IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Electronic Letter, Issue 85, November 2011



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Contents

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1 IEEE CIS News and Announcements
1.1 CIS AdCom Election
1.2 Join the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society
1.3 Paper submission is now opened: IEEE WCCI 2012
1.4 Process Mining Manifesto Released: IEEE Task Force on Process Mining
1.5 Accepted in Thomson's Web of Science: IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games

2 Conferences
2.1 CFP: International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2012)
2.2 CFP: IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE 2012)
2.3 CFP: IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE CEC 2012)
2.4 CFP: IEEE WCCI 2012 Special Session - Computational Intelligence in Communications and Networking
2.5 CFP: IEEE CEC 2012 Special Session: Hardware Aspects of Bio-Inspired Architectures and Systems
2.6 CFP: IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence for Financial Engineering & Economics (IEEE CIFEr 2012)
2.7 CFP: IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (IEEE CIBCB 2012)
2.8 CFP: IEEE International Conference Intelligent Systems (IEEE IS 2012)
2.9 CFP: International Symposium on Neural Networks (ISNN 2012)
2.10 CFP: International Conference on Brain Inspired Cognitive Systems (BICS 2012)
2.11 CFP: 9th International Conference on Information Processing in Cells and Tissues (IPCAT 2012)
2.12 CFP: 8th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ANTS 2012)
2.13 CFP: 3rd International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ICSI 2012)
2.14 CFP: 13th International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (Artificial Life XIII)
2.15 CFP: International Conference on Metaheuristics and Nature Inspired Computing (META 2012)
2.16 Call for Participation: IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM 2011)

3 Publications
3.1 IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, Vol.6, No.4, November 2011
3.2 IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, Vol. 22, No. 10, October 2011
3.3 IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, Vol. 19, No. 5, 2011
3.4 IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development, Vol.3, No.3, September 2011
3.5 Call for Book Proposals: Wiley/IEEE book series on Computational Intelligence
3.6 CFP: Special Issue of IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems: Learning in Nonstationary and Evolving Environments
3.7 CFP: Special Issue of IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development: Biologically-Inspired Human-Robot Interactions
3.8 CFP: Special Issue of Neural Networks: Autonomous Learning
3.9 CFP: Special Issue of Evolutionary Intelligence (Springer): Advances in Learning Classifier Systems
3.10 CFP: International Journal of Computational Intelligence in Control (IJCIC)

4 Career Opportunities
4.1 Research Scientist Position
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1 IEEE CIS News and Announcements
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1.1 CIS AdCom Election
Posted by: Jo-Ellen Snyder (j.e.snyder@ieee.org)
Date submitted: October 6th, 2011

Dear IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Member,

Important information regarding the 2011 Computational Intelligence
Society AdCom election follows. According to the IEEE Computational
Intelligence Society Bylaws, this year's election by the membership is to
fill vacant Administrative Committee positions. Five new members will be
elected for a three-year term 1 January 2012 - 31 December 2014. The
names on the ballot were submitted by the Nominations Committee and/or by
petition.

This year's election continues to offer the opportunity to cast your
ballot electronically. You will need your IEEE Web Account
username/password to access the ballot and cast your vote. This is the
same account information used to access IEEE online services such as
renewing your membership, myIEEE, and Xplore. It is recommended that you
test your web account access at www.ieee.org/myieee to avoid any potential
problems with accessing your ballot. If you do not recall your web
account information, you may go to: www.ieee.org/web/accounts to recover.
You may also email contactcenter@ieee.org or call +1 800 678 4333
(USA/Canada) or +1 732 981 0060 (Worldwide).

Use the URL below to access the ballot and cast your vote now. Please
make sure that your pop up blocker is off.

https://eballot3.votenet.com/IEEE_SE

Please vote for UP TO FIVE candidates for the 2012 - 2014 term, and also
identify which IEEE region you reside in order for us to capture the
demographic of the voting constituency. Voting must be completed no later
than 17 November 2011. Any returns received after this date will not be
counted. The online voting site will close at 4:00 pm Eastern Time.

If you have any questions about the IEEE Computational Intelligence
Society voting process, please contact ieee-cisvote@ieee.org org or +1 732
562 3904.

I look forward to your response. Be one of the active and valuable
members of CIS!

Gary Yen
President
IEEE Computational Intelligence Society
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1.2 Join the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society
Posted by: Pablo Estevez (pestevez@yahoo.com)
Date submitted: October 31st, 2011

The 2012 membership year is underway. Join IEEE today and receive membership benefits through 31 December 2012. Graduate student members pay the student rate as long as they are enrolled in at least 50% of a normal full-time academic program. In addition, the IEEE offers an electronic membership (e-Membership) option for professionals, saving 65% off the cost of traditional IEEE membership. The e-Membership option is available to new and renewing members who reside in countries where the per capita gross domestic product does not exceed US $15,000. See more details at: http://www.ieee.org/emember. You can start the join/membership procedure at this link: http://www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/join/join_DB.html. Besides joining IEEE, you can easily add the CIS membership at any time. Current CIS membership dues are US $26 for regular membe! rs and US $13 for students/graduate students. As a member of CIS, you will receive IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, and you will have free online access to our major journals through IEEE Xplore. Please visit our website at http://ieee-cis.org/ for more information and details.
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1.3 Paper submission is now opened: IEEE WCCI 2012
Posted by: Hussein Abbass (h.abbass@adfa.edu.au)
Date submitted: October 31st, 2011

Authors are welcomed to submit papers to one of the three premier conferences of the IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, 10-15 June, 2012, Brisbane, Australia

Submission to Fuzz-IEEE 2012
http://ieee-cis.org/conferences/fuzzieee2012/upload.php

Submission to IEEE-CEC 2012
http://ieee-cis.org/conferences/cec2012/upload.php

Submission to IJCNN 2012
http://ieee-cis.org/conferences/ijcnn2012/upload.php
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1.4 Process Mining Manifesto Released: IEEE Task Force on Process Mining
Posted by: Wil van der Aalst (w.m.p.v.d.aalst@tue.nl)
Date submitted: October 21st, 2011

The IEEE Task Force on Process Mining aims to promote the topic of process mining. In the context of this task force, a group of more than 75 people involving more than 50 organizations created the Process Mining Manifesto. By defining a set of guiding principles and listing important challenges, this manifesto hopes to serve as a guide for software developers, scientists, consultants, business managers, and end-users. The goal is to increase the visibility of process mining as a new tool to improve the (re)design, control, and support of operational business processes.

