This volume contains the proceedings of the International Conference on Neural Computation (ICNC 2010) and of the International Conference on Fuzzy Computation (ICFC 2010), sponsored by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information Control and Communication (INSTICC) in cooperation with the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and the Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC). The purpose of these conferences is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners in computational technologies, especially those related to the areas of neural and fuzzy computation. The goal of the International Conference on Neural Computation (ICNC) is to be a major forum for scientists, engineers and practitioners interested in the study, analysis, design, modelling and implementation of 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 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. ICNC and ICFC are two of three integrated conferences that are co-located and constitute the International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence (IJCCI). The other component conference is ICEC (International Conference on Evolutionary Computation). IJCCI has received 236 paper submissions from more than 31 countries in all continents. 30 papers were published and presented as full papers, i.e. completed work, 53 papers reflecting work-in-progress or position papers were accepted for short presentation, and another 30 contributions were accepted for poster presentation. These numbers, leading to a “full-paper” acceptance close to 13% and a total oral paper presentations acceptance ratio of about 35%, show the intention of preserving a high quality forum for the next editions of this conference. The technical program of the joint conference includes a panel and four invited talks delivered by internationally distinguished speakers, namely: James Bezdek (University of Melbourne, Australia), Antonio Sala (Technical University Valencia, Spain), Simon M. Lucas (University of Essex, U.K.) and Panos Pardalos (University of Florida, U.S.A.). 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 conferences will be submitted for indexation by DBLP, INSPEC, Thomson-Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index and EI. A book with the revised versions of a short list of the selected best papers from the conferences will be published by Springer-Verlag in the series of Studies in Computational Intelligence (SCI). A selection of a few papers will be published in a special issue in the International Journal of Speech Technology (IJST). The program for these conferences 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 Kurosh Madani and António Dourado 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 city of Valencia. We hope to meet you again next year for the 3rd ICNC and ICFC, details of which will soon be available at http://www.icnc.ijcci.org/ and http://www.icfc.ijcci.org/.
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