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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
  • 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
  • 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


Julian TogeliusNew York University, United States
Yaochu JinDepartment of Computing, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Anna Esparcia-AlcázarSystems Engineering and Control, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Edwin LughoferKnowledge-Based Mathematical Systems, Johannes Kepler University, Austria


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 in a SCI Series book.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


Conference Date: 12 - 14 November, 2015

Paper Submission: July 14, 2015 (expired)
Authors Notification:
September 18, 2015 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
October 2, 2015 (expired)

Paper Submission: September 1, 2015 (expired)
Authors Notification:
September 21, 2015 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
October 5, 2015 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: June 17, 2015 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: June 26, 2015 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: July 27, 2015 (expired)

Demo Proposal: July 27, 2015 (expired)

Panel Proposal: July 27, 2015 (expired)


NCTA Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +351 265 520 186


Joaquim FilipePolytechnic Institute of Setubal / INSTICC, Portugal


Kurosh MadaniLISSI Lab. / Institut Universitaire de Technologie de Sénart, University of Paris-EST Créteil (UPEC), France
António RuanoDEEI, Fct, University of Algarve, Portugal


Veronique Amarger, University PARIS-EST Creteil (UPEC), France
Vijayan K. Asari, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Dayton, United States
Amir Atiya, Computer Engineering, Cairo University, Faculty of Engineering, Egypt
Yevgeniy Bodyanskiy, Control Systems Research Laboratory, Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics, Ukraine
Christian Borgelt, Dept. of Mathematics and Dept. of Computer Sciences, Paris-Lodron-University of Salzburg, Austria
Ivo Bukovsky, Department of Mechanics, Biomechanics and Mechatronics, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Ning Chen, College of Computer Science and Technology, Henan Polytechnic University, China
Mu-Song Chen, Da-Yeh University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Amine Chohra, Images, Signals, and Intelligent Systems (LISSI / EA 3956) Laboratory, Paris-East University (UPEC), France
Catalina Cocianu, Dept. of Informatics and Cybernetics, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Faculty of Cybernetics, Statistics and Informatics in Economy, Romania
Netta Cohen, School of Computing, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Leonardo Franco, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Josep Freixas, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Shlomo Geva, Independent Researcher, Australia
David Gil Mendez, Computing Technology and Data Processing, University of Alicante, Spain
Vladimir Golovko, Intelligent Information Technologies, Brest State Technical University, Belarus
Michèle Gouiffès, Institut D'Electronique Fondamentale (IEF) CNRS 8622 University Paris-Sud 11, France
Christopher J. Hinde, Computer Science, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Alexander Hošovský, Department of Mathematics, Informatics and Cybernetics, Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies with seat in Presov, Technical University of Kosice, Slovak Republic
Gareth Howells, Engineering and Digital Arts, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Jiansheng Huang, School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, Western Sydney University, Australia
Yuji Iwahori, Dept. of Computer Science, Chubu University, Japan
Magnus Johnsson, Lund University, Sweden
Juha Karhunen, Information and Computer Science, Aalto Univ. School of Science, Finland
Nikola Kasabov, Knowledge Enegineering and Discovery Research Inst., Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Christel Kemke, University of Manitoba, Canada
Adam Krzyzak, Computer Science and Software Engineering, Concordia University, Canada
H. K. Lam, Department of Engineering, King's College London, United Kingdom
Hui Li, College of Tourism and Service Management, Nankai University, China
Hualou Liang, BioMED, Drexel University, United States
Jinhu Lu, Institute of Systems Science, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Jinwen Ma, Department of Information Science, School of Mathematical Sciences, Peking University, China
Jean-Jacques Mariage, Université Paris 8, France
Francisco Martínez Álvarez, Computer Science, Pablo de Olavide University of Seville, Spain
Mitsuharu Matsumoto, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Luiz Moutinho, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Masahiro Murakawa, Artificial Intelligence Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
Ivan Nunes Da Silva, Electrical and Computer Engineering , University of São Paulo, Brazil
Osamu Ono, Electronics and Bioinformatics, Meiji University, Japan
Colm O'Riordan, NUI, Galway, Ireland
Javier Ortiz, Departamento de Fisica, Ingenieria de Sistemas y Teoria de la Señal, University of Alicante, Spain
Mourad Oussalah, Centre for Ubiquitous Computing, University of Oulu, Finland
Parag Pendharkar, Information Systems, Pennsylvania State University, United States
Antonello Rizzi, Department of Information Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications, Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Neil Rowe, Computer Science, Naval Postgraduate School, United States
Christophe Sabourin, Laboratoire Images, Signaux, et Systèmes Intelligents, Univ. Paris Est Creteil, LISSI, France
Carlo Sansone, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica e delle Tecnologie dell'Informazione, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Jurek Sasiadek, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University, Canada
Gerald Schaefer, Department of Computer Science, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Alon Schclar, School of Computer Science, The Academic College of Tel-Aviv Yaffo, Israel
Christoph Schommer, ILIAS Research Lab, Dept. of Computer Science and Communication, University Luxembourg, Campus Belval, Maison du Nombre, Luxembourg
Lambert Spaanenburg, EIT, Lund University Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden
Jochen Steil, Research Institute for Cognition and Robotics, Bielefeld University, Germany
Ruedi Stoop, Inst of Neuroinformatics and Inst. for Computational Science, Universität Zürich /ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Mu-Chun Su, Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Central University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Norikazu Takahashi, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Okayama University, Japan
Antonio J. Tallón-Ballesteros, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Juan-Manuel Torres-Moreno, Genie informatique genie logiciel, Université d'Avignon, France
Carlos M. Travieso-González, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Campus Universitario de Tafira sn, Pabellón B, Despacho 111 (Señales y Comunicaciones), Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Alfredo Vellido, Computer Science, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Brijesh Verma, Computing Sciences, Central Queensland University, Australia
Ricardo Vigário, , Portugal
Shuai Wan, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Weiwei Yu, School of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Wenwu Yu, Mathematics, Southeast University, China
Cleber Zanchettin, Centro de Informática, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Michalis Zervakis, Technical University of Chania, Greece
Huiyu Zhou, The Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT), Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom

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