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IEEE CIS Newsletter, Issue 126, July 2023

IEEE CIS Officer Announcements 

We are please to announce the following IEEE CIS Vice Presidents who were appointed at the CIS Adcom meeting on 4 June 2023: 


Marios Polycarpou
Vice President for Finances-Elect 2024 (Term 2025-2026)


Leandro Minku
Vice President for Conferences (2024-2025)


Christian Wagner
Vice President for Technical Activities (2024-2025)

Piero Bonissone
Vice President for Industrial and Governmental Activities (2024-2025)
FUZZ-IEEE 2023 Keynote Speakers
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The Annual IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, well known as FUZZ-IEEE, is one of the premier international conferences in the field of fuzzy sets and systems.

Join us in Songdo Incheon, Korea from 13-17 August 2023.

We have an incredible lineup of keynote speakers you won't want to miss!

  • Dr. Hao Ying, Wayne State University, USA
  • Jerry Mendel, Emeritus Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California
  • Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay, Indian Statistical Institute

Registration is open! Click here to register: registration

For more information on our keynote speakers, please visit:

Call for IEEE CIS Organizing Distinguished Lectures

The IEEE CIS Distinguished Lecturer Program (DLP) aims at serving the Computational Intelligence community by providing stimulating lectures given by distinguished IEEE CIS professionals and scholars. It also aims at helping young researchers (masters and doctoral students) providing suggestions/guidance on their research problems as well as promoting computational intelligence tools and techniques among undergraduate students to make them interested in CIS fields of interest. 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. In any given year, selected IEEE CIS Distinguished Lecturers (DLs) have a balanced representation of CIS sub-fields and include representatives from academia, industry and government while spanning different IEEE regions. 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. It is expected that DLP events actively seek to recruit new CIS professionals to both the CIS field and to IEEE CIS.

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

Please visit Organizing Distinguished Lectures for more information. 

Call For IEEE CIS Distinguished Lecturers Nominations

The committee shall evaluate the relevant values and merits of each nominee using both qualitative and quantitative evidence. The quantitative measures indicated in section III.1 are part of the input to be considered by the committee. Other criteria include, but are not limited to, qualitative assessments of the nominees work, geographical lecturer distribution requirements, or the need to include lecture topics that would not be, otherwise, well represented. The committee may consider exceptions to these criteria on a case by case basis.

Deadline: 30 August 2023

For more information please visit Nominatiing and Appointing DLs.

Educational Activities

2024 IEEE CIS Student Grand Competition on Computational Intelligence in Biomedicine and Healthcare

We welcome participants to present computational intelligence solutions for core issues in smart medicine, smart healthcare, and smart hospital including but not limited to personalized, predictive, preventive, and participatory medicine and healthcare solutions. In the preliminary contest, the judge committee will select 10 teams based on the uploaded proposals. In the final contest, the selected teams need to physically or virtually attend the 2024 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI) in Japan for real-time demonstration and presentation of their systems.

Prize per team:

  • 1st Place Award: US$1,500 + Certificate
  • 2nd Place Award: US$1,000 + Certificate
  • 3rd Place Award: US$600 + Certificate
  • Honorable Mention: Certificate


Submission Due: 31 October 2023

Preliminary Contest: 3 January 2024

Final Contest: 1 July 2024

Research Frontier

Evolutionary Multi-Objective Optimization in Searching for Various Antimicrobial Peptides

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Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), which are parts of the innate immune response found among all classes of life, are promising in broad-spectrum antibiotics and drug-resistant infection treatments. Although AMPs effectively kill bacteria, numerous AMPs widely distributed in the sequence space remain unknown to humans. Therefore, the de novo design of AMPs involves the exploration of vast sequence space to identify peptides with high antimicrobial activity and good diversity among the known AMPs. Computational intelligence approaches have successfully identified some AMPs; however, most of them fail to address the diversity of the obtained AMPs. Read More

IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, May 2023


Improving the Accuracy of Spiking Neural Networks for Radar Gesture Recognition Through Preprocessing

