Monday, 6 May 2019

IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, Volume 30, Issue 5, May 2019

1. Deep Neural Network Initialization With Decision Trees
Author(s): Kelli D. Humbird; J. Luc Peterson; Ryan G. Mcclarren
Pages: 1286 - 1295

2. Neural Learning Control of Strict-Feedback Systems Using Disturbance Observer
Author(s): Bin Xu; Yingxin Shou; Jun Luo; Huayan Pu; Zhongke Shi
Pages: 1296 - 1307

3. Off-Policy Interleaved  Q-Learning: Optimal Control for Affine Nonlinear Discrete-Time Systems
Author(s): Jinna Li; Tianyou Chai; Frank L. Lewis; Zhengtao Ding; Yi Jiang
Pages: 1308 - 1320

4. Feature Analysis of Marginalized Stacked Denoising Autoenconder for Unsupervised Domain Adaptation
Author(s): Pengfei Wei; Yiping Ke; Chi Keong Goh
Pages: 1321 - 1334

5. On the Representational Power of Restricted Boltzmann Machines for Symmetric Functions and Boolean Functions
Author(s): Linyan Gu; Jianfeng Huang; Lihua Yang
Pages: 1335 - 1347

6. Pool-Based Sequential Active Learning for Regression
Author(s): Dongrui Wu
Pages: 1348 - 1359

7. Stochastic Conjugate Gradient Algorithm With Variance Reduction
Author(s): Xiao-Bo Jin; Xu-Yao Zhang; Kaizhu Huang; Guang-Gang Geng
Pages: 1360 - 1369

8. Quantized Minimum Error Entropy Criterion
Author(s): Badong Chen; Lei Xing; Nanning Zheng; José C. Príncipe
Pages: 1370 - 1380

9. Heterogeneous Domain Adaptation Through Progressive Alignment
Author(s): Jingjing Li; Ke Lu; Zi Huang; Lei Zhu; Heng Tao Shen
Pages: 1381 - 1391

10. Generalization and Expressivity for Deep Nets
Author(s): Shao-Bo Lin
 1392 - 1406

11. Temporal Attention-Augmented Bilinear Network for Financial Time-Series Data Analysis
Author(s): Dat Thanh Tran; Alexandros Iosifidis; Juho Kanniainen; Moncef Gabbouj
Pages: 1407 - 1418

12. Face Sketch Synthesis by Multidomain Adversarial Learning
Author(s): Shengchuan Zhang; Rongrong Ji; Jie Hu; Xiaoqiang Lu; Xuelong Li
Pages: 1419 - 1428

13. Deep Semantic-Preserving Ordinal Hashing for Cross-Modal Similarity Search
Author(s): Lu Jin; Kai Li; Zechao Li; Fu Xiao; Guo-Jun Qi; Jinhui Tang
Pages: 1429 - 1440

14. Bag-Level Aggregation for Multiple-Instance Active Learning in Instance Classification Problems
Author(s): Marc-André Carbonneau; Eric Granger; Ghyslain Gagnon
Pages: 1441 - 1451

15. Nonuniformly Sampled Data Processing Using LSTM Networks
Author(s): Safa Onur Sahin; Suleyman Serdar Kozat
Pages: 1452 - 1461

16. Distributed Adaptive Tracking Synchronization for Coupled Reaction–Diffusion Neural Network
Author(s): Hao Zhang; Nikhil R. Pal; Yin Sheng; Zhigang Zeng
Pages: 1462 - 1475

17. Novel Finite-Time Synchronization Criteria for Inertial Neural Networks With Time Delays via Integral Inequality Method
Author(s): Zhengqiu Zhang; Jinde Cao
Pages: 1476 - 1485

18. Early Expression Detection via Online Multi-Instance Learning With Nonlinear Extension
Author(s): Liping Xie; Dacheng Tao; Haikun Wei
Pages: 1486 - 1496

19. LTNN: A Layerwise Tensorized Compression of Multilayer Neural Network
Author(s): Hantao Huang; Hao Yu
Pages: 1497 - 1511

20. Approximate Optimal Distributed Control of Nonlinear Interconnected Systems Using Event-Triggered Nonzero-Sum Games
Author(s): Vignesh Narayanan; Avimanyu Sahoo; Sarangapani Jagannathan; Koshy George
Pages: 1512 - 1522

21. Output Feedback Q-Learning Control for the Discrete-Time Linear Quadratic Regulator Problem
Author(s): Syed Ali Asad Rizvi; Zongli Lin
Pages: 1523 - 1536

22. Multistability of Delayed Hybrid Impulsive Neural Networks With Application to Associative Memories
Author(s): Bin Hu; Zhi-Hong Guan; Guanrong Chen; Frank L. Lewis
Pages: 1537 - 1551

23. STRAINet: Spatially Varying sTochastic Residual AdversarIal Networks for MRI Pelvic Organ Segmentation
Author(s): Dong Nie; Li Wang; Yaozong Gao; Jun Lian; Dinggang Shen
Pages: 1552 - 1564

24. A Deep Learning Approach to Competing Risks Representation in Peer-to-Peer Lending
Author(s): Fei Tan; Xiurui Hou; Jie Zhang; Zhi Wei; Zhenyu Yan
Pages: 1565 - 1574

25. Dynamical Behavior of Nonautonomous Stochastic Reaction–Diffusion Neural-Network Models
Author(s): Tengda Wei; Ping Lin; Quanxin Zhu; Linshan Wang; Yangfan Wang
Pages: 1575 - 1580

26. Hierarchical Feature Selection for Random Projection
Author(s): Qi Wang; Jia Wan; Feiping Nie; Bo Liu; Chenggang Yan; Xuelong Li
Pages: 1581 - 1586

27. Generalized Uncorrelated Regression with Adaptive Graph for Unsupervised Feature Selection
Author(s): Xuelong Li; Han Zhang; Rui Zhang; Yun Liu; Feiping Nie
Pages: 1587 - 1595

28. Output-Feedback Adaptive Neural Controller for Uncertain Pure-Feedback Nonlinear Systems Using a High-Order Sliding Mode Observer
Author(s): Jang-Hyun Park; Seong-Hwan Kim; Tae-Sik Park
Pages: 1596 - 1601

29. Multiobjective Support Vector Machines: Handling Class Imbalance With Pareto Optimality
Author(s): Shounak Datta; Swagatam Das
Pages: 1602 - 1608

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems - Papers Published April 2019

1. General 3-D Type-II Fuzzy Logic Systems in the Polar Frame: Concept and Practice
Author(s): H Zakeri, F M Nejad, A Fahimifar

2. Survey of Fuzzy Min–Max Neural Network for Pattern Classification Variants and Applications
Author(s): O N Al Sayaydeh, M F Mohammed, C P Lim

3. A Novel Finite-Time Adaptive Fuzzy Tracking Control Scheme for Nonstrict Feedback Systems
Author(s): Y Liu, X Liu, Y Jing, Z Zhang

4. Dissipativity-Preserving Model Reduction for Takagi–Sugeno Fuzzy Systems
Author(s): Y Ren, Q Li, D-W Ding, X Xie

5. Quality Control Process Based on Fuzzy Random Variables
Author(s): G Hesamian, M G Akbari, R Yaghoobpoor

6. Multiobjective $H_{2}/H_{\infty }$ Control Design of the Nonlinear Mean-Field Stochastic Jump-Diffusion Systems via Fuzzy Approach
Author(s): C-F Wu, B-S Chen, W Zhang

7. A Metahierarchical Rule Decision System to Design Robust Fuzzy Classifiers Based on Data Complexity
Author(s): J Cozar, A Fernandez, F Herrera, J A Gamez

8. A Method of Measuring Uncertainty for Z-Number
Author(s): B Kang, Y Deng, K Hewage, R Sadiq

9. A Weighted Least Squares Fuzzy Regression for Crisp Input-Fuzzy Output Data
Author(s): J Chachi

10. An SOS-Based Sliding Mode Controller Design for a Class of Polynomial Fuzzy Systems
Author(s): H Zhang, Y Wang, J Zhang, Y Wang

11. Fuzzy Pushdown Termination Games
Author(s): H Pan, F Song, Y Cao, J Qian

12. Granular Fuzzy Modeling for Multidimensional Numeric Data: A Layered Approach Based on Hyperbox
Author(s): W Lu, D Shan, W Pedrycz, L Zhang, J Yang, X Liu

13. Decentralized Dissipative Filtering for Delayed Nonlinear Interconnected Systems Based on T–S Fuzzy Model
Author(s): Y Liu, F Fang, J H Park

14. Delayed Fuzzy Control of a 1-D Reaction-Diffusion Equation Using Sampled-in-Space Sensing and Actuation
Author(s): W Kang, D-W Ding

15. Supervised Learning to Aggregate Data With the Sugeno Integral
Author(s): M Gagolewski, S James, G Beliakov

16. Interval Observer Design for Discrete-Time Uncertain Takagi–Sugeno Fuzzy Systems
Author(s): J Li, Z Wang, Y Shen, Y Wang

17. Characterization of Quadratic Aggregation Functions
Author(s): S Tasena

IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems - Papers Published March 2019

1. Intelligent Backstepping Control Using Recurrent Feature Selection Fuzzy Neural Network for Synchronous Reluctance Motor Position Servo Drive System
Author(s): F-J Lin, S-G Chen, C-W Hsu

