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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 have seen an explosion of interest over the last few years, 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. 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.


  • Pattern Recognition
  • Industrial, Financial and Medical Applications
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Neural Network Software and Applications
  • Complex-Valued Neural Networks
  • Neuroinformatics and Bioinformatics
  • Learning Paradigms and Algorithms
  • Supervised and Unsupervised Learning
  • Adaptive Architectures and Mechanisms
  • Support Vector Machines and Applications
  • Complex Artificial Neural Network Based Systems and Dynamics
  • Higher Level Artificial Neural Network Based Intelligent Systems
  • Bio-Inspired and Humanoid Robotics
  • Artificial Emotions and Emotional Intelligence
  • Collective & Distributed Intelligent Systems and Dynamics
  • Image Processing and Artificial Vision Applications
  • Intelligent Artificial Perception and Neural Sensors
  • Modular Implementation of Artificial Neural Networks
  • Neural Based Data Mining and Complex Information Processing
  • Neural Multi-Agent Intelligent Systems and Applications
  • Self-Organization and Emergence
  • Stability and Instability in Artificial Neural Networks
  • Neural Network Hardware Implementation and Applications
  • Neural Computation Issues in Social Behaviour Emergence


Kevin WarwickUniversity of Reading and Coventry University, United Kingdom
Leslie SmithUniversity of Stirling, United Kingdom
Juan J. MereloUniversidad de Granada, Spain
Eyke HüllermeierPhilipps University of Marburg, Germany
Belur DasarathyUnited States
Alexandre Castro-CaldasPortugal


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.

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.

Authors can submit their work in the form of 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. 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 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).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that  revised and extended versions of these papers will be  published by Springer-Verlag in a SCI Series book .
A special issue of the Elsevier Journal of Information Fusion on "Information Fusion in Multi-dimensional Knowledge Discovery and Computational Intelligence" has been planned. For more details, please download the CFP for the special issue here.
A short list of papers presented at the conference  will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a special issue of Springer's LNCS TCCI Journal .
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


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Joaquim FilipePolytechnic Institute of Setubal / INSTICC, Portugal
Janusz KacprzykPolish Academy of Sciences, Poland


Kurosh MadaniUniversity of Paris-EST Créteil (UPEC), France


Shigeo Abe, Kobe University, Japan
Veronique Amarger, University PARIS-EST Creteil (UPEC), France
Gilles Bernard, PARIS 8 University, France
Daniel Berrar, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Yevgeniy Bodyanskiy, Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics, Ukraine
Antonio Braga, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ivo Bukovsky, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Ning Chen, Henan Polytechnic University, China
Amine Chohra, Paris-East University (UPEC), France
Catalina Cocianu, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Faculty of Cybernetics, Statistics and Informatics in Economy, Romania
Shuang Cong, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Leonardo Franco, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Josep Freixas, , Spain
Marcos Gestal, University of A Coruña, Spain
David Gil Mendez, University of Alicante, Spain
Vladimir Golovko, Brest State Technical University, Belarus
Michèle Gouiffès, Institut D'Electronique Fondamentale (IEF) CNRS 8622 University Paris-Sud 11, France
Barbara Hammer, Bielefeld University, Germany
Christopher Hinde, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Alexander Hošovský, Technical University of Kosice, Slovak Republic
Gareth Howells, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Yuji Iwahori, Chubu University, Japan
Magnus Johnsson, Lund University, Sweden
Juha Karhunen, Aalto Univ. School of Science, Finland
Christel Kemke, University of Manitoba, Canada
Mohamed Khabou, University of West Florida, Pensacola, United States
Adnan Khashman, , Turkey
Dalia Kriksciuniene, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Adam Krzyzak, Concordia University, Canada
Honghai Liu, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Jinhu Lu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Jinwen Ma, Peking University, China
Hichem Maaref, IBISC Laboratory, France
Yong Mao, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, United States
Jean-Jacques Mariage, Université Paris 8, France
Francisco Martínez Álvarez, Pablo de Olavide University of Seville, Spain
Mitsuharu Matsumoto, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Christo Panchev, University of Sunderland, United Kingdom
George Perry, University of Texas at San Antonio, United States
Manuel Roveri, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Neil Rowe, Naval Postgraduate School, United States
Christophe Sabourin, IUT Sénart, University Paris-Est Creteil (UPEC), France
Carlo Sansone, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Gerald Schaefer, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Alon Schclar, The Academic College of Tel-Aviv Yaffo, Israel
Christoph Schommer, University Luxembourg, Campus Belval, Maison du Nombre, Luxembourg
Catherine Stringfellow, Midwestern State University, United States
Mu-Chun Su, National Central University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Johan Suykens, KU Leuven, Belgium
Norikazu Takahashi, Okayama University, Japan
Ah Tan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Yi Tang, Yunnan University of Nationalities, China
Carlos Travieso-González, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Andrei Utkin, INOV - INESC Inovação, Portugal
Brijesh Verma, Central Queensland University, Australia
Ricardo Vigário, , Portugal
Shuai Wan, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Fei Wang, , United States
Yingjie Yang, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
Wenwu Yu, Southeast University, China
Weiwei Yu, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Cleber Zanchettin, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil