Call for Papers: ISDA’2009



ISDA 2009
9th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and
November 30 – December 2, 2009

The International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications (ISDA) is a major annual international conference to bring together researchers, engineers, developers and practitioners from academia and industry working in all interdisciplinary areas of computational intelligence and system engineering to share their experience, and exchange and cross-fertilize their ideas.
Following the big success of the previous editions, ISDA’09, which is the ninth edition of ISDA, serves as a forum for the dissemination of state-of-the-art research, development, and implementations of intelligent systems, intelligent technologies and useful applications in these two fields.

ISDA’09 is sponsored by:
IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society (IEEE – SMC)
International Fuzzy Systems Association (IFSA)
European Neural Network Society (ENNS)
European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology (EUSFLAT) (pending
Machine Intelligence Research Labs (MIRLab)
University of Granada
University of Pisa
University of Salerno

Topics of interests include (but are not limited to):
A. Intelligent Systems Architectures and Applications
B. Intelligent Image and Signal Processing
C. Intelligent Internet Modeling
D. Intelligent Data Mining
E. Intelligent Business Systems
F. Intelligent Control and Automation
G. Intelligent Agents
H. Intelligent Knowledge Management
I. Innovative Information Security
J. Innovative Networking and Communication Techniques
K. Web Intelligence

A detailed list can be found at:

Piero Bonnissone (General Electric, USA)
Carlos A. Coello Coello (CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico)
Hani Hagras (University of Essex, United Kingdom)
Hisaho Ishibuchi (Osaka Prefecture University, Japan)
Witold Pedrycz (University of Alberta, Canada)

Prospective authors are invited to submit a full paper of 4-6 pages (PDF). Authors must follow the double column IEEE 8.5 two-column format. Papers should contain up to 5 keywords. Papers will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity and soundness, and will be reviewed by at least three independent reviewers. Accepted papers will be published by IEEE COMPUTER SOCIETY PRESS. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their contribution for
possible inclusion in special issues of a selection of international journals.
The Program Committee will select two winners for the Best Paper Award (all regular papers are eligible) and two winners for the Best Student Paper Award (to be eligible, the student must be the sole author of the paper or the first author and primary contributor).
The award winners (both regular and student papers) will each be presented with an award certificate and a present. It is assumed that all accepted manuscripts will be presented at the conference. All accepted papers must be accompanied by a full paid registration to appearin
the proceedings. All full papers have to be submitted electronically in PDF format via the web site.

Proposals for holding workshops that will complement the main conference are solicited from interested individuals (or group of individuals). The workshops should fall within the scope of ISDA’09, and should include at least 8 related papers. Researchers and practitioners wishing to organize workshops should submit proposals in plain text or pdf- format. Proposals should be written explicitly with the following information:
– Workshop Title
– Duration of the Workshop
– A Technical Description of the Workshop Topic area
– A Brief Statement of the Relevance of the proposed Workshop to ISDA’09
– Composition of the Organizing Committee
The proposals will be evaluated by the Workshop Chair of ISDA’09. The information about the accepted workshops will be included in the IDSA’09 web site as well as links to the call for papers and call for participation. Please submit your proposals to the
workshop chair, Jose Manuel Benitez Sanchez, at J.M.Benitez (at)

The ISDA’09 invites proposals for special sessions to be held in conjunction with the Conference. Special sessions provide organizers and participants with an opportunity to concentrate on focused topics related to the conference. A minimum of 4 papers is required for each special session. All accepted papers will be included in the ISDA’09 conference proceedings. It is expected that organizers will be chairing their special sessions in ISDA’09. Special session proposals should contain the necessary information to judge the importance, quality and community interest in the proposed topic. Each special session should have one or more designated organizers.
Special session proposals should address the following issues:
– Topic of interest:
Provide a full description of the proposed special session. What will the special session be about? Why should we believe this is an interesting and significant topic?
– Organizers’ biography: Please indicate the background of the organizer(s).

Once a special session proposal has been approved it will be immediately announced on the website. Organizers are also expected to help promoting the special sessions by their own means.
Please submit your proposals to the special session chair, Dr. Sabrina Senatore, at
ssenatore (at)

Deadline for workshop and session proposal April 15, 2009
Workshop and session proposal acceptance April 30, 2009
Deadline for paper submission May 31, 2009
Notification of acceptance July 25, 2009
Camera-ready manuscript submission September 15, 2009

Beatrice Lazzerini (University of Pisa, Italy)
Lakhmi Jain (University of South Australia, Australia)
Ajith Abraham (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)

Francesco Marcelloni (University of Pisa, Italy)
Francisco Herrera (University of Granada, Spain)
Vincenzo Loia (University of Salerno, Italy)