2. Generalized Dempster–Shafer Structures
Author(s): R R Yager

3. Fuzzy Peak-to-Peak Filtering for Networked Nonlinear Systems With Multipath Data Packet Dropouts
Author(s): X-H Chang; Q Liu, Y-M Wang, J Xiong

4. Distributed Fuzzy Adaptive Backstepping Optimal Control for Nonlinear Multimissile Guidance Systems With Input Saturation
Author(s): J Sun, C Liu

5. Dynamic Output Feedback Predictive Control With One Free Control Move for the Takagi–Sugeno Model With Bounded Disturbance
Author(s): J Hu, B Ding

6. Another View on Generalized Intuitionistic Fuzzy Soft Sets and Related Multiattribute Decision Making Methods
Author(s): F Feng, H Fujita, M I Ali, R R Yager, X Liu

7. A Novel Three-Dimensional Fuzzy Modeling Method for Nonlinear Distributed Parameter Systems
Author(s): X-X Zhang, L-R Zhao, H-X Li, S-W Ma

8. iPatch: A Many-Objective Type-2 Fuzzy Logic System for Field Workforce Optimization
Author(s): A Starkey, H Hagras, S Shakya, G Owusu

9. Similarity Measures for Closed General Type-2 Fuzzy Sets: Overview, Comparisons, and a Geometric Approach
Author(s): D Wu, J M Mendel

10. Intuitionistic Fuzzy Rough Set-Based Granular Structures and Attribute Subset Selection
Author(s): A Tan, W-Z Wu, Y Qian, J Liang, J Chen, J Li

11. Novel Stabilization Criteria for T–S Fuzzy Systems With Affine Matched Membership Functions
Author(s): S Lee

12. Wavelet-TSK-Type Fuzzy Cerebellar Model Neural Network for Uncertain Nonlinear Systems
Author(s): J Zhao, C-M Lin

13. Sparse Representation-Based Intuitionistic Fuzzy Clustering Approach to Find the Group Intra-Relations and Group Leaders for Large-Scale Decision Making
Author(s): R-X Ding, X Wang, K Shang, B Liu, F Herrera

14. Finite-Time Convergence Adaptive Fuzzy Control for Dual-Arm Robot With Unknown Kinematics and Dynamics
Author(s): C Yang, Y Jiang, J Na, Z Li, L Cheng, C-Y Su

15. The Properties of Fuzzy Tensor and Its Application in Multiple Attribute Group Decision Making
Author(s): S Deng, J Liu, X Wang

16. The Non-Smoothness Problem in Disturbance Observer Design: A Set-Invariance-Based Adaptive Fuzzy Control Method
Author(s): M Lv, S Baldi, Z Liu

17. Monotonic Smooth Takagi–Sugeno Fuzzy Systems With Fuzzy Sets With Compact Support
Author(s): P Husek

18. Ordered Weighted Averaging Aggregation on Convex Poset
Author(s): L Jin, R Mesiar, R Yager

IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems - Papers Published February 2019

1. Online Performance-Based Adaptive Fuzzy Dynamic Surface Control for Nonlinear Uncertain Systems Under Input Saturation
Author(s): P Wang, X Zhang, J Zhu

2. A Consensus Model for Large-Scale Linguistic Group Decision Making With a Feedback Recommendation Based on Clustered Personalized Individual Semantics and Opposing Consensus Groups
Author(s): C-C Li, Y Dong, F Herrera

3. A Goal-Programming-Based Heuristic Approach to Deriving Fuzzy Weights in Analytic Form from Triangular Fuzzy Preference Relations
Author(s): Z-J Wang

4. Finite-Time Stabilization for Discontinuous Interconnected Delayed Systems via Interval Type-2 T–S Fuzzy Model Approach
Author(s): N Rong, Z Wang, H Zhang

5. Efficient Robust Fuzzy Model Predictive Control of Discrete Nonlinear Time-Delay Systems via Razumikhin Approach
Author(s): L Teng, Y Wang, W Cai, H Li

6. Omitting Types Theorem for Fuzzy Logics
Author(s): P Cintula, D Diaconescu

7. A Novel Fuzzy Observer-Based Steering Control Approach for Path Tracking in Autonomous Vehicles
Author(s): C Zhang, J Hu, J Qiu, W Yang, H Sun, Q Chen

8. Fuzzy Transfer Learning Using an Infinite Gaussian Mixture Model and Active Learning
Author(s): H Zuo, J Lu, G Zhang, F Liu

9. Design of Hidden-Property-Based Variable Universe Fuzzy Control for Movement Disorders and Its Efficient Reconfigurable Implementation
Author(s): S Yang, B Deng, J Wang, C Liu, H Li, Q Lin, C Fietkie, K A Loparo

10. Consensus Building With Individual Consistency Control in Group Decision Making
Author(s): C-C Li, R M Rodrigues, L Martinez, Y Dong, F Herrera

11. General Type-2 Radial Basis Function Neural Network: A Data-Driven Fuzzy Model
Author(s): A Rubio-Solis, P Melin, U Martinez-Hernandez, G Panoutsos

12. Fuzzy Rule-Based Domain Adaptation in Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Spaces
Author(s): H Zuo, J Lu, G Zhang, W Pedrycz

13. From Fuzzy Sets to Interval-Valued and Atanassov Intuitionistic Fuzzy Sets: A Unified View of Different Axiomatic Measures
Author(s): I Couso, H Bustince

14. Consistency Measures of Linguistic Preference Relations With Hedges
Author(s): H Wang, Z Xu, X-J Zeng, H Liao

15. Noise Robust Multiobjective Evolutionary Clustering Image Segmentation Motivated by the Intuitionistic Fuzzy Information
Author(s): F Zhao, J Fan, H Liu, R Lan, C W Chen

16. Enhanced Predictor-Based Control Synthesis for Discrete-Time TS Fuzzy Descriptor Systems With Time-Varying Input Delays
Author(s): A Gonzalez, T-M Guerra

IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems - Call for Papers

Special Issue on SMART FUZZY OPTIMIZATION IN OPERATIONAL RESEARCH AND RENEWABLE ENERGY: MODELLING, SIMULATION, AND APPLICATION

Deadline for Submissions 1.11.19

1. AIMS AND SCOPE
Over the last five decades fuzzy optimization have found numerous successful applications in diverse fields including operational research, manufacturing, information technology, energy optimization, data science and smart cities, big data analytics and the list goes on. Fuzzy optimization has strongly influenced research and development in other areas of intelligent computing leading to many hybrid and deep learning systems. It has opened up new horizons in thinking, research and development and it will certainly guide us into another half century of progress. Actually, fuzzy optimization is one kind of the approximation of nonlinear optimization techniques, which has basically formed some systematic but not unified theory of fuzzy systems and other fuzzy-sets based methodologies. Fuzzy Optimization and Decision Making is an interdisciplinary area focusing upon methodologies for extracting useful knowledge and experiences from data technology. Specific topics include fuzzy sets, rough sets, statistical methods, parallel/distributed data mining, hybrid fuzzy optimization such as hybrid evolutionary and swarm intelligence methods and human interaction, big data optimization, IoTs, flexibility, reliability and robustness, smart systems in specific domains, high-dimensional data, energy optimization and software engineering, data science, analytics, etc.

The high complexity of neural systems and the large number of constituents with an often unknown functional interconnections lead to significant computational challenges. An important consideration is the development of mathematical models incorporating the many influences of randomness, noise, uncertainty and fuzziness in both their static and time-dependent versions. The quality of prediction by a model highly depends on the integration of imprecise data and the quantification of uncertain structural parameters. A sophisticated analysis of the influence of all types of randomness, uncertainty and noise is indispensable for the development of reliable computational and neural models and programs.
Objective of this special issue is to explore latest modeling, simulation and fuzzy optimization, related with and renewable energy, electronics and electricity, and various related subjects. This offers a concentrative venue for researchers to make rapid exchange of ideas and innovative research findings in fuzzy optimization and Operational Research. In particular, new interdisciplinary approaches in fuzzy optimization applications, computer science and engineering applications, or strong conceptual foundations in newly evolving topics are especially welcomed. We invite researchers and experts worldwide to submit high-quality innovative research papers and critical review articles on the subsequent potential topics.

2. TOPICS COVERED
The topics include but are not limited to:

Energy optimization
  • Power supply reliability
  • Power systems
  • Hybrid renewable energy
  • Photovoltaic
  • Energy efficient
Operational research
  • System reliability
  • Combinatorial problems
  • Parameters optimization
  • Autonomous vehicle
  • Dynamic programming
Fuzzy modeling and simulation
  • Fuzzy cybercrime
  • Fuzzy visualization
  • Fuzzy detection
  • Fuzzy computing
  • Fuzzy regulation
  • Fuzzy vehicular networks
  • Fuzzy failure diagnosis
  • Non-Fuzzy approaches to uncertainty handling 
  • Comparison: Fuzzy vs. Non-Fuzzy approaches
Big Data Analytics and IoTs
  • Cloud computing
  • Territorial planning
  • Link prediction
  • Smart vehicles
  • Deep learning
  • Online social networks
  • Remote sensing                                                        
  • Sensor technologies                                                                                                                 
  • Electricity and commodity markets

3. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
All authors should read ‘Information for Authors’ before submitting a manuscript:

http://cis.ieee.org/ieee-transactions-on-fuzzy-systems.html

Submissions should be through the IEEE TFS journal website:

http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tfs-ieee

It is essential that your manuscript is identified as a Special Issue contribution:
  • Ensure you choose ‘Special Issue’ when submitting.
  • A cover letter must be included which includes the title ‘Special Issue on Smart Fuzzy Optimization in Operational Research and Renewable Energy: Modelling, Simulation, and Applications’

4. IMPORTANT DATES

1 November 2019 Submission deadline

For guidance only:
January 2020            Notification of the first round review
April 2020                      Revised submission due
July 2020               Final notice of acceptance/reject


5. GUEST EDITORS

Prof. Dr. Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber
Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Email: gerhard.weber@put.poznan.pl                                                                                                                                      Affiliation:  IAM, METU, Ankara

Dr. Pandian Vasant
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia
Email: pandian_m@utp.edu.my

Prof. Dr. Gilberto Perez Lechuga
Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Hidalgo, Mexico
Email: glechuga@uaeh.edu.mx

IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence - Open Access selected Paper for 2nd Quarter of 2019

IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence currently offers publication of its highlighted papers in Open Access for the duration of 3 months in order to assist authors gain maximum exposure for their groundbreaking research and application-oriented papers to all reader communities.

