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IEEE CIS Newsletter, Issue 124, May 2023
IEEE SSCI 2023 Important Dates

The 2023 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI 2023) is a flagship annual meeting organized by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. It serves as a primary forum for multidisciplinary research in computational intelligence. SSCI 2023 will be held in Mexico City from 5-8 December 2023.

Paper Submissions: 30 June 2023
Paper Acceptance: 31 August 2023

For more information visit SSCI 2023 Call for Papers.


2023 IEEE CAI Registration is Open

Register now for IEEE CAI

The IEEE Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IEEE CAI) will take place in Santa Clara, CA, USA on 5-6 June 2023. This new conference series emphasizes AI applications in specific verticals that impact industrial technology and innovation. Key verticals include Energy, Healthcare and Life Science, Transportation and Aerospace, Earth Systems Decision Support, Industrial AI, and Ethical and Societal Implications of AI.

IEEE CAI registration is now open. Early Bird registrations ends 8 May 2023


IEEE CEC 2023 Registration is Open

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IEEE CEC 2023 is a world-class conference that brings together researchers and practitioners in the field of evolutionary computation and computational intelligence from around the globe. The conference program includes plenary lectures, regular and special sessions, tutorials, competitions, workshops and panel discussions. The CEC 2023 will be held at the Swissôtel Chicago, 1-5 July 2023

For more information on registration for IEEE CEC 2023 please visit here.

IEEE CoG Early Bird Registration until 1 July 2023

The annual IEEE Conference on Games (IEEE CoG) seeks to be the premier venue for technical, scientific, and engineering work on video games, board games, and other types of games. Games offer a fantastic domain for computational creativity, game design, technology, education, social sciences and, undoubtedly, artificial and computational intelligence. IEEE CoG is a venue to discuss recent advances and explore future directions.

IEEE CoG 2023 will take place at Northeastern University, which is located in Boston in the United States on 21 - 24 August 2023. For early bird registration information (until 1 July) please visit the website

Proposal Deadlines for IEEE WCCI 2026 

The IEEE Computational Intelligence Society sponsors many conferences each year with varying levels of financial sponsorship. We are currently looking for proposals for the 2026 World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI 2026). WCCI combines the Society’s flagship conferences for evolutionary computation and fuzzy systems with the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks. IEEE WCCI 2024 will be held in Japan, we hope that some bids from other geographical will be submitted.

Proposals for the IEEE WCCI 2026 conference proposals should be submitted by 30 June 2023 (hard deadlines) to provide sufficient time for review and decision by IEEE CIS Confcom and Adcom. Please inform VP Conferences Marley Vellasco ([email protected]) and Steven Corns ([email protected]) as Chair of the Confcom Subcommittee on Future Conferences of your intention to provide a proposal or if you would like further information. The process for generating such a proposal can be found on our website.

Call for Nominations: Wiley-IEEE Press

Wiley-IEEE Press invites nominations for two book awards to recognize the authors of an outstanding textbook and an outstanding professional book published by Wiley-IEEE Press. Submission of Nominations Nominations may be submitted via our nominations site. The deadline is no later than 5 May 2023.

For information on how to nominate, visit our website. Any questions should be directed to [email protected].

Please note that only IEEE members can submit a nomination.

IEEE CIS Distinguished Lecturers Programs

Distinguished Lecturers present novel basic and/or applied research results in their CIS sub-field. Their lectures offer insights into the trends and challenges of their CIS sub-field and their vision for the given sub-field. This year we have 19 lecturers in various CIS sub-fields

The program supports local CIS Chapters by enabling a major Chapter event which can considerably improve a Chapter’s visibility to their existing IEEE CIS members, other IEEE Society members and the wider CIS community in their area. For more details on the  process of organizing distinguished lectures please click here.

It should be noted that this program is NOT intended as a means to finance speakers for conferences/workshops or symposia.

Please visit the Distinguished Lectureres Program for more information. 

Call for Proposals for DSAA’2024 and DSAA’2025 Conferences

We are currently soliciting bid proposals to host the future International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA’2024 and DSAA’2025). DSAA is the only data science event that is jointly sponsored by IEEE, ACM, and ASA. DSAA has firmly established itself as the premier forum in the area of data science, big data, advanced analytics, statistics, and machine learning for industry, government, and academic participants. This is ensured by such features as a very competitive acceptance rate (about 10%) for regular papers, high-profile core function chairs, 10 pages in IEEE double-column format by double-blind review, and interdisciplinary and cross-domain engagement from statistics, industry, and government.

More information on DSAA and the call for bids is available here.