Links:
* IEEE Task Force on Process Mining: http://www.win.tue.nl/ieeetfpm/
* Manifesto: http://www.win.tue.nl/ieeetfpm/doku.php?id=shared:process_mining_manifesto
* Direct link to PDF of Manifesto: http://www.win.tue.nl/ieeetfpm/lib/exe/fetch.php?media=shared:process_mining_manifesto-small.pdf (788 KB)
* Three-fold flyer introducing the Manifesto: http://www.win.tue.nl/ieeetfpm/lib/exe/fetch.php?media=shared:process_mining_manifesto_flyera4.pdf (242 KB)
* High-resolution PDF: http://www.win.tue.nl/ieeetfpm/downloads/Process%20Mining%20Manifesto.pdf (9,639 KB)
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1.5 Accepted in Thomson's Web of Science - IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI inGames
Posted by: X. Yao (X.Yao@cs.bham.ac.uk)
Date submitted: October 23rd, 2011

We are very pleased to confirm that IEEE Transactions on Computational
Intelligence and AI in Games (TCIAIG) and IEEE Transactions on Autonomous
Mental Development (TAMD), both led by the IEEE Computational Intelligence
Society, are accepted by Thomson's Web of Science. Beginning with V.1 (1)
2009 (the very first issue), IEEE TAMD will be indexed and abstracted in:

- Science Citation Index Expanded (also known as SciSearch)
- Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
- Current Contents/Engineering Computing and Technology
- Neuroscience Citation Index

And IEEE TCIAIG will be indexed and abstracted in:
- Science Citation Index Expanded (also known as SciSearch)
- Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
- Current Contents/Engineering Computing and Technology
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2 Conferences
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2.1 CFP: International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2012)
Posted by: Hussein Abbass (h.abbass@adfa.edu.au)
Date submitted: October 28th, 2011

2012 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2012)

The annual International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) will be held jointly with the IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE) and the IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE CEC) as part of the 2012 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (IEEE WCCI), June 10-15, 2012, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia. Cross-fertilization of the three technical disciplines and newly emerging technologies is strongly encouraged.

Call for Contributed Papers

IJCNN 2012 will feature a world-class conference that aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in the field of neural networks and computational intelligence from all around the globe. Technical exchanges within the research community will encompass keynote lectures, special sessions, tutorials and workshops, panel discussions as well as poster presentations. In addition, participants will be treated to a series of social functions, receptions, and networking to establish new connections and foster everlasting friendship among fellow counterparts. The annual IJCNN covers all topics in neural networks including:

Neural network theory & models
Computational neuroscience
Learning and adaptation
Pattern recognition
Cognitive models
Machine vision and image processing
Brain-machine interfaces
Collective intelligence
Neural control
Hybrid systems
Evolutionary neural systems
Self-aware systems
Neurodynamics and complex systems
Data mining
Neuroinformatics
Sensor networks and intelligent systems
Neural hardware
Applications
Neural network applications
Computational biology
Neuroengineering
Bioinformatics
Emerging areas

Paper Submission and Inquiries
Prospective authors are invited to contribute high-quality papers to IJCNN 2012. All papers are to be submitted electronically through the IEEE WCCI 2012 website http://www.ieee-wcci2012.org/.

For IJCNN inquiries please contact Conference Chair: Cesare Alippi at cesare.alippi@polimi.it
For Program inquiries please contact Program Chair: Kate Smith-Miles at kate.smith-miles@sci.monash.edu.au
General Enquires for IEEE WCCI 2012 should be sent to the General Chair: Hussein Abbass at h.abbass@adfa.edu.au

Call for Special Sessions

The IJCNN 2012 Program Committee solicits proposals for special sessions within the technical scopes of the Congress. Special sessions, to be organized by international 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. Proposals should include the session title, a brief description of the scope and motivation, biographic and contact information of the organizers. Researchers interested in organizing special sessions are invited to submit formal proposal to the Special Session Chair: Brijesh Verma at b.verma@cqu.edu.au

Call for Tutorials and Workshops

IJCNN 2012 will also feature pre-Congress tutorials and workshops, covering fundamental and advanced neural network topics. A tutorial or workshop proposal should include title, outline, expected enrollment, and presenter/organizer biography.
We invite you to submit tutorials proposals to the Tutorial Chair: Haibo He at he@ele.uri.edu
We invite you to submit workshops proposals to the Workshop Chair: Slawomir Wesolkowski at s.wesolkowski@ieee.org
Call for Competitions

IJCNN 2012 will host competitions to stimulate research in neural networks, promote fair evaluations, and attract students. The proposals for new competitions should include descriptions of the problems addressed, motivations, expected impact on neural networks and machine learning, and established baselines, schedules, anticipated number of participants, and a biography of the main team members. We invite you to submit proposals to the Competitions Chair: Sung-Bae Cho at sbcho@yonsei.ac.kr

Important Dates
Competition proposals submission deadline: October 17, 2011
Special sessions proposal submission deadline: November 21, 2011
Special session decision notification: November 28, 2011
Paper submission deadline: December 19, 2011
Tutorial and Workshop proposal submission deadline: January 16, 2012
Tutorial and Workshop decision notification: January 23, 2012
Paper acceptance notification date: February 20, 2012
Final paper submission deadline: April 2, 2012
Early registration: April 2, 2012
Conference dates: June 10-15, 2012
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2.2 CFP: IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE)
Posted by: Hussein Abbass (h.abbass@adfa.edu.au)
Date submitted: October 28th, 2011

2012 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE)

The annual IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE) will be held jointly with the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) and the IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE CEC) as part of the 2012 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (IEEE WCCI), June 10-15, 2012, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia. Cross-fertilization of the three technical disciplines and newly emerging technologies is strongly encouraged.

Call for Contributed Papers

FUZZ-IEEE 2012 will feature a world-class conference that aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in the field of fuzzy systems and computational intelligence from all around the globe. Technical exchanges within the research community will encompass keynote lectures, special sessions, tutorials and workshops, panel discussions as well as poster presentations. In addition, participants will be treated to a series of social functions, receptions, and networking to establish new connections and foster everlasting friendship among fellow counterparts. The annual FUZZ-IEEE covers all topics in fuzzy systems including:

Fuzzy logic and fuzzy set theory
Fuzzy document retrieval systems, text mining
Lattice theory and multi-valued logics
Fuzzy systems for natural language processing
Approximate reasoning
Fuzzy information processing
Type-2 fuzzy logic
Fuzzy and rough data analysis, fuzzy statistics
Rough sets and random sets
Fuzzy data mining and forecasting
Fuzzy mathematics
Fuzzy systems modeling and identification
Possibility theory and imprecise probability
Fuzzy control and intelligent systems
Fuzzy decision making and decision support systems
Fuzzy systems for robotics
Fuzzy optimization and design
Fuzzy pattern recognition
Fuzzy man-machine interfaces, emotional computing
Fuzzy clustering
Fuzzy computing with words, granular computing
Fuzzy systems architectures and hardware
Fuzzy systems for agent technology
Fuzzy web intelligence
Hybrid fuzzy systems (fuzzy-neuro-evolutionary)
Fuzzy sets in bioinformatics
Fuzzy image and multimedia processing
Fuzzy databases, fuzzy data summarization
Medical, financial, industrial applications
Emerging areas

Paper Submission and Inquiries

Prospective authors are invited to contribute high-quality papers to FUZZ-IEEE 2010. All papers are to be submitted electronically through the IEEE WCCI 2012 website http://www.ieee-wcci2012.org/.
For FUZZ-IEEE inquiries, please contact Conference Chair Bernadette Bouchon-Meunier: Bernadette.Bouchon-Meunier@lip6.fr.
For Program inquiries please contact Program Chair James M. Keller: KellerJ@missouri.edu.
General Enquires for IEEE WCCI 2012 should be sent to the General Chair: Hussein Abbass at h.abbass@adfa.edu.au

Call for Special Sessions

The FUZZ-IEEE 2012 Program Committee solicits proposals for special sessions within the technical scopes of the Congress. Special sessions, to be organized by international 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. Proposals should include the session title, a brief description of the scope and motivation, biographic and contact information of the organizers. Researchers interested in organizing special sessions are invited to submit formal proposal to the Special Session Chair: Laszlo T. Koczy at koczy@tmit.bme.hu.

