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2016 Call for CIS Award Nominations

The IEEE Computational Intelligence Society's awards recognize excellent achievements and outstanding volunteers in the field. Here is a list of the current awards:

  • IEEE Frank Rosenblatt Award (awarded by IEEE)
  • Neural Networks Pioneer Award
  • Fuzzy Systems Pioneer Award
  • Evolutionary Computation Pioneer Award
  • Meritorious Service Award
  • IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems Outstanding Paper Award
  • IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Outstanding Paper Award
  • IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation Outstanding Paper Award
  • IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development Outstanding Paper Award
  • IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games Outstanding Paper Award
  • IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine Outstanding Paper Award
  • Outstanding Chapter Award
  • Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award
  • Outstanding Organization Award
  • Outstanding Early Career Award

The completed nominations must be submitted by email to the Awards Committee Chair, Prof. Janusz Kacprzyk (Janusz.Kacprzyk@ibspan.waw.pl) and a copy to cis-info@ieee.org by 30 April 2016 in a single, standalone pdf file. The nominations deadline is strict.

For more information please visit the awards webpage http://cis.ieee.org/cis-awards.html.

Call for Nominations / Applications for the position of the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence

In January 2017, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society is going to launch a new Transactions named IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence (TETCI). The official scope of TETCI is reproduced below:

The IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence publishes original articles on emerging aspects of computational intelligence, including theory, applications, and surveys.

The Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence is financially sponsored by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society and it is technically co-sponsored by the Computer Society.

We are looking for a suitable candidate to serve as the Editor-in-Chief of TETCI from January 1, 2017. To facilitate this, the IEEE CIS Executive Committee has formed an Adhoc Search Committee to seek a suitable candidate to serve as the EIC of TETCI. The Search Committee solicits nominations /applications for this. Nominees/applicants should be dedicated volunteers with outstanding research profiles covering different facets of computational intelligence and extensive editorial experience. The nomination/application package should include complete CV along with a separate description (max 300 words/item) on each of the following items: Vision Statements; Editorial Experience; Summary of publishing experience in IEEE-CIS journals/magazine; IEEE CIS Volunteer Experience; Institutional Support; Networking with Community; and Why does the candidate consider himself/herself fit for this position?

The nomination/application package should be emailed as a single PDF to N. R. Pal at nrpal59@gmail.com by April 15, 2016.

Nikhil R. Pal
On behalf of the Search Committee

Call for Nominations / Applications for the position of the next Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems

IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems (TFS) is a flagship publication of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS), which enjoys a privileged position among the researchers in Fuzzy Sets and Systems, and related areas. Its 2014 impact factor is 8.746, the highest of all IEEE publications. The details about TFS can be found at: http://cis.ieee.org/ieee-transactions-on-fuzzy-systems.html.

The tenure of the present Editor will expire on December 31, 2016. The IEEE CIS Executive Committee has formed an Adhoc Search Committee to seek a suitable candidate to serve as the next EIC of TFS. The Search Committee solicits nominations/applications for this. Nominees/applicants should be dedicated volunteers with outstanding research profiles and extensive editorial experience. The nomination/application package should include complete CV along with a separate description (max 300 words/topic) on each of the following items: Vision Statement; Editorial Experience; Summary of publishing experience in IEEE-CIS journals/magazine; IEEE CIS Volunteer Experience; Institutional Support; Networking with Community; Challenges, if any, faced by the publication, and how to deal with them (an itemized list of issues and possible solutions); Why does the candidate consider himself/herself fit for this position?

The nomination/application package should be emailed as a single PDF at nrpal59@gmail.com by May 15, 2016.

Nikhil R. Pal
On behalf of the Search Committee

2016 IEEE CIS Awards Program

It is with distinct pleasure to announce the 2016 IEEE CIS Awards Program approved by the AdCom at its meeting in Istanbul, Turkey on August 2, 2015. The awards to be conferred in 2016 include:

2016 IEEE CIS Neural Networks Pioneer award to Marios M. Polycarpou for pioneering the use of neural networks and learning systems in monitoring and control

2016 IEEE CIS Neural Networks Pioneer award to Jürgen Schmidhuber for pioneering contributions to deep learning and neural networks

2016 IEEE CIS Fuzzy Systems Pioneer award to Frederick E. Petry for the development of approaches to modeling uncertainty in databases and spatial data systems

2016 IEEE CIS Evolutionary Computation Pioneer award to Marco Dorigo for the development of the ant colony optimization methodology

2016 IEEE CIS Meritorious Service award to Gary Fogel for service to the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society

2016 IEEE CIS Outstanding TNNLS Paper award to “Just-in-Time Classifiers for Recurrent Concepts” by Cesare Alippi, Giacomo Boracchi and Manuel Roveri, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 620- 634, 2013

