Friday, September 22, 2017

Soft Computing Volume 21, Issue 18, September 2017

Special issue on Innovative Approaches of Softcomputing to Netwoking Systems and Applications

1. Special issue on “Innovative approaches of softcomputing to networking systems and applications”
Author(s): Fatos Xhafa, Leonard Barolli
Pages: 5179-5180

2. Real-time processing of k-NN queries over moving objects
Author(s): Ziqiang Yu, Yuehui Chen, Kun Ma
Pages: 5181-5191

3. The Problem Aware Local Search algorithm: an efficient technique for permutation-based problems
Author(s): Gabriela F. Minetti, Gabriel Luque, Enrique Alba
Pages: 5193-5206

4. Crowdsourced healthcare knowledge creation using patients’ health experience-ontologies
Author(s): Mye Sohn, Sunghwan Jeong, Jongmo Kim, Hyun Jung Lee
Pages: 5207-5221

5. Low-power sensing model considering context transition for location-based services
Author(s): Jae-Hyeon Park, Deok-ki Kim, Dusan Baek, Jung-Won Lee
Pages: 5223-5233

6. A robust algorithm of support vector regression with a trimmed Huber loss function in the primal
Author(s): Chuanfa Chen, Changqing Yan, Na Zhao, Bin Guo, Guolin Liu
Pages: 5235-5243

7. Constructive methods for intuitionistic fuzzy implication operators
Author(s): Yiying Shi, Xuehai Yuan, Yuchun Zhang
Pages: 5245-5264

8. Succinct multi-authority attribute-based access control for circuits with authenticated outsourcing
Author(s): Jie Xu, Qiaoyan Wen, Wenmin Li, Jian Shen, Debiao He
Pages: 5265-5279

9. Modeling and minimizing information distortion in information diffusion through a social network
Author(s): Yaodong Ni, Liu Ning, Hua Ke, Xiaoyu Ji
Pages: 5281-5293

10. A discrete firefly algorithm to solve a rich vehicle routing problem modelling a newspaper distribution system with recycling policy
Author(s): Eneko Osaba, Xin-She Yang, Fernando Diaz, Enrique Onieva
Pages: 5295-5308

11. Assessing users’ emotion at interaction time: a multimodal approach with multiple sensors
Author(s): Vinícius P. Gonçalves, Gabriel T. Giancristofaro, Geraldo P. R. Filho
Pages: 5309-5323

12. Randomly attracted firefly algorithm with neighborhood search and dynamic parameter adjustment mechanism
Author(s): Hui Wang, Zhihua Cui, Hui Sun, Shahryar Rahnamayan, Xin-She Yang
Pages: 5325-5339

13. Prediction of technical efficiency and financial crisis of Taiwan’s information and communication technology industry with decision tree and DEA
Author(s): Tzu-Chiang Chiang, Pei-Yun Cheng, Fang-Yie Leu
Pages: 5341-5353

14. Failure mode and effect analysis using MULTIMOORA method with continuous weighted entropy under interval-valued intuitionistic fuzzy environment
Author(s): Hao Zhao, Jian-Xin You, Hu-Chen Liu
Pages: 5355-5367

15. A genetic-based effective approach to path-planning of autonomous underwater glider with upstream-current avoidance in variable oceans
Author(s): Chien-Chou Shih, Mong-Fong Horng, Tien-Szu Pan, Jeng-Shyang Pan
Pages: 5369-5386

16. Stock market trend prediction using AHP and weighted kernel LS-SVM
Author(s): Ivana Marković, Miloš Stojanović, Jelena Stanković, Milena Stanković
Pages: 5387-5398

17. Universal partially evolved parallelization of MOEA/D for multi-objective optimization on message-passing clusters
Author(s): Weiqin Ying, Yuehong Xie, Yu Wu, Bingshen Wu, Shiyun Chen, Weipeng He
Pages: 5399-5412

18. Model approach to grammatical evolution: deep-structured analyzing of model and representation
Author(s): Pei He, Zelin Deng, Chongzhi Gao, Xiuni Wang, Jin Li
Pages: 5413-5423

19. Cognitive gravitation model-based relative transformation for classification
Author(s): Yaxin Sun, Guihua Wen
Pages: 5425-5441

20. Selectively densified 3D object modeling based on regions of interest detection using neural gas networks
Author(s): Ana-Maria Cretu, Maude Chagnon-Forget, Pierre Payeur
Pages: 5443-5455

21. Simulated annealing based GRASP for Pareto-optimal dissimilar paths problem
Author(s): Linzhong Liu, Haibo Mu, Juhua Yang
Pages: 5457-5473

22. Dynamic Adaptive Ant Lion Optimizer applied to route planning for unmanned aerial vehicle
Author(s): Peng Yao, Honglun Wang
Pages: 5475-5488

