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Call for Papers

NCTA is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


Neural computation and artificial neural networks, especially in relation to deep learning, have seen an explosion of interest over the recent decades, and are being successfully applied across an extraordinary range of problem domains, in areas as diverse as finance, medicine, engineering, geology and physics, in problems of complex dynamics and complex behavior prediction, classification or control. Several architectures, learning strategies and algorithms have been introduced in this highly dynamic field in the last couple of decades. Nowadays, having reached notable scientific and applicative maturity, neural computation and related techniques are considered as major basis toward the completion of intelligent artificial systems. This conference intends to be a major forum for scientists, engineers and practitioners interested in the study, analysis, design, modeling and implementation of neural computing systems, both theoretically and in a broad range of application fields.


  • Adaptive Architectures and Mechanisms
  • Applications: Image Processing and Artificial Vision, Pattern Recognition, Decision Making, Industrial and Real World Applications, Financial Applications, Neural Prostheses and Medical Applications, Neural Based Data Mining and Complex Information Process
  • Complex Artificial Neural Network Based Systems and Dynamics
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Convolutional Neural Networks
  • Deep Learning
  • Higher Level Artificial Neural Network Based Intelligent Systems
  • Learning Paradigms and Algorithms
  • Neurocomputational Formulations
  • Neural Approaches and Neural Architectures
  • Kernel Neural Networks
  • Recurrent Neural Networks
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Self-Organizing Maps (SOM) and Self-organizing Systems
  • Bio-inspired models and solutions
  • Stability and Instability in Artificial Neural Networks
  • Stochastic Learning and Statistical Algorithms
  • Support Vector Machines and Kernel Methods
  • Neural based Implementation, Applications and Solutions
  • Neuro-Fuzzy Approaches, Solutions and Applications


Hani HagrasUniversity of Essex, United Kingdom
Anastasios TefasAristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Sanaz MostaghimOtto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany
Nikolaus HansenInria & Ecole Polytechnique & Institut Polytechnique de Paris, France


Authors can submit their work in the form of a complete paper or an abstract, but please note that accepted abstracts are presented but not published in the proceedings of the conference. Complete papers can be submitted as a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas.

Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

When submitting a complete paper please note that only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted complete papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, DBLP, Semantic Scholar, EI and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


Conference Date: 13 - 15 November, 2023

Paper Submission: June 22, 2023 (expired)
Authors Notification:
July 31, 2023 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 8, 2023 (expired)

Paper Submission: July 24, 2023 (expired)
Authors Notification:
September 14, 2023 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 28, 2023 (expired)

Paper Submission: September 7, 2023 (expired)
Authors Notification:
September 26, 2023 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
October 4, 2023

Workshop Proposal: June 26, 2023 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: June 26, 2023 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: October 4, 2023

Demo Proposal: October 4, 2023

Panel Proposal: October 4, 2023


NCTA Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +351 265 520 186


Our event will take place at the Mercure Roma West Hotel Hotel, strategically located in the city of Rome due to the proximity with the city center and the International Airport Fiumicino.