2016 IEEE CIS Outstanding TNNLS Paper award to “Rapid Feedforward Computation by Temporal Encoding and Learning with Spiking Neurons” by Qiang Yu, Huajin Tang, Kay Chen Tan and Haizhou Li, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, Vol. 24, No. 10, pp. 1539-1552, 2013

2016 IEEE CIS Outstanding TFS Paper award to “A New Approach to Interval-Valued Choquet Integrals and the Problem of Ordering in Interval-Valued Fuzzy Set Applications” by Humberto Bustince, Mikel Galar, Benjamin Bedregal, Anna Kolesárová and Radko Mesiar, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, Vol. 21, No. 6, pp. 1150-1162, 2013

2016 IEEE CIS Outstanding TEVC Paper award to “Evolving Diverse Ensembles Using Genetic Programming for Classification with Unbalanced Data” by Urvesh Bhowan, Mark Johnston, Mengjie Zhang and Xin Yao, IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, Vol. 17, No. 3, pp. 368-386, 2013

2016 IEEE CIS Outstanding TAMD Paper award to “Young Children’s Dialogical Actions: The Beginnings of Purposeful Intersubjectivity” by Joanna Rączaszek-Leonardi, Iris Nomikou and Katharina J. Rohlfing, IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 210-221, 2013

2016 IEEE CIS Outstanding TCIAIG Paper award to “Crowd-Sourcing the Aesthetics of Platform Games” by Noor Shaker, Georgios N. Yannakakis and Julian Togelius, IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 276-290, 2013

2016 IEEE CIS Outstanding CIM Paper award to “Image Segmentation Using Extended Topological Active Nets Optimized by Scatter Search” by Nicola Bova, Óscar Ibáñez and Óscar Cordón, IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 16-32, 2013

2016 IEEE CIS Outstanding Chapter award to Xiamen Chapter

2016 IEEE CIS Outstanding PhD Dissertation award to Wei-Neng Chen from Sun Yat-Sen University, China for his dissertation “Set-Based Discrete Particle Swarm Optimization and its Application to Project Resource Scheduling” in 2012

2016 IEEE CIS Outstanding Early Career award to Yun Fu for contributions to neural computing, manifold learning, and visual intelligence

Please join me to congratulate these awardees for their significant contributions and meritorious service in the field of computational intelligence.

Gary G. Yen, Chair
CIS Awards Committee
Oklahoma State University
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Stillwater, OK 74078-5032, USA
phone: (+1 405) 744 7743 fax: (+1 405) 744 9198
email: gyen.a_t.okstate.edu

Call for Nominations for IEEE CIS Vice President for Technical Activities

The position of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) Vice President for Technical Activities (VP TA) has become vacant because of the resignation of Prof. Yaochu Jin, the immediate past postholder, who has to take up his new position as the EiC of IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems from 1/1/2016.

According to the CIS Bylaws, the search for and election of the new VP TA "shall take place as soon as possible". The appointment of the new VP TA will start immediately after the AdCom approval. The term ends on 31/12/2017.

Here is what Bylaws say: ARTICLE XII, Section 4:

"2. A vacated President, President-Elect, or Vice President position shall be filled for the remaining portion of its term by ADCOM action to be made as soon as practicable."

This email is the official call for nominations, including self-nominations, for the above vacancy. The nomination materials should include the following:

(1) A brief CV of no more than 2 pages.

(2) A position statement of no more than 2 pages, explaining (a) your vision of CIS's technical activities and how they contribute to CIS's growth and serve members' needs; (b) challenges faced by the CIS's technical activities and your ideas of tackling them; (c) the objectives (has to be SMART) of your term (until 31/12/2017) and beyond.

(3) A list of previous volunteering experience within CIS, IEEE, and other professional organisations, and relevant achievements. (No more than 2 pages)

All the nominations and self nominations should be sent to the Chair of the CIS Nominations Committee, me in this case, by 28/01/2016 (Thursday).

For your information, here is the information from CIS Bylaws about the eligibility: ARTICLE XIII, Section 2:

"Eligibility for Vice Presidents - All ADCOM members, Editors-in-Chief, Standing Committee Chairpersons, and Technical Committee Chairpersons, who

  •  - held at least one of these positions for at least one year during the five years prior to the year of the election,
  •  - are IEEE Members or higher-grade members in good standing at the time of the election, and
  •  - are CIS members in good standing at the time of the election,

are eligible to be nominated as Vice President, except in the cases listed hereinafter.

Each Vice President, with the exception of the Vice President for Finances, may serve a maximum of two consecutive full terms in such a vice presidency; eligibility is restored after a lapse of one year.

The Chairperson of the Nominations Committee is not eligible to be nominated as a Vice President during his/her term.

A member of the Nominations Committee is not eligible to be nominated as a Vice President, unless the nomination is not made by a member of the Nominations Committee and the member resigns from the Nominations Committee prior to its first meeting of the year in which the nomination shall be made.

A candidate, whose former position in the CIS was vacated according to Art. XII Sect. 1 Pts. B or C, shall not be eligible for three years following the year in which he/she was removed from office."

Please note the deadline of 28/01/2016.

Best regards,
Xin Yao
Chair (2016) of CIS Nominations Committee
CIS Immediate Past President (2016)

The IEEE Computational Intelligence Society election of Members-at-Large to the Administrative Committee is now open

We hope you will take the time to exercise your vote and help choose the future direction of the society. Let’s increase last year’s voting percentage of 18.4% by voting today! Your vote counts!


VOTE NOW at https://eballot4.votenet.com/IEEE

 

You will need your IEEE Account username/password to access the ballot. If you do not remember your password, you may retrieve it on the voter login page.

Please follow the instructions online. Voting must be completed no later than 3 December 2015. Any returns received after this date will not be counted. The online voting site will close at 4:00 pm Eastern Time.

If you have any questions about the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society voting process, or experience any problems accessing the site to vote, please contact ieee-cisvote@ieee.org or +1 732 562 3904.

Thank you for your participation in this election.

Sincerely,

Xin Yao
President

IEEE CIS: A vibrant rising society!

According to the April 2015 IEEE Membership Development Report, CIS has grown 16.9% with respect to April 2014. To learn the benefits of being a member of CIS, please visit http://cis.ieee.org/membership.html.

Call for proposals on Membership Promotion Activities from Chapters

The IEEE CIS solicits proposals of Chapter initiatives for promoting IEEE CIS membership. Chapter chairs or officers are encouraged to submit a proposal from July 2015 to October 2015.

For details please refer to the CFP-chapters.

Call for Nominations / Applications for the position of the Editor-in-Chief of of IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems

IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development (TAMD) will be renamed as IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems (TCDS) with a view to broadening its scope yet keeping main thrust of TAMD in its core. The official scope of TCSD is:

This journal focuses on advances in the study of development and cognition in natural (humans, animals) and artificial (robots, agents) systems. It welcomes contributions from multiple related disciplines including cognitive systems, computational intelligence, cognitive robotics, developmental and epigenetic robotics, autonomous and evolutionary robotics, social structures, multi-agent and artificial life systems, computational neuroscience, and developmental psychology. Articles on theoretical, computational, application-oriented, and experimental studies as well as reviews in these areas are considered.

Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems is financially sponsored by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS), Robotics and Automation Society (RAS), and the Consumer Electronics Society (CES), and it is technically co-sponsored by the Computer Society. With this new focused title and revised scope, TCDS is going to emerge as a premier publication covering various aspects of Cognitive Systems, Robotics, and Developmental Systems.

Following the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by the co-sponsors, the Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of TCDS will be appointed for a period of two years beginning January 1, 2016. Following the guidelines in the MOU, IEEE CIS Executive Committee has formed an Adhoc Search Committee for recommending to the CIS President a list of potential candidates to serve as EIC of TCDS.

The Search Committee is seeking nominations/applications for this. The nominees/applicants should be dedicated volunteers with outstanding research profiles and extensive editorial experience. The nomination/application package should include complete CV along with separate description on each of the following items: Vision Statement; Editorial Experience; IEEE-CIS/RAS/CES Publication Experience; IEEE CIS/RAS/CES Volunteer Experience; Leadership Skills; Institutional Support; Networking with Community; Challenges ahead with the publication, if any, and how to deal with them; and Why the candidate considers himself/herself fit for this position.

The nomination/application package should be emailed as a single PDF at nrpal59@gmail.com by October 30, 2015.

Nikhil R. Pal
On behalf of the Search Committee

Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Fuzzy Set Theory, free participation, August 3-4, 2015, Istanbul

The IEEE Computational Intelligence Society is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the pioneering work of Lotfi Zadeh introducing the concept of fuzzy sets. This celebration will take place in Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey, during August 3-4, 2015.

This event—including plenary lectures, an exhibition on the history of fuzzy logic, and a panel on its future—is collocated with FUZZ-IEEE 2015. Participation in this celebration is free. Capacity is limited and requests for attendance will be considered on a first-come-first served basis. Please register at http://doodle.com/6p483ymbsw8972t7.

The program is given at http://fuzzieee2015.org/the-fiftieth-anniversary-events/.

Please participate in this exceptional event!

Call for Nominations for IEEE CIS AdCom Elections - Term 2016-2018

Each year, five members of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society are elected by the voting members of the Society to serve on the AdCom for a 3-year term. The AdCom represents the members of the Society, defines the strategic goals of the Society, approves the plans for the Society's activities, approves the Society's budget, amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws, appoints Society officers, and authorizes the expenditure of Society funds. Members of the AdCom are expected to attend annual meetings and be involved in Society activities.

Eligibility: All members of the Society of grade higher than Student member and in good standing at the time of the election are eligible to be nominated to the AdCom. Each nominee should be consulted prior to the nomination to make sure that he/she is willing to serve. Self-nominations are acceptable.