The second highlighted paper offered to make Open Access in TETCI is available now for the duration of 3 months starting from 1 April 2019.

We hope you will enjoy reading our second Open Access paper.

End-to-End Learning for Physics-Based Acoustic Modeling

Authors: Leonardo Gabrielli, Stefano Tomassetti, Carlo Zinato and Francesco Piazza
Publication: IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence (TETCI)
Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2 – April 2018
Pages: 160-170

Abstract: In past years, physics-based acoustic modeling developed theoretically to the point of yielding accurate understanding and description of a large number of acoustic phenomena, such as those involved in sound generation. Numerical algorithms have been proposed that are able to simulate these phenomena in real time with an acceptable computational cost, indeed reaching the market with commercial products. Sound synthesis based on physical models could benefit greatly from automated methods that require less specific know-how and save the sound-designer valuable time. This paper introduces a novel approach to parameter estimation in physics-based sound synthesis that is general and obtains good results based on an end-to-end computational intelligence paradigm. The approach is presented in a formal way and application to a practical use case is reported. Methodological issues, such as dataset generation, are investigated.

Index Terms: Physics-based acoustic modeling, End-to-end learning, Convolutional neural networks

IEEE Xplore Link: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8323323

Available in Open Access from 1 April 2019 to 30 June 2019 in IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, Volume 30, Issue 4, April 2019.

1. Denoising Adversarial Autoencoders
Author(s):  Antonia Creswell; Anil Anthony Bharath
Pages: 968 - 984

2. A Novel Cluster Validity Index Based on Local Cores
Author(s):  Dongdong Cheng; Qingsheng Zhu; Jinlong Huang; Quanwang Wu; Lijun Yang
Pages: 985 - 999

3. Exponential Synchronization for Delayed Dynamical Networks via Intermittent Control: Dealing With Actuator Saturations
Author(s):  Yonggang Chen; Zidong Wang; Bo Shen; Hongli Dong
Pages: 1000 - 1012

4. Semantically Modeling of Object and Context for Categorization
Author(s):  Chunjie Zhang; Jian Cheng; Qi Tian
Pages: 1013 - 1024

5. Exponential Synchronizationlike Criterion for State-Dependent Impulsive Dynamical Networks
Author(s):  Liangliang Li; Xin Wang; Chuandong Li; Yuming Feng
Pages: 1025 - 1033

6. Variational Bayesian Learning of Generalized Dirichlet-Based Hidden Markov Models Applied to Unusual Events Detection
Author(s):  Elise Epaillard; Nizar Bouguila
Pages: 1034 - 1047

7. Self-Organizing Neuroevolution for Solving Carpool Service Problem With Dynamic Capacity to Alternate Matches
Author(s):  Ming-Kai Jiau; Shih-Chia Huang
Pages: 1048 - 1060

8. Online Robust Low-Rank Tensor Modeling for Streaming Data Analysis
Author(s):  Ping Li; Jiashi Feng; Xiaojie Jin; Luming Zhang; Xianghua Xu; Shuicheng Yan
Pages: 1061 - 1075

9. Adaptive Neural State-Feedback Tracking Control of Stochastic Nonlinear Switched Systems: An Average Dwell-Time Method
Author(s):  Ben Niu; Ding Wang; Naif D. Alotaibi; Fuad E. Alsaadi
Pages: 1076 - 1087

10. Active Learning From Imbalanced Data: A Solution of Online Weighted Extreme Learning Machine
Author(s):  Hualong Yu; Xibei Yang; Shang Zheng; Changyin Sun
Pages: 1088 - 1103

11. Perception Coordination Network: A Neuro Framework for Multimodal Concept Acquisition and Binding
Author(s):  You-Lu Xing; Xiao-Feng Shi; Fu-Rao Shen; Jin-Xi Zhao; Jing-Xin Pan; Ah-Hwee Tan
Pages: 1104 - 1118

12. Adaptive Learning Control for Nonlinear Systems With Randomly Varying Iteration Lengths
Author(s):  Dong Shen; Jian-Xin Xu
Pages: 1119 - 1132

13. Flexible Affinity Matrix Learning for Unsupervised and Semisupervised Classification
Author(s):  Xiaozhao Fang; Na Han; Wai Keung Wong; Shaohua Teng; Jigang Wu; Shengli Xie; Xuelong Li
Pages: 1133 - 1149

14. Fast Inference Predictive Coding: A Novel Model for Constructing Deep Neural Networks
Author(s):  Zengjie Song; Jiangshe Zhang; Guang Shi; Junmin Liu
Pages: 1150 - 1165

15. Nonlinear Dimensionality Reduction With Missing Data Using Parametric Multiple Imputations
Author(s):  Cyril de Bodt; Dounia Mulders; Michel Verleysen; John Aldo Lee
Pages: 1166 - 1179

16. Domain Adaption via Feature Selection on Explicit Feature Map
Author(s):  Wan-Yu Deng; Amaury Lendasse; Yew-Soon Ong; Ivor Wai-Hung Tsang; Lin Chen; Qing-Hua Zheng
Pages: 1180 - 1190

17. Universal Approximation Capability of Broad Learning System and Its Structural Variations
Author(s):  C. L. Philip Chen; Zhulin Liu; Shuang Feng
Pages: 1191 - 1204

18. Dualityfree Methods for Stochastic Composition Optimization
Author(s):  Liu Liu; Ji Liu; Dacheng Tao
Pages: 1205 - 1217

19. Event-Based Line Fitting and Segment Detection Using a Neuromorphic Visual Sensor
Author(s):  David Reverter Valeiras; Xavier Clady; Sio-Hoi Ieng; Ryad Benosman
Pages: 1218 - 1230

20. SEFRON: A New Spiking Neuron Model With Time-Varying Synaptic Efficacy Function for Pattern Classification
Author(s):  Abeegithan Jeyasothy; Suresh Sundaram; Narasimhan Sundararajan
Pages: 1231 - 1240

21. Bounded Neural Network Control for Target Tracking of Underactuated Autonomous Surface Vehicles in the Presence of Uncertain Target Dynamics
Author(s):  Lu Liu; Dan Wang; Zhouhua Peng; C. L. Philip Chen; Tieshan Li
Pages: 1241 - 1249

22. Category-Based Deep CCA for Fine-Grained Venue Discovery From Multimodal Data
Author(s):  Yi Yu; Suhua Tang; Kiyoharu Aizawa; Akiko Aizawa
Pages: 1250 - 1258

23. Markov Boundary-Based Outlier Mining
Author(s):  Kui Yu; Huanhuan Chen
Pages: 1259 - 1264

24. Spectral Embedded Adaptive Neighbors Clustering
Author(s):  Qi Wang; Zequn Qin; Feiping Nie; Xuelong Li
Pages: 1265 - 1271

25. Approximation of Ensemble Boundary Using Spectral Coefficients
Author(s):  T. Windeatt; C. Zor; N. C. Camgoz
Pages: 1272 - 1277

26. Developmental Resonance Network
Author(s):  Gyeong-Moon Park; Jae-Woo Choi; Jong-Hwan Kim
Pages: 1278 - 1284

Thursday, 14 March 2019

2019 Call for CIS Award Nominations

The IEEE Computational Intelligence Society annually recognizes significant contributions and meritorious service in the field of computational intelligence. Recognizing volunteers and eminent colleagues is a key element to keep our Society alive and to promote research excellence in computational intelligence.

Please consider nominating well deserving colleagues for one of the following awards:

  • Neural Networks Pioneer Award
  • Fuzzy Systems Pioneer Award
  • Evolutionary Computation Pioneer Award
  • Meritorious Service Award
  • IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems Outstanding Paper Award
  • Outstanding Chapter Award
  • Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award
  • Outstanding Organization Award
  • Outstanding Early Career Award
The completed nomination must be submitted by email to the Awards Soliciting Nominations Subcommittee Chair Prof. Sanaz Mostaghim at Sanaz.mostaghim@ovgu.de and a copy to cis-info@ieee.org by 30 April 2019 in a single, standalone pdf file. The nomination can be considered submitted only after acknowledgement of the Awards Soliciting Nominations Subcommittee Chair.

The nominations deadline is strict.

