Conditionally Approved Special Sessions 

2007 International Conference on Intelligent Computing (ICIC¨07)  


August 21-24, 2007

Qingdao, China

Papers in special sessions should be submitted electronically via Online Submission & Review System. The format of the initial submissions must be PDF. All submitted papers will be refereed by experts in the respective fields according to the criteria of originality, significance, quality, and clarity. The Special Session will be officially accepted by ICIC2007 on the condition that there are at least 5 papers accepted by peer-reviewers. So the organizers for the prospective Special Sessions are welcome to invite more authors to submit their works to our conference. All accepted papers with paid registration will be included in the Proceedings of ICIC 2007, and all the authors of the papers finally accepted by Special Sessions must attend the conference and present their works to audience.

The approved Special Sessions are listed as follows:

1. Special Session on Intelligent Computing in e-Learning Technology

Mu-Yen Chen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Department of Accounting
National Changhua University of Education, Changhua 500, Taiwan
Tel: +886-4-7232105 ext 7513
Fax: +886-4-7211162

The educational potential of computer based technologies is wide-ranging. The introduction of multimedia can not only deliver interesting materials at a distance, but utilize 3D images and vitality to enable students to explore and interact in ways which exploit visualization and constructive modes of learning. Enabling computer based systems not only to manage student interactions, but also to interpret and support differences in learning paths and styles, allows them to accommodate more effectively a wider range of student experience and preferences. Wide area networks and the Internet stimulate a sharing of materials and collaborative learning methods between students and teachers that can be interactive and build up a social awareness that can span cultural differences.

Technology is now widely used in a variety of educational and performance support situations. New technologies are being introduced before we learn how to make effective use of existing technologies. This special session will focus on Intelligent Computing into e-Learning and Technology Integration. The session relevant to this topic include, but are not limited to the following: (1) the impact of new technologies on the design, development and delivery of educational and training materials; (2) new frameworks for planning and implementing learning and work support materials for new technology settings; and (3) interactions that may exist between personality and cultural factors and collaboration in e-learning environments.

Rapidly evolving electronic technology has fundamentally changed the world that we live in, interested professionals and researchers are encouraged to submit papers on any aspect of e-Learning. This conference aims to cover both technological as well as non-technological issues related to these rapidly evolving and growing areas. Hence, this session invites papers that apply AI or other computational intelligence methodologies to the following topics, but never exclusive:


2. Special Session on Particle Swarm Optimization: Theories and Applications

Prof. Liang Gao
Department of Industrial & Manufacturing System Engineering,
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China

Weidong Li, Ph.D.
School of Applied Science,
Cranfield University, U.K.

The investigation and analysis on the biologic colony has demonstrated that intelligence generated from complex activities, such as cooperation and competition among individuals, can provide efficient solutions for complex optimization problems. Inspired by the social behavior of animals such as fish schooling and bird flocking, the Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) method has been designed by Kennedy and Eberhart in 1995. As an effective optimization method, PSO has been widely applied in many research areas and real-world engineering fields, such as, task assignment and scheduling, reactive power and voltage control and so on.


During past ten years, research on the theories and applications of PSO has increasingly appeared. The objective of this special session is to bring researchers from academia and industry together to report and review the latest advances in the field, and to explore future directions. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


3. Special Session on Recent Advances of Intelligent Computing with Applications in the Multimedia Systems

Muhammad Khurram Khan, Ph.D.
Research Group for Biometrics and Security,
Bahria University, Karachi Campus,Pakistan.

Prof. Shi-Jinn Horng, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Science & Information Engineering,
National Taiwan University of Science & Technology, Taipei, Taiwan, China.
Phone:+886-2-27376700 (Ext. 7298)

In this revolutionary era, the major and fundamental issues we face today is how to efficiently analyze, process, and take advantage of the plethora of information of the real world. Particularly, intelligent computing has been widely and actively studied in the recent decades with a wide range of diversity of sources. Many technologies based on intelligent systems have been developed and applied in various practical applications.

Introduction of intelligence to a practical system could offer many advantages in terms of usability, reliability, management, and user acceptance. Multimedia technologies represent new ground for research interactions among a variety of media such as speech, audio, image, video, text and graphics. Future multimedia technologies will need to handle information with an increasing level of intelligence, i. e., automatic recognition and interpretation of multimedia/multi-modal signals. This special session focuses on applying intelligent computing technologies to multimedia systems.