There are two ways to nominate a candidate:

1) Via nomination through the IEEE CIS Nominations Committee. Please email the following: (i) the name and full contact information of the nominee and (ii) a 250-word vita of the nominee, to the IEEE CIS Nominations Committee Chair, Marios M. Polycarpou (mpolycar@ucy.ac.cy), with cc to the IEEE CIS Executive Administrator Jo-Ellen B. Snyder (j.e.snyder@ieee.org). The deadline for submitting nominations to the above email addresses is June 26, 2014. The IEEE CIS Nominations Committee will select the members to be put on the ballot.

2) Via petition. A valid nomination by petition from the Society's members is guaranteed to put a candidate on the ADCOM electoral ballot. Nominations by petition in 2015 must include at least 134 valid signatures of Society members and need to be submitted in writing (no fax/emails acceptable) to: IEEE CIS President, Xin Yao, c/o Jo-Ellen B. Snyder, CIS Executive Administrator; IEEE Computational Intelligence Society; 445 Hoes Lane; P.O. Box 1331, Piscataway, NJ 08855, USA. Alternatively, petitions and signatures can be also submitted electronically through a petition web site established and managed by the IEEE. If you are interested in opening a petition web site, please contact Jo-Ellen B. Snyder, IEEE CIS Executive Administrator (j.e.snyder@ieee.org).

Call for Nominations / Applications for the position of the next Editor-in-Chief of IEEE TNNLS

IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (TNNLS) is a flagship publication of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS), which enjoys a privileged position among the researchers in Neural Networks, Learning Systems, and related areas. The details about the transactions can be found at: http://cis.ieee.org/ieee-transactions-on-neural-networks-and-learning-systems.html.

The tenure of the present Editor will be over on December 31, 2015. IEEE CIS Executive Committee has formed an Adhoc Search Committee for recommending to CIS Administrative Committee a suitable candidate to serve as the next EIC of TNNLS. The Search Committee is seeking nominations /applications for this. The nominees/applicants should be dedicated volunteers with outstanding research profiles and extensive editorial experience. The nomination/application package should include complete CV along with separate description on each of the following items: Vision Statement; Editorial Experience; IEEE-CIS Publication Experience; IEEE CIS Volunteer Experience; Leadership Skills; Institutional Support; Networking with Community; Challenges ahead with the publication, if any, and how to deal with them; Why do the candidate considers himself/herself fit for this position?

The nomination/application package should be emailed as a single PDF at nrpal59@gmail.com by June 20, 2015.

Nikhil R. Pal
On behalf of the Search Committee

2015 IEEE CIS Awards Program

It is with distinct pleasure to announce the 2015 IEEE CIS Awards Program approved by the AdCom at its meeting in Beijing, China. The awards to be conferred in 2015 include:

2015 IEEE CIS Fuzzy Systems Pioneer award to Nikhil Pal for contributions to cluster analysis and validity

2015 IEEE CIS Fuzzy Systems Pioneer award to Dimitar Filev for contributions to the industrial applications of fuzzy systems

2015 IEEE CIS Evolutionary Computation Pioneer award to Thomas Bäck for contributions in synthesizing evolutionary computation

2015 IEEE CIS Meritorious Service award to Marios Polycarpou for outstanding leadership and long-term service to the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society

2015 IEEE CIS Outstanding TFS Paper awards to “Hesitant Fuzzy Linguistic Term Sets for Decision Making” by Rosa M. Rodríguez, Luis Martínez and Francisco Herrera, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 109-119, 2012

2015 IEEE CIS Outstanding TFS Paper awards to “A Kernel-Based Framework for Learning Graded Relations From Data” by Willem Waegeman, Tapio Pahikkala, Antti Airola, Tapio Salakoski, Michiel Stock, and Bernard De Baets, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, Vol. 20, No. 6, pp. 1090-1101, 2012

2015 IEEE CIS Outstanding TEVC Paper award to “Using the Averaged Hausdorff Distance as a Performance Measure in Evolutionary Multi-Objective Optimization” by Oliver Schutze, Xavier Esquivel, Adriana Lara and Carlos A. Coello Coello, IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, Vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 504-522, 2012

2015 IEEE CIS Outstanding TCIAIG Paper award to “Evolutionary Design of FreeCell Solvers” by Achiya Elyasaf, Ami Hauptman and Moshe Sipper, IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 270-281, 2012

2015 IEEE CIS Outstanding CIM Paper award to “A Unified Framework for Symbiosis of Evolutionary Mechanisms with Application to Water Clusters Potential Model Design” by Minh Nghia Le, Yew Soon Ong, Yaochu Jin and Bernhard Sendhoff, IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 20-35, 2012

2015 IEEE CIS Outstanding Chapter award to Hefei Chapter

2015 IEEE CIS Outstanding Organization award to Larus Technologies Corporation, Ontario, Canada for advancing the field of computational intelligence as applied to defense and security applications

2015 IEEE CIS Outstanding PhD Dissertation award to Yong Wang for his dissertation titled “Evolutionary Algorithm for Complex Continuous Optimization Problems" for development of evolutionary algorithms to solve constrained and multi-objective optimization problems.

