This volume contains the proceedings of the 8th International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence (IJCCI 2016), held in Porto, Portugal, 9 – 11 November, 2016.
IJCCI is sponsored by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC), held in cooperation with the Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence (APPIA), L’ Associazione Italiana per l'Intelligenza Artificiale (AI*IA), European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology (EUSFLAT), International Fuzzy Systems Association (IFSA), the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), the International Neural Network Society (INNS) and Spanish Association of Artificial Intelligence (AEPIA). IJCCI is also technically co-sponsored by the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), Asia Pacific Neural Network Society (APNNS) and IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (IEEE SMC).
The purpose of IJCCI is to bring together researchers, engineers and
practitioners on the areas of Fuzzy Computation, Evolutionary Computation and Neural Computation.
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 inspired by models of evolutionary processes as the key elements in design and implementation, i.e. computational techniques which take inspiration from the evolution of biological life in the natural world. A number of evolutionary computational models have been proposed and named generically “evolutionary algorithms”, with different denominations depending on the data structures evolved or specific evolutionary processes.
In FCTA, design, modeling and implementation of fuzzy systems, in a broad range of fields, is the main concern. Fuzzy computation includes the theory and application of fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic to the solution of information processing, system analysis, knowledge extraction, and decision problems. Supported by information technology developments, the extraordinary growth of fuzzy computation in recent years has led to major applications in fields ranging from automated guided vehicles, home appliances, medical diagnosis, automated learning, to image understanding and systems control.
NCTA is focused on modeling and implementation of Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) and in a more general way, of Connectionist computational concepts. Neural computation and related concepts (as ANN, etc…) 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.
IJCCI includes four talks delivered by internationally distinguished speakers: Karlheinz Meier (Universität Heidelberg, Germany), Thomas Stützle (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium), Bernadette Bouchon-Meunier (University Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris 6, France) and Una-May O'Reilly (MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, United States).
The joint IJCCI conference received 75 paper submissions from 33 countries, of which 21% were presented as full papers. To evaluate each submission, a double-blind paper evaluation method was used: each paper was reviewed by at least two internationally known experts from the Program Committee. As in previous editions of the conference, based on the reviewers’ evaluations and on the presentations, selected authors will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for a book, which will be published by Springer with the best papers of IJCCI 2016.
The program for this 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 precious 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.
We wish you all an exciting conference and an unforgettable stay in the city of Porto. We hope to meet you again next year for IJCCI 2017, details of which will soon be available at http://www.ijcci.org.
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