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Call for Papers

NCTA is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


Neural computation and artificial neural networks, especially in relation to deep learning, have seen an explosion of interest over the recent decades, and are being successfully applied across an extraordinary range of problem domains, in areas as diverse as finance, medicine, engineering, geology and physics, in problems of complex dynamics and complex behavior prediction, classification or control. Several architectures, learning strategies and algorithms have been introduced in this highly dynamic field in the last couple of decades. Nowadays, having reached notable scientific and applicative maturity, neural computation and related techniques are considered as major basis toward the completion of intelligent artificial systems. This conference intends to be a major forum for scientists, engineers and practitioners interested in the study, analysis, design, modeling and implementation of neural computing systems, both theoretically and in a broad range of application fields.


  • Deep Learning
  • Recurrent Neural Networks
  • Convolutional Neural Networks
  • Single-Neuron Modeling
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Higher Level Artificial Neural Network Based Intelligent Systems
  • Adaptive Architectures and Mechanisms
  • Stability and Instability in Artificial Neural Networks
  • Complex Artificial Neural Network Based Systems and Dynamics
  • Learning Paradigms and Algorithms
  • Neurocomputational Formulations
  • Self-Organization and Emergence
  • Support Vector Machines and Kernel Methods
  • RBF Structures
  • Neurodynamic Approaches and Solutions
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Stochastic Learning and Statistical Algorithms
  • Applications: Image Processing and Artificial Vision, Pattern Recognition, Decision Making, Industrial and Real World Applications, Financial Applications, Neural Prostheses and Medical Applications, Neural Based Data Mining and Complex Information Process


Pietro OlivetoUniversity of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Marco DorigoUniversité Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Vesna Sesum-CavicTU Vienna, Austria


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.


Conference Date: 17 - 19 September, 2019

Paper Submission: May 20, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification:
June 28, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
July 12, 2019 (expired)

Paper Submission: June 19, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification:
July 18, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
July 31, 2019 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: May 3, 2019 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: May 3, 2019 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: August 6, 2019 (expired)

Demo Proposal: August 6, 2019 (expired)

Panel Proposal: August 6, 2019 (expired)


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The conference will be held at the Vienna University of Technology - Freihaus Building, Vienna, Austria.

TU Wien (TUW) is located in the heart of Europe, in a cosmopolitan city of great cultural diversity. For more than 200 years, TU Wien has been a place of research, teaching and learning in the service of progress. TU Wien is among the most successful technical universities in Europe and is Austria’s largest scientific-technical research and educational institution.


Available soon.


Alejandro Linares BarrancoETSI Informática, Spain


Miltos Alamaniotis, University of Texas in San Antonio, United States
William Armitage, University of South Florida, United States
Davide Bacciu, University of Pisa, Italy
Jeffrey Beck, --Please Select--, United States
Gilles Bernard, PARIS 8 University, France
William R. Buckley, California Evolution Institute, United States
Ivo Bukovsky, Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Czech Republic
Lin-Ching Chang, The Catholic University of America, United States
Domenico Ciuonzo, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Swagatam Das, Indian Statistical Institute, India
Jose de Jesus Rubio, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico
Cheng Deng, Xidian University, China
Yongsheng Dong, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Artur Ferreira, ISEL - Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Portugal
Abbas Fotouhi, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
Wojciech Froelich, University of Silesia, Poland
Weinan Gao, Georgia Southern University, United States
Xiao-Zhi Gao, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Arfan Ghani, Coventry University, United Kingdom
Stefan Glüge, ZHAW School of Life Sciences and Facility Management, Switzerland
Juan Manuel Gorriz Saez, , Spain
Petr Hajek, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic
David Halliday, University of York, United Kingdom
Oussama Hamid, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Philipp Hövel, University College Cork, Ireland
Magnus Johnsson, Malmö University, Sweden
Dmitry Kangin, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Ido Kanter, Bar Ilan University, Israel
Yonggui Kao, Harbin Institute of Technology at Weihai, China
Khairul Kasmiran, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Ajay Kaul, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, India
H. Lam, King's College London, United Kingdom
Kang Li, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Shuai Li, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Chenchen Liu, Clarkson University, United States
Neel Mani, Amity University, India
Jean-Jacques Mariage, PARIS 8 University, France
Snehasis Mukhopadhyay, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, United States
Yuriy Orlov, Novosibirsk State University and Institute of Cytology and Genetics SB RAS, Russian Federation
Mark Oxley, Air Force Institute of Technology, United States
Gary Parker, Connecticut College, United States
Eros Pasero, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Antonello Rizzi, Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
Dipanjan Roy, IIIT Hyderabad, India
George Rudolph, Utah Valley University, United States
Friedhelm Schwenker, University of Ulm, Germany
Pierluigi Siano, University of Salerno, Italy
Andrzej Skowron, Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Norikazu Takahashi, Okayama University, Japan
Tatiana Tambouratzis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Philippe Thomas, Université de Lorraine, France
Tan Tse Guan, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia
Lefteri Tsoukalas, Purdue University, United States
Alexander Tulupyev, St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SPIIRAS), Russian Federation
Jessica Turner, Georgia State University, United States
Jan Van Campenhout, Ghent University, Belgium
Arjen van Ooyen, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Guanghui Wen, Southeast University, China
Bo Yang, University of Jinan, China
Maojiao Ye, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China

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