International Conference on Soft Computing and Applications (ICSCA'18)

  San Francisco, USA, 23-25 October, 2018  
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The International Conference on Soft Computing and Applications 2018 will take place in San Francisco, USA, 23-25 October, 2018.
The conference ICSCA'18 is held under the World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science WCECS 2018. The WCECS 2018 is organized by the International Association of Engineers (IAENG), a non-profit international association for the engineers and the computer scientists. The congress has the focus on the frontier topics in the theoretical and applied engineering and computer science subjects. The last IAENG conference has attracted more than five hundred participants from over 30 countries. All submitted papers will be under peer review and accepted papers will be published in the conference proceeding (ISBN: 978-988-14048-1-7). The abstracts will be indexed and available at major academic databases. The accepted papers will also be considered for publication in the special issues of the journal Engineering Letters, in IAENG journals and in edited books by publishers like Springer.

Important Dates:
Draft Paper Submission Deadline (extended): 23 July, 2018 new
Camera-Ready Papers Due & Registration Deadline (extended): 16 August, 2018
ICSCA 2018: 23-25 October, 2018

The topics of the ICSCA'18 include, but not limited to, the following:

Soft Computing:
Genetic Programming
Genetic Algorithm
Swarm Intelligence
Machine Learning
Pattern Recognition
Fuzzy Systems
Fuzzy Logic
Neural network
Machine Learning
Multi-Agent Systems
Neural Genetic Systems
Neural Fuzzy Systems
Pattern Recognition
Time Series Analysis
Reinforcement Learning
Statistical Data Analysis
Complex Systems
Evolutionary Systems

Applications of soft computing to:
Control problems, sensor fusion, manufacturing, testing and diagnostics, semiconductor processing, modeling of complex systems, approximate reasoning, optimization, management science, decision analysis, information systems, economics, financial systems, business applications, forecasting, reliability, cost-benefit analysis, risk assessments, medical applications, forensic applications, automotive applications, robotics, automation, etc.

New developments in soft computing:
Development of applications or approaches combining fuzzy logic, neural networks, evolutionary computation, expert systems, etc.

Soft computing software

Hardware implementations of soft computing
The WCECS Program Committee

As the WCECS 2018 is organized by the International Association of Engineers and the Engineering Letters, some of the editorial board members of the Engineering Letters and the IAENG journals and the committee members of IAENG Societies are taking part in the WCECS International Program Committee.

WCECS Congress Co-chairs

Prof. Craig Douglas ( WCECS Co-chair)
School of Energy Resources Distinguished Professor, Departments of Mathematics &
Director, Institute for Scientific Computation, University of Wyoming, USA
Former Senior Research Scientist (corresponding to nonteaching full professor),
Computer Science Department, Yale University, USA




Prof. Warren S. Grundfest, Fellow, AIMBE, SPIE (WCECS co-chair)
Co-Chair, Biomedical Engineering IDP
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Professor of Surgery
The Henry Samueli School of Engineering & Applied Science
University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Former Chair, SPIE Health Care Engineering & Technology Policy
Former Vice Chair, Health Care Engineering Policy Committee, IEEE




Prof. Jon Burgstone (ICIMT honorary co-chair)
Faculty Chair
Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology
College of Engineering
University of California, Berkeley, USA
Board Member of the Rock Center for Entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School, Harvard University




Prof. Burghard B. Rieger (ICMLDA honorary co-chair)
Professor of Computational Linguistics
Former Dean (1999-2001) of Faculty of Languages and Literature
Former Head of Department of Linguistic Computing, University of Trier, Germany
President (1989-93) of the German Society for Linguistic Computing (GLDV)
Vice-President (1990-94) of the International Society for Terminoly and Knowledge Engineering (GTW)




Prof. Lei Xu (ICSCA honorary co-chair)
IEEE Fellow and IAPR Fellow,
Member of European Academy of Sciences,
Chair Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong





ICSCA Conference Committee:

Dr. Ali M. Abdulshahed
Research Assistant, Centre for Precision Technologies, University of Huddersfield, U.K.

