Tuesday, June 7, 2016

[DMANET] Call for papers: Session on CI for Aerospace, IEEE SSCI 2016

Dear Colleague,

You are kindly invited to attend and submit a contribution to the Special Session on Computational Intelligence in Aerospace Sciences & Engineering within the framework of the IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, 6-9 December, 2016, Athens, Greece.

SSCI is a flagship annual international conference on computational intelligence sponsored by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, promoting all aspects of theory, algorithm design, applications and related emerging techniques. IEEE SSCI 2016 will co-locate a large number of exciting symposiums, each dedicated to a special topic within or related to computational intelligence, thereby providing a unique platform for promoting cross-fertilisation and collaboration.

*Important Dates
Paper Submission: 18 July 2016
Decision Notification: 12 September 2016
Final submission: 10 October 2016

*Scope and Motivations
In a world with limited resources and increasing complexity, optimisation and computational intelligence are becoming necessary tools for design and analysis of complex systems. This is particularly true in the fields of aerospace where complex systems need to operate often in harsh, inhospitable environments with high level of reliability, or where large amount of data need to be processed in real-time for monitoring operations. Computational intelligence techniques have become an important – and in many cases an essential – tool for tackling these kinds of problems, providing useful and often non-intuitive solutions.
This special session intends to collect many diverse efforts made in the application of computational intelligence techniques, and related methods, to aerospace problems. The session seeks to bring together researchers from around the globe for presentations and discussions on recent advances in computational intelligence techniques and their application and success in the solution of space and aerospace problems. The session focuses on CI techniques applied to systems operating in air and/or space, collecting experts from astronomy, space sciences, mechanical, aerospace and electrical engineering, as well as computer science, mathematics and more diverse disciplines.

*Session Topics
The list of topics address methods specifically devised, adapted or tailored to address problems in space and aerospace, methods that have been demonstrated to be particularly effective at solving aerospace related problems and application-focused results stemming from the successful and innovate application of CI techniques. Authors are invited to submit papers topics relating to CI methods or applications in aerospace, including but not limited to:
- Global trajectory optimisation
- Multidisciplinary design for space missions
- Formation and constellation design and control
- Optimal control of aircraft, UAVs, spacecraft or rovers
- Planning and scheduling for autonomous systems in space
- Multi-, many-objective optimisation for space applications
- Resource allocation and programmatics
- Evolutionary computation for concurrent engineering
- Knowledge-based system engineering
- Distributed global optimisation
- Mission planning and control
- Robust mission design under uncertainties
- Decision making strategies for large scale sequential decision problems
- Intelligent search and optimisation methods in aerospace applications
- Guidance, navigation and control for aerospace vehicles
- Autonomous exploration of interplanetary and planetary environments
- Implications of emerging AI fields such as Artificial Life or Swarm Intelligence on aerospace research
- Intelligent algorithms for fault identification, diagnosis and repair of aerospace systems
- Multi-agent systems approach and bio-inspired solutions for system design and control
- Advances in machine learning for aerospace applications
- Intelligent interfaces for human-machine interaction
- Knowledge discovery, data mining and presentation of large data sets
- Data mining and machine learning in astronomy and earth observation

For more information, please see either the conference website above, or the website for this special session:

*Submission Guidelines
Manuscripts should be prepared according to the standard format for IEEE papers specified on the conference website and submitted online through the Easychair system (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ssci16). Papers submitted for these session will be peer-reviewed with the same criteria used for other contributed papers. All accepted papers in the special sessions will be included in the published conference proceedings.
Conference guidelines for paper submission: http://ssci2016.cs.surrey.ac.uk/Paper%20Submission.htm

Best regards,
Special Session Organisers

Dr Christie Maddock,
Dr Annalisa Riccardi,
Dr Edmondo Minisci,
Prof Massimiliano Vasile
Aerospace Centre of Excellence
University of Strathclyde, UK

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