Thursday, 17 August 2017

2nd call for participation: 4th IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (19-21 Oct)

The 4th IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA 2017), which is also supported by ACM and ASA, will take place in Tokyo, Japan, in October 19-21, 2017. Please plan to participate. DSAA2017 will be an ideal place to learn the state-of-the-art of Data Science and Advanced Analytics, meet people to exchange ideas and find opportunities to job matching. DSAA2017 is featured with two main Tracks (Research and Application), several Special Tracks, Keynote talks, Trend & Controversies Panel, Invited Industrial talks and Tutorials. Please visit "" for the latest information. - Date: October 19-21 2-5, 2017 - Location: Shinagawa Prince Hotel in Tokyo, Japan - Registration and Accommodation: Open in early August 2017 Highlight Summary Technical presentations: About 80 technical papers will be presented. in Research track, Application track and Special Session track. Keynote speech: Four distinguished speakers will deliver the keynote. Hiroaki Kitano (The Systems Biology Institute, Japan) Nobel Turing Challenge: Grand Challenge of AI, Robotics, and Systems Biology Michael I. Jordan (University of California, Berkeley, USA) On Computational Thinking, Inferential Thinking and Data Science Dr. Katharina J. Morik (TU Dortmund, Germany) Data Analytics for Data Science One more to come. Trend & Controversies Panel: One of unique highlights of DSAA. This year's theme for discussion is "Trust". Specific focuses range from 1) the privacy and transparency issue, 2) the fairness between those who own the data and those who do not, 3) the discrimination caused by big data analysis, 4) model generalization capability, i.e. How can we trust the outcome of our mining results? How can we trust the model used, e.g. deep learning, etc.? Speakers and panelists include Dino Pedreschi (University of Pisa, Italy), Katharina Morik (TU Dortmund, Germany), Hesuan-Tien Lin (National Taiwan University and Appier, Taiwan), Ying Li (DataSpark Pte. Ltd., Singapore). Invited Industrial Talks: Financial sponsors and selected speakers from industries will give their visions on data science and data analytics. Speakers include Yanjun Ma (Baidu, China),Wenuan Dai (The 4th Paradigm Data & Technology Co., Ltd., China). Organizing Committee of DSAA2017 General Chairs Hiroshi Motoda (Osaka University, Japan) Fosca Giannotti (Inf. Sci. and Tech. Inst. of NRC at Pisa, Italy), Tomoyuki Higuchi (Inst. of Statistical Mathematics, Japan) Program Chairs Research Track Takashi Washio (Osaka University, Japan) Joao Gama (University of Porto, Portugal) Application Track Ying Li ( DataSpark Pte. Ltd., Singapore) Rajesh Parekh (Facebook. USA) Special Session Huan Liu (Arizona State University, USA) Albert Bifet (Telecom ParisTech, France) Richards D. De Veaux (Williams College, USA) T&C Panel Chairs Pau-Choo (Julia) Chung (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan) Geoff Webb (Monash University, Australia) Philip Yu (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA) Bart Goethals (University of Antwerp, Belgium) Invited Industry Talk Chairs Hang Li (Huawei Technologies, Hong Kong) Matsuo Yutaka (University of Tokyo, Japan) Tutorial Chairs Vincent Tseng (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan) Zhi-Hua Zhou (Nanjing University, Chian) Best Paper Award Chair Bamshad Mobasher (DePaul University, USA) Next Generation Data Scientist Award Chairs Kenji Yamanishi (University of Tokyo, Japan) Xin Wang (University of Calgary, Canada) Travel Awards Chair Zhexue Huang (Shenzhen University, China) Publicity Chairs Tu bao Ho (Japan Advanced Inst. of Sci. & Technol., Japan) Diane Cook (Washington State University, USA) Marzena Kryszkiewicz (Warsaw University of Technol., Poland) Local organizing chairs Satoshi Kurihara (University of Electro-Communications, Japan) Hiromitsu Hattori (Ritsumeikan University, Japan) Publication Chair Toshihiro Kamishima (Nat. Inst. of Advanced Indust. Sci. & Technol., Japan) Web Chair Kouzuo Ohara (Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan) Sponsorship Chairs Kiyoshi Izumi (University of Tokyo, Japan) Yoji Kiyota (LIFULL Co. Ltd., Japan) Tadashi Yanagihara (KDDI Research, Japan) Longbing Cao (University of Technology Sydney, Australia) Byeong Ho Kang (University of Tasmania, Australia)

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Webinar on "Game AI and Noisy Optimisation" on Sep 11, 2017 5:00 PM BST.

