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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


Susana VieiraUniversity of Lisbon, Portugal
Joseph RynkiewiczUniversité de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
Carlos CoelloCINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico
Barbara HammerBielefeld University, Germany


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, The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Semantic Scholar, Microsoft Academic, Engineering Index (EI) and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


Conference Date: 25 - 27 October, 2021

Paper Submission: June 8, 2021 (expired)
Authors Notification:
July 16, 2021 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
July 31, 2021 (expired)

Paper Submission: July 2, 2021 (expired)
Authors Notification:
July 30, 2021 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 7, 2021 (expired)

Paper Submission: July 23, 2021 (expired)
Authors Notification:
September 1, 2021 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 10, 2021 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: May 26, 2021 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: May 26, 2021 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: September 13, 2021 (expired)

Demo Proposal: September 13, 2021 (expired)

Panel Proposal: September 13, 2021 (expired)


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Juan Julian MereloUniversity of Granada, Spain
Kevin Warwick (honorary)University of Reading and Coventry University, United Kingdom


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


Miltos Alamaniotis, University of Texas at San Antonio, United States
Davide Bacciu, University of Pisa, Italy
Barry Bentley, Cardiff Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Gilles Bernard, PARIS 8 University, France
Monica Bianchini, University of Siena, Italy
Lin-Ching Chang, The Catholic University of America, United States
Domenico Ciuonzo, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Jose de Jesus Rubio, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico
Kostantinos Demertzis, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Eyad Elyan, Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom
Mohamed Fakhr, Arab Academy for Science and Technology & Maritime Transport, Egypt
Artur Ferreira, ISEL - Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Portugal
Abbas Fotouhi, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
Benoit Frenay, University of Namur, Belgium
Junjie Fu, Southeast University, China
Xiao-Zhi Gao, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Arfan Ghani, Coventry University, United Kingdom
Petr Hajek, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic
Oussama Hamid, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Philipp Hoevel, University College Cork, Ireland
Yoshihiko Horio, Tohoku University, Japan
Sarangapani Jagannathan, Missouri University of Science and Technology, United States
Magnus Johnsson, Malmö University, Sweden
Khairul Kasmiran, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Ajay Kaul, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, India
Pavel Kordik, Faculty of Information Technology, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Gang Li, Deakin University, Australia
Hongjian Liu, Anhui Polytechnic University, China
Neel Mani, Amity University, India
Jan Mares, University of Chemistry and Technology, Czech Republic
Konstantinos Margaritis, University of Macedonia, Greece
Jean-Jacques Mariage, Laboratoire d’Informatique Avancée de Saint-Denis and Université Paris 8, France
Alessio Martino, Italian National Research Council, Italy
Hamidreza Namazi, Monash University, Australia
Nicoletta Nicolaou, University of Nicosia Medical School, Cyprus
Mark Oxley, Air Force Institute of Technology, United States
Gary Parker, Connecticut College, United States
Stephane Pinel, Mailchimp, United States
Vincenzo Piuri, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Oksana Pomorova, University of Lodz, Poland
Sivaramakrishnan Rajaraman, National Library of Medicine, United States
Antonello Rizzi, Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
George Rudolph, Utah Valley University, United States
Gerald Schaefer, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Friedhelm Schwenker, University of Ulm, Germany
Fabio Scotti, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Andrzej Skowron, Institute of Mathematics UW, Poland
Sotir Sotirov, University Prof. Dr. Assen Zlatarov, Bulgaria
Norikazu Takahashi, Okayama University, Japan
Tatiana Tambouratzis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Philippe Thomas, Université de Lorraine, France
Daniel Vasata, Faculty of Information Technology, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Alfredo Vellido, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Wei-Chang Yeh, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, Republic of China