2015 IEEE CIS Outstanding Early Career award to Nitesh Chawla for contributions to learning from imbalanced data and network mining with applications to healthcare

Please join me to congratulate these awardees for their significant contributions and meritorious service in the field of computational intelligence.

Gary G. Yen, Chair CIS Awards Committee
Oklahoma State University School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Stillwater, OK 74078-5032
USA phone: (+1 405) 744 7743
fax: (+1 405) 744 9198
email: gyen.a_t.okstate.edu

URI hosts computational experts for free seminar

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. – The University of Rhode Island’s College of Engineering will host a free seminar on computational intelligence on Oct. 3. Seven internationally recognized experts in the field of computational intelligence will speak from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom, 50 Lower College Rd., on the URI Kingston campus. Attendees must register by Sept. 29.

Among their presentation topics will be fuzzy data mining, learning in non-stationary environments, self-organization of swarm robots, big data, cognitive fault diagnosis, and astronomical time-series databases. The event’s organizers say it will have particular relevance to those with an interest in engineering, neuroscience, computer science and psychology.

For more information about the seminar and how to register http://egr.uri.edu/cisworkshop/ or contact Haibo He at he@ele.uri.edu.

Call for Nominations for IEEE CIS AdCom Elections - Term 2015-2017

 

Each year, five members of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society are elected by the voting members of the Society to serve on the AdCom for a 3-year term. The AdCom represents the members of the Society, defines the strategic goals of the Society, approves the plans for the Society's activities, approves the Society's budget, amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws, appoints Society officers, and authorizes the expenditure of Society funds. Members of the AdCom are expected to attend annual meetings and be involved in Society activities.

Eligibility: All members of the Society of grade higher than Student member and in good standing at the time of the election are eligible to be nominated to the AdCom. Each nominee should be consulted prior to the nomination to make sure that he/she is willing to serve. Self-nominations are acceptable. There are two ways to nominate a candidate:

 

1)     Via nomination through the IEEE CIS Nominations Committee. Please email the following: (i) the name and full contact information of the nominee and (ii) a 250-word vita of the nominee, to the IEEE CIS Nominations Committee Chair, Marios M. Polycarpou(mpolycar@ucy.ac.cy),with cc to the IEEE CIS Executive Administrator Jo-Ellen B. Snyder (j.e.snyder@ieee.org). The deadline for submitting nominations to the above email addresses is June 20, 2014. The IEEE CIS Nominations Committee will select the members to be put on the ballot.

2)    Via petition. A valid nomination by petition from the Society's members is guaranteed to put a candidate on the ADCOM electoral ballot. Nominations by petition in 2014 must include at least 134 valid signatures of Society members and need to be submitted in writing (no fax/emails acceptable) to: IEEE CIS President, Xin Yao, c/o Jo-Ellen B. Snyder, CIS Executive Administrator; IEEE Computational Intelligence Society; 445 Hoes Lane; P.O. Box 1331, Piscataway, NJ  08855, USA. Alternatively, petitions and signatures can be also submitted electronically through a petition web site established and managed by the IEEE. If you are interested in opening a petition web site, please contact Jo-Ellen B. Snyder, IEEE CIS Executive Administrator j.e.snyder@ieee.org.

Call for Nominations for 2014 IEEE CIS Officers

 

The following IEEE CIS Officer positions will become vacant in 2014 and need to be filled by election during the ADCOM meeting on July 13, 2014: President-Elect, Vice President for Publications, Vice President for Members Activities, and Vice President for Education.

Eligibility for Vice Presidents: All ADCOM members, Editors-in-Chief, Standing Committee Chairpersons, and Technical Committee Chairpersons, who held at least one of these positions for at least one year in 2009-2013, and are both IEEE Members or higher-grade members and IEEE CIS members in good standing at the time of the election, are eligible to be nominated as Vice Presidents.

Eligibility for President-Elect: All ADCOM members and Editors-in-Chief, who held at least one of these positions for at least one year in 2009-2013, and are both IEEE Members or higher-grade members and IEEE CIS members in good standing at the time of the election, are eligible to be nominated as President-Elect. The IEEE CIS Nominations Committee wishes to receive nominations, including the nominee's complete contact information, and the statement from the nominee that he/she agrees to serve if elected, by June 20, 2014. Self-nominations are also acceptable.

All nominations should be submitted by email to IEEE CIS Nominations Committee Chair, Marios Polycarpou (mpolycar@ucy.ac.cy), with cc to IEEE CIS Executive Administrator Jo-Ellen B. Snyder (j.e.snyder@ieee.org).

