Thursday 26 April 2018

Change of time - CIS Webinar: Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Systems and Their Applications (April 30)

Please Note there is a Time Change to this Webinar. The Webinar will be now held at 18:00 BST Time on Monday 30th April. Apologies for any inconvenience caused
Webinar Speaker: Prof. Hani Hagras, University of Essex, UK

Abstract: This topic will present a brief overview on theoretical and practical coverage of the area of type-2 fuzzy logic systems and their applications. The talks will cover the following topics
  • Introduction to Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Sets and systems and their theoretical basis .
  • Practical Implementation of Interval Type-2 Fuzz Logic Systems and their various applications
  • Emerging areas of type-2 fuzzy logic systems

Prof. Hani Hagras is a Professor of Computational Intelligence, Director of Research, Director of the Computational Intelligence Centre, Head of the Fuzzy Systems Research Group and Head of the Intelligent Environments Research Group in the University of Essex, UK. He is a Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and he is also a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). and Principal Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. His major research interests are in computational intelligence, notably type-2 fuzzy systems, fuzzy logic, neural networks, genetic algorithms, and evolutionary computation. His research interests also include ambient intelligence, pervasive computing and intelligent buildings. He is also interested in embedded agents, robotics and intelligent control. He has authored more than 300 papers in international journals, conferences and books. His work has received funding that totalled to about £5 Million in the last five years from the European Union, the UK Technology Strategy Board (TSB), the UK Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the UK Economic and Social Sciences Research Council (ESRC) as well as several industrial companies including. He has also Five industrial patents in the field of computational intelligence and intelligent control. His research has won numerous prestigious international awards where most recently he was awarded by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS), the 2013 Outstanding Paper Award in the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems and also he has won the 2004 Outstanding Paper Award in the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems. He was also awarded the 2015 Global Telecommunications Business award for his joint project with British Telecom. In 2016, he was elected as Distinguished Lecturer by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. He was also the Chair of the IEEE CIS Chapter that won the 2011 IEEE CIS Outstanding Chapter award. His work with IP4 Ltd has won the 2009 Lord Stafford Award for Achievement in Innovation for East of England. His work has also won the 2011 Best Knowledge Transfer Partnership Project for London and the Eastern Region. His work has also won best paper awards in several conferences including the 2014 and 2006 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and the 2012 UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence. He served as the Chair of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) Senior Members Sub-Committee. He served also as the chair of the IEEE CIS Task Force on Intelligent Agents. He is currently the Chair of the IEEE CIS Task Force on Extensions to Type-1 Fuzzy Sets. He is also a Vice Chair of the IEEE CIS Technical Committee on Emergent Technologies. He is a member of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) Fuzzy Systems Technical Committee. He served also as a member of the IEEE CIS Fellows Committee. He serves also as a member of the IEEE CIS conferences committee. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems. He is also an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Robotics and Automation. Prof. Hagras chaired several international conferences where he will act as the Programme Chair of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems. 

Friday 20 April 2018

Extended deadline: The 4th IEEE Smart World Congress (April 25th)

October 8-12, 2018

Guangzhou, China


Keynote Speeches Section

You are welcome to attend 15+ Keynote Speeches offerred by world-renowned professors and industry leaders, which will be shared by the IEEE Smart World Congress 2018 and its six Co-Located Conferences (UIC, ATC, ScalCom, CBDCom, IoP, SCI) and their associated Symposiums/Workshops. Detailed information will be available at the conference website later.

Special Issues Section

Distinguished papers, after further revisions, will be published in 20+ SCI & EI indexed special issues* (to be confirmed). Special issues will be shared by IEEE Smart World Congress 2018 and its six Co-Located Conferences (UIC, ATC, ScalCom, CBDCom, IoP, SCI) and their associated Symposiums/Workshops:

(1) IEEE Internet of Things Journal (SCI & EI Indexed, Impact Factor: 7.596)

(2) Information Fusion - Elsevier (SCI & EI Indexed, Impact Factor: 5.667)

(3) Information Sciences - Elsevier (SCI & EI Indexed, Impact Factor: 4.832)

(4) Future Generation Computer Systems - Elsevier (SCI & EI Indexed, Impact Factor: 3.997)

(5) Journal of Network and Computer Applications - Elsevier (SCI & EI Indexed, Impact Factor: 3.500)

(6) IEEE Access (SCI & EI Indexed, Impact Factor: 3.244)

(7) Ad Hoc Networks - Elsevier (SCI & EI Indexed, Impact Factor: 3.047)

(8) Soft Computing -  Springer (SCI & EI Indexed, Impact Factor: 2.472)

(9) Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing - Hindawi (SCI & EI Indexed, Impact Factor: 1.899)

