ICIC 2019 Special Session

The ICIC 2019 Program Committee is inviting proposals for special sessions to be held during the conference (http://ic-ic.tongji.edu.cn/2019/index.htm), taking place on August 3-6, 2019, in Nanchang,China.

Each special session proposal should be well motivated and should consist of 8 to 12 papers. Each paper must have the title, authors with e-mails/web sites, and as detailed an abstract as possible. The special session organizer(s) contact information should also be included. All special session organizers must obtain firm commitments from their special session presenters and authors to submit papers in a timely fashion (if the special session is accepted) and, particularly, present them at the ICIC 2019. Each special session organizer will be session chair for their own special sessions at ICIC 2019 accordingly. All planned papers for special sessions will undergo the same review process as the ones in regular sessions. All accepted papers for special sessions will also be published by Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Sciences (LNCS)/ Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI)/ Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics (LNBI).

All the authors for each special session must follow the guidelines in CALL FOR PAPERS to prepare your submitted papers.

Proposals for special sessions should be submitted in ELECTRONIC FORMAT to Special Session Chair:

Abir Hussain
Liverpool John Moores University, UK
A.Hussain@ljmu.ac.uk


Special Session on Protein and Gene Bioinformatics: Analysis, Algorithms and Applications .
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Title
Organizers
Nationality
Special Session on Machine Learning and Deep Learning approaches in applied computing to support Industry for real-world problems.
Dr. Alexei Lisitsa and Dr Mohammed Khalaf
UK and Iraq
Special Session on Information Security.
Dr. Yunxia Liu and Dr. DeGang Xu
China
Special Session on Intelligent Computing in Scheduling for Smart Systems.
Dr. Ling Wang, and Dr. DeGang Xu
China
Special Session on Water Wave Optimization.
Dr. Yujun Zheng, and Dr. Minxia Zhang
China
Special Session on Intelligent Computing for Cybersecurity .
Prof. Michal Choras and Dr Rafal Kozik
Poland
Special Session on Artificial Intelligence in Biological and Medical Information Procession Proposed. .
Dr Wenzheng Bao and Dr Bin Yang
China
Special Session on The Convergence of Sensors, Artifical Intelligence and Interrnet of Everything .
Professor Dhiya Al-Jumeily,Prof. Abir Hussain,Professor Hissam Tawfik,Professor Jamila Mustafin and Dr Thar Baker
UK and Russia
Special Session on Machine Learning Methods Applied to Computer Vision and Image Processing.

Jair Cervantes Canales,Farid García Lamont and José Sergio Ruiz Castilla

Mexico
Special Session on Advances in Metaheuristic Optimization Algorithm & Applications .

Prof.Yongquan Zhou , Ruxin Zhao, Ph.D and Guo ZhouPh.D

China
Special Session on Protein and Gene Bioinformatics: Analysis, Algorithms and Applications .

Michael Gromiha and Y-h. Taguchi

India and Japan
Special Session on Computer Vision based Intelligent Systems .

Kang-Hyun Jo, Hyun Deok Kang,Van-Dung Hoang,Kaushik Deb and Wahyono

Korea,Vietnam and Indonesia
Special Session on Advances in Swarm Intelligence Algorithms and Applications

Ben Niu, Rong Qu and Rong Qu

China
Special Session on Pedestrian and Vehicle Analysis

Jiabao Wang, Hang Li and Di Wu

China
Special Session on Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning approaches in applied bioengineering to support medical doctors in clinical and sanitary decisions (Vitoantonio Bevilacqua)

Vitoantonio Bevilacqua

Italy
Special Session on Smart Sensors and Intelligent Systems

Dr.Rajesh Kumar Burra and Dr.Rajesh Kumar Burra

India
Special Session on Computer Vision based Intelligent Systems .

Kang-Hyun Jo

Korea

 

1. Special Session on Machine Learning and Deep Learning approaches in applied computing to support Industry for real-world problems.