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Event-based neural networks are currently being explored as efficient solutions for performing AI tasks at the extreme edge. To fully exploit their potential, event-based neural networks coupled to adequate preprocessing must be investigated. Within this context, we demonstrate a 4-b-weight spiking neural network (SNN) for radar gesture recognition, achieving a state-of-the-art 93% accuracy within only four processing time steps while using only one convolutional layer and two fully connected layers. This solution consumes very little energy and area if implemented in event-based hardware, which makes it suited for embedded extreme-edge applications. Read More

IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, June 2023


Learning Adaptive Differential Evolution by Natural Evolution Strategies

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Adaptive parameter control is critical in the design and application of evolutionary algorithm (EA), so does in differential evolution. In the past decade, many adaptive evolutionary algorithms have been proposed, in which online information collected until current generation during the evolutionary search procedure is used to determine the algorithmic parameters for the next generation. Recent studies often assume that the algorithmic parameters follow some distributions, while the distributions' parameters (called hyper-parameters) are updated by the collected information. Performances of these adaptive EAs depend highly on the hyper-parameters. Read More

IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence, June 2023


Cooperative Coevolutionary CMA-ES With Landscape-Aware Grouping in Noisy Environments

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Many real-world optimization tasks suffer from noise. So far, the research on noise-tolerant optimization algorithms is still restricted to low-dimensional problems with less than 100 decision variables. In reality, many problems are high dimensional. Cooperative coevolutionary (CC) algorithms based on a divide-and-conquer strategy are promising in solving complex high-dimensional problems. However, noisy fitness evaluations pose a challenge in problem decomposition for CC. The state-of-the-art grouping methods, such as differential grouping (DG) and recursive DG, are unable to work properly in noisy environments. Because it is impossible to distinguish whether the change of one variable’s difference value is caused by noise or the perturbation of its interacting variables.Read More

IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, June 2023


Games for Change—A Comparative Systematic Review of Persuasive Strategies in Games for Behavior Change

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Games for change is a growing research field and studies have shown that these games can promote positive behavior change using various persuasive strategies. This article presents a systematic review of 130 persuasive games from the literature published in the last 21 years (2001–2021) to 1) highlight the current trends in the field with respect to domains, year, country, technology platforms, and genre; 2) identify what strategies are employed in the games and their comparative analysis across domains; 3) uncover various ways the persuasive strategies are operationalized in games; 4) explore for possible relationships between persuasive games effectiveness and the number of strategies employed Read More

IEEE Transactions on Games, June 2023


A Reinforcement Learning System for Generating Instantaneous Quality Random Sequences

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Random numbers are essential to most computer applications. Still, producing high-quality random sequences is a big challenge. Inspired by the success of artificial neural networks and reinforcement learning, we propose a novel and effective end-to-end learning system to generate pseudorandom sequences that operates under the upside-down reinforcement learning framework. It is based on manipulating the generalized information entropy metric to derive commands that instantaneously guide the agent toward the optimal random behavior. Using a wide range of evaluation tests, the proposed approach is compared against three state-of-the-art accredited pseudorandom number generators (PRNGs). Read More

IEEE Transactions on Artificial Intelligence, June 2023

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

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

* 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

∆ The 5th International Conference on Process Mining (ICPM 2023)
23-27 October 2023
Place: Rome, Italy
General Chair: Claudio Di Ciccio and Andrea Marelli

* IEEE Latin American Conference on Computational Intelligence (IEEE LA-CCI 2023)
29 October - 1 November 2023
Place: Porto de Galinhas, Brazil --> approved change to Recife, PE, 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 Jul 2023

∆ The 7th Asian Conference on Artificial Intelligence Technology (ACAIT 2023)
3-5 November 2023
Place: Jiaxing, China
General Chairs: Qionghai Dai, Cesare Alippi, and Jong-Hwan Kim

∆ The 5th International Conference on New Trends in Computational Intelligence (NTCI 2023)
3-5 November 2023
Place: Qingdao, China
General Chairs: Marios M. Polycarpou, and Jian Wang
Submission: 20 August 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


IEEE CIS sponsors and co-sponsors a number of conferences across the globe.

Editor Bing Xue
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Email: [email protected]

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