Friday, August 11, 2017

Call for Papers - WCCI 2018

2018 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence

 8-13 July 2018, Windsor Convention Centre, Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL

On behalf of the IEEE WCCI 2018 Organizing Committee, it is our great pleasure to invite you to the bi-annual IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (IEEE WCCI), which is the largest technical event in the field of computational intelligence. The IEEE WCCI 2018 will host three conferences:
  • 2018 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2018 - co-sponsored by International Neural Network Society - INNS)
  • 2018 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE 2018)
  • 2018 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE CEC 2018)
It encourages cross-fertilization of ideas among the three big areas and provides a forum for intellectuals from all over the world to discuss and present their research findings on computational intelligence.

IEEE WCCI 2018 will be held at the Windsor Convention Centre, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Known as one of the most beautiful cities in the World, Rio de Janeiro is the first city to receive the certificate of World Heritage for its Cultural Landscape.

Special Sessions

 Special session proposals should include the title, aim and scope (including a list of main topics), a short biography of all organizers, and a list of potential contributors. All special sessions proposals should be submitted to the Special Sessions Co-Chairs, according to the most appropriate topic:
  • Cesare Alippi (IJCNN), Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Patricia Melin (FUZZ-IEEE), Tijuana Institute of Technology, Mexico
  • Chuan-Kang Ting (CEC), National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
  • Mengjie Zhang (Cross-Disciplinary and CI Applications), School of Engineering & Computer Science, New Zealand


Tutorials offer a unique opportunity to disseminate in-depth information on specific topics in computational intelligence. If you are interested in proposing a tutorial, would like to recommend someone who might be interested, or have questions about tutorials, please contact the Tutorials Co-Chairs:
Keeley Crocket, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Andre Carvalho, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Carmelo Filho, University of Pernambuco, Brazil


Prospective competition organizers are invited to submit their proposals to the Competitions Co-Chairs below.

Simon Lucas, University of Essex, UK
Chang-Shing Lee, National University of Tainan, Taiwan


The overall purpose of a workshop is to provide participants with the opportunity to present and discuss novel research ideas on active and emerging topics of Computational Intelligence. Prospective workshop organizers are invited to submit their proposals to the Workshops Co-Chairs below:

Richard Duro, University of Coruna, Spain
Robi Polikar, Rowan University, USA

Important Dates

  • Special Session & Workshop Proposals Deadline: 15 December 2017
  • Competition & Tutorial Proposals Deadline: 15 December 2017
  • Paper Submission Deadline: 15 January 2018
  • Paper Acceptance Notification Date: 15 March 2018
  • Final Paper Submission & Early Registration Deadline: 1st May 2018
  • IEEE WCCI 2018 conference: 08-13 July 2018
For more information on the congress, please visit:

2018 IEEE WCCI General Co-Chairs and Conference Chairs

Marley Vellasco, General Co-Chair
Pontifical Catholic University of
Rio de Janiero, Brazil
INNS Director    

Pablo Estevez, General Co-Chair
University of Chile, Santiago
IEEE-CIS President 2016-2017

Teresa Ludermir IJCNN Conference Chair, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil

Gary Yen, IEEE-CEC Conference Chair, Oklahoma State University, USA

Fernando Gomide, IEEE-FUZZ Conference Chair, University of Campinas, Brazil


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