Date: July 20-22

Deadlines: Paper Submission – May 16 2019
Review Decision Notification – June 15 2019
Author Registration & Final Paper – July 5 2019

Location: Kunming, China

We cordially invite you to submit a paper to the upcoming 2019 15th International Conference on Natural Computation, Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery (ICNC-FSKD 2019), to be held from 20-22 July 2019 in Kunming, China, co-located with the 5th International Conference on Harmony Search, Soft Computing and Applications (ICHSA 2019). The deadline for the 2nd (final) round of submissions is 16 May 2019 (papers already submitted in the previous round should not be re-submitted and will receive review notifications on 15 April).

ICNC-FSKD is a premier international forum for scientists and researchers to present the state of the art of data mining and intelligent methods inspired from nature, particularly biological, linguistic, and physical systems, with applications to computers, circuits, systems, control, robotics, communications, and more. This is an exciting and emerging interdisciplinary area in which a wide range of theory and methodologies are being investigated and developed to tackle complex and challenging problems. The registration fee of US-D490 includes proceedings, lunches, dinners, banquet, coffee breaks, and all technical sessions.

Kunming is the capital and largest city of Yunnan province in southwest China. Kunming is also called the Spring city due to its mild sunny weather all year round. Kunming is located at the northern edge of the large Lake Dian, surrounded by famous temples. Attractions near Kunming include Stone Forest (South China Karst, a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site), Village of Ethnic Culture, Western Hill and Dragon Gate. Other UNESCO sites in Yunan are Old Town of Lijiang, Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas, Chengjiang Fossil Site / Maotianshan, and Cultural Landscape of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces / Yuanyang.

As with the past ICNC-FSKD & ICHSA conferences, all papers in conference proceedings will be submitted to EI Compendex, SCOPUS, and ISTP (ISI Proceedings) (All previous ICNC-FSKD conferences from 2005 to 2017 and ICHSA 2015, 2017, and 2018 have been indexed in Ei Compendex). Extended versions of selected best papers will appear in SCIE-indexed international journals.

ICHSA is an international forum for researchers in the area of Harmony Search (HS) and other soft computing techniques and their application to diverse science and engineering problems. HS is one of the most popular metaheuristic algorithms, developed in 2001 by Prof. Joong Hoon Kim and Prof. Zong Woo Geem, that mimicks the improvisation process of jazz musicians to seek the best harmony.

To promote international participation of researchers from outside the country/region where the conference is held (i.e., China’s mainland), researchers outside of China’s mainland are encouraged to propose invited sessions. An honorarium of US-D400 will be enjoyed by the organizer(s) for each completed (with at least 6 registered papers) invited session. The first author of each paper in an invited session must not be affiliated with an organization in China’s mainland. “(Invited Paper)” may be added below the title of each paper in the invited sessions. Invited session organizers will solicit submissions, conduct reviews and recommend accept/reject decisions on the submitted papers. Invited session organizers will be able to set their own submission and review schedules, as long as a set of recommended papers is determined by 3 June 2019. To avoid diverting papers that would be otherwise submitted to regular sessions to Invited Sessions, no Invited Sessions will be listed on the conference website. Instead, Invited Session organizers will be acknowledged in conference proceedings. Each invited session proposal should include: (1) the name, bio, and contact information of each organizer of the invited session; (2) the title and a short synopsis of the invited session. Please send your proposal to icnc_fskd@ynu.edu.cn

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