Call for Tutorials and Workshops

FUZZ-IEEE 2012 will also feature pre-Congress tutorials and workshops, covering fundamental and advanced fuzzy systems topics. A tutorial or workshop proposal should include title, outline, expected enrollment, and presenter/organizer biography.
We invite you to submit tutorials proposals to the Tutorial Chair: Scott Dick at dick@ee.ualberta.ca.
We invite you to submit workshops proposals to the Workshop Chair: Slawomir Wesolkowski at s.wesolkowski@ieee.org

Call for Competitions

FUZZ-IEEE 2012 will host competitions to stimulate research in fuzzy systems, promote fair evaluations, and attract students. The proposals for new competitions should include descriptions of the problems addressed, motivations and expected impact on fuzzy systems, data description, evaluation procedures and established baselines, schedules, anticipated number of participants, and a biography of the main team members. We invite you to submit proposals to the Competitions Chair: Simon Lucas at sml@essex.ac.uk

Important Dates

Competition proposals submission deadline: October 17, 2011
Special sessions proposal submission deadline: November 21, 2011
Special session decision notification: November 28, 2011
Paper submission deadline: December 19, 2011
Tutorial and Workshop proposal submission deadline: January 16, 2012
Tutorial and Workshop decision notification: January 23, 2012
Paper acceptance notification date: February 20, 2012
Final paper submission deadline: April 2, 2012
Early registration: April 2, 2012
Conference dates: June 10-15, 2012
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2.3 CFP: IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC)
Posted by: Hussein Abbass (h.abbass@adfa.edu.au)
Date submitted: October 28th,2011

2012 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC)

The annual IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC) will be held jointly with the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) and the IEEE Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE) as part of the 2012 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (IEEE WCCI), June 10-15, 2012, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia. Cross-fertilization of the three technical disciplines and newly emerging technologies is strongly encouraged.

Call for Contributed Papers

IEEE CEC 2012 will feature a world-class conference that aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in the field of evolutionary computation and computational intelligence from all around the globe. Technical exchanges within the research community will encompass keynote lectures, special sessions, tutorials and workshops, panel discussions as well as poster presentations. In addition, participants will be treated to a series of social functions, receptions, and networking to establish new connections and foster everlasting friendship among fellow counterparts. The annual IEEE CEC covers all topics in evolutionary computation including

Ant colony optimization
Molecular and quantum computing
Artificial life
Particle Swarm Optimization
Agent-based systems
Artificial immune systems
Bioinformatics and bioengineering
Representation and operators
Coevolution and collective behaviour
Industrial applications of evolutionary computation
Combinatorial and numerical optimization
Evolutionary game theory
Constraint and uncertainty handling
Cognitive systems and applications
Evolutionary data mining
Computational finance and economics
Evolutionary learning systems
Estimation of distribution algorithms
Evolvable/adaptive hardware and systems
Evolutionary design
Evolving neural networks and fuzzy systems
Evolutionary scheduling
Emerging areas

Paper Submission and Inquiries
Prospective authors are invited to contribute high-quality papers to IEEE CEC 2012. All papers are to be submitted electronically through the IEEE WCCI 2012 website http://www.ieee-wcci2012.org/.

For general inquiries about IEEE CEC 2012, please contact Conference Chair Garry Greenwood at greeenwood@ieee.org.
For Program inquiries please contact Program Chair: Xiaodong Li at xiaodong.li@rmit.edu.au
General Enquires for IEEE WCCI 2012 should be sent to the General Chair: Hussein Abbass at h.abbass@adfa.edu.au

Call for Special Sessions

The IEEE CEC 2012 Program Committee solicits proposals for special sessions within the technical scopes of the congress. Special sessions, to be organized by international 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. Proposals should include the session title, a brief description of the scope and motivation, biographic and contact information of the organizers. Researchers interested in organizing special sessions are invited to submit formal proposal to the Special Session Chair: Mengjie Zhang at mengjie.zhang@ecs.vuw.ac.nz.

Call for Tutorials and Workshops

IEEE CEC 2012 will also feature pre-congress tutorials and post-congress workshops, covering fundamental and advanced evolutionary computation topics. A tutorial or workshop proposal should include title, outline, expected enrollment, and presenter/organizer biography.
We invite you to submit tutorials proposals to the Tutorial Chair: Janet Wiles at janetw@itee.uq.edu.au.
We invite you to submit workshops proposals to the Workshop Chair: Slawomir Wesolkowski at s.wesolkowski@ieee.org

Call for Competitions

IEEE CEC 2012 will host competitions to stimulate research in evolutionary computation, promote fair evaluations, and attract students. The proposals for new competitions should include descriptions of the problems addressed, motivations and expected impact on evolutionary computation, data description, evaluation procedures and established baselines, schedules, anticipated number of participants, and a biography of the main team members. We invite you to submit proposals to the Competitions Chair: Philip Hingston at p.hingston@ecu.edu.au.

Important Dates

Competition proposals submission deadline: October 17, 2011
Special sessions proposal submission deadline: November 21, 2011
Special session decision notification: November 28, 2011
Paper submission deadline: December 19, 2011
Tutorial and Workshop proposal submission deadline: January 16, 2012
Tutorial and Workshop decision notification: January 23, 2012
Paper acceptance notification date: February 20, 2012
Final paper submission deadline: April 2, 2012
Early registration: April 2, 2012
Conference dates: June 10-15, 2012
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2.4 CFP: IEEE WCCI 2012 Special Session: Computational Intelligence in Communications and Networking
Posted by: Zhun Fan (zfan@tongji.edu.cn)
Date submitted: October 29th, 2011

With the advent of wireless and communication technologies, communication and computer networks have been growing rapidly and become a powerful medium of information and resources sharing. In view of the increasing scale, complexity, diversity, and mobility, design and optimization of networks become an essential research topic as well as a critical issue in real-world applications.

Computational intelligence (CI) has shown to be effective for a wide range of real-world problems. In particular, CI techniques, including neural network, fuzzy systems, and evolutionary computation, have gained much success and promising results in communications and networking.

The aim of this special session is to reflect the most recent advances of CI in communications and networking, and increase the awareness of the computing and network community at large on this kind of effective technology. This session will allow researchers to share experiences and present their new ways for taking advantage of CI techniques in communications and networking. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Design of CI techniques for networking
Network optimization
Routing
Scheduling and load balance
Energy efficiency
Resource and interference management
Coverage and surveillance
Deployment optimization
Channel assignment
Location and mobility

CI in different communication technologies
Network optimization
Wireless network
Wireless sensor network (WSN)
Mobile/vehicular ad hoc network (MANET/VANET)
Cognitive network (CR)
Mesh/relay network
Heterogeneous networks

Paper Submission
Prospective authors are invited to contribute their papers to Special Session on Computational Intelligence in Communications and Networking. All papers are to be submitted electronically through the IEEE WCCI 2012 main website http://www.ieee-wcci2012.org/.
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2.5 CFP: IEEE CEC 2012 Special Session - Hardware Aspects of Bio-Inspired Architectures and Systems
Posted by: Martin Trefzer (mt540@ohm.york.ac.uk)
Date submitted: October 10th, 2011

We invite you to submit papers to the CEC special session series on "Hardware Aspects of Bio-Inspired Architectures and Systems".