23. An I-TODIM method for multi-attribute decision making with interval numbers
Author(s): Yanping Jiang, Xia Liang, Haiming Liang
Pages: 5489-5506

24. A currency exchange rate model with jumps in uncertain environment
Author(s): Xiaoyu Ji, Huishan Wu
Pages: 5507-5514

25. An approach for solving a fuzzy bilevel programming problem through nearest interval approximation approach and KKT optimality conditions
Author(s): Aihong Ren, Yuping Wang
Pages: 5515-5526

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Neural Networks, Volume 94, Pages 1-274, October 2017

1. Maximum likelihood optimal and robust Support Vector Regression with lncosh loss function
Author(s): Omer Karal
Pages: 1-12

2. Kernel dynamic policy programming: Applicable reinforcement learning to robot systems with high dimensional states
Author(s): Yunduan Cui, Takamitsu Matsubara, Kenji Sugimoto 
Pages: 13-23

3. Periodicity and stability for variable-time impulsive neural networks
Author(s): Hongfei Li, Chuandong Li, Tingwen Huang 
Pages: 24-33

4. Piecewise convexity of artificial neural networks
Author(s): Blaine Rister, Daniel L. Rubin 
Pages: 34-45

5. Global synchronization in finite time for fractional-order neural networks with discontinuous activations and time delays
Author(s): Xiao Peng, Huaiqin Wu, Ka Song, Jiaxin Shi 
Pages: 46-54

6. Decomposition approach to the stability of recurrent neural networks with asynchronous time delays in quaternion field
Author(s): Dandan Zhang, Kit Ian Kou, Yang Liu, Jinde Cao 
Pages: 55-66

7. Global Mittag-Leffler stability analysis of fractional-order impulsive neural networks with one-side Lipschitz condition
Author(s): Xinxin Zhang, Peifeng Niu, Yunpeng Ma, Yanqiao Wei, Guoqiang Li 
Pages: 67-75

8. Stability and synchronization of fractional-order memristive neural networks with multiple delays
Author(s): Liping Chen, Jinde Cao, Ranchao Wu, J.A. Tenreiro Machado, António M. Lopes, Hejun Yang 
Pages: 76-85

9. Effects of additional data on Bayesian clustering
Author(s): Keisuke Yamazaki 
Pages: 86-95

10. Limitations of shallow nets approximation
Author(s): Shao-Bo Lin 
Pages: 96-102

11. Error bounds for approximations with deep ReLU networks
Author(s): Dmitry Yarotsky 
Pages: 103-114

12. A novel deep learning algorithm for incomplete face recognition: Low-rank-recovery network
Author(s): Jianwei Zhao, Yongbiao Lv, Zhenghua Zhou, Feilong Cao 
Pages: 115-124

13. Dynamic response and transfer function of social systems: A neuro-inspired model of collective human activity patterns
Author(s): Ilias N. Lymperopoulos 
Pages: 125-140

14. Bump competition and lattice solutions in two-dimensional neural fields
Author(s): August Romeo, Hans Supèr 
Pages: 141-158

15. Few-shot learning in deep networks through global prototyping
Author(s): Sebastian Blaes, Thomas Burwick 
Pages: 159-172

16. Robustness of learning algorithms using hinge loss with outlier indicators
Author(s): Takafumi Kanamori, Shuhei Fujiwara, Akiko Takeda 
Pages: 173-191

17. Efficient dynamic graph construction for inductive semi-supervised learning
Author(s): F. Dornaika, R. Dahbi, A. Bosaghzadeh, Y. Ruichek 
Pages: 192-203

18. F-norm distance metric based robust 2DPCA and face recognition
Author(s): Tao Li, Mengyuan Li, Quanxue Gao, Deyan Xie 
Pages: 204-211

19. Recurrent networks with soft-thresholding nonlinearities for lightweight coding
Author(s): Mohammad Mehdi Kafashan, ShiNung Ching 
Pages: 212-219

20. Efficient hardware implementation of the subthalamic nucleus–external globus pallidus oscillation system and its dynamics investigation
Author(s): Shuangming Yang, Xile Wei, Jiang Wang, Bin Deng, Chen Liu, Haitao Yu, Huiyan Li 
Pages: 220-238

21. Efficient construction of sparse radial basis function neural networks using image-regularization
Author(s): Xusheng Qian, He Huang, Xiaoping Chen, Tingwen Huang 
Pages: 239-254

22. Stochastic separation theorems
Author(s): A.N. Gorban, I.Y. Tyukin 
Pages: 255-259

23. Discriminative clustering on manifold for adaptive transductive classification
Author(s): Zhao Zhang, Lei Jia, Min Zhang, Bing Li, Li Zhang, Fanzhang Li 
Pages: 260-273