(10) International Journal of Parallel Programming - Springer (SCI & EI Indexed, Impactor Factor: 1.156)

(11) Journal of Computer Science and Technology - Springer (SCI & EI Indexed, Impactor Factor: 0.956)

(12) Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments - IOS (SCI & EI Indexed, Impactor Factor: 0.809)

(13) IEICE Transactions  on Information and Systems - (SCI & EI Indexed, Impact Factor: 0.411)

(14) IEEE Cloud Computing - (EI Indexed)

(15) Journal of Information Security and Applications - Elsevier (ESCI & EI Indexed)

(16) Future Internet - MDPI (ESCI & EI Indexed)

(17) International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering (IJCSE) - INDERSCIENCE (ESCI & EI Indexed)

(18) International Journal of Embedded Systems (IJES) - INDERSCIENCE (EI Indexed)

(19) International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking (IJHPCN) - INDERSCIENCE (EI Indexed)

* More special issues will be added later.

Workshops and Special Sessions Section

Workshops/Special Sessions in conjunction with IEEE Smart World Congress 2018:

(1) The 6th IEEE International Workshop on Network Optimization and Performance Evaluation (NOPE 2018)

(2) The 3rd International Workshop on High Performance Big Data Computing (WHPBDC 2018)

(3) The 2018 Special Session on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (AISE 2018)


Ubiquitous Intelligence for Smart World

The smart world is set to enhance everyday things with abilities of sensation, communication, computation and intelligence so that many tasks and processes could be simplified, more efficient and productive. It consists of numerous "smart things" that can be endowed with different levels/forms of computational intelligence and even capable of thinking. Research on smart world is an emerging research field covering many areas, essential problems and crucial issues in truly building the smart world that benefits humanity, and simultaneously safeguards the natural environment for sustainable development and evolution.

The 4th IEEE Smart World Congress originated from the 2005 Workshop on Ubiquitous Smart Worlds (USW, Taipei) and the 2005 Symposium on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Smart World (UISW, Nagasaki). SmartWorld 2018 in Guangzhou is the continuation after the success of SmartWorld 2017 in San Francisco, SmartWorld 2016 in Toulouse, and SmartWorld 2015 in Beijing. IEEE SmartWorld 2018 aims to provide a high-profile, leading-edge platform for researchers and engineers to exchange and explore state-of-art advances and innovations in graceful integrations of Cyber, Physical and Social Worlds with Ubiquitous Intelligence.

IEEE SmartWorld 2018 Topics

- Smart Industry and Manufacture

- Smart Agriculture and Aquaculture

- Smart Materials and Fabric

- Smart Environment and Ecosystems

- Smart Earth/Space System

- Smart Grid and Energy

- Smart Logistics and Retail

- Smart Building and Structure

- Smart Roads and Transportation

- Smart Vehicles and Networks

- Smart Machines and Robots

- Smart Home and Furniture

- Smart Appliances and Goods

- Smart Wearables and Implants

- Smart Medicine and Healthcare

- Smart Elderly/Kiddy Care

- Smart Foods and Living

- Smart Learning and Education

- Smart Disaster Management

- Smart Internet of Things

- Smart Sensing, System and Service

- Smart Computing & Communication

Six Co-located Conferences

- The 15th IEEE Int'l Conf. on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC 2018)

- The 15th IEEE Int'l Conf. on Advanced and Trusted Computing (ATC 2018)

- The 18th IEEE Int'l Conf. on Scalable Computing & Communications (ScalCom 2018)

- The 4th IEEE Int'l Conf. on Cloud and BigData Computing (CBDCom 2018)

- The 4th IEEE Int'l Conf. on Internet of People (IoP 2018)

- The 2nd IEEE Int'l Conf. on Smart City Innovations (SCI 2018)

IEEE SmartWorld 2018 Calls for

- Papers that must be submitted electronically via the 2018 congress website

- Workshop and Special Session Proposals in smart world related all aspects

- Tutorial Proposals in addressing the emerging smart world areas

- Smart AI City Competition Proposals for AI technological applications


Workshop Proposal Due: April 8, 2018 (Closed)

Proposal notification: Within two weeks after submission

Paper Submission Deadline: April 25, 2018 (Extended Firm Deadline)

Author Notification Date: June 25, 2018

Camera-ready Deadline: August 8, 2018


A submission is limited to 8 pages for a main conference paper, 6 pages for a workshop or special session paper, 4 pages for a Work-in-Progress paper, and 2 pages for a poster or demo paper in the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Format ( with Portable Document Format (.pdf). A submission can have at most 2 additional pages with the pages overlength charge if accepted. Please submit at:


For regular paper submission that falls in any of those various topics and beyond, please choose one appropriate track among the following three tracks when submitting your paper in the EasyChair system:

Track 1. Smart World Theories and Models

Track 2. Smart World Technologies

Track 3. Smart World Systems


Accepted conference papers will be published by IEEE CPS (IEEE-DL and EI indexed). At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and present their work at the conference; otherwise the paper will not be included in the proceedings. Best Paper Awards will be presented to high quality papers. Selected papers will be recommended to special issues. More details can be found via



Guojun Wang, Guangzhou Univ., China

Yew Soon Ong, Nanyang Tech. Univ., Singapore


Md Zakirul Alam Bhuiyan, Fordham Univ., USA

Frode Eika Sandnes, HiOA, Norway

Ruixuan Li, Huazhong Univ. of Sci. and Tech., China


Manuel Roveri, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Seiichi Ozawa, Kobe University, Japan

Qin Liu, Hunan University, China


Haibo He, University of Rhode Island, USA


Zhong Chen, Peking University, China


Jerry Gao, San Jose State University, USA


Jianer Chen, Guangzhou University, China


Stephen S. Yau, Arizona State Univ., USA

Xin Yao, Southern Univ. of Sci. and Tech., China

Cesare Alippi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy


Vincenzo Piuri, Univ. of Milan, Italy

Hussein Abbass, Univ. of New South Wales, Australia

Hong Mei, Beijing Institute of Technology, China


Jianhua Ma, Hosei Univ., Japan

Laurence T. Yang, St. Francis Xavier Univ., Canada


Constantinos Kolias, George Mason University, USA

Tao Peng, Guangzhou University, China

Darpan Triboan, De Montfort University, UK


Dongqing Xie, Guangzhou University, China


Peter Mueller, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland

Zengguang Hou, University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Chen Yang, China Information Security Research Institute, China


Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA

Sancheng Peng, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China

Georgios Kambourakis, University of the Aegean, Greece

Aniello Castiglione, University of Salerno, Italy


Carlos Becker Westphall, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil

Anna Kobusinska, Poznan University of Technology, Poland

Chunsheng Zhu, University of British Columbia, Canada

Wenbin Jiang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Xiaokang Wang, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada


Liming Chen, De Montfort University, UK

Kevin I-Kai Wang, The University of Auckland, New Zealand


Xiaofei Xing, Guangzhou University, China

Pin Liu, Central South University, China


Dacheng Meng, Central South University, China


Please email inquiries concerning IEEE Smart World Congress 2018 to Conference Organizers:

Prof. Guojun Wang, General Chair of IEEE Smart World Congress 2018



Dr. Guojun Wang, Pearl River Scholarship Distinguished Professor

Director of Institute of Computer Networks,

Vice Dean of School of Computer Science and Educational Software,

Guangzhou University, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province,

P. R. China, 510006

Tel/Fax: +86-20-39366920, Mobile: +86-13360581866



Thursday 19 April 2018

IEEE Transaction on Fuzzy System, Volume 26, Issue 2, August 2018

1. Adaptive Fuzzy Control for Pure-Feedback Nonlinear Systems With Nonaffine Functions Being Semibounded and Indifferentiable
Author(s): Z. Liu, X. Dong, W. Xie, Y. Chen and H. Li
Page(s): 395-408

2. Uncertain Statistical Inference Models With Imprecise Observations
Author(s): K. Yao
Page(s): 409-415

3. Distribution-Based Behavioral Distance for Nondeterministic Fuzzy Transition Systems
Author(s): H. Wu and Y. Deng
Page(s): 416-429

4. The Structure and Citation Landscape of IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems (1994–2015)
Author(s): D. Yu, Z. Xu, Y. Kao and C. T. Lin
Page(s): 430-442

5. Human Reliability Analysis Based on Human Abilities Theory Model
Author(s): P. A. Baziuk, J. E. N. M. Leod and S. S. Rivera
Page(s): 443-453

6. Observer-Based $H_{infty }$ Sampled-Data Fuzzy Control for a Class of Nonlinear Parabolic PDE Systems
Author(s): H. N. Wu and Z. P. Wang
Page(s): 454-473

7. Adaptive Compensation for Infinite Number of Time-Varying Actuator Failures in Fuzzy Tracking Control of Uncertain Nonlinear Systems
Author(s): G. Lai, Z. Liu, C. L. P. Chen, Y. Zhang and X. Chen
Page(s): 474-486

8. Internal Fusion Functions
Author(s): D. Paternain, M. J. Campión, R. Mesiar, I. Perfilieva and H. Bustince
Page(s): 487-503