This special session is supported by the IEEE Task Force on Evolvable Hardware.

Please refer to the following websites for the call for papers and details:
http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~mt540/ieee-tf-ehw/wcci2012.html
http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~mt540/ieee-tf-ehw/files/cfp-wcci-2012.pdf
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2.6 IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence for Financial Engineering & Economics (CIFEr 2012)
Posted by: Jose M. Merigo (jmerigo@ub.edu)
Date submitted: October 25th, 2011

IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence for Financial Engineering & Economics (CIFEr 2012)
http://www.ieee-cifer.org/

The 2012 IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence for Financial Engineering & Economics will be held at Credit Suisse in New York City, March 29 - 30, 2012. It is sponsored by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society.

The CIFER Conference is the major collaboration between the professional engineering and financial communities. It is one of the leading forums for new technologies and applications in the intersection of computational intelligence and financial engineering and economics.

The conference topics include (but not limited to):

Financial Engineering & Economics Applications:
- Risk Management
- Pricing of Structured Securities
- Asset Allocation
- Trading Systems
- Forecasting
- Hedging Strategies
- Risk Arbitrage
- Behavioral Finance
- Exotic Options
- Portfolio Optimization
- Front/Back Office Operations
- Algorithmic Trading
- Agent-based Computational Economics
- Electricity/Energy Markets

Computer & Engineering Applications and Models:
- Neural Networks
- Probabilistic Modeling/Inference
- Fuzzy Sets, Rough Sets, & Granular Computing
- Intelligent Trading Agents
- Trading Room Simulation
- Time Series Analysis
- Non-linear Dynamics
- Financial Data Mining
- Evolutionary Computational
- Rules and XBRL for Financial Engineering Applications
- Semantic Web and Linked Data for Computer & Engineering Applications & Models

Best paper award and best student paper award will be given at the end of the conference. To be qualified for student competition the student has to be the principal contributor of the paper and present it during the conference.

All submitted papers will be peer reviewed and accepted papers will be published in a book of proceedings edited by the IEEE press. The proceedings will be indexed in major databases including the ISI Web of Knowledge.

Selected authors will be invited to develop an extended version of the paper to be published in special issues of international journals indexed in the ISI Web of Knowledge.

Important Dates:
Paper submission: 15th November, 2011 (extended deadline).
Notification of acceptance: 21st December, 2011.
Final paper submission: 21st January, 2012.
Conference: 29 - 30 March, 2012

For further information, please go to the website: http://www.ieee-cifer.org/

We look forward to seeing you in New York City!

General Chair: Ronald R. Yager (IONA College)
Program Chair: Robert Golan (DBmind Technologies)
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2.7 CFP: IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (IEEE CIBCB 2012)
Posted by: Yanqing Zhang (yzhang@cs.gsu.edu)
Date submitted: October 30th, 2011

2012 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (IEEE CIBCB 2012)
May 9-12, 2012, Bahia Resort Hotel, San Diego, CA
http://www.cibcb.org/2012/

Call for Papers
This symposium 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 (CI) approaches include artificial neural networks, fuzzy logic, evolutionary algorithms, hybrid approaches and other emerging techniques.

Topics of interests 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
- modelling, 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 modelling and mining
- treatment optimisation
- biomedical model parameterisation
- brain computer interface

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 to publish in journal special issues.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Prospective authors are invited to submit papers of no more than eight (8) pages in IEEE conference format, including results, figures and references. Submission details can be found at:http://cibcb.org/2012/.

For additional information contact the General Chair, Prof. Yaochu Jin, Department of Computing, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, UK. Email:yaochu.jin@surrey.ac.uk

General Chair:
Yaochu Jin (UK)
Program Chair:
Alioune Ngom (Canada)
Technical Co-Chairs:
Dan Ashlock (Canada)
Xuewen Chen (USA)
Sheridan Houghten (Canada)
Jaap Kaandorp (NL)
Natalio Krasnogor (UK)
Emma Laing (UK)
Mihail Popescu (USA)
Finance Chair:
Steven Corns (USA)
Local Arrangements Chair:
Gary Fogel (USA)
Special Session Chair:
Jonathan Chan (Thailand)
Tutorial Chair:
Yuehui Chen (China)
Proceedings Chair:
Yonghong Peng (UK)
Publicity Chair:
Yanqing Zhang (USA)
Web Chair:
Wissam Albukhanajer (UK)

Important Dates:
Special sessions proposals: October 3, 2011
Paper submission deadline: November 20, 2011
Paper acceptance: February 19, 2012
Final paper submission: March 18, 2012
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2.8 CFP: 6th IEEE International Conference Intelligent Systems (IEEE IS 2012)
Posted by: Vladimir Jotsov (bgimcssmc@yahoo.com)
Date submitted: October 15th, 2011

Organizers:
IEEE Computational Intelligence Chapter, Bulgaria
IEEE IM/CS/SMC Joint Chapter, Bulgaria

Technical Co-Sponsor:
IEEE Computational Intelligence Society

IEEE IS 2012 is a world-class conference held for the 6th time that aims to bring together researchers from both academy and industry, practitioners and students in the broad field of intelliget systems and applications from around the world. The conference will be hold in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, EU. The bi-annual IEEE IS (http://www.ieee-is.org) covers all topics in intelligent systems and applications including:

- Advanced Intelligent Systems
- Artificial Intelligence
- Artificial life
- Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
- Business and Finance
- Case-based and Temporal Reasoning
- Cognitive Aspects of Intelligent Systems
- Coevolution and collective behaviour
- Computational Intelligence
- Data Fusion
- Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
- Data Processing
- Deep Data Mining
- Decision Support Systems
- Evolutionary Computation
- Education, e-Learning
- Emerging areas
- Enviromental Engineering
- Fuzzy Sets and Logics, and Their Extensions
- Genetic Algorithms
- Health, Medicine,Bioengineering
- Human-Machine Interaction Intelligent Behavior
- Intelligent Control
- Intelligent Information Security Systems
- Intelligent Measurement
- Intelligent Network Technologies
- Intelligent Signal Processing
- Knowledge Management
- Machine Learning
- Multi-Agent Systems
- Neural Networks and Neuro-Fuzzy Systems
- Ontology-Based Intelligent Systems
- Petri Nets and Their Extensions
- Power Industry
- Process Control
- Robotics and Manufacturing
- Swarm Intelligence and Ant Colony Optimization
- Telecommunication
- Transportation
- WEB Mining

In addition to the technical, poster and student sessions, Plenary Lectures will be delivered by Prof. R. Yager (USA), Prof. N. Kasabov (NZ), Prof. A. Kordon (USA) and Prof. A. Gegov (UK).

