This volume contains the proceedings of the First International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence (IJCCI 2009), organized by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information Control and Communication (INSTICC) and technically co-sponsored by the International Fuzzy Systems Association. The purpose of the International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners in computational technologies, especially those related to the areas of fuzzy computation, evolutionary computation and neural computation. IJCCI is composed of three co-located conferences; each one specialized in at least one of the aforementioned main knowledge areas. Namely: - International Conference on Fuzzy Computation - International Conference on Evolutionary Computation - International Conference on Neural Computation The International Conference on Fuzzy Computation (ICFC) aims to provide a major forum for scientists,
engineers and practitioners interested in the study, analysis, design, modelling and implementation of fuzzy systems, both theoretically and in a broad range of application fields. Fuzzy computation is a field that encompasses the theory and application of fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic to the solution of information processing and systems-analysis problems. Bolstered by information technology developments, the extraordinary growth of fuzzy computation in recent years has led to major applications in fields ranging from medical diagnosis and automated learning to image understanding and systems control. The purpose of the International Conference on Evolutionary Computation (ICEC) is to focus on evolvable systems, both theoretically and in a broad range of application fields. Considered a subfield of computational intelligence focused on combinatorial optimization problems, evolutionary computation is associated with systems that use computational models of evolutionary processes as the key elements in design and implementation, i.e. computational techniques which are based to some degree on the evolution of biological life in the natural world. A number of evolutionary computational models have been proposed, including evolutionary algorithms, genetic algorithms, the evolution strategy, evolutionary programming, and artificial life. The International Conference on Neural Computation (ICNC) provides an opportunity to debate neural computing systems, both theoretically and in a broad range of application fields. Neural computation and artificial neural networks have seen an explosion of interest over the last few years, and are being successfully applied across an extraordinary range of problem domains, in areas as diverse as finance, medicine, engineering, geology and physics, in problems of prediction, classification or control. Several architectures, learning strategies and algorithms have been introduced in this highly dynamic field in the last couple of decades. The joint conference, IJCCI, has received 231 paper submissions from more than 35 countries in all continents. 21 papers were published and presented as full papers, i.e. completed work, 35 papers reflecting work-in-progress or position papers were accepted for short presentation, and another 29 contributions were accepted for poster presentation. These numbers, leading to a “full-paper” acceptance ratio of 9% and a total oral paper presentations acceptance ratio of 24%, show the intention of preserving a high quality forum for the next editions of this conference. The conference included a panel and seven invited talks delivered by internationally distinguished speakers, namely: Erol Gelenbe (Imperial College London, U.K.), Janusz Kacprzyk (Systems Research Institute/Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland), Jouko Lampinen (Helsinki University of Technology, Finland), Witold Pedrycz (University of Alberta, Canada), Leonid Perlovsky (Harvard University, U.S.A.), Qiang Shen (Aberystwyth University, U.K.) and Edward Tsang (University of Essex, U.K.). Their participation has positively contributed to reinforce the overall quality of the Conference and to provide a deeper understanding of the field of Computational Intelligence. The proceedings of the conference will be indexed by DBLP and other major indexes; still awaiting approval from INSPEC, Thomson-Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index and EI. A book with extended and revised versions of a short list of the selected best papers from the conference will be published by Springer-Verlag in the series of Studies in Computational Intelligence (SCI). The program for this conference required the dedicated effort of many people. Firstly, we must thank the authors, whose research and development efforts are recorded here. Secondly, we thank the members of the program committee and the additional reviewers for their diligence and expert reviewing. Thirdly, we thank the keynote speakers for their invaluable contribution and for taking the time to synthesise and prepare their talks. Fourthly, we thank the program chairs, António Dourado, Agostinho Rosa and Kurosh Madani whose collaboration was much appreciated. Finally, special thanks to all the members of the INSTICC team whose collaboration was fundamental for the success of this conference. This year, the organization will distribute two paper awards at the each conference closing session: the best paper award and the best student paper award. The decision was mainly based on the paper classifications provided by the Program Committee. We wish you all an exciting conference and an unforgettable stay in the lovely city of Funchal. We hope to meet you again next year for the 2nd IJCCI, details of which will soon be available at http://www.ijcci.org.
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