ICCI 2009

The 8th IEEE International Conference on 

COGNITIVE INFORMATICS


June 15-17, 2009

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

http://www.comp.polyu.edu.hk/conference/icci2009

 

Theme

 

Cognitive Computing and Semantic Mining

 

 

ICCI'09 Advanced Program

 

On-line Paper Submission: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icci2009

 

SPONSORED BY

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HONORARY CHAIR
Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (USA)
GENERAL CO-CHAIRS

Prof. Yingxu Wang (Canada)

Prof. Keith Chan (Hong Kong)

Prof. Witold Kinsner (Canada)

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

Prof. George Baciu (Hong Kong)

Prof. Yiyu Yao (Canada)

ORGANIZATION CO-CHAIRS

James Liu (Local Org. Chair)

Jane You (Financial Chair)

Eddie Chan (Publicity Chair)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Ajay Kumar Pathak

Hong Kong

Anderson, James

USA

Barbier, Franck

France

Barthes, Jean-Paul

France

Baciu, George

Hong Kong

Bhavsar, Virendra C.

Canada

Bickle, John

USA

Bland, Brian H.

Canada

Bukovsky, Ivo

Czech

Chan, Christine

Canada

Chan, Keith

Hong Kong

Chen, Lichao

China

Dawson, Michael R.W.

Canada

Dromey, Geoff

Australia

Fan, Lisa

Canada

Garbajosa, Juan

Spain

Greer, Douglas S.

USA

Guan, Ling

Canada

Guo, Aike

China

Hattori, Fumio

Japan

Hou, Zeng-Guang

China

Hu, Mou

Canada

Huang, Bo

Hong Kong

Jin, Yaochu

German

Kinsner, Witold

Canada

Latombe, Jean-Claude

USA

Liu Yan

Hong Kong

Liu, Jiming

Canada

Patel, Dilip

UK

Patel, Shushma

UK

Pedrycz, Witold

Canada

Pelayo, F. Lopez

Spain

Polkowski, Lech

Poland

Rajlich, Vaclav

USA

Reyes, Spindola J.

USA

Rubio, Fernando

Spain

Ruhe, Guenther

Canada

Sheu, Phil

USA

Shi, Zhongzhi

China

Skowron, Andrzej

Poland

Sugawara, Kenji

Japan

Tsai, Jeffrey

USA

Tsumoto, Shusaku

Japan

Valdes, Julio J.

Canada

Wang, Deliang

USA

Wang, Feiyue

China

Wang, Guoyin

China

Wang, Yingxu

Canada

Xiang, Yang

Canada

Xu, Zongben

China

Yang, Fangchun

China

Yang, Qiang

Hong Kong

Yao, Yiyu

Canada

Zhang, Du

USA

Zhang, Kaizhong

Canada

Zhong, Yixin

China

Zhong, Ning

Japan

Zhou, Xiaolin

China

Zhu, Haibin

Canada

SPECIAL SESSION / WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

yingxu@ucalgary.ca

IMPORTANT DATE
Extended Paper submission:
February 9, 2009
Notification of acceptance:
March 15, 2009
Registration:
March 24, 2009
Camera-ready paper:
April 10, 2009
Conference dates:
June 15-17, 2009
INFORMATION

http://www.enel.ucalgary.ca/ICCI2009

LINKS

1st   ICCI'02, Calgary, Canada, 2002

2nd ICCI'03, London, UK, 2003

3rd  ICCI'04, Victoria, Canada, 2004

4th  ICCI'05, Irvine, California, 2005

5th  ICCI'06, Beijing, China, 2006

6th  ICCI'07, Lake Tahoe, CA, 2007

7th  ICCI'08, Stanford Univ, CA, 2008

8th  ICCI'09, Hong Kong, 2009

9th  ICCI'10, Beijing, China, 2010

10th ICCI'11, Banff, Canada, 2011 

 

The Steering Committee of IEEE

International Conference on

Cognitive Informatics (ICCI)

The International Journal of

Cognitive Informatics and Natural Intelligence (IJCINI)

 

The International Journal of

Software Science and Computational Intelligence (IJSSCI)

 

Scope

Cognitive Informatics (CI) is a cutting-edge and transdisciplinary research area that tackles the fundamental problems shared by modern informatics, computing, AI, cybernetics, computational intelligence, cognitive science, neuropsychology, medical science, systems science, software engineering, knowledge engineering, philosophy, linguistics, economics, management science, and life sciences. CI is a transdisciplinary enquiry on the internal information processing mechanisms and processes of the natural intelligence - human brains and minds - and their engineering applications in computing, computational intelligence, and the IT industries.