For additional information please write to Professor Krassimir Atanassov, Chair of NOC: ieee-is2012 .at. bas.bg

Paper Submission
Prospective authors are invited to contribute original, draft papers in IEEE conference format to IEEE IS 2012 through website http://www.ieee-is.org/.

The proceedings will be indexed in major databases and available through IEEE web site.

Competitions
Traditionally the augmented versions of conference selected papers appear within 1-2 years after the conference dates in well-known International Journals and post-conference books. The last one is published in Springer series 'Advances in Soft Computing'.

The deadline for calls for Invited Sessions (minimum 5 papers), Tutorials and Workshops is December 15, 2011.

Other Important Dates
Invited session/Tutorial/Workshop decision notification: December 20, 2011
Draft paper submission deadline: December 20, 2011
Notification of acceptance: March 3, 2012
Submission of final papers: April 15, 2012
Early registration: May 1, 2012
Conference dates: September 6-8, 2012

Is 2012 Honorary Chairman:
Prof. Lotfi Zadeh (USA)

Is 2012 General Chairmen:
Prof. Ronald Yager (USA)
Prof. Vassil Sgurev (Bulgaria)

Is 2012 Technical Program Chair:
Prof. Vladimir Jotsov (Bulgaria)

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2.9 CFP: 2012 International Symposium on Neural Networks (ISNN 2012)
Posted by: Jun Wang (jwang@mae.cuhk.edu.hk)
Date submitted: October 23rd, 2011

2012 International Symposium on Neural Networks (ISNN 2012)
July 11-14, 2012, Shenyang, China
http://isnn.mae.cuhk.edu.hk/

The Ninth International Symposium on Neural Networks (ISNN 2012) will be held in Shenyang, China during July 11-14, 2012, following the successes of previous events. Shenyang is the capital of Liaoning Province in northeastern China with a long history and rich heritages. Shenyang was the capital of the Manchu people in the 17 th century and is the biggest city in northeastern China today. Shenyang is now an important political, industrial, and cultural center in China, and serves as the transportation and commercial hub of Northeastern China. The city has a solid infrastructure, a good land and air transport network, and abundant natural resources. ISNN 2012 aims to provide a high-level international forum for scientists, engineers, and educators to present the state of the art of neural network 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.

Important Dates
Special session proposals deadline: January 1, 2012
Paper submission deadline: January 15, 2012
Notification of acceptance: March 1, 2012
Camera-ready copy and author registration: April 1, 2012

Prospective authors are invited to contribute high-quality papers to ISNN 2012. 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 ISNN 2012. 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.

ISNN 2012 will be co-located with 2012 International Conference on Brain Inspired Cognitive Systems (BICS 2012).

The IEEE Computational Intelligence Society is a technical co-sponsor of ISNN 2012.

Gary Yen, General Chair
Huaguang Zhang, General Chair
Leszek Rutkowski, Program Committee Chair
Jun Wang, Program Committee Chair

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2.10 CFP: International Conference on Brain Inspired Cognitive Systems (BICS 2012)
Posted by: Qinglai Wei (qinglaiwei@gmail.com)
Date submitted: October 23rd, 2011

2012 International Conference on Brain Inspired Cognitive Systems (BICS 2012)
July 11-14, 2012, Shenyang, China
http://bics2012.mae.cuhk.edu.hk/

The 2012 International Conference on Brain Inspired Cognitive Systems (BICS 2012) will be held in Shenyang, China, as a sequel of BICS 2004 - 2010. Shenyang is the capital city of Liaoning Province with a long history and rich heritages. Shenyang was first used by the Manchu people as their capital in the 17th century and is today the biggest city in Northeastern China. Shenyang is now an important political, industrial, and cultural center, and serves as the transportation and commercial hub of Northeastern China. The city is well-known for its modern infrastructure, convenient land and air transport network, and abundant natural resources. BICS 2012 aims to provide a high-level international forum for scientists, engineers, and educators to present the state of the art of brain inspired cognitive systems research and applications in diverse fields. The symposium will feature plenary lectures given by world renowned scholars, regular sessions with broad coverage, and some s! pecial sessions focusing on popular and timely topics.

Important Dates
Special session proposals deadline: January 1, 2012
Paper submission deadline: January 15, 2012
Notification of acceptance: March 1, 2012
Camera-ready copy and author registration: April 1, 2012

Prospective authors are invited to submit full-length papers (6-8 pages normally and 10 pages maximum) by the submission deadline through the online submission system (http://bics2012.mae.cuhk.edu.hk). All papers accepted by and presented at BICS 2012 will be published by Springer as multiple volumes of Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence which will be indexed by EI and ISTP. Selected papers will be published in special issues of several SCI journals. Potential organizers are also invited to enlist five or more papers with cohesive topics to form special sessions.

BICS 2012 will be co-located with 2012 International Symposium on Neural Networks (ISNN 2012).

The IEEE Computational Intelligence Society will be a technical co-sponsor of BICS 2012.

Derong Liu, General Chair
Amir Hussain, Program Chair
Robert Kozma, Program Chair
Leslie Smith, Program Chair
Liang Zhao, Program Chair
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2.11 CFP: 9th International Conference on Information Processing in Cells and Tissues (IPCAT 2012)
Posted by: Martin Trefzer (info@ipcat2012.org)
Date submitted: October 10th, 2011

We invite you to the 9th International Conference IPCAT 2012.
Please visit http://www.ipcat2012.org/ for information, or email info@ipcat2012.org.
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2.12 CFP: 8th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ANTS 2012)
Posted by: Marco Dorigo (mdorigo@ulb.ac.be)
Date submitted: October 23rd, 2011

The 8th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ANTS 2012) will take place in Brussels, Belgium,
September 12-14, 2012. Up-to-date information available at http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/ants2012/
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2.13 CFP: 3rd International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ICSI'2012)
Posted by: Ying Tan (ytan@pku.edu.cn)
Date submitted: October 31st, 2011

The 3rd International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ICSI'2012) URL: http://www.ic-si.org/
The deadline for submission of papers is 31st December, 2011.
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2.14 CFP: The 13th International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (Artificial Life XIII)
Posted by: Zhun Fan (fanzhun@msu.edu)
Date submitted: October 23th, 2011

For further information about the conference program, travel, accommodation, and local arrangements,
please see http://www.alife13.org/
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2.15 CFP: International Conference on Metaheuristics and Nature Inspired Computing (META'2012)
Posted by: El-ghazali Talbi (talbi@lifl.fr)
Date submitted: October 6th, 2011

International Conference on Metaheuristics and Nature Inspired Computing (META'2012)
will be held 27-31 Oct 2012, Port El Kantaoui, Sousse, Tunisia
http://www.lifl.fr/META2012
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2.16 Call for Participation: IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM 2011)
Posted by: Xiaohua Tony Hu (xh29@drexel.edu)
Date submitted: October 6th, 2011