Ajith Abraham (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
Janos Abonyi (University of Veszprem, Hungary)
Yuehui Chen (Jinan University, China)
Lakhmi Jain (University of South Australia, Australia)
Janusz Kacprzyk (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
Etienne Kerre (Ghent University, Belgium)
Halina Kwasnicka (Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland)
Nadia Nedjah (State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Jeng-Shyang Pan (National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Taiwan)
Marcin Paprzycki (SWPS, Poland)
Paramasivan Saratchandran (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Christian Borgelt (European Centre for Soft Computing, Spain)
Bernadette Bouchon-Meunier (CNRS, France)
Stefano Cagnoni (University of Parma, Italy)
Oscar Cordon (European Centre for Soft Computing, Spain)
Bernard de Baets (Ghent University, Belgium)
Enrique Herrera Viedma (University of Granada, Spain)
Mario Köppen (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)
Chang-Shing Lee (National University of Tainan, Taiwan)
Trevor Martin (University of Bristol, United Kingdom)
Nikhil R. Pal (Indian Statistical Institute, India)
Vincenzo Piuri (University of Milan, Italy)
Hideyuki Takagi (Kyushu University, Japan)
Domenico Talia (University of Calabria, Italy)
Ronald R. Yager (Iona College, USA)
Albert Zomaya (University of Sydney, Australia)

Akshai Aggarwal (University of Winsor, Canada)
Bruno Apolloni (University of Milan, Italy)
Adil Baykasoglu (University of Gaziantep, Turkey)
Ester Bernado (University of Ramon Llull, Spain)
Andrea Bonarini (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Piero Bonissone (General Electric, USA)
Abdelhamid Bouchachia (Alps-Adriatic University of Klagenfurt, Austria)
Alberto Bugarín (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
Humberto Bustince (Public University of Navarra, Spain)
Oscar Castillo (HAFSA, Mexico)
Yuehui Chen (Jinan University, China)
Sung-Bae Cho (Yonsei University, Korea)
Mario G.C.A. Cimino (University of Pisa, Italy)
Marco Cococcioni (University of Pisa, Italy)
Carlos Artemio Coello Coello (CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico)
Emilio Corchado (University of Burgos, Spain)
Ernesto Damiani (University of Milan, Italy)
Andre de Carvalho (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
Martine De Cock (Ghent University, Belgium)
José Valente de Oliveira (University of Algarve, Portugal)
María José del Jesus (University of Jaen, Spain)
Abraham Duarte (University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain)
Wilfried Elmenreich (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
Anna Maria Fanelli (University of Bari, Italy)
Jose Antonio Gámez (University of Castilla la Mancha, Spain)
Xiao-Zhi Gao (Institute of Intelligent Power Electronics, Finland)
José Luís García-Lapresta (University of Valladolid, Spain)
Nicolás García-Pedrajas (University of Cordoba, Spain)
Raul Giraldez (University Pablo Olavide, Spain)
Fernando Gomide (DCA-FEEC-UNICAMP, Brazil)
Crina Grosan (Babes-Bolyai University, Romania)
Jerzy Grzymala-Busse (University of Kansas, USA)
Hani Hagras (University of Essex, UK)
Cesar Hervás (University of Córdoba, Spain)
Tzung-Pei Hong (National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan)
Pedro Isasi (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)
Hisaho Ishibuchi (Osaka Prefecture University, Japan)
Frank Klawonn (University of Applied Sciences Braunschweig/Wolfenbuettel,
Andreas König (TU Kaiserslautern, Germany)
Jonathan Lee (National Central University, Taiwan)
Chia-Chen Lin (Providence University, Taiwan)
Paul P. Lin (Cleveland State University, USA)
Jose Antonio Lozano (Universidad del País Vasco, Spain)
Teresa B. Ludermir (Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil)
Urszula Markowska-Kaczmar (Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland)
Francesco Masulli (University of Genova, Italy)
Lahcéne Mitiche (University of Djelfa, Algeria)
Roman Neruda (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic)
Seppo J. Ovaska (Helsinki University of Technology, Finland)
Marcin Paprzycki (Polish Academy of Science, Poland)
Witold Pedrycz (University of Alberta, Canada)
José María Peña (Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain)
Petr Posik (Czech Technical University, Czech Republic)
Dilip Pratihar (Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India)
Germano Resconi (Catholic University, Italy)
José Riquelme (University of Sevilla, Spain)
Ignacio Rojas (University of Granada, Spain)
Ovidio Salvetti (ISTI-CNR, Italy)
Elie Sanchez (CNRS, France)
Luciano Sánchez (University of Oviedo, Spain)
Andrea Schaerf (University of Udine, Italy)
Giovanni Semeraro (University of Bari, Italy)
Georgios Ch. Sirakoulis (Democritus University of Thrace, Greece)
Luciano Stefanini (University of Urbino, Italy)
Carlo Tasso (University of Udine, Italy)
Ayeley Tchangani (Universite Toulouse III, France)
Michael N. Vrahatis (University of Patras, Greece)
Gregg Vesonder (Executive Director and AT&T Fellow, USA)
Shyue-Liang Wang (National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan)
Fatos Xhafa (Universtat Politécnica de Catalunya, Spain)