Dr. Ushasta Aich
Senior Researcher, Mechanical Engineering Department, Jadavpur University, India

Prof. Shwetank Avikal
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Graphic Era Hill University, India

Prof. Ardeshir Bahreininejad
Professor, Computational Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Programme Area, Universiti Teknologi Brunei, Brunei

Dr. Shonak Bansal
Electronics & Communication Engineering, PEC University of Technology, India

Prof. Grigorios N. Beligiannis
Associate Professor, Department of Business Administration of Food and Agricultural Enterprises, University of Patras, Greece

Prof. Aniruddha Bhattacharya
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, National Institute of Technology, India

Prof. Andrzej Bieszczad
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, California State University Channel Islands, USA;
Director of the Master of Science in Computer Science graduate program

Prof. Huynh Thi Thanh Binh
Vice Dean, School of Information and Communication Technology, Ha Noi University of Technology, Viet Nam

Prof. Hossein Bonakdari
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of British Columbia, Canada

Prof. Erman Çakıt
Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Aksaray University, Turkey

Prof. Oscar Castillo
Research Chair of Graduate Studies, Tijuana Institute of Technology, Mexico

Prof. S. Chakraverty
Professor & Head, Department of Mathematics, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, India

Prof. Wei-Der Chang
Professor, Department of Computer and Communication, Shu-Te University, Taiwan

Prof. Cheng-Hung Chen
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, National Formosa University, Taiwan

Dr. Mingchang Chih
Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Systems Management, Feng Chia University, Taiwan

Prof. Indrajit De
Assistant Professor, Department of Information Technology, MCKV Institute of Engineering, India

Prof. Suash Deb
Former recipient of the Govt. of India/ United Nations collaborative fellowship at the Stanford University,USA
Professor, Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering, C.V.Raman College of Engineering , India

Prof. Grzegorz Dudek
Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland

Prof. Richard J. Duro
Professor and Head of the Integrated Group for Engineering, Research, University of Corunna, Spain

Prof. Sachin Gajjar
Assistant Professor, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering Department, India

Prof. P.R. Gandhi
Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineeing, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute Of Technology, India

Prof. Hacer Guner Goren
Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Pamukkale University, Turkey

Prof. Debashree Guha
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India

Prof. Zhaoxia Guo
Associate Professor, Sichuan University; RM 515, Business School, Sichuan University, China

Prof. Tuncay GÜRBÜZ
Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, Galatasaray University, Turkey

Dr. Jose M. Lanza-Gutierrez
Assistant Researcher, Department of Technologies of Computers and Communications, School of Technology, University of Extremadura, Spain

Prof. Tzung-Pei Hong
Professor, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Prof. Monzur Alam Imteaz
Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Construction Engineering, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Dr. Mauro Sebastián Innocente
Lecturer, School of Mechanical, Aerospace & Automotive Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Environment & Computing, Coventry University, U.K.

Dr. Afshin Jamshidi
Research and teaching assistant, Laval University, Canada

Prof. Ghaith Jaradat
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Jerash University, Jordan

Prof. Qing Jiang (Ph.D. Caltech; co-chair)
Professor of Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, University of California, Riverside, USA

Dr. A. Rezaee Jordehi
Department of Electrical Engineering, University Putra Malaysia, Putrajaya, Malaysia

Dr. Reza Khosrowabadi
Assistant Professor, Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran

Prof. Hassan Khotanlou
Assistant Professor, Computer Engineering Department, Bu-Ali Sina University, Iran

Prof. Haeng Kon Kim (co-chair)
Professor and Dean, School of Computer and Information Communications Engineering,
Catholic University of Daegu, Daegu, Korea

Dr. Albert Hung-Ren Ko
Analyst, CIAL, U.K.

Prof. Ozan Kocadağlı
Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, Faculty of Science and Letters, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Turkey

Dr. Yogan Jaya Kumar
Senior Lecturer, Computer Science, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Malaysia

Dr. Ã lvaro Rubio-Largo
Post-doctoral Researcher, NOVA Information Management School, Lisboa

Prof. Ching-Cheng Lee
Professor and Dean of Information Technology, Olivet University, USA ;
Adjunct Professor in computer science at California State University at East Bay

Prof. Joseph Lewis (co-chair)
Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department, San Diego State University, USA;
Director, The Science of Evolving Adaptive Systems Lab.