The early registration deadline for the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine is approaching, (October 15, 2011, http://www.cs.gsu.edu/BIBM2011/?q=node/27), we would like to invite you to join us for this exciting event. We expect to have a high quality program. The highlights of the IEEE BIBM 2011 program are summarized as below
(1) High quality technical program: 58 regular paper and 59 short papers presentations
(2) Excellent keynote speeches and invited talks delivered by a group of distinguished researchers
(3) Funding Agency/Industry/Academia Roundtable Panel and Discussion:
(4) A Dozen workshops cover many emerging new research directions in bioinformatics and biomedicine

URL of registration: http://www.cs.gsu.edu/BIBM2011/?q=node/27
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3 Publications
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3.1 IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, Vol.6, No.4, November 2011
Posted by: Kay Chen Tan (eletankc@nus.edu.sg)
Date submitted: October 26th, 2011

Table of Content:
IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, VOL.6, NO.4, NOVEMBER 2011

1. CIS Publication Spotlight [Publication Spotlight]
Derong Liu Chin-Teng Lin Greenwood, G. Lucas, S. Zhengyou Zhang
Page(s): 11 - 12
Digital Object Identifier : 10.1109/MCI.2011.942576
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=6052373

2. Medical Image Registration Using Evolutionary Computation: An Experimental Survey
Damas, S. Cordon, O. Santamaria, J.
Page(s): 26 - 42
Digital Object Identifier : 10.1109/MCI.2011.942582
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=6052370

3. A Neural Network for Thyroid Segmentation and Volume Estimation in CT Images
Chuan-Yu Chang Pau-Choo chung Yong-Cheng Hong Chin-Hsiao Tseng
Page(s): 43 - 55
Digital Object Identifier : 10.1109/MCI.2011.942756
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=6052365

4. Cartesian Genetic Programming and its Application to Medical Diagnosis
Smith, S.L.
Page(s): 56 - 67
Digital Object Identifier : 10.1109/MCI.2011.942583
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=6052376

5. Evolutionary Computation Meets Machine Learning: A Survey
Jun Zhang Zhi-hui Zhang Ying Lin Ni Chen Yue-jiao Gong Jing-hui Zhong Chung, H.S.H. Yun Li Yu-hui Shi
Page(s): 68 - 75
Digital Object Identifier : 10.1109/MCI.2011.942584
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=6052374

6. Computational Intelligence: Methods and Techniques (Rutkowski, L.; 2008) [Book Review]
Er, M.J. Oentaryo, R.J.
Page(s): 76 - 78
Digital Object Identifier : 10.1109/MCI.2011.942585
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?arnumber=6052361
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3.2 IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, Vol. 22, No. 10, October 2011
Posted by: D. Liu (ieeetnn@gmail.com)
Date submitted: October 23rd, 2011

The following articles appear in the latest issue of IEEE Transactions on
Neural Networks; Volume 22, Issue 10, October 2011.

The articles can be retrieved on IEEE Xplore:
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/tocresult.jsp?isnumber=6032791
or directly by clicking the individual paper URL below.

1. Title: Incremental Learning of Concept Drift in Nonstationary Environments
Authors: Ryan Elwell; Robi Polikar
Page(s): 1517-1531
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5975223

2. Title: Textual and Visual Content-Based Anti-Phishing: A Bayesian Approach
Authors: Haijun Zhang; Gang Liu; Tommy W. S. Chow; Wenyin Liu
Page(s): 1532-1546
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5975221

3. Title: Observer Design for Switched Recurrent Neural Networks: An Average Dwell Time Approach
Authors: Jie Lian; Zhi Feng; Peng Shi
Page(s): 1547-1556
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5975222

4. Title: Chaotic Simulated Annealing by a Neural Network With a Variable Delay: Design and Application
Authors: Shyan-Shiou Chen
Page(s): 1557-1565
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5979157

5. Title: Passivity Analysis for Discrete-Time Stochastic Markovian Jump Neural Networks With Mixed Time Delays
Authors: Zheng-Guang Wu; Peng Shi; Hongye Su; Jian Chu
Page(s): 1566-1575
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5979158

6. Title: Analysis of Fixed-Point and Coordinate Descent Algorithms for Regularized Kernel Methods
Authors: Francesco Dinuzzo
Page(s): 1576-1587
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5991963

7. Title: A New Formulation for Feedforward Neural Networks
Authors: Saman Razavi; Bryan A. Tolson
Page(s): 1588-1598
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5993545

8. Title: Neural Networks-Based Adaptive Control for Nonlinear Time-Varying Delays Systems With Unknown Control Direction
Authors: Yuntong Wen; Xuemei Ren
Page(s): 1599-1612
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6006530

9. Title: Nonlinear Regularization Path for Quadratic Loss Support Vector Machines
Authors: Masayuki Karasuyama; Ichiro Takeuchi
Page(s): 1613-1625
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6004834

10. Title: Minimum-Volume-Constrained Nonnegative Matrix Factorization: Enhanced Ability of Learning Parts
Authors: Guoxu Zhou; Shengli Xie; Zuyuan Yang; Jun-Mei Yang; Zhaoshui He
Page(s): 1626-1637
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6003792

11. Title: Embedding Prior Knowledge Within Compressed Sensing by Neural Networks
Authors: Dany Merhej; Chaouki Diab; Mohamad Khalil; Remy Prost
Page(s): 1638-1649
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6009227

12. Title: Efficient Revised Simplex Method for SVM Training
Authors: Christopher Sentelle; Georgios C. Anagnostopoulos; Michael Georgiopoulos
Page(s): 1650-1661
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6009228

13. Title: Stability and L2 Performance Analysis of Stochastic Delayed Neural Networks
Authors: Yun Chen; Wei Xing Zheng
Page(s): 1662-1668
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5982412

14. Title: Deep Learning Regularized Fisher Mappings
Authors: W. K. Wong; Mingming Sun
Page(s): 1668-1675
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5982410

15. Title: Zhang Neural Network Versus Gradient Neural Network for Solving Time-Varying Linear Inequalities
Authors: Lin Xiao; Yunong Zhang
Page(s): 1676-1684
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5983446
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3.3 IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, Vol. 19, No. 5, 2011
Posted by: Chin-Teng (CT) Lin (ctlintfs@g2.nctu.edu.tw)
Date submitted: October 23rd, 2011

1. Using Fuzzy Numbers in Network Design Optimization Problems
Author(s): Melian , B.; Verdegay , J. L.
Page(s): 797 - 806
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5744115

2. Adaptive Fuzzy Control With Guaranteed Convergence of Optimal Approximation Error
Author(s): Pan, Y.; Er, M. J.; Huang, D.; Wang, Q.
Page(s): 807 - 818
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5752839

3. Construction of Interval-Valued Fuzzy Relations With Application to the Generation of Fuzzy Edge Images
Author(s): Barrenechea, E.; Bustince, H.; De Baets, B.; Lopez-Molina, C.
Page(s): 819 - 830
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5754566

4. Dynamic Output Feedback Predictive Control for Nonlinear Systems Represented by a Takagi?Sugeno Model
Author(s): Ding, B.
Page(s): 831 - 843
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5756478

5. Fuzzy Controller Design for Nonlinear Impulsive Fuzzy Systems With Time Delay
Author(s): Zhang, H.; Yan, H.; Liu, T.; Chen, Q.
Page(s): 844 - 856
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5756479

