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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


João GamaUniversity of Porto, Portugal
Tome EftimovComputer System Department - E7, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Gabriela OchoaUniversity of Stirling, United Kingdom


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: 20 - 22 November, 2024

Paper Submission: June 3, 2024
Authors Notification:
July 31, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 13, 2024

Paper Submission: July 17, 2024
Authors Notification:
September 12, 2024
Camera Ready and Registration:
September 25, 2024

Workshop Proposal: June 26, 2024

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: June 26, 2024

Tutorial Proposal: October 9, 2024

Demo Proposal: October 9, 2024

Panel Proposal: October 9, 2024


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


The conference will take place at the Vila Galé Porto hotel which is located in the beautiful and historical city of Porto in Portugal. Porto is considered to be one of the most beautiful historical towns in Portugal, with its remarkable architectural heritage shaped by history.


Joaquim FilipePolytechnic Institute of Setubal / INSTICC, Portugal


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


Salwa K. Abd-El-hafiz, Engineering Mathematics and Physics, Cairo University, Egypt
Mojtaba Ahmadieh Khanesar, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Daniel Berrar, The Open University, UK, and Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Monica Bianchini, Department of Information Engineering and Mathematics, University of Siena, Italy
Alessandro Biondi, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy
Antonio Brunetti, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy
Jose de Jesus Rubio, Seccion de Estudios de Posgrado e Investigacion, ESIME Azcapotzalco, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico
Ahmed El Hajjaji, Modeling Information and Systems Laboratory, University Of Picardie Jules Verne, France
Anna Esposito, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy
Artur J. Ferreira, DEETC - Gabinete F.0.31, Instituto Superior de Eng. de Lisboa and Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
Abbas Fotouhi, Advanced Vehicle Engineering Centre, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
Rodrigo C. Guido, DCCE/IBILCE, São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil
Karthick P. Gunasekaran, Independent Researcher, United States
Petr Hajek, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic
Jim Harkin, School of Computing, Engineering and Intelligent Systems, Ulster University, United Kingdom
Vasant Honavar, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Pennsylvania State University, United States
Yoshihiko Horio, Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University, Japan
Sarangapani Jagannathan, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, United States
Arti Jain, CSE, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, India
Dong-Seong Kim, Independent Researcher, Korea, Republic of
Hualou Liang, BioMED, Drexel University, United States
Wenlian Lu, School of Mathematical Sciences, Fudan University, China
Wahidah Mansor, MARA University of Technology, Malaysia
Qurban Memon, Electrical Engineering, UAE University, United Arab Emirates
Hamidreza Namazi, Monash University, Australia
Vincenzo Piuri, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Antonello Rizzi, Department of Information Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications, Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Ruhaidah Samsudin, University of Technology Malaysia, Malaysia
Gerald Schaefer, Department of Computer Science, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Andrzej Skowron, Institute of Mathematics UW, Poland
Ryszard Tadeusiewicz, Department Of Automatics and Biomedical Engineering, AGH University Science Technology, Poland
Philippe Thomas, CRAN, Université de Lorraine, France
Hai Wang, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary's University, Canada
Ning Xiong, Innovation, Design and Engineering, Mälardalen University, Sweden
Salman Yussof, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia
Haiquan Zhao, Southwest Jiaotong University, China