June 9, 2016




  • Each Special Session (SS) should generally have a maximum of three organizers and it is mandatory that at least one of them attends and chairs the SS. In special circumstances such as multi-disciplinary proposals or proposals integrating a CI technique from neural networks, evolutionary computation and fuzzy system with machine learning and operations research techniques, four or five organizers are possible but this needs to be fully justified.
  • SSs must have a single main organizer, the corresponding contact. Others can be co-organizers. All the organizers must be a staff member at an institution or a company, and no PhD or other students can be organizers.
  • Organizers should avoid very narrow topics for SSs, trying to have accepted papers from different institutions.
  • SS Organizers must handle the review process of papers submitted to their own session. However, at least two reviewers must be selected from researchers outside possible authors of papers of the SS. It is expected that organizers are committed to provide the reviews in due time.
  • The organizer of each multi-disciplinary special session must decide to which of the three conferences (IJCNN, IEEE CEC and FuzzIEEE) that they want to associate their special session with.
  • All the submitted special sessions will be assessed by the organizing committee and provisional acceptance will generally be made in two weeks. Proposals of similar topics will be asked to merge or modify. Final acceptance will be made by 29 December 2017 (two weeks after the submission deadline).


Important Dates


  • 15 December 2017 – Tutorial, Special Sessions, Workshop and Competition Proposals
  • 15th January 2018 – Paper Submission 
  • 15th March 2018 – Paper Acceptance
  • 1st May 2018 – Final Paper Submission
  • 1st May 2018 – Early Registration
  • 8-13 July 2018 – IEEE WCCI 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 



To help ensure correct formatting, please use the style files for U.S. Letter as template for your submission. These include LaTeX and Word.

Violations of any of the above paper specifications may result in rejection of your paper. Please note that the Latex template does not allow for keywords. If you are using the Latex template, do not include keywords in your paper.


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