9. Fuzzy-Affine-Model-Based Memory Filter Design of Nonlinear Systems With Time-Varying Delay
Author(s): Y. Wei, J. Qiu and H. R. Karimi
Page(s): 504-517

10. Linear Model With Exact Inputs and Interval-Valued Fuzzy Outputs
Author(s): M. G. Akbari and G. Hesamian
Page(s): 518-530

11. Adaptive Sliding Mode Control for Takagi–Sugeno Fuzzy Systems and Its Applications
Author(s): H. Li, J. Wang, H. Du and H. R. Karimi
Page(s): 531-542

12. New Mechanisms for Reasoning and Impacts Accumulation for Rule-Based Fuzzy Cognitive Maps
Author(s): P. Zdanowicz and D. Petrovic
Page(s): 543-555

13. Negations With Respect to Admissible Orders in the Interval-Valued Fuzzy Set Theory
Author(s): M. J. Asiain, H. Bustince, R. Mesiar, A. Kolesárová and Z. Takáč
Page(s): 556-568

14. Observer-Based Adaptive Fuzzy Decentralized Optimal Control Design for Strict-Feedback Nonlinear Large-Scale Systems
Author(s): S. Tong, K. Sun and S. Sui
Page(s): 569-584

15. Switched Adaptive Fuzzy Tracking Control for a Class of Switched Nonlinear Systems Under Arbitrary Switching
Author(s): D. Zhai, L. An, J. Dong and Q. Zhang
Page(s): 585-597

16. A Belief-Theoretical Approach to Example-Based Pose Estimation
Author(s): W. Gong and F. Cuzzolin
Page(s): 598-611

17. Fuzzy Double C-Means Clustering Based on Sparse Self-Representation
Author(s): J. Gu, L. Jiao, S. Yang and F. Liu
Page(s): 612-626

18. A Measure-Theoretic Foundation for Data Quality
Author(s): A. Bronselaer, R. De Mol and G. De Tré
Page(s): 627-639

19. Cascaded Hidden Space Feature Mapping, Fuzzy Clustering, and Nonlinear Switching Regression on Large Datasets
Author(s): J. Wang, H. Liu, X. Qian, Y. Jiang, Z. Deng and S. Wang
Page(s): 640-655

20. From Equilibrium-Based Business Intelligence to Information Conservational Quantum-Fuzzy Cryptography—A Cellular Transformation of Bipolar Fuzzy Sets to Quantum Intelligence Machinery
Author(s): W. R. Zhang
Page(s): 656-669

21. Multiple Definite Integrals of Intuitionistic Fuzzy Calculus and Isomorphic Mappings
Author(s): Z. Ai and Z. Xu
Page(s): 670-680

22. Analysis of Data Generated From Multidimensional Type-1 and Type-2 Fuzzy Membership Functions
Author(s): D. Raj, A. Gupta, B. Garg, K. Tanna and F. C. H. Rhee
Page(s): 681-693

23. A Fuzzy Approach for Optimal Robust Control Design of an Automotive Electronic Throttle System
Author(s): H. Sun, H. Zhao, K. Huang, M. Qiu, S. Zhen and Y. H. Chen
Page(s): 694-704

24. Characterization of Uninorms With Continuous Underlying T-norm and T-conorm by Their Set of Discontinuity Points
Author(s): A. Mesiarová-Zemánková
Page(s): 705-714

25. A Fast and Accurate Rule-Base Generation Method for Mamdani Fuzzy Systems
Author(s): L. C. Duţu, G. Mauris and P. Bolon
Page(s): 715-733

26. Feature Selection With Controlled Redundancy in a Fuzzy Rule Based Framework
Author(s): I. F. Chung, Y. C. Chen and N. R. Pal
Page(s): 734-748

27. Distributed Saturated Control for a Class of Semilinear PDE Systems: An SOS Approach
Author(s): J. L. Pitarch, M. Rakhshan, M. M. Mardani and M. Shasadeghi
Page(s): 749-760

28. Unknown Input Method Based Observer Synthesis for a Discrete Time Uncertain T–S Fuzzy System
Author(s): V. P. Vu, W. J. Wang, J. M. Zurada, H. C. Chen and C. H. Chiu
Page(s): 761-770

29. Spatial Filtering for EEG-Based Regression Problems in Brain–Computer Interface (BCI)
Author(s): D. Wu, J. T. King, C. H. Chuang, C. T. Lin and T. P. Jung
Page(s): 771-781

30. Sampled-Data Synchronization of Complex Networks With Partial Couplings and T–S Fuzzy Nodes
Author(s): Y. Wu, R. Lu, P. Shi, H. Su and Z. G. Wu
Page(s): 782-793

