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NICE 2016 : Nature-Inspired Computation in Engineering (NICE2016): An International Conference


When Jun 22, 2016 - Jun 24, 2016
Where London
Submission Deadline Nov 15, 2015
Notification Due Jan 15, 2016
Final Version Due Feb 7, 2016

Call For Papers

*Please note: Due to the overlap of the conference dates with other major
conferences on computational intelligence and optimization, the organizing
committee decided that this conference will *not* go ahead this year.

Nature-Inspired Computation becomes hugely popular in recent years and its applications has permeated into almost area of science and engineering, including artificial intelligence, computer science, data mining, engineering optimization, computational intelligence, image processing and telecommunications, etc. This conference intends to review the state-of-the-art developments in the following areas:

Topics of Interest (but not limited to):

A. Nature-Inspired Computation and Algorithms
* Ant Colony Optimization
* Artificial Neural Networks
* Bat Algorithm
* Bee Algorithms
* Cuckoo Search
* Differential Evolution and Genetic Algorithms
* Firefly Algorithm
* Flower Pollination Algorithm
* Genetic Algorithms
* Harmony Search
* Particle Swarm Optimization
* Hybrid Algorithms
* Other Algorithms

B. Theory and Analysis:
* Mathematical/Theoretical Analysis of Algorithms
* Algorithmic Characteristics and Dynamics
* Algorithm Complexity
* Convergence Analysis
* Stability Analysis of Algorithms
* Markov Chain and Statistical Techniques
* Performance Measures
* Comparison Criteria
* Stopping Criteria
* Behaviour in High Dimensions
* Other Theoretical Aspects of Algorithms

C. Applications:
* Classifications and Clustering
* Data Mining and Big Data
* Design Optimization in Engineering
* Feature Selection
* Image Segmentation and Processing
* Structural and Shape Optimization
* Bio-Inspired Navigation and Optimal Search in Nature
* Inverse Problems and Parameter Estimation
* Scheduling and Routing
* Large-scale applications
* Case Studies in Energy, Transport, Telecommunications
and All Areas in Engineering and Industry

Accepted papers will be published as a book by Springer after the conference. Please prepare your papers using Springer's book chapter template (either LaTex or MS Word). There is no page limit, though any length between 12 to 20 pages would be ideal.

Selected papers will be considered for special issues of
journals (more details to follow).

Interested readers are welcome to submit their original, unpublished contribution via the EasyChair submission system at

Key Dates (New Dates):
[Due to various requests, the conference has been postponed until 2016.
The new conference dates are 22-24 June 2016. Therefore, the new key dates are as follows.]

Full Paper Submission: 11 Nov 2015
Acceptance Notification: 15 Jan 2016
Final Version: 7 Feb 2016


General Chair: Xin-She Yang (Middlesex University London, UK)


International Program Committee:

Andrew Adamatzky (University of East England, UK)
M. Tamer Ayvaz (Pamukkale University, Turkey)
Janez Brest (University of Maribor, Slovenia)
Su Fong Chien (MIMOS Centre, Malaysia)
Kalyanmoy Deb (Michigan State University, USA)
Xiao-Zhi Gao (Aalto University, Finland)
Zong Woo Geem (Gachon University, Korea)
Momin Jamil (Harman International, Germany)
Thomas Jansen (Aberystwyth University, UK)
Ali Kaveh (Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran)
Jörg Lässig (University of Applied Scienes Zittau/Görlitz, Germany)
Radek Matousek (Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic)
João Paulo Papa (São Paulo State University, Brazil)
Floriano De Rango (University of Calabria, Italy)
Abdel Salhi (University of Essex, UK)
Ponnuthurai Nagaratnam Suganthan (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
El-Ghazali Talbi (University of Lille, France)
Kay Chen Tan (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Tiew On Ting (Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China)
Giuseppe A. Trunfio (University of Sassari, Italy)
Milan Tuba (Megatrend University Belgrade, Serbia)
Ling Wang (Tsinghua University, China)
Julian S. Yeomans (York University, Canada)
Gary G. Yen (Oklahoma State University, USA)
Yu-Xin Zhao (Harbin Engineering University, China)

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