Wednesday 28 September 2011

IEEE CIS AdCom Pre-Election Announcement

We would like to notify all voting Members that this year you will receive your IEEE Computational Intelligence Society ballot material electronically for voting in the IEEE CIS Election on 6 October 2011 from

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If you receive this message and would like to cast your ballot electronically, you need do nothing more. On 6 October 2011, you will receive another email (sent to this same email address) with election instructions and a link for voting online. The voting period is expected to be 6 October - 17 November 2011.

If you prefer to have the paper ballot material mailed to you, please e-mail your name, address, member number, and reference the CIS election ballot to or call +1 732 562 3904. When the election ballots are sent out, your ballot will be physically mailed to you rather than sent electronically.

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Monday 12 September 2011

Multilingual Social Media Sites

Thanks to the work of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Social Media Subcommittee, it is now possible to follow this blog in languages other than English. Firstly, we have enabled the Google Website Translator gadget, so you can read this blog in the language of your choice. Secondly, we have expanded our presences on other social media sites. It is now possible to follow us in Chinese, French and Portuguese. The addresses of these sites are:




We are currently working on Korean, Greek, German and Spanish sites, which will be live very soon.

Monday 5 September 2011

CFP: The 3rd International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ICSI'2012)

ICSI'2012: Call for Papers

The 3rd International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ICSI'2012)
Dates: 17th-20th June 2012
Location: Shenzhen, China

This is the first call for papers for The 3rd International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ICSI'2012) (

The deadline for submission of papers is 31st December, 2011.

Submission Details: Prospective authors are invited to contribute high-quality papers (6-10 pages) to ICSI 2012 through online submission system at

Papers accepted by ICSI'2012 will be published in Springer?s Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) (Indexed by ISI Proceedings, EI Compendex, ISTP, DBLP, etc.) and some high-quality papers will be selected for special issues of SCI-indexed Journals, i.e., Computational Intelligence, Information Science, International Journal of Artificial Intelligence, International Journal of Swarm Intelligence Research, etc.

For details about ICSI'2012, please visit the conference website at

Conference Scope
This conference (ICSI'2012) is the third in a series of conferences (the first event ICSI'2010-Beijing and the second event ICSI'2011-Chongqing) that serves as a forum for an international
community of researchers, practitioners and vendors on all aspects of Swarm Intelligence and its application.
The scope of the conference includes (but is not limited to):

Swarm-based optimization techniques
Swarm computing
Particle swarm optimization
Ant colony optimization
Fish school search
Stochastic Diffusion Search (SDS)
Swarm robotics
Artificial life
Cognitive science
Social evolution
Optimization theory and methods
Immune system theory
Evolutionary computation
Grammatical Evolution
Natural Computing
Simulation and emulation of nature
Multi-agent based complex systems
Collective intelligence
Social intelligence
Social computing

PSO algorithms
ACO algorithms
FSS algorithms
Bees algorithm
Artificial Bee Colony Algorithms
Fireworks algorithms
Cultural algorithms
Genetic algorithms
Co-evolution algorithms
Memetic algorithms
Hybrid optimization methods
Evolutionary programming
Evolutionary strategy
Hybridization method
Evolutionary learning systems
Parallelizing algorithms

Computational swarm models
Artificial immune system
Multi-objective optimization
Evolutionary intelligent agents
Constrained environment
Information System
Analytic models of emergent behaviors
Classifier system
Evolving fuzzy system
Evolving neural networks
Models for social insets
Bio-inspired computing models
Socio-inspired computing models
Hybridizations of algorithms
Parallelization of swarm-based algorithms
Parallelization of evolutionary algorithms

Pattern recognition
Machine learning
Intelligent control
Intelligent Energy Systems
and Networks
Financial prediction
Information security
Web intelligence
Data mining
Knowledge discovery
Neural networks
Neural systems
Cyber community
Electric Power systems
2D or 3D virtual swarms
Virtual reality
Audio processing
Image processing
Computer vision
Telecommunications systems
Evolutionary robotics
Automatic control
Socio-technical systems
Cybernetics and self-organization
Intelligent traffics
Electronics systems
Defense security
Video surveillance

