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IJCCI is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


The purpose of the International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence – IJCCI - is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested on the field of Computational Intelligence both from theoretical and application perspectives. Four simultaneous tracks will be held covering different aspects of Computational Intelligence, including evolutionary computation, fuzzy computation, neural computation and cognitive and hybrid systems. The connection of these areas in all their wide range of approaches and applications forms the International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence. Papers describing original work are invited in any of the areas and topics listed below. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of IJCCI with an ISBN. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research reports and work-in-progress reports are welcome. There will be both oral and poster sessions. Workshops, providing a more interactive and focused platform for presenting and discussing new and emerging ideas or special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentation are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in presenting a demo or holding a tutorial are invited to contact the conference secretariat.


Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:



  • Memetic Algorithms
  • Evolutionary Search and Meta-heuristics
  • Representation Techniques
  • Applications: Games and Entertainment Technologies, Evolutionary Robotics, Evolutionary Art and Design, Industrial and Real World applications, Computational Economics and Finance
  • Co-evolution and Collective Behavior
  • Genetic Algorithms
  • Evolutionary Multi-objective Optimization
  • Swarm/Collective Intelligence
  • Ant Colony Optimization
  • Evolutionary Learning Systems
  • Evolvable Computing
  • Evolvable/Adaptive Hardware and Systems


  • Approximate Reasoning and Fuzzy Inference
  • Fuzzy Control
  • Applications: Fuzzy Systems in Robotics, Fuzzy Image, Speech and Signal Processing, Vision and Multimedia, Pattern Recognition, Financial and Medical Applications, Fuzzy Information Retrieval and Data Mining, Big Data and Cloud Computing, Industrial and R
  • Type-2 Fuzzy Logic
  • Fuzzy Databases
  • Complex Fuzzy Systems
  • Fuzzy Information Processing, Fusion, Text Mining
  • Fuzzy Systems Design
  • Fuzzy Logic in Machine Learning
  • Learning and Adaptive Fuzzy Systems
  • Fuzzy Hardware/Software, Fuzzy Architectures


  • Deep Learning
  • Single-neuron Modeling
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Higher Level Artificial Neural Network Based Intelligent Systems
  • Adaptive Architectures and Mechanisms
  • Stability and Instability in Artificial Neural Networks
  • Complex Artificial Neural Network Based Systems and Dynamics
  • Applications: Image Processing and Artificial Vision, Pattern Recognition, Decision Making, Industrial and Real World applications, Financial Applications, Neural Prostheses and Medical Applications, Neural based Data Mining and Complex Information Proces
  • Learning Paradigms and Algorithms
  • Neurocomputational Formulations
  • Self-organization and Emergence
  • Support Vector Machines and Kernel Methods
  • RBF Structures
  • Neurodynamic Approaches and Solutions
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Stochastic Learning and Statistical Algorithms


  • Soft Computing and Intelligent Agents
  • Perceptual Modeling, Artificial Perception and Awareness
  • Emulation of Cognitive Functions
  • Human-Machine and Machine-Machine interaction
  • Cognitive Software Systems and Applications
  • Ambient Intelligence
  • Emotional Computation
  • Neurocognitive Networks and Models
  • Neuro-fuzzy Systems
  • Neuro-evolutionary Systems
  • Neuro-swarm
  • Knowledge and Skill Acquistion
  • Adaptive, Hierarchical, Neuro and Evolutionary Fuzzy Systems
  • Applications: Image and Signal Processing, Pattern Recognition, Decision Making, Human-Robot Interaction, Human Computer Interaction, Cognitive Robotics and Developmental Robotic, Sensor Mesh, Intelligent Networks, Internet Modeling, Multi-sensor Data Fus
  • Multi-agent Intelligent Systems and Applications
  • Collective and Distributed Intelligence
  • Embedded Intelligent Systems
  • Bio-inspired Hardware and Networks
  • Bio-inspired Cognitive Architectures
  • Biomorphic Systems
  • Cognitive Architecture


IJCCI 2018 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.