This special session intents to bring together diversity of international researchers, experts and practitioners who are currently working in the area of intelligent computing and its applications in multimedia systems. It will explore the advances of signal processing techniques in such problems. Its goal is to stimulate interest in this field and to create productive synergy among researchers who are working in this fascinating area. Prominent researchers both from academia and industry are invited to attend and show advances in the state-of-the-art in the field. This justifies and reassures the relevance of the proposed section. We believe that this special session will promote further co-operation between specialists who are working in intelligent computing technologies including signal processing, multimedia and information processing, computer security & cryptography and other related disciplines.

Furthermore, it will give interested researchers an opportunity to review the current state-of-art of the topic, exchange recent ideas, and explore promising new directions. Original papers are solicited from the authors related to our session¨s theme. It is expected that the prospective papers are unpublished and present novel, fundamental research offering innovative contributions either from a methodological viewpoint or from an application papers are unpublished and present novel, fundamental research offering innovative contributions either from a methodological viewpoint or from an application perspective.

The assessment criteria will be heavily weighted towards originality, potential impact and relevance to this special session. All papers will be peer reviewed by at least three independent referees. The solicited topics of interest include, but not limited to, all aspects of intelligent computing with their applications in multimedia systems:

The solicited topics of interest include, but not limited to, all aspects of intelligent computing with their applications in multimedia systems


4. Special Session on High Performance Networked Media and Services on Next-generation Convergence Network

Prof. Il Seok Ko ,Ph. D./MBA
Deputy Director General of IBC(International Biograhical Centre), St. Tomas Place, ELY,  Cambridge, Great Britain CB7 4BR
DNMS Lab., Dept. of Computer and Multimedia,
Dongguk University

Prof. Yun-Ji Na, Ph.D.
Director General of AICIT(Advanced Institute of Convergence Information Technology)
Honam University

Upcoming next-generation convergence network is expected to provide ubiquitous accesses to the Internet by integrating both wired and wireless networking technologies. The Session "High Performance Networked Media and Service on Next-generation Convergence Network and Ubiquitous Computing", are focusing on Technologies, Architecture, Systems, Applications, Investigation/Development of relevant tools, algorithms, and paradigms and Service issues on networked media and its applications on Next-generation Convergence Network and Ubiquitous Computing. The session will provide information for interested researchers to exchange new ideas, and reporting chances on progress of current developments and applications of effective techniques for the Networked Media Technology.

Networked Media and Service and its Applications on Next-generation Convergence Network and Ubiquitous Computing


5. Special Session on Computational Intelligence in Chemoinformatics

Jin Li, Ph. D.,  Peter Dierkes, Ph. D.
SEAC (the Safety & Environment Assurance Centre)
Unilever R&D Colworth,
Bedford, MK44 1LQ,

Dr Xiaoli Li, Ph.D.
Cercia (the Centre of Excellence for Research in Computational Intelligence and Applications),
School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham,
Edgbaston, Birmingham B152TT,

Chemoinformatics is an emerging scientific field which exploits computational methods to address chemical problems that are particularly of interest to chemical and drug industries and researchers in life science. Recently, since a large number of chemical databases have been made available, computational analytic algorithms are highly solicited to analyse the large volumes of chemical information for a variety of purposes. Its applications, for example, include searching and retrieving relevant chemical information, understandings or predictions of physical, chemical, and biological properties of chemical compounds for chemical synthesis, drug discovery/design, and understandings or predictions of safety of the chemical compounds towards endpoints of mutagenicity, carcinogenicity, skin sensitisation, other toxicities.

This special session will bring together top researchers, practitioners, and students from around the world to discuss the latest advances on computational intelligence in chemoinformatics. Computational Intelligence includes artificial neural networks, fuzzy logic, evolutionary algorithms, visualisation techniques, and other emerging techniques in nature. Topics covered in the session include, but are not limited to:


6. Special Session on Strategy Design and Optimization of Complex Engineering Problems

Bo Liu, Ph.D.
Department of Automation, Tsinghua University,
Beijing 10084, China.

Due to the complexities of computing for search strategies to control dynamic processes, optimization techniques have attracted much attention. Currently, as universal problem solvers, intelligent computing (e.g., particle swarm, differential evolution, et al.) and fuzzy systems have shown great potential in tackling some hard problems in scheduling, adaptive control, fault prediction, and have been the main subjects of research in the community of operations research, chemical engineering, control, and missile systems.  

 Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


7. Special Session on Traffic Optimization

Linzhong Liu, Ph. D.
School of Traffic and Transportation, Lanzhou Jiaotong University,
Lanzhou 730070, China

It is well known that the traffic systems include the urban traffic system and railway transportation systems are very complicated systems. There are a lot of complex problems such as traffic optimization, intelligence traffic control problem and pattern recognition in the traffic system and most of these optimization problems are NP-hard. So the modeling methods and the algorithm under both certainty and uncertainty environments are main research fields in the traffic system. In this session, we will explore some traffic problems and the topics include, but not limited to:


8. Special Session on Specific Intelligent Control Methods for Limited Time Intervals

Stefan Pusca, Ph.D.
Faculty of Applied Sciences, Politehnica University,
Bucharest, 313 Spl. Independentei

The proposed Special Session is intended to present Specific Intelligent Control Methods for Limited Time Intervals, by extending the research topics on Technical and Computational Aspects of Pulse Measurements and Specific Dynamical Aspects of Suddenly Emerging Phenomena (presented by the session organizer and his working team at ICCSA 2005 Conference (Singapore) and ICCSA 2006 (Glasgow). The computational methods and mathematical models connected with Pulses and Suddenly Emerging Phenomena will be adapted for specific control methods suitable for Limited Time Intervals Commands.

9. Special Session on Intelligent Mobile and Wireless Sensor Networks

Prof. Gwi-Tae Park
Department of Electrical Engineering, Korea University,
1, 5ga Anam-dong, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, 136-701, Korea

Emergence of multi-hop wireless network (wireless ad hoc networks, sensor networks) and Mobile Sensor Networks are an important enabling technology for pervasive computing and communications. The various requirements of applications keep challenging researchers to design better architectures and protocols. Furthermore the implementation of such applications requires advances in wireless network technologies and devices and an understanding of the cross-layer interactions between all of these components. Technical topics of the conference include but are definitely not limited to:


10. Special Session on Fuzzy Control

Prof. Shao-Cheng Tong,
Liaoning Institute and Technology,
Jinzhou, Liaoning, PR China

Prof. Qing-Ling Zhang,
Northeastern University,
Shenyang, PR China.

Fuzzy control is a practical alternative for a variety of challenging control applications since it provides a convenient method for constructing nonlinear controllers via the use of heuristic information. Such heuristic information may come from an operator who has acted as a ^human-in-the-loop ̄ controller for a process. In the fuzzy control design methodology, we ask this operator to write down a set of rules on how to control the process, and then we incorporate these into a fuzzy controller that emulates the decision-making process of the human. In other cases, the heuristic information may come from a control engineer who has performed extensive mathematical modeling, analysis, and development of control algorithms for a particular process. Again, such expertise is loaded into the fuzzy controller to automate the reasoning processes and actions of the expert. Regardless of where the heuristic control knowledge comes from, fuzzy control provides a user-friendly formalism for representing and implementing the ideas we have about how to achieve high-performance control.

This special session will focus on Intelligent Computing into Fuzzy Control. The session relevant to this topic include, but are not limited to the following: (1) the impact of new technologies on the design, development of fuzzy control; and (2) new frameworks for planning and implementing fuzzy control.

Rapidly evolving technology has fundamentally changed the world that we live in, interested professionals and researchers are encouraged to submit papers on any aspect of fuzzy control. This conference aims to cover both technological as well as non-technological issues related to these rapidly evolving and growing areas. Hence, this session invites papers that apply AI or other computational intelligence methodologies to the following topics.


11. Special Session on Intelligent Transportation Systems

Tai-hoon Kim, Ph. D.
Hannam University,
Ojeong-dong Daedeok-gu, Daejeon306-791, Korea.
Director of Science and Engineering Research Support Center

ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) enable to operate efficient road use. The ITS can provide travel time information, route guidance, traffic management and urban traffic control among others. The scope of this session therefore is on the planning, design and operation of intelligent transportation systems. We welcome all papers describing new and original results in application of Agent and Multi-agent systems to Intelligent Transportation Systems. Topics of interest will focus on:


12. Special Session on Computational Intelligence Approaches and Methods for Security Engineering

Tai-hoon Kim, Ph. D.
Hannam University,
Ojeong-dong Daedeok-gu, Daejeon306-791, Korea.
Director of Science and Engineering Research Support Center

The general systems of today are composed of a number of components such as servers and clients, protocols, services, and so on. Systems connected to network have become more complex and wide, but the researches for the systems are focused on the `performance¨ or `efficiency¨. While most of the attention in system security has been focused on encryption technology and protocols for securing the data transaction, it is critical to note that a weakness (or security hole) in any one of the components may comprise whole system. Security engineering is needed for reducing security holes may be included in the software. There are very many approaches or methods in software development or software engineering. Therefore, more security-related researches are needed to reduce security weakness may be included in the software and complement security-related considerations of general software engineering. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • CI Approaches & methods of SE for IT products or systems,