Saturday, September 9, 2017

IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, Vol. 9, No. 3, 2017

1. SNet: Co-Developing Artificial Retinas and Predictive Internal Models for Real Robots
Author(s): R. Santos, R. Ferreira, A. Cardoso and A. Bernardino
Pages: 213 - 222

2. Multilevel Behavioral Synchronization in a Joint Tower-Building Task
Author(s): M.I. Coco, L. Badino, P. Cipresso, A. Chirico, E. Ferrari, G. Riva, A. Gaggioli and A. D’Ausilio
Pages: 223 - 233

3. Dogs as Behavior Models for Companion Robots: How Can Human–Dog Interactions Assist Social Robotics?
Author(s): G. Lakatos
Pages: 234 - 240

4. Bio-Inspired Embedded Vision System for Autonomous Micro-Robots: The LGMD Case
Author(s): C. Hu, F. Arvin, C. Xiong and S. Yue
Pages: 241 - 254

5. Online Algorithm for Robots to Learn Object Concepts and Language Model
Author(s): J. Nishihara, T. Nakamura and T. Nagai
Pages: 255 - 268

6. A Partial Contour Similarity-Based Approach to Visual Affordances in Habile Agents
Author(s): T. E. Horton and R. St. Amant
Pages: 269 - 280

7. Multichannel EEG-Based Emotion Recognition via Group Sparse Canonical Correlation Analysis
Author(s): W. Zheng
Pages: 281 - 290

Sunday, September 3, 2017

IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems; Volume 28, Issue 9, September 2017.

1. Semisupervised Feature Selection Based on Relevance and Redundancy Criteria
Author(s): Jin Xu; Bo Tang; Haibo He; Hong Man
Pages: 1974 - 1984

2. Visual Recognition by Learning From Web Data via Weakly Supervised Domain Generalization
Author(s): Li Niu; Wen Li; Dong Xu; Jianfei Cai
Pages: 1985 - 1999

3. The Growing Hierarchical Neural Gas Self-Organizing Neural Network
Author(s): Esteban J. Palomo; Ezequiel López-Rubio
Pages: 2000 - 2009

4. A Novel Locally Linear KNN Method With Applications to Visual Recognition
Author(s): Qingfeng Liu; Chengjun Liu
Pages: 2010 - 2021

5. An Approach to Stable Gradient-Descent Adaptation of Higher Order Neural Units
Author(s): Ivo Bukovsky; Noriyasu Homma
Pages: 2022 - 2034

6. Descriptor Learning via Supervised Manifold Regularization for Multioutput Regression
Author(s): Xiantong Zhen; Mengyang Yu; Ali Islam; Mousumi Bhaduri; Ian Chan; Shuo Li
Pages: 2035 - 2047

7. Online Learning of Hierarchical Pitman–Yor Process Mixture of Generalized Dirichlet Distributions With Feature Selection
Author(s): Wentao Fan; Hassen Sallay; Nizar Bouguila
Pages: 2048 - 2061

8. A Novel Neural Network for Generally Constrained Variational Inequalities
Author(s): Xingbao Gao; Li-Zhi Liao
Pages: 2062 - 2075

9. Budget Online Learning Algorithm for Least Squares SVM
Author(s): Ling Jian; Shuqian Shen; Jundong Li; Xijun Liang; Lei Li
Pages: 2076 - 2087

10. Integral Sliding Mode Fault-Tolerant Control for Uncertain Linear Systems Over Networks With Signals Quantization
Author(s): Li-Ying Hao; Ju H. Park; Dan Ye
Pages: 2088 - 2100

11. Neural Network-Based Passive Filtering for Delayed Neutral-Type Semi-Markovian Jump Systems
Author(s): Peng Shi; Fanbiao Li; Ligang Wu; Cheng-Chew Lim
Pages: 2101 - 2114

12. Online Regression for Data With Changepoints Using Gaussian Processes and Reusable Models
Author(s): Robert C. Grande; Thomas J. Walsh; Girish Chowdhary; Sarah Ferguson; Jonathan P. How
Pages: 2115 - 2128

13. Large-Cone Nonnegative Matrix Factorization
Author(s): Tongliang Liu; Mingming Gong; Dacheng Tao
Pages: 2129 - 2142

14. Containment Control for Second-Order Multiagent Systems Communicating Over Heterogeneous Networks
Author(s): Jiahu Qin; Wei Xing Zheng; Huijun Gao; Qichao Ma; Weiming Fu
Pages: 2143 - 2155

15. Predictor-Based Neural Dynamic Surface Control for Uncertain Nonlinear Systems in Strict-Feedback Form
Author(s): Zhouhua Peng; Dan Wang; Jun Wang
Pages: 2156 - 2167