6. A Fuzzy Association Rule-Based Classification Model for High-Dimensional Problems With Genetic Rule Selection and Lateral Tuning
Author(s): Alcala-Fdez, J.; Alcala, R.; Herrera , F.
Page(s): 857 - 872
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5756477

7. Stationary Fuzzy Fokker?Planck Learning and Stochastic Fuzzy Filtering
Author(s): Kumar, M.; Stoll, N.; Stoll, R.
Page(s): 873 - 889
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5759770

8. Selective H2 and H∞ Stabilization of Takagi?Sugeno Fuzzy Systems
Author(s): Tognetti, E. S.; Oliveira, R. C. L. F.; Peres, P. L. D.
Page(s): 890 - 900
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5763772

9. A Unified Fuzzy Framework for Human-Hand Motion Recognition
Author(s): Ju, Z.; Liu , H.
Page(s): 901 - 913
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5763773

10. Direct Model Reference Takagi?Sugeno Fuzzy Control of SISO Nonlinear Systems
Author(s): Khanesar, M. A.; Kaynak, O.; Teshnehlab, M.
Page(s): 914 - 924
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5763771

11. Noninteracting Adaptive Control of PMSM Using Interval Type-2 Fuzzy Logic Systems
Author(s): Barkat, S.; Tlem?ani, A.; Nouri, H.
Page(s): 925 - 936
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5765669

12. Fuzzy Particle Filter for Video Surveillance
Author(s):Thomas, V.; Ray, A. K.
Page(s): 937 - 945
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5779728

13. Modeling the Skull?Face Overlay Uncertainty Using Fuzzy Sets
Author(s): O. Iabnez, O. Cordon; Damas, S.; Santamaria, J.
Page(s): 946 - 959
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5782952

14. FRBC: A Fuzzy Rule-Based Clustering Algorithm
Author(s): Mansoori, E. G.
Page(s): 960 - 971
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5783910

15. Adaptive Output-Feedback Fuzzy Tracking Control for a Class of Nonlinear Systems
Author(s): Zhou, Q.; Shi , P.; Lu, J.; Xu, S.
Page(s): 972 - 982
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5783911

16. Prediction Interval Construction and Optimization for Adaptive Neurofuzzy Inference Systems
Author(s): Khosravi, A.; Nahavandi, S.; Creighton, D.
Page(s): 983 - 988
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5740335
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3.4 IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development, Vol.3, No.3, September 2011
Posted by: Zhengyou Zhang (zhang@microsoft.com)
Date submitted: October 10th, 2011

The articles can be retrieved on IEEE Xplore:
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/tocresult.jsp?isnumber=5873552
or directly by clicking the individual paper URL below.

Volume 3, Issue 3, September 2011

1. Editorial: TAMD Update
Zhang, Z.
Page(s): 193
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6016505

2. Noise and the Emergence of Rules in Category Learning: A Connectionist Model
Cowell, R.A. French, R.M.
Page(s): 194-206
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5669340

3. Using Object Affordances to Improve Object Recognition
Castellini, C. Tommasi, T. Noceti, N. Odone, F. Caputo, B.
Page(s): 207-215
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5699912

4. Learning Generalizable Control Programs
Hart, S. Grupen, R.
Page(s): 216-231
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5680948

5. A Biologically Inspired Architecture for an Autonomous and Social Robot
Malfaz, M. Castro-Gonzalez, A. Barber, R. Salichs, M.A.
Page(s): 232-246
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5711644

6. Improved Binocular Vergence Control via a Neural Network That Maximizes an Internally Defined Reward
Yiwen Wang Shi, B.E.
Page(s): 247-256
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5734799

7. Emergence of Memory in Reactive Agents Equipped With Environmental Markers
Ji Ryang Chung; Yoonsuck Choe
Page(s): 257-271
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5741011
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3.5 Call for Book Proposals: Wiley/IEEE book series on computational intelligence
Posted by: David Fogel (dfogel@natural-selection.com)
Date submitted: October 11th, 2011

The IEEE Computational Intelligence Society encourages you to submit a book proposal to the Wiley/IEEE book series on computational intelligence, edited by David Fogel. If you have an idea for a book, please contact David directly at dfogel@natural-selection.com to obtain the author's information to prepare your proposal.
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3.6 CFP: Special Issue of IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems: Learning in Nonstationary and Evolving Environments
Posted by: Cesare Alippi (alippi@elet.polimi.it)
Date submitted: October 27th, 2011

Using a computational model to learn under various environments has been a well-researched field that produced relevant results; unfortunately, the majority of these efforts rely on three fundamental assumptions: i) there is a sufficient and representative data set to configure and assess the model performance; ii) data are drawn from a fixed - albeit unknown - distribution; and iii) samples are mostly supposed to be independent. Alas, all these as-sumptions often do not hold in many real-world applications, such as in the analysis of climate or financial data, network intrusion, spam and fraud detection, electricity demand and industrial quality inspection among many others. Recent efforts towards incremental and online learning allow us to relax the "sufficiency" requirement by continuously updating a model to learn from small batches or online data, yet, the data that become available are still assumed to be drawn from a fixed distribution. More recently, approaches commo! ! nly called concept drift - and to some extend domain adaptation - algorithms, possibly in collaboration with change detection tests, have attempted to remove this assumption, by accommodating a stream or batches of data whose underlying distribu-tion changes over time. However, early efforts have made other assumptions, such as restricting the type of faults or changes affecting the system or the distribution and are primarily heuristic in nature with several free parame-ters to be fine-tuned.
Against this background, the need for a general framework to learn from - and adapt to - a changing environ-ment can be hardly overstated. A special issue that discusses the state-of-the-art and latest results on detecting and adapting to changes in underlying data distributions is very timely.
We invite original and unpublished contributions in all areas relevant to learning in a changing environment. Pa-pers must present original work or review the state-of-the-art in the following non-exhaustive list of topics:
- Learning in non-stationary, drifting or dynamic environments
- Adaptive learning in a missing, faulty, limited or unbalanced data context
- Incremental, lifelong and cumulative learning from nonstationary data
- Faults, changes or anomaly detection in data streams
- Domain adaptation
- Data mining from streams of data
- Architectures, techniques and algorithms for learning in such environments
- Applications requiring learning in dynamic and nonstationary environments

IMPORTANT DATES
15 April 2012: Deadline for manuscript submission
15 August 2012: Notification of authors
15 September 2012: Deadline for submission of revised manuscripts
30 September 2012: Final decision
January/February 2013: Special issue publication in the IEEE TNNLS

GUEST EDITORS
Prof. Cesare Alippi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, cesare.alippi@polimi.it
Prof. Robi Polikar, Rowan University, USA, polikar@rowan.edu

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
- Read the information for Authors at http://ieee-cis.org/pubs/tnn/papers/
- Submit the manuscript at the IEEE-TNNLS webpage http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tnn and follow the submission procedure. Please, clearly indicate on the first page of the manuscript and the Author's Cover Letter that the manuscript has been submitted to the Special Issue on Learning in Nonstationary and Evolving Environments. Send also an email to the guest editors to notify about your submission.
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3.7 CFP: Special Issue of IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development: Biologically-Inspired Human-Robot Interactions
Posted by: Zhengyou Zhang (zhang@microsoft.com)
Date submitted: October 10th, 2011

IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development Special Issue on
Biologically-Inspired Human-Robot Interactions

Call for Papers

As robots become more common in our daily activities, human-robot interactions and human-computer interfaces are becoming increasingly important. Despite considerable progress in this relatively new field, very few researchers have paid attention to how the brain, cognition, and underlying biological mechanisms are involved in such interactions.