Organizers:
Dr. Alexei Lisitsa,
University of Liverpool, UK
Email:A.Lisitsa@liverpool.ac.uk

Dr Mohammed Khalaf
Almaraf University College, Iraq
Email: M.I.Khalaf@auc-edu.org

Scope and Topics:
The main aims of calling for this special session is to gather the state-of -art solutions to provide robust system with the ability to operate in dynamic and changing environments, including methods for industry and real-world problems. All the submitted papers should addressing either a theoretical or application-oriented perspective are highly recommended and welcome, as well as contributions presenting relevant applications. The special session also welcomes papers addressing other challenges related to applied computing to support industry for innovation and technology such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data. The special session topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Machine learning and deep learning methods in Healthcare and real-world problem
  • Data Mining and Bioinformatics
  • Multi-dimensional Big Data
  • Computational Intelligence methods
  • Extraction of Biometric Features (fingerprint, face, gait)
  • Convolutional Neural Networks CNN
  • Deep Reinforcement Learning
  • Supervised and Unsupervised Machine learning for dimensionality reduction and clustering
  • Machine learning in forecasting models
  • Time series modelling in weather field
  • Reinforcement learning
  • Evolutionary optimization, machine vision, pattern recognition for supporting industry
  • Real-world problem solving using swarm intelligence
  • Evolutionary ensemble systems
  • Evolutionary feature selection and construction for machine learning
  • Kernels and Support Vector Machines

2. Special Session on Information Security.

Organizer:
Dr. Yunxia Liu
College of information science and technology
Zhengzhou normal university, Zhengzhou, China
Email:liuyunxia0110@hust.edu.cn

Dr. DeGang Xu
Computer o school
Hubei university of arts and science, Xiangyang, China
Email: dgx.hust@gmail.com

Scope and Topics:
Information security has become a crucial need for almost all information transaction applications due to the large diversity of the hackers and attacks, Traditional techniques such as cryptography, watermarking, and data hiding are basic notions and play an important role in developing information security algorithms and solutions. In spite of the large development in the information security techniques, there are still several challenges that need to be addressed in terms of time, accuracy and reliability. The special session targets the information security research area with respect to trends, advanced techniques and applications, which attracts researchers and practitioners from academia and industry, and provides a discussion environment in order to share their experiences in information security.
Authors are encouraged to submit both theoretical and applied papers on their research in information security. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • applied cryptography
  • data protection
  • formal methods in security
  • information dissemination control
  • information hiding and watermarking
  • network security
  • privacy
  • secure group communications
  • security in social networks
  • embedded security

3. Special Session on Intelligent Computing in Scheduling for Smart Systems.

Organizer:
Ling Wang, Professor, Ph.D
Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, China
Email:wangling@tsinghua.edu.cn

Dr. Minxia Zhang,
College of Computer Science and Technology, Zhejiang University of Technology, China
Email: bin.qian@vip.163.com

Scope and Topics:
This special session intends to present the state-of-the-art of intelligent scheduling research for smart systems. Interdisciplinary methodologies on advanced intelligent computing and scheduling techniques may provide effective and efficient solution algorithms for complex scheduling problems. The aim of this special session is to reflect the most recent developments of metaheuristics, evolutionary algorithms, swarm intelligence and other intelligent computing techniques used for scheduling in a variety of smart systems.

The topics include but are not limited to:

  • Intelligent computing in production scheduling
  • Intelligent computing in project scheduling
  • Intelligent computing in transportation scheduling
  • Intelligent computing in timetabling
  • Intelligent computing in nursing scheduling
  • Intelligent computing in other scheduling problems
  • Intelligent computing in multi-objective scheduling
  • Intelligent computing in dynamic/uncertain/fuzzy scheduling
  • Intelligent scheduling in practical systems
  • Related topics
4. Special Session on Water Wave Optimization.

Organizers:
Dr. Yujun Zheng,
College of Information Engineering, Hangzhou Normal University, China
Email: zyj@hznu.edu.cn

Dr. Minxia Zhang,
College of Computer Science and Technology, Zhejiang University of Technology, China
Email: zmx@zjut.edu.cn

Scope and Topics:

Water wave optimization (WWO) is a novel nature-inspired algorithm that mimics the principle of shallow water wave motion models to solve optimization problems. The algorithmic framework of WWO, regardless of its simplicity and the metaphor used, is sufficiently generic and flexible, and thus can be applicable to a broad range of continuous and combinatorial optimization problems. That is why WWO has aroused great research interest since it was proposed in 2015.

