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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


Erdal KayacanAarhus University, Denmark
Sanaz MostaghimOtto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany
Kalyanmoy DebMichigan State University, United States
M. VerleysenMachine Learning Group, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium


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: 2 - 4 November, 2020

Paper Submission: June 22, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification:
July 27, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 14, 2020 (expired)

Paper Submission: July 29, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification:
September 14, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 28, 2020 (expired)

Paper Submission: September 1, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification:
September 16, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 28, 2020 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: June 29, 2020 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: June 29, 2020 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: September 22, 2020 (expired)

Demo Proposal: September 22, 2020 (expired)

Panel Proposal: September 22, 2020 (expired)


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Kurosh MadaniUniversity of Paris-EST Créteil (UPEC), France
Kevin Warwick (honorary)University of Reading and Coventry University, United Kingdom


Thomas BäckLeiden University, Netherlands


Haider Abbas, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan
Debi Acharjya, VIT University, India
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
Anna Bosman, University of Pretoria, South Africa
William Buckley, California Evolution Institute, United States
Jinde Cao, Southeast University, China
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
Alex Doboli, , United States
Witali Dunin-Barkowski, Russian Academy of Sciences, Scientific Research Institute for Systen Analysis, Center for Optical Neural Techhologies, Russian Federation
Richard J. Duro, Universidade Da Coruña, Spain
Eyad Elyan, Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom
Jan Faigl, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Artur Ferreira, ISEL - Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Portugal
Abbas Fotouhi, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
Benoit Frenay, University of Namur, Belgium
Xiao-Zhi Gao, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Weinan Gao, Georgia Southern University, United States
Arfan Ghani, Coventry University, United Kingdom
Stefan Glüge, ZHAW School of Life Sciences and Facility Management, Switzerland
Juan Manuel Gorriz Saez, , Spain
Daniel graupe, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois, United States
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
Martin Holena, Institute of Computer Science, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i., Czech Republic
Hongxiang Hu, Hangzhou Dianzi University, China
Sarangapani Jagannathan, Missouri University of Science and Technology, United States
Jaeseung Jeong, KAIST, Korea, Republic of
Magnus Johnsson, Malmö University, Sweden
Yonggui Kao, Harbin Institute of Technology at Weihai, China
Khairul Kasmiran, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Ajay Kaul, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, India
Vladik Kreinovich, University of Texas at El Paso, United States
John Lee, universite catholique de louvain, Belgium
Gang Li, Deakin University, Australia
Zhao Liang, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Neel Mani, Amity University, India
Elena Marchiori, Radboud University, Netherlands
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
Juan Julian Merelo, University of Granada, Spain
Erzsébet Merényi, Rice University, United States
Anke Meyer-Baese, Florida State University, United States
Valeri Mladenov, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Saibal Mukhopadhyay, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
Barry Nichols, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
Nicoletta Nicolaou, University of Nicosia Medical School, Cyprus
Mehdi Nikoo, Young Researchers and Elite Club, Ahvaz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Christian Omlin, University Agder, Norway
Patricio Orio, Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile
Mark Oxley, Air Force Institute of Technology, United States
Gary Parker, Connecticut College, United States
Danilo Pelusi, University of Teramo, Italy
Somnuk Phon-amnuaisuk, Universiti Teknologi Brunei, Brunei Darussalam
Stephane Pinel, Mailchimp, United States
Vincenzo Piuri, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Antonello Rizzi, Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Dipanjan Roy, National Brain Research Centre, India
George Rudolph, Utah Valley University, United States
Humberto Sandmann, Insper, Brazil
Sreela Sasi, Gannon 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
Leslie Smith, University of Stirling, United Kingdom
Micheal Spratling, King's College London, United Kingdom
Norikazu Takahashi, Okayama University, Japan
Tatiana Tambouratzis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Philippe Thomas, Université de Lorraine, France
Marcello Trovati, Edge Hill University, United Kingdom
Jan Van Campenhout, Ghent University, Belgium
Alfredo Vellido, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Petra Vidnerova, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Wei Wei, Xi'an University of Technology, China
Guanghui Wen, Southeast University, China
Maojiao Ye, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China
Wei-Chang Yeh, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Ricardo Zavala-Yoé, Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
Haijun Zhang, Harbin Institute of Technology, China