 

The development and the cross fertilization between the aforementioned science and engineering disciplines have led to a whole range of extremely interesting new research areas known as CI. Following the first seven successful conferences on Cognitive Informatics (ICCI’02 through ICCI’08), the 8th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics (ICCI’09) focuses on the theme of Cognitive Computing and Semantic Mining The objectives of ICCI¡¦09 are to draw attention of researchers, practitioners, and graduate students to the investigation of cognitive mechanisms and processes of human information processing, and to stimulate the international effort on cognitive informatics research and engineering applications.

 

 Original papers are invited from multidisciplinary perspectives on subject areas including, but not limited to, the following:

Cognitive Computing

Computational Intelligence

Neural Informatics

* Informatics models of the brain * Imperative vs. autonomous computing * Neuroscience foundations of information processing
* Cognitive processes of the brain * Reasoning and inferences * Cognitive models of the brain
* Internal information processing mechanisms * Cognitive informatics foundations * Functional modes of the brain
* Theories of natural intelligence * Robotics * Neural models of memory
* Intelligent foundations of computing * Informatics foundations of software engineering * Neural networks
* Denotational mathematics * Fuzzy and rough sets and logic * Neural computation
* Abstraction and means * Knowledge engineering * Cognitive linguistics
* Ergonomics * Pattern and signal recognitions * Neuropsychology
* Informatics laws of software * Autonomic agent technologies * Bioinformatics
* Knowledge representation * Memory models * Biosignal processing
* Models of knowledge and skills * Software agent systems * Cognitive signal processing
* Formal linguistics * Decision theories * Gene analysis and expression
* Cognitive complexity and metrics * Problem solving theories * Cognitive metrics
* Distributed intelligence * Machine learning systems * Neural signal interpretation
* Semantic computing * Distributed objects/granules * Visual information representation
* Emotions/motivations/attitudes * Web contents cognition * Visual semantics
* Perception and consciousness * Nature of software * Sensational cognitive processes
* Hybrid (AI/NI) intelligence * Granular computing * Human factors in systems

 

* The Proceedings of ICCI’09 will be placed in IEEE Xplore

* Selected papers from the ICCI'09 Proceedings will be published in International Journals, such as IJCINI, IJSSCI and IEEE-TSMC.


* Photos and Videos in ICCI'09 Conference
   Day 1 Photo: here
   Day 2 Photo: here
   Day 2 Night Photo: here
   Day 3 Photo: here
   Day 3 HK Trip: here

* Registration

    * Advanced registration should be received by April 30, 2009

    * Author Payment
      The conference fee payment may be performed on-line here

    * Registration form: [PDF] with Copyright form: [PDF, DOC] Fax to: +852 2774 0842 (c/o Dr. Jane You)

    * Please visit HERE for further detail of amounts and registration process.

 

* Paper Submission

     * Submission of full papers due on February 9, 2009.   

    * An electronic copy of paper in PDF format in English should be submitted at:

        http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icci2009 .

     * Full papers should be around 6-8 pages in length in IEEE double column format as posted in the web site.

        Short papers (4-5 pages) that report industrial experience, case studies, work in progress, or graduate

        students’ research may also be considered.

 

    * Contact PC Co-Chairs:

          - Prof. Yingxu Wang (yingxu@ucalgary.ca)

 

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* ICCI'09 Program [PDF]

    * See the ICCI'08 Program        

    * See the ICCI'07 Program        

    * See the ICCI'06 Program      

    * See the ICCI'05 Program      

    * See the ICCI'04 Program   

    * See the ICCI'03 Program   

    * See the ICCI'02 Program

 