This call requests papers that bring together fields of study, such as cognitive architectures, computational neuroscience, developmental psychology, machine psychology, and socially affective robotics, to advance the field of human-robot interaction. A robot that shares many of the attributes of the human it is interacting with would not only result in a more sophisticated robot, but it may also cause the human to respond more naturally, and be more willing to cooperate with such a robot.

Submitted papers should further the field of Human-Robot Interaction through biologically inspired algorithms or methods. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
- Brain imaging during human-robot interaction
- Cooperative behavior and/or teamwork with robots and humans
- Emotion and empathy in robotic systems
- Gesture recognition using neural systems
- Human brain activity while interacting with robotic systems
- Human and robot shared or joint attention
- Natural language communication
- Natural vision systems
- Robot imitation of human behavior
- Socially affective robots
- Social cognition
- Space sharing and co-existence between humans and machines
- Theory of mind in robots

Guest Editors
- Frederick C Harris, Jr., University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV, fredh@cse.unr.edu
- Jeffrey Krichmar, University of California, Irvine, Irvine CA, USA, jkrichma@uci.edu
- Hava Siegelmann, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, USA, hava@cs.umass.edu
- Hiroaki Wagatsuma, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu, Japan, waga@brain.kyutech.ac.jp

Two Kinds of Submissions are Possible:
- Regular papers, up to 15 double column pages.
- Correspondence papers either presenting a "perspective" that includes insights into issues of wider scope than a regular paper but without being highly computational in style or presenting concise description of recent technical results, up to 8 double column pages.

Instructions for authors:
http://ieee-cis.org/pubs/tamd/authors/

We are accepting submissions through Manuscript Central at
http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tamd-ieee (please select "Bio-inspired human robot interaction" as the submission type)

When submitting your manuscript, please also cc it to jkrichma@uci.edu, fredh@cse.unr.edu, hava@cs.umass.edu, and waga@brain.kyutech.ac.jp.

Timeline:
December 31, 2011 - Deadline for paper submission
February 15, 2012 - Notification
April 15, 2012 - Final version
May 1, 2012 - Electronic publication
June 15, 2012 - Printed publication
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3.8 CFP: Special Issue of Neural Networks: Autonomous Learning
Posted by: Asim Roy (asim.roy@asu.edu)
Date submitted: October 14th, 2011

Autonomous learning is a very broad term and includes many different kinds of learning. Fundamental to all of them is some kind of a learning algorithm. Whatever the kind of learning, we generally have not been able to deploy the learning systems on a very wide scale, although there certainly are exceptions.

One of the biggest challenges to wider deployment of existing learning systems comes from algorithmic control. Most of the current learning algorithms require parameters to be set individually for almost every problem to be solved. The limitations of the current learning systems, compared to biological ones, was pointed out in a 2007 National Science Foundation (USA) report. Here is a part of the summary of that report:
Biological learners have the ability to learn autonomously, in an ever changing and uncertain world. This property includes the ability to generate their own supervision, select the most informative training samples, produce their own loss function, and evaluate their own performance. More importantly, it appears that biological learners can effectively produce appropriate internal representations for composable percepts - a kind of organizational scaffold - as part of the learning process. By contrast, virtually all current approaches to machine learning typically require a human supervisor to design the learning architecture, select the training examples, design the form of the representation of the training examples, choose the learning algorithm, set the learning parameters, decide when to stop learning, and choose the way in which the performance of the learning algorithm is evaluated. This strong dependence on human supervision is greatly retarding the development an! d ubiquitous deployment autonomous artificial learning systems.

This special issue of Neural Networks will be on the topic of autonomous learning, focusing mainly on automation of learning methods that can avoid the kinds of dependencies highlighted in the NSF report. We invite original and unpublished research contributions on algorithms for any type of learning problem.

RECOMMENDED TOPICS:
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Unsupervised learning systems;
* Autonomous learning of reasoning;
* Autonomous learning of motor control;
* Autonomous control systems and free will;
* Autonomous robotic systems;
* Autonomy as based on internal reward and value systems and their learning and development;
* Autonomous systems and the human situation
* Emergent models of perception, cognition and action
* Emergent cognitive architectures
* Developmental and embodied models of learning

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE:
Prospective authors should visit http://ees.elsevier.com/neunet/ for information on paper submission. On the first page of the manuscript as well as on the cover letter, indicate clearly that the manuscript is submitted to the Neural Networks Special Issue: Autonomous Learning. Manuscripts will be peer reviewed using Neural Networks guidelines.

Manuscript submission due: January 1, 2012
First review completed: April 1, 2012
Revised manuscript due: June 1, 2012
Second review completed, final decisions to authors: July 1, 2012
Final manuscript due: August 1, 2012

Guest editors:
Asim Roy, Arizona State University, USA (asim.roy@asu.edu) (Lead guest editor)
John Taylor, King's College London, UK (john.g.taylor@kcl.ac.uk )
Bruno Apolloni, University of Milan, Italy (apolloni@dsi.unimi.it )
Leonid Perlovsky, Harvard University and The Air Force Research Laboratory, USA (leonid@seas.harvard.edu )
Ali Minai, University of Cincinnati, USA (minaiaa@gmail.com)
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3.9 CFP: Special Issue of Evolutionary Intelligence (Springer): Advances in Learning Classifier Systems
Posted by: Daniele Loiacono (loiacono@elet.polimi.it)
Date submitted: October 30th, 2011

Special issue on Advances in Learning Classifier System.
Evolutionary Intelligence (EI) published by Springer.
CFP available at http://goo.gl/61VBD
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3.10 CFP: International Journal of Computational Intelligence in Control (IJCIC)
Posted by: Eunice Chai (ijcic@dragon.nchu.edu.tw)
Date submitted: October 13th, 2011

IJCIC welcomes your papers!
Contact us at ijcic@dragon.nchu.edu.tw. for further details.
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4 Career Opportunities
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4.1 Research Scientist Position
Posted by: Rajen Bhatt (rajen.bhatt@in.bosch.com)
Date submitted: October 9th, 2011

Research Scientist Position with Corporate Research division at Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Limited at Bangalore, India

Corporate Research division is newly established @ Bangalore, India. Opportunities are ample with such newly established centers and shall require technology incubators for its success over longer run. We need Ph.D.s with 0-10 years of Post PhD experience in Research Labs, Research Industries, R&D Units and have zeal to work in the silicon valley of India, Bangalore. Current areas of our focus are Internet of Things and Services, Cloud Computing, Distributed Computing and Distributed Systems, and Large Scale Data Mining.

Ph.D.s from premier institutions and having experience as mentioned above please send CVs directly to Dr. Rajen Bhatt at rajen.bhatt@in.bosch.com.
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