The purpose of this special session is to bring together both researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the recent advances of WWO. Papers related with (but not limited to) the following topics are welcomed:

  • Improved WWO algorithms
  • WWO for combinatorial, constrained, and/or multiobjective optimization
  • Theoretical analysis of WWO
  • Hybridization of WWO with other metaheuristics
  • Engineering applications of WWO in areas such as transportation, manufacturing, and big data
  • Other algorithms that use similar ideas of WWO
5. Special Session on Intelligent Computing for Cybersecurity .

Organizers:
Prof. Michal Choras
University of Science and Technology, UTP Bydgoszcz, Poland
Email: chorasm@utp.edu.pl

Dr Rafal Kozik
University of Science and Technology, UTP Bydgoszcz, Poland
Email: zmx@zjut.edu.cn

Scope and Topics:

Cybersecurity is currently the vivid problem not only in computer science and digital world, but for societies in general, ranging from children to elderly, from single citizens to governments, critical infrastructures and homeland security. Intelligent computing methods are believed to be able to solve some of the problems of cyberattacks, cyber-crime/terrorism, resilience etc.

Therefore authors are encouraged to submit both theoretical and applied papers about intelligent computing methods to solve cybersecurity related problems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Cyber-attacks detection
  • Machine learning for cybersecurity
  • Deep learning for cybersecurity
  • Malware, badware, ransomware detection
  • Stegomalware detection
  • Network security
  • Cloud and grid security
  • Intelligent computing for solving cyber crime/terrorism problems
  • Granular computing for cybersecurity
6. Special Session on Artificial Intelligence in Biological and Medical Information Procession .

Organizers:
Dr Wenzheng Bao,
Xuzhou University of Technology, China
Email:baowz55555@126.com

Dr Bin Yang
Zaozhuang University, China
Email:batsi@126.com

Scope and Topics:

Biological and medical information mining and procession can be regarded as one of the most significant issues in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning. In this special session, we want to discuss the latest and novel artificial intelligence and machine learning approaches to deal with the information of medical information and biological data.
It is indeed of great interest for the scientific community to discover and mine the potential information of such huge data. The aim of this session is therefore to draw a picture of the recent advances and challenges in evolving artificial intelligence in biological and medical information mining and procession.

Topics for this session include, but are not limited to

  • Gene Expression Data Mining
  • Gene Regulatory Network Inference
  • Swarm Intelligence Algorithm and Its Application
  • Post Translational Modification Identification
  • Protein-Protein Interaction
  • Protein Structure Recognition
  • Medical Image Procession

  • 7. Special Session on Artificial Intelligence in Biological and Medical Information Procession Proposed. .

    Organizers:
    Professor Dhiya Al-Jumeily ,
     Liverpool John Moores University,UK
    Email:d.aljumeily@ljmu.ac.uk

    Dr Prof. Abir Hussain
    Abir Hussain, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
    Email:A.hussain@ljmu.ac.uk

    Dr Professor Hissam Tawfik
     Leeds Beckett University, UK
    Email:H.Tawfik@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

    Dr Professor Jamila Mustafin
    Kazan Federal University, Russia
    Email:DNMustafina@kpfu.ru

    Dr Dr Thar Baker
     Liverpool John Moores University, UK
    Email:T.baker@ljmu.ac.uk

    Scope and Topics:

    The world has moved from industry (0.0) to the 4th industrial revolution, which is happening all around us and affecting the way we live, learn, work and communicate with each other as well as with devices around us. Sensors, AI, Data Science and IoE are aimed to be a venue for researchers and practitioners interested in strategies, practices and tools, exchanging new theoretical and experimental design, solid findings and insights, best practices and applications to real-life situations, and review new opportunities and frameworks for AI Applications, Sensors developments and Data Analytics.

    This special session encourages contributions that deal with all aspects of the scientific foundations, techniques and applications of computing, data and analytics, including but not limited to:

    • Advance Sensors development and their applications
    • Advances in Applications of AI
    • Biomedical Intelligence & Clinical Data Analysis
    • Bio-informatics, Health Informatics and bio-computing
    • internet of everything and its applications
    • Computational intelligence
    • Decision support systems
    • Genetic algorithms
    • Image processing and Medical imaging
    • Novel data processing and analytics, tools, and systems
    • Big data systems, mining and management, tools, and applications
    • Machine learning, Web-based decision making
    • Advance Deep Learning methods and techniques
    8. Special Session on Machine Learning Methods Applied to Computer Vision and Image Processing.

