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NCAA 2023 : The 4th International Conference on Neural Computing for Advanced Applications (NCAA 2023)


When Jul 7, 2023 - Jul 9, 2023
Where Hefei
Submission Deadline Mar 1, 2023
Notification Due May 14, 2023
Final Version Due May 20, 2023
Categories    neural computing   neural networks   machine learning   computer vision

Call For Papers

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 2023 NCAA will be held in Hefei, China on July 7-9, 2023. 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. Hefei is the capital and largest city of Anhui Province, People’s Republic of China. A prefecture-level city, it is the political, economic, and cultural center of Anhui. Its population was 9,369,881 as of the 2020 census and its built-up (or metro) area made up of four urban districts plus Feidong, Feixi and Changfeng counties being urbanized, was home to 7,754,481 inhabitants. Located in the central portion of the province, it borders Huainan to the north, Chuzhou to the northeast, Wuhu to the southeast, Tongling to the south, Anqing to the southwest and Lu’an to the west. A natural hub of communications, Hefei is situated to the north of Chao Lake and stands on a low saddle crossing the northeastern extension of the Dabie Mountains, which forms the divide between the Huai and Yangtze rivers.

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TOPICS of interest must be highly relevant to neural computing and its applications for building practical systems, including but not limited to: applicable neural networks theory, neuro-system circuit design and integration, network-based control theory and systems, cognitive sciences-driven evolutionary computing, neuro-fuzzy systems and its applications in decision making, network-based fault diagnosis and explainable reasoning, neural network-based time series modeling and forecasting, machine learning and deep learning for applications in data mining, pattern recognition, computer vision, natural language processing and industrial artificial intelligence.

Technical Tracks
All submitted papers will be categorized into following technical tracks:

Neural network (NN) theory, NN-based control systems, neuro-system integration and engineering applications

Track chairs: Zenghui Wang (University of South Africa), Chengqing Li (Xiangtan University), Yongji Wang (Huazhong University of Science and Technology), Yihua Hu (University of York)

Machine learning and deep learning for data mining and data-driven applications

Track chairs: Li Zhang (Soochow University), Zhao Kang (University of Electronic Science and Technology), Sheng Li (University of Georgia)

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

Track chairs: Zhile Yang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, SIAT), Xiaozhi Gao (University of Eastern Finland), Xin Zhang (Tianjin Normal University)

Neuro/fuzzy systems, multi-agent control, decision making, and their applications in smart construction and manufacturing

Track chairs: Dongrui Wu (Huazhong University of Science and Technology), Zhaohong Deng (Jiangnan University), Qiang Jia (Jiangsu University)

Deep learning-driven pattern recognition, computer vision and its industrial applications

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

Natural language processing, knowledge graphs, recommender systems, 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), Zhiying Tu (Harbin Institute of Technology)

Neural computing-based fault diagnosis and forecasting, prognostic management, and cyber-physical system security

Track chairs: Binqiang Chen (Xiamen University), Yizhen Peng (Chongqing University), Weizhi Meng (Technical University of Denmark)

Sequence learning for spreading dynamics, forecasting, and intelligent techniques against epidemic spreading

Track chairs: Choujun Zhan (South China Normal University), Wei Huang (Zhejiang University of Technology), 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 2023 will employ double-blind reviewing process, every research paper submitted to NCAA 2023 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 2023.

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:
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: 5.102), IEEE Trans. on Consumer Electronics (pending, impact factor: 4.414), etc.

March 1, 2023 (11:59 pm, Pacific Standard Time): Full Paper Due
May 14, 2023: Notification of Accept/Reject
May 20, 2023: Camera-ready Due
July 7-9, 2023: Conference Dates

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