Call for Paper



Special Track on the Computational Intelligence and Video & Image Analysis (CIVIA)


A special track on the Computational Intelligence and Video & Image Analysis (CIVIA) will be held at SAC '13.  It will be a forum for engineers, researchers and practitioners throughout the world to share technical ideas and experiences related to the implementation and applications of Computational Intelligence, to Video & Image Analysis,  and even to Systems Biology & BioMedicine. Many conferences have been dedicated to Evolutionary Computing (ICEC, GECCO, PPSN, etc), Video & Image Analysis (ICIAR, ICIAP, ICASSP, IJCAI, etc) and Systems Biology & BioMedical Engineering (ICSB, RECOMB, BME, etc), but they don’t offer much on the blending of Computational Logic, Boolean Satisfiability and Soft Computing tools to address practical applications of Image Analysis and Bio Systems Modeling and Simulations. Thus, the research papers involved with applying computational intelligence techniques to video and image analyses would be welcome no matter how theoretical they are, should they have practical applications. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:



·         Applications of Artificial Intelligence

·         Computational Intelligence

·         Artificial Immune Systems

·         Boolean Satisfiability (SAT)

·         Collective Computing

·         Computational Logic

·         Heuristic Search

·         Video & Image Analysis/Pattern Recognition

·         Image Segmentation and Classification

·         Video Classification

·         Video Content Analysis

·         Video Indexing


·         Content-based Retrieval

·         Video on Demand

·         Biomedical Signal & Image Processing

·         Fuzzy logic and Rough set applications

·    Knowledge-based System & Representation

·         Logic-based Artificial Intelligence

·         Knowledge Representation

·         Machine Learning

·         Neural Networks

·         Systems Biology

·         Selective Self-Organization

·         Simulation of Swarm Intelligence



Original paper from the above mentioned areas will be considered. This includes three categories of submissions:

  • Original and unpublished research
  • Reports of  innovative  artificial  intelligence  applications  in  the  arts,  sciences,  engineering,  business,  government,  education  and  industry.
  • Reports of successful technology transfer to new problem domains.


Each category of submissions will be reviewed by peer groups appropriate to that category. Accepted papers in all categories will be published in the symposium proceedings. Expanded version of best selected paper from all categories will be considered for publication in the ACM/SIGAPP quarterly Applied Computing Review or one of the other participating SIGs' publications. Submission guidelines must be strictly followed:

  1. Submissions will be in electronic format, via  the website  site
  2. The author(s) name(s) and address(es) must not appear  in  the body of  the paper, and self-reference should be in the third person. Acknowledgements’ and self-references should be stated to be added later. This is to facilitate blind review.
  3. Authors are allowed up to 8 pages. Final camera ready should not exceed 6 pages; there is a charge of 80USD per extra page, up to 2 extra pages. A few Keywords should be provided.
  4. Deadlines will be strictly enforced.
  5. NOTE: Papers cannot be sent to more than one track.



Some selected papers will be invited for publication in a special issue of International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools ( or ACM ACR




September 21, 2012:  Submission of papers by authors

November 10, 2012:    Notification of paper Acceptance/Rejection to Authors

November 30, 2012:  Camera-Ready copies of accepted papers 

For accepted papers, registration for the conference is required and allows accepted papers to be printed in the conference proceedings. The accepted paper MUST be presented by an author or a proxy. This is a requirement for the paper to be part of the ACM/IEEE digital library.

NEW for SAC 2013

Student research abstracts competition: Graduate students are invited to submit research abstracts (minimum of 2-page and maximum of 4-page) following the instructions published at SAC 2013 website. Submission of the same abstract to multiple tracks is not allowed.



Agostinho Rosa, PhD

LaSEEB - ISR – IST - Technical University of Lisbon

Department of BioEngineering

Av Rovisco Pais 1, TN 6.20, Lisbon, Portugal

Phone: +351-21-8418276/7

Fax: +351-21-8418291


Yin-Fu Huang, PhD

National Yunlin University of Science and Technology

123 University Road, Section 3,

Touliu, Yunlin, 640 Taiwan

Tel: +886-5-5342601 Ext. 4314

Fax: +886-5-5312170



Program Committee Members:

Andre Barczak                                             Massey University, New Zealand

Emre Celebi                                                              Louisiana State University in Shreveport, USA

Sung-Bae Cho                                                   Yonsei University, South Korea

Khalil Djelloul                                         University Orleans, France

Carlos Forster                                                                Instituto de Tecnologia Aeronautica,  Brazil

Qigang Gao                                                                Dalhousie University, Canada

Fikret Gurgen                                                      Bogazici University, Turkey

Richang Hong                                                  Hefei technical University, China    

Paul Kwan                                                       University of New England, Australia

Qingshan Liu                                                          Rutgers University, USA

Vitor Lopes                                                           Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia, Portugal

Marco A. Montes de Oca                                       University of Delaware, USA

Vincent S. Tseng                      National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Lei Wang                                                           Australian National University, Australia

Jianguo Zhang                              Dundee University, UK

Alexandre Calapez                                              Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal

Huiyu Zhou                                                     Queen’s University Belfast, UK