Prof. Layuan Li
Professor, Department of Computer Science and Technology, Wuhan University of Technology, China;
Editor in Chief of the Journal of Wuhan University of Technology

Prof. Li Liu
Assistant Professor, School of Software Engineering Chongqing University, China

Dr. Toni Lupo
Researcher, Department of Chemical, Management, Informatics and Mechanical, Engineering of the University of Palermo, Italy

Dr. Gerardo M.
Member, Council of Graduate Master, Mechatronics Engineering, ITNL

Prof. Wali Khan Mashwani
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Kohat University of Science &Technology, Pakistan

Prof. S.A. Medjahed
Assistant Professor, Deputy Head of Computer Science Department, Relizane University, Algeria

Prof. Ali Mohtashami
Professor, Department of Industrial Management, Qazvin Islamic Azad University, Iran

Prof. Harish N.
Assistant Professor, Centre for Emerging Technologies, Jain University, India

Dr. B. Naderi
Department of Industrial Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran

Prof. Venkataraman Muthiah-Nakarajan
Assistant Professor, School of Electrical Engineering, VIT University, India

Prof. Jagannath Nirmal
Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics Engineering, K.J. Somaiya College of Engineering, India

Dr. Taoreed O. Owolabi
Assistant Lecturer, Physics and Electronics Department, Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigeria

Prof. Rajkumar Palaniappan
Assitant Professor, School of Electronics Engineering, VIT University, India

Prof. Hari Mohan Pandey
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Amity University, India

Prof. Dilip Kumar Pratihar
Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India

Prof. S. Kavi Priya
Assistant Professor, Department of Information Technology, Mepco Engineering College, India

Prof. Giuseppe Quaranta
Assistant Professor, Structural Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Prof. Shalli Rani
Assistant Professor, S.S.D Women’s Institute of Technology, Bathinda

Dr. Alan Reynolds
Senior research associate, School of Computing Sciences, University of East Anglia, UK

Dr. Javad Rezaeian
Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering, Faculty Member, Mazandaran University of Science & Technology, Iran

Dr. Robert
Senior Researcher, Faculty of organization and informatics, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Colm O'Riordan
Lecturer, Department of Information Technology, National University of Ireland, Ireland

Prof. Junita Mohamad Saleh
Assistant Professor, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Prof. Arun Kumar Sangaiah
Associate Professor, School of Computing Science and Engineering, VIT University, India

Dr. Sevil Sen
computer scientist, Department of Computer Engineering, Hacettepe University, Turkey

Prof. Kaushik Das Sharma
Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Physics, University of Calcutta, India

Prof. Mohit Kumar Sharma
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Institute of Infrastructure Technology Research and Management, Gujarat

Prof. Patrick Siarry
Professor, Université Paris-Est Créteil, Cedex

Prof. M.Sivachitra
Assistant Professor, Department of EEE, Kongu Engineering College, India

Prof. S. Sivakumar
Assistant Professor, Department of Information Technology, PSG College of Technology, India

Prof. Saeed Tavakoli
Assistant Professor, Head Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran

Prof. Ankit Thakkar
Assistant Professor, Department of CSE, Institute of Technology, Nirma University, India

Dr. Dieu Ngoc Vo
Lecturer, Department of Power Systems, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam

Prof. Ka-Chun Wong
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong, H.K.

Prof. Jian Wu
Distinguished Professor, School of Economics and Management, Shanghai Maritime University, China

Prof. Arvind R. Yadav
Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, Parul Institute of Engineering & Technology, Parul University, India

Prof. Gi-Chul Yang
Professor, Mokpo National University, South Korea

Prof. Ali Riza Yildiz
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bursa Technical University, Turkey

Prof. Shun-Chi Yu
Assistant Professor, Fortune University, Taiwan

Dr. Cuneyt Yucelbas
Research Assistant, Department of Electrical-Electronics Engineering, Selcuk University, Turkey

Prof. Kevin Kam Fung Yuen
Assistant Professor, Progamme Director of MSc Social Computing, Progamme Director of MSc Financial Computing, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China

Prof. Dr. Zeshui Xu
The Chang Jiang Scholars of the Ministry of Education of China Business School, Sichuan University, China

Prof. Dan Zhu (Ph.D. Carnegie Mellon; co-chair)
Dean's Faculty Fellow; Associate Professor of Information Systems; Associate Professor of Computer Science, Iowa State University, USA