Friday, 21 July 2017

CFP: 2018 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence

08-13 July 2018, Windsor Convention Centre, Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL

On behalf of the IEEE WCCI 2018 Organizing Committee, it is our great pleasure to invite you to the bi-annual IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (IEEE WCCI), which 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 - co-sponsored by International Neural Network Society - INNS), the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE 2018), and the 2018 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE CEC 2018). 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 Convention Centre, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Known as one of the most beautiful cities in the World, Rio de Janeiro is the first city to receive the certificate of World Heritage for its Cultural Landscape. This unprecedented title was recently conferred by the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).

  • Zhaohui Wu, Professor with the College of Computer Science and Technology at Zhejiang University and the president of Zhejiang University "Cyborg Intelligence: Towards the Convergence of Machine and Biological Intelligence"
  • Irina Perfilieva, Professor of Applied Mathematics and Head of the Theoretical Research Department in the University of Ostrava, Czech Republic "Fuzzy (F-) transforms - the efficient tool for (even big) data preprocessing"
  • Jose L. Verdegay, Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, University of Granada, Spain "On decision and optimization models and their applications"
  • Marcos Valle, Professor at the Department of Applied Mathematics of the University of Campinas, Brazil "Fuzzy Associative Memories: Theory and Applications"
  • Hussein Abbass, Professor of Information Technology at the University of New South Wales in Canberra, Australia "Trusted Computational Intelligence"
  • Ong Yew Soon, Professor and Chair of the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore "'Memes' as Building Blocks of Intelligence: From Refinement to Higher Order Representations in Transfer and Multitask Optimization"
  • Miguel A. Nicolelis, Professor in Neuroscience, Center for Neuroengineering, Duke University, USA "Brain-machine interfaces: from basic science to neurological rehabilitation"
Special Sessions: Special session proposals should include the title, aim and scope (including a list of main topics), a short biography of all organizers, and a list of potential contributors. All special sessions proposals should be submitted to the Special Sessions Co-Chairs, according to the most appropriate topic:

Tutorials: Tutorials offer a unique opportunity to disseminate in-depth information on specific topics in computational intelligence. If you are interested in proposing a tutorial, would like to recommend someone who might be interested, or have questions about tutorials, please contact the Tutorials Co-Chairs:

Competitions: Prospective competition organizers are invited to submit their proposals to the Competitions Co-Chairs below.

Workshops: The overall purpose of a workshop is to provide participants with the opportunity to present and discuss novel research ideas on active and emerging topics of Computational Intelligence. Prospective workshop organizers are invited to submit their proposals to the Workshops Co-Chairs below:
Important Dates :
Special Session & Workshop Proposals Deadline:
15 December 2017
Competition & Tutorial Proposals Deadline:
15 December 2017
Paper Submission Deadline:
15 January 2018
Paper Acceptance Notification Date:
15 March 2018
Final Paper Submission & Early Registration Deadline:
1st May 2018
IEEE WCCI 2018 conference:
08-13 July 2018

For more information on the congress, please visit:

2018 IEEE WCCI General Co-Chairs and Conference Chairs :
Marley Vellasco, General Co-Chair
Pontifical Catholic University of
Rio de Janiero, Brazil
INNS Director
Pablo Estevez, General Co-Chair
University of Chile, Santiago
IEEE-CIS President 2016-2017
  • Teresa Ludermir IJCNN Conference Chair, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Gary Yen, IEEE-CEC Conference Chair, Oklahoma State University, USA
  • Fernando Gomide, IEEE-FUZZ Conference Chair, University of Campinas, Brazil

IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine August 2017 Features

We are pleased to offer you the August 2017 issue of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine in digital form. This is part of ongoing efforts by the society to increase the value of the magazine to our readers. 

Data-to-Text Generation Improves Decision-Making Under Uncertainty
by Dimitra Gkatzia, Oliver Lemon, and Verena Rieser 
Domain Transfer for Deep Natural Language Generation from Abstract Meaning Representationsby Nina Dethlefs

Learning to Generate Descriptions of Visual Data Anchored in Spatial Relationsby Adrian Muscat and Anja Belz

Application Notes
Pattern Recommendation in Task-Oriented Applications: A Multi-Objective Perspective
by Xingyi Zhang, Fuchen Duan, Lei Zhang, Fan Cheng, Yaochu Jin, and Ke Tang

Review Article
Gene Expression Programming: A Survey
by Jinghui Zhong, Liang Feng, and Yew-Soon Ong

Call for participation: DSAA 2017: The 4th IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics

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.,

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, 19 July 2017

Final CFP: IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (IEEE SSCI 2017)

November 27 - December 1, 2017
Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Sponsored by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society

Ten years after the first IEEE SSCI held in Honolulu, Hawaii in 2007, we're returning to the Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort for the 2017 IEEE SSCI event, November 27 to December 1, 2017. One registration gets you into multiple concurrent symposia in key aspects of computational intelligence. Papers are already under review. You have until August 7, 2017 to submit your paper for consideration
List of Concurrent IEEE Symposia at IEEE SSCI 2017:
  • CI in Cognitive Algorithms, Mind & Brain
  • Deep Learning
  • CI in Cybersecurity
  • CI in Data Mining
  • CI in Financial Engineering & Economics
  • CI & Intelligent Agents
  • Foundations of Computational Intelligence
  • Swarm Intelligence
  • CI in Robotic Rehabilitation and Assist. Tech.
  • CI in Production and Logistics Systems
  • CI in Engineering Solutions
  • Artificial Life
  • Differential Evolution
  • Model-Based Evolutionary Algorithms
  • CI in Scheduling and Network Design
  • CI for Human-like Intelligence
  • CI in Feature Analysis, Selection, and Learning in Image and Pattern Recognition
  • CI & Ensemble Learning
  • CI for Security and Defense Applications
  • Adaptive Dynamic Programming and Reinforcement Learning
  • Robotic Intelligence in Info. Structured Spaces
  • CI in E-Government
  • Neuromorphic Cognitive Computing
  • CI in Multicriteria Decision-Making
  • CI in Control and Automation
  • CI in Big Data
  • Evolving and Autonomous Learning Systems
  • CI Applications in Smart Grid
  • CI in Wireless Systems
  • CI in Healthcare and E-Health
  • CI for Multimedia, Signal, and Vision Processing

Organizing Committee:

General Chairs:
Piero Bonissone & David Fogel (USA)
Technical Program Chair:
Carlos Coello Coello (MEX)
Finance Chair:
Gary Yen (USA)
Publicity Chair:
Kay Chen Tan (Hong Kong)
Publications Chair:
Hussein Abbass (Australia)
Tutorials Chair:
Simon Lucas (UK)
Web Chair:
Haibo He (USA)
Each symposium has its own organizing committee. Visit to learn more about each symposium and its own call for papers! One registration gets you access to all 31 symposia and tutorials and all symposia events.


  • Paper Submissions: Papers are already in review. Please plan to submit your paper by August 7, 2017. After that we cannot guarantee that there will be time to review your paper. Go to and find the symposium where you want to submit your work.
  • Author Notification: September 4, 2017
  • Early Registration: September 24, 2017
See you in Hawaii! Aloha!
Questions? Email David Fogel:

Monday, 17 July 2017

Call for participation: Workshop on Brain-Machine Interface Systems 2017 (Oct 5-8)

IEEE SMC 2017’s 7th Workshop on Brain-Machine Interface Systems will be held October 5-8, 2017 at the Banff Center, Banff, Canada as part of the program of SMC 2017 – the flagship annual conference of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society. The goal of the workshop is to provide a forum for researchers to present research results, facilitate the interaction and intellectual exchange between all researchers, developers and consumers of BMI technology. We invite contributions reporting the latest advances, innovations and applications in the field of BMI.

The workshop is organized by the IEEE SMC Technical Committee on Brain-Machine Interfaces Systems and is technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Brain Initiative.

Participation is free to all registered SMC2017 attendees. The theme of this year’s workshop is:
 “From Lab to Life: BMI Systems in the Coming Decade”
In the future, the range and sophistication of BMI Systems will achieve what seems impossible today: Intelligent neuromimetic prosthetics that function as a seamless extension of the brain; biocompatible nanotechnology that reside within the brain to read and write neural states without requiring a power supply; sensorimotor and cognitive BMI Systems that restore lost or compromised vision, hearing, memory, and mobility; and artificially intelligent cloud-based systems that seamlessly augment our cognitive capabilities. In the coming decade, we will see progress being made towards these goals.
The goal of the workshop is to provide a forum for researchers to present research results, facilitate the interaction and intellectual exchange between researchers, developers, and consumers of BMI technology. We invite contributions reporting the latest advances, innovations, and applications in the field of BMI. Also of interest will be the report and evaluation of complete systems considering aspects such as multidimensional performance metrics reflecting decoding accuracy, task performance, human factors, decoding algorithms, and feedback. These and other topics represent both challenges to the field and a tremendous opportunity for collaborative and multidisciplinary research, involving not only peers with expertise in the field of BMI, but also those with expertise in systems engineering, human-machine systems, cybernetics, and/or other disciplines. The four-day workshop will feature tutorials, panels, a brain hackathon, a number of prominent invited speakers from industry and academia, and presentations of contributed papers.

