Monday 2 January 2017

Call for Papers: IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (IEEE WCCI 2018)

IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence 08-13 July 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

The IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (IEEE WCCI) is the largest technical event in the field of computational intelligence. The IEEE WCCI 2018 will host three conferences: The 2018 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2018), the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE 2018), and the 2018 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE CEC 2018) under one roof. It encourages cross-fertilization of ideas among the three big areas and provides a forum for intellectuals from all over the world to discuss and present their research findings on computational intelligence.

IEEE WCCI 2018 will be held at the Windsor Barra Convention Centre, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio de Janeiro is a wonderful and cosmopolitan city, ideal for international meetings. Rio boasts fantastic weather, savory cuisine, hospitable people, and modern infrastructure. Rio is the first city to receive the Certificate of World Heritage for its Cultural Landscape, recently conferred by UNESCO.
IJCNN is the flagship conference of the International Neural Network Society and the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. It covers a wide range of topics in the field of neural networks, from biological neural network modeling to artificial neural computation.
FUZZ-IEEE is the foremost conference in the field of fuzzy systems. It covers all topics in fuzzy systems, from theory to applications.
IEEE CEC is the leading event in the field of evolutionary computation, and covers all topics in evolutionary computation from theory to applications.

Call for Papers

Papers for IEEE WCCI 2018 should be submitted electronically using the Congress website and will be refereed by experts in the fields and ranked based on the criteria of originality, significance, quality and clarity.

Call for Tutorials

IEEE WCCI 2018 will feature pre-Congress tutorials, covering fundamental and advanced topics in computational intelligence. A tutorial proposal should include title, outline, expected enrollment, and presenter/organizer biography. Inquiries regarding tutorials should be addressed to Tutorials Chairs.

Call for Special Session Proposals

IEEE WCCI 2018 solicits proposals for special sessions within the technical scope of the three conferences. Special sessions to be organized by internationally recognized experts, aim to bring together researchers in special focused topics. Cross-fertilization of the three technical disciplines and newly emerging research are strongly encouraged. Inquiries regarding special sessions and proposals should be addressed to Special Sessions Chairs.

Call for Competition Proposals

IEEE WCCI 2018 will host competitions to stimulate research in computational intelligence. A competition proposal should include descriptions of the problem(s) addressed, evaluation procedures, and a biography of the organizers. Inquiries regarding competitions should be addressed to the Competitions Chairs. 

Important Dates 
15th December 2017 Tutorials & Special Sessions Proposal Deadline Notifications date 
15th January 2018 Paper Submission Deadline 
15th March 2018 Paper Acceptance Deadline
1st May 2018 Final Paper Submission 
1st May 2018 Early Registration
8 -13 July 2018 IEEE WCCI 2018 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

Organizing Committee
General Chairs
Marley Vellasco, Brazil Pablo Estevez, Chile
IJCNN Conference Chair
Teresa Ludermir, Brazil
IJCNN Technical Chairs
Asim Roy, USA
Antonio de Pádua Braga, Brazil Jose Principe, USA Nikola Kasabov, New Zealand
Marios Polycarpou, Cyprus Xin Yao, UK
Paulo Adeodato, Brazil
Doris Saez, Chile
Heloisa Carmargo, Brazil

FUZZ IEEE Conference Chair
Fernando Gomide, Brazil
FUZZ-IEEE Technical Chairs
Chin-Teng Lin, Taiwan Igor Skrjanc, Slovenia Plamen Angelov, UK Vladik Kreinovich, USA
CEC Conference Chair
Gary Yen, USA
CEC Technical Chairs
Carlos Coello Coello, Mexico Fernando Von Zuben, Brazil Hisao Ishibuchi, Japan Xiaodong Li, Australia
Finance Chair
Gary Fogel, USA
Publication Chair
Manuel Roveri, Italy
Special Session Chairs
Cesare Alippi, Italy, IJCNN Chuan-Kang Ting, Taiwan, CEC Patricia Melin, Mexico, FUZZ-IEEE Mengje Zhang, New Zealand
Conflict-of-Interest Chairs
James Keller, USA
Tutorial Chairs
Andre Carvalho, Brazil Carmelo Filho, Brazil Keeley Crocket, UK
Workshop Chair
Richard Duro, Spain Robi Polikar, USA
Competition Chairs
Simon Lucas, UK
Panel Sessions Chair
Danil Prokohorov, USA László Kóczy, Hungary
Plenary Session Chairs
Kay Chen Tan, Singapore
Poster Sessions Chairs
Bernardete Ribeiro, Portugal Giacomo Boracchi, Italy Millaray Curilem, Chile
Paper Submission Chair
Emilio Hernandez, Brazil Alberto Ferreira de Souza, Brazil
IndustryLiaison Chairs
Sven Crone, UK
Sponsor/Exhibits Chairs
Estevam Hruschka, Brazil José Manoel de Seixas, Brazil Pierro Bonissone, USA
Student Activities Chairs
Chrisina Jayne, UK
Awards Chair
Hussein Abbass, Australia
Bruno Fernandes, Brazil Tiago Lima, Brazil
Local Arrangements Chairs
Adrião Duarte, Brazil Anne Canuto, Brazil Celso Camilo, Brazil Felipe Campelo, Brazil Gerson Zaverucha, Brazil Jorge Amaral, Brazil Karla Figueiredo, Brazil Luis Martí, Brazil
Luiz Caloba, Brazil Ricardo Tanscheit, Brazil