Special sessions are very
small and specialized events to be held during the conference as a set
of oral presentations that are highly specialized in some particular
theme or consisting of the works of some particular international
A special session chair has to make sure that papers accepted to the
special session have gone through a process of double-blind reviewing.
Conference reviewers may be available to collaborate in this process,
upon request from the special session chair.
The goal of special sessions (minimum 4 papers; maximum 9) is to
provide a focused discussion on innovative topics. Each prospective
organizer is invited to submit a proposal explaining the targeted
topic’s novelty/importance and listing the contributing authors and
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the guidelines for submitting a special session proposal.
Special Session 1 - Computational Intelligence using Affinity Set
Yuh-Wen Chen, Dept. of Industrial Engineering and Management of
Technology, Da-Yeh University, Taiwan
Computational Intelligence (CI) is a successor of Artificial
Intelligence (AI). It is eventually a solution finding approach or a
data mining process, which heavily relies on soft computing such as
chaos, fuzzy systems, rough systems, neural networks, genetic
algorithms, ant colony optimization, particle swarm optimization,…, etc.
or their hybrid resolution. Computational intelligence is very valuable
in machine learning, adaptation, evolution; thus, it needs more
explorations and validations. Various logics, e.g., fuzzy or rough
surely creates the learning/evaluating basis of CI programs. However, is
it possible to explore/develop other logics in this field? In this
session, an affinity idea inspired from the ancient oriental culture is
introduced, and some actual applications of affinity set are proposed.
Affinity forms the basis for many aspects of social behavior,
especially, the formation and evolution of groups or networks. Affinity
has two meanings. The first is a natural liking for or attraction to a
person, thing, idea, etc; for example, consider the friendship. The
second defines affinity as a close relationship between people or things
that have similar appearances, qualities, structures, properties, or
features. We invite/encourage scholars use this simple idea for CI
Submitted papers include, but are not limited to:
• Industrial Applications of Artificial Intelligence
• Strategic Decision Support Systems
• Group Decision Support Systems
• Applications of Expert Systems
• Advanced Applications of Neural Network
• Evolutionary Programming
• Coordination in Multi-Agent Systems
• Case-Based Reasoning Systems
• Knowledge-based Systems Engineering
• Knowledge Management
To submit a paper, please go to the
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Notification of acceptance: deadline expired
Final camera-ready submission and registration:
submitting a special session proposal:
Each proposal should clearly indicate:
1. The title of the Special Session.
2. The organizer(s), contact information and affiliations.
3. The topic of the Special Session specified in terms of keywords (at
least 1 of the keywords should be from the list of the conference topics
4. The relevance of the proposed Special Session to the conference and
the significance of the related contributions (max 1000 words).
5. The participants’ contact information, affiliations,
presentation/paper titles and short abstracts (max 100 words per
abstract). This list should contain at least 4 people who have confirmed
their intention to participate should the paper be accepted.
All contributions should be written in English. International Special
Sessions (i.e.; in which participants come from different universities
and countries) are strongly encouraged. Acceptance of a special session
will take into consideration the following criteria:
1. Relevance of the Special Session: Is the topic of the proposed
Special Session related to the main themes of the conference?
2. Significance of the Special Session: Is the topic of the proposed
Special Session a major, minor, or a trivial scientific problem? Has the
problem been solved before? Do the papers cover the problem domain well?
Are there many research communities that will care about the solutions
proposed in the Special Session papers?
3. Originality and Significance of the Special Session papers: Are there
any new ideas proposed? Are there any significant results presented?
4. Overall rating.
Implementation of Accepted
After a session is accepted, it is necessary to ensure that all
papers have adequate quality, through a double-blind review process.
This process is the responsibility of session chairs and culminates with
the notification of authors and confirmation of the list of selected
papers sent to the conference secretariat.
Then, each paper must be registered and subsequently presented at the