For the following publications, all papers published in 2017 will be evaluated and considered for the award:
  • IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Outstanding Paper Award
  • IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation Outstanding Paper Award
  • IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Development Systems Outstanding Paper Award
  • IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games Outstanding Paper Award (title changed in 2018 to IEEE Transactions on Games for future awards)
  • IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine.

For more information, details and procedural aspects, please visit the awards website or contact the CIS Awards Committee Chair, Prof. Cesare Alippi at alippi@elet.polimi.it.

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

CFP: The Third International Conference on Intelligent Computing in Data Sciences (ICDS 2019)

The Third International Conference on Intelligent Computing in Data Sciences (ICDS 2019)
October 28-30, 2019 Marrakech, Morocco

IEEE Conference Record Number : #47004

ICDS2019 is technically Co-Sponsored by IEEE Computational Intelligence Society and the International Neural Network Society (INNS).

Conference Proceedings Citation Index: IEEE Xplore Digital Library (ISBN : 978-1-7281-0003-6) and Scopus.

Conference Website: http://www.researchnetwork.ma/icds2019/index.html

Conference Topics:
1. Intelligent Computing
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Neural Networks theory and models
  • Fuzzy systems
  • Evolutionary algorithms
  • Cognitive science and Connectionist theory
  • Deep learning
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Ambient Intelligence
  • Big data analytics, visualization, modeling
  • Brain imaging and neural information processing
  • Machine Learning
  • Agent Based Systems and collective intelligence
  • Expert Systems

2. Areas and Applications include but not limited to:
  • Machine Learning Algorithms for high-velocity Streaming data
  • Data Mining, Text mining & web mining
  • Natural language processing
  • Neurorobotics and Intelligent Robotics
  • Image/Video Processing
  • Health care
  • Speech Processing
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Data pre-processing, sampling and reduction
  • High performance computing for data analytics
  • Smart grid
  • Sensor Networks and Security
  • Bioinformatics
  • Intrusion detection and fault diagnosis

Important dates:
  • Paper Submission deadline : April 30, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance : June 20, 2019
  • Camera-ready : June 30, 2019
  • Conference date : October 28-29-30, 2019

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Call for IEEE TNNLS Outstanding Paper Award Nomination

We are accepting nominations for the IEEE TNNLS Outstanding Paper Award, a prestigious award in recognizing outstanding papers published in TNNLS. Here are the important information:

1. For the current round of competition, any paper published in 2017 (Volume 28) of TNNLS is eligible for consideration.

2. The nomination deadline is April 30, 2019 (strict deadline).

3. The complete nomination packet must include the following information: Nominator, Full Citation of the Nominated Paper (including author names, paper title, publication volume, issue, and page numbers), Basis for Nomination, Proposed Citation, 3 Reference Letters, and a Copy of the Nominated Paper.

4. The complete nomination package should be submitted in a single PDF file by email to the Awards Soliciting Nominations Subcommittee Chair, Prof. Sanaz Mostaghim at sanaz.mostaghim@ovgu.de and a copy to cis-info@ieee.org and haibohe@uri.edu

The nomination cannot be considered complete until the submitted package is acknowledged by the Chair of the Awards Soliciting Nominations Subcommittee.

IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, Volume 30, Issue 3, March 2019

1. NullHop: A Flexible Convolutional Neural Network Accelerator Based on Sparse Representations of Feature Maps
Author(s): Alessandro Aimar; Hesham Mostafa; Enrico Calabrese; Antonio Rios-Navarro; Ricardo Tapiador-Morales; Iulia-Alexandra Lungu; Moritz B. Milde; Federico Corradi; Alejandro Linares-Barranco; Shih-Chii Liu; Tobi Delbruck
Pages: 644 - 656

2. Robust Dimension Reduction for Clustering With Local Adaptive Learning
Author(s): Xiao-Dong Wang; Rung-Ching Chen; Zhi-Qiang Zeng; Chao-Qun Hong; Fei Yan
Pages: 657 - 669

3. Learning of a Decision-Maker’s Preference Zone With an Evolutionary Approach
Author(s): Manish Aggarwal
Pages: 670 - 682

4. Fine-Grained Image Classification Using Modified DCNNs Trained by Cascaded Softmax and Generalized Large-Margin Losses
Author(s): Weiwei Shi; Yihong Gong; Xiaoyu Tao; De Cheng; Nanning Zheng
Pages: 683 - 694

5. Distributed Generalized Nash Equilibrium Seeking Algorithm Design for Aggregative Games Over Weight-Balanced Digraphs
Author(s): Zhenhua Deng; Xiaohong Nian
Pages: 695 - 706

6. DBSDA: Lowering the Bound of Misclassification Rate for Sparse Linear Discriminant Analysis via Model Debiasing
Author(s): Haoyi Xiong; Wei Cheng; Jiang Bian; Wenqing Hu; Zeyi Sun; Zhishan Guo
Pages: 707 - 717

7. Modulation Classification Based on Signal Constellation Diagrams and Deep Learning
Author(s): Shengliang Peng; Hanyu Jiang; Huaxia Wang; Hathal Alwageed; Yu Zhou; Marjan Mazrouei Sebdani; Yu-Dong Yao
Pages: 718 - 727

8. ICFS Clustering With Multiple Representatives for Large Data
Author(s): Liang Zhao; Zhikui Chen; Yi Yang; Liang Zou; Z. Jane Wang
Pages: 728 - 738

9. Exponential Stabilization of Fuzzy Memristive Neural Networks With Hybrid Unbounded Time-Varying Delays
Author(s): Yin Sheng; Frank L. Lewis; Zhigang Zeng
Pages: 739 - 750

10. A Fused CP Factorization Method for Incomplete Tensors
Author(s): Yuankai Wu; Huachun Tan; Yong Li; Jian Zhang; Xiaoxuan Chen
Pages: 751 - 764

11. Indefinite Kernel Logistic Regression With Concave-Inexact-Convex Procedure
Author(s): Fanghui Liu; Xiaolin Huang; Chen Gong; Jie Yang; Johan A. K. Suykens
Pages: 765 - 776

12. Robot Learning System Based on Adaptive Neural Control and Dynamic Movement Primitives
Author(s): Chenguang Yang; Chuize Chen; Wei He; Rongxin Cui; Zhijun Li
Pages: 777 - 787

13. Discriminative Feature Selection via Employing Smooth and Robust Hinge Loss
Author(s): Hanyang Peng; Cheng-Lin Liu
Pages: 788 - 802

14. A Fast and Accurate Matrix Completion Method Based on QR Decomposition and L2,1 Norm Minimization
Author(s): Qing Liu; Franck Davoine; Jian Yang; Ying Cui; Zhong Jin; Fei Han
Pages: 803 - 817

15. Local Restricted Convolutional Neural Network for Change Detection in Polarimetric SAR Images
Author(s): Fang Liu; Licheng Jiao; Xu Tang; Shuyuan Yang; Wenping Ma; Biao Hou
Pages: 818 - 833

16. Cost-Effective Object Detection: Active Sample Mining With Switchable Selection Criteria
Author(s): Keze Wang; Liang Lin; Xiaopeng Yan; Ziliang Chen; Dongyu Zhang; Lei Zhang
Pages: 834 - 850

17. Multiview Subspace Clustering via Tensorial t-Product Representation
Author(s): Ming Yin; Junbin Gao; Shengli Xie; Yi Guo
Pages: 851 - 864

18. Exploring Self-Repair in a Coupled Spiking Astrocyte Neural Network
Author(s): Junxiu Liu; Liam J. Mcdaid; Jim Harkin; Shvan Karim; Anju P. Johnson; Alan G. Millard; James Hilder; David M. Halliday; Andy M. Tyrrell; Jon Timmis
Pages: 865 - 875

19. Fast and Accurate Hierarchical Clustering Based on Growing Multilayer Topology Training
Author(s): Yiu-ming Cheung; Yiqun Zhang
Pages: 876 - 890

20. General Square-Pattern Discretization Formulas via Second-Order Derivative Elimination for Zeroing Neural Network Illustrated by Future Optimization
Author(s): Jian Li; Yunong Zhang; Mingzhi Mao
Pages: 891 - 901

21. Optimal Control of Propagating Fronts by Using Level Set Methods and Neural Approximations
Author(s): Angelo Alessandri; Patrizia Bagnerini; Mauro Gaggero
Pages: 902 - 912

22. Robust Stabilization of Delayed Neural Networks: Dissipativity-Learning Approach
Author(s): Ramasamy Saravanakumar; Hyung Soo Kang; Choon Ki Ahn; Xiaojie Su; Hamid Reza Karimi
Pages: 913 - 922

23. Asymptotically Optimal Contextual Bandit Algorithm Using Hierarchical Structures
Author(s): Mohammadreza Mohaghegh Neyshabouri; Kaan Gokcesu; Hakan Gokcesu; Huseyin Ozkan; Suleyman Serdar Kozat
Pages: 923 - 937

24. Adaptive Optimal Output Regulation of Time-Delay Systems via Measurement Feedback
Author(s): Weinan Gao; Zhong-Ping Jiang
Pages: 938 - 945

25. Unsupervised Knowledge Transfer Using Similarity Embeddings
Author(s): Nikolaos Passalis; Anastasios Tefas
Pages: 946 - 950

26. Synchronization of Coupled Markovian Reaction–Diffusion Neural Networks With Proportional Delays Via Quantized Control
Author(s): Xinsong Yang; Qiang Song; Jinde Cao; Jianquan Lu
Pages: 951 - 958