31. Fuzzy Bag-of-Words Model for Document Representation
Author(s): R. Zhao and K. Mao
Page(s): 794-804

32. Diagnostic Observer Design for T–S Fuzzy Systems: Application to Real-Time-Weighted Fault-Detection Approach
Author(s): L. Li, M. Chadli, S. X. Ding, J. Qiu and Y. Yang
Page(s): 805-816

33. A Feature-Reduction Fuzzy Clustering Algorithm Based on Feature-Weighted Entropy
Author(s): M. S. Yang and Y. Nataliani
Page(s): 817-835

34. Adaptive Fuzzy Decentralized Control for a Class of Strong Interconnected Nonlinear Systems With Unmodeled Dynamics
Author(s): H. Wang, W. Liu, J. Qiu and P. X. Liu
Page(s): 836-846

35. Granular Fuzzy Regression Domain Adaptation in Takagi–Sugeno Fuzzy Models
Author(s): H. Zuo, G. Zhang, W. Pedrycz, V. Behbood and J. Lu
Page(s): 847-858

36. Specificity Measures and Referential Success
Author(s): N. Marín, G. Rivas-Gervilla, D. Sánchez and R. R. Yager
Page(s): 859-868

37. Tracking-Error-Based Universal Adaptive Fuzzy Control for Output Tracking of Nonlinear Systems with Completely Unknown Dynamics
Author(s): N. Wang, J. C. Sun and M. J. Er
Page(s): 869-883

38. Consensus Building for the Heterogeneous Large-Scale GDM With the Individual Concerns and Satisfactions
Author(s): H. Zhang, Y. Dong and E. Herrera-Viedma
Page(s): 884-898

39. Path Tracking of an Autonomous Ground Vehicle With Different Payloads by Hierarchical Improved Fuzzy Dynamic Sliding-Mode Control
Author(s): C. L. Hwang, C. C. Yang and J. Y. Hung
Page(s): 899-914

40. Multiobjective Programming for Type-2 Hierarchical Fuzzy Inference Trees
Author(s): V. K. Ojha, V. Snášel and A. Abraham
Page(s): 915-936

41. Neighbor Inconsistent Pair Selection for Attribute Reduction by Rough Set Approach
Author(s): J. Dai, Q. Hu, H. Hu and D. Huang
Page(s): 937-950

42. State Feedback Control for Interval Type-2 Fuzzy Systems With Time-Varying Delay and Unreliable Communication Links
Author(s): T. Zhao and S. Dian
Page(s): 951-966

43. Modeling Self-Adaptive Software Systems by Fuzzy Rules and Petri Nets
Author(s): Z. Ding, Y. Zhou and M. Zhou
Page(s): 967-984

44. Recurrent Mechanism and Impulse Noise Filter for Establishing ANFIS
Author(s): S. D. Nguyen, S. B. Choi and T. I. Seo
Page(s): 985-997

45. A Three-Phase Method for Group Decision Making With Interval-Valued Intuitionistic Fuzzy Preference Relations
Author(s): S. Wan, F. Wang and J. Dong
Page(s): 998-1010

46. Filtering for Fuzzy Systems With Multiplicative Sensor Noises and Multidensity Quantizer
Author(s): Y. Xu, R. Lu, H. Peng and S. Xie
Page(s): 1011-1022

47. Multi-Criteria Decision Making with Interval Criteria Satisfactions Using the Golden Rule Representative Value
Author(s): R. R. Yager
Page(s): 1023-1031

48. Inherent Fuzzy Entropy for the Improvement of EEG Complexity Evaluation
Author(s): Z. Cao and C. T. Lin
Page(s): 1032-1035

49. On Nie-Tan Operator and Type-Reduction of Interval Type-2 Fuzzy Sets
Author(s): J. Li, R. John, S. Coupland and G. Kendall
Page(s): 1036-1039

50. Further Results on Stabilization of Chaotic Systems Based on Fuzzy Memory Sampled-Data Control
Author(s): Y. Liu, J. H. Park, B. Z. Guo and Y. Shu
Page(s): 1040-1045

51. Fault-Tolerant Controller Design for General Polynomial-Fuzzy-Model-Based Systems
Author(s): D. Ye, N. N. Diao and X. G. Zhao
Page(s): 1046-1051

52. Adaptive Output Fuzzy Fault Accommodation for a Class of Uncertain Nonlinear Systems With Multiple Time Delays
Author(s): L. B. Wu and G. H. Yang
Page(s): 1052-1057

53. Gradual Complex Numbers and Their Application for Performance Evaluation Classifiers
Author(s): E. L. Souza, R. H. N. Santiago, A. M. P. Canuto and R. O. Nunes
Page(s): 1058-1065