Call-for-Proposals: Activity promotion grants

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

Webinar: An Introduction of Surrogate-Assisted Evolutionary Algorithm (Jul 17)

Please check out the following CIS Webinar on Jul 17, 2017 3:00 PM BST. If you are interested, please join and attend the webinar. 
Please register for An Introduction of Surrogate-Assisted Evolutionary Algorithm on Jul 17, 2017 3:00 PM BST at:

Most existing work on evolutionary optimization assumes that there are analytic functions for evaluating the objectives and constraints. In the real-world, however, the objective or constraint values of many optimization problems can be evaluated based on expensive experiments or simulations. Those function evaluations are time or resource consuming, posing a serious challenge to the application of evolutionary algorithms to solve these problems. To address this challenge, surrogate-assisted evolutionary algorithm is usually adopted, where the exact function evaluations are replaced by the approximated function evaluations, i.e. surrogate models. In this talk, we will introduce basic techniques of surrogate-assisted evolutionary algorithm, such as building surrogate models and surrogate management.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Friday, 14 July 2017

Call for participation: International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ICSI 2017) & International Conference on Data Mining and Big Data (DMBD 2017), Fukuoka, Japan (Jul 27-Aug 1)

Welcome to participate our ICSI 2017 by clicking Here! 
The Eighth International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ICSI’2017) (IEEE Conference Record #41361) serves as an important forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange latest advantages in theories, technologies, and applications of swarm intelligence and related areas. The ICSI’2017 is the eighth annual event in this high-reputation ICSI series after Bali event (ICSI’2016), Beijing joint event (ICSI-CCI’2015), Hefei event (ICSI’ 2014), Harbin event (ICSI’ 2013), Shenzhen event (ICSI’ 2012), Chongqing event (ICSI’ 2011) and Beijing event (ICSI’2010). Papers presented at the ICSI’2017 will be published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science (indexed by EI Compendex, ISTP, DBLP, SCOPUS, Web of Science ISI Thomson, etc.), some high-quality papers will be selected for SCI-indexed Transactions and Journals. By the way, All papers published in ICSI'2016 proceedings had been indexed by EI compendex, ISTP, DBLP, SCOPUS, and many other famous databases.
The ICSI'2017 will be held in the center of the Fukuoka City. Historical city, Fukuoka, is the 5th largest city in Japan with 1.55 million populations and is the 7th most liveable city in the world according to the 2016 Quality of Life Survey by Monocle. Fukuoka locates at the northern end of the Kyushu Island and is the economic and cultural center of whole Kyushu Island. Because of its closeness to the Asian mainland, Fukuoka has been an important harbor city for many centuries. Today's Fukuoka is the product of the fusion of two cities in the year 1889, when the port city of Hakata and the former castle town of Fukuoka were united into one city called Fukuoka.
Some high-quality papers will be selected for Special Issues at the SCI-indexed Transactions and Journals as well as EI-indexed Journals, including
  1. Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering (IF=4.981)
  2. Complexity (IF=3.514)
  3. Cognitive Computation (IF=1.933)
  4. IEEE/ACM Transactions on CBB (IF=1.609)
  5. Natural Computation (IF=1.31)
  6. International Journal of Intelligent Computing and Cybernetics (IJICC) (EI)
  7. International Journal of Swarm Intelligence Research
  8. International Journal of Computational Intelligence and Pattern Recognition.
Special Sessions:
1. Special session on "Comparison Techniques of Heuristic Algorithms" organized by Dr. Weian Guo, Dr. Chenyong Si and Dr. Qinqin Fan.
2. Special session on "Intelligent Algorithms for Robotic and Mechatronic Systems" organized by Prof.Qirong Tang and Prof.Yinan Guo.
3. Special Session on "Nature-inspired Optimization: Theory and Application" organized by Prof. Ben Niu, Miss Hong Wang and Prof. Yanmin Liu
Theme: Swarm Intelligence - From Concepts to Applications (PBCE110): Print: 978-1-78561-313-5, eBook: 978-1-78561-314-2, published by IET, UK. Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Ying Tan. The authors of all chapters for the IET book entitled Swarm Intelligence - From Concepts to Applications are requried and eligible for attending this symposia, which is exclusivelly organized for discussing the latest topics for this book, in a discount rate of registration, Click HERE