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NCAA 2022 : 2022 International Conference on Neural Computing for Advanced Applications (NCAA 2022)


When Jul 8, 2022 - Jul 10, 2022
Where Jinan, China
Submission Deadline Feb 1, 2020
Notification Due May 16, 2021
Final Version Due May 30, 2021
Categories    neural computing   machine learning   computational intelligence   AI

Call For Papers

NCAA is an annual international neural computing conference, which showcases state-of-the-art R&D activities in neural computing systems and their industrial and engineering applications. It provides a forum for technical presentations and discussions among neural computing researchers, developers and users from academia, business and industry.

The 2022 NCAA will be held in Jinan, China on July 8-10, 2022. China, a country which has a long history of 5000 years, is the perfect venue for addressing contemporary neural computing issues as new AI-related technical trends have been arising out of China’s top-notch IT infrastructure and cultural dynamicity. Jinan, alternately romanized as Tsinan, is the capital of Shandong province in Eastern China. With a population of 9.2 million (including Laiwu), it is the second-largest city in Shandong after Qingdao. The area of present-day Jinan has played an important role in the history of the region from the earliest beginnings of civilization and has evolved into a major national administrative, economic, and transportation hub. The city has held sub-provincial administrative status since 1994. Jinan is often called the “Spring City” for its famous 72 artesian springs.

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TOPICS of interest are relevant to building practical systems are within its scope, including but not limited to:

applicable neural networks theory
applied statistics
artificial intelligence
computer vision
control theory and systems
data mining
data security and privacy protection
evolutionary computing
fuzzy logic
fault diagnosis
hardware implementations
hybrid intelligent systems
image processing and understanding
intelligent agents
intelligent forecasting
machine learning
natural language processing
neural networks
neuro-fuzzy systems
nn-based industrial applications
pattern recognition
self-learning systems
software simulations
supervised and unsupervised learning methods
system engineering and integration
Technical Tracks
All submitted papers will be categorized into following technical tracks:

Neural network theory, cognitive sciences, neuro-system hardware implementations, and NN-based engineering applications

Track chairs: Zenghui Wang (University of South Africa), Cuili Yang (Beijing University of Technology), Jianghong Ma (City University of Hong Kong)

Machine learning, data mining, data security & privacy protection, and data-driven applications

Track chairs: Li Zhang (Soochow University), Zhao Kang (University of Electronic Science and Technology), Jicong Fan (Cornell University)

Computational intelligence, nature-inspired optimizers, and their engineering applications

Track chairs: Sheng Li (University of Georgia), Zhile Yang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, SIAT), Xiaozhi Gao (University of Eastern Finland)

Cloud/edge/fog computing, the Internet of Things/Vehicles (IoT/IoV), and their system optimization

Track chairs: Cheng-Kuan Lin (Fuzhou University), Zhiying Tu (Harbin Institute of Technology), Xiangping Zhai (Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics), Weizhi Meng (Technical University of Denmark)

Control systems, network synchronization, system integration, and industrial artificial intelligence

Track chairs: Chengqing Li (Hunan University), Yongji Wang (Huazhong University of Science and Technology), Ning Sun (Nankai University), Wenkai Hu (China University of Geosciences), Yihua Hu (University of York)

Fuzzy logic, neuro-fuzzy systems, decision making, and their applications in management sciences

Track chairs: Dongrui Wu (Huazhong University of Science and Technology), Zhaohong Deng (Jiangnan University), Liang Bai (Shanxi University), Xin Zhang (Tianjin Normal University)

Computer vision, image processing, and their industrial applications

Track chairs: Zhong Ji (Tianjin University), Bineng Zhong (Huaqiao University), Jiayi Ma (Wuhan University), Xiangyuan Lan (Hong Kong Baptist University)

Natural language processing, machine translation, knowledge graphs, and their applications

Track chairs: Christine Ji (The University of Sydney), Haitao Wang (China National Institute of Standardization), Wenxiu Xie (City University of Hong Kong), Xiaolei Lu (City University of Hong Kong)

Neural computing-based fault diagnosis, fault forecasting, prognostic management, and system modeling

Track chairs: Yu Wang (Xi’an Jiaotong University), BinQiang Chen (Xiamen University), Wangpeng He (Xidian University), Yizhen Peng (Chongqing University)

Spreading dynamics, forecasting, and other intelligent techniques against coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Track chairs: Choujun Zhan (South China Normal University), Mengying Zhao (Shandong University), Yanyan Shen (Chinese Academy of Sciences), Dong Yang (University of California at Merced)

Submission Instructions
Authors should submit papers reporting original work that are currently not under review or published elsewhere. Accepted full papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Submissions for full papers must be no less than 12 pages and not exceed 15 pages (including citations) in CCIS (Communications in Computer and Information Science) format. We encourage authors to cite related work comprehensively, and when citing conference papers please also consider to cite their extended journal versions if applicable.

NCAA 2022 will employ double-blind reviewing process, every research paper submitted to NCAA 2022 will undergo a “double-blind” reviewing process: the PC members and referees who review the paper will not know the identity of the authors. To ensure anonymity of authorship, authors must prepare their manuscript as follows:

Author’s names and affiliations must not appear on the title page or elsewhere in the paper.
Funding sources must not be acknowledged on the title page or elsewhere in the paper.
Research group members, or other colleagues or collaborators, must not be acknowledged anywhere in the paper.
Source file naming must also be done with care, to avoid identifying the author’s names in the paper’s associated metadata. For example, if your name is Jane Smith and you submit a PDF file generated from a .dvi file called Jane-Smith.dvi, your authorship could be inferred by looking into the PDF file.
It is the responsibility of authors to do their very best to preserve anonymity. Papers that do not follow the guidelines here, or otherwise potentially reveal the identity of the authors, are subject to immediate rejection. Because of the double blind review policy, the submission of an extended version of a short paper which has published elsewhere is strongly discouraged in NCAA 2022.

Please use one of the following templates for the CCIS (Communications in Computer and Information Science) format:

LaTeX2e Proceedings Templates (zip)
Microsoft Word Proceedings Templates (zip)
Microsoft Word 2003 Proceedings Templates (zip)
Any submitted paper violating the length, file type, or formatting requirements will be rejected without review. For any problems with the submission system, please contact the PC co-chairs directly.

Submission URL: TBD
Authors must select one of above-mentioned technical tracks(/topics) to submit their papers in easychair system. Submitted papers will undergo a double-blind peer review process, coordinated by the International Program Committee.

The Program Chairs are soliciting contributed technical papers for presentation at the Conference and publication in the Conference Proceedings by Springer Verlag in the CCIS. All accepted regular papers will be submitted to Springer Verlag for EI and ISTP indexing. Authors of selected outstanding papers will be invited to submit their extended technical papers to several SCI journals for a possible publication after ordinary review process, such as Neural Computing & Applications (NCA) (pending, impact factor: 4.774), Memetic Computing(pending, impact factor: 3.860), Neurocomputing (pending, impact factor: 4.438) and IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (pending, impact factor: 9.112).

Feb. 1, 2022 (11:59 pm, Pacific Standard Time): Full Paper Due
May 16, 2022: Notification of Accept/Reject
May 30, 2022: Camera-ready Due
July 8-10, 2022: Conference Dates

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