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Special Issue on Bio-inspired Computing: Theories and Applications

Call for Papers

Deadline: 25th February 2019
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Bio-inspired computing (BIC) is a field of study that abstracts computing ideas (data structures, operations with data, ways to control operations, computing models, etc.) from the living phenomena or biological systems such as evolution, cell, tissue, neural network, immune system and ant colony.

Over the years, there have been significant advances in the theory and increasingly wide applications of bio-inspired computing, as evidenced by the highly reputable series of International Conferences on Bio-inspired Computing: Theories and Applications (BIC-TA).  The 13th conference in the series (BIC-TA 2018) was held during 2-4 November, 2018, in Beijing, China, which provided a high-level international forum for researchers working in the field of bio-inspired computing to present their recent results and to exchange ideas.

Systems Science & Control Engineering

Systems Science & Control Engineering is a world-leading fully open access journal covering all areas of theoretical and applied systems science and control engineering.

Language: en-US

Publisher: tandf

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This special issue aims to collect submissions by two routes: (1) Invited Papers from the selected conference papers after expanding substantially, and (2) Open Call-for-papers from the Bio-inspired computing research fields. Whatever type of submissions should present in-depth fundamental research contributions either from a methodological perspective or from an application point of view.

Following the development of BICs, the topics of this special issue include two aspects. First, contributions on Bio-inspired Computing methodologies and theories are very welcome. Second, contributions on Bio-inspired Computing applications are also welcome.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Artificial intelligence, Artificial Life and Artificial Immune Systems; Autonomous Mental Development; Bio-inspired control theory & applications; Brain-inspired and Brain-like Computation; Cellular automata and Cellular (in-vivo) computing; Computational Neuroscience; Complex Networks and Complex Systems; Cybernetics; DNA, Molecular and Membrane Computing; Evolutionary Computation; Fuzzy Logic and Systems; Hybrid Intelligent Systems; Intelligent Agents; Machine Vision; Neural Networks and Deep Learning; Operations research; Quantum computing; Self-assembling and self-organizing systems; Swarm Intelligence; Systems biology & systems dynamics; Systems engineering; Other Cross-disciplinary Topics.

Submission and Review Process

  1. Interested authors should submit their full paper to the System Science & Control Engineering submission site, which is at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tssc
  2. The corresponding author should state clearly in the cover letter that the manuscript is being submitted to the “Bio-inspired Computing: Theories and Applications” special issue, to be handled by Prof. Jiyin Liu.
  3. In Step 5 of the submission form (Details & Comments), please select “Bio-inspired Computing: Theories and Applications” from the dropdown menu when asked “Is the manuscript a candidate for a special issue?”
  4. Again, in Step 5 of the submission form, you will be asked whether you qualify for a waiver. In the free text box insert the code: TSSC-2018-BCTA. This code will entitle submitting authors to a 50% waiver on the Article Publishing Charge (APC).
  5. After the submission, the corresponding author should also forward Prof. Jiyin Liu the manuscript ID and a copy of the submission by email (J.Y.Liu@lboro.ac.uk).

The special issue papers will undergo a rigorous peer review process.  

Guest Editors

Prof. Jiyin Liu, School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University, Leicestershire

Prof. Xinchao Zhao, School of Science, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

Prof Xingquan Zuo, School of Computer Science, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China


Publication Schedule

Submission deadlineFebruary 28th, 2019
Notification of Acceptance/RejectionApril 20th, 2019
Final Paper SubmissionMay 20th, 2019
Target Publication DateAugust 1st, 2019