Tuesday, 22 May 2018

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 (http://www.ecomp.poli.br/~wcci2018/rio-de-janeiro-2/).

Friday, 18 May 2018

GRSS Webinar: Information Extraction from Very High Resolution Satellite Imagery at Scale (June 15th)

Speaker: Nikki Aldeborgh
Date: June 15th, 2018, 3pm GMT


Abstract: This webinar will cover techniques that we've developed at DigitalGlobe to extract information from very high resolution satellite imagery using deep learning. I will discuss feature classification for diverse use cases such as settlement detection and property attribution, as well as semantic segmentation for the delineation of man-made features such as buildings. I will also describe the important challenges that are associated with building and deploying deep learning algorithms at the scale required by satellite imagery analytics applications, and the potential ways forward that we've identified.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

IEEE CIS Webinar: Challenging the stigma surrounding the role of women in technology, a journey from combinatorial optimization to IBM (8th June)

Webinar Speaker: Dr Amy Khalfay, Early Career Researcher, IBM
Date: 8th June 2018 at: 15:00 BST

Abstract: This session will cover the role of females within the technology and wider STEM sector. Many people feel that you must have studied a certain degree, know a programming language, or prefer to work alone to be able to have a career in technology. This is not the case, these careers are open to everyone, from any background. During this session we will be exploring some of the misconceptions about careers within STEM, discovering the many types of roles and doing some myth busting. We will also discuss my personal journey to becoming a graduate technology consultant for IBM, my background of research and my commitment to ensure more females enter STEM careers.  My PhD, titled "Optimization heuristics for solving technician and task scheduling problems", focused on solving NP hard combinatorial optimization problems that arise in the real world and was sponsored by industry. The project enabled me to enhance my soft skills, write academically, learn to code and develop a deeper understanding of real world business problems and innovative ways to solve them.

Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/41855499930987777

Webinar ID: 938-415-115

Dr Amy Khalfay is currently a graduate technology consultant for IBM, joining in October 2017. Prior to this Amy completed a BSc in Mathematics (2014) and a PhD in Operational Research (2017). Amy is also a committee member of IEEE Women in Engineering. Amy’s research area is combinatorial optimisation, solving NP hard scheduling problems. Areas of skill include Java, Statistical Analysis, Mathematical Modelling and Algorithm Design and Development. 

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI 2018) (Jul 1)

The Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence is an annual conference that has dedicated to fostering research communication and collaboration among Australasian AI community since inception. The 31th Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence will be hosted by Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand in December 2018. The Program Committee invite prospective authors to submit original and previously unpublished research and application papers in all spectrums of Artificial Intelligence. The conference topics cover but are not limited to the following areas:
Prospective authors are invited to submit their original unpublished work to AI 2018. The topics of interest to this conference include but are not limited to the following:
  • Agent-based and multiagent systems
  • AI applications and innovations
  • Cognitive modelling and computer human interaction
  • Big data capture, representation and analytics
  • Commonsense reasoning
  • Computer vision and image processing
  • Constraint satisfaction, search and optimization
  • Data mining and knowledge discovery
  • Evolutionary computation and learning
  • Fuzzy systems and neural networks
  • Game playing and interactive entertainment
  • Intelligent education and tutoring systems
  • Knowledge acquisition and ontologies
  • Knowledge representation and reasoning
  • Machine learning and applications
  • Multidisciplinary AI
  • Natural language processing
  • Planning and scheduling, combinatorial optimisation
  • Uncertainty in AI
  • Visualisation in AI
  • Robotics
  • Game theory
  • Text mining and Web mining
  • Web/Social media mining
We encourage cross-boundary works contributing to theory and practice of AI. Novel application domains including cyber security, healthcare, IoT, social media and big data real-world applications are highly welcome. Submitted papers should not exceed 12 pages and should not be under review or submitted for publication elsewhere during the review period. All papers will be peer reviewed by at least three independent referees.
All papers accepted and presented at AI 2018 will be included in the conference proceedings published by the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science/Artificial Intelligence (LNCS/LNAI, pending to approval), which are typically indexed by Engineering Index (Compendex), ISI Proceedings/ISTP, and DBLP.

Submission page is here.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Call for Participation: International Summer Camp on AI, Hefei, China (Jul 1-14)

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become an important engine for next ‘Cambrian of Civilization’, burst of knowledge and technology. Do you want to know the state of the arts of AI? Do you want to experience and touch by yourself the most advanced techniques of AI? Do you want to know the trend of AI in both academic and industry? Do you want to know all the above happened in China? Come to join us! This Summer Camp will bring you with excellent experience on both technology and culture. You may get some knowledge about why AI is so special in China, and why AIs in China are so special.
Further Information: http://scai.ustc.edu.cn/

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, 9 May 2018

Call for Participation: General Video Game AI Competition at IEEE WCCI 2018 (Jun 6)

The GVG-AI Competition explores the problem of creating controllers for general video game playing. How would you create a single agent that is able to play any game it is given? Could you program an agent that is able to play a wide variety of games, without knowing which games are to be played? Can you create an automatic level generation that designs levels for any game is given?

In this website, you will be able to participate in the General Video Game AI Competition. You can now download the starter kit for the competition and submit your controller to be included in the rankings. For any question contact us.

Join our Google Group here for the latest updates. If you are interested in studying for a PhD in this area, you can have a look at our Centre for Doctoral Training. Also, consider joining our MSc in Computer Games.

Further Information: http://www.gvgai.net/index.php