2017 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence

for Security and Defense Applications


Organized as part of the 2017 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence

November 27 - December 1, HAWAII, USA

Call for Papers [pdf]

Given the current global security environment, there has been increased interest within the security and defense communities in novel techniques for solving challenging problems. The genesis of this interest lies in the fact that repeated attempts of using traditional techniques have left many important problems unsolved, and in some cases, not addressed. New problems have emerged within the broad areas of security and defense that are difficult to tackle with conventional methods, thus requiring new techniques for detecting and adapting to emerging threats.

The purpose of the symposium is to present current and ongoing efforts in computational intelligence (e.g., neural networks, fuzzy systems, evolutionary computation, swarm intelligence, and other emerging learning or optimization techniques) as applied to security and defense problems.


This symposium aims at publishing high-quality research efforts rooted in Computational Intelligence as applied to defense and security problems. First-class contributions addressing research challenges in these areas and their CI-based solutions (i.e., neural networks, fuzzy systems, evolutionary computation, swarm intelligence, rough sets, granular computing, and other emerging learning or optimization techniques) are solicited.

List of topics

Advanced Architectures for Defense Operations

Modeling and Simulation of Defense Operations

Security Applications

Special Sessions

Computational Intelligence in Biometrics and Identity Management [pdf]

Important Dates

Special Session Proposals: April 2, 2017

Paper Submission: July 16, 2017   August 7, 2017

Notification to authors: September 4, 2017

Final submission: October 1, 2017

Early registration: October 1, 2017


Organizing Committee

Symposium Chair

Marco Cococcioni

University of Pisa, Italy


Symposium Co-Chair

James M. Keller

University of Missouri, USA


Symposium Co-Chairs

Suresh Sundaram

Nanyang Technological University



Program Committee

Rafael Falcon

Rami Abielmona

Xiao Zhang

Svetlana Yanushkevich

Ruggero Donida Labati

Eric Granger

Maxwell Dondo

Maikel Leon Espinosa

Bao Nguyen

Daniel Ashlock

Timothy Havens

Fred Petry

Mark Rempel

Stuart Rubin

Slawomir Wesolkowski

Gary Fogel

George Yee

Sansanee Auephanwiriyakul

David Van-Veldhuizen

Xiao Luo

Nur Zincir-Heywood

Jean Roy

Derek Anderson

Giuseppe Bombara

Zhen Ding

Khalid Shahbar

Lam Thu Bui

Gerry Vernon Dozier


Phillip Curtis

Mauro Tucci

Lidong Wang

Guidelines for Paper Submission

Paper submission deadline is July 16, 2017   August 7, 2017

Latex and Word Templates

To help ensure correct formatting, please use the style files for U.S. Letter Size found at the IEEE link below as templates for your submission. These include the templates in both LaTeX and Word format.

Please submit only full papers (not abstracts) of no more than 8 pages (incuding figures, tables and bibliography), in two-column format using any of the above templates, written in English, and in PDF, using the following link:

More info can be found here. Please specify CISDA as the Main Research Topic while submitting the paper.

Past CISDA Editions

  • CISDA 2009 - Held in Ottawa, Canada (July 8-10)
  • CISDA 2010 - Held in Barcelona, Spain (July 18)
  • CISDA 2011 - Held in Paris, France (April 15)
  • CISDA 2012 - Held in Ottawa, Canada (July 11-13)
  • CISDA 2013 - Held in Singapore (April 16)
  • CISDA 2014 - Held in Hanoi, Vietnam (December 14-17)
  • CISDA 2015 - Held in Verona, New York, USA. (May 26-28)
  • CISDA 2016 - Held in Athens, Greece. (Dec 6-9)
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