Tuesday 27 May 2014

Call for Papers: Special Issue on “New Trends of Learning in Computational Intelligence”

A special issue of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine (IEEE CIM) will be dedicated to New Trends of Learning in Computational Intelligence. Prospective  uthors are invited to submit their original unpublished research and application contributions. Comprehensive tutorial and survey papers can also be considered for this special issue.

Over the past few decades, conventional computational intelligence techniques faced severe bottlenecks in terms of algorithmic learning. Particularly, in areas of big data computation, brain science, cognition and reasoning, it is almost inevitable that intensive human intervention and time consuming trial and error efforts need to be employed before any meaningful observations can be obtained. The recent development of emerging computational intelligence techniques such as extreme learning machines (ELM) and fast solutions shed some light upon how to effectively deal with these computational bottlenecks.

Based on the observations that increasing correlation can be found among apparently different theories from different fields, as well as the increasing evidence of convergence between computational intelligence techniques and biological learning mechanisms, this special issue seeks to promote novel research investigations in computational intelligence bridging among related areas.

Topics of interest for this special issue include but are not limited to:

  • Theoretical foundations and algorithms:
    • Extreme learning machines (ELM), No-Prop algorithms and random kitchen sinks
    • Real-time learning, reasoning and cognition
    • Sequential / incremental learning
    • Clustering and feature extraction / selection
    • Closed form and non-closed form solutions
    • Multiple hidden layers solutions and random networks
    • Parallel and distributed computing / cloud computing
    • Fast implementation of deep learning
  • Applications
    • Biologically-inspired natural language processing
    • Big data analytics
    • Cognitive science / computation
    • Autonomous systems


15th August, 2014: Submission of Manuscripts
15th October, 2014: Notification of Review Results
15th November, 2014: Submission of Revised Manuscripts
15th December, 2014: Submission of Final Manuscripts

Publication: May 2015 Issue

Paper Submission

The maximum length for the manuscript is typically 25 pages in single column format with double-spacing, including figures and references. Authors should specify in the first page of their manuscripts the corresponding author’s contact and up to 5 keywords. Submission should be made via https://www.easychair.org/conferences/conf=ieeecimmay2015.

Guest Editors

Guang-Bin Huang, Nanyang Technological University, egbhuang@ntu.edu.sg
Erik Cambria, MIT Media Laboratory, USA, cambria@media.mit.edu
Kar-Ann Toh, Yonsei University, South Korea, katoh@yonsei.ac.kr
Bernard Widrow, Stanford University, USA, widrow@stanford.edu
Zongben Xu, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, zbxu@mail.xjtu.edu.cn

Monday 26 May 2014

Call for Papers: Symposium on "Intelligent Embedded Systems" (IES 2014)

Call for papers for the Symposium on "Intelligent Embedded Systems"  (IES 2014) at IEEE Symposium Series in Computational Intelligence 2014 Orlando, Florida,  December 9 -12, 2014
Web site: http://ies14-ssci.deib.polimi.it/


Special Session Proposal: April 15, 2014
Paper submission: June 15, 2014
Author notifications: September 5, 2014
Camera-ready submission: October 5, 2014
Early registration: October 5, 2014
Conference Dates: December 9 - 12, 2014

Intelligent embedded systems, i.e., embedded processing systems with sensors, actuators and computational intelligence -based computing ability, permeate our daily life. This symposium aims at disseminating recent achievements in computational intelligence towards embedded systems highlighting intelligent behaviors.

This symposium aspires at building a bridge between academic and industrial research, as well as among researchers working in different fields, with the specific purpose of designing systems and embedded systems able to adapt and interact with evolving environments.

The symposium will be held within the IEEE Symposium Series in Computational Intelligence (Orlando, Florida,  December 9 -12, 2014) http://ieee-ssci.org/


Papers must present original work or review the state-of-the-art in the following non-exhaustive list of topics:

  • Intelligence for embedded systems
  • Computational intelligence for cyber-physical systems
  • Intelligent fault diagnosis systems
  • Intelligent solutions for Internet of Things
  • Intelligent sensor networks
  • Intelligent sensors and robotics
  • Intelligent measurement systems
  • Adaptive solutions to operate in evolving/changing environments
  • Intelligent systems for real-world applications


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


  • Cesare Alippi (Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Italy) cesare.alippi@polimi.it
  • Giacomo Boracchi (Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Italy) giacomo.boracchi@polimi.it
  • Manuel Roveri (Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Italy) manuel.roveri@polimi.it


Jose C. Principe, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor ECE BellSouth Professor and Director Computational NeuroEngineering Lab, University of Florida.


