This volume contains proceedings of the Seventh Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence (IJCCI 2015), which was sponsored by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC). This conference was held in Lisbon, Portugal.
It is pertinent to emphasize that IJCCI was technically co-sponsored by IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society and by International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC). It was also held in cooperation with the ACM SIGAI - ACM Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence, AI*IA – Associazione Italiana per l'Intelligenza Artificiale, INNS - International Neural Network Society, AAAI - Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, EUSFLAT- European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology, APPIA – Associação Portuguesa para a Inteligência Artificial, IFSA - International Fuzzy Systems Association and APNNA - Asia Pacific Neural Network Assembly.
IJCCI is composed of three co-located
conferences, each one specialized in one of the aforementioned - knowledge areas. Namely: International Conference on Evolutionary Computation Theory and Applications (ECTA); International Conference on Fuzzy Computation Theory and Applications (FCTA); International Conference on Neural Computation Theory and Applications (NCTA).
In ECTA, 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, swarm intelligence and artificial life.
In FCTA, modeling and implementation of fuzzy systems, in a broad range of fields, is the main concern. Fuzzy computation is a field that encompasses the theory and application of fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic to the solution of information processing, system analysis and decision 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.
NCTA is focused on modeling and implementation of Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) and Neural computing architectures. Neural computation and ANN have seen an explosion of interest over the last few decades, and are being successfully applied across an extraordinary wide range of problems and domains, in areas as diverse as finance, medicine, engineering, geology and physics, in problems of complex dynamics and complex behaviour prediction, classification or control. Various structural designs, learning strategies and algorithms have been introduced in this highly dynamic field in the last couple of decades.
The joint conference, IJCCI received 127 paper submissions from 45 countries, of which 20% were presented as full papers. The high quality of the papers received imposed difficult choices in the review process. To evaluate each submission, a double blind paper evaluation method was used: each paper was reviewed by at least two experts from the independent international Program Committee, in a double-blind review process, and most papers had three reviews or more.
Moreover, the conferences also featured a number of keynote lectures delivered by internationally well known experts, namely: Julian Togelius (New York University, United States), Yaochu Jin (University of Surrey, United Kingdom), Anna Esparcia-Alcázar (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain) and Edwin Lughofer (Johannes Kepler University, Austria).
The best contributions to the conference and the best student submissions were distinguished with awards based on the best combined marks of paper reviewing, as assessed by the Program Committee, and the quality of the presentation, as assessed by session chairs at the conference venue.
All presented papers will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Index) and Scopus, as well as being made available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library. Additionally, a short list of presented papers will be selected to be expanded into a forthcoming book of IJCCI Selected Papers to be published by Springer-Verlag.
Building an interesting and successful program for the conference required the dedicated effort of many people. We would like to express our thanks, first of all, to all authors including those whose papers were not included in the program. We would also like to express our gratitude to all members of the Program Committee and auxiliary reviewers, who helped us with their expertise and valuable time. Furthermore, we thank the invited speakers for their invaluable contribution and for taking the time to synthesize and prepare their talks. Moreover, we gratefully acknowledge the professional support of the INSTICC team for all organizational processes.
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