16th Annual UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence 7th-9th September 2016


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Welcome to UKCI 2016

“The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim.” ― Edsger W. Dijkstra

The 16th Annual UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence, UKCI-2016 this year is being hosted by Lancaster University. UKCI is the premier UK event for presenting leading research on all aspects of Computational Intelligence. The aim of this Workshop is to provide a forum for the academic community and industry to share ideas about developing and using Computational Intelligence (CI) techniques, the new trends and to exchange views and ideas. CI is a rapidly expanding research field, attracting a large number of scientists, engineers and practitioners working in areas such as fuzzy systems, neural networks, evolutionary computation, evolving systems and machine learning. A growing number of companies are employing CI techniques to improve previous solutions and to deal with new problems. These include evolving systems that allow high performance in spite of changes which are either external or internal to the system, thereby increasing the re-usability of developed systems. This also include smart, intelligent and autonomous systems, self-learning, self-adapting, self-calibrating and self-tuning. UKCI-2016 will take place in Lancaster House Hotel, located conveniently within the campus of Lancaster University, a few miles from the city centre including Lancaster Castle. The city offers excellent transport links, with easy access to the M6, railway station and ferry links. Beyond the array of activities within the city, Lancaster is close to Britain’s premier tourist area - the Lake District, and is home to theatres, museums, the Ashton Memorial and Williamson park.

  • Special session proposals: 4th January 2016

  • 1st March 2016

  • 1st April 2016

  • Notification of paper acceptance: 15 June 2016/Camera ready submission deadline: 5th July 2016

Organizing Committee

Prof. Janusz Kacprzyk

Honorary Chair
Janusz Kacprzyk is Professor of Computer Science at the Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Professor at WIT – The Warsaw School of Information Technology, and Professor of Automatic Control at PIAP – Industrial Institute of Automation and Measurements, all in Warsaw, Poland, and the Department of Electrical and Compter Engineering, Cracow University of Technology, Cracow, Poland. He is Chair of the Provosts’ Council of the Department of Engineering Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences, being responsible for the supervision and evaluation of 13 research institutes and 21 national committees in engineering sciences at the Polish caemy of Sciences. He is Honorary Professor at the Department of Mathematics, Yli Normal University, Shanxi, China, and Visiting Scientist at RIKEN Brain Research Institute in Wako-shi, Japan, and in Tijuana Institute of Technology in Mexico. He has been a visiting professor at many universities in the USA, England, Italy, UK and Mexico. He is Academician (Full Member) of the Polish Academy of Sciences and Foreign Member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Economic and Financial Sciences (RACEF).

Prof. Plamen Angelov

General Chair
Professor Angelov is a Chair in Intelligent Systems and leads the Intelligent Systems Research within the School of Computing and Communications which is based in Infolab21.

Dr. Alexander Gegov

Publication Chair
I am Reader in Computational Intelligence in the School of Computing and I have been Associate Dean of Research for the Faculty of Technology. I have a PhD in Control Systems and a DSc in Intelligent Systems – both from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. I have been a recipient of a national award for best young researcher from the Bulgarian Union of Scientists. I have been a Humboldt Guest Researcher at the University of Duisburg in Germany and an EU Visiting Researcher at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.

Prof. Chrisina Jane

Programme Chair
Chrisina received her Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics from Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria in 1998. She is currently Head of the School of Computing and Digital Media at Robert Gordon University, Scotland. Her research includes developing and applying neural network methods to a number of applications. Professor Jayne is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and UK Higher Education Academy. She is a coordinator of the International Neural Network Society’s Special Interest Group on Engineering Applications of Neural Networks. She chaired the Engineering Applications of Neural Network Conference in 2012 and 2014 and she has been involved in numerous program committees of neural network related conferences.

Dr Xiaojun Zeng

Special Session Chair
Dr Xiao-Jun Zeng received the B.Sc. degree in Mathematics and the M.Sc. degree in Control Theory and Operation Research from Xiamen University, Xiamen, China, in respectively and the Ph.D. degree in Computation from the University of Manchester, Manchester, U.K.. He has been with the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester since 2002, where he is currently a Senior Lecturer in Machine Learning and Optimisation. From 1996 to 2002, he was with Knowledge Support Systems, Ltd. (KSS), Manchester, where he was a Scientific Developer, Senior Scientific Developer, and Head of Research, developing intelligent decision support systems which won the European Information Society Technologies (IST) Award in 1999 and Microsoft European Retail Application Developer (RAD) Awards in 2001 and 2003.

Prof. Ahmad Lotfi

Special Session Chair
Ahmad Lotfi is a Professor of Computational Intelligence at Nottingham Trent University, where he is leading the research group in Computational Intelligence and Applications. His research interest is mainly in the areas of ambient intelligence, machine learning, robotics and control.

Prof. Qiang Shen

Programme Chair
I am a professor, and Director of the Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science (IMPACS) at Aberystwyth University. I am a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales (the national academy of Wales), and a member of UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 Sub-panel 11: Computer Science and Informatics. Very proudly, I was a London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay torchbearer, nominated to carry the Olympic torch in celebration of the centenary of Alan Turing.

Ms Carol Airey

Finance Chair

Dr. John Mariani

Local Organisation Chair

Dr. Teck-Hou Teng

Publicity Chair
Teck-Hou Teng received his Bachelor of Engineering (2nd Upper Honors) in Computer Engineering from Nanyang Technological University in 2003. Right after graduation, he was with the Modeling & Simulation Systems team at Temasek Laboratories @ NTU until 2006 to work on the behavioral modeling of CGF. Earlier, he was in University of Salford to work on the control mechanism of a dexterous robotics arm. He was later in INRIA Rhone-Alpes for 6 months to work on a simulator for the Cycab electric vehicle in 2002. During his PhD candidature, he had collaborated with academic and industrial partners to investigate the use of adaptive CGF for training and simulation application. He was conferred the Doctor of Philosophy by Nanyang Technological University for completing his thesis titled Cognitive Information System for Context-Aware Decision Support in 2013. As post-doctoral research fellow at Nanyang Technological University, he publishes on topics such as Cognitive Information System, Multiagent System, Reinforcement Learning and use of domain knowledge by self-organizing neural networks.

Ms Azliza Mohd Ali

International Liaison

Mr Richard Gnosill

Local Organisation Chair

Prof. Araceli Sanchis de Miguel

Awards Chair
Araceli Sanchis is a University Associate Professor of Computer Science at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) since 1999. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from UPM in 1990 and in physical Chemistry from Complutense University of Madrid in 1994. SHe has a B.S. in Chemistry (1991) from the Complutense University of Madrid. She has been vicedean of the Computer Science degree at UC3M and, currently, she is head of the AI CAOS group (Grupo de Control, Aprendizaje y Optimización de Sistemas), based on machine learning and optimization. She has published over 110 journal and conference papers mainly in the field of machine learning.

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