Ensemble learning attempts to enhance the performance of systems (clustering, classification, prediction, feature selection, search, optimization, rule extraction, etc.) by using multiple models instead of using a single model. This approach is intuitively meaningful as a single model may not always be the best for solving a complex problem while multiple models are more likely to yield results better than each of the constituent models. Although in the past, ensemble methods have been mainly studied in the context of classification and time series prediction, recently they are being used in algorithms in other scenarios such as clustering, fuzzy systems, evolutionary algorithms, dimensionality reduction and so on.
The aim of this symposium is to bring together researchers and practitioners who are working in the overlapping fields of ensemble methods and computational intelligence. Papers dealing with theory, algorithms, analysis, and applications of ensemble of computational intelligence methods are sought for this symposium.
The symposium topics include, but are not limited to:
- Ensemble of evolutionary algorithms
- Parameter and operator ensembles for evolutionary algorithms
- Portfolio of algorithms and multi-method search
- Ensemble of evolutionary algorithms for optimization scenarios such as multi-objective, combinatorial, constrained, etc.
- Hybridization of evolutionary algorithms with other search methods & ensemble methods
- Fuzzy ensemble clustering
- Fuzzy ensemble classifiers and fuzzy ensemble predictors
- Fuzzy ensemble feature selection/dimensionality reduction
- Aggregation operators for fuzzy ensemble methods
- Rough Set based ensemble clustering and classification
- Type-2 Fuzzy ensemble clustering and classification
- Ensemble methods such as boosting, bagging, random forests, multiple classifier systems, mixture of experts, multiple kernels, etc.
- Ensemble methods for regression, classification, clustering, ranking, feature selection, prediction, etc.
- Issues such as selection of constituent models, fusion and diversity of models in an ensemble, etc.
- 4. Hybridization of computational intelligence ensemble systems
- 5. Applications of ensemble of computational intelligence methods in any field
All special session proposals containing a title of the special session, to which symposium it is proposed to, names, affiliations and email addresses of proposers, together with a description of aims and scope of the special session and a list of 6-10 potential contributors, should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information about special session proposals and a list of accepted special sessions can be found at:http://ssci2016.cs.surrey.ac.uk/Special%20Sessions.htm
P. N. Suganthan
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Email:email@example.com
Nikhil R Pal
Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta, India. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Birmingham, UK. Email:email@example.com