16. Robust Image Regression Based on the Extended Matrix Variate Power Exponential Distribution of Dependent Noise
Author(s): Lei Luo; Jian Yang; Jianjun Qian; Ying Tai; Gui-Fu Lu
Pages: 2168 - 2182

17. Smooth Neuroadaptive PI Tracking Control of Nonlinear Systems With Unknown and Nonsmooth Actuation Characteristics
Author(s): Yongduan Song; Junxia Guo; Xiucai Huang
Pages: 2183 - 2195

18. Methodology of Recurrent Laguerre–Volterra Network for Modeling Nonlinear Dynamic Systems
Author(s): Kunling Geng; Vasilis Z. Marmarelis
Pages: 2196 - 2208

19. Dynamic Surface Control for a Class of Nonlinear Feedback Linearizable Systems With Actuator Failures
Author(s): Kendrick Amezquita Semprun; Lin Yan; Waseem Aslam Butt; Peter C. Y. Chen
Pages: 2209 - 2214

20. A New Powered Lower Limb Prosthesis Control Framework Based on Adaptive Dynamic Programming
Author(s): Yue Wen; Jennie Si; Xiang Gao; Stephanie Huang; He Helen Huang
Pages: 2215 - 2220

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Evolving Systems, Volume 8, Issue 3, September 2017

1. A new type of distance metric and its use for clustering
Author(s): Xiaowei Gu, Plamen P. Angelov, Dmitry Kangin, Jose C. Principe
Pages: 167-177

2. A mutual information based online evolving clustering approach and its applications
Author(s): Fling Tseng, Dimitar Filev, Ratna Babu Chinnam
Pages: 179-191

3. Immersive visualisation of 3-dimensional spiking neural networks
Author(s): Stefan Marks
Pages: 193-201

4. Design of spiking neural networks for blood pressure prediction during general anesthesia: considerations for optimizing results
Author(s): Go Hamano, Andrew Lowe, David Cumin
Pages: 203-210

5. Discrete-time Kalman filter for Takagi–Sugeno fuzzy models
Author(s): L. A. Páramo-Carranza, J. A. Meda-Campaña, José de Jesús Rubio
Pages: 211-219

6. Improved discrete particle swarm optimization for solving the practical sensors deployment
Author(s): Xu Jian, Zhang Tong-Yi, Huang Wei, Hu Ming-yi
Pages: 221-231

7. Environmental economic dispatch using improved artificial bee colony algorithm
Author(s): Shokoufeh Sharifi, Mahsa Sedaghat, Payam Farhadi, Noradin Ghadimi
Pages: 233-242

Monday, August 28, 2017

Soft Computing, Volume 21, Issue 17, September 2017

1. Adaptive nesting of evolutionary algorithms for the optimization of Microgrid’s sizing and operation scheduling
Author(s): R. Mallol-Poyato, S. Jiménez-Fernández, P. Díaz-Villar, S. Salcedo-Sanz
Pages: 4845-4857

2. Multi-stage evolution of single- and multi-objective MCLP
Author(s): Helge Spieker, Alexander Hagg, Adam Gaier, Stefanie Meilinger
Pages: 4859-4872

3. Optimizing satisfaction in a multi-courses allocation problem combined with a timetabling problem
Author(s): Ana-Maria Nogareda, David Camacho
Pages: 4873-4882

4. Solving complex multi-UAV mission planning problems using multi-objective genetic algorithms
Author(s): Cristian Ramirez-Atencia, Gema Bello-Orgaz, María D. R-Moreno
Pages: 4883-4900

5. Large neighborhood search for the most strings with few bad columns problem
Author(s): Evelia Lizárraga, Maria J. Blesa, Christian Blum, Günther R. Raidl
Pages: 4901-4915

6. Non-intrusive quantification of performance and its relationship to mood
Author(s): Davide Carneiro, André Pimenta, José Neves, Paulo Novais
Pages: 4917-4923

7. Formal framework for distributed swarm computing: abstract model and properties
Author(s): Amelia Bădică, Costin Bădică
Pages: 4925-4938

8. A simulation-based quantitative analysis on the topological heritability of Dandelion-encoded meta-heuristics for tree optimization problems
Author(s): Cristina Perfecto, Miren Nekane Bilbao, Javier Del Ser, Armando Ferro
Pages: 4939-4952

9. Logic of approximate entailment in quasimetric and in metric spaces
Author(s): Thomas Vetterlein
Pages: 4953-4961

10. A multi-tier adaptive grid algorithm for the evolutionary multi-objective optimisation of complex problems
Author(s): Shahin Rostami, Alex Shenfield
Pages: 4963-4979