    Organizers:
    Jair Cervantes Canales
    Autonomous University of Mexico State,Mexico
    Email: jcervantesc@uaemex.mx

    Farid García Lamont
    Autonomous University of Mexico State,Mexico
    Email:fglamont@yahoo.com.mx

    José Sergio Ruiz Castilla
    Autonomous University of Mexico State,Mexico
    Email:jsergioruizc@gmail.com

    Scope and Topics:

    In recent years, the development of data collection techniques and the increase in storage capacity, has allowed to store large amounts of data. In recent years, digital image processing and computer vision have attempted to automate the tasks that the human visual system can do. Artificial vision algorithms have been successfully applied to many real-world problems ranging from medical image analysis, to object detection, classification and identification of plants from leaves and fault detection. In order to promote the development of this important area, The aim of this special session is to explore scientific paradigms, models, methods and technologies and applications with both solid theoretical development and practical importance, focusing on Computer Vision and Image Processing algorithms and their applications to different fields. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Image segmentation
    • Image restoration
    • Object detection and classification
    • Handwritten digit recognition
    • Face detection and identification
    • Texture image analysis
    • Human activity recognition
    • Visual scene analysis
    • Object tracking
    • Image feature extraction

    9.Special Session on Advances in Metaheuristic Optimization Algorithm & Applications.

    Organizers:
    Yongquan Zhou, Professor, Ph.D
    College of Information Science and Engineering, Guangxi University for Nationalities,China
    Email: yongquanzhou@126.com

    Ruxin Zhao, Ph.D
    School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, 210094, China
    Email: nnzhaoms@126.com

    Guo ZhouPh.D & Associate Professor
    Department of Science and Technology Teaching, China University of Political Science and Law, China
    Email:guo.zhou@live.com

    Scope and Topics:

    Metaheuristic Optimization Algorithm is the collective behavior of decentralized, self-organized systems, natural or artificial. Metaheuristic Optimization Algorithm can be used in a number of applications. This special session will highlight the latest development in this rapidly growing research area of new swarm intelligence algorithm, such as, Whale Optimization Algorithm, Symbiotic Organisms Search Algorithm, Flower pollination algorithm, Bat Algorithm, Cuckoo Search, Algorithm, Grey Wolf Optimization Algorithm, Moth Swarm Algorithm, Selfish Herd Optimization Algorithm et. al and its applications. Authors are invited to submit heir original work in the areas including (but not limited to) the following:

    • Metaheuristic optimization algorithms convergence analysis and parameter choice method
    • Enhance metaheuristic optimization algorithms with applications
    • Hybrid metaheuristic optimization algorithms with applications
    • Hyper metaheuristic optimization algorithms theory with applications
    • Various improved version metaheuristic optimization algorithms with applications
    • Solving large-scale combinatorial optimization problem by the metaheuristic optimization algorithm.
    10.Special Session on Protein and Gene Bioinformatics: Analysis, Algorithms and Applications .

    Organizers:
    Prof.Michael Gromiha
    IIT Madras,India
    Email: gromiha@iitm.ac.in

    Y-h. Taguchi
    Chuo University, Japan
    Email: tag@granular.com

    Scope and Topics:

  • Protein structure analysis, folding and stability
  • Secondary and tertiary structure prediction of globular and membrane proteins
  • Analysis and prediction of protein-protein, protein-nucleic acid and protein-ligand interactions including contact sites, hotspots and interface
  • Modeling and Analysis on protein interaction network,
  • Gene regulatory network modeling
  • Disease related single nucleotide polymorphism identification
  • Disease related cell signaling pathway identification
  • Gene expression profile data analysis
  • Next Generation Sequence (NGS) analysis
  • Deep learning

  • 11.Special Session on Computer Vision based Intelligent Systems .