  • CI Approaches & methods of SE for development processes,

  • CI Approaches & methods of SE for operational environments,

  • Parallel use of security assurance approaches or methods,

  • Ubiquitous system security and assurance,

  • Wireless network security and assurance,

  • Biometrics and other information security products,

  • Common criteria (CC) and protection profile (PP)


13. Special Session on Hybrid Information Technology using Computational Intelligence

Tai-hoon Kim, Ph. D.
Hannam University,
Ojeong-dong Daedeok-gu, Daejeon306-791, Korea.
Director of Science and Engineering Research Support Center

The session name follows such concepts as Hybrid Intelligence, Hybrid Information, and Hybrid Technology, which reflect a change in the thinking of scientists and practitioners, who now tend to join their efforts within multidisciplinary projects. Our goal is to investigate hybrid approaches to real world hardware and software problems, to seek for combinations amplifying the range of previously developed methods, which would be best suited for mostly emerging applications, but would also lead to the new scientific observations and generalizations. The concept of Hybrid IT keeps evolving to address/face/solve cutting edge, complex, and emergent problems of real world interest. This session needs to encompass a wide range and number of areas where the development of hybrid solutions is of relevance. In this session, we want you to submit papers related to combination of computational intelligence and other areas. And any paper contains this idea may be welcomed. Please try to give the reasons for the choice of combination or what can be learned from the combination. (Examples abound in Bioinformatics: techniques borrowed from image analysis or computational intelligence; improvements to distributed genetic algorithms with migration strategies to discover multiple hypotheses in Biology.) Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Computational Intelligence

  • Image analysis

  • Bioinformatics,

  • Genetic algorithm


14. Special Session on Intelligent Human-Computer Interactions for Multi-modal and Autonomous Environment

Prof. Yong-Guk Kim
Department of Computer Engineering,
Sejong University, Seoul, Korea

The main feature of modern human-computer interaction would be the user could naturally interact with diverse and invisible computers, which are available at anywhere and anytime around the users. In this case, the user could interact with computer via diverse modalities such as vision, audition, touch and others. In this special session, we particularly intend to discuss on intelligent interaction methods between human and computer. The human-robot interaction is also becoming an important issue from this perspective.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Intelligent human-computer interaction methods

  • Face recognition and facial expression recognition

  • Gesture recognition and related issues

  • Intelligent embedded systems for HCI

  • Intelligent Human-Robot Interaction

  • Multi-modality for HCI

  • Security issue for HCI


15. Special Session on Computational Systems Biology

Yong Wang, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor,
Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Tel: +86-10-62651362
Fax: +86-10-62561963

To understand complex biological systems requires the integration of experimental and computational works ? or a systems biology approach. Computational biology, through pragmatic modeling and theoretical exploration, provides a powerful foundation from which to address critical scientific questions head-on. Many scientists are involved in this new area ranging from biochemistry, computational chemistry, molecular biology, biophysics, physics to computer science, statistics and mathematics.

The kernel of computational systems biology is in development of computational tools for solving biological problems. The basic process can be roughly summarized as mathematical analysis, numerical simulation, data collection, refinement and improvement of models based on comparison with experimental data and the development of theories to enhance our understanding of biological systems. Myriad computational tools including deterministic and stochastic modeling, Monte Carlo simulations, data mining and data analysis are needed in approaching these problems. Applied mathematical topics including nonlinear dynamical systems (discrete and continuous), partial differential equations, probability and statistics, linear algebra, network theory, numerical analysis, control theory, asymptotic and perturbation methods provide the fundamental tools for modeling and analysis. As for the problems at hand, the fields of modern genetics (including genomics and proteomics) and molecular and cell biology are the current focus of research in computational systems biology. Hence, this session invites papers that apply computational methodologies to the following topics, but never exclusive:

  • Gene Regulatory Network Reverse Engineering and Analysis

  • Metabolic Network or Signal Pathway Construction and Analysis

  • Protein Interaction Network

  • Protein Structures and Functions

  • Comparative Genomics

  • Quantitative Models of Cellular and Multi-Cellular Systems

  • Designing and Modeling Synthetic Biological Systems

  • Nonlinear Dynamics and Analysis of Biological Systems

  • Other Related Topics

16. Special Session on Intelligent Information Retrieval

Woochun Jun, Ph. D.
Dept. of Computer Education, Seoul National University of Education,
Seoul, Korea

Currently information retrieval of abundant text data on the web or digital documents is very important. Research on information retrieval includes many theoretic and practical application areas such as indexing, data mining, pattern recognition, etc. Recently various intelligent techniques and methodologies have been adopted in information retrieval. These intelligent techniques are used to extract and access more valuable information as quickly as possible from tremendous raw data. The purpose of this session is to invite researchers from various fields to present and discuss their ideas on intelligent information retrieval.

