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2012 International Conference on Intelligent Computing (ICIC2012)
July 25-29, 2012
Huangshan, China
(
http://www.ic-ic.org/2012/index.htm)

The ICIC 2012 Program Committee is inviting proposals for special sessions to be held during the conference (http://www.ic-ic.org/2012/index.htm), taking place on July 25-29, 2012, in Huangshan, China.

Each special session proposal should be well motivated and should consist of 5 to 8 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 2012. Each special session organizer will be session chair for their own special sessions at ICIC 2012 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)/ Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS).

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

Juan Carlos Figueroa Garcia
District University Francisco José de Caldas, Colombia
Email:
jcfigueroag@udistrital.edu.co

 

Tentative Special Sessions/Workshops

2012 International Conference on Intelligent Computing (ICIC2012)
(
http://www.ic-ic.org/2012/index.htm)
July 25-29, 2012
Huangshan, China

1. Advances in Information Security 2012

Organizers:
Phalguni Gupta, Ph D & Professor
Department of Computer Science & Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur 208 016, INDIA
Email: pg@cse.iitk.ac

SCOPE
Advances in Information Security 2012 is a special track within Eighth International Conference on Intelligent Computing (ICIC 2012) which will be held from July 25 -29, 2012 in Huangshan, China. It  aims at attracting the original, high quality, unpublished research outcomes in the field of information security. Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Original novel research contributions on all aspects of theory and applications of information security are solicited for submission. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Formal Methods in Security
  • Biometric Security
  • Data Security
  • Digital Forensics and Diagnostics
  • Watermarking and Steganography
  • Network Security
  • Privacy and Anonymity
  • Distributed System Security
  • Intrusion Detection, Prevention & Response
  • Key Management and Cryptographic Protocols
  • Intrusion Tolerance and Recovery

2. Special Session on Network-based Automation and Neuro-Intelligence Systems.

Organizers:
Prof. Kang-Hyun Jo
Prof. Hong-Hee Lee
Dept. EECE, University of Ulsan
Emails: acejo@ulsan.ac.kr , hhlee@ulsan.ac.kr

SCOPE
The special session is organized for disseminating the latest uprising networked energy saving and automation skills and application.

This also encompasses the latest research results of neurocomputing based intelligent systems applicable to the electrical and/or hybrid vehicle or robotic systems.

These results reflect the current social issues of engineering with the real applications for green energy savings, networked system based on variety of sensored data and their efficient communication for intelligent system.

 

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

Organizers:
Michael Gromiha PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai 600 036, India
Email: gromiha@iitm.ac.in; URL: http://www.biotech.iitm.ac.in/Gromiha

Y-h. Taguchi Ph.D.,
Professor, Department of Physics, Chuo University, Tokyo 112-8551,Japan
E-mail
tag@granular.com; URL: http://www.granular.com/tag/index-j.html

 

SCOPE
The advanced developments in Biotechnology provide a wealth of data on genomes, proteomes, metabolomes and transcriptomes. This has been evidenced with the growth of data in gene expression profiles, amino acid sequences, protein three-dimensional structures and protein-protein interaction networks. The availability of data pave way to several analyses in biological and medical research, such as high-throughput protein structure prediction, genome-wide protein-protein interaction prediction, binding sites and interface structures in protein complexes, identification of post-transcription modification sites, single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) prediction, gene expression profile data analysis and so on. The comprehensive analysis, development of efficient algorithms, software and tools for data integration and visualization are necessary in these cutting-edge research fields. 

This special session provides a forum for researchers to present and discuss their latest research results to timely identify and address related problems and challenges. We invite the submission of high-quality, original and unpublished papers in this area. Computational methods for protein and gene bioinformatics includes but are not limited to:

  • 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 and timing the mitotic cell cycle
  • Disease related single nucleotide polymorphism identification
  • Disease related cell signaling pathway identification
  • Gene expression profile data analysis

All accepted papers will be published in Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics and few high quality papers will be invited for publication in a special issue of BMC Bioinformatics.

 

4. Special Session on Hybrid Optimization: New theories and developments.

Organizers:
Juan Carlos Figueroa
Assistant Professor, Engineering Faculty, Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas
Bogotá - Colombia
Email: jcfigueroag@udistrital.edu.co

Germán Hernández Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Engineering Faculty, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Bogotá - Colombia
Email: gjhernandezp@gmail.com

SCOPE
Optimization is an important tool applied to different scenarios where some emergent and complex problems arise from its application. Those problems represent a challenge for classical optimization algorithms, so the use of hybrid intelligent methods is an interesting field to be covered. Among those problems we have combinatorial, uncertainty-based, nonlinear, large scale and related problems. In this way, the design and application of new intelligent optimization algorithms represents a wide topic of intelligent computing.