  • Nikola Kasabov (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand)
  • Huajin Tang (Agency for Science, Technology and Research, A*STAR, Singapore)
  • Danil Prokhorov (Toyota Research Institute NA, Michigan, USA )
  • Robert Kozma (University of Memphis, Tennessee, USA)
  • Joe-Air Jiang (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
  • Rami Abielmona (University of Ottawa, Canada)
  • HuanHuan Chen  (University of Science & Technology of China, Hefei, China)
  • Harris Papadopoulos (Frederick University, Cyprus)
  • Leandro L. Minku (The University of Birmingham, UK)
  • Maurizio Bocca (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
  • Daniele Caltabiano (STMicroelectronics, Milano, Italy)

Further information can be found at IES14 webpage http://ies14-ssci.deib.polimi.it/
Please make sure you select Intelligent Embedded Systems as Main Research topic during the submission process

Wednesday 21 May 2014

IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems: Volume 25, Issue 6, June 2014

1. A Self-Building and Cluster-Based Cognitive Fault Diagnosis System for Sensor Networks
Author(s): Alippi, C. ; Roveri, M. ; Trova, F.
Pages: 1021-1032

2. A Simple Scheme for Formation Control Based on Weighted Behavior Learning
Author(s): Lin, J. ; Hwang, K. ; Wang, Y.
Pages: 1033-1044

3. New Criteria for Global Robust Stability of Delayed Neural Networks With Norm-Bounded Uncertainties
Author(s): Arik, S.
Pages: 1045-1052

4. A Nonlinear Semantic-Preserving Projection Approach to Visualize Multivariate Periodical Time Series
Author(s): Blanchart, P. ; Depecker, M.
Pages: 1053-1070

5. Local Coordinate Concept Factorization for Image Representation
Author(s): Liu, H. ; Yang, Z. ; Yang, J. ; Wu, Z. ; Li, X.
Pages: 1071-1082

6. Global and Local Structure Preservation for Feature Selection
Author(s): Liu, X. ; Wang, L. ; Zhang, J. ; Yin, J. ; Liu, H.
Pages: 1083-1095

7. A Load-Balancing Self-Organizing Incremental Neural Network
Author(s): Zhang, H. ; Xiao, X. ; Hasegawa, O.
Pages: 1096-1105

8. Optimal Switching and Control of Nonlinear Switching Systems Using Approximate Dynamic Programming
Author(s): Heydari, A. ; Balakrishnan, S.N.
Pages: 1106-1117

9. Nonconvex Regularizations for Feature Selection in Ranking With Sparse SVM
Author(s): Laporte, L. ; Flamary, R. ; Canu, S. ; Dejean, S. ; Mothe, J.
Pages: 1118-1130

10. Multiset Canonical Correlations Using Globality Preserving Projections With Applications to Feature Extraction and Recognition
Author(s): Yuan, Y. ; Sun, Q.
Pages: 1131-1146

11. Efficient Exploratory Learning of Inverse Kinematics on a Bionic Elephant Trunk
Author(s): Rolf, M. ; Steil, J.J.
Pages: 1147-1160

12. Novel LMI-Based Condition on Global Asymptotic Stability for a Class of Cohen–Grossberg BAM Networks With Extended Activation Functions
Author(s): Zhang, Z. ; Cao, J. ; Zhou, D.
Pages: 1161-1172

13. Semisupervised Classification Through the Bag-of-Paths Group Betweenness
Author(s): Lebichot, B. ; Kivimaki, I. ; Francoisse, K. ; Saerens, M.
Pages: 1173-1186

14. Rapid Oscillation Fault Detection and Isolation for Distributed Systems via Deterministic Learning
Author(s): Chen, T. ; Wang, C. ; Hill, D.J.
Pages: 1187-1199

15. Gaussian Classifier-Based Evolutionary Strategy for Multimodal Optimization
Author(s): Dong, W. ; Zhou, M.
Pages: 1200-1216

16. Adaptive Consensus Control for a Class of Nonlinear Multiagent Time-Delay Systems Using Neural Networks
Author(s): Chen, C.L.P. ; Wen, G. ; Liu, Y. ; Wang, F.
Pages: 1217-1127

Monday 19 May 2014

Call for papers: IJCNN 2015

The 2015 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks will be held at the Killarney Convention Centre in Killarney, Ireland, July 12–16, 2015. The conference is organized jointly by the International Neural Network Society and the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, and is the premiere international meeting for researchers and other professionals in neural networks and related areas.