Speaker: Prof. Simon M. Lucas, University of Essex
Date: Sep 11, 2017 5:00 PM BST


Many problems in game AI can be viewed as noisy optimisation problems, where the noise or uncertainty can stem from many sources, including: games which are naturally stochastic, agents which follow stochastic policies (such us Monte Carlo Tree Search or Rolling Horizon Evolution), and noise when evaluating the quality of games. The problems arise when trying to optimise agents to play games well, or just in a particular way, when trying to optimise heuristics for Monte Carlo Tree Search, and when trying to optimise games in order to provide a particular style of player experience (such as a game where the player has to react quickly, or has to plan strategically). The webinar will show examples of how these problems arise, and describe recent research in efficient noisy optimisation that uses novel model-based optimisation algorithms to provide efficient and effective search. 


Simon M. Lucas is a professor of Artificial Intelligence and head of the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London. He holds a PhD degree (1991) in Electronics and Computer Science from the University of Southampton. His main research interests are games, evolutionary computation, and machine learning, and he has published widely in these fields with over 200 peer-reviewed papers. He is the inventor of the scanning n-tuple classifier, and is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games.

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Call-for-Proposals: Activity Promotion Grants (1 Dec)

IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) has strategic plans to promote member activities through chapters and set up an activity promotion grant. The CIS Chapters Subcommittee would like to invite you to submit a proposal to bid for funding for partially supporting member promotions. In the proposal (limited to no more than 2 pages), you should provide the following information for our consideration:
  • Nature and scope of the activity
  • Date of the proposed event
  • Expected number of participants (CIS and non-CIS members)
  • Requested amount (no more than USD $800)
  • How you would use the funding
  • Expected results for member promotions
  • Any other important information
We accept proposals until the December 1 of 2017 or the funding has all been used up. You should submit the proposal to the Chapters Subcommittee Chair (Albert Lam, at least one month before the start date of the proposed activity. If a proposal is approved, a report has to be submitted to Albert Lam after the event. We reserve all rights to reject any proposal or decide the amount of funding granted. Should you have any question, please send your enquiry to
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Call for submissions: IEEE CIS Student Competition 2017-Edition

    Telling a Story: How your Computational Intelligence Research Benefits Society and Humanity

    We are pleased to announce the 2016 Edition of the CIS Interactive Web Learning Systems Competition designed to encourage IEEE CIS student members to develop Web-based Applications to teach elements of fuzzy logic, neural networks, genetic algorithms or any other computational intelligence (CI) topic to young people (ages 14-16) or to non-subject-specialist professionals.
    The application should cover the teaching of any of the above aspects of CI. It may also be an interactive demo to solve a real life problem, such as the Knapsack Problem. Actually, this problem has very important "real-life" applications, as it was recently shown by the MythBusters in a recent episode on First-Person Shooters Games: so, optimizing the Knapsack problem with respect to what weapon should you carry can give you "real-life" advantage in video gaming. ☺
    Other examples can be found on the IEEE Pre-College Activities Website.
    The Student Competition is jointly organized by the IEEE CIS Student Activities and the IEEE CIS Competitions Sub-committees.

    How to register a group

    • A IEEE CIS student member has to register at this page (if not already registered)
    • After the login, you can register a group for the 2017-edition by pressing on the button Register for a competition
    • Insert the name of the other members or just press Sign in if you are the only member
    • Your group is now registered for the competition!

    Important Dates

    • Opening Date: May 1, 2017
    • Closing Date: October 1, 2017
    • Announcement of Winners: Award ceremony at IEEE SSCI 2017, in Hawai November 27-December 1,2017


    • 1st prize - 500USD
    • 2nd prize - 300USD
    • 3rd prize - 200USD

    Keeley Crockett, Chair - IEEE CIS Student Activities Subcommittee
    Professor Guilherme DeSouza ,Vice Chair - IEEE CIS Student Activities Subcommittee
    Vinit Kumar Gunjan ,Member - IEEE CIS Student Activities Subcommittee

    Friday, 11 August 2017

    CFP: 10th International Conference on Advanced Computational Intelligence
    March 29-31, 2018
    Xiamen, China

    Technical cosponsor: IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society

    ICACI 2018 aims to provide a high-level international forum for scientists, engineers, and educators to present the state-of-the-art research and applications in computational intelligence. The conference will feature plenary speeches given by world renowned scholars, regular sessions with broad coverage, and special sessions focusing on popular topics. In addition, best paper awards will be given during the conference. The proceedings of ICACI 2018 will be submitted to the IEEE Xplore and EI Compendex. Moreover, selected papers will be published in special issues of related journals. The conference will favor papers representing advanced theories and innovative applications in computational intelligence.