54. Fuzzy Tracking Control for Switched Uncertain Nonlinear Systems With Unstable Inverse Dynamics
Author(s): G. Shao, X. Zhao, R. Wang and B. Yang
Page(s): 1066-1072

Author(s): 55. Ultra-Efficient Fuzzy Min/Max Circuits Based on Carbon Nanotube FETs
Author(s): A. Bozorgmehr, M. H. Moaiyeri, K. Navi and N. Bagherzadeh
Page(s): 1073-1078

56. A Direct Approach for Determining the Switch Points in the Karnik–Mendel Algorithm
Author(s): C. Chen, R. John, J. Twycross and J. M. Garibaldi
Page(s): 1079-1085

57. Comments on “Fuzzy-Model-Based Quantized Guaranteed Cost Control of Nonlinear Networked Systems
Author(s): T. A. Weidman
Page(s): 1086-1088

Sunday 15 April 2018

CIS Webinar on The Social and Ethical Implications Of Computational Intelligence (May 17)

Webinar Title: The Social and Ethical Implications Of Computational Intelligence
Webinar Speaker: Dr Matt Garratt, University of New South Wales
Date: 17th May 2018 at 09:00 BST.

Abstract: Computational Intelligence (CI) is a term encompassing a basket of soft-computing methodologies used to solve problems that are not suited to solution by mathematical or other traditional methods. CI techniques include technologies such as fuzzy logic, artificial neural networks, deep learning, evolutionary computation and cognitive and developmental systems. Today, CI techniques are embodied within many technologies ranging from autonomous driverless cars to automated decision making on the stock exchange. These technologies already have a significant positive effect on the global economy and when used properly can greatly enhance the lives of many people. There are however risks with misuse of CI. In this webinar, we will discuss what the moral principles should be that govern the behaviour of CI technology, as well as the designer. These principles cover balancing the ecological footprint of technologies against the economic benefits, managing the impact of automation on the workforce, ensuring privacy is not adversely affected and dealing with the legal implications of embodying CI technologies in autonomous systems.

​Speaker Bio:

Matthew A Garratt received a BE degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Sydney University, Australia, a graduate diploma in applied computer science from Central Queensland University  and a PhD in the field of biologically inspired robotics from the Australian National University in 2008. Prior to entering academia, Matt worked as an engineer in the Royal Australian Navy for a decade. Some of his research successes include demonstration of terrain following using vision for an unmanned helicopter, landing an unmanned helicopter onto a moving deck simulator and control of helicopters using neural networks. Some of his current research projects include achieving autonomous flight in cluttered environments using monocular cameras and range sensors, landing UAVs on moving platforms, adaptive flight control for flapping wing and rotary wing vehicles, trusted human-autonomy teaming in teleoperations and self-organising Unmanned Systems in contested RF environments. He is an Associate professor with the School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT) at the University of New South Wales, Canberra. Matt is currently the Deputy Head of School (Research) in SEIT and is the chair of the Computational Intelligence Society task force on the Ethics and Social Implications of CI. His research interests include sensing, guidance and control for autonomous systems with particular emphasis on biologically inspired and Computational Intelligence approaches.

Friday 13 April 2018

CFP: International Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP 2018) (Jun 1)

Sponsor: Asia Pacific Neural Network Society
Technical co-sponsors: International Neural Network Society, Japanese Neural Network Society

The 25th International Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP 2018) will be held in Siem Reap, Cambodia during December 14 - 16, 2018, following the successes of previous events. Located near Siem Reap in northern Cambodia, Angkor Wat is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia, the largest religious monument in the world, and listed by UNESCO as a cultural heritage. ICONIP 2018 aims to provide a high-level international forum for scientists, engineers, and educators to present the state of the art of research and applications in related fields. The symposium will feature plenary speeches given by world renowned scholars, regular sessions with broad coverage, and special sessions focusing on popular topics.

Call for Papers and Special Sessions

Prospective authors are invited to contribute high-quality papers to ICONIP2018. In addition, proposals for special sessions within the technical scopes of the symposium are solicited. Special sessions, to be organized by internationally recognized experts, aim to bring together researchers in special focused topics. Papers submitted for special sessions are to be peer-reviewed with the same criteria used for the contributed papers.
Researchers interested in organizing special sessions are invited to submit formal proposals to ICONIP2018. 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.

Topic Areas

Topics of contributing papers include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

Neuroscience, connectionist theory, 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 learning, unsupervised learning, reinforcement learning, deep learning, brain imaging, neuroinformatics, bioinformatics, support vector machines, kernel methods, autonomous mental development, data mining, pattern recognition, time series analysis, image and signal processing, robotics, intelligent control, telecommunications, transportation systems, intrusion detection and fault diagnosis, data mining, information security, financial engineering, business intelligence, Bayesian networks, sensory perception, motor control, social cognition, neuroeconomics, computational psychiatry, brain-machine interface, big data analysis, biomedical engineering, neuromorphic hardware implementation.

Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit full-length papers (12 pages maximum) by the submission deadline through the online submission system. Potential organizers are also invited to enlist five or more papers with cohesive topics to form special sessions. The submission of a paper implies that the paper is original and has not been submitted under review or is not copyright-protected elsewhere and will be presented by an author if accepted.
All submitted papers will be refereed by experts in the field based on the criteria of originality, significance, quality, and clarity. The authors of accepted papers will have an opportunity to revise their papers and take consideration of the referees' comments and suggestions. The Proceedings will be published in the Springer’s series of Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Selected papers will be published in a special issue of an SCI

Important Dates

Special session proposals deadline - May 1, 2018
Paper submission deadline - June 1, 2018
Notification of acceptance - August 1, 2018
Camera-ready copy and author registration - September 1, 2018

Wednesday 11 April 2018

Call for Participation: 2019 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation 10–13 June 2019, Wellington, New Zealand

The annual IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation is one of the leading events in the area of evolutionary computation. It covers all topics in evolutionary computation including, but not limited to the following areas:

  • Artificial life
  • Agent-based systems
  • Artificial immune systems
  • Bioinformatics and bioengineering
  • Coevolution and collective behavior
  • Combinatorial and numerical optimization
  • Constraint and uncertainty handling
  • Cognitive systems and applications
  • Computational finance and economics
  • Estimation of distribution algorithms
  • Evolvable adaptive hardware and systems
  • Evolutionary data mining
  • Evolutionary design
  • Evolutionary learning systems
  • Evolutionary game theory
  • Evolutionary multi-objective optimization
  • Evolutionary scheduling
  • Industrial applications of EC
  • Particle Swarm Optimization
  • Representation and operators

IEEE CEC 2019 is a world-class conference that brings together researchers and practitioners in the field of evolutionary computation and computational intelligence from around the globe. Technical exchanges within the research community will encompass keynote lectures, regular and special sessions, tutorials, and competitions, as well as poster presentations. In addition, participants will be treated to a series of social functions, receptions, and networking events to establish new connections and foster everlasting friendship among fellow counterparts.

Call for Participation: IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (IEEE WCCI 2018), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Jul 8-13)

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 IEEE Computational Intelligence Society and the International Neural Network 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 a major event in the field of evolutionary computation, and covers all topics in evolutionary computation from theory to applications.

The highlights of the Congress include:

Apart from the technical program, participants are also cordially invited to attend various social events that will include welcome reception and conference banquet. In addition, participants are also encouraged to explore the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro which has an endless supply of attractions and things to see and do (

Tuesday 10 April 2018

Call for Participation: IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

May 30-June 2, 2018, Renaissance Hotel, Saint Louis, MO

This conference 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 approaches include artificial neural networks, fuzzy logic, evolutionary algorithms, hybrid algorithms, and other emerging techniques. Topics of interest 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
  • Modeling, 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 modeling and mining
  • Treatment optimization
  • Biomedical model parameterization
  • Brain computer interface

The use of computational intelligence must play a substantial role in submitted papers. 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 for publication in journal special issues.

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in IEEE format, including results, figures, and references. Accepted papers longer than eight pages will have an additional per page charge. Submission details can be found at: Hotel rates start at $109 per night at the conference hotel. For additional information, contact the Finance Chair, Steven Corns, Engineering Management and Systems Engineering Department, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO. Email:

CFP: IEEE SMC 2018 Special Session on Soft Computing: Optimization and Machine Learning with Subjective Criteria (Apr 14)

Paper Submission for C13

SMC2018:C13 submission site (external site)


Multiple real-world applications often involve subjective criteria and constraints that are as important, if not more, in facilitating successful decision making with humans. Soft computing techniques that use heuristic optimization algorithms as well as machine learning techniques can provide effective means for representing “soft” criteria and “soft” data into decision analysis frameworks and tools. This special session invites researchers and practitioners to present and discuss challenges as well as the state of the art advances in soft computing research that is progressing how the “human” subjectivity is incorporated into decision making methods and tools.

Session Chairs

Monday 9 April 2018

CFP: Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI 2018) (Apr 14)

The Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (PRICAI) is a biennial international event which concentrates on AI theories, technologies and their applications in the areas of social and economic importance for countries in the Pacific Rim. The 15th PRICAI (2018) will be held in Nanjing, China.

The Program Committee invites technical papers on substantial, original, and unpublished research in all aspects of Artificial Intelligence. PRICAI-2018 aims to bring together researchers, practitioners, educators and users in AI and related communities for in-depth intellectual exchanges, research cooperation and professional development.