Areas of interest are expected (but not limited) to be:

  • Text representation and indexing

  • Data mining and information extraction

  • Topic detection and tracking

  • Web-based information retrieval

  • Information Retrieval for digital libraries

  • Mobile information retrieval

  • User studies and interface

  • Multimedia information retrieval


17. Special Session on Intelligent Robot Systems based on Vision Technology

Kang-Hyun Jo, Ph. D.
University of Ulsan, Mugeo-dong, Nam-ku, Ulsan 680-749, Korea
School of Electric, Electronic and Information Systems,

Dong-Joong Kang, Ph. D.
Pusan National University, Jangjeon-dong, Geumjeong-gu, Busan 609-735, Korea.
School of Mechanical Engineering

In a few decades, the autonomous navigation of robot in the unknown 3 dimensional world becomes a main research topic to acquire the intelligence for the robot systems. Recently, the development of humanoid-typed robot with working legs requires the mobile agent to have more strong performance like human eye to recognize the world. The scope of this session therefore is on the recognition of human and environment, path planning, obstacle avoidance, 3D structure modeling, surveillance by image sensor, or developments of related technologies for intelligent robot systems based on vision technology.

Topics of interest will focus on:

  • Human gesture recognition

  • Human face detection and tracking

  • Obstacle avoidance-Path planing under dynamic environment

  • Object recognition-3D sensing and depth measuring systems

  • The relevant for robot intelligence, etc.


18. Special Session on Intelligent Computing for Motion Picture Processing

Sang-Bock Cho, Ph. D.
University of Ulsan, Mugeo-dong,Nam-ku, Ulsan 680-749, Korea School of Electric, Electronic and Information Systems,

Kang-Hyun Jo, Ph. D.
University of Ulsan, Mugeo-dong,Nam-ku, Ulsan 680-749, Korea School of Electric, Electronic and Information Systems,

Recently, the potential computation power has been requested and affected from the necessity for the massive data processing. The researchers are investigating the effective and intelligent ways of data processing from the massive image sequences and motion pictures. Those image processing are aiming to design the processors in the manner of compactness, density as well as the intelligent algorithm. Thus super resolution of image processor or compression methodology have been applied for resolving these problems. In this session we would like to host more researches which are based on effective methodology for designing of processors or efficient ways of compression and adequate codec ways for massive and motion picture processing in the intelligent ways of both hardware and software.

Topics of interest will focus on:

  • Motion estimation from the moving image

  • Intelligent image processing system design

  • Super resolution and high speed image processing

  • Image processor design methodology

  • Intelligent compression of massive data

  • Intelligent CODEC design and the relevant intelligent computing

  • Intelligent object recognition from the motion pictures

19. Special Session on High Performance Computing and Data Mining on Biomedicine

Prof. Wu Zhang
School of Computer Science and Technology, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200072, China

Modeling and simulation of life system often involve huge amount of data, e.g. clinical data, mass spectra, gene expression profiles, genomic sequence data, protein structure data, protein interaction networks, pathway networks, and so on. Given these diverse, heterogeneous, distributed, high-throughput raw resource datasets, high performance (parallel, distributed, grid-based) computing is crucial to any successful research on life system. Meanwhile, how to obtain useful information that would remain undiscovered among these enormous data sets poses significant challenges to researchers. Data mining, also known as knowledge discovery, has become an important emerging technique for analyzing the massive datasets. These discoveries obtained by data mining could be great significance in biomedicine. To address the data manage, analysis and processing problems in life system modeling and simulation, we encourage authors to submit papers that propose novel data mining techniques or high performance computing algorithms, infrastructures, platforms, to solve challenging problems in the following topics (but not limited to):

  • Biomedical image processing

  • Biomedical mathematical modeling

  • Biomedical numerical simulation

  • Biomedical text mining

  • Grid-based approaches for high performance data mining on Biomedicine

  • Biomedicine-oriented grid computing architectures and platforms

  • Biomedical information grid

  • Biomedical data integration

  • Biomedical information grid

  • Ontology-driven biomedical systems

  • Biomedical data privacy and security

  • In-silico diagnosis and prognosis of diseases

  • Genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics






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