Welcome from the Vice President for Technical Activities

Welcome to the Technical Activities page of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS).

IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology, having as its motto “Advancing Technology for Humanity”. The IEEE Computational Intelligence Society contributes to this common goal in what concerns its field of activity: “Computational Intelligence”. A significant part of this contribution relates to technical activities.

The technical activities of our Society are governed by the Technical Activities Committee and mostly organized around Technical Committees (TCs) and Task Forces (TFs). At present we have 12 TCs usually grouped in three main categories:

1. Technology-oriented TCs promoting CI technologies: 

  • Neural Networks
  • Fuzzy Systems
  • Evolutionary Computation
  • Cognitive and Developmental Systems
  • Adaptive Dynamic Programming and Reinforcement Learning

2. Application-oriented TCs dealing with applications of CI technologies: 

  • Bioinformatics and Bioengineering
  • Computational Finance and Economics
  • Data Mining
  • Games
  • Smart World

3. Incubator TCs trying to identify and nurture new CI technologies and new areas for CI applications:

  • Emergent Technologies
  • Intelligent Systems Applications

You can find out more information about each of these TCs by following those links provided to the left.

The Technical Activities Committee also includes the Standards Committee, dealing with standards, data sets, and software of interest to people working in CI, and the Strategic Planning Sub-Committee, which hosts the task force on Ethical and Social Implications of Computational Intelligence. The overall structure is completed by the TFs that are grouped under the different TCsand are focused on more specific areas of CI.

Our Society has some technical activities that are not linked to any specific TC. We launched an IEEE CIS Technical Challenge in 2019 which attracted more than 6000 teams. We plan to organize the Scientific Mentoring Program for the first time at WCCI level during WCCI 2020 in Glasgow (Scotland). For the next two years we are designing a mixture of different activities and initiatives. These activities range from contributing to conferences (with papers, special sessions, panels, tutorials, workshops, etc) and journals (with papers and special issues), to consolidating recently launched initiatives as the Technical Challenge or the Mentoring Program.

The appointment process to be considered to become a member of a TC may be found here. If you are interested in being considered for a position on one of our Technical Committees, please send an email to cis-info@ieee.org with a link to your CV.