* Camera-Ready Papers

   1. Paper Format:

    * Article Preparation and Submission:
        - Reference Preparation Assistant
        - STIX Fonts Web Site
        - IEEE Style Manual (PDF, 132 KB)
        - Refine the Use of English in Your Manuscript
        - IEEE "Information for Authors" kit (PDF, 755 KB)
        - Graphics Checker Tool
        - Frequently Asked Questions on Submitting Graphics (PDF, 20 KB)
        - Titles of IEEE Transactions, Journals, and Magazines (PDF, 728 KB)
        - Using Microsoft Products or PDFs to Submit Graphics (PDF, 2.2 MB)
    * Template for all Transactions (except IEEE Transactions on Magnetics):
        - Template and Instructions on How to Create Your Paper (DOC, 92KB)
        - Instructions Only (PDF, 108 KB)
        - WIN and MAC Bibliography File (ZIP, 208 KB)
        - Unix LaTeX2e Transactions Style File (TAR.GZ, 204 KB)
        - WIN OR MAC LaTeX2e Transactions Style File (ZIP, 348 KB)
        - Unix Bibliography File (TAR.GZ, 204 KB)
    * Multimedia Materials:
        - General instructions for the preparation of multimedia materials (PDF, 268 KB)
        - Instructions for the creation of a README file for datasets. (PDF, 72 KB)
        - Instructions for the creation of a README file for playable objects. (PDF, 72 KB)
    * Manuscript Proof Procedure:
        - Proofreader's Mark (PDF, 64 KB)
        - Author Proof Login Page
    * Post-Publication and Reprint Information:
        - Instructions for Authors on Reprints and Special Charges (PDF, 20 KB)
    * General Information:
        - Author FAQ

    * IEEE paper reference format, example, instructions, and copyright form are available via the links.

    * Camera-ready papers due on April 10, 2009

   

    2. IEEE PDF file verification (Ready in the beginning of April)

Each camera-ready paper must be verified by the IEEE-compliant PDF format. No other format will be accepted in the proceedings. Authors of all accepted papers of ICCI 2009 must use the IEEE PDF eXpress™ tool by clicking on the following logo: 
     Conference ID: icci09x
(*** NEW from IEEE ***    

                         IEEE Instructions       Frequently Asked Questions  

    3. On-line camera-ready paper uploading (after IEEE verification):

 

        * All authors may directly upload their camera-ready papers with embedded fonts in PDF to EasyChair. IEEE eXpress PDF checks will be done by the proceedings editors.

 

        http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icci2009 (Use your existing account and keep the same paper number.)

        * Also sent a copy to PC Co-Chairs by email attachment (Put your paper # in the subject). 

 


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 Keynotes:

  

 1. The Conscious Pilot - Dendritic Synchrony Moves through the Brain to Mediate Consciousness

      Prof. Stuart Hameroff, University of Arizona, USA

 

2. There is No Royal Road to Computer Vision

      Prof. Bo Zhang, Tsinghua University, China

 

3. A Unified Study on Human and Web Granular Reasoning

      Prof. Ning Zhong, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan

 

 4. Conventionalized Cognition

      Prof. Churen Huang, The Hong Kong Polytechnic Univeristy, Hong Kong

 

 5. Cognitive Computing and Machinable Thought

      Prof. Yingxu Wang, University of Calgary, Canada

 


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 Conference Venue:

  

 Senate Room M1603, Li Ka Shing Tower

 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

 

 Accommodation:

  

 Harbour Plaza Metropolis

 No. 7 Metropolis Drive,
 Hunghom, Kowloon,
 Hong Kong
 Tel: (852)
3160-6878
 Fax: (852) 3160-6988

 Contact:  Jennifer Wong
Special Group Rate: HK$800 nett (room only) / HK$888 nett
 (with one buffet breakfast) / HK$976 nett (with two buffet
 breakfasts)

 http://www.harbour-plaza.com/hpme              
 Download HOTEL RESERVATION FORM


 Regal Kowloon Hotel

 71 Mody Road,
Tsimshatsui, Kowloon,
 Hong Kong
 Tel: (852)
2313-8632
 Fax: (852) 2311-8900

 Contact:  Sherman Chan
 Special Group Rate: HK$700 plus 10% service charge
 Hotel Website              
 Download HOTEL RESERVATION FORM


 Deadline to make individual reservation to receive ICCI'09 group rate is: May 14, 2009

 Map from PolyU to Hotel


PolyU campus

 Local Information

 

Hong Kong Map: http://www.centamap.com/gc/home.aspx

 

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University: http://www.polyu.edu.hk/

 

Hong Kong Tourism Board: http://www.discoverhongkong.com/