11. Lexicographic pseudo effect algebras
Author(s): Anatolij Dvurečenskij
Pages: 4981-4994

12. A face recognition system based on convolution neural network using multiple distance face
Author(s): Hae-Min Moon, Chang Ho Seo, Sung Bum Pan
Pages: 4995-5002

13. An r-dominance-based preference multi-objective optimization for many-objective optimization
Author(s): Ruochen Liu, Xiaolin Song, Lingfen Fang, Licheng Jiao
Pages: 5003-5024

14. A preference-based multi-objective evolutionary algorithm using preference selection radius
Author(s): Jianjie Hu, Guo Yu, Jinhua Zheng, Juan Zou
Pages: 5025-5051

15. Determining the optimal number of body-worn sensors for human activity recognition
Author(s): Ömer Faruk Ertuǧrul, Yılmaz Kaya
Pages: 5053-5060

16. Multi-attribute group decision making approach based on interval-valued intuitionistic fuzzy sets and evidential reasoning methodology
Author(s): Seyed Erfan Mohammadi, Ahmad Makui
Pages: 5061-5080

17. Opposition-based particle swarm optimization with adaptive mutation strategy
Author(s): Wenyong Dong, Lanlan Kang, Wensheng Zhang
Pages: 5081-5090

18. Firefly algorithm with adaptive control parameters
Author(s): Hui Wang, Xinyu Zhou, Hui Sun, Xiang Yu, Jia Zhao, Hai Zhang
Pages: 5091-5102

19. A binary PSO approach to mine high-utility itemsets
Author(s): Jerry Chun-Wei Lin, Lu Yang, Philippe Fournier-Viger, Tzung-Pei Hong
Pages: 5103-5121

Friday, August 11, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Technical cosponsor: IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society

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

Call for Papers and Special Sessions
Prospective authors are invited to contribute high-quality papers to ICACI 2018. In addition, proposals for special sessions within the technical scopes of the conference are solicited. Special sessions, to be organized by internationally recognized experts, aim to bring together researchers in special focused topics. A special session proposal should include the session title, a brief description of the scope and motivation, names, contact information and brief biographical information on the organizers. Researchers interested in organizing special sessions are invited to submit formal proposals to the special sessions chairs (, or

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

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

For latest and additional information, please visit

Call for Papers - WCCI 2018

2018 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence

 8-13 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:
  • 2018 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2018 - co-sponsored by International Neural Network Society - INNS)
  • 2018 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE 2018)
  • 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.

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:
  • Cesare Alippi (IJCNN), Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Patricia Melin (FUZZ-IEEE), Tijuana Institute of Technology, Mexico
  • Chuan-Kang Ting (CEC), National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
  • Mengjie Zhang (Cross-Disciplinary and CI Applications), School of Engineering & Computer Science, New Zealand


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:
Keeley Crocket, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Andre Carvalho, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Carmelo Filho, University of Pernambuco, Brazil


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

Simon Lucas, University of Essex, UK
Chang-Shing Lee, National University of Tainan, Taiwan


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:

Richard Duro, University of Coruna, Spain
Robi Polikar, Rowan University, USA

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


CFP: IEEE TFS Special Issue on Uncertain Multi-Criteria Decision Making Using Evolutionary Algorithms


Uncertain multi-criteria decision making (UMCDM) is to select or rank objects based on the evaluation done by the decision-maker on several criteria under uncertainty. UMCDM has been proved as a useful means in diverse fields like management, finance, economics, education, environmental protection, medicine, engineering and so on. Due to numerous successful applications, it becomes more and more prevailing.

It becomes quite a challenging task, as far as the solution methodologies of UMCDM is concerned. The complexity becomes more and more significant in terms of problem size (e.g., number of criteria, size of the search space). Moreover, the solution time has to be reasonable for most of the problems encountered in practice. Hence, the development of advanced multi-criteria evolutionary algorithms has been widely investigated.

This Special Issue aims to collect the most recent outstanding contributions in both theory and practice, which apply evolutionary algorithms to solve multi-criteria decision making problems under uncertain environments. The original studies that propose novel multi-criteria decision making models under uncertainty and creative solution methodologies by classical and/or evolutionary algorithms are especially welcome.