    Call for Papers and Special Sessions
    Prospective authors are invited to contribute high-quality papers to ICACI 2018. In addition, proposals for special sessions within the technical scopes of the conference are solicited. Special sessions, to be organized by internationally recognized experts, aim to bring together researchers in special focused topics. 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. Researchers interested in organizing special sessions are invited to submit formal proposals to the special sessions chairs (, or

    Topic Areas
    Topics areas include, but not limited to, computational neuroscience, connectionist theory and cognitive science, mathematical modeling of neural systems, neurodynamic analysis, neurodynamic optimization and adaptive dynamic programming, embedded neural systems, probabilistic and information-theoretic methods, principal and independent component analysis, hybrid intelligent systems, supervised, unsupervised and reinforcement learning, deep learning, brain imaging and neural information processing, neuroinformatics and bioinformatics, support vector machines and kernel methods, autonomous mental development, data mining, pattern recognition, time series analysis, image and signal processing, robotic and control applications, telecommunications, transportation systems, intrusion detection and fault diagnosis, hardware implementation, real-world applications, big data processing, fuzzy systems, fuzzy logic, fuzzy set theory, fuzzy decision making, fuzzy information processing, fuzzy logic control, evolutionary computation, ant colony optimization, genetic algorithms, parallel and distributed algorithms, particle swarm optimization, evolving neural networks, evolutionary fuzzy systems, evolving neuro-fuzzy systems, evolutionary games and multi-agent systems, intelligent systems applications.

    Important Dates
    Special session proposals deadline: Sep. 15, 2017
    Paper submission deadline: Nov.15, 2017
    Notification of acceptance: Dec. 15, 2017
    Camera-ready copy and author registration: Jan. 15, 2018

    For latest and additional information, please visit

    IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence, Volume. 1, Issue 4, August 2017

    ***Special Issue on Emergent Topics in Artificial Immune Systems***

    Dendritic Cell Algorithm Applied to Ping Scan Investigation Revisited: Detection Quality and Performance Analysis
    Authors: Guilherme Costa Silva, Walmir Matos Caminhas and Luciano de Errico
    Page(s): 236-247

    An Immune-Inspired Technique to Identify Heavy Goods Vehicles Incident Hot Spots
    Authors: Grazziela P. Figueredo, Isaac Triguero, Mohammad Mesgarpour, Alexandre M. Guerra, Jonathan M. Garibaldi and Robert I. John
    Page(s): 248-258

    On the Reconstruction Method for Negative Surveys with Application to Education Surveys
    Authors: Hao Jiang, Wenjian Luo, Li Ni and Bei Hua
    Page(s): 259-269

    ***Regular Papers***

    Automatic EEG Artifact Removal Techniques by Detecting Influential Independent Components
    Authors: Sim Kuan Goh, Hussein A. Abbass, Kay Chen Tan, Abdullah Al-Mamun, Chuanchu Wang and Cuntai Guan
    Page(s): 270-279

    A Computationally Fast Convergence Measure and Implementation for Single, Multiple and Many-Objective Optimization
    Authors: Kalyanmoy Deb, Mohamed Abouhawwash and Haitham Seada
    Page(s): 280-293

    Behavior Recognition Using Multiple Depth Cameras Based on a Time-Variant Skeleton Vector Projection
    Authors: Chien-Hao Kuo, Pao-Chi Chang and Shih-Wei Sun
    Page(s): 294-304

    A Collective Neurodynamic System for Distributed Optimization with Applications in Model Predictive Control
    Authors: Xinyi Le, Zheng Yan and Juntong Xi
    Page(s): 305-314

    Thursday, 10 August 2017

    Call for Proposals for IEEE CIS Conferences in 2019 (31 Dec)

    Proposals for the organization of IEEE CIS financially sponsored conferences in 2019 must be submitted as soon as possible, and no later than December 31, 2017.
    Policies, procedures and budget worksheet for such proposals are available at
    More detailed guidelines can be obtained upon request to Bernadette Bouchon-Meunier (
    Declarations of intention must be sent to Piero Bonissone ( and Bernadette Bouchon-Meunier ( as soon as possible.

    Posted by Bernadette Bouchon-Meunier (