IJCCI Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: ijcci.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.ijcci.org/


Kurosh MadaniUniversity of Paris-EST Créteil (UPEC), France
Kevin Warwick (honorary)University of Reading and Coventry University, United Kingdom


Christophe SabourinIUT Sénart, University Paris-Est Creteil (UPEC), France
Juan Julian MereloUniversity of Granada, Spain


Roseli A. Francelin Romero, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Salmiah Ahmad, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
Richard Allmendinger, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Ismail H. Altas, Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey
Majid Amirfakhrian, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Plamen Angelov, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Davide Anguita, University of Genoa, Italy
Mohamed Arezki Mellal, , Algeria
Sansanee Auephanwiriyakul, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Daniel Berrar, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Tim Blackwell, University of London, United Kingdom
Maria J. Blesa, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech, Spain
Ahmed Bufardi, NA, Switzerland
Pauline C. Haddow, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
Jinhai Cai, University of South Australia, Australia
Daniel Antonio Callegari, PUCRS Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Heloisa Camargo, UFSCar, Brazil
Jinde Cao, Southeast University, China
Rahul Caprihan, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, India
Pedro Castillo, University of Granada, Spain
Wen-Jer Chang, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan
Jianhua Chen, Louisiana State University and A&M College, United States
Mu-Song Chen, Da-Yeh University, Taiwan
Heng-Da Cheng, Utah State University, United States
France Cheong, RMIT University, Australia
Amine Chohra, Paris-East University (UPEC), France
Jyh-Horng Chou, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Taiwan, Taiwan
Vincenzo Conti, Kore University of Enna, Italy
Lino Costa, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Keeley Crockett, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Martina Dankova, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Bijan Davvaz, Yazd University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Luiza de Macedo Mourelle, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Kyriakos Deliparaschos, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Irene Diaz, University of Oviedo, Spain
Scott Dick, University of Alberta, Canada
Maria do Carmo Nicoletti, Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Brazil
József Dombi, University of Szeged, Institute of Informatics, Hungary
Yongsheng Dong, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
António Dourado, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Pietro Ducange, University of Pisa, Italy
Peter Duerr, Sony Corporation, Japan
El-Sayed El-Alfy, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
Mourad Fakhfakh, Université de Sfax, Tunisia
Fabio Fassetti, DIMES, University of Calabria, Italy
Artur Ferreira, ISEL - Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Portugal
Stefka Fidanova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
David Fogel, Natural Selection, Inc., United States
Dalila B.M.M. Fontes, Faculdade de Economia and LIAAD-INESC TEC, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Luigi Fortuna, University of Catania, Italy
Leonardo Franco, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Jonathan Garibaldi, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Vladimir Golovko, Brest State Technical University, Belarus
Mario Gongora, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, United Kingdom
Michèle Gouiffès, Institut D'Electronique Fondamentale (IEF) CNRS 8622 University Paris-Sud 11, France
Sarah Greenfield, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
Steven Guan, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
Oussama H. Hamid, University of Kurdistan Hewler, Iraq
Hazlina Hamdan, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Thomas Hanne, University of Applied Arts and Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland
Chris Hinde, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Wei-Chiang Hong, Jiangsu Normal University, Taiwan
Alexander Hošovský, Technical University of Kosice, Slovak Republic
Gareth Howells, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Jiansheng Huang, Western Sydney University, Australia
Daniela Iacoviello, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Hesam Izakian, Alberta Centre for Child, Family & Community Research, Canada
Gerd J. Kunde, Los Alamos National Lab, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
Magnus Johnsson, Lund University, Sweden
Umi Kalsom Yusof, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Dmitry Kangin, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Iwona Karcz-Duleba, Wroclaw University of Science Technology, Poland
Hassan Kazemian, London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Etienne Kerre, Ghent University, Belgium
Wali Khan, Kohat University of Science & Technology (KUST), Kohat, Pakistan
Ahmed Kheiri, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Shubhalaxmi Kher, Arkansas State University, United States
DaeEun Kim, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Frank Klawonn, Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Erich Peter Klement, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Li-Wei (Leo) Ko, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Mario Köppen, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