27. Stepsize Range and Optimal Value for Taylor–Zhang Discretization Formula Applied to Zeroing Neurodynamics Illustrated via Future Equality-Constrained Quadratic Programming
Author(s): Yunong Zhang; Huihui Gong; Min Yang; Jian Li; Xuyun Yang
Pages: 959 - 966

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

2019 Graduate Student Research Grants - Call for Applications

The deadline for applications for scholarships for undergraduate, graduate and PhD students to carry out research during an academic break period is 15 March 2019. The scholarships can cover expenses related to a visit to another university, institute or research agency for collaboration with an identified researcher in the applicant's field of interest.The research field should be connected with the CIS (neural networks, fuzzy systems, or evolutionary computation). More information can be found here:

https://cis.ieee.org/professional-development/research-grants

IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, Volume 27, Issue 1, Jan. 2019

1) A Nested Tensor Product Model Transformation
Author(s): Y Yu, Z Li, X Liu, K Hirota, X Chen, T Fernando, H H C Lu
Pages: 1 - 15

2) High-order Intuitionistic Fuzzy Cognitive Map Based on Evidential Reasoning Theory
Author(s): Y Zhang, J Qin, P Shi, Y Kang
Pages: 16 - 30

3) Joint Learning of Spectral Clustering Structure and Fuzzy Similarity Matrix of Data
Author(s): Z Bian, H Ishibuchi, S Wang
Pages: 31 - 44

4) Fuzzy Optimal Energy Management for Fuel Cell and Supercapacitor Systems Using Neural Network Based Driving Pattern Recognition
Author(s): R Zhang, J Tao, H Zhou
Pages: 45 - 57

5) Comparing the Performance Potentials of Interval and General Type-2 Rule-Based Fuzzy Systems in Terms of Sculpting the State Space
Author(s): J M Mendel
Pages: 58 - 71

6) LDS-FCM: A Linear Dynamical System Based Fuzzy C-Means Method for Tactile Recognition
Author(s): C Liu, W Huang, F Sun, M Luo, C Tan
Pages: 72 - 83

7) Improving Risk Evaluation in FMEA With Cloud Model and Hierarchical TOPSIS Method
Author(s): H-C Liu, L-E Wang, Z-W Li, Y-P Hu
Pages: 84 - 95

8) Finite-Time Adaptive Fuzzy Output Feedback Dynamic Surface Control for MIMO Nonstrict Feedback Systems
Author(s): Y Li, K Li, S Tong
Pages: 96 - 110

9) BPEC: Belief-Peaks Evidential Clustering
Author(s): Z-G Su, T Denoeux
Pages: 111 - 123

10) Improving the Performance of Fuzzy Rule-Based Classification Systems Based on a Nonaveraging Generalization of CC-Integrals NamedCF1F2-Integrals
Author(s): G Lucca, G P Dimuro, J Fernandez, H Bustince, B Bedregal, J A Sanz
Pages: 124 - 134

11) The Negation of a Basic Probability Assignment
Author(s): L Yin, X Deng, Y Deng
Pages: 135 - 143

12) Event Triggered Adaptive Fuzzy Consensus for Interconnected Switched Multiagent Systems
Author(s): S Zheng, P Shi, S Wang, Y Shi
Pages: 144 - 158

13) Alternative Ranking-Based Clustering and Reliability Index-Based Consensus Reaching Process for Hesitant Fuzzy Large Scale Group Decision Making
Author(s): X Liu, Y Xu, R Montes, R-X Ding, F Herrera
Pages: 159 - 171

14) Fuzzy Adaptive Finite-Time Control Design for Nontriangular Stochastic Nonlinear Systems
Author(s): S Sui, C L P Chen, S Tong
Pages: 172 - 184

15) Deviation-Sparse Fuzzy C-Means With Neighbor Information Constraint
Author(s): Y Zhang, X Bai, R Fan, Z Wang
Pages: 185 - 199

16) Sampled-Data Adaptive Output Feedback Fuzzy Stabilization for Switched Nonlinear Systems With Asynchronous Switching
Author(s): S Li, C K Ahn, Z Xiang
Pages: 200 - 205

Saturday, 23 February 2019

IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems: Volume 30, Issue 1, January 2019

1. Editorial: Booming of Neural Networks and Learning Systems
Page(s): 2 - 10

2. Deep CNN-Based Blind Image Quality Predictor
Author(s): Jongyoo Kim; Anh-Duc Nguyen; Sanghoon Lee
Page(s): 11 - 24

3. Neuro-Adaptive Control With Given Performance Specifications for Strict Feedback Systems Under Full-State Constraints
Author(s): Xiucai Huang; Yongduan Song; Junfeng Lai
Page(s): 25 - 34

4. Consensus Problems Over Cooperation-Competition Random Switching Networks With Noisy Channels
Author(s): Yonghong Wu; Bin Hu; Zhi-Hong Guan
Page(s): 35 - 43

5. Estimation of Graphlet Counts in Massive Networks
Author(s): Ryan A. Rossi; Rong Zhou; Nesreen K. Ahmed
Page(s): 44 - 57

6. Finite-Time Passivity-Based Stability Criteria for Delayed Discrete-Time Neural Networks via New Weighted Summation Inequalities
Author(s): Ramasamy Saravanakumar; Sreten B. Stojanovic; Damnjan D. Radosavljevic; Choon Ki Ahn; Hamid Reza Karimi
Page(s): 58 - 71

7. Multiple-Model Adaptive Estimation for 3-D and 4-D Signals: A Widely Linear Quaternion Approach
Author(s): Min Xiang; Bruno Scalzo Dees; Danilo P. Mandic
Page(s): 72 - 84

8. Optimal Synchronization Control of Multiagent Systems With Input Saturation via Off-Policy Reinforcement Learning
Author(s): Jiahu Qin; Man Li; Yang Shi; Qichao Ma; Wei Xing Zheng
Page(s): 85 - 96

9. Design and Adaptive Control for an Upper Limb Robotic Exoskeleton in Presence of Input Saturation
Author(s): Wei He; Zhijun Li; Yiting Dong; Ting Zhao
Page(s): 97 - 108

10. A Cost-Sensitive Deep Belief Network for Imbalanced Classification
Author(s): Chong Zhang; Kay Chen Tan; Haizhou Li; Geok Soon Hong
Page(s): 109 - 122

11. A Highly Effective and Robust Membrane Potential-Driven Supervised Learning Method for Spiking Neurons
Author(s): Malu Zhang; Hong Qu; Ammar Belatreche; Yi Chen; Zhang Yi
Page(s): 123 - 137

12. Enhanced Robot Speech Recognition Using Biomimetic Binaural Sound Source Localization
Author(s): Jorge Dávila-Chacón; Jindong Liu; Stefan Wermter
Page(s): 138 - 150

13. A Discrete-Time Projection Neural Network for Sparse Signal Reconstruction With Application to Face Recognition
Author(s): Bingrong Xu; Qingshan Liu; Tingwen Huang
Page(s): 151 - 162

14. Domain-Weighted Majority Voting for Crowdsourcing
Author(s): Dapeng Tao; Jun Cheng; Zhengtao Yu; Kun Yue; Lizhen Wang
Page(s): 163 - 174

15. Reconstructible Nonlinear Dimensionality Reduction via Joint Dictionary Learning
Author(s): Xian Wei; Hao Shen; Yuanxiang Li; Xuan Tang; Fengxiang Wang; Martin Kleinsteuber; Yi Lu Murphey
Page(s): 175 - 189

16. On the Duality Between Belief Networks and Feed-Forward Neural Networks
Author(s): Paul M. Baggenstoss
Page(s): 190 - 200

17. Exploiting Combination Effect for Unsupervised Feature Selection by L2,0 Norm
Author(s): Xingzhong Du; Feiping Nie; Weiqing Wang; Yi Yang; Xiaofang Zhou
Page(s): 201 - 214

18. Leader-Following Practical Cluster Synchronization for Networks of Generic Linear Systems: An Event-Based Approach
Author(s): Jiahu Qin; Weiming Fu; Yang Shi; Huijun Gao; Yu Kang
Page(s): 215 - 224

19. Semisupervised Learning Based on a Novel Iterative Optimization Model for Saliency Detection
Author(s): Shuwei Huo; Yuan Zhou; Wei Xiang; Sun-Yuan Kung
Page(s): 225 - 241

20. Augmented Real-Valued Time-Delay Neural Network for Compensation of Distortions and Impairments in Wireless Transmitters
Author(s): Dongming Wang; Mohsin Aziz; Mohamed Helaoui; Fadhel M. Ghannouchi
Page(s): 242 - 254

21. UCFTS: A Unilateral Coupling Finite-Time Synchronization Scheme for Complex Networks
Author(s): Min Han; Meng Zhang; Tie Qiu; Meiling Xu
Page(s): 255 - 268

22. A Semisupervised Classification Approach for Multidomain Networks With Domain Selection
Author(s): Chuan Chen; Jingxue Xin; Yong Wang; Luonan Chen; Michael K. Ng
Page(s): 269 - 283

23. Neurons With Paraboloid Decision Boundaries for Improved Neural Network Classification Performance
Author(s): Nikolaos Tsapanos; Anastasios Tefas; Nikolaos Nikolaidis; Ioannis Pitas
Page(s): 284 - 294

24. Adaptive Reinforcement Learning Control Based on Neural Approximation for Nonlinear Discrete-Time Systems With Unknown Nonaffine Dead-Zone Input
Author(s): Yan-Jun Liu; Shu Li; Shaocheng Tong; C. L. Philip Chen
Page(s): 295 - 305

25. Filippov Hindmarsh–Rose Neuronal Model With Threshold Policy Control
Author(s): Yi Yang; Xiaofeng Liao
Page(s): 306 - 311

26. Blind Denoising Autoencoder
Author(s): Angshul Majumdar
Page(s): 312 - 317

27. Variational Random Function Model for Network Modeling
Author(s): Zenglin Xu; Bin Liu; Shandian Zhe; Haoli Bai; Zihan Wang; Jennifer Neville
Page(s): 318 - 324

IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems: Volume 30, Issue 2, February 2019.

