4th Conference on

Neuro-Computing and Evolving Intelligence (NCEI’06)


13-15 December 2006, AUT Technology Park, Auckland, New Zealand


General Chairs:
Nik Kasabov, KEDRI, AUT, New Zealand (nkasabov@aut.ac.nz)
Mario Koeppen, Fraunhofer IPK, Germany (mkoeppen@ieee.org)

Programme Co-Chairs:
Andreas Koenig, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany (Koenig@eit.uni-kl.de)
Ajith Abraham, Chun-Ang University, Korea (ajith.abraham@ieee.org)
Qun Song, KEDRI, AUT, New Zealand (qsong@aut.ac.nz)

Local Organising Chair:

Mrs Joyce D’Mello (joyce.dmello@aut.ac.nz)

Technical Support:

Peter Hwang (phwang@aut.ac.nz)

Venue: Auckland, the City of Sails. The Auckland region is an antipasto of environments laid out on a huge platter to make one amazing city, boasting three harbours, two mountain ranges, 48 volcanic cones and more than 50 islands. Auckland's population is approximately 1.3 million, making it by far the largest city in New Zealand, with one third of the country's entire population.

Objectives: Neuro-Computing (NC) is an area of computer science and engineering concerned with the development, implementation, realisation and application of computational models that mimic the brain in its main functions of adaptive learning, predictive generalisation, and knowledge discovery. Applications span across all disciplines of Science, Business, Engineering, Medicine, Health, Environment, Social Sciences.

Hybridization of intelligent systems is a promising research field of computational intelligence focusing on synergistic combinations of multiple approaches to develop the next generation of intelligent systems. A fundamental stimulus to the investigations of Hybrid Intelligent Systems (HIS) is the awareness that combined approaches will be necessary if the remaining tough problems in artificial intelligence are to be solved. Neural computing, machine learning, fuzzy logic, evolutionary algorithms, agent-based methods, among others, have been established and shown their strength and drawbacks.

The emphasis of this joint conference will be on adaptive, learning knowledge-based systems and on evolving intelligent systems, i.e. information systems that develop, unfold and evolve their structure and functionality over time through interaction with the environment.

The three days event will include tutorials, invited talks, oral presentations, poster presentations and various demonstrations of neuro-computing and hybrid systems for bioinformatics and biomedical applications; biometric and security, brain study and cognitive engineering, agriculture, environment, decision support, business and finance, speech-, image- and multimodal information processing, process control, arts and design.

Invited speakers:

Prof. Takeshi Yamakawa, Kyushu Institute of Technology,

Prof. Andreas Koenig, University of Kaiserslautern,

Prof. Alessandro Villa, Laboratoire de Neuro-heuristique, Universite de Lausanne Switzerland,

Prof. Mario Koppen, Fraunhofer IPK,

Prof. Takeshi Furuhashi, Nagoya University


Submission and Registration: Tutorial and organised session proposals to be sent by email to the co-chairs.  Full paper of 4 (four) pages (A4 size) should be submitted through the conference website  (http://his-ncei06.kedri.info), by 10th August 2006.  Authors may use either Word or Tex format. The paper format is IEEE Computer Society Press 8.5'' x 11'' two-column format. Authors instruction can be found at


Up to six additional pages will be permitted for a charge of $100 per page. Final accepted papers are to be submitted by 20 September 2006.  Registration  fee  is  US$500 for  non-students  and  US$250 for  students. 

Publications: Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press.  Selected and extended  papers  will  be  published  in  several   special  issues including the Int. Journal of Hybrid Intelligent Systems, Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, Int.J. of Neural Systems, Int. J. Comp.-Aided Engineering.

    = Deadline for Paper Submission (full paper): August 10, 2006
    = Deadline for Camera Ready Papers:
   September 20, 2006

Publications: Proceedings of the conference will be published by IEEE Press. Selected papers will be published in several special issues of International Journals, including the Int. Journal of Hybrid Intelligent Systems, Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, International Journal of Neural Systems etc.

International Programme Committee

Adeli Hojjat, USA
Angelov Plamen, UK
Arbib Michael, USA
Attikiouzel Yianni, Australia
Bajic Vlad, Singapore
Bang Sung Yang, Korea
Benuskova Lubica, NZ
Berenji Hamid, USA
Boyanov Kiril, Bulgaria
Cassim Monte, Japan
Chiu David, Canada
Cho Sung-Bae, Korea
Coghill George, NZ
Deb Suash, India
Defoin-Platel Michael, NZ
Deng Da, NZ
Diederich Joachim, Australia
Dimitrov Dimiter, USA
Duro Richard, Spain
Fedrizzi Mario, Italy
Freeman Walter, USA
Furuhashi Takeshi, Japan
Gedeon Tom, Australia
Giles Lee, USA
Gulyaev Sergei, NZ
Halgamuge Saman, Australia
Havukkala Ilkka, NZ
Hendtlass Tim, Australia
Howell Bill, Canada
Ishibuchi Hisao, Japan
Kacprzyk Janusz, Poland
Koczy Laszlo, Hungary
Korotkikh Galina, Australia
Korotkikh Victor, Australia
Laws Mark, NZ
Ludermir Teresa Bernarda, Brazil
MacDonell Stephen, NZ
Magdalena Luis, Spain
Marcus Gary, USA
Nikravesh Masoud, USA
Nishikawa Ikuko, Japan
Pal Nikhil, India
Palade Vasile, UK
Pang Shaoning, NZ
Pedrycz Witold, Canada
Rajapakse Jagath, Singapore
Rodrigo Allen, NZ
Roy Rajkumar, UK
Tan Clarence, Singapore
Villa  Alessandro, France
Watts Mike, NZ
Wermter Stefan, UK
Wright Jim, NZ
Yager Ronald R., USA
Yamakawa Takeshi, Japan
Yoshida Kaori, Japan
Zimmer Uwe, Australia



Further Details: http://his-ncei06.kedri.info

Local Organising Chair:   Mrs Joyce D’Mello (joyce.dmello@aut.ac.nz; phone: +64 9 921 9504)
Technical Assistance: Peter Hwang (phwang@aut.ac.nz)