Intelligent Systems Applications Technical Committee

Task Force on Intelligent Network Systems (TF-INS)


Chair

    Rung-Tzuo Liaw, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan, Email: rtliaw@csie.fju.edu.tw

Vice-Chair

    Chuan-Kang Ting, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, Email: ckting@pme.nthu.edu.tw
    Shengxiang Yang, De Montfort University, UK, Email: syang@dmu.ac.uk

Previous Chairs

    Hui Cheng, University of Hertfordshire, UK, Email: h.cheng2@herts.ac.uk (2017-2020)
    Shengxiang Yang, De Montfort University, UK, Email: syang@dmu.ac.uk (Founding Chair, 2012-2017)

Membership (Provisional)

    Biliana Alexandrova-Kabadjova, University of Essex, UK, Email: balexandrova@banxico.org.mx
    Gianni A. di Caro, Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar, Email: gdicaro@cmu.edu
    Hui Cheng, University of Hertfordshire, UK, Email: h.cheng2@herts.ac.uk
    Muddassar Farooq, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Pakistan, Email: muddassar.farooq@nexginrc.org
    Andreas Fink, Helmut-Schmidt-University, Germany, Email: andreas.fink@hsu-hamburg.de
    Jorn Grahl, University of Cologne, Germany, Email: grahl@wiso.uni-koeln.de
    Jin-Kao Hao, University of Angers, France, Email: Jin-Kao.Hao@univ-angers.fr
    Graham Kendall, University of Nottingham, UK, Email: graham.kendall@nottingham.ac.uk
    Serafin Martinez-Jaramillo, Center for Latin American Monetary Studies, Mexico
    Christian Prins, Technical University of Troyes, France, Email: christian.prins@utt.fr
    Franz Rothlauf, University of Mainz, Germany, Email: rothlauf@uni-mainz.de
    Kay Chen Tan, City University of Hong Kong, China, Email: kaytan@cityu.edu.hk
    Chuan-Kang Ting, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, Email: ckting@pme.nthu.edu.tw
    Edward Tsang, University of Essex, UK, Email: edward@essex.ac.uk
    Shengxiang Yang, De Montfort University, UK, Email: syang@dmu.ac.uk
    Jun Zhang, South China University of Technology, China

Aim and Scope

The impact of optimisation in network environments on the modern economy and society has been growing steadily over the last few decades. The worldwide division of labour, the connection of distributed centres, and the increased mobility of individuals and devices lead to an increased demand for efficient solutions to solve optimization problems in network systems. Along with the development of more powerful computer systems, design and optimization techniques like computational intelligence approaches have been developed that allow us to use computer systems for the systematic design, optimization, and improvement of different network systems.

The primary target of the task force is to promote research on the applications of computational intelligence, including evolutionary computation, nature-inspired computational models, metaheuristic techniques, and other intelligent methods, to the solution of problems in network systems, including the following and related domains:

  • Communication network systems: telecommunications; mobile, satellite, optical, and voice communications; personal communication systems; switching and routing; transmission systems; communication systems simulation; station and antenna design; information and speech processing; intrusion detection; error control coding; compression and cryptography; propagation and channel modelling, protocol design, etc.
  • Transportation and logistics network systems: transportation and supply networks; logistics; supply chain management; freight and passenger services; tracking and tracing; fleet and order management; modelling and traffic management; traffic simulation; individual and public transportation; inventory optimisation; routing and scheduling, etc.
  • Information network systems: data mining; data distribution and sharing; distributed data systems; inter-organisational communication; dynamic data network; heterogeneous data analysis, etc.
  • Social network systems: action policies; networking strategies; network and friendship management; identification of interests; advertisement of interests; hierarchical networks; distributed games; behavior analysis; inter-personal communication; group communication, etc.
  • Financial and economic network systems: system modelling; forecasting market prices; price tracking; invest strategies; portfolio strategies, etc.
  • General network problems: parallel and distributed systems; networks and graph problems; unconstrained and constrained network design problems; structural and computational complexity; adaptivity to environmental variations; robustness to network changes and failures; effectiveness and scalability of performance; location and link design; reliability and failure; corporate network design; location placement; network physical and software architecture; network hardware and software technologies; operations, maintenance, and management; signalling and control; active networks; network services and applications, etc.

Resources and Relevant Links

Symposium, Workshops, and Special Sessions (Ongoing or Planned)

  • R.-T. Liaw, C.-K. Ting, and H. Cheng (Co-Chairs), Special Session on Evolutionary Computation in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ECITS19), for the 2019 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE CEC 2019), Wellington, New Zealand, 10-13 June, 2019.
  • J. Liu, Y. Mei, and S. Yang (Co-Chairs), Special Session on Smart Logistics (SL19), for the 2019 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE CEC 2019), Wellington, New Zealand, 10-13 June, 2019.
  • H. Cheng, C.-K. Ting, and S. Yang (Co-Chairs), Special Session on Evolutionary Computation for Communication Networks (ECCN18), for the 2018 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE CEC 2018), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 8-13 July, 2018.
  • C.-K. Ting, H. Cheng, S. Yang, and R.-T. Liaw (Co-Chairs), Special Session on Intelligent Transportation and Logistics Networks (ITLN18), for the 2018 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE CEC 2018), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 8-13 July, 2018.
  • C.-K. Ting, H. Cheng, and S. Yang (Co-Chairs), Special Session on Intelligent Network Systems (CEC2017-INS), for the 2017 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE CEC 2017), Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain, 5-8 June, 2017.
  • R. Wang, S. Mostaghim, T. Zhang, and S. Yang (co-chairs), Special Session on Optimization Methods in Energy Internet System, part of the 2016 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE CEC 2016), Vancouver, Canada, 24-29 July, 2016.
  • H. Cheng, S. Yang, and C.-K. Ting (co-chairs), Special Session on Intelligence Network Systems, part of the 2015 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE CEC 2015), Sendai, Japan, 25-28 May, 2015.
  • C.-K. Ting, H. Cheng, S. Yang, J. Zhang, and Z. Fan (co-chairs), Special Session on Intelligence Network Systems, part of the 2014 World Congress on Computational Intelligence (IEEE WCCI 2014), Beijing, China, 6-11 July, 2014.
  • Special Session on Intelligence Network Systems, part of the 2012 World Congress on Computational Intelligence (IEEE WCCI 2012), Brisbane, Australia, 10-15 June, 2012.
  • C.-K. Ting, J. Zhang, X.-M. Hu, and Z. Fan (co-chairs), Special Session on (Evolutionary Computation in Network Optimization ), part of the 2011 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE CEC 2011), New Orleans, USA, 5-8 June, 2011.
  • G. Di Caro, M. Farooq, and E. Tarantino (co-chairs), the 8th European Event on the Application of Nature-inspired Techniques for Telecommunication Networks and other Parallel and Distributed Systems (EvoComnet2011), part of Evo* 2011, Torino, Italy, 27-29 April, 2011.
  • C. Prins and J. Grahl (co-chairs), the 5th European Event on Evolutionary Computation in Transportation and Logistics (EvoTranslog2011), part of Evo* 2011, Torino, Italy, 27-29 April, 2011.

Books and Journal Special Issues

Contact

    Dr. Rung-Tzuo Liaw
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering
    Fu Jen Catholic University
    New Taipei City 24205, Taiwan
    Tel: +886 (2) 2905 3875
    Email: rtliaw.a_t.csie.fju.edu.tw

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