The range of topics covered include, but is not limited to the following. (See http://ijcnn.org/2015 for a more detailed list of topics).
  • Neural network theory & models
  • Pattern recognition
  • Computational neuroscience 
  • Machine learning
  • Cognitive models 
  • Collective intelligence
  • Brain-machine interfaces 
  • Hybrid systems
  • Embodied robotics 
  • Self-aware systems
  • Evolutionary neural systems 
  • Data mining
  • Neurodynamics 
  • Sensor networks
  • Neuroinformatics 
  • Agent-based systems
  • Neuroengineering 
  • Computational biology
  • Hardware, memristors 
  • Bioinformatics
  • Neural network applications 
  • Artificial life
  • Machine vision 
  • Connectomics
  • Big data 
  • Deep learning
The conference will feature:
  • Contributed technical talks and posters of latest research from around the world.
  • Plenary lecturers by world-famous researchers in neural networks and related fields.
  • Special sessions covering topics of active current interest.
  • Pre-conference tutorials and post-conference workshops with presentations by experts.
  • Challenging competitions on applying neural networks to hard computational problems.

Important Dates

Special session & competition proposals submission: November 10, 2014
Tutorial and workshop proposal submission: December 15, 2014
Paper submission: January 15, 2015
Paper decision notification: March 15, 2015
Camera-ready submission: April 15, 2015

Organizing Committee

General Chair
De-Shuang Huang, Tongji University, China

Program Chair
Yoonsuck Choe, Texas A&M University, USA
Technical Program Co-Chair
Haibo He, University of Rhode Island, USA
Technical Program Co-Chair
Asim Roy, Arizona State University, USA
Plenary Chair
Carlo Morabito, Mediterranea Univ., Italy
Special Sessions Chair
Mike Gashler, University of Arkansas, USA
Tutorials Chair
Martin McGinnity, University of Ulster, UK
Workshop Chair
Pierre-Yves Oudeyer, Ensta Paris Tech, France
Poster Session Chair
Xiao-Hua (Helen) Yu, Cal Polytech Univ., USA
Competition Chair
Abir Hussain, Liverpool John Moores U., UK
Panels Chair
Juyang (John) Weng, Michigan State U., USA
Awards Chair
Plamen Angelov, Lancaster University, UK
Web Reviews Chair
Tomasz Cholewo, Lexmark Int’l Inc., US
Sponsors & Exhibits Chair
Hanning Zhou, Zhigu Technology, China
Publications Chair
Amir Hussain, University of Stirling, UK
International Liaison
Nikola Kasabov, Auckland U. of Tech., New Zealand
European Liaison
Peter Erdi, Kalamazoo College, USA

Publicity Co-Chair
Yun Raymond Fu, Northeastern Univ., USA
Publicity Co-Chair
Bill Howell, Natural Resources Canada, Canada
Local Arrangements Chair
Kang Li, Queens Univ., Belfast, UK
Jaerock Kwon, Kettering University, USA

Monday 5 May 2014

Call for Papers: IEEE SSCI 2014

Welcome to the sunshine of Orlando, Florida for the IEEE SSCI 2014, a flagship international conference sponsored by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) promoting all aspects of Computational Intelligence (CI). The IEEE SSCI 2014 co-locates multiple exciting symposiums at one single location, providing a unique opportunity to encourage cross-fertilization and collaborations in all areas of CI. The IEEE SSCI 2014 features a large number of keynotes, tutorials, and special sessions. The IEEE SSCI 2014 will also offer a number of travel grants as well as an exciting Doctoral Consortium.

We hope you could participate this exciting event, and look forward to seeing you in Orlando in December 2014!

Important dates

Paper submission:          June 15, 2014
Notification to authors:   September 5, 2014
Final submission:            October 5, 2014
Early registration:           October 5, 2014
Website:                        www.ieee-ssci.org

For paper submissions, please go to the conference website: www.ieee-ssci.org and click the "Paper Submission" from the left panel, or directly go to the paper submission link at: ieee-cis.org/conferences/ssci2014/upload.php

IEEE SSCI 2014 features the following Symposia:

  • ADPRL'14:     IEEE Symposium on Adaptive Dynamic Programming and Reinforcement Learning, Huaguang Zhang, China, Jagannathan Sarangapani, USA, Lucian Busoniu, Romania.
  • CCMB'14:      IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence, Cognitive Algorithms, Mind, and Brain, Leonid Perlovsky, USA, Jose F Fontanari, Brazil, Angelo Cangelosi, UK, Daniel Levine, USA, Robert Kozma, USA
  • CIASG'14:     IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence Applications in Smart Grid, G. Kumar Venayagamoorthy, USA, Jung-Wook Park, Korea.
  • CIBCI'14:     IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Brain Computer Interfaces, Damien Coyle, UK, Robert Kozma, USA, Kai Keng Ang, Singapore.
  • CIBD'14:      IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Big Data, Yaochu Jin, UK, Yonghong Peng, UK, Nitesh Chawla, USA, Marios Polycarpou, Cyprus.
  • CIBIM'14:     IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Biometrics and Identity Management, Qinghan Xiao, Canada, David Zhang, China, Fabio Scotti, Italy
  • CICA'14,      IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Control and Automation, Xiao-Jun Zeng, UK.
  • CICARE'14,    IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in healthcare and e-health, Amir Hussain, UK, Jonathan Wu, Canada.
  • CIComms'14,   IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Communication Systems and Networks, Sergey Andreev, Finland, Raymond Carroll, Ireland, Maode Ma, Singapore, Paolo Rocca, Italy.
  • CICS'14,      IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Cyber Security, Dipankar Dasgupta, USA
  • CIDM'14,      IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Data Mining, Zhi-Hua Zhou, China, Barbara Hammer, Germany, Carlotta Domeniconi, USA.
  • CIDUE'14,     IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Dynamic and Uncertain Environments, Yaochu Jin, UK, Robi Polikar, USA, Shengxiang Yang, UK
  • CIEL'14,      IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Ensemble Learning, Nikhil R. Pal, India, P. N. Suganthan, Singapore, Xin Yao, UK, Wenjia Wang, UK.
  • CIES'14,      IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Engineering Solutions, Michael Beer, UK, Rudolf Kruse, Germany, Vladik Kreinovich, USA.
  • CIHLI'14,     IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Human-like Intelligence, Jacek Mandziuk, Poland, Wlodzislaw Duch, Poland, Janusz A. Starzyk, USA.
  • CIMSIVP'14,   IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Multimedia, Signal and Vision Processing, Khan M Iftekharuddin, USA, Salim Bouzerdoum,Australia.
  • CIPLS'14,     IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Production and Logistics Systems, Bülent Çatay, Turkey, Raymond Chiong, Australia, Patrick Siarry, France.
  • CIVTS'14,     IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Vehicles and Transportation Systems, Dipti Srinivasan, Singapore, Justin Dauwels, Singapore, Ana Bazzan, Brazil
  • EALS'14,      IEEE Symposium on Evolving and Autonomous Learning Systems, Plamen Angelov, U.K., Dimitar Filev, USA, Nikola Kasabov, New Zealand.
  • FOCI'14,      IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computational Intelligence, Manuel Ojeda-Aciego, Spain, Leonardo Franco, Spain, Carlos Cotta, Spain.
  • IA'14,        IEEE Symposium on Intelligent Agents, Hani Hagras, UK, Vincenzo Loia, Italy.
  • IES'14,       IEEE Symposium on Intelligent Embedded Systems, Cesare Alippi, Italy, Giacomo Boracchi, Italy, Manuel Roveri, Italy.
  • ICES'14,      IEEE International Conference on Evolvable Systems, Andrew Tyrrell, UK, Martin Trefzer, UK.
  • ISIC'14,      IEEE International Symposium on Independent Computing, Robert Kozma, USA, Qingfu Zhao, Japan, Cheng-Hsiung Hsieh, Taiwan, Neil Y. Yen, Japan.
  • CIR2AT'14,    IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotic Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies, Gui DeSouza, USA, James Patton, USA, Georgios Kouroupetroglou, Greece
  • MC'14,        IEEE Workshop on Memetic Computing, Giovanni Iacca, Netherlands, Fabio Caraffini, UK, Ferrante Neri, UK
  • MCDM'14,      IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Multicriteria Decision-Making, Yaochu Jin, UK, Piero Bonissone, USA, Juergen Branke, UK
  • RiiSS'14,     IEEE Symposium on Robotic Intelligence in Informationally Structured Space, Janos Botzheim, Japan, Chu Kiong  Loo, Malaysia.
  • SDE'14,       IEEE Symposium on Differential Evolution, Janez Brest, Slovenia, Swagatam Das, India, Ferrante Neri, UK
  • SIS'14,       IEEE Symposium on Swarm Intelligence, Yuhui Shi, China, P. N. Suganthan, Singapore.

General Chair:            Haibo He, USA
General Program Chair:    Cesare Alippi, Italy