Emerging areas
Molecular Computing
DNA computing
Quantum computing
Granularity computing

ICSI'2012 Secretariat

Saturday 3 September 2011

CFP: IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

2012 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (IEEE CIBCB 2012)
May 9-12, 2012, Bahia Resort Hotel, San Diego, CA

Call for Papers
This symposium will bring together top researchers, practitioners, and students from around the world to discuss the latest advances in the field of Computational Intelligence and its application to real world problems in biology, bioinformatics, computational biology, chemical informatics, bioengineering and related fields. Computational Intelligence (CI) approaches include artificial neural networks, fuzzy logic, evolutionary algorithms, hybrid approaches and other emerging techniques.

Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:
- gene expression array analysis
- structure prediction and folding
- molecular sequence alignment and analysis
- metabolic pathway analysis
- RNA and protein folding and structure prediction
- analysis and visualization of large biological data sets
- motif detection
- molecular evolution and phylogenetics
- systems and synthetic biology
- modelling, simulation and optimization of biological systems
- robustness and evolvability of biological networks
- emergent properties in complex biological systems
- ecoinformatics and applications to ecological data analysis
- medical imaging and pattern recognition
- medical image analysis
- biomedical data modelling and mining
- treatment optimisation
- biomedical model parameterisation
- brain computer interface

Submissions will be peer reviewed and accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and will be indexed in IEEE Xplore. Selected papers after a substantial extension will be considered to publish in journal special issues.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Prospective authors are invited to submit papers of no more than eight (8) pages in IEEE conference format, including results, figures and references. Submission details can be found at:

For additional information contact the General Chair, Prof. Yaochu Jin, Department of Computing, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, UK. Email:

General Chair:
Yaochu Jin (UK)
Program Chair:
Alioune Ngom (Canada)
Technical Co-Chairs:
Dan Ashlock (Canada)
Xuewen Chen (USA)
Sheridan Houghten (Canada)
Jaap Kaandorp (NL)
Natalio Krasnogor (UK)
Emma Laing (UK)
Mihail Popescu (USA)
Finance Chair:
Steven Corns (USA)
Local Arrangements Chair:
Gary Fogel (USA)
Special Session Chair:
Jonathan Chan (Thailand)
Tutorial Chair:
Yuehui Chen (China)
Proceedings Chair:
Yonghong Peng (UK)
Publicity Chair:
Yanqing Zhang (USA)
Web Chair:
Wissam Albukhanajer (UK)

Important Dates:
Special sessions proposals: October 3, 2011
Paper submission deadline: November 20, 2011
Paper acceptance: February 19, 2012
Final paper submission: March 18, 2012

Thursday 1 September 2011

IEEE CIS Distinguished Lecture Program: Call For Nominations

The CIS Distinguished Lecturer Program (DLP) supports local CIS Chapters and CIS members by helping them to invite leading researchers in their respective fields. DLP speakers act as ambassadors of the society during their visit to local chapters and forster professional activities in the area. CIS DLP conducts a successful year in 2011, with 11 talks completed/scheduled this calendar year. We expect to accomplish several more DLP visits this year based on the requests by local chapters. Chapter Chairs still have the opportunity to request DLP visits for this calendar year, so members could benefit from the great opportunity provided by the DLP.

Nominations are sollicited for Distinguished Lecturers for the period of 2012-2014. Nominations can be made by the following CIS members: Chapter Chairs, TC Chairs, AdCom/ExCom Members, EICs, and past distinguished lecturers . Nominations should be submitted to the Chair of the CIS Distinguished Lecturer Program, Robert Kozma . Please submit nominations and/or encourage qualified members to nominate DLP speakers by the AUGUST 31, 2011 deadline. For further details on the nomination process and the DLP please visit or

Robert Kozma
Chair, IEEE CIS Distinguished Lecturer Program (DLP) SubCommittee