Paper Submission

Proceedings of PRICAI-2018 will be published by Springer as a volume of Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series. Selected papers will be considered to publish on SCI indexed journals, such as Frontiers of Computer Science. All papers should be submitted electronically using the conference management tool in PDF/DOC format and formatted using the Springer LNAI template. Submitted papers should not exceed 12 pages (excluding references). Submitted papers must not be published or under consideration to be published elsewhere.

PRICAI reviewing is double blind, i.e., the authors do not know the names of the reviewers, and the reviewers cannot infer the names of the authors from the submission. The authors should avoid providing information that may identify themselves in any part of the submission. Violation of this guideline may lead to rejection without review.

Paper submission link*:

*If the paper is submitted to the Special Track on Smart Modelling and Simulation, please choose the option "Submit to the 'Smart Modelling and Simulation' special track" in the submission form.

*If the paper is submitted to the Special Track on Reinforcement Learning, please choose the option "Submit to the 'Reinforcement Learning' special track" in the submission form.

Call For Workshop And Tutorial Proposal
The PRICAI-2018 organizers invite workshop and tutorial proposals in the area of Artificial Intelligence in various topics.

Important Dates

Full Paper Submission: March 31, 2018
                        April 14 (11:59PM GMT+8)
Workshop and Tutorial Proposal Submission: April 20, 2018
Workshop and Tutorial Proposal Acceptance Notification: May 5, 2018
Notification of Acceptance: May 31, 2018
Camera Ready Submission: June 11, 2018

Main Conference: August 27-31, 2018

Call for Participations: IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Virtual Environments for Measurement Systems and Applications (CIVEMSA 2018), Ottawa, Canada (Jun 12-14)

The IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Virtual Environments for Measurement Systems and Applications (CIVEMSA 2018) is dedicated to all aspects of computational intelligence, virtual environments and human-computer interaction technologies for measurement systems and related applications.


Papers are solicited on all aspects of computational intelligence, human-computer interaction technologies, and virtual environments for measurement systems and the related applications, from the points of view of both theory and practice. This includes, but is not limited to, the following topics with specific emphasis on the measurement aspects:
  • Intelligent Measurement Systems
  • Human-computer Interaction
  • Augmented & Virtual Reality
  • Accuracy & Precision of Neural & Fuzzy Components
  • Accuracy & Precision of Virtual Environments
  • Perception, Neurodynamics, Neurophysiology, Psychophysics
  • Multimodal Sensing
  • Multimodal (Visual, Haptic, Audio, etc.) Virtual Environments
  • Sensors & Displays
  • Calibration and System Calibration
  • Multi-Sensor Data Fusion & Intelligent Sensor Fusion
  • Intelligent Monitoring & Control Systems
  • Neural & Fuzzy Technologies For Identification, Prediction, & Control of Complex Dynamic Systems
  • Evolutionary monitoring & control
  • Evolutionary Techniques For Optimization & Logistics
  • Neural & Fuzzy Signal/Image Processing For Industrial, Environmental & Domotic Applications
  • Neural & Fuzzy Signal/Image Processing For Entertainment & Educational Applications
  • Image Understanding & Recognition
  • Machine & Deep Learning for Intelligent Systems
  • Object Modeling
  • Object & System Model Validation
  • Virtual Reality languages
  • Computational Intelligence Technologies For Robotics & Vision
  • Computational Intelligence Technologies For Medical & Bioengineering Applications
  • Computational Intelligence For Entertainment & Educational Applications
  • Distributed Collaborative Virtual Environments
  • Model-Based Telecommunications & Telecontrol Hybrid Systems
  • Fuzzy & Neural Components For Embedded Systems
  • Hardware Implementation of Neural & Fuzzy Systems For Measurements
  • Neural, Fuzzy & Genetic/Evolutionary Algorithms For System Optimization & Calibration
  • Neural & Fuzzy Techniques For System Diagnosis
  • Reliability of Fuzzy & Neural Components
  • Fault Tolerance & Testing In Fuzzy & Neural Components
  • Neural & Fuzzy Techniques For Quality Measurement Standards
  • Human Machine Interaction


Rafik Goubran - Carleton University, Canada

Ana-Maria Cretu - Carleton University, Canada
Dalila Megherbi - University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA

Pierre Payeur -University of Ottawa, Canada
Sebastian Zug - Otto von Guericke University, Germany
Angelo Genovese - Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Gabriel Wainer - Carleton University, Canada

Thiago Eustaquio Alves de Oliveira - University of Ottawa, Canada
Ghazal Rouhafzay - Carleton University, Canada