Call for Paper for Special Session on

Computationally Intelligent Methods in Neural Information Processing

at the IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (IEEE WCCI) 2016

Organized by: Mufti Mahmud 1-4, €, Amir Hussain 4, 5, £
1NeuroChip Laboratory, University of Padova, 35131 – Padova, Italy,
2Institute of Information Technology, Jahangirnagar University, 1342 – Dhaka, Bangladesh,
3Theoretical Neurobiology & Neuroengineering Lab, University of Antwerp, 2610 – Wilrijk, Belgium,
4COSIPRA Lab, School of Natural Sciences, University of Stirling, FK9 4LA – Stirling, UK
5Anhui University, Hefei, Anhui, 230601 - China



The brain, being the most complex organ in human body, is specialized to process information simultaneously coming from many different sources. The neurons work as basic information processing units in the brain and interconnect to each other to form hierarchical and/or parallel pathways. These pathways are mainly involved in transforming information originated from one or more sources into either action (as in motor movements) or specialized information understood by the brain itself (as in cognitive functions).

To have a detailed and better understanding of these biological phenomena two approaches have been practiced by the research community – experimental and theoretical studies. Also, some theoretical studies are inspired by the nature itself which reframes earlier computational techniques to suggest research on biophysical basis of brain research and its information processing capabilities. Needless to say that most of these studies are results of interdisciplinary research involving medical sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, engineering, and cognitive sciences.


The focus of this special session is to address the recent advances in computationally intelligent techniques in processing neural information. Developing intelligent methods capable of deciphering brain’s information processing capability is one the biggest challenges in brain research. The objective of this special session is to provide updated information and a forum for the scientists and researchers who are looking for more relevant information in decoding brain functions using expert and computationally intelligent systems.

This special session is expected to attract papers on recent research progress in the area of intelligent computational methods in processing neural signals. The targeted research topics are, but not limited to, the following:

Ø Computationally intelligent tools for analysis of Spikes, LFP, EEG, MEG, MRI/fMRI, PET, and fNIRS; 

Ø Computationally intelligent methods for modeling and estimating neural signals; 

Ø Computational intelligence in developing smart BMI and neural prosthesis; 

Ø Biologically inspired methods for pattern analysis in neuronal signals; 

Ø Machine learning methods applied to brain research.

Submission of papers:

Submission of papers should be done by visiting this submission link ( and following the information in the redirected page. A brief summary is provided below.

As per current decision papers that fall in the category Cross-Disciplinary and Computational Intelligence Applications (CDCI) will have to be submitted to the 2016 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation. To submit a paper to this special session which is a part of the CDCI category, follow the steps outlined below:

Ø Visit the IEEE CEC 2016: Paper Submission page at
Ø Provide all the details of your paper (i.e., Paper Title, Author(s), PDF file to upload, Abstract, Preferred form of presentation, Main paper focus)
Ø When you arrive at 'Main research topic' or 'Additional research topics', select '8bc. Computationally Intelligent Methods in Neural Information Processing' from the dropdown list
Ø Submit your paper.

The IEEE manuscript templates for conference proceedings can be downloaded from this link ( The paper size should be 'US letter'.

Keep in mind the following style requirements:

Ø Only papers prepared in PDF format will be accepted.
Ø Paper Length: Up to 8 pages, including figures, tables and references. At maximum, two additional pages are permitted with over-length page charge of US$100/page, to be paid during author registration.
Ø Paper Formatting: double column, single spaced, 10 point Times Roman font.
Ø Margins: Left, Right, and Bottom: 0.75" (19mm). The top margin must be 0.75" (19 mm), except for the title page where it must be 1" (25 mm).
Ø No page numbers please. We will insert the page numbers for you.
Ø Note: Violations of any of the above specifications may result in rejection of your paper.

Important dates:

Ø Paper submission deadline: 15 January 2016
Ø Decision notification: 15 March 2016
Ø Final paper submission: 15 April 2016
Ø Early registration deadline: 15 April 2016
Ø Conference dates: 25-29 July 2016.