2014 Call for CIS Award Nominations

 

The IEEE Computational Intelligence Society annually recognizes significant contributions and meritorious service in the field of computational intelligence. The deadline for nominations for Awards of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society is the 30 April 2014.

The IEEE Computational Intelligence Society's awards recognize excellent achievements and outstanding volunteers in the field. Here is a list of the current awards:

  • IEEE Frank Rosenblatt Award (awarded by IEEE) 
  • Neural Networks Pioneer Award, Fuzzy Systems Pioneer Award 
  • Evolutionary Computation Pioneer Award 
  • Meritorious Service Award 
  • IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems Outstanding Paper Award 
  • IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Outstanding Paper Award 
  • IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation Outstanding Paper Award 
  • IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development Outstanding Paper Award 
  • IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games Outstanding Paper Award 
  • Computational Intelligence Magazine Outstanding Paper Award 
  • Outstanding Chapter Award 
  • Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award 
  • Outstanding Organization Award 
  • Outstanding Early Career Award

If you have any questions regarding any of our awards recognition or would like to just find out more information, please feel free to contact me at:

Gary Yen (2014)
Oklahoma State University
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Stillwater, OK 74078-5032, USA
phone: (+1 405) 744 7743  fax: (+1 405) 744 9198
email: gyen.a_t.okstate.edu
www: http://isc.okstate.edu

IEEE 2014 CIS Industrial Application Success Story

The winner of the 2014 CI Industrial Application Success Story is Dr. Jyh-Horng Chou and his team with their application entitled: "Applications of Intelligent Evolutionary Algorithms in Optimal System Modeling and Mechanical Design".

For more information please view the following page presenting CIS Industry News and Success Stories.

IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Workshop

CIS is holding a workshop on "Recent Advances in Computational Intelligence and Its Applications" at 8:30-12:15, 14 March 2014 (Friday), in Auditorium Ollantaytambo, Universidad Ricardo Palma, Av. Benavides 5440 - Santiago de Surco, Lima 33, Peru. The workshop is jointly organised between CIS, the Universidad Ricardo Palma, the CIS Peru Chapter and the IEEE Peru Section. The workshop is free of any registration fees and is open to everyone who is interested in the latest developments in CI. The speakers include Profs. Cesare Alippi, Pablo Estevez, Nikhil Pal, Yaochu Jin, Pauline Haddow, Marios Polycarpou and Antonio Moran. For more information, please see the following flyer.

Call for Nominations for IEEE CIS ADCOM Elections - Term 2014-2016

Each year, five members of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society are elected by the voting members of the Society to serve on the ADCOM for 3-year terms. The ADCOM represents the members of the Society, defines the strategic goals of the Society, approves the plans for the Society's activities, approves the Society's budget, amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws, appoints Society officers, and authorizes the expenditure of Society funds. Members of the ADCOM are expected to attend annual meetings and be involved in Society activities.

Eligibility: All members of the Society of grade higher than Student member and in good standing at the time of the election are eligible to be nominated to the ADCOM. Each nominee shall be consulted prior to the nomination to see if he/she will serve.

There are two ways to nominate a candidate:

1) Via nomination through the IEEE CIS Nominations Committee. Please email the name of the nominee and full contact information, and the information that the candidate has been contacted and has agreed to serve if elected to IEEE CIS Nominations Committee Chair, Gary G. Yen (gyen@okstate.edu), c/o IEEE CIS Executive Administrator Jo-Ellen B. Snyder (j.e.snyder@ieee.org).

The deadline for submitting nominations to the above email addresses is May 31, 2013. The Nominations Committee will invite the nominees to provide a 200-word vita, screen the candidates, and submit at least 10 names for the society-wide election of ADCOM members.

2) Via petition. A valid nomination by petition from the Society's members is guaranteed to put a candidate on the ADCOM electoral ballot. Nominations by petition in 2013 must include at least 137 valid signatures of Society members and need to be submitted in writing (no fax/emails acceptable) to

IEEE CIS President, Marios Polycarpou
c/o Jo-Ellen B. Snyder, CIS Executive Administrator
IEEE Computational Intelligence Society
445 Hoes Lane
P.O. Box 1331, Piscataway, NJ  08855

Alternatively, petitions and signatures can be also submitted electronically through a petition web site established and managed by the IEEE. If you are interested in opening a petition web site, please contact Jo-Ellen B. Snyder, IEEE CIS Executive Administrator j.e.snyder@ieee.org.

Call for Nominations for 2013 IEEE CIS Officers

The following IEEE CIS Officer positions will become vacant in 2013 and need to be filled by election during the ADCOM meeting on June 20, 2013: Vice President for Conferences, Vice President for Technical Activities, and Vice President for Finance-Elect.

