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Cover of the Computational Intelligence journal.Today, our application for a Special Issue on Benchmarking of Computational Intelligence Algorithms was accepted by the Computational Intelligence journal published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc., and indexed by SCI and EI. Here you can download the Call for Papers (CfP) of the Special Issue in PDF format and here as plain text file.

Computational Intelligence (CI) is a huge and expanding field which is rapidly gaining importance, attracting more and more interests from both academia and industry. It includes a wide and ever-growing variety of optimization and machine learning algorithms, which, in turn, are applied to an even wider and faster growing range of different problem domains. For all of these domains and application scenarios, we want to pick the best algorithms. Actually, we want to do more, we want to improve upon the best algorithm. This requires a deep understanding of the problem at hand, the performance of the algorithms we have for that problem, the features that make instances of the problem hard for these algorithms, and the parameter settings for which the algorithms perform the best. Such knowledge can only be obtained empirically, by collecting data from experiments, by analyzing this data statistically, and by mining new information from it. Benchmarking is the engine driving research in the fields of optimization and machine learning for decades, while its potential has not been fully explored. Benchmarking the algorithms of Computational Intelligence is an application of Computational Intelligence itself! This special issue of the EI/SCI-indexed Computational Intelligence journal published by Wiley Periodicals Inc. solicits novel contributions from this domain.

We are holding the International Workshop on Benchmarking of Computational Intelligence Algorithms (BOCIA) on the same topic at the Tenth International Conference on Advanced Computational Intelligence (ICACI 2018) from March 29-31, 2018 in Xiamen, China. Authors of selected papers of this workshop will be invited to submit extended versions of these papers to the special issue, but the special issue is also open to submissions unrelated to the workshop. Here you can download the Call for Papers (CfP) of the BOCIA Workshop in PDF format and here as plain text file.

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