Dario Landa-Silva, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Anne Laurent, Lirmm, Montpellier University, France
Nuno Leite, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Portugal
Kang Li, Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom
Hualou Liang, Drexel University, United States
Jinhu Lu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Xiaoqiang Lu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Edwin Lughofer, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Wenjian Luo, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Francisco Gallego Lupianez, Univ. Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Susana M. Vieira, University of Lisbon, Portugal
João M.C. Sousa, IDMEC, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Penousal Machado, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Ana Madureira, ISEP/IPP, Portugal
Francesco Marcelloni, University of Pisa, Italy
Davide Marocco, Plymouth University, United Kingdom
Mitsuharu Matsumoto, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Corrado Mencar, University of Bari, Italy
Konstantinos Michail, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Mustafa MISIR, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
Valeri Mladenov, Technical University Sofia, Bulgaria
Chilukuri K. Mohan, Syracuse University, United States
Ambra Molesini, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Javier Montero, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Hiroshi Nakajima, Omron Corporation, Japan
Roman Neruda, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic
Vesa Niskanen, Univ. of Helsinki, Finland
Vilém Novák, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Luis Nunes, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL) and Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT), Portugal
Ivan Nunes Da Silva, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Schütze Oliver, CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico
Hanafy Omar, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
Thomas Ott, Institute of Applied Simulation, ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Mark Oxley, Air Force Institute of Technology, United States
Basar Oztaysi, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Ben Paechter, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom
David A. Pelta, University of Granada, Spain
Parag Pendharkar, Pennsylvania State University, United States
Irina Perfilieva, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Radu-Emil Precup, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Daowen Qiu, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Amaryllis Raouzaiou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Marek Reformat, University of Alberta, Canada
Joaquim Reis, ISCTE, Portugal
Mateen Rizki, Wright State University, United States
Antonello Rizzi, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
Suman Roychoudhury, Tata Consultancy Services, India
Daniel Sánchez, University of Granada, Spain
Araceli Sanchis de Miguel, University Carlos III, Spain
Miguel A. Sanz-Bobi, Comillas Pontifical University, Spain
Jurek Sasiadek, Carleton University, Canada
Alon Schclar, Academic College of Tel-Aviv Yaffo, Israel
Christoph Schommer, University Luxembourg, Campus Belval, Maison du Nombre, Luxembourg
Patrick Siarry, University Paris 12 (LiSSi), France
Giandomenico Spezzano, CNR-ICAR, Italy
Giorgos Stamou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Mu-Chun Su, National Central University, Taiwan
Laszlo T. Koczy, Szechenyi Istvan University, Hungary
Hooman Tahayori, Ryerson University, Canada
El-Ghazali Talbi, INRIA Futurs, France
Tatiana Tambouratzis, University of Piraeus, Greece
C.W. Tao, National I-Lan University, Taiwan
Gianluca Tempesti, The University of York, United Kingdom
Philippe Thomas, Université de Lorraine, France
Juan-Manuel Torres-Moreno, Universite d'Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse, France
Dat Tran, University of Canberra, Australia
Carlos M. Travieso, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Krzysztof Trojanowski, Uniwersytet Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego, Poland
George Tsihrintzis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Jessica Turner, Georgia State University, United States
Andrei Utkin, INOV - INESC Inovação, Portugal
B. V. Babu, Graphic Era University, Dehradun, India
Lucia Vacariu, Technical University of Cluj Napoca, Romania
Arjen van Ooyen, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Michael N. Vrahatis, University of Patras, Greece
Shuai Wan, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Wen-June Wang, National Central University, Taiwan
Jingxuan Wei, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Guanghui Wen, Southeast University, China
Euan William McGookin, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Jian Wu, School of Economics and Management, Shanghai Maritime University, China
Yingjie Yang, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
Chung-Hsing Yeh, Monash University, Australia
Cleber Zanchettin, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Hans-Jürgen Zimmermann, ELITE (European Laboratory for Intelligent Techniques Engineering), Germany
Maslina Zolkepli, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

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