juan Xu; Luc Van Gool; Qi Zhao
Page(s): 1241 - 1252

12) Saliency-Aware Nonparametric Foreground Annotation Based on Weakly Labeled Data
Author(s): Xiaochun Cao; Changqing Zhang; Huazhu Fu; Xiaojie Guo; Qi Tian
Page(s): 1253 - 1265

13) The Application of Visual Saliency Models in Objective Image Quality Assessment: A Statistical Evaluation
Author(s): Wei Zhang; Ali Borji; Zhou Wang; Patrick Le Callet; Hantao Liu
Page(s): 1266 - 1278

14) Salient Band Selection for Hyperspectral Image Classification via Manifold Ranking
Author(s): Qi Wang; Jianzhe Lin; Yuan Yuan
Page(s): 1279 - 1289

15) Guest Editorial Special Section on Learning in Non-(geo)metric Spaces
Author(s): Marcello Pelillo; Edwin R. Hancock; Xuelong Li; Vittorio Murino
Page(s): 1290 - 1293

16) Sparse Coding on Symmetric Positive Definite Manifolds Using Bregman Divergences
Author(s): Mehrtash T. Harandi; Richard Hartley; Brian Lovell; Conrad Sanderson
Page(s): 1294 - 1306

17) Multicriteria Similarity-Based Anomaly Detection Using Pareto Depth Analysis
Author(s): Ko-Jen Hsiao; Kevin S. Xu; Jeff Calder; Alfred O. Hero
Page(s): 1307 - 1321

18) Learning in Variable-Dimensional Spaces
Author(s): Michelangelo Diligenti; Marco Gori; Claudio Saccà
Page(s): 1322 - 1332

19) Manifold Learning for Multivariate Variable-Length Sequences With an Application to Similarity Search
Author(s): Shen-Shyang Ho; Peng Dai; Frank Rudzicz
Page(s): 1333 - 1344

20) Constrained Clustering With Imperfect Oracles
Author(s): Xiatian Zhu; Chen Change Loy; Shaogang Gong
Page(s): 1345 - 1357

21) Hierarchical Image Segmentation Using Correlation Clustering
Author(s): Amir Alush; Jacob Goldberger
Page(s): 1358 - 1367

22) Feature Combination and the kNN Framework in Object Classification
Author(s): Jian Hou; Huijun Gao; Qi Xia; Naiming Qi
Page(s): 1368 - 1378

23) Dissimilarity-Based Ensembles for Multiple Instance Learning
Author(s): Veronika Cheplygina; David M. J. Tax; Marco Loog
Page(s): 1379 - 1391

24) Ensemble Manifold Rank Preserving for Acceleration-Based Human Activity Recognition
Author(s): Dapeng Tao; Lianwen Jin; Yuan Yuan; Yang Xue
Page(s): 1392 - 1404

IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, Volume 24, Issue 3

1) Nonfragile H_{\infty } Fuzzy Filtering With Randomly Occurring Gain Variations and Channel Fadings
Author(s): Sunjie Zhang; Zidong Wang; Derui Ding; Hongli Dong; Fuad E. Alsaadi; Tasawar Hayat
Page(s): 505 - 518

2) Chain and Substitution Rules of Intuitionistic Fuzzy Calculus
Author(s): Qian Lei; Zeshui Xu
Page(s): 519 - 529

3) Extended Fuzzy Logic: Sets and Systems
Author(s): Farnaz Sabahi; Mohammad Reza Akbarzadeh-T
Page(s): 530 - 543

4) Fuzzy-Model-Based Robust H_{\infty } Design of Nonlinear Packetized Networked Control Systems
Author(s): Bin Tang; Shiguo Peng; Yun Zhang
Page(s): 544 - 557

5) Extensions of Atanassov's Intuitionistic Fuzzy Interaction Bonferroni Means and Their Application to Multiple-Attribute Decision Making
Author(s): Yingdong He; Zhen He
Page(s): 558 - 573

6) Evolving Type-2 Fuzzy Classifier
Author(s): Mahardhika Pratama; Jie Lu; Guangquan Zhang
Page(s): 574 - 589

7) Multicriteria Decision Making With Ordinal/Linguistic Intuitionistic Fuzzy Sets For Mobile Apps
Author(s): Ronald R. Yager
Page(s): 590 - 599

8) Improving Linguistic Pairwise Comparison Consistency via Linguistic Discrete Regions
Author(s): Hengshan Zhang; Qinghua Zheng; Ting Liu; Zijiang Yang; Minnan Luo; Yu Qu
Page(s): 600 - 614

9) Law of Large Numbers for Uncertain Random Variables
Author(s): Kai Yao; Jinwu Gao
Page(s): 615 - 621

10) Output Feedback Direct Adaptive Fuzzy Controller Based on Frequency-Domain Methods
Author(s): Krzysztof Wiktorowicz
Page(s): 622 - 634

11) Stability and Stabilization of Takagi–Sugeno Fuzzy Systems via Sampled-Data and State Quantized Controller
Author(s): Yajuan Liu; S. M. Lee
Page(s): 635 - 644

12) Parameterizing the Semantics of Fuzzy Attribute Implications by Systems of Isotone Galois Connections
Author(s): Vilem Vychodil
Page(s): 645 - 660

13) Decentralized Sampled-Data Fuzzy Observer Design for Nonlinear Interconnected Systems
Author(s): Geun Bum Koo; Jin Bae Park; Young Hoon Joo
Page(s): 661 - 674

14) Robust Stability Analysis and Systematic Design of Single-Input Interval Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Controllers
Author(s): Tufan Kumbasar
Page(s): 675 - 694

15) Rough-Set-Theoretic Fuzzy Cues-Based Object Tracking Under Improved Particle Filter Framework
Author(s): Pojala Chiranjeevi; Somnath Sengupta
Page(s): 695 - 707

16) Fuzzy Multiobjective Modeling and Optimization for One-Shot Multiattribute Exchanges With Indivisible Demand
Author(s): Zhong-Zhong Jiang; Zhi-Ping Fan; W. H. Ip; Xiaohong Chen
Page(s): 708 - 723

17) Global Fuzzy Adaptive Hierarchical Path Tracking Control of a Mobile Robot With Experimental Validation
Author(s): Chih-Lyang Hwang; Wei-Li Fang
Page(s): 724 - 740

18) Asymmetric Fuzzy Preference Relations Based on the Generalized Sigmoid Scale and Their Application in Decision Making Involving Risk Appetites
Author(s): Wei Zhou; Zeshui Xu
Page(s): 741 - 756

19) Possibilistic Functional Dependencies and Their Relationship to Possibility Theory
Author(s): Sebastian Link; Henri Prade
Page(s): 757 - 763