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 (

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 ( 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
  • 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!

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

Frank Lewis, U of Texas at Arlington,

Yongduan Song, Chongqing University,
Xinping Guan, Shanghai Jiao Tong University,


ChangyunWen, Nanyang technological University,
Cailian Chen, Shanghai Jiao Tong University,

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:

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 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

20-23 August 2019
Queen Mary University of London, UK

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.


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


General Chairs:
Diego Perez-Liebana {} &
Sanaz Mostaghim {}

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"


We are organising the workshop “Understanding of Evolutionary Optimization Behavior (UEOB 2019)” at the IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation 2019 ( 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.


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

  • 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


All submissions should be formatted according to the CEC 2019 submission guidelines provided at
All submissions will be handled through EasyChair ( 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 (

  • 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


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

Peter Korošec
Computer Systems Department
Jožef Stefan Institute

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

Saturday, 2 February 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