1. fpgaConvNet: Mapping Regular and Irregular Convolutional Neural Networks on FPGAs
Author(s): Stylianos I. Venieris; Christos-Savvas Bouganis
Page(s): 326 - 342

2. A Novel Neural Networks Ensemble Approach for Modeling Electrochemical Cells
Author(s): Massimiliano Luzi; Maurizio Paschero; Antonello Rizzi; Enrico Maiorino; Fabio Massimo Frattale Mascioli
Page(s): 343 - 354

3. Exploring Correlations Among Tasks, Clusters, and Features for Multitask Clustering
Author(s): Wenming Cao; Si Wu; Zhiwen Yu; Hau-San Wong
Page(s): 355 - 368

4. Scaling Up Kernel SVM on Limited Resources: A Low-Rank Linearization Approach
Author(s): Liang Lan; Zhuang Wang; Shandian Zhe; Wei Cheng; Jun Wang; Kai Zhang
Page(s): 369 - 378

5. Optimized Neural Network Parameters Using Stochastic Fractal Technique to Compensate Kalman Filter for Power System-Tracking-State Estimation
Author(s): Hossam Mosbah; Mohamed E. El-Hawary
Page(s): 379 - 388

6. Online Identification of Nonlinear Stochastic Spatiotemporal System With Multiplicative Noise by Robust Optimal Control-Based Kernel Learning Method
Author(s): Hanwen Ning; Guangyan Qing; Tianhai Tian; Xingjian Jing
Page(s): 389 - 404

7. Semisupervised Learning With Parameter-Free Similarity of Label and Side Information
Author(s): Rui Zhang; Feiping Nie; Xuelong Li
Page(s): 405 - 414

8. H-infinity State Estimation for Discrete-Time Nonlinear Singularly Perturbed Complex Networks Under the Round-Robin Protocol
Author(s): Xiongbo Wan; Zidong Wang; Min Wu; Xiaohui Liu
Page(s): 415 - 426

9. Temporal Self-Organization: A Reaction–Diffusion Framework for Spatiotemporal Memories
Author(s): Prayag Gowgi; Shayan Srinivasa Garani
Page(s): 427 - 448

10. Variational Bayesian Learning for Dirichlet Process Mixture of Inverted Dirichlet Distributions in Non-Gaussian Image Feature Modeling
Author(s): Zhanyu Ma; Yuping Lai; W. Bastiaan Kleijn; Yi-Zhe Song; Liang Wang; Jun Guo
Page(s): 449 - 463

11. Hierarchical Decision and Control for Continuous Multitarget Problem: Policy Evaluation With Action Delay
Author(s): Jiangcheng Zhu; Jun Zhu; Zhepei Wang; Shan Guo; Chao Xu
Page(s): 464 - 473

12. Unified Low-Rank Matrix Estimate via Penalized Matrix Least Squares Approximation
Author(s): Xiangyu Chang; Yan Zhong; Yao Wang; Shaobo Lin
Page(s): 474 - 485

13. Online Active Learning Ensemble Framework for Drifted Data Streams
Author(s): Jicheng Shan; Hang Zhang; Weike Liu; Qingbao Liu
Page(s): 486 - 498

14. A New Approach to Stochastic Stability of Markovian Neural Networks With Generalized Transition Rates
Author(s): Ruimei Zhang; Deqiang Zeng; Ju H. Park; Yajuan Liu; Shouming Zhong
Page(s): 499 - 510

15. Optimization of Distributions Differences for Classification
Author(s): Mohammad Reza Bonyadi; Quang M. Tieng; David C. Reutens
Page(s): 511 - 523

16. Deep Convolutional Identifier for Dynamic Modeling and Adaptive Control of Unmanned Helicopter
Author(s): Yu Kang; Shaofeng Chen; Xuefeng Wang; Yang Cao
Page(s): 524 - 538

17. Neural-Response-Based Extreme Learning Machine for Image Classification
Author(s): Hongfeng Li; Hongkai Zhao; Hong Li
Page(s): 539 - 552

18. Deep Ensemble Machine for Video Classification
Author(s): Jiewan Zheng; Xianbin Cao; Baochang Zhang; Xiantong Zhen; Xiangbo Su
Page(s): 553 - 565

19. Multiple ψ-Type Stability of Cohen–Grossberg Neural Networks With Both Time-Varying Discrete Delays and Distributed Delays
Author(s): Fanghai Zhang; Zhigang Zeng
Page(s): 566 - 579

20. Neural Network Training With Levenberg–Marquardt and Adaptable Weight Compression
Author(s): James S. Smith; Bo Wu; Bogdan M. Wilamowski
Page(s): 580 - 587

21. Solving Partial Least Squares Regression via Manifold Optimization Approaches
Author(s): Haoran Chen; Yanfeng Sun; Junbin Gao; Yongli Hu; Baocai Yin
Page(s): 588 - 600

22. Dendritic Neuron Model With Effective Learning Algorithms for Classification, Approximation, and Prediction
Author(s): Shangce Gao; Mengchu Zhou; Yirui Wang; Jiujun Cheng; Hanaki Yachi; Jiahai Wang
Page(s): 601 - 614

23. Multiclass Nonnegative Matrix Factorization for Comprehensive Feature Pattern Discovery
Author(s): Yifeng Li; Youlian Pan; Ziying Liu
Page(s): 615 - 629

24. Self-Paced Learning-Based Probability Subspace Projection for Hyperspectral Image Classification
Author(s): Shuyuan Yang; Zhixi Feng; Min Wang; Kai Zhang
Page(s): 630 - 635

25. Hierarchical Stability Conditions for a Class of Generalized Neural Networks With Multiple Discrete and Distributed Delays
Author(s): Lei Song; Sing Kiong Nguang; Dan Huang
Page(s): 636 - 642


Thursday, 21 February 2019

Full UK PhD Scholarships

Full UK PhD scholarships in evolutionary computation/ computational intelligence/data analytics/ operations research/optimisation/simulation

Thanks to an arisen opportunity, we at the Operational Research (OR) group, Liverpool John Moores University (United Kingdom) may be able to offer a small number of PhD scholarships (full or tuition-fees-only depending on the quality of the candidate).

There are two types of scholarships:

The ones for UK/EU/settled students:
  • Deadline 3rd March. Results to be known by end of March.
  • provide full tuition fees for three years and,
  • living expenses + running cost cover of about £16,500 each year (to be determined) for 3 years
  • students have to enrol in Sept-Oct 2019
  • Brexit will not have any impact on these scholarships

The ones for international students:
  • Provide about £20,000 each year (to be determined). Students can use this amount to pay toward their tuition fees and living expenses.
  • If the successful candidate joins one of the projects currently being run by the OR group, he/she may get additional scholarships depending on research performance and level of contribution.
Regarding research topic, any area in evolutionary computation/ computational intelligence/data analytics/ operations research would be acceptable. However, I would prefer a topic that relates to one of our existing projects, which are in the following areas:

  • OR techniques to study/mitigate the impact of climate change on transportation. For example, we have a project (with Merseyrail and Network Rail) on using data analytics and optimisation to anticipate and mitigate the impact of leaves falling on train tracks.
  • Evolutionary computation or meta-heuristics
  • OR/data analytics applications in rail, in partnership with Merseyrail, Network Rail, and Rail Delivery Group
  • OR applications in maritime, in partnership with UK, EU and overseas ports
  • OR applications in sustainable transportation, e.g. bicycle, e-bikes, walking, buses, emission/congestion reduction etc., in partnership with local authorities and transport authorities (e.g. the ones in Liverpool and Manchester)
  • OR applications in logistics (e.g. bin packing, vehicle routing etc.) in partnership with logistics companies, especially those in airports, ports, and manufacturing plants (especially those in Liverpool).
  • OR applications in manufacturing, in partnership with car manufacturers e.g. Vauxhall and Jaguar Land Rover.

Interested candidates please contact Dr. Trung Thanh Nguyen T.T.Nguyen@ljmu.ac.uk with your full CV and transcripts. It is important that interested candidates contact me ASAP to ensure that we can prepare your applications in the best way to maximise your chance before the deadline of 3rd March.