The topics include but are not limited to:
  • Theoretical foundations of UMCDM
  • Evolutionary computation in UMCDM
  • Innovative applications on UMCDM
  • Multi-criteria decision support systems and knowledge-based systems
  • Risk analysis/modelling, sensitivity/robustness analysis


All authors should read ‘Information for Authors’ before submitting a manuscript

Submissions should be through the IEEE TFS journal website

It is essential that your manuscript is identified as a Special Issue contribution:
  • Ensure you choose ‘Special Issue’ when submitting.
  • A cover letter must be included which includes the title ‘Special Issue on Uncertain Multi-Criteria Decision Making Using Evolutionary Algorithms (DMEA)’


  • 31 December 2017: Submission deadline
  • 31 March 2018: Notification of the first round review
  • 31 May 2018: Revised submission due
  • 31 July 2018: Final notice of acceptance/reject
  • October 2018: Special Issue publication


Prof. Xiang Li
Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China

Prof. Samarjit Kar
National Institute of Technology Durgapur, Durgapur, India

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, Volume 25, Issue 4, August 2017

1. Admissibility Analysis and Control Synthesis for T–S Fuzzy Descriptor Systems
Author(s): L. Qiao, Q. Zhang and G. Zhang
Pages: 729-740

2. A Fitting Model for Feature Selection With Fuzzy Rough Sets
Author(s): C. Wang, Y. Qi, M. Shao, Q. Hu, D. Chen, Y. Qian and Y. Lin
Pages: 741-753

3. Subspace-Based Takagi–Sugeno Modeling for Improved LMI Performance
Author(s): R. Robles, A. Sala, M. Bernal and T. González
Pages: 754-767

4. Maxitive Belief Structures and Imprecise Possibility Distributions
Author(s): R. R. Yager and N. Alajlan
Pages: 768-774

5. An SOS-Based Control Lyapunov Function Design for Polynomial Fuzzy Control of Nonlinear Systems
Author(s): R. Furqon, Y. J. Chen, M. Tanaka, K. Tanaka and H. O. Wang
Pages: 775-787

6. Measuring Similarity and Ordering Based on Interval Type-2 Fuzzy Numbers
Author(s): G. Hesamian
Pages: 788-798

7. Statistical Inference in Rough Set Theory Based on Kolmogorov–Smirnov Goodness-of-Fit Test
Author(s): D. Hu, X. Yu and J. Wang
Pages: 799-812

8. Event-Triggered Control for Nonlinear Systems Under Unreliable Communication Links
Author(s): H. Li, Z. Chen, L. Wu and H. K. Lam
Pages: 813-824

9. Active Sample Selection Based Incremental Algorithm for Attribute Reduction With Rough Sets
Author(s): Y. Yang, D. Chen and H. Wang
Pages: 825-838

10. Generalized Adaptive Fuzzy Rule Interpolation
Author(s): L. Yang, F. Chao and Q. Shen
Pages: 839-853

11. State-Based Decentralized Diagnosis of Bi-Fuzzy Discrete Event Systems
Author(s): W. Deng and D. Qiu
Pages: 854-867

12. Detection of Resource Overload in Conditions of Project Ambiguity
Author(s): M. Pelikán, H. Štiková and I. Vrana
Pages: 868-877

13. Reachable Set Estimation of T–S Fuzzy Systems With Time-Varying Delay
Author(s): Z. Feng, W. X. Zheng and L. Wu
Pages: 878-891, Aug. 2017.

14. Graph Matching Using Hierarchical Fuzzy Graph Neural Networks
Author(s): D. Krleža and K. Fertalj
Pages: 892-904

15. Robust Tracking Control of MIMO Underactuated Nonlinear Systems With Dead-Zone Band and Delayed Uncertainty Using an Adaptive Fuzzy Control
Author(s): T. S. Wu, M. Karkoub, H. Wang, H. S. Chen and T. H. Chen
Pages: 905-918

16. Using Fuzzy Logic to Leverage HTML Markup for Web Page Representation
Author(s): A. P. García-Plaza, V. Fresno, R. M. Unanue and A. Zubiaga
Pages: 919-933

17. Intelligent Decision Support System for Detection and Root Cause Analysis of Faults in Coal Mills
Author(s): V. Agrawal, B. K. Panigrahi and P. M. V. Subbarao
Pages: 934-944

18. Models of Mathematical Programming for Intuitionistic Multiplicative Preference Relations
Author(s): Z. Zhang and W. PedryczZ. Zhang and W. Pedrycz
Pages: 945-957

19. Stability and Stabilization Analysis of Positive Polynomial Fuzzy Systems With Time Delay Considering Piecewise Membership Functions
Author(s): X. Li, H. K. Lam, F. Liu and X. Zhao
Pages: 958-971

20. Reachability in Fuzzy Game Graphs
Author(s): H. Pan, Y. Li, Y. Cao and D. Li
Pages: 972-984

21. A Linear Programming Approach for Minimizing a Linear Function Subject to Fuzzy Relational Inequalities With Addition–Min Composition
Author(s): S. M. Guu and Y. K. Wu
Pages: 985-992

22. Type-2 Fuzzy Entropy Sets
Author(s): L. Miguel, H. Santos, M. Sesma-Sara, B. Bedregal, A. Jurio, H. Bustince, and H. Hagras
Pages: 993-1005