Eligibility for Vice Presidents: All ADCOM members, Editors-in-Chief, Standing Committee Chairpersons, and Technical Committee Chairpersons, who held at least one of these positions for at least one year in 2008-2012, and are both IEEE Members or higher-grade members and IEEE CIS members in good standing at the time of the election, are eligible to be nominated as Vice Presidents.

The IEEE CIS Nominations Committee wishes to receive nominations, including the nominee's complete contact information, and the statement from the nominee that he/she agrees to serve if elected, by May 31, 2013.  They should be submitted by email to IEEE CIS Nominations Committee Chair, Gary G. Yen (gyen@okstate.edu), c/o IEEE CIS Executive Administrator Jo-Ellen B. Snyder (j.e.snyder@ieee.org).

Database of University Courses on Computational Intelligence

The IEEE Computational Intelligence Society has a database on over 100 courses on various aspects computational intelligence taught at undergraduate and graduate levels all over the world. If you are interested in learning about the existing courses or intend to list your own course, which could be accessed by students and teachers please visit the CIS University Curriculum web site http://cis.ieee.org/university-curricula.html .

IEEE Launches Major e-health pilot in India

Last September, we reported on the successful launch of the IEEE Humanitarian Technology Challenge RFID Individual Tracking and Records Management (RFID-ITRM) pilot in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). We are pleased to announce that a second and larger test-bed for this project has successfully deployed in Ahmedabad, India, an impoverished slum community of about 100,000 people. The system is allowing health care workers to track patients in the city and is saving and improving lives every day.  A video of the solution is available here.

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Call for Nominations for 2013 IEEE CIS Officers

The following IEEE CIS Officer positions will become vacant in 2013 and need to be filled by election during the ADCOM meeting on June 10, 2012: President-Elect, Vice President for Education, Vice President for Member Activities, and Vice President for Publications.

 Eligibility for President-Elect: All ADCOM members and Editors-in-Chief, who held at least one of these positions for at least one year in 2007-2011, and are both IEEE Members or higher-grade members and IEEE CIS members in good standing at the time of the election, are eligible to be nominated as President-Elect.

 Eligibility for Vice Presidents: All ADCOM members, Editors-in-Chief, Standing Committee Chairpersons, and Technical Committee Chairpersons, who held at least one of these positions for at least one year in 2007-2011, and are both IEEE Members or higher-grade members and IEEE CIS members in good standing at the time of the election, are eligible to be nominated as Vice Presidents.

 The IEEE CIS Nominations Committee wishes to receive nominations, including the nominee's complete contact information, and the statement from the nominee that he/she agrees to serve if elected, by May 31, 2011.  They should be submitted by email to IEEE CIS Nominations Committee Chair, Gary G. Yen (gyen@okstate.edu), c/o IEEE CIS Executive Administrator Jo-Ellen B. Snyder (j.e.snyder@ieee.org).

 

IEEE CIS GOLD Announcement

 

Competition Call for IEEE CIS GOLDs and Students: Pitch your CI Research Idea and Win an iPad 2!!! 

The CIS GOLD subcommittee is hosting a “Novel CI Research Idea Pitch” competition during the Student and GOLD reception at WCCI 2012 in Brisbane Australia. 

Your Challenge: Design a one-page research proposal of your Computational Intelligence idea and get a chance to pitch your idea to a panel of CI experts and your peers using an “elevator pitch” (3 minute time limit).  An “elevator pitch” is a short summary of a research idea.  The research area must be “computational intelligence” and the participants must “sell” their idea to the judges to qualify for prizes.  A panel of three CI experts will select 3 best pitches and the audience (your peers) will rank 1st, 2nd and 3rdwinner through secret ballot.  Prizes will include 1 iPad for 1st winner, certificates and free full year IEEE CIS memberships. Register now for a chance to be heard!

Submission Guidelines:  Interested GOLDs and Students should consult the full Brief and Submission Guidelines.  Registration and Submission Deadline:  June 11th 2012, Midnight EST.  (You can register for the competition without submitting the research summary).

Register Now (Space is Limited!): http://tinyurl.com/7tror22

*Disclaimer:  The iPad prize does not apply to countries officially embargoed by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.  In accordance with U.S. law, IEEE is unable to provide such goods to OFAC embargoed countries.  In the case where the first place winner comes from an OFAC embargoed country, no iPad will be awarded.

Call for Nominations for IEEE CIS ADCOM Elections - Term 2013-2015

Each year, five members of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society are elected by the voting members of the Society to serve on the ADCOM for 3-year terms. The ADCOM represents the members of the Society, defines the strategic goals of the Society, approves the plans for the Society's activities, approves the Society's budget, amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws, appoints Society officers, and authorizes the expenditure of Society funds. Members of the ADCOM are expected to attend annual meetings and be involved in Society activities.

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Call for Nominations for 2013 IEEE CIS Officers

The following IEEE CIS Officer positions will become vacant in 2013 and need to be filled by election during the ADCOM meeting on June 10, 2012: President-Elect, Vice President for Education, Vice President for Member Activities, and Vice President for Publications.