Joaquim FilipePolytechnic Institute of Setubal / INSTICC, Portugal


H. K. LamKing's College London, United Kingdom
Marie CottrellUniversité Paris1, France


Salwa K. Abd-El-hafiz, Cairo University, Egypt
Amogh Agrawal, Purdue University, United States
Mojtaba Ahmadieh Khanesar, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Serkan Akkoyun, Sivas Cumhuriyet University, Turkey
Cagdas H. Aladag, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Mojtaba Alizadeh, Lorestan University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Ahmet Alkan, Kahramanmaras Suetcue Imam University, Turkey
Irshad Ahmad Ansari, ABV-Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management Gwalior, India
Mohammed Awad, Arab American University, Palestine (State of)
Argel Bandala, De La Salle University, Philippines
Visar Berisha, Arizona State University, United States
Daniel Berrar, The Open University, United Kingdom
Monica Bianchini, University of Siena, Italy
Alessandro Biondi, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy
Davide Boscaini, Bruno Kessler Foundation, Italy
Mounir Bouhedda, University of Medea, Algeria
Richard D. Braatz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Antonio Brunetti, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy
Jianting Cao, Saitama Institute of Technology, Japan
Halim Ceylan, Pamukkale University, Turkey
Antón Civit, University of Seville, Spain
Sesh Commuri, University of Nevada, Reno, United States
Jose de Jesus Rubio, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico
Juan Pedro Dominguez-Morales, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Ahmed El Hajjaji, University Of Picardie Jules Verne, France
Anna Esposito, University Of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy
Manuchehr Farajzadeh, Independent Researcher, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Artur J. Ferreira, Instituto Superior de Eng. de Lisboa and Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
Abbas Fotouhi, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
Adam Gaweda, University of Louisville, United States
Neveen I. Ghali, Future University In Egypt, Egypt
Daniel Graupe, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Crina Grosan, King's College London, United Kingdom
Rodrigo C. Guido, São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil
Petr Hajek, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic
Oussama H. Hamid, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Xian-Hua Han, Yamaguchi University, Japan
Jim Harkin, Ulster University, United Kingdom
Habibollah Haron, University Of Technology Malaysia, Malaysia
Vasant Honavar, Pennsylvania State University, United States
Yoshihiko Horio, Tohoku University, Japan
Hiep X. Huynh, Can Tho University, Vietnam
Mohamed Ibnkahla, Carleton University, Canada
Mohammed Jabreel, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Sarangapani Jagannathan, Missouri University of Science and Technology, United States
Ido Kanter, Bar Ilan University, Israel
Nik Kasabov, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Khairul A. Kasmiran, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Gulgun Kayakutlu, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Tarek M. Khadir, University of Badji Mokhtar Annaba, Algeria
Hassan Khotanlou, Bu-Ali Sina University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Dong-Seong Kim, , Korea, Republic of
Kang Li, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Gang Li, Deakin University, Australia
Hualou Liang, Drexel University, United States
Wenlian Lu, Fudan University, China
Mohammad Mahoor, University of Denver, United States
Aleksander Malinowski, Bradley University, United States
Wahidah Mansor, MARA University of Technology, Malaysia
Alessio Martino, LUISS University, Italy
Hamidreza Namazi, Monash University, Australia
Christian Napoli, Department of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Catania, Italy
Farzan Majeed Noori, Independent Researcher, Norway
Valsamis Ntouskos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Anto Satriyo Nugroho, National Research and Innovation Agency, Republic of Indonesia, Indonesia
Andrzej Obuchowicz, University of Zielona Góra, Poland
Samir Omanovic, University of Sarajevo - Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Muhammad Khusairi Osman, MARA University of Technology, Malaysia
Mark E. Oxley, Air Force Institute of Technology, United States
Ilker Ozsahin, Independent Researcher, United States
Jeff Pieper, University of Calgary, Canada
José C. Pires, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Vincenzo Piuri, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Mahardhika Pratama, Nanyang Technological University, Indonesia
Antonello Rizzi, Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Rosalina Abdul Salam, Islamic Science University of Malaysia, Malaysia
Rodrigo Salas, Universidad de Valparaiso, Chile
Ruhaidah Samsudin, University of Technology Malaysia, Malaysia
Vianey Guadalupe Cruz Sanchez, Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Silvia Scarpetta, University of Salerno, Italy
Gerald Schaefer, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Emanuele Schiavi, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Alex Shenfield, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Andrzej Skowron, Institute of Mathematics UW, Poland
Amir H. Gandomi Smieee, Stevens Institute of Technology, United States
Sotir Sotirov, University Prof. Dr. Assen Zlatarov, Bulgaria
Siham Tabik, University of Granada, Spain
Ryszard Tadeusiewicz, AGH University Science Technology, Poland
Norikazu Takahashi, Okayama University, Japan
Shing Chiang Tan, Multimedia University, Malaysia
Philippe Thomas, Université de Lorraine, France
Adem Tuncer, Yalova University, Turkey
Zekeriya Uykan, Middle East University, Lebanon
Marcos Eduardo Valle, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil
Dimitrios Vlachos, University of Peloponnese, Greece
Hai Wang, Saint Mary's University, Canada
Andreas Wendemuth, Otto von Guericke University, Germany
Ying Xie, Kennesaw State University, United States
Ning Xiong, Mälardalen University, Sweden
Simon X. Yang, University of Guelph, Canada
Salman Yussof, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia
Haiquan Zhao, Southwest Jiaotong University, China

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