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Special Sessions

Special sessions are very small and specialized events to be held during the conference as a set of oral and poster presentations that are highly specialized in some particular theme or consisting of the works of some particular international project. The goal of special sessions (minimum 4 papers; maximum 9) is to provide a focused discussion on innovative topics. All accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book, under an ISBN reference, and on CD-ROM support. All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library. SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier). The proceedings are submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.


SPECIAL SESSIONS LIST

HECIT 2018Special Session on Hybrid Evolutionary Computational Intelligence Techniques
Chair(s): Kuldeep Raghuwanshi

SSIR 2018Special Session on Intelligent Robotics
Chair(s): Luis Paulo Reis

X-FANIS 2018Special Session on Breaking the Frontier Between Artificial and Natural Intelligent Systems
Chair(s): Ulrico Celentano and Juha Röning

HAMT 2018Special Session on Human-centric Applications of Multi-agent Technologies
Chair(s): Yasushi Kambayashi

ASAMA 2018Special Session on Adaptation and Services: Agents, Methodologies and Applications
Chair(s): Luca Sabatucci and Claudia Di Napoli

NLPinAI 2018Special Session on Natural Language Processing in Artificial Intelligence
Chair(s): Roussanka Loukanova and Aarne Ranta

Special Session on Hybrid Evolutionary Computational Intelligence Techniques  - HECIT 2018

Paper Submission: November 7, 2017
Authors Notification: November 21, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: November 29, 2017


Chair

Kuldeep Raghuwanshi
Jaipur Engineering College and Research Centre
India
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Scope

Various Machine learning techniques has proven their effect on optimizing the result of complex problems in all domain of engineering. Evolutionary computational techniques come under unsupervised machine learning techniques those are very efficient in solving highly complex discrete problems. This special session will cover all Evolutionary techniques like Genetic Algorithm, Particle Swarm Optimization, Genetic Programming, Evolutionary Strategies, Ant Colony Optimization, Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm, and Differential Evolution and their applications. Many researchers have optimized the performance of these techniques by using jointly or using their parameters in different ways, so till now many form of these techniques have evolved. This special session will provide the opportunity for researchers to present their research in Computational Evolutionary techniques.


Special Session on Intelligent Robotics - SSIR 2018

Paper Submission: November 7, 2017
Authors Notification: November 21, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: November 29, 2017


Chair

Luis Paulo Reis
University of Minho
Portugal
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Scope

Robotics, from the point of view of Agents and Artificial Intelligence (AI), has been a very important application field for many years. The dynamic and unforeseen nature of the environment, especially for mobile robots, has fostered research in these aspects for AI researchers. This special session will focus on the contributions of the AI and Agent research community for the field of Intelligent Robotics.


Special Session on Breaking the Frontier Between Artificial and Natural Intelligent Systems - X-FANIS 2018

Paper Submission: November 7, 2017
Authors Notification: November 21, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: November 29, 2017


Co-chairs

Ulrico Celentano
University of Oulu
Finland
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Juha Röning
University of Oulu
Finland
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Scope

Intelligent interaction among natural organisms and artificial entities dates back to the first half of last century. This interaction has been since then mostly at a larger dimensional scale. More recent developments in neuroscience and biology are opening up plenty of new opportunities. Relations between natural and artificial domains include 1) biomimetics (learning from nature), and 2) interwork between these domains. Current technology makes it possible at micro and even nanoscale, down to DNA. In both cases, it is crucial to facilitate information transfer to natural and AI systems. This special session seeks contributions on either the two above approaches, where both natural and artificial intelligent properties (broadly conceived) are concurrently within the scope, although not necessarily with equal importance.


Special Session on Human-centric Applications of Multi-agent Technologies - HAMT 2018

Paper Submission: November 7, 2017
Authors Notification: November 21, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: November 29, 2017


Chair

Yasushi Kambayashi
Nippon Institute of Technology
Japan
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Scope

Today, we are witnessing the advent of ubiquitous computing. Computers are not special machines, they are common apparatus. We are using computers without any special attention. Therefore computational technologies should become human centric; multi-agent systems are not exception. Human centric applications should be one of the mainstreams of multi-agent technologies. In this session, we would like to meet with various background research scientists as well as industry specialists to discuss how we can make various agent technologies, support the welfare of humanity. Through this session, we would like to foster any inspirations for designing and developing novel computational applications based on agent technologies as well as communication technologies such as Content-Centric Network technology to support human beings. 


Special Session on Adaptation and Services: Agents, Methodologies and Applications - ASAMA 2018

Paper Submission: November 7, 2017
Authors Notification: November 21, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: November 29, 2017


Co-chairs

Luca Sabatucci
ICAR-CNR
Italy
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Claudia Di Napoli
Istituto di Calcolo e Reti ad Alte Prestazioni - C.N.R.
Italy
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Scope

This special session will provide the opportunity to present and discuss research in the intersection between service-oriented engineering and self-adaptive systems. Whereas classical service orientation focuses on the development of software systems by composition of reusable services, self-adaptation proved to be effective for implementing robust and flexible applications. The theory and practice of self-adaptation may be used for handling dynamic environments and for grating continuity of service also in case of unexpected changes of the operative context.


Special Session on Natural Language Processing in Artificial Intelligence - NLPinAI 2018

Paper Submission: November 7, 2017
Authors Notification: November 21, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: November 29, 2017


Co-chairs

Roussanka Loukanova
Stockholm University
Sweden
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Aarne Ranta
University of Gothenburg
Sweden
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Scope

Computational and technological developments that incorporate natural language are proliferating. Adequate coverage encounters difficult problems related to partiality, underspecification, and context-dependency, which are signature features of information in nature and natural languages. Furthermore, agents (humans or computational systems) are information conveyors, interpreters, or participate as components of informational content. Generally, language processing depends on agents' knowledge, reasoning, perspectives, and interactions.

The session covers theoretical work, advanced applications, approaches, and techniques for computational models of information and its presentation by language (artificial, human, or natural in other ways). The goal is to promote intelligent natural language processing and related models of thought, mental states, reasoning, and other cognitive processes.



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