[Comp-neuro] BRICS-CCI & CBIC 2013 - CFP

guilherme guilherme at deti.ufc.br
Wed Feb 20 17:45:06 CET 2013

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                            *FIRST*  Call FOR PAPERS

  Int'l BRICS Countries Congress on Computational Intelligence (BRICS-CCI)

                        co-located with sister conference

     11th Brazilian Congress on Computational Intelligence (CBIC 2013)

    Recife (Porto de Galinhas beach), Brazil, September 8th-11th, 2013

    Website:  http://www.brics-cci.org  .OR   http://www.cbic2013.org



Nature inspired techniques, soft computation, machine learning and
stochastic models are ubiquitous mainly because their evoked features of
tackling complex problems without necessarily formal prior knowledge
required. This is quite an edge to more traditional approaches in computer
science. Naturally the myriad of approaches and technologies available
seems insurmountable and this is why scientists and practitioners would
profit to joint together to discuss advances as well as to debate creating
and understanding better the challenging tasks of how to design and use
these tools (and theory behind them), effectively. 

The crescent creative novel means to tackle new as well as old problems is
also a challenge to be taught in regular programs, that is why the
organizers have catered for including two schools aimed at students in the
area of Computational Intelligence – they will serve as good introduction
and also specialization for various levels on future scientists and
practitioners. The very many advancements and people that contributed to
the field will be awarded for their deed, alongside competition sessions
and six thematic workshops (symposia) in transversally related areas to
main tracks. Sports, cultural and social agendas will also be well cared
for as plans are to form/enhance international links between participants.
The stunning venue and impressive record of top notch speakers will
certainly make this one of the highlights of the year in Computational


Submission Deadline:           April 19th, 2013
Notification of Acceptance:    July  12th, 2013
Final Papers Due:              July  31th, 2013


Topics of interest are neatly organized in three tracks and classified in
Problems, Approaches and Technologies. The mains tracks are:

1) Neural and Learning Systems;
2) Fuzzy and Stochastic Modeling; and
3) Evolutionary and Swarm Computing. 

The complete list is at

The six planned symposia will have transversal specific topics of
interest, such as: Bioinformatics, Complex Systems, Social Simulation, CI
Apps. in Defense Systems, CI Applications in Industry, and Competitions.  


Alan Kirman (d’Aix Marseille Université, EHESS – France) ** Keynote
Andries Engelbrecht (U. Pretoria – South Africa)
Cristovam Buarque (UNB – Brazil) *** Opening Speech
Derong Liu (University Illinois – USA)
Hani Hagras (University Essex – England)
Hojjat Adeli (Ohio State University – USA) * Keynote speaker & Honorary
Igor Aleksander (Imperial College London – England) * Keynote speaker &
Honorary Chair
Jaime Sichman (USP – Brazil) ** Keynote speaker 
José Carlos Príncipe (University of Florida – USA) * Keynote speaker &
Honorary Chair
Marco Dorigo (Université Libre de Bruxelles – Belgium) * Keynote speaker &
Honorary Chair
Philippe De Wilde (Heriot-Watt University – Scotland)
Ronald Yager (Iona College – USA)
Russell Eberhart (Purdue University – USA) * Keynote speaker & Honorary
Sanaz Mostaghim (KIT – Germany)
Sankar Pal (ISI – India)
Swagatam Das (ISI – India)
Xin Yao (University of Birminham – England)
Yaser Abu-Mostafa (Caltech Institute – USA) ** Keynote speaker
Ying Tan (Peking University – China)
Yuhui Shi (U. Jiaotong-Liverpool – China)


We have already confirmed six special issues of the five journals below
(three more are still pending confirmation): 

+International Journal of Neural Systems (IJNS)
+Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering (ICAE)
+International Journal of Swarm Intelligence Research (IJSIR)
+International Journal of Natural Computing Research (IJNCR)
+International Journal of Machine Learning and Cybernetics (IJMLC) 
+International Journal of Computational Intelligence and Applications
+Linear and NonLinear Models (L&NLM)
+Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society (JBCS)


i) Submissions should be formatted according to the IEEE A4 double column;

templates are at

ii) To allow the proper kind of scientific communication, all papers will
be complete (no short papers). And they can be presented orally as well as
posters. This to be recommended after the evaluation by the Technical
Program Committee.  

iii) Paper types are:

+ Type-O (on-going work): up to 2-page papers for presenting positions,
on-going work and/or interesting ideas. They will be presented orally (15
minutes each, including questions) in the ‘On going work sessions’ and will
be listed in the electronic proceedings (e-proceedings);

+ Type-R (Regular): up to 6-page papers will be presented orally in
regular parallel sessions (15 minutes each, including questions) that will
be published in full in electronic proceedings. Papers maybe be accepted
for presentation as poster, but they will also be entitled to full
publication in electronic proceedings. 

Many good papers will be selected to be published in extended manner in
one of the already confirmed several special journal edition already

+ Type-X (Extended): selected type-R papers will be invited to extension
up to 10 pages and will be presented orally in special parallel sessions
(20 minutes each, including questions). They are all going to be published
extended in special journal editions;

iv) For submissions (both on-going work, regular or extended), use

 https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bricsccicbic2013   [or via

v) For more details please check the website of congress at


(see website for up-to-date list of names)



(B) Prof. Fernando Buarque (University of Pernambuco – Brazil)
(R) Prof. Ildar Batyrshin (Moscow Power Energy Institute – Russia)
(I) Prof. Sankar Pal (Indian Statistical Institute – India)
(C) Prof. Ying Tan (Peking University – China)
(S) Prof. Tshilidzi Marwala (University of Johannesburg – South Africa)

For a complete list of organizers, please check:

We are waiting for your paper & you in the stunning Porto de Galinhas

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