Call for Papers

Paper submission deadline extended to 30th January, 2020. (this is the final deadline and no further extension will be given)

Papers for IEEE WCCI 2020 should be submitted electronically using the Congress website and will be refereed by experts in the fields and ranked based on the criteria of originality, significance, quality and clarity.

On behalf of the IEEE WCCI 2020 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 2020 will host three conferences: The 2020 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2020 – co-sponsored by International Neural Network Society – INNS), the 2020 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE 2020), and the 2020 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE CEC 2020) under one roof. 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.

Call for Special Sessions

Proposal submission deadline: 22nd December, 2019

IEEE WCCI 2020 solicits proposals for special sessions within the technical scope of the three conferences. Special sessions are to be organized by internationally recognized experts, aim to bring together researchers in special focused topics. Cross-fertilization of the three technical disciplines and newly emerging research are strongly encouraged. Inquiries regarding special sessions and proposals should be addressed to Special Sessions Chairs :

IJCNN (including Deep Learning) : Richard Duro, University of A Coruña, Spain
FUZZ-IEEE : Humberto Bustince, Public University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
IEEE-CEC : David Corne, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland, UK
Cross-disciplinary & Applications : Xiao-Jun Zeng, University of Manchester, UK

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Call for Workshops

Proposal submission deadline: 22nd December, 2019

The 2020 IEEE WCCI invites proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the main event. 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. Topics of the proposed workshops should therefore be aligned with those set forth in the call for papers for the main event. Prospective workshop organizers are invited to submit their proposals to the Workshops Chairs below:

IJCNN (including Deep Learning) : Ali Minai, University of Cincinnati, USA
FUZZ-IEEE & Cross-Disciplinary : Lipo Wang, National Technological University of Singapore
IEEE-CEC : Khan Iftekharuddin, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, USA

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Call for Tutorials

Proposal submission deadline: 22nd December, 2019

IEEE WCCI 2020 will feature pre-Congress tutorials, covering fundamental and advanced topics in computational intelligence. A tutorial proposal should include title, outline, expected enrollment, and presenter/organizer biography. Inquiries regarding tutorials should be addressed to Tutorials Chairs :

IJCNN (including Deep Learning) : Barbara Hammer, Bielefeld University, Germany
FUZZ-IEEE : Plamen Angelov, Lancaster University, UK
IEEE-CEC : Ponnuthurai Suganthan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Cross-disciplinary : All three Tutorials Co-Chairs

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Call for Competitions

Proposal submission deadline: 22nd December, 2019

IEEE WCCI 2020 will host competitions to stimulate research in computational intelligence. A competition proposal should include descriptions of the problem(s) addressed, evaluation procedures, and a biography of the organizers. Inquiries regarding competitions should be addressed to the Competitions Chairs :

General questions, coordination : Chang-Shing Lee, National University of Tainan, Taiwan
IJCNN (including Deep Learning): Huanhuan Chen, University of Science and Technology of China, China
IEEE-CEC : Jialin Liu, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China
FUZZ-IEEE (including Security) : Bill Buchanan, Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Cross-disciplinary & Applications : Christos Panayiotou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

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Workshops can take on a number of forms including but not limited to being organized around emerging research areas, challenging problems and industrial applications. Workshops may include, for example – but not limited to – tutorials, keynote / invited speakers, contributed papers and presentations, panel discussions, even mini-competitions if appropriate for the content. Organizers of accepted workshops are expected to prepare a workshop website and call for papers, publicize the workshop, gather submissions, conduct the reviewing process and decide upon the final workshop program. They must also prepare an informal set of workshop proceedings to be distributed with the registration materials at the conference.

They may choose to form organizing or program committees for assistance in these tasks. Workshops can be half or full-day events depending on the scope and the content of the workshop

Proposal details

Proposals are limited to no more than five pages and should contain the following information:

» Organizers (names, affiliations and email addresses; identify one person as the primary contact person)
» Description of the workshop: abstract, objectives, goals, relevance to IEEE WCCI, and expected outcomes
» Motivation for why an IEEE WCCI workshop on this topic is needed
» Description of target audience and estimated number of participants
» Workshop duration, format, activities, and schedule
» List of committed program committee members
» Preliminary list of invited speakers (if any)
» Short biographical sketch for each organizer, describing relevant qualifications and experience

If this workshop has been held previously, then the organizers should indicate this and describe briefly past attendance and outcomes, and why another workshop is needed. Prospective workshop organizers are invited to submit their proposals to the Workshops Chairs below (please send your proposal to ALL Chairs):

Ali Minai, University of Cincinnati, USA

Khan M Iftekharuddin, Old Dominion University, USA

Lipo Wang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


All workshop proposals will be reviewed based on the following considerations:

» Relevance of the workshop to the scope of the main event
» The workshop concerns a coherent and important technical topic of high interest in the community
» Novelty with respect to other forums, especially with respect to other IEEE WCCI 2020 workshops
» Likely impact on the target community, including likelihood of strong participation
» Confirmation to serve as program committee members from high-caliber and well respected researchers
» Confirmation of a well-respected keynote speaker or a tutorial presenter
» Letters of support from colleagues / researchers indicating their interest and intent to participate in this workshop.

Venue: IEEE WCCI 2020 will be held in Glasgow, Scotland, UK – one of Europe’s most dynamic cultural capitals and the “World’s Friendliest City” [Rough Guide 2015]. Steeped in culture, rich in history and alive with an excitement you can sense as you walk through its elegant Victorian streets, squares, parks and gardens. The Conference will be held at the prestigious Scottish Event Campus (SEC), which was a key venue for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.