23. A Hierarchical Fused Fuzzy Deep Neural Network for Data Classification
Author(s): Y. Deng, Z. Ren, Y. Kong, F. Bao and Q. Dai
Pages: 1006-1012

24. Extending Information-Theoretic Validity Indices for Fuzzy Clustering
Author(s): Y. Lei, J. C. Bezdek, J. Chan, N. X. Vinh, S. Romano and J. Bailey
Pages: 1013-1018

Friday, August 4, 2017

Neural Networks, Volume 93, Pages 1-266, September 2017

1. A new method for quantifying the performance of EEG blind source separation algorithms by referencing a simultaneously recorded ECoG signal   
Author(s): Naoya Oosugi, Keiichi Kitajo, Naomi Hasegawa, Yasuo Nagasaka, Kazuo Okanoya, Naotaka Fujii
Pages: 1-6

2. An online supervised learning method based on gradient descent for spiking neurons   
Author(s): Yan Xu, Jing Yang, Shuiming Zhong
Pages: 7-20

3. Cellular computational generalized neuron network for frequency situational intelligence in a multi-machine power system   
Author(s): Yawei Wei, Ganesh Kumar Venayagamoorthy
Pages: 21-35

4. Sparse subspace clustering for data with missing entries and high-rank matrix completion   
Author(s): Jicong Fan, Tommy W.S. Chow
Pages: 36-44

5. Hybrid neuro-heuristic methodology for simulation and control of dynamic systems over time interval   
Author(s): Marcin Woźniak, Dawid Połap
Pages: 45-56

6. Emergence of ultrafast sparsely synchronized rhythms and their responses to external stimuli in an inhomogeneous small-world complex neuronal network   
Author(s): Sang-Yoon Kim, Woochang Lim
Pages: 57-75

7. Ordinal regression based on learning vector quantization   
Author(s): Fengzhen Tang, Peter Tiňo
Pages: 76-88

8. Synchronization of stochastic reaction–diffusion neural networks with Dirichlet boundary conditions and unbounded delays   
Author(s): Yin Sheng, Zhigang Zeng
Pages: 89-98

9. Nonredundant sparse feature extraction using autoencoders with receptive fields clustering   
Author(s): Babajide O. Ayinde, Jacek M. Zurada
Pages: 99-109

10. Fractional-order leaky integrate-and-fire model with long-term memory and power law dynamics   
Author(s): Wondimu W. Teka, Ranjit Kumar Upadhyay, Argha Mondal
Pages: 110-125

11. Collective neurodynamic optimization for economic emission dispatch problem considering valve point effect in microgrid   
Author(s): Tiancai Wang, Xing He, Tingwen Huang, Chuandong Li, Wei Zhang
Pages: 126-136

12. Bayesian geodesic path for human motor control   
Author(s): Ken Takiyama
Pages: 137-142

13. Pinning synchronization of memristor-based neural networks with time-varying delays   
Author(s): Zhanyu Yang, Biao Luo, Derong Liu, Yueheng Li
Pages: 143-151

14. Memristor standard cellular neural networks computing in the flux–charge domain   
Author(s): Mauro Di Marco, Mauro Forti, Luca Pancioni
Pages: 152-164

15. Master–slave exponential synchronization of delayed complex-valued memristor-based neural networks via impulsive control   
Author(s): Xiaofan Li, Jian-an Fang, Huiyuan Li
Pages: 165-175

16. Hybrid impulsive and switching Hopfield neural networks with state-dependent impulses   
Author(s): Xianxiu Zhang, Chuandong Li, Tingwen Huang
Pages: 176-184

17. Deep neural mapping support vector machines   
Author(s): Yujian Li, Ting Zhang
Pages: 185-194

18. Adaptive near-optimal neuro controller for continuous-time nonaffine nonlinear systems with constrained input   
Author(s): Kasra Esfandiari, Farzaneh Abdollahi, Heidar Ali Talebi
Pages: 195-204

19. Robust recursive absolute value inequalities discriminant analysis with sparseness   
Author(s): Chun-Na Li, Zeng-Rong Zheng, Ming-Zeng Liu, Yuan-Hai Shao, Wei-Jie Chen
Pages: 205-218

20. Accelerating deep neural network training with inconsistent stochastic gradient descent   
Author(s): Linnan Wang, Yi Yang, Renqiang Min, Srimat Chakradhar
Pages: 219-229

21. Multi-scale modeling of altered synaptic plasticity related to Amyloid image effects   
Author(s): Takumi Matsuzawa, László Zalányi, Tamás Kiss, Péter Érdi
Pages: 230-239

22. Novel density-based and hierarchical density-based clustering algorithms for uncertain data   
Author(s): Xianchao Zhang, Han Liu, Xiaotong Zhang
Pages: 240-255