Membership Activities

Live Webinar

AI for All: Breaking Down Barriers to Adoption in Businesses

Date: Tuesday, 16 May 2023
Time:10-11 AM AEST | 8-9 PM EDT

In this webinar, we will explore the newly emerged opportunities for building AI in various applications. The latest development of generative models for vision and language has expanded the arena for AI-enabled applications and inspired everyone to think about how to use a model like GPT for their everyday work and life. We will provide practical use cases and best practices for successful AI implementation, equipping you with valuable knowledge for leveraging AI in your business. Read more


Featured Speaker

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Karen Yang
Karen leads AI products at Labelbox and helped enterprises iterate and produce AI models. Previously, she created intelligent warehouse-picking robots as first software engineer at and built the perception and hand-tracking features of Oculus VR at Meta.

During her master's study, she worked at Stanford IPRL lab on the intersection of language models and robotics research.

IEEE Milestone Recognition Related to an IEEE CIS Member

The IEEE History Committee carries out IEEE Milestone Program, in which it recognizes scientific and technological achievements of historical value. The recognition is approved by the IEEE Board of Directors. In order to be considered, an achievement must be at least 25 years old. This year such a recognition was given to an achievement reported by a CIS member, Stevo Bozinovski. The achievement is entitled "First control of movement of a physical object using signals emanating from a human brain, 1988." The 1988 demonstration experiment showed a robot moving along a closed line drawn on a floor, controlled by a human EEG move/stop commands.

According to the information given by Bozinovski, the significance of this event for IEEE CIS is that it points to a way by which various states of the brain (relaxation, alertness, readiness, expectation, learning, intention, etc) can be used to control various machines (robots, prostheses wheelchairs, exoskeletons, etc). Also it was established a relation between two previously distant areas of research, robotics and EEG signals. A lasting challenge of engineering solution of the psychokinesis problem was solved in this way. It is also noticeable that this event was significantly ahead of time: the second control of a robot using brain signals was achieved 11 years later, in 1999, by a team of Nicolelis at Duke University. In this 1988 work for the first time a machine learning algorithm was used in a brain-computer interface research. That machine learning algorithm made possible an IEEE Milestone event, first control of movement of a robot using brain signals.

For more information please visit the Milestone Proposal page for the First control of movement of a physical object using signals emanating from a human brain, 1988.

Research Frontier

Survey on AI Sustainability: Emerging Trends on Learning Algorithms and Research Challenges

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a fast-growing research and development (R&D) discipline which is attracting increasing attention because it promises to bring vast benefits for consumers and businesses, with considerable benefits promised in productivity growth and innovation. To date, significant accomplishments have been reported in many areas that have been deemed challenging for machines, ranging from computer vision, natural language processing, audio analysis to smart sensing and many others. The technology trend in realizing success has developed towards increasingly complex and large-size AI models to solve more complex problems at superior performance and robustness. This rapid progress, however, has taken place at the expense of substantial environmental costs and resources. Read More

IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, May 2023


A Survey on Brain Effective Connectivity Network Learning


Human brain effective connectivity characterizes the causal effects of neural activities among different brain regions. Studies of brain effective connectivity networks (ECNs) for different populations contribute significantly to the understanding of the pathological mechanism associated with neuropsychiatric diseases and facilitate finding new brain network imaging markers for the early diagnosis and evaluation for the treatment of cerebral diseases. Read More

IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, April 2023


A Multiobjective Multitask Optimization Algorithm Using Transfer Rank


Multiobjective multitask optimization (MMO) attempts to solve several problems simultaneously. This is commonly done by identifying useful knowledge to transfer between tasks, thereby producing optimal solutions more quickly. In this study, an MMO algorithm using transfer rank and a KNN model is proposed to achieve this goal. The definition of transfer rank is first introduced for quantifying the priority of transfer solutions, to improve the probability of a positive result. Read More

IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, April 2023


Genetic-WFC: Extending Wave Function Collapse With Genetic Search


This article presents genetic wave function collapse (WFC), a procedural level generation algorithm that mixes genetic optimization with WFC, a local adjacency constraints propagation algorithm. We use a synthetic player to evaluate the novelty, safety, and complexity of the generated levels. Novelty is maximized when the synthetic player goes on tiles not visited for a long time, safety is related to how far it can see, and complexity evaluates the variability of the surrounding tiles. Read More

IEEE Transactions on Games, March 2023


Collision-Free Navigation in Human-Following Task Using a Cognitive Robotic System on Differential Drive Vehicles


As human–robot collaboration increases tremendously in real-world applications, a fully autonomous and reliable mobile robot for the collaboration has been a central research topic and investigated extensively in a large number of studies. One of the most pressing issues in such topic is the collision-free navigation that has a moving goal and unknown obstacles under the unstructured environment. In this article, a cognitive robotic system (CRS) is proposed for the robot to navigate itself to the moving target person without obstacle collision. Read More

IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, March 2023


Multi-view Point Cloud Registration based on Evolutionary Multitasking with Bi-Channel Knowledge Sharing Mechanism


Multi-view point cloud registration is fundamental in 3D reconstruction. Since there are close connections between point clouds captured from different viewpoints, registration performance can be enhanced if these connections be harnessed properly. Therefore, this article models the registration problem as multi-task optimization, and proposes a novel bi-channel knowledge sharing mechanism for effective and efficient problem solving. Read More

IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence, April 2023

Journal Special Issues
By Marley Vellasco, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Liyan Song, Southern University of Science and Technology, China

* Denotes a CIS-Sponsored Conference
∆ Denotes a CIS Technical Co-Sponsored Conference

∆ Second International Conference on Cyber-energy Systems and Intelligent Energies (ICCSIE 2023)
5-7 May 2023
Place: Shenyang, China
General Chair: Huaguang Zhang

* 2023 IEEE Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IEEE CAI 2023)
7-8 June 2023
Place: Santa Clara Valley, USA
General Chairs: Gary Fogel and Piero Bonissone

* IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence and Virtual Environments for Measurement Systems and Applications (IEEE CIVEMSA 2023)
12-14 June 2023
Place: Tunis, Tunisia
General Chair: Adel M. Alimi

∆ 2023 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2023)
18-23 June 2023
Place: Gold Coast, Australia
General Chairs: Brijesh Verma and Nik Kasabov

* 2023 IEEE Swiss Conference on Data Science (IEEE SDS 2023)
22-23 June 2023
Place: Zurich, Switzerland
General Chair: Melanie Geiger

* 2023 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE CEC 2023)
2-5 July 2023
Place: Chicago, USA
General Chair: Gui DeSouza and Gary Yen

* 2023 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE 2023)
13-17 August 2023
Place: Incheon, Korea
General Co-Chairs: Frank Chung-Hoon Rhee and Byung-Jae Choi

* 2023 IEEE Conference on Games (IEEE CoG 2023)
21-24 August 2023
Place: Boston, USA
General chairs: Casper Harteveld and Jialin Liu

* 2023 IEEE Smart World Congress (IEEE SWC 2023)
25-28 August 2023
Place: Portsmouth, UK
General chairs: Hui Yu and Amir Hussian

* IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (IEEE CIBCB 2023)
29-31 August 2023
Place: Eindhoven, Netherlands
General Chair: Marco S. Nobile

∆ 18th International Workshop on Semantic and Social Media Adaptation and Personalization (SMAP 2023)
25-26 September 2023
Place: Limassol, Cyprus
General Chair: Nicolas Tsapatsoulis and Jahna Otterbacher

* 2023 IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (IEEE DSAA 2023)
9-13 October 2023
Place: Thessaloniki, Greece
General Chair: Yannis Manolopoulos and Zhihua Zhou
Submission: 8 May 2023

* IEEE Latin American Conference on Computational Intelligence (IEEE LA-CCI 2023)
29 October to 1 November 2023
Place: Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
General Chairs: Diego Pinheiro and Rodrigo Monteiro

∆ International Conference on Behavioural and Social Computing (BESC 2023)
30 October– 1 November 2023
Place: Larnaca, Cyprus (University of Cyprus)
General Chairs: George A. Papadopoulos
Submission: 15 July 2023

* 2023 IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL 2023)
9-11 November 2023
Place: Macau, China
General Chair: Zhijun Li

* 2023 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (IEEE SSCI 2023)
6-8 December 2023
Place: Mexico City, Mexico
General Chair: Wen Yu
Submission: 1 July 2023

* 2024 IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning (IEEE ICDL 2024)
20-23 May 2024
Place: Austin, TX, USA
General chair: Chen Yu
Chair email:
Website: TBA
Submission: 15 December 2023

* 2024 IEEE Evolving and Adaptive Intelligent Systems Conference (IEEE EAIS 2024)
23-24 May 2024
Place: Madrid, Spain
General Chairs: Jose Iglesias and Rashmi Baruah
Submission: 22 January 2024

* 2024 IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Virtual Environments for Measurement Systems and Applications (IEEE CIVEMSA 2024)
15-15 June 2024
Place: Xi'an, China
General Chairs: Yong Hu, Xiaodong Zhang and Yi Zhang
Website: TBA
Submission: 31 January 2024

* 2024 IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IEEE CAI 2024)
25-27 June 2024
Place: Singapore
General Chairs: Ivor Tsang, Ong Yew Soon, Hussein Abbass
Website: TBA
Submission: 15 February 2024

* 2024 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (IEEE WCCI 2024)
30 June - 5 July 2024
Place: Yokohama, Japan
General Chairs: Akira Hirose, Hisao Ishibuchi
Submission: 15 January 2024

* 2024 IEEE Conference on Games (CoG2024)
5 - 8 August 2024
Place: Milan, Italy
General Chairs: Daniele Loiacono
Website: TBA
Submission: 1st March 2024

* 2024 IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (IEEE CIBCB 2024)
27-29 August 2024
Place: Natal, Brazil
General Chairs: Renan Moioli
Website: TBA
Submission: 31 March 2024
Editor Bing Xue
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Email: [email protected]

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