    Organizers:
    Kang-Hyun Jo
    University of Ulsan,Korea
    Email: acejo@ulsan.ac.kr

    Hyun Deok Kang
    Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology,Korea
    Email: khd0425@unist.ac.kr

    Van-Dung Hoang
    Quang Binh University,Vietnam
    Email:hvzung@gmail.com

    Kaushik Deb
    Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology,Indonesia
    Email:debkaushik99@gmail.com

    Wahyono
    Gadja Mada University,Korea,Indonesia
    Email:wahyono.doank@gmail.com

    Scope and Topics:

  • Computer vision theory;
  • Feature and appearance methods for deep learning;
  • Intelligent systems based on CV or hybrid sensors;

  • 12.Special Session on Advances in Swarm Intelligence Algorithms and Applications

    Organizers:
    Ben Niu
    Shenzhen University,China
    Email:drniuben@gmai.com

    Rong Qu
    University of Nottingham ,UK
    Email: rong.qu@nottingham.ac.uk

    Yanmin Liu
    Zunyi Normal College,China
    Email:yanmin7813@163.com

    Scope and Topics:

    Topics of interest include but not limited to:

  • Particle swarm optimization
  • Ant colony optimization
  • Bee colony optimization
  • Bacterial foraging optimization
  • Artificial fish search algorithm
  • Krill herd algorithm
  • Other algorithms inspired by swarm intelligence
  • Operations research
  • Scheduling
  • Decision making
  • Management optimization
  • Information systems
  • Other management and engineering problems
  • 13.Special Session on Pedestrian and Vehicle Analysis

    Organizers:
    Jiabao Wang
    Army Engineering University of PLA, China
    Email:jiabao_1108@163.com

    Hang Li
    Army Engineering University of PLA, China
    Email: lihang0003@outlook.com

    Di Wu
    School of Electronics and Information Engineering, Tongji University, China
    Email:wudi_qingyuan@163.com

    Scope and Topics:

    In recent years, with the development of video surveillance equipment and intelligent analysis technology, people pay much attention to pedestrian and vehicle analysis in social public safety. Pedestrian and vehicle detection, recognition, tracking and related technologies become the focus of intelligent analysis tasks. However, in practice, the computing speed and accuracy still need to be improved. In order to promote the development of this important area, the aim of this special session is to explore scientific paradigms, models, methods and technologies and applications for Pedestrian and Vehicle Analysis. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Person detection and re-identification
  • Face detection and identification
  • Vehicle detection and tracking
  • Vehicle and plate recognition
  • Human activity recognition
  • Moving object detection
  • Saliency detection and object counting
  • Mobile application and edge computing

  • 14. Special Session on Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning approaches in applied bioengineering to support medical doctors in clinical and sanitary decisions (Vitoantonio Bevilacqua)

    Organizers:
    Vitoantonio Bevilacqua, Electronic and Information Associate Professor, Ph.D. Eng.Head of Industrial Informatics Lab
    Department of Electrical and Information Engineering  - Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy
    Email:vitoantonio.bevilacqua@poliba.it

    Scope and Topics:

    Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning approaches are still potentially optimal methodologies to support physicians in clinical and sanitary decisions. Bioengineering applications are always more often studied and requested in hospitals and clinics to support precision medicine and evidenced based medicine in a new international innovative scenario for the health system in the presence of big data. Different specialization of engineers and technicians collaborate each other in some teams composed by computer scientists, bioinformatics and systems biology experts, physical doctors and physics, to design, implement and validate applications to improve the performance of diagnosis, prognosis, therapy and assisted rehabilitation. We strongly encourage the submission of papers describing innovative algorithms, frameworks and platforms highlighting the bioengineering potentialities in clinical and sanitary applications for international health systems. You are invited to submit papers that are unpublished original work for this special session at ICIC 2019. The topics are, but not limited to, the following:

  • Bioinformatics and Big Data Analytics
  • Human Machine Interaction
  • Medical Informatics
  • Innovative platforms for assisted therapy and rehabilitation
  • Signal Processing and Image Analysis for Optimal Assessment and Personalized Diagnosis
  • Immersive Reality and Serious Game.
  • Machine Learning and Deep Learning Algorithms
  • Precision Medicine and Evidence Based Medicine
  • Telemedicine
  • Clinical Engineering
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