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Call-for-Papers: The 3rd International Symposium on Autonomous Systems

The 3rd International Symposium on Autonomous Systems
(ISAS 2019) May 29-31, 2019, Shanghai, China (www.isas.cqu.edu.cn)

On behalf of the ISAS 2019 Organizing Committee, this is to invite you to submit your contributions to The 3rd International Symposium on Autonomous Systems (ISAS 2019), May 29-31, 2019, Shanghai, China (www.isas.cqu.edu.cn). The 3rd International Symposium on Autonomous Systems, ISAS 2019, will be held in Shanghai, China, during May 29-31, 2019. The conference is organized by Chongqing University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, Star Institute for Intelligent Systems, China, University of Texas at Arlington, USA, and technically co-sponsored by IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, Technical Committee on Reliable Control Systems, Chinese Association of Automation, State Key Laboratory of Synthetical Automation for Process Industries, Northeastern University, China, and Key Laboratory of System Control and Information Processing, Ministry of Education of China. ISAS focuses on both theory and applications mainly covering the topics of artificial intelligence, control, automation, robotics and autonomous systems. In addition to the technical sessions, there will be invited sessions, panel sessions and keynote addresses. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Artificial intelligence (AI): Artificial intelligence and philosophy, Automated reasoning and inference, Case-based reasoning, Cognitive aspects of AI, Commonsense reasoning, Constraint processing, Heuristic search, High-level computer vision, Intelligent interfaces, Intelligent robotics, Knowledge representation, Machine learning, Multi-agent systems, Natural language processing, Planning and theories of action, Reasoning under uncertainty or imprecision
  • Autonomous Systems: Unmanned system command and control, Cooperative control of unmanned systems, Unmanned system modeling and simulation, Unmanned system dynamics, New concept unmanned systems, Robotic systems, Unmanned aerial vehicles
  • Networked Control Systems: Coordinated control and estimation over networks, Control and computation over sensor networks, Control under communication constraints, Control and performance analysis issues, Synchronization of activities across a controlled network, Stability analysis of controlled networks, Analysis of networks as hybrid dynamical systems
  • Intelligent Control: Adaptive control, Co-operative control, Intelligent systems, Discrete event systems, Multi-agent systems, Neural networks, Fuzzy systems, Control of biological systems
  • Automation: Man-machine interactions, Process automation, Intelligent automation, Factory modeling and simulation, Home, laboratory and service automation, Network-based systems, Planning, scheduling and coordination, Nano-scale automation and assembly, Instrumentation systems, Biomedical instrumentation and applications, Building energy efficiency
  • Robotics: Modeling and identification, Robot control, Mobile robotics, Mobile sensor networks, Perception systems, Micro robots and micro-manipulation, Visual servoing, Search, rescue and field robotics, Robot sensing and data fusion, Localization, navigation and mapping, Dexterous manipulation, Medical robots and bio-robotics, Human centered systems, Space and underwater robots, Tele-robotics, Mechanism design and applications.
  • Emerging Technologies: Internet of things, Cyber-physical systems, Smart buildings, Smart grid, Energy management systems, Big data, Electric vehicles and intelligent transportation.
Keynote Speeches:
  • Professor Jie Chen, Tongji University
  • Professor Jie Huang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Professor Marios Polycarpou, University of Cyprus
  • Professor Jose Principe, University of Florida
Important Dates (Please check the latest information at www.isas.cqu.edu.cn):
  • February 28, 2019: Extended Deadline for Invited Session Proposals
  • February 28, 2019: Extended Deadline for Full Paper Submission
  • March 28, 2019: Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
  • April 15, 2019: Deadline for Camera Ready Manuscript Submission
  • April 15, 2019: Deadline for Advance Registration

Welcome and look forward to receiving your contributions and attendance to the ISAS 2019!

STEERING COMMITTEE:
Frank L. Lewis, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Hailong Pei, South China University of Technology, China
Yongduan Song, Chongqing University, China
Ning Li, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Kimon P. Valavanis, Denver University, USA
Youmin Zhang, Concordia University, Canada
Tianyou Chai, Northeastern University, China

HONORARY CHAIR:
Frank Lewis, U of Texas at Arlington, lewis@uta.edu

GENERAL CHAIRS:
Yongduan Song, Chongqing University, ydsong@cqu.edu.cn
Xinping Guan, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, xpguan@sjtu.edu.cn

PROGRAM CHAIRS:

ChangyunWen, Nanyang technological University, ecywen@ntu.edu.sg
Cailian Chen, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, cailianchen@sjtu.edu.cn



Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Call for Nominations / Applications for the position of Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine

The IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine (CIM) publishes peer-reviewed articles that present emerging novel discoveries, important insights, or tutorial surveys in all areas of computational intelligence design and applications, in keeping with the Field of Interest of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (IEEE CIS). Additionally, CIM serves as a media of communications between the governing body and its membership of IEEE CIS. Authors are encouraged to submit papers on applications oriented developments, successful industrial implementations, design tools, technology reviews, computational intelligence education, and applied research. Details about the current state of this publication can be found at: https://cis.ieee.org/publications/ci-magazine.

The inaugural issue of CIM was published in February 2006 as the official magazine of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS).  Gary G. Yen worked hard for CIM as the founding Editor-in-Chief from 2006 to 2009 until Kay Chen Tan assumed the reins in 2010. Hisao Ishibuchi took over these duties in 2014, and his term is completing in 2019. Through their dedicated effort, and with generous support from the members of CIS, the magazine has become one of the most successful and influential periodical publications in the field of computational intelligence.  Its impact, along with its Impact Factor, has grown steadily over the years.  Thanks to the hard work of the EiCs, this technical and societal material is packaged in a classy format, a proud addition to the CIS publication portfolio.

Because Hisao’s term is ending, a new Editor-in-Chief must be appointed to assume leadership in 2020. The IEEE CIS Executive Committee has formed an Adhoc Search Committee to seek suitable candidates to serve as the next EiC of CIM. The Search Committee solicits nominations/applications for this position. Nominees/applicants should be dedicated volunteers with outstanding research profiles and extensive editorial experience. The nomination/application package should include complete CV along with a separate description (max 300 words/topic) on each of the following items:

  • Vision Statement
  • Understanding of the differences between EiC duties of a magazine and journal
  • Challenges, if any, faced by the publication, and a plan to deal with them
  • Editorial Experience
  • Summary of publishing experience in IEEE magazines/journals
  • IEEE Volunteer Experience
  • Institutional Support
  • Current service and administrative commitments
  • Networking with the Community
  • Statement of why the candidate considers himself/herself fit for this position? 

Address any questions, and send the nomination/application package as a single PDF file through email to kellerj@missouri.edu by April 26, 2019.  

Jim Keller, Chair of the Search Committee
Hisao Ishibuchi
Chin-Teng Lin
Pablo Estevez
Kay Chen Tan

Thursday, 7 February 2019

CFP: IEEE Conference on Games (COG) 2019

IEEE CONFERENCE ON GAMES (COG) 2019
20-23 August 2019
Queen Mary University of London, UK
http://www.ieee-cog.org

The IEEE Conference on Games (IEEE CoG) is a natural evolution of the IEEE Computational Intelligence and Games (IEEE CIG) to embrace a larger scope, in line with the IEEE Transactions on Games. The conference will bring together leading researchers and practitioners from academia and industry in the field of Games, to discuss recent advances and explore future directions. Games offer an excellent domain for the study and application of many research areas including artificial intelligence, computational creativity, game design, technology, education social sciences. The annual IEEE Conference on Games seeks to share insights and cutting-edge research related to game technologies and design, covering scientific, technical, and engineering aspects of games. The conference will also include a varied set of competitions for AI agents where the AI either aims to play games to a high standard, or design new games or game levels.

CALL FOR PAPERS

IEEE CoG 2019 will include presentations of peerreviewed papers, invited talks by high-profile industry and academic leaders, panels, posters and demos. We welcome papers related to all aspects of games, including, but not limited to, the following broad subject areas:

Computational and Artificial Intelligence in Games: advances in and applications of machine learning, search, reasoning, optimization and other CI/AI methods related to video games, board games, computer games, serious games, mathematical games and other types of games. This includes, but is not limited to, methods for game playing, content generation, player modeling, and game adaptation, as well as game-based testing of AI methods.

  • Game Technology: papers on engines, frameworks, graphics, sound, networking and animation.
  • Game Interaction and Player Experience: advances in game interfaces and modeling of player experience and metrics.
  • Game Design: methods, techniques and studies on video and board game design.
  • Games in Education: usage of games for education, learning and development. This includes game competitions used for teaching and research in education institutions.

None of the deadlines will be extended!

Full technical papers: 24th March 2019
Short, competition, vision and demo papers: 14th May 2019
Games Industry track: 11th June 2019


PROGRAM COMMITTEE

General Chairs:
Diego Perez-Liebana {diego.perez@qmul.ac.uk} &
Sanaz Mostaghim {sanaz.mostaghim@ovgu.de}

Program Chairs: Amy K. Hoover &
Simon M. Lucas & Georgios Yannakakis

Local Chair: Laurissa Tokarchuck

Keynote Chair: Jichen Zhu

Tutorial Chair: Gillian Smith

Competition Chairs: Julian Togelius &
Mike Preuss

Industry Chairs: Sam Devlin & Xenia Neufeld &
Duygu Cakmak & Anders Drachen

Special Session Chair: Dan Ashlock

Finance Chair: Mark Winands

Proceedings Chair: Vanessa Volz

Demonstrations Chair: Antonios Liapis

Publicity and Media Chairs: Raluca D. Gaina &
Jialin Liu

Webmaster: Cristina Guerrero-Romero

Monday, 4 February 2019

CFP: CEC 2019 workshop "Understanding of Evolutionary Optimization Behavior"

CALL FOR PAPERS

We are organising the workshop “Understanding of Evolutionary Optimization Behavior (UEOB 2019)” at the IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation 2019 (http://cec2019.org/programs/workshops.html#cec-02) in Wellington, New Zealand.