23. Recommender system based on scarce information mining   
Author(s): Wei Lu, Fu-lai Chung, Kunfeng Lai, Liang Zhang
Pages: 256-266

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, Volume 28, Issue 8, August 2017

1. A Survey of Memristive Threshold Logic Circuits
Author(s): Akshay Kumar Maan; Deepthi Anirudhan Jayadevi; Alex Pappachen James
Page(s): 1734 - 1746

2. A Collective Neurodynamic Approach to Distributed Constrained Optimization
Author(s): Qingshan Liu; Shaofu Yang; Jun Wang
Page(s): 1747 - 1758

3. Spectrum-Diverse Neuroevolution With Unified Neural Models
Author(s): Danilo Vasconcellos Vargas; Junichi Murata
Page(s): 1759 - 1773

4. Designing and Implementation of Stable Sinusoidal Rough-Neural Identifier
Author(s): Ghasem Ahmadi; Mohammad Teshnehlab
Page(s): 1774 - 1786

5. MR-NTD: Manifold Regularization Nonnegative Tucker Decomposition for Tensor Data Dimension Reduction and Representation
Author(s): Xutao Li; Michael K. Ng; Gao Cong; Yunming Ye; Qingyao Wu
Page(s): 1787 - 1800

6. Understanding Social Causalities Behind Human Action Sequences
Author(s): Ruichu Cai; Zhenjie Zhang; Zhifeng Hao; Marianne Winslett
Page(s): 1801 - 1813

7. Bridging the Gap Between Imitation Learning and Inverse Reinforcement Learning
Author(s): Bilal Piot; Matthieu Geist; Olivier Pietquin
Page(s): 1814 - 1826

8. Passivity of Directed and Undirected Complex Dynamical Networks With Adaptive Coupling Weights
Author(s): Jin-Liang Wang; Huai-Ning Wu; Tingwen Huang; Shun-Yan Ren; Jigang Wu
Page(s): 1827 - 1839

9. Stability of Markovian Jump Generalized Neural Networks With Interval Time-Varying Delays
Author(s): Ramasamy Saravanakumar; Muhammed Syed Ali; Choon Ki Ahn; Hamid Reza Karimi; Peng Shi
Page(s): 1840 - 1850

10. Shrinkage Degree in L2-Rescale Boosting for Regression
Author(s): Lin Xu; Shaobo Lin; Yao Wang; Zongben Xu
Page(s): 1851 - 1864

11. Extending the Peak Bandwidth of Parameters for Softmax Selection in Reinforcement Learning
Author(s): Kazunori Iwata
Page(s): 1865 - 1877

12. Exponential Synchronization of Memristive Neural Networks With Delays: Interval Matrix Method
Author(s): Xinsong Yang; Jinde Cao; Jinling Liang
Page(s): 1878 - 1888

13. A Memristive Multilayer Cellular Neural Network With Applications to Image Processing
Author(s): Xiaofang Hu; Gang Feng; Shukai Duan; Lu Liu
Page(s): 1889 - 1901

14. An Adaptive NN-Based Approach for Fault-Tolerant Control of Nonlinear Time-Varying Delay Systems With Unmodeled Dynamics
Author(s): Shen Yin; Hongyan Yang; Huijun Gao; Jianbin Qiu; Okyay Kaynak
Page(s): 1902 - 1913

15. Lazy-Learning-Based Data-Driven Model-Free Adaptive Predictive Control for a Class of Discrete-Time Nonlinear Systems
Author(s): Zhongsheng Hou; Shida Liu; Taotao Tian
Page(s): 1914 - 1928

16. Hamiltonian-Driven Adaptive Dynamic Programming for Continuous Nonlinear Dynamical Systems
Author(s): Yongliang Yang; Donald Wunsch; Yixin Yin
Page(s): 1929 - 1940

17. Event-Triggered Adaptive Dynamic Programming for Continuous-Time Systems With Control Constraints
Author(s): Lu Dong; Xiangnan Zhong; Changyin Sun; Haibo He
Page(s): 1941 - 1952

18. Dynamical Analysis of the Hindmarsh–Rose Neuron With Time Delays
Author(s): S. Lakshmanan; C. P. Lim; S. Nahavandi; M. Prakash; P. Balasubramaniam
Page(s): 1953 - 1958

19. Adaptation to New Microphones Using Artificial Neural Networks With Trainable Activation Functions
Author(s): Sabato Marco Siniscalchi; Valerio Mario Salerno
Page(s): 1959 - 1965

20. Design of Probabilistic Boolean Networks Based on Network Structure and Steady-State Probabilities
Author(s): Koichi Kobayashi; Kunihiko Hiraishi
Page(s): 1966 - 1971