The ICIC 2012 Special session on Hybrid Optimization aims to generate a space for discussing about new theories, developments and challenges of hybrid optimization through the submission of high-quality, original and unpublished papers in this area. Expected contributions to this session are, but not limited to:

  • Fuzzy Optimization using Type-2, intuitionistic and interval-valued fuzzy sets.
  • Combinatorial problems and new algorithms.
  • Non convex optimization algorithms.
  • Uncertainty modeling and optimization.
  • Fuzzy differential equations.
  • Linguistic optimization: Models and computational methods.
  • Evolutionary optimization: Theory and applications.
  • Related problems: Metaheuristics, non convex algorithms, large scale problems, graph theory and models, stochastic optimization, Constraint satisfaction problems, etc.
  • Applications: TSP, VRP and related models, Financial, Decision making, Control, Bioinformatics, Sustainability, green production and related applications.

5. Special Session on soft-computing and bio-inspired techniques in real world applications

Organizer:
Dr. Eng. Ph.D. Vitoantonio Bevilacqua
Tenured Assistant Professor of Expert Systems, Medical Informatics and Image Processing Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Polytechnic of Bari - Italy
Via Orabona, 4 - 70125 - Bari – Italy
Tel: +39-080-596 3326
Fax: +39-080-596 3410
E-mail:
bevilacqua@poliba.it

SCOPE
This special issue focuses on the implementation of soft-computing and bio-inspired techniques in real world applications with particular interests on decision support systems, modelling and feature extraction. To survive, organisms try to use strategies to react robustly in the presence of noise,  incomplete input information, and environmental changes. In an attempt to capture these advantages in computational systems, computer science and artificial intelligence have pursued several biological paradigms, such as fuzzy logic, neural networks, evolutionary computation, artificial immune systems and ant colonies. In particolar, the theme of this special issue is to present the state of art developments in recent research focusing on neural networks for pattern recognition, data mining, inference systems and intelligent clustering and then compare these ANN strategies to other soft-computing and bio-inspired techniques.

Topics of this special session include but are not limited to:

  • Intelligent reasoning for diagnosis and prognosis
  • Computer aided diagnosis
  • Medical imaging
  • Intelligent rule or signature extraction strategies
  • Advanced hybrid expert systems for merging and fusing data
  • Bioinformatics and Systems Biology applications
  • Biometrics

6.  Special Session on Intelligent Computing Oriented to Performance Analysis and Optimization

Organizers:
Lamia Atma Djoudi, Ph D
University of Chicoutimi in Quebec, France.
e-mail: a.djoudi.lamia@gmail.com

SCOPE
Modern processor architectures have become so complex that the application programmer must have knowledge of both the architecture and the compiler in order to produce efficient code.

Tuning applications to improve performance is an important but tedious and time-consuming task. It may have to be repeated for each new application and platform. As a result code performance is becoming more and more complex to guarantee and difficult to assess without extensive tuning and experiments.

All efforts are concentrated on the performance analysis system, which is the ability to encode general expertise and case-specific methods that allows development tools and techniques to direct analysis strategies to problem solving needs.

Introducing artificial intelligent can be interesting and can help expert and non-expert users to resolve the performance problems.

The goal of this session is to bring together researchers and developers of performance analysis and optimization to present and discuss the latest techniques and ideas.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Frameworks and tools for performance analysis and optimization
  • Instrumentation, measurement, analysis, and modeling of applications
  • Knowledge Based Systems
  • Expert systems
  • Knowledge representation
  • Intelligent information systems
  • Large Scale Systems for Computational
  • Operating Systems and Compilers
  • High Performance Platform Management

7. Special Session on Bio-inspired Computing and Applications

Organizers:
Dr.  Niu Ben (Associate Professor)
College of Management, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, China
Tel: +86-0755-25534489
E-mail:
drniuben@gmail.com

Dr. Liang Jing (Associate Professor)
School of Electrical Engineering, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, China

Email: liangjing@zzu.edu.cn

Dr. Liu Yan Min(Prof)
Department of math, Zunyi Normal College, ZunyiChina
E-mail: yanmin7813@gmail.com

Dr. Chen Hanning (Associate Professor)
Laboratory of Information Service and Intelligent Control, Shenyang Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences Shenyang, China 
Email: chenhanning@sia.cn

SCOPE
Biological organisms cope with the demands of their environments using solutions quite unlike the traditional computational approaches to problem solving. Biological systems tend to be adaptive, reactive, and distributed. Bio-inspired computing is the field of research works with computational techniques inspired or gleaned from biological behavior or phenomena. In the last decades, many new biological inspired computing approaches have been proposed such as particle swarm optimization, ant colony system, bee colony algorithm, bacterial foraging algorithm etc. This special issue is soliciting papers on all aspects of bio-inspired algorithms and their applications. This special issue provides an opportunity to present and discuss the latest theoretical advances and real-world applications in this research field. The topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Particle swarm optimization
  • Ant colony system
  • Bacteria foraging
  • Bees algorithm
  • Artificial life
  • Other biological-inspired computation techniques
  • Dynamic optimization
  • Multi-objective optimization
  • Constrained optimization
  • Portfolio optimization
  • Shop scheduling
  • Image processing
  • Pattern recognition
  • Other real world applications