Papers are coridally requested for the upcoming 10th International Conference on Natural Computation (ICNC 2014) and the 11th International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery (FSKD 2014), to be jointly held from 19-21 August 2014 in Xiamen, China. The deadline for the 2nd (final) round of submissions is 16 May 2014 (papers already submitted in the previous round should not be re-submitted).
With a pleasant subtropical climate, Xiamen is known as one of the most beautiful and liveable cities in China. Famous attractions include Gulangyu Island (credited as a "garden on the sea", "architecture exhibition of ten thousand nations", "hometown of music" and "island of piano"), Hulishan Fortress (Guinness World Records on the biggest and smallest cannons), and South Putuo Temple. Excursions may be made to Fujian Tulou, UNESCO World Heritage Sites of fortified dwellings housing up to 80 families.
As with the past ICNC-FSKD conferences, all papers in conference proceedings will be submitted to both EI Compendex and IEEE Xplore. Extended versions of selected best papers will appear in ICNC-FSKD special issues of Knowledge-Based Systems (Impact Factor: 4.104) and Neural Processing Letters (Impact Factor: 1.240). ICNC-FSKD 2014 is technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (pending).
ICNC-FSKD is a premier international forum for scientists and researchers to present the state of the art of data mining and intelligent methods inspired from nature, particularly biological, linguistic, and physical systems, with applications to computers, circuits, systems, control, robotics, communications, and more. This is an exciting and emerging interdisciplinary area in which a wide range of theory and methodologies are being investigated and developed to tackle complex and challenging problems. The registration fee of US-D410 includes proceedings, lunches, dinners, banquet, coffee breaks, and all technical sessions.
To promote international participation of researchers from outside the country/region where the conference is held (i.e., China’s mainland), researchers outside of China’s mainland are encouraged to propose invited sessions. An honorarium of US-D400 will be enjoyed by the organizer(s) for each completed (with at least 6 registered papers) invited session. The first author of each paper in an invited session must not be affiliated with an organization in China’s mainland. "(Invited Paper)" may be added below the title of each paper in the invited sessions. Invited session organizers will solicit submissions, conduct reviews and recommend accept/reject decisions on the submitted papers. Invited session organizers will be able to set their own submission and review schedules, as long as a set of recommended papers is determined by 3 June 2014. Each invited session proposal should include: (1) the name, bio, and contact information of each organizer of the invited session; (2) the title and a short synopsis of the invited session. Please send your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org.