Please consider to contribute to and/or forward to the appropriate groups the following opportunity to present original research articles in CEC 2019.


SCOPE

The focus of the UEOB 2019 is to highlight theoretical and empirical research that investigates approaches needed to analyze stochastic optimization algorithms and performance assessment with regard to different criteria. The main goal is to bring the problem and importance of understanding optimization algorithms closer to researchers and to show them how and why this is important for future development in the optimization community. This will help researchers/users to transfer the gained knowledge from theory into the real world, or to find the algorithm that is best suited to the characteristics of a given real-world problem.

More detailed information can be found at http://cs.ijs.si/ueob/.


TOPICS OF INTEREST
  • Data-driven approaches (machine learning/information theory/statistics) for assessing algorithm performance
  • Vector embeddings of problem search space
  • Meta-learning
  • New advances in analysis and comparison of algorithms
  • Operators influence on algorithm behavior
  • Parameters influence on algorithm behavior
  • Theoretical algorithm analysis

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

All submissions should be formatted according to the CEC 2019 submission guidelines provided at http://www.cec2019.org/papers.html#submission
All submissions will be handled through EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ueob2019) and reviewed by the program committee.

In order to participate to this workshop, a full or a student registration at CEC 2019 is required.

Selected papers will be invited to be extended for a special issue in Natural Computing (https://link.springer.com/journal/11047).


IMPORTANT DATES
  • Paper submission: 15 March, 2019
  • Notification to authors: 31 March, 2019
  • Early registration: 31 March, 2019
  • Final submission: 15 April, 2019
  • Conference: 10-13 June, 2019

ORGANIZERS

Tome Eftimov
Department of Biomedical Data Sciences, Stanford Medicine
Stanford University
USA

Peter Korošec
Computer Systems Department
Jožef Stefan Institute
Slovenia

Christian Blum
Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA)
Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
Spain

Saturday, 2 February 2019

IEEE CIBCB 2019

16th IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

July 9-11, 2019

Certosa di Pontignano, Tuscany, Italy


General chair: Giuseppe Nicosia
Program chair: Barbara Di Camillo
Finance chair: Renato Umeton
Technical co-chairs: Richard Allmendinger, Simone Furini, Emanuele Domenico Giordano
Publicity / proc. co-chairs: Giacomo Baruzzo, Alessandro Zandona

Keynote Speakers:
Pierre Baldi, USA
Riccardo Bellazzi, Italy
Thomas Keane, UK


Saturday, 5 January 2019

CFP: International Conference on Advanced Computational Intelligence (ICACI 2019) (15 Jan)

The Eleventh International Conference on Advanced Computational Intelligence (ICACI2019) will be held in Guilin, China during June 7-9, 2019. ICACI2019 aims to provide a high-level international forum for scientists, engineers, and educators to present the state-of-the-art research and applications in computational intelligence. The conference will feature plenary speeches given by world renowned scholars, regular sessions with broad coverage, and special sessions focusing on popular topics. In addition, best paper awards will be given during the conference. The proceedings of ICACI2019 will be submitted for inclusion into the IEEE Xplore Database which is indexed by EI Compendex and Scopus. Moreover, selected papers with extended version will be recommended to publish in special issues of related journals. The conference will favor papers representing advanced theories and innovative applications in computational intelligence.

Prospective authors are invited to contribute high-quality papers to ICACI2019. In addition, proposals for special sessions within the technical scopes of the conference are solicited. Special sessions, to be organized by internationally recognized experts, aim to bring together researchers in special focused topics. 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.

Topics Areas

Topics areas include, but not limited to, computational neuroscience, connectionist theory and cognitive science, mathematical modeling of neural systems, neurodynamic analysis, neurodynamic optimization, adaptive dynamic programming, embedded neural systems, probabilistic and information-theoretic methods, principal and independent component analysis, hybrid intelligent systems, supervised, unsupervised and reinforcement learning, deep learning, brain imaging and neural information processing, neuroinformatics and bioinformatics, support vector machines and kernel methods, autonomous mental development, data mining, pattern recognition, time series analysis, image and signal processing, robotic and control applications, telecommunications, transportation systems, intrusion detection and fault diagnosis, hardware implementation, real-world applications, big data processing, fuzzy systems, fuzzy logic, fuzzy set theory, fuzzy decision making, fuzzy information processing, fuzzy logic control, evolutionary computation, ant colony optimization, genetic algorithms, parallel and distributed algorithms, particle swarm optimization, differential evolution, evolving neural networks, evolutionary fuzzy systems, evolving neuro-fuzzy systems, evolutionary games and multi-agent systems, intelligent systems applications.

Important Dates

Special session proposals deadline: Dec. 1, 2018
Paper submission deadline(extented): Jan. 1, 2019 Jan. 15, 2019
Notification of acceptance: Mar. 1, 2019
Camera-ready copy and author registration: Apr. 1, 2019

Instructions for authors:

1. Paper Format: Please use the A4 format, Times New Roman of font size 10, single spaced, and two columns. Do not number your manuscript pages and do not use the US letter format. Please use the IEEE template (Microsoft Word or Latex) to prepare your manuscript. The templates are available from: https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html

2. We can only accept PDF files. All submitted papers should be limited to a maximum length of 6 pages, including figures, tables, and references. Up to two additional pages will be permitted for a charge of USD 160 per additional page.

3. The Submission will be done via EasyChair system: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icaci2019

Committees

General Chairs

Tianlong Gu, Guilin University of Electronic Technology, Guilin, China
Xiaonan Luo, Guilin University of Electronic Technology, Guilin, China
Jun Zhang, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China

Advisory Chairs

C. L. Philip Chen, University of Macau, Macao
Xin Yao, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, and Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China
Gary G. Yen, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA

Steering Chairs

Derong Liu, University of Illinois – Chicago, Chicago, USA
Jun Wang, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Organizing Chair

Liang Chang, Guilin University of Electronic Technology, Guilin, China

Program Chairs

Chia-Feng Juang, National Chung-Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan
Zhihui Zhan, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China
Nian Zhang, University of District of Columbia, Washington, USA

Special Sessions Chairs

Tingwen Huang, Texas A&M University –Qatar, Qatar
Zhiwen Yu, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China
Dongbin Zhao, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Publicity Chairs

Jinde Cao, Southeast University, Nanjing, China
Min Han, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China
Yuanqing Li, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China
Zhang Yi, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
Zhigang Zeng, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China

Publications Chairs

Yuejiao Gong, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China
Qiuyuan Luo, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China
Zhenbing Liu, Guilin University of Electronic Technology, Guilin, China
Huadeng Wang, Guilin University of Electronic Technology, Guilin, China

Registration Chairs

Ziming Wang and Jiayu Huang, Guilin University of Electronic Technology, Guilin, China

Local Arrangements Chairs

Rushi Lan and Li Li, Guilin University of Electronic Technology, Guilin, China

CFP: IEEE CEC 2019 Special Session on When Evolutionary Computation Meets Data Mining

Many of the tasks carried out in data mining and machine learning, such as feature subset selection, associate rule mining, and model building, can be transformed as optimization problems. Thus it is very natural that Evolutionary Computation (EC), has been widely applied to these tasks in the fields of data mining (DM) and machine learning (ML), as an optimization technique.

On the other hand, EC is a class of population-based iterative algorithms, which generate abundant data about the search space, problem feature and population information during the optimization process. Therefore, the data mining and machine learning techniques can also be used to analyze these data for improving the performance of EC. A lot of successful applications have been reported, including the creation of new optimization paradigm such as Estimation of Distribution Algorithm, the adaptation of parameters or operators in an algorithm, mining the external archive for promising search regions, and so on.

However, there remain many open issues and opportunities that are continually emerging as intriguing challenges for bridging the gaps between EC and DM. The aim of this special session is to serve as a forum for scientists in this field to exchange the latest advantages in theories, technologies, and practice.

We invite researchers to submit their original and unpublished work related to, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • EC enhanced by Data Mining and Machine Learning Concepts and/or Framework
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning Based on EC techniques
  • Machine Learning Enhanced and/or Model-based Multi- and/or Many-objective Optimization
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning Enhanced Constrained Optimization:
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning Enhanced Memetic Computation or Local Search
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning Enhanced EC for Combinatorial Optimization
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning Enhanced EC for Large-scale Optimization
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning Enhanced EC for Dynamic Optimization
  • Association Rule Mining Based on Multi-Objective Optimization
  • Knowledge Discovery in Data Mining via Evolutionary Algorithm
  • Genetic Programming in Data Mining
  • Multi-Agent Data Mining using Evolutionary Computation
  • Medical Data Mining with Evolutionary Computation
  • Evolutionary Computation in Intelligent Network Management
  • Evolutionary Clustering in Noisy Data Sets
  • Big Data Projects with Evolutionary Computation
  • Deep Learning with Evolutionary Computation
  • Real World Applications

Paper Submission:

All papers should be submitted electronically through IEEE CEC 2017 website at http://www.cec2017.org/ To submit your papers to the special session, please select the Special Session in the Main Research topic. For more submission information please visit: http://www.cec2017.org/ All accepted papers will be published in the IEEE CEC 2017 electronic proceedings.

Organizers:

Zhun Fan
Shantou University, China
E-mail: zfan@stu.edu.cn

Xinye Cai
Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
E-Mail: xinye@nuaa.edu.cn