Read More...

Call for Nominations for IEEE CIS ADCOM Elections - Term 2013-2015

Each year, five members of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society are elected by the voting members of the Society to serve on the ADCOM for 3-year terms. The ADCOM represents the members of the Society, defines the strategic goals of the Society, approves the plans for the Society's activities, approves the Society's budget, amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws, appoints Society officers, and authorizes the expenditure of Society funds. Members of the ADCOM are expected to attend annual meetings and be involved in Society activities.

 Eligibility:  All members of the Society of grade higher than Student member and in good standing at the time of the election are eligible to be nominated to the ADCOM. Each nominee shall be consulted prior to the nomination to see if he/she will serve.

 

There are two ways to nominate a candidate:

1) Via nomination through the IEEE CIS Nominations Committee. Please email the name of the nominee and full contact information, and the information that the candidate has been contacted and has agreed to serve if elected to IEEE CIS Nominations Committee Chair, Gary G. Yen (gyen@okstate.edu), c/o IEEE CIS Executive Administrator Jo-Ellen B. Snyder (j.e.snyder@ieee.org).

 The deadline for submitting nominations to the above email addresses is May 31, 2012. The Nominations Committee will invite the nominees to provide a 200-word vita, screen the candidates, and submit at least 10 names for the society-wide election of ADCOM members.

2) Via petition. A valid nomination by petition from the Society's members is guaranteed to put a candidate on the ADCOM electoral ballot. Nominations by petition in 2012 must include at least 137 valid signatures of Society members and need to be submitted in writing (no fax/emails acceptable) to

 

 IEEE CIS President, Dr. Marios Polycarpou
c/o Jo-Ellen B. Snyder, CIS Executive Administrator
IEEE Computational Intelligence Society
445 Hoes Lane
P.O. Box 1331, Piscataway, NJ  08855

 

 Alternatively, petitions and signatures can be also submitted electronically through a petition web site established and managed by the IEEE. If you are interested in opening a petition web site, please contact Jo-Ellen B. Snyder, IEEE CIS Executive Administrator j.e.snyder@ieee.org.

IEEE CIS Awards: Call for Nominations

The IEEE Computational Intelligence Society annually recognizes significant contributions and meritorious service in the field of computational intelligence with several awards:

Neural Networks Pioneer Award, Fuzzy Systems Pioneer Award, Evolutionary Computation Pioneer Award, Meritorious Service Award, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks Outstanding Paper Award, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Outstanding Paper Award, IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation Outstanding Paper Award, Outstanding Chapter Award, Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award, Outstanding Organization Award, and the Outstanding Early Career Award.

The deadline for nominations for Awards of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society is April 30, 2012; for details about the nomination process please refer to the web link http://ieee-cis.org/awards/nominations/ and/or contact Cesare at alippi@elet.polimi.it  

IEEE CIS Regional Ambassador Program (New Initiative)

Posted: 2011-11-11

The IEEE CIS Regional Ambassador Program (RAP) initiative aims to foster cooperation between and among CIS Chapters within the same IEEE region, in order to organize visits of regional ambassadors (RAs). The program also supports CIS members residing in IEEE sections where although there are no CIS chapters, there is the potential to create new chapter(s). The RAP will be run first as a pilot project in IEEE Region 9, Latin-America, during 2012 under new initiative funding.

IEEE CIS Distinguished Lecture Program: Call For Nominations

Posted: 2012-05-21

The Committee of the Distinguished Lecturer Program (DLP) of the IEEE CIS Society invites all Society's Technical Committees Chairs, Chapter Chairs, EiCs, and AdCom/ExCom members to nominate Distinguished Lecturers. Five exceptionally outstanding IEEE CIS members will be selected among the nominees to serve as the DLs for the three year term of 2013-2015. The nominations should be received by no later than August 30, 2012.

The nomination form, procedure, policies and criteria for the Selection of DL Lecturers are available at the following URL: http://cis.ieee.org/distinguished-lecturers-program.html

 

IEEE CIS AdCom Announcement for Election

Posted: 2011-10-12

Important information regarding the 2011 Computational Intelligence Society AdCom election follows. According to the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Bylaws, this year's election by the membership is to fill vacant Administrative Committee positions. Five new members will be elected for a three-year term 1 January 2012 – 31 December 2014. The names on the ballott were submitted by the Nominations Committee and/or by petition.

Vladimir Vapnik Receives 2012 IEEE Frank Rosenblatt Award

Vladimir N. Vapnik was honored by IEEE with the 2012 IEEE Frank Rosenblatt Award. The award, sponsored by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, recognizes Vapnik for development of support vector machines and statistical learning theory as a foundation of biologically inspired learning. The award was presented by Vincenzo Piuri, director, IEEE Division X, on 30 March 2012 at the IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